Curating crossover guests from other popular multimedia properties has become a cottage industry for video games. NetherRealm Studios have played host to a dozen familiar faces, but for every one that makes the cut -- there are others that didn't! Ed Boon has revealed another of the many in a recent tweet. Details;

Mortal Kombat 11 piled on the guest fighters across three waves of DLC packs, introducing The Joker, Spawn, Terminator, RoboCop, and John Rambo to the bloody battles of MK in the developer's biggest class of inductees yet!

Every indication suggests Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) of the Evil Dead franchise was intended to be part of that list, but something clearly went awry before the deed was done. Creative Director Ed Boon couldn't elaborate on the situation in an interview last year, but he has revealed that another horror/comedy icon has been in conversations "many times over the years": Buffy The Vampire Slayer!

Buffy was originally portrayed by Kristy Swanson on the big screen in 1992, but achieved ubiquity with seven seasons of the television show starring late nineties it-girl Sarah Michelle Gellar. The show ran from 1997 to 2003, and detailed the struggles of high school student Buffy Summers, who must also answer her calling as a vampire slayer!

Buffy's combination of gymnastic martial arts and good old fashioned wooden stakes would've fit right in with Mortal Kombat X, which included Vampiress Mileena in the Horror Skin DLC Pack. The only thing missing would be Nitara, or another bloodsucker from MK's forgotten horror pantheon.

MKX ultimately featured a variety of other horror icons: Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, Alien's Xenomorph, and Predator. Other characters who've been in discussion for Mortal Kombat guest spots have included: Halloween's Michael Meyers, The Matrix's Neo, Twisted Metal's Sweet Tooth, and Marcus Fenix.

Would you like to see The Slayer make her way into future Mortal Kombat downloadable content? Share your thoughts in the comments below and join the speculation in the Future Mortal Kombat forum!