Should more PS2 era MK characters return?
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Should more PS2 era MK characters return?
04/05/2019 12:26 PM EST

Ever since the 9th Mortal Kombat game, Mortal Kombat has really come back in a big way in terms of public attention and pop culture.

While MK2011 mostly focused on MK1-3 material, we've gotten more new characters and some old characters from later games since then, but a thought has occurred to me:

Of all the PS2 Era games, only Deadly Alliance has had any representation in this modern era, and only a small handful of characters. Kenshi, a DLC Bo Rai Cho, and I've heard Frost might be in MK11?

That's it. Deception and Armageddon don't even have that (not that Armageddon had a lot of original characters to begin with).

So I found myself wondering if anyone wanted more representation of this era of MK, and who would you want?

Also, how would you want their story to go?

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04/05/2019 01:16 PM EST

Don't we already have this thread appear not so long ago?

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04/05/2019 01:22 PM EST
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Don't we already have this thread appear not so long ago?

I know I made one not too long ago allowing people to make the case for underutilized characters which, quite honestly, is basically the whole 3D era. I know others have too. With that said...

Li Mei. I just want Li Mei man lol.

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04/05/2019 01:22 PM EST

I definitely want more 3D era, including MK4, representation in MK11 and beyond. Frost was a part of the leaked roster a while back, and they brought back Kenshi, Bo Rai Cho, Shinnok, Tanya, and Quan Chi. But there are still other characters that deserve the modern treatment, so to speak.

From MK4: Fujin, Kai (maybe)

From Deadly Alliance: Movado & Drahmin if both are redesigned from the ground up

From Deception: Havik, Ashrah

From Armageddon: Daegon, maybe Taven if they decide to revisit the Armageddon story full-on.

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04/05/2019 01:39 PM EST

I would not mind 2-5 3D era characters per game. If I were NRS I would pick a few favorites from the 3D era, then gage fan reception and number of players for each of them. The top 50 percent should come back for the next game, maybe work towards having them become staple characters. The bottom 50 percent, I would swap out for a couple others.

One thing to remember is roster space seems to be limited, and expect a base roster of about 20-25 characters. For every Li Mei and Havik you put in, expect to sacrifice a Mileena or Reptile.

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04/05/2019 01:39 PM EST

Excluding Shinnok, Kenshi, Quan Chi, Tanya, Bo' and Frost...

Havik, Hotaru, Li Mei, Reiko, Onaga

Honorable mentions: Sareena, Fujin, Daegon

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04/05/2019 01:41 PM EST

I'm really surprised Ashrah and Havik haven't been explored more. I believe they have a ton of potential. Hopefully DLC...!

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04/05/2019 01:53 PM EST

Am I the only one that wants to see Kobra? Lol. I think if done right he has some potential. I’ve been dying to see Reiko and Havik.

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04/05/2019 02:42 PM EST

Aside from the ones confirmed to be in the game already...

I wouldn't mind seeing Moloch, Drahmin, Kira, Havik, Ashrah, and definitely Sareena (although she's a PS1 era character, technically).

But aside from those, I'd be perfectly happy not seeing any of the PS2 era characters ever make a comeback to the franchise.

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04/05/2019 02:54 PM EST

I hated Hotaru back in the day, but I would love to see a modern redesign of him considering how cool the designs have been in MKX and MK11. Also, I'd love to see some more Orderrealmers and Chaosrealmers... doesn't have to be the same characters that we've had in the past - just more from those realms.

I've never cared much for Fujin, but I always thought he had a lot of potential.

I liked Li Mei, but the bulky art style back in the day never did her any justice. Her cameo in MKX gave me Michelle Yeoh vibes - which is never a bad thing.

I'm excited to see what they do with Cyber-Frost. The only cyber character I've liked so far is Cyber-Sub-Zero... but Cyber-Frost has the potential to be even better. I always prefered Frost over Kuai Liang anyway.

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04/05/2019 08:18 PM EST

Yeah, but they won't. They killed a good amount of the ones I cared about in that comic. As bad and mostly ignored as that comic is, NRS is likely to fully commit to the deaths within it to broom off the excess of their roster to make room for their new toys.

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04/05/2019 09:26 PM EST

Should they? Of course they should. Will they?...

You work with what you got...not what you hope for.

