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* RecycledAnimation: Quite a lot of the 2D animation is this. It's most obvious in the climax, when the same fight sequences are repeated two or three times over the course of a few minutes. The most obvious example was an animation of Johnny Cage crab-walking away from some mooks, even though they try to hide it by first reversing the animation and then playing it in blurry slowmo.

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* RecycledAnimation: Quite a lot of the 2D animation is this. It's most obvious in the climax, when the same fight sequences are repeated two or three times over the course of a few minutes. The most obvious example was an is the animation of Johnny Cage crab-walking away from some mooks, even though they try to hide it by first reversing the animation and then playing it in blurry slowmo.


* RecycledAnimation: Quite a lot of the 2D animation is this. It's most obvious in the climax, when the same fight sequences are repeated two or three times over the course of a few minutes.

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* RecycledAnimation: Quite a lot of the 2D animation is this. It's most obvious in the climax, when the same fight sequences are repeated two or three times over the course of a few minutes. The most obvious example was an animation of Johnny Cage crab-walking away from some mooks, even though they try to hide it by first reversing the animation and then playing it in blurry slowmo.

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* AdaptationalCurves: Sonya is [[AmazonianBeauty much more muscular]] than she was in the game.


* ConspicuousCG: It may have been the 90s, the early age of CGI but damn, do the 3D fight scenes look off.
** As do the CGI backgrounds for the 2D scenes.

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* SaveTheVillain: One of the backstories Raiden tells involves Goro and his brother fighting for the right to their father's throne. Goro's brother spares Goro falling off a cliff, but Goro doesn't return the favor when his brother is the one dangling.

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* MotionCapture: How they achieved the CG animated sequences.


* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: Raiden hilariously does this when explaining to the heroes Sub-Zero's background.
--> '''Raiden:''' Sub-Zero is part of the clan known as the Lin ''Cue''.[[note]]He pronounces the Kuei in Lin Kuei as the letter "Q" when it reality, it is pronounced "Kway".[[/note]]



* RecycledAnimation: Quite a lot of the 2D animation is this. It's most obvious in the climax, when the same fight sequences are repeated two or three times over the course of a few minutes.
* SayMyName: Raiden towards the end: "Shaaaaaang Tsuuuuuuung!!!"



* StockFootage: Quite a lot of the 2D animation is this.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: Raiden hilariously does this when explaining to the heroes Sub-Zero's background.
--> '''Raiden:''' Sub-Zero is part of the clan known as the Lin ''Cue''.[[note]]He pronounces the Kuei in Lin Kuei as the letter "Q" when it reality, it is pronounced "Kway".[[/note]]

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* LimitedAnimation: This was one of the first instances of digitally produced 2D animation. It shows.


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* OffModel: The 2D animation can be wildly inconsistent from frame to frame, much less shot to shot. As a result, Johnny's six pack will often be either flat or misshapen and Sonya can develop some very mannish facial features. [[YourSizeMayVary Scaling issues]] happen frequently due to the poor integration between the 2D characters and CGI backgrounds.


* ConspicuousCG: It may have been the 90s, the early age of CG but damn, do the 3D fight scenes look off.
** As do the CG backgrounds for the 2D scenes.

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* ConspicuousCG: It may have been the 90s, the early age of CG CGI but damn, do the 3D fight scenes look off.
** As do the CG CGI backgrounds for the 2D scenes.



* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The whole thing is pretty much [[ShockAndAwe Raiden]] [[HowWeGotHere explaining the events of previous Mortal Kombat tournaments]] over the aforementioned CG.

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* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The whole thing is pretty much [[ShockAndAwe Raiden]] [[HowWeGotHere explaining the events of previous Mortal Kombat tournaments]] over the aforementioned CG.CGI.


* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Raiden hilariously does this when explaining to the heroes Sub-Zero's background.

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: ItIsPronouncedTroPay: Raiden hilariously does this when explaining to the heroes Sub-Zero's background.


* ConspicuousCGI: It may have been the 90s, the early age of CGI but damn do the 3D fight scenes look off.
** As does the CGI backgrounds for the 2D scenes.

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* ConspicuousCGI: ConspicuousCG: It may have been the 90s, the early age of CGI CG but damn damn, do the 3D fight scenes look off.
** As does do the CGI CG backgrounds for the 2D scenes.



* NoEnding: Though the film claims that the live action film that this was released for will pick up where this left off... [[ContinuitySnarl Only it didn't]].

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* NoEnding: Though the film claims that the live action film that this was released for will pick up where this left off... [[ContinuitySnarl Only it didn't]].didn't.]]



* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: Raiden hilariously does this when explaining to the heroes Sub-Zero's background.

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Raiden hilariously does this when explaining to the heroes Sub-Zero's background.



* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The whole thing is pretty much [[ShockAndAwe Raiden]] [[HowWeGotHere explaining the events of previous Mortal Kombat tournaments]] over the aforementioned CGI.

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* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The whole thing is pretty much [[ShockAndAwe Raiden]] [[HowWeGotHere explaining the events of previous Mortal Kombat tournaments]] over the aforementioned CGI.CG.


A DirectToVideo {{OAV}} meant as a tie-in of sorts to Film/MortalKombat. The plots between cartoon and movie are more or less similar, with the same three protagonists - [[BruceLeeClone Liu Kang]], [[TheLancer Johnny Cage]] and [[ActionGirl Sonya Blade]] - but with far less tournament and far more backstory.

See also WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm.

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A DirectToVideo {{OAV}} meant as a tie-in of sorts to Film/MortalKombat.''Film/MortalKombat''. The plots between cartoon and movie are more or less similar, with the same three protagonists - [[BruceLeeClone Liu Kang]], [[TheLancer Johnny Cage]] and [[ActionGirl Sonya Blade]] - but with far less tournament and far more backstory.

See also WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm.''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm''.


You can see the full movie [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPusK1fh5yQ here]].



* BatmanGambit: To try and prevent Earth's PowerTrio from reaching the island, Shang Tsung sics [[{{Antivillain}} Scorpion]] '''and''' [[AnIcePerson Sub Zero]] on them.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Shang Tsung knows he can't attack the trio before the Tournament, in risk of forfeiting. So he has Sub Zero use his powers to freeze the deck so that they would die in a slip and fall. It doesn't work and even then Raiden was well aware of it.

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