They cannot all be winners.
Mortal Kombat has been round for 27 years at this level and it’s created some unforgettable characters like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage. The listing goes on and on.
Truly, that listing does ultimately cease and in the event you maintain happening the listing of characters, you’ll ultimately hit these guys and ladies. These are the 11 worst characters in Mortal Kombat.
An enormous downside with among the characters launched in Mortal Kombat four was that as a substitute of feeling wholly authentic, like Shinnok, Quan Chi, and Fujin, they felt like weaker variations of already current characters. Kai, as an illustration, is a Shaolin Monk in a recreation the place two of probably the most iconic characters, Liu Kang and Kung Lao, are additionally Shaolin Monks. Past that, Kai wearing crimson, wore a crimson bandana, used fireballs, had a flying punch as a substitute of a flying kick, and simply general felt like a watered down model of Liu Kang.
Moloch appears to be like like a monster plucked from the background of a darkish fantasy story, given an enormous metal ball to carry on to, and advised that he was now one of many large bosses of Mortal Kombat. His design is extraordinarily plain and he has little or no in the way in which of an attention-grabbing story past being a companion of one other Mortal Komat character.
Mortal Kombat’s hidden characters are often nice, and characters like Jade, Reptile, Noob, and Smoke have all gone on to be beloved by followers. Then there’s Meat, who like his backstory suggests, is one thing of a mistake. He’s an experiment created by Shang Tsung that managed to flee earlier than he was truly accomplished, leaving him a strolling, speaking, pile of meat, with a gross eye hanging out.
eight. Bo Rai Cho
Bo Rai Cho seems like a large number of concepts all sloppily thrown collectively to create a personality of contradictions. He’s a drunken martial arts grasp meant to be taken severely as a talented fighter, however his most iconic transfer includes puking on the bottom and making the opponent slip. He’s alleged to be Liu Kang and Kung Lao’s martial arts trainer, however whereas these two struggle with fireballs, bladed hats, and flying kicks, Bo Rai Cho fights with farts and stomach flops.
There’s nothing exceptionally dangerous about Taven. He’s simply painfully boring. All the pieces from his dialogue, to his moveset and general character design is as plain as may be. Taven does have potential to be an excellent character; his backstory because the son of the Edenian protector god may undoubtedly be explored extra completely, however he wants a dramatic overhaul on his persona and general character design.
5 and 6. Chameleon and Khameleon
Sure, there are literally two completely different Chameleons in Mortal Kombat, and each are equally weak. The “C” model of Chameleon was truly deliberate to be a personality in Mortal Kombat three, however in some unspecified time in the future he was faraway from the roster and made accessible solely by way of the usage of a gameshark or a recreation genie cheat gadget. Each have been hidden characters in Mortal Kombat Trilogy, with Khameleon showing within the N64 model, and Chameleon being in each different model.
In contrast to the entire different ninja palette swaps that ultimately gained their very own id and playstyle, each Chameleons use the strikes and talents of the opposite ninjas, making them really feel extra like gimmicks than something.
If you happen to simply take a look at Mokap, he’s the speedy option to prime a listing of the worst Mortal Kombat characters. Nonetheless, he isn’t as dangerous as among the others on this listing, primarily as a result of he’s a tribute to Raiden’s authentic actor, Carlos Pesina, which is form of attention-grabbing. That being mentioned, he’s nonetheless only a dude in a movement seize go well with with balls on his physique.
Kobra seems like a fish out of water among the many Mortal Kombat roster, probably as a result of he appears to be like like appear like a Avenue Fighter character combined with Johnny Laurence from the Karate Child. He doesn’t mesh nicely with the remainder of the roster, and whereas this is also mentioned of Stryker, a minimum of Stryker has that “everyman” attraction, whereas Kobra is an precise educated martial artist who seems like he’s out of his league.
Jarek is a poor man’s Kano. Easy as that. Kano was absent from Mortal Kombat four, and so in his place Halfway copied and pasted Kano’s total moveset onto a man who was decidedly much less cool than Kano. It wouldn’t have been that dangerous if Jarek had some traits of his personal that might let him stand out, however sadly, his most memorable second within the sequence was when he was dropped off a cliff by Jax within the ending of MK4.
1. Hsu Hao
Initially designed because the “anti-Jax,” the Mongolian warlord Hsu Hao is likely one of the most universally disliked Mortal Kombat characters of all time. Even the builders at Netherrealm dislike him. John Vogel, a recreation designer at Netherealm, acknowledged in a advertising and marketing video for Mortal Kombat Armageddon that Hsu Hao was being introduced again in Armageddon “A lot to his dismay”. It’s simple to see why. His moveset was uninspired, his one distinctive fatality was only a chest laser that might’ve simply been used for Kano, his backstory was boring, and he fairly merely didn’t have the look of a Mortal Kombat character.
And that is our listing of the 11 worst Mortal Kombat characters. If you would like extra Mortal Kombat, make certain to take a look at our video summarizing the occasions of your complete Mortal Kombat storyline in simply 7 minutes above.
Mitchell Saltzman is a gameplay producer at IGN and resident Mortal Kombat nut. Observe him on Twitter at @JurassicRabbit