Mileena popularity
  • Australia
Rank Student
Posts401
Likes2 received
0 given
Mileena popularity
08/28/2020 07:29 PM EST

I started following Ed on twitter and it seems basically anything he posts, whether it’s new character related, skins related, sports related, or about politics he is hounded with Mileena memes or demands about putting her in.

I’ve been into MK since 93. Started on the forums (mk5.org) in around 00/01. I think in 07 mk5.org did a massive rate the characters thread out of 100 and the score was averaged out. Sub Zero won on 94 Shao Kahn was second on 92. I remember Shang Tsung and Kung Lao were top ten at mid 80s and Scorpion was 10th with 79. There was a little controversy because SZ was first rated and Scorpion was last but Mileena was middle of the road on 62 or something.

MK9 was probably my last game I was super involved with on forums (still check in time to time but work etc) and Mileena still wasn’t that popular. So when did the Mileena popularity become a thing? Or is this purely a joke?

  • Canada
Rank Kombatant
Posts119
Likes56 received
445 given
RE: Mileena popularity
08/30/2020 11:28 PM EST

Good to meet another MK5.org OG ! For me since MK2 Mileena has always been my go to. Love her speed and back story. And man those Fatalities in MKX ! She and Tanya are my favorites and they did Tanya right in X as well l

  • Australia
Rank Student
Posts401
Likes2 received
0 given
RE: Mileena popularity
08/31/2020 09:34 AM EST
@BADDBILL

Good to meet another MK5.org OG ! For me since MK2 Mileena has always been my go to. Love her speed and back story. And man those Fatalities in MKX ! She and Tanya are my favorites and they did Tanya right in X as well l

Was so strange when mk5.org stopped diverting here! First forum net forum I joined as a 12 year old. Watched the MKDA trailer through dial up Internet on this site haha.

I was a Kitana MKII main myself.

I don’t mind her just surprised with all the harassment Ed gets. Not sure if legit or it’s become a meme.

  • United States of America
Rank Student
Posts1149
Likes70 received
2 given
RE: Mileena popularity
08/31/2020 12:19 PM EST

For me Mileena isn't hugely popular but the reason I keep asking for Mileena is because I feel if you have Kitana in the game it is better to also included Mileena. To me it is about not having one without the other. They need to be a pair and I know there have been games that featured only one or the other and they were not that huge in popularity. Kitana and Mileena both debuted in MKII. They both returned in UMK3 - MK Trilogy. In MK Gold they were also both included. For the 3D era they were not in both Deadly Alliance or Deception together. They may have been in Deception Unchained but I cannot remember but it wasn't until Armageddon until they were both back in the game together. Since the reboot and its sequel they've both been in the game together. Sure in MKX storyline Mileena was killed by D'Vorah but what if Mileena's ending could be somewhat cannon? So for me I cannot have one without the other, it just feels incomplete.

I feel the same way about Reptile. He is a very popular character and he is the only missing fighter other than Goro from the original game not playable in MK11. He's been in almost every game that both Scorpion and Sub-Zero has appeared in since his playable debut in MKII and even non-playable debut in the original game. The original MK3 and Deception are the only games in which Reptile does not appear unless you count Deception's Konquest mode. So again just like Kitana and Mileena should be in the game together I believe if Sub-Zero and Scorpion are in the same game together Reptile also needs to be included. Maybe that is why Reptile wasn't in the original MK3. There was no Scorpion in MK3, it wasn't until its update that he and Reptile appeared. So it sort of makes sense.

717313=Rain Can Be Found In The Graveyard
  • Bahamas
Rank Student
Posts3032
Likes136 received
6 given
RE: Mileena popularity
09/02/2020 07:12 AM EST
09/02/2020 07:14 AM EST

Good ol' MK5.ORG..............

Anyway. I love Mileena. She's my #2 in MKX.

I don't understand why people are so upset Mileena is not in MK11. I basically accepted this fact when D'Vorah killed her in story mode. That was NRS telling everyone "hey don't expect her back until MK12." Deal with it... just like I dealt with Noob and Jade's absence in MKX.

MKDA did fine without Mileena in it. MKD did fine without Kitana in it. They don't ALWAYS have to be attached to the hip with the same god damn story line about each other over and over and over again. Okay okay we get it! Warring twin sisters. Blah blah blah. I stopped giving a crap about that when MK9 destroyed (as in ruined) the old canon.

