History YMMV / MortalKombat

6th Aug '16 12:59:04 AM ChrisX
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*** Mortal Kombat X made Sub-Zero much less base-breaking by making him more of a StealthMentor to [[DaddysGirl Cassie]] [[TheHero Cage's]] [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits group]], coming to the group's rescue later on, and [[spoiler:going so far as to start off fresh with the Shirai Ryu, including Scorpion]]. With Scorpion himself it's hard to tell if it's less base-breaking or not, as he's gotten more fans this time around by being the surrogate father of Takeda, reforming the Shirai Ryu, and toning down his vengeful nature, but he's also gotten more haters because [[spoiler:him finally getting his much deserved revenge]] became known as his unambiguously biggest dick move to date, not to mention that [[spoiler:it ended up having Shinnok freed]]. What exactly was this dick move you say? [[spoiler:Killing Quan Chi ''before'' the sorcerer could have been used to restore the other revenants back to life ''in spite of being told as such beforehand'' (said revenants being everyone who was killed by Sindel back in Mortal Kombat 9 including Sindel herself with the exception of the restored Kuai Liang, himself, and Jax)]]. That dick move still have its defenders, however, claiming that [[spoiler:it is the ultimate revocation of Quan Chi's KarmaHoudini status, with Quan Chi himself already known as very leering towards the Villain Sue status, so the defenders saw the revenants' permanent undeath status a worthy price for the complete beatdown and making sure this resilient-as-a-cockroach villain put down for good, and considering how Hanzo himself has suffered greatly due to his machinations, it's a well-deserved karmic justice.]]

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*** Mortal Kombat X made Sub-Zero much less base-breaking by making him more of a StealthMentor to [[DaddysGirl Cassie]] [[TheHero Cage's]] [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits group]], coming to the group's rescue later on, and [[spoiler:going so far as to start off fresh with the Shirai Ryu, including Scorpion]]. With Scorpion himself it's hard to tell if it's less base-breaking or not, as he's gotten more fans this time around by being the surrogate father of Takeda, reforming the Shirai Ryu, and toning down his vengeful nature, but he's also gotten more haters because [[spoiler:him finally getting his much deserved revenge]] became known as his unambiguously biggest dick move to date, not to mention that [[spoiler:it ended up having Shinnok freed]]. What exactly was this dick move you say? [[spoiler:Killing Quan Chi ''before'' the sorcerer could have been used to restore the other revenants back to life ''in spite of being told as such beforehand'' (said revenants being everyone who was killed by Sindel back in Mortal Kombat 9 including Sindel herself with the exception of the restored Kuai Liang, himself, and Jax)]]. That dick move still have its defenders, however, claiming that [[spoiler:it is the ultimate revocation of Quan Chi's KarmaHoudini status, with Quan Chi himself already known as very leering towards the Villain Sue status, so the defenders saw the revenants' permanent undeath status a worthy price for the complete beatdown and making sure this resilient-as-a-cockroach villain put down for good, good (not to mention the chances that he will screw up the possible future restoration process ForTheEvulz because that's his nature), and considering how Hanzo himself has suffered greatly due to his machinations, it's a well-deserved karmic justice.]]
29th Jul '16 10:09:53 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* AmericansHateTingle: The franchise is infamously unpopular in Japan, to the point that none of the games have seen a release there since ''Mortal Kombat 3'' and other Western fighting games were tarred with its brush until ''VideoGame/SkullGirls'' came out (the Animesque and Kawaisa tropes may have had a major hand in VideoGame/SkullGirls's popularity with Japanese gamers). Reasons vary, from [[TheyJustDidntCare the lack of real work on creating authentic mythology]] to the series' infamous downward spiral after ''3'', to generally not being quite as deep or well-designed in terms of gameplay as many Japanese fighters. The heavy focus on gory violence is also often criticized. It's not without a small following, but it doesn't even have a cult classic status out there.

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* AmericansHateTingle: The franchise is infamously unpopular in Japan, to the point that none of the games have seen a release there since ''Mortal Kombat 3'' and other Western fighting games were tarred with its brush until ''VideoGame/SkullGirls'' came out (the Animesque and Kawaisa tropes may have had a major hand in VideoGame/SkullGirls's popularity with Japanese gamers). Reasons vary, from [[TheyJustDidntCare the lack of real work on creating authentic mythology]] mythology to the series' infamous downward spiral after ''3'', to generally not being quite as deep or well-designed in terms of gameplay as many Japanese fighters. The heavy focus on gory violence is also often criticized. It's not without a small following, but it doesn't even have a cult classic status out there.
24th Jul '16 4:09:55 AM Anddrix
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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, Kintaro, Kobra, and Jarek (the latter is this since Armageddon).

