Only one new generation Killer Instinct fighter made the list of top 10 characters our readers would like to see in a new franchise installment

Who exactly are the most popular KI fighters these days?

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • January 6, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. PST

Update: This poll has closed and final results have been uploaded. You can view them after the jump below.

Earlier: He was very clear that this was not a tease, rather just more of an interesting social experiment, but Creative Director at Microsoft Studios Global Publishing, Adam Isgreen, took to Twitter earlier today to forward a fairly intriguing question:

"A thread on the #killerinstinct forums is discussing who should return if we do a new KI. I just threw fire on it for fun: Pick 10 of the 39 to return. Who stays? Why? I can't even decide myself! What's your 10?"

The most recent KI game brought back virtually all the characters from the previous games while adding more than a few guest fighters such as Rash from Battle Toads, Arbiter from Halo and General RAAM from Gears of War.

We couldn't very well let the opportunity for a poll of our own go by, and so we decided to make one with all (I think he made a slight typo in his tweet) 29 fighters. You're allowed to pick your 10 favorites from the list, and we'll make sure we shoot the results Mr. Isgreen's way when it's all said and done.

It's hard not to see the franchise poster children not make an initial line up, so we expect characters like Jago, Orchid and Sabrewulf will be close to the top of the results.

Still, this is a great opportunity to see how the new and more obscure characters (as well as the guest fighters) landed with the general Killer Instinct fan base.

Be sure to let us know who you voted for and why in the comments.

Which 10 Killer Instinct characters would you like to see return if they made a whole new game?

1. Fulgore: 264 votes / 7.1%
2. Spinal: 252 votes / 6.8%
3. Sabrewulf: 240 votes / 6.4%
4. Jago: 239 votes / 6.4%
5. Glacius: 233 votes / 6.3%
6. Cinder: 223 votes / 6.0%
7. Black Orchid: 215 votes / 5.8%
8. T.J. Combo: 198 votes / 5.3%
9. Hisako: 192 votes / 5.2%
10. Chief Thunder: 186 votes / 5.0%
11. Riptor: 177 votes / 4.7%
12. Sadira: 140 votes / 3.8%
13. Maya: 134 votes / 3.6%
14. Tusk: 118 votes / 3.2%
15. Kim Wu: 113 votes / 3.0%
16. Mira: 98 votes / 2.6%
17. Kan-Ra: 93 votes / 2.5%
18. ARIA: 83 votes / 2.2%
19. Aganos: 82 votes / 2.2%
20. Rash: 79 votes / 2.1%
21. Gargos: 58 votes / 1.6%
22. Shadow Jago: 56 votes / 1.5%
23. Eyedol: 54 votes / 1.4%
24. Kilgore: 42 votes / 1.1%
25. Omen: 40 votes / 1.1%
26. Eagle: 33 votes / 0.9%
27. Shin Hisako: 30 votes / 0.8%
28. General RAAM: 29 votes / 0.8%
29. Arbiter: 26 votes / 0.7%

Total votes: 3,727


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