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ShirowShirow More Dread from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
More Dread
Mar 14th 2019 at 9:28:23 PM

You could also reverse the flow and have Motaro suffer a specific fatality everybody performs on him.

If they really wanted Motaro back, they could bring him back. But he's not that high up on the priority list.

Bleye knows Sabers.
shigmiya64 Somebody get this freaking duck away from me! from a settlement that needs our help, General Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Somebody get this freaking duck away from me!
Mar 14th 2019 at 10:05:11 PM

Geras' second fatality looks pretty easy to implement on Motaro, actually. Conceptually, anyway. Just have his horse butt embedded in the sand so only the very front of him sticks out.

Cortez Bien chicky starr. from Puerto Rico
Bien chicky starr.
Mar 14th 2019 at 10:38:19 PM

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That would require extra work and it's more than likely not worth the effort.

I feel like if it was possible, they would have done so by now.

Theyíre not giving up half of the MK slots to characters people arenít particularly into.

Except people do like that Takeda. Don't forget, everyone's someone's favorite. Plus I've seen more than a few asking for him.

You can't speak for everyone is all i'm saying.

Edited by Cortez on Mar 14th 2019 at 1:44:36 PM

" They truly were an Aqua Teen Hunger Force"
slimcoder I'm No One Special. Just a Passing Pro Wrestler.
I'm No One Special. Just a Passing Pro Wrestler.
Mar 14th 2019 at 10:50:21 PM

Actually I thought Takeda was one of the more well liked of the Kombat Kids due to his whip-style gameplay & being Scorpions apprentice.

Edited by slimcoder on Mar 14th 2019 at 10:50:44 AM

Cortez Bien chicky starr. from Puerto Rico
Bien chicky starr.
Mar 14th 2019 at 11:15:08 PM

Pretty much, yeah.

I've seen fans of all four, but Takeda especially seems to be well liked.

" They truly were an Aqua Teen Hunger Force"
Vertigo_High Touch The Sky
Touch The Sky
Mar 14th 2019 at 11:42:52 PM

Takeda was robbed. I wanted all 4 to come back for further development, but I was legit surprised Takeda wasn't in. Kenshi too, like it's weird none of that lineage is being repped.

Mar 14th 2019 at 11:46:44 PM

Takeda isn't in the game because he heard Frost might be in it and he knew she's spend the entire game trying to fight him because of their clans' former rivalry.

Mar 15th 2019 at 12:37:51 AM

Isn't Kenshi hugely popular, too? Like so popular he got into 9 as DLC as the sole post MK 3 character?

You can say what you want about the kids but him not making it into the roster would be downright bizarre.

Cortez Bien chicky starr. from Puerto Rico
Bien chicky starr.
Mar 15th 2019 at 1:50:02 AM

Until stated otherwise, i will assume Takeda and Kenshin are out killing Red Dragons.

By the way, did anyone here get to see the character profiles that were on the main MK site which has now been taken down?

Edited by Cortez on Mar 15th 2019 at 4:51:59 AM

" They truly were an Aqua Teen Hunger Force"
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Mar 15th 2019 at 2:37:17 AM

[up][up]Not as bizarre as Reptile or Mileena not making it in, two characters who have yet to be konfirmed.

Cortez Bien chicky starr. from Puerto Rico
Bien chicky starr.
Mar 15th 2019 at 2:46:22 AM

And who are probably not in going by the leaks. Though there are Rumors that Mileena could be a Secret character, it's unconfirmed at this time.

" They truly were an Aqua Teen Hunger Force"
agent-trunks from Every-where, but there
Mar 15th 2019 at 4:17:34 AM

Another problem I have with Nether Realm's roster in general.

BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Mar 15th 2019 at 4:28:23 AM

Seriously, what is with this fandom. SOMEONE IS GOING TO BE LEFT OUT EVERY TIME. Except Armageddon, which was ass. Go ahead and miss them. I will. Mileena was my main in X. If sheís not in although leaks suggest she still might be, Iíll be disappointed, but the gameís not ruined, Iíll just play as other characters more.

Moving away from this topic, the mysterious 29th slot on the websiteís roster page is probably for Kronika. Shocked to see almost no one on Reddit getting that.

BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Mar 15th 2019 at 5:16:06 AM

In terms of DLC guesses, like I said earlier, Kombat Pack (1?) is six characters, so thatís likely two guests (letís say Spawn and Michael Myers for now; hard to guess guests and thereís been some suggestion of them) and four MK kharacters.

Historically, one of them is new, either completely new, based on Urban Legend of Zelda, or simply previously unplayable (Skarlet, Tremor, Triborg sort of). This one is borderline impossible to guess, but if I had to pick someone, I think it would be cool to see the Great Kung Lao be playable.

As for the other three, I think Havik has a really strong chance of making it. He has been one of the most requested characters for three games now, is basically the only character from the 3D era people actively want to see again, and was featured prominently in the comics.

