History Characters / MortalKombat3

29th Jun '17 12:57:00 AM judasmartel
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* MaleMightFemaleFinesse: The Finesse to Goro and Kintaro's Force.
27th Jun '17 4:55:24 AM captainpat
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: She is first given Indian features but looks more African in ''Armageddon'' and back to Indian in ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 9]]''.
15th Jun '17 7:42:01 AM Njein
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* ReforgedIntoAMinion: After Nightwolf [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself]] near the end of ''9'' in an effort to put an end to her rampage, she and the Earthrealm warriors she killed are turned into brainwashed revenants serving Shinnok and Quan Chi. [[spoiler:She remains a revenant at the end of ''X''.]]


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* ReforgedIntoAMinion: He was brainwashed to become one of Quan Chi's revenants near the end of ''9'', and [[spoiler: remains that way in ''MKX''.]]


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* ReforgedIntoAMinion: After his HeroicSacrifice to stop Sindel's rampage, his soul was brainwashed to become one of Quan Chi's revenants near the end of ''9'', and [[spoiler: remains that way in ''MKX''.]]


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* ReforgedIntoAMinion: He was brainwashed to become one of Quan Chi's revenants near the end of ''9'', and [[spoiler: remains that way in ''MKX''.]]
8th Jun '17 10:27:07 PM SilverSupernova
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* TheWorfEffect: In ''9'', save two occasions (the one which prompted [[spoiler:Jax's use of cybernetic arms]] and another [[CutsceneIncompetence cutscene in which Johnny Cage is taken down]]), the only reason he seems to exist is to be trashed.

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* TheWorfEffect: In ''9'', save two occasions (the one which prompted [[spoiler:Jax's use of cybernetic arms]] and another [[CutsceneIncompetence cutscene in which Johnny Cage is taken down]]), the only reason he seems to exist is to be trashed. Granted this was a much better track record than pretty much every other villain [[spoiler:until the final act]].
8th Jun '17 10:09:50 PM SilverSupernova
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->In the ''Videogame/MortalKombatX'' comic, he is revealed to be still active and Sektor's comrade in arms after the latter's takeover of the Lin Kuei. However, after Sub-Zero invades the hidden base of the Lin Kuei and uploads a virus into the main network, [[spoiler:Cyrax's slaving protocols get disabled, which causes him to regain his memories as a human, upon which he turns on Sektor. After Sub-Zero kills Sektor, the remaining cyborgs swear fealty to him and he self-destructs to purge the cyber Lin Kuei for good, clearing the slate for Sub-Zero to rebuild the clan.]]

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->In the ''Videogame/MortalKombatX'' comic, he is revealed to be still active and Sektor's comrade in arms after the latter's takeover of the Lin Kuei. However, after Sub-Zero invades the hidden base of the Lin Kuei and uploads a virus into the main network, [[spoiler:Cyrax's slaving protocols get disabled, which causes him to regain his memories as a human, upon which he turns on Sektor. After Sub-Zero kills Sektor, the remaining cyborgs swear fealty to him and he self-destructs to purge the cyber Lin Kuei for good, clearing the slate for Sub-Zero to rebuild the clan. Unfortunately, a copy of his memories and abilities which the Lin Kuei kept was used in an experimental cyborg template by the Special Forces along with Smoke's. This creation eventually rebelled and sought out Sektor's head from the Lin Kuei temple, giving birth to Triborg.]]
8th Jun '17 10:05:23 PM SilverSupernova
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* SuperSpeed: Gains this as a side-effect of [[spoiler:Shang Tsung's]] healing magic.

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* SuperSpeed: Gains this as a side-effect of [[spoiler:Shang Tsung's]] healing magic. Though the crossover with DC implies that he had this ability around the events of the second game in the original timeline.
22nd Apr '17 7:38:25 PM aureolindays
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: In ''3'', for some reason.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: In ''3'', for some reason.his human form, before his design was made into an otherworldly creature in later installments.



* RaceLift: Originally, he (his physical body, at least) was [[AmbiguouslyBrown dark-skinned]] when he was first introduced in ''Ultimate''. In ''Trilogy'', however, he had white skin and remained like that for the rest of the franchise.

