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#3 - tfixari
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i actually find this little factoid very interesting. scorpion's name is a reference to an old fable called "the scorpion and the frog."   
one day a scorpion asks a frog to help him cross the river. the frog, understandably wary of a dangerous scorpion, at first says no because he is afraid that the scorpion will sting him during their voyage. the scorpion says he wouldn't do that because if he did, they both would sink into the river and die. so the frog agrees to take the scorpion across the river.   
halfway across, the scorpion stings the frog anyway. as they sink to their deaths, the frog demands to know why. the scorpion simply responds, "i am a scorpion. it is in my nature to sting."   
there's so much insight behind that name because it tells that scorpion is so consumed with revenge towards sub-zero that he doesn't care who or what he will destroy during his quest for vengeance, even if he dies in the process. his destructive behavior defines him. it is his very nature to destroy.   
   
tl;dr reference to "scorpion and the frog"
i actually find this little factoid very interesting. scorpion's name is a reference to an old fable called "the scorpion and the frog."
one day a scorpion asks a frog to help him cross the river. the frog, understandably wary of a dangerous scorpion, at first says no because he is afraid that the scorpion will sting him during their voyage. the scorpion says he wouldn't do that because if he did, they both would sink into the river and die. so the frog agrees to take the scorpion across the river.
halfway across, the scorpion stings the frog anyway. as they sink to their deaths, the frog demands to know why. the scorpion simply responds, "i am a scorpion. it is in my nature to sting."
there's so much insight behind that name because it tells that scorpion is so consumed with revenge towards sub-zero that he doesn't care who or what he will destroy during his quest for vengeance, even if he dies in the process. his destructive behavior defines him. it is his very nature to destroy.

tl;dr reference to "scorpion and the frog"
#23 to #3 - anon id: af66b525
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NONONONONO,

It's because his kunai is like a scorpion's tail. I'm not so sure the creators were that creative when they were making an arcade game based entirely on bloodshed and pissing off the PTA.
User avatar #59 to #23 - whatsgoodyo
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I thought it was because he held his fist poised above his head to strike like a scorpion does with its stinger...
#49 to #3 - anon id: 40f5ab6f
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This story is also referenced in the movie "Drive" and the driver is seen as the frog. He is a get away driver for criminals. The criminals are the scorpions and he is the frog that is in danger of also getting caught. That's why he has the jacket with the scorpion on his back.
He also talks about the story in one scene towards the end.
#68 to #3 - anon id: 0e45c11e
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1. This is ********, the fable isn't the real source, and the first MK didn't have Scorpion & Sub Zero backstory at all, iirc

2. This fable doesn't even translate into MK, who is the frog in MK? You're making a ton of stretches there.

3. Sure, it would be cool if MK had some clever thoughts put into it, but, surprise surprise, it's about breaking bones and ripping limbs off with a minimal story behind it.
#74 to #3 - mistafishy
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Just for the record, I'm the anon at the top riiiight there.

Enjoy my scorpion mask.
#128 to #3 - imnotkickthecat
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Its actually because he had enough swag to be a scorpion, but not enough yolo to get to dragon level.
#131 to #3 - anon id: 4f619c16
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I remember adult swim showed that and the frog shot him with a gun and said it was in my nature.
#137 to #3 - pixelfreak
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#140 to #3 - anon id: bd857134
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I thought it was because his move GET OVER HEREEEEEEEE is like a scorpion sting
User avatar #142 to #3 - FreakinCortez
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Heres a better version:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwtQSNEOivk
User avatar #50 to #3 - bitey
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Robot Chicken.
#138 to #3 - pixelfreak
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Scorpion's name also comes from his signature "harpoon" weapon which looks like a scorpion's stinger, as well as his fighting stance in the earlier Mortal Kombat games, where his raised arm resembles a scorpion's tail
Scorpion's name also comes from his signature "harpoon" weapon which looks like a scorpion's stinger, as well as his fighting stance in the earlier Mortal Kombat games, where his raised arm resembles a scorpion's tail
#16 to #3 - ohgodwaitimatheist
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Thanks for the clarification.   
   
