With the newest Mortal Kombat film in recent memories the fans of the franchise wonder if the giant with four arms Goro is really an employee.
The latest Mortal Kombat film is available for viewing in cinemas and streaming on HBO Max. Discussions surrounding the film have been a variety of topics, including the brand-new characters Cole Young, why Mortal Kombat does not have a tournament, and, most recently, the character with four arms, Goro. Mortal Kombat fans have been calling Goro to be a “jobber,” a term that refers to a fighter or wrestler who loses nothing and loses. However, this is a position Mortal Kombat co-creator John Tobias takes issue with.
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Within the Mortal Kombat film, Goro is summoned by Shao Kahn to track down and take down Cole Young, hindering his participation in the coming Mortal Kombat tournament before the fighter’s abilities are fully understood. Goro is defeated after Cole discovers his power during the fight, “jobbing” before he is able to contribute much more than his brief and devastating defeat.
As the debate heated up as the discussion grew heated, one Twitter user contacted Tobias to inquire about Goro’s past involvement as a participant in his role in the Mortal Kombat tournament. Tobias was thrilled to take part by presenting an overview that included Mortal Kombat winners starting in 2000 back to 1050. In the Mortal Kombat lore fans are aware of, Goro won every Mortal Kombat tournament between 1550 to 1950.
Outworld being the first to win Nine Mortal Kombat tournaments in consecutive days is an important element of the storyline that is retold in the series’ story. Achieving ten tournaments consecutively gives the winning realm the ability to take over the world of its adversaries. Outworld’s attempts to secure the tenth time to win over Earthrealm are hindered by Lu Kang’s win against Goro.
In the initial version of the Mortal Kombat video game‘s tale, Goro is not a worker. Four-armed Shoken is the best combatant in two realms for more than 500 years. The list extends into the past and no other winner wins as often as Goro. In the end, Goro is perhaps the most powerful fighter ever to fight Mortal Kombat.
The reason the debate is splintered is the fact that it appears that the replacement Mortal Kombat film might not be in sync with the context of the first Mortal Kombat lore. It is possible that he has been a winner more than 500 times in Mortal Kombat tournaments and if so, it’s not looking like it against the inexperienced Cole. When it comes to video gaming, Goro is by no means an employee.