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So why did Shang Tsung use Tarkatan DNA to create Mileena if they wanted a perfect clone of Kitana?
Either he wanted a better killing machine or just was in a Mad Scientist mood and wanted to see what happened.
I'd assume its all Shang had to work with... granted if Shao wanted a more perfect daughter why he didn't just use HIS freaking dna spliced with the Kitana clone
I mean Shang can only work with what he has...
Yeah, I've always been under the assumption that Mileena was one part Kitana, one part Shao Kahn. Kahn has some pretty beastly features◊ under that helmet, after all. It's not a stretch to suggest that he's got some relation to Tarkatans.
But Mileena being "One part Kitana, one part Random Tarkatan DNA" is a weird choice. Raises more questions than it answers.
Edited by TobiasDrake on Mar 29th 2019 at 8:15:32 AM
Weeks ago, in the Mortal Kombat 11 thread, Targetmaster Joe posted this tweet. I voted for Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter and I explained how it ought to work here. Now, it led to a digressing discussion that ended with the idea that the crossover idea can't work without offending both Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter fans. Now, why did I restart this thread to bring that up?
Because here's what I believe should be done before we can get MK and SF to crossover. Have Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Netherrealm Studios contact a Japanese video game company who've handled fighting games to make a new continuity that will make Japanese players familiar with Mortal Kombat. However, the violence has to be toned down and better usage of Asian mythology for starters.
Another rule is that utilizing Shaolin Monks, 9, X, and 11, as well as the movies, are to be avoided. That means no Kung Lao disguising himself as a Masked Guard, no Kitana in the tournament just for her to fall in love with Liu Kang (yet), and no visions appearing in Raiden's mind. However, there will be references to those games and the movies. More on that later.
Now, after all that, plan out the name. Super Famicom / Super Nintendo Entertainment System ports of MK 1 and MK 2 were brought over to Japan as respectively, Shinken Kourin Densetsu (The Legendary Descent of the Divine Fist) and Kyukyoku Shinken (The Ultimate Divine Fist). This new continuity for Japanese players to be engrossed with Mortal Kombat will have to be referred to as the Densetsu Shinken (Divine Fist of Legend) series. More on this will be explained below.
Next, go for the very first game where the plot was Shang Tsung hosting the Mortal Kombat tournament and that the playable characters are Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, Kano, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, and Raiden. Most backstories work like these:
Now, many would justify 9 including Kung Lao, Reptile, Baraka, Mileena, Jade, Kitana (a nod to the first film), Cyrax, Sektor, Nightwolf, Sheeva, Ermac, and Quan Chi as kombatants due to how a game with only seven characters is too short, even for replays. Rather than duplicate what 9 did, here's how this hypothetical roster will work:
Gameplay: unlike how the standard Mortal Kombat game operates, the gameplay is similar to standard Japanese fighting games where special moves are executed like in Street Fighter. It has to be four attack buttons (Weak Punch, Weak Kick, Strong Punch, and Strong Kick). Doing a special move with both weak and strong attack buttons, depending on the move, will generate an "Enhanced Special Move". Some moves will have variants depending on the button pressed.
All characters have two throws. Each one is done by pressing either Strong Punch or Strong Kick. The direction at which the opponent will be thrown is determined by the directional button pressed before Strong Punch or Strong Kick.
Each character has three "Mortal Kombos", which are super moves. The third one has to be only usable if an opponent's health bar is 15% or less. It will be indicated with the health meter blinking "Finish Him" or "Finish Her" in green. This will be a "Fatality Kombo".
Here's Liu Kang's hypothetical movelist as an example:
Violence: As I stated before, the violence has to be reduced. There will be no incredibly bruised up bodies. More explained later.
Overseas Versions: Now, depending on whether there's interest, here's how a potential overseas version would work for this hypothetical game. Call it "Mortal Fight" for overseas and as for violence, have bits of blood appear (think Street Fighter II and the original Guilty Gear) and for opponents on the receiving end of Fatality Kombos, corpses either disappear or go with discretion shots (with one exception). That will be how far the violence goes. The "Finish Him"/"Finish Her" will be made red instead of green.
