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RE: Q&A thread
06/04/2007 03:44 PM EDT
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I've seen the intro. Hey, how did this thread get up here?


It has become a sticky thread, if that is what you mean. Oh and thanks n00b-Saibot for answering my question.
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RE: Q&A thread
06/04/2007 05:13 PM EDT
How did it become a sticky thread?

How many elder Gods are there?
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RE: Q&A thread
06/04/2007 05:47 PM EDT
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How did it become a sticky thread?

How many elder Gods are there?


Any thread that is a sticky is an important thread and prevents other threads about the same topic popping up in the forum. It's like a "sum it up" thread.

We really don't know how many Elder Gods there are either. According to MK Annihilation, there were four (counting Shinnok) but, there were three Elder Gods in MK Annihilation. But, in no way do the movies correspond with the games. The Elder Gods in the movies had the power of the elements, which makes no sense at all according to the games.
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RE: Q&A thread
06/04/2007 05:56 PM EDT
ok then.

next question: how many MK comics books were published total, by malibu and wam? And which of these comic books are canon? Which are not canon?
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RE: Q&A thread
06/04/2007 06:03 PM EDT
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ok then.

next question: how many MK comics books were published total, by malibu and wam? And which of these comic books are canon? Which are not canon?


From what I know:

Blood and Thunder 1-5
Battlewave 1-6
Goro Prince of Pain 1-3
Mortal Kombat #0
Tournament Edition #1
Tournament Edition II #1
U.S. Special Forces 1-2
Raiden and Kano #1-3
Baraka #1
Kung Lao #1
Kitana and Mileena #1
Mortal Kombat Collectors Edition
Mortal Kombat II Collectors Edition
Mortal Kombat 4 Limited Edition

The ones in bold face are considered comics within the canon of the games and the comics that aren't are considered comics outside the canon of the games.
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RE: Q&A thread
06/04/2007 08:02 PM EDT
did WAM! ever publish any Mk comic books?
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RE: Q&A thread
06/04/2007 08:35 PM EDT
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did WAM! ever publish any Mk comic books?


Not to my knowledge, but I'll check it out.
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RE: Q&A thread
06/05/2007 01:55 AM EDT
RaisnCain Wrote:
GrotesquetheBeast Wrote:
How did it become a sticky thread?

How many elder Gods are there?


Any thread that is a sticky is an important thread and prevents other threads about the same topic popping up in the forum. It's like a "sum it up" thread.

We really don't know how many Elder Gods there are either. According to MK Annihilation, there were four (counting Shinnok) but, there were three Elder Gods in MK Annihilation. But, in no way do the movies correspond with the games. The Elder Gods in the movies had the power of the elements, which makes no sense at all according to the games.


Another important thing about Elder Gods that we need to remember is that even though we were never given a specific number of how many Elder Gods there were/are, we know there are much less now, because when Shinnok escaped The Netherrealm, he killed many Elder Gods.

-Ryan C.
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RE: Q&A thread
06/06/2007 04:24 AM EDT
GrotesquetheBeast Wrote:
How did it become a sticky thread?


I'm the Sp over here. I thought that it would make a good stickie so I recommended it.

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Another important thing about Elder Gods that we need to remember is that even though we were never given a specific number of how many Elder Gods there were/are, we know there are much less now, because when Shinnok escaped The Netherrealm, he killed many Elder Gods.
-Ryan C.


That's incorrect isn't it? Shinnok didn't kill a bunch of Elder Gods. In Mythologies the Elemental Gods are killed, but not Elder Gods. I can't exactly remember so if you have proof he killed Elder Gods...show me.
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RE: Q&A thread
06/06/2007 02:10 PM EDT
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RyanRaiden Wrote:
Another important thing about Elder Gods that we need to remember is that even though we were never given a specific number of how many Elder Gods there were/are, we know there are much less now, because when Shinnok escaped The Netherrealm, he killed many Elder Gods.
-Ryan C.

That's incorrect isn't it? Shinnok didn't kill a bunch of Elder Gods. In Mythologies the Elemental Gods are killed, but not Elder Gods. I can't exactly remember so if you have proof he killed Elder Gods...show me.

Many of the normal gods were killed when Shinnok escaped in MK4 (not Mythologies). This was stated in Fujin's MK4 bio.

I don't think any of the Elder Gods were killed though.
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RE: Q&A thread
06/06/2007 08:31 PM EDT
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ThePredator151 Wrote:<
RyanRaiden Wrote:
Another important thing about Elder Gods that we need to remember is that even though we were never given a specific number of how many Elder Gods there were/are, we know there are much less now, because when Shinnok escaped The Netherrealm, he killed many Elder Gods.
-Ryan C.

