The original hero of the Mortal Kombat series, Liu Kang is the one that saved the Earth from Shang Tsung, Shao Kahn, and Shinnok before the reboot in the 2011 Mortal Kombat game. With Mortal Kombat 11 Competitive Play on the horizon and rankings very much subjective at this point, any Tier Lists you come across will be as such: an interpretation of the current state of the game, how each character players, and how they compare and battle against opposing fighters. The table below is searchable, so type in the character name to see both of their variations in one place. Shao Kahn was a conqueror of realms and he led the Outworld invasion during their attack on Edenia and Earthrealm. Four robot ninjas in one body. So, who truly deserves your time, and who can be left behind? As the former emperor of Outworld, he is considered to be the embodiment of evil. Despite that, she is certainly more naturally stronger than some of the human fighters within the Mortal Kombat series.
He uses this ability to strong effect throughout the series, even using it to get close enough to Liu Kang to finally kill him. Tell us which game is your favorite and why in the comments! He is one of the most powerful non-deity characters in the entire series. Bosses could be defeated with fatalities, there were a ton of secrets and Easter eggs to find, and there were even a variety of ways to play. If you were a gamer when this came out, you were intrigued by the title's unprecedented violence, you traded secrets with friends over how to fight Reptile, and you had a blast losing all your quarters trying to take down Goro. Here's out our list of The 16 Most Powerful Mortal Kombat Characters. He was the one that resurrects Scorpion as a revenant and tricks him into eliminating the original Sub-Zero.
Which is probably why Shao Kahn resurrected her after her death and made her join his empire. Another pro-circuit mainstay with the Mortal Kombat X community, Goro secured his spot here for his ability to rush down and trap opposing combatants. She was initially tricked into believing that Shao Kahn was her father. Regardless, we feel you should be able to relate to some of these selections. Baraka never moved beyond being a henchman within the series, and he was never a credible threat for the heroes.
Not only have Johnny and Cassie Cage have saved the Earth from forces far greater than themselves, but Liu Kang has also saved the Earth multiple times through Mortal Kombat. As Cyber Sub-Zero he is arguably the strongest of the cyborg ninjas. Yes, and in terms of originality and influence, the first Mortal Kombat is spectacular. Raiden is the god of thunder, and Liu Kang is the Mortal Kombat champion. Kuai Liang has served in the Lin Kuei and is a descendant of Cryomancers, an Outworld race with the ability to generate and control ice powers. He was finally bested by Liu Kang in the tenth Mortal Kombat tournament.
This game did serious damage to the Mortal Kombat brand, and the whole franchise ended up needing a reboot to set everything back on track. He can throw some fireballs to his enemies, and he is known to be one of the most feared characters in the franchise. Their spiritual nature grants them the powers of telekinesis, allowing them to levitate, or grab ahold of opponents. It's not terrible, but it's also obviously not a full-on Mortal Kombat game, either. The fact that the gods of the universe had that kind of confidence in Blaze speaks to how powerful he must be compared to most of the characters. Ermac only became more intriguing with time, as more souls are added to their body. However, those same mechanics also make choosing the right character a daunting challenge for Mortal Kombat X players.
And the beginning of Armageddon shows us that if not for Raiden altering time, Kahn would have become the ruler at the end of the world. It introduced a much-needed combo system to the franchise, but also threw in a new ability to run that totally changed the pace of the game. But with his Cryomancer, Unbreakable, and Grandmaster variations, Sub-Zero mains can turn from grappling god to zoning sod at a whim. Since the days of the arcades, game developers have created some of the most colorful casts in video gaming history. And who better than someone who was already worshipped as a Mayan god — the god of war sorry Kratos , for those of you keeping track at home. Deception gave us back the cheap, powerful bosses Mortal Kombat fans have grown accustomed to, introducing newcomer Onaga along the way.
While there have been other sub-bosses in the series, none have been as iconic and powerful as Goro. There's not a single wasted slot, and with gameplay also polished to a mirror sheen, there's every reason to dedicate considerable amounts of time to what's on offer. They will also try to execute Fatalities and Brutalities, which is a nice little bonus to your fight rewards, but they will not actively go for Dragon Challenges. Humans are not some of the strongest races in the franchise, and without his arms Jax would have been just an average dude. Even the story mode is enjoyable, which is a rare thing for fighting games.
Johnny Cage is one of the seven original fighters in the first Mortal Kombat. Like Scorpion, however, Sub-Zero refuses to stay dead, and returns as the newly dubbed Noob Saibot. Unlike her father, who could only imprison Shinnok, Cassie was able to completely defeat and de-power him. Cassie has proven to be a new fan favorite, and a character worth investing into in future installments. He has honor and is even willing to play nicely with Earthrealm. Unlike the previous rulers of Outworld, Kotal Kahn is a completely reasonable and level-headed ruler.