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01/11/2009 12:34 PM EST
How many years have passed since the tournament in Mortal Kombat I....I'm just curious since it seems that none of the characters have aged, at all.
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01/11/2009 12:42 PM EST
I think it helps to think of the mk universe like a comic book. 10 years our time is like 4 mk game time.

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01/11/2009 01:25 PM EST
I know every year isn't an MK year....but I was under the impression that it's been some 40 years, according to the MKD Konquest.
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01/11/2009 01:44 PM EST
It's just like the Simpsons, after multiple Christmases, New Years, and birthdays, not one Simpson aged... not even Maggie.

I think it's just easier to make people not age, because then what's going to happen when you kill them off? Die of old age? And we all know how that feels, just look at The End. Let him die of old age rather than fighting against him, you get an amusing yet somewhat depressing little call between Snake and several others.

i just think it's better off that characters don't age.
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01/11/2009 01:50 PM EST
The timeline advances as the mk team needs it. It is best not to question it. Look at Shujinnko. He starts out a boy and at the same time all the old mk characters are their current age. By the end of the conquest he's this withered old man. None of the other characters age or question this.

I suppose you could argue that different realms have different spans of time, but all the mk characters were found in the other realms also without aging too drastically.

Time wise per the mkd conquest for Shujinnko to age that much a lifetime would have to have past.

I think anyway,haven't played mkd conquest since it came out.
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01/11/2009 02:08 PM EST
I think one of the things is that since half the roster is either Immortal due to Godhood (Radien, Technically Taven), Dead already (Scorpion,Zombie Liu, Drahmin/Moloch,Noob,Technically Sareena),Members of an extremely long lived race (Edenians like Kitana and Sindel,Shokan like Goro and Sheeva,Centaurs like Motaro, maybe Reptile or Baraka),Technically Not even Alive in the first place (Ermac), Have a methd of staying permanetly young (Shang Tsung,Quan Chi,Nitara),Or you just cant see how old they really are (Blaze, Cyber Ninjas), It'd be pretty weird for realistic aging because half would seem to age and the other half wouldn't every single game. And that would just weird out and confuse everybody.confused
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01/11/2009 03:47 PM EST
I still want to know why Bo Ri Cho is the same age when you start Konquest and after Konquest
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01/11/2009 03:59 PM EST
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I still want to know why Bo Ri Cho is the same age when you start Konquest and after Konquest


Bo' Rai Cho is from Outworld. Outworlders, like Edenians age with a slower speed.
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01/11/2009 04:28 PM EST
Ten years pass between MK1 and MK:DA. The MK team confirmed this. Deception happens immediately after MK:DA and Armageddon appears to be right after Deception...so in MK time, I would guess it's been about eleven or twelve years since MK1.
Deception's Konquest starts long before the events of MK1. By the time MK1 happens in Shujinko's story, he's already middle-aged.
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01/11/2009 05:02 PM EST
I believe you still meet the current Sub Zero at the beginning of the conquest right? Then at the end of the conquest you're an old geezer. The timelines don't match up. I always just accepted the fact that Shujinnko looked better with white hair and a beard ahd that was why he aged.wink
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01/11/2009 05:05 PM EST
Thing with Deception's Konquest is it's very loose with the continuity. The basic gist of it is canon, while details should be taken with a grain of salt.

Shujinko joins up with the Lin Kuei early on in his life, and they represented that as training with Sub-Zero even though the current Sub-Zero wasn't even born at the time.
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01/11/2009 05:34 PM EST
Yeah I agree with what you are saying XiahouDun84. That's basically what I said in my above post. Mkd conquest is canon even though if you over analyze the timeline you might end up creating a time paradox and wiping out the entire mk universe, possibly taking all of us with it. smile
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01/16/2009 01:53 AM EST
The characters are aging but some more gracefully than others.

For example:

Sonya is no longer that young twenty something from the first MK game that did a 'cheer leading' victory stance. She looks more like a very healthy thirty something that is now wearing some special underclothes to push...somethings up and in to keep em out of the way.

Something someone else mention brought to mind a question I long forgot about. Johnny died in U/MK3 and was brought back to life. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think any 'canon' story explained it. I believe everyone assumed it was because Raiden or the Elder Gods did it. I don't see the Elder Gods bringing anyone back to life and I don't believe even Raiden has that kind of power. (Please no Frankenstein jokes about lighting bringing the creature to life). Wouldn't that make Johnny 'undead?' That would explain his lack of aging.

Subby...*sigh* he's aging badly, especially since I'm assuming he is technically the youngest of this group. After all he is the younger brother of the first Sub-Zero. I blame it on enhancement abuse.

