That MultiVersus Velma police car Changed in the latest patch 1.02 of the popular fighting game, Special Move puts an end to memes of cops arresting LeBron James. Prior to the update, Velma called a police car to take an opponent away after gathering enough evidence through her attacks, with some fans creating memes about how awkward it is to call the police over basketball superstar LeBron James. As of MultiVersus update 1.02, the police car has now been replaced with The Mystery Machine instead.
Was Velma’s police car modified because of memes?
It’s unclear if Player First Games took the memes into account when changing Velma’s passive ability. Specifically, in the patch notes, Velma now “calls on the Mystery Inc. gang and the Mystery Machine to take the bad guys away”. This might seem like a sudden change, but a broken window version of the classic Mystery Machine from the Scooby-Doo cartoons has been on Velma’s files in the past according to dataminer AisulMV. However, some fans have never felt comfortable shouting Velma’s police car along with her “Get ’em Sheriff!” voice line against LeBron, with Twitter user @NgObscure said in July that “being a black man doesn’t really suit me, lol”.
The context of the original police car movement is that Velma is gathering evidence that an opposing character is actually Old Man Jenkins in disguise, also known as Mr. Jenkins from the cartoons. But it’s still not great optics as many have no idea about the reference.
In any case, fans on Reddit have mostly responded positively to the change. Many think the generic police car isn’t as interesting or tasteful as The Mystery Machine anyway, although some think the LeBron memes are just replaced with memes of the van kidnapping child characters like Steven, Arya, and Finn. Try to stop a meme and three more will appear in its place.
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https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/714472-multiversus-velma-police-car-lebron-arrest-update-patch-1-02 Changed MultiVersus Velma police car in update 1.02, ending LeBron memes