Top Ten Mortal Kombat Characters

The Top Ten

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.

I've been a mortal kombat fan ever since I was years old back in the 90's. To the people that might think that's a parenting fail... It's not their fault, I found it on my own and got to see it through other friends of mine. My parents were horrified to find out I wanted the first mortal kombat game! Haha for Halloween I was skorpion. I've been a fan of Skorpion a long time, an was him for Halloween many years in a row till I outgrew the event. I thought the film adaptation where his spike came out of his hand was much cooler than when they switched him to the chain weapon. Oh well, still my favorite character

I loved him ever since the first Mortal Kombat game he and sub-zero are the best. Get Over Here!

He is amazing. Top quality I would like to see any of the other characters face this badman so GET OVER HERE and vote because if you don't he'll come over there and get you.

The only reason I love mortal kombat is because of scorpion! He is the most vicious and most brutal character in mortal kombat history, a great fighter but what I love most is his is the fact that he does not care about anything or anyone.. A character that will be remembered for years to come! For people who didn't vote scorpion got 3 words for you GET OVER HERE!

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.

sub zero is better than scorpion this is true he is number one not scorpion

I REFUSE TO STOP VOTING UNTIL SUB ZERO HAS CLAIMED HIS SPOT OVER SCORPION, AT THE NUMBER 1 SPOT! He is the best character, amazing moves, amazing fatalities, just an all around amazing character! If anyone deserves number one, it is the king of Mortal Kombat, SUB ZERO! Bring on anyone in the whole series and he will beat ALL OF THEM! SUB ZERO WINS! FATALITY. Who's Next?

He beats scorpion fire melts Ice into water but water puts out fire. Epic and awesome

Sub Zero Rules can't forgot that he also now the leader of his ninja clan

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.

Uh, are you kidding me? Liu Kang is so epic! Get this guy @ #1 right now or I'll become the dragon and rip your torso off! He can defeat Shao Khan with the flick of a finger!

Our Earthrealm warriors fought with courage, but none as bravely as Liu Kang

He is the champion, there is no other way to put it, he is the face of mortal kombat, the best character in terms of moves, and he is based off bruce lee, a god!

Liu kang so is third place like he shouts all the time when he's doing his fights and like he even beats shao Kahn! So he so comes as my third favourite

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.

My mom actually Named me after him and after that he became my most beloved character throughout the whole Franchise, and what more do you want he IS THE "GOD OF THUNDER!" He is wise and incredibly powerful in many ways... I would want to see him in SMITE... And would someone make an animation of who would win in a fight between Zeus, Raiden, Raijin, Thor, and more, so a battle of the thunder gods...

I grew up loving Liu Kang until I saw this mysterious powerful thunder guy with a hat in Shaolin monks, and watch the mortal kombat movie and I loved Raiden ever since. I love him more than DC characters.

Without a doubt one of the most respected and celebrated characters in the Mortal Kombat series. Raiden is as old and as wise as time itself. An immortal being with vast combat experience and immeasurable power.

He epitomises the statement "God of Thunder" (step aside Thor) and is the only individual who, on more than one occasion has scarified his own immortality to help aid his Human Being counterparts in the fight against the masked monster Shao Kahn. For that Lord Raiden, you are the best. enough said.

He is the best! I loved him as the main villain in Mortal Kombat 11

Reptile Reptile is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created for Midway Games by Ed Boon and John Tobias. He debuted in Mortal Kombat as a hidden opponent and appeared in subsequent titles as a playable character, also appearing in the merchandise and other media related ...read more.

Reptile is hands down my favorite character in the entire MK series. He has the best fight in the movie universe and has some of the most compelling moves in the games; acid spit, reptilian beast form, invisibility, and all the most slippery, swift, and animal-oriented beastly movements. He's by far the best of the ninjas in terms of storyline (his race and background as well as loyalty to the main villains) and his service as a top General/Henchman goes hand in hand with his evil persona. Best character ever in MK.

Yeah, I agree with you. But reptile is like a cold blooded green ninja badass! He also kicked liu kang's ass in the first movie! And then he got defeated. Anyways... REPTILE RULES!

He looks like a lizard that'd give Bowser a run for his money. Not only that, He should be higher on this list.

reptile is the best simply the best! 1st hidden character this guy is a legend! ev

Johnny Cage Johnny Cage is a fictional video game character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games. He was introduced as one of the series' original seven player characters in the first Mortal Kombat game in 1992, and has become a staple of the series.

This dude's a huge d***, and he knows it. Nobody has more balls in this game then Johnny Cage, And he's going to make sure of that.

Nobody can be that cool with a pair of shades.

Johnny Cage is a deadly character in the hands of an experienced player. I still laugh at the fact they kept his infamous "nut punch" from all the way back in the 90's movie when he punched Goro there!

Between the shades, the ball punching, and his dialogue, Johnny is the probably the greatest comic relief character ever.Not to mention his brutal fatalities.

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 ...read more.

