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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?
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
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