History Fridge / MortalKombat

10th Jul '17 5:06:55 PM ImaginaryMetroid
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** If Scorpion took him there, it could be assumed that killing him would take Cage back. Simple.
2nd Jul '17 12:16:48 PM nombretomado
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*** However, in the first movie Raiden expresses a hint of behaving like a heyoka, when he laughs after saying something dramatic. In addition, according to TheOtherWiki, Heyókȟa is also a spirit of thunder and lightning, who is said to use the wind as sticks to beat the drum of thunder. This is a common point with Japanese mythology, where Raiden is depicted as beating drums to create thunder.

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*** However, in the first movie Raiden expresses a hint of behaving like a heyoka, when he laughs after saying something dramatic. In addition, according to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, Heyókȟa is also a spirit of thunder and lightning, who is said to use the wind as sticks to beat the drum of thunder. This is a common point with Japanese mythology, where Raiden is depicted as beating drums to create thunder.
22nd Feb '17 12:27:58 AM kn83
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** This explanation doesn't really work, since most of the other girls in MK9 (and throughout the franchise) wear similar outfits yet don't have the same personality issues - Tropers/Kn83
13th Nov '16 7:30:24 AM ErikModi
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** So, Johnny's weaponized ObfuscatingStupidity? Sounds about right.
19th Oct '16 7:50:38 AM Allronix
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* Johnny's entire style. Even though he's a very seasoned Kombatant and the current champion of Earthrealm (after Liu Kang's unfortunate fate), he is ''constantly'' underestimated by everyone, up to and including his ex-wife. ''But that's the entire point.'' While he's powerful, he's not military like Sonya and Jax, a trained warrior from childhood like Liu Kang or Kung Lao, or [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu a god like Shinnok or Raiden]]. John is an ''actor'', first and foremost, and he's fighting ''way'' outside his weight class. His acting background is all about making the audience (in this case, an opponent) see what the actor wants them to see. And he wants them to see a loud-mouthed idiot so that they ''don't'' take his fighting abilities seriously. His Shadow Kick and other powers mostly rely on misdirection and confusion while his YouFightLikeACow taunting is designed to goad his opponents into making a mistake. The guy is a first-rate GuileHero and the MK universe's answer to [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]].
15th Apr '16 1:42:52 AM RayAP9
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* Scorpion and Sub-Zero are completely contrasting characters in almost every aspect. Scorpion's a LargeHam who controls flames, and Sub-Zero is more reserved, with ice-based powers. It's only natural that the ''fiery'' Scorpion is more prone to shouting and being hot-tempered, whereas Sub-Zero's personality is ''cooler'' in comparison.

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* Mileena, in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', has what is probably the most {{stripperific}} [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/03vhv0Dc6x8/maxresdefault.jpg outfit]] in the entire ''Mortal Kombat'' series. Her behavior in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' (and ''9'', to an extent) provides insight as to why exactly she would choose to show so much skin; she's portrayed as being very insecure and self-conscious about her looks. After winning a round in ''X'', she sometimes taunts the opponent with "I saw you staring" (which seems to be her trying to convince herself that this is the case). It also appears that she had some type of surgery to give her human lips, she flips out when Johnny Cage accuses her of having sex with Baraka (and also when he calls her a {{butterface}}), and she outright flirts with Liu Kang, Kung Jin, and Sub-Zero. Her choice to wear such a revealing outfit is possibly her way of getting attention-- she definitely comes off somewhat often as a [[ManChild woman child]]. - Tropers/RayAP9
* Scorpion and Sub-Zero are completely contrasting characters in almost every aspect. Scorpion's a LargeHam who controls flames, and Sub-Zero is more reserved, with ice-based powers. It's only natural that the ''fiery'' Scorpion is more prone to shouting and being hot-tempered, whereas Sub-Zero's personality is ''cooler'' in comparison. - Tropers/RayAP9
7th Jan '16 4:33:52 PM Erin582
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* To add another element to the rivalry of Sub-Zero/The Lin Kuei Clan and Scorpion/The Shirai Ryu Clan is also a bit of GeniusBonus, too; the former and his tribe are Chinese ([[McNinja mostly]]) and the latter and his tribe are Japanese. In RealLife, China and Japan ''[[ArchEnemy absolutely]] [[TheRival hate]]'' each other and is arguably the most intense rivalry between nations in the ''world'', so it makes perfect sense to have two characters who happen to be each nationality have the franchise's primary (and most popular) rivalry. -Erin582
19th Nov '15 3:25:58 PM RayAP9
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* Scorpion and Sub-Zero are completely contrasting characters in almost every aspect. Scorpion's a LargeHam who controls flames, and Sub-Zero is more reserved, with ice-based powers. It's only natural that the ''fiery'' Scorpion is more prone to shouting and being hot-tempered, whereas Sub-Zero's personality is ''cooler'' in comparison.
15th Nov '15 3:43:31 PM StFan
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* With the new Reboot/Soft Reset to the series, it makes sense that the characters would take paths divergent than their earlier counterparts. What did make it confusing, though, is how they went from the somewhat punny-naming serial numbers LK-9T9(Ninety-Nine), LK-4D4(Forty-Four), and LK-7T2(Seventy-Two) to the unusual LK-52O(Five Two-Oh). Ends up, they were still being punny as all get out, just a bit more subtly so. 52O sounds structurally similar to Sub-Zero, but there's a possible deeper meaning (possibly overthinking.) 52O could also be a semi-numerical alteration of SZO, or Sub-ZerO. Phyrior

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* With the new Reboot/Soft Reset to the series, it makes sense that the characters would take paths divergent than their earlier counterparts. What did make it confusing, though, is how they went from the somewhat punny-naming serial numbers LK-9T9(Ninety-Nine), LK-4D4(Forty-Four), and LK-7T2(Seventy-Two) to the unusual LK-52O(Five Two-Oh). Ends up, they were still being punny as all get out, just a bit more subtly so. 52O sounds structurally similar to Sub-Zero, but there's a possible deeper meaning (possibly overthinking.) 52O could also be a semi-numerical alteration of SZO, or Sub-ZerO.Sub-[=ZerO=]. Phyrior
24th Aug '15 3:10:32 AM argv
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* Why is it [[ForgottenSuperweapon never suggested]] that Earthrealm use [[NuclearOption its vast arsenal of continent-shattering, precision-guided superweapons]] against the other realms?
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