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Best ending?
06/06/2007 03:10 PM EST
I love Reiko's MK4 ending, it was so cool.
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06/06/2007 09:08 PM EST
(Jaw drops to floor. After several minutes of staring blankly, n00b picks his jaw up.)

Are you serious? No offense but how could THAT be your favorite? It was entirely too vague to be likable. Of course, I'll admit that it was noteworthy considering that it got a lot of people thinking whether or not Reiko was Shao Kahn or not so maybe it was that or the aura of mystery it had for anyone else watching it that makes you like it. Well, to each his/her own.

Off the top of my head, my favorite ending is Smoke's ending from MK3. I like it not only because it's my favorite character's ending but also because it's a sad story. Smoke is somehow able to overcome his programming and help Sub-Zero defeat Cyrax and Sektor but he must live with a curse worse than being a mindless killing machine: being a concious human being trapped inside a cold shell for the rest of his life. I myself think it would have been kool if this ending were cannon as it would have given Smoke a good storyline and a tragic element knowing that he'll never be able to love a spouse properly or feel anything while knowing what it was to have felt in the first place.
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06/06/2007 09:35 PM EST
Don't know if this is the best ending but its the one that sticks in my head the most:

The MK1 Raiden's ending. Not canon but just the last line "Have a nice day!" after telling us that Raiden and the other gods destroyed the world in a 'game'.

The second ending that sticks is the Fujin ending from MK4.
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06/06/2007 10:33 PM EST
ummm...prolly Sindel in MKD. It was really well thought-out.
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06/16/2007 05:08 PM EST
Dairou from MKD
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06/16/2007 05:12 PM EST
I think it was reptile's in MKDA.
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06/18/2007 11:33 PM EST
Sit down for a while. Have a cuppa.

-Raiden's MK1 ending: The flippant tone is Douglas Adams-esque, and it has a nice MK offhand grimness. (I also like this dangerous, full-of-himself, pathetic-humans version of Raiden, before he got retconned into being all Obi-Wan.)

-Scorpion's MK1 ending: It's simple, but it effectively concludes the story in multiple way - as a revenge tale; as a ghost story. It has a unique note of depth in that it's satisfying but unsettling - Scorpion got what he wanted, and yet he's not, nor will he ever be, happy.

-Mileena's MK2 ending: It contains THE classic MK spoiler - hey, *this* is the info we play games through to see - and, dang it, Queen Mileena and King Baraka are just too fun.

-Kitana's MK2 ending: Nothing mold-breaking about the content - I just think the win pics are very strong. Kitana looks so defiant and strong in them, and I think she looks great wth her mask off and hair down - she's beautiful, but not puffed-up supermodel-y like she is later on. Also, the Daughters were so intriguing when MK2 first came out, and I just like the idea of Kitana winning this tournament.

-Sindel's MK3 ending: Again, we learn a lot of intriguing backstory info that turns what we thought we knew on its head. Also, I love Sindel's "normal" look - wish she'd reverted to it permanently instead of sticking with Bride of Frankenstein - and - hey! Kid Kitana! (Stupid compliment, but she's such a plausible kid, too; for a future ninja princess, she looks like you could find her in any kindergarten.)

-Scorpion's MK:DA ending: Not really for how it stands alone - though it was gutsy, at this point in the series, to give a big, popular name like Scorp a bad, he-just-wasn't-good-enough ending - but I like how they took a poor, seemingly fake ending and tied it into the next step in the character's evolution. It was quite satisfying and didn't seem cheap at all.

-Kung Lao's MK:DA ending: Geez! Let him win for once! Now, if at any time! (Also, the three-pic of him beating the stuffing out of Shang was quite satisfying.)

-Raiden's MK:DA ending: I just thought Raiden pondering the possible looming threats and declaring that, come what may, he'll remain on Earth, "defiant of the heavens", as "GOD OF THUNDER", was suitably dramatic; the best type of ending for Obi-Wan Raiden.

-Reptile's MK:DA ending: It's a great "...uh-oh" moment, and the twist is the best "oh, duh; why didn't I see that?" kind; it doesn't look pasted on at all.

-Mileena's MK:D ending: "All hail Princess...Kitana." And, oh, the honeymoon's over. Great development of a choice scenario.

