From the Palace Gates of Shang Tsung's Island, to the very top of the Pyramid of Argus: for twenty long years, characters from multiple realms have battled it out in a tournament called Mortal Kombat! Now, the kombatants face the greatest fight as we call upon the entire fanbase for the ultimate challenge!
In the early days, you could take for granted that Liu Kang would be the hero of the hour, but as Mortal Kombat has developed in complexity, the question of who truly reigns supreme becomes increasingly open to circumstance. Many characters have risen through the ranks in arcade endings, offering dozens of possible outcomes in each game, but story modes and what ifs can never truly reflect the powers of the mightiest mortals in kombat history.
With the series' twentieth anniversary mere months away, it is time for Mortal Kombat Online to vote for the very first time! We hope to gather the entire MK fanbase to answer a question that has garnered debate across three decades: Who is the Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion?
The roster of MK characters has grown continuously over the past twenty years, making this an unprecedented vote, with newest addition, Skarlet, freshly included.
A staff pre-vote of the greatest characters of all-time determined eight top seeds, with a semi-randomized draw built around them. Each outcome will be determined by the result of a regularly updated MK Online User Poll [located top left], meaning you will decide who the true Supreme Champion is! Criteria for voting is completely up to you, but we recommend taking into account the past, present, and iconic powers of each character, to determine one true champion.
A wildcard vote between two omissions from the recent reboot has already given us our first result, producing a qualifying entry into the final bracket of sixty-four kombatants [pictured above]. It is Chameleon who will be the most noteworthy character absent from the standard, single elimination bracket, dismissed by the wildcard vote Khameleon.
After twenty years of Mortal Kombat, we ask the definitive question: Who is the Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion? Five intense rounds across three months have whittled away challengers from three decades, bringing us to the GRAND FINAL!
Sub-Zero: the Lin Kuei cryomancer and face of the series. The #1 seed, Sub-Zero has dominated the competition throughout, living up to expectations with the biggest victories of each round. The path of the tournament saw him eliminate a solid field of contenders; Daegon (R1), Frost (R2), Quan Chi (R3), Kitana (QF) and finally Raiden (SF).
Ermac: damned souls enslaved under the dark magic of Shao Kahn! A cult favourite born in arcade rumor, Ermac has grown from a red palette swap, to a fully realized fan-favourite character. A hard earned path saw him eliminate some of the biggest names in the series; Reptile (R1), Baraka (R2), Shang Tsung (R3), Smoke (QF) and finally Noob Saibot (SF).
From the Palace Gates of Shang Tsung's Island, to the very top of the Pyramid of Argus, right back to where it all began. Only one of these kombatants can be proclaimed the Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion! In this Year of the Dragon, celebrating the series' 20th Anniversary, now is the time to vote for the greatest of two. Who will reign supreme?... FIGHT!
- Wildcard: Khameleon (53.3%) d. Chameleon (46.6%)
