Ron Perlman (Hellboy) in Mortal Kombat!

Do you think Ron Perlman is cool? I would think anyone who has taken on the role of a red demon with sawn-off horns and a bad-ass attitude to be pretty cool in my book. Add in the fact that he is the narrator for Fallout games just makes him even cooler.

In any case, did you know he lent his voice for an animated spin-off based on the Mortal Kombat video game series? Well now you do. Titled “Defenders of the Realm”, it ran its sole season of 13 episodes in 1996. Here’s a clip, try guessing which character the future Hellboy was voicing back in 1996:

I couldn’t help but blog about this since I encounter it not once, but twice in a single day. 1UP, in a recent article, pans the series in a single paragraph (here) whereas Retro Game Load 40 mentions the show as part of its cover story on Mortal Kombat.

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  1. Kyo April 30, 2009

    It should also be noted that Ron did a voiceover for Afro Samurai. And he was at the top of his voice acting.

  2. tokyo_nights May 1, 2009

    Woo. That’s one cool game. I tried the demo the other day, it’s like Kill Bill, people getting chopped like tofu.