-Sindel's MK:D ending: A lot of stuff happens, everyone looks great in the pics, the action is well-...directed? *omposed in the photo-still frame? The solution involves several participants - queenly smarts, an overlooked yet loyal and tough sidekick's fighting skills , and Reptile's predilection for being swept along rather comically by the schemes of greater forces. This is how a chara like Sindel should finish conflicts - and there's even a genuinely sweet moment at the end.

-Li Mei's MK:D ending: It was gutsy to turn the sweetness-and-light, pink-flowers-wearing chara to evil.

Raiden's MK:D ending: Also gutsy - and apropos, both as an ending to Shujinko's character (we all went "YEAH!" when we saw it) and as the next step in Raiden's characterization. Too bad they let Shujinko hang around aimlessly and turned Raiden cartoonishly evil in MK:A.

Shujinko's MK:D ending: This just made sense as a way both to defeat the Dragon King and conclude his and Shujinko's story. It actually gave Shujinko's move-stealing a purpose.

-Kira's MK:D ending: A suitably vicious denouement to the Black Dragon initiations *and* way to dismiss Kobra as a goober.

-Reptile's MK2, Quan Chi's MK:DA, Tanya's MK:D endings: I love the heedless creativity of the bat-guano insane endings. We get dinosaur ninjas (I just love that pic - it *did* happen, and it's *still* insane), Liu Kano (should've happened, dammit!) and Empress Tanya. (After Dark Raiden, Empress Tanya was my pick for the boss of...well, then, it was whaever game came after DA; letting one of the amazing backstabbing bastards in the series have her day would've been more interesting than yet again another Enormously Powerful Superbeing arriving on the scene SUDDENLY! and rushing the events of the previous game offstage.)

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Reiko's MK:G ending: C'mon, guys; anything that caused so much debate for this long has to be here for sheer entertainment value.

I refuse to put Armageddon endings on this list, but Dairou's, Shao Kahn's, Kai's, Kabal's, Kung Lao's, Raiden's and Kobra and Kira's as a set all had potential. (For Johnny's, I'll note that, like many celebrities before him, he's turned to Buddhism as an antidote for his materialistic lifestyle.)

Honorable mentions: the sad bit in Kitana's MK:DA ending where she wistfull wishes that Liu had joined her in Edenia "all those years ago"; "I saw that, Arnold" in Johnny's MK4 ending; ghost Liu and freed KItana holding hands, everyone gathered happily, in Ermac's MK:D ending; the dramatic fight scene and sad, respectful parting in Dairou's MK:D ending (the "before he could reveal who commissioned the attack" part, though, is garbage); the continuing needling of Vogel in Mokap's ending; the "concentrated Tarkatan essence" (did they really go there? Jesus!) in Jade's MK:D ending.
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06/19/2007 05:03 AM EST
Scorpion's MK4/MKG ending.

Kitana's MKG ending.

Jax's MK4/MKG ending.

Kira's MKD ending.

Cyrax's MKG ending.

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06/27/2007 04:39 PM EST
Cyrax's MK:DA ending

Fujin's MK4 ending

Fujin's MK:A ending

Ermac's UMK3 ending

Ermac's MK:D ending

Ermac's MKA ending

Scorpion's MKA ending.glasses
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06/27/2007 07:48 PM EST
I liked Scorpions ending in MKD.
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06/27/2007 09:44 PM EST
RomanK Wrote:
I liked Scorpions ending in MKD.


"Only he could defeat the Dragon King" classic, didn't see it coming (I read the bio afterwards)
The enemy of my enemy of my enemy is my enemy.
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06/29/2007 04:35 PM EST
Some more:

Kung Lao's MKA ending

Sub-Zero's MKA ending

Kitana's MKA ending
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06/29/2007 08:31 PM EST
Sindel's MKD ending
Kitana's MK2 ending
Mileena's MK2 and MKD endings
Li Mei's MKD ending
Tanya's MK4 ending
Reptile's MKDA ending
I liked Noob-Smoke's MKD ending a bit as well.
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06/29/2007 09:55 PM EST
I liked Tanya's , Quan Chi's, and Jax's MK4

Jax's is AWSOME!!!! all those ppl fallin of the cliff.. I always wanted a stage fatality where someone fell off a real high cliff and u dont see what happened to them... instead of that gay Deception effect when their arms and legs pop out... how retarded
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