At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, we had official confirmation that “Super shaggy instinct“The meme is actually canon.
In the discussion centered on MultiVersus, the upcoming free-to-play crossover fighting game featuring characters from various properties owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, when asked about the meme, MultiVersus Game Director Tony Huynh confirmed that the meme has been added to the official canon.
“While it’s a meme, it’s really canon,” Huynh said. “In the movie, there’s a fight scene at that bar. There was the Mortal Kombat cartoon last year, and it’s related to that.” The movie Mortal Kombat is referencing is Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realmsin which Shaggy appeared in the Warner Bros. Animation intro.
The Ultra Instinct Shaggy meme has been around for years. Like KnowYourMeme note, the origin goes back to 2017 after a YouTuber created a remix by Shaggy from the 2011 animated film Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur. And the meme was added to MultiVersus, where character bio revealed that Shaggy possesses “incredible strength.”
In addition to confirming that “Ultra Instinct Shaggy” is canon, the MultiVersus SDCC console also confirms three new characters are joining the roster: LeBron James, Morty Smith and Rick Sanchez. We’ve already seen a number of LeBron games, with the character going to be available starting July 26. Morty Smith will be playable starting August 9, while Rick Sanchez’s release date remains. has not been announced.
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Taylor is Associate Technology Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.