Top Ten Mortal Kombat 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.

GET OVER HERE! - CatLeena14

Scorpion is the best and most powerful fighter in all of the mortal kombat series.

Scorpion is the best, his catch phrase GET OVER HERE and his kunai (also known as a rope dart) is what mortal Kombat is famous for. Also he is DC's and MK's version of Ghost rider. And he looks like a badass

If scorpion and subzero doesn't exist, MK wont.

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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.

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

Cool as ice - CatLeena14

I don't know why he is my favorite character.

Subzero is the bees knees yeah scorpion is close second but subzero has some of the best moves,fatalities,one of which created the esrb

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3 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.

I absolutely love him! Lightning is also a badass power.

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

The one guy who doesn't change. thunder...

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.

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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.

Did someone seriously say she should be number 1 dumass

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

Love liu kang

She Should be No. 1

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5 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.

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.

He is the best character in this series.

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

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.

The character I use a lot. - GehennaTheSecond

I like how cocky he is

Nobody can be that cool with a pair of shades. - Steeluhers

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7 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.

She the Best - CatLeena14


Outworld queens are best

Empress Kitana - ElSherlock

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

Ermac is great - ElSherlock

He was great in the classics - codgtamk34

One of my favorites after Kenshi and Kung Lao

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9 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 a cool fighter too - CatLeena14

All the dudes, including myself, love her for obvious reasons - codgtamk34

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!

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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 more.

He has the best move set, a complete badass

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.

Most badass Fatalities since 2011

Best character hands down

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The Contenders

11 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.

DashieXP made this character really enjoyable. Just watch his videos and the voices he makes for him. - Daviddv0601

Such a great and loyal warrior.

Ow, ya blades hurt! - TriggerTrashKid

I MISS BARAKA! - HexBolt0505

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12 Kung Lao Kung Lao

He has a death hat what's not to love!?

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

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13 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.

I like Mileena and Kitana they are a cool fighter in Mortal Kombat game. - CatLeena14

I like teddys! - CatLeena14



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14 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.

Best boss - ElSherlock

Nobody messes with this devil

My best character

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...

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15 Jax 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

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

I like his moves

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16 Kenshi Kenshi

Kenshi 4 1st!

Kenshi is yeet

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.

A blind telekintetic swordsman with a heart of gold, what more could you want?
he's the best.

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17 Smoke Smoke

Should have been in MKX. One of the best ninja.

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

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18 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.

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

Goro is one of the most iconic video game characters of all time! Plus he looks awesome! When you see Goro you immediately think of Mortal Kombat! My favourite MK character for sure!

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...

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

Kabal is Awesome!

Kabul is my favorite character

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

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20 Nitara 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!


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

He is my favourite I choose him like every time I play - BreakFastBeast2005

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...

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22 Shang Tsung Shang Tsung

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

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23 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.

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!

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24 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.

She the best and cool fighter - CatLeena14


She should be frist she is super hot

Best character

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25 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.

The coolest character, the best tech, is Somehow beat by a nightmare on elm Street character and kitana is my 2nd least favorite fictional character

Kano is the best non-ninja character in all MK. I only rank Reptile, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Ermac, Rain, Smoke, & Noob Saibot higher due to their amazing designs and color palettes and backstories and fighting styles, etc. but when it comes down to choosing a non-ninja character, Kano takes the cake for me & I prefer him to everyone else except for the ninjas. After Kano, I also like Baraka, Goro, Kintaro, Motaro, & Mileena. But Kano is amazing in all the games (especially mkeleven) & amazing performance in the movie by Trevor Goddard. - PrinceZarbon

He is very underrated on this list but that's because he's not that popular in the series. I want him killed so badly yet that would take away the purpose of jax and Sonya!

His move set was obliviously designed to be a rewarding challenge for players to master. It sucks that in every story mode of recent games he hasn't had a playable chapter. Oh well hopefully in MK11 they'll do something.

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26 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).

