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Bring back Reptile!
03/24/2019 11:45 AM EST
03/24/2019 11:48 AM EST

Yes I am drunken a bit but still I have to say it out loud for once...

Reptile not getting any love by Boon and Co and by the new generation fans is making me sick.

Reptile was, is and always be iconic for being the original secret character and 3rd ninja... and of course for his amazing potrayal in the GOAT movie.

But what have they done... Since 4 they try hard to make him a reptile... Yeah i got he is one... But the amazing thing was still that he was disguised as human... Instead they went even further in Deadly Alliance making him look like shit. Call me crazy... But for me a fighter named Reptile using a disguise as human is far more better than a fighter namked Reptile who even looks like a Reptile.

Why isn't Scorpion as Scorpion or Rain a raincloud? Come on.

But they had to correct it in MK 2011 and X... But now they again tried in the reboot to make him reptilian looking, which I have to admit looked far better, instead of going back to his true story... On top of that he is an absolute jobber in the stories and with all this mixed no one cared about him that much. He was the least used person in MK2011 and X... And that's how they destroyed an icon.

All other ninjas got more love in their redesigns and yeah even in the story like for example Smoke, who got an whole chapter, and of coruse Noob Saibot. Ermac and Rain are debateable but still they look true to themselves while still very unique.... And hell even Tremor looks far better and was potrayed far better.

So why Boon and Co doesn't understand what people liked about Reptile and how iconic he actually is instead of making him a mindless reptilian looking creature with no story purpose?

And with MK11 we have reached the top... He isn't even there!!! In Deception they tried to give us a reason but now... Nope nothing... Instead we get all of the Special Boring Forces

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03/24/2019 11:57 AM EST

Oh boo hoo, Reptile didn't make the INITIAL cut for one game in the past 15 years- what a tragedy.

You Reptile fans seem spoiled to me.

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03/24/2019 11:59 AM EST

Maybe Reptile went on strike

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03/24/2019 12:15 PM EST

I love this, a Reptile fan drunk on Sunday going off about his favorite character's treatment. This is what Mortal Kombat Online is all about!! Church!

But yeah TS I'm with you on everything but the bringing him back part. To me if they are just going to have him job to guys (Johnny Cage; Takeda; Jacqui Briggs... ) since the reboot, why not get a new jobber in there for a minute (I imagine Erron Black and Frost will be jobbers this game).

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03/24/2019 12:22 PM EST

The Book of Reptile: "And thus he cast his eyes and hands towards the Heavens and so proclaimed....Look to La Luna."

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03/24/2019 04:35 PM EST
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Oh boo hoo, Reptile didn't make the INITIAL cut for one game in the past 15 years- what a tragedy.

You Reptile fans seem spoiled to me.

To be honest, I've seen non-stop kvetching about the absence of any character for every game in a continuous cycle since the days of Deception on these forums. Calling out Reptile fans in particular is kind of rich when any given person on here is screaming and kicking their feet about Rain, Tanya, Fujin, Havik, Kobra, or whatever niche character they're into being omitted from an installment. But we're expected to be understanding and let them cry it out all over the forums when they do it, even though they do it for every single game the character misses out on. Meanwhile, lots of barbed comments and jabs get aimed back and forth about other people's favourite characters. Don't know, just strikes me as a tad bit narrow in scope to call out one group when the diehard fans behind all characters react in the same way.


In other words: shed all earthly concerns and fandoms like a snake does its skin, and follow the enlightened way of the Prophet Reptile, who presciently foretold the downfall of Mileena.

Book of Zaterra, X-VI: "Listen, and join us. I know things about Mileena. Her troubled rule will fall in the telling -- and pave the way for Ko'atal."

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03/24/2019 05:57 PM EST

I agree with everything you point out.

human reptile is how he should have been portrayed in mk9. He should have been portrayed as a reptile disguised as a badass human ninja. They could have made him imposing and mysterious.

But they fucked it up haha

The only place I don’t agree is on his absence in mk11. I said it when the first mk11 teaser trailer dropped. It’s time Reptile sat out for a game. I thought it was fair to swap ermac and reptile out for smoke and noob this time around. But we got jobbed on the ninjas in mk11!

