History Headscratchers / MortalKombat

6th Aug '16 3:02:59 PM nombretomado
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* Why is everyone in MortalKombat vs DCUniverse besides Lex Luthor and Batman holding the IdiotBall like it was their best friend? I can understand [[UnstoppableRage the rage]] tends to make everyone homicidal at exactly the wrong moment, but what about the parts where someone could just explain the situation without overaggression (such as Batman & Raiden), or even look at the clues that their "enemies" were obviously suffering the same effects they were (nearly every other scene), I'm sure someone should've figured out that the destruction of both universes was bad for the people they think are causing it.

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* Why is everyone in MortalKombat vs DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse besides Lex Luthor and Batman holding the IdiotBall like it was their best friend? I can understand [[UnstoppableRage the rage]] tends to make everyone homicidal at exactly the wrong moment, but what about the parts where someone could just explain the situation without overaggression (such as Batman & Raiden), or even look at the clues that their "enemies" were obviously suffering the same effects they were (nearly every other scene), I'm sure someone should've figured out that the destruction of both universes was bad for the people they think are causing it.
23rd Jun '16 1:34:21 PM Riley1sCool
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23rd Jun '16 1:34:20 PM Riley1sCool
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* What's with non-MK characters appearing in the post-2010 games? You can play as DC characters, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kruger, Alien, Leatherface, and Predator. What happened to the good old days where it was just Mortal Kombat characters? They don't need fancy gimmicks and horror villains to make money. The franchise was fine by itself.

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* What's with non-MK characters appearing in the post-2010 games? You can play as DC characters, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kruger, Alien, Leatherface, and Predator. What happened to the good old days where it was just Mortal Kombat characters? They don't need fancy gimmicks and horror villains to make money. The franchise was fine by itself.itself.
** RuleOfCool. It's just too awesome to be able to fight with/against these characters, despite the NostalgiaFilter that will clearly come to play when dealing with some veteran fans.
3rd May '16 6:54:30 AM SuperMagneto
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* What's with non-MK characters appearing in the post-2010 games? You can play as DC characters, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kruger, Alien, Leatherface, and Predator. What happened to the good old days where it was just Mortal Kombat characters? They don't need fancy gimmicks to make money. The franchise was fine by itself.

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* What's with non-MK characters appearing in the post-2010 games? You can play as DC characters, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kruger, Alien, Leatherface, and Predator. What happened to the good old days where it was just Mortal Kombat characters? They don't need fancy gimmicks and horror villains to make money. The franchise was fine by itself.
3rd May '16 6:53:36 AM SuperMagneto
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* What's with non-MK characters appearing in the post-2010s games? You can play as DC characters, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kruger, Alien, and Predator. What happened to the good old days where it was just Mortal Kombat characters?

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* What's with non-MK characters appearing in the post-2010s post-2010 games? You can play as DC characters, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kruger, Alien, Leatherface, and Predator. What happened to the good old days where it was just Mortal Kombat characters?characters? They don't need fancy gimmicks to make money. The franchise was fine by itself.
3rd May '16 6:51:36 AM SuperMagneto
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** The thing about it being non-lethal is likely a nod to him being a Shaolin monk (despite him not looking the part, but that's another story). But it may be potentially lethal as, from what can be seen, it's not necessarily the blow that kills the opponent; you see how that uppercut launches the opponent high in the air? They may have broken a few good ribs when they hit the ground. It's NotTheFallThatKillsYou after all.

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** The thing about it being non-lethal is likely a nod to him being a Shaolin monk (despite him not looking the part, but that's another story). But it may be potentially lethal as, from what can be seen, it's not necessarily the blow that kills the opponent; you see how that uppercut launches the opponent high in the air? They may have broken a few good ribs when they hit the ground. It's NotTheFallThatKillsYou after all.all.
* What's with non-MK characters appearing in the post-2010s games? You can play as DC characters, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kruger, Alien, and Predator. What happened to the good old days where it was just Mortal Kombat characters?
30th May '15 2:31:59 PM ImaginaryMetroid
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** This Troper is starting to suspect that it's not that the Elder Gods refuse to do anything so much as they can't do anything unless the rules are broken. Remember, the realms and the people in them are dreams of the One Being, not their own creations (which should also explain why they don't care about the people in them or individual realms, they're not actually real to the Elder Gods)so while they get to set the rules reality itself may be co0nfinign them soley to the letter of those rules.

