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Mortal Kombat



One of the most popular franchises ever, and it is still going strong, which not many franchises are able to say, and with a new movie coming out, it is about to get even stronger. The deep and rich mythology of this franchise is likely what has kept it going.

The Tournament

Created by Ed Boone and John Tobias, Mortal Kombat began in 1992 with Midway Games, and I’m not sure how many people thought it would become what it has. My favorite of all time still is Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. The wide array of unique and compelling characters, each with their own motives and reasons for entering this very strange and mysterious tournament is what has made me so interested in it. I love good characters and good stories, and Mortal Kombat has plenty of both. More recently I’ve become heavily into the backgrounds of a lot of these characters.


The more recent gaming iterations of Mortal Kombat have made good use of the DLC , adding characters from DC Comics, Leatherface, Jason, The Terminator, and Rambo. It’s really quite fun for me to see these characters interact with the Mortal Kombat cast.


The other part of this that I find to be really fun is that the Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe game is canon with all the games that came afterwards, so when they added DC Comics DLC to the later games, they made references to the MK vs DCU events, which to me, is just fantastic, to weave a gigantic thread of a story like that, and have it all be canon.

The film in 1995 is a good film, considering what it had to work with and the characters it had to portray, I enjoy it a lot, and I am excited to see what James Wan can do with this franchise on film. It’s long and storied legacy will continue, likely for many more years.

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They recently added Rambo, Rain and Classic Mileena to the MK11 game roster through DLC. To me this is part of what has made MK so much fun, is the idea that anyone can enter the tournament. I personally love the trailer above, especially when Rambo comes out of the woods.

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