Mortal Kombat has been the most popular western fighting game
franchise since its debut in 1992. Developed originally by Midway Games, the
franchise has been released by Netherrealm Studios since 2011.
As of the
release of 2019’s Mortal Kombat 11, there have been eleven main series games
(including 2008’s Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe) as well as a selection of
updated version and spin-off titles.
The franchise is notable for its violence in comparison to
other mainstream fighting game franchises like Street Fighter and Tekken, with
characters able to dismember and kill each other in devastating ‘Fatalities’
and ‘Brutalities’. Despite this, many of the characters in Mortal Kombat continue
to return time and time again for each new entry.
Mortal Kombat has 78 original characters playable through the
different iterations of the franchise, as well as 11 guest characters and 11 DC
characters playable in Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe. Fans have many characters
which they have grown attached too over the almost 30 year history of the
franchise. But as with every franchise, certain characters are more beloved
than their counterparts.
Which Mortal Kombat characters reign supreme in the
eyes of the fans among the host of Elder Gods and palette swapped Ninjas on
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