UPDATE: Official Mortal Kombat 11 Twitter suggests Shaggy will not be a DLC in new game.
Shaggy still dominates the Internet, and that will undoubtedly continue now that a Mortal Kombat 11 co-creator has posted his own take on the meme. The idea behind the Shaggy meme began after the release of the animated movie Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur. In that film, Shaggy gets hypnotized and takes down an entire biker gang in a diner. In 2017, a YouTube user posted a video of that scene with the Ultra Instinct music from Dragon Ball Super.
The idea of a super-powerful Shaggy began to slowly infiltrate the Internet after fan art of Ultra Instinct Shaggy began to emerge. Then Avengers: Infinity War released and introduced the world to Thanos, the perfect villain for this version of Shaggy. Artwork of Shaggy taking down Thanos began to surface, but the current meme became popular after Reddit and Twitter users started creating memes based on an all-powerful Shaggy. The meme took off, and now, super-powerful Shaggy is pretty much everywhere. Ultimately, though, fans of the meme began to petition Mortal Kombat 11 to add Ultra Instinct Shaggy to its DLC. That petition currently has almost 300,000 signatures. Although Warner Bros., the game's publisher, has not yet commented on the possibility of adding Shaggy to the title, the idea continues to gain traction. Even Matthew Lillard, who played the character in the live-action movies, gave his approval to the memes.
It seems the meme has made it to Ed Boon, who co-created Mortal Kombat 11. Boon posted his take on Shaggy joining Mortal Kombat 11 on Twitter, showing him fighting within the game.
Although the Scooby-Doo franchise dates back to 1969, it remains as much an iconic part of pop culture today as it did when the first episode of the series aired on television. Most recently, Scooby-Doo crossed over with The CW's Supernatural, creating an episode of TV that turned out more brilliant than anyone could have ever imagined. A new animated movie is set to arrive in 2020. Plus, Ultra Instinct Shaggy is now all over the Internet, making him more popular than ever.
Boon's artwork will only add fuel to the fire of fans wanting to see super Shaggy in Mortal Kombat 11. Imagine Shaggy with some wildly violent finishing move dominating the game in a way that only he could. The memes have spoken and here's hoping that Warner Bros. and those behind Mortal Kombat 11 are paying attention.
Source: Ed Boon