Most Underrated Mortal Kombat Characters

The Top Ten
1 Stryker

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

I heard so many horrible things about him. Well, I still love Kurtis Stryker. I love his outfit, fighting style, weapons and fatalities - Irina2932

His fatality in MK9 is savage!
A bullet through the head and a grenade put into the ribs, damn! - ahmedessam

Stryker is BAE

2 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.

She should've been in MKX not Dick'Whorah

3 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.

4 Kabal 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 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

6 Sheeva 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.

7 Rain

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

They could change his look though

Badass and super fast combos. My favorite to play with

Love his look, awesome kick and story line.

8 Mavado

He isn't as bad as MK fans say - Irina2932

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

Very underrated

Lol he's just a cheap copy of Kabal. He stole his hookswords.

9 Havik

Cleric of chaos is the og

10 Nightwolf 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)

Night Wolf is danger Indian. He is werry hard offer game MK Ultimate, his magy of MK Ultimate for two player, s his werry danger. Night Wolf on MK Ultimate is best worrior.

The Contenders
11 Ashrah

Super underrated. I bet if NRS brought her back, they could do amazing things with her.

Her Voodoo fatality on Mortal Kombat Deception was Priceless!

Ashrah had very unique specials and moves in MK Deception. Her story is interesting too. Great character

Very Underrated character and her backstory is really interesting I mean come on she's a demon from Netherealm

12 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. 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 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.

13 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

14 Darius

Okay fighter kinda hot

Darrius should be higher

15 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.

You're drunk. Go back to sleep!

Why is he here he's awesome

16 Frost

I love her MK11 design even tho many hate her but the cyber ninja's got some cool stuff.

17 Kai

Kai was very cool in MK 4 and Armageddon but unfortunately, MK fans ignored him - Irina2932

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

18 Kenshi 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

He's an annoying senile cripple bpring

19 Reiko

Reiko's style is a bit similar to Shao Kahn's but he is great too - Irina2932

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

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

20 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.

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

Ermac is awesome! I don't get why he gets a lot of hate. :(

21 Li Mei 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

22 Sareena 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.

She's hot. I wana see more of her

23 Sektor 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.

24 Skarlet 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 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!

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