The iconic Mortal Kombat dragon logo was almost scrapped entirely thanks to a single remark from John Tobias' sister

The iconic Mortal Kombat dragon logo was almost scrapped entirely thanks to a single remark from John Tobias' sister

By John ‘Velociraptor’ Guerrero










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Mortal Kombat fans are somewhat patiently waiting for the next big franchise entry, but series co-creator John Tobias is helping people pass the time by taking a nostalgic trip back to the original and sharing some awesome behind the scenes information.






Tobias recently took to Twitter to share things like the very first dragon logo sketch he made, why he almost scrapped it at one point, the Queen song the franchise was almost named after, and more.











He kicks things off with a simple look at a simple sketch. Thirty years of Mortal Kombat success has imbued this dragon with so much meaning and significance to so many people, but it’s interesting to see its especially humble beginnings:



Tobias goes on to talk about how “Mortal Kombat” was originally going to be called “Dragon Attack.” He even created a logo not unlike the one we recall from MK1:



He also shares the original inspiration for MK’s dragon logo, which came from a statue on the general manager of Midway’s desk. Said statue made it into the Shang Tsung’s palace stage of the original game:



Things could have quite easily been very different. Tobias briefly talks about how he almost scrapped the original dragon logo because his sister casually mistook it for a seahorse. We can see where she’s coming from, but we’re glad John ultimately decided to stick to his guns:








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