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* RaceLift: Originally, he (his physical body, at least) was [[AmbiguouslyBrown dark-skinned]] when he was first introduced in ''Ultimate''. In ''Trilogy'', however, he had white skin; come ''9'', his human costume reverted back to tanner skin and remained like that for the rest of the franchise.tone. He is now completely remade into a mummified-like creature since ''Deception''.
22nd Apr '17 7:32:05 PM aureolindays
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* MsFanservice: See Stripperific below as to why.
** While Sheeva tends to embody masculine traits more often than not (being part of a {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} might do that to you), ''9'' shows that Sheeva is no stranger to her own femininity; her win animation should she clench a match without using a Fatality has a camera-facing Sheeva, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skAX6NVYy5o#t=4m after performing two bodybuilding poses and grunting,]] make a suggestive moan, running one pair of hands through her hair as the other slowly snakes its way down her sides and thighs. If left idle, Sheeva, [[ThirdPersonSeductress still eyeing the player, and rather seductively at that]], continues to sway back and forth while posing with her arms behind her head and her hands on her hips.

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* MsFanservice: See Stripperific below as to why.
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While Sheeva tends to embody masculine traits more often than not (being part of a {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} might do that to you), ''9'' shows that Sheeva is no stranger to her own femininity; feminine charms; her win animation should she clench a match without using a Fatality has a camera-facing Sheeva, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skAX6NVYy5o#t=4m after performing two bodybuilding poses and grunting,]] make a suggestive moan, running one pair of hands through her hair as the other slowly snakes its way down her sides and thighs. If left idle, Sheeva, [[ThirdPersonSeductress still eyeing the player, and rather seductively at that]], continues to sway back and forth while posing with her arms behind her head and her hands on her hips.



* TinyGuyHugeGirl: As compared to most of the male cast, and the reason Shiva was created. Players had wanted to play as Goro or Kintaro ever since the ''first'' game, but technical limitations at the time made that impossible due to their size. So, they make Shiva as they naturally assumed the females of the species would be smaller.

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* TinyGuyHugeGirl: As compared to most of the male cast, and the reason Shiva Sheeva was created. Players had wanted to play as Goro or Kintaro ever since the ''first'' game, but technical limitations at the time made that impossible due to their size. So, they make Shiva as they naturally assumed the females of the species would be smaller.



* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Starts out Good, then is brainwashed into Evil when revived, and then returns to Good after Shao Kahn's defeat and stays that way for the rest of the series.

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* HappilyMarried: To Jerrod, before their deaths at the hand of Shao Kahn. In her endings she will usually try to resurrect him and peacefully protect and rule Edenia again alongside him and become a happy family with their daughter Kitana.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Starts out Good, then is brainwashed into Evil when revived, and then returns to Good after Shao Kahn's defeat and stays that way for the rest of the series.series [[spoiler:until she is killed by the end of ''9'' and turned into one of Quan Chi's revenants in ''X''.]]



* {{Expy}}: Of Darth Vader (His backstory and usage of swords) and the Tusken Raiders (His look) from ''Franchise/StarWars''. The developers outright admitted to basing his look off the Tuskens.



* ShoutOut: Of Darth Vader (His backstory and usage of swords) and the Tusken Raiders (His look) from ''Franchise/StarWars''. The developers outright admitted to basing his look off the Tuskens.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In [[GuestFighter Freddy Krueger's]] ending in ''Mortal Kombat 9'', Nightwolf is the one who recognizes Freddy as a malevolent spirit and quickly seals him back in the Dream Realm before he could cause harm with the power he gained from killing Shao Kahn. Unfortunately, Freddy wanted to return to the Dream Realm as he was immortal in that Realm and now capable of causing a global massacre without resistance.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In [[GuestFighter Freddy Krueger's]] ending in ''Mortal Kombat 9'', Nightwolf is the one who recognizes Freddy as a malevolent spirit and and, unaware of his modus operandi, quickly seals him back in the Dream Realm before he could cause harm with the power he gained from killing Shao Kahn. Unfortunately, This allows Freddy wanted to return to the Dream Realm as (as he was is immortal in that Realm and Realm), now capable of causing a global massacre without resistance.



* TallDarkAndHandsome: He's a dark-haired Native American who walks around shirtless, afterall.

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* TallDarkAndHandsome: He's a dark-haired Native American who walks around shirtless, afterall.after all.



* CombatPragmatist[=/=]PoliceBrutality: Given that he's the most normal member of the cast, this was a given. For example, his X-Ray move in ''9''. He blinds his opponent with a flashlight, smashes the top of their skull in with it (causing the skull to actually cave in), and then knocks them upside the jaw with his baton (breaking their neck) before finally tazing 'em. When he delivers the quote reproduced above, ''he's not kidding''.

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* CombatPragmatist[=/=]PoliceBrutality: CombatPragmatist: Given that he's the most normal member of the cast, this was a given. For example, his X-Ray move in ''9''. He blinds his opponent with a flashlight, smashes the top of their skull in with it (causing the skull to actually cave in), and then knocks them upside the jaw with his baton (breaking their neck) before finally tazing 'em. When he delivers the quote reproduced above, ''he's not kidding''.



