8 Guest Characters We Would Like to See in Mortal Kombat 11
With the new MK entry out, we picked eight game, comic and movie characters that we believe will make a great addition to the fighting’s roster, and imagined what their weapons and fatalities can be
Mortal Kombat 11 is finally here! We know the roster, but no matter how big it is, it always feels incomplete. It’s just so enticing imagining all our favorite characters duking it out, just like we did in our childhood. The series is known for having fun guest characters like Alien, Kratos, Jason Voorhees, and Predator, and MK11 won’t be an exception. However, we tried to steer away from the most obvious candidates, so no Doomguy, Spawn or Pennywise.
- Appearance: Fables comic book, The Wolf Among Us
- Occupation: Sheriff of Fabletown
- Weapon of choice: Claws and fangs
Who doesn’t love the gritty trench coat-clad detective from Fabletown? The protagonist from the extremely well-made Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us was an instant fan-favorite, and it’s easy to see why. He’s charismatic, cunning, quick-tempered and, what’s most important, very dangerous. He’s the perfect fighter thanks to his ability to change into the wolfman form at any time. He was known to go toe-to-toe with all matter of fantastical creatures, including a dragon!
Bigby Wolf is a powerful and extremely strong character. He’s a melee fighter who prefers the ‘’bar-fighting’’ method of disposing of those who wronged him. He also controls wind and has a powerful ’’huff and puff’’ ability to literally blow his opponents away with the force of a hurricane. He is also unaffected by cold, which isn’t great news for Sub-Zero. But fire, on the other hand, is quite lethal to him.
Intro: Enters the arena nonchalantly, with a cigar in his mouth. Might threaten with a couple of strong words, might simply start howling, which is cheesy but appropriate.
Possible fatality: In his wolf-like form Bigby can break his opponent’s neck with his bite. Or simply tear him or her to shreds with his claws.
The Mask (Stanley Ipkiss)
- Appearance: Comic series and the 1994 movie of the same name
- Occupation: Bank teller (in the film)
- Weapon of choice: Über-Guns as seen in the movie, big-ass hammer, knives, own fists – you name it
Many people will recognize Jim Carrey’s Stanley Ipkiss as their number one character. Quirky, crazy powerful and positively mad, he was most popular in the nineties, when we were blessed with both the movie and animated series. The film actually got a sequel in 2005, but let’s pretend it never happened.
While The Mask is not limited to Stanley Ipkiss, he’s still the most popular… mask bearer, so we talk about him. Even if The Mask has gone out of fashion, it still remains one of the most fun, creative and bizarre creations in the history of media.
So what can The Mask do? Well, almost anything. Think R-rated Genie: he’s virtually invincible, bends the rules of time and space, changes his size and has powers of transmutation. And he’ll feel right at home in the gory world of Mortal Kombat. The children-friendly movie might seem mild in terms of violence, but the comics are a whole other matter. That is The Mask we want to see. Ruthless, maniacal and endlessly cruel.
Intro: Stanley puts on the Mask and says one of his famous quotes, like: ‘’Smokin’!’’
Possible fatality: The Mask brings his Über-Guns as seen in the movie and makes Swiss cheese out of whoever is facing him.
Immortan Joe (Colonel Joe Moore)
- Appearance: Mad Max: Fury Road
- Occupation: Warlord
- Weapon of choice: Colt Anaconda, Ruger Vaquero
Mad Max: Fury Road might just be the perfect action movie, and Immortan Joe is an integral part of it. The power-crazy warlord with his own cult, he is one of the most consequential people left on Earth. In many ways thanks to his army of devoted War Boys, although he’s not exactly defenseless himself. The former Military Officer packs serious heat: he’s known to use Colt Anaconda and Ruger Vaquero, although he prefers to leave the Citadel only in The Gigahorse – his car/tank that literally mows down the enemies.
Immortan Joe is the perfect material for Mortal Kombat. Vicious, uncompromising and charismatic, he’s the classic villain you love to hate. Fury Road makes him look old and weakened, but that doesn’t mean he’ll go down without a fight.
Intro: Joe arrives in The Gigahorse. His appearance ‘’on stage’’ is accompanied by his well-known catchphrase, ‘’Mediocre!’’
Possible fatality: Joe returns to the car and obliterates his opponent with rear wheels of The Gigahorse.
- Appearance: Alien franchise
- Occupation: simple Warrant officer/Lieutenant 1st Class
- Weapon of choice: Flamethrower, Power Loader exoskeleton, Harpoon gun
If there’s any creature in the universe that’s scarier than a Xenomorph, it’s Ellen Ripley. A simple warrant officer from USCSS Nostromo is the first human not only to survive the encounter with the deadly alien but also to actually kill it. All throughout the movies, we know that she’s scared, but she carries on, and that makes her the ultimate badass.
Ripley may not look menacing, but she handles arms with mastery and can make a weapon out of virtually anything, including an exosuit cargo-loader, with which she almost beats the Queen to a pulp. In fact, the suit can become her main weapon against any enemy.
Intro: Ripley arrives in an exosuit, carrying a Flamethrower for good measure. She might say something like: ‘’Guess there’s another space trash I’ll have to get rid of.’’
