History YMMV / MortalKombat

21st Feb '18 8:45:24 AM CommanderAce
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* BrokenBase: As of late, the signature jerky animation style of the series has become controversial in the WB Games entries. Some are fine with it, not minding the unrealistic limb movements or even liking it out of NarmCharm, while others thinks it sticks out like a sore thumb in the realistic art style and needs to be done away with. This issue has spilled over to the Injustice series, which NetherRealm has also received complaints of this nature.
1st Feb '18 8:56:50 PM Nitramy
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** The "[[MemeticMutation Real ninjas]] [[VideoGame/FinalFight wear]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Nikes]]" meme takes on a whole new meaning now. See SpecialEffectFailure below.

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** The "[[MemeticMutation Real ninjas]] [[VideoGame/FinalFight wear]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Nikes]]" meme takes on a whole new meaning now. See SpecialEffectFailure due to an entry under SpecialEffectFailure, below.
11th Jan '18 11:33:31 PM AnotherDuck
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** Johnny's fight with Goro, particularly the GroinAttack and the "$500 Sunglasses" one-liner.
*** Also counts due to Creator/FrankWelker's amazing vocal effects.

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** Johnny's fight with Goro, particularly the GroinAttack and the "$500 Sunglasses" one-liner.
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one-liner. Also counts due to Creator/FrankWelker's amazing vocal effects.



** Reptile's lizard form is a very obvious CG creature. Especially painful when compared with Goro (see below).
*** This was mostly due to Reptile being added at the last minute because test audiences felt like there weren't enough fight scenes. Ultimately, that paid off since Liu Kang's fight with Reptile was considered one of the best parts of the movie.

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** Reptile's lizard form is a very obvious CG creature. Especially painful when compared with Goro (see below).
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below). This was mostly due to Reptile being added at the last minute because test audiences felt like there weren't enough fight scenes. Ultimately, that paid off since Liu Kang's fight with Reptile was considered one of the best parts of the movie.
11th Jan '18 11:27:55 PM AnotherDuck
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!!For the [[Film/MortalKombat first movie]]''

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!!For the [[Film/MortalKombat first movie]]''movie]]:
11th Jan '18 11:27:02 PM AnotherDuck
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The fight against Reptile, added to the movie in the last minute. Without explanation, the CG critter Reptile fuses with a statue he was kicked inside to take an appearance similar as in the games, and have a long fight sequence with Liu Kang. It's never mentioned again. Supposedly, it's because test audiences wanted more fights, so they went back to do some re-shooting. It's also why Johnny disappears during the course of the fight: Linden Ashby wasn't actually there for the additional filming. Also counts as a bit of a subversion because while the scene itself might seem out of place, the fight itself is praised by some fans as being the best in the film. There was also at least some foreshadowing for Reptile having a fight scene later on because early in the film, Shang Tsung is there to give Reptile orders to watch Kitana and keep her away from the main characters.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The fight against Reptile, added to the movie in the last minute. Without explanation, the CG critter Reptile fuses with a statue he was kicked inside to take an appearance similar as in the games, and have a long fight sequence with Liu Kang. It's never mentioned again. Supposedly, it's because test audiences wanted more fights, so they went back to do some re-shooting. It's also why Johnny disappears during the course of the fight: Linden Ashby wasn't actually there for the additional filming. Also counts as a bit of a subversion because while While the scene itself might seem out of place, the fight itself is praised by some fans as being the best in the film. There was also at least some foreshadowing for Reptile having a fight scene later on because early in the film, Shang Tsung is there to give Reptile orders to watch Kitana and keep her away from the main characters.
11th Jan '18 11:22:47 PM AnotherDuck
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** These can sometimes cross the line into [[NarmCharm awesomeness]].
18th Oct '17 7:23:44 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* 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.
11th Oct '17 6:11:43 AM Nitramy
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** Besides the main theme, there's the remix of said theme by Music/UtahSaints, the instrumental version of "Control" that plays while Liu Kang and Reptile are fighting, "Halycon and On and On"... and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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** Besides [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTWdm6RrpVE the main theme, theme]], there's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU7gPxDsFjE the remix of said theme theme]] by Music/UtahSaints, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiaV61CLMfQ the instrumental version of "Control" "Control"]] that plays while Liu Kang and Reptile are fighting, "Halycon and On and On"... and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
26th Sep '17 5:22:44 PM rixion
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* [[AndTheFandomRejoiced/MortalKombat And The Fandom Rejoiced page.]]



* [[EnsembleDarkhorse/MortalKombat The Ensemble Darkhorse page.]]
* [[NauseaFuel/MortalKombat The Nausea Fuel page.]]




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* [[TheScrappy/MortalKombat The Scrappy page.]]
* [[Woobie/MortalKombat The Woobie page.]]



* NauseaFuel: It's a series famous for its gore. What did you expect?



* TheScrappy: [[JerkassGods The]] [[TheGodsMustBeLazy Elder Gods]], especially so in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''. Looks like ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' is not the only universe in which [[Creator/AllisonPregler the Elders are dicks]].
** Kurtis Stryker. There is a {{Retcon}} of him that's played with in ''Mortal Kombat 9'', which can be looked at as either badass, hilarious or even jarring. Originally, fan reaction to the Kurtis Stryker character was overwhelmingly negative, despite [[WordOfGod the creators']] belief that he would be considered one of the franchise's most popular characters. Regardless of the fandom's views of him, they still forged ahead with his character development with many efforts of making him cooler and winning him over with players. Well, in his ''Mortal Kombat 9'' Arcade Ladder ending, [[spoiler:he is considered ''wildly popular with fans AND a hero'', so much that he is given a parade in his honor, the key to the city [[note]][[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield and which city would ''that'' be, again?]][[/note]], The Congressional Medal of Honor, his own book regaling his heroic experience (titled ''I Was Doing My Job''), action figures [[note]]which is rather ironic in real-life, considering he is one of the only characters introduced before ''Mortal Kombat 4'' '''not''' to have his own action figure[[/note]], and a movie about his life, which he personally cancelled himself since he would NEVER allow Johnny Cage to play him in a movie. This all could be considered jarring considering it is a retelling/reboot of the original timeline of the games/the games themselves and that it may almost look like [[TrollingCreator the creators]] are trying to ''[[TakeThatAudience retcon the fans' original reactions to him.]]'']]
** 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. Because of this, fans tend to forget that had Shao Kahn not decide to put down his kiddy glove and shove the souls collected in Shang Tsung to empower her and leading to the aforementioned mass murder [[note]]in which the method was Shao Kahn's idea, Sindel merely suggests taking on the frontline herself, not specifying the method, and in addition, Shao Kahn's decision was due to Raiden's timeline interference that led to Motaro's early death[[/note]], Sindel would usually turn out like she did in the original timeline, being actually a noble queen and a force of good that would cut ties with Shao Kahn once she got back to her senses.
** Other Scrappies within the series are Meat, Mokap, Hsu Hao ([[CreatorBacklash even the creators hate him]]), Moloch, Darrius, and Dairou. Stryker and Nightwolf were this before getting rescued ''in the same game they were killed off in'', while Jarek, Mavado, Drahmin, Shujinko (as of Mortal Kombat X), Hotaru, Kira and Kobra are more of {{Base Breaker}}s.
** Some people hate D'vorah in Mortal Kombat X for her appearance, her playstyle, and the fact that [[spoiler: she kills fan-favorite character Mileena in the Story Mode.]]
16th Sep '17 11:15:33 AM nombretomado
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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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** Mortal Kombat Advance is a notoriously bad port of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for GameBoyAdvance.UsefulNotes/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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