WRESTLING legend Booker T is suing the makers of Name of Obligation, claiming they stole his likeness.
The American, whose full identify is Robert Booker Tio Huffman, 53, cultivated the 1990s wrestling persona G.I. Bro.
And the character seems to have been recreated within the online game Name of Obligation: Black Ops four, which reportedly made £389million in its first weekend of gross sales.
Booker T has been within the enterprise for 30 years and isn’t impressed about having his picture appropriated for the online game.
In accordance with the Verge, Huffman’s lawsuit relies on placing similarities between G.I. Bro and the online game character Prophet.
The paperwork filed to a US District Courtroom in Texas declare Activision have ripped his picture straight from his wrestling persona, which was sketched in a sequence of comedian books.
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The character Prophet’s appearance was changed from Black Ops 3 to Black Ops 4 – which is a prequel – and he is depicted younger and with dreadlocks.
The lawyers claim: “Booker T. created two comic books based on his character ‘G. I. Bro.’
G.I Bro is a special operations action hero. Defendants published a series of multiplayer, first-person shooter games under the general title “Call of Duty..
“In 2018, Defendants released Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, a “prequel” to the prior videogame Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
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“In Call of Duty: Black Ops III, one of the “specialist” characters was David “Prophet” Wilkes, who had replaced 90 per cent of his body with “cybernetics” to enhance his fighting ability.
“For the “prequel,” Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Defendants chose to depict “Prophet” as he was before he remade himself.
“They could have drawn him any way they wanted. But they chose to steal Booker T.’s “G. I. Bro.”
Makers of Pro Evolution Soccer, Konami, were stung last year after Diego Maradona took action for them using his likeness without his permission.
After coming to an agreement he has appeared as a fully-licensed player along with other legends such as Johann Cruyff, David Beckham and George Best.