A lot of people have the misconception that Mortal Kombat is popular because of its fatalities.
Although the gruesome finishers are a big part of what makes Mortal Kombat so unique, it's really the characters that have allowed MK to survive and thrive for so long.
From iconic series mainstays like Scorpion and Raiden to newer characters like Takeda, Mortal Kombat has introduced some pretty awesome characters over the years. With every new game in the series comes even more fighters to pick from, and improvements on older ones.
The reveal event showed a potential launch roster of 26 characters, which means we have about 19 more that we don't yet know about. Out of those 19, we're pretty sure that most of them will be returning fighters rather than new, as has been the case in previous games.
That just leaves the question - which fighters will be returning, and which will be left behind?
Mortal Kombat 11 is introducing yet another time-travel story to the series, which means that pretty much any character that has ever been in the series is fair game at this point.