Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Scorpion
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Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Scorpion
08/21/2011 07:53 PM EST
My last idea for the MK 10 game i decided to scratch it. INSTEAD I was going to do a more simpler project, MKM:Scorpion. Sub has one so Id thought Scorpion needed one too. The game will go from his childhood to his final MK fight.

Note: Does the name sound alright or will it be better something else?
"This is where I was reborn. This is where you will PAY!"- Scorpion, MK9 !Quote>
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08/21/2011 07:55 PM EST
Scorpion doesn't have much to work with prior to Sub-Zero killing him. Everything he can do except for the spear are powers he got when he became a spectre.
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08/22/2011 04:52 AM EST
I'd very much be in favor of this.
I made a new thread for a few of my thoughts.
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08/22/2011 10:39 AM EST
that would be interesting. but how do you imagine this game of scorpion? on the same way SZ:mythologies was made (2D) or more like MK's konquest mode or on a complete new engine made for that game?

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08/26/2011 08:20 AM EST
smile I actually think that making a game for scorpion would be a really good idea. I mean, sub-zero got one, and we were able to understand in more depth how he came to find the scroll, get it back to the grand master and agree with Quan Chi to "eliminate" their Shiri Ryu clan enemies.

It helped us understand what lead to Sub-zero's ultimate demise...and how scorpion became to be, and how Quan Chi used the Lin Kuei as an accuse to "piss off" scorpion to work to his advantage, like MK 11. furious

But, if they did make a mythologies game for Scorpion, it would help players that haven't been able to get into the storyline to actually see both points of view, from both of the characters. I mean, we could get into depth with Hanzo and his father, his struggles with the dangers of being part of a clan, raising his family, and more. It could really help fans of Scorpion become more connected to the character himself, then just the fury and anger behind him, it could possibly show the human side of him... wink
"The Shirai Ryu are dead, you will suffer as they did. To hell with your clan." - Sub-Zero "No, TO HELL WITH YOU!" - Scorpion ..." Quote in MK9.
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08/26/2011 11:45 AM EST
I think I would love to see either a Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Raiden or Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Shang Tsung if we dont get a MK10.
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RE: Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Scorpion
08/26/2011 12:24 PM EST
Scorpion wouldn't be that interesting without his Spectre powers

Scorpion(Hanzo)'s only move: Spear

Exciting isn't it?sleep
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08/26/2011 03:34 PM EST
mkwhopper Wrote:
Scorpion wouldn't be that interesting without his Spectre powers

Scorpion(Hanzo)'s only move: Spear

Exciting isn't it?sleep



*sigh*

Scorpion could also have his scissor takedown kick, and there is nothing stopping them from coming up with new, non-supernatural moves for him.

As for the idea of a Scorpion game, as overrated as I consider the character to be, I'm still open to the idea if it's done right. They could start by finally making Scorpion a little smarter than he's been since MK4. They could delve into his relationship with his family, as we've never really known how well he got along with them. Sure, we know he loved them, he's obsessed with avenging their deaths after all, but that doesn't mean he lived a perfect life with them. Not to say Scorpion might have treated them badly, for all we know the wife might have abused him psychologically, and he sadly idealizes her.
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08/27/2011 09:49 AM EST
I agree with the points here.
Scorpion could be a complex character and this idea would be the time to show that in full.
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RE: Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Scorpion
08/27/2011 04:32 PM EST
Someone should make a fan game using mugen sprites. I'd download it. :D
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RE: Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Scorpion
08/27/2011 05:20 PM EST
A game all about Scorpion?
I wouldn't buy it.
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08/27/2011 09:21 PM EST
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A game all about Scorpion?
I wouldn't buy it.


This. Nor would I buy Fire and Ice.
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08/27/2011 11:34 PM EST
Jaded-Raven Wrote:
A game all about Scorpion?
I wouldn't buy it.

Same here.
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08/29/2011 08:22 PM EST
Well, I wanted to do it because Scorpion in the games lacks alot of detail, so I was going to get more in depth into it.