Possible fatality: Using her cargo-loader’s manipulators, Ripley squashes enemy’s head like a watermelon and then tears the remaining lifeless body in half.
- Appearance: Yakuza series
- Occupation: 4th Chairman of the Tojo and many others
- Weapon of choice: Own hands and every item he happens to stumble upon
It’s fair to say that Kazuma Kiryu is a gaming icon. He’s seen as somewhat of an unofficial mascot for PlayStation and one of the most prominent characters in the history of the medium. As the main protagonist in Yakuza series, he is known to be fearless, incredibly powerful and ruthless, dealing with his enemies in lots of different ways, but usually with his bare hands.
While Kiryu is not a superhero, he’s as powerful as almost any other fighter. He can be lightning fast and extremely powerful and possesses the superhuman strength that allows him to lift and fight with heavy objects like motorbikes. Of course, he has also mastered martial arts like karate or judo, and can even wield a sword.
Kiryu is a powerful fighter thanks to his all-roundness. He can change styles according to the situation and uses any object that’s just lying around – a perfect cast for NetherRealm Studios’ game.
Intro: Kiryu appears in his signature white suit. He’s serious, focused and uninterested in taunting.
Possible fatality: They say he ‘’never killed anyone’’ but the overwhelming evidence from the plethora of games shows otherwise. Kiryu is a brutal fighter – a good fit the Mortal Kombat series. And he’s creative, too, capable of making any object his weapon. There are tons of possibilities of bloody fatalities: good old thumping until pulverized, decapitation with a sword or simple but tasteful skull crushing with an iron fist – you decide.
- Appearance: Assassin's Creed Odyssey
- Occupation: Misthios (Mercenary)
- Weapon of choice: Spear of Leonidas, Staff of Hermes
Kassandra might not be the first ever playable female assassin, but she’s still a star in her own right. A famous Misthios, renowned for her skills with all matter of arsenal, she was the granddaughter of famous King Leonidas I of Sparta, whose spear she uses as a primary weapon.
Kassandra is Spartan, which means she’s a trained warrior. She can face large groups of enemies and wields all types of weapons imaginable. She can use a shield to parry strikes, but, as most Spartans, prefers to fight without it. Her eagle Ikaros also takes part in skirmishes, clawing at the enemies from above.
Famous Spartan Kick which we remember thanks to the movie 300 (2006) is also Kassandra’s specialty, and it’s advisable not to go near the edges in her presence.
Intro: Kassandra enters the stage accompanied by Ikaros. She’s sassy and self-confident. She may say something in the realm of: ‘’It’s the last time you crossed me, malaka!’’
Possible fatality: First, Ikaros pecks out the opponent’s eyes, after which Kassandra makes a big leap in the air and impales the enemy on her spear like a kebab.
The Comedian (Edward Morgan Blake)
- Appearance: Watchmen
- Occupation: Mercenary, government agent
- Weapon of choice: His own hands, as well as a variety of firearms
The Comedian is a super (or anti-) hero we should remember more often. He comes from 1986 comic book series Watchmen, as well as 2009 movie of the same name.
The Comedian got his name thanks to his iconic “smiley face” button and the ability to laugh at almost anything. For him (or his persona) the whole world is a sadistic joke. But his enemies know better than to treat him as a clown: Edward Morgan Blake is actually a terrifying fighter who almost never loses.
The Comedian is a melee fighter of great power. He also knows his way around any type of weapon you can throw at him. He can be covert or go guns blazing. On top of that, he’s been known to be extremely intelligent.
Intro: The Comedian lights up his cigar with a flamethrower and says: ‘’Hey, I might be the Comedian, but this whole thing is too much of a joke even for me.’’
Possible fatality: With a smile on his face, Edward takes his pistol (with a smiley face), and starts beating his adversary with the handle. He continues to do so until the face is all but destroyed, after which he says: ‘’You might say I had the final laugh… again.’’
- Appearance: Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Netflix animated series
- Occupation: Vampire Hunter
- Weapon of choice: Vampire Killer whip, Stopwatch, Shortsword, Throwing knives
Trevor Belmontis the first person in history to kill Count Dracula, which commands some respect. Heis a famous vampire hunter who first appeared in Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse and then starred in Netflix series. His whip (which is appropriately called Vampire Killer) skills are legendary. He is a proud warrior who thirsts for justice.
Trevor is the last surviving member of his clan, and all he cares for is eradication of Dracula and safety of humankind. But his life began on a tragic note: after learning about Belmonts’ supposed love for black magic, the people they’ve sworn to protect destroyed their home, leaving Trevor all alone.
Belmont fights primarily with his whip, but can also use other objects at his disposal. He has “reflexes like a cat” and can fight off a crowd of enemies even when inebriated. He knows martial arts and is a skilled tactician. With his stopwatch, he can slow down time. In a fight, he prefers the whip but has no problems wielding a shortsword. Dracula can confirm.
Intro: Calm and confident, Trevor steps into the stage. He doesn’t taunt, but actually warns the enemy when he says: ‘’Last warning, this’ll get nasty...’’
Possible fatality: First, Trevor uses his sword to literally disarm (yes, that means he chops the hands off) his opponent, after which he decapitates him or her with a swift motion of the Vampire Killer.
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