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* BlueMeansCold: Glacius is an alien with ice-based powers and his skin is blue and white.


Why, it's Main/{{TheNineties}} ! What else is there to do but go DarkerAndEdgier! Make a FightingGame that would make ''Mortal Kombat'' look tame, and even make sure to break their own long-established rules (like allowing a player to control the undead or putting the word "Killer" in the title). Even better, get Creator/MidwayGames and Creator/{{Rare}} to develop it. And thus, the seeds of ''Killer Instinct'' were planted.

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Why, it's Main/{{TheNineties}} Main/TheNineties ! What else is there to do but go DarkerAndEdgier! Make a FightingGame that would make ''Mortal Kombat'' look tame, and even make sure to break their own long-established rules (like allowing a player to control the undead or putting the word "Killer" in the title). Even better, get Creator/MidwayGames and Creator/{{Rare}} to develop it. And thus, the seeds of ''Killer Instinct'' were planted.


It was the olden days of 1994, and Creator/{{Nintendo}} felt they were hurt hard by the perception that they were the video gaming equivalent of the AnimationAgeGhetto. They took a huge hit in censoring the {{Gorn}} in ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', and even allowing it in the sequel didn't calm their detractors. What was there to do?

Why, go DarkerAndEdgier, of course! Make a FightingGame that would make ''Mortal Kombat'' look tame, and even make sure to break their own long-established rules (like allowing a player to control the undead or putting the word "Killer" in the title). Even better, get Creator/MidwayGames and Creator/{{Rare}} to develop it. And thus, the seeds of ''Killer Instinct'' were planted.

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It The year was the olden days of 1994, and 1994. Creator/{{Nintendo}} felt they were hurt hard by the perception that they were the video gaming equivalent of the AnimationAgeGhetto. They took a huge hit in censoring the {{Gorn}} in ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' (a quintessential selling point and central draw to the game) and even allowing it in the sequel didn't calm their detractors. What was there to do?

Why, it's Main/{{TheNineties}} ! What else is there to do but go DarkerAndEdgier, of course! DarkerAndEdgier! Make a FightingGame that would make ''Mortal Kombat'' look tame, and even make sure to break their own long-established rules (like allowing a player to control the undead or putting the word "Killer" in the title). Even better, get Creator/MidwayGames and Creator/{{Rare}} to develop it. And thus, the seeds of ''Killer Instinct'' were planted.


** Since ''[=KI2=]'' introduced the concept of MultipleEndings, depending on which specific character you finish off in specific ways, you may get this for your character. For example, if you have Orchid kill [[spoiler:Jago]] in 2, or if you have Jago finish [[spoiler:Orchid]] with an Ultra in the new game.

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** Since ''[=KI2=]'' introduced the concept of MultipleEndings, depending on which specific character you finish off in specific ways, you may get this for your character. For example, if you have Orchid kill [[spoiler:Jago]] (same if you kill Orchid with [[spoiler:Jago]]) in 2, or if you have Jago finish [[spoiler:Orchid]] with an Ultra in the new game.


* CallBack: Sabrewulf's name traces back to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabre_Wulf Rare's 1984 ZX Spectrum game, Sabre Wulf, back when they were still called Ultimate Play The Game.]]

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* CallBack: Sabrewulf's name traces back to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabre_Wulf [[VideoGame/SabreWulf Rare's 1984 ZX Spectrum game, Sabre Wulf, back when they were still called Ultimate Play The Game.]]


A PC port of KI '13 was announced for Windows 10 at E3 2015; it was released alongside the game's third season of content on March 29, 2016, featuring Rash from ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', the Arbiter from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and General RAAM from ''Franchise/GearsOfWar'' as guest fighters. The PC port of KI '13 was released on Steam on September 27, 2017.

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A PC port of KI '13 was announced for Windows 10 at E3 2015; it was released alongside the game's third season of content on March 29, 2016, featuring Rash from ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', the Arbiter from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and General RAAM from ''Franchise/GearsOfWar'' ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' as guest fighters. The PC port of KI '13 was released on Steam on September 27, 2017.



