Author: Keith Milburn


Everyone has a Guy. I don’t mean that in a platonic or romantic sense; franchises today are fixated on creating as many Guys as possible, so people can point at one of them on screen and loudly exclaim to their peers “That’s my Guy!” While comics first brought the idea of The Guy to the masses, Mortal Kombat refined it, calcified it in the collective unconscious: are you yellow ninja Guy, or blue ninja Guy? No, definitely red ninja Guy. Mortal Kombat 1, the latest entry in the blood-spattered fighter franchise, firmly prescribes to the philosophy of The Guy.…

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