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What, "Massive Strike"? "Citizen Cage"? "Ninja Mime?"... None of those ring a bell?


—Johnny Cage to Sonya in Mortal Kombat (2011)

Ninja Mime is a film that Johnny Cage starred in before entering the tenth Mortal Kombat tournament. Its tagline is "He's silent, but deadly."

Throughout the series, it has been referenced as one of Cage's most infamous films. It was a flop in the US, but was successful in France. It had a number of sequels, and another was about to begin production during the events of Mortal Kombat 11, though Sonya Blade's death and the ensuing time anomaly prevented it from happening.


  • According to one of Cyrax's Deadly Alliance Konquest text boxes, he loathes Johnny Cage's films and "felt especially robbed of his eight bucks when he saw Johnny's film, Ninja Mime."
  • Advertisements for the movie appear on the Rooftop, in rubble on The Street, and also in the Subway of Mortal Kombat (2011).
  • Johnny Cage has a "Ninja Mime" alternate outfit in Mortal Kombat X, depicting him as a stereotypical French mime.
    • This costume makes a return in Mortal Kombat 11 with a more ninja-oriented design, to better fit the name.
  • Mortal Kombat 11 makes multiple references to the movie:
    • Johnny Cage has a special move based on Ninja Mime titled "Mime Time".
    • One of Kabal's end of round taunts against Johnny Cage has him say "Ninja Mime 4 was bullshit!"
    • Johnny Cage references this in one of the jokes he tells in his Mr. Cage's Neighborhood Fatality.
      • The quotes are:
        • Victim: Ninja Mime was awesome!
        • Johnny Cage: Yeah, I rocked it.
        • Victim: It really tore me up!
        • (cue tomatoes thrown)
    • If the player chooses the Joker with Johnny Cage as an announcer, Cage will sometimes comment "Ain't no Ninja Mime".
    • In the Joker's ending, Cage is seen wearing his Ninja Mime outfit from MKX instead.
    • In one of his interactions with Spawn, Cage will discourage Spawn from watching his Ninja Mime film due to his strong dislike of clowns (mostly referring to Violator).