Most Underrated Mortal Kombat Characters

The Top Ten
1 Stryker

I heard so many horrible things about him. Well, I still love Kurtis Stryker. I love his outfit, fighting style, weapons and fatalities

Stryker is very underrated and deserves a chance. But people toss him aside as garbage because he's a cop.they say he has no powers in a world that has flame fists eye lasers and shadow powers just to name a few. But people like batman right. Think about that for a moment.

I agree. But it's a shame that he did not make it to MKX despite how badass he is. So, yeah.

Back in the days of MK3, he used to be a stupid looking cop, but now in MKA and MK9, he looks so badass that people kept forgetting.

My boi deserves more love. I don't care if he's just a cop, he's badass. Period.

2 Tanya

Tanya is MK4 magic woman, his have many spell a super body. She is doing to way trap Liu Kang. In trap is be terror Shinnok and Quan Chi. Tanya is his werry smile and Quan Chi and Shinnok is killing to Liu Kang, best of round fighter. Tanya is yellow beautiful suit, she is good female fighter.

She's hated by many people but I disagree with it. Tanya is great and mysterious fighter. Yes, she is evil and traitor but this is Mortal Kombat. This franchise is nothing without Evil Characters. I hope to see Tanya in the future MK games

She is hot she looks like the original Nicki Minaj with out the messed up face and fake ass

Being a traitor to both side, good and evil, can turn her mysterious story into something great.
She has white eyes- We don't know why
One of the less whore-looking female characters.
And she is believed to be 10000 years old.
Out of this list I think he is the most underrated character.

3 Sheeva Sheeva is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games and NetherRealm Studios.

Sheeva is 4 hand princess and fighter master woman, he is good kick classic warrior style.

Could've been a warlord instead of having jobber role

Another overlooked character in MK

Love Sheeva. One of my mains.

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

You should feel sorry for him, spoilers: he got burnt by that idiot Kitaro, and he looks like a freak now, but he still fights for the special forces; what a good person. In game he might be hard for some people but he is easy once you get used to it.

I don't know why people don't like him they say he is so bad because he has asthma I say he can kill you un 1 second even though you are more healthier than him

One of the most mysterious fighters in Mortal Kombat but it only makes him more special. Kabal's story is very interesting

If you do not like Kabal, that's bad because he is better than most people in MK, especially Sheeva!

5 Mavado

Back in the Deadly Alliance days this was the guy I played as

He isn't as bad as MK fans say

Very underrated

6 Nitara

Based on how much the team seems to love providing us with setbacks instead of developing promising characters, she's not the only one. But I think she's a serious contender for the most underrated since she's not a cyborg, nor a ninja but a vampire. Wish she remains the only one for the franchise. Also wish she ends up granted the little she deserves at least. I hate looking at 2 similar characters with only colors to see the difference. She's a really well designed and cool character. Possibly one of the best of the franchise, all biased opinions aside.

Can't believe that particular character was forgotten for years after MKDA! She's the only one who happened to do something in this one. If they really knew how to write/build a story, they would have started from MKDA and made chars like Nitara allies to the earthrealm warriors, or threats. They fail almost at everything stoywise though.

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

Deserves to be in more mk games than just 5 games (including mk11 dlc)

8 Darius

Okay fighter kinda hot

9 Taven

This guy has defeated Blaze, Daegon, Raiden, Fujin, reiko and a bunch of other strong and powerful people and he still doesn’t get more attention. It’s a shame that he’s not in the new timeline. Definitely underrated

He was introduced in MK Armageddon (2006). And he was so great fighter. Taven's Konquest Mode in Armageddon is one of the greatest game experiences I've ever felt

I love his design and moves. Probably one of my favorite character in Mortal Kombat along with Kitana, Sub-Zero, and Jade.

Sadly he never got his chance to shine as the new main hero representing the Forces of Light He deserves better same as Daegon

10 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.

You're drunk. Go back to sleep!

Why is he here he's awesome

The Contenders
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 more.

Reptile of planet Zaterra, in Zaterra his many Reptiles, his here Reptile me great power and he is general. Reptile is MK games 2, 3, 4. Only best Reptile lose to fight of Shang Tsung. Shao Kahn is Reptile take do his rook. Reptile stand his only Shao Kahn general.

He gets way too much hate from ninja lovers and protagonist worshippers.

His character is developing under NRS Studios, and it's developing one step at a time. He'll have his own chapter in MK11, and by MK12, he'll have a major role in the story and probably his own chapter again.

Reptile is legendary Mortal Kombat fighter, of Zaterra empire. Reptile is have green ninja jacket and big deadly kiss. Reptile his respect of MK Films, serials and games.

Reptile is green ninja in started from game MK2. He have push up mask, and started creature face is weapon of kiss acid.

