Ed Boon shares more behind-the-scenes info on Scorpion and Sub-Zero's creation for Mortal Kombat's 30th anniversary
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Ed Boon, co-creator of Mortal Kombat, has taken to Twitter to share some more behind-the-scenes footage from the original Mortal Kombat. This time around, we get to see how both Scorpion and Sub-Zero came to be through the original motion capture sessions.
Boon elaborates on Twitter, saying that a lot of the characteristics for both characters were created on the fly. Not surprisingly, the idea of two similar-looking ninjas came from technical necessity, due to dealing with limited memory and horsepower. Still, Boon wanted both characters to feel different, which is why Scorpion and Sub-Zero were given different stances.
As you’ll see in the footage above, a number of stances were considered for both characters, but many were left on the cutting room floor. At least they live on today through this test footage!