Origins Of Dan Forden's In-Game Lines Revealed

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Origins Of Dan Forden's In-Game Lines Revealed

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<!--Tags: mk1, mk2, mk3, umk3, mkt, mk4, mkg, mkda, mkte, mkd, mku, mk11, midway, misc--> Dan Forden has been an integral part of the Mortal Kombat series since the very beginning, being the sole music composer up to Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, continuing to compose tracks all the way to Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, and appearing out of nowhere with his iconic "Toasty!" line in the games themselves since Mortal Kombat II.

It turns out though, that Forden actually had more then one line in the games. A Twitter user asked Ed Boon and John Tobias what is the origin behind the "Foul Ball" line during the Dead Pool Stage Fatality in MK2, and Boon replied that it is actually Forden's voice, originally being said in a negative context and taken into a positive one.
Then someone else came in to ask what was the Origin of Dan Forden's Toasty line, and that's when a long time MK fan Tabmok 99 stepped in, posting an old video from 2011 with Forden himself answering the question, revealing that it came from taunting Boon during game time with the phrase "You're toast", which got shortened into "Toasty".
Boon of course added one more detail, saying that there are a lot more stories like this from such times.
Those are really interesting stories on how the MK series has been evolved and added all those little things that made it what it is today, and Forden surely use a big part of it in terms of the audio presentation of the series, and in more ways than one.

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