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* ComboBreaker: Combos have various 'stages' to them, some of which are immune to being broken, some of which are not.[[note]]A full combo in ''Killer Instinct 2'' goes Opener --> Auto-Double --> Manual Auto-Double --> Manual Auto-Double --> Linker Auto-Double --> Manual Auto-Double --> Manual Auto-Double --> Finisher[[/note]] In the first game and the 2013 game, the breaker must be done based on the strength of the attack used in the attacker's combo. In ''Killer Instinct 2,'' the breaker must be done with Punch if the attacker is using Kick, and vice-versa. Unique to the 2013 game, the breaker ''itself'' can be broken, which allows the combo to continue and temporarily disables combo breakers.
--> '''[[MemeticMutation C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!!!]]''' '''[[UpToEleven C-C-C-COUNTER BREAKER!!!]]'''



* ComboBreaker: '''Tr-Tr-Tr-Tr-[[TropeNamers Trope Namer]]!'''
** The 2013 game now allows you to perform a "Counter Breaker" when this occurs, essentially breaking the combo breaker.


* EasterEgg: In ''KI 2013'', if both players stand still and do nothing, certain characters' new personal themes will play a remix of either one/both of the old personal themes (the characters from previous games; Omen's hidden theme is a remix of Gargos' old personal theme) or the ''KI'' main theme (most newcomers; as ARIA already uses the main theme in her personal theme, her hidden theme is instead a remix of the Character Select Theme). Rash and the Arbiter have remixes of the Battletoads pause theme and "Impend", respectively, as their hidden themes.



* EasterEgg: In ''KI 2013'', if both players stand still and do nothing, certain characters' new personal themes will play a remix of either one/both of the old personal themes (the characters from previous games; Omen's hidden theme is a remix of Gargos' old personal theme) or the ''KI'' main theme (most newcomers; as ARIA already uses the main theme in her personal theme, her hidden theme is instead a remix of the Character Select Theme). Rash and the Arbiter have remixes of the Battletoads pause theme and "Impend", respectively, as their hidden themes.

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* MechanicalMuscles:
** Fulgore, with the 2013 reboot focusing on his [[https://static.trueachievements.com/customimages/042361.png neck]] and [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/killerinstinct/images/c/cd/Fulgore_Unit-3_Revealed.png/revision/latest?cb=20140130175955 upper body]].
** TJ Combo, with the help of Ultratech, illegally implanted cybernetics in his arms, in order to win in boxing battles, said prosthetics being very muscular. Later he was discovered and kicked off. While in KI1 it's covered with artificial skin, in ''[=KI2=]'' it's visible with [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/killerinstinct/images/4/46/TJ_Combo_KI_02.png/revision/latest?cb=20131103161904&format=original his hands peeled off showing his cybernetics]].

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** '''ULTIMATE!''' - New finishing moves gained by performing an ultra on your first health bar then canceling it with a throw.

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* TrainingStage: ''KI 2013'' has a training stage which is unavailable for versus play, but to make up for that, one can make it play the entire album from the first ''Killer Instinct'', ''Killer Kuts''.


** With the new mechanics in the XBox One game, the announcer gets a few more screams to his repertoire - '''LOCKOUT!''', '''SHADOW COUNTER!!''', '''COUNTER BREAKER!!!''' - as well as a new set of "titles" for combos.

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** With the new mechanics in the XBox Xbox One game, the announcer gets a few more screams to his repertoire - '''LOCKOUT!''', '''SHADOW COUNTER!!''', '''COUNTER BREAKER!!!''' - as well as a new set of "titles" for combos.


** In addition, Hisako can perform her own, unique counter at the cost of her Wrath meter.



** In addition, Hisako can perform her own, unique counter at the cost of her Wrath meter.

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** The Steam and Definitive versions of the game drop the pretense completely, giving you all the characters, and virtually everything free. The only things that can still cost in game currency are the unlocks you get for levelling up characters.


A PC port of KI '13 was announced for Windows 10 at E3 2015; it was released alongside the game's third season of content on March 29, 2016, featuring Rash from ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', the Arbiter from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and General RAAM from ''Franchise/GearsOfWar'' as guest fighters. The PC port of KI '13 was announced to be [[https://twitter.com/KillerInstinct/status/876205714070319104 coming to Steam]] sometime in 2017 at CEO 2017.

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A PC port of KI '13 was announced for Windows 10 at E3 2015; it was released alongside the game's third season of content on March 29, 2016, featuring Rash from ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', the Arbiter from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and General RAAM from ''Franchise/GearsOfWar'' as guest fighters. The PC port of KI '13 was announced to be [[https://twitter.com/KillerInstinct/status/876205714070319104 coming to Steam]] sometime in 2017 at CEO released on Steam on September 27, 2017.

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