Top 10 Strongest 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.

Funny fact: He's a skeleton

He is my favorite and because he is a demon and he wants revenge

Too OP

In mortal kombat trailer he kills RAIDEN!

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.

It should be #1 come on sub-zero rocks - grosemat21


He should be 1st. If you think fire beats ice then you’re dead wrong. Fire melts ice into water, water puts out fire - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

Most Badass character to ever be created -MortalKombatFangirl

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.

He should be number ONE, NOT SCORPION, he should be number TWO not number ONE!

How Scorpion number 1 and not Raiden? Raiden is a thunder god, and all these dumb Scorpion fanboys think Scorpion is so powerful because he killed Sub-Zero? I'm not saying Scorpion isn't powerful.. But he's not more powerful than Raiden or Liu Kang! Whoever made this list is stupid... Raiden and Liu Kang would definitely beat Scorpion in a fight.. In fact, at least almost half the roster can beat him.

It's Raiden. - SapphireDragon95

Raiden is the coolest and best mortal Kombat character... He can give his life to protect earthrealm... RAIDEN (THE GOD OF THUNDER).. He is a god so he is the most powerful character in MORTAL KOMBAT universe

4 Onaga Onaga

Easily Onaga because he was blasted by a thunder god and two of the realms strongest sorcerers and only got slightly pushed back no question ONAGA

Everyone even the elder gods fears him and he was poisoned so he'd lose to shao kahn

ONAGA the dragon kIng deserves first finally some logic here people

Onaga has resistane to magic he could beat anyone the three mortal kombat blasted Onaga but Onaga is not finished yet. Onaga beat the three mortal kombat characters

5 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.

This list is terrible - Sabbath

Shao Kahn Is big dad and he kills big gays.

He is so powerful the gods were afraid of him. They had to cheat in order to beat him. He's and absolute monster and most of the time he doesn't even try as he taunts you. His hammer weighs a crap ton and he solely took over as emperor of Outworld because his trickery. People say Onaga would beat him cause the only way Kahn one was poison but in his prime Shao Kahn would destroy any foe. - Heatnix23

Um Shao Kahn is a bulldozer. Way stronger than Scorpion.

6 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.

Complete beast and could kill kenshi that want to be of ermac

but any ways he is the strongest and of that.

Ermac is the greatest character (Or ninja) In my opinion; and honestly Ermac should at #10 instead of Shang Tsung. Even in the original timeline Ermac was the once whom taught Kenshi telekinesis (or just the TK slam), but a warrior whom originally was created by the magics from Shao kahn to be used labeled as his greatest enforcer; and now as a mysterious warrior freed from Shao kahns control and becoming a force of good is honestly one of the greatest character stories in the game... Ermac may be silent and enigmatic, but his soul based magic (Sorcery) and psychic powers could over whelm any of the fighters below him and prove a great match up to the ones before him.

Hi there!

Ermac is 1000 souls in one body. So he knows 1000 different fighting styles, and 1000 different personalities. Like Quanchi, Ermac also knows how to bring back the dead. He was the one who revived Lui Kang in Armageddon. His telekinesis magic makes for one powerful foe.

7 Blaze

Blaze actually deserves to be number 1. Without question. - FLIPMODE

He can make the ground on fire he should be 5th

He's completely made of fire and lava, and no human has ever beat him except Taven. In Armageddon, Argus, Taven's dad, made him so he could beat everyone, but Taven ended up beating him.

Actually blaze is the most powerful mortal kombat character of all time. He caused Armageddon by devouring existence itself. No one can beat blaze.

8 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.

Why not 1 he would destroy anyone who wants to f with him

MAN...! He is god of thunder and fire he is LORD LIU KANG NOW!

God of thunder and fire Liu Kang

To the people who think scorpion is stronger

9 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.

I like reptile he spits acid it can melt every thing who doesn't think that's cool:-)

#28... REALLY? Reptile is strong. He should be higher on the list..

Reptile have long tongue which can pull out anything

He is awesome

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10 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).


I like him but his fatalites don't make sense. He died in fire, which should be his weakness,but his fatalites always involve fire

The Contenders

11 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.

He should be number one because he is unstoppable and always comes back for revenge.

