THE NEW HERO
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THE NEW HERO
03/16/2019 08:46 AM EST

Usually in NRS games story modes the hero of the story ends up being the one we control in the final Chapter of Story mode. Now that we know that Cassie Cage's chapter will be the first of the story, that implies that Cassie won't be the one who defeats Kronica. Who then?

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03/16/2019 09:29 AM EST

I'm gonna facepalm so hard I'll decapitate myself if Jacqui is the champ this time.

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03/16/2019 09:32 AM EST

Liu Kang or Kung Lao are my guess for now

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03/16/2019 09:35 AM EST
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I'm gonna facepalm so hard I'll decapitate myself if Jacqui is the champ this time.

I will follow you man...

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03/16/2019 10:16 AM EST

Why does it have to just be ONE person?

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03/16/2019 10:37 AM EST

Yeah Kronie seems like she might require a tag team approach

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03/16/2019 10:59 AM EST

My bet is Raiden again

I predict a Raiden vs dark Raiden ending with two factions and Kronika defeated.

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03/16/2019 11:10 AM EST

It sure would be nice if it was Liu Kang or Kung Lao; their past selves seem pretty cool and seem to be searching for Kronika's keep. But I think it would be really cool if the revenants find their way back to the light somehow and turn against Kronika. It would be nice to see them redeem themselves.

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03/16/2019 12:13 PM EST

Probably Liu Kang, but I'm still hopeful NRS will surprise me this time around.

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03/16/2019 12:53 PM EST

Bi Han, Reason just because it would be out of left field.

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03/16/2019 12:57 PM EST
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My bet is Raiden again

I predict a Raiden vs dark Raiden ending with two factions and Kronika defeated.

I thaught about that to. However, wuldn't it be too much Injustice 2?

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03/16/2019 01:12 PM EST

MK and Injustice have a lot in common in terms of story and style.

Injustice 1 had heroes and villains dealing with their counterparts from an alternative reality.

Mk11 will be all about characters dealing with their counterparts from the past.

Injustice has the greatest hero and Earth protector become villain. MK has Liu Kang and Dark Raiden filling the same jar.

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RE: THE NEW HERO
03/16/2019 01:30 PM EST
Scorpion1813

I'm gonna facepalm so hard I'll decapitate myself if Jacqui is the champ this time.

I'd bet on it, but for fun I'll say ZEBRON will come in and save the day!

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03/16/2019 02:12 PM EST

Let it be someone unexpected.

Jade or Skarlet even. Or even sexy Kano.

Take a risk.

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03/16/2019 02:16 PM EST
lastfighter89

My bet is Raiden again

I predict a Raiden vs dark Raiden ending with two factions and Kronika defeated.

I'm looking forward to the Dark Kang vs Dark Raiden match up that's been brewing since MK(2011). And I kinda want things to get so bad that Dark Raiden realises himself how much he screwed up and that he redeems himself. Having Good version kill/defeat Bad version just isn't satisfying from a story / character development point of view, because they aren't learning anything or developing as a character that way.

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03/16/2019 02:53 PM EST

They arguably took a risk by making Johnny/Cassie the new champions when you consider how poorly Johnny was treated in story after MK2 until MK9. I remember, painfully, that most of the fans who started playing in the 3D era who believed that Johnny was MKs equivalent to a DAN HIBIKI(!!!) instead of being closer to Ken Masters' role.

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03/16/2019 03:11 PM EST
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They arguably took a risk by making Johnny/Cassie the new champions when you consider how poorly Johnny was treated in story after MK2 until MK9. I remember, painfully, that most of the fans who started playing in the 3D era who believed that Johnny was MKs equivalent to a DAN HIBIKI(!!!) instead of being closer to Ken Masters' role.

Meh. I guess.

But something about a morally gray character or a villain taking another villain down seems like a much more daring and fresher approach rather than having Raiden/Liu/Sonya/Johnny/KungLao/Cassie/Jaqui solely taking down the big bad.

Or better yet- have Kronika prevail...at least until MK12.

Something. Anything other than *Insert Earthrealm Goodie Goodie* saving the day.

