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Ed Boon, one half of the co-creators of the Mortal Kombat franchise.

Edward John Boon (born February 22, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois) is a video game programmer. Boon and John Tobias are the creators of the Mortal Kombat series.

List of works

Video Games

Film and Television

Other Works

  • F-14 Tomcat - effects
  • Space Station: Pinball Rendezvous - software and effects
  • Banzai Run - effects
  • Taxi - software and effects
  • Black Knight 2000 - software and effects
  • FunHouse - the voice of Rudy
  • High Impact Football - programmer
  • Super High Impact - programmer
  • Total Carnage - the voice of General Akhboob
  • The Grid - co-director
  • Batman: Arkham City Lockdown - director
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us - director, production manager and the voice of Scorpion (Spear move voice lines only)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins (iOS and Android version) - director
  • Injustice 2 - director


Goro Boon Tobias

Ed Boon posing with Goro and John Tobias.

  • One of the characters in Boon's Mortal Kombat video games is named Noob Saibot (Boon and John Tobias' last names spelled backwards).
  • His favorite Mortal Kombat character since the beginning of the franchise has been Scorpion, to whom he also lends his voice until Patrick Seitz in 2008 since Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
  • He named the character Tanya after his own sister, Tania. Boon also named Sonya Blade after his other sister, Sonya.
  • Boon is a longtime fan of the late singer/songwriter Prince; this has long been attributed to the selection of ninja Rain's purple palette swap since the character's debut appearance in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1995).
  • As a nod to another one of his favorite bands, Genesis, a code for the original MK game, accessible only for the Sega Genesis version, consists of pressing the buttons A, B, A, C, A, B, B in this order, spelling the name of their album Abacab (though with an extra "B"). As for the code, it enables a debug menu which can be used to allow gore in the game.
  • He has faced the winner of GameSpot's Scream It! contest in an MK battle. Users had to show that they were the biggest fans of the series by putting together a video and uploading it to the site.[2]
  • Boon has stated that he would like to see a Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter video game.[3]
  • He has stated in the past that his all-time favorite fighting game series is Tekken, and that he likes playing it in his spare time.
  • His name is seen in the Subway stage of Mortal Kombat 3. Also, John Tobias's name is seen too.
  • Ed Boon currently holds the Guinness World Record for the longest running voice actor in video games, having been the voice of Scorpion since the series began in 1992.
  • In April 2019, Boon revealed that he did the voice of Jax Briggs since the character's debut in Mortal Kombat II up until Mortal Kombat 4.
  • His favorite fatality is Quan Chi's Leg Beatdown Fatality, whereas his least favorite is the Neck Stretch fatality, which also belongs to Quan Chi. This is ironic, as both his favorite and least favorite Fatalities belong to the same character.
  • In the Game Informer Rapid Fire interview, Boon has stated that the only Fatality to phase him was Noob Saibot's 'Make a Wish."
  • His favorite guest character is MKX's Alien.
  • According to the E3 All Access interview with Ed Boon, his favorite video game company and its consoles are Nintendo.
  • In Johnny Cage's Reveal for Mortal Kombat 11, Ed Boon's name can be seen during his Fatality.
    • His voice is also heard saying "Deadly Uppercut, Take two/Take nineteen", along with his arms holding the action sign.

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