Best Mortal Kombat 9 Characters


The Top Ten

1 Scorpion Scorpion Scorpion is a recurring player character and occasional boss character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. His debut is in the first Mortal Kombat game.

Haha kabal is better

Scorpion is my go to character when I need to kicks some ass.

People in top ten that guy who said he was dumb well he is dumb and also Raiden is dumb

Best fighter ever

2 Sub-Zero Sub-Zero Sub-Zero is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat series and one of the original characters in the first Mortal Kombat game in 1992. A mainstay of the series, Sub-Zero is the only character who has appeared in every main Mortal Kombat fighting game.

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 the best ninja and Cyber ninja

Ice ninja is the best

He chills down all the other fighters with just a ice ball!

3 Reptile Reptile Reptile is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created for Midway Games by Ed Boon and John Tobias.

so fast

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.

He's my fovourite fighter I've never lost with him

4 Kabal Kabal Kabal is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise, created for Midway Games by Ed Boon and John Tobias.

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.

Ya true good fighter I love the fighter I've plated all MKs my favorite is MK vs DC and MK9

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. - evoxpisces

5 Johnny Cage Johnny Cage Johnny Cage is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series and media franchise.

Guys Johnny is really cool do you know the nut punch and the green ball he throw I was the one who always see Johnny Cage video.

Who doesn't love the classic nut punch?

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

Johnny cage is the best I never lost with him

6 Noob Saibot Noob Saibot Noob Saibot, is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He debuted as an unplayable hidden character in Mortal Kombat II, in which he was a black silhouette of the game's other male ninjas, and made his first selectable appearance in the console versions of Ultimate Mortal more.

Can't beat his grab

His shadow is op

Noob is amazing with his shadow character he just kicks butt

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

7 Sonya Blade Sonya Blade Sonya Blade is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat series. Debuting in the original Mortal Kombat game from 1992, she was a late addition to the game as developers decided deep into the development cycle that the game needed a female character.

She looks sexier ever. Great new outfit - Magnolia

Sonya is badass best character in Mortal Kombat. - egnomac

She kicks major ass. She has sweet moves and is not afraid of anyone.

She is the best!

8 Liu Kang Liu Kang Liu Kang is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Mortal Kombat fighting game series from Midway Games, introduced as one of the original seven player characters in the 1992 first game as a Shaolin monk who enters the Mortal Kombat tournament to save Earthrealm.

This is my favorite character and he is the best

He has awesome attacks and is easily mastered, he isn't hard to use and has amazing combos... Love him. No homo

Best combos in the game and the best combos to connect to 1 another

Love his bicycle kick and flying dragon kick

9 Ermac Ermac Ermac is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games. The character originated due to rumors over a diagnostics menu listing that displayed the text ERMACS, followed by claims of an alleged glitch in the first game.

Ermac is made up from the souls of many fighters, it should come as no surprise that he is one of the best all rounders in the game, just awesome.

He is so awesome his fatality is so cool he lifts you up into the with his sorcery pulls your limbs off your body so your just like a limbless weak warrior

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.

10 Raiden Raiden Raiden is a video game character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway Games. Making his official debut as one of the original seven playable characters in 1992's Mortal Kombat, he is one of the central characters of the franchise.

He is decent

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 uses lighting like no other he can do some serious damage in kombat.


The Contenders

11 Mileena Mileena Mileena is a character from the Mortal Kombat franchise who debuted in the sequel Mortal Kombat II as a clone of Kitana by Shang Tsung using Tarkatan DNA resulting in her mouth having razor sharp teeth that of a Tarkatan like Baraka, she hated her sister Kitana and vowed to destroy her and take over more.


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

Big Boobs

One of my favorite characters in mk9 love her combos, movies and fatality

12 Freddy Krueger Freddy Krueger Fred "Freddy" Krueger is the main antagonist of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He first appeared in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

Oh come on people really every body falls asleep and I'm pretty sure that raiden is a god when he's dreaming and if you don't know he has his power in dreams

One of the best characters belongs top 10

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

13 Kitana Kitana Kitana is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat media franchise, where she was introduced as one of the new player characters in the fighting game Mortal Kombat II in 1993. Since then, Kitana appeared in a majority of Mortal Kombat series' video games and its other media, including the films more.

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!

Man! She uses here fans and wins all the time.

I love kitana boobs

Epic character I know in the whole of mortal kombat

14 Jade Jade Jade is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway Games. Debuting in 1993's Mortal Kombat II as an unplayable secret character who was a green palette swap of Kitana, Jade made her first playable appearance in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. She has since become a regular more.

