Booker T’s character has transformed a few times, with his most famous one being GI Bro. The character even went on to get featured in a comic book series and Booker T is fighting to keep it original.
According to a report by The Verge, Booker T has filed a lawsuit against Activision and Blizzard Entertainment for stealing his GI Bro character. Booker T says that there is an uncanny resemblance between his GI Bro character and the Prophet character in Call Of Duty Black Ops 4.
Here is the chief complaint regarding the character below:
“This is an action for copyright infringement. Booker T. created two comic books based on his character ‘G. I. Bro.’ G.I Bro is a special operations character. In 2018, Defendants released Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, a ‘prequel’ to the prior videogame Call of Duty: Black Ops III. In Call of Duty: Black Ops III, one of the ‘specialist’ characters was David ‘Prophet’ Wilkes, who had replaced 90% 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.’”
We will keep you updated regarding the outcome of this case.