Ah oh well

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03/24/2019 06:06 PM EST

To op

Believe it or not the design team is making Scorpion look like an actual Scorpion more and more, game after game.

Rain switched from a ninja with magical roundhouse kicks and a thunder move, to a guy who actually uses water in his moveset.

It makes sense that Reptile is looking like an actual Reptile game after game.

Also, while crocodile Reptile from MK DA was stupid, his reptilian/ninja look is great. He is still a ninja, but with animalistic features

His best outfit is alternative from mk4 and Shaolin Monjs, imo.

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RE: Bring back Reptile!
03/24/2019 07:21 PM EST
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To op

Believe it or not the design team is making Scorpion look like an actual Scorpion more and more, game after game.

Rain switched from a ninja with magical roundhouse kicks and a thunder move, to a guy who actually uses water in his moveset.

It makes sense that Reptile is looking like an actual Reptile game after game.

Also, while crocodile Reptile from MK DA was stupid, his reptilian/ninja look is great. He is still a ninja, but with animalistic features

His best outfit is alternative from mk4 and Shaolin Monjs, imo.

I agree on his Shaolin Monks look being his best look, but I thought his design in MKX was good too.

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RE: Bring back Reptile!
03/24/2019 07:30 PM EST
ProfesserAhnka

Oh boo hoo, Reptile didn't make the INITIAL cut for one game in the past 15 years- what a tragedy.

You Reptile fans seem spoiled to me.

This.

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03/24/2019 10:55 PM EST
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Oh boo hoo, Reptile didn't make the INITIAL cut for one game in the past 15 years- what a tragedy.

You Reptile fans seem spoiled to me.

I hope he ends up as DLC. I think its weird to have Kotal without his best bud Reptile helping him.

But spoiled? Nah.

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03/26/2019 06:51 PM EST

I have to imagine another male ninja will be DLC. The roster only has 3. They will sell well, they are all fan favorites.. (except for the small minority of anti ninja fans).

the question comes down to which one will be DLC.

I think Rain has the least chance considering the unnamed ninja in the krypt took his spotlight. NRS made i point with that one I think.

Im liking Smokes chances less and less... unfortunate because I absolutely love Smoke, but I thought he was a guarantee spot for mk11 after sitting out mkx. He ain’t getting the love from NRS except in the form of Triborg. Sad.

Ermac has a good chance. People like ermac and he has come a long way to distance himself from a palette swap ninja. NRS definitely views him favorably as well.

Reptile i I would say has equal chance to Ermac for DLC.

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03/26/2019 07:57 PM EST

I will be very surprised if Reptile doesn't appear as DLC.

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03/26/2019 08:42 PM EST
03/26/2019 08:49 PM EST
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I have to imagine another male ninja will be DLC. The roster only has 3. They will sell well, they are all fan favorites.. (except for the small minority of anti ninja fans).

the question comes down to which one will be DLC.

I think Rain has the least chance considering the unnamed ninja in the krypt took his spotlight. NRS made i point with that one I think.

Im liking Smokes chances less and less... unfortunate because I absolutely love Smoke, but I thought he was a guarantee spot for mk11 after sitting out mkx. He ain’t getting the love from NRS except in the form of Triborg. Sad.

Ermac has a good chance. People like ermac and he has come a long way to distance himself from a palette swap ninja. NRS definitely views him favorably as well.

Reptile i I would say has equal chance to Ermac for DLC.

It's funny ever since Ermac was warmly received by fans in Deception I always just figured he was a shoe in for a mainstay slot.

But I also thought the same thing for Reptile. The only time the guy has technically sat out a chronological game was Deception, and that's because he was mutated into the final boss.

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03/27/2019 03:45 PM EST

I wouldn't rule out Smoke's chances of being DLC. I mean, they could easily have both him and another ninja right?

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03/28/2019 02:37 PM EST

Wasn't Reptile among the least used characters in 9 and X? No shade, I'm seriously wondering.

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03/28/2019 04:17 PM EST
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I think Rain has the least chance considering the unnamed ninja in the krypt took his spotlight. NRS made i point with that one I think.

