Noob Saibot's latest appearance is in the 2011 Mortal Kombat video game.
It is left unrevealed whether Saibot is killed in the explosion.
During his first appearances, Noob Saibot's design was focused around an all-black exterior, with the staff stating "that's what he's all about".
General and critical reception has been mainly positive, particularly in regard to his Fatality finishing moves.
Noob Saibot allies with evil Outworld emperor Shao Kahn, but he secretly observes the emperor at the behest of the Brothers of the Shadow.
His name consists of the surnames of Mortal Kombat creators Ed Boon and John Tobias spelled backwards.
He initially had no backstory, aside from being established as a demon of the Netherealm worshipping a fallen Elder God in UMK3, until Mortal Kombat: Deception established him as the original Sub-Zero, who had been killed by his nemesis, Scorpion, during the events of the first Mortal Kombat and then resurrected as a wraith/revenant, but a very special wraith/revenant like Scorpion, and formerly Sindel.
He is sent to defend Quan Chi's "Soulnado" from Earthrealm's protectors; the Soulnado sucks the souls of the mortals who are trapped in its grasp.
However, in a climactic battle, Earthrealm warrior Nightwolf kicks Saibot into the Soulnado, dispelling it.
Originally, Noob Saibot shared moves and graphics with the various "ninja" characters in the games before being given his own unique moveset and appearance.
The character has featured in other Mortal Kombat media such as the 1998 television series Mortal Kombat: Konquest and some official series merchandise.
He returned as a secret character in Mortal Kombat 3 with the same attributes, but was instead a silhouette of Kano, since there were no human ninjas in the game, and in the Sega Game Gear port, he additionally had Kano's special moves and his "Eye Laser" Fatality.