Mortal Kombat is a media franchise situated in the United States. This franchise is mainly centered on video game development. The original Mortal Kombat franchise was developed by Midway Games in 1992.
These video games are mainly associated with fighting and adventure genres. The developers of this franchise are Midway Games, Avalanche Software, Eurocom, Just Games, Interactive, Other Ocean, and NetherRealm Studios.
And the publishers of this mortal kombat games franchise are Williams Entertainment and Warner Bros. The latest release of this video game was held on 2019 April 23 and was named Mortal Kombat 11.
These Mortal Kombat characters have a high level of violence, action, and graphics in them. They have different moves designed to defeat the opponent in one go.
This video game is very popular among young people and adults after the Star Wars game. And has become one of the most selling game franchises in the world.
In this article, we are going to list the 30 best Mortal Kombat characters. And the Mortal Kombat character list characterization will be done on the basis of the following points :
- Raw Powers
- Fighting style
30. JOHNNY CAGE
Johnny Cage is one of the popular fictional characters in the Mortal Kombat fighting video game, and his dress can be edited as WWE legend John Cena.
This Mortal Kombat character Johnny Cage knows extensive martial arts techniques and karate skills. The weapons he uses in the game include Bowie Knife, Pistol, Nunchaku, and Brass Knuckles.
Johnny Cage’s look is very much similar to an American action movie star. This character’s first appearance was in the game Mortal Kombat Game (1992). John Tobias and Daniel Pesina created it.
This Mortal Kombat character is designed by Midway Games and NetherRealm Studios. The full name of this character is Kenshi Takahashi, and he appeared in the Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance 2002. The fighting styles of this character include Tai Chi, Judo, and Sanshou.
And the creation of this character is done by Ed Boon and Allen Ditzig. This character possesses sword skills and telekinetic ability. He also includes a weapon called Sento.
28. CASSIE CAGE
Cassie Cage is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. This character is designed by NetherRealm Studios. The fictional parents of Cassie Cage are Sonya Blade and martial arts actor Johnny Cage.
This character first appeared in Mortal Kombat X: Blood Ties, which was released in 2015. The weapons that she uses include handguns, nightsticks, and drones.
This character is a character from the Mortal Kombat series. And is a ninja with ultimate power. He is also related to the Black Dragon clan. The first look was released on Mortal Kombat: Special Forces 2011.
But in that game, he was there as a nonplayable character. The fighting style that he possesses is Earth elemental. He looks and is designed like a villain and is a brown-garbed ninja.
Kintaro is a character with ultimate powers and is played by Dave B. Mitchell. This character appeared in Mortal Kombat II, and in that game, he was just a sub-boss and nonplayable. But in the Mortal Kombat Trilogy game series, he became playable.
This character was also seen in the movie named Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms.
Goro and Kintaro, both the characters, are of the same race. And in the mortal kombat II, he was Kahn’s right hand. But later in the game, Kabal’s partner Kurtis Stryker defeated him.
Sektor is a character in the Mortal Kombat gaming series. This character was designed by both Midway Games and NetherRealm Studios. The origin of this character is China. And the weapons that he uses include Cybernetic, laser pistol, and pulse blades. The fighting styles of this character include Ninjutsu, Sambo, and Kenpo.
And this fictional character is developed by John Tobias. The first appearance of this character was shown in Mortal Kombat 3 1995. Sketor is the son of the Lin Kuei grandmaster.
Cyrax is also a character in the Mortal Kombat series franchise by Midway Games and NetherRealm Studios. The debut of this character was in Mortal Kombat 3 1995 as a cyborg warrior. The weapons that he uses are Bombs, an Energy net, a Sabre of Light, and Pulse Blades.
Ed Boon and John Tobias created this character. The fighting styles of this player are Ninjutsu and Sambo.
Nightwolf is a virtual character in the mortal kombat fighting game series by Midway Games and NetherRealm Studios. His first debut was released on Mortal Kombat 3 in 1995 as a Native American. This Native American shaman was selected to protect Earthrealm against outworld forces.
The creators of this character are Ed Boon and John Tobias. At his character’s ending, he defeats Blaze, gains ultimate powers, and becomes a living ghost.
Rain is a virtual character in the gaming series named Mortal Kombat. Rain debuted in the ultimate mortal kombat 3 1995 as a playable character and appeared in the arcade version’s attract mode. His father is Argus, his mother is Amara, and half brother is Taven.
The weapons that he uses are a storm sword and a jamadhar/katar. And the fighting style that he possesses is Zi Ran Men.
