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  • Discussion on the future of Mortal Kombat after Mortal Kombat X.

    This is continued from this thread.

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    • Anyway, I'm in favor of adding the characters from the adventure games into the next MK game.

      Kia, Jataaka, Water God, Earth God, and Fire God from MK: Mythologies (wouldn't mind seeing a return of the Lin Kuei Grandmaster) and No Face and Tasia from MK: Special Forces. Of course, this is just to start off our added roster.

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    • I hope at least 1 of them becoms playable.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      Anyway, I'm in favor of adding the characters from the adventure games into the next MK game.

      Kia, Jataaka, Water God, Earth God, and Fire God from MK: Mythologies (wouldn't mind seeing a return of the Lin Kuei Grandmaster) and No Face and Tasia from MK: Special Forces. Of course, this is just to start off our added roster.

      I agree. What I think should happen if a Shaolin Monks 2 were to happen is to have Kai and Kung Jin as the two main characters, with Fujin serving as their mentor. I know it seems a little farfetched, but I think it would be cool.

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:

      I agree. What I think should happen if a Shaolin Monks 2 were to happen is to have Kai and Kung Jin as the two main characters, with Fujin serving as their mentor. I know it seems a little farfetched, but I think it would be cool.

      I agree that it would be cool but I'm struggling to see why they would go in that direction. Shaolin Monks was a non-canon game with it being an alternative story to MKII and a game with Kai and Kung Jin would probably be the same but with a completely made up story because there is no real relation between the two. Take in mind, I'm not disagreeing with the idea (because I do kind of like it) just don't know if we can justify a Kai and Kung Jin game let alone a sequel to Shaolin Monks.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      Dynamo68 wrote:

      I agree. What I think should happen if a Shaolin Monks 2 were to happen is to have Kai and Kung Jin as the two main characters, with Fujin serving as their mentor. I know it seems a little farfetched, but I think it would be cool.

      I agree that it would be cool but I'm struggling to see why they would go in that direction. Shaolin Monks was a non-canon game with it being an alternative story to MKII and a game with Kai and Kung Jin would probably be the same but with a completely made up story because there is no real relation between the two. Take in mind, I'm not disagreeing with the idea (because I do kind of like it) just don't know if we can justify a Kai and Kung Jin game let alone a sequel to Shaolin Monks.

      Well, I'm not saying it'll ever happen, but the reason it came to mind was because I saw someone's idea for it on a YouTube video. I believe the user who made the video was Legend X Ronin.

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    • Interesting. Speaking of Kai, I suppose they should introduce the rest of the characters in the series that has not been in the spotlight since Armageddon also.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      Interesting. Speaking of Kai, I suppose they should introduce the rest of the characters in the series that has not been in the spotlight since Armageddon also.

      Agreed.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote: Interesting. Speaking of Kai, I suppose they should introduce the rest of the characters in the series that has not been in the spotlight since Armageddon also.

      YES PLEASE!!!

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    • My prediction for the next MK game roster is this:

      Returning Good Guys: Bo' Rai Cho, Cassie Cage, Frost, Fujin, Jax, Jacqui, Jade, Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Kung Jin, Li Mei, Sareena, Scorpion, Sonya, Sub-Zero, and Takeda.

      Returning Neutrals: Ermac, Erron Black, Ferra/Torr, Kotal Kahn, Noob Saibot, Reptile, and Sheeva.

      Returning Baddies: D'Vorah, Kano, Mileena (either a clone or a revenant), Rain, Skarlet, Tanya, Tremor, and Triborg.

      New Good Guys: Dairou, Darrius, Kai, Mysterious Woman (purhaps Delia), Shujinko, and Taven.

      New Neutrals: Blaze, Earth God, Fire God, and Water God.

      New Baddies: Ashrah, Hotaru, Jarek, Kano's Son, Kira, Kobra, No Face, and Tasia.

      Cameos: Baraka (revenant or recovering from his "fatal" wounds), Cyrax (revenant), Drahmin (revenant), Havik (revenant), Hsu Hao (revenant), Kabal (revenant), Kintaro (revenant), Kitana (revenant), Kung Lao (revenant), Liu Kang (revenant), Mavado (revenant), Meat (a "sage" character), Mokap (on one of Johnny Cage's sets), Moloch (revenant), Motaro (revenant), Nightwolf (revenant), Quan Chi (revenant), Reiko (revenant), Sektor (revenants), Shinnok (just a head), Sindel (revenant), Smoke (revenant), and Stryker (revenant).

      Bosses: Daegon (sub-boss), Goro (sub-boss), Onaga (sub-boss), and Raiden (boss).

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      My prediction for the next MK game roster is this:

      Returning Good Guys: Bo' Rai Cho, Cassie Cage, Frost, Fujin, Jax, Jacqui, Jade, Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Kung Jin, Li Mei, Sareena, Scorpion, Sonya, Sub-Zero, and Takeda.

      Returning Neutrals: Ermac, Erron Black, Ferra/Torr, Kotal Kahn, Noob Saibot, Reptile, and Sheeva.

      Returning Baddies: D'Vorah, Kano, Mileena (either a clone or a revenant), Rain, Skarlet, Tanya, Tremor, and Triborg.

      New Good Guys: Dairou, Darrius, Kai, Mysterious Woman (purhaps Delia), Shujinko, and Taven.

      New Neutrals: Blaze, Earth God, Fire God, and Water God.

      New Baddies: Ashrah, Hotaru, Jarek, Kano's Son, Kira, Kobra, No Face, and Tasia.

      Cameos: Baraka (revenant or recovering from his "fatal" wounds), Cyrax (revenant), Drahmin (revenant), Havik (revenant), Hsu Hao (revenant), Kabal (revenant), Kintaro (revenant), Kitana (revenant), Kung Lao (revenant), Liu Kang (revenant), Mavado (revenant), Meat (a "sage" character), Mokap (on one of Johnny Cage's sets), Moloch (revenant), Motaro (revenant), Nightwolf (revenant), Quan Chi (revenant), Reiko (revenant), Sektor (revenants), Shinnok (just a head), Sindel (revenant), Smoke (revenant), and Stryker (revenant).

      Bosses: Daegon (sub-boss), Goro (sub-boss), Onaga (sub-boss), and Raiden (boss).

      I love your choices. I especially like that you made Dairou and Darrius as good guys. I think they deserve to be such. But my only question is why you included Ashrah amongst the baddies. I'm not against the idea. I'm just curious.

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    • I thought Ashrah was at most an anti-hero.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      My prediction for the next MK game roster is this:

      Returning Good Guys: Bo' Rai Cho, Cassie Cage, Frost, Fujin, Jax, Jacqui, Jade, Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Kung Jin, Li Mei, Sareena, Scorpion, Sonya, Sub-Zero, and Takeda.

      Returning Neutrals: Ermac, Erron Black, Ferra/Torr, Kotal Kahn, Noob Saibot, Reptile, and Sheeva.

      Returning Baddies: D'Vorah, Kano, Mileena (either a clone or a revenant), Rain, Skarlet, Tanya, Tremor, and Triborg.

      New Good Guys: Dairou, Darrius, Kai, Mysterious Woman (purhaps Delia), Shujinko, and Taven.

      New Neutrals: Blaze, Earth God, Fire God, and Water God.

      New Baddies: Ashrah, Hotaru, Jarek, Kano's Son, Kira, Kobra, No Face, and Tasia.

      Cameos: Baraka (revenant or recovering from his "fatal" wounds), Cyrax (revenant), Drahmin (revenant), Havik (revenant), Hsu Hao (revenant), Kabal (revenant), Kintaro (revenant), Kitana (revenant), Kung Lao (revenant), Liu Kang (revenant), Mavado (revenant), Meat (a "sage" character), Mokap (on one of Johnny Cage's sets), Moloch (revenant), Motaro (revenant), Nightwolf (revenant), Quan Chi (revenant), Reiko (revenant), Sektor (revenants), Shinnok (just a head), Sindel (revenant), Smoke (revenant), and Stryker (revenant).

      Bosses: Daegon (sub-boss), Goro (sub-boss), Onaga (sub-boss), and Raiden (boss).

      Not that I think most of this will happen, but how would you make Raiden an actual boss, out of curiosity? In gameplay he's never been boss-like per se.

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    • Ridley Prime wrote:
      Dragonspyne wrote:
      My prediction for the next MK game roster is this:

      Returning Good Guys: Bo' Rai Cho, Cassie Cage, Frost, Fujin, Jax, Jacqui, Jade, Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Kung Jin, Li Mei, Sareena, Scorpion, Sonya, Sub-Zero, and Takeda.

      Returning Neutrals: Ermac, Erron Black, Ferra/Torr, Kotal Kahn, Noob Saibot, Reptile, and Sheeva.

      Returning Baddies: D'Vorah, Kano, Mileena (either a clone or a revenant), Rain, Skarlet, Tanya, Tremor, and Triborg.

      New Good Guys: Dairou, Darrius, Kai, Mysterious Woman (purhaps Delia), Shujinko, and Taven.

      New Neutrals: Blaze, Earth God, Fire God, and Water God.

      New Baddies: Ashrah, Hotaru, Jarek, Kano's Son, Kira, Kobra, No Face, and Tasia.

      Cameos: Baraka (revenant or recovering from his "fatal" wounds), Cyrax (revenant), Drahmin (revenant), Havik (revenant), Hsu Hao (revenant), Kabal (revenant), Kintaro (revenant), Kitana (revenant), Kung Lao (revenant), Liu Kang (revenant), Mavado (revenant), Meat (a "sage" character), Mokap (on one of Johnny Cage's sets), Moloch (revenant), Motaro (revenant), Nightwolf (revenant), Quan Chi (revenant), Reiko (revenant), Sektor (revenants), Shinnok (just a head), Sindel (revenant), Smoke (revenant), and Stryker (revenant).

      Bosses: Daegon (sub-boss), Goro (sub-boss), Onaga (sub-boss), and Raiden (boss).

      Not that I think most of this will happen, but how would you make Raiden an actual boss, out of curiosity? In gameplay he's never been boss-like per se.

      True. Plus, I don't want this to be Regime Superman (Injustice: Gods Among Us) all over again.

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    • I see Sonya finally geting some backsory besides Kano, as there was something mysterious about her father... I also hope that she isn't as much of a dickhead this time, like MKX. Poor Johnny is a single parent.

      I should bring what I said on the other thread as I went into many character's details. I'll bring them over here soon.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote: My prediction for the next MK game roster is this:

      Returning Good Guys: Bo' Rai Cho, Cassie Cage, Frost, Fujin, Jax, Jacqui, Jade, Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Kung Jin, Li Mei, Sareena, Scorpion, Sonya, Sub-Zero, and Takeda.

