History YMMV / MortalKombat

10th Apr '16 6:53:12 PM JesseMB27
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** Bo' Rai Cho by now is in this territory for much of the fandom as of [=MKX=]. Ed Boon has stated that he created the DrunkenMaster believing that fans would find his gross-out humor funny, but, while Bo' Rai Cho is not universally despised as noted under the Base Breaker entry above, that sentiment has not been shared by many parts of the fan base. While making him a racer and having a track based on a brewery he owns in Armageddon's Motor Kombat wasn't too displeasing (even though no other post-[=MK3=] got the benefit of such treatment), but the fact that he got to be included the in the Kombat Pack 2 over the objections of fans of other characters (e.g. the story mode only characters (Rain, Baraka, and Sindel), other longtime mainstays last time in [=MK9=]'s roster, and other cutscene [=NPC=]s originally introduced in [=MKM:SZ=], [=MK4=], and [=MKDA=] (e.g. Fujin, Sareena, Frost, Li Mei) who were far more requested than Bo' Rai Cho has left some fans bitter.
28th Mar '16 8:18:20 AM spyro19
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* BaseBreaker: Possibly the most divisive character in the series is Liu Kang. For some he is a charming, gentlemanly figure whose idealism makes a genuinely heroic character in an otherwise BlackAndGrayMorality world, for some a bland, overly generic BruceLeeClone who [[VanillaProtagonist isn't an adequate lead]], and to some, especially in regard to the first game, [[TheScrappy an utterly annoying high-pitched crier[[HypeBacklash who gets praise he does not deserve]]. Given his polarizing reception, this is the reason that [[SpotLightStealingSquad Scorpion and Sub-Zero]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse receive the most attention]]. Attempts to "flesh him out" following the ContinuityReboot of ''9'' have proven equally controversial, especially given [[spoiler: his complete FaceHeelTurn in ''X'', after which he becomes TheEmperor of the Netherrealm with an eye towards conquest.]]

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* BaseBreaker: Possibly the most divisive character in the series is Liu Kang. For some he is a charming, gentlemanly figure whose idealism makes a genuinely heroic character in an otherwise BlackAndGrayMorality world, for some a bland, overly generic BruceLeeClone who [[VanillaProtagonist isn't an adequate lead]], and to some, especially in regard to the first game, [[TheScrappy an utterly annoying high-pitched crier[[HypeBacklash crier]] [[HypeBacklash who gets praise he does not deserve]]. Given his polarizing reception, this is the reason that [[SpotLightStealingSquad Scorpion and Sub-Zero]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse receive the most attention]]. Attempts to "flesh him out" following the ContinuityReboot of ''9'' have proven equally controversial, especially given [[spoiler: his complete FaceHeelTurn in ''X'', after which he becomes TheEmperor of the Netherrealm with an eye towards conquest.]]
28th Mar '16 8:16:04 AM spyro19
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* BaseBreaker: Possibly the most divisive character in the series is Liu Kang. For some he is a charming, gentlemanly figure whose idealism makes a genuinely heroic character in an otherwise BlackAndGrayMorality world, for some a bland, overly generic BruceLeeClone who [[VanillaProtagonist isn't an adequate lead]], and to some, especially in regard to the first game, [[TheScrappy an utterly annoying high-pitched crier]]
[[HypeBacklash who gets praise he does not deserve]]. Given his polarizing reception, this is the reason that [[SpotLightStealingSquad Scorpion and Sub-Zero]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse receive the most attention]]. Attempts to "flesh him out" following the ContinuityReboot of ''9'' have proven equally controversial, especially given [[spoiler: his complete FaceHeelTurn in ''X'', after which he becomes TheEmperor of the Netherrealm with an eye towards conquest.]]

