History Fridge / MortalKombat9

22nd Jun '17 6:19:52 PM ImaginaryMetroid
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

** Just because you stick realm at the end doesn't mean he couldn't recognize that he would be defending the planet. Plus, it would make sense to assume the monsters attacking are from another realm, so the context is fairly clear.
31st Jan '17 9:31:58 AM AndyLA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[spoiler:Shao Kahn's death]] may have resulted in a victory for Earthrealm, but there's a power vacuum in Outworld because of it. Here's hoping Edenia, Vaeternus, Zaterra and any other realm that was merged with Outworld finds some way to separate from it, because between the Tarkata, Shokan and Centaurs, things are gonna get ugly in a hurry. And that's not even counting [[spoiler:whatever the hell Shinnok's planning if part of his plan involves Outworld somehow.]]

to:

* [[spoiler:Shao Kahn's death]] may have resulted in a victory for Earthrealm, but there's a power vacuum in Outworld because of it. Here's hoping Edenia, Vaeternus, Zaterra and any other realm that was merged with Outworld finds some way to separate from it, because between the Tarkata, Shokan and Centaurs, things are gonna get ugly in a hurry. And that's not even counting [[spoiler:whatever the hell Shinnok's planning if part of his plan involves Outworld somehow.]]]]
** We do see the Outworld warriors discussing Kahn's succession when they presume Liu Kang killed him. Mileena's name comes up quickly as Kahn's appointed heir and, as we would see in [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX the following game]], she did indeed succeed Shao Kahn as Empress of Outworld (a position for which "Kahn/Kahnum" is established to be the corresponding title, rather than a surname, but that's beside the point). But her rule was [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating so reviled]] by the population, she was overthrown by Kotal Kahn in short order. So, for better or worse, the highest position of power in Outworld wasn't vacated for too long. And, if Tanya and Rain's alliance with Mileena to retake the throne is any indication, it's quite likely that none of the realms Shao Kahn had annexed before had achieved independence. From Mileena's side it's easy to understand, since she would want to maintain her "father"'s status quo, but in Kotal's case it seems more likely that he would need their forces to bolster his defenses from inconvenient extra-realm invasions like the one Havik tried to lead between Shinnok's first (in this timeline) attack to the realms and the game's main timeframe.[[note]]as seen in the ''MKX'' tie-in comics[[/note]]
21st Oct '16 4:08:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[spoiler:Shinnok]] has cemented himself as a MagnificentBastard[=/=]DumbassNoMore here. [[spoiler:The CosmicRetcon seemingly changes several details that it shouldn't, since Raiden's warning from the future should only have changed minor details during and after the first tournament. This seems like an example of TheyJustDidntCare.... until you realize that these changes in particular benefited Shinnok in the end, leaving the Netherrealm in control of several dead, enslaved fighters it didn't have before and having a firmer hold on both Noob Saibot and Scorpion, not to mention Shinnok taking credit for getting Shao Kahn killed (and, very nearly, Raiden). All this which suggests that, like Raiden, Shinnok (the only other survivor of Armageddon besides Shao Kahn and Liu Kang's spirit) has also messed with time and worked to change the outcome of past events--in his case, much more successfully.]] -- Tropers/{{masamune1}}

to:

* [[spoiler:Shinnok]] has cemented himself as a MagnificentBastard[=/=]DumbassNoMore here. [[spoiler:The CosmicRetcon seemingly changes several details that it shouldn't, since Raiden's warning from the future should only have changed minor details during and after the first tournament. This seems like an example of TheyJustDidntCare....not caring.... until you realize that these changes in particular benefited Shinnok in the end, leaving the Netherrealm in control of several dead, enslaved fighters it didn't have before and having a firmer hold on both Noob Saibot and Scorpion, not to mention Shinnok taking credit for getting Shao Kahn killed (and, very nearly, Raiden). All this which suggests that, like Raiden, Shinnok (the only other survivor of Armageddon besides Shao Kahn and Liu Kang's spirit) has also messed with time and worked to change the outcome of past events--in his case, much more successfully.]] -- Tropers/{{masamune1}}
18th Aug '16 3:25:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Stryker shows a bit of GenreSavvy when he immediately recognizes Mileena is a bad guy. In the Armageddon intro, Stryker shows his GenreSavvy again by being the first to run up the pyramid, but only after punching the lights out of Mileena who was distracted at the time.

to:

* Stryker shows a bit of GenreSavvy savvy when he immediately recognizes Mileena is a bad guy. In the Armageddon intro, Stryker shows his GenreSavvy it again by being the first to run up the pyramid, but only after punching the lights out of Mileena who was distracted at the time.
4th Jan '16 9:10:43 AM SolidSonicTH
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* Raiden did the right thing in the first third of the game. Sure it didn't change the future (his amulet cracked) but at that stage it was too early to fulfill his future self's word as standing down at that stage would have just legalized Shao Kahn's invasion. He couldn't "win" until the second third and onwards (and even that is up for debate since Raiden accepting Shang Tsung's offer for an Outworld tournament is acknowledged by the Elder Gods, possibly validating the claim against Earthrealm if Outworld won their tournament; only when Shao Kahn crossed into Earthrealm without proper claim was he absolutely out of accord with the Elder Gods rules).
3rd Oct '15 11:10:34 AM FlakyPorcupine
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Related to this, it may take a second to realize why characters like Kitana and Nightwolf are present at all during the events of the first game other than "why not". The tournament itself was vastly different in the first game to how we know it as now, as it was just any fighting tournament hijacked by Shang-Tsung. Most of the characters from the first game are Earthrealm warriors as a result, since the Earthrealm vs. Outworld plot didn't exist until after the first film. It's not just adding in characters for the sake of it, they're [[RetCon Retconning]] some of the fighters present to balance the teams out!
17th Jun '15 1:52:38 PM GoofyGoober
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** Well, it's been confirmed that Babalities only last 1 hour, and some kombatants actually retain their mental mind, which may explain why baby Shang Tsung sits contently, as if he's thinking about evil plans.
24th Apr '15 6:23:24 PM MrWang
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* While it's probably a writing oversight, when Nightwolf approaches Styker after his victory over Ermac, he says that Raiden is gathering Earth's defenders, to which Stryker replied "Well, Earthrealm defender is about 10 steps above my pay-grade!" How did Stryker know it was called Earth''realm'' when the very idea of other realms existing is something normal people like him wouldn't know about prior to Shao Kahn's invasion?
11th Jun '14 9:24:44 PM Deathhacker
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* When you look at the three cyborg's damaged modes, Cyrax and Sektor show mechanical parts that are metallic. When Cyber Sub-Zero takes damage, you can see red fibers and his brain. Seems kinda weird (as it makes him look like a skinned human in armor rather than a cyborg) until you realize that those fibers are not his muscles, but coolant pipes running through his body.
22nd Jan '14 10:23:23 AM Agares
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** One could also theorize Kenshi and Skarlet's lack of use in the Story Mode was also due to to either one of them derailing the story. In Kenshi's case providing Earthrealm's defender with another powerful warrior who could have made a difference when the time came (such as when Sindel went on her killing spree). In Skarlet's case letting Outworld's army have a woman who could make things even worse for Earthrealm than in the current story.
This list shows the last 10 events of 31. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Fridge.MortalKombat9