Says who? Just because he has a similar style of dress? Does he have water powers? Is his entire outfit purple? Is he a prince?

No, no, and no. I fail to see how that's stealing Rain's "spotlight".

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03/28/2019 05:13 PM EST
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I think Rain has the least chance considering the unnamed ninja in the krypt took his spotlight. NRS made i point with that one I think.

Says who? Just because he has a similar style of dress? Does he have water powers? Is his entire outfit purple? Is he a prince?

No, no, and no. I fail to see how that's stealing Rain's "spotlight".

Ahnka, I know you are a big Rain fan and holding onto hope. But the similarities are too great to ignore. They could have made that guy look like ANYTHING.

the only hope I have I that the character you play as in the krypt is customizable and can be different. Then I think NRS just made a guy who looks like Rain as a nod to him. But if that is his only costume.... it’s a taunt

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03/28/2019 07:13 PM EST
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Wasn't Reptile among the least used characters in 9 and X? No shade, I'm seriously wondering.

Reptile was my main in both MK9 and MKX but it was pretty rare I would find other people using him. I never understood since he was such a good character.

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03/28/2019 08:09 PM EST
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I think Rain has the least chance considering the unnamed ninja in the krypt took his spotlight. NRS made i point with that one I think.

Says who? Just because he has a similar style of dress? Does he have water powers? Is his entire outfit purple? Is he a prince?

No, no, and no. I fail to see how that's stealing Rain's "spotlight".

Ahnka, I know you are a big Rain fan and holding onto hope. But the similarities are too great to ignore. They could have made that guy look like ANYTHING.

You do realize that if they choose to have Rain this game, they could also make HIM look like anything as well? Did you not see his costume in MK9? It was like nothing he ever had before.

I see where you're coming from, but it seems like a dramatic reach.

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03/28/2019 10:18 PM EST

Konsidering he can turn invisible, how do you know he ain't photobombing every pic we've seen with Smoke n Sektor?

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03/29/2019 12:37 PM EST
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Wasn't Reptile among the least used characters in 9 and X? No shade, I'm seriously wondering.

Reptile was my main in both MK9 and MKX but it was pretty rare I would find other people using him. I never understood since he was such a good character.

I didn't see him much, either. It surprised me, too.

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03/29/2019 02:02 PM EST
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Wasn't Reptile among the least used characters in 9 and X? No shade, I'm seriously wondering.

Reptile was my main in both MK9 and MKX but it was pretty rare I would find other people using him. I never understood since he was such a good character.

I didn't see him much, either. It surprised me, too.

Same. He and subby were my mains. Need that slide baby!

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03/29/2019 03:15 PM EST

Since this is the Reptile thread, two thoughts.

MK9 I loved the ninja skin, but I didn't pick Reptile much because his play style isn't like mine (I'm a Johnny Cage/Raiden player mostly). He felt... kind of like a "zoner", kind of slow. Had some cool kombos.

MKX I didn't get to play that game enough to say, but I do remember liking the ninja outfit and the variation where you could turn the screen green and slow your opponent down.

Also, though he was largely absent from the Story, I liked when Reptile drops the bomb on Mileena: "You are a construct from Shang Tsung's Flesh Pits; your claim to the throne is moot!"

I was thinking recently, Reptile sitting out one game, eh, either way I'm good (feel the same about Ermac), but man, if Smoke isn't playable that's two games in a row he's been gone. Smoke, Rain (this would be his second too) and Chameleon (he hasn't been back since reboot).

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04/02/2019 10:44 PM EST
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. On top of that he is an absolute jobber in the stories and with all this mixed no one cared about him that much. He was the least used person in MK2011 and X... And that's how they destroyed an icon.

Reptile has been awesome the last couple games in terms of gameplay and costumes, but his role in the story is what pisses me off. He was supposed to be Shang Tsung's mysterious and secretive bodyguard in the first tournament but instead he was the very first fight! Reptile is just one of many villains who got screwed over with Goro and Shang Tsung being two others, I really do hate the stupid story chapter system they use. My hopes is for Reptile to make the cut as DLC. He's one of the most iconic MK ninjas so I would say he stands a decent chance.

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