- Round 1: Sub-Zero (86.2%) d. Daegon (13.7%)
- Round 1: Frost (63.1%) d. Taven (36.8%)
- Round 1: Sareena (78.2%) d. Dairou (21.7%)
- Round 1: Quan Chi (65.3%) d. Li Mei (34.6%)
- Round 1: Kitana (89.2%) d. Darrius (10.7%)
- Round 1: Rain (73.0%) d. Blaze (26.9%)
- Round 1: Sindel (64.7%) d. Tanya (35.2%)
- Round 1: Shao Kahn (59.7%) d. Reiko (40.2%)
- Round 1: Johnny Cage (88.9%) d. Kobra (11.0%)
- Round 1: Kurtis Stryker (83.7%) d. Mokap (16.2%)
- Round 1: Jade (65%) d. Skarlet (34%) [Update pending]
- Round 1: Mileena (80%) d. Meat (19%) [Update pending]
- Round 1: Jax (63.1%) d. Tremor (36.8%)
- Round 1: Kabal (74.5%) d. Mavado (25.4%)
- Round 1: Fujin (64.7%) d. Dragon King (35.2%)
- Round 1: Raiden (87.8%) d. Shujinko (12.1%)
- Round 1: Shang Tsung (75%) d. Bo' Rai Cho (25%)
- Round 1: Kenshi (59.3%) d. Nightwolf (40.6%)
- Round 1: Ermac (51.6%) d. Reptile (48.3%)
- Round 1: Baraka (66.0%) d. Khameleon (33.9%)
- Round 1: Cyrax (88.3%) d. Hsu Hao (11.6%)
- Round 1: Smoke (65.9%) d. Sektor (34.0%)
- Round 1: Shinnok (83.8%) d. Drahmin (16.1%)
- Round 1: Liu Kang (71.7%) d. Hotaru (28.2%)
- Round 1: Prince Goro (62.8%) d. Motaro (37.1%)
- Round 1: Kintaro (63.7%) d. Sheeva (36.2%)
- Round 1: Nitara (64.4%) d. Ashrah (35.5%)
- Round 1: Kung Lao (75.2%) d. Kai (24.7%)
- Round 1: Sonya Blade (82.4%) d. Jarek (17.5%)
- Round 1: Kano (78.9%) d. Kira (21.0%)
- Round 1: Noob Saibot (73.2%) d. Havik (26.7%)
- Round 1: Scorpion (75.7%) d. Moloch (24.2%)
- Round 2: Sub-Zero (80.4%) d. Frost (19.5%)
- Round 2: Quan Chi (58.4%) d. Sareena (41.5%)
- Round 2: Princess Kitana (51.3%) d. Rain (48.6%)
- Round 2: Shao Kahn (56.8%) d. Queen Sindel (43.1%)
- Round 2: Johnny Cage (66.8%) versus Kurtis Stryker (33.1%)
- Round 2: Jade (52.3%) d. Mileena (47.6%)
- Round 2: Kabal (61.1%) d. Jax (38.8%)
- Round 2: Raiden (64.3%) d. Fujin (35.6%)
- Round 2: Shang Tsung (50.6%) d. Kenshi (49.3%)
- Round 2: Ermac (68.2%) d. Baraka (31.7%)
- Round 2: Smoke (54.9%) d. Cyrax (45.0%)
- Round 2: Liu Kang (53.3%) d. Shinnok (46.6%)
- Round 2: Prince Goro (50.6%) d. Kintaro (49.3%)
- Round 2: Kung Lao (62.9%) d. Nitara (37.0%)
- Round 2: Sonya Blade (58.7%) d. Kano (41.2%)
- Round 2: Noob Saibot (58.2%) d. Scorpion (41.7%)
- Round 3: Sub-Zero (72.3%) d. Quan Chi (27.6%)
- Round 3: Kitana (52.9%) d. Shao Kahn (47.0%)
- Round 3: Johnny Cage (51.0%) d. Jade (48.9%)
- Round 3: Raiden (58.0%) d. Kabal (41.9%)
- Round 3: Ermac (56.8%) d. Shang Tsung (43.1%)
- Round 3: Smoke (61.5%) d. Liu Kang (38.4%)
- Round 3: Kung Lao (56.9%) d. Prince Goro (43.0%)
- Round 3: Noob Saibot (52.9%) d. Sonya Blade (47.0%)
- Quarter Final: Sub-Zero (60.4%) d. Princess Kitana (39.5%)
- Quarter Final: Raiden (56.0%) d. Johnny Cage (43.9%)
- Quarter Final: Ermac (50.2%) d. Smoke (49.7%)
- Quarter Final: Noob Saibot (55.7%) d. Kung Lao (44.2%)
- Semi Final: Sub-Zero (65.1%) d. Raiden (34.8%)
- Semi Final: Ermac (52.6%) d. Noob Saibot (47.3%)
- Championship: Sub-Zero (50.2%) d. Ermac (49.7%) [read more]
To be eligible to vote, make sure you've registered to Mortal Kombat Online and visit regularly to stay up-to-date with the latest poll. You can discuss all the tournament match-ups and voting on the forums. We want this to be a massive event, with every MK fan having their say in the overall tally! Follow us @MK_Online and like us on Facebook to share updates for the latest polls!