Also, I love MK Glitches, such as this one you posted.
Thanks for the clarification.

Also, I love MK Glitches, such as this one you posted.
User avatar #18 to #3 - kolimm **User deleted account**
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User avatar #21 to #3 - anonymoose
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The Scorpion and the frog fable was a movie called Devil's Carnival about people going to hell (which is a carnival) with this fable and many others.

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=TqTQYGUhz_Y#t=97s
#34 to #21 - anon id: 6f081f8b
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the fable is definitely older than any movie...
User avatar #45 to #34 - anonymoose
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Sorry, my mistake. I meant to say "was in", I wasn't trying to imply it was the origin just that it was in that movie.
User avatar #118 to #3 - themurrey
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it's like sparky sparky boom man / combustion man
User avatar #10 to #3 - awesomedewd
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Thanky you
#20 - siggythepiggy
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**siggythepiggy rolls 91**
#25 to #20 - ichbinzweijahrealt
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User avatar #32 to #25 - ReignFox
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Keepin that ****
#7 - coshocker
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Gee, I wonder how he got his name.
#14 to #7 - anon id: c03a4a2f
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That's Sub Zero after Tundra took his place.
#26 to #7 - anon id: 80113e2a
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by 2 names combined backwards Ed Boon and John Tobias, spelled in backwards. 2 creators of the Mortal Kombat franchise
User avatar #29 to #26 - cptmongtard
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Holy ****
User avatar #8 to #7 - ehzio
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It's the creators last name in reverse...
User avatar #17 to #8 - ohgodwaitimatheist
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That is right. Ed Boon and John Tobias. And the fact he has little xp in MMORPG's.
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User avatar #35 to #11 - wilfredfanforever
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He is lethal as ****, especially when he's got X-Ray mode ready to be used. Although I prefer any of the other Assassins.
#13 to #11 - hinji **User deleted account**
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Ermac and Reptile with their ******* zoning.... I love them!
User avatar #24 to #13 - tonyredgrave
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I ALWAYS use Ermac.
User avatar #6 - scorpionfrommk
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I call myself Scorpion because it sounds cool as ****
Goddamn mortals
#15 to #6 - kez
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It sounds impressively lame.

People will look down on you for that.

You might as well go around calling yourself "Warlock McNo"dick
#4 - ninjabadger
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For whom it may concern
#1 - ghouleyed
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Probably because hes clothings which has little like scorpions skin pattern.   
   
<- And cause hes awsome.
Probably because hes clothings which has little like scorpions skin pattern.

<- And cause hes awsome.
User avatar #9 to #1 - trollchildxy
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Because his clothing looked like that in the first games? no friend. Read post 3 and that should answer it for ya
#41 - harbingerwolf
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Glorious scorpio master race.
Glorious scorpio master race.
#69 to #41 - mssofieg
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**** yeah!
**** yeah!
User avatar #66 to #41 - oneironaut
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Hell yes.
User avatar #75 to #41 - yiffcario
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**** yea
User avatar #86 to #41 - corundum
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Vision eightfold up in this bitch.
User avatar #48 to #41 - xsap
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we are more likely to become serial killers

