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The Boys Mortal Kombat Parody

We need The Boys’ Mortal Kombat rip-off to be real

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The Boys has made its mark in the latest instalment of Mortal Kombat, with Homelander now available as a playable character. Episode 3 of The Boys season 4, however, has made us want something even better: a fully-fledged fighting game based on the series, using NetherRealm Studios Mortal Kombat 1 as its base.

Episode 3 of season 4 of The Boys, titled We’ll Keep the Red Flag Flying Here, is as outrageously over-the-top as ever, with a particularly gnarly scene unfolding on an ice skating rink. But what really entertained us was a scene involving Homelander’s son Ryan enjoying some downtime by playing a rather violent fighting game called Tournament of Heroes.

Seemingly developed by Vought, Tournament of Heroes is of course a parody of Mortal Kombat. In the scene that follows, we see Ryan take control of Lamplighter, while Butcher, with a gamertag too rude to even write here, takes control of Crimson Countess.

The fight that follows is very one-sided, with Butcher seemingly not putting any effort in to stop Lamplighter’s attacks. With the Crimson Countess down on her knees, the words End Her appear on the screen, which Lamplighter then does with one of the most obscene finishing moves we’ve ever seen. It’s gory but brilliant.

Now, we can’t help but wish that Vought’s Tournament of Heroes was real. Its character select screen had popular supes such as Homelander, Queen Maeve, Black Noir, and even Tek Knight available as playable characters. Imagine if it also had some of the up-and-comers from Gen V, and perhaps even some members of The Boys presented as villains. Butcher himself could be the boss, for example.

Of course, it’s all a pipe dream, as it will probably never happen. But NetherRealm Studios and Prime Video: if you fancy getting together to further take The Boys into the world of video games, we’d be grateful. You can check out the Tournament of Heroes scene below, but be warned – it’s very gory.

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