      Returning Neutrals: Ermac, Erron Black, Ferra/Torr, Kotal Kahn, Noob Saibot, Reptile, and Sheeva.

      Returning Baddies: D'Vorah, Kano, Mileena (either a clone or a revenant), Rain, Skarlet, Tanya, Tremor, and Triborg.

      New Good Guys: Dairou, Darrius, Kai, Mysterious Woman (purhaps Delia), Shujinko, and Taven.

      New Neutrals: Blaze, Earth God, Fire God, and Water God.

      New Baddies: Ashrah, Hotaru, Jarek, Kano's Son, Kira, Kobra, No Face, and Tasia.

      Cameos: Baraka (revenant or recovering from his "fatal" wounds), Cyrax (revenant), Drahmin (revenant), Havik (revenant), Hsu Hao (revenant), Kabal (revenant), Kintaro (revenant), Kitana (revenant), Kung Lao (revenant), Liu Kang (revenant), Mavado (revenant), Meat (a "sage" character), Mokap (on one of Johnny Cage's sets), Moloch (revenant), Motaro (revenant), Nightwolf (revenant), Quan Chi (revenant), Reiko (revenant), Sektor (revenants), Shinnok (just a head), Sindel (revenant), Smoke (revenant), and Stryker (revenant).

      Bosses: Daegon (sub-boss), Goro (sub-boss), Onaga (sub-boss), and Raiden (boss).

      Love your choices especially No Face in the bunch of baddies! For some weird reason though I kind of think Boon with turn Erron into Special Forces, weird I know. I wouldn't want that to happen cause Erron just doesn't suit the good guy category, he's good where he's at right now neutral. I would like Erron to have more screen time in story mode though.

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:

      I love your choices. I especially like that you made Dairou and Darrius as good guys. I think they deserve to be such. But my only question is why you included Ashrah amongst the baddies. I'm not against the idea. I'm just curious.

      The reason why I went in that direction is because I feel that she is not going to find the Kriss in this new timeline. She found the Kriss in the original timeline but in this timeline someone else could have found it and could be using it. Due to that, she doesn't become good or anti-hero-esque. I have a feeling that someone else who became one of the revenants might find it first and become whielder of the Kriss.

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    • Ridley Prime wrote:

      Not that I think most of this will happen, but how would you make Raiden an actual boss, out of curiosity? In gameplay he's never been boss-like per se.

      I thought that too. The thing I would stress is that we don't actually know how big Raiden is nor do we know how powerful he is due to this new corruption. I see him being just about as big as Shao Kahn from MK9 and a whole lot more powerful. I would take in mind that he's not evil in this new game but he could become tyrannical. He enters into Netherrealm with the head of Shinnok just to say to Liu Kang and Kitana that if they screw with Earthrealm then he'll screw with them ten-fold. To me, them's fightin' words. I can see him picking a fight just by saying that and now everyone else has to go up against him.

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    • Mkjin wrote:

      Love your choices especially No Face in the bunch of baddies! For some weird reason though I kind of think Boon with turn Erron into Special Forces, weird I know. I wouldn't want that to happen cause Erron just doesn't suit the good guy category, he's good where he's at right now neutral. I would like Erron to have more screen time in story mode though.

      I couldn't agree more. I felt that Erron Black is one of the more interesting new characters from MKX.

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    • I never thought MK would ever get a cowboy until Erron's teaser trailer.

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    • If you think about it, it's not that unthinkable. When they adapted a Native American, I raised an eyebrow. I always thought that a cowboy would come soon after. And, if you think about, it almost doesn't make sense that they would introduce a cowboy that has been alive for over 100 years. I'm glad they did but it just seemed a little gimmicky.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      Dynamo68 wrote:

      I love your choices. I especially like that you made Dairou and Darrius as good guys. I think they deserve to be such. But my only question is why you included Ashrah amongst the baddies. I'm not against the idea. I'm just curious.

      The reason why I went in that direction is because I feel that she is not going to find the Kriss in this new timeline. She found the Kriss in the original timeline but in this timeline someone else could have found it and could be using it. Due to that, she doesn't become good or anti-hero-esque. I have a feeling that someone else who became one of the revenants might find it first and become whielder of the Kriss.

      I see your point now. I can also understand why you listed Hotaru amongst the baddies as well.

      On the other hand, the only kind of character I doubt we'd ever get in an MK game is a pirate. Plus, aren't the Black Dragon clan technically such (and I'm not referring to pirates who ride on a ship)? Plus, it was stated in Kira's Deception bio that the Black Dragon are "modern day" pirates. She said that "We will not exist as a mere band of pirates. We will cause the downfall of civilization itself and live in a world of blessed anarchy", so there's that.

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    • For sure. I think that kind of thing could work to the advantage of a Black Dragon/Red Dragon storyline for the next game even. By the way, I was thinking that Tasia is actually the mother of Kano's son. One big reason why she's in my roster.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      For sure. I think that kind of thing could work to the advantage of a Black Dragon/Red Dragon storyline for the next game even. By the way, I was thinking that Tasia is actually the mother of Kano's son. One big reason why she's in my roster.

      I guess Tasia being the mother of Kano's yet-to-be-named son would make sense. Plus, she has been around longer than Kira (at least storywise).

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:

      Dragonspyne wrote:
      Dynamo68 wrote:

      I love your choices. I especially like that you made Dairou and Darrius as good guys. I think they deserve to be such. But my only question is why you included Ashrah amongst the baddies. I'm not against the idea. I'm just curious.

      The reason why I went in that direction is because I feel that she is not going to find the Kriss in this new timeline. She found the Kriss in the original timeline but in this timeline someone else could have found it and could be using it. Due to that, she doesn't become good or anti-hero-esque. I have a feeling that someone else who became one of the revenants might find it first and become whielder of the Kriss.

      I see your point now. I can also understand why you listed Hotaru amongst the baddies as well.

      On the other hand, the only kind of character I doubt we'd ever get in an MK game is a pirate. Plus, aren't the Black Dragon clan technically such (and I'm not referring to pirates who ride on a ship)? Plus, it was stated in Kira's Deception bio that the Black Dragon are "modern day" pirates. She said that "We will not exist as a mere band of pirates. We will cause the downfall of civilization itself and live in a world of blessed anarchy", so there's that.

      I don't know why but when you mentioned pirates the first thing that came to mind was Lazy Town, you know because of this. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i8ju_10NkGY

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    • Mkjin wrote:

      Dynamo68 wrote:

      Dragonspyne wrote:
      Dynamo68 wrote:

      I love your choices. I especially like that you made Dairou and Darrius as good guys. I think they deserve to be such. But my only question is why you included Ashrah amongst the baddies. I'm not against the idea. I'm just curious.

      The reason why I went in that direction is because I feel that she is not going to find the Kriss in this new timeline. She found the Kriss in the original timeline but in this timeline someone else could have found it and could be using it. Due to that, she doesn't become good or anti-hero-esque. I have a feeling that someone else who became one of the revenants might find it first and become whielder of the Kriss.

      I see your point now. I can also understand why you listed Hotaru amongst the baddies as well.

      On the other hand, the only kind of character I doubt we'd ever get in an MK game is a pirate. Plus, aren't the Black Dragon clan technically such (and I'm not referring to pirates who ride on a ship)? Plus, it was stated in Kira's Deception bio that the Black Dragon are "modern day" pirates. She said that "We will not exist as a mere band of pirates. We will cause the downfall of civilization itself and live in a world of blessed anarchy", so there's that.

      I don't know why but when you mentioned pirates the first thing that came to mind was Lazy Town, you know because of this. I also can't imagine a pirate in the game though. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i8ju_10NkGY

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    • Mkjin wrote:

      I don't know why but when you mentioned pirates the first thing that came to mind was Lazy Town, you know because of this. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i8ju_10NkGY

      Dear Elder Gods! Terrible.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      Mkjin wrote:

      I don't know why but when you mentioned pirates the first thing that came to mind was Lazy Town, you know because of this. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i8ju_10NkGY

      Dear Elder Gods! Terrible.

      Indeed. After viewing that, I think I've come to the conclusion that a pirate-type character would not fit in the MK mythos. Kinda reminds me of when Mavado was originally gonna be a matador-type character. Thank the Elder Gods that never happened.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:

      Mkjin wrote:

      I don't know why but when you mentioned pirates the first thing that came to mind was Lazy Town, you know because of this. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i8ju_10NkGY

      Dear Elder Gods! Terrible.

      I'm hurt that is my jam.

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    • I'm not even gonna click on that.

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    • Actually, what if there could be a pirate type? Sure, Soul Calibur did it first but that doesn't mean anything. I would say that it couldn't be a ghost pirate like Cervantes but it could be a regressed aged person like Erron Black. Definitely not a weird singing pirate who hangs out with puppets @Mkjin.

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    • I think it would be cool to see Raiden as a villainous-type character. He's been corrupted in both timelines now but has been shown as a tyrannical antihero at most (his Armageddon ending... Oh my god). If not a villain outright then maybe a boss character. I actually feel it's sort of tragic because Raiden was always one of my favorite heroes in Mortal Kombat, and for the longest time one of the most virtuous and merciful, but that started to slide downhill after his mistakes in MK9.

      Personally, I hope the next game brings back Jade, Noob Saibot, Nitara, Ashrah, Havik, Erron Black... There's a lot of good characters, but I definitely missed some of the "classics" in MKX, even though it's overall roster is pretty dang good.

      I doubt it would happen, but, IMO something that would be cool is if there was a game/storyline that crossed over the old and new timelines of Mortal Kombat, and the variations could turn into different incarnations of the same character (I.E: Goro was more neutral in the old timeline due to his friendship with Kitana and the acts that followed because of that, while in the new timeline he never got the chance to do those things because Kitana died too soon). The variations could not only play completely differently but have completely different personalities for their individual histories; Liu Kang could have a body form (Houan zombie from the original timeline with hook chains), mind form (corrupted MK9-MKX self who is now a revenant/leader of the Netherrealm), and soul form (ghost self from original timeline who remains good and moral).

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    • I have often thought of a crossover timeline game as well. Due to Kitana's ending in MKX, what if there was a crossover? Although, I believe it would be more of a "what if" type story anyway like with Original Timeline having continued after Armageddon. If you think about it, Armageddon happened roughly 15 years after MK1 and MKX happened 25 years after MK9.

