Kitana of Asian Ethnicity in MK11
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Kitana of Asian Ethnicity in MK11
01/24/2019 03:22 AM EST
01/24/2019 04:08 AM EST

I Know we all saw revenant Kitana and Lui in the story trailer but looks to me like they've used a more Asian face mold for Kitana this time around. I think that's pretty cool! What do you guys think?

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01/24/2019 04:30 AM EST

In general they seem to have gone for the correct Asian look as opposed to those whitewashed / hollywood versions of Asians. Liu Kang, Scorpion and Sub-Zero in particular all look much closer to their claimed heritage in the game (Japanese / Chinese), though with the odd shaped faces it still looks weird haha. Kung Lao looks way off still.

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01/24/2019 05:23 AM EST

Kitana looked Asian in MK vs DC too.

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01/24/2019 05:43 AM EST

I think its important to be aware of the fact that there isnt just ONE standard look to the Asian Ethnicity. So for someone that isnt asian, we assume for them to look the cliche way. There is a huge array of differences in shapes and eye shape, even depending on what part of China you are from, for example. I actually like the way Kung Lao looks. Kung looks like Chinese from the Southern areas of China, mostly having slightly darker skin, slightly broader nose, rounder eyes and a rounder face, They are using actual peoples face molds this time - can only imagine how those people are feeling with the huge backlash of Cassie, Skarlet, Lui and Kung being considered "ugly" lol.

Im sure NRS will tweak here and there but I think ALL the characters they've shown so far look better then they EVER have. Trust in NRS we must :)

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01/24/2019 06:00 AM EST
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Ability to change race is plausible. This is nothing new in MK. I don't ever remember seeing Kitana look that oriental.

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RE: Kitana of Asian Ethnicity in MK11
01/24/2019 06:41 AM EST

Kitana was never Asian, no ?

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01/24/2019 08:13 AM EST
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It’s more common to read negative remarks about something than positive because people with positive remarks are content with the “thing” and people with negative remarks want to voice their opinion. Completely natural.

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01/24/2019 09:08 AM EST

I think it would have been better and made more sense for the Edenian aesthetic if she, Rain, Sindel and Mileena had been based more on arabian people than oriental but whatever.

Faces and races change from game to game. Jade anyone?

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01/24/2019 11:27 AM EST

Kitana isn't Asian, she's not from Earth.

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RE: Kitana of Asian Ethnicity in MK11
01/24/2019 11:43 AM EST
01/24/2019 12:19 PM EST

Well, technically she's an alien. lol

On another note, I've always preferred her Latina appearance, mostly due to my preference of Talisa Soto. I noticed they gave Jade a more Asian look in MKX Mobile, which broke my heart given she up to that point had always looked black. Now, if there is going to be an ongoing consistency, then fine, but for once I'd like to see a MK character have the same face in two games.

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01/24/2019 12:17 PM EST
01/24/2019 12:20 PM EST
Riyakou

Well, technically she's an alien. lol

Like it or not, it comes down to image and characteristics no matter where she's from. She doesn't look extraterrestrial so to me she qualifies as female, just very old. It's not like she's exactly deformed.

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01/24/2019 12:23 PM EST
01/24/2019 12:26 PM EST
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Riyakou

Well, technically she's an alien. lol

Like it or not, it comes down to image no matter where she's from and characteristics. She doesn't look extraterrestrial so to me she qualifies as female, just very old. It's not like she's exactly deformed.

This is all semantics.

In reality, it is incorrect to refer to her as having any ethnicity, as she is not human. She is not Asian; she looks Asian. And yes, such clarification matters.

For the record, being extraterrestrial has nothing to do with sex, so why you decided to make a note of her being female is beyond me.

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Getting back on topic, I will say that I can't be too disappointed about Kitana having an Asian appearance, as I do recall her initial incarnation, 'Kitsune,' actually being Asian. Again, hopefully this leads to some consistency.

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RE: Kitana of Asian Ethnicity in MK11
01/24/2019 01:06 PM EST

I think she looks Edenian to me.

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01/24/2019 07:26 PM EST
01/24/2019 10:06 PM EST

I really liked Kitana’s face sculpt from MKX. Of course they didn’t get it to look as good in the game. But this right here should be the standard for Kitana’s face.

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RE: Kitana of Asian Ethnicity in MK11
01/24/2019 09:02 PM EST

Kitana has always been vaguely Asian with a hint of Talisa Soto in the last generation of games at least.

