Metal Fans Petition to Get GWAR’s Oderus Urungus as a Character in ‘Mortal Kombat X’
Author Boston Brand has started a petition to get the musician into the game as a playable character, and given Oderus' distinctive look, features and lore, he would seem to be a natural for the game.
The petition reads:
People who are familiar with GWAR know Oderus Urungus, (played by Dave Brockie) the former singer of the band, unfortunately passed away last March. Oderus was as hilarious as he was viscous, and also one of the most colorful and creative characters not only in rock history, but also history in general. Though his music will live on, what better way would there be to further immortalize (toasty) Oderus Urungus then to have him be a playable character on Mortal Kombat X.
At press time, the petition had already garnered just shy of 7,500 signatures with a desire to reach 8,000 signatures.
As stated in the description, Oderus Urungus (aka Dave Brockie) died last March at the age of 50. In the wake of his passing, the band's members formed the Dave Brockie Foundation and vowed to carry on with the band. They continued the tradition playing at the band's annual GWAR-B-Q where they also held a Viking funeral for their longtime leader.
Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, who spoke at the public memorial, later stated in an Instagram post, "Tonight we sent Oderus home in a fitting manner at the public memorial for Dave Brockie. A blazing Viking ship with Oderus laid out in it, the cuttlefish pointing proudly straight up. Watching my friend Dave’s costume go up in flames in front of a thousand fans was so much more intense for me than the private memorial for friends and family we had April Fool’s Day. I spoke at both of them, as GWAR asked me to, and both times as I spoke I was sad. But watching his alter-ego burn tore me up way more than the first memorial, maybe because there was Dave, the human who was my friend who just 'left us.' I never saw his body. And then there was Oderus, who was something entirely else. To watch his stage gear burn was like watching part of my life literally go up in flames. I was sobbing my eyes out as I took this photo. It was just a super-intense moment. Very beautiful, but overwhelming. Fly free, Oderus -- you are missed."
To sign the petition to get GWAR's Oderus Urungus in 'Mortal Kombat X,' click here. 'Mortal Kombat X' is expected to arrive in April.
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