Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
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05/26/2016 08:41 AM EST
Kintaro. He was awesome back in the day. He was hard to beat and seemed like an actual threat...but now he has been reduced to nothing but unimportant fodder. I am voting for him because I want to see him back to how he was.
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05/26/2016 10:14 AM EST
Hesitantly voted Tremor.

How he turned out for MKX was impressive. Such a cool concept for a character anyway. Like Fujin, the possibilities were unlimited. And he has some of the best sound effects in the game.

Was hesitant only because I really like Kintaro, but going by most recent appearances, MKX Tremor>MK9 Kintaro.
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05/26/2016 12:48 PM EST
Never a big fan of Kintaro, gunna have to go with Tremor here.
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05/26/2016 01:57 PM EST
Tremor is easily the best overall character in MKX. I never signed any petitions, I never tweeted Boon, but I'm damn glad that all those people did. He's fantastic, he's personifies everything I love about MK and I sincerely hope he sticks around in future installments of the game.

Kintaro is also killer. They took everything that made Goro scary and difficult and cranked it up to 11. He's unfortunately been left in the shade like a lot of MK characters and suffered a pretty lame fate in the MKX comics but I sincerely hope he returns in future installments too.

Buuuuut Tremor edges this one out.
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05/26/2016 03:23 PM EST
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Poasty-Guy Wrote:
An idea brought up in the IRC chat was that Frost could have completely replaced Jacqui in the MKX storyline, without missing a beat.

If Frost were the love interest to Takeda it would make the relationship a lot more interesting, with the Shirai Ryu and Lin Quei implications.


I couldn't possibly think of a better use of the character than that. It's 100% spot on...Frost could've easily replaced Jacqui. The "union" of the Shirai Ryu and Lin Kuei could be further cemented (as if it could be possibly more strengthened after Hanzo and Kuai going full bro with each other).


Hate to further a discussion on a past-battle... but from a story perspective it works.

Takeda thought of Scorpion as his adopted father for a long time (At least the only major adult male relationship he had) and Frost/Sub-Zero could have easily worked the same adopted father angle from a different perspective.

In MKX, different lineages were a major story point. It was a major missed opportunity.


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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
05/26/2016 05:02 PM EST
Moveset: Tremor. Playing as Kintaro in MKT and MKA was boring, to say the least.

Personality: Kintaro barely has any, so Tremor.

Design: Kintaro's design has gotten boring. Tremor.

Finishers: Tie.

Backstory: I don't think Tremor has a backstory, so I'll just go with Kintaro, I guess.

In a fight: Kintaro.

The orange palette swap wins against the speedo wearing shokan cat 3-2-1.

I'm not sure if Tremor's canon, but I feel like he has a lot of potential to evolve into a good character with an actual backstory. He could maybe even become a hero, who knows?

For some reason I also like how Tremor's the bulkiest of all the ninjas. Seriously, look at his muscles.
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05/26/2016 07:06 PM EST
I have to admit that I was not too thrilled on the idea of Tremor being DLC, but I really have warmed up to him now. He's actually got a really cool design and I love his attitude. I love how NRS didn't make him just another hulking dumb brute, but he speaks proper and smart. It was a nice change.

Voted Tremor.

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05/26/2016 09:11 PM EST
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I have to admit that I was not too thrilled on the idea of Tremor being DLC, but I really have warmed up to him now. He's actually got a really cool design and I love his attitude. I love how NRS didn't make him just another hulking dumb brute, but he speaks proper and smart. It was a nice change.

Voted Tremor.

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05/26/2016 09:27 PM EST
Kintaro is a pretty cool concept, but he never went anywhere and has always been overshadowed by Goro and even Sheeva, for me. Armageddon and MK9 didn't really do much to win me over. If he was relegated to NPC status I wouldn't mind too much.

I'm not particularly keen on what they've done with Tremor but at least he fits a unique niche and is relevant to MKX. He got my vote.
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05/26/2016 11:35 PM EST
Guys!

Guys!

CTR!

Guys!

This should have been a "landslide victory" for Tremor.

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05/27/2016 12:52 AM EST
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Guys!

Guys!

CTR!

Guys!

This should have been a "landslide victory" for Tremor.

lol


Your puns are rock bottom.

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05/27/2016 01:32 AM EST

Katalysts for kombat kollide! Sareena is a Netherrealm demon, given flesh by the dark sorcerer Quan Chi. Clinging to a thin veil of humanity she was a slave to her master, but turned against him to aid the forces of Earthrealm in their war with Shinnok. Li Mei was a mere denizen of Outworld struggling to survive in a climate of civil war. She too turned to the warriors of Earthrealm, aiding them in their efforts to contain the chaos while accepting an exodus of Outworld refugees. They've operated in the periphery, but what happens when they're forced to do more than inform? Choose their destiny!... FIGHT!


