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Roster Creator
02/07/2019 05:38 PM EST

https://www.deviantart.com/molim/art/MK11-Roster-Creator-784037628

So Molim over on deviantart created this handy tool for creating your own mk11 roster. It comes preloaded with confirmed characters and you can add extra slots for DLC or if you want a larger roster.

Hopefully with this threat we can consolidate roster predictions and wish lists in a way that's a bit more visually interesting than a block of text.

for example, this is my roster where I tried to do a mixture of wishlist and genuine prediction

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RE: Roster Creator
02/07/2019 06:09 PM EST

Took me a moment to realize that was the Terminator

Nice roster though btw

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02/07/2019 06:42 PM EST

This is actually really cool, and I'm glad you shared it, but to nitpick for the sake of nitpicking...

For all the effort he put into it, he phoned in a lot of the ninja portraits. Pretty much all the male, female and cyber ninjas have a generic MK2/MK3 look, and don't reflect their more modern and unique outfits. It's less noticable on some of the ones who still maintain a ninja look like Scorpion and Sub-Zero, but very noticeable on others, who never really had a ninja look to begin with. As an example: His Frost & Tanya look nothing like they've ever looked in any actual game. His Cyber Sub-Zero looks like an MK3 ninja. And characters like Reptile or Ermac, who's looks have changed drastically since the 2D days, just look out of date.

Ninja nitpicks aside... He also made Kai white. Which is just... confusing.

I also wish Torr had Ferra in his Portrait.

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RE: Roster Creator
02/07/2019 06:57 PM EST

nice roster but

THERES NO SAREENA OR FROST OR REIKO UGH I HATE IT

UGHHHHHHH WHY IS JACQUI ON THAT LIST

and back to normal it's an ok roster but it makes me sad you put Kronika and she isn't playable (glares at ed/nrs) *sad face* *sad face* *sad face*

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RE: Roster Creator
02/07/2019 07:04 PM EST

Took a stab at it and this is what I came up with. Not my wishlist roster, per se. Just took a realistic guess at what it could end up being.

Thanks for the sig MINION!
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RE: Roster Creator
02/07/2019 07:08 PM EST
02/07/2019 07:10 PM EST
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Took a stab at it and this is what I came up with. Not my wishlist roster, per se. Just took a realistic guess at what it could end up being.

um there's no jacqui what's wrong with you i dislike this roster alot like if i could give you 600 dislikes i wouldn't

and no reiko *gasp* HOW DARE YOU DO THIS TO ME I LOVE HIM SO MUCH

p.s why is jade white that's just racist

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RE: Roster Creator
02/07/2019 07:23 PM EST
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Deathmask71

Took a stab at it and this is what I came up with. Not my wishlist roster, per se. Just took a realistic guess at what it could end up being.

um there's no jacqui what's wrong with you i dislike this roster alot like if i could give you 600 dislikes i wouldn't

and no reiko *gasp* HOW DARE YOU DO THIS TO ME I LOVE HIM SO MUCH

p.s why is jade white that's just racist

Now that you mention it, it would be interesting to see Reiko and Shao Khan's intro dialogue lol.

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RE: Roster Creator
02/07/2019 07:50 PM EST
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Just comparing the rosters guesses I've seen thus far to the one I made (I can't easily take a screencap at home, perhaps I'll post it at work tomorrow)...

Most people seem to have the same guesses for about 80% of the base roster, and the majority of them are the faces we've already seen strongly hinted. Kung Lao, Johnny Cage, Cassie. Most of us are taking them as a given at this point.

People seem pretty confident in Shang Tsung returning, and I think MKX dropped enough hints that I am too.

I think the presence of D'Vorah and the strong hint for Erron has made pretty much everyone agree Kotal's odds are good at this point. There was a lot of skepticism about the MK8 newbies returning in the early going, but D'vorah seemingly cracked open the floodgate, and the ERR blew it open even further. Most people seem to think Takeda will stick around to. Virtually no one seems to think Kung Jin, Jacqui or Ferra-Torr are returning. Or Tremor & Triborg for that matter.

Pretty much everyone seems to agree Noob is in, and pretty much everyone seems to think either Smoke or Rain will also be in, but no one seems to think both Smoke AND Rain will be in (at least not in the base roster)... Everyone is bumping Ermac, but putting him in as a DLC possibility.

