Your guest character pick?

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#1 Posted by ka385385 (56 posts) -

So who do you want to be guest character this time? I would love to see Bloodrayne and Doom Slayer.

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#2 Posted by nutter (1888 posts) -

Anything that fits in the universe is fine by me. I thought Kratos and The Predator were cool fits. I remember the Xenomorph being a little too man-like (which I get makes sense on some level due to Prometheus, but still...). There’s also the “is the IP holder okay with their character being horribly slaughtered and horribly slaughtering other folks” factor.

Doomslayer would be really cool. It’d be fun to see some of his kill moves translated into fatalities and brutalities. BJ from Wolfenstein would be great, too.

Is there justification to include Jackie from The Darkness? The whole gangster with guns but also a murderous tenticle demon thing would be fun.

I know we’ve seen Raam from Gear of War in Killer Instinct, but the right Gears character would be a fun fit. Cole would be a fun fit. Maybe Cait or Oscar? ...The Carmine brothers...

Guy from Splatterhouse could be a fun old school addition.

Raiden from Revengence? Maybe one of the enemies. The Senator would be hilarious.

General Sarrano from Bulletstorm?

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#3 Edited by nutter (1888 posts) -

The cast of The Raid or The Night Comes for Us (you can figure out the fiction, just make it happen!)

Nic Cage’s character from Mandy

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#4 Posted by Panfoot (312 posts) -

Continuing on the horror trend from 9 and 10, they really need to get Ash from Evil Dead/Army or Darkness in there, if just for playing Bruce Cambell as Ash off of Johnny Cage alone.

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#5 Edited by nutter (1888 posts) -

@panfoot: I’d be more into the older Ash vs. Evil Dead version of Ash, BUT YES!

EDIT: And, man, I never gave two shits about Johnny Cage, going all the way back to playing MK1 in the bowling alley up the hill from my childhood home...but they killed it with him in MK9. I don’t remember a ton about him as a character in MKX, but it seems like they’re leaning into him being a super capable aging goofball in MK11, which has me hoping he features well in the story.

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#6 Posted by ShaggE (9213 posts) -

I took a quick glance at what franchises WB owns, and I think the Barbershop license is exactly what Mortal Kombat needs. Maybe justify it by having Eve's character show up looking for whoever drank her apple juice. Sub Zero, perhaps?

Then she and Scorpion could team up! "He murdered my clan!" "So? He drank my goddamn apple juice!"

... No? Okay.

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#7 Posted by KingBonesaw (1356 posts) -

Triple H obviously.

Also, since they won't put him in Marvel how about Drax the Detroyer. I'm a fan of Dave Bautista's work and Drax was also one of my favourite characters in Disney Infinity so I'd like to see him in a fighting game.

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#8 Posted by ripelivejam (13101 posts) -

Bubsy.

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#9 Edited by cikame (2702 posts) -

Mortal Kombat Legacy introduced a character called Blue in the Raiden episodes, i always thought it would be cool if she was amped up and put into the game, i imagined she'd be like a Skarlet but instead of controlling blood it would be blue goo, also not a ninja like every other woman in MK, she could be a human protégé of Raiden.

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#10 Posted by not_a_bumblebee (98 posts) -

Keeping with their horror movie trend I would love the Tall Man from the Phantasm movies, Pinhead from Hellraiser, and Candyman Candyman Candyman Candyman Candyman. I am sure it would be a licensing nightmare but I want Nether Realms to make a straight up horror movie fighting game.

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#11 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (8817 posts) -

Guybrush Threepwood, mighty pirate. Honestly, I'd rather have new characters, or ones inspired by sources other than horror movies. Maybe go for some kind of Cthuluian monstrosity, or maybe some bleak-ass take on the Mad Hatter. Stuff like that.

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#12 Posted by ka385385 (56 posts) -

@nutter said:

Doomslayer would be really cool. It’d be fun to see some of his kill moves translated into fatalities and brutalities. BJ from Wolfenstein would be great, too.

