Johnny Cage is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise. He debuted as one of the series' original seven characters in the first Mortal Kombat, and has since become a staple of the series. Created as a parody of martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme, Cage is an arrogant and overconfident martial arts film actor who provides the comic relief of the franchise. He became a more layered character in Mortal Kombat X, which introduced his and Sonya Blade's daughter Cassie Cage.
Cage has featured extensively in alternate series media including the two feature films, the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, comic books, and official series merchandise. General and critical reception of the character has been mostly positive for multiple factors such as his role in the series, his characterization, gameplay, and Fatality finishing moves.
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