Mortal Kombat 12: 10 Underrated Characters We Want To See

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Mortal Kombat has always been one of gaming's most popular franchises. Known for its blood and gore, it has garnered controversy throughout the years while amassing a huge fanbase. Currently celebrating its 30th anniversary across 2022, from arcade beginnings to 2019's 11th main instalment, Ed Boon and co. have come a long way.

Of course, this franchise wouldn't go far without its roster.

Fighting games need compelling or at least visually interesting characters for players to be enticed. For Mortal Kombat, this means fan-favorite characters such as Scorpion, Sub Zero, Raiden, Johnny Cage and more. And with the inevitable release of the next instalment, presumably called Mortal Kombat 12, these characters are a sure get.

While these well known characters are sure to have a spot in the roster, how about the more obscure ones? Characters who deserve potential or haven't received much attention compared to their popular brothers and sisters?

After all, smaller characters such as Fujin and Bo Rai Cho have made their returns in recent Mortal Kombat games. For the next game then, which underrated characters from the franchise's colorful history deserve their return for the upcoming game?

10. Daegon

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Daegon was one of the antagonists in 2006's Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. As the child of god Argus and Delia, he was the brother of Armageddon's protagonist Taven, as well as half-brother of the purple ninja, Rain.

Though he and his brother were put to sleep for years and guarded by their respective dragons, Daegon was woken up prematurely. Because of this, he was corrupted, even enslaving his dragon and forming the Red Dragon Clan. Daegon served as the antagonist of the game's Konquest Mode where he clashed with his brother and eventually confronted him.

Despite his sibling being the main character of the game they were introduced in, Daegon was a far more compelling character. As a fallen hero, he added much to the lore of the franchise while being less bland than Taven.

While serving as the founder of the Red Dragon, he also was responsible for the death of Kenshi's wife which led to the blind swordsman and his son Takeda's quest to kill him.

While having been playable only once, Daegon actually has appeared in media post-Armageddon. He appeared as a background cameo in Mortal Kombat (2011), showed up in the Mortal Kombat X comic and had a brief appearance in Rain's ending for Mortal Kombat 11.

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