Is there justification to include Jackie from The Darkness? The whole gangster with guns but also a murderous tenticle demon thing would be fun.

I know we’ve seen Raam from Gear of War in Killer Instinct, but the right Gears character would be a fun fit. Cole would be a fun fit. Maybe Cait or Oscar? ...The Carmine brothers...

I think Jackie from The Darkness is cool but Top Cow hasn't do anything about him for ages, but then again I'm requesting Bloodrayne so I guess it doesn't matter.

Kait Diaz or Myrrah would be my pick if they want to put Gear of War character in it.

@shagge said:

I took a quick glance at what franchises WB owns, and I think the Barbershop license is exactly what Mortal Kombat needs. Maybe justify it by having Eve's character show up looking for whoever drank her apple juice. Sub Zero, perhaps?

Then she and Scorpion could team up! "He murdered my clan!" "So? He drank my goddamn apple juice!"

... No? Okay.

Well recently WB publish the new Tomb Raider film, I actually always want to see Lara Croft in Mortal Kombat too, though she isn't exactly perfect fit into the game.

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#13 Edited by nutter (1888 posts) -

@ka385385: My gut reaction was to be dismissive of Lara Croft, but I think that could work. Tomb Raider games tend to wind-up in some sort of mysticism. There could be an excuse for her winding up in an MK game.

Lara get brutally killed and brutally kills in turn. Netherrealm has gotten more creative with their characters and fighting, so having a scrappy Lara Croft using her pickaxe, bow and arrow, and ropes could be interesting. Play into the survivor and hunter parts of her character.

Seeing Lara Croft merc someone in a Mortal Kombat Fatality way might be jarring...maybe they involve traps, explosives, and firearms? I guess hers would have to be more creative than shocking...

Anyhow, I’d pay a few bucks for a well-designed Lara Croft in MK11.

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#14 Posted by hmoney001 (1249 posts) -

Cyrax :(

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#15 Posted by Barrock (4103 posts) -

They've done Leatherface, Fredddy Kruger, and Jason Voorhees.

I don't know how well he would work considering his limited weapon set, but they need to do Michael Meyeres.

And Chucky.

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#16 Posted by ka385385 (56 posts) -

@nutter said:

@ka385385: My gut reaction was to be dismissive of Lara Croft, but I think that could work. Tomb Raider games tend to wind-up in some sort of mysticism. There could be an excuse for her winding up in an MK game.

Lara get brutally killed and brutally kills in turn. Netherrealm has gotten more creative with their characters and fighting, so having a scrappy Lara Croft using her pickaxe, bow and arrow, and ropes could be interesting. Play into the survivor and hunter parts of her character.

Seeing Lara Croft merc someone in a Mortal Kombat Fatality way might be jarring...maybe they involve traps, explosives, and firearms? I guess hers would have to be more creative than shocking...

Anyhow, I’d pay a few bucks for a well-designed Lara Croft in MK11.

As a big fan of Lara Croft I'd totally pay good money for her in Mortal Kombat as well, although I always feel like she is more of a Killer Instinct type of character. Since we don't have any character use bow and arrow for MK11 right now, maybe she will have a chance.

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I don't know how well he would work considering his limited weapon set, but they need to do Michael Meyeres.

I think he and Ash Williams are very obviously choice, and a bit of too obviously if you ask me, if they announce them it will literary surprise nobody.

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#17 Posted by papercut (4185 posts) -

It from It Follows

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#18 Edited by ShaggE (9213 posts) -

@barrock said:

They've done Leatherface, Fredddy Kruger, and Jason Voorhees.

I don't know how well he would work considering his limited weapon set, but they need to do Michael Meyeres.

And Chucky.

They could redo Freddy with the Robert Englund classic look and without the double gloves. And they got Englund in Injustice 2, so...

