The Official Mortal Kombat Character Names Meanings Thread.
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05/25/2012 10:39 PM EST
Quan chi- quan could be a bastardization of other quans which are common names in china and Vietnam. Chi could be a reference to ones chi or their life-force and the MK crew was being humourous making him a necromancer. He can raise the dead because he is a "life force" sleep
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05/27/2012 11:02 AM EST
caged95, don't double post, please. You can edit and add information to the previous message always, especially when it's the latest message of a thread. Furthermore: examine the earlier posts beforehand and see if the etymologies have already been told. None of those add a thing to this.
I don't think you meant anything bad though, so thanks for contributing nevertheless. But where did you get the Baraka thing? If you desire to discover something new, I'd appreciate if you could find out if the cyborg codes (e.g. LK-52O) would have any deeper messages aside "Lin Kuei".
I found an interesting blog post analyzing the meaning of "baraka".
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05/28/2012 02:48 AM EST
My bad i apologize as for the Baraka thing I googled Baraka and got links to websites about mythology and stuff.
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05/28/2012 07:15 AM EST
Just for the LOLz:

"Baraka" literally means "a hut" in Croatian. My bro laughed his a$$ out when he first heard the MK announcer say Baraka's name. Maybe Tarkata live in huts predominantly lol.


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11/12/2012 08:37 AM EST
Zebron = bronze + zebra

Tai-Gore = tiger + supreme + gore

Bi-Han = half + Chinese
The hyphen indicates that the two words are from different origins. 93% of Chinese people are of the Han ethnic group tells the source. Identifying as Chinese, Bi-Han is half American half Chinese: hence the Bi part. (theory)
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11/12/2012 10:54 AM EST
We don't know what the Hanzi (Chinese characters) for the names of the Sub-Zero brothers are, so it makes it really difficult to determine what their names mean. I mean, MK Wikia has some Hanzi for their names, but I'm not sure if they are the actual ones for their names like it is with the Hanzi for Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Shang Tsung.
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11/17/2012 05:25 PM EST
Sub-Zero_7th Wrote:
We don't know what the Hanzi (Chinese characters) for the names of the Sub-Zero brothers are, so it makes it really difficult to determine what their names mean. I mean, MK Wikia has some Hanzi for their names, but I'm not sure if they are the actual ones for their names like it is with the Hanzi for Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Shang Tsung.
Yes... With the Twitter at hand, the only way would probably be to directly ask the developers' confirmation concerning the uncertain theories or in the podcasts similar to The On Blast Show. Perhaps in a blue moon I will.German Noob Saibot
Noob's Dorfen, the arena from Mortal Kombat 3, is an arena whose name "Dorfen" means a town in the southwest Germany (Boon's Dorfen? Ed loves Germany?), and while we haven't figured out the background story for that name, Ed Boon's Twitter account is "noobde" which includes the country code of Germany, "de", as well as "Noob". There actually is also a website called www.noob.de but it has nothing to do with Mortal Kombat. However, I translated the text therein and it told that despite of numerous pleas, the host will not sell the domain name for marketing – suggesting that maybe NeRdS have been trying to acquire the domain as the next "Noob.com". Hints at Noob.com's return have been cast and Noob seems to be Ed Boon's pet from the secret fighters; ergo it seems more about "when" than "if" a new Noob page will appear. Although "de" refers to "ed".

Bi-Han's blood origins are told to be Chinese and "American". I've always considered the "American" part vague but obviously his American family descends from Europe: thus could his roots lie in Dorfen? I know, I know, far fetched and stuff this is but theoretically this would be entirely possible.

Lin Kuei Unit Codes
I finally took a look at the cyborg unit codes that I asked whether or not somebody could examine in the spring. I tried to apply the most logical way of translating the numbers i.e. the 26 alphabets (A=1, B=2 etc.) thus Cyrax 4D4 would be Cyrax DDD but IMO there is nothing in that, is there? Nonetheless, Star Wars has a big bunch of droid units – that resemble the Mortal Kombat cyborgs – and there is one black and yellow droid whose name is B-4D4 which is pretty close to that of Cyrax which is 4D4. We know that Star Wars has been inspiring Mortal Kombat. You be the judge.
Heck, I'd like more power for better Mortal Kombat etymology study, like an own dedicated page or something. RyanRaiden the original poster hardly writes here anything. Not much asked in my opinion, though surely won't be happening here. I'm delighted that there are other awesome people interested in the name backgrounds, that's something. Our progress would defensibly become more productive: more team oriented, cyclic etc.
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03/22/2019 07:50 PM EST

I came here looking for name meaning and all i really got was atleast 3 pages of beef AND tea what happened in this ancient thread