The MK3 characters who sat out MKX seem to be a real crapshoot for people. I'm seeing Nightwolf, Sindel & Stryker popping up a lot, but no one picks them in the same combination. People seem to have very little faith in the Cyborgs returning for 11. I kinda feel like Cyrax could make DLC, but don't think he'll be on disc. And no one ever had any faith in Sheeva returning.

Speaking of Sheeva, everyone seems to be sitting out Goro for this game too. Guess most people figure he got his 15 minutes in MKX.

The only 3D characters everyone collectively seems to have any faith in are Fujin & Havik (Others will get tossed in here and there, but those two seem to be the only common denominators) (I'm personally less confident in Fujin after Ed's tweet, but admit, he's still not impossible)

Everyone seems to think Mileena will be DLC. (I personally also think Reptile will, but notice some people still have him on the base roster. I think both of them will sit out the main roster, but be the first two names people scream for as DLC.

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RE: Roster Creator
02/07/2019 07:56 PM EST

How do you post that here after you created it?

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02/07/2019 08:46 PM EST

I took a screenshot using windows snip took and posted it using the little "i" button on the post menu

I thought about Cyrax as DLC but figured I was being unrealistic with only 2 total guest characters so I cut him and someone else i forget.

I included kronika sort of hopefully that she has some form playable but I realize rumors have been to the contrary. For Jacqui, I had a few slots that I debated between different characters that probably need a bit of TLC. Sareena and Reiko were both possibilities I considered but Jacqui felt more realistic and closer to the current storyline

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RE: Roster Creator
02/07/2019 08:47 PM EST
02/07/2019 09:07 PM EST

Alright, I'll bite. Feel free to rip into my roster if you'd like. These are just who I wouldn't mind seeing in MK11. I wanted to try and of course include my personal favorites, alongside those we have already seen and those who've been teased. Also, I'd like to try and provide at least a little representation to all eras of MK. As to whether or not I did a good job is up for you all to decide.

  • The DLC characters (aside from Jade, Noob, Sheeva, and Shang Tsung) are those who I believe could be handled exceptionally well by NRS and turned into something special. I also considered possible story implications.
  • Rain can also be included on here as I had honestly forgot about him. I couldn't come to an agreement with myself as to where he'd be placed on the roster or if he'd be DLC. But personally speaking, I'm like 70 - 80% certain he'll be playable.
  • Boss characters at the far sides are nonplayable. I understand having all of the big bads in the game is highly unlikely, but I think it'd be cool to see considering the whole timeline aspect.
  • Khameleon would be exclusive to the Switch version, like she's been with N64 Trilogy and Wii Armageddon.
  • Having Spawn being the only guest is highly unlikely and improbable, however he is the only one I'd want. I don't really care for Pennywise, Michael Myers and whatnot.
  • The blank character slot to the right of Geras represents a new character for 11.
  • The reason for Chameleons inclusion is because of how much I appreciated what they did with Triborg, and feel as though they'd try their hand at something akin to that again.

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RE: Roster Creator
02/07/2019 08:53 PM EST
02/07/2019 08:55 PM EST

Alright, here's mine, and yes it takes the recent Trophy leaks into account (otherwise Jacqui never would have made it)... Hence the 3 blank spots on the main roster... for the 3 mystery names.

If you asked me an hour ago, I thought Shang Tsung had good odds. Now that the roster is looking fuller, I'm not so sure. I put Shang on the main roster and Takeda as DLC, but I'm not confident about it. I might suggest a swap and remove Shang, to add Takeda to the main roster. (I don't think Shang would be DLC, DLC characters get a bit of story, but not much development. I think Shang would more likely be saved for a more important return in a future game.)

That said, the other of the 2 slots left I guessed on the main Roster I gave to Noob. I'm fairly confident for Noob at this point. Though still not quite 100%.

As I said earlier, I've thought Mileena & Reptile would sit out for quite a while. I'm hopeful both of them will anchor a Kombat Pack. I could see Reptile sitting out entirely, but I think people will scream enough for him to maybe make it into pack 2.

