Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 08:08 AM EDT
I voted for Kenshi. He's such a badass. If he were ever in a Mortal Kombat movie, he should be played by Keanu Reeves.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 08:33 AM EDT
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I voted for Kenshi. He's such a badass. If he were ever in a Mortal Kombat movie, he should be played by Keanu Reeves.


Oh NO.

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.

That is a horrible idea! Not Keanu Reeves! Please! ANYBODY BUT HIM!
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 08:53 AM EDT
My first account here was named after Ermac!


Love me some ermac in MK9, MKX wasn't too great for me.

Kenshi is gunna win this so i'll throw a vote into the void and vote ermac
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 11:17 AM EDT
Poasty-Guy Wrote:
Kenshi is gunna win this so i'll throw a vote into the void and vote ermac


ya blew it. capiche?
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 11:49 AM EDT
Like I said before, hate the new Ermac design,. Looks terrible. He's not a mummy. Stop with that sh!t.

Kenshi all the way.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 01:02 PM EDT
Tha Mac tying up the score!

Leggoooooo
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 01:05 PM EDT
Literally couldn't even tell who won at first upon going to the SMKC page because Smoke and NS are fucking monochromatic.
Anyway, it's safe to say that Kenshi and Ermac both got dicked something fierce in the MKX storyline. I mean, Kenshi was completely out of place in the Special Forces and served as nothing more than a plot device for his kid.
I marked out HUGE for K&E's one-on-one match introductions, however. Those were great.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 01:14 PM EDT
The best character in the series vs a shitty, generic, retarded looking mummy?

Kenshi all the way
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 01:27 PM EDT
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Anyway, in the end it's safe to say that K and E both got dicked something fierce in the MKX storyline. I mean, Kenshi was completely out of place in the Special Forces and served as nothing more than a plot device for his kid.


While I essentially agree, I didn't take it to heart since the same aspect of both of their stories is heavily focused on Daegon and the Red Dragon. And I'd like to think they didn't just open and close that sub plot within the same game seeing how it's pretty central to both of their stories. Not to mention still alludes, or at least implicates the idea that events of Armageddon are still somewhere in the mix and at least touching on that era is likely the next step considering all the cameos and references. *Edit: Realize now that I didn't specify even though context given is sufficient, but I'm speaking about Kenshi and Takeda, not Kenshi and Ermac, just in case lol.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 01:38 PM EDT
Ermac. Whilst his latest appearance wasn't great, he's still an overall cooler character than Kenshi.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 01:51 PM EDT
Kenshi.

In the battle of the telekinetics I like Kenshi a thousand times more. While I thought Ermac's MK9 alt was hands down one of the best looks in the series and completely separated him from his palette swap roots, I'm slightly less fond of his MK9 look, even if it does further differentiate him from the ninja persona.

Kenshi though...as little involved as he was in the story, he's just a bad ass. I've always enjoyed the concept of "The Blind Swordsman", and I found his banter (Especially with Johnny) to be among some of the most humorous and clever in the game.

Overall Kenshi is a favorite. One of the best designs from the 3d era. I just wish he had a more significant role in the story. He was merely a DLC character in MK9, and then is just introduced into MKX as though his backstory, history and allegiance is well known and common knowledge. Surely the new timeline has changed something, and frankly I would like to delve deeper into the Shang Tsung connection.

Ermac in the lead atm. Hmmm...
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 02:10 PM EDT
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Ermac in the lead atm. Hmmm...

It's super early right now. It'll get closer as the 11th hour approaches. Might end up being the most exciting race of the whole tournament.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 05:43 PM EDT
Ermac
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 05:44 PM EDT
Ermac...IN MEMORY OF SHANG TSUNG!...*cough

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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 06:35 PM EDT
They should re-work Ermac's story into one of two things:

1. In the Lin Kuei's cyber initiative, all souls are processed through a super computer, stored in a database, and are distributed into high-tech cybernetic shells. One day an error occurs and all the souls from the database merge and escape into a prototype unit. This unit calls itself ErMac and seeks vengeance against the Lin Kuei.

2. A young sorcerer who becomes obsessed with the art of collecting and manipulating souls has a twist of fate when one day all the souls he's amassed turns on him and takes over his body and imprisons him within his own shell. This new entitiy, which calls itself Ermac, seeks out the Lin Kuei for training and discipline to further control the sorcerer's soul.

I don't like the current Ermac. He's like a telekinetic mummy born from Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung's sloppy seconds.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 06:43 PM EDT
Here's a suggestion: like the boot/immune games of the past, let's not include the winner in the next edition? Otherwise we will keep getting a Sub-Zero vs. Fujin final each year.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 08:21 PM EDT
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Here's a suggestion: like the boot/immune games of the past, let's not include the winner in the next edition? Otherwise we will keep getting a Sub-Zero vs. Fujin final each year.