* {{Expy}}: His ''9'' biography seems intent on making him one of John [=McClane=], going so far as to call him "a [[Film/DieHard die hard]] cop" with an additional reference to ''Film/{{Speed}}''.



* {{Retcon}}: Played with in ''Mortal Kombat 9'', which can be looked at as either badass, hilarious or even jarring. Originally, fan reaction to the Kurtis Stryker character was overwhelmingly negative, despite [[WordOfGod the creators']] belief that he would be considered one of the franchise's most popular characters. Regardless of the fandom's views of him, they still forged ahead with his character development with many efforts of making him cooler and winning him over with players. Well, in his ''Mortal Kombat 9'' Arcade Ladder ending, [[spoiler:he is considered ''wildly popular with fans AND a hero'', so much that he is given a parade in his honor, the key to the city [[note]][[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield and which city would ''that'' be, again?]][[/note]], The Congressional Medal of Honor, his own book regaling his heroic experience (titled ''I Was Doing My Job''), action figures [[note]]which is rather ironic in real-life, considering he is one of the only characters introduced before ''Mortal Kombat 4'' '''not''' to have his own action figure[[/note]], and a movie about his life, which he personally cancelled himself since he would NEVER allow Johnny Cage to play him in a movie. This all could be considered jarring considering it is a retelling/reboot of the original timeline of the games/the games themselves and that it may almost look like [[TrollingCreator the creators]] are trying to ''[[TakeThatAudience retcon the fans' original reactions to him.]]'']]

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* {{Retcon}}: Played with in ''Mortal Kombat 9'', which can be looked at as either badass, hilarious or even jarring. Originally, fan reaction to the Kurtis Stryker character was overwhelmingly negative, despite [[WordOfGod the creators']] belief that he would be considered one of the franchise's most popular characters. Regardless of the fandom's views of him, they still forged ahead with his character development with many efforts of ShoutOut: His ''9'' biography seems intent on making him cooler and winning him over with players. Well, in his ''Mortal Kombat 9'' Arcade Ladder ending, [[spoiler:he is considered ''wildly popular with fans AND a hero'', so much that he is given a parade in his honor, the key to the city [[note]][[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield and which city would ''that'' be, again?]][[/note]], The Congressional Medal of Honor, his own book regaling his heroic experience (titled ''I Was Doing My Job''), action figures [[note]]which is rather ironic in real-life, considering he is one of the only characters introduced before ''Mortal Kombat 4'' '''not''' John [=McClane=], going so far as to have his own action figure[[/note]], and a movie about his life, which he personally cancelled himself since he would NEVER allow Johnny Cage to play call him in a movie. This all could be considered jarring considering it is a retelling/reboot of the original timeline of the games/the games themselves and that it may almost look like [[TrollingCreator the creators]] are trying "a [[Film/DieHard die hard]] cop" with an additional reference to ''[[TakeThatAudience retcon the fans' original reactions to him.]]'']]''Film/{{Speed}}''.



* SociopathicHero: Since you are basically incapable of showing an opponent mercy when using Stryker (as opting not to do a Fatality with him simply results in Stryker taking the matter into his own hands and finishing the deed as part of his win pose) and Stryker is apparently one of the heroic Earthrealm defenders, he's gotta be this.

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* SociopathicHero: Since you are basically incapable of showing an opponent mercy when using Stryker (as opting not to do a Fatality with him simply results in Stryker taking the matter into his own hands and finishing the deed as part of his win pose) and Stryker is apparently one of the heroic Earthrealm defenders, he's gotta be this. The only non-lethal victory he makes is during a round of "Test Your Luck," where he'll simply fire a few rounds in the air and produce his CatchPhrase line.
15th Apr '17 3:57:08 AM aureolindays
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** MrFanservice: [[spoiler:Again, pre-disfigurement Kabal in ''9''.]]


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* {{Hunk}}: Quite handsome at that.


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* {{Hunk}}: Especially by ''Armageddon''.


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* PrettyBoy: A rare example within the series, but with his dashing good looks and princely features, he definitely qualifies.
12th Apr '17 9:07:42 PM aureolindays
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-->[[caption-width-right:320:''[[CatchPhrase"Police brutality, coming up!"]]'']]

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-->[[caption-width-right:320:''[[CatchPhrase"Police -->[[caption-width-right:320:''"[[CatchPhrase Police brutality, coming up!"]]'']]
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