There was a time his body was transformed into Onaga, a super powerful being. There was the random vampire character Nitara , there was the game's discount Kano Hsu Hao , and of course, the worst character in the entire franchise Mokap. He was widely considered to be the Mortal Kombat mascot for many years. Coming in at number eight is arguably the antagonistic poster boy for the original Mortal Kombat. This almost reboot of the series gave the Mortal Kombat franchise life again.
But Scorpion is in the game, and Netherrealm Studios, who had made Mortal Kombat 9, brought their battle system over to. Are you seriously going to come back to the first Mortal Kombat over a lot of the newer entries in the franchise? It worked fine as a single player experience, you could team up with a friend for co-op, or you could even play it as a versus game. So, who truly deserves your time, and who can be left behind? It took the fighting system that worked well in Deadly Alliance and fleshed it out by adding in new elements, like destructible stage environments and instant death traps in the levels. Rather than introducing any new characters, the game was a combination of the rosters of the first three Mortal Kombats including Stryker, unfortunately. Triborg is a fusion between four other cyborgs introduced in earlier games of the series.
He is the one that gathers the heroes of Earth to save the realm. The fighting system was overly simplified from the nuance that the previous 3-D games had been building upon, so every character featured fewer moves as well. Re-balancing the game is almost a guarantee as NetherRealm continues to tweak it with patches and updates. Noob is typically known as one of the cheapest characters to use in the franchise. And the beginning of Armageddon shows us that if not for Raiden altering time, Kahn would have become the ruler at the end of the world. New and returning players have tons to learn here, with basic and advanced techniques for you to utilize each character perfectly.
There was a time in Mortal Kombat Gold where she did use a longsword, but thankfully she has continued to use the sai blades ever since. The table below is searchable, so type in the character name to see both of their variations in one place. Blaze has a huge target on his back, and is practically destined to be defeated. With an ironic twist of fate, Raiden ended up accidently killing Liu in Mortal Kombat 9. However, Johnny Cage may actually be the true hero of the series.
The developers have been hard at work on removing the various difficulty issues from the game, and the game is in a much more balanced state right now. Since she is a human without any supernatural abilities or any cybernetic prosthetic enhancement, she is debatably the weakest member of the cast. So the roster was immediately better, but the game also introduced new mechanics and levels, further fleshing out the gameplay. After mastering the ice ninja, and nailing a unique playstyle, several more standout combatants open up for the intermediate player. An average dude with crazy muscle, but average dude nonetheless.
With that said, he is arguably one of the most skilled villains of all time. Their spiritual nature grants them the powers of telekinesis, allowing them to levitate, or grab ahold of opponents. When he returned, he brought a host of new ninjas with him, all palette swaps of the beloved yellow assassin. Add her fan-nado lift into the mix, and advanced players have a variety of options allowing them to control their fights. He even has the ability to shapeshift into a magnificent Chinese dragon, during his Animality in Mortal Kombat 3. Mileena made her video game debut in Mortal Kombat 2, sporting a tight magenta leotard.
If the extra handful of characters and some classic stages are worth it, you play Trilogy. The leader of the Black Dragon clan, Kano has had cybernetic enhancements. Eventually, Scorpion, aka Hanzo Hasashi, finds him, but before he can secure his services, he's killed. Despite that, she is certainly more naturally stronger than some of the human fighters within the Mortal Kombat series. Our number six selection was a struggling Hollywood actor and martial artist. She single-handedly fights off an attack from multiple characters, and kills the likes of Kabal, Jade, and Jax, leaving barely any defenders left to stop Shao Kahn. Ironically, one of the things that makes Blaze so dangerous is that any fighter who is able to defeat him will absorb his power, making them the strongest character on the planet.
Shao Kahn was also killed off, making a clear indication that the story was setting the stage for a new generation. While that system worked for a fighting game, it was tedious in an action title, and everything was further hampered by bad controls that made it a chore just to change directions. Of course, this game isn't ranked too high for a reason. As Kharon powers his fleet, boasting Shaolin monks and the Outworld coalition led by Kitana, Baraka, and Sheeva, we see he's even more wise and brave than the Thunder God himself, and truly acts as the senior on the journey. Another big drawback was the fact that this was the first Mortal Kombat that started introducing characters that fans were really not enjoying.