An In Depth Look at the MKX Comic So Far (needless to say, spoilers abound)...
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08/26/2015 05:18 PM EST
I'm going to post some questions and thoughts here, more as time goes on, but I wanted to make a quick post now to hopefully begin the conversation early.

I just re-read the entire comic so far (I really enjoyed it more the second time around), as well as re-watched the entire MKX story mode, and as such I think I've got a better understanding of what went down, but I still have questions / issues regarding what I read.

As a start, I think I have a much better understanding of the blood god/code, where it steams from, and who was in control of who at which times, but at the same time, it is still kind of confusing even now.

We know Havik was the source of the blood magik corruption in all the characters, but at one point in the comic, on Shang Tsung's Island, it seems that Reiko had taken control of everyone (except for maybe Havik), until he lost control when he was over whelmed by the "Blood God".

I really think the "blood god" is the one being, and the "code" is essentially the OB's thoughts.

I'll leave it there for now. Please, comment, tell me what you think. And post questions of your own if you will. I really want to get to the bottom of everything here.

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08/26/2015 06:43 PM EST
There was never any such thing as a "blood god." Havik made that pretty clear. Reiko was just essentially a door for the amulet to come through.

Also, Reiko never controlled anyone. That was all Havik.
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08/26/2015 06:50 PM EST
What I got from the comic

Havik, Fujin, Rieko, Skarlet & Bo Rai Cho Will be in MK 11

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08/27/2015 02:26 AM EST
forgot the "p" in depth.
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08/27/2015 07:27 AM EST
IIRC the "blood code" was a way for Havik, bestowed with Nitara's blood (Quan Chi said it) to control the champions to be at his side. Basically it was a Quan Chi's plan all the time, but Havik wanted the amulet for himself to throw chaos in all the realms. Reiko was just a "door" to Havik achieve the amulet from the dark realm Raiden threw it in (which only could be opened using the all the kamidogus).

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08/27/2015 07:51 AM EST
Vampires can turn other people into vampire, right? That's probably part of Nitara's magik and that's what Quan Chi used to turn the champions into slaves. They didn't turn into the vampires themselves, but the magik had the same overall effect.

I don't think Havik would have taken the amulet for himself. I think he was working with Quan Chi and would have brought him the amulet had he not been stopped by Scorpion. Havik mentionned wanting Shinnok back.
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08/27/2015 09:06 AM EST
Sockie Wrote:
There was never any such thing as a "blood god." Havik made that pretty clear. Reiko was just essentially a door for the amulet to come through.

Also, Reiko never controlled anyone. That was all Havik.


Here's the thing. The story did seem to hint that Havik did plant the seed in Reiko's mind regarding all the "Reiko's blood will reign" stuff. Havik kind of implied that he was in that shrine room when Reiko first heard that phrase, and then Havik brought everything full circle when he met Reiko face to face in that forest. It would seem that Havik set everything regarding Reiko's ambition specifically into motion a long time ago as a way to sow a bit of chaos into Shao Kahn's ranks, but the "blood god" stuff, Havik didn't make that up.

The Elder Gods, when they locked Shinnok and the Amulet away in that "dark dimension," used blood magik to do so, and they used the "blood of a god" to do it. They specifically used Raiden's blood to enact that spell, but they also said that since each of the Kamidogu "tasted the blood of the One Being," that that was why they were powerful enough to contain Shinnok and the amulet in said blood magik. All the "blood god" stuff came about because in order to free Shinnok's amulet, the "blood of a god" was needed (I'm assuming just a very powerful strain of blood was needed). Reiko was made to believe that his blood was special in this regard, and prior to the ritual, his "vessel" was seemingly strengthened when he consumed the blood of all those "champions" as well.

That is what leads me to the One Being playing a role. We all know that the OB is the culmination of all things into one. Reiko taking in all that blood, concentrated the "blood god's," the OB's, power with in his vessel thus allowing the ritual to be fulfilled when the "keys" were inserted. Reiko stated that he felt "ancient" after he attained all that power. Reiko was strengthened by the blood magik itself, and Shinnok's amulet, not to mention whatever power the Kamidogu themselves bestowed, and the fact that his body couldn't handle the strain is what killed him.

Havik, I'm sure, knew, or at least had a good idea about, what was going to happen to Reiko, as HIS goal was ALWAYS to get Shinnok's Amulet just like Quan Chi's was, but I'm sure that blood magik itself was a power he didn't have full control over.