He's only DLC - ElSherlock

He does not count as a Mortal Kombat character. He is a guest character only. - HexBolt0505

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

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!

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

I prefer sektor over johnny cage.

He is the Kane from mortal kombat he has light sabers and way better look than cyrax

He's a ninja and also a assassin and a robot, enough said

He's ninja who's also a assassin and robot, enough said

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28 Jason Voorhees Jason Voorhees Jason Voorhees is a character from the Friday the 13th series. He first appeared in Friday the 13th as the young son of camp cook-turned-murderer, Mrs. Voorhees.

The guy fought Freddy Krueger and actually lived (technically unlived) to tell the tale (psyche, he didn't say anything cause he doesn't talk, please don't kill me Jason, I'm sorry). He's a revenant who doesn't answer to anyone, not even Liu Kang. If Quan Chi tried to make him work for him, he'd meet the business end of Jason's machete.

Again DLC - ElSherlock

In my opinion he is the strongest

He does not count as a Mortal Kombat character. He is a guest character only. - HexBolt0505

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29 Tanya Tanya

She my fourth favorte Mk fighter - CatLeena14

Best character in my opinion

Don't you see Liu Kang it's a trap! - htoutlaws2012

I think shes the best playor on the game!

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30 Kurtis Stryker Kurtis Stryker

So... Why do people hate him?

SECOND BEST CHARACTER OF ALL TIME AAA! and why do people say he's boring he's like amazing! - Evanescene-Cage

The Bruce Willis of UMK3 and MK9. He sports two semi automatic Glocks, a riot beat stick, a taser, infinite grenades and bullets. Basically the best guy to run into during a zombie apocalypse.

Striker is awesome even though his moves all involve guns which have no fun in the game... Make hi

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31 Cassie Cage Cassie Cage Sergeant Cassie Cage is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. She made her debut in Mortal Kombat X as the headstrong daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade.

YOU GOT CAGE! - CatLeena14

The most charismatic character especially on mk11


She is a bad @$$ girl with an attitude and I love it!

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32 Kotal Kahn Kotal Kahn

Kotal Kahn is an amazing character and I can't believe he's not rated higher! He can do combos that cause crazy damage in his Blood God variation, has an awesome special called sun god choke in his Sun God variation, and he's the safest character in his War God variation. He's like the Black Adam of Mortal Kombat, and if you read this you should vote for Kotal Kahn!

He has one of the best stories I think, I wish the game would've portrayed him like the comic did

I Think he's pretty awesome with variations like war God sun God and Blood Gog

How is he not rated higher?

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33 Rain Rain

Purple rain - CatLeena14

Rain is a pretty good character, but there is no reason not to like him! Screw Attack was not right about Rain being the worse character! I'll tell you he has it cleaver being purple and Rain, ha. but still he is my second favorite ninja, but haters got to hate!

Rain is a straight up boss daddy. Who else can make spraying water in someones face look that badass

He is purple ninja, and for hands he transmit lightnings.

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34 Erron Black Erron Black

"I was saying goodbye"

"bad idea to insult me"

A Swashbuckling mercenary. Has the making of a mysterious adventurer that draws audiences towards him. His role was short in MK, but his impact was undeniable.

John Marston of MK

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35 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.

No one fights with this much elegance since the first day... sindel for ever, sub zero second

I like when she throws people with her hair.

Why is she #25. You can be Scorpion and I'll be Sindel. Flawless Victory! - kpopcraze

I want sindel to be number 1

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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.

The most clever antagonist in the game, the most powerful sorcerer and also a great character to pick in the kombat mode. why is he rated so low?

Quan Chi is great sorcerer and fighter, black magic costeem, he is white head, in black colour to eyes. Quan Chi is alliance to old god Shinnok of game MK4, werry good spell and opponent to Sub Zero and Scorpion. Quan Chi is spell to green skull and werry match magy. In serial MK Conquest the Quan Chi have to power teleport and magy to fuji and alliance to sorcerer Shang Tsung.