The only other 'mortal' original from the 90's was Kano...and no offense he's has one of those faces that looked old and ugly when he was a kid. When he ages, he don't look older just uglier.
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01/16/2009 03:34 AM EST
I always figured in the real world, only we age. Not video game characters and cartoons on t.v.
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01/16/2009 07:35 PM EST
Wasn't Sub-Zero's aging a side effect of having the medallion? I swear I remember hearing or seeing that in Deadly Alliance.

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RE: Aging?
01/16/2009 08:37 PM EST
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I believe you still meet the current Sub Zero at the beginning of the conquest right? Then at the end of the conquest you're an old geezer. The timelines don't match up. I always just accepted the fact that Shujinnko looked better with white hair and a beard ahd that was why he aged.wink

if i remember correctly, MK1 Sub was referred to as Sub Zero 7th or something, it's possible that the Sub-Zero met in early Konquest was one of his Ancestors who's fighting styles were shared amongst the clan


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01/16/2009 10:39 PM EST
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Wasn't Sub-Zero's aging a side effect of having the medallion? I swear I remember hearing or seeing that in Deadly Alliance.


Yea...I remember that too.
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01/17/2009 10:02 AM EST
I don't think the dragon medallion aging Sub Zero was ever confirmed in game and I don't remember reading any interviews with the mk team confirming or denying this.

Although a lot of us came to this conclusion after playing mkda.

Please direct me to the official confirmation of this if I am wrong please. I have been curious about this for some time.
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01/31/2009 06:48 PM EST
Why is it that the people from Earthrealm have the shortest lifespans? Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the denizens of every other realm we've seen measure their lives in the hundreds, if not thousands, of years?

Shao Khan conquered Edenia roughly 10,000 years ago.

Kitana was an infant around the same time.

Havik has been living in the Chaosrealm spreading his doctrine for at least a few centuries.

Quan Chi is from the Netherrealm and was there when Shinnok fell all those millennia ago.

Come to think of it, it's just the humans that age normally. The Saurians (Reptile, Khameleon, etc.) were supposed to originally be from earth, and they seem to be rather long lived as well.

Hmm, maybe this has something to do with the destruction of energies from Shinnok's attempt to take over Earthrealm, but it still feels like we got the short end of the stick on that one.
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02/01/2009 10:34 AM EST
We know for sure that Edenians are the descendants of the Gods. That definitely has something to do with heir incredible lifespan.

Other than that, all we really have to go by is a random Order-realmer from MKD's Konquest, who I believe they mentioned was 138 years old, explaining how beings from "lesser realms" such as Earthrealm don't live as long as other realms.

For the most in-depth, in-detail, Mortal Kombat lore analysis vids, there's only one source:


https://www.youtube.com/tabmok99

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02/03/2009 05:50 PM EST
I don't think they will ever age and if they did it would suck. A 100 year old Ermac really isn't something that says "Wow I really want to play that game".
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02/03/2009 07:28 PM EST
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I don't think they will ever age and if they did it would suck. A 100 year old Ermac really isn't something that says "Wow I really want to play that game".


For an Ermac fan, you sure don't know anything about him. Ermac is compiled of nothing but souls from fallen warriors from Outworld, therefore he's basically ageless thanks to Shao Kahn.

And who wouldn't want to fight as a 100 year old man? We already did with Bo Rai' Cho as he is 100 years old.
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02/09/2009 08:54 AM EST
Well any one from out world or edinia will not age much they live for 1000s of years. As far as the earth woriors. look at Kang, he has seen a bit of aging and Sub Zero (mk2 vs MKDA) has aged alot!
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02/11/2009 08:44 AM EST
Technically speaking, Liu Kang shouldn't age since he is the champion of MK. (I'm pretty sure that was canon, anyway.) As Rain's MK Armageddon Bio points out, the Edenian race is descended from the gods.

As MKD's Konquest points out, Lifespans in Edenia are much longer then in some of the lesser realms, like Earthrealm. To back up this last point, there are three people in Orderrealm who will tell you their individual ages: 354 years, 132 years, and 25 years.

For the most in-depth, in-detail, Mortal Kombat lore analysis vids, there's only one source:


https://www.youtube.com/tabmok99

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RE: Aging?
02/16/2009 10:04 PM EST
I've never been concerned this much with MK ages

but then

If the denizens of Edenia are thousands of years old, then
shouldn't they be like, the strongest warriors in the game???

I mean, they've got thousands of years of experience in kombat n' stuff...

so, logically, shouldn't they be hella stronger than, say, Earthrealm's warriors or seomthin', who have significantly less time in existence, and thus, in combat experience?...confused

makes no sense to me...
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