History Headscratchers / MortalKombat9

17th Feb '18 3:14:18 PM BackgroundGuy
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*** For it to be a tournament, it need not be one side against the other. A tournament is inherently a competition of elimination: Competitors challenge each other till one has emerged above all the rest. All that needs to happen is that someone makes it to the top to face Goro. If you're that person and you just happen to be from Outworld, then congratulations, you don't need to get your head ripped off by Goro, and Outworld automatically wins. This is why Earthrealm's fighters have to keep going and can't just allow Outworlders to rip each other apart to clear the path to the top - if someone from Outworld makes it, it's over already. An Outworlder doing so also implies, of course, that all of Earthrealm's challengers have been defeated, leaving Earth defenseless as Outworld subsumes it... or at least retains the title for the next 50 or so years till the next Tournament.
10th Feb '18 11:32:19 PM BackgroundGuy
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10th Feb '18 11:23:10 PM BackgroundGuy
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*** Shaolin Monks is non-canon, though.
*** According to who? Contradicting one or more games isn't enough to make Shaolin Monks not canon seeing how many times the games have contradicted themselves. MK9 itself contradicts past games in regards to backstories, what with how Mileena is now way younger than she was before the reboot and the Sub-Zeros were taken by a Lin Kuei member away from their parents in Asia with no sister in sight instead of the brothers being taken by their father from America to China away from their mother and sister.
*** Well, the game raises more questions than it answers, and doesn't quite track with the games in the original timeline. For instance, [[spoiler:Jade gets killed right around the time ''MKII'' would have begun]], but no game released prior to ''Shaolin Monks'' implied such a thing. Surely, if it had happened, we'd at ''least'' have gotten [[spoiler:some mention of her having been resurrected in time for ''[=UMK3=]'' or ''Deception'']], but ''Shaolin Monks'' is the ''only'' game that even mentions the possibility that [[spoiler:Jade was killed at that time]]. There was no attempt to retcon this game's events into the original timeline, and we can safely say there never will be as it's a moot point now that the series has been rebooted with the 2011 game, precluding any possibility that games like ''Shaolin Monks'' depict events that will be held canon in any game released from now on.

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*** **** Shaolin Monks is non-canon, though.
*** ***** According to who? Contradicting one or more games isn't enough to make Shaolin Monks not canon seeing how many times the games have contradicted themselves. MK9 itself contradicts past games in regards to backstories, what with how Mileena is now way younger than she was before the reboot and the Sub-Zeros were taken by a Lin Kuei member away from their parents in Asia with no sister in sight instead of the brothers being taken by their father from America to China away from their mother and sister.
*** ****** Well, the game raises more questions than it answers, and doesn't quite track with the games in the original timeline. For instance, in ''Shaolin Monks'', [[spoiler:Jade gets killed right around the time ''MKII'' would have begun]], but no game released prior to ''Shaolin Monks'' ever said or implied such a thing. Surely, if it had happened, we'd at ''least'' have gotten [[spoiler:some mention of her having been resurrected in time for ''[=UMK3=]'' or ''Deception'']], but ''Shaolin Monks'' is the ''only'' game that even mentions the possibility that [[spoiler:Jade was killed at that time]]. There was no attempt to retcon this game's events into the original timeline, and we can safely say there never will be as it's a moot point now that the series has been rebooted with the 2011 game, precluding any possibility that games like ''Shaolin Monks'' depict events that will be held canon in any game released from now on.
10th Feb '18 11:20:44 PM BackgroundGuy
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*** Shaolin Monks is non-canon, though.
*** According to who? Contradicting one or more games isn't enough to make Shaolin Monks not canon seeing how many times the games have contradicted themselves. MK9 itself contradicts past games in regards to backstories, what with how Mileena is now way younger than she was before the reboot and the Sub-Zeros were taken by a Lin Kuei member away from their parents in Asia with no sister in sight instead of the brothers being taken by their father from America to China away from their mother and sister.
*** Well, the game raises more questions than it answers, and doesn't quite track with the games in the original timeline. For instance, [[spoiler:Jade gets killed right around the time ''MKII'' would have begun]], but no game released prior to ''Shaolin Monks'' implied such a thing. Surely, if it had happened, we'd at ''least'' have gotten [[spoiler:some mention of her having been resurrected in time for ''[=UMK3=]'' or ''Deception'']], but ''Shaolin Monks'' is the ''only'' game that even mentions the possibility that [[spoiler:Jade was killed at that time]]. There was no attempt to retcon this game's events into the original timeline, and we can safely say there never will be as it's a moot point now that the series has been rebooted with the 2011 game, precluding any possibility that games like ''Shaolin Monks'' depict events that will be held canon in any game released from now on.

