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MKs inspiration?
12/09/2014 10:25 PM EST
Is MK all about... Shinto mythology?
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12/10/2014 07:46 PM EST
I was guessing Ninjas.
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12/16/2014 08:27 PM EST
Mortal Kombat is inspired some parts of Japanese and Chinese mythology. But the tournament aspect and some characters were inspired by Enter the Dragon and various martial arts films.
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12/18/2014 12:21 AM EST
Mortal Kombat is inspired by all types of martial arts so there you go.smile
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12/20/2014 03:44 PM EST
Raiden and Shang Tsung were partly inspired by the characters Lightning and Lo Pan from Big Trouble in Little China.
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12/25/2014 12:24 AM EST
This whole series started because of Jean Claude Van Damme
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12/29/2014 05:48 PM EST
Brady_Got_Caged Wrote:
This whole series started because of Jean Claude Van Damme

Not entirely true. He was a consideration in early production and Cage is based on JCVD to a degree, but there are many other influences and inspirations, some of which are listed above.

Technically the WHOLE series started with Boon/Tobias/Forden/Vogel who started the concept as a reaction to Street Fighter II.
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12/29/2014 09:24 PM EST
PickleMendip Wrote:
Brady_Got_Caged Wrote:
This whole series started because of Jean Claude Van Damme

Not entirely true. He was a consideration in early production and Cage is based on JCVD to a degree, but there are many other influences and inspirations, some of which are listed above.

Technically the WHOLE series started with Boon/Tobias/Forden/Vogel who started the concept as a reaction to Street Fighter II.


With the first paragraph you mentioned, Cage's outfit from MK 1 is based off of JCVD's character's outfit from Bloodsport as well as the Ball Breaker move.
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01/01/2015 08:59 PM EST
PickleMendip Wrote:
Technically the WHOLE series started with Boon/Tobias/Forden/Vogel who started the concept as a reaction to Street Fighter II.


That, and Big Trouble In Little China.

Or at least, I thought.
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