Although the Mortal Kombat postings have come to an end (for the time being) I did want to speak of four final characters who I will not number, but simply briefly touch upon. I believe these characters to have a solid role in the game and although they are not the most popular, they are important and I believe should at least have the honourable mention. Speaking for one in specific, Nitara, I included her in this posting not because of her role but because of her unique approach and because yes, I do like her as a character.
Fujin, God of Wind and from the Heavens, he fights alongside the “Forces of Light” at the Battle of Armageddon and works very closely with Raiden. First seen in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, Fujin was a boss character. His physical appearance is a tall man with a muscular tone and somewhat long white hair and glowing white eyes. Although he is somewhat of a minor character, his abilities and influence on the Mortal Kombat Tournament is immense. He is seen in MKX fighting with Raiden against Quan Chi and his evil forces. Quan Chi was an eye witness to Shinnok’s defeat and his subsequent “trapped” body in his own Amulet.
Subtle and beautiful, kind and generous, Li Mei came to Sonya Blade (with her people) and her group to seek refuge and asylum from the impact of the Outworld Civil War, in MKX. She possesses valuable information as she witnessed Mileena use Shinnok’s Amulet against Kotal Kahn. She also described to Sonya an individual who turned out to be Kano, Sonya instantly knew. She is later seen working with the good aligned characters as her goal is peace for her Outworld residence. I really like Li Mei and am happy to see here slowly climbing her way back into a more of a bigger role within Mortal Kombat. She allies herself with the Special Forces group and Raiden.
A relatively unknown character due to her minor role and appearance within the Mortal Kombat franchise, Nitara is a vampires who lives of others to remain alive. Similar to Shang Tsung, instead of souls she requires blood, as you may have guessed. Her goal is not to participate necessarily in the tournament but instead to separate her home realm, Vaeternus, from Outworld. She appears as a gothic individual who despite this appearance, is morally neutral.
She did work with Cyrax and Reptile on certain mission and she does consider them allies, while Shao Kahn is a great enemy of hers.
The Cleric of Chaos, Havik is an individual who often betrays others and does his best to disrupt any order – he thrives of chaos. Originally from the Chaosrealm, Havik is not really good or bad, but instead he just wants to spread disorder.
In MK9, he is seen working with Noob Saibot as the two create and caused havoc to the realms .Satisfied with his work, he returns to his home realm and Noob Saibot is seen ruling the Netherrealm. He is very popular in the comics and can be seen working with Reiko among others.
Sareena, a beautiful woman who first appeared in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero as a boss character. Originally a demon and assassin from the Netherrealm, she worked for Quan Chi but later turned against him. Initially, she required Quan Chi’s magic to keep her looking beautiful, otherwise she would turn into her demon form. Since she escaped and turned against him, she has found a way to keep her beauty without his help.
She makes a quick appearance in MKX speaking with Kitana, as she is a revenant, about how to “snap out” of her spell but to no avail. She currently is a aligned with the good and has alliances with Sub-Zero and the Lin Kuei although she does fear her demon form taking over her and possibly changing her allegiance. I really like Sareena and am happy that she, just like Li Mei, make a good appearance in MKX and hopefully in future releases of the game.
First appearing in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance as Sub-Zero’s apprentice, Frost is a powerful but very forceful fighter. Not afraid of anything, she has much arrogance and hostility towards possible threats.
Fans have really come to like her and want to see her more involved in Mortal Kombat. She does make an appearance in MKX, running towards Scorpion to attack him before Sub-Zero freezes her and explains the situation to Scorpion.
She is originally from Earthrealm and is a cryomancer. Her allies are Sub-Zero with Scorpion being an enemy of hers.
I like Frost and think she does have a good role within the games and can easily be developed and included.
Finally, as I am sure many of you are a little tired of these postings, we have made it. Thank you for allowing me to take you on this journey that saw us asking questions and understanding certain concepts of the Mortal Kombat games. I apologize for not including very much from the Mortal Kombat movies , TV series and comics. I really appreciate you taking the time to read and to allow me to express and share my favourite game with you. Yes, I realize I was a little inconsistent by jumping around from game to game or game to movie, but as I said in the introduction, it would not be easy to follow otherwise, considering Mortal Kombat itself can be complex at times.
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