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03/16/2019 03:44 PM EST

Shao Kahn realises he had been corrupted and used as a pawn by Kronika and the One being for millenia, defeats Kronika and saves the day, and goes back to being the Protector Deity of Outworld and relinquishes his status as Emperor, freeing Edenia and other realms, freeing up the cosmos to other conflicts and threats.

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03/16/2019 03:46 PM EST

My serious guess is Cetrion.

She supposedly has ties to Kronika and Shinnok if rumours / leaks are true.
What if she fights off Kronika while Raiden and other heroes destroy her sand timer - which is what the Elder Gods tell Raiden to do to restore the flow of time or whatever it was.

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03/16/2019 04:05 PM EST

This has nothing to do with the new hero, but for some reason MK9's Sindel fiasco sprung to mind and I don't want anything like that in the story. Killing of half the cast with ease by a single character.
Now Kronika would be more powerful, but even her killing off most of the characters for the sake of putting an and to the story mode, would leave a bad taste. Because that is what Sindels fight in MK9 felt like "Oh, we've gone to long with the story mode, let's just kill them already so we can move on to the end".

The new hero... don't have anyone on my mind yet. Don't even know if it has to be a hero. Why not make it a joint effort of several?

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03/16/2019 05:39 PM EST

Mk9 had a great ending. It required raiden to defeat one of the strongest characters. Mkx had a great stoey but they left the fate kf the world to the kombat kids, and had cassie defeat the strongest character so far. I hope they dont repeat this mistake.

I would like to see a group effort honestly

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03/16/2019 05:49 PM EST
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Shao Kahn realises he had been corrupted and used as a pawn by Kronika and the One being for millenia, defeats Kronika and saves the day, and goes back to being the Protector Deity of Outworld and relinquishes his status as Emperor, freeing Edenia and other realms, freeing up the cosmos to other conflicts and threats.

Now that's a breath of fresh air!

Not only would that open up the story to go new places- but it definitely rejuvenates Kahn's character in a way that has never been done befo...well...maybe ever.

I love that!

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03/17/2019 07:57 PM EST
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They arguably took a risk by making Johnny/Cassie the new champions when you consider how poorly Johnny was treated in story after MK2 until MK9. I remember, painfully, that most of the fans who started playing in the 3D era who believed that Johnny was MKs equivalent to a DAN HIBIKI(!!!) instead of being closer to Ken Masters' role.

Meh. I guess.

But something about a morally gray character or a villain taking another villain down seems like a much more daring and fresher approach rather than having Raiden/Liu/Sonya/Johnny/KungLao/Cassie/Jaqui solely taking down the big bad.

Or better yet- have Kronika prevail...at least until MK12.

Something. Anything other than *Insert Earthrealm Goodie Goodie* saving the day.

Lol. Fair enough. I love the Shao Kahn face turn idea. Would be an amazing twist.

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03/17/2019 08:30 PM EST
03/17/2019 08:33 PM EST
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They arguably took a risk by making Johnny/Cassie the new champions when you consider how poorly Johnny was treated in story after MK2 until MK9. I remember, painfully, that most of the fans who started playing in the 3D era who believed that Johnny was MKs equivalent to a DAN HIBIKI(!!!) instead of being closer to Ken Masters' role.

Meh. I guess.

But something about a morally gray character or a villain taking another villain down seems like a much more daring and fresher approach rather than having Raiden/Liu/Sonya/Johnny/KungLao/Cassie/Jaqui solely taking down the big bad.

Or better yet- have Kronika prevail...at least until MK12.

Something. Anything other than *Insert Earthrealm Goodie Goodie* saving the day.

Lol. Fair enough. I love the Shao Kahn face turn idea. Would be an amazing twist.

Me too. Kahn the conqueror becomes Kahn the savior

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RE: THE NEW HERO
03/17/2019 09:49 PM EST

I'm not sure they could really go for a full redemption arc with Shao Kahn at this point in the series, but I definitely like the idea of him defeating Kronika. We know she's involved now because of the instability in the timeline caused by Raiden's meddling, and it would be a hell of a callback to Armageddon - the launching point of this altered timeline - to have Shao Kahn once again claim victory at the end. Maybe as an added twist, that could turn out to be Kronika's intent as a way of restoring the balance. Whether or not Kahn's character turns on a path to becoming a force for good, he could still be the necessary counterbalance to an increasingly dangerous Raiden.