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    • Yeah. There's so many interesting things they could do with it, and they could probably rectify some of the more annoying things that happened in MK9. At the very least the interactions would be interesting. The old Ermac was a friend of Kenshi's who was freed by him; the new Ermac is evil and maimed the father of the girlfriend of Kenshi's son. Plus I'm sure old Johnny finding out the new him had a kid with new Sonya would probably blow his mind, as well as the other characters who had children that didn't have them, or, like Kenshi, may not have known about it. And we'd get to figure out what characters like Kotal Kahn and Erron Black did in the old timeline, and what characters like Nitara and Ashrah did in the new timeline.

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    • Hmm. Some really good points there. The only thing I'm not following you about is Ermac being evil in the new timeline. He's more neutral than evil. He does serve Kotal Kahn who is basically the "hero" of Outworld.

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    • You're right. I was thinking evil more because he served the villainous characters far more than he did for others, and leaning towards Kotal (neutral-good?) rather than the Earthrealm heroes (like in the original timeline) was at least less benevolent than his self from the old timeline. I suppose the right description is Chaotic Neutral for New Ermac, since if his MK9 ending is to be believed then he has King Jerrod's soul with him, along with (according to MKX?) the soul(s) of Shao Kahn and/or Shang Tsung. A big, complicated mess of all kinds of people with different moralities.

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    • I'm glad you mentioned that. I believe he has Shang Tsung's soul but not Shao Kahn. That has got to be non-canon. I think NetherRealm's intention is to mostly kill off Shao Kahn and if his soul is inside someone else then there is a possibility that he could come back. Although, I do hope one day that they'll do another Armageddon game and that his resurrection is the end result of Blaze's defeat.

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    • Yeah. As nice as it would be to see the classic villains eventually return, I feel like MK9, in more ways than one, was supposed to be a rejection/moving on point from the classic MK plot formula in favor of trying new things like they did with MKX, though ironically they brought back Shinnok of all villains, whose updated portrayal I was pleasantly surprised with. Is it just me, or does he sometimes sound like Willem Dafoe?

      There's no saying for sure if the timeline crossover concept would ever be done, but if it was, what other things would you like to see in there? And/or for MK11?

      If such a game/story were done, I think it would be neat if some of the characters were synchronised versions of their multiple selves from both timelines. Raiden is currently just about where he was near the end of the old timeline; I imagined he could take the role of the final boss, with Noob Saibot as a sub-boss (we're still not sure what that MK9 Soulnado did to him, and he never did get redeemed/cleansed in the old timeline I think). That team could be especially ironic and interesting because they were arguably one of the first heroic duos in Mortal Kombat's history, since they worked together to stop Quan Chi and Shinnok in Mythologies: Sub-Zero, which Raiden even references in MK9 after Scorpion kills Bi-Han.

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    • That would definitely be interesting.

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    • I would like to see a revolution from the old timeline going up against the new timeline. Also to see Shao Kahn with the power of Blaze come into the new timeline trying to start up so crap with the new timeline.

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    • Honestly, I think it would be chaos to have the original timeline with the second one, with Shao Khan Blaze killing everyone in the original timeline being prevented in the new timeline, it would feel very confusing, it would seem forced, and the story would be a mess.

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    • Pyromancer64 wrote:
      Honestly, I think it would be chaos to have the original timeline with the second one, with Shao Khan Blaze killing everyone in the original timeline being prevented in the new timeline, it would feel very confusing, it would seem forced, and the story would be a mess.

      I actually agree with you on that. But if Blaze were to appear in the new timeline, what would his purpose be?

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:

      I actually agree with you on that. But if Blaze were to appear in the new timeline, what would his purpose be?

      I assume it would be the same thing. Blaze was created to do such a thing.

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    • You know, if we went with the whole original timeline vs. current timeline thing, we could have the new guys from MKX, Blaze Kahn, Daegon, and Shinnok (all from the original timeline) and have them double up on the costumes or variations to accommodate for those who are already in the current timeline. New/old threat for the new timeline.

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    • I agree with what Pyromancer said about it being to confusing.

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    • Sure, it could be confusing. If done wrong.

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    • How could it be done RIGHT?

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    • You could take only Blaze Kahn and have him come out of the end result of the second Armageddon game. Whoever wins, Blaze Kahn climbs out of the crator that is left over after the win against Blaze.

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    • Sounds confusing already.

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    • Which part?

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    • Everything.

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    • Would it make more sense if it was actually Shao Kahn of the current timeline?

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    • If Raiden turns out to be the big bad of the next game, is there any salvation for him? Can the heroes bring him out of this dark funk?

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    • Well Fujin managed to near the end of the original timeline (albeit, happened off-screen), so don't see why not.

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    • Did not know about that.

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    • Ridley Prime wrote:
      Well Fujin managed to near the end of the original timeline (albeit, happened off-screen), so don't see why not.

      I agree with you that Fujin could be the only one to hep save Raiden. I'm just glad that Fujin didn't become Dark Fujin, because he's too cool for that (or for a pun's sake, "breezy").

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    • I still think Fujin will need a little help in turning Raiden back. Take in mind that Raiden saved Fujin from the demons during the invasion in the MK4 comic. I'd imagine that he would need some help.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      I still think Fujin will need a little help in turning Raiden back. Take in mind that Raiden saved Fujin from the demons during the invasion in the MK4 comic. I'd imagine that he would need some help.

      True. Also, since Liu Kang and Kung Lao are currently Revenants now, I think Kai should serve as an ally for Fujin, along with many others.

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    • Dynamo68 wrote: True. Also, since Liu Kang and Kung Lao are currently Revenants now, I think Kai should serve as an ally for Fujin, along with many others.

      I agree. Kai should be a semi-replacement for Kung Lao/Liu Kang. I wonder how he'll find him though. Perhaps Raiden could have told Fujin about Kai due to one of his visions from his future self.

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    • I think it's time for some characters to be back in the spotlight.

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    • That's why we're talking about Fujin and Kai. Otherwise, I agree.

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    • Perhaps my prediction of Raiden being the big bad should be turned around. Onaga should be the big bad just before you fight against Raiden. Like, Raiden should be a sub-boss or even a boss of a section of the story mode but maybe not the final boss.

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    • I agree. I think since NetherRealm says that Onaga does exist, it's just weird that they just say that all of a sudden. That is if he isn't in the next game. Besides, it's time to introduce the last bigger bad to the inexperienced Mortal Kombat players. -DinoLord00

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    • Oh snap...!

      https://twitter.com/noobde/status/800200504567418880

      https://twitter.com/noobde/status/800213259546546177

      As most know, a new movie's been in the rumor mill for years and years and years, but when Boon himself says this, you can count on it, more than the other sources at least.

      Needless to say, glad to hear about this over another MK Legacy season or some shit.

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    • I genuinely want an MK Legacy Season 3.

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    • @Fusionx: I too wouldn't mind that. I feel that it was really unfinished.

      @Ridley: I know Boon is saying it but Boon tends to troll. I don't doubt a new MK movie but still.

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    • Ridley Prime wrote: Oh snap...!

      https://twitter.com/noobde/status/800200504567418880

      https://twitter.com/noobde/status/800213259546546177

      As most know, a new movie's been in the rumor mill for years and years and years, but when Boon himself says this, you can count on it, more than the other sources at least.

      Needless to say, glad to hear about this over another MK Legacy season or some shit.

      Cool, better have good acting though! And please don't make Megan Fox Kitana!

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    • Fusionx963 wrote: I genuinely want an MK Legacy Season 3.

      Would be very better if it had better acting, not saying it was bad acting but some parts were a bit awkward. I've only watched season 1 and a few episodes of 2 but if there is a new legacy it better have a better cast. I liked the Johnny Cage from season 1.

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      Let's all just hope this never happens

      PLEASE NO!

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      @Fusionx: I too wouldn't mind that. I feel that it was really unfinished.

      @Ridley: I know Boon is saying it but Boon tends to troll. I don't doubt a new MK movie but still.

      Yeah, there is that, but when Boon pointed out the movie getting a new director, it's pretty telling. Director now is the guy who did the live action Playstation commercials, among other things. Though it's not saying much, I've seen more talent involved there than your average run of the mill movie adaptation, so I'm not really worried anymore about someone like Megan Fox getting to play Kitana or something. If that really did happen though, probably wouldn't watch.

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    • I honestly don't see Megan Fox playing Kitana anytime soon.

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    • I don't see Megan Fox playing Kitana as a bad thing. There are way better options but there are worst ones too. I will say that she might be better than Talisa Soto.

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    • I just hope the MK movie reboot gets an R rating. No more of that PG-13 crap.

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    • I'm unsure why they'd do that. Maybe cause MK games weren't as bloody at the time?

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    • Dynamo68 wrote: I just hope the MK movie reboot gets an R rating. No more of that PG-13 crap.

      that Deadpool movie's success is paving the way for things like that to be more common, so I wouldn't worry too much about a rating.

      what I'm more concerned about is whether or not this will make it past the announcement phase and not turn out like Devastation

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    • Dirtbag Daryl wrote:

      Dynamo68 wrote: I just hope the MK movie reboot gets an R rating. No more of that PG-13 crap.

      that Deadpool movie's success is paving the way for things like that to be more common, so I wouldn't worry too much about a rating.

      what I'm more concerned about is whether or not this will make it past the announcement phase and not turn out like Devastation

      Yeah, I suppose you're right. Besides, a lot of us MK fans have gotten older now and can see R-rated movies now.

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    • Dirtbag Daryl wrote:

      what I'm more concerned about is whether or not this will make it past the announcement phase and not turn out like Devastation

      That would be quite nice. I also wonder if they're going for a story that is just "based on" the game or if they're going for the actual story from MK. In other words, would they do a movie that shows the story from MK1 or would they do a story that would prove to be more like MK: Legacy where it's just a compilation of selected characters?

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    • I've always thought of Chis Evans as being a good Johnny Cage.

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    • I've always pictured Rain (no, not the Mortal Kombat character) as Liu Kang. The resemblance is quite uncanny. He was in movies like Ninja Assassin, as well as that Speed Racer movie from 2008.

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    • I guess Jung Ji-hoon would make a good Liu Kang.

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    • Fx his hair he may fit well with Liu Kang -DinoLord00

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    • What about Kung Lao?

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    • I'm not sure. On the other hand, I think Chris Hemsworth should play Raiden. Heck, he plays Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he's a God of Thunder, too. So I think he'd make a perfect Raiden.

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    • While he's perfect as Thor, I can't really picture him as Raiden.

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    • Ridley Prime wrote:
      While he's perfect as Thor, I can't really picture him as Raiden.

      Since that's the case, who do you picture playing Raiden?

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:

      Ridley Prime wrote:
      While he's perfect as Thor, I can't really picture him as Raiden.

      Since that's the case, who do you picture playing Raiden?

      Weird but I picture A shaven Jared Leto.

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:
      Ridley Prime wrote:
      While he's perfect as Thor, I can't really picture him as Raiden.
      Since that's the case, who do you picture playing Raiden?

      I guess whoever's exceptional at playing the mentor kind of role which Raiden usually is and able to look cool in a white wig. Christopher Lambert and Jeff Meek were both great on that front.

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    • I can't seem to think of anyone else other than Christopher Lambert as a perfect Raiden. I know James Remar played him but I thing it was a bad choice. I like the actor but he was no Raiden. Jeff Meek was alright but unless someone can fill the shoes of Lambert or even out-fill the shoes I just can't picture anyone else. I think if they put Fujin in the movie then it should be Adrian Paul. It would be a great way to give homage to the Highlander series and personally I think Adrian Paul would make a good Fujin anyway.

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    • Now that we're talking about the movie, who do you think should be the main antagonist and who should portray him. -DinoLord00

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    • Maybe Shinnok as the main baddie?

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    • If anything, I think Ken Watanabe would make a good Shang Tsung.

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    • Given how Goro was a giant puppet in the first film, if I recall right, I wonder how other non-human characters would be done in a movie now. Probably just cg if it were someone like Onaga.

      Shinnok I wouldn't be opposed to either though. He was sadly, in Annihilation, but wouldn't be that hard to rectify his portrayal.

      Not sure about Shao Kahn, but Brian Thompson I actually thought was a good Shao Kahn, for a shit script. It's just he's played so many other bad guys in movies that he felt perfect for the role at the time, but don't know who would feel right to play him now... Can't go wrong with Tsung though.

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    • Of course the movie wouldn't be canon w/ the games. Or would they?

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    • If Motaro ever appears in an MK movie again, he should be played by Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a The Rock). After all, he does have the muscles for the role, not to mention he has played a half-human, half-creature before (The Scorpion King).

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    • That creature was some terrible looking cg that almost ruined the movie for me when I rewatched it. I doubt they'd have Motaro back though.

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    • Agreed. Show proof that Motaro won't come back: Motaro didn't receive an invitation to even be an unplayable, albeit functional sub-boss. -DinoLord00

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    • Ridley Prime wrote:
      That creature was some terrible looking cg that almost ruined the movie for me when I rewatched it. I doubt they'd have Motaro back though.

      Which movie? Annihilation or The Mummy Returns (or both)?

      Aside from Motaro, I think they should bring Kintaro to the big screen, because he's the only pre-MK4 character who has not been seen in any movie or television adaptations of the series. If Kintaro were to be in an MK movie (and since he would most likely be CGI), who should voice him?

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:

      Which movie? Annihilation or The Mummy Returns (or both)?

      Aside from Motaro, I think they should bring Kintaro to the big screen, because he's the only pre-MK4 character who has not been seen in any movie or television adaptations of the series. If Kintaro were to be in an MK movie (and since he would most likely be CGI), who should voice him?

      Mummy Returns.

      If they were to have Kintaro, I think they should do what they did with Goro in the first film; no fullblown CG unless they absolutely have to.

      Still bummed that no non-game adaptation of Ermac has been even semi-passable, among other things.

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    • Ridley Prime wrote:
      Dynamo68 wrote:

      Which movie? Annihilation or The Mummy Returns (or both)?

      Aside from Motaro, I think they should bring Kintaro to the big screen, because he's the only pre-MK4 character who has not been seen in any movie or television adaptations of the series. If Kintaro were to be in an MK movie (and since he would most likely be CGI), who should voice him?

      Mummy Returns.

      If they were to have Kintaro, I think they should do what they did with Goro in the first film; no fullblown CG unless they absolutely have to.

      Still bummed that no non-game adaptation of Ermac has been even semi-passable, among other things.

      Indeed. Plus, Ermac had only one line of dialogue in the entire movie. Not only that, but he referred to himself as "I" instead of "we", unlike he does in the games, where it's the exact opposite. Plus, that moment where Noob Saibot spawned out of his body was just stupid as hell.

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    • I also like Dwayne Johnson as Mottaro.

      I think if they were to do a semi-non CGI version of Goro and Kintaro then it should be Kevin Nash or Tyler Mane as Goro and Nathan Jones as Kintaro.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      I also like Dwayne Johnson as Mottaro.

      I think if they were to do a semi-non CGI version of Goro and Kintaro then it should be Kevin Nash or Tyler Mane as Goro and Nathan Jones as Kintaro.

      I agree with those choices for Goro and Kintaro.

      Also, someone made a MK movie fancast years ago (this was the year before MK9 came out), where it had all characters pre-MK9. Some choices I like, others not so much. For example, he listed Jackie Chan to play Fujin. Don't get me wrong, I like Jackie Chan and all, but he's too much of a goofball to play a serious character like Fujin. However, I will agree with him that Keanu Reeves would be a good choice to play Kenshi, and I hope he plays Kenshi should the character ever appear in an MK movie.

      Here's the article in all its glory.[1]

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:

      Indeed. Plus, Ermac had only one line of dialogue in the entire movie. Not only that, but he referred to himself as "I" instead of "we", unlike he does in the games, where it's the exact opposite. Plus, that moment where Noob Saibot spawned out of his body was just stupid as hell.

      To be fair, Annihilation happened long before Ermac got his established personality of referring to himself as we, etc, but everything else about him there, as well as how Legacy portrayed him, was inexcuseable.

      And I actually agree about the idea of Keanu as Kenshi. Pictured it at times before. And yeah, the Shokans, as pointed out, don't have to be full CG. That'd only be necessary for certain fellas like Onaga.

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    • The idea of a new Mortal Kombat movie is exciting, if done right. There's a lot of potential.

      I just hope that they stay close to the by-now-more-layered history and storyline, but at the same time I hope Liu Kang isn't the protagonist again. Personally, I find him to come off unfortunately bland when he's not corrupted/a Houan zombie/a revenant. It would be nice if they could adhere closely to elements of the canon that weren't established at the time of the first film, while also putting their own spin and creative interpretation on it (just hopefully not like MK9... Ugh).

      I remember hearing a rumor at some point that they wanted to make a movie focusing on the younger Sub-Zero, Kuai Liang. I think that could be really awesome. Maybe even Johnny Cage or Cassie Cage. They might even be able to bring back the cast from the first movie and ignore the second movie if they want to go the MKX route, but if it's a reboot that may not be likely.

      I think Kuai Liang would be one of the best choices for a movie protagonist because his adventures and character development in the original timeline were very interesting. It's a real shame that so much of that got snuffed out in the new timeline, but at least he more or less became sort of the same by MKX.

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    • @Dragon, Cassie Cage refers to Kenshi as Keanu in 1 of her intros.

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    • Regarding what I said about Kintaro being the only pre-MK4 character to not appear in any movie or television adaptations of the MK series, I'm actually wrong about that. The only other ones to not appear in any other media at all are Chameleon and Khameleon. Then again, as much as I love them, it's unlikely that they'll be in an MK movie, since we don't know much about them at this point in time.

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    • MortalKnightsForever wrote:
      The idea of a new Mortal Kombat movie is exciting, if done right. There's a lot of potential.

      I just hope that they stay close to the by-now-more-layered history and storyline, but at the same time I hope Liu Kang isn't the protagonist again. Personally, I find him to come off unfortunately bland when he's not corrupted/a Houan zombie/a revenant. It would be nice if they could adhere closely to elements of the canon that weren't established at the time of the first film, while also putting their own spin and creative interpretation on it (just hopefully not like MK9... Ugh).

      I remember hearing a rumor at some point that they wanted to make a movie focusing on the younger Sub-Zero, Kuai Liang. I think that could be really awesome. Maybe even Johnny Cage or Cassie Cage. They might even be able to bring back the cast from the first movie and ignore the second movie if they want to go the MKX route, but if it's a reboot that may not be likely.

      I think Kuai Liang would be one of the best choices for a movie protagonist because his adventures and character development in the original timeline were very interesting. It's a real shame that so much of that got snuffed out in the new timeline, but at least he more or less became sort of the same by MKX.

      If they were to adapt the storyline of MK1 for this reboot like the first film or something, they'd pretty much have to have Liu Kang as the endgame protagonist. As far as the original films I didn't mind it since Robin Shou got me to like Liu Kang more, while at the same time, Johnny Cage stole the show with his victories against Scorpion and Goro. Cage vs Goro was actually better than how Goro got beat in the real canon, imo. As such, I'd prefer this new movie to still have some different fights than what the games' story had, to maintain some element of surprise and things.

      Never heard about that Sub-Zero movie rumor, but sounds interesting. And yeah, this has pretty much been implied to be a reboot, so unlikely that any of the original cast would return, much as I'd love to have Lindon Ashby as Johnny Cage again. Cassie should be stayed away from as far as possible tho, imo.

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    • Ridley Prime wrote:
      MortalKnightsForever wrote:
      The idea of a new Mortal Kombat movie is exciting, if done right. There's a lot of potential.

      I just hope that they stay close to the by-now-more-layered history and storyline, but at the same time I hope Liu Kang isn't the protagonist again. Personally, I find him to come off unfortunately bland when he's not corrupted/a Houan zombie/a revenant. It would be nice if they could adhere closely to elements of the canon that weren't established at the time of the first film, while also putting their own spin and creative interpretation on it (just hopefully not like MK9... Ugh).

      I remember hearing a rumor at some point that they wanted to make a movie focusing on the younger Sub-Zero, Kuai Liang. I think that could be really awesome. Maybe even Johnny Cage or Cassie Cage. They might even be able to bring back the cast from the first movie and ignore the second movie if they want to go the MKX route, but if it's a reboot that may not be likely.

      I think Kuai Liang would be one of the best choices for a movie protagonist because his adventures and character development in the original timeline were very interesting. It's a real shame that so much of that got snuffed out in the new timeline, but at least he more or less became sort of the same by MKX.

      If they were to adapt the storyline of MK1 for this reboot like the first film or something, they'd pretty much have to have Liu Kang as the endgame protagonist. As far as the original films I didn't mind it since Robin Shou got me to like Liu Kang more, while at the same time, Johnny Cage stole the show with his victories against Scorpion and Goro. Cage vs Goro was actually better than how Goro got beat in the real canon, imo. As such, I'd prefer this new movie to still have some different fights than what the games' story had, to maintain some element of surprise and things.

      Never heard about that Sub-Zero movie rumor, but sounds interesting. And yeah, this has pretty much been implied to be a reboot, so unlikely that any of the original cast would return, much as I'd love to have Lindon Ashby as Johnny Cage again. Cassie should be stayed away from as far as possible tho, imo.

      Maybe there could even be some actors from Legacy.

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    • Fusionx963 wrote:

      Maybe there could even be some actors from Legacy.

      That'd be fine, but nothing else from Legacy should be taken into account for a new film; the lackluster costumes, nothing. (okay, the cyborgs were and looked good, but that was about the only exception) It was just a clusterfuck that was too all over the place with its characters, especially in season 2.

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    • One actor I would like from Legacy to be in the MK movie reboot is Ian Anthony Dale. He should (of course) play Scorpion.

      While I would like Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa to play Shang Tsung again, he's getting kinda old now.

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    • I looked him up & saw that he did Brushogan in Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo.

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    • Wow. I had no idea until now. Thanks for pointing that out.

      Also, if Reiko were to be in an MK movie, I think Karl Urban (see photo) should play him. You gotta admit it's a pretty good resemblance.
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      Plus, I do recall that Reiko was in the short-lived Mortal Kombat: Conquest TV series from the late 90's.
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    • Yeah, he was.

      As an Aussie, I think Manu Bennett could pull off a badass Kano.

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:

      I agree with those choices for Goro and Kintaro.

      Also, someone made a MK movie fancast years ago (this was the year before MK9 came out), where it had all characters pre-MK9. Some choices I like, others not so much. For example, he listed Jackie Chan to play Fujin. Don't get me wrong, I like Jackie Chan and all, but he's too much of a goofball to play a serious character like Fujin. However, I will agree with him that Keanu Reeves would be a good choice to play Kenshi, and I hope he plays Kenshi should the character ever appear in an MK movie.

      Here's the article in all its glory.[1]

      Yeah, there are some good ideas in that article but I would change a few things. Like I would have one person playing both Kitana and Mileena. I like the idea of Jordana Brewster but Megan Fox wouldn't be terrible either.

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:
      One actor I would like from Legacy to be in the MK movie reboot is Ian Anthony Dale. He should (of course) play Scorpion.

      While I would like Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa to play Shang Tsung again, he's getting kinda old now.

      I agree on both points. I would like the idea of Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa to play as the old Shang Tsung and maybe Jet Li as a younger.

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    • Ridley Prime wrote:
      Yeah, he was.

      As an Aussie, I think Manu Bennett could pull off a badass Kano.

      That really isn't a bad idea. I say either that or Gerard Butler or Jason Statham.

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    • I'm confused by hate for Cassie Cage. IMO she's a really good character. Maybe I'm biased, partly because I've been an OG Johnny Cage fan long since before he was widely considered "cool" until MK9/MKX.

      I suppose with a new movie literally anything could happen at this point. We've seen people go all kinds of different directions with Rebirth, Legacy, and MK9.

      At the risk of sounding arrogant, there was a point in time where I wanted to try writing a screenplay for a rebooted Mortal Kombat movie. I wouldn't dare dream of trying now, this was years ago, around the time of Deception. As much as it would be my life's dream to be the Chris Claremont of Mortal Kombat, I know that'll never happen.

      I just hope that whatever they do is nice. It sounds like they're taking their time with it to try and make sure it will be good, which is the right thing to do, especially when one considers the track history of video game adaptations to film...

      I remember reading an article in Electronic Gaming Monthly a long time ago where they interviewed Ed Boon. They asked him whether he liked the first Mortal Kombat movie better or the second. He said, "Are you kidding? That's like asking, 'which do you prefer, lemonade, or piss'?".

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      Dynamo68 wrote:

      I agree with those choices for Goro and Kintaro.

      Also, someone made a MK movie fancast years ago (this was the year before MK9 came out), where it had all characters pre-MK9. Some choices I like, others not so much. For example, he listed Jackie Chan to play Fujin. Don't get me wrong, I like Jackie Chan and all, but he's too much of a goofball to play a serious character like Fujin. However, I will agree with him that Keanu Reeves would be a good choice to play Kenshi, and I hope he plays Kenshi should the character ever appear in an MK movie.

      Here's the article in all its glory.[1]

      Yeah, there are some good ideas in that article but I would change a few things. Like I would have one person playing both Kitana and Mileena. I like the idea of Jordana Brewster but Megan Fox wouldn't be terrible either.

      Yeah. And ya gotta admit that Franky G would actually make a good Jarek, since he does look a lot like the character. Not saying Jarek will ever be in an MK movie, but ya know.

      Also, it surprised me when he picked Michael Clarke Duncan as Kintaro. The problem is that the actor is dead now. Then again, the article was made two years before his death.

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    • MortalKnightsForever wrote:
      I'm confused by hate for Cassie Cage. IMO she's a really good character. Maybe I'm biased, partly because I've been an OG Johnny Cage fan long since before he was widely considered "cool" until MK9/MKX.

      She's a mary sue whose voiced by an sjw and has very little character development. She had creative fatalities though, I'll give her that, but anything else? Meh... I've liked Johnny for that long as well, and seeing him get one-upped by her like that was part of what made it painful for me. That and the new generation gimmick is way overdone in franchises now. Takeda was the only cool and well developed new gen character for MK, imo. Cassie's not as bad as what Cage fans had to endure pre-MK9 though, so I won't say she's the worst, but I'll take having Johnny back over her (even an old man Johnny) any day of the week.

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    • As the saying goes, "Can't beat the classics."

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    • I'll have to respectfully agree to disagree on our opinions towards Cassie, but I do agree on preferring Johnny over her, only because he's a classic staple of MK that's been there since the beginning. IMO he's been underrated and overlooked for a long time and written off as being just a joke, especially during the ridiculous era where Midway gave him the shaft out of bitterness towards Daniel Pesina (which is pretty petty if you ask me). It's extremely satisfying to see him now used to his full potential in MKX, he's literally gone from one of MK's most hated characters to one of it's most beloved (he was -the- MK guest character in WWE Immortals, for goodness' sake! Can you imagine -anything- like that happening pre-MK9 at least?). It's also pretty funny that he was screwed over so many times in the original timeline only to be one of the only characters to survive the end of MK9, even though a lot of those characters came back for MKX anyway.

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    • Good point. I personally did like Cassie but I have to agree that she was underdeveloped.

      So, I understand that this new movie will be a reboot but I just have to wonder where they'll take it. I'm not even sure that going with the original movie would be the best idea. I'm almost thinking that it should be an adaptation of MKX comic book because there are questions that are unanswered that could be answered with a movie.

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    • I find it strange how MKX manages to have such a good story mode and leave so many unanswered questions. From what I understand the comic isn't entirely in line with it and sometimes even directly contradicts parts of it. I haven't been that impressed with it since IMO it involves a lot of the writer dick-riding Scorpion (I know he's Ed Boon's favorite, but seriously, come on).

      It would be wise of a new movie to incorporate some parts of the recent Mortal Kombat games. Maybe it could be an unofficial "requel" (remake/sequel) to the first Mortal Kombat movie and ignoring the second, like The Incredible Hulk did with The Hulk, where it's so ambigous that fans will be pleased whether they loved or hated the original movie and new fans who aren't familiar won't be lost.

      I think this would work especially well if they do decide to go with the MKX crew and some of the characters who were in the original film, and they could also include younger examples of omitted characters to match it (I.E: A Kuai Liang Sub-Zero who's Cassie Cage's age, having been a child when Bi-Han was killed).

      An idea I always found amusing that could apply here would be realistic reactions to Johnny Cage's in-universe attempts to make a movie out of his Mortal Kombat adventures. People would probably laugh off claims that it was inspired or even based on a true story and find him as narcissistic as someone like Charlie Sheen; he might have even funded it out of his own pocket like John Travolta did for Battlefield Earth and it could be compared to that. It could've possibly ruined his career and turned him into a laughing stock with sparse and meager roles, and put all this pressure on Cassie who has the "crazy washed up actor dad" who insists his fight with demons and monsters were real and nobody believes him until they experience it for themselves.

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    • Tbh, I didn't find the Scorpion dick-riding to be as bad in the comics as in the games' plotline. At least Havik got to wreck him once, while in the game, he gets to kill Quan Chi at the expense of many others who are still revenants. Everyone else was better written in the comics too, especially Kotal Kahn and the like. It's not even a contest to me. As for the contradictions between the comic and game, it's more due to inconsistency of different writers, but the comic's still generally considered canon. Things kinda lined up more toward the end of it.

      Well said on the other stuff. You have some fine ideas, and despite most of my feelings towards Cassie, I can see even that last idea working too.

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    • You have good points about the comic. I guess I'm a little biased against it because it sort of continues the MK9 thing of completely turning around or ruining the original incarnations of some of my favorite characters (Sub-Zero, Goro), but for all we could know it could be far from finished, so it might change in that department too. I can forgive things like that which I'm pet peeved and nitpicky about if the story is written well.

      I think the other reason it might annoy me is I feel fed up with the sliding scale of Scorpion vs Sub-Zero. By that I don't mean their rivalry, but MK's tendency to portray one or the other as far superior somehow (morally, character depth, etc.). The actual MKX game is maybe the first ever thing to balance this right; they're both great characters, and while I may prefer Sub-Zero I see Scorpion's value to the series. It's especially refreshing now that he has a few more story arcs that aren't just "I will have my revenge!!!" over and over again (his service to the Elder Gods in Deception, regaining his humanity, his chance to be a father again by raising and training Takeda, etc.).

      I'm glad you like those ideas. I'd really like to see the movie try that Johnny Cage thing.

      I might try to find some time to think about what else I might like to see, or maybe start a thread on different people pitching what they want for the next MK movie (I know it technically applies here, but this thread seems to apply to the franchise as a whole). I doubt Boon or anyone would ever see what I have to say or want to take anything from it, but I just find it very fun to think about since I'm very passionate about Mortal Kombat, it's my favorite video game series.

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    • MortalKnightsForever wrote:
      I find it strange how MKX manages to have such a good story mode and leave so many unanswered questions. From what I understand the comic isn't entirely in line with it and sometimes even directly contradicts parts of it. I haven't been that impressed with it since IMO it involves a lot of the writer dick-riding Scorpion (I know he's Ed Boon's favorite, but seriously, come on).

      It would be wise of a new movie to incorporate some parts of the recent Mortal Kombat games. Maybe it could be an unofficial "requel" (remake/sequel) to the first Mortal Kombat movie and ignoring the second, like The Incredible Hulk did with The Hulk, where it's so ambigous that fans will be pleased whether they loved or hated the original movie and new fans who aren't familiar won't be lost.

      I think this would work especially well if they do decide to go with the MKX crew and some of the characters who were in the original film, and they could also include younger examples of omitted characters to match it (I.E: A Kuai Liang Sub-Zero who's Cassie Cage's age, having been a child when Bi-Han was killed).

      An idea I always found amusing that could apply here would be realistic reactions to Johnny Cage's in-universe attempts to make a movie out of his Mortal Kombat adventures. People would probably laugh off claims that it was inspired or even based on a true story and find him as narcissistic as someone like Charlie Sheen; he might have even funded it out of his own pocket like John Travolta did for Battlefield Earth and it could be compared to that. It could've possibly ruined his career and turned him into a laughing stock with sparse and meager roles, and put all this pressure on Cassie who has the "crazy washed up actor dad" who insists his fight with demons and monsters were real and nobody believes him until they experience it for themselves.

      I was especially happy that Reiko was given better character development in the comics, despite the fact that Havik screwed him over in the end.

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    • Yeah, it was fun to see more of a character development of Reiko. I feel that he has so much potential. I also feel that he should have been a sub-boss somewhere like what Shang Tsung was in MKII.

      @MortalKnightsForever: Let us know on here when you put up that thread. I would be interested to see where that goes and to share some of my ideas.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      Yeah, it was fun to see more of a character development of Reiko. I feel that he has so much potential. I also feel that he should have been a sub-boss somewhere like what Shang Tsung was in MKII.

      @MortalKnightsForever: Let us know on here when you put up that thread. I would be interested to see where that goes and to share some of my ideas.

      I agree that Reiko needs to return in future games, but I don't really see him as sub-boss material. It's kinda like how I've seen people say that Drahmin should be a sub-boss in future games, and Drahmin is better off as just a playable character in his own right.

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:

      I agree that Reiko needs to return in future games, but I don't really see him as sub-boss material. It's kinda like how I've seen people say that Drahmin should be a sub-boss in future games, and Drahmin is better off as just a playable character in his own right.

      Sure. I'm just saying that if he were to be a sub-boss then he should be on the same level as Shang Tsung was in MKII. Like, something else would be the bigger sub-boss but Reiko would be like a sub-sub-boss. Something like that.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      Dynamo68 wrote:

      I agree that Reiko needs to return in future games, but I don't really see him as sub-boss material. It's kinda like how I've seen people say that Drahmin should be a sub-boss in future games, and Drahmin is better off as just a playable character in his own right.

      Sure. I'm just saying that if he were to be a sub-boss then he should be on the same level as Shang Tsung was in MKII. Like, something else would be the bigger sub-boss but Reiko would be like a sub-sub-boss. Something like that.

      Oh, I see now.

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    • Hopefully, Noob & Smoke will be in MK11.

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    • I would love if they did the whole subplot of Noob Saibot teaming up with Smoke again (like in Deception), although I kinda doubt that's gonna happen this time around. But what do I know?

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    • I think the only way they would meet up now is if Noob Saibot somehow ended up in the Netherrealm after being vaporized by the Soulnado.

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    • An intro between Bo' Rai Cho & Sub-Zero hints that Noob may be still out there. But, I know the intros tend not to mean anything.

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    • I'm sure some of those are canon. Obviously, not all or even a majority of them but still.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      I'm sure some of those are canon. Obviously, not all or even a majority of them but still.

      I also hope the ones where Chameleon and Khameleon are mentioned (although, the latter is only vaguely mentioned) are canon as well.

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      I also hope the ones where Chameleon and Khameleon are mentioned (although, the latter is only vaguely mentioned) are canon as well.

      Yeah, that would be nice.

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    • I almost want the one where Reptile says that he's Shang Tsung to be canon but I seriously doubt it is.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      I almost want the one where Reptile says that he's Shang Tsung to be canon but I seriously doubt it is.

      True, but I doubt that Shang Tsung will be dead for good, since his cameos in certain endings lead me to believe that. I know character endings aren't usually canon for the most part, but ya know.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      My prediction for the next MK game roster is this:

      Returning Good Guys: Bo' Rai Cho, Cassie Cage, Frost, Fujin, Jax, Jacqui, Jade, Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Kung Jin, Li Mei, Sareena, Scorpion, Sonya, Sub-Zero, and Takeda.

      Returning Neutrals: Ermac, Erron Black, Ferra/Torr, Kotal Kahn, Noob Saibot, Reptile, and Sheeva.

      Returning Baddies: D'Vorah, Kano, Mileena (either a clone or a revenant), Rain, Skarlet, Tanya, Tremor, and Triborg.

      New Good Guys: Dairou, Darrius, Kai, Mysterious Woman (purhaps Delia), Shujinko, and Taven.

      New Neutrals: Blaze, Earth God, Fire God, and Water God.

      New Baddies: Ashrah, Hotaru, Jarek, Kano's Son, Kira, Kobra, No Face, and Tasia.

      Cameos: Baraka (revenant or recovering from his "fatal" wounds), Cyrax (revenant), Drahmin (revenant), Havik (revenant), Hsu Hao (revenant), Kabal (revenant), Kintaro (revenant), Kitana (revenant), Kung Lao (revenant), Liu Kang (revenant), Mavado (revenant), Meat (a "sage" character), Mokap (on one of Johnny Cage's sets), Moloch (revenant), Motaro (revenant), Nightwolf (revenant), Quan Chi (revenant), Reiko (revenant), Sektor (revenants), Shinnok (just a head), Sindel (revenant), Smoke (revenant), and Stryker (revenant).

      Bosses: Daegon (sub-boss), Goro (sub-boss), Onaga (sub-boss), and Raiden (boss).


      I think it's been confirmed Onaga will be the big bad of the next game, but I'm in favor of all these guys showing up, because we're going to need them if the Pyramid of Argus rises again. I don't care how upopular an MK character is, everyone's going to be needed for the Battle of Armageddon. Speaking of unpopular characters, I came up with a coulple of new characters for the Red Dragon. Here's the link to a forum for that because I don't want to croud the comment.

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    • Godzillavkk wrote:
      Dragonspyne wrote:
      My prediction for the next MK game roster is this:

      Returning Good Guys: Bo' Rai Cho, Cassie Cage, Frost, Fujin, Jax, Jacqui, Jade, Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Kung Jin, Li Mei, Sareena, Scorpion, Sonya, Sub-Zero, and Takeda.

      Returning Neutrals: Ermac, Erron Black, Ferra/Torr, Kotal Kahn, Noob Saibot, Reptile, and Sheeva.

      Returning Baddies: D'Vorah, Kano, Mileena (either a clone or a revenant), Rain, Skarlet, Tanya, Tremor, and Triborg.

      New Good Guys: Dairou, Darrius, Kai, Mysterious Woman (purhaps Delia), Shujinko, and Taven.

      New Neutrals: Blaze, Earth God, Fire God, and Water God.

      New Baddies: Ashrah, Hotaru, Jarek, Kano's Son, Kira, Kobra, No Face, and Tasia.

      Cameos: Baraka (revenant or recovering from his "fatal" wounds), Cyrax (revenant), Drahmin (revenant), Havik (revenant), Hsu Hao (revenant), Kabal (revenant), Kintaro (revenant), Kitana (revenant), Kung Lao (revenant), Liu Kang (revenant), Mavado (revenant), Meat (a "sage" character), Mokap (on one of Johnny Cage's sets), Moloch (revenant), Motaro (revenant), Nightwolf (revenant), Quan Chi (revenant), Reiko (revenant), Sektor (revenants), Shinnok (just a head), Sindel (revenant), Smoke (revenant), and Stryker (revenant).

      Bosses: Daegon (sub-boss), Goro (sub-boss), Onaga (sub-boss), and Raiden (boss).


      I think it's been confirmed Onaga will be the big bad of the next game, but I'm in favor of all these guys showing up, because we're going to need them if the Pyramid of Argus rises again. I don't care how upopular an MK character is, everyone's going to be needed for the Battle of Armageddon. Speaking of unpopular characters, I came up with a coulple of new characters for the Red Dragon. Here's the link to a forum for that because I don't want to croud the comment.

      Yeah. Instead of Raiden, I think the next main antagonist should be Onaga, since Raiden is less intimidating and that Onaga deserves a chance to be in the spotlight in the next game.

      -DinoLord00

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    • Good point but Raiden as a main antagonist would come out of left field and I know Boon wants to take MK in a different direction.

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    • Then I think maybe Raiden should be a sub-boss or maybe a false main antagonist and show that Onaga was the real one pulling the strings (like him deceiving many to restore him, including Raiden.) -DinoLord00

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    • Raiden as a puppet?

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    • Sorry, actually the "pulling the strings" part was just a metaphor saying that he is deceiving most of the characters and the true mastermind to all of the plot. Maybe working with Raiden to restore this, in return for Earthrealm being untouched from his forces (just gonna attack Earthrealm either way). -DinoLord00

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    • Would make sense to me if Onaga was pulling someone's strings again. He pulled Shujinko's strings for decades in the old timeline.

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    • Yeah. That's one thing Onaga was good at: Deception (get it?)

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    • Also, regarding possible future Revenants, I kinda doubt that Havik would be one. One reason I mention is because it could be possible he could just regrow his head, kinda like Cell from Dragon Ball Z. After all, he is a Cleric of Chaos, not to mention that Chaosrealmers are unpredictable.

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    • Maybe. -DinoLord00

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    • DinoLord00 wrote:
      Maybe. -DinoLord00

      why do you always sign your posts like a little doofusman

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    • Just three quick things:

      1. Answer: Why not? This doesn't change anything significant and concerns nothing important.

      2. The signature is not "stupid"

      3. Can't you just please ask me that in my message wall because this has nothing to do with this topic.

      -DinoLord00

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    • it was just a weird quirk i was curious about, dont need to get defensive, spergo. i never called the signature stupid, i just jokingly said you were acting like a little doofusman (how could you possibly take that insult seriously). also no, if you really cared about keeping this in private, you wouldve said that on my message wall, not on here, so i guess this is what you wanted: a scene.

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    • Ok look, I'm sorry for that. I just took the insult seriously since there was know signs of it being a joke and you just never know the difference. -DinoLord00

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    • DinoLord00 wrote:
      Ok look, I'm sorry for that. I just took the insult seriously since there was know signs of it being a joke and you just never know the difference. -DinoLord00
      Spergfrombillyandmandy

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    • What's that supposed to be. -DinoLord00

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    • you

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    • Okaaaay???  :| -DinoLord00

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    • DinoLord00 wrote:
      Then I think maybe Raiden should be a sub-boss or maybe a false main antagonist and show that Onaga was the real one pulling the strings (like him deceiving many to restore him, including Raiden.) -DinoLord00

      I really like that idea.

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    • Raiden would still be playable.

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    • If I could, yes. (maybe as an unlockable character) -DinoLord00

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    • I think there should be a twist like Raiden died before the events of the game

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    • Pyromancer64 wrote:
      I think there should be a twist like Raiden died before the events of the game

      Then that would make him going to the dark side moot. He takes Shinnok's head off his body and now you're killing Raiden? What does that achieve?

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    • I have to agree w/ Dragon.

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    • Now, of course, I don't see why they couldn't kill Raiden, or at least hide him in a future game but not in MK11. Turning Raiden dark is a pretty big thing and to just kill him before the events of MK11 would just be wildly disappointing. It would be like you just got the verbal consent from your boss at work that you're getting promoted and then he gets hit by a car and no one else knows that you got verbally promoted.

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    • ...That... is an odd simile.

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    • My point is that you can't just introduce something and then take away the base.

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    • Okay, I see your point. But how about he gets killed off screen, and Onaga revives him?

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      My point is that you can't just introduce something and then take away the base.
      • cough* Tag Team mode *cough*
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    • I thought the Tag Team Mode was interesting.

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    • Fusionx963 wrote:
      I thought the Tag Team Mode was interesting.

      Me too, I want it back...unless it constraints more characters or something though.

      -DinoLord00

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    • @Pyromancer: So, Dark Raiden becomes Even-Darker Raiden?

      @Riley: Yeah, unfortunately, you're right. That was a terrific mode and they just took it away from us. But I'm sure that it'll be the difference between a mode and a character.

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    • I don't think Tag Team Mode'll be in MK11, though.

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    • Draonspyne: Yeah a darker Raiden.

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    • Fusionx963 wrote:
      I don't think Tag Team Mode'll be in MK11, though.

      I don't doubt that. I was talking about Raiden continuing to be Dark Raiden and not Dead Raiden.

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    • Pyromancer64 wrote: Draonspyne: Yeah a darker Raiden.

      So maybe Evil Zombie Dark Raiden.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:

      Pyromancer64 wrote: Draonspyne: Yeah a darker Raiden.

      So maybe Evil Zombie Dark Raiden.

      No. Just no. No. To. All.

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    • Fusionx963 wrote:
      Dragonspyne wrote:

      Pyromancer64 wrote: Draonspyne: Yeah a darker Raiden.

      So maybe Evil Zombie Dark Raiden.
      No. Just no. No. To. All.

      Yeah, we don't need another Zombie Liu Kang. -DinoLord00

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    • Fusionx963 wrote:

      Dragonspyne wrote:

      Pyromancer64 wrote: Draonspyne: Yeah a darker Raiden.

      So maybe Evil Zombie Dark Raiden.

      No. Just no. No. To. All.

      Note the sarcasm in my tone. It's kind of ridiculous. It's like when the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers kept getting new robots to add to their already powerful robots.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:

      Fusionx963 wrote:

      Dragonspyne wrote:

      Pyromancer64 wrote: Draonspyne: Yeah a darker Raiden.

      So maybe Evil Zombie Dark Raiden.
      No. Just no. No. To. All.
      Note the sarcasm in my tone. It's kind of ridiculous. It's like when the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers kept getting new robots to add to their already powerful robots.

      Yeah. Plus, Revenants are the closest thing we'll ever get to zombies.

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    • There also needs to be a rivalry between Reptile and Chameleon. Now hear me out, my idea is implying that Chameleon is from Reptile's race. Since Khameleon is the final female of their species, and since they live in a matriachy where the further they are from a female, the less humanoid they become. So they build a rivalry over who gets to be the spouse of Khameleon and eventually fight to the death. So they can retain their humanoid form and not revert to an overgrown Gecko.

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    • SuperNamekianGod wrote:
      There also needs to be a rivalry between Reptile and Chameleon. Now hear me out, my idea is implying that Chameleon is from Reptile's race. Since Khameleon is the final female of their species, and since they live in a matriachy where the further they are from a female, the less humanoid they become. So they build a rivalry over who gets to be the spouse of Khameleon and eventually fight to the death. So they can retain their humanoid form and not revert to an overgrown Gecko.

      I definitely agree that Reptile needs to interact with the male Chameleon at some point. Plus, Goro serving as the vessel for Onaga would make sense, too. Heck, he would have a much better chance at survival as such when compared to Reptile, since Goro is much larger and more muscular than the scrawny Reptile.

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    • Definitely makes sense. Are we anticipating on seeing the revenants as well as the rest of the unintroduced characters from MKA?

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    • Possibly, maybe not in the next MK game, but we will eventually.

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    • Now that I think about it. It seems more of a good idea to have the revenants attack now that there's potential for a whole lot more of them. Or I suppose that NRS could be waiting for a majority of the Kombatants to die and then be turned into revenants until the next Armageddon game. Then it could be living Kombatants versus revenants in Armageddon 2.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      Now that I think about it. It seems more of a good idea to have the revenants attack now that there's potential for a whole lot more of them. Or I suppose that NRS could be waiting for a majority of the Kombatants to die and then be turned into revenants until the next Armageddon game. Then it could be living Kombatants versus revenants in Armageddon 2.

      Speaking of which, I'm pretty sure the dead characters who have not been seen as Revenants could possibly be part of the Revenant army, right? I'm specifically talking characters like Hsu Hao, Mavado, Reiko, Kintaro, Motaro, and quite possibly Moloch, Drahmin, Cyrax, Sektor, and Quan Chi. The only reason I didn't mention Havik is because I think he can regrow his head. After all, he is the motherfuckin' Cleric of Chaos.

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    • Oh god, those ideas of an Armageddon sequel sound awful IMO, no offense. Let's have another movie like Annihilation while we're at it.

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    • Ridley Prime wrote:
      Oh god, those ideas of an Armageddon sequel sound awful IMO, no offense. Let's have another movie like Annihilation while we're at it.

      Ugh, don't even remind me of that godawful movie. I also wanna pretend that Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm never existed.

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    • Since it was on netflix, I actually rewatched Annihilation recently with a friend just to laugh and critique at how bad it was, and most of the fight choreography was even worse than I remembered.

      Bottom line though, whether it's a game or film, having too many Mortal Kombat characters in one place allows for little to no substance and room for good development, which Annihilation, MK Trilogy, and Armageddon all suffered from. I'll take another MK with sensible balance over another "This'll be great because we'll have as many characters as we can!" anytime.

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    • Well unless a in universe reason can be found Armageddon could still come. Raiden only prevented ONE outcome.

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    • Godzillavkk wrote:
      Well unless a in universe reason can be found Armageddon could still come. Raiden only prevented ONE outcome.

      Maybe make Shao Kahn who won fron Armageddon come back to the new timeline after having conquered nearly everything in the Original timeline. -DinoLord00

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    • How would he cross timelines? And with the Blaze powerup he became invincible, so that'd be stupid.

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    • Harnessing the power the One Being possesses I guess?

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    • SuperNamekianGod wrote:
      Harnessing the power the One Being possesses I guess?

      Where did he get the power of the One Being?

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:

      SuperNamekianGod wrote:
      Harnessing the power the One Being possesses I guess?

      Where did he get the power of the One Being?

      Yeah. As far as I am aware, that's kind of impossible.

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    • From what I understand, because Taven's Armageddon ending is canon, Taven defeated Blaze and became a full god and every remaining Kombatant's power grew. This is why Shao Kahn is all glow worm and crazy strong.

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    • Actually Shao Kahns ending is the Canon one. We don't even know what happened to Taven.

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    • Godzillavkk wrote:
      Actually Shao Kahns ending is the Canon one. We don't even know what happened to Taven.

      So in Shao Kahn's ending, what do you think he did after he went mad. -DinoLord00

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    • Beats me.

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    • Probably sought more to conquer

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    • Well he had nothing left to conquer so he went crazy.

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    • Well, no he really didn't; Raiden reversed time at literally the last instant.

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    • This does bring up an interesting question. Does the original timeline still exist with Shao Kahn now mad with nothing left to conquor, or was all of reality completly reversed?

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    • How likely or soon do you think a Shaolin Monks 2 will happen? I remember in an earlier poll by Boon there was actually more demand for it than MK11. While I wouldn't mind a Shaolin Monks 2 happening, if it means we'd have to wait another 4 years for MK11 (considering there'd prolly be Injustice 3 or some shit afterward in between), that'd be hard to swallow for me, although I would more likely get this sequel/spiritual successor to Shaolin Monks than the first one if it has online co-op and stuff.

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    • I think we'll get MK11 after Injustice 2. I hope.

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    • Never played the original Shaolin Monks

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:
      I think we'll get MK11 after Injustice 2. I hope.

      I don't think MK11 is going to be announced any time soon after Injustice 2's release, since they'd most likely focus an entire year or two on its dlc. -DinoLord00

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    • Godzillavkk wrote:
      Actually Shao Kahns ending is the Canon one. We don't even know what happened to Taven.

      Actually, it's only semi-canon. Yes, Shao Kahn grew to be as powerful as a god but he didn't defeat Blaze. And Fusionx is right. Raiden sending his message back in time stopped Shao Kahn from conquering anything.

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    • DinoLord00 wrote:

      I don't think MK11 is going to be announced any time soon after Injustice 2's release, since they'd most likely focus an entire year or two on its dlc. -DinoLord00

      I agree.

      Also, I wouldn't mind a Shaolin Monks 2 but the first one felt like it was made just for fun and had no real purpose. I personally, didn't like it all that much.

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    • Shaolin Monks was when they wanted an annual release schedule.

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    • Right, which is not the best thing to do because then you get underdeveloped games. Don't get me wrong, I'm a die hard Mortal Kombat fan and would play and enjoy anything MK related but I would rather wait for a well developed game than to get a less quality game every year. It could be that I'm spoiled by the quality of MK9 and MKX but I doubt that we would get that quality if we were getting an MK game every year. The only way it could work is if there were several teams working all at once on different projects. Correct me if I'm wrong, it seems as though all NRS games are overlapping when it comes to the individuals that work on them. As one is in development with certain individuals the next one is in development with the same people. Good consistency, bad for mass development, but good for quality.

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    • Yeah, no one wants to play an incomplete game full of broken promises, we have No Man's Sky for that.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      SuperNamekianGod wrote:
      Harnessing the power the One Being possesses I guess?
      Where did he get the power of the One Being?

      I meant like to beat Ultra Shao Kahn, you would need to tap into some unknown power that the One Being possesses. If he somehow dimension hops, Kahn wouldn't have the ability himself.

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    • We settled on calling original Shao Khan, Shao Khan-Blaze

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    • Actually, I like Ultra mainly because technically the power he possessed wasn't the essence of Blaze but a result of Taven winning against Blaze and the remaining Kombatants becoming more powerful.

      Anyway...

      Reality hopping could happen. I rather do like the idea of a story that travels through alternate realities. I just don't know if it would be right for Mortal Kombat. It was right for Injustice. Although, I did once suggest that Armageddon 2 should have every character from MK1 to whatever the previous MK game will be with the exception of Shao Kahn. At the end of the battle, where Blaze is defeated, Shao Kahn from the original timeline comes out of a crater and that opens for the next MK game.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      DinoLord00 wrote:

      I don't think MK11 is going to be announced any time soon after Injustice 2's release, since they'd most likely focus an entire year or two on its dlc. -DinoLord00

      I agree.

      Also, I wouldn't mind a Shaolin Monks 2 but the first one felt like it was made just for fun and had no real purpose. I personally, didn't like it all that much.

      If Shaolin Monks 2 is the only way fans of certain fellas like Liu Kang can find solace (given how they're treated in the story now), it should definitely happen at some point. I'm kinda with you though; didn't care much for the first one back then and thought it was just fanservice with little substance, but I get where the popularity of it comes from, much as I disagreed with those who said it was better than even Deception, the best MK of that era imo.

      And yeah, I remember them saying back then that they was planning annual releases for MK, but I guess it didn't work out due to the pickle Midway was in, which was probably for the best.

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    • At first, I didn't think much of Shaolin Monks. I never saw what the point of it was, other than probably an experiment.

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    • Ridley Prime wrote:

      Dragonspyne wrote:
      DinoLord00 wrote:

      I don't think MK11 is going to be announced any time soon after Injustice 2's release, since they'd most likely focus an entire year or two on its dlc. -DinoLord00

      I agree.

      Also, I wouldn't mind a Shaolin Monks 2 but the first one felt like it was made just for fun and had no real purpose. I personally, didn't like it all that much.

      If Shaolin Monks 2 is the only way fans of certain fellas like Liu Kang can find solace (given how they're treated in the story now), it should definitely happen at some point. I'm kinda with you though; didn't care much for the first one back then and thought it was just fanservice with little substance, but I get where the popularity of it comes from, much as I disagreed with those who said it was better than even Deception, the best MK of that era imo.

      And yeah, I remember them saying back then that they was planning annual releases for MK, but I guess it didn't work out due to the pickle Midway was in, which was probably for the best.

      Yeah, I agree. Deception was the best of that group. Also, if they want to make a game based on fan service then they should make a completely different game. I remember that they were going to do a series of Mythology games which started with Sub-Zero and some of continued with Jax. They could do a Raiden game where it's Raiden versus Shinnok at the end an maybe have him, as well as the other gods, go up against the One Being.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:

      Yeah, I agree. Deception was the best of that group. Also, if they want to make a game based on fan service then they should make a completely different game. I remember that they were going to do a series of Mythology games which started with Sub-Zero and some of continued with Jax. They could do a Raiden game where it's Raiden versus Shinnok at the end an maybe have him, as well as the other gods, go up against the One Being.

      I liked Sub-Zero Mythologies once I got past the learning curve, became accustomed to my own customized controls, and knew how to deal with the questionably designed platforming, but the game wasn't well received, understandably. It had some good ideas on paper but the RPG elements and such definitely could've been better utilized. It marked the end of the digitized actors as 2D sprites era, which was a shame... And Special Forces, being what it was, was the final nail in the coffin for the series of solo Mythology games they had planned. I too would've liked to see it continue though with them learning from and improving upon their past experiments, but since those games didn't do well at all, it wasn't meant to be. I'm just glad the Sub-Zero game got to remain canon even with the new timeline, since I like how it tied in the backstory between Scorpion and the original Sub-Zero, and Shinnok's menace before MK4 & X.

      That idea for a Raiden title does sound pretty cool, but by this point I'll just say they were pretty lucky Shaolin Monks even resonated as well with fans as it did.

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    • I know it may never happen, but I think it'd be cool if they did title with Kenshi as the main character. It would basically be about how his vendetta with Shang Tsung came to be. Of course, Shang Tsung would be the final boss.

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    • ^ I'd love that as Shaolin Monks-esque game

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:
      I know it may never happen, but I think it'd be cool if they did title with Kenshi as the main character. It would basically be about how his vendetta with Shang Tsung came to be. Of course, Shang Tsung would be the final boss.

      That would be a fun game but I'm afraid that the game would not be canon.

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    • It could be. They never retconned that part of Kenshi's story.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      Dynamo68 wrote:
      I know it may never happen, but I think it'd be cool if they did title with Kenshi as the main character. It would basically be about how his vendetta with Shang Tsung came to be. Of course, Shang Tsung would be the final boss.
      That would be a fun game but I'm afraid that the game would not be canon.

      Well, Shaolin Monks was was not canon either, so I would agree with you on that.

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    • Smoke. wrote:
      It could be. They never retconned that part of Kenshi's story.

      Right, but Kenshi never went up against Shang Tsung until Deadly Alliance where he lost.

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    • Maybe the new timeline changed it

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    • I wonder who they'll have Kenshi go against, if anyone at all.

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    • I guess one of them would be Goro, since he was once a servant of Shang Tsung. Then again, he was the sub-boss of the original MK.

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    • There is an untold story of Kenshi going up against Reiko from MK9. I doubt he'll be able to go up against Shang Tsung being that Tsung was killed in the middle of MK9. I think the only way to really do a Kenshi versus Shang Tsung game would be to do an alternate history game which makes Kenshi the ultimate hero of Mortal Kombat instead of Liu Kang.

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      There is an untold story of Kenshi going up against Reiko from MK9. I doubt he'll be able to go up against Shang Tsung being that Tsung was killed in the middle of MK9. I think the only way to really do a Kenshi versus Shang Tsung game would be to do an alternate history game which makes Kenshi the ultimate hero of Mortal Kombat instead of Liu Kang.

      True. But at the same time, I refuse to believe that Shang Tsung is permanently gone. Not saying he would be a villain in such a spinoff, but ya know.

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:

      True. But at the same time, I refuse to believe that Shang Tsung is permanently gone. Not saying he would be a villain in such a spinoff, but ya know.

      Actually, that's not a bad idea. This way, Kenshi goes up against a resurrected Shang Tsung at the end of MKX and it could open up for MK11.

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    • If Tsung's no longer another jobber that loses to everyone but actually a credible threat again, then yeah. Go for it. Otherwise what's the point?

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    • Dragonspyne wrote:
      Dynamo68 wrote:

      True. But at the same time, I refuse to believe that Shang Tsung is permanently gone. Not saying he would be a villain in such a spinoff, but ya know.

      Actually, that's not a bad idea. This way, Kenshi goes up against a resurrected Shang Tsung at the end of MKX and it could open up for MK11.

      Yeah. Then again, it is possible that he could be the reason why Erron Black has been living a long life. I think it would be interesting if Shang Tsung and Erron made some kind of deal behind the scenes (a reference to Erron Black's ending).

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:
      Dragonspyne wrote:
      Dynamo68 wrote:

      True. But at the same time, I refuse to believe that Shang Tsung is permanently gone. Not saying he would be a villain in such a spinoff, but ya know.

      Actually, that's not a bad idea. This way, Kenshi goes up against a resurrected Shang Tsung at the end of MKX and it could open up for MK11.
      Yeah. Then again, it is possible that he could be the reason why Erron Black has been living a long life. I think it would be interesting if Shang Tsung and Erron made some kind of deal behind the scenes (a reference to Erron Black's ending).

      You mean like another deal?

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    • Dynamo68 wrote:

      Yeah. Then again, it is possible that he could be the reason why Erron Black has been living a long life. I think it would be interesting if Shang Tsung and Erron made some kind of deal behind the scenes (a reference to Erron Black's ending).

      I can see that. Just another example of a Deadly Alliance type story mode.

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    • I always figured if there was a second Deadly Alliance, it would be between the two dragon clans.

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    • I do believe Ermac and mostly Kung Jin's arcade ending have a really good chance of being put into the story. Mainly for a revival of Shang Tsung and the Netherealm warriors.

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    • @Godzillavkk: I would also like that. If the two dragon clans were to join forces then that would be a great force.

      @SuperNamekianGod: I think you're right. Even some of the endings from MK9 were semi-canon.

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    • I don't know why, but I do kind of want Hsu Hao and Mavado to be revived for the Red Dragon-Black Dragon interaction, even though I don't like them. -DinoLord00

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    • DinoLord00 wrote:
      I don't know why, but I do kind of want Hsu Hao and Mavado to be revived for the Red Dragon-Black Dragon interaction, even though I don't like them. -DinoLord00


      Me too. I even saw some fan redesigns of Hsu Hao which were pretty good. And I have a thread for ideas for new Red Dragon characters if NRS refuses to ressurect them.

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    • Shang Tsung is pretty likely to come back, because someone as smart as him is likely to have a backup plan, for when he was discovered, if he didn't have a backup plan, then that would be stupid.

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    • I was thinking Liu Kang with his Dark Emperor costume and Kitana with her Dark Empress costume will be a two sub-bosses in game too. And Noob Saibot will be human in the game with his new ally Enenra. 

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    • I'm certain he'd still be called "Smoke" for simplicity.

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    • Pyromancer64 wrote:
      Shang Tsung is pretty likely to come back, because someone as smart as him is likely to have a backup plan, for when he was discovered, if he didn't have a backup plan, then that would be stupid.

      Yeah, with how much love the MK1 characters still get (at least as far as still being around in some form), I'd like to think that would be the case for him.

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    • @Godzillavkk: Can you send a link to the redesign of Hsu Hao? I'm interested to see.

      I don't see Shang Tsung not being in the next game. If he won't be then NRS will be doing a great disservice to their hardcore fans. However, I really like the idea of Shang Tsung becoming an anti-hero for the next game. It seems like NRS is going in that direction anyway with all the endings featuring him. He kills off big bads and goes up against both Dark Liu Kang and Dark Raiden.

      I think it would be a great thing to see the tag team mode come back with a "Deadly Alliance" angle. Kitana and Liu Kang being a sub-boss would be awesome. A cleansed Noob Saibot with a cleansed Smoke would be awesome as well but I have a feeling that it'll end up being Smoke and Sub-Zero (as in Kuai Liang and not Bi-Han AKA Noob Saibot) because they were friends before any transformations. I would still want Onaga to be the final boss though.

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    • Jade and Bi-Han will be resurrected as Humans and will return in Mortal Kombat. 

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    • Will Bi-Han have his ice powers?

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