Dataminers for Mortal Kombat 1 have discovered compelling evidence pointing to the existence of Floyd, Ed Boon's envisioned pink ninja
Over the past four years, Ed Boon has made two notable references to a pink ninja named Floyd when questioned about the possibility of introducing a n...
Over the past four years, Ed Boon has made two notable references to a pink ninja named Floyd when questioned about the possibility of introducing a new palette swap character. He made it clear that he was not joking about the concept, triggering speculations and theories about the potential inclusion of this pink ninja in Mortal Kombat 1. Although they are not present in the base game, there are indications that Floyd may potentially make an appearance as downloadable content or as part of the seasonal stories within Invasions.
Dataminer TheThiny discovered lines of text within the game files that make references to a character named "Floyd," clearly aligning with Boon's concept. TheThiny stated, "In Chapter 15 of Mortal Kombat 1, there are indications of tracking the number of times you have defeated Floyd. However, upon further investigation, I am inclined to believe that Floyd will be introduced in a future update, as he currently lacks a character model but appears within Johnny's Mansion during the Halloween season."
Context: In Chapter 15, there are four female ninja clones who utilize the moveset of a character named Floyd. However, defeating these clones does not contribute to the tracker for defeating Floyd, which leads me to believe that Floyd will be a distinct entity on its own.
Spoilers for Mortal Kombat 1's story.
This wouldn't be the first instance of a new character being introduced to the series through downloadable content, as Skarlet made her debut in the post-launch content of Mortal Kombat 9. Floyd may follow a similar path, particularly considering that he possesses his own tracker and moveset, indicating that he is more than just a brief appearance or a disposable boss fight within Invasions.
A theory proposed by fans suggests that DLC fighters, particularly those related to Mortal Kombat, will emerge during the climactic multiversal confrontation, where players engage in intense battles against alternate iterations of established characters, such as Kano, Sonya, or a female version of Scorpion.
If this theory proves to be accurate, it would provide an explanation for the existence of the Floyd tracker. Introducing Floyd into the game would imply the presence of alternate versions of him, who would attempt to hinder our progress towards Quan-Chi and Shang Tsung.
While there is the possibility that Floyd is merely an inside joke included in the game files without any significant meaning, considering Boon's apparent enthusiasm for a new pink ninja, the speculation surrounding Floyd certainly carries considerable weight.
Perhaps Boon will cleverly incorporate his unmistakable reference to Pink Floyd into Mortal Kombat, or maybe we are delving too deeply into what could simply be an inside joke among the NetherRealm developers.