Game modder BeatzYT3 and character artist vaanrose joined forces to bring Shaggy Rogers from Scooby Doo to Bandai Namco's fighter Jump Force. Shaggy replaced Vegeta in the roster, so he owns all his moves and even some pieces of equipment.
Even though NetherRealm crushed many players' dreams by refusing to add Shaggy from Scooby Doo to Mortal Kombat 11, BeatzYT3 and character artist vaanrose partnered up to bring Shaggy to the fighting arena.
While he's still not appearing in Mortal Kombat game, modders have found him a place in Bandai Namco's new fighter Jump Force. Scooby Doo's resident goofball replaces the beloved character from the Dragon Ball series - Vegeta.
This means that Shaggy owns every Vegeta move, and modders even decided to keep Vegeta's gloves so Shaggy can turn into a proper puncher.
He can also turn Super Saiyan God or Super Saiyan Blue and it's fully voiced with some lines from the cartoon. You'll often hear him mocking his opponents with "Good job, pal" or "How do you like that".
Modder BeatzYT3 noted that current Shaggy model is a bit unfinished as he doesn't have much experience with animations. This means that Shaggy can use Vegeta's moves animations but his face lacks facial expressions as seen in the gameplay video.
The video is around three minutes long and it shows Shaggy, Trunks and Goku take on Frieza, Piccolo and Cell. Scooby Doo character unleashing Galick Gun on Piccolo may be both the weirdest and coolest thing you'll see all day.
The custom model was built by vaanrose with Zbrush, Marmoset, and Photoshop programs while BeatzYT3 created Shaggy's 3D rigging and customised the model by adding materials and voicing.
The mod is available for free download on JumpForceMod and it even has a small update in which the modders fixed some texture issues.
All in all, we have to admit it's a nice combination and Jump Force probably is a better match for Shaggy than Mortal Kombat 11. It's an anime fighting game after all and given that Shaggy is another cartoon character it even looks like he was there in the first place. That's something we couldn't say if he ever appeared in NetherRealm's gore-filled series.