Duh,! She's the classiest of them all! The who elegance in her ways and fight style is amazing!

I think Kitana is the most elegant and swift person in the whole game.

"Get over here" - Scorpion
"You have embarked on a sacred mission" - Raiden, Christopher Lambert style.
But... Kitana's the best. Mostly for the fans and wearing blue. And Talisa Soto in the movie... as a kid, she changed my notion of princesses for the better. She's beautiful.

Princess of outworld. She is powerful, sexy, beautiful. Amazing moves, amazing weapon, amazing fighting styles. She is 1st. She is the best!

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.

Great Ermac! Misterious, telekinetic, charismatic, awesome! Born as a glitch, one of the most interesting characters as is narrated: "We are Ermac! We are the souls... "

From the first mortal kombat game I had as soon as unlocked Ermac I used him the entire time and won the entire time when I used him. I love the new look for him on the most resent game and love his fatalities.

Ermac's telekinetic can easily take the asses of everyone above, he is also not needed to go near to them, just telekinetic force

He is the best player according to me... Not only is his powers but also you have to admire his combos... Very much top class...

We Are many... You Are but one...i just love ermac

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's Sexy, Smart, and Powerful... What more can you ask for

Sonya Blade all the way! Strong, sexy, deadly. Great combination. Shes a classic character that is in every game!

She is so fourth like she is sexy, deadly and she certainly isn't easy to beat catch like she did beat raiden and Kano in mortal kombat 9.

She is the best female character of Mortal Kombat and she is stronger than every female fighter in Mortal Kombat, I wonder why people always choose Kitana than her she is way stronger than Kitana

Kung Lao

Kung Lao is winner tournament Mortal Kombat, and he is good fighter, his heart is brave.

He fights with "heart", with pride and honour! Maybe it's the best but it is not understood. My favourite!

What? I thought he died think again looks like there is more than one kung Lao and so he fits into top 10 like he did beat goro but sadly he got killed by shao kahn

Because when he fights people he defies speed. He is also a magician. He'll take that bunny out his hat to feed his foes like if it was carrots

The Contenders

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 ...read more.

Dark and beautiful as the night.. The shadow of a fallen warrior, brought back by the sorcerer Quan Chi. The original Sub-zero, dying at the hands of Scorpion, after Quan Chi had deceived Scorpion to believing that Sub-Zero slayed his family and clan.

His dark appearance makes him mysterious and the ability to fight with his shadow is so cool.

He's sub zeros dead counterpart, in ghost looking black and can make 2 of himself how does that not scream badass. His fatality rips people in half from the feet its crazy

He is cool black colors ninja, elemental and monster.

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.

DashieXP made this character really enjoyable. Just watch his videos and the voices he makes for him.

Once you figure out how to use him properly he can easily turn into one of the most OP characters in a game. Most of his fatalities are awesome as well. Also can I talk about his design? He looks awesome! Just pure perfection.

Baraka is the coolest it doesn't get much better than blades coming out of your arms laugh out loud

If you learn his combos and figure out how to use him properly, Baraka can be one of the most powerful characters in the game. Very fun to play as, and one of the coolest looking characters in all of Mortal Kombat.

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 ...read more.

I like Mileena and Kitana they are a cool fighter in Mortal Kombat game.

SHES DA BOMB DIGGITY OMB. anyone who has a screwed up face but can still be hot and gorgeous is FANTASTIC.

I loved it in Armageddon Where Taven Meets Her And Shes Like "Care To Dance? " it was so hard to beat her because I always pick her she should be 1 in this list cause she is awesome and Kitana is awesome too shes my 2nd fave

Mileena is known as the sexiest characters in all of mortal kombat. I think she is a very strong and creepy character but she is also very good with her biting her sais are great to keep far range and I love her role in story but also in just straight up fighting she says funny stuff in x like "I saw you staring" and she was also in a lot of the mk games she stared in the second game so she has some history

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.

All the gods in the sky couldn't beat this guy. He's like the best AND most powerful character in the whole series. Also, he raised Kitana as well as a father could raise a traitorous daughter and he loved his wife as much as he was capable of loving anyone. Hels not that evil...not all together anyway. Also, he's the announcer, he breaks the fourth wall, he literally CANNOT die!

I actually judge them by personality. I think his is the best. People are like, " What do you mean his personality is the best? He's pure evil!" I try to explain, but they never understand. I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't think that he's such a bad guy, especially in Mk 11. I would attempt an explanation, but there is no point. No one could understand, but I still like him best.

King Of Kings... Obey Him Or Die... Darkest And Most Powerful Character In Mortal Kombat Series... Everybody Hates Him Cause They Can't Beat Him...

This is one of the most iconic characters of the franchise. Shao Kahn needs to be in the top ten. "You suck! " quote from Shao Kahn.

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

Jax is nothing less than a beast. Should have at least been in the top 20

Jax is so strong he is stronger than captain marvel

I like his moves

Jax is the beast and has the ferocity of a lion...should be in top 5

Kenshi Takahashi Kenshi is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games.

