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Here are the characters introduced in this game. For the remaining ones, check the ''[[Characters/MortalKombat1 MK1]]'', ''[[Characters/MortalKombat2 MK2]]'', and ''[[Characters/MortalKombat3 MK3]]'' character sheets. For Quan Chi, check the ''[[Characters/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero Mythologies: Sub-Zero]]'' character sheet. For Kenshi, check the ''[[Characters/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Deadly Alliance]]'' character sheet.

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[[folder:Cyber Sub-Zero]]
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-->[[caption-width-right:263: ''"You are not so fearsome!"'']]

-->'''Voiced by:''' Jim Miller

-->In the original canon, Sub-Zero and Smoke attempted to escape from the Lin Kuei's automation program but Smoke was still captured and forcibly turned into an cybernetic assassin.

-->During ''Mortal Kombat 9'''s story, Smoke is about to be captured by a team of robotic Lin Kuei until Raiden, who has been receiving premonitions of the future, intervenes and destroys the assault team. This, in turn, leads to Sub-Zero being captured instead of Smoke. Cyber Sub-Zero is the end result of that and also receives a story chapter in Story Mode.

For other tropes which apply to him, check the [[Characters/MortalKombat2 second game's character sheet]]. This is only for additional tropes which appear in this game.

* AnIcePerson
* AndIMustScream: He [[spoiler:remembers every horrific deed he committed under Shao Kahn while a cyborg]], but was unable to go against his programming. [[spoiler:And then it happens again after Quan Chi binds his soul to him]]. He just can't catch a break.
* BattleAura: His body even emanates an icy mist.
* {{BFS}}: Made of ice, naturally.
* [[spoiler:BodySnatcher: Shao Kahn's soul [[OhCrap does this to Sub-Zero]] in his arcade ending.]]
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul:
** Ultimately subverted when [[spoiler:Kabal]] knocks him out, allowing [[spoiler:Jax]] to reformat him and restore his conscience.
** MachineWorship: Subverted as well. Although Kuai Liang doesn't enjoy his current predicament one bit, he pretty much comes to the conclusion that he might as well get used to it and make good use of his new abilities.
* ADayInTheLimelight: He's the focus of Chapter 14.
* {{Expy}}: His mask and the dreadlock-like cables hanging from it make him look like the alien from ''Film/{{Predator}}''.
* ForWantOfANail: Thanks to Raiden's knowledge of the future and the time changes resulted, Sub-Zero has been automated in place of Smoke.
* [[EvilCounterpart Good Counterpart]]: ''Could'' be considered one to Noob Saibot.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A {{Cyborg}} [[McNinja Lin Kuei]], just like his fellow cyborgs... with a little Cyromancer thrown in for good measure. [[spoiler:Add in "Outworld Emperor" for his Arcade Mode Ending and actually becomes 3 our of the 4 when his undead soul is taken by Quan Chi (making him a Ninja Robot Zombie, but no hints of piracy yet) in Story Mode]].
* {{Retraux}}: Cyber Sub-Zero has a Klassic Costume, a palette swap of Cyrax and Sektor's klassic costumes.
* TakingYouWithMe: His first Fatality. Cyber Sub-Zero latches onto his opponent [[Anime/DragonBallZ Saibaman-style]] and self-destructs, leaving nothing behind except for his opponent's partially frozen lower body.
* TeleportSpam: In a fashion similar to Cyrax.
* TookALevelInBadass: As if Sub-Zero needed it or anything, but still.
** After [[spoiler:his soul and free will are returned]], he goes on to defeat Sektor, utterly ''wrecks'' Goro and Kintaro in a one-on-two fight, knocks Ermac's block off, and then gets to beat some sense into his big brother Noob Saibot.
** Subverted in the end, as [[spoiler:Sindel slaughters him to the ground]].
** Gameplay-wise, he has twice as many special moves as regular Sub-Zero, and he hits faster.
* UnwillingRoboticisation
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[[folder:Skarlet]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Dana Lyn Baron

-->Shao Kahn has many warriors under his command, but his trust lies solely in the fighters of his own creation. Warrior blood gathered from countless battlefields, fused with sorcery, produced his most effective enforcer yet: Skarlet.

-->An expert tracker, she preys on those deemed enemies of the empire. During kombat, Skarlet gains strength from her opponent's blood, absorbing it through her skin. Shao Kahn has a new mission for this formidable kombatant: discover Quan Chi's true intentions and kill him if he plots betrayal of the emperor.

