Mortal Kombat 11 is by far the most violent, bloody, and sickening Mortal Kombat ever made. To the delight of fans, the game has a long list of classic characters that have returned to the game after years, as well as other newcomers belonging to the game's universe and other well-known guest characters from other franchises. Check out the full list of characters below!
One of the most badass anti-heroes in comics, Spawn was an extremely skilled soldier and assassin who was killed by his own partner. In Hell, Simmons struck a deal with the demon Malebogia to see his wife again in exchange for leading Hell's army. Now, Simmons has returned to Earth with a new identity: Spawn, whose outfit is actually a symbiotic being that grants him numerous abilities such as super strength, regeneration, shapeshifting, and more.
After almost 8 years out of the Mortal Kombat console games, Baraka returns in MK11 more violent and bizarre than ever. Its terrifying appearance is greatly enhanced by the game's high-quality graphics, and as if the teeth and blades protruding from its arm weren't enough, the mutant now shoots spikes from its back (splashing blood through the holes every time it does). Macabre!
Introduced in Mortal Kombat X, Cassie Cage is the daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade. Cassie is a Special Forces Sergeant and her abilities (and personality) are a mixture of those displayed by her parents: superhuman strength and speed and the use of various technological devices.
Another character introduced in Mortal Kombat X, D'Vorah is formed by several colonial insects that came together to form a humanoid being. The character belongs to the Kytinn species and acted as Prime Minister to Kotal Kahn to avoid becoming a slave. Her abilities are all insect related, as well as having several extra limbs that can be used both offensively and defensively.
Erron Black is a mercenary gunslinger in the employ of Kotal Kahn. His look is exactly like the gunslingers of the Wild West and the character has perfect aim for both pistols and rifles. Erron Black also has access to sand bombs, dynamite, sword and caltrops. As if that wasn't enough, the character has great melee and improvising skills in the manufacture of new weapons.
First introduced in Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance, Frost was Sub-Zero's apprentice, but turned against his master after he formed an alliance with his arch-rival Scorpion. After being defeated by Sub-Zero, Frost had her body cybernetically modified, which granted her several new abilities, such as launching her head like a missile. Frost still has, of course, several ice-related abilities.
Jax's daughter, Jacqui is a professional boxer trained directly by the Special Forces. Like her father, Jacqui also has a modification to her arms: a pair of electronic gauntlets that greatly increase her strength, fire bullets, missiles and even plasma beams, depending on the variation you choose.
One of the classics, Jade first appeared in Mortal Kombat II and became a playable character in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Along with Kitana (whom she was a childhood friend of) and Mileena, Jade was one of Shao Kahn's professional assassins, but turned against his master after Kitana rebelled. The character combines mastery of melee combat and staff use with magical abilities capable of controlling the direction of projectiles.
Princess Kitana's childhood friend,
Jackson Briggs, known to all as Jax, is a cybernetically altered soldier belonging to the Special Forces. His debut took place in Mortal Kombat II, and his presence in almost every game in the franchise makes him one of the most popular characters in the game. His main feature is the devastating strength of his arms, which, on top of that, shoot projectiles.
The Mortal Kombat showman is still around. Johnny Cage is another character present since the beginning of the franchise and, since then, his characteristics haven't changed much. The character is highly trained in various martial arts, has physical strength far above normal for a human and certain magical abilities arising from the control of his own energy, allowing him to protect his body with an aura and even throw energy projectiles.
Even though he is one of the oldest characters in the franchise, Kabal has been out of the games (as a playable character) since 2022. Despite his appearance, Kabal is one of the good guys in the game and, in MK11, he is servant to then Emperor Liu Kang and Emperor Kitana. , along with Jade and Kung Lao. The character possesses super speed capable of turning him into a blur that destroys everything in his path.
One of the few characters featured in the very first Mortal Kombat game, Kano is the leader of the Black Dragons criminal organization. In events leading up to the start of the franchise, Kano had his face disfigured by Jax, which is why he wears an iron plate and a device in place of his right eye, capable of shooting laser beams. To the delight of all Mortal Kombat fans, in MK11 Kano still has his most famous move: Cannon Ball, in which he shrinks and throws himself with speed at the opponent.
Kitana is back with her deadly fans. The 10.000-plus-year-old former princess has become Empress, but other than that, there's not much new to her characteristics in combat. In addition to ninja skills in hand-to-hand combat, Kitana uses her fans as projectiles and is able to manipulate the wind with them.
Introduced in Mortal Kombat X, Kotal Kahn was also Emperor of Outworld, as was Shao Kahn. After being betrayed by his master, Kotal kept himself alive through the experiments of Shang Tsung, who was eventually killed by Shao Kahn, who was eventually killed by Raiden, releasing Kotal Kahn forever (what a killing!). His abilities involve solar energy control, jaguar transformation, telekinesis and spells that grant buffs.
New to Mortal Kombat II, Kung Lao has always been a fan favorite of the franchise. In MK11, the character seeks to prove his worth to Liu Kang, but remains the same pacifist as ever. His skills, of course, remain his mastery of kung fu and the use of his bladed hat, which can be thrown as a projectile in several different ways.