Also, non-spectre Scorpion would have:
Scissor Takedown
Spear
Swords
and Regular versions of his fire attacks

And also, the game will be 2D and you'll fight threw almost every character in the series. It wont be a big game but it will ahve a story in it
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RE: Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Scorpion
08/30/2011 06:27 PM EST
ScorpionMK Wrote:
Well, I wanted to do it because Scorpion in the games lacks alot of detail, so I was going to get more in depth into it.

Also, non-spectre Scorpion would have:
Scissor Takedown
Spear
Swords
and Regular versions of his fire attacks

And also, the game will be 2D and you'll fight threw almost every character in the series. It wont be a big game but it will ahve a story in it


Here's what I would like... Take away all the hellish fire specials he has. No Hellfire, no Burning Skull, no fire at all... And give him some ninjutsu moves instead. Have him use his spear in various other ways than just hurl it at the opponent, like he did in Shaolin Monks. Have him live up to the name "Scorpion". Show him his mastery without the special powers.

And then when he is risen as the undead spectre, THEN add the fire powers.
First half he's human, he then fights Sub-Zero and dies, then next half he's undead. That's how a Mythology game with Scorpion should be like. Then I might be interested, because then Scorpion will finally ahve something new to offer which will hopefully reflect on his next fighting game appearance.
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RE: Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Scorpion
08/31/2011 07:19 AM EST
The whole reason for Mythologies: Sub-Zero was to use a very popular MK character to explain the backstory for Mortal Kombat 4...

So I don't see a Mythologies: Scorpion... because we already know Scorpion's story just by playing all the MK Games..

Mythologies: Hanzo Hasashi would make more sense... but I'd hate to see NRS write up some bogus shit-quality story just to make a game about Scorpion and hope that it sells well.

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Scorpion doesn't have much to work with prior to Sub-Zero killing him. Everything he can do except for the spear are powers he got when he became a spectre.


EXACTLY. There would be nothing Hanzo would have that would make him Scorpion... thus making the game useless or just another one of those Action Adventure games you can buy from anywhere.

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RE: Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Scorpion
08/31/2011 09:23 AM EST
Jaded-Raven Wrote: Have him live up to the name "Scorpion". Show him his mastery without the special powers.

And then when he is risen as the undead spectre, THEN add the fire powers.


this should be a good begin.
blacksaibot Wrote:Mythologies: Hanzo Hasashi would make more sense... but I'd hate to see NRS write up some bogus shit-quality story just to make a game about Scorpion and hope that it sells well.
good point
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RE: Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Scorpion
09/01/2011 05:39 PM EST
Jaded-Raven Wrote:
Here's what I would like... Take away all the hellish fire specials he has. No Hellfire, no Burning Skull, no fire at all... And give him some ninjutsu moves instead. Have him use his spear in various other ways than just hurl it at the opponent, like he did in Shaolin Monks. Have him live up to the name "Scorpion". Show him his mastery without the special powers.

And then when he is risen as the undead spectre, THEN add the fire powers.
First half he's human, he then fights Sub-Zero and dies, then next half he's undead. That's how a Mythology game with Scorpion should be like. Then I might be interested, because then Scorpion will finally ahve something new to offer which will hopefully reflect on his next fighting game appearance.


This is exactly what I was thinking, I wanted people to see his past life as a human Shiryu ninja and then everthing else happens and he becomes a spectre.
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09/01/2011 05:42 PM EST
This is exactly what I was thinking, I wanted people to see his past life as a human Shiryu ninja and then everthing else happens and he becomes a spectre.

Sry im not sure what did to that last one
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RE: Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Scorpion
09/10/2011 03:25 AM EST
ScorpionMK Wrote:
This is exactly what I was thinking, I wanted people to see his past life as a human Shiryu ninja and then everthing else happens and he becomes a spectre.