Goro is a virtual character in the Mortal Kombat gaming series. His debut was held as a sub-boss of the original Mortal Kombat gaming 1992. And again, as a sub-boss in Mortal Kombat 4 and in Mortal Kombat X. The origin of this character is an outworld warrior. The weapon that he uses is dragon fangs. His father is King Gorbak, and his brother is Duroc.
Goro fought for Shao Kahn, and he entered the first Mortal Kombat tournament and defeated Kung Lao, and became the new champion of the tournament. He belongs to the family of Shokan.
Jackson, also known as Jax Briggs, is a fictional character in the mortal kombat games. His origin is based in the United States. His first appearance was in Mortal Kombat II in 1993. And the fighting styles that he possesses are Judo and Muay Thai.
He also appeared in the movie mortal kombat legends: the scorpion’s revenge and the mortal kombat II. Jax’s daughter is Jacqui Briggs, and his wife is Vera Briggs. Both Jax and Sonya Blade run into subzero groups.
19. SONYA BLADE
Sonya Blade is a famous mortal kombat fighting game character. She is among the most recognizable characters in the whole mortal kombat game series. Sonya Blade debuted in the 1992 mortal kombat game as the roster’s sole female fighter. Martial artist Cynthia Rothrock inspires her character, and she is a military officer with the special forces.
The fighting styles that she possesses are Kenpo, Tae Kwon Do, and Karate. John Tobias, Luis Mangubat, Mark Lappin, and Atomhawk Design designed her character.
Frost is a female Kin Kuei virtual character in the Mortal Kombat gaming series. Her origin is from Earthrealm. And her species is Cyborg. The weapons that she possesses are Ice Dragons, Ice Drills, Ice Scythe, and Cybernetic weapons. Her fighting styles include Tong Bei and Yuan Yang. Her first debut was in Mortal Kombat: deadly alliance as sub zero’s apprentice.
She also appeared in Mortal Kombat: deception, unchained, and Mortal Kombat 11. She is categorized as a power-hungry ninja in the game.
Smoke is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat gaming series. His first debut was as a hidden opponent in Mortal Kombat II, and then he became a secret playable character in Mortal Kombat 3. And all this made him the franchise’s first unlockable fighter. The weapons that he possesses are Kunai, Battle Axe, and Harpoon. And he possesses Mi Tzu and Judo fighting styles.
Raiden and Liu Kang associate with the elder God during Lin Kuei and Sindel’s Attack. Sindel brokes Smoke’s neck, eventually killing him. Then Quan Chi collects his soul in the NetherRealm.
Raiden is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat gaming series. His character is based on the Japanese deity Raijin. And in the game, he is the God of thunder and possesses lighting powers. His origin is from heaven, and he appeared in the mortal kombat 1992 game. The weapons that he uses are War hammer and Staff. His brother is Fujin, the God of wind.
After he defeated the character Shinnok, he got the status of an elder god. And as a result, he got ultimate powers, such as the ability to teleport, the ability to fly, and to control the lighting.
15. SHANG TSUNG
Shang Tsung is one of the most amazing characters in the category of Villains in the Mortal Kombat gaming series. His origin is both Earthrealm and Outworld. The fighting styles that Shang Tsung possesses are Snake, Crane, and Mantis. He has Jian weapons to fight. His daughter is Mileena. He is a host of the traditional Mortal Kombat tournament.
Shang Tsung is an immortal villain who absorbs other people’s souls to retrieve his youth.
14. SUB ZERO II
Subzero II is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat gaming series. His actual name is Kuai Liang, brother of the original subzero. He is a warrior from the fictional world of the Lin Kuei clan.
And his character has the ability to control ice in many forms. His fighting styles are Shotokan and Dragon. Moreover, his first appearance was in the Mortal Kombat 1992 gaming series. His weapons include an ice scepter, a kori blade, cybernetic weapons, and a hammer.
Bi-han was originally subzero, but scorpions killed subzero during the first Mortal Kombat tournament. Then Bi-han’s younger brother Kuai Liang swore to take revenge on the scorpion and took his codename.
13. NOOB SAIBOT
Noob Saibot first appeared in Mortal Kombat 1992. During his initial stage in the gaming series, he was a black silhouette of the series’ other male ninjas. And later in the game, he was provided with his own fighting techniques and unique moves.
His original origin was China, but he got reborn in NetherRealm after he got killed. Noob Saibot is a new version of Bi-han as he exchanged his ice powers for dark magic. And became more powerful.
