WWE wrestler Booker T. has filed a lawsuit against Activision, claiming that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's version of the character David 'Prophet' Wilkes is a rip off of his comic book character GI Bro, which he cannot just let slide.
Booker T. is represented by the Potts Law Firm, who said, “When seen side-by-side there can be no question that this character was copied from G.I. Bro. From the hair, body type and clothing, right down to facial expressions, the similarities are too profound to be an accident.”
Now Prophet is a character that dates back to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, but that was his future version, where he's 70 per cent cybernetically augmented.
Prophet's Black Ops 4 version, however, is what got Booker T. going, as he found the resemblance to be uncanny.
Potts Law Firm's Micah Dortch said that Booker T. has sunk time and money in "creating and organically growing his G.I. Bro character", an investment that "should not be erased by such a blatant act of copyright infringement by a gaming juggernaut."
Other than the fact that they were quite familiar with Prophet's evolution, they also mentioned that the game's total sales up to date are "thought to exceed $1 billion."
What is not clear is how much of this sum Booker T. thinks he's entitled to exactly, as we doubt they would've chucked these numbers around for no reason. Either way, we should find out soon enough.