Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate expands the playable roster to 37 characters with the addition of three new fighters in Kombat Pack 2. In welcoming back Rain and Mileena, and inducting guest John Rambo, the official website has updated with a trio of new mini-bios explaining their status. Read on:
Long time fans of the characters will know the basics, but it's notable that the update confirms the return of a time displaced Mileena.
Fighting to reclaim her briefly held throne as Empress; Mileena was executed by D'Vorah during the civil war of Mortal Kombat X. Despite her demise, she was conspicuous by asbence in MK11 when Kronika recruited Shao Kahn and other loyal Outworld warriors from the past.
Growing up an orphan, Rain joined Edenia’s army. His strategic genius earned him quick promotion, which he used to learn he was the bastard son of the god Argus, Edenia’s Protector. Armed with the knowledge that he’s a half god, Rain battles for his place in Edenia’s pantheon.
Mileena is the product of Shang Tsung’s diabolical cloning experiments: a perfect blend of Tarkatan ferocity and athletic grace. Brought forward in the timeline by Kronika, Mileena has learned of her tragic future. Her enemies now must submit, or die.
John Rambo (Freedom)
John J. Rambo is a former United States Special Forces soldier deeply haunted by his time in Vietnam. He is rough, aggressive and is well known for entering exceptionally dangerous situations alone. Rambo has reactivated his ruthless fighting skills to infiltrate the MK universe.
Rain is another period appropriate character who could've appeared alongside time displaced fighters. Owing his origins to a play on words, the sometimes overlooked character was first playable in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and included as a late DLC addition in the 2011 franchise reboot.
A stubbornly non-playable character in Mortal Kombat X, Rain's exact status was left uncertain after disappearing in story mode. The mini-bio only addresses his standard motivations, leaving it open to speculation if this hooded version is a past incarnation, or present.
At the time of publication 77.8% of MK Online User Poll voters picked Rain as the best new addition. Mileena & Rambo captured global attention after the Kombat Pack 2 reveal trailer.
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