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*** **** Shaolin Monks is non-canon, though.
*** ***** According to who? Contradicting one or more games isn't enough to make Shaolin Monks not canon seeing how many times the games have contradicted themselves. MK9 itself contradicts past games in regards to backstories, what with how Mileena is now way younger than she was before the reboot and the Sub-Zeros were taken by a Lin Kuei member away from their parents in Asia with no sister in sight instead of the brothers being taken by their father from America to China away from their mother and sister.
*** ****** Well, the game raises more questions than it answers, and doesn't quite track with the games in the original timeline. For instance, [[spoiler:Jade gets killed right around the time ''MKII'' would have begun]], but no game released prior to ''Shaolin Monks'' implied such a thing. Surely, if it had happened, we'd at ''least'' have gotten [[spoiler:some mention of her having been resurrected in time for ''[=UMK3=]'' or ''Deception'']], but ''Shaolin Monks'' is the ''only'' game that even mentions the possibility that [[spoiler:Jade was killed at that time]]. There was no attempt to retcon this game's events into the original timeline, and we can safely say there never will be as it's a moot point now that the series has been rebooted with the 2011 game, precluding any possibility that games like ''Shaolin Monks'' depict events that will be held canon in any game released from now on.
10th Feb '18 11:19:55 PM BackgroundGuy
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*** Well, the game raises more questions than it answers, and doesn't quite track with the games in the original timeline. For instance, [[spoiler:Jade gets killed right around the time ''MKII'' would have begun]], and this is never implied to have happened in any game before. Surely, if it had happened, we'd at ''least'' have gotten [[spoiler:some mention of her having been resurrected in time for ''[=UMK3=]'' or ''Deception'']]. But instead, the only game that ''ever'' says [[spoiler:that Jade ''could have'' gotten killed around that time]] was ''Shaolin Monks''. There was no attempt to retcon this game's events into the original timeline, and we can safely say there never will be as it's a moot point now that the series has been rebooted with the 2011 game, precluding any possibility that games like ''Shaolin Monks'' depict events that will be held canon in the new timeline.

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*** Well, the game raises more questions than it answers, and doesn't quite track with the games in the original timeline. For instance, [[spoiler:Jade gets killed right around the time ''MKII'' would have begun]], and this is never but no game released prior to ''Shaolin Monks'' implied to have happened in any game before. such a thing. Surely, if it had happened, we'd at ''least'' have gotten [[spoiler:some mention of her having been resurrected in time for ''[=UMK3=]'' or ''Deception'']]. But instead, the only game that ''ever'' says [[spoiler:that Jade ''could have'' gotten killed around that time]] was ''Deception'']], but ''Shaolin Monks''. Monks'' is the ''only'' game that even mentions the possibility that [[spoiler:Jade was killed at that time]]. There was no attempt to retcon this game's events into the original timeline, and we can safely say there never will be as it's a moot point now that the series has been rebooted with the 2011 game, precluding any possibility that games like ''Shaolin Monks'' depict events that will be held canon in the new timeline.any game released from now on.
26th Jan '18 9:46:02 PM BackgroundGuy
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*** Shaolin Monks is non-canon, though.
*** According to who? Contradicting one or more games isn't enough to make Shaolin Monks not canon seeing how many times the games have contradicted themselves. MK9 itself contradicts past games in regards to backstories, what with how Mileena is now way younger than she was before the reboot and the Sub-Zeros were taken by a Lin Kuei member away from their parents in Asia with no sister in sight instead of the brothers being taken by their father from America to China away from their mother and sister.

