History Franchise / MortalKombat

8th Jun '17 9:49:22 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* FlawlessVictory: The TropeNamer.
13th May '17 1:18:06 PM mariofan1000
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* BloodyHilarious: The gore is tongue-in-cheek most of the time.
5th May '17 11:43:11 PM KingClark
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* ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe]]'' (2008)

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* ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe]]'' (2008)
(2008)[[note]]Officially treated as ''Mortal Kombat 8'' by the developers, explaining why the reboot is called ''Mortal Kombat 9''.[[/note]]
4th May '17 2:08:36 PM TheKaizerreich
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What started as a fairly typical ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''[=/=]''Film/EnterTheDragon'' [[TournamentArc global tournament]] ripoff quickly transmogrified into a interdimensional war and the mass genocide of the human race, which still somehow managed to shake out in the form of a series of one-on-one matches. The series, once a heavy hitter in the video game world, struggled with the [[PolygonCeiling inability to transition smoothly to [=3D=]]].

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What started as a fairly typical ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''[=/=]''Film/EnterTheDragon'' [[TournamentArc global tournament]] ripoff quickly transmogrified into a an interdimensional war and the mass genocide of the human race, which still somehow managed to shake out in the form of a series of one-on-one matches. The series, once a heavy hitter in the video game world, struggled with the [[PolygonCeiling inability to transition smoothly to [=3D=]]].
13th Apr '17 7:29:23 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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* BigBad: Shao Kahn in the first 3 games and ''[=MK9=]'' , Shinnok and Onaga also served this role.
* BigBadDuumvirate: The Deadly Alliance, Shang Tsung and Quan Chi.

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* BigBad: Shao Kahn in the first 3 games and ''[=MK9=]'' , Shinnok Shinnok, in ''4'' and ''X'', and Onaga also served this role.
in ''Deception''.
* BigBadDuumvirate: The In ''Deadly Alliance'', the Deadly Alliance, Alliance themselves, Shang Tsung and Quan Chi.
5th Feb '17 8:51:23 AM AndyLA
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* GuestFighter: Starting with ''9'', NetherRealm has added horror film characters for DLC. Includes Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, The Predator and the Xenomorph.

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* GuestFighter: Starting with ''9'', NetherRealm has added horror film characters for DLC. Includes [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger, Krueger]] (in ''9''), [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, Voorhees]], [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]], [[Franchise/{{Predator}} The Predator Predator]] and [[Franchise/{{Alien}} the Xenomorph.Xenomorph]] (all of these in ''X'').



* HammeredIntoTheGround: Has been seen throughout the series, especially with Sheeva's Nail Driver fatality which involves her driving her defeated opponent to the ground with her four arms.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: In all the colors of the rainbow.

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* HammeredIntoTheGround: Has been seen throughout the series, especially with Sheeva's Nail Driver fatality which involves her driving her defeated opponent to the ground with her four arms. \n Jax does the same with his Three Points fatality in ''9''.[[note]]The name comes from the fact that, once he finishes hammering the opponent into the ground, he scores a field goal with their head.[[/note]]
* HighlyVisibleNinja: [[TechnicolorNinjas In all the colors of the rainbow.rainbow]].



* AnIceSuit: Sub-Zero and Frost's outfits.

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* AnIceSuit: Sub-Zero and Frost's outfits. In some games, Sub-Zero even has a coat of ice covering his forearms and hands.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Anyone who gets knocked into The Pit.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Anyone who gets knocked into The Pit.Pit, except in the second and third games, where the loser hits the pavementbelow really hard or gets shredded to bits by revolving blades, respectively. Other stage fatalities do this too (such as the Kombat Tomb in ''II'', which has spikes on the ceiling into which the losing fighter can be uppercut), and some characters too, such as [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Baraka]]. ''Deadly Alliance'' also allowed certain fighters to lodge their weapons into the opponent's body, albeit non-fatally.