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** This Troper is starting to suspect that it's not that the Elder Gods refuse to do anything so much as they can't do anything unless the rules are broken. Remember, the realms and the people in them are dreams of the One Being, not their own creations (which should also explain why they don't care about the people in them or individual realms, they're not actually real to the Elder Gods)so while they get to set the rules reality itself may be co0nfinign confining them soley solely to the letter of those rules.
27th Jan '15 4:50:52 PM AndyLA
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* How powerful is Raiden or other gods like Fuijin for that matter? Some of the expanded universe material has stated or implied their are virtually untouchable to mortals, sorcerers or even the likes of Shao Kahn as long as they are in their home realms. Even outside they are still pretty powerful. Didn't Raiden protect the souls of the Chosen from Shao Kahn outright stealin them in MK3? In some endings Raiden destroyed all of Earth or the dimensional gates. Other times they are as weak as mortals. Is it a case of the Elder Gods limiting them by forcing them to take mortal form? Could Raiden solve most of the problems in the series if the Elder Gods were not limiting him?
* If present day Kung Lao is apparently the reincarnation of the Great Kung Lao, then how could he be resurrected if Shang Tsung stole his soul upon the Great Kung Lao's defeat in the Shaolin Tournament? And how come the Great Kung Lao's soul was released upon Shang Tsung's death during Raiden's attempt to destroy the Dragon King, when Kung Lao was quite clearly born before hand? It doesn't add up.

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\n* How powerful is Raiden or other gods like Fuijin for that matter? Some of the expanded universe material has stated or implied their they are virtually untouchable to mortals, sorcerers or even the likes of Shao Kahn as long as they are in their home realms. Even outside they are still pretty powerful. Didn't Raiden protect the souls of the Chosen from Shao Kahn outright stealin stealing them in MK3? In some endings Raiden destroyed all of Earth or the dimensional gates. Other times they are as weak as mortals. Is it a case of the Elder Gods limiting them by forcing them to take mortal form? Could Raiden solve most of the problems in the series if the Elder Gods were not limiting him?
** Well, Raiden's bio in the very first game outright states that he took on a mortal form to compete on the tournament. In that form, a god may be able to retain his powers, but not to their full extent. Plus, being in Outworld is another severe limiter of Raiden's power (using him as an example), maybe because of the incompatibility of the realms; only the Elder Gods could keep their powers across realms, given their pan-dimensional jurisdiction.
* If present day Kung Lao is apparently the reincarnation of the Great Kung Lao, then how could he be resurrected if Shang Tsung stole his soul upon the Great Kung Lao's defeat in the Shaolin Tournament? And how come the Great Kung Lao's soul was released upon Shang Tsung's death during Raiden's attempt to destroy the Dragon King, when Kung Lao was quite clearly born before hand? beforehand? It doesn't add up.up.
** I'm sure they didn't think of that before writing his ''MK9'' ending. Originally, Kung Lao was only a descendant of the Great Kung Lao, which would've made sense.



* Why is Liu Kang's Butterfly Flip a Fatality? Isn't it too simple and non-lethal to be so?

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** Possibly, with the Kamidogu gathered, Onaga could become powerful enough to take on the One Being himself.
* Why is Liu Kang's Butterfly Flip a Fatality? Isn't it too simple and non-lethal to be so?so?
** The thing about it being non-lethal is likely a nod to him being a Shaolin monk (despite him not looking the part, but that's another story). But it may be potentially lethal as, from what can be seen, it's not necessarily the blow that kills the opponent; you see how that uppercut launches the opponent high in the air? They may have broken a few good ribs when they hit the ground. It's NotTheFallThatKillsYou after all.
28th Dec '14 6:20:54 AM SsnakeBite
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** It seems it is not the case in the new timeline as here, Sub-Zero was stopped from finishing Scorpion by the Lin Kuei, so Scorpion never got to witness him spare an enemy, making him realize it's the younger one.
28th Dec '14 6:19:15 AM SsnakeBite
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** Maybe I'm misremembering but I was under the impression that only the last kombattant standing would be allowed to fight Blaze, so going straight to the top wouldn't help much anyway.
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