Top Ten Mortal Kombat Characters

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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.

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

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!

My boi Scorpion is awesome! I almost never loose with him!

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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.

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?

Sub-zero once beat scorpion but then scorpion revived in the under world scorpion is a wimp after that sub-zeros brother beat him but was stopped by the Lin-Qua clan for the cyber transformation scorpion ran like a coward he would've died a second time by sub-zero... SUB-ZERO IS A BOSS NUMBER ONE FIGHTER

Sub-Zero Owns Scorpion ass in every game his freezing powers are just so awesome scorpion can only say GET OVER HERE! but sub-zero never gets over to him he just freeze him and make a fatality and scorpion also stole sub-zero fatality in one of the mortal kombat games PS: he has his own game

Scorpion can have a better story than him, but Sub Zero is the heart of the game. - aldoloponi

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3 Raiden Raiden

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.

Raiden is the symbol of the entire franchise. He's not only the most iconic and recognizable character in the franchise, but of the entire genre also. Scorpion is awesome, but nothing beats his gibberish. "Your momma from L.A.! ", can I say more?

He is the thunder GOD... Yes he is a god... And leader of the free world, he is always the last to stand against shao khan which makes him the greatest and most important character

Best guy

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4 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.

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!

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 - Tepigwink5587

Liu Kang is an epic fighter and the coolest person I have ever seen. He definantely gets my vote.

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5 Reptile

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's the best

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6 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 ...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.

Kitana has the best weapon in the game

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7 Johnny Cage

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. - Steeluhers

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!

My favorite and coolest character to me he can do awesome stunts and I love the kraken or the nut punch

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8 Ermac Ermac

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.

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

In theory, one of the most powerful mk characters :D

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9 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.

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.

He is cool

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10 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 ...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.

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.

His power are really cool, he is a bitch, but his combos are weak. The people who play him with the bad way are noob ;-) - Olive855

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The Contenders

11 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'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. - Tepigwink5587

Can kick ass and shes sexy what more can you ask for

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12 Smoke

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

My favourite character. He is awesome

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13 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 - Tepigwink5587

he is good

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14 Mileena Mileena

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

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

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

The idea of a sexy pink ninja who's also psychopathic cannibal with a monster mouth can't be beat. The sais just make her even cooler.

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15 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.

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. - JoshGerman

Shao kahn is my favourite player. Shao kahn in the best. No one in mortal kombat can defeat shao kahn.

Shao Kahn is damn epic

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16 Kenshi

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.

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...

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!

FIRST OFF HIS BACKSTORY IS TJE BEST IN MY OPINION SECOND HE IS BLIND AND CAN STILL BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF SHAO KAHN HE DESERVES MORE APPRECIATION.

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17 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.

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?

best

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18 Kabal

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

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.

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

He's the best and his fatality in mk3

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19 Jax

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

Guy with robot arms nice

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20 Nightwolf

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.

My favorite at all! - Jukass

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1. Sub Zero
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1. Sub Zero
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