Fortunately for all video game lovers, we are living a golden age for this industry. We not only talk about how they surprise us with spectacular titles every time, Besides that, the cinema is looking at their stories and has decided to adapt some for the big screen. And that’s just the case with Mortal Kombat, that after almost 24 years he will return in 2021 to show us a lot of brutal fatalities.
For almost a decade it was known Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema’s plans to return all the characters in this franchise to a film, taking advantage of the fact that both have the rights. However, and due to a lot of delays that usually happen in Hollywood, they had to postpone everything, although eThis production picked up pace when Simon McQuoid was cast as director.
The soul of ‘Mortal Kombat’ are its characters
Little by little they were revealing details of the next tape of Mortal KombatBut the excitement was high when the first poster appeared. In him we saw the iconic dragon logo with typography from the original game and most importantly, the official release date: April 16, 2021. From there, we had more information and even the first images of characters like Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Liu Kang and Kung Lao
However, and after checking out the epic official trailer for the film, it was inevitable not to think who is the best warrior in the entire franchise. That’s a complicated answer, because each one has spectacular abilities and powers; but being very honest there are those who raffle more than others when it comes to strikes. That is why We put together a ranking of the best fighters in the video game and who we believe will be badass in the film.
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Let’s start with a character who, while not having God powers or superhuman abilities, has shown us that he is extremely cunning. Kano is an Australian arms dealer which is complemented by a cybernetic eye, in addition runs the black market organization Black DragonThanks to those crooked deals he manages to obtain tools that often put him on a par with his opponents.
Shang Tsung is described as an elderly warlock who absorbs souls to maintain his youth and longevity, as well as hosting the Mortal Kombat tournament on his island. But don’t be fooled by its looks, as He is able to transform into any fighter and obtain all his techniques, finishers and even weapons. He might look so badass but let’s be honest, no one can do what he can do when he hits him.
We know that Kung Lao has many fans and in video games he is a great fighter, but let’s be honest, at least what we know so far about this character is missing to be at the top of Mortal Kombat. He is a Shaolin monk from Wu Shi Academy who wears a sharp hat and is a close friend of Liu Kang, but later and as the titles progress, we realize that he has exceptional abilities.
Girls have shown us they can kick butt in Mortal Kombat, and that’s just the case with Sonya Blade. She is shown as a Special Forces soldier serving under Jax Briggs, but as the titles progress we realize that she is extremely powerful, thanks to his knowledge and skills in hand-to-hand combat, hitting his rivals without powers in the tower.
This warrior –That in games practically Kitana’s twin– knew how to win over all Mortal Kombat fans. Not only because of his spectacular skills, but because of how tremendously cruel he can be to his rivals, because Beyond her outfit, Mileena tends to annihilate anyone who gets on her in a brutal way with his “jump and bite to the neck” technique, destroying (literally) anyone.
Although Jax Briggs is presented to us as a simple commander of the United States Special Forces, with that touch of military fighting, became a Mortal Kombat favorite. Not only does he have the strategy and mentality that gave him so long of service in the army, he is physically spectacular and he also knows how to beat the vast majority of his rivals. Intelligence and strength is what it offers us.
In the first video game, Liu Kang He was known as the traditional fighter who had great skills in martial arts. However, in the following installments of Mortal Kombat the character evolved, He became one of the faces of the franchise and one of the few characters that appear in all the titles -till the date-. Not to mention that his outfit is iconic, and his movements make him a great choice when it comes to fighting.
We will be very clear, without Raiden there would be no Mortal KombatBecause it was he who intervened with the ancient gods to create this tournament so that the warriors of Earth could defend themselves. But digging deeper into the character, his powers are practically unique since being the God of Thunder he can teleport and fly, control lightning.and despite being defeated in battle, he is not really dead, as his mortal form transforms if he is destroyed.
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We could not think of Mortal Kombat without it coming to mind himself Sub-Zero, as his rivalry with Scorpion is known not only within the franchise, also in the video game industry. In addition to having an extremely complex history, he is able to hit anyone in the tower with great ease (they say that he is the Rugal of this franchise). Go, even Hal knows that it is impossible to beat him and because nobody can against him; We do not say it ourselves, but an expert on the subject.
Probably, Scorpion is the most popular character in Mortal Kombat. We know that this does not always mean being the best, but it is that Without him and Sub-Zero there would be nothing in the universe that we know from this video game. As if this were not enough, his plot is extremely fascinating, because after being killed along with his family, he revives to exact revenge and although that is not always good, it gave him skills that make him an exceptional fighter.