Sry im not sure what did to that last one


Completely irrelevant to MK. His past life is in no connection to the events of the games, it is only a background to show he was once human.

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09/10/2011 11:27 AM EST
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ScorpionMK Wrote:
This is exactly what I was thinking, I wanted people to see his past life as a human Shiryu ninja and then everthing else happens and he becomes a spectre.

Sry im not sure what did to that last one


Completely irrelevant to MK. His past life is in no connection to the events of the games, it is only a background to show he was once human.




So? Why in the bloody hell would that be a bad thing? It's not like a spinoff needs to have any connection with the core games. I'd find it fascinating to see how certain MK characters' lives were like before they ever got involved in the main plot. Also, you are jumping to conclusions, since we don't know every details about Scorpion's past. A Scorpion-centric prequel might reveal some interesting things. It could, for example, introduce other members of the Shirai Ryu, who could end up making appearances in the main series.

It really is ironic how me, one of Scorpion's harshest critics, is among those defending the validity of a Scorpion game.
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09/10/2011 11:41 AM EST
The main point with spin-offs is (or should be) to show something that is NOT in the core game series. Or else it will just be the same repetetive shit over and over again.

MKM Sub-Zero didn't really have anything to do with any of the core games (other than the Subbie-Scorp rivalry), until they made MK4 AFTER the spin-off, taking some of the stuff from the spin-off and making it part of the core games.

And with a MKM Scorpion game, it would be that rivalry, but seen from Scorpion's perspective... so it would actually have something to do with the core games after all.
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09/10/2011 06:20 PM EST
Jaded-Raven Wrote:
The main point with spin-offs is (or should be) to show something that is NOT in the core game series. Or else it will just be the same repetetive shit over and over again.

MKM Sub-Zero didn't really have anything to do with any of the core games (other than the Subbie-Scorp rivalry), until they made MK4 AFTER the spin-off, taking some of the stuff from the spin-off and making it part of the core games.

And with a MKM Scorpion game, it would be that rivalry, but seen from Scorpion's perspective... so it would actually have something to do with the core games after all.


I believe it was Tobais, if not Ed Boon, who said in a video interview (Making of MKM:SZ or making of MK4) that the whole point of MKM:SZ was to give the backstory to MK4 since they totally ditched Outworld's struggle and focused on a new antagonist (Shinnok and Quan Chi - which fans have NEVER heard before).

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09/16/2011 08:19 PM EST
Jaded-Raven Wrote:
The main point with spin-offs is (or should be) to show something that is NOT in the core game series. Or else it will just be the same repetetive shit over and over again.

MKM Sub-Zero didn't really have anything to do with any of the core games (other than the Subbie-Scorp rivalry), until they made MK4 AFTER the spin-off, taking some of the stuff from the spin-off and making it part of the core games.

And with a MKM Scorpion game, it would be that rivalry, but seen from Scorpion's perspective... so it would actually have something to do with the core games after all.


Exactly. The game is about Scorpion and not the MK Tournament. The only thing related with the core games is Scorpion's rivalry.
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RE: Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Scorpion
10/13/2011 02:39 PM EST
It would be interesting to see it done. You could delve into the story of why the Lin Kuei and SR are rival clans. You could see where Hanzo's place on his clans Totem Pole was. What was his family life like? And even dive into where exactly in the timeline did Hanzo die? It's a little strange to me that there are still ninjas around. Do the SR keep the old ways sacred? Refusing technology as where the Lin Kuei are accepting it! Where exactly did Quan Chi come into play with these two clans? There is a lot you could do with this game.

Hanzo was still a threat when he was alive. A human with a fighting chance against a cyromancer. Of course the spear is his main weapon but there is way more you could do with it that just the simple Get Over Here move. Add double sword play and a lot of speed and offense to his human fighting style and you have a decent fighter.

Ninjutsu, weaponry, gang violence, stealth, secrecy, mythology, magic, and conspiracy. I think it would be awesome if done correctly.

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