Ermac, also known as a red ninja, is a male ninja who resides in the outworld. His species include a fusion of souls and a fusion of Edenian souls. His weapon is Axe. And his fighting styles are Hua Chuan and Choy Lay Fut. The games in which he appeared are ultimate mortal Kombat 3, mortal kombat trilogy, mortal Kombat Advance, mortal kombat: Deception, mortal kombat unchained, mortal Kombat Armageddon, mortal Kombat Gold, mortal Kombat X, mortal Kombat Mobile, and Mortal Kombat 11. His character is a neutral character who allies with natives of the realms of the outworld.
His character has been hyped up since the beginning of the mortal kombat series. From the earlier games, his character has been hidden from the people. He is basically a mixture of souls that were destroyed in the outworld. However, he can be controlled but only by Shao Kahn and shadow priests. He rarely feels anything, but his telekinetic powers are so deadly that he can defeat multiple opponents at the same time. His allies are kung jin, Kenshi, Sindel, Jade, Kung Lao, Kitana, Sonya Blade, and Nightwolf. And his enemies are Shao Kahn, rain, Tanya, and Onaga.
Shujinko is a male Earthrealm human who resides in the outworld as well as in Earthrealm. His weapons include Dan Tien Dao and Kunai. His fighting styles are Mantis and Shaolin fist. He appeared in Mortal Kombat: deception, mortal Kombat: unchained, mortal Kombat X, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, and mortal kombat x comic series. Fujin, Apep, Sareena, Taven, Ashrah, Subzero, Kitana, Ermac, Liu Kang, and and Raiden are his allies. And his enemies are Mileena, Onaga, Shao Kahn, Shang Tsung, Baraka, Monster, and Quan Chi. He has gone through so many drastic changes from a young teen to a ninja-looking adult with ultimate powers.
In his youth, he receives training from an outworld martial artist. And on his winning, he got a gift from elder gods with the help of which he can copy the powers of anyone whom he fights with. His signature moves include spear throw, icy breeze, flaming fist, flying jinko, flip scissor kick, bicycle kicks, slide, and opponent slam.
Taven is a powerful and fan-favorite character. His origin was from the mortal kombat: Armageddon original trilogy. He is a Demigod and possesses high intelligence, godly powers, martial arts, and swordsmanship. His main goal is to defeat his brother Daegon and to protect Earthrealm from evil powers. His allies are Sonya Blade, Kitana, Fujin, Nightwolf, Shujinko, Blaze, Kung Lao, Johnny Cage, Caro, Orin, Kenshi, forces of Light, and Jade. And according to the current timeline, his allies are Kenshi, Takeda Takahashi, elder gods, and Edenians.
His enemies are Goro, Shang Tsung, Baraka, Kabal, Shinnok, Shao Kahn, Daegon, Kano, Kobra, Mileena, Cyrax, Noob Saibot, Sektor, Reiko, and Smoke. In the game, he is voiced by the actor Paul St. Peter. He is associated with the fire element in terms of power. He also possesses teleport powers and can throw fireballs at his opponents.
9. QUAN CHI
Quan Chi is a demon who resides in NetherRealm. He uses spiked mace and Broadsword as his weapons. And his fighting styles include Tang Soo Do and Escrima. He appeared in many mortal kombat gaming versions like Mortal Kombat Mythologies: subzero, mortal Kombat Gold, mortal Kombat: deadly alliance, Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, mortal kombat x, mortal kombat mobile, mortal kombat: unchained, and many more.
Quan Chi is well-known for his dark magic and ultimate supernatural powers. He is a powerful enemy for both Earthrealm and Outworld characters. His main enemies are subzero and scorpions. And as a sorcerer, only Shinnok, Shao Kahn, and Shang Tsung can match his powers. His frequent character is portrayed as an antagonist and an ally to the fallen elder God, Shinnok.
Fujin is an Earthrealm’s God. He uses a plasma crossbow, devastator, and Kusanagi no tsurugi as his weapons. Fujin possesses a Lui He fighting style. He made his appearances in Mortal Kombat: sub-zero, mortal Kombat 4, mortal Kombat Gold, mortal kombat: unchained, mortal Kombat: deception, mortal Kombat: Armageddon, mortal kombat mobile, and many more.
Fujin is the God of wind and one of the protectors of Earthrealm. He is the younger brother of Raiden. He acted as a supporting character in the whole Mortal Kombat gaming series.