That's incorrect isn't it? Shinnok didn't kill a bunch of Elder Gods. In Mythologies the Elemental Gods are killed, but not Elder Gods. I can't exactly remember so if you have proof he killed Elder Gods...show me.

Many of the normal gods were killed when Shinnok escaped in MK4 (not Mythologies). This was stated in Fujin's MK4 bio.

I don't think any of the Elder Gods were killed though.


Yeah, besides Elder Gods can't be "killed."

I don't think the gods are "killed" in such speaking, they are just defeated, and if they become "destroyed" they aren't really dead.
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RE: Q&A thread
06/08/2007 06:54 PM EDT
Gods can be killed, but they reform, like Raiden. So basically, they can be killed, but they can come back.
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RE: Q&A thread
06/08/2007 08:37 PM EDT
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Gods can be killed, but they reform, like Raiden. So basically, they can be killed, but they can come back.


Not really "killed" if you think about it. More or less "destroyed." Mortals can be killed, immortals "destroyed." But, yeah they do come back.

I just have a different way of putting it. wink
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RE: Q&A thread
06/08/2007 10:26 PM EDT
heh, noone ever really dies in the MK universe, they just end up in the neatherrealm, and find some way to come back.
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RE: Q&A thread
06/09/2007 01:43 AM EDT
New question!

Was MK Gold released in arcades or no? I know it was released on Dreamcast but what about arcades?
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RE: Q&A thread
06/09/2007 10:39 AM EDT
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New question!

Was MK Gold released in arcades or no? I know it was released on Dreamcast but what about arcades?


No.

It was released exclusively for Dreamcast.

New Question

The history of Mortal Kombat states that it was an ancient Shaolin tournament that was once a competition for martial arts' honor unitl championed by the evil Prince Goro, at the hands of Shang Tsung.

Is that when the tournmanet was used to invade Earthrealm?

Did the Elder Gods make an agreement to use the tournament to invade Earthrealm, if victory is achieved?
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RE: Q&A thread
06/09/2007 11:22 AM EDT
No, the tournament was used to invade Earthrealm when the Elder Kung Lao was beaten by Goro 500 years before. THe first MK game was the 10th tournament.
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RE: Q&A thread
06/09/2007 12:57 PM EDT
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No, the tournament was used to invade Earthrealm when the Elder Kung Lao was beaten by Goro 500 years before. THe first MK game was the 10th tournament.


I know. I don't even know why I asked it, lol. Thanks anyway.
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RE: Q&A thread
06/09/2007 04:48 PM EDT
Wasn't the tournament made to prevent against invasion of Earthrealm by Outworld? Once Outworld had 10 victories, they could then invade Earth, right?
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06/09/2007 05:22 PM EDT
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Wasn't the tournament made to prevent against invasion of Earthrealm by Outworld? Once Outworld had 10 victories, they could then invade Earth, right?


Correct.
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06/09/2007 05:34 PM EDT
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GrotesquetheBeast Wrote:
Wasn't the tournament made to prevent against invasion of Earthrealm by Outworld? Once Outworld had 10 victories, they could then invade Earth, right?


Correct.


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RE: Q&A thread
06/09/2007 05:34 PM EDT
Not just Earth because it's been stated that Shao Kahn conquered Edenia, the Vampire realm, Zatterra and other realms through the Mortal Kombat tournament.
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RE: Q&A thread
06/09/2007 07:02 PM EDT
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Not just Earth because it's been stated that Shao Kahn conquered Edenia, the Vampire realm, Zatterra and other realms through the Mortal Kombat tournament.


Oh, yeah I forgot.

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RE: Q&A thread
06/09/2007 07:38 PM EDT
Ok, but wasn't Shang Tsung on a winning stread for 9 tournaments, then he got beat b Great Kung Lao. And then goro came and killed GKL. then Goro was on a winning streak for 9 tounaments, then he was beatin by lui kang?
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RE: Q&A thread
06/09/2007 08:05 PM EDT
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Ok, but wasn't Shang Tsung on a winning stread for 9 tournaments, then he got beat b Great Kung Lao. And then goro came and killed GKL. then Goro was on a winning streak for 9 tounaments, then he was beatin by lui kang?


Yes, Shang Tsung was on a winning streak for 9 tournaments. Then the Great Kung Lao defeated him. In the next tournament, Goro killed Kung Lao and the tournament fell into Shang's hands with the bidding of Kahn. Then Goro in the tenth tournament was defeated by Liu Kang.

But, what I don't understand is if another realm wins 9 straight tournaments, and then all of a sudden they lose the tenth tournament, does it restart back to 0-0 for both realms? What about if Earth won ten straight? Would Earth be spared forever? Like that if another realm wants to conquer Earth and wins ten times, they get Earth forever.

So much explained elements to the actual "rules" of MK?
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