History Characters / MortalKombat3

20th Apr '18 8:23:02 PM SuperiorKaminari
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-> '''Other appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat4 Mortal Kombat Gold]]'', ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance'' (Game Boy Advance version), ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'', ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' (Andrew Kishino), ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' (Vic Chao, non-playable)

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-> '''Other appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat4 Mortal Kombat Gold]]'', ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance'' (Game Boy Advance version), ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'', ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' (Andrew Kishino), ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' (Vic Chao, English; Carlo Vázquez, Latin American Spanish, non-playable)
28th Mar '18 5:04:42 PM Ridureyu
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* BewareMyStingerTail: Though he never physically attacks with it, he has a powerful projectile that he fires from the tip of his tail while holding it arched over his head.

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* BewareMyStingerTail: Though he never physically attacks Motaro can trip you with it, it as his sweep attack, and he has a powerful projectile that he fires from the tip of his tail while holding it arched over his head.
19th Feb '18 8:18:53 PM zealots
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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:He is among the many [=MK3=] characters killed off in the reboot.]]



* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:He is among the many [=MK3=] characters killed off in the reboot.]]



* DemotedToExtra: In ''[=MK9=]''. He only makes a handful of appearances in the story and his role in the ''[=MK3=]'' portion has been downplayed. This is because of [[ReaLifeWritesThePlot the difficulty in rendering and accommodating his 4-legged horse body]] once the games moved from sprites to models; when he did show up as playable again he was transformed into a Minotaur.

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* DemotedToExtra: In ''[=MK9=]''. He only makes a handful of appearances in the story and his role in the ''[=MK3=]'' portion has been downplayed. This is because of [[ReaLifeWritesThePlot [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the difficulty in rendering and accommodating his 4-legged horse body]] once the games moved from sprites to models; when he did show up as playable again he was transformed into a Minotaur.



* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: As evidenced by this line he spouts in ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihlation'':

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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: As evidenced by this line he spouts in ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihlation'':''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'':



* AmbitionIsEvil: As his [=MK9=] bio puts it, "Power will be his, no matter the cost."



* BastardBastard: [[spoiler:He's the bastard son of Argus, the Edenian version of Rayden.]]



* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Kitana apparently turned Rain against Shao Kahn after ''Trilogy'' (after telling him of his [[spoiler:adoptive]] father's death), but he's back to Evil by the time of ''Armageddon''.

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Kitana apparently turned Rain against Shao Kahn after ''Trilogy'' (after telling him of his [[spoiler:adoptive]] father's death), but he's back to Evil by the time of ''Armageddon''. In the reboot, he starts Evil and stays that way.
19th Feb '18 8:06:36 PM zealots
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* {{Physical God}}dess: She becomes a goddess in her non-cannon ending to ''Armageddon''.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: In the reboot, which states that Sheeva was Sindel's personal protector in the distant past, ''before'' she originally committed suicide. This actually creates something of a minor PlotHole, as it would make Sheeva somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 years old, which is ''significantly'' older than the only other Shokan whose age is known (Goro who is 2,000 years old and not implied to be particularly young). While elderly Shokan might be able to live to such a ripe age, Sheeva shows no signs of being so old (if she really is that old and it's not just a goof Netherrealm missed).
* {{Physical God}}dess: She becomes a goddess in her non-cannon ending to ''Armageddon''.non-cnnon ''Armageddon'' ending.



%%* BeeAfraid: Her Animality.

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%%* * BeeAfraid: Her Animality.Animality sees her transform into a giant purple bee/wasp insect.



* EmpoweredBadassNormal: According to ''9''.

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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: According to ''9''.Implied in the earlier games and stated flat-out in ''[=MK9=]''.



* HandicappedBadass: He can't breathe without the aid of his facemask respirator, but is one of the most effective and powerful of all the Earthrealm kombatants.



* MeaningfulName: Particularly in the original timeline, where his story focused on him organizing a new Red Dragon ''cabal'' for himself composed of criminals like Kira and Kobra.



* RhinoRampage: His Animality.

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* RhinoRampage: His Animality.Animality ''seems'' to be this, though the morph is actually a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qilin Kirin]], a mythological Chinese beast.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: Kano gives him this line in [=MK9=], and apparently truly believes it, as he went to the trouble of saving Kabal from Kintaro and getting Shang Tsung to heal him up. Kabal doesn't reciprocate the sentiment to the point of rejoining his old partner in crime, but he does opt to knock out Kano rather than kill him after forcing Kano to take him to Shao Kahn.



* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: His T-Rex Animality.

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* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: His T-Rex Animality.[=MK3=] Animality sees him transform into a big red TyrannosaurusRex that's more than a little reminiscent of Diablo from ''VideoGame/PrimalRage''.



* ImprobableWeaponUser: On top of all the ''probable'' weapons he uses, Stryker makes use of a flashlight in ''[=MK9=]'' for his x-ray move. Said flashlight is notable for being able to blind ''anyone'', as noted above.



* 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.

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* SociopathicHero: Since you are basically Probably more just another case of GameplayAndStorySegregation, but as noted above Stryker in ''[=MK9=]'' is literally incapable of showing an any 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 pose). As Stryker is apparently one of the heroic Earthrealm defenders, he's gotta this heavily implies him to 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.line.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:He is among the many [=MK3=] characters killed off in the reboot.]]



* UnfazedEveryman: Relatively unfazed, though he does note that being an Earthrealm defender is above his pay grade.