The thing about the Kombat packs most people don't factor in is: Not just the guests, but literally every one so far has had a new or new-ish character. Skarlet was new in MK9's, Tremor was newish in the first MKX, Triborg was both new and newish in MKX2. Hence I put a new character in one of my Kombat packs to fill that niche (also I know there are 6 slots, I just ignore 2 for the sake of guests. I don't care about guests.)

I threw Sindel a bone in pack 2, but I honestly don't feel confident about her. I think she'd more likely be a new female. But. I figured wth.

I'm not confident about Havik, but I figure if he has a chance in hell anywhere, it's Kombat Pack 2. Kombat Pack 2 gets developed later and gets more benefit of fan influence. Which is also why I put Reptile there. I'm more confident in Mileena then Reptile. I figure by Kombat Pack 2, maybe people will have screamed enough for Reptile & Havik to give them a snowball's chance in hell.

I could MAYBE see Jax sneaking into a Kombat pack, but honestly don't feel the odds are huge.

Oh, and I threw Kung Jin a bone in Kombat Pack 2 because I figured if the other 3 kids make it back, he may as well. I hate Kung Jin, this was a pure pity/mercy move on my part, lol. I figure his odds of returning are better than most of the 3D era.

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RE: Roster Creator
02/07/2019 08:57 PM EST

Admittedly, I had forgotten that Kombat Packs tend to introduce new characters. Oops

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RE: Roster Creator
02/07/2019 09:02 PM EST

If the trophy list is legit we have like ten characters once considered to be shoe-ins by many people for only a couple of spots... I'm thinking Kitana, Kenshi, Noob, Rain, Smoke, Shang Tsung, Johnny Cage and Takeda. The safest bet would be Kitana, Johnny and Noob (maybe Shang as well if Shao Kahn is #26).

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02/07/2019 09:10 PM EST
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If the trophy list is legit we have like ten characters once considered to be shoe-ins by many people for only a couple of spots... I'm thinking Kitana, Kenshi, Noob, Rain, Smoke, Shang Tsung, Johnny Cage and Takeda. The safest bet would be Kitana, Johnny and Noob (maybe Shang as well if Shao Kahn is #26).

The more I think about Shang, the less confident I feel about him. To the point where I want to go and edit the roster I posted 3 posts ago and remove him, lol. (Like I said, I'd replace him with Takeda)

His odds felt good yesterday, but with such limited space left today, I don't see it. He'd be a major returning villain, and I think they'd want to do him more justice than just a low-key resurrection playing a backseat role to Kronika. Honestly, I know he works for Kahn, but he's always been the more cunning and intriguing character. Kahn is all force, conquer, smash, rule. Shang has a personality. He's a manipulator. Not to mention he's the one who plays rival to Liu Kang, not Shao Kahn (who more often plays Raiden's foil)

I feel like they'd more likely save Shang for a bigger return at this stage. Something like Deadly Alliance that puts him in a main antagonist role again (though not likely a rehash of Deadly Alliance)

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02/07/2019 10:40 PM EST

Decided to go back and clean my roster up, as well as make the overall image less of a mess. Apologies in advance if this seems like spam, I'd remove my other post if I could.

Overall, it's largely the same save for the omission of Mileena and Triborg and the removal of the bosses. In Mileenas spot I added Rain, since he seems to have a strong chance of making it in. In Triborg's, I've added on Takeda since I feel as though he has also has a decent chance of making the roster. I also added on Quan Chi as potential DLC for the same reason. Yes, he got killed but that hasn't stopped anyone yet in this series (Still considering story implications, as well). The new blank face in the DLC area is an additional guest that is purely a wish on my behalf, and that is The Doom Slayer. Otherwise, it's all the same. I would add on Ermac, Sindel, Reptile and Mileena, but I feel as though they'll sit this one out (I'd love to be wrong about Ermac, though). As before, feel free to rip into my choices.

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RE: Roster Creator
02/08/2019 12:33 AM EST

What a great, fun little tool! I really like the little avatars they made for each character. There are a few that could use an update; I didn't realize that the blue and white female ninja was Frost at first. Anyway, I used this to create what I believe is the confirmed character list so far in light of the recent steam achievement leaks:

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RE: Roster Creator
02/08/2019 01:55 AM EST

I have here two rosters.

The first is what I think the final roster will be:

The second is what I wish the final roster would be: