Scorpion and Sub-Zero are not the only characters who have earned the appreciation of Mortal Kombat fans.
Mortal Kombat has a catalog of more than 75 characters
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Mortal Kombat is one of the most successful and recognized fighting video game franchises in history. Since its first installment in 1992, it has captivated millions of players with his bloody combat style, its varied scenarios and its famous “fatalities”. But what really makes Mortal Kombat special are its characters, who they have been evolving and growing with each new delivery.
Each of the fighters has a personality, a story and unique abilities that they make them very authentic. They all have something in common and that is that they are exceptional fighters who do not give up on anything or anyone. However, among the more than 75 characters that have appeared In the saga, there are some who have earned the love and admiration of followers for their charisma, their design and its importance in the plot. Below is a list of the most popular Mortal Kombat characters.
These are the most popular Mortal Kombat characters
If you know how to play Mortal Kombat in order, you will surely know the history of the most important characters from the video game series. Likewise, in the following information we give you more details about the most famous of the franchise, according to the fan opinions and the impact they have had on the games.
Scorpion is practically the most famous character in the franchise and it is all due to its hard story, his vengeful personality and his hellfire powers that have represented him throughout the installments. Scorpion was a ninja from the Shirai Ryu clan who was killed by Sub-Zero, the leader of the rival Lin Kuei clan. However, Scorpion returned as an immortal specter seeking to avenge his death and that of his family.
He has also participated in almost all Mortal Kombat tournaments, since the only game in which he did not appear was in Mortal Kombat 3. On the other hand, he is one of the most selected fighters by players due to their special combos, which are usually easy to execute.
This is another iconic and beloved Mortal Kombat character who has been known for his spectacular design and ice powers, but also for being the only one to have appeared in absolutely all Mortal Kombat video games to date. Sub-Zero is one of the two brothers who led the Lin Kuei clana group of assassins who use cryomancy.
The first Sub-Zero was the responsible for killing Scorpion, but was later killed by him in the first Mortal Kombat tournament. In this way, another took up the mantle becoming the second Sub-Zero, which he made one more hero role who fought against the forces of evil. Sub-Zero has had to face his resurrected brother, his evil clone Noob Saibot and other villains of great importance.
Liu Kang es The main protagonist and the most successful Mortal Kombat champion for his Bruce Lee-inspired design, noble personality, and dragon fire powers. This great fighter was a shaolin monk who was chosen by Raiden to represent Earth in the Mortal Kombat tournament.
With his skills he was able to defeat the sorcerer Shang Tsung, emperador Shao Kahn and the fallen god Shinnok, saving the world from possible conquest. At the same time, he had to overcome his own death, his resurrection as an evil zombie, and his conflict with Raiden. Finally, Liu Kang became the new god of fire and the protector of Earth in MK 11, becoming much more important than he already was to the franchise.
Johnny Cage is one of the most fun and charismatic from Mortal Kombat, as his design is inspired by Jean-Claude Van Damme, while maintaining an arrogant personality and powers of green energy that differentiates it the rest. Previously, she was a movie star who joined the Mortal Kombat tournament to prove that his abilities were not fake.
Over time, it became a hero who helped Liu Kang and the other warriors of Earth to defend the world from external threats. Subsequently, fell in love with Sonya Bladewith whom he had a daughter named Cassie Cage.
Sonya Blade is one of the strongest female characters in Mortal Kombat, she is a soldier with a serious personality and her powers of energy rings that she uses with technology they make her a dangerous opponent. She was a US Army special agent who pursued the criminal Kano to the Mortal Kombat tournament. In this way, she got involved in the fight against the forces of evilleading the specialized unit Outworld Investigation Agency (OIA) and the Special Forces military team.
Jax Briggs is a fighter with bionic arms that use seismic waves. He was Sonya Blade’s partner and superior in the US military, who accompanied her to the Mortal Kombat tournament to rescue her from her. Jax’s story is interesting because he lost her arms in a battle against Ermacbut replaced them with cybernetic implants that gave him more strength and resistance to be prepared against powerful enemies.
Raiden it the wisest and most powerful from Mortal Kombat, its design is based on the Japanese God of Thunder known as Raijin. This warrior is the protector of the earth and the leader of the Guardian Fighters, whom he has chosen and guided to participate in the Mortal Kombat tournament in order to stop the evil that wishes to invade the planet.
On the other hand, he has had to face many enemies that threaten the existence of the world, such as Shao Kahn, Shinnok and Kronika. As if that were not enough, he is a character who has a lot impact on historyas he has had to deal with the consequences of his decisions, some of which led him to become a dark and tyrannical God.
Without a doubt, this is one of the most mysterious and feared characters of the franchise. It started as a bug in the first Mortal Kombat game, where there was a glitch that changed the color of Scorpion’s suit to red and when he won in this state it would say “Ermac Wins”, which means “Eror Macro”. She has a hive consciousness composed of souls and powers of telekinesis.
In itself, it is an entity made of thousands of souls fused by magic of Shao Kahn, who used it as a weapon to conquer other kingdoms. Ermac was freed from Shao Kahn’s influence by Kenshi, a blind swordsman who taught him the value of freedom and friendship. This fighter has fought for both good and evildepending on who controls their souls.
Shang Tsung translates as the be more evil and treacherous from Mortal Kombat. He is an ambitious sorcerer who has both powers of metamorphosis and soul theft, which makes him have the possibility of being immortal. Shang Tsung hosted the first Mortal Kombat tournament, where he was defeated by Liu Kang, while he has attempted several times to regain power from him, allying with or betraying others villains such as Quan Chi, Shinnok and Kronika.
Among the most skillful and honorable combatants is Kung Lao, a monje shaolin humilde with great experience that is characterized by having a sharp hat as a weapon. Also, he is the descendant of the great Kung Lao, the original Mortal Kombat tournament champion who was killed by Goro, so he wanted to follow in his ancestor’s footsteps and joined the tournament to defend the Earth.
Baraka is a warrior with aggressive personality and has retractable blades on his forearms, as well as advanced regeneration. Is he Tarkatan leadera hybrid race between humans and demons who served Shao Kahn as his fiercest soldiers.
Baraka fought against the warriors of Earth in several Mortal Kombat tournaments, demonstrating his loyalty and cruelty, although also rebelled against some rulers of Outworld, such as Mileena, Kotal Kahn and Shang Tsung.
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