Considered the game's protagonist, Liu Kang arrives in Mortal Kombat 11 at the height of his career: Emperor of the Netherrealm. Like Kung Lao, his combat characteristics remain the same, and his famous flying, as well as his flying PEDALS remain in the game.
Out of the game for several years, Noob Saibot finally returns to Mortal Kombat. Noob Saibot was the original Sub-Zero, but after his death at the hands of Scorpion, the character was resurrected by the sorcerer Quan Chi, who took away all that was human in Noob Saibot. Since then, the character uses his control over the shadows, using them to throw projectiles, teleport, among other uses.
Raiden has been present in the franchise since the first game and is one of the very few playable characters in all titles. The God of Thunder possesses several supernatural abilities such as control over electricity, conjuring thunder and lightning, flying, teleporting, etc. Due to his God status, Raiden is prohibited from directly participating in a Mortal Kombat (the tournament) unless he assumes a mortal form.
Get over here! One of the franchise's main mascots, Scorpion, like Raiden, debuted in the very first game in the series and is one of the playable characters in all titles. His infernal abilities are still present, being able to control fire, teleport, create temporary clones and, of course, his famous chain spear capable of pulling the opponent close.
Skarlet is one of Shao Kahn's assassins along with Kitana and Mileena and, let's face it, she has the most incredible powers. The ninja is able to control blood, both her own and that of her opponents. With this, Skarlet can fire projectiles, create new weapons and even turn into blood to teleport.
Sonya was the first female character featured in Mortal Kombat. Currently, Sonya is a General of the Special Forces. As usual, her abilities involve very high agility and speed and the use of technological devices in her favor. In MK11, even her pink energy beam is fired from a high tech weapon.
Sub-Zero needs no introduction. The classic ice controller ninja makes is one of three characters (along with Raiden and Scorpion) that is playable in every game in the franchise. In MK11, Sub-Zero appears with abilities very similar to those already known: conjuring ice weapons, freezing the ground, sliding on ice, creating ice walls, etc.
Cetrion makes her first appearance in Mortal Kombat 11. The character is a goddess responsible for protecting Life, Virtue and Light, but that doesn't stop her from delivering extremely violent blows. Her powers could no longer be stolen: manipulation of earth, water, fire, air, and light. With this, Cetrion is able to combine the elements and create metal, ice, magma and energy.
Another Mortal Kombat 11 newcomer, Geras is a servant of antagonist Kronika. Geras describes himself as "a fixed point in time", having died several times, always coming back stronger. The character is so old that he even witnessed the Ice Age! His abilities include weather and sand manipulation. By controlling time, Geras is able to dodge blows or prevent enemies from dodging his. Sand control allows him to create weapons and shields, in addition to turning himself into sand to avoid blows.
A newcomer, Kollector is a tax collector for Shao Kahn. His main feature is his bag capable of carrying a veritable arsenal of weapons and utensils, all collected during his tax collections.
Shao Kahn (DLC)
The last boss of several games in the franchise, Shao Kahn is also one of the enemies in MK11. The character is known for his superhuman physical strength, his ruthlessness and his fondness for executions. Shao Kahn also possesses super speed and magical abilities, being able to utilize the same green energy as Johnny Cage, Jade, Nightwolf, etc, but with much more mastery.
Shang Tsung (DLC)
The last boss of the very first Mortal Kombat, Shang Tsung is one of the most well-known villains in the series. The sorcerer has fallen victim to a curse by unknown beings that forces him to suck people's souls to stay alive. With it, he is also able to take on the appearance of other people and copy their abilities. Like his arch-rival Liu Kang, Shang Tsung has several fire-related abilities.
Nightwolf is a Native American historian and shaman. The character is, and always has been, one of the kindest in Mortal Kombat. His abilities also involve mysterious green energy, which he is able to summon through his spiritual power. With it, Nightwolf is able to conjure various types of melee weapons and projectiles. In addition, the Indian is able to summon three spirit animals: a bear, an eagle and a wolf.
The Terminator (DLC)
I'll be back! And she came back here! T-800 (or Model 101), better known as THE TERMINATOR OF THE FUTURE, entered as a guest character in Mortal Kombat 11. With the appearance of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the cyborg maintains all the characteristics of the movies in which he appeared, and uses various weapons, strength superhuman strength and incredible stamina, but the best thing is that he lands a Fatality and says "You will not be back!".
A fan favorite from Mortal Kombat III, Sindel is back as a playable character after an 8-year hiatus. Fortunately, all of her signature moves are still here. Sindel is able to control his hair and use it in various offensive and defensive ways, in addition to being able to produce devastating sound waves through his screams.
Yes, the Joker is in Mortal Kombat, and more violent and sadistic than ever. With an arsenal of killer toys and explosives, Joker retains all his finesse and charisma as he engages in bloody combat. The villain even uses a Batman doll to attack while mimicking the hero's voice!
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