Reasoning why the sex has been toned down in MK11
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RE: Reasoning why the sex has been toned down in MK11
01/04/2020 01:10 PM EST
01/05/2020 06:19 AM EST

The thing I don't understand is there's some utterly smokingly hot costumes already in the game, but it's only for a few select characters or they're not readily available.

They don't have to go super slutty to be appealing or sexy. Sindel's bodysuit is phenomenally sexy by just having a few little windows to her body, the newly released MK2 female ninja costumes (albeit not the sexiest around the ass) are absolutely lovely and at last show off Skarlet's figure (OMG thighs!), Kold War Skarlet is deliciously naughty, Klassic Cassie is absolutely fine especially the Kahn Killer variant (would prefer it without the jacket though... and can't believe they went to the effort to show VPL through the shorts), Sonya's got her MK3 outfit and her Terminator 2 combat gear (with visible nipples!) and hell she looks amazing in the Top Brass skin (which is sexy without being MK9 stupid) and I'm absolutely fine with both Jade and Kitana's costumes, outfits like Honoured Tradition and First Princess are both utterly wonderful.

Now that I've finally got both Klassic Ninja Skarlet and Kold War Skarlet, I love her to bits, it's amazing what a little bit of diverse character design can do to make a character more appealing, yet neither of these costumes are readily available and the rest of Skarlet's costumes are either 3 very similar variations of a leather-clad dominatrix or 3 very similar variations of desert nomad (hat and goggles, hat no goggles and no hat no goggles do not qualify as three different costumes IMO!) for which there's a needless 60 rainbow colour variants. Kold War and Klassic Ninja are proper unique and great looking skins that completely change how she looks from the default choices, yet not everyone has access to those and that's the failing here.

And then you've got characters like Cassie whose majority of costumes are just awful, have no plot context, out-of-character and cover up everything to the point that I don't understand how Cassie could even fight in a space suit of that bulk and heaviness, that's where it really goes wrong. Don't go so far in the opposite way you take away from the characters personas. I don't need Kitana's boobs hanging out to find her nice to look at, and since day one in 1994 she's worn form-fitting navy-blue attire and First Princess does that admirably (and if you wouldn't find a real woman wearing an outfit of that slinkiness very attractive, there's something wrong with you haha).

There's so many costumes in this game that are just *bad* which is the mind-boggling thing. Cassie was awesome in MKX with the SWAT-style bodysuit and her Endurance workout gear. Here she looks like a robotic clown in most of the costumes that are also so unflattering - even Cassie Quinn gives her 'love handles' and the smeared make up makes her look repulsive. I love Jacqui in her BOLO costume with the gorgeous long curly hair and a muted-colour scheme, but for the most part she just looks a dork, either a futuristic tribal warrior in a ballroom gown or a tweenager with Cosby Show braids and BMX gear haphazardly strapped to her arms. Where's a proper Special Forces Jacqui?

I'm fine with just MK1/MK2 levels of female costume exposure (well more realistic is nice than cheap day-glow lycra, but I mean in terms of the amount of sex appeal), I don't need MK Conquest or MK9 levels of slutiness, it's just when the costumes on offer largely all utterly suck and offer no variety (come on why do Jade and Skarlet have the same masks?), that's when it's thoroughly disappointing.

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RE: Reasoning why the sex has been toned down in MK11
01/07/2020 09:26 PM EST

I mean to be completely honest, Mortal Kombat 9 did that stuff for the first time and I was all grossed out by that stuff. But I didn’t want that to go away. Because I don’t want to be out here dying by this.

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RE: Reasoning why the sex has been toned down in MK11
02/03/2020 07:10 PM EST
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Yes there is such a thing as latina face, do you know any Latinas? I do, and she looks like what a Mexican woman would look like. People develop features based on their environments. If there's a lot of sun where your parents originate from it's a high chance there may be people with darker melanin. But that's beside the point. I don't know if this classifies as an insult but I'm going to say it any way, you're insecure. And you're projecting those insecurities onto a fictional video game. A literal work of fiction. That being said, these women are meant to look exaggerated and unrealistic because they aren't real. Wanting something meant to be used as a form of escape from the real world to become the real world is, quiet frankly, disturbing. It's fake for a reason. How did I go from her projecting her insecurity to it suddenly being disturbing? Because letting a bunch of people who feel insecure about the most meaningless of things that don't and never will matter decide what goes in and out of something designed for the masses never ends well and always ends in conflict. It's what post modernist do. Let me ask you something, you're never ever going to look like any of the female characters from mk, and neither am I, does it really bother you that much that you won't have the same body structure as them? And to bring up a point I used earlier, none of them are real, it's fake. So they look unrealistic like strippers or whatever, fine, it's fake. It's not real. I don't understand the logic, sigh, it's just a game it's not real, a video game doesn't have to reflect society. It can make commentary, but that's just it, it can, it doesn't have to. And these people want it to be law when it doesn't have to be. You all just want your way because you're all insecure. you don't like nudity or any form of sexually suggestive material don't buy it. This whole conversation is stupid. This is why I don't play ANY video game anymore. Who cares about a little skin.

