History of Kanos Metallic Eye
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History of Kanos Metallic Eye
10/28/2016 07:04 AM EST
This is all about Kano's eye - from its possibly Terminator-inspired beginnings in the very first Mortal Kombat, to the latest incarnation in Mortal Kombat X where he upgraded it.

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RE: History of Kanos Metallic Eye
11/01/2016 06:57 PM EST
Eye like the review,
keep up the good work Kombat!grinsmile
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RE: History of Kanos Metallic Eye
11/03/2016 12:00 AM EST
Kano will always be one of my favotite baddies from MK.Eye love that shirt too grin
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RE: History of Kanos Metallic Eye
11/07/2016 12:39 PM EST
Yo, I need that shirt!!! Anyways, I came across your "How long is s Generation" video a few weeks sgo and truly enjoyed it. With that being said, I will subscribe to your channel and look forward to your videos.
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11/07/2016 06:09 PM EST
Thanks for the comments guys! I always try and wear a cool shirt, related to the topic I'm discussing. And I do giveaways from time-to-time for subscribers, so who knows, you might win that Kano shirt!

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RE: History of Kanos Metallic Eye
11/10/2016 02:57 PM EST
The laser fatality is very good, but that one where he removes the skeleton of the enemy is the best lol

Nice video btw.
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RE: History of Kanos Metallic Eye
11/18/2016 02:06 AM EST
I think it's pretty obvious that Kano was inspired by Terminator 2. It was a major blockbuster movie at the time, and all of the MK characters were inspired by characters seen in the movies.

Raiden - Big Trouble in Little China
Shang Tsung - Big Trouble in Little China
Liu Kang - Bruce Lee
Johnny Cage - Jean Claude Van Damme in Bloodsport
Scorpion/Sub-Zero - Pick your ninja movie...there were a lot back then. American Ninja?
Sonya - Cynthia Rothrock

Goro - No clue on this one.
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11/18/2016 06:34 AM EST
For reasons I discussed and showed in the video, I still think the Kano/Terminator is more coincidence than anything else.

As for the male ninjas, according to an interview with Daniel Pesina, their look was inspired by a movie called Heroes of the East (also called Challenge Of The Ninja, Shaolin Vs. Ninja and Shaolin Challenges Ninja):

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RE: History of Kanos Metallic Eye
12/20/2016 05:05 PM EST
]{0MBAT Wrote:
For reasons I discussed and showed in the video, I still think the Kano/Terminator is more coincidence than anything else.

As for the male ninjas, according to an interview with Daniel Pesina, their look was inspired by a movie called Heroes of the East (also called Challenge Of The Ninja, Shaolin Vs. Ninja and Shaolin Challenges Ninja):

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Thanks for sharing. Do you remember the book's title is that Daniel Pesina was talking about involving the Lin kuei? I like your videos and subscribed :)
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12/29/2016 08:23 AM EST
Thanks, man! I have a pretty small channel so it really helps me out when you like & subscribe :)

Anyway, yes, I do know the book you're referring to, it comes from the Kombat Kon panel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDpSFTwVRDY&t;=1265 at 21:05:

Danny: “John was like, ‘Okay, we’re gonna have Japanese ninjas. No offense.’ And I was like, ‘I’m not doing Japanese ninjas because Japanese ninjas are overdone. You see every movie out and they have a Japanese ninja.’ And I was like, ‘John, there’s also a Chinese version of a ninja—they dress a little bit different, but they’re still a ninja. And I lent him my book—Skills of the Vagabonds—and from there, the Lin Kuei was born!”

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RE: History of Kanos Metallic Eye
12/29/2016 09:38 AM EST
]{0MBAT Wrote:
For reasons I discussed and showed in the video, I still think the Kano/Terminator is more coincidence than anything else.

As for the male ninjas, according to an interview with Daniel Pesina, their look was inspired by a movie called Heroes of the East (also called Challenge Of The Ninja, Shaolin Vs. Ninja and Shaolin Challenges Ninja):

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That's not totally true. In the first Terminator movie Arnold did the heart rip Fatality to a thug portrayed by Brian Thompson (Shao Kahn in mk Annihilation).

So Arnold was an ispiration to Kano.
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RE: History of Kanos Metallic Eye
12/29/2016 09:31 PM EST
The Lin Kuei were witches this entire time? What that means is the iconic MK ninja rivalry was esentially between a witch and a demonic hellspawn.
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RE: History of Kanos Metallic Eye
12/30/2016 11:18 AM EST
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The Lin Kuei were witches this entire time? What that means is the iconic MK ninja rivalry was esentially between a witch and a demonic hellspawn.


They are no witches. They use black magic and such. But that does not make them a witch or a Witchcrafter.

It's commonly used in asian cinema or mythologies. Especially the ninjas/stealth assasins used black magic and illusion tricks to acclompish whatever they need to.

I could be wrong as i havent read the book. I guess many compare it to the western lore, but we should not as the asian have a different view on it.
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RE: History of Kanos Metallic Eye
12/30/2016 08:32 PM EST
MindStrikes Wrote:
JasonVPred Wrote:
The Lin Kuei were witches this entire time? What that means is the iconic MK ninja rivalry was esentially between a witch and a demonic hellspawn.


They are no witches. They use black magic and such. But that does not make them a witch or a Witchcrafter.

It's commonly used in asian cinema or mythologies. Especially the ninjas/stealth assasins used black magic and illusion tricks to acclompish whatever they need to.

I could be wrong as i havent read the book. I guess many compare it to the western lore, but we should not as the asian have a different view on it.


Hmm, so I guess they would be more accurately described as a wu (someone who used Chinese spells), as far as the initial character inspiration is concerned; the final end product however was a ice wielding warrior.
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RE: History of Kanos Metallic Eye
01/01/2017 07:43 AM EST
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That's not totally true. In the first Terminator movie Arnold did the heart rip Fatality to a thug portrayed by Brian Thompson (Shao Kahn in mk Annihilation).
So Arnold was an ispiration to Kano.

Pretty sure I remember Pesina saying that Richard Divizio came up with the heart rip Fatality himself, and he was actually inspired by the scene from Indiana Jones :)

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