Now the other two...I donít think past DLC would be DLC again, and I donít think anyone who was playable in X will be DLC this time. I feel like one of them being a ninja is likely, so letís go with Smoke (assuming Enenra doesnít count as a new enough character to be that slot). And itís a bit of a cliched pick, but I think thereís a decent chance that Sindel is in there too. Sheís a reasonably popular female original trilogy character who sat out the last game.

tl;dr: My DLC guesses are Michael Myers, Spawn, Havik, Smoke, Sindel, and someone new (possibly the Great Kung Lao).

Moving on, I know that there are rumblings of Mileena, Shinnok, and Shang Tsung being secret characters, and the math seems to bear that out, but does anyone know why those three? All I can find is people assuming itís them right away when the leak hit.

Cortez Bien chicky starr. from Puerto Rico
Bien chicky starr.
Mar 15th 2019 at 9:27:52 AM

I'm still not entirely sure those three being in is true, they weren't on the image leak.

" They truly were an Aqua Teen Hunger Force"
BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Mar 15th 2019 at 9:34:12 AM

I hesitate to believe that it is those three. There are undeniably three extra slots when you account for 24 base roster, Shao Kahn, and six DLC characters. Whether they are even unlockable or if they are a second season of DLC remains to be seen.

TobiasDrake Always watching, never seen from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Always watching, never seen
Mar 15th 2019 at 9:45:36 AM

Are we even doubting that a second season of DLC will be coming down the pike?

I still think Takeda and Kung Jin will be two of the slots. The Kombat Kids were really popular, much moreso than any new The Hero character that Mortal Kombat's ever tried to design. It makes perfect marketing sense to split them up, only put two of them in the game, and then later down the line be like, "Hey, cough up some money if you want the other two."

You can make awesome new stuff to sell people in DLC, but it's so much easier to carve out awesome stuff they liked in the previous core game and sell that instead. With a group like the Kombat Kids, you can do both. Cassie and Jacqui are the hook. They satisfy fans of the new characters long enough for those fans to buy in, but allow them to get nice and frustrated when they can't have the whole team. Then you turn around and go, "Yo, I can fix that for $4.99."

BOOM. Instant sale.

Edited by TobiasDrake on Mar 15th 2019 at 10:47:46 AM

Drake's Razor: Never attribute to cold, dispassionate logic that which can be equally or better explained by emotional outburst.
BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Mar 15th 2019 at 9:54:11 AM

You are seriously overestimating the popularity of the (gag) ďKombat KidsĒ (what a horribke nickname; how did that catch on?).

The internet is a bubble, sure, but reactions to Jacqui and Cassie being in the game was decidedly mixed.

And while Iím not the biggest fan of their DLC practices, I donít see them taking characters who were in the previous game and making you pay extra for them this time. Itís infinitely more likely that theyíre just not in the game at all.

And finally, a second season of DLC is not guaranteed. Injustice 2 only ever had the 9 characters that came with the Ultimate Edition, so it is entirely within the realm of possibility that the six that are advertised are all there is.

Cortez Bien chicky starr. from Puerto Rico
Bien chicky starr.
Mar 15th 2019 at 10:09:49 AM

It alsosounds like you're underestimating their popularity.

Buy i get what you mean about the nickname, all four characters are in their 20s after all.

Edited by Cortez on Mar 15th 2019 at 1:12:39 PM

" They truly were an Aqua Teen Hunger Force"
BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Mar 15th 2019 at 10:32:41 AM

Iím not underestimating them. They were reasonably popular. They have their fans. They also have people who donít like them and donít want them taking two spots in the game let alone four.

Thinking that theyíre being held back to be DLC and that thereís a huge contingent of people who would be chomping at the bit to buy it is, frankly, ridiculous.

ZeroDozer Incinerate! ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!! from Santo Andrť, SP, Brazil Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
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Mar 15th 2019 at 10:35:24 AM

Meanwhile me, thinking that 24+6 characters seems too small a roster for a game that is basically "timelines-wide Armaggedon".

Edited by ZeroDozer on Mar 15th 2019 at 2:35:40 PM

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BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Mar 15th 2019 at 10:37:07 AM

Itís 25+6+3, actually.

ZeroDozer Incinerate! ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!! from Santo Andrť, SP, Brazil Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
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Mar 15th 2019 at 10:38:49 AM

I didn't count the preorder bonus and the bosses, to be honest. Saw no sense in counting characters that may not be accessible to players.

As I didn't have access to MKX, was Goro accessible via DLC after the preorder?

Edited by ZeroDozer on Mar 15th 2019 at 2:39:36 PM

Growing up, it's like a civil war, don't turn away, it's something you can't ignore...
BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Mar 15th 2019 at 10:43:14 AM

Yeah, he was a throw-in for Kombat Pack 2.

And the 3 arenít bosses. Weíre not sure what they are yet, but theyíre playable.

Edited by BadWolf21 on Mar 15th 2019 at 12:44:03 PM

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