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: 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 Others 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).
12th Jul '16 8:38:44 PM Angeldeb82
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* [[NightmareFuel/MortalKombat The Nightmare Fuel page]].

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* [[NightmareFuel/MortalKombat The Nightmare Fuel page]].
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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 who gets praise he does not deserve]]. Given his polarizing reception, this is the reason that [[SpotLightStealingSquad [[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.]]



*** Mortal Kombat X made Sub-Zero much less base-breaking by making him more of a StealthMentor to [[DaddysGirl Cassie]] [[TheHero Cage's]] [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits group]], coming to the group's rescue later on, and [[spoiler:going so far as to start off fresh with the Shirai Ryu, including Scorpion]]. With Scorpion himself it's hard to tell if it's less base-breaking or not, as he's gotten more fans this time around by being the surrogate father of Takeda, reforming the Shirai Ryu, and toning down his vengeful nature, but he's also gotten more haters because [[spoiler:him finally getting his much deserved revenge]] became known as his unambiguously biggest dick move to date, not to mention that [[spoiler:it ended up having Shinnok freed]]. What exactly was this dick move you say? [[spoiler:Killing Quan Chi ''before'' the sorcerer could have been used to restore the other revenants back to life ''in spite of being told as such beforehand'' (said revenants being everyone who was killed by Sindel back in Mortal Kombat 9 including Sindel herself with the exception of the restored Kuai Liang, himself, and Jax)]]. That dick move still have its defenders, however, claiming that [[spoiler:it is the ultimate revocation of Quan Chi's KarmaHoudini status, with Quan Chi himself already known as very leering towards the VillainSue status, so the defenders saw the revenants' permanent undeath status a worthy price for the complete beatdown and making sure this resilient-as-a-cockroach villain put down for good, and considering how Hanzo himself has suffered greatly due to his machinations, it's a well-deserved karmic justice.]]

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*** Mortal Kombat X made Sub-Zero much less base-breaking by making him more of a StealthMentor to [[DaddysGirl Cassie]] [[TheHero Cage's]] [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits group]], coming to the group's rescue later on, and [[spoiler:going so far as to start off fresh with the Shirai Ryu, including Scorpion]]. With Scorpion himself it's hard to tell if it's less base-breaking or not, as he's gotten more fans this time around by being the surrogate father of Takeda, reforming the Shirai Ryu, and toning down his vengeful nature, but he's also gotten more haters because [[spoiler:him finally getting his much deserved revenge]] became known as his unambiguously biggest dick move to date, not to mention that [[spoiler:it ended up having Shinnok freed]]. What exactly was this dick move you say? [[spoiler:Killing Quan Chi ''before'' the sorcerer could have been used to restore the other revenants back to life ''in spite of being told as such beforehand'' (said revenants being everyone who was killed by Sindel back in Mortal Kombat 9 including Sindel herself with the exception of the restored Kuai Liang, himself, and Jax)]]. That dick move still have its defenders, however, claiming that [[spoiler:it is the ultimate revocation of Quan Chi's KarmaHoudini status, with Quan Chi himself already known as very leering towards the VillainSue Villain Sue status, so the defenders saw the revenants' permanent undeath status a worthy price for the complete beatdown and making sure this resilient-as-a-cockroach villain put down for good, and considering how Hanzo himself has suffered greatly due to his machinations, it's a well-deserved karmic justice.]]



** Even in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', which toned down its [[FanService Fanservice]] by about 1000%, the villainesses still wear skimpier outfits than the heroines.

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** Even in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', which toned down its [[FanService Fanservice]] {{Fanservice}} by about 1000%, the villainesses still wear skimpier outfits than the heroines.



* NostalgiaFilter[=/=]TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Some say that it's as bad as the ''[[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] [[BrokenBase fandom]]'', and that's saying something. This is especially evident in the fandom's sheer hatred of 90% of everything that came out in between Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3/Mortal Kombat Trilogy and Mortal Kombat 9.

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* NostalgiaFilter[=/=]TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Some say that it's as bad as the ''[[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] ''Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}} [[BrokenBase fandom]]'', and that's saying something. This is especially evident in the fandom's sheer hatred of 90% of everything that came out in between Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3/Mortal Kombat Trilogy and Mortal Kombat 9.



