The Mortal Kombat series is gigantic. It's always been leaps and bounds ahead of any fighting game peers in terms of fan popularity and being part of the cultural zeitgeist, and Mortal Kombat 11 is the best-selling game of 2019 so far.
The series has been on an upward trajectory for a long time and the sick minds at NetherRealm seem to be experiencing something of a creative renaissance.
I say that because Mortal Kombat had a seriously poor period in the early-to-mid 2000's. It's easy to forget now because the series is so popular and sells so well, but over a decade ago, Mortal Kombat was worth little more than an eye-roll to game critics. Games like MK Deception, Deadly Alliance, Armageddon and Shaolin Monks saw the series hit an all-time low, even if it was still a household name.
That's not to say those games were without merit; they were fun enough, but they also represented a creativity low point. Of course, every era of Mortal Kombat produces a few dud characters, but that middle era was especially guilty.
So today we're going to look at the worst moments from the entire MK series. The worst characters ever created, those that weren't worth playing at the time and are better left forgotten. However we won't let them be forgotten that easily.
Read on and prepare to take a trip down a cringeworthy memory lane.