  • United Kingdom
Rank Student
Posts559
Likes134 received
8 given
RE: Mileena popularity
10/12/2020 04:39 PM EST
10/12/2020 05:44 PM EST

I thought Mileena's maw is different yet similar in MK11 from MKX because this Mileena is in fact a clone, (but her MKX ending ain't canon?) which i hope isn't the case. The full on hideous side (like the tongue too) makes her popular to fans, against my will.

Rank Monk
Posts93
Likes69 received
43 given
RE: Mileena popularity
10/13/2020 03:57 AM EST
10/13/2020 04:03 AM EST

I started out on MK2 myself. Mileena got her population from the MK9 fanbase. She has more of a diva, mysterious side to her character and remember how less clothing was a thing back in the day. Im not much of a fan of the her, but I understand why folks like her.

I liked Stryker as much as Jax. He has that "what round do you want me to beat your ass?" mentality. He was hated in the MK3 days, cuz of how annoying he was to play against, by using just a pistol fullscreen and baton up close. Everyone took realism and gore too seriously back then. Hes that you either love him or hate him character now. Mileena has a similar trend cuz parts of the fanbase going crazy.

  • Bahamas
Rank Student
Posts3032
Likes136 received
6 given
RE: Mileena popularity
10/13/2020 05:42 AM EST
10/13/2020 05:46 AM EST
@tevronwizdom

I started out on MK2 myself. Mileena got her population from the MK9 fanbase. She has more of a diva, mysterious side to her character and remember how less clothing was a thing back in the day. Im not much of a fan of the her, but I understand why folks like her.

I liked Stryker as much as Jax. He has that "what round do you want me to beat your ass?" mentality. He was hated in the MK3 days, cuz of how annoying he was to play against, by using just a pistol fullscreen and baton up close. Everyone took realism and gore too seriously back then. Hes that you either love him or hate him character now. Mileena has a similar trend cuz parts of the fanbase going crazy.

You're going to say you started out on MK2 but then make an ignorant statement that her "population" came from the MK9 fans? Wow... just wow.

Rank Monk
Posts93
Likes69 received
43 given
RE: Mileena popularity
10/13/2020 06:23 AM EST
@blacksaibot
@tevronwizdom

I started out on MK2 myself. Mileena got her population from the MK9 fanbase. She has more of a diva, mysterious side to her character and remember how less clothing was a thing back in the day. Im not much of a fan of the her, but I understand why folks like her.

I liked Stryker as much as Jax. He has that "what round do you want me to beat your ass?" mentality. He was hated in the MK3 days, cuz of how annoying he was to play against, by using just a pistol fullscreen and baton up close. Everyone took realism and gore too seriously back then. Hes that you either love him or hate him character now. Mileena has a similar trend cuz parts of the fanbase going crazy.

You're going to say you started out on MK2 but then make an ignorant statement that her "population" came from the MK9 fans? Wow... just wow.

What!? Whats so ignorant about that? This is facts. She wasn't a unpopular character nor a popular one, compared to a fair amount of character fanbases back in the day. Let me tell you another fact. Mortal kombat is full of casuals and modern starters now, that come in and out of the community like a MacDonalds drive thru. When MKvsDC came out, did you hear players screaming that Mileena wasn't in that game? You even said that the dead alliance did alright without Mileena in it. After MK9, players cant live without her in another series. Thats how you know her population grew from the netherrealm scene.

Rank Kombatant
Posts350
Likes162 received
24 given
RE: Mileena popularity
10/13/2020 11:28 AM EST

Well, first time I played her in MK2 and she was a little bit more fun then Kitana. In MK9 I enjoyed her too like I did in MKX. I hope she has some bite and scratch combos with nice fillers. So.. she was never one of my favorites (Baraka, Sektor and Reptile are mine), but when shepasses a game... I actually missed her. And if Kitana and Jade are in One MK.. she shouldn't pass this one.

  • Bahamas
Rank Student
Posts3032
Likes136 received
6 given
RE: Mileena popularity
10/13/2020 07:41 PM EST
@tevronwizdom
@blacksaibot

I started out on MK2 myself. Mileena got her population from the MK9 fanbase. She has more of a diva, mysterious side to her character and remember how less clothing was a thing back in the day. Im not much of a fan of the her, but I understand why folks like her.