Why is he not in the top 5 quan chi is one of the best because of his way of manipulating people into getting people to do what he wants not to mention whenever one of your favorite mortal kombat characters dies quan chi will just make them a revenant and they will be back just like that

Quan Chi is master illusion, he is magy to fire skull and extraction. He is very old sorcerer and master magy. Quan Chi have woman servant to Sian, Mika and Sora.

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37 Predator Predator The Predator is a fictional extraterrestrial species featured in the Predator science-fiction franchise, characterized by its trophy hunting of other species for sport.

Like Predator in his movies - CatLeena14

He is DLC - ElSherlock

Kill dem aliens

He does not count as a Mortal Kombat character. He is a guest character only. - HexBolt0505

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38 Blaze Blaze

Screw him a little, he'll screw your face. And your whole body.

The one who controls lava is always cool

Taven you're the one who must beat me. - htoutlaws2012

39 Sareena Sareena

Lol she's trash, one the most boring characters in the franchise, she's just a filler

She's going to be a dlc for mkx

40 Motaro Motaro Motaro is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He made his first appearance as a sub-boss character in Mortal Kombat 3, where he has the legs of a horse and the torso of a man.

Motaro is a Centaur and guard Shao Kahn.

He I said my favourite character.

41 Li Mei Li Mei

She is my favorite character

Li mei is awesome her fatality is the best in mk descendants and she was in the new mortal kombat x but they didn't make her a playable character sad faces I'm surprised that she is 42 I thought she was a great character her clothes were a little weird but there sexy shes a hotty

Li mei was the best character in mortal Kombat to me I think they should put her in mk 11 and if not I will be so mad

Li Mei is one of the most underrated characters, she's awesome and a total hot badass female, she must return for the upcoming games

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42 Frost Frost

Cool fighter - CatLeena14

A complex, and power hungry apprentice to Sub Zero of the Lin Kuei. - htoutlaws2012

Most underrated character -_-

Let's see she is sub zeros apprentice.she is the girl version of sub zero.and at on point she was more powerful than sub zero by taking his medallion

43 Taja

Who tf is taja!? - alvinfhrz

Taja is beautiful girl to serial mortal kombat conquest of Google. Taja is part Kristiana Locken. Werry small beautiful woman fire hair, she is frend to monk Kung Lao. He is actor Paolo Montalban and fighter name Siro, he is Daniel Bernhardt. Taja is werry great power and super speed. His opponent of out world, woman Vorpax, sorcerer Shang Tsung and Shao Kahn. MK Conquest is version to werry last years back.

44 Bo Rai Cho Bo Rai Cho Bo' Rai Cho is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series, who made his debut in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance.

I cannot let you out of the village unless you think you can beat me and that you are ready. - htoutlaws2012

He's a drunk piece but he's awesome

45 Khameleon Khameleon
46 Chameleon Chameleon

He can change into all the classic ninjas

The ninja that changed into any ninja he wanted and had all they're moves n powers. - udatermin81o

He is cool, strong, superb and outstanding. If you think of fighting him, then think about how you are going to fight yourself

Has very quick kicks/punches so he's simple to use and efficiently defeat the enemy.

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47 Taven Taven

Who tf is Taven

WHO... I never heard of this one

48 D'Vorah D'Vorah

Favorite in all aspects. Game play, character and looks.

Her fatality is AWESOME

She ranks up with the best women in the games like Sonya and Kitana Dvorah is awesome

Didn't like most new characters in MKX but D'Vorah and Erron Black really impressed me, they were so much fun to play.

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49 Ashrah Ashrah

So much better than most of the characters, good looks with a killer personality to match.

Best Character Ever, Melina Kitana And Sindel Too

Strong and also pretty

I must kill the demon known as Ermac do you know where you have seen him, so I can get out of the netherrealm? - htoutlaws2012

50 Kratos Kratos

He does not count as a Mortal Kombat character. He is a guest character only. - HexBolt0505

He doesn't count as a Mortal Kombat character.

Kratos is better than sub zero. In every way possible. He's in two games!

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