Mortal Kombat (1992 Video Game)
- Kano, with his infra-red eye, is based on Arnold Schwarzenegger's make-up in The Terminator (1984).
- Liu Kang is, obviously, the likeness of Bruce Lee.
- Raiden, the electric God of thunder, is based on a lightening-wielding character from Big Trouble in Little China (1986).
- Sonya was loosely based on martial arts star Cynthia Rothrock.
- Shang Tsung, the sorcerer, is based an evil character from Big Trouble in Little China (1986).
- Reptile, Scorpion and Sub-Zero, the ninjas, are based the American ninjas from Enter the Ninja (1981), American Ninja (1985) or Ninja Ryû Ken-den (1988).