* JerkAssGods: The Elder Gods are supposed to enforce the rules of Mortal Kombat. Yet they allow Shao Kahn to merge Earthrealm and Outworld in ''Mortal Kombat 3,'' reinterpret the rules to justify doing nothing in ''Mortal Kombat 9'', and generally screw over any mortal they have dealings with.

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* JerkAssGods: JerkassGods: The Elder Gods are supposed to enforce the rules of Mortal Kombat. Yet they allow Shao Kahn to merge Earthrealm and Outworld in ''Mortal Kombat 3,'' reinterpret the rules to justify doing nothing in ''Mortal Kombat 9'', and generally screw over any mortal they have dealings with.



* LudicrousGibs Every Fatality and Brutality reduces its victim to this.
* MadeOfPlasticine: The losing fighter during a [[FinishingMove Fatality]] although..

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* LudicrousGibs LudicrousGibs: Every Fatality and Brutality reduces its victim to this.
* MadeOfPlasticine: The losing fighter during a [[FinishingMove Fatality]] although..although...


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** A similar concept was used for Shinnok in ''4'', only instead of transforming into other characters, he simply copied their movesets.
18th Jan '17 5:25:29 PM Njein
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* GreaterScopeVillain: The One Being.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: The One Being. It is responsible for all events that occur throughout the franchise and [[TheManBehindTheMan subtly manipulates powerful beings such as Shinnok, Shao Kahn and Onaga]], into achieving their goals by merging all the realms so it could be whole again.
17th Dec '16 8:09:27 PM Njein
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* BittersweetEnding: The current timeline ends with the heroes managing to defeat Shinnok and save both Earthrealm and Outworld form his clutches, however, [[spoiler: Raiden is corrupted from repairing the Jinsei, making him more of a KnightTemplar [[WellIntentionedExtremist than he]] [[FaceHeelTurn had]] [[JerkassGod been]] before, and [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope may go on a warpath]] against those who dare to conquer his realm, and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters in the process]], [[NotSoDifferent become like]] [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis Shao Kahn.]] Barring Jax, Scorpion/Hanzo, and Sub-Zero, the remaining revenants are doomed to stay that way since [[RevengeBeforeReason Hanzo couldn't wait just a little longer to get his revenge against Quan Chi]], Liu Kang and Kitana are now the rulers of the Netherrealm and but for Raiden's intervention, would seek to conquer Earth Realm, and Erron Black is still running free and may or may not have killed Jax.]] Even with all of this, it's tons better than the original timeline's outcome.

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* BittersweetEnding: The current timeline ends with the heroes managing to defeat Shinnok and save both Earthrealm and Outworld form his clutches, however, [[spoiler: Raiden is corrupted from repairing the Jinsei, making him more of a KnightTemplar [[WellIntentionedExtremist than he]] [[FaceHeelTurn had]] [[JerkassGod been]] before, and [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope may go on a warpath]] against those who dare to conquer his realm, and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters in the process]], [[NotSoDifferent become like]] [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis Shao Kahn.]] Barring Jax, Scorpion/Hanzo, and Sub-Zero, the remaining revenants are doomed to stay that way since [[RevengeBeforeReason Hanzo couldn't wait just a little longer to get his revenge against Quan Chi]], Liu Kang and Kitana are now the rulers of the Netherrealm and but for Raiden's intervention, would seek to conquer Earth Realm, Earthrealm, and Erron Black is still running free and may or may not have killed Jax.]] Even with all of this, it's tons better than the original timeline's outcome.



* FinishingMove: Multiple fatalities for each character, brutalities, animalities, and stage-specific fatalities. The friendships and babalities are the LighterAndSofter versions of this.

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* FinishingMove: Multiple fatalities for each character, brutalities, animalities, Brutalities, Animalities, and stage-specific fatalities. Fatalities. The friendships Friendships and babalities Babalities are the LighterAndSofter versions of this.