Kenshi rose from the ashes of a pretty crappy mk game. He made me believe that mk still had a chance at being great he was left to die when shao khan tricked him into opening a tomb with lost souls. These souls then blinded him leaving him to die but kenshi found the sword of his ancestors and waited several years so that he could get used to being blind and so he could have his revenge.

This guy can turn you into a human pretzel... with his mind! I think he deserves higher on this list, because even though he's blind, he still carries a can of whoopass!

He is stylish... Great costume... Great powers and importantly fight for a god cause. He can easily hit the opponent from a long distance and the sword is just awesome and he uses it to the full effect...

Kenshi is just such an amazing character in the fact that even though he is blind, he still has more skill than most fighters on this roster. Puts Scorpion to shame with his swordsman skills and has telepathic powers to rival Ermac. Plus he does all this... BLIND. Badass sword full of ghosts... Definitely best character in MK.

Smoke

Great in both cyborg and human versions, although I like the human one the most.

Dodges any attack and unexpectedly sneaks behind you and strikes

He has always been my favorite ninja, he has the coolest ninja idea. He resembles what ninjas are supposed to be like

He is my favourite character in the game

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.

Goro is big 4 hand's general and prince.

Think of it as Hulk... With 4 arms... And is 2,000 years old... Why isn't he #1 again? Oh, and he knows martial arts... Enough Said...

Goro is the bomb, but where is nightwolf or kung lao? Or shao kahn?

Forget shang tsung in mortal kombat 1 goro was the real deal

Kabal Kabal is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series, who made his debut in Mortal Kombat 3.

His fatality is awesome, I mean turning your opponent small and squash them like a bug and then wipe your feet off BRUTAL.

I used to own ANYONE using kabal when he first came out... So overpowered

I think this is how you spell his name. I forgot how to spell the characters' names because I have not played this game in like two months.

Kabul is my favorite character

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 ...read more.

Jade is kicking woman, and master Kung Fu.

She is better then any girl character because she uses real kombat skills

Best character

She the best and cool fighter

Nightwolf Nightwolf is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He made his debut in Mortal Kombat 3.

Native America done right! Well, close enough anyway. Consistently a great fighter and is a wonderful counterpart to the Liu Kang/ Kung Lao followers of the Thunder God motif.

Noob is the black evil brother of Sub Zero, and Nightwolf is the Shaman of his clan that uses lightning, a green barrier to protect himself. So who's better?
I really don't know but you will mostly pick Noob, but that's my opinion.

His green glowing weapons are part of the boss on ladder mode which are really strong. (If you can use them) If you are good with him also try Kratos.

Nightwolf earned my vote the moment he was introduced to me. Bow, tomahawks, etc. HE. IS. DADDY!

Shang Tsung Shang Tsung is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He is one of the few original characters, debuting in the first Mortal Kombat arcade game, in which he served as the final boss.

Shang Tsung is magicial man, and good fighter. Along legend is taken soul weaking peoples.

Shang Tsung is very old magician man, and kung fu master.

Shang Tsung is sorcerer, great power and push up hand to fire ball. Game MK 1,2,3 is exchange body, Shang is power to reincarnation. Shang is stop time and manipulation. Film MK 1, Shang have great power and serial MK Conquest Shang the transmition soul.

Should be in the top 5 of all time one of the originals

Cyrax Cyrax is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series, who made his debut in Mortal Kombat 3.

He's the best character, especially in deadly alliance. His special moves are great and his fight style is easy to master. Plus he can shoot a chainsaw out off his chest, best character ever!

Amazing character truly deserves a top 10 placement with his combos and fatalities... Great as human and robot form and one of the most realistic...

Cant mess with the Robots, especially Cyrax...

He is my favourite I choose him like every time I play

Nitara

Probably one of the most beautifully and originally designed character of the franchise. Looks matters in MK for sure. But in a game where almost everyone was a ninja or a god before MKDA, she came as a pretty vile and agressive vampire (One of the most powerful character in terms of damage for the entire franchise based on her the appearance. ) But still, fast and agile.
Really interesting in terms of potential storywise and gameplay-wise. First character that has blood related powers and first winged character. They had cool stuff all along but Nitara clearly is appart in this particular franchise and for her coast to coast originality, she should one day be granted what she deserves and appear as one of the greatest, most interesting characters in the franchise. BANZAI!

HOT and SEXY, DEADLY and BADLY

She's good looking

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).

I was looking and looking. And here he is! Success! Freddy is the best! DO I need to list why? No? I know. YEAH, GO FREDDY! I like the thing where he raises that giant cremater thing and throws (whoever) into it. Awesome...

1,2 Freddy is comin for YOU

Freddy Krueger doesn't count as a Mortal Kombat character.

Oh my Gosh Wow Freddy Krueger is epic his intro pose is so epic and he seems like very intresting guy to be really good with and I don't know what it is but everything about this guy is so epic!

He does not count as a Mortal Kombat character. He is a guest character only.

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