Best Mortal Kombat 9 Characters


The game was released in 2011 Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Dude this guy should be like number 1 I mean he can take on a whole army plus he's the only who can take on Smoke
Scorpion is always the strongest, fasters, fitess, most powerful so agree with HT
Who doesn't like this guy? He is awesome


[Newest]He is like the main character in the series he is stronger faster and he defeated sub zero he is definitely number one

Easily the most cerebral fighter. Can control the game pace, play offense, defense, set traps, and lay a ton of damage on you in the corner. He is a slower character, but his ability to manage the spacing of a fight more than makes up for it.
Sub zero is one of my favorite charters and I am very good playing as him too
He chills down all the other fighters with just a ice ball!
[Newest]Best mortal kombat player on earth better than scorpion and kabal.

This guy is my favorite mk fighter - always was and always will be. In MK9 he kicks ass as usual but I hate the fact they made him look so ugly. I mean his arms. His body (not face) wasn't hideous in MK 3 and Deception


He's just a really great character! I've used him for quite a while now, and he's always my favorite character when I play with my brothers and have little tourneys and such. Truly devastating blows.
He has little to know weaknesses, and the buzzsaw is good against crouch-spammers.
[Newest]Wow I had no idea this guy was so popular! I love Kabal! Weird costume he has but very cool fighter. Did not expect to like him.


4Sonya Blade
She looks sexier ever. Great new outfit


Sonya is badass best character in Mortal Kombat.


She is the best!

5Liu Kang
This is my favorite character and he is the best
Best combos in the game and the best combos to connect to 1 another
Liu kang is awesome

Nice to see Jade again. She kicks ass and her new look is wonderful


Awesome kick from her... like the speed

7Noob Saibot
He is a very good character. His shadows keep you at bay, his teleport can get you if you play his projectile game. If he gets you with his ghost ball... you health will be torn away by his shadows. His x ray is massive damage and his fatality is as everyone should be. BRUTAL! So yeah, noob isn't BEST, but he's top 10. Maybe 7
One of the best fatality I have ever seen, very good role in the storyline

Best character for sure...
Noob Saibot can be one of the most overpowered and broken characters if you use him correctly.

Stryker proves you do not need ice balls or magical powers to kick ass. Stryker is the best!
Stryker DESERVES to be in top 10 the best not the worst! Screw screwattack!
I like his TIME SERVED fatality
[Newest]I love this guy he is a cool dude

Ermac is very strong, and awesome plus he ripped jax arms off with his powers who does that
This guy has got a counter attack for every character up his sleeve.
Badass and has the best combos and has telekenisis like powers

10Johnny Cage
Johnny looks awesome in this game - is it his outfit from mk4? Very similar


Johnny cage is the best I never lost with him
Who doesn't love the classic nut punch?

The Contenders

Although she can be really cheap if you use her right, she still has a unique look, fighting style, and despite her mouth she's arguable one of if not the most sexy girl in the series
She is the coolest and more most unique female ninja ever created
One of my favorite characters in mk9 love her combos, movies and fatality
[Newest]No one tops Mileena.

12Kung Lao
I really love his brutal fatality. Glad they brought it back


I want to be like KUNG LAO. I want him to kill gorp
You can have endless combos with this guy
[Newest]This guy is awesome. Period

Reptile isn't only one the the most unique fighters but is also in my opinion one of the best. Suprised sub-zero isn't up here though. Nice list.

Has the best combos seen so far which is capable of inflicting more than 60% damage.
I love rain. Because he have great combos and stronger game strategy

15Freddy Krueger
He's ok but not even close to be the best.

Just started playing MK with MK9 for the 360. Tried almost all of the characters, but I just felt very confident and smooth when using Kitana for the first time. Definitely the best start I had with any character in a fighting game!
She is the best love her
She has nice combos easy combos and she is a character that-s very easy to master and she is rly hot 2

His best combo can make 42% of damage, its easy to use, his teleporting is easy to use and really useful, if you use it wisely you can kill Shao Kahn and Goro really easily without being damaged at all.

By The Way, I only played it for two days, and I already learned to use every character, and I liked it.
He the most powerful character mortal kombat he should be at first he can use torpedo again and again
He is the strongest of all mortial kombat. He is the true leader.

He is best of mortal kombat world
Cyrax is one of the best his combos are more deadly than anthing

He beat all of the gods! And he is a demigod. He is the strongest of all characters! He has a lot of powerful weapons too.
Kratos power is so unbalanced I only lost one round on the challenge tower as him.
He may be slow but her can dish put a lot of damage easily. I discovered a %42 damage com o with noeters used.

Jax I like your multi slam and your gotcha and your x-ray too
Jax should be in the top ten. Strong as crap with awesome combos.

Kenshi is one of the most deadly fighters at any range, using his telekinetic clones to combo you and close range attacks to pummel you.
Kenshi was used in the 2012 tournament and was a killing machine
Eventually guiding th champion to victory
Kenshi has a really good power like ermac but better his is blue. Ermac copied kenshi.

Come on cuh, this is without a doubt the aerial assasin, 61%combos.
Out of this world.



25Shang Tsung
Come on people, how can you have a list of MK characters without including the sorcerer supreme? He is hardcore in this game!


Shang Tsung ist the Master of the Tournament... YOUR SOUL IS MINE!



His type of music lay is unique, and if you combo him right, he can be devastating and unbeatable. Plus, he's a demon

He is a very good character on mk9 he has some very nice combos if you master him very deadly ones

30Cyber Sub-Zero
He is cool I love his xray it takes a lot of damage

This guy is so badass I have played him he is boss as hell





Jarek is a well known fighter and he's my favoritešŸ˜‡

37Quan Chi
You will serve me in the netherrealm! The whole mk9 game was a plot by Quan Chi to overthrow Shao Khan. He's the mastermind and true antagonist!

You all comment on your favorite characters and who you think are the best but what you forget is that sindel killed all of them with her bare hands she is the QUEEN and will always she is capable of up to 70% combos and has the best fighting techniques including her hair and scream

39Shao Kahn

Comments About This List

Featured Lists
Popular Lists
New Lists

Top Remixes of This List





Posts About This List

List Info

This list was created 3 years, 236 days ago and has been voted on over 400 times. This top ten list has been remixed 4 times.

Updated Tuesday, April 28, 2015

List Error Reporting

See an item on this list that's misspelled, duplicated, or doesn't belong? Let us know. Click here to report the error.