Roster for a MK/Killer Instinct crossover (long post)
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Roster for a MK/Killer Instinct crossover (long post)
11/06/2014 11:24 AM EST
Seeing as KI only has around twenty characters (including the new ones like Sadira), I believe all of them should be included in a crossover. There aren't exactly a lot of core KI characters whose inclusion is pretty much mandatory in a game like this, only Orchid, Fulgore, Jago, Spinal, T.J. Combo, Glacius and Sabrewulf. Seven characters. MK has a lot more core characters than that. Some might think a roster of 14 characters would be enough, but I disagree. So, whether they should only or mostly include "iconic" characters per side or about twenty characters each, who would you choose for the roster?

My roster (I'm going for around twenty characters per side, which like I already said means every KI characters)

MK
Li Mei
A female ninja
Any of the other female characters
A Shokan
Baraka
Reptile
Drahmin
Motaro
Any of the other freaks (like Havik)
Shao Kahn
A cyborg (not CSZ, unless he's just an alt for Sub-Zero)
Stryker
Johnny
Nightwolf
Kabal
Kano
Bo Rai Cho
Mokap
A punching bag (like Kobra and Jax. Thankfully I'd inevitably get one in Scorpion)
Any of the other male characters

KI: If we mostly got core characters per side, then all of those I already mentioned, plus at least one boss (Eyedol, Gargos, ARIA), another female character (Maya, Kim Wu, Sadira, etc) and another non-boss freak (like Riptor or Cinder).
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RE: Roster for a MK/Killer Instinct crossover (long post)
12/01/2014 03:27 AM EST
This would be an awesome crossover if it ever happens. I'll post this in a format where I see really interesting matchups

MK KI
Raiden Eyedol
Shao Kahn Gargos
Motaro Sabrewulf
Kintaro Riptor
Subzero Glacius
Scorpion Cinder
Liu Kang Jago
Kitana Orchid
Nightwolf Chief Thunder
Sektor/Cyrax Fulgore
Shang Tsung Spinal
Jax TJ Combo

So, I got 24 so far... pretty good roster imo.
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RE: Roster for a MK/Killer Instinct crossover (long post)
12/04/2014 09:56 AM EST
mkomega Wrote:
This would be an awesome crossover if it ever happens. I'll post this in a format where I see really interesting matchups

MK KI
Raiden Eyedol
Shao Kahn Gargos
Motaro Sabrewulf
Kintaro Riptor
Subzero Glacius
Scorpion Cinder
Liu Kang Jago
Kitana Orchid
Nightwolf Chief Thunder
Sektor/Cyrax Fulgore
Shang Tsung Spinal
Jax TJ Combo

So, I got 24 so far... pretty good roster imo.


I meant around 20 characters per side, but I like your roster.
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RE: Roster for a MK/Killer Instinct crossover (long post)
03/27/2015 12:09 AM EST
Jago - Liu Kang
Sabrewulf - Kano
Glacius - Sub-Zero
Thunder- Raiden
Orchid - Sonya
Spinal - Shang Tsung
Fulgore - Cyrax
Riptor - Reptile
Combo - Jax
Cinder- Scorpion
Maya - Kitana
Kim Wu - Kung Lao
Tusk - Baraka
Sadira - Mileena
Kan-Ra - Quan Chi
Omen - Noob Saibot
Aganos - Ermac
Hisako - Kenshi
Aria - MKX boss/????
Eyedol - Goro
Gargos - Shao Kahn
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RE: Roster for a MK/Killer Instinct crossover (long post)
04/04/2015 10:31 AM EST
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Jago - Liu Kang
Sabrewulf - Kano
Glacius - Sub-Zero
Thunder- Raiden
Orchid - Sonya
Spinal - Shang Tsung
Fulgore - Cyrax
Riptor - Reptile
Combo - Jax
Cinder- Scorpion
Maya - Kitana
Kim Wu - Kung Lao
Tusk - Baraka
Sadira - Mileena
Kan-Ra - Quan Chi
Omen - Noob Saibot
Aganos - Ermac
Hisako - Kenshi
Aria - MKX boss/????
Eyedol - Goro
Gargos - Shao Kahn


*Long post ahead*

Kano, Ermac, Kenshi and Quan Chi could be replaced by any of the following below:


Nightwolf, who'd get to fight both of his KI rivals (I consider Sabrewulf one of them), while Thunder would get fight both of his MK ones.

Sektor, so Fulgore can take on both of MK's cyborgs.

D'Vorah, who's a perfect match for Sadira and whose inclusion over one of those four could still allow Mileena's.

Li Mei, who'd be perfect for Hisako as they're both women whose villages were invaded, among other similarities.

Onaga vs Gargos. Air Kombat between big fire-spewing brutes.

Johnny Cage is Spinal's rival. Why? Just watch Spinal's KI1 ending, and you'll see why.

By excluding one of those four, we could still get Shang Tsung as Kan-Ra's rival, who's better than Quan Chi in fact as I think their personalities are more similar, and even their stories share a few similarities.


But you did bring up an interesting point with Kano, Ermac, Kenshi and Quan Chi: We don't need strictly exact matches, so you can include MK characters who don't really have a KI rival, like Erron Black and Motaro.

Baraka as Tusk's rival is a nice touch. They don't seem like an obvious match aesthetically, but they're both barbarians armed with blades.

If your roster was about characters who are more likely to be included, though, then it's on the money. Kenshi would likely make it in over Li Mei. Not sure however if Cyrax would definitely be included over Sektor, as NRS doesn't seem to favor one over the other. I could see them excluding Ermac, Kenshi, Kano, Kung Lao or Baraka in favor of Quan Chi, Johnny, Shang Tsung and maybe even Sektor. Mileena'd still be there, because she's a match for Sadira and more mainstream than D'Vorah.

So in short, your predictions for the roster would likely be accurate, for the most part. But I remain optimistic we could get some less expected characters on the MK side.
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