Mortal Kombat X is set to ramp up inter-character rivalries with each combination featuring a different pre-match exchange. Developer NetherRealm Studios previously released Cassie Cage vs Kotal Kahn - now we gain a glimpse of what's to come from Scorpion vs Quan Chi! Watch the dialogue below:

Scorpion: You betrayed me, Quan Chi.
Quan Chi: Your rage betrayed you.
Scorpion: ENOUGH!

As in the timeline of the original games: it seems Scorpion is destined to learn of Quan Chi's manipulation of his undead revenge quest. The ninja spectre famously learned a similar truth in one of Mortal Kombat 4's memorable plot-twists [watch now], but it remains to be seen if his latest revelation is attached to the death of his family and clan - or some new indiscretion. Scorpion remained in Quan Chi's service at the close of Mortal Kombat (2011)'s reboot story mode.

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Whether or not the oni head Quan Chi carries has any role to play: another factor for speculation - (and not the only one). We learned from reliable sources in October that the head is almost certainly that of Deadly Alliance sub-boss: Moloch. In that 2002 sequel, Moloch was instrumental in protecting Quan Chi from a vengeful Scorpion [with Drahmin].

Otherwise, no great revelations appear to come from this particular dialogue. Quan Chi is cold and sinister, Scorpion eventually resorts to shouting. Quan Chi will play a major role in Mortal Kombat X, as learned from his October Reveal Trailer.

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