[Spoilers potentially] Is this the final roster (incl. DLC pack 1)
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[Spoilers potentially] Is this the final roster (incl. DLC pack 1)
01/10/2019 03:22 PM EST
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  • 20 trilogy characters
  • 6 3D era (same as MKX)
  • 6 returnees from MKX (of course the two evil, ominous, animalistic characters are out)
  • 4 new
  • 3 guests

MK TRILOGY
Scorpion
Sub-Zero
Raiden
Liu Kang
Kitana
Jade
Rain
Ermac
Nightwolf
Sonya Blade
Johnny Cage
Noob Saibot
Smoke
Cyrax
Sindel
Reptile
Goro
Shang Tsung
Kung Lao
Shao Kahn (Pre-Order Bonus)

3D era
Li Mei
Fujin
Bo' Rai Cho
Frost
Kenshi
Daegon

MKX
Kotal Kahn
Erron Black
Cassie Cage
Jacqui Briggs
Takeda
Kung Jin

NEW
Diederik
Reina
Geras
Kronika

GUESTS
Nimbus
Michael Myers
Pennywise

If this one is true, I really have no hope for NRS to go into the truly mystical, dark, evil part of the lore. I mean, the children and again all of their parents in save for Jax? Might as well just have Jax back in..Also out of all the Trilogy characters, this means the only ones that have not appeared since MK9 are:

Motaro, Kintaro (both who were highly unlikely to return anyway), Baraka, Kabal, Sheeva & Stryker. 5 out of 6 are evil, monstruous, unique characters and it would be a serious disservice and odd they could not find a place for Baraka and Kabal at least.

The 3D era would seriously be underrepresented again, and then out of all of the ones they could choose, a generic nerd like Daevon makes it, a female pallette swap and two who were already in MKX? At least Fujin would finally be in and Li Mei gets to shine again.

As far as the new ones go, all I can say is: from Kano to Diederick...the guests would be disappointing with no Spawn, but Pennywise would be fun.

Thoughts?

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RE: [Spoilers potentially] Is this the final roster (incl. DLC pack 1)
01/10/2019 03:30 PM EST

Hallo Barakall

Just wait for the final roster, you cant do anything about it.

Waiting is also hard for me but looking at the so called final rosters only makes me sad because I dont believe a thing about it.

Nimbus was a hoax 26 years ago

Pennywise, maybe but I dont see it happen

And Myers...maybe

And the rest, naaa

Just one more week and a part of your questions will be answered.

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01/10/2019 03:58 PM EST

This looks like a good roster, actually.

You have your 3D era representation, majority of the player bare will get what they want, the Trilogy roster, and a bunch of new faces.

Every single one is happy.

I really dig this roster.

I would wait for the official disclosure before complaining or rejoice though.

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01/10/2019 05:11 PM EST

Bo Rai Cho in again? Ugh. Why the hell are they doing injustice to amazing characters like Reiko, and Havik.

And the MK kids all being back -_____-

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01/10/2019 05:18 PM EST

Bo Rai Cho is great, that's why.

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01/10/2019 05:32 PM EST
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And the MK kids all being back -_____-

cassie makes sense from a story point of view . i can do without Jacqui and takeda

kill off sonya and johnny and replace them with sareena and tremor

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RE: [Spoilers potentially] Is this the final roster (incl. DLC pack 1)
01/10/2019 06:05 PM EST

I think the roster is pretty good if true, again, my personal preference would be to drop all the special forces characters (Johnny, Sonya and the Kombat Kids all need to go) buuuut I understand their popularity.

My main gripe would be if they put Cyrax in the game and leave out Sektor again ala Deadly Alliance. I know Cyrax is more popular but that still sucks.

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01/10/2019 06:09 PM EST

I just can't with these roster "leaks" anymore. The reveal is next week. Can't wait.

Also...needs more Havik.

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01/10/2019 07:16 PM EST

This list wasn't part of the box art leak, it was tacked on by someone else after and Boon has already debunked it.

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01/10/2019 07:17 PM EST
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I can work with it. We have the must haves(Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Liu Kang, Kitana, Sonya, Johnny), we have the fan favorites(Rain, Jade, Sindel, Ermac, Cyrax, Smoke, Nightwolf, Shang Tsung, Kung-Lao, Noob ect), we have the returning MKX newbies, we have fresh meat, and we actually have some decent 3D era representation. It's a pretty diverse roster. Is it perfect? No. But it's diverse and there are some curveballs that do at least have me interested(Goro? Again?)

