Mortal Kombat (Film) - TV Tropes
Mortal Kombat is a film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. which in turn serves as an Early-Bird Cameo in relation to Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, in his ending, wound up destroying the world once he got bored of mortal competition. This is a list of playable characters from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series and the games . He had a bit part in the Mortal Kombat miniseries " Battlewave" by Malibu Comics, and in the Mortal while watching events unfold, while his ending simply described him as being the true Mortal Kombat champion. Johnny Cage Shirtless in Mortal Kombat X While Scorpion may have the most iconic line of the series, the character of Johnny Cage has a never-ending In the live-action film, Cage faces of against Goro and defeats the . The characters in the original game all share a previous connection to the.
Character designer Herman Sanchez said that the word "broke itself up nicely into three Asian-sounding syllables," while the developers wanted a "slob" character for the series as well as the first one introduced who would be a teacher. Or, in his case, a belch of fresh air.
Smillie of Game Rant rated his Hara-Kiri finisher, in which he holds in his flatulence long enough that he explodes, seventh in his list of the worst finishers. He has a massive spiked club implanted in his right arm in place of a normal hand, wears a bizarre mask called the "Face of Kun-Lo," and constantly has an army of flies which he uses as a projectile in the games buzzing about his body.
The mask allows him to control his rage and fight with his disciplined Netherrealm style, but without it, he loses his focus and attacks with murderous insanity. Centuries ago, he was a cruel human warlord in Outworld who was exiled to the Netherrealm where his body and soul were to be tortured for all eternity. He and fellow Oni Moloch become allies, and during the time of the Deadly Alliance, Shang Tsung fears treachery from Quan Chi and hires Drahmin and Moloch to protect him, promising revenge as compensation for Quan Chi having previously fled to Outworld without them after they had freed him from Scorpion's torture.
Scorpion later futilely attempts to defeat Quan Chi and the Oni toss him into a Soulnado, where his body is ripped to pieces.
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Shinnok reveals later that Taven was merely tested by illusions, causing uncertainty if Drahmin was really in hell. The real Drahmin is slain along with the other characters during the battle royal at the Pyramid of Argus. Ed Boon revealed that Drahmin was one of the hardest characters to program, as he had to specifically write code that would prevent Drahmin's arm-mounted club from switching sides whenever the character turned around during gameplay.
InG3AR named him among their worst series characters, citing his "hideous" appearance and lack of combo abilities. His buddy Moloch does a lot more with less.
The Deadly Alliance Konquest mode reveals that she desired to become the new Lin Kuei grandmaster, and therefore freezes Sub-Zero and steals the Dragon Medallion an artifact that served as the symbol of Lin Kuei leadership and also enhanced Sub-Zero's abilities off his person, but without the strength and discipline required to control the object's power, she is in turn consumed by her own freezing ability.
Sub-Zero buries her next to his Cryomancer ancestors in Outworld, forgiving her. Frost was not playable in Deception but was added as an exclusive character to the PSP version of the game MK Unchainedin which she realized she was still in Outworld and believed that Sub-Zero had taken back the Dragon Medallion from her.
She returned to the Lin Kuei temple in Earthrealm with the intention of killing only Sub-Zero, but slayed many of his fellow clansmen instead and became delusional to the point that she saw him everywhere. Sub-Zero froze her and placed her body in a shrine deep inside the temple, where she remained until Armageddon's Konquest mode when Taven enters the temple and releases her, but she believes that he is Sub-Zero and battles him, then runs off embarrassed and upset upon realizing her mistake.
In Mortal Kombat X, she vainly attempts to ambush Scorpion as he looks to make peace with Sub-Zero on behalf of their respective clans, leading to a fight between them that ends when Frost again tries to attack Scorpion before she is frozen on the spot by Sub-Zero with Sub-Zero claiming that Frost is strong but lacks judgement.
Frost was the first character designed by Herman Sanchez for Deadly Alliance, and the developers admitted that they had initially received fan backlash for including "a female Sub-Zero" in the game. Frost briefly appeared in the second issue of DC Comics ' Mortal Kombat X prequel comic miniseries, in which she was repackaged as a contemporary mixed martial arts fighter who loses to Cassie Cage in an illegal underground match that is interrupted by the Black Dragon.
Complex placed her eighth in their selection of the series' ten most underrated characters in He carries out his instructions without question and helps the Special Forces for years until the Black Dragons are seemingly eliminated following Jarek's death. Hsu Hao then detonates a nuclear device in the Outer World Investigation Agency's underground headquarters before escaping, taking out the OIA's only means of interdimensional travel in the process. He returned with the rest of the cast for Armageddon, and during the free-for-all battle among the combatants at the Pyramid of Argus, he is briefly seen battling Johnny Cage before both are knocked off the pyramid, and his ending merely has him overthrowing Shinnok and becoming the new ruler of the Netherrealm.