12 Kai

Kai was very cool in MK 4 and Armageddon but unfortunately, MK fans ignored him

Constantly taking a backseat because of the Liu Kang & Lao

Can't never get his chance to shine because they're constantly pushing Liu K & Kung L

13 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.

Dude has Multiple souls swimming around his body, he gets some Shao Khan, Shang Tsung and couple other powerful dudes souls in there, and he is strongest dude evers!

Why is he even here? He doesn't belong to the most underrated characters!

Strong talent wasted

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

Kenshi is one of my favorite characters in MK. His Hara-Kiri was the best in Deception

Yay! Kenshi returns in the new Mortal Kombat!

Kenshi is so underrated. He's a boss

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

If cyrax is scorpion than sektor is sub zero, I really like him because his compacter fatality

Sektor is red robot of game: Mortal Kombat ultimate and many games. He is me weapon raket and he is great fighter.

I don't adore him or anything, but I think he's underrated

A secondary of Cyrax but not a favorite that much.

16 Fujin

Fujin is mystic old god. Great art Fujin to game MK 4, he is god of fuji, his costeem to green trousers and magic black waistcoat, grey long hair. He is magy to fuji, werry speed fighter. He is of advice to biggist god.

Idiot Raiden has been constantly taking his spotlight over the years

17 Li Mei Li Mei is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. She made her debut in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance.

She has a huge potential and she does deserve more attention from the creators, I hope she'll be included in the next sequel to the MK series

Why did they even bother giving her a new makeover in mkx when they didn't include her in playable roster doesn't make any sense

She's an interesting character with an harsh story, she deserves more attention

She's so underrated, I hope she returns as a playable character in the future

18 Reiko

Reiko is doing many years general deadly Shao Kahn army. Reiko, red costum and strip eyes. Reiko in MK4 game and serial MK Conquest.

Reiko's style is a bit similar to Shao Kahn's but he is great too

I like Rekio, he just docent get enough attention. He is Shinnok's general and wears Shao Khan's helmet. Cool!

19 Hsu Hao

I must've listened to hundreds of people rant against Hsu Hao over the years, and I have yet to hear a single convincing argument as to why he was so bad. Hsu Hao hate is little more than a dumb and forced internet fad that got by 2008. It's gotten downright retarded now. I've actually heard a few people say that they'd except a new character with Hsu Hao's powers, moves, and back story. Essentially saying Hsu Hao with a different name would be better than Hsu Hao. In what universe does that even begin to make any sense? It's high time everyone cut this bullcrap out, it's reached levels of stupid that's gone beyond comprehension.

He had some of the most devastating chain combos in Deadly Alliance. To me he was just another one of the new characters. I must've missed the part where he becomes the worst character in MK history. Some people went so fair as to proclaim him the worst fighting game character of all time! Anyone who says that obviously hasn't played too many fighting games (seriously, I've seen entire rosters with worst designs and play styles than Hsu Hao could ever be, even on his worst day) or they're just a fanboy hack. I hoping he'll beat the odds and return to the series someday, along with Moloch and Drahmin!

20 Sareena Sareena is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. She made her debut in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, and first became playable in Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition.

Great, hot and very strong but very underrated MK fighter. In Armageddon Sareena was one of my favorite characters

1 of the best characters introduced in MYTHOLOGIES. Should have appeared in MK the AND MK D.

21 Rain

All I need to say is: super badass kick that sends the opponent flying across the WORLD and lands behind Rain.

Badass and super fast combos. My favorite to play with

Danger purple ninja of quest Edenia. He is doing transmith lightening and he is great fighter. Rain is discoveh him PC Game MK Ultimane and serial MK Conquest and last Mortal Kombat affers.

Love his look, awesome kick and story line.

22 Tremor
23 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.

Baraka in game MK2 have perfect fatality. Magy to in hand add zord and this zord Baraka push up opponent head. Baraka is intellect creature in film MK2 and game MK2. Deadly opponent Edenian Baraka.

Baraka is Edenian MK warrior, he have big mouth and teeth, worst face. Baraka is to game MK 2, in hand is zords. And film Mortal Kombat annihilation and legacy is werry intelect creature.

Baraka was my go to in mk2 I just loved how he had all the sword based moves,people might say he's not special,but man he's cool!

24 Skarlet Skarlet is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. She made her debut in Mortal Kombat (2011) as a Downloadable Character. In Mortal Kombat 11 she returned as a playable character.

Such a ripoff from both Kira & Nitara she sucks plus her design is so bland

25 Kano Kano 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.

Very underrated character, has some great moves (KANOBALL), iconic finishes (heart rip) and cool design. The only reason I've ever heard anyone hates them is because there evil, but mk is nothing without the villains- PLUS many people like milena and quan chi so I don't see that as a genuine reason to hate.

He's actually a great fighter!

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