Jason has to be the strongest of them all especially because of his ways of crucially killing people and how he isn't scared of anyone, as a matter of fact what look he has against his opponent.

Of course it would be Jason he is like huge but leather face looks op

Come on Jason killed Liu Kang even though you kill him he's still gonna rise and Jason doesn't care for anyone

12 One Being

No brainer, I am an atheist but the premise of an omnipotent being speaks for itself. The elder gods themselves united to defeat this God, the elder gods are reputedly the strongest beings in the franchise, Raiden is a minor god though still stronger than the majority if non gods. Shinnok should in theory be unstoppable then unless when against another elder god or greater. Onaga was far above Raiden and the Deadly Alliance and was just a tool for this said One Being, gives you some idea of how powerful it must be.

Ignore the title,this is all about the popularity

He is the strongest by far should be on the top the elder gods could barely defeat him

I don't think people understand what "strongest" means - hiphopgod

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13 Kenshi Kenshi

Y'all only care about his ass, shameful but understandable

Yes he has a nice butt

He must be no 3

He's the best, coolest, strongest, and has a nice ASS!

14 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 one who cut sub zeros eye.

One of the more high damage characters; the kanoball is one of the simplest special moves to preform and is really effective.

to strong

15 Erron Black Erron Black

I think it should be erron black because he doesn't have some whacked out "I'm immortal" power but he uses his own skill

The best one!


16 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.

He is a boss 4 ARMS and shiva is crap

He was and still is a very strong character

He is one of the top 5

Defeated by johnny cage what a stupid character johnny is way stronger than this wierdo.

17 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.

Quran chi is an amazing player and deserves to be in the top 5

Quanchi can bring back the dead. He's also the back cunning person in Mortal Kombat, he killed Scorpion, his family, and his clan disguising as Sub-Zero, then brought him back to life so Scorpion can work for him and kill the real Sub Zero. So once he was killed, Quanchi brought him back to life as well so he can work for him as well, his name is now Noob Saibot. A while later, Noob's younger brother took on the name as Sub Zero

He looks like Pinhead on steroids... Total badass.

Honestly quan chi could beat kung lao

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18 Kronika

Should be at number 2. She is stronger than elder gods but weaker then the one being

19 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.

Why isn't he higher up



Noob is awesome! He is the original Sub Zero and has ties to Smoke and Sindel. He is very Unique like Scorpion and is plenty strong to whip anyone! - Saerus

I believe Noob Saibot should be higher; Being an undead wraith whom's power is based on the dark shadows, means you cannot die.

20 Taven

In Armageddon, Taven ended up beating three quarters of all the Mortal Kombat characters, inclund Blaze. He also saved the realms from total destruction.

He also beated Raiden

He defeated shinnok, goro, shao khan, shang tsung won four tournaments and is rivals with kung lao who defeted kintaro and the deadly alliance he took down ermac and is only killed by a god and a surprise attack by shang tung

21 Shang Tsung Shang Tsung

Shang Tsung is the right hand man of Shao Kahn, and is a very powerful wizard. No one was able to beat him for 90 years. Also, he can take away souls and transform into other people and take their power as well. So if done right, he can transform for a few minutes. He mainly uses this for manipulation though.

22 Rain

Seriously... That dude has power over water,lightning and all kinds of weather! He's a Demi God!

23 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.


She's a princess she's deadly she's sexy (except her teeth) she's probably the strongest female character

Kitana and mileena are awesome but cassis cage

Mileena strong than kitana jade and scarlet

24 Kintaro Kintaro

Kintaro is great fighter, half tiger, and half people. He have 4 hand and two foot. Greare discovery to Kintaro his be in game MK2. Kintaro is guard for emperior.

25 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's bloody shao kahn 's daughter"

"The daughter of a power evil ruler"

Not his real daughter. Do your research, noobs.

Kitana is in my opinion the strongest woman in Mortal Combat

Kitana is a legend how is she so low - Saerus

She's bloody shao kahn 's daughter

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

Really, 19? This guy took both Sub-Zero's ice beams and Scorpion's fire. That's all you need. He beat the crap out of both of them. He deserves to be at least on the top 3 or top 5. He doesn't care, he just goes in. He can beat a dude with metal arms, come on! 19?!

