The teens of Scooby-Doo had no idea they'd become cultural icons when they debuted decades ago, but that is what happened. If you did not know, the franchise lives on today with new projects, and Shaggy became a meme lord online a few years back courtesy of Dragon Ball Super. The anime fandom created the wildest crossover of Ultra Instinct Goku and Shaggy that took on a life of its own. And now that the character has been made real, well - we're all losing our minds.
And no, we aren't joking. Scooby-Doo just made Ultra Instinct Shaggy canon by the way of a new film. Warner Bros. Animation confirmed the character is real at the start of its new Mortal Kombat movie.
For those out of the loop, the whole thing went live when Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms premiere. The animated film was put out today after a long wait, and its title screen gets started with Scorpion. The fighter seems cocky as you'd expect, but he gets knocked when Ultra Instinct Shaggy comes out of the WB logo to knock heads.
The character is shown with glowing green eyes and an aura similar to that seen in Dragon Ball Super, but it is not an exact comparison. After all, Ultra Instinct is a Dragon Ball thing, and there are copyrights keeping it from Scooby-Doo as is. This is why the title screen added a bit of spice to the form, so Shaggy is rocking a copycat transformation that glows a bright green.
As you can see below, fans are geeking out about the cameo, and it isn't hard to see why. The Dragon Ball fandom first cooked up Ultra Instinct Shaggy in late 2017 after the anime debuted the form. Youtube was littered with fan-made trailers dedicated to Ultra Instinct Shaggy, and the meme grew bigger and bigger. Eventually, a petition was launched to bring the fighter into Mortal Kombat as a DLC fighter, and anime fans were game for the addition. And in his own way, it seems Shaggy just got the invite after years of waiting on the sidelines.
What do you think about this Shaggy cameo? Do you think the warrior needs to take on Goku now or...? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.
Bruh, they put Ultra Instinct Shaggy into the intro for Battle for the Realms. I’m dead!!! pic.twitter.com/Nn4V4JBCLH— Nocolas (@RiNICKulousNick) August 31, 2021
seeing ultra instinct shaggy trending and I'm just reminded of how great dbz memes were
20+ years of awesome— Ren Kannazuki🍭🤖VTuber (@renpona) August 31, 2021
On Our Mind
Thinking about Ultra Instinct Shaggy https://t.co/aMnkianZTU— AyameKombo2112🐉#FREEMVC2 (@ayamekombo2112) August 31, 2021
Keep It Up
//Ultra instinct shaggy is now Canon.. I can't breathe I'm laughing so hard pic.twitter.com/YiqKm4R6wf— 🌹Pamela Isley🌹 (Villain Event) (@Wildoatstosew) August 31, 2021
Everyone saying Shaggy mastered Ultra Instinct when it’s actually Legendary Super Saiyan pic.twitter.com/oJQF04sDaI— DarkKnight (@_DarkKnight710_) August 31, 2021
Those Mad Lads
THEY MADE ULTRA INSTINCT SHAGGY CANON 😳 pic.twitter.com/VShtcwYfxE— Shonen Clout (@shonenclout) August 31, 2021
Ultra Instinct Shaggy is now canon 😂 pic.twitter.com/ZH4nTE7JUR— Culture Crave 🍿 (@CultureCrave) August 31, 2021