The time has come to settle some debates. We have worked our way through 60 contenders, from all walks of life and various games. The votes to get here have been cast, the reasons made clear in the comments. Now we fight one more time, blades swinging, spells slinging and boi screaming.
Get ready to have your say as tomorrow the winner of our hampers will be announced as we crown the champion of this kharacter battle.
With Mortal Kombat 11’s recent launch, we will be giving away two Mortal Kombat 11 hampers to two lucky winners that consists of the following:
- Mortal Kombat 11 game (PS4/XBO)
- Mortal Kombat 11 Key Chain
- Mortal Kombat 11 Cap
- Mortal Kombat 11 Bottle Opener
How do I win?
We’re going to keep it real simple. Take part in the discussion here on the site in the comments in any or all of the rounds over the next three weeks (sorry, Facebook, Twitter and the forum comments won’t be considered) and you’ll gain yourself an entry. Winners will be drawn and announced on Friday, 3 May. Should you win you’ll get to choose the format of your choice between PS4 and Xbox One.
Good luck and enjoy the Mortal Kombat 11 Kharacter Battle!
The poster child Ninja of the Mortal Kombat universe has been around since the very first game in 1992 and 27 years later he’s still here scorching his opponents with hellfire. Other abilities include necromancy and summoning and when that doesn’t work he’ll just revert to his classic spear chain to pull his enemies towards him for some… err… shall we say, fireworks? GET OVER HERE!
Kotal Kahn (MK11)
Being the Emperor of Outworld is no mean feat, and Kotal Kahn makes it look easy. Born of a race with superhuman strength, Kotal Kahn is so powerful he was worshipped by the Mayans as their god of war. He can also strengthen or heal himself using the power of the sun, or turn it into deadly beams. Superhuman strength, magic and a powerful warrior? What else could he need? Well, what about summoning objects and polymorphism?
You should never play with fire, though we think electricity is even higher up on the ‘don’t play with it’ list. Raiden is the God of Thunder and protector of Earthrealm. He is very likely the most powerful being in the Mortal Kombat universe where other contestants fear his presence. He can teleport, fly through the air and shock foes out of existence. This is one God you don’t want to mess with and in Mortal Kombat 11 he’s turning to the dark side. Oh dear…
You get powerful and then you get catastrophic overpowered beings. Cetrion is new to the world of Mortal Kombat, but she so happens to be the sister of Shinnok (who got killed in Mortal Kombat X) and daughter of Kronika. That alone won’t make her a threat. She dominates Nature and Life – Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. Hell’s Wrath, Deadly Winds and Tendril Pull are just some of the devastating moves her contestants will have to deal with. No, it’s not looking good for anyone, but her.
Princess Kitana of Edenia has had thousands of years to perfect her fighting techniques, as well as her assassination craft. For a long time she was Shao Kahn’s most trusted assassin, often sent to kill those who tried to leave the Mortal Kombat tournament, or deal with pesky competitors before they reach the finals. Armed with razor-sharp battle fans and martial arts expertise, you don’t want to have her coming for you.
El Presidente (Tropico)
We thought that we got rid of El Presidente rounds ago, but his 2IC Penultimo, found some loophole in our competition rules involving coconuts, smuggling and a pirate ship full of armed men with no visible identification but all praising the name of El Presidente, we had to let him into the final. Apparently In Tropico, El Pres can stop voting altogether or imprison or assassinate anyone standing in the way of his ambitions, so we will uh. Yeah.
Kuai Liang is the younger brother of the Sub-Zero you played as in the first game who also had the power to control ice. He can freeze opponents in their tracks with his ice blast and follow that through with a slide. Manipulating his opponents with ice is his greatest strength and he’ll do so using ice clone. He’s the other token Ninja in the Mortal Kombat universe and he’s as popular as that ‘yellow Ninja’ for a reason.
Big Daddy (Bioshock)
Who does the repair work on a city at the bottom of a sea? Someone in a really thick diving suit, built not only to withstand the pressure at the bottom of the ocean, but also to handle the dangers of construction work while underwater. They later were retasked with protecting Little Sisters from Splicers. Armed with a massive drill, or a rocket launcher and turrets, Big Daddies are not just people in a big suit of armour. They are genetically altered to increase strength and agility, while the suit provides life support and further strength, while protecting them from the cold and pressure of the deep ocean.
Noob Saibot (MK11)
Noob Saibot is one of the most tragic characters in the Mortal Kombat franchise, but that doesn’t mean you should pity him or expect an easy time when he is around. Noob Saibot is what remains of the previous Sub Zero, Bi-Han, who was killed by Scorpion. Left dead with his skull and spine removed, Quan Chi revived him, turning regret and hate into something physical. Now he is something else, a being of darkness from the Netherrealm. Using shadow copies of himself, teleportation and a wicked scythe, Noob Saibot doesn’t ever fight fair, and seems to shrug off attacks that would kill others.
Dante (Devil May Cry series)
When you’re introduced as the son of the demon Sparda it should already be enough to have his competitors running for the hills. Dante is a paranormal mercenary, private investigator and vigilante Devil Hunter that eats evil demons for breakfast with a glass of supernatural beings on the side for good measure. Armed with his trusty trio of Rebellion, Ebony and Ivory there is absolutely nothing that’ll stand in Dante’s way, and if there is he might just get serious and put his new hat Faust on and smashes into you on his demonic motorcycle Cavaliere that splits into dual chainsaw axes.
Kratos (God of War)
Did you really think we could have a fight involving multiple worlds without attracting the attention of the God of War? Kratos is prodigiously strong, durable and skilled with many weapons. Without a weapon he is still a great threat, landing bone-crunching blows with his fists. Add in his Leviathan axe or the Blades of Chaos and he is capable of controlling the fight at any range.
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