The idea that Havik didn't have full control of the blood magik is supported by the fact that during the battle on Shang Tsung's Island, Reiko made it clear that he knew how to use the blood magik's power to a great degree. He was doing things that Kotal himself couldn't do (when he had the dagger), and was doing things that Havik probably couldn't do as well. I'd be willing to concede that Havik was always in control of Cassie and the rest the whole time, but Havik never possessed Reiko, or Skarlet, as Skarlet was beguiled by Reiko the whole time, and Havik kept Reiko in line threw "no magik...just words...and ambition" (that is what Havik said).

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08/27/2015 09:35 AM EST
JINNOCIDE Wrote:
IIRC the "blood code" was a way for Havik, bestowed with Nitara's blood (Quan Chi said it) to control the champions to be at his side. Basically it was a Quan Chi's plan all the time, but Havik wanted the amulet for himself to throw chaos in all the realms. Reiko was just a "door" to Havik achieve the amulet from the dark realm Raiden threw it in (which only could be opened using the all the kamidogus).

correct me if I am wrong pls


I think you are right...to a degree.

The "blood code" is for sure the name of the means through which Havik controlled the Champions. Thing is though, that the "code" is within them all (my interpretation), as the power is in the "blood" (possessed Subzero said that during his battle with Scorpion). The "keys" (the Kamidogu) seemingly "unlocked" the power latent within everyone's blood (evidenced by the fact that everyone cut got a power boost), and that is the main reason why I keep bringing up the OB.

The Kamidogu themselves "tasted" the pure blood of the One Being, and as such, every time they "taste" the blood of any of those who reside in the realms, that "blood" is able to unlock the OB's power within others, and in most cases open them up to a different consciousness.

Havik was able to corrupt the blood magik spell that the EGs did with "Nitara's blood magik" somehow, but the blood magik itself goes deeper it seems. Havik was able to influence / possess those cut by the Kamidogu, but those who were adept in the use of blood magic, or just really strong willed, were seemingly beyond his "mind" control (Reiko in particular).

But yeah, that was seemingly Quan Chi's plan all along (the freeing of Shinnok part), and yeah, Havik did double crossed him as he planned to take the Amulet for himself in order to destroy the Netherrealm and create more chaos. And yes, Reiko was in fact just the "door" through which the amulet could be attainted, but, as the comic suggests, Havik, not Quan Chi, was the one who chose Reiko, and thus was able to use him for his own means. It was Quan Chi's overall idea, but Havik was the main player who put all the piece in motion, as Quan Chi trusted Havik's "promise" to deliver the Amulet.

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08/27/2015 09:51 AM EST
The_TooCool_Master Wrote:
Vampires can turn other people into vampire, right? That's probably part of Nitara's magik and that's what Quan Chi used to turn the champions into slaves. They didn't turn into the vampires themselves, but the magik had the same overall effect.

I don't think Havik would have taken the amulet for himself. I think he was working with Quan Chi and would have brought him the amulet had he not been stopped by Scorpion. Havik mentionned wanting Shinnok back.


I hope we get more explain about blood magic in the future.

I think you are on to something when you talk about the use of blood magik coming from the vampire race, as I think it would be kind of cool to learn that Kotal and his father learned of blood magik through nitara's people. That being said, I think / hope that it goes deeper than that.

And no, Havik was in fact going to keep the amulet for himself. His stated goal was to end death as "Death is Order". To Havik, Shinnok is "evil" as "chaos has no emperor," and he wanted "no gods in command, only [chaos]" (he said this to Scorpion during their first encounter). Havik in fact wasn't working FOR Quan Chi, he was using him to achieve his own goals the whole time.

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08/27/2015 10:59 AM EST
The_TooCool_Master Wrote:
Vampires can turn other people into vampire, right? That's probably part of Nitara's magik and that's what Quan Chi used to turn the champions into slaves. They didn't turn into the vampires themselves, but the magik had the same overall effect.

I don't think Havik would have taken the amulet for himself. I think he was working with Quan Chi and would have brought him the amulet had he not been stopped by Scorpion. Havik mentionned wanting Shinnok back.


Given that Havik said he was going to use the amulet to help him destroy the Netherrealm, I think giving it back was the last thing on his mind.
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08/28/2015 09:05 AM EST
Yeah, it just dawned on me that I had completely forgotten the last chapter lol.
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