I liked Stryker as much as Jax. He has that "what round do you want me to beat your ass?" mentality. He was hated in the MK3 days, cuz of how annoying he was to play against, by using just a pistol fullscreen and baton up close. Everyone took realism and gore too seriously back then. Hes that you either love him or hate him character now. Mileena has a similar trend cuz parts of the fanbase going crazy.

You're going to say you started out on MK2 but then make an ignorant statement that her "population" came from the MK9 fans? Wow... just wow.

What!? Whats so ignorant about that? This is facts. She wasn't a unpopular character nor a popular one, compared to a fair amount of character fanbases back in the day. Let me tell you another fact. Mortal kombat is full of casuals and modern starters now, that come in and out of the community like a MacDonalds drive thru. When MKvsDC came out, did you hear players screaming that Mileena wasn't in that game? You even said that the dead alliance did alright without Mileena in it. After MK9, players cant live without her in another series. Thats how you know her population grew from the netherrealm scene.

LOL. Okay... Maybe where you live and with the people you knew. I remember a shit ton of excitement to see her return in MKD (which was like the MK2 of the 3D era). MKvsDC isn't even worth mentioning considering the limited number of character slots that were available!!!

  • Australia
Rank Student
Posts401
Likes2 received
0 given
RE: Mileena popularity
10/25/2020 03:25 AM EST

Was anyone else around when that thread was created?
Maybe that MKD krypt picture where’s she’s covering her boobs with her sai is where it started haha.
Or that she had the easiest fatality to pull off in mk2

Rank Kombatant
Posts350
Likes162 received
24 given
RE: Mileena popularity
10/25/2020 07:17 AM EST

I buyed Mortal Kombat 2 for SNES when I was 15 years old :/ And I live in Germany which means you can't get a copy of Mortal Kombat 2 because back then the local stores banned every copy. But I got mine and in those times I enjoyed almost every character in Mortal Kombat 2 (specially Baraka and also Mileena).

  • United Kingdom
Rank Student
Posts559
Likes134 received
8 given
RE: Mileena popularity
11/11/2020 10:21 AM EST

Is Mileena proud or ashamed of her features? I think she doesn't care. I doubt she still wants to (look like) pose as Kitana now, when she has her own imperial motivations.

Rank Mortal
Posts17
Likes10 received
18 given
RE: Mileena popularity
11/11/2020 06:36 PM EST

Mileeena suffers from artifical popularity, her delusional ass stans make her to be bigger than what she is none of her reveal trailer hasn't even reached a million views, yeah so much for so called "female scorpion". I like I've said in a previous post this kombat sucked horse cock neither rain or mileena was really needed at this point but of course they had to listen to the stupid kasuals. Couldve gotten sareena, havik, nitara, li mei, ashrah but instead mileena which is soo boring

  • Bahamas
Rank Student
Posts3032
Likes136 received
6 given
RE: Mileena popularity
11/11/2020 09:48 PM EST
11/11/2020 09:50 PM EST
@Chris_Williams

Mileeena suffers from artifical popularity, her delusional ass stans make her to be bigger than what she is none of her reveal trailer hasn't even reached a million views, yeah so much for so called "female scorpion". I like I've said in a previous post this kombat sucked horse cock neither rain or mileena was really needed at this point but of course they had to listen to the stupid kasuals. Couldve gotten sareena, havik, nitara, li mei, ashrah but instead mileena which is soo boring

HAHAHAHAHA you're so funny. The ignorance from you just radiates infinitely.

Every character you just listed has such a SMALL fucking fanbase compared to Mileena. Are you retarded or are you just another "casual" pretending to be a long time fan? The new characters from Deception had such a piss poor reception by not just hardcore fans, but the "casuals" as well. They're forgettable at best. How do you not know that? Maybe you weren't even around to witness the backlash from fans for the lack of imagination and originality that was given to Deception's new characters.

Why don't you just add Mokap, Taven, Daegon, Shujinko, and Zebron to your list while you're at it?

  • United States of America
Rank Kombatant
Posts742
Likes56 received
90 given
RE: Mileena popularity
11/12/2020 08:33 AM EST

Usage-wise in 9 and X, she was near the bottom. I think she's a character people like, but seldom main. 11 doesn't publish their usage data that I know of, so we'll probably never know her adoption rate.

