Posts tagged Mortal Kombat
Posts tagged Mortal Kombat
Gancena’s Statement: I still know everything. :3
There was literally nothing I didn’t already know in this video. :P
Mortal Kombat II.
I’ve never seen a Kano Transformation.
Gee whiz, speak of kombat and it shall kome!
Helped? Perhaps for you, and perhaps for a fan with, say, a small child and a concerned spouse.
It’s true that the show is noticeably bloodless, but I can see why considering the time it was aired and, you know, the ratings system.
I personally didn’t mind either way. In fact, I think it made the show a little more reminiscent of the movies, which was nice. I liked the movies.
even if Annihilation is just a guilty pleasure
Here, Raiden is noticeably hatless and Shao Kahn’s skull-helmet is not quite as impressive.
Well, I don’t exactly know how it got to that point — at least, not in terms of that particular universe. I only ever saw three episodes.
And I know enough about the show to safely say that a lot of the game elements overlap in a way that almost makes the timeline convoluted. Canonically speaking, this is pretty much an AU to the games, even if it’s supposed to take place in an age 500 years before the first game.
Well… yeah? I mean, I think that’s kind of a stretch on Raiden, but considering Shao Kahn’s helmet is skull-shaped…
shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh do not speak of such things
(I know. It makes me hesitant to further examine the show.)
Oooh, a Mortal Kombat question! <3
This one is actually surprisingly easy for me. I mean, of course, I like a LOT of kombatants because everyone’s got at least one cool move and I like their stories (and we could be here all night talking about how cool everyone is), but it’s safe to say that in all of the games you specified, my answer is always two kombatants: Raiden and Scorpion (who, ironically enough, was not in the original version of MK3 — this was corrected, so to speak, in Ultimate MK3).
To put Raiden succinctly, he was to me back in my heyday of MK fangirlism what Proto Man is now (but I think I can safely say it’s gone several layers for Proto
and it’s partly thanks to you. ANYWAY). But he’s so fucking cool. Seven-foot-tall God of Thunder, protector of Earthrealm, and owner of a cool hat. Can’t go wrong. He also says stuff when he does a certain move. (Nice infinite, bro.)
And, of course, Scorpion. Of course Scorpion. Of course Scorpion. Of course Scorpion. OF COURSE SCORPI—
Yeah, it’s a pretty common answer, akin to saying your favorite Pokemon, or at least one of your favorites, is Pikachu. But as we know, Pikachu is my favorite Pokemon anyway, so of course Scorpion’s tied with Raiden for my favorite kombatant. It’s kind of not hard to sympathize with a guy when he’s got a tragic backstory behind him, and of course he’s also something of a loner (such characters are so easily likeable…).
But I recall my early MK studies and reading all about his connection to Sub-Zero. He killed the older brother… but then protected the younger when Scorpion realized who he was. Scorpion himself understands the pain of losing family, and so he atones for it to the younger Sub-Zero. Immense and eternal respect.
Then fuckin’ Quan Chi came along and fucked it all up in MK4
(at least in the original timeline). I could go on about how much I hate Quan Chi as a person and how much I wanna turn that pull-his-leg-off-and-beat-him-to-death-with-it fatality which is way too cool for such an asshole on him. Sigh. But I digress. My point is that by the end of MK4, Quan Chi’s deception is revealed one way or another, in Scorpion’s and Sub-Zero’s endings. They contradict each other (leaving Scorpion’s ending canon), but agree on this: Quan Chi gets his just desserts, and it’s at Scorpion’s hand. That cinched it for me.
Mortal Kombat is full of awesome people and these are only two of them, guys.