Most Underrated Mortal Kombat Characters

The Top Ten Most Underrated Mortal Kombat Characters


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


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


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

Tanya is my most favorite character in MK

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

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

Just awesome

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. - wren6


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.


Another overlooked character in MK - Irina2932

Could've been a warlord instead of having jobber role

Love Sheeva. One of my mains. - Wereweegee

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


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.


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.


Cleric of chaos is the og

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


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

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

Her Voodoo fatality on Mortal Kombat Deception was Priceless!

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

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 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.

For a secret mk1 character he turned out pretty good


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

Armageddon was awesome! Many would call me crazy but the story was the best in any MK. Taven and Daegon are the best


Okay fighter kinda hot

Darrius should be higher

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.

Why is he here he's awesome

You're drunk. Go back to sleep!


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


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

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 - Irina2932

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

Kenshi is so underrated. He's a boss

He's an annoying senile cripple bpring


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!

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.

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

Strong talent wasted

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!

I love this ninja by far my most favourite Mortal Kombat character WHY is he here and he’s pretty strong

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

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

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

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

A secondary of Cyrax but not a favorite that much.

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

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 - Irina2932

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

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!


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

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 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 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.

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.

Became really iritating since the return of awful 2d unneeded era

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.

He's actually a great fighter!

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.

Kano has a good fatality in MK1 and MK3 and was good in the film MK1.

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.

Ninja of shadow and fear,enough said


Has all the powers of the male ninjas. Whats not to love?

Kira Kira is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. She made her debut in Mortal Kombat: Deception.

Underrated badass bitch

Kintaro Kintaro is a character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He made his debut in Mortal Kombat II as the game's sub-boss and became playable in Mortal Kombat Trilogy.

Why is everyone going ape over this? It's not like he's a a major character. I thought MoKap was a funny idea. I don't care how stupid it might seem. THIS IS MY OPINION.

I HATE that huy... I mean he's coverd in golf balls

Johnny Cage Johnny Cage is a fictional video game character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games. He was introduced as one of the series' original seven player characters in the first Mortal Kombat game in 1992, and has become a staple of the series.
Jax Jackson "Jax" Briggs is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games.
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.

Not under rated

Scorpion is evidience fighter and band Shao Khan and Shang Tsung. Scorpion is yellow ninja, in game MK1, MK2, MK3, MK4, MK5, and many last games. He is great killer in magic fire power. In film MK1 and MK2 werry creater and good part to MK Conquest.

So annoying


The Badass of MK4, tight Projectile, Nice ground pound and overall Look was rugged... Plus, the mother lover had TWO laserbeams that shot out of his face laugh out loud

Jarek is wash MK4, in legend winning fight offer Sonya and lost fight in Jax. Jarek his alliance black dragon dead man Kano. Jarek is me fatality push up heart of body.

Erron Black

I LOVE ERRON BLACK,he's so cool looking

So cringey...


UNDER RATED CHARACTER! When Deception introduced Noob/Smoke it was a new and good idea in my mind. However I didn't like the fact that the duo was with two characters whom should have been there own character. Since Deception they haven't touch this unique style. Until Ferra/Torr. I have found myself making this character one of my top two fighters and absolutely wrecking in vico us variation. Also the concept and lore of this chapter is awesome. Plus it's cool that he in a way is like a monster (Better then that Moloch). Great character, cool story and hope to hear more. He looks terrifying and he is deadly.

Worst one ever very akward looking I hope it never appears again along with her idiot brute


Stupid Ken from SF has nothing on him, Kobra would annihilate him in pieces

Jacqui Briggs

She is really fun to play has and Jax's daughter

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