**** yea, November!

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#130 - vicioushaze
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#80 - sweetellie
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Sagittarius. I am a glorious bow and arrow wielding centaur. Kneel before me and weep.
Sagittarius. I am a glorious bow and arrow wielding centaur. Kneel before me and weep.
User avatar #133 to #80 - qubot [OP]
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you forgot the "moshi moshi" at the end
User avatar #134 to #133 - sweetellie
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Ehh..?
User avatar #135 to #134 - qubot [OP]
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in the anime he always ends his senteces in "moshi moshi"
User avatar #136 to #135 - sweetellie
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What anime..?
User avatar #143 to #136 - qubot [OP]
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fairy tail
User avatar #144 to #143 - sweetellie
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Oh. I've never seen it so I didn't mean to reference it.
User avatar #145 to #144 - qubot [OP]
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all is forgiven. you should give it a try though its very good
User avatar #146 to #145 - sweetellie
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nah, I'm not really big on anime.
#148 to #146 - jockothecrock
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you're basically this dude right here
User avatar #149 to #148 - sweetellie
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Should I be happy about this?
#150 to #148 - iceholder
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Or this guy.
User avatar #151 to #150 - jockothecrock
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it was about the fairy tail anime/manga, not Sagittarius in general
User avatar #152 to #151 - iceholder
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I know that was from Fairy Tail. And I responded with Knights of the Zodiac.
User avatar #81 to #80 - raquelian
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what was that Sweetellie. you think you are better than all Sagittarius? your power is useless. I am the glorious Sagittarius, bow down to me!
#82 to #81 - sweetellie
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Leave me be, master raquelian.. I didn't mean to cause any trouble..
Leave me be, master raquelian.. I didn't mean to cause any trouble..
#83 to #80 - tenshinhan
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Capricorn, a goat man fish thing.
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#89 to #88 - sweetellie
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Omg Ranma...
Omg Ranma...
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#92 to #91 - sweetellie
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It certainly is, sir/madam.
It certainly is, sir/madam.
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#99 to #95 - sweetellie
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I can't remember exactly what is was about.. All I know is Ranma was involved...
I can't remember exactly what is was about.. All I know is Ranma was involved...
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#105 to #103 - sweetellie
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That's true, I suppose.   
I'm sorry I have no more relevant gifs or images.
That's true, I suppose.
I'm sorry I have no more relevant gifs or images.
User avatar #110 to #80 - brothergrimm
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you all suck.... i'm a libra.... ******* inanimate object..........
User avatar #113 to #110 - sweetellie
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I hope you don't mind if we use you to weigh things.
User avatar #115 to #113 - brothergrimm
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it's all i'm good at XD
User avatar #129 to #80 - elmarcocfc
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Cancer. I'm a Crab that has Cancer.
Yay.
User avatar #98 to #80 - theshadowed
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Aries. I AM A GLORIOUS SHEEP. THEY MADE THE GOLDEN FLEECE OUT OF ME. BEWARE
User avatar #101 to #98 - sweetellie
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YOU ARE A RAM, THAT'S EVEN BETTER THAN A SHEEP. YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL GOLDEM WOOL AND CURLY HORNS TO RAM THINGS WITH.
User avatar #111 to #101 - theshadowed
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THAT IS GOOD BUT I WAS ALSO KILLED BY A CHILD. I WILL REGAIN MY GLORY BY REPLACING OTHER ARIES AND BECOMING TRUE RAM OF WAR WITH SEXY GOLDEN WOOL
User avatar #112 to #111 - sweetellie
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OH, WERE YOU? I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK IN YOUR FUTURE CONQUESTS, MY ARIES FRIEND.
User avatar #116 to #112 - theshadowed
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THANK YOU CENTAUR. NEXT TIME YOU SHOOT A DIRTY PEASANT WITH YOUR MAGNIFICENT SEXY BOW I WILL BLESS YOUR MASS-MURDERING RAGES.
#102 to #80 - porksammich
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Virgo. I have a Virgo coffee mug. There's a naked lady on it.
#104 to #102 - sweetellie
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Naked lady? Well, I never.
Naked lady? Well, I never.
#114 to #104 - porksammich
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I have this exact one
#119 to #80 - RazzberryRipper
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Fellow Sagittarius here, to remind you that you're beautiful and you deserve all of things that fall under the category of beautiful.
Fellow Sagittarius here, to remind you that you're beautiful and you deserve all of things that fall under the category of beautiful.
#120 to #119 - sweetellie
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Aww, that's so nice of you to say.. You must be very beautiful yourself.
Aww, that's so nice of you to say.. You must be very beautiful yourself.
#121 to #120 - RazzberryRipper
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Oh trust me, I am beautiful.
Oh trust me, I am beautiful.
#122 to #121 - sweetellie
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I'm stealing that gif.
I'm stealing that gif.
User avatar #124 to #80 - mrbator
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Im a Scorpio a big sexual, vengeful and strong scorpion/phoenix
User avatar #125 to #124 - sweetellie
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Really, Scorpio can be a phoenix? I never knew that..
#65 - alucord
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Worst Case scenero: Because he summons scorpions