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Worst Characters Introduced in each Mortal Kombat Game – MK1 through Trilogy

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • August 3, 2022 at 5:40 p.m. PDT • Comments: 9

With as many titles and characters as the nearly 30 year old Mortal Kombat property has under its belt, it's relatively easy to rifle off a handful of the most memorable and successful characters. That said, what about those who weren't all that memorable or successful?

Every game brings with it a collection of playable newcomers, some of which work and become franchise regulars while others simply miss the mark, garnering little to no charisma and not resonating much at all with fans. It's this latter group we're taking a closer look at today.

For this first look, we're putting the initial MK entries under the microscope to pick out the worst characters first made playable in Mortal Kombat 1, Mortal Kombat 2, Mortal Kombat 3, and (since there were a handful of extra characters added to the Ultimate and Trilogy updates for MK3) MK3's updates.

One of the most immediately intriguing parts of this venture has to be Mortal Kombat 1, as this was the game that started it all and includes seven fighters that all went on to be successful regulars.

Indeed, we have the likes of Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya, Kano, Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, and Raiden to choose from, and have to pick one of these iconic names as the worst.

Things don't get all that much easier in MK2 as the newcomers there include Baraka, Kung Lao, Reptile, Mileena, Kitana, Shang Tsung, and Jax. Do any of those pop out to you as clear picks for least impactful?

Check out the full video below and, if you enjoy the content and want to see more, please consider liking and subscribing over on our YouTube channel, and leaving a comment sharing which picks you agree and disagree with.

There are timestamps included below the video if you'd like to skip around for any reason.

00:00 - Intro
01:28 - MK1
03:10 - MK2
05:09 - MK3
06:56 - UMK3/Trilogy

Sonya blade 3D model credit:ZabZarock.

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