Ed Boon wanted an iconic Walking Dead hero in MK1 before Omni-Man

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Ed Boon revealed that Walking Dead’s Michonne was considered for Mortal Kombat 1 before Omni-Man joined the roster.

WB Games and NeatherRealm Studios unveiled the full cast of characters for MK1’s Kombat Pack 1 a few months ago. Omni-Man hit digital storefronts first, with Quan Chi, Peacemaker, Ermac, Homelander, and Takeda slated to follow in 2024.

Rumors about a second Kombat Pack crop up every so often, suggesting the likes of Doomguy, Harley Quinn, and even Ghostface will eventually join the fray.

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But there’s one licensed character that Mortal Kombat developers had their eyes on from the start. Unfortunately, they failed to make the cut.

Mortal Kombat 1 devs wanted Walking Dead’s Michonne as DLC

Tremor just joined the MK1 roster as a Kameo fighter, so it’s no surprise that he’s trending on social media. Meanwhile, a trailer for The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live has the internet talking about Michonne once again.

With both characters trending online, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon took the opportunity to share an interesting detail about the two franchises. Before Omni-Man entered the conversation, NetherRealm spoke with Invincible and TWD creator Robert Kirkman about bringing in Michonne as an MK guest character.

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Why Michonne didn’t make the cut for Mortal Kombat 1’s first Kombat Pack isn’t known. Nothing in Ed Boon’s post indicates that she’ll join the fight in a future DLC pack, either. For now, then, Mortal Kombat and Walking Dead fans are left to wonder about what could have been.

In responding to Boon’s tweet, one person asked: “Wait but then u… decided to go with … flying cape man #2 in the all-male kombat pack…. why would you do that…” Someone else replied, “Michonne in MK would’ve been SICK. Make it happen in KP2 PLS.”

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If another Kombat Pack is in the works, it seems safe to say that players will have incredibly high hopes for the list of characters involved.