->Motaro is a Centaur, a race of half-man, half-horse beings that reside in Outworld. His people are vicious enemies of the Shokan, the race of four-armed half-dragons that Goro, Sheeva, and Kintaro belong to. During the events of ''Mortal Kombat 3'', he is the commanding general of Shao Kahn's Earthrealm invasion squads and serves as the mid-boss before Shao Kahn. He returns during the events of ''Armageddon'', though his appearance now takes the form of a minotaur as a curse placed on his people by the Shokan have stripped them of two of their legs. He arrives at the pyramid in a gambit to make Goro and his people pay for what they wrought upon his race.

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->Motaro is a Centaur, Centaurian, a race of half-man, half-horse beings that reside in Outworld. His people are vicious enemies of the Shokan, the race of four-armed half-dragons that Goro, Sheeva, and Kintaro belong to. During the events of ''Mortal Kombat 3'', he is the commanding general of Shao Kahn's Earthrealm invasion squads and serves as the mid-boss before Shao Kahn. He returns during the events of ''Armageddon'', though his appearance now takes the form of a minotaur as a curse placed on his people by the Shokan have stripped them of two of their legs. He arrives at the pyramid in a gambit to make Goro and his people pay for what they wrought upon his race.



* AttackReflector: Part of what made him such a strong contender for ThatOneBoss status. Unlike previous MK bosses who were all vulnerable to projectiles, Motaro was not only invulnerable to them, he would actually reflect them back at you. Certain ports changed this so that projectiles would simply pass through him, and he lost the ability when he was BroughtDownToNormal in ''Armageddon''.



* DemotedToExtra: In ''[=MK9=]''. He only makes a handful of appearances in the story and his role in the ''[=MK3=]'' portion has been downplayed. This is because of the difficulty in rendering and accommodating his massive horse body once the games moved from sprites to models; when he did show up as playable again he was transformed into a Minotaur.

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* DemotedToExtra: In ''[=MK9=]''. He only makes a handful of appearances in the story and his role in the ''[=MK3=]'' portion has been downplayed. This is because of [[ReaLifeWritesThePlot the difficulty in rendering and accommodating his massive 4-legged horse body body]] once the games moved from sprites to models; when he did show up as playable again he was transformed into a Minotaur.



* FantasticRacism: He's apparently a victim of this, due to the Shokan and Centaur's long standing blood feuds. Of course, once the Centaurs gain favor with Shao Kahn, they become the perpetrators.

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* FantasticRacism: He's apparently a victim of this, due to the Shokan and Centaur's Centaurian's long standing blood feuds. Of course, once the Centaurs gain favor with Shao Kahn, they become the perpetrators.



* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Apparently, the Outworld Centaurs have horns and scorpion-like tails.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy

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* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Apparently, the Outworld Outworld's Centaurs have horns and horns, scorpion-like tails.
tails, AttackReflector skin and the ability to teleport.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuyProudWarriorRaceGuy: As evidenced by this line he spouts in ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihlation'':
--->'''Motaro:''' Centaurians are known for their hunting prowess. As your general, I will personally hunt down every human soul, and spare no one!


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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:He is among the many [=MK3=] characters killed off in the reboot.]]
* SuperStrength: On par with that of Shokans, as like them his normal punch will send an enemy flying across the screen.
* TeleportSpam: Quite fond of using it in ''[=MK3=]''.
17th Feb '18 2:09:43 PM Saurubiker
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* DistaffCounterpart: Of Chameleon.

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* DistaffCounterpart: Of Chameleon.Chameleon (and to a certain extent, Reptile).
17th Feb '18 1:56:49 PM Saurubiker
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* {{Cameo}}: In Mortal Kombat X, whenever there is a MirrorMatch between 2 Reptiles one of them will claim to be Chameleon.

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* {{Cameo}}: In Mortal ''Mortal Kombat X, X'', whenever there is a MirrorMatch between 2 Reptiles one of them will claim to be Chameleon.


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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Sort-of. He's essentially what Reptile was in the original ''Mortal Kombat'' (a ninja who uses the special moves of all the other ninjas) before they decided to make Reptile his own character in ''II''.
6th Feb '18 3:55:24 AM AdamC
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* TeleportSpam: He can w

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* TeleportSpam: He can wwhisk himself away from one place to another via large splashes of water.
6th Feb '18 3:53:38 AM AdamC
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* MisterFanservice: Sure, characters like Liu and Johnny go shirtless too, but Rain is a noted PrettyBoy garbed in gold jewelry. Curiously, Rain is the only major male Edenian we see, and his Stripperiffic clothing and beautiful appearance make him come off like a male version of Kitana and Jade.


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* WalkingShirtlessScene: In ''X''. Apparently the Edenian tradition of going into combat while dressing like a stripper doesn't just apply to women....
6th Feb '18 3:40:41 AM AdamC
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* DemotedToExtra: In ''[=MK9=]''. He only makes a handful of appearances in the story and his role in the ''[=MK3=]'' portion has been downplayed.

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* DemotedToExtra: In ''[=MK9=]''. He only makes a handful of appearances in the story and his role in the ''[=MK3=]'' portion has been downplayed. This is because of the difficulty in rendering and accommodating his massive horse body once the games moved from sprites to models; when he did show up as playable again he was transformed into a Minotaur.
9th Nov '17 8:28:09 AM igordebraga
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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: ''Transparant-gray''

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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: ''Transparant-gray''''Transparent-gray''
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