** Mortal Kombat Advance is a notoriously bad port of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for GameBoyAdvance. Tinny music, primitive-looking sprites, AI that's either too easy or too diabolical depending on the opponent (which sometimes resulted in getting the hardest character as your first opponent), collision detection that can't tell if you're next to the opponent or on the other side of the arena, and sluggish, unresponsive controls. Infamously, it was the first game that EGM gave the dishonor of earning a [[BrokeTheRatingScale 0 out of 10.]]
* RatedMForMoney: Either the TropeMaker or the TropeCodifier, depending on whom you ask. It probably helps that the [[TheNewRockAndRoll controversy]] played a part in the ESRB's creation.

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** Mortal Kombat Advance is a notoriously bad port of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for GameBoyAdvance. Tinny music, primitive-looking sprites, AI that's either too easy or too diabolical depending on the opponent (which sometimes resulted in getting the hardest character as your first opponent), collision detection that can't tell if you're next to the opponent or on the other side of the arena, and sluggish, unresponsive controls. Infamously, it was the first game that EGM gave the dishonor of earning a [[BrokeTheRatingScale 0 out of 10.]]
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* RatedMForMoney: Either the TropeMaker {{Trope Maker|s}} or the TropeCodifier, depending on whom you ask. It probably helps that the [[TheNewRockAndRoll controversy]] played a part in the ESRB's creation.



** Sindel in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' after [[CurbstompBattle casually killing off]] Kurtis Stryker, Jax, Cyborg Sub-Zero, Smoke, Jade, Kitana, and Kabal, forcing Nightwolf into a TakingYouWithMe gambit, and leaving a battered Johnny Cage, Raiden and Sonya the only survivors.

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** Sindel in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' after [[CurbstompBattle [[CurbStompBattle casually killing off]] Kurtis Stryker, Jax, Cyborg Sub-Zero, Smoke, Jade, Kitana, and Kabal, forcing Nightwolf into a TakingYouWithMe gambit, and leaving a battered Johnny Cage, Raiden and Sonya the only survivors.



* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TXPFgRsVUE Courtesy]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4-js6TKPBc of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt6cKRgHFAY Proxicide]].

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* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TXPFgRsVUE Courtesy]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4-js6TKPBc of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt6cKRgHFAY Proxicide]].Proxicide.]]



* CriticalDissonance: Although it got mixed reviews from critics, the movie received praise from fans and casual moviegoers alike, and it is seen today as the best [[AvertedTrope aversion]] of VideoGameMoviesSuck. The film was also a commercial hit, enjoying a three week run as the number one grossing movie at the box office and the soundtrack charted in the Top 10 of the Billboard album charts, going platinum in 10 days. This led to a sequel -- ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' -- which did not achieve the same acclaim or success. Because of this film's success, elements of its story [[{{RetCanon}} eventually became woven into the canon of the games]].

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* CriticalDissonance: Although it got mixed reviews from critics, the movie received praise from fans and casual moviegoers alike, and it is seen today as the best [[AvertedTrope aversion]] {{aver|tedTrope}}sion of VideoGameMoviesSuck. The film was also a commercial hit, enjoying a three week run as the number one grossing movie at the box office and the soundtrack charted in the Top 10 of the Billboard album charts, going platinum in 10 days. This led to a sequel -- ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' -- which did not achieve the same acclaim or success. Because of this film's success, elements of its story [[{{RetCanon}} [[RetCanon eventually became woven into the canon of the games]].



** The BelligerentSexualTension between Johnny and Sonya rides the line between this and HarsherInHindsight come MortalKombatX - they're just as belligerent as ''ex-spouses''. The custody battle over Cassie must have been ugly.

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** The BelligerentSexualTension between Johnny and Sonya rides the line between this and HarsherInHindsight come MortalKombatX VideoGame/MortalKombatX - they're just as belligerent as ''ex-spouses''. The custody battle over Cassie must have been ugly.



** Virtually [[FountainOfMemes anything that came out of Kano's mouth was meme worthy.]]

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** Virtually [[FountainOfMemes anything that came out of Kano's mouth was meme worthy.]]worthy]].



* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While not as great as other effects spectacles, it does have some decent effects, especially compared to its sequel. Goro, especially, stands out as a ''very'' detailed and well-done animatronic; you can see the behind the scenes creation of the ''120 lb.'' suit [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVi2klX_feE here.]]

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* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While not as great as other effects spectacles, it does have some decent effects, especially compared to its sequel. Goro, especially, stands out as a ''very'' detailed and well-done animatronic; you can see the behind the scenes creation of the ''120 lb.'' suit [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVi2klX_feE here.]]here]].
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.
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