Top 10 Strongest Mortal Kombat Characters

The Top Ten

1 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.

Scorpion! My overall favorite character. I’m not dissing anyone else’s opinion but the thing I like most about Scorpion is his backstory (Wife and Baby killed) I also like his power (Control Hellfire) and mostly his weapons! (Chains and daggers) But one more thing is when a fight first starts and Scorpion walks in the arena you can hear his chains rattling!

He is my favorite character, and it flatters next that he’s at the top of the list, but, does he really have to be number 1? Sure he’s an immortal specter who can’t be killed and all, but, there are so many other characters who can OP him: Raiden, Shao Kahn, Shinnok, Onaga, Blaze, Sub-Zero bested him at Shao Kahn’s koliseum!

Scorpion looks the coolest and is definitely the strongest. He has hellfire swords get over here spears and can teleport. He is a misunderstood character who needs to be in first place due to his awesomeness

This guy and his clan attacked the Special Forces! Ninjas with swords and kunais vs people with AK's Gatling Guns, RPG's and the Shirai Ryu WON. Yes he does have a short temper but that is what gets him to control his powers. Think of him as a badass Hulk.

2 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.

Sub-zero should have been posted above scorpion only because his fighting style is much better. They make all these videos of scorpion killing him but I believe that's only because scorpion has such a powerful hate twords him for what quanchi did to his clan. If sub zero shared that same rage I believe it would be over in mear seconds. I respect both guys but sub-zero is overall a more skilled fighter. At times maybe not as ready but the original sub-zero takes the win for sure.

Not sure if anyone knows but the original sub-zero Bi Han beat 'scorpion' aka hanzo hasashi twice before he was killed the first time being when hanzo was human and a second time when he was in his more badass hellfire form and only lost the third fight finally being overwhelmed.

Does no-one understand that Scorpion killed "Bi-Han". Kuai Liang ended up being the second Sub Zero and managed to purify the ways of Scorpion. Even being able to defeat Kotal Khan. Almost having the same Godly powers of Raiden.

He is definitely one of the strongest in MK, from first Mortal Kombat till now, I remember some of the boss was easier with SubZero some were not and was easier with Scorpion.

3 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.

Immortality is not the only reason why I respect this MK character. As many have pointed before me, he held his own against the deadly alliance of Quan Chi and Tsang Sung. He vanquished Shao Khan with the endowments bestowed by the elder gods. He selflessly sacrificed himself against Onaga. Finally, he (spoiler alert) decapitated Shinnok in the latest installment after being corrupted by the tainted Jinsei. You can argue on brute strength to Onaga, influence to the alliance, and will power to scorpion, but overall, as far as being a well rounded leader, Raiden wins.

Though it wasnt him who took down Shinnok, he straight up decapitated him, and is now way more powerful with Shinnok's amulet. Even without it, HE CONTROLS LIGHTNING. Teleports, lightning traps, lightning fly, lightning bolts, he can literally generate insane amounts of electricity and just completely obliterate Scorpion in one blow just because he's so iconic and well known to the MK genre, it doesn't mean he's the most powerful, yea he has chained spears, dual swords, Raiden can easily catch his spear and just electricute him, basically, Scorpion's weapons doesn't make any difference whatsoever to his level of power. And lets not forget that Raiden IS AN ELDER GOD. With such power to conduct AS MUCH ELECTRICITY AS HE WANTS, he can even obliterate the whole MK roster without breaking a sweat. That is the end of my theory on my Raiden should be number 1.

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.

Guys,
Raiden is the strongest Mortal Kombat character ever. He is now so strong in Mortal Kombat x that he was able to severe the head of Shinnok that was an Elder god. Raiden wears Shinnok's amulet now and he's an Elder god. Due to the Mortal Kombat rules of a god not participating that's why we weren't able to see Raiden's full capabilities. And earthrealm was always on defense.
Now Raiden won't only go on offense but he will destroy earthrealm's attackers without mercy(I think Liu Kang and Kitana literally shat themselves when he said there are fates worse than death in mkx😂).
If the now badass Raiden fought with Shao Kahn he would obliterate Shao Kahn.

He deserves the number 1 spot
And sub zero should follow

4 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 guy only has three weakness'; love, sexual desire and arrogance; the three cruelest, albeit most affective ways, to hurt him. Even as mean as he can be, I still wouldn't want to inflict THAT kind of pain on anyone.