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04/06/2019 02:05 AM EST
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Just give us Sareena after all these years of sacrificing her in favour of others.

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04/07/2019 10:03 PM EST

Yes they should. I'm hoping they include at least 2 of them in the DLC Pack. Li Mei and Havik. Highly doubt it though.


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04/08/2019 09:22 AM EST
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Yes they should. I'm hoping they include at least 2 of them in the DLC Pack. Li Mei and Havik. Highly doubt it though.

Well Havik got his head smooshed in the comic and as non canonical as that comic seems to be, it's likely the killing of lesser known or 3D era characters is something NRS wants to have stick. It seems they have have forgotten how the Netherrealm works.

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04/09/2019 04:08 PM EST

The characters, who have not been featured as playable since the rebooted story, that I would like to see as DLC are...

MK4- Fujin, Kai, Reiko

MK:DA- Drahmin, Li Mei, Moloch

MK:D- Ashrah, Havik, Onaga

Fujin should be among the playable Elder Gods, Kai should be featured with the other Shaolin monks (Liu Kang and Kung Lao), and Onaga should fight the other rulers of Outworld (Shao Kahn, Kotal Kahn, and perhaps Mileena).

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04/09/2019 04:45 PM EST

Sareena, Havik, Li Mei and Fujin

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04/09/2019 07:03 PM EST

All the characters that were NPC in Mortal Kombat X deserves the spot.

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04/14/2019 12:18 PM EST
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fijikungfu

Yes they should. I'm hoping they include at least 2 of them in the DLC Pack. Li Mei and Havik. Highly doubt it though.

Well Havik got his head smooshed in the comic and as non canonical as that comic seems to be, it's likely the killing of lesser known or 3D era characters is something NRS wants to have stick. It seems they have have forgotten how the Netherrealm works.

Yeah I re-read that comic. RIP Havik, never thought his character to be a Blood God Dictator. Felt he was more of a neutral character plotting things behind the scenes for his agenda against Order.


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04/14/2019 12:25 PM EST

It's Havik. If Johnny Cage and Shao Kahn can bullshit their way out of dying a solid canon death in the actual games, Havik can sneak out of a comic book death with questionable credibility.

His head survived remarkably well without a body. Maybe his body can grow a new head. It's Chaos. Anything can happen.

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04/14/2019 12:39 PM EST

I'm sure Marvel and DC characters have come back from worse

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04/14/2019 01:08 PM EST

I can’t take the notion that the comics are canon, seriously. Kittelsen can yell it from the mountaintops all he wants, but the comics got retconned the minute the actual game it was based on, came out.

You work with what you got...not what you hope for.

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04/14/2019 04:26 PM EST
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Yes they should. I'm hoping they include at least 2 of them in the DLC Pack. Li Mei and Havik. Highly doubt it though.

Well Havik got his head smooshed in the comic and as non canonical as that comic seems to be, it's likely the killing of lesser known or 3D era characters is something NRS wants to have stick. It seems they have have forgotten how the Netherrealm works.

Yeah I re-read that comic. RIP Havik, never thought his character to be a Blood God Dictator. Felt he was more of a neutral character plotting things behind the scenes for his agenda against Order.

That would make sense. Havik and everyone from that realm should be walking contradictions to logic and reality rather than just running on Bizarro logic but I think that would be expecting a little too much from the writers of MK these days.

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I think the only thing NRS is going to treat as canon from those comics are the deaths because it's the lazy, easy way out of their massive roster problem. Plus they don't like the majority of the 3D characters so I think it's more than likely they would just do away with them with those insulting deaths.

Nothing else will stick, but the deaths of those characters, oh baby do they ever want those to be real.

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04/16/2019 10:08 PM EST
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From Mortal Kombat 4: Fujin and Kai (to give the character justice)

From Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance: Li-Mei and Nitara (maybe?)

From Mortal Kombat Deception: Shujinko (maybe?),Havik,Ashrah and Hotaru

From Mortal Kombat Armageddon: Sareena (I know that she appeared first MKMSZ and later as playable character in MKTE,but I'll include her in Armageddon anyway since this is the first main game where she's a playable character),Taven and Daegon

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04/18/2019 06:11 AM EST

I want Daegon, Ashrah, Taven and Reiko back soo bad

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