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 - Irina2932

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

MK9 Resurrected him to the fullest, he's definitely one of my main characters (kharacters) - nytrizzle

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.

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2 Tanya

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 - Irina2932

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

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3 Sheeva

Another overlooked character in MK - Irina2932

Could've been a warlord instead of having jobber role

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

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5 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.

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6 Taven

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

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 - Irina2932

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

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7 Kabal

One of the most mysterious fighters in Mortal Kombat but it only makes him more special. Kabal's story is very interesting - Irina2932

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

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

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9 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

10 Kenshi

Kenshi is one of my favorite characters in MK. His Hara-Kiri was the best in Deception - Irina2932

Yay! Kenshi returns in the new mortal kombat! - LucyHeartfilia

Kenshi is so underrated. He's a boss

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The Contenders

11 Fujin

Idiot Raiden has been constantly taking his spotlight over the years

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.

12 Reptile

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

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 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.

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14 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.

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

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15 Sareena

Great, hot and very strong but very underrated MK fighter. In Armageddon Sareena was one of my favorite characters - Irina2932

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

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16 Li Mei

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

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

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

Definitely the most underrated, she's awesome

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18 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

Rain is purple ninja of Edenie quest. Rain is great fighter and he is doing trandsmith lightening. He is be in game MK Ultimate, MK3 and serial MK Conquest and discover in film MK2.

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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!

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20 Kung Lao

Kung Lao! Great warrior of earth raund, he is winner of many sorcerers and creatures. Kung Lao is winning to Shang Tsung, Quan Chi and Scorpion. Place series to google, mortal kombat conquest. And computer games Mortal Kombat 2 and 3 is good weapon to hat.

He is shaolin monk, in head me hat. In MK2, MK3, is Kung Lao me push up hat fatality and best job in foot. In series MK conquest Kung Lao art Paolo Montalban, great shaolin monk fighter and good people.

Kung Lao is shaolin monk, in head wear hat. In game MK2 and MK3, Kung Lao excellent weapon hat and serial MK Conquest his Kung Lao winning tournament, defeat sorcer Shang Tsung.

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1. Stryker
2. Sheeva
3. Mavado
1. Tanya
2. Taven
3. Sareena
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2. Nightwolf
3. Reiko

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