* TheGodsMustBeLazy: Averted by younger gods like Fujin and Raiden, as well as the Fallen Elder God Shinnok, but the Elder Gods definitely play this trope straight. They are loathe to interfere in the events of the multiverse. Even when [[GodzillaThreshold their hand is forced]] by [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt a cataclysmic threat to the multiverse]], they're more likely to institute some roundabout scheme like the Mortal Kombat tournament or Blaze's contest in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'', to keep from having to deal with it themselves.

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* TheGodsMustBeLazy: Averted by younger gods like Fujin and Raiden, as well as the Fallen Elder God Shinnok, but the Elder Gods definitely play this trope straight.straight, as they're notorious for being slackers. They are loathe to interfere in the events of the multiverse. Even when [[GodzillaThreshold their hand is forced]] by [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt a cataclysmic threat to the multiverse]], they're more likely to institute some roundabout scheme like the Mortal Kombat tournament or Blaze's contest in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'', to keep from having to deal with it themselves.



* GuestFighter: Starting with ''9'', NetherRealm has added horror film characters for dlc. Includes Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, The Predator and the Xenomorph.

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* GuestFighter: Starting with ''9'', NetherRealm has added horror film characters for dlc.DLC. Includes Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, The Predator and the Xenomorph.



** Sub-Zero becoming the Grandmaster of the Lin Kuei, despite being automated, killed and turned into an undead revenant in the new timeline;
** The older Sub-Zero being murdered by Scorpion and raisen as Noob Saibot, despite Raiden's attempt to stop Scorpion.
** In both timelines, Liu Kang will die and become undead, just under different circumstances;

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** The younger Sub-Zero becoming the Grandmaster of the Lin Kuei, despite being automated, killed and turned into an undead revenant in the new timeline;
timeline.
** The older Sub-Zero being murdered by Scorpion and raisen revived as Noob Saibot, despite Raiden's attempt to stop Scorpion.
** In both timelines, Liu Kang will die and become undead, just under different circumstances;circumstances.



** In both timelines, Raiden CameBackWrong as a darker version of himself, just under different situations.



* MultipleEndings: For each character. Most of them contradicted each other, to the point where figuring out the official canon is a massive undertaking; to some fans, it's just easier to ignore the endings that contradict one another and see what's left. In the past, all you had to do was go by Liu Kang's ending. But well... he's kinda KilledOffForReal. [[spoiler:Well, he's ''technically'' BackFromTheDead, but he's a zombie slave of Quan Chi's for most of the game, so it doesn't really count. And at the end, he and Kitana are still undead revenants after Quan Chi's defeat, but they have taken control of Outworld.]]

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* MultipleEndings: For each character. Most of them contradicted each other, to the point where figuring out the official canon is a massive undertaking; to some fans, it's just easier to ignore the endings that contradict one another and see what's left. In the past, all you had to do was go by Liu Kang's ending. But well... he's kinda KilledOffForReal. [[spoiler:Well, he's ''technically'' BackFromTheDead, but he's a zombie slave of Quan Chi's for most of the game, ''Mortal Kombat X'', so it doesn't really count. And at the end, he and Kitana are still undead revenants after Quan Chi's defeat, but they have taken control of Outworld.the Netherrealm.]]
27th Nov '16 2:35:22 PM EmperorNorton
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** A lot of the fatalities are not physically possible, but particularly in older games when the LudicrousGibs included bones... which often consisted of multiple full rib cages, dozens of femurs, and sometimes even multiple skulls.

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** A lot of the fatalities are not physically possible, but particularly in older games when the LudicrousGibs included bones... which often consisted of multiple full rib cages, dozens of femurs, and sometimes even multiple skulls. In behind-the-scenes videos for ''Mortal Kombat X'', the creators mention that they go out of their way to avoid the fatalities being something that a normal human could realistically do, in order to cut down on the possibility of someone trying to imitate them.
20th Nov '16 3:43:16 AM SeptimusHeap
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja Plus Cybernetics.
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