Lets Talk: Erron Black!
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RE: Lets Talk: Erron Black!
02/21/2015 08:11 PM EST
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Why in the hell should Skarlet be DLC again? If any reference to her, she should be on the main roster.


She shouldn't be in the game, period, because she's useless fan service just like Tremor. But of course that's just how I feel.


Either or. She's not really all that good of a character.

barakall Wrote:
That name needs a lot of explaining though, one of the most uninspired dumb names ever.

Everytime I read it I think of some black guy named Enron or Aaron.


Erron Black is a better name then Baraka. I don't think a real life person would have a name like that, lol.
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RE: Lets Talk: Erron Black!
02/21/2015 08:22 PM EST
barakall Wrote:
That name needs a lot of explaining though, one of the most uninspired dumb names ever.

Everytime I read it I think of some black guy named Enron or Aaron.


Erron is another way to spell Aaron, check facebook(yes i didnt know it was either at first)

and Black is a real last name, so no real explanation is needed
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02/21/2015 09:56 PM EST
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Skarlet's design is lame and Erron's is intriguing.

You've jumped the character ship so much these past few months I almost forgot who you were rooting for...
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RE: Erron Black!
02/21/2015 10:30 PM EST
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Tazer_Gunshot Wrote:
Skarlet's design is lame and Erron's is intriguing.

You've jumped the character ship so much these past few months I almost forgot who you were rooting for...


Lol. Well, I'm rooting for a lot of characters to make it. Shinnok is at the top bro. I want Erron Black in it too, a long with Mileena and Reiko would be nice.
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RE: Lets Talk: Erron Black!
02/21/2015 10:51 PM EST
NoobSaibot5 Wrote:
I'm personally not understanding all the hype around this character, but I'm not dismissing him completely. He could be amazing for all I know, but it's very hard to go "ERMGERD HE'S GR8 M8" and jump on the hype train when the character hasn't even spoken.

Sure, Skarlet has no lines of dialogue at all in MK9, and despite her powers and her (IMO) badass story and movesets, very few fans took to her the way they seemingly have with Erron Black. Weird.




Personally, I think a character who is only released as a "last resort" by one of the most powerful and imposing characters within the series, has a lot more going for her than a cowboy with a ninja mask serving Kotal Khan. Makes me wonder if her design was a little more intricate and creative would the fans have taken to her as easily.

I mean, she's literally powered by the blood of her enemies. Putting her design aside, she's a master assassin with plenty of lore and character to work with, not to mention she had brilliant gameplay. I wont derail the topic by focusing on Skarlet, but I'd love to see her go down a road similar to Decapre from Street Fighter. Unhinged, delirious, and unstable.

For the moment, Erron's not standing out to me. Even his name seems sort of...awkward. sad


The thing about Skarlet is that she's just "yet another scantily clad female assassin working for Shao Kahn," which is itself a subcategory of "yet another assassin working for Shao Kahn." She is basically the female Ermac: both created by Kahn, he's made of souls and she's made of blood, both are top-level enforcers with no apparent will or ambition of their own. Yes, living off the blood of her enemies is badass, and it was nice to see an assassin working for Kahn who is truly, wholeheartedly devoted to his service. But... that's pretty much all she had. She's fun to play, but there wasn't much effort put forward to making her a full character. Strictly fanservice. I'd love to see them do more with her, but the team sounds as indifferent about her now as they seemed when they released her.

Erron Black immediately stands out for having a unique and visually striking design, which is already more than Skarlet got. And he's a top enforcer of the new biggest thing going on in Outworld, which negates Skarlet's lead on that front, too. Erron Black is still a bit of a mystery, but that means he is still full of potential; meanwhile, we pretty much know everything there is to know about Skarlet and it's kind of underwhelming. "Erron Black" sounds like an Earthrealm name and he's armed with dual handguns -- there has to be some story behind why he's wandering Outworld beside the new Emperor, and it's bound to be more interesting than Skarlet's one-sentence blurb of a story outline.

So yeah... I don't find it too hard to understand how a strong-but-silent Outworld outlaw would get a warmer reception than the second least inspired "ninja" character after Chameleon, even if Erron hasn't (yet) done anything of particular note.
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RE: Lets Talk: Erron Black!
02/21/2015 10:58 PM EST
Erron Black is the most wanted character now he is even all over the news now. They have to have him in the game now.wink
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RE: Erron Black!
02/22/2015 12:28 AM EST
Tazer_Gunshot Wrote:
MINION Wrote:
Tazer_Gunshot Wrote:
Skarlet's design is lame and Erron's is intriguing.

You've jumped the character ship so much these past few months I almost forgot who you were rooting for...


Lol. Well, I'm rooting for a lot of characters to make it. Shinnok is at the top bro. I want Erron Black in it too, a long with Mileena and Reiko would be nice.
Ahhh. Yea I want Erron and Tremor. But Shinnok is amongst the top of my wishlist.
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RE: Lets Talk: Erron Black!
02/01/2019 10:43 AM EST
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An aspect of Erron Black I think would be cool is if (assuming he and Salazar are the same) if when he went to Outworld from Earthrealm, he took it as an opportunity to reinvent himself in a world that wouldn't think twice about him dressing that way.

Say, imagine if you grew up thinking cowboys and gunslingers were pretty badass, you watched a lot of Clint Eastwood and John Wayne movies. Maybe it's even what inspired you to live an outlaw lifestyle, get good with weapons. Now you're suddenly in this place that has no idea what Clint Eastwood is. It would be a great way to have him be able to live out that fantasy without people questioning it, which I think would be an interesting way to humanize him as well.

Well, canonically, he existed 150 years ago, way before Clint. However, his character was heavily influenced by Clint.