How Johnny got into the tournament thanks to his old instructor, who's actually Shang Tsung in disguise: Good for the career, he said. Shang Tsung's finishing stomp on poor Chan while he was downno less is a pretty early indicator of his ruthlessnesseven before he starts taking souls. And then there's what he does to Art Lean after Goro kills him.
The villains love this: Large and in Charge: Goro is this throughout the movie until Johnny defeats him. The animatronic suit that was created specifically for him emphasize this even more. Every talking bad guy, and Raiden when he's not snarking. Kitana has one of wooden flutes during her initial scenes before making contact with the heroes. Goro is left clinging to a platform at the end of his fight with Johnny. Eventually, he does lose his grip and falls to his death.
The novelization portrays the scene differently: Goro, however, refuses and falls to his death willingly rather than acquiesce in any fashion to his opponent. Reptile spends most as a lizard creature but after he lands on one of the Outworld statues, the statue absorbs him and it transforms into Reptile's more traditional green ninja look. Shang Tsung uses Johnny's offer to subvert the tournament structure in combination with his championship right to enter the tournament to essentially force Sonya to fight him for the right to Earthrealm in an attempt to lock out Liu Kang.
Then, he tries summoning some of the souls inside him to team-up on Liu Kang. It technically works, but Liu Kang wins anyway. Johnny brings several large suitcases to the dock for the trip to the tournament. After asking Liu Kang to carry them onboard, Liu dumps one suitcase into the bay: Thank god I didn't ask him to park the car.
Upon landing at the island, Johnny, weighed down by all his luggage, faceplants right into the water when he tries to disembark, and then, as the tournament participants are climbing a humongous staircase, he falls and drops a couple of bags, prompting Liu to ask "Do you need help with those?
The group makes friends with another human fighter named Art Lean in the tournament, only to watch Goro take him apart, prompting Johnny to take Goro on in the very next fight to avenge him and keep him from killing anyone else.
Inverted, though not on purpose. When Reptile attacks Liu Kang, Johnny, who was standing not thirty feet away, conveniently remains offscreen instead of helping. This is because Johnny's actor wasn't present when they filmed the scene, but it stands out as a bizarre choice nonetheless. The film's depiction of Outworld. Liu Kang and Johnny Cage.
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa's buff Shang Tsung references the second game's younger version of the character, although he's much older than MKII's year-old character. The battle outfits of Kitana and Sonya with more emphasis on the latter, where Brigette Wilson spent the movie's second act in a black tank top and skimpy shorts, and later a slave dress. Used to devastating effect against one opponent, with Goro grabbing the man's arms with his lower set of hands and then pummeling him with the upper set.
Sonya, in the most literal way possible. She gets Kano in a headscissor and then snaps his neck by twisting her legs. Liu feels enormous guilt over abandoning home, leaving him unable to protect his brother from Shang Tsung.
Raiden lets him know that Liu cannot possess the strength to win if he cannot absolve himself and let it go, and that Chan made his own way as should he.
In the aftermath to the Johnny vs. Scorpion battle, there's a headshot photo signed "To my greatest fan" landing in the debris, a nod to Johnny's Friendship in MK2. Reptile is "hidden" in the dark background of Outworld, where in the first game he's also a hidden boss character.
The spiked floor in the film's final battle is a reference to the the spike-filled Pit where the losing fighter falls and gets impaled onto. Just before the final battle, Shang Tsung summons several mooks to fight Liu Kang, mirroring the grueling Endurance battles in the first game before fighting the final bosses.
Sonya being captured and chained on a pillar is the character's exact predicament in Shao Kahn's arena from the second game.
Sub-Zero and Scorpion's rivalry was briefly mentioned by Shang Tsung upon their introduction, saying they are "deadliest of enemies". The way Art Lean immediately stops his pre-match warmup when Goro walks up, and again right when Goro's about to kill him.
Sub-Zero's facial expression when he sees a huge icicle coming towards him during his fight with Liu Kang. Liu Kang when Shang Tsung morphs back into himself and attacks "You're mine! Most of Shang Tsung's minions in the final battle go down from a simple kick or two. Only I Can Kill Him: When Sonya is abducted, Raiden tells the other two heroes that only Liu is capable of defeating Shang Tsung.
Orchestra Hit Techno Battle: The infamous titular theme song from The Immortals. Also, "Control" from Traci Lords during the fight scene with Reptile.
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Johnny, and he's also a very skilled fighter. Raiden becoming a mentor to the others instead of a fellow combatant was seen as an acceptable change by the fans. To some degree, it has even become Ret-Canon.
Mortal Kombat 9for example, takes place back in the time of the first three games. Raiden doesn't participate as a combatant until the final boss fight, instead advising others.
A similar theme shows up in Defenders of the Realm, in which Raiden typically stays in his Batcave.