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*** **** Shaolin Monks is non-canon, though.
*** ***** According to who? Contradicting one or more games isn't enough to make Shaolin Monks not canon seeing how many times the games have contradicted themselves. MK9 itself contradicts past games in regards to backstories, what with how Mileena is now way younger than she was before the reboot and the Sub-Zeros were taken by a Lin Kuei member away from their parents in Asia with no sister in sight instead of the brothers being taken by their father from America to China away from their mother and sister.sister.
****** Well, the game raises more questions than it answers, and doesn't quite track with the games in the original timeline. For instance, [[spoiler:Jade gets killed right around the time ''MKII'' would have begun]], and this is never implied to have happened in any game before. Surely, if it had happened, we'd at ''least'' have gotten [[spoiler:some mention of her having been resurrected in time for ''[=UMK3=]'' or ''Deception'']]. But instead, the only game that ''ever'' says [[spoiler:that Jade ''could have'' gotten killed around that time]] was ''Shaolin Monks''. There was no attempt to retcon this game's events into the original timeline, and we can safely say there never will be as it's a moot point now that the series has been rebooted with the 2011 game, precluding any possibility that games like ''Shaolin Monks'' depict events that will be held canon in the new timeline.
26th Jan '18 9:38:15 PM BackgroundGuy
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*** I feel the Fatalities have gotten somewhat worse over the years because of how overkill they are. At a certain point, the victim is already dead, yet there are Fatalities that, for instance, decapitate the victim and then destroy the disembodied head. Those ones are just stupid.
28th Nov '17 2:11:28 PM AM_NK
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*** Even if one has the Vita version, most people still like having the home console release of a fighting game for several reasons (arcade fight-stick support, better graphics, ability to play local multiplayer without both people needing the same system, etc.) And considering the fact that people in fighting game tournaments (which always use the home console version of a game) like having alternate skins and palettes to differentiate themselves from their opponents, it would make sense that they would like having more costume options.

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*** Even if one has the Vita version, most people still like having the home console release of a fighting game for several reasons (arcade fight-stick support, better graphics, ability to play local multiplayer without both people needing the same system, etc.) And considering the fact that people in fighting game tournaments (which always use the home console version of a game) like having alternate skins and palettes to differentiate themselves from their opponents, it would make sense that they would like having more costume options.options.
* Noob Saibot's X-ray move causes his opponent to vomit upon his leg when he delivers a side kick to their stomach. Aside from the possibility of the vomit entering his wounds from the battle, why would he try it on Reptile? The guy ''[[HollywoodAcid upchucks acid that melts people down to skeletons in seconds]]''.
** Even moreso with Skarlet's fatality, where she slits her opponent's throat and ''bathes in their blood''. Again, not recommended if Reptile's inwards are as bad as his bodily fluids.
** Perhaps Reptile's acid is spewed from a gland and is not actual stomach acid, which would make sense from a biologist's point of view. This also means that Reptile could effectively fight on a full stomach... Maybe [[MST3KMantra we're reading too much into this?]]
** Reptilian venom in the real world is ''saliva''. Not stomach acids.
** Two points: firstly, this is Mortal Kombat. "Real world" does not apply. Second, Reptile's clearly using an ACID of some sort. Saliva does not melt flesh.
*** Neither does acid. Acid ''dissolves'' things, just like saliva does. Saliva is the first part of the digestion process, and it may not break down matter as quickly as the dedicated acids in your stomache do, but it gets the job started. Think of the various poisons in nature that are described as pre-digesting the food from the inside out. Same thing.
*** Not to mention that it clearly sounds like he's spitting whenever he uses his Acid '''Spit''' special.
*** To the person who claimed that "Real world" things didn't apply to Reptile due to him being of a fictional fantasy race (Saurians), you're wrong in your thinking due to the fact that the Saurians are stated to have evolved from reptiles from Earthrealm [[note]]"The Saurians are reptilian humanoids who evolved from the dinosaurs." "The Saurians were originally native to Earthrealm where their civilization thrived countless years ago." Both of these quotes are from the Mortal Kombat Wikia on their Saurian article[[/note]], thus whatever applies to reptiles from the human world should also apply to the Saurians in theory.
* Raiden managed to heal Jax somehow with his electricity powers in the second chapter of the game, so why couldn't he [[spoiler:try it on Kitana before she died? Could've at least brought her back from the brink...]]
** Perhaps the wounds were too severe; also, RuleOfDrama.
** [[spoiler: Sindel was halfway through stealing Kitana's soul before Nightwolf intervened. Presumably Raiden's healing powers only work on physical injuries.]]
** I got the impression Raiden was just cauterizing the wound.
*** Jax clearly had a lot of bruises in addition to any actual cuts and wounds he may have sustained. Raiden's powers seemed to heal those as well, and apparently gave him the strength to be able to walk around on his own again, so it's not ''just'' cauterization.
* 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?
** 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.
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14th May '17 12:24:53 AM MadAnthony94
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*** From the synopsis on Wikipedia:

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*** From the MK3 synopsis on Wikipedia:
14th May '17 12:24:31 AM MadAnthony94
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*** From the synopsis on Wikipedia:
-->''...his Shadow Priests, led by Shang Tsung, revive his former Queen Sindel, who unexpectedly died at a young age. However, she would not be revived in the Outworld, but in Earthrealm. This would allow Shao Kahn to cross the boundary lines and reclaim his queen''
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