The 3D era characters are good enough. Bo Rai Cho, Fujin, Frost, Kenshi, Daegon, and Li Mei(as DLC) is a decent line up. I'm a little irritated in no Sareena, but there's always a shot with a Kombat Pack 2. No Taven is weird but not a loss for me, Daegon is much more interesting and I think he'd probably have more going on plotwise in regards to Takeda/Kenshi, the Red Dragon, and perhaps the Special Forces then Taven would.

No D'Vorah is also weird. Even if she's DLC later down the line...it's still rather odd. Unless maybe Kronika or someone is using her body as a host- that would explain her absence.

I still preferred the other leaked roster mainly because it made so much more sense from a logical and story perspective, but I could live with this roster. Not perfect, but I wanted diversity and this definitely gives that. We'll see.

Though add Tanya and I'd be damn near satisfied.

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RE: [Spoilers potentially] Is this the final roster (incl. DLC pack 1)
01/10/2019 07:59 PM EST
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This list wasn't part of the box art leak, it was tacked on by someone else after and Boon has already debunked it.

Also, hello everyone. I haven't been here in ages, nice upgrade! :)

Welcome back!

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RE: [Spoilers potentially] Is this the final roster (incl. DLC pack 1)
01/10/2019 08:40 PM EST

That's actually a pretty good roster and would no doubt please the majority of the fanbase. We'll just have to wait and see

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RE: [Spoilers potentially] Is this the final roster (incl. DLC pack 1)
01/11/2019 05:17 AM EST

I hope not.

Jacqui Briggs is boring

no Reiko or Havik.

Shang Tsung is cool though

'Your soul is MINE!' *everything crossed for Reiko*
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01/11/2019 05:26 AM EST

This is a list I'd dislike. Mostly due to no Baraka and D'Vorah. Baraka is just a fun character imo, and D'Vorah is easily my favorite newcomer from MKX.

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01/11/2019 06:02 AM EST

Although I’m not a massive fan of D’Vorah gameplaywise I do love the lore behind her character so I agree that she should be back. Deffo replace Jacqui or Kun Jin with her.

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01/11/2019 06:08 AM EST
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Bo Rai Cho is great, that's why.

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01/11/2019 11:53 AM EST

I'm glad this isn't the real roster, as I can't imagine "Nimbus" being a character, let alone as DLC.

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01/11/2019 11:55 AM EST
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Bo Rai Cho is great, that's why.

Maybe if you're twelve years old and like the idea of farting your opponent to death. I mean I guess he does appeal to the kids. For me he's just foul. MKX was enough, make room for some unrealized potential (i.e. Shujinko, Ashrah, Reiko, Taven, ...).

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01/11/2019 04:57 PM EST
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  • 20 trilogy characters
  • 6 3D era (same as MKX)
  • 6 returnees from MKX (of course the two evil, ominous, animalistic characters are out)
  • 4 new
  • 3 guests

MK TRILOGY
Scorpion
Sub-Zero
Raiden
Liu Kang
Kitana
Jade
Rain
Ermac
Nightwolf
Sonya Blade
Johnny Cage
Noob Saibot
Smoke
Cyrax
Sindel
Reptile
Goro
Shang Tsung
Kung Lao
Shao Kahn (Pre-Order Bonus)

3D era
Li Mei
Fujin
Bo' Rai Cho
Frost
Kenshi
Daegon

MKX
Kotal Kahn
Erron Black
Cassie Cage
Jacqui Briggs
Takeda
Kung Jin

NEW
Diederik
Reina
Geras
Kronika

GUESTS
Nimbus
Michael Myers
Pennywise

If this one is true, I really have no hope for NRS to go into the truly mystical, dark, evil part of the lore. I mean, the children and again all of their parents in save for Jax? Might as well just have Jax back in..Also out of all the Trilogy characters, this means the only ones that have not appeared since MK9 are:

Motaro, Kintaro (both who were highly unlikely to return anyway), Baraka, Kabal, Sheeva & Stryker. 5 out of 6 are evil, monstruous, unique characters and it would be a serious disservice and odd they could not find a place for Baraka and Kabal at least.