_________________________
No Cage? No sale!

Rank Mortal
Posts17
Likes10 received
18 given
RE: Mileena popularity
11/12/2020 10:25 AM EST
@blacksaibot
@Chris_Williams

Mileeena suffers from artifical popularity, her delusional ass stans make her to be bigger than what she is none of her reveal trailer hasn't even reached a million views, yeah so much for so called "female scorpion". I like I've said in a previous post this kombat sucked horse cock neither rain or mileena was really needed at this point but of course they had to listen to the stupid kasuals. Couldve gotten sareena, havik, nitara, li mei, ashrah but instead mileena which is soo boring

HAHAHAHAHA you're so funny. The ignorance from you just radiates infinitely.

Every character you just listed has such a SMALL fucking fanbase compared to Mileena. Are you retarded or are you just another "casual" pretending to be a long time fan? The new characters from Deception had such a piss poor reception by not just hardcore fans, but the "casuals" as well. They're forgettable at best. How do you not know that? Maybe you weren't even around to witness the backlash from fans for the lack of imagination and originality that was given to Deception's new characters.

Why don't you just add Mokap, Taven, Daegon, Shujinko, and Zebron to your list while you're at it?

It's not ignorance its truth you sodomite. You need a tampon for how butthurt you sound. If you knew why those characters had "small fanbase" you would understand they have only been in one in game and never given a chance so who sounds like the dumb kasual. Mileena being sooooo popular still hasn't reached a million views. I bet you're one of the sodomites that made 20 twitter accounts just spam Ed twitter begging for that tarkatan trash. Like Ive said that kombact pack was a desperate move and a cop out, years from now people will see what I'm talking about but maybe I'm the dummy and I don't know what I'm talking about.

  • Bahamas
Rank Student
Posts3032
Likes136 received
6 given
RE: Mileena popularity
11/13/2020 10:25 AM EST
11/13/2020 10:28 AM EST
@Chris_Williams
@blacksaibot

Mileeena suffers from artifical popularity, her delusional ass stans make her to be bigger than what she is none of her reveal trailer hasn't even reached a million views, yeah so much for so called "female scorpion". I like I've said in a previous post this kombat sucked horse cock neither rain or mileena was really needed at this point but of course they had to listen to the stupid kasuals. Couldve gotten sareena, havik, nitara, li mei, ashrah but instead mileena which is soo boring

HAHAHAHAHA you're so funny. The ignorance from you just radiates infinitely.

Every character you just listed has such a SMALL fucking fanbase compared to Mileena. Are you retarded or are you just another "casual" pretending to be a long time fan? The new characters from Deception had such a piss poor reception by not just hardcore fans, but the "casuals" as well. They're forgettable at best. How do you not know that? Maybe you weren't even around to witness the backlash from fans for the lack of imagination and originality that was given to Deception's new characters.

Why don't you just add Mokap, Taven, Daegon, Shujinko, and Zebron to your list while you're at it?

It's not ignorance its truth you sodomite. You need a tampon for how butthurt you sound. If you knew why those characters had "small fanbase" you would understand they have only been in one in game and never given a chance so who sounds like the dumb kasual. Mileena being sooooo popular still hasn't reached a million views. I bet you're one of the sodomites that made 20 twitter accounts just spam Ed twitter begging for that tarkatan trash. Like Ive said that kombact pack was a desperate move and a cop out, years from now people will see what I'm talking about but maybe I'm the dummy and I don't know what I'm talking about.

Sodomite? Did I hurt your feelings that much you had to stoop down to such a low and pathetic level? The fact you had to use such a weak "insult" not once, but twice, reveals more about you than it does me. Freak.

  • United Kingdom
Rank Student
Posts559
Likes134 received
8 given
RE: Mileena popularity
11/19/2020 08:59 AM EST
11/19/2020 09:19 AM EST

For me it's the fact Mileena occasionally reminds me of a female form of Scorpion (like Boon said), yet still be different. They share that kind of psyche, although I can't put my finger on it (so I see why some say they're alike). They should still be seen as divided as they don't have much in common, besides aspects of their disposition. Scorpion's not as deranged.

  • Bahamas
Rank Student
Posts3032
Likes136 received
6 given
RE: Mileena popularity
11/19/2020 09:52 AM EST
11/19/2020 09:53 AM EST
@DAHK9

For me it's the fact Mileena occasionally reminds me of a female form of Scorpion (like Boon said), yet still be different. They share that kind of psyche, although I can't put my finger on it (so I see why some say they're alike). They should still be seen as divided as they don't have much in common, besides aspects of their disposition. Scorpion's not as deranged.

