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blacksaibotPosted: 05/06/2017 10:19 AMStatus ::


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RE: Jade and Baraka added to MKX Mobile

Chimera Wrote:




Li Mei concept art compared to "Jade"

Courtesy of ChamKham


Wow those lazy bastards

PickleMendipPosted: 05/06/2017 02:23 PMStatus ::


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RE: Jade and Baraka added to MKX Mobile

I love these new additions, although I find it weird that Jade has been included even though she was conspicuously absent from MKX console. I can't imagine why they included her over other NPCs (like Sindel, Rain, Smoke etc) or even PCs (like Goro, Tremor or the much coveted Takeda).

Still, i'll take what i can get and they all look good, even if Jade's costume is 'borrowed' from Li Mei. But yes, i do have a problem with the amount of whitewashing that seems to be going on around her (and in MK in general). She's now paler than the average hispanic/latino person. It would be better if they could just make up their minds and stick to it. The problem is it looks like they are trying to make her 'whiter' because someone out there called a demographic believes that caucasian is more attractive than afro-caribbean. (Whether that is the reason or not, it still appears that way, and that's bad.)

Has anyone noticed that none of the female MK characters have Afro-caribbean type hair? I work in a salon that specialises in Afro hair. Black & even some mixed race people don't have straight hair naturally. You could argue that since they are not Earthrealmers, this rule might not apply, but but again it appears that there is a caucasian-appeal-bias in the mix somewhere.

/rant

STATE FED LIES CHARM EMPTY EYES. Anon.
blacksaibotPosted: 05/07/2017 10:13 AMStatus ::


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RE: Jade and Baraka added to MKX Mobile

PickleMendip Wrote:
I love these new additions, although I find it weird that Jade has been included even though she was conspicuously absent from MKX console. I can't imagine why they included her over other NPCs (like Sindel, Rain, Smoke etc) or even PCs (like Goro, Tremor or the much coveted Takeda).



Still, i'll take what i can get and they all look good, even if Jade's costume is 'borrowed' from Li Mei. But yes, i do have a problem with the amount of whitewashing that seems to be going on around her (and in MK in general). She's now paler than the average hispanic/latino person. It would be better if they could just make up their minds and stick to it. The problem is it looks like they are trying to make her 'whiter' because someone out there called a demographic believes that caucasian is more attractive than afro-caribbean. (Whether that is the reason or not, it still appears that way, and that's bad.)



Has anyone noticed that none of the female MK characters have Afro-caribbean type hair? I work in a salon that specialises in Afro hair. Black & even some mixed race people don't have straight hair naturally. You could argue that since they are not Earthrealmers, this rule might not apply, but but again it appears that there is a caucasian-appeal-bias in the mix somewhere.



/rant


Well the problem is Jade was based off of Kitana, who had a caucasian actress.

The other issue is Tanya... she was a last minute character who was based on guess who? Kitana!

The only non-white MK character that was not based on a caucasian was really Jacqui... and she actually has the appropriate hair style.

Oh and then there's Jataaka................... extensions or a wig, no doubt.

MKHYPEPosted: 05/07/2017 01:27 PMStatus ::


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RE: Jade and Baraka added to MKX Mobile

blacksaibot Wrote:
Chimera Wrote:






Li Mei concept art compared to "Jade"


Courtesy of ChamKham




Wow those lazy bastards


Lol

wdm6789Posted: 05/17/2017 07:44 PMStatus ::


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RE: Jade and Baraka added to MKX Mobile

PickleMendip Wrote:
I love these new additions, although I find it weird that Jade has been included even though she was conspicuously absent from MKX console. I can't imagine why they included her over other NPCs (like Sindel, Rain, Smoke etc) or even PCs (like Goro, Tremor or the much coveted Takeda).



Still, i'll take what i can get and they all look good, even if Jade's costume is 'borrowed' from Li Mei. But yes, i do have a problem with the amount of whitewashing that seems to be going on around her (and in MK in general). She's now paler than the average hispanic/latino person. It would be better if they could just make up their minds and stick to it. The problem is it looks like they are trying to make her 'whiter' because someone out there called a demographic believes that caucasian is more attractive than afro-caribbean. (Whether that is the reason or not, it still appears that way, and that's bad.)



Has anyone noticed that none of the female MK characters have Afro-caribbean type hair? I work in a salon that specialises in Afro hair. Black & even some mixed race people don't have straight hair naturally. You could argue that since they are not Earthrealmers, this rule might not apply, but but again it appears that there is a caucasian-appeal-bias in the mix somewhere.



/rant



Did you learn that in gender studies class or from Tumblr?


MikenewqPosted: 05/18/2017 11:15 PMStatus ::


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RE: Jade and Baraka added to MKX Mobile

I'm with you on this, and was really excited to see if they would give Jacqui and alt skin with afro-Caribean hair. It is silly that they keep going back and forth with Jade's skin-- I first started playing MK3/UMK3 and then got into the series, so when I see Jade white-washed, it just doesn't look right.

IamTheSPosted: 07/14/2017 04:44 AMStatus ::


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RE: Jade and Baraka added to MKX Mobile

blacksaibot Wrote:

Wow those lazy bastards


And how the crap is this supposed to be lazy? That's making good use of an incomplete asset that would otherwise languish untouched by anybody but image archivists.

Ion3008Posted: 08/05/2017 08:25 PMStatus ::


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RE: Jade and Baraka added to MKX Mobile

Thank you for at least adding Baraka to the mobile game, NRS.

Tarkatan Alien still sucks.

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