Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/09/2019 03:23 PM EST
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Not digging his face... He looks too white. Shao Kahn looked amazing tho

Raiden has always looked white?

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01/09/2019 03:49 PM EST

Yeah, the gold better be customised. Definitely not digging the shiny shit. I fear it's the same as MKX, where characters were really shiny and actually became part of the background somehow, which is what really bothered me.

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01/09/2019 04:34 PM EST

Safe to say weapons are back?

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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/09/2019 05:59 PM EST

After watching @tabmok99 's video about Shao Kahn's arm, the stuff on Raiden's arm makes me think that he was mostly right and that it may spread to many characters. Dark Fujin anyone?

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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/10/2019 03:02 AM EST
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Wait... WTF IS GOING ON WITH HIS HAND? It looks a little bit like a dragon hand similar to what we saw on Shao Kahn in the trailer.

Nice catch, I didn't notice that.

It's just a glove

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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/10/2019 05:17 AM EST
01/10/2019 05:39 AM EST

((( MacyG88: wrote

MindStrikes: wrote

Not digging his face... He looks too white. Shao Kahn looked amazing tho

Raiden has always looked white? )))

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Basically Raiden is an Elder god, so he is not defined by a specific race. But as he was mocapured by Carlos Pesina and played by Christopher Lambert he could be considred more caucasian than asian. It's a mixed bag as sometimes he looked more asian than caucasian. (Carlos Pesina is Spanish?)

Especially Raiden in MK1 and MK2 we can see some asian influances. Besides the facial features, Raiden does wear a chinese hat, and the Chinese character for thunder "雷" is visible on most of his costumes. Also can we see Raiden's face sculped a bit more asian looking in the Raiden MK2 klassic statue by Pop Culture Shock Collectibles. (Imo they captures the faces of the characters really good)

Rather Raiden is caucasian or not, i think as an elder god he should not look caucasian or asian perse. Something in the middle should suit Raiden the best. Especially as he's wearing alot of Asian inspired clothing.

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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/10/2019 10:24 AM EST
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MindStrikes

Not digging his face... He looks too white. Shao Kahn looked amazing tho

Raiden has always looked white?

You'd think a character based on a Japanese god would look... Japanese.

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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/10/2019 01:01 PM EST
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Wait... WTF IS GOING ON WITH HIS HAND? It looks a little bit like a dragon hand similar to what we saw on Shao Kahn in the trailer.

Nice catch, I didn't notice that.

It's just a glove

It doesn't look like a glove to me. I know that hand is closer to us, so it may just be the render, but that hand also looks larger than his other hand.

I think the similarities between how his hand and Kahn's hand look are too big to attribute to coincidence. Maybe it's just a cosmetic customization though.

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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/12/2019 03:53 AM EST
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Wait... WTF IS GOING ON WITH HIS HAND? It looks a little bit like a dragon hand similar to what we saw on Shao Kahn in the trailer.

Nice catch, I didn't notice that.

It's just a glove

It doesn't look like a glove to me. I know that hand is closer to us, so it may just be the render, but that hand also looks larger than his other hand.

I think the similarities between how his hand and Kahn's hand look are too big to attribute to coincidence. Maybe it's just a cosmetic customization though.

Gloves confirmed if you check out the full size render which was posted.

The real Smoke.

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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/12/2019 09:32 AM EST

Looking better at his hands, it seems that his left hand is waaaaaaay bigger than his right hand (the one holding the staff) even if you take in account the distance, body position and perspective.

Hope that the body proportions aren't as bad as the 3D era.

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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/12/2019 09:45 AM EST
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I just hope they will keep MK style for costumes instead of all the flashy plates super heros armors ala Injustice.

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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/12/2019 09:47 AM EST
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I want stuff that fit with the character himself. This raiden looks too Injustice imo.
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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/13/2019 05:10 AM EST
01/13/2019 05:21 AM EST
Riyakou

You'd think a character based on a Japanese god would look... Japanese.

He's looked "white" in every single installment prior to this, so why are these complaints cropping up now? Maybe it's the political climate these days that's placed an overemphasis on an individual's skin color. Before I digress any further, no one's ever claimed he was based on any god in traditional religious lore, as far as I know. He may have been inspired by a god of Japanese origin, but, through the history of the series, not once has it been stated that he has any ties to any of the Japanese gods. Besides, it's not like NRS pays much attention to detail when it comes to a character's face.

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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/13/2019 11:00 AM EST
01/13/2019 11:03 AM EST
newt27

It doesn't look like a glove to me. I know that hand is closer to us, so it may just be the render, but that hand also looks larger than his other hand.

I think the similarities between how his hand and Kahn's hand look are too big to attribute to coincidence. Maybe it's just a cosmetic customization though.

It's not only that he's wearing a fingerless glove with a texture that's just a few shades darker than the skin on his fingers, but the weird stance that Raiden has adopted that gives the impression that not only his left hand is unusually large in comparison to his right, but the entire arm as well. Contrarily, his rearmost arm is abnormally small compared to the one in the front. His front arm is in perfect proportion with the hand, so there is no deformation. Speculation is nice and all, but I don't see anyone attributing that to a theory that he's suffering some sort of dwarfism in his right arm. Until proven otherwise, he's just Dark Raiden.

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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/13/2019 02:20 PM EST
SmokeSignals

Gloves confirmed if you check out the full size render which was posted.

Damn it, I saw that just yesterday. So much for my theory.

VenoMark

Speculation is nice and all, but I don't see anyone attributing that to a theory that he's suffering some sort of dwarfism in his right arm. Until proven otherwise, he's just Dark Raiden.

I mean, we won't know until it comes out, right?
#darkdwarfraiden

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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/14/2019 03:16 PM EST

I echo the sentiment of Raiden (and Scorpion too) looking way too much from Injustice, I hope the shaders and alternate costumes or costumization opstions allows us to change to something less cinematic-DC style.

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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/15/2019 01:58 PM EST

Am I nuts, or does he look like Scott Bakula?

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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/15/2019 04:48 PM EST
01/15/2019 05:02 PM EST

How has nobody mentioned that the top of the staff looks like Shinnoks' head?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw6f-OsUcAAeFuu?format=jpg&name=large

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RE: Official MK11 Image Highlights Armored Raiden
01/15/2019 05:04 PM EST
barakall

How has nobody mentioned that the top of the staff looks like Shinnoks' head?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw6f-OsUcAAeFuu?format=jpg&name=large

That might be a bigger stretch than the whole crazy arm thing I was going for