And I apologize for this long post.
Anyone remember this? It was an MK short film by Kevin Tanchareon. It was made as a pitch to Warner Bros for his idea of a new MK film and the pitch eventually evolved into Mortal Kombat: Legacy. It's basically a more "realistic" MK universe.
I don't think Season 3 is gonna happen... left us on a damn cliff hanger
that and it also went with the Broken Liu Kang story arc
It'd would have been interesting to see how guys like Kung Lao and Johnny tried to take the hero mantle in this case.
I don't think they'd have gone that route. It really felt like this was a story with no true protagonist.
So with the ending of MK 11, and a supposed new timeline, I've been thinking of what angles I could take for characters of old I'd like to see return.
Kai - I've been thinking of what could be done with Kai ever since MK 9 but have never been able to come up with an idea until now. Kai doesn't have a lot of fans but isn't exactly hated. He's a blank slate so that could work in his favor. His reasons for seeking enlightenment could be developed more (perhaps some terrible tragedy occurred in his past that he is trying to get away from). I've also been toying with the idea of him being Jin's boyfriend.
For voice acting and motion capture, I'd recommend T.J. Storm. Kai's fighting style would incorporate his speed and agility with his fire abilities basically making him the MK equivalent of a firebender.
Kobra - Yes, I know. No one likes Dimestore Ken Masters. But I think he could work with a bit more development. You have a Blood Knight who started out simply attacking crooks to sate his bloodlust but devolved into attacking anyone just for the thrill of it. That's a pretty good villain for a fighting game. I can see Kobra working as an Evil Counterpart to the Kombat Kids as he was supposed to be a next gen Black Dragon member. I could see him as either a rival to Kai (a man who fights for enlightenment vs one who fights for sadistic pleasure) or Kung Jin (Both were criminals but Jin was nowhere near as horrible as Kobra).
Kira - Her moveset would need some updates to make her less of a Kano/Sonya clone but I do think there is a place for Kira moving forward. She strikes me as a pragmatic villain and one focused on profit.
That's all I got for now. Anyone got any thoughts?
How about they stop cockteasing us with Fujin and Sareena and make them playable.
I think that if we assume "Flesh Pits Mileena" is canon then we can assume that Shang Tsung was actually making a Shout-Out to Jurassic Park. Mileena is a clone of Kitana but he required to "fill in the gaps" with other kinds of DNA and chose Tarkatan to do it.
But there is the real possibility that Mileena and Kitana are Shao Kahn's legitimate demigod daughters with Evil All Along Sindel.
I will say I'm very weirded out by Sareena/Kabal in his MK 11 ending.
Re: Liu Kang
I'm curious how the future games will develop God Liu Kang and Raiden.
Edited by CharlesPhipps on May 1st 2019 at 1:40:43 AM
Anyone feel like Jax in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation was a Suspiciously Similar Substitute to Johnny?
They killed Johnny off so yes, he defaulted to the comic relief character.
So I was wondering if we got another live action MK adaptation (movies, t.v. show, web series) who would you guys cast. Also who would do producing, directing etc.
For me, I only know who I would cast.
Doesn't Megalyn play Jacqui in 11?
‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie to Start Filming in Australia Later This Year
I wonder how different it will be. Or if Wan will try to downplay the first film being Enter the Dragon.
What do you mean by this?
The 1995 film is essentially a supernatural remake of Enter the Dragon.
I know that but how would Wan "downplay thr first film being Enter thr Dragon"?
I meant in comparison to that 1995 film, I could see his take leaning a lot more into the Outworld war of the later games and downplaying the tournament aspect to avoid those Enter The Dragon comparisons. Sorry if I was unclear.
Edited by Beatman1 on May 15th 2019 at 12:27:12 PM
Mortal kombat is pretty much enter the dragon plus big trouble in little china at first, it have kinda evolve into is own thing.
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