Shao Kahn is way stronger than Onaga. first of all, in Armageddon, Shao Kahn is dragged from the pyramid by Onaga. in mk9, Shao Kahn returns and receives the power of Blaze. therefore Shao Kahn must've defeated Onaga again, this time fair and square. on top of this, towards the end of mkx, all the elder gods joined forces with Raiden to attack the Kahn, yet it barely tickled him as he described the elder gods as being "mere toothless worms". Hence, Shao Kahn is much stronger than Onaga and is therefore the most powerful being in the mk universe.

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.

Shao Kahn should be 2nd he has a giant wrath hammer and he could summon any weapon, plus he has a shield that deflect any projectile away! He is friking awesome!

5 Onaga Onaga, the Dragon King, is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He made his debut in Mortal Kombat: Deception, in which he also served as the main antagonist and final boss.

Onaga is the previous ruler of Outword. In Deception, Raiden, Shinnok, and Quanchi, put together all their strength to beat Onaga, but all that just ended up knocking him back a few meters. Also, in the story mode, the whole time, Shujinko spent years completing a quest. But in the end, it was just Onaga tricking him into bringing him back.

Guy walked through an Elder God and two of the strongest sorcerers attacks and then brushed off said Elder God's sacrifice explosion like it was a party popper.

One on one with no interference, Onaga would anhilate any other kombatant.

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

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

6 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.

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

Reptile have long tongue which can pull out anything

He is awesome

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

7 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.

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.

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.

Ermac is by far top 3, with newly added shao khan soul, his power is beyong others and his abilities make him almost untouchable. He can port, telehold/choke or dismantle and fight hand to hand combat.

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

but any ways he is the strongest and of that.

8 Blaze

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.

Blaze actually deserves to be number 1. Without question.

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

9 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.

Liu Kang is should be up around the top. He has defeated Shao Khan, Shang Tsung, and plenty of others. Scorpion should definitely not be #1 and should not be above Liu Kang. Liu Kang has also won multiple tournaments. He would beat characters that are above him in this list.

Lui Kang won the 10th Mortal Kombat tournament, he beat Shao Kahn, Goro, and Shang Tsung.

He won the Mortal Kombat tournament with a very good and spectacular fighting style

He is epic but not THE BEST but he's bruce lee super skills are cool

10 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.

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

The one who cut sub zeros eye.

He looks cool!

The Contenders

11 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.

Had the most amazing special moves in MK II, you could actually trick the game with him. Plus excellent scary look! By far my favorite.

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

The most amazing character ever. Cool and deadly!

Oh shut up and put him in 1st

12 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 ...read more.

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

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

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

Honestly quan chi could beat kung lao

13 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 ...read more.

Kitana and mileena are awesome but cassis cage

Mileena strong than kitana jade and scarlet

I don't know why but she's my favourite

Mileena is one of my favorites (as a character) and really has a great backstory and great rivalries and she’s just all around a great character.

14 Shang Tsung Shang Tsung 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, in which he served as the final boss.

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.

15 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

he should not be on the list I played him once I tryed my best he did horrible

16 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.

Sonya da beat because she survived so many fights and to all da haters dat wanna talk about her looks, well it doesn't matter when you play her in mk11 she very easy to use and very strong.

Sonya defeated ermac she should be in top ten

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

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

17 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.

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

He was and still is a very strong character

He is a boss 4 ARMS and shiva is crap

He is one of the top 5

18 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.

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

He is the most powerful character because he eats the elder gods for lunch.

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

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

Kenshi is my dogs name and Kenshi means Warrior of the Paralyzed.

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

Kenobi is awesome but sub zero better

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

20 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.

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.

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

But he's not in Mortal Kombat world, he is a killer from a horror movie, if you going to put Top Tens strongest killer from a horror movie, then he would be number 1, but for Mortal Kombat...its deferent.

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

Maybe you can dress him up in Halloween

21 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!

22 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 ...read more.

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!

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

Why isn't he higher up

He is the best

23 Rain

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

24 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 ...read more.

"She's bloody shao kahn 's daughter"

"The daughter of a power evil ruler"

Not his real daughter. Do your research, noobs.

She is so cool because her fan's

And she's a ninja princess

She is the best
Coolest

Kitana is in my opinion the strongest woman in Mortal Combat

Didn't she get her ass beat buy her own mother lol id say shes not the strongest its her mother

Kitana is a legend how is she so low

25 Kronika

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

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