Fujin came back to mortal kombat 11 as a part of the aftermath story mode in the game. His enemies are Shinnok, an army of darkness, Shao Kahn, quan chi, noob Saibot, and Shang Tsung. And his allies are Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage, Sindel, Ermac, Kung Lao, Taven, Kenshi, Raiden, Fire god, Earth god, and Sub Zero.
Shinnok belongs to the species of elder God. And resides in NetherRealm. He is the fallen elder God. He is very powerful and is the elder God of death. His first debut was in Mortal Kombat: Sub Zero as the main antagonist and the final boss.
Then after that, he gets back into Mortal Kombat X, in which he serves as the main antagonist of the game’s story mode. The weapons that he possesses are Naginata, Amulet staff, Bone Scythe, and Bone Pollaxe.
His fighting styles include Mimicry and Kuo Shou. He appeared in many gaming series of mortal kombat like Mortal Kombat Mythologies: subzero, mortal kombat 4, mortal kombat: deception, mortal kombat II, and many more.
6. LIU KANG
Liu Kang is a fictional Bruce Lee character in the Mortal Kombat gaming series. Midway Games and NetherRealm Studios present this series. He is Earthrealm’s greatest warrior and champion of all time. Bruce Lee inspires his character. And he is the main hero in the whole series. The weapons that he possesses are the dragon sword and Nunchaku.
His family includes Lee Kang and Lin Kang. The fighting styles that he possesses are Pao Chui, Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, and Shaolin Quan. When Liu Kang accidentally got killed during Shao Kahn and Raiden’s fight, his soul was collected by Quan Chi and was turned into an evil version of Liu Kang.
Blaze is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat gaming series 1992. Initially, he was not playable in the game, but in the game Mortal Kombat: deadly alliance, he became playable as a secret character. And finally, in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, he became the final boss. He possesses fire powers created by Argus and Delia, which is equal to other gods’ powers in the game.
He is also one of the most powerful beings in the mortal kombat universe. And he carries ultimate powers that can be absorbed by his opponents who try to defeat him.
His fighting styles are Hapkido, Jeet Kune Do, Xing Yi, and Flames. He appeared in many gaming series like mortal kombat II, mortal kombat trilogy, mortal kombat: deadly alliance, mortal kombat: unchained, mortal kombat mobile, and many more.
Onaga, the Dragon King, also a street fighter, is a virtual gaming character of the Mortal Kombat gaming series. This character made his debut in Mortal Kombat: deception. And in that gaming series, he was the main antagonist and a final boss among the other sub-bosses.
And after playing the role of a secret character in the previous series, he finally became playable in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. In the deception series, he uses Blaze’s power to get revenge on Shao Kahn and becomes a god in Armageddon.
3. SHAO KAHN
Shao Kahn is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat gaming series. He is immortal and is also the emperor of the fictional world of the realm. And also as a Major Villain in the whole gaming series.
His family includes Sindel, Kitana, Skarlet, and Ermac. The weapons that he possesses are Spear, War hammer, and Staff. His fighting styles are Tai Tzu and Lui He.
He is so powerful that he can absorb others’ souls to increase his own power, and for that, he uses soulnados. And once Liu Kang, Raiden, and Kitana defeat him. And his father is the evil elder God Shinnok, who possesses evil fighting prowess powers.
Mileena is a fictional character and is also among the strongest female ninjas in the Mortal Kombat gaming series. She was introduced in mortal kombat II and appeared as a clone of the Edenian princess Kitana. Her origin is from the outworld.
The weapons that she possesses are Sai and Longsword. Her family includes Sindel, Shao Kahn, Shang Tsung, and Kitana. She is also the first female in the mortal kombat game. The powers that she possesses are teleport, back roll, and biting the opponent with her deadly teeth.
1. KUNG LAO
Kung Lao is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat gaming series. Franchised by Midway Games and NetherRealm Studios. This character is a Shaolin monk, and his first debut was in Mortal Kombat II. He is the primary hero and a protagonist of the spin-off Mortal Kombat adventure: Shaolin Monks.
The weapons that he possesses are a Razor-rimmed hat, Battle Axe and Broadsword. And his fighting styles are Mantis, Shaolin First, White Lotus, and Wing Chun. He is a member of the white lotus society and follows his great ancestor Kung Lao, but he is wiser and does not like to fight without any good reason. He has trained under the supervision of Bo’ Rai Cho, one of the best trainers of Earthrealm. His powers are similar to Liu Kang in terms of martial arts techniques, karate, and agility. His signature moves include hat throw, hat grinder, wind teleport, double pass teleport, dive kick, 3D shield, tornado, ground hat, and hat spin.
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