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RE: Reasoning why the sex has been toned down in MK11
02/03/2020 07:16 PM EST
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First and foremost you are wrong. 100 percent wrong. It was indeed created with that in mind. MK was direct response to the pc culture of the time. And yet here we are now. Little by little, they'll be taking things away because of people like you. So we all know who to blame, when things go south. You and people like you. No malice intended in that statement. Just being brutally blunt.

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RE: Reasoning why the sex has been toned down in MK11
03/25/2020 09:31 PM EST

Tbh the reason why i have a problem with the mk11 ninja girls is that some dont have the masks on their mouth.If they had that i whould be completly fine with everything.Im not the biggest fan that the sexy levels have been tooned down but everyone has there own prefrences.Before they looked like their backs whould break of how their boobs were large XD LOL but now they doo look like they can be a bit more mobile becose they dont have two watermelons hanging on their chest

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RE: Reasoning why the sex has been toned down in MK11
04/03/2020 09:23 PM EST

Wow... 23 pages... just realized that the 1995 film was very woke yet we, as fans, allowed it to happen and didn't complain then. You can see what I mean in the Media forum.

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RE: Reasoning why the sex has been toned down in MK11
04/04/2020 07:50 AM EST
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Wow... 23 pages... just realized that the 1995 film was very woke yet we, as fans, allowed it to happen and didn't complain then. You can see what I mean in the Media forum.

WTF are you talking about? What was so "woke" about the first film? I clearly recall seeing Sonay's HUGE tits jiggling out of her shirt when she grabbed Kano between her unnecessarily hot legs. The only other female fighter was really Kitana... and she wasn't a fighter. MK2 didn't have bikinis so... yeah. Don't even think about calling Annihilation woke. Jade's existence in the film was the exact opposite of "woke."

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RE: Reasoning why the sex has been toned down in MK11
04/04/2020 12:17 PM EST

Can we please retire the term "woke"?

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RE: Reasoning why the sex has been toned down in MK11
04/04/2020 05:35 PM EST

Bridgette didn't have big breasts. They were pushed in to look like that. And only her clevage was out not her "tits." Given its PG-13 rating it had no choice but to be woke.

MKA was only woke with Kitana and Mileena and Sindel and Sonya. Sheeva and Jade were not woke. The mudfight was still done wokely.

Still a PG-13 determined this.

Conquest, with a TV-14 rating, was much less woke than either of them.

I anticipate the live-action reboot will be very woke.

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@gorostilllives

Wow... 23 pages... just realized that the 1995 film was very woke yet we, as fans, allowed it to happen and didn't complain then. You can see what I mean in the Media forum.

WTF are you talking about? What was so "woke" about the first film? I clearly recall seeing Sonay's HUGE tits jiggling out of her shirt when she grabbed Kano between her unnecessarily hot legs. The only other female fighter was really Kitana... and she wasn't a fighter. MK2 didn't have bikinis so... yeah. Don't even think about calling Annihilation woke. Jade's existence in the film was the exact opposite of "woke."

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RE: Reasoning why the sex has been toned down in MK11
04/04/2020 10:13 PM EST
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Can we please retire the term "woke"?

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RE: Reasoning why the sex has been toned down in MK11
04/05/2020 07:20 AM EST
04/05/2020 09:35 AM EST
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Conquest, with a TV-14 rating, was much less woke than either of them.

Quite honestly, Conquest is literally the sleazy apex of Mortal Kombat being marketed with sex, it actually makes MK9 look positively restrained at times haha!

You know, you've got admire the girls in this show. When they set their mind on something...

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RE: Reasoning why the sex has been toned down in MK11
04/09/2020 10:00 PM EST
@gorostilllives

Wow... 23 pages... just realized that the 1995 film was very woke yet we, as fans, allowed it to happen and didn't complain then. You can see what I mean in the Media forum.

Was Bridgette Wilson a beautiful blonde white woman just like Sonya from the games? Yes she was! They didn't make her ugly to push the feminist agenda nor did they change her race to push the pc agenda, so she wasn't woke!

Was Talisa Soto a beautiful latina just like Kitana from the games? Yes she was! They didn't make her ugly to push the feminist agenda nor did they change her race to push the pc agenda, so she wasn't woke!

Sonya from the past games was a hottie but now when I look at her in MK11, the first word hat comes to my mind is ma'am.
As for Kitana, it's one thing to totally change her race because of political agenda, but for the love of God, they should at least use a pretty Asian face model then...
And the same goes for Jade. If they changed her race to Arab, at least they should use a pretty Arab face model, but they purposefully used an ugly one to please the feminists.

Conclusion: compared to MK11, the 1995 MK movie was anti-woke as hell...

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