The 3D era would seriously be underrepresented again, and then out of all of the ones they could choose, a generic nerd like Daevon makes it, a female pallette swap and two who were already in MKX? At least Fujin would finally be in and Li Mei gets to shine again.

As far as the new ones go, all I can say is: from Kano to Diederick...the guests would be disappointing with no Spawn, but Pennywise would be fun.

Thoughts?

Well... i am missing Sektor and Baraka, but beside this the roster looks pretty good. Sindel, Ermac, Kenshi, Fujin, Smoke, Nightwolf... i would be glad to see them back. Cyrax would be awesome and i had high hopes for Shang Tsung. But i have my doupts because D'Vorah is missin and Sindel as a part of the roster? I jut can't imagine this.

In most cases i like kharacters with supernatural powers like Fujin, Raiden etc. Just something which makes them unique. This is the reason why i don't care about kharacters like Shujinko, Taven and Reiko. For guest kharacters i really hope for IT/Pennywise. I read the book when i was 14... and yes it has much influence on me because this book was the reason to read many books after it. And i like the new interpretation of IT. So... bring IT on :)

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01/11/2019 05:55 PM EST

I am okay with that roster, but if I had it my way I would trim out some of the Trilogy characters; Rain, Sindel, Smoke, and maybe Goro (unless he actually has a reason for being there in the story unlike MKX). Instead I would include Ashrah and maybe Havik or Kira. I am okay with Jax being out because it was established that he is retired and I feel like he's one character who definitely earned his walk off into the sunset. I would be alright if Johnny Cage and Sonya did the same as well, despite them being some of my favorite and log-standing characters, because they have to commit to the time jump route and keep the new generation around.

I am okay with D'Vorah being out since she was defeated and apparently captured at the end of MKX. I am okay with Ferrah/Torr being out because I just think they were awful characters.

I think the new characters sound alright, but I do believe that those names are 100% placeholder if there is any validity to them at all. Mortal Kombat tends to have placeholder names for their characters. In Mortal Kombat X a character named Salazar leaked. Later on a character with an identical bio and description was revealed, except the name ended up being Erron Black.

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RE: [Spoilers potentially] Is this the final roster (incl. DLC pack 1)
01/11/2019 08:12 PM EST
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Bo Rai Cho is great, that's why.

Maybe if you're twelve years old and like the idea of farting your opponent to death. I mean I guess he does appeal to the kids. For me he's just foul. MKX was enough, make room for some unrealized potential (i.e. Shujinko, Ashrah, Reiko, Taven, ...).

I do actually agree that the bodily functions can get old quick, but there are other reasons why I like Bo: Namely the jolly, drunken master archetype. I also enjoy his rotund appearance/athletic fighting style. He's also one of the few characters in the series that is really just a pure, kind-hearted soul amid a sea of brooding anti-heroes.

I guess I just really enjoy unlikely heroes.

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01/12/2019 02:05 AM EST
01/12/2019 02:06 AM EST

there are other reasons why I like Bo: Namely the jolly, drunken master archetype.

Amen!

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01/12/2019 03:58 AM EST

I've always been reluctant to trust roster "leaks". It's too easy to get carried away and be disappointed if they don't end up meeting the hype (look at the last direct, people were expecting like half a dozen or so new characters, and all major ones).

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01/16/2019 06:34 PM EST

The kombat kids are wack. Replace jackie with kabal, replace takeda with D'vorah and replace Kung Jin with Baraka. Add Havik and reiko as DLC and the roster is near perfect.

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01/16/2019 11:18 PM EST
01/16/2019 11:25 PM EST

Well, the leak that held the covert art and Rousey's involvement also held a roster, and this isn't it.

Close, but not it.

This is what the leak held:

1. Scorpion
2. Sub-Zero
3. Raiden
4. Liu Kang
5. Sonya Blade
6. Johnny Cage
7. Shang Tsung
8. Reptile
9. Goro
10. Kitana
11. Kung Lao

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12. Noob Saibot
13. Jade
14. Rain
15. Smoke
16. Cyrax
17. Sindel

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18. Fujin
19. Bo' Rai Cho
20. Frost
21. Kenshi
22. Daegon

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23. Kotal Kahn
24. Erron Black
25. Cassie Cage
26. Jacqui Briggs
27. Takeda
28. Kung Jin

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29. Diederik
30. Reina
31. Geras
32. Kronika

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33. Shao Kahn (Pre-Order Bonus)