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Every so often, the Mortal Kombat game of the moment adds a new character from a different franchise to its roster of fighters, because it's a bit of fun. The most recent title in the series, Mortal Kombat 11, has seen the addition of Rambo, Terminator T-800, The Joker and Spawn as additional characters, mixed in with NetherRealm's own creations. Fans have since discussed who they'd like to see in the game next, and with the continued popularity of the Amazon animated series Invincible, Omni-Man has become a clear favourite.
Invincible, while it looks like any Saturday morning kid's cartoon at a glance, is a brutal show. It's friendly on the surface but the end of the first episode leans fully into gory, gratuitous violence, committed by the hands of Omni-Man. Slight spoilers, but the superhero starts out more like DC's Superman and ends the series far more like The Boys' Homelander.
Homelander isn't officially in any games, though the monster has been modded into GTA V to cause his usual amount of terrible destruction...
As such, fans can absolutely imagine seeing the superpowered villain in the world of Mortal Kombat. He smashes heads, breaks necks, and tears people apart indiscriminately, just like most of the game's cast. And furthermore, Ed Boon, the co-creator of Mortal Kombat and creative director at NetherRealm Studios, says Omni-Man seems like a good idea for the series.
A tweet spotted by Comicbook shows Boon giving some Omni-Man fan art the thumbs up. The hyper-realistic version of the supervillain shows him covered in blood and staring down the camera as if his next victim is on the other side of it. Boon says, "That could've worked!" in response to the suggestion he should be in Mortal Kombat 11 - and fans widely agree.
Will we ever see these two worlds collide? Hard to say, but it's no doubt a possibility. NetherRealm and Warner Bros. have history when it comes to bringing comic book characters to Mortal Kombat, and if the right deal comes along there is a chance this could happen. Of course, nothing is confirmed at this point in time, but that obviously doesn't stop fans from dreaming of the possibilities.
The incredible artwork of Omni-Man is by Sebastián Montecinos by the way, and you can find more of their pieces on their ArtStation account here.
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