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That's precisely why I think she's going to be C-List Fodder. She's a relatively obscure character, not especially essential to the plot, appearing way before the appropriate time to tell her story in a film that's gonna need warm bodies to receive Fatalities.
That doesn't bode well for her.
EDIT: Basically, the thing about Nitara is that she's a representative for a species of one. She appeared in one game (Armageddon doesn't count) as the main representative for this new vampire race. Her story is about liberating her non-essential vampire people from Outworld. Then she does that, she and her people f*ck off, and they're never heard from again (until Armageddon).
I can easily see how a Hollywood producer would look at that and go, "So, she's totally expendable, then? It wouldn't affect the plot in the slightest if we kill her off at the Mortal Kombat tournament? I mean, it's not like we can kill Sonya."
Pretty much the only person in the OG Mortal Kombat kast that can actually die in the tournament without disrupting future plot points are Bi-Han and Scorpion, since the former's supposed to die and the latter's an undead wraith from a Revolving Door Hell. Everyone else, kind of important to the franchise.
So if they want Fatalities in the movie, they need to find someone to get hit with them.
Edited by TobiasDrake on Nov 13th 2019 at 7:16:03 AM
So then we’re probably getting a Hsu Hao cameo.
That reminds me, is Reptile going to be in this movie?
Armaggedon does count for her because she was one of the few who get a bio in that game which detail all her stuff, including a rivarly with ashrah of all things.
No, it really doesn't, because she doesn't actually feature in Armageddon's story mode, which is the game's actual intended plot.
The game was conceived from the ground up as "Every character who ever threw a punch in the entire franchise is playable". The bios are after-the-fact lore justifications, where the writers wracked their brains to figure out how and why X character is at the pyramid for the big "LITERALLY EVERYONE FIGHTS LITERALLY EVERYONE" battle royale. Then they gave up, owned the fact that the battle royale makes absolutely no sense, and moved on to the next game.
Armageddon doesn't count for most of the roster because literally everyone had to appear in Armageddon by design. They just threw all the characters in and went, "We'll figure out why they're in the game later." That is literally what they did. But even for the lucky few who got retroactive-justification bio kards months later, those bios aren't the plot. They're just background lore. Taven, Daegon, Blaze, and the Pyramid of Argus are the plot.
Hell, one could even write off Raiden and Shao Kahn's culminating battle as non-essential, since that's just there to set up Raiden's time travel in the reboot. Assuming the franchise even gets that far, I wouldn't be surprised if they ignore the two reboot games and just move straight on into Kronika. Perhaps doing a Pragmatic Adaptation along the way to composite Reboot Timeline and Original Timeline elements in the films as they go.
But I also don't really expect the films to get that far anyway. I figure we'll get one film with the Mortal Kombat Tournament, one film for MK 3 (Nothing really happens in 2), and then maybe a third film with Shinnok before they call it "Complete".
Edited by TobiasDrake on Nov 13th 2019 at 8:14:27 AM
" she doesn't actually feature in Armageddon's story mode, which is the game's actual intended plot."
Thing is, the konquest is not a story mode, at least not in the sense of MK 9 in which we see all that happen in armaggedon, the same happen in MKD in which some charartar dosent really appear at all, the BIO werent there because MK Team didnt have the time(armaggedon is very rushed, having the two year gap of all gamses) and put it there but they are bios.
(In fact bios were more important back them that is now, even they should be).
Yeah, the Konquest is a story mode. It's the central plot of Armageddon, explaining who Blaze is, what the Pyramid of Argus is, why this is all happening, and who the important figures (Taven and Daegon) are.
Now, 2011 dumped Taven and Daegon in favor of Raiden and Shao Kahn duking it out at the top of the pyramid. But they did that specifically so that they could use their fight as a plot device to abandon ship on the entire history of the franchise, throw everything in a shredder, and start over fresh from Day 1.
Raiden v. Shao Kahn isn't the culmination of Armageddon's plot; it's a tool for frantically dismantling the canon and going, "None of that ever happened; pay it no mind." Which is precisely why the Deadly Alliance, Onaga, and Blaze's games aren't likely to be adapted for the films; Netherrealm seems kind of ashamed of that era of games. They demonstrably would rather blow up the entire timeline and erase the whole canon again than actually move on into adapting them, so I wouldn't hold my breath on ever seeing Shujinko throw down with Onaga or the like on the big screen.
Edited by TobiasDrake on Nov 13th 2019 at 10:23:08 AM
So this came out of nowhere, they apparently wrapped filming.
Well, hard part is over I guess. Still no word on Lewis Tan’s role.
All that's left now is the trailer. How soon should we expect first looks? Around San Diego Comic Con season?
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