Thursday, 5 May 2016

Mortal Kombat Characters I Feel Were Just "Too Important" Or "Beloved"

I felt the following Mortal Kombat characters were just "too important" or "beloved" in some way. This is in no specific order.

Liu Kang

He may not be the most popular character, some people don't like him. Maybe he can be viewed as that "Bruce Lee clone" later ended up more of a Chinese version of Street Fighter's Ryu. So what's with him? I felt like some of his moves having "dragon" with them, his Dragon fatality, his MK Arcade Drop fatality, his MK3 friendship and his current promotion as ruler of the Netherrealm made him an important mascot. I wonder was his plotline where he and Kitana got promoted to replace Shinnok in the Netherrealm meant to give him another mascot role? Granted, Mortal Kombat as of current is under Netherrealm Studios. Plus, after he was supposedly killed in Deadly Alliance he makes a major return in Mortal Kombat Deception, he wasn't missed out in MK vs. DC and he's back for MKX as Netherrealm's version of Evil Ryu. Too bad though, they didn't give him a few more moves to show his evil side.

Kung Lao

If Liu Kang went from Bruce Lee to Ryu, I felt like Kung Lao is the Ken Masters of the series in some way. Okay he didn't appear in any MK Media outside canon except MK Legacy but I can't deny the guy seems necessary. He was missing in MK4 but was returned in MK Gold but I don't know why he didn't return in MK Unchained. Even if he's less popular but still, I felt like he's part of this list.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Mortal Kombat Villains Who I Felt Had Interesting Concepts But Didn't Get Their Potential Fleshed Out

Here's a list of Mortal Kombat villains who I felt were pretty interesting but didn't get their potential fleshed out.


Kintaro was introduced in Mortal Kombat II as Goro's stronger replacement. I'd agree he's really that difficult in the second game. His plotline was where he replaced Goro as Shao Kahn's new general and is said to be more powerful and agile than his predecessor. He returned in Mortal Kombat Trilogy as a playable boss character and sometimes took over Motaro's slot. But after Trilogy, he simply faded away into obscurity where some unproven rumor suggested that he was vaporized by Raiden but was proven false by MK: Deception. In Shaolin Monks, he's merely introduced only to be killed off by Liu Kang and Kung Lao. During Armageddon, he was seen part of the Army of Darkness but his storyline wasn't even expanded for somebody who's even more powerful than Goro. I felt like the non-canon Malibu Comics had given more personality than he was in the games. Mortal Kombat X later showed him to die in quite the dumbest way possible where a possessed Sonya Blade uprooted his head. I guess even with his strength, Goro is still that beloved Shokan over him.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Why I Think Timeranger's Ending Can't Fit Well Into Time Force

After doing some Timeranger vs. Time Force comparisons, there's really a lot of stuff that I thought just won't fit well with Time Force. Time Force might as well be considered as a fun season, not meant to be depressing like Timeranger was. So how can it not fit in? Here's what I think why it just won't freaking work. Plus, most post-Timeranger Super Sentai seasons were much less serious except for Go-Busters.

Alex being the "real villain" may not work

I'd probably want to focus on what if Captain Alex Collins was sooner or later meant to be like Captain Ryuya Asami. Both of them were the red rangers of their era while they were also a descendant of the red rangers. When Alex returned and somehow survived or what, I was thinking would it be possible Alex allowed himself to be hurt by Ransik, he faked his death and was confirmed to be alive? Or would Ransik's stay in the year 2001 actually have caused Alex's revival? It's not really explained but what if it were planned that Alex himself was actually responsible for allowing Ransik to escape and that he was actually trying to cheat death? Granted that Eric Myers was supposedly scheduled to die like Naoto Takizawa, what if Alex was scheduled to be the "real villain" instead of Ransik.