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

Jade is the prettiest, sexiest, more sense of humour and of course, the hottest when she do her pole dance. Though I love her costume 1

Awesome kick from her... like the speed

That's all I can say she is so amazing

15 Cyrax Cyrax Cyrax is a player character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created for Midway Games by Ed Boon and John Tobias.

Net attack doesn't really allow you to jump over it like other projectiles, plus he is lethally fast

His net and other cool stuff he has can prove a cyborg can beat ass

I love to use all the different gadgets he has.

He is best of mortal kombat world

16 Kung Lao Kung Lao

Hard to master, but when you do, everyone is gonna wish they never fought you.

I really love his brutal fatality. Glad they brought it back - Magnolia

I want to be like KUNG LAO. I want him to kill gorp

You can have endless combos with this guy

17 Smoke

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 has that one combo that makes him untouchable, all u have to do is practice it and u can flawless every match - GuyInANateGrinder

Hardly anyone can catch up to Smoke when he is doing offense and he has many defense options too.

I really love smoke the teleport combos the other combos just amazing please love smoke more!

18 Stryker

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!

If you can master his special attacks you can beat anyone.

I love this guy he is a cool dude

19 Kratos


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.

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20 Sektor Sektor Sektor is a player character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created for Midway Games by Ed Boon and John Tobias.

He's cool to play as my favorite character

Favorite character really cool

21 Rain

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

All though he uses water he still can beat someone very quickly.


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22 Kano Kano Kano is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise. He is one of the series' original characters, having made his debut in Mortal Kombat in 1992. A calculating mercenary, and member of the international crime cartel known as the Black Dragon, Kano is also the top fugitive and more.

Most overlooked character. Easy combos and high damage

Underrated character, high damage and good finishing moves. would probably be used more if he wasn't
an antagonist

He, s just awesome

23 Baraka Baraka Baraka is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. Baraka was introduced in Mortal Kombat II in 1993 as an unpredictable warrior in service of Outworld emperor Shao Kahn.

Very fast character, easily played for both fast paced offensive moves and counter, and also quite easy to use

Damn right and he's a beast

Really fast


24 Kenshi Kenshi

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.

25 Cyber Sub-Zero

I love that teleport trick he does.

He is cool I love his xray it takes a lot of damage

26 Kintaro Kintaro
27 Shang Tsung Shang Tsung

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

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

28 Jax Jax Jackson "Jax" Briggs is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games.

He's the strongest and is awesome he has cyborg arms whats not to love

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.

29 Skarlet Skarlet Skarlet is a fictional character featured in the fighting game series Mortal Kombat. She debuted in the 2011 Mortal Kombat game, where she was the only full-fledged newcomer to the game.

Skarlet is very hot and is just blood and her ending in mk9 is good (I'm a 10 year old girl)


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

30 Goro Goro Goro is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He first appears in the original Mortal Kombat as an unplayable boss character, challenging the player before the final fight with Shang Tsung.
31 Nitara
32 Sheeva

She has big muscles

Sheeva has 4 frecking arms

33 Nightwolf Nightwolf Nightwolf is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He debuted in Mortal Kombat 3 as a Native American shaman and historian who is chosen as a warrior of Earthrealm during Shao Kahn's invasion.

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

34 Onaga Onaga

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

35 Tanya

Tanya has fire power (i posted scarlet and when it says kitten it was sassed to be kitana

36 Quan Chi Quan Chi Quan Chi is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise. First appearing as an original guest character in the 1996 animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, he made his series canon debut as the non-playable main antagonist of Midway's 1997 side-scrolling action-adventure more.

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!

37 Shao Kahn Shao Kahn Shao Kahn is a boss, announcer, and recurring playable character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. Introduced in Mortal Kombat II in 1993, he is the primary antagonist of the video game series and extended franchise.

Shao kahn is the cheapest fighter I have ever seen. you have to be cheap yourself to beat him. he spams spears and hammers to no end, takes little to no damage, and is the most powerful boss in any of the mortal kombat games. he even tops goro in mk1.

38 Sindel Sindel Sindel is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. She made her debut in Mortal Kombat 3 as the mother of Princess Kitana and the unwilling wife of the evil emperor Shao Kahn.

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

Sindel has far superior tecniques than the others females fighters of the game. Shes has hard atacks and is very flexible mading a show while fighting. Her powers are very helpful. She can use powerful screams. Her hair. Powerful blasts and can use levitation. She knows fighting very well. Shes one of the most powerful characters. Can be a boss easily (8)

1: sindel went from being 1 evil zombie to being a different type of evil zombie
2:she wiped out 90%of the cast in mk9 (correct me if I'm wrong which I'm not) why was she referred to raidens 'friend"
3:her hair is long as crap

39 Mokap
40 Jarek

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

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