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05/27/2016 01:56 AM EST
I don't like Li Mei, so Sareena.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
05/27/2016 02:55 AM EST
Whoops, voted for Sareena instead of Li Mei.
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05/27/2016 06:12 AM EST
Moveset: Draw. Characters like Kenshi, Havik and even Bo' Rai Cho use moves that complement their designs. Li Mei and Sareena had little thought put into their attacks.

Design: Li Mei, as of MKX. They made her more wholesome and sensible while keeping ties to her MKDA look. I like that. As for Sareena...eh. Sindel beat her to the hot goth chick look.

Personality: Draw. Neither got much development. Here's hoping they do in MK12...

Finishers: Li Mei's pressure point Fatality in MKD > most finishers of the 3D era, IMO. No contest.

2-0-2, Li Mei.
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05/27/2016 08:18 AM EST
Sareena.
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05/27/2016 08:29 AM EST
I'm voting Li Mei. She was always the most "asian-looking" female in the series, and in an era of Mortal Kombat that I absolutely hated (MKDA - MKA), she stood out with her design. Her story was weak, but her Deception ending where she wound up as the Dragon Queen was shocking and a unique turn for an otherwise stock character.

Her MKX appearance was vastly different but I liked her personality.

Sareena...I've always liked Sareena and have always wanted to see her land a role in an actual MK game. I know she was in the game boy version of Deadly Alliance, and she was part of the Armageddon roster (meh), but I'm still hoping to see her make an appearance as part of the main roster for a standard MK entry. As of yet she's never had the opportunity.

That being said, I feel that Li Mei has more development and more impact on the series, however small. With Sareena's story practically cannibalized by Ashrah, sort of like how Cyrax stole Smoke's story, she sits in limbo as a "wtf do we do with her" character. I fear she'll always be a backburner stock character like Fujin.

Well, you all got your Tremor now. Can we finally move on?
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05/27/2016 08:52 AM EST
Sareena, new Li Mei looks derpy to me lol
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05/27/2016 09:24 AM EST
Sareena.
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05/27/2016 11:11 AM EST
Loved Li Mei's appearance in MKX, also was just a well done character gameplay wise

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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
05/27/2016 05:39 PM EST
Initially maligned as a Mileena clone, because of the sais, she had her own neat moves.
I loved Li Mei's original outfit to her later ones. She actually looks good in MKX. Didn't overly like her old face.
Wondering if she would've been trained by Bo this time. Shang & Quan didn't hold a fake tourney, so maybe not. Getting corrupted n joining Onaga was interesting. Her story could take a different path, like Tanya's did.


Sareena's connection to the Sub-Zero brothers is interesting & complicated.
I'd like to see more of her story explained/expanded upon. She keeps getting only passing mentions n brief cameos after years of getting shafted. Was planned, but cut from 4, and later games. Unchained & Armageddon added her though. I liked her moves in MKA.


I'm voting Sareena as she's been shafted a lot in the past, and her goth style is a nice difference from most of the other female cast members.



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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
05/27/2016 06:04 PM EST
I'm voting Sareena. Both are interesting, and have room for growth, but I enjoy Sareena's back story a bit more.

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05/27/2016 09:07 PM EST
I liked Li Mei a lot in the last trilogy. Super fun set of moves and a story that showed good growth. I'm glad they brought her back for MKX, but I wish she would have been playable. Really fun to play, but it's hard to justify her inclusion in a universe with 70 playable characters. Sareena is a better character with bigger potential that has been criminally underused. I voted Sareena.
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05/28/2016 01:35 AM EST

Legendary defenders of Earthrealm turned weapons of revenant destruction! Liu Kang was once destined to be a great Mortal Kombat champion, but was accidentally slain by the protector god Raiden! Brought back as a revenant in the Netherrealm he served Shinnok instead of defeating him. As the last direct descendent of Earthrealm's greatest champion - Kung Lao should have walked a heroes path. Instead, his neck was snapped by Shao Kahn! As another revenant soldier his razor-tipped hat serves darkness, but could another of his bloodline redeem him? Will Kung Lao find the light, or will Liu Kang's darkness engulf him? When in Hell, who reigns supreme?... FIGHT!


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05/28/2016 02:51 AM EST
Voted Liu Kang. They really have done some interesting things with him in the 3D era.
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