* AbsoluteCleavage: More prominent with her alt. and her ''[[{{Retraux}} UMK3]]'' [[{{Retraux}} outfit]] for the Vita version.
* AscendedExtra[=/=]AscendedGlitch: Like Ermac and Blaze, she was born from an initial rumor. In the older arcade games, [[PaletteSwap Kitana, Mileena, and Jade]] sometimes appeared in red outfits due to a programming glitch; fans named the glitch-character Scarlet (or Skarlet, if you prefer). Fans found her DummiedOut, and the first batch of DLC has revealed her.
* AxeCrazy: So much that Shao Kahn ''keeps her chained up'' when he doesn't need her in order to prevent her from killing people he doesn't want dead. She ''that'' unstable.
* BareYourMidriff
* BloodLust: Just look at her Fatalities... Skarlet might very well be InterplayOfSexAndViolence ''personified''.
* BloodMagic[=/=]BloodyMurder: Shao Kahn created her from magically fused blood collected off of battlefields, she enters fights via a pool of blood, and she also uses a projectile attack that's like a blood version of Johnny Cage's. According to her ending, [[spoiler:she also grows stronger when the blood of others splashes upon her skin.]]
* TheCameo: In Story Mode, she appears among the entrants in the background during both Shang Tsung's Mortal Kombat tournament and Shao Kahn's Outworld tournament.
* CastFromHitPoints: Using her Blood Ball drains her health.
* CombatStilettos: Used in her EyeScream-worthy X-Ray Attack.
* [[ContractOnTheHitman Contract On The Sorcerer]]
* DownloadableContent
* HumanoidAbomination: According to her storyline. She's nothing more than a construct of the blood of fallen warriors mixed with sorcery and made to be [[UndyingLoyalty entirely loyal to Shao Kahn]]; additionally, [[spoiler:her strength increases when the blood of other fighters comes in contact with her skin.]] Essentially, Skarlet is to blood as Ermac is to souls.
* KnifeNut: Her weapons of choice appear to be throwing knives.
* LeaveNoSurvivors: Anybody opposing Shao Kahn's empire is fair game for her to go after, although Quan Chi takes priority [[spoiler:and by said control she unwillingly kills her own master Shao Kahn.]]
* MistakenIdentity: A meta example. ''Many'' mistook her for Kira at first. When Ed Boon [[http://twitpic.com/2n1by5 leaked her leg in a Twitter pic,]] she was originally believed to be a redesign for Sareena or Sindel.
* PowerEchoes
* PowerLimiter: The reason you see her chained up in Kahn's Arena, despite the fact that Kahn ''created'' her.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Given that she appears as early as the ''[=MK1=]'' portions of the story, she's at least a minor case of this.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Once Quan Chi's mind control wears off and she realizes what she has done by killing her master Shao Kahn, it is ''on''.]]
* ScreamingWarrior: She speaks as much as Reptile does in this game, yet seems to be as proficient as Liu Kang in terms of [[{{Kiai}} warcries]].
* ShesGotLegs
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Much like her fellow female fighters, but she appears be wearing ''even less'' than them. Justified, since she is stated to gain strength by absorbing blood through her skin.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Shao Kahn, as he created her to have such. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, this doesn't stop her from being mind controlled.]]
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!{{Guest Fighter}}s

[[folder:Kratos]]
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--> ''"You will not see the end of this day!"''
-->-- '''Fight intro'''

--> '''Voiced by:''' Terrence Carson (credited as T.C. Carson)

--> An exclusive character for the [[PlayStation3 PS3]] version of the game, Kratos is the main character of the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series, making his second fighting game appearance since ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny]]''.

--> For other tropes which apply to him, check the ''[[Characters/GodOfWar GoW]]'' [[Characters/GodOfWar character sheet]]. This is only for these tropes which appear in this game.