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* BaseBreaker: Possibly the most divisive character in the series is Liu Kang. For some he is a charming, gentlemanly figure whose idealism makes a genuinely heroic character in an otherwise BlackAndGrayMorality world, for some a bland, overly generic BruceLeeClone who [[VanillaProtagonist isn't an adequate lead]], and to some, especially in regard to the first game, [[TheScrappy an utterly annoying high-pitched crier]]
[[HypeBacklash
crier[[HypeBacklash who gets praise he does not deserve]]. Given his polarizing reception, this is the reason that [[SpotLightStealingSquad Scorpion and Sub-Zero]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse receive the most attention]]. Attempts to "flesh him out" following the ContinuityReboot of ''9'' have proven equally controversial, especially given [[spoiler: his complete FaceHeelTurn in ''X'', after which he becomes TheEmperor of the Netherrealm with an eye towards conquest.]]
28th Mar '16 8:10:03 AM spyro19
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* BaseBreaker: Possibly the most divisive character in the series is Liu Kang. For some he is a charming, gentlemanly figure whose idealism makes a genuinely heroic character in an otherwise BlackAndGrayMorality world, for some a bland, overly generic BruceLeeClone who [[VanillaProtagonist isn't an adequate lead]], and to some, especially in regard to the first game, [[TheScrappy an utterly annoying high-pitched crier]] [[HypeBacklash who gets praise he does not deserve]]. Given his polarizing reception, this is the reason that [[SpotLightStealingSquad Scorpion and Sub-Zero]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse receive the most attention]]. Attempts to "flesh him out" following the ContinuityReboot of ''9'' have proven equally controversial, especially given [[spoiler: his complete FaceHeelTurn in ''X'', after which he becomes TheEmperor of the Netherrealm with an eye towards conquest.]]
** Other Base Breakers are Quan Chi, Rain, Frost (although these three are {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s), Bo' Rai Cho, Sheeva, Drahmin (has a cult following much to [[CreatorBacklash Ed Boon's discontent]]), Mavado, Hotaru, Kira, Kobra, and Jarek (the latter is this since Armageddon).

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* BaseBreaker: Possibly the most divisive character in the series is Liu Kang. For some he is a charming, gentlemanly figure whose idealism makes a genuinely heroic character in an otherwise BlackAndGrayMorality world, for some a bland, overly generic BruceLeeClone who [[VanillaProtagonist isn't an adequate lead]], and to some, especially in regard to the first game, [[TheScrappy an utterly annoying high-pitched crier]] crier]]
[[HypeBacklash who gets praise he does not deserve]]. Given his polarizing reception, this is the reason that [[SpotLightStealingSquad Scorpion and Sub-Zero]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse receive the most attention]]. Attempts to "flesh him out" following the ContinuityReboot of ''9'' have proven equally controversial, especially given [[spoiler: his complete FaceHeelTurn in ''X'', after which he becomes TheEmperor of the Netherrealm with an eye towards conquest.]]
** Other Base Breakers are Quan Chi, Rain, Frost (although these three are {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s), Bo' Rai Cho, Sheeva, Drahmin (has a cult following much to [[CreatorBacklash Ed Boon's discontent]]), Mavado, Hotaru, Kira, Kintaro, Kobra, and Jarek (the latter is this since Armageddon).
21st Mar '16 5:55:04 PM CommanderAce
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* BaseBreaker: Possibly the most divisive character in the series is Liu Kang. For some he is a charming, gentlemanly figure whose idealism makes a genuinely heroic character in an otherwise BlackAndGrayMorality world, for some a bland, overly generic BruceLeeClone and who [[VanillaProtagonist isn't an adequate lead]], and to some, especially in regard to the first game, [[TheScrappy an utterly annoying high-pitched crier]] [[HypeBacklash who gets praise he does not deserve]]. Given his polarizing reception, this the reason that [[SpotLightStealingSquad Scorpion and Sub-Zero]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse receive the most attention]]. Attempts to "flesh him out" following the ContinuityReboot of ''9'' have proven equally controversial, especially given [[spoiler: his complete FaceHeelTurn in ''X'', after which he becomes TheEmperor of the Netherrealm with an eye towards conquest.]]

