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 checklist goes on and on.
Really, that checklist does ultimately cease and if you happen to preserve taking place the checklist of characters, you’ll ultimately hit these guys and ladies. These are the 11 worst characters in Mortal Kombat.
An enormous drawback with a number of the characters launched in Mortal Kombat four was that as an alternative of feeling wholly authentic, like Shinnok, Quan Chi, and Fujin, they felt like weaker variations of already current characters. Kai, as an example, 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 an alternative of a flying kick, and simply total felt like a watered down model of Liu Kang.
Moloch seems to be like a monster plucked from the background of a darkish fantasy story, given a large 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 best way of an fascinating story past being a companion of one other Mortal Komat character.
Mortal Kombat’s hidden characters are normally 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 appears like a multitude of concepts all sloppily thrown collectively to create a personality of contradictions. He’s a drunken martial arts grasp meant to be taken significantly as a talented fighter, however his most iconic transfer entails puking on the bottom and making the opponent slip. He’s imagined to be Liu Kang and Kung Lao’s martial arts instructor, however whereas these two battle 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. Every little thing from his dialogue, to his moveset and total character design is as plain as may be. Taven does have potential to be a fantastic character; his backstory because the son of the Edenian protector god might undoubtedly be explored extra completely, however he wants a dramatic overhaul on his persona and total 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 sooner or later he was faraway from the roster and made accessible solely by means of the usage of a gameshark or a recreation genie cheat system. 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 skills of the opposite ninjas, making them really feel extra like gimmicks than something.
In the event you simply take a look at Mokap, he’s the instant option to high a listing of the worst Mortal Kombat characters. Nonetheless, he isn’t as dangerous as a number of the others on this checklist, primarily as a result of he’s a tribute to Raiden’s authentic actor, Carlos Pesina, which is type of fascinating. That being stated, he’s nonetheless only a dude in a movement seize swimsuit with balls on his physique.
Kobra appears like a fish out of water among the many Mortal Kombat roster, doubtless as a result of he seems to be like seem like a Avenue Fighter character blended with Johnny Laurence from the Karate Child. He doesn’t mesh effectively with the remainder of the roster, and whereas this is also stated of Stryker, not less than Stryker has that “everyman” enchantment, whereas Kobra is an precise skilled martial artist who appears 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 whole 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 among 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 video for Mortal Kombat Armageddon that Hsu Hao was being introduced again in Armageddon “A lot to his dismay”. It’s straightforward to see why. His moveset was uninspired, his one distinctive fatality was only a chest laser that would’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 checklist of the 11 worst Mortal Kombat characters. If you’d like extra Mortal Kombat, be certain to take a look at our video summarizing the occasions of the whole Mortal Kombat storyline in simply 7 minutes above.
Mitchell Saltzman is a gameplay producer at IGN and resident Mortal Kombat nut. Comply with him on Twitter at @JurassicRabbit