A champion should always defend their title.
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07/07/2016 08:32 PM EDT
Warbro666 Wrote:
AgentK Wrote:
Here's a suggestion: like the boot/immune games of the past, let's not include the winner in the next edition? Otherwise we will keep getting a Sub-Zero vs. Fujin final each year.



A champion should always defend their title.


That's right, champ! A champion should always have their wins made certain by sweaty fanboys!
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 08:58 PM EDT
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They should re-work Ermac's story into one of two things:

1. In the Lin Kuei's cyber initiative, all souls are processed through a super computer, stored in a database, and are distributed into high-tech cybernetic shells. One day an error occurs and all the souls from the database merge and escape into a prototype unit. This unit calls itself ErMac and seeks vengeance against the Lin Kuei.

2. A young sorcerer who becomes obsessed with the art of collecting and manipulating souls has a twist of fate when one day all the souls he's amassed turns on him and takes over his body and imprisons him within his own shell. This new entitiy, which calls itself Ermac, seeks out the Lin Kuei for training and discipline to further control the sorcerer's soul.

I don't like the current Ermac. He's like a telekinetic mummy born from Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung's sloppy seconds.


Does a character have to be somehow linked with the Lin Kuei to be enjoyable in anyway at all for you? And no, not a cybernetic Ermac, that's an awful idea, we already have a red cyborg.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 09:01 PM EDT
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That's right, champ! A champion should always have their wins made certain by sweaty fanboys!


I know you're trolling, but you DO remember who won the whole shebang in 2013, right?
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 11:10 PM EDT
AgentK Wrote:
Here's a suggestion: like the boot/immune games of the past, let's not include the winner in the next edition? Otherwise we will keep getting a Sub-Zero vs. Fujin final each year.


Except there's never been a Sub-Zero vs Fujin final...ever. Fujin's only been to the finals once.

Hell, Ermac's been to the finals as many times as Sub-Zero has but there's only bitching about Sub-Zero and nary a peep about Ermac. People see what they want to see.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 11:41 PM EDT
I feel like Noob, Sub Zero and Ermac go very far each year. Not saying it's bad that people like these characters. Just seems like there's a lot of repetition, which is well... Repetitive.

Maybe the top four are put on the shelf the next year?
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/07/2016 11:48 PM EDT
Ermac was eliminated in the first round (by fucking Goro of all people) last year, something that has never happened to Sub-Zero or NS, so the comparison between them doesn't entirely wash.

That being said, I'm legitimately surprised he's progressed this far in this go-round.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/08/2016 01:48 AM EDT
AgentK Wrote:
Here's a suggestion: like the boot/immune games of the past, let's not include the winner in the next edition? Otherwise we will keep getting a Sub-Zero vs. Fujin final each year.

Anyone who wants to start any variation of these kinds of games can do so at any time in the Fan Koliseum. I think it'd be terrific fun to see a new Boot/Immune game! (Most of the classics are archived in the Fan Koliseum for reference).

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Except there's never been a Sub-Zero vs Fujin final...ever. Fujin's only been to the finals once.

Hell, Ermac's been to the finals as many times as Sub-Zero has but there's only bitching about Sub-Zero and nary a peep about Ermac. People see what they want to see.

Some folks can only focus on one or two things (or characters), which is a shame, because every year there are a lot of movements throughout. Like last year: when the tournament's over, I'll try to post some general stats to illuminate some of the noteworthy changes. There has definitely been some movement this year!

It'd be better if there was no whining, rather than a more even spread of whining.
Some folks clamp down on one character and never change, and that's fine, but each year the tournament has a different perspective. 2014 was speculation and announcement, 2015 was Mortal Kombat X after a couple months, 2016 is Mortal Kombat XL and a more complete, settled impression of MKX. Even with obsessive fandom - there are always discernible shifts. 2015 was Fujin's first year in the Top 16, for example. Erron Black made a big impact in his first year, but has fallen off.

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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
07/08/2016 02:30 AM EDT

The Quarter Finals konclude! Fujin is the god of wind and sworn ally of Earthrealm's protector Raiden! When Shinnok and his Netherrealm forces came to conquer the world and corrupt its spirit - Fujin stood steadfast against the demon hordes. Johnny Cage is a blowhard and Earthrealm's champion of Mortal Kombat! When Shinnok conquered the world the first time, it was Johnny whose uncanny genetics gave him the might to defeat the fallen elder god! Now heroes must do battle. Who reigns supreme? Choose their destiny!... FIGHT!


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