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* BaseBreaker: Possibly the most divisive character in the series is Liu Kang. For some he is a charming, gentlemanly figure whose idealism makes a genuinely heroic character in an otherwise BlackAndGrayMorality world, for some a bland, overly generic BruceLeeClone and who [[VanillaProtagonist isn't an adequate lead]], and to some, especially in regard to the first game, [[TheScrappy an utterly annoying high-pitched crier]] [[HypeBacklash who gets praise he does not deserve]]. Given his polarizing reception, this is the reason that [[SpotLightStealingSquad Scorpion and Sub-Zero]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse receive the most attention]]. Attempts to "flesh him out" following the ContinuityReboot of ''9'' have proven equally controversial, especially given [[spoiler: his complete FaceHeelTurn in ''X'', after which he becomes TheEmperor of the Netherrealm with an eye towards conquest.]]



* CreatorsPet: Stryker was this in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3''.

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* CreatorsPet: CreatorsPet:
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Stryker was this in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3''.''VideoGame/MortalKombat3'', considering the creators thought he would turn into the most popular newcomer but was rejected for being overpowered and out of place in the setting with his buffs in the UpdatedRerelease earning him more ire. It would not be until ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' he would return and it would take ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' to rescue him



** Shao Kahn, who even wears a kilt instead of pants.
* EvilIsCool: The more villainous or morally questionable characters tend to get many fans with Shao Kahn, Kano, Bi-Han (especially as Noob Saibot) and Goro being the most notable.



* LoveItOrHateIt: The first movie was this to many fans. While others enjoyed to see a live-action version with lush environments and a catchy title tune, others were disappointed since the violence level (arguably the most distinguishable feature of the series) was ''considerably'' toned down in order to get that PG-13 rating .



* LoveItOrHateIt: The first movie was this to some fans. While others enjoyed to see a live-action version with lush environments and a catchy title tune, others were disappointed since the violence level (arguably the most distinguishable feature of the series) was ''considerably'' toned down for a PG-13 rating.



** '''[[YourSoulIsMine YOUR SOUL IS MINE!]]]''' is by far the most quoted line of the film.

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** '''[[YourSoulIsMine YOUR SOUL IS MINE!]]]''' MINE!]]''' is by far the most quoted line of the film.
26th Feb '16 4:03:39 PM Gaon
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** '''[[YourSoulIsMine YOUR SOUL IS MINE!]]]''' is by far the most quoted line of the film.
6th Feb '16 6:18:36 AM TMK87
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** The first movie was this to many fans. While others enjoyed to see a live-action version with lush environments and a catchy title tune, others were disappointed since the violence level (arguably the most distinguishable feature of the series) was ''considerably'' toned down in order to get that PG-13 rating .


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* LoveItOrHateIt: The first movie was this to many fans. While others enjoyed to see a live-action version with lush environments and a catchy title tune, others were disappointed since the violence level (arguably the most distinguishable feature of the series) was ''considerably'' toned down in order to get that PG-13 rating .
6th Feb '16 6:05:50 AM TMK87
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** The first movie was this to many fans. While others enjoyed to see a live-action version with lush environments and a catchy title tune, others were disappointed since the violence level (arguably the most distinguishable feature of the series) was ''considerably'' toned down in order to get that PG-13 rating .
17th Jan '16 1:11:23 AM nendroid
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Although the series is among the biggest fighting game franchises, the series' heavy emphasis on gory violence and finishers could well turn off many people.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Although the series is among the biggest fighting game franchises, the series' heavy emphasis on gory violence and finishers could well turn off many people. There ''is'' a reason why the series gained attention in the news when it first debuted.
17th Jan '16 1:10:27 AM nendroid
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Although the series is among the biggest fighting game franchises, the series' heavy emphasis on gory violence and finishers could well turn off many people.
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