(I know it'll never happen, but I'd lose my shit with joy if they did that)

Chucky would be interesting since MK has never had small fighters before (Ferra doesn't count). Of course, they'd have to customize all of the animations/fatalities/etc., so that'll never happen either, but how cool would that be?

But yeah, Michael would be perfect. Or Ghostface, since he/they wouldn't look as weird jumping around as Jason did and Michael would.

Bah, I just want NRS to make a Terrordrome style game.

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#19 Posted by obcdexter (969 posts) -

How about Uma? The Bride from Kill Bill.

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#20 Posted by mezmero (3722 posts) -

I sort of want Ciri from Witcher 3 but I'm also not sure that I'd want to see her get eviscerated via fatality.

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#21 Edited by Rorie (5629 posts) -

Hear me out: Duke Nukem. Or, alternately: Doomguy.

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#22 Posted by snarfoogle (4 posts) -
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I want the edgiest DC character, someone too violent and/or obscure for Injustice 2. Brendan Fraser's character in the new Doom Patrol show would be a strong choice. Or remember when Bane broke Batman's back in the 90s and he got replaced by Azreal? But the most on brand choice is the Bat himself, albeit from a parallel universe where Batman is the Joker.

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#23 Posted by MrHadouken (364 posts) -

I am putting my money on Pennywise the popularity of the first in 2017 and part two in theaters in this year, not to mention it’s a Warner Brothers movie.

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#24 Posted by ATastySlurpee (639 posts) -

Spawn is like a 99.99% lock. McFarlane let it slip before the game was announced and Netherrealm and McFarlane just partnered for toys. Spawn is going to happen. I'd also say they will continue the horror trend and Pennywise will make it to coincide with Part 2 (& a WB property) later this year. Could see Doomguy as well. I'd put money on 4 MK (5 w/Shao Kahn) and 4 guests.

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#25 Posted by nutter (1888 posts) -

Fuuuuck, I want to see Tucker and Dale from Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.

I want to see those dudes reluctantly defend themselves and accidentally cause brutalities and fatalities.

Give me Ash vs. Evil Dead Ash, Tucker and Dale, and the Doom Marine.

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#26 Posted by Undeadpool (6912 posts) -

Jason Vorhees and the Predator were my two big picks, so this is just a victory lap for me.

I honestly think we're never going to get a proper, non-mobile WWE Immortals game, but those character designs and aesthetics fit PERFECTLY with MK, so any of those. Though whether or not WWE would allow them to be dismembered might be the same licensing nightmare as trying to get cars for Need for Speed games.

Beyond that, honestly: I'd love if they brought back Jason. He was a perfect tonal fit, and could easily become a recurring guest character. If we're fully pie-in-the-sky: Nic Cage's character Red from "Mandy."

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#27 Posted by hermes (2589 posts) -

@mrhadouken: That is a pretty good guess. Considering It 2 is due to release this September, I can totally see them featuring the clown as a guest fighter when the movie is nearer.

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#28 Edited by soulcake (2635 posts) -

I have to agree with Ben Pack here, it's time to bring Duke Nukem back, think off all the shitty taunts.

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#29 Posted by Nodima (2573 posts) -

@nutter said:

The cast of The Raid or The Night Comes for Us (you can figure out the fiction, just make it happen!)

Iko Uwais would be truly inspired casting. That guy has basically carved a career out for himself and redefined a genre by bringing fatalities to Indonesian cinema. His choreography proves he understands the fine line between realistic violence and cartoonish absurdity that Mortal Kombat thrives on. I'd even trust him with designing his fatalities himself!

I've skipped the DLC characters for both 9 and XL, but I'd probably splurge for Iko.

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#30 Posted by nutter (1888 posts) -

@nodima: Agreed on buying some sort of Iko Uwais character in a fighting game; Himself, his character

in The Raid, Headshot, The Night Comes for Us, etc.

I love Alien and like Predator 1 and 2 (for wildly different reasons), but even those characters just didn’t speak to me. I get that a more human breed of xenomorph makes sense given recent Alien films, but still...

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