- A voice actor from Mortal Kombat 1 may have unintentionally hinted at the T-1000 from Terminator being a future DLC character, adding to the game’s tradition of guest fighters.
- Previous Mortal Kombat entries have featured iconic characters from movies and comics, and the upcoming DLC packs for Mortal Kombat 1 are expected to continue this trend.
- Despite speculation, NetherRealm has not officially announced any DLC characters beyond Kombat Pack 1, which is set to include guest fighters like Omni-Man from Invincible.
A Mortal Kombat 1 voice actor might have let it slip that the dreaded T-1000 from Terminator could be a future DLC character. This year’s fighting game blockbuster is already packed with several legendary Mortal Kombat characters, and NetherRealm has confirmed that Mortal Kombat 1 will get DLC packs filled with new warriors to battle as in the game. These Mortal Kombat 1 DLC packs will also continue a tradition started in 2011’s Mortal Kombat 9: guest fighters.
From infamous slasher villains like Jason Voorhees and Leatherface to comic book icons like Spawn and the Joker, the past few Mortal Kombat entries have allowed players to pit the likes of Liu Kang and Scorpion against famed figures from comics and movies. Mortal Kombat 1 will add Invincible’s Omni-Man to this list of special guest combatants in November, and the rest of Kombat Pack 1 will include Peacemaker and Homelander from The Boys. Additionally, rumors have hinted at other characters like Deathstroke, Harley Quinn, and Doomslayer joining Mortal Kombat 1 later on.
Now another beloved character could be thrown into the list of possible Mortal Kombat 1 guest characters thanks to a possible slip-of-tongue from Andrew Morgado, the voice of MK 1’s more heroic and sympathetic Reptile. He recently spoke with Dan Allen Gaming about his time recording lines with guest stars like Ronda Rousey (who played Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 11), and during this he mentions that Robert Patrick was also present. For the uninitiated, Patrick famously played the T-1000 Terminator in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, leading fans like Reddit user Randomclownman to wonder if Morgado accidentally leaked a new DLC character for Mortal Kombat 1.
Of course, Andrew Morgado could have been referring to the original T-800 Terminator from Mortal Kombat 11, as he also mentions Ronda Rousey and RoboCop actor Peter Weller (who also appeared as a guest DLC fighter) in the same breath. However, he specifically names Robert Patrick rather than Chris Cox (the actor who filled in for Arnold Schwarzenegger in Mortal Kombat 11), and he also acknowledges the T-800’s guest appearance as something separate. It’s possible that the T-1000 was originally meant to be added in Mortal Kombat 11’s rumored third DLC pack rather than an upcoming Mortal Kombat 1 expansion, but that’s just speculation at this time.
On the other hand, recently datamined voice lines for confirmed Mortal Kombat 1 DLC guest character Peacemaker supposedly reference his father, who was also played by Robert Patrick in the live-action Peacemaker series. This, plus Andrew Morgado’s recent comments, seems to suggest that the shapeshifting T-1000 Terminator could appear in Mortal Kombat 1 to change the future and eliminate anyone who stands in his way in a future DLC offering. However, no DLC characters have been announced by NetherRelam beyond the upcoming Kombat Pack 1.
Mortal Kombat 1 is available now on PC, PS5, Switch, and Xbox Series X/S.
Source: VGC, Reddit