He's my best character, he's stylish and funny too, he's worst enemy is goro, and also I like he's moves.

I'm pretty sure that the installment of mortal kombat X makes him jump way higher on the list. Him and his daughter, cassie, both beat the crap out of shinnok like it was nothing.

He defeated a lot of bosses he is my favorite character

27 Smoke

Smoke should be the highest because he defeated almost every one back to back


28 Shinnok Shinnok Shinnok is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. First appearing as the non-playable boss of the 1997 side-scrolling action-adventure game Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, he made his selectable debut in the three-dimensional fighting title Mortal Kombat 4 the same year. more.

Shinnok used to be an Elder God, Elder God's are the strongest beings in all the realms. Since Shinnok was kicked out, because he turned evil, he isn't one anymore, but he still has some of that power. He can make ginormous bones appear out of the ground and do what ever he wishes.

Shinnok is the first he is an elder god with all sort of powers I don't know which idiot put him at the ninth

Shinnok is the first he is not the 9

Shinnok should be 4th

29 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.

Sindel wiped out all of the earth realm in 5 seconds, she is easily the strongest

She killed Sub Zero,Stryker,Kabal,Jade,Kitana,Jax,Smoke, defeats Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, would've won against Nightwolf if he had sacrificed himself, and was able to stop Shao Kahn from invading Earthrealm, even if it cost her life.

30 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.

Best fighter ever should be number one of all fighters she I also sexy and beat all the boys she is awesome

Her down kicks will put you out of you misery. And shes mega super HOT.

Sonya defeated ermac she should be in top ten

31 Sheeva

Qadruple dangerous fighter from elsewhere. Woman

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

Robot. so cool

Cyrax have so many weapons like buzzsaw a net and a bomb kind of thing

33 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.

Jade in the strongest and hottest why 37?

34 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 has the body of a horse. He should easily be #1.

My favourite character

35 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.

Oh shut up and put him in 1st

The most amazing character ever. Cool and deadly!

He is one of the deadliest characters in mortal kombet and always takes his scenes greatly

I can't believe he died from d'vorah

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

He’s dancing in Star Wars with lightsabers lol - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

He is so OP

He looks like he’s from Star Wars

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

Mahal is awesome I think so

In mk kabal is the fastest running character and I also like his hookswords

39 Jax Jax Jackson "Jax" Briggs is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games.

He has cyborg arms he should at least be in the top 10

Jax is known for his strength! - Sabbath

40 Triborg

He's so awesome he has four cyborgs in him in one

Cyrax, Sektor, Smoke all of them in just one robot

41 Fujin

Fujin the god of wind should be in the 15 because he saved raiden and he is a god

42 Skarlet Skarlet Skarlet is a fictional character featured in the fighting game series Mortal Kombat. She debuted in the 2011 Mortal Kombat game, where she was the only full-fledged newcomer to the game.

One word. BLOOD. But Jason, Freddy, Leatherface, Alien, and Predator should not be in this list.

I like skarlet

43 Kung Lao Kung Lao

He is the best


How is he this low Kung Lao is just as strong as Liu Kang and He has a deadly hat that is like no other not to mention he is at hiding behind enemy lines disguising himself. - Saerus

Kung Lao is brother of Liu Kang

44 Reiko

In the Mortal Kombat conquest series, the troops were general. He was also in game MK4.

45 Stryker

Stryker is a very different character he is just like death stroke in DC

He beat kintaro.

46 D'Vorah D'Vorah

She's got a badass combo if you can master it

47 Takeda

Takeda in MK Conquest is very dangerous.

48 Tanya

Very strong

49 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.

Nightwolf has the potential to become one of the the most powerful beings in the realms because he restored Liu Kang back to life, he imprisoned Onaga and if he ever needs help he can call raiden but, the one thing that made him a hero was that he sacrificed himself to kill sindel and even though he died and be came a revenant his past self is purely good and that's why he should be higher

Magic weapons from thin air

50 Kotal Kahn Kotal Kahn

Y is he so under rated...i know he is slow...but his attacks r very destructive...he should be in the top 10...cmmon guys give the emperor of the outer world some respect!

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