A kind of rival has appeared in the Scooby Doo Universe with dozens of memes and a petition attempting to win Shaggy as a DLC character in Mortal Kombat 11 – along with his partner-in-law – Crime in Another Game …
The petition on Change.org, initiated by the Waten News Network, a satirical news site, has over 225,000 signatures from fans.
The petition was created after Memes by Shaggy in ridiculous situations as fighters who were circulated by fans, and Matthew Lillard, who played Shaggy in the live-action films, even became aware of them.
At first Lillard was not impressed,  but within 24 hours he tweeted: "Dear Universe, Please do not let this end." with a link to a subreddit thread filled with shaggy memes. Since then, Shaggy has been portrayed in all areas from Star Wars to Avengers, without the fans slipping. Not long after, Creative Director of NetherRealm Studios and co-creator of Mortal Kombat and Injustice, Ed Boon, reported on the Shaggy-Meme and later Scooby-Doo in Injustice.
Even though there are no two cartoon characters that you could hardly say are violent, it's pretty amusing to decide whether you're Team Shaggy or Team Scooby.
Mortal Kombat 11 will be released on the 23rd April released on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch. Check out our full guide to pre-order bonuses for the game.
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