Jade and Baraka added to MKX Mobile
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05/06/2017 09:19 AM EST
Chimera Wrote:


Li Mei concept art compared to "Jade"
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Wow those lazy bastards
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05/06/2017 01:23 PM EST
I love these new additions, although I find it weird that Jade has been included even though she was conspicuously absent from MKX console. I can't imagine why they included her over other NPCs (like Sindel, Rain, Smoke etc) or even PCs (like Goro, Tremor or the much coveted Takeda).

Still, i'll take what i can get and they all look good, even if Jade's costume is 'borrowed' from Li Mei. But yes, i do have a problem with the amount of whitewashing that seems to be going on around her (and in MK in general). She's now paler than the average hispanic/latino person. It would be better if they could just make up their minds and stick to it. The problem is it looks like they are trying to make her 'whiter' because someone out there called a demographic believes that caucasian is more attractive than afro-caribbean. (Whether that is the reason or not, it still appears that way, and that's bad.)

Has anyone noticed that none of the female MK characters have Afro-caribbean type hair? I work in a salon that specialises in Afro hair. Black & even some mixed race people don't have straight hair naturally. You could argue that since they are not Earthrealmers, this rule might not apply, but but again it appears that there is a caucasian-appeal-bias in the mix somewhere.

/rant
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05/07/2017 09:13 AM EST
PickleMendip Wrote:
I love these new additions, although I find it weird that Jade has been included even though she was conspicuously absent from MKX console. I can't imagine why they included her over other NPCs (like Sindel, Rain, Smoke etc) or even PCs (like Goro, Tremor or the much coveted Takeda).

Still, i'll take what i can get and they all look good, even if Jade's costume is 'borrowed' from Li Mei. But yes, i do have a problem with the amount of whitewashing that seems to be going on around her (and in MK in general). She's now paler than the average hispanic/latino person. It would be better if they could just make up their minds and stick to it. The problem is it looks like they are trying to make her 'whiter' because someone out there called a demographic believes that caucasian is more attractive than afro-caribbean. (Whether that is the reason or not, it still appears that way, and that's bad.)

Has anyone noticed that none of the female MK characters have Afro-caribbean type hair? I work in a salon that specialises in Afro hair. Black & even some mixed race people don't have straight hair naturally. You could argue that since they are not Earthrealmers, this rule might not apply, but but again it appears that there is a caucasian-appeal-bias in the mix somewhere.

/rant


Well the problem is Jade was based off of Kitana, who had a caucasian actress.

The other issue is Tanya... she was a last minute character who was based on guess who? Kitana!

The only non-white MK character that was not based on a caucasian was really Jacqui... and she actually has the appropriate hair style.

Oh and then there's Jataaka................... extensions or a wig, no doubt.
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RE: Jade and Baraka added to MKX Mobile
05/07/2017 12:27 PM EST
blacksaibot Wrote:
Chimera Wrote:


Li Mei concept art compared to "Jade"
Courtesy of ChamKham


Wow those lazy bastards


Lol
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RE: Jade and Baraka added to MKX Mobile
05/17/2017 06:44 PM EST
PickleMendip Wrote:
I love these new additions, although I find it weird that Jade has been included even though she was conspicuously absent from MKX console. I can't imagine why they included her over other NPCs (like Sindel, Rain, Smoke etc) or even PCs (like Goro, Tremor or the much coveted Takeda).

Still, i'll take what i can get and they all look good, even if Jade's costume is 'borrowed' from Li Mei. But yes, i do have a problem with the amount of whitewashing that seems to be going on around her (and in MK in general). She's now paler than the average hispanic/latino person. It would be better if they could just make up their minds and stick to it. The problem is it looks like they are trying to make her 'whiter' because someone out there called a demographic believes that caucasian is more attractive than afro-caribbean. (Whether that is the reason or not, it still appears that way, and that's bad.)

Has anyone noticed that none of the female MK characters have Afro-caribbean type hair? I work in a salon that specialises in Afro hair. Black & even some mixed race people don't have straight hair naturally. You could argue that since they are not Earthrealmers, this rule might not apply, but but again it appears that there is a caucasian-appeal-bias in the mix somewhere.

/rant



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RE: Jade and Baraka added to MKX Mobile
05/18/2017 10:15 PM EST
I'm with you on this, and was really excited to see if they would give Jacqui and alt skin with afro-Caribean hair. It is silly that they keep going back and forth with Jade's skin-- I first started playing MK3/UMK3 and then got into the series, so when I see Jade white-washed, it just doesn't look right.
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RE: Jade and Baraka added to MKX Mobile
07/14/2017 03:44 AM EST
blacksaibot Wrote:
Wow those lazy bastards


And how the crap is this supposed to be lazy? That's making good use of an incomplete asset that would otherwise languish untouched by anybody but image archivists.
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RE: Jade and Baraka added to MKX Mobile
08/05/2017 07:25 PM EST
Thank you for at least adding Baraka to the mobile game, NRS.

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