Mortal Kombat’s Iconic Logo Was Almost Scrapped
Mortal Kombat’s Iconic Logo
Mortal Kombat franchise co-maker John Tobias has shared a touch of history about the computer game’s iconic logo after as of late discovering a picture of the first drawing of the game’s dragon symbol. While the entire history lesson merits a read for a better understanding of how it became, Tobias also notes that it was almost tossed at one point because his sister thought it seemed to be a seahorse. Yes, truly.
“I almost tossed the dragon symbol sketch aside when I was at home working on it at my drafting table and my sister mistook the dragon for a seahorse,” shared Tobias over on Twitter. It’s hazy how serious Tobias is about it almost leading him to scrap the entire thing, yet it does seem to be a remark that has stuck with him throughout the long term. There’s certainly some degree of resemblance, and in the event that it had been spotted while in progress the bend of the dragon’s neck and body could have easily been mistaken for a seahorse. You can look at the whole history lesson from Tobias that was shared on social media for yourself below:
Side Note: I almost tossed the dragon icon sketch aside when I was at home working on it at my drafting table and my sister mistook the dragon for a seahorse ¯_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/d1omW1as1A
— John Tobias (@therealsaibot) September 22, 2022
According to Tobias, the dragon as a symbol for the Mortal Kombat competition originally came from “Dragon Assault,” which was at one point in the running to be the computer game’s name. According to him, that speculative title came from Mortal Kombat co-maker Ed Shelter’s affection for Sovereign as the band has a song with the same name. The colors described in the song are even highlighted on the arcade cabinet design for the computer game.
By and large, the Mortal Kombat franchise remains incredibly well known. A sequel to the new reboot film is in the works, and it continues to see vivified movies released. The most ongoing Mortal Kombat computer game from engineer NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat 11, is presently accessible for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and PC. You can look at all of our previous inclusion of the Mortal Kombat franchise in everyday here.
What is your take on Tobias’ history of the Mortal Kombat logo? Do you think it looks like a seahorse?