* {{Badass}}
** [[LittleMissBadass Little Mister Badass]]: Usually when a Babality happens the victim usually does something funny, then realizing their failure throw a tantrum. What does Kratos do? [[spoiler:Yank the head off of a Medusa plushie and display it proudly.]] Not only that but Baby Kratos still has his six pack and BadassBeard. Even as an infant he's still a BAMF.
* BaldOfAwesome
* CombatPragmatist
* DefiantToTheEnd: Born of ExecutiveMeddling. Sony didn't want one of their most iconic {{Badass}}es looking weak in the game, so Kratos is the only character who keeps up his menacing sneer even during X-Ray Attacks and Fatalities. He still makes the appropriate grunts and spits blood and such, though.
* GuestFighter: From ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''. As the [[http://www.1up.com/news/kratos-mortal-kombat-characters-accidentally-leaked 1Up article said,]] this role could be the best fit for him.
* LighterAndSofter: As hard as it is to believe for someone like him, one of his two Fatalities is this game ("Medusa's Gaze") is downright tame compared to any other in this game. He uses Medusa's head to turn the victim to stone and then uses the Nemean Cestus to shatter the statue. No blood or gore in it at all.
* QuickTimeEvent: As part of his moveset.
* ThrowTheDogABone: His arcade ending. [[spoiler:Possibly the only time a god has shown him respect without being back stabbed.]]
* UnexpectedCharacter
* WeaponOfChoice: He brings along an impressive arsenal from ''VideoGame/GodOfWar 3'', including:
** Bow of Apollo: As one of his specials. The normal attack fires two, the enhanced attack fires three.
** [[CoolSword Blade of Olympus]]: Involved in the "Blade of Olympus" fatality, and as the third hit of his enhanced QuickTimeEvent.
** [[DualWielding Blades of Exile]]: His punches, also involved in the first hit of his X-Ray, as well as in his "Blade of Olympus" fatality.
** [[FantasticLightSource Head of Helios]]
** [[PowerFist Nemean Cestus]]: Involved as the second hit of his X-Ray and in his "Medusa's Gaze" fatality.
** [[TakenForGranite Medusa's Head]]: Involved in his "Medusa's Gaze" fatality.
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[[folder:Freddy Krueger]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/PatrickSeitz

--> The BigBad of ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet''. Appears here as he did in [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2010 the remake]].

--> A malevolent spirit of the Dream Realm, Freddy Krueger preys on the souls of the living as they sleep. When Shao Kahn began to steal Earthrealm's souls - souls Freddy considered his own - Freddy battled the emperor in the Dream Realm. But Shao Kahn's will was too strong. He pulled Freddy into the real world, where he was mortal, and defeated him. A badly injured yet determined Freddy fitted both his hands with demonically enhanced razor gloves. Once he has killed Shao Kahn he will find a way back to the Dream Realm, where he will torment Earthrealm's souls for eternity.

--> For other tropes which apply to him, check the ''Characters/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' [[Characters/ANightmareOnElmStreet character sheet]]. This is only for these tropes which appear in this game.

* DePower: Shao Kahn pulled Freddy into the real world to deprive him of his Dream Realm immortality.
* DownloadableContent
* DualWielding: After getting his ass kicked by Shao Kahn due to being deprived of his reality warping and immortality, Freddy [[{{pun}} arms]] himself with a pair of demonically-augmented gauntlets that bear a striking resemblance to his original glove but let him access his powers outside the Dream World.
* EvilLaugh: His only voiced lines in the game is a sinister chuckle.
* FullNameBasis: On the character selection screen, he's the only other character besides Johnny Cage whose last name is displayed and read by the announcer. During gameplay, however, his victories are only announced with "Freddy wins."
* GuestFighter: From the ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' series
* HighPressureBlood: His first fatality involves him physically dragging his opponent into the dream realm, leaving only a fountain of blood where they once stood, [[ShoutOut just like in the movies.]]
* JumpScare: His Babality has the camera pan into the carriage to show a slash-marked teddy bear... and then baby Freddy attacks the camera.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In his ending, Nightwolf's attempt to seal him away so that he can no longer harm the people of Earthrealm only puts Freddy right back into the Dream Realm, the place he's most at home at, so he can continue his killing rampage.
* NightmareFace: Covered in burns, as always.
* SilentSnarker: Played with; one of his attacks involves him telling his opponent, "Shhh."
* ShoutOut: All of his Fatalities and a lot of his moves are based on some of his most memorable kills in the movie franchise.
* UnexpectedCharacter
* WolverineClaws: Now on ''both hands'' (due to the fact that it's hard to animate a character with [[AmbidextrousSprite claws on]] ''[[AmbidextrousSprite one]]'' [[AmbidextrousSprite hand]] in a fighting game).
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