The Ninja in the Krypt
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The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 08:19 AM EST

I have not seen this being discussed anywhere specifically.. only scatterings in other threads.

The ninja that appears in the Krypt trailer speaking with Shang Tsung seems to be Rain. He sports a mask with no hood, hair pulled back in a bun... He has a wave design on his chest. It has to be Rain. It is difficult to tell with the lighting in the trailer, but he seems to be wearing some purple (chest & sash). Do you think this increases his chances to be DLC along with Shang Tsung?

So, what do you think? Is this Rain or a generic Ninja? Does this strengthen Rain's chances of being playable in MK11 (base roster or DLC)?

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03/24/2019 08:22 AM EST
03/24/2019 08:31 AM EST

One of the game devs on Twitter (Daanish Syed I believe) has confirmed it's not Rain:

Edit: link below

https://twitter.com/_DaanishSyed/status/1109226994544324610?s=09

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 08:40 AM EST

It is so obviously not Rain, but I'm sure he has a name.

Eventually, someone's going to get the idea to make him a playable character.

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 08:46 AM EST

Hard to tell what his name was in the video, sounded like either Tremor or Trevor.

Maybe it's the name of the player?

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 08:51 AM EST
Spider804

Hard to tell what his name was in the video, sounded like either Tremor or Trevor.

Maybe it's the name of the player?

I'm pretty sure it says "Traveller"

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 08:54 AM EST

That could make sense. Fair enough

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 09:07 AM EST

In MKX Rain has a decent amount of story time (compared to some actually playable characters), has a full moveset and you can play against him. Just can't pick him.

In MK11 his likeness is used on a mute, nameless, generic krypt explorer.

Anyone else get the feeling they're purposely trying to piss people off?

Oh but we get FemJax! Yippie. MK12 will bring back Hsu Hao and this time he's joining the Special Forces and will be the main hero.

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 09:09 AM EST

That's funny, but I don't see hell freezing over in MK12

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 09:24 AM EST
Spider804

That's funny, but I don't see hell freezing over in MK12

Why not? Hsu Hao has been playable in as many games as Rain. And it's clear NRS don't pick the roster based on popularity. If anything they pick the least favourites.

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 09:30 AM EST
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Spider804

That's funny, but I don't see hell freezing over in MK12

Why not? Hsu Hao has been playable in as many games as Rain. And it's clear NRS don't pick the roster based on popularity. If anything they pick the least favourites.

Hsu hao has only been in 2 games if i’m not mistaken. Rain has been in 3

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 09:34 AM EST
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MK12 will bring back Hsu Hao and this time he's joining the Special Forces and will be the main hero.

You make it sound like a bad thing.

Any development for Hsu Hao would be a step forward. I welcome it. As for Rain, I hardly think the ninja character looks like him. He reminds me more of Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden, just in black.

I think the calls of similarity is just Rain fans writhing in desperation. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Rain fan and would love to see him return, but comparing him to the Krypt ninja just ain't it.

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 09:40 AM EST
03/24/2019 10:38 AM EST

I remember two months ago when I was one of the people skeptical the menu picture was even Rain in the first place - being told by more than one Rain fan that I was in denial and rejecting the evidence that was so plainly right in front of my face...

As a counterpoint... I present: This thread.

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 09:44 AM EST

You're not gonna dance this time, are ya?

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 10:01 AM EST

It is not Rain. Why would Shang Tsung not refer to Rain by his name? Rain's best chance to be playable is DLC I think.

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 11:19 AM EST
03/24/2019 11:27 AM EST

Whoever he is, he's cute...from what little of his face I can see.

If Rain did look like that, I'd be please. Rain has always been a handsome prince.

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 11:32 AM EST

Maybe it's a slightly older Takeda.

He is a black and yellow ninja with long hair.

Maybe the bun is a homage to Hanzo

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 03:35 PM EST
Spider804

Hard to tell what his name was in the video, sounded like either Tremor or Trevor.

Maybe it's the name of the player?

No, TER is a new character. Recall that two new characters are CET (Cetrion) and KOL (Kollector).

TER = TERRAFAUX??? LOL

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 03:39 PM EST

TER is already confirmed to be Geras

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RE: The Ninja in the Krypt
03/24/2019 04:09 PM EST
Spider804

You're not gonna dance this time, are ya?

I think that would make it a Rain Dance.

I laughed at the Twitter thread guy saying he cancelled his pre-order because it wasn't Rain. The joke character based on Prince inspires complete diva reactions from a fan base who misidentified a (likely) generic Krypt avatar. Who would've thunk it. Rain will be back one day, and we'll never hear the end of it until then, nor will we after his return fails to live up to self-generated hype.

I'm cancelling my non-existent pre-order if it isn't Shujinko.