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01/24/2019 09:50 PM EST

i'm going to sound very conceited but i don't care what Kitana looks like as long as she looks better than she did in MK9 and MKX her face was too wide (nothing wrong with that) but it bugged me that Jacqui even though i hated her had a prettier face than Kitana, don't say Kitana is the most beautiful female in the game as she is a Princess and then she looks like a really bad amateur drag queen

now i know everyone is beautiful in their own way i get it just fix her face, i don't understand where Ed and Nrs get their female inspirations from

but i'm confused i thought she was supposed to be asian but then edenian isn't really a specific race in the game then i thought she be more exotic since her dad is named Jerrod i thought they be like arabicish looking since in the movie they got Talisa playing her but in the Mk legacy she was asian.anyways just fix the face and i'm good

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RE: Kitana of Asian Ethnicity in MK11
01/25/2019 03:32 PM EST
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i'm going to sound very conceited but i don't care what Kitana looks like as long as she looks better than she did in MK9 and MKX her face was too wide (nothing wrong with that) but it bugged me that Jacqui even though i hated her had a prettier face than Kitana, don't say Kitana is the most beautiful female in the game as she is a Princess and then she looks like a really bad amateur drag queen

now i know everyone is beautiful in their own way i get it just fix her face, i don't understand where Ed and Nrs get their female inspirations from

but i'm confused i thought she was supposed to be asian but then edenian isn't really a specific race in the game then i thought she be more exotic since her dad is named Jerrod i thought they be like arabicish looking since in the movie they got Talisa playing her but in the Mk legacy she was asian.anyways just fix the face and i'm good

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RE: Kitana of Asian Ethnicity in MK11
01/25/2019 06:27 PM EST
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I'm into it. Could be a nod to Talissa Soto which I am very okay with. Plus there has never been anything that says definitively that Edenian's can't have similar races. If they can look white, why can't some of them look asian, black, etc

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01/26/2019 12:28 AM EST

More concerned with the use of "oriental" here...

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01/26/2019 06:23 AM EST
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I'm into it. Could be a nod to Talissa Soto which I am very okay with. Plus there has never been anything that says definitively that Edenian's can't have similar races. If they can look white, why can't some of them look asian, black, etc

A nod to Talisa? she has Puerto Rican ethnicity lol

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01/27/2019 12:42 AM EST
01/27/2019 12:45 AM EST

Y'know it's really irritating that people are referencing the MK movie as the correct appearances of these characters. The movie was entertaining, but it was a HUGE departure from the games AND I felt some of the casting didn't really fit. THIS is what Kitana is supposed to look like. END OF STORY!

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01/27/2019 01:22 AM EST

So I guess I’m doing something wrong here, the picture is not showing up in my last post, so I’ll post the link instead. Kitana’s MKX face sculpt is the best she has ever looked and this should be the standard for her face.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qQGPR

Its a shame they couldn’t get it to look that good in the game.

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01/27/2019 03:12 AM EST
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So I guess I’m doing something wrong here, the picture is not showing up in my last post, so I’ll post the link instead. Kitana’s MKX face sculpt is the best she has ever looked and this should be the standard for her face.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qQGPR

Its a shame they couldn’t get it to look that good in the game.

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RE: Kitana of Asian Ethnicity in MK11
01/27/2019 08:01 AM EST
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Y'know it's really irritating that people are referencing the MK movie as the correct appearances of these characters. The movie was entertaining, but it was a HUGE departure from the games AND I felt some of the casting didn't really fit. THIS is what Kitana is supposed to look like. END OF STORY!

I totally Agree with you.
Also, this is what SUB-ZERO is supposed to look like. END OF STORY!

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RE: Kitana of Asian Ethnicity in MK11
01/27/2019 08:38 AM EST
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i'm going to sound very conceited but i don't care what Kitana looks like as long as she looks better than she did in MK9 and MKX her face was too wide (nothing wrong with that) but it bugged me that Jacqui even though i hated her had a prettier face than Kitana, don't say Kitana is the most beautiful female in the game as she is a Princess and then she looks like a really bad amateur drag queen

now i know everyone is beautiful in their own way i get it just fix her face, i don't understand where Ed and Nrs get their female inspirations from

but i'm confused i thought she was supposed to be asian but then edenian isn't really a specific race in the game then i thought she be more exotic since her dad is named Jerrod i thought they be like arabicish looking since in the movie they got Talisa playing her but in the Mk legacy she was asian.anyways just fix the face and i'm good

MKDA face for me or bust for me.

Nah, that face was a bit too Angelina Jolie-ish for me.

I've always felt Kitana should have more 'fairer' beauty, like Selma Hayek.

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