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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?
9th Jun '15 7:37:42 AM Prfnoff
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* Do you remember the [[MortalKombat9 Mortal Kombat 9]] scene featuring [[spoiler: Sindel killing all of the heroes, only for Nightwolf [[TakingYouWithMe to off her as well]]?]] I'm sure you do! It seems like a pure shock value scene, but ''maybe'' there could be more to this. Recall that [[MortalKombatArmageddon Armageddon]] was a last-ditch attempt to neutralize all of the Kombatants before they became a threat to existence (ignore the fact that it [[NiceJobBreakingItHero failed miserably]]). But if [[spoiler: powerful heroes like Liu Kang and Kung Lao die early in the timeline]], the chances of Armageddon will surely go down, right? What's more, many of the [[spoiler: dead characters were connected to future ones, and their absence/zombification may rule those characters out for future involvement]], further reducing the stress on the realms. For instance, [[spoiler: if Shang Tsung is dead]], [[ForWantofaNail there will be no Deadly Alliance]], meaning that several Kombatants will stay out of the conflict for the realms. -Kingler
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* Do you remember the [[MortalKombat9 Mortal Kombat 9]] ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' scene featuring [[spoiler: Sindel killing all of the heroes, only for Nightwolf [[TakingYouWithMe to off her as well]]?]] I'm sure you do! It seems like a pure shock value scene, but ''maybe'' there could be more to this. Recall that [[MortalKombatArmageddon [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Armageddon]] was a last-ditch attempt to neutralize all of the Kombatants before they became a threat to existence (ignore the fact that it [[NiceJobBreakingItHero failed miserably]]). But if [[spoiler: powerful heroes like Liu Kang and Kung Lao die early in the timeline]], the chances of Armageddon will surely go down, right? What's more, many of the [[spoiler: dead characters were connected to future ones, and their absence/zombification may rule those characters out for future involvement]], further reducing the stress on the realms. For instance, [[spoiler: if Shang Tsung is dead]], [[ForWantofaNail there will be no Deadly Alliance]], meaning that several Kombatants will stay out of the conflict for the realms. -Kingler
25th May '15 1:44:32 PM AlexBruce
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** [[CaptainObvious Mileena wears a mask.]] I'd honestly be surprised if more thought went into it than that.
15th May '15 8:00:52 PM STFilmmaker
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* Why Sonya didn't fight back when Shang Tsung took her to outworld, even though earlier she proved to be an adept fighter. She figured out early that any form of physical fighting against him would be accepting his challenge. -STFilmmaker
14th May '15 1:22:37 PM STFilmmaker
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* In the movie many people wonder how Johnny Cage escaped Netherealm after defeating Scorpion. Because Scorpion can't die, Cage didn't kill him per se. However even when controlled by Shang Tsung, [[HonorBeforeReason Scorpion follows a certain code of combat.]] So when Cage beat him after giving him everything he's got, he let Johnny leave. It makes sense why Johnny would do the [[DefeatEqualsFriendship Friendship Autograph, rather than Fatality as well.]]
30th Apr '15 5:48:03 AM RezaMaulana98
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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance'' was stated on this wiki to be the series turning point, [[spoiler: as it marks the moment the [[TheBadGuyWins that the villains start winning.]] Consider exactly what happened in that game: Liu Kang and Shao Kahn ([[NotQuiteDead not really]]) were killed off right at the beginning. [[OhCrap Now what has happened]] in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''? Oh sure, it's seems clear that dark times are ahead with Shinnok and Quan Chi getting ready to launch their own attacks on Earthrealm and Outworld, but when you consider that Kahn might really be dead this time...]]
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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance'' was stated on this wiki to be the series turning point, [[spoiler: as it marks the moment the [[TheBadGuyWins that the villains start winning.]] Consider exactly what happened in that game: Liu Kang and Shao Kahn ([[NotQuiteDead not really]]) were killed off right at the beginning. [[OhCrap Now what has happened]] in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''? Oh sure, it's seems clear that dark times are ahead with Shinnok and Quan Chi getting ready to launch their own attacks on Earthrealm and Outworld, but when you consider that Kahn might really be dead this time...]] ** In ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', it is implied that [[spoiler: Shao Kahn is officially dead, given that some pre-fight matches while using Ermac has implied that Kahn's soul is currently inside Ermac's body.]]
26th Sep '14 10:23:52 AM Shadow200
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* In The Movie Shang Tsung whenever he introduces himself and during the final battle puts his Fist over the Palm of his hand. When Liu Kang prepares to face him he does the traditional salute of putting his Palm over his Fist. The palm over fist symbolizes peace over power while Tsung's stance represents power over peace which is a symbol of his beliefs and obsession over gaining power and dominance.
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