Mileena's comparison to Scorpion was more about that Mileena being Kitana's opposite and/or counterpart; because of the whole thing between Scorpion and Sub-Zero. I'm just glad they didn't make Mileena's color yellow. That unfortunate incident instead happened with Tanya.

Is it really a coincidence that the secret male ninja was a green Reptile in MK1 and the new secret female ninja in MK2 was a green Jade?

  • United Kingdom
Rank Student
Posts559
Likes134 received
8 given
RE: Mileena popularity
11/19/2020 10:32 AM EST
11/19/2020 10:47 AM EST
@blacksaibot
@DAHK9

For me it's the fact Mileena occasionally reminds me of a female form of Scorpion (like Boon said), yet still be different. They share that kind of psyche, although I can't put my finger on it (so I see why some say they're alike). They should still be seen as divided as they don't have much in common, besides aspects of their disposition. Scorpion's not as deranged.

Mileena's comparison to Scorpion was more about that Mileena being Kitana's opposite and/or counterpart; because of the whole thing between Scorpion and Sub-Zero. I'm just glad they didn't make Mileena's color yellow. That unfortunate incident instead happened with Tanya.

Is it really a coincidence that the secret male ninja was a green Reptile in MK1 and the new secret female ninja in MK2 was a green Jade?

Personalities aside Kitana and Mileena are a form of being relations, whereas Scorpion and Sub-Zero (as we all know) are known for the deadly rivalry and not being half kinswoman, which is different obviously.

In UMK3 bios Reptile and Jade (the green team) were assigned as a coalition (lead by Jade) with similar instructions to capture Kitana. This is the first time, from what I know, that they reacted/collaborated.

I'm sure Mileena can be changed to have yellow in the outfit in the MK11 customization, which couldn't be done in the past (which is absurd).

Rank Student
Posts48
Likes25 received
1 given
RE: Mileena popularity
11/19/2020 12:53 PM EST

Mileena is quite popular and her popularity got a rather.big boost with MKX. Personally, I think ever MK game.should have the playable cast of MK1/2.

As for picking up 3D characters over Mileena, I am really not into bringing those rejects over a classic. I don't understand some of the demands. Yeah I understand some people got into MK through the 3D games and all. But I have seen requests of Dairou people... Dairou!!! Hotaru!!!

I'd take Mileena over any 3D character with the exception of Kenshi. I also think Sareena should have been in this more than Skarlet.

  • United States of America
Rank Kombatant
Posts1172
Likes88 received
67 given
RE: Mileena popularity
11/19/2020 02:47 PM EST

Her popularity definitely picked up after she was grossly sexualized in MK9. But she's also popular for completeness sake - you can't have Kitana without Mileena is the falsehood belief of Mileena fandom.

Rank Mortal
Posts17
Likes10 received
18 given
RE: Mileena popularity
11/20/2020 07:44 AM EST
@shenweianmen

Mileena is quite popular and her popularity got a rather.big boost with MKX. Personally, I think ever MK game.should have the playable cast of MK1/2.

As for picking up 3D characters over Mileena, I am really not into bringing those rejects over a classic. I don't understand some of the demands. Yeah I understand some people got into MK through the 3D games and all. But I have seen requests of Dairou people... Dairou!!! Hotaru!!!

I'd take Mileena over any 3D character with the exception of Kenshi. I also think Sareena should have been in this more than Skarlet.

Of course you do, you have the mindset of a triliogy cock sucker/ kasual no offense. MK has one of the worst fanbase ever, storylines have been shit for awhile because you guys complain about some stupid character missing one game if thats the case why even kill the dumb broad off in the first place LMAO. This is why MK is a joke. the newer characters is hated on and never given a chance besides cassie, you guys shit on the 3D era constantly. MK needs to have a healthy balance of characters from all eras not the same boring fucks you guys want everygame. Yes I would pick a nitara, havik or drahmin, even the kollector anyday over a mileena. Why? They have a unique design, cool backstories and have so much untapped potential and appeal that will never get reached why? Because WB rather market these stupid guest or pull the dumb nostalgia card to bring everyone back from MK 1-3 , I don't hate mileena, but she is extremely overrated, other not as popular as some of you claim.

-1.0