Top 10 Mortal Kombat Characters

With over 70 Mortal Kombat characters created for the Mortal Kombat video game series, there are lots of options to choose.  Here is a list of the top 10 characters from the series.  Choose any of these characters and you are almost guaranteed to win!

10. Sonya Blade

Sonya Blade is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat series. Debuting in the original Mortal Kombat game from 1992, she was a late addition to the game as developers decided deep into the development cycle that the game needed a female character.
"She is so fourth like she is sexy, deadly and she certainly isn't easy to beat catch like she did beat raiden and Kano in mortal kombat 9"


9. Baraka
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(shoryuken)


Baraka is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. Baraka was introduced in Mortal Kombat II in 1993 as an unpredictable warrior in service of Outworld emperor Shao Kahn.
"Once you figure out how to use him properly he can easily turn into one of the most OP characters in a game. Most of his fatalities are awesome as well. Also can I talk about his design? He looks awesome! Just pure perfection."

8. Ermac
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(youtube)

The character originated due to rumors over a diagnostics menu listing that displayed the text ERMACS, followed by claims of an alleged glitch in the first game. Rumors of the alleged character were perpetuated by video game magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly(EGM), and due to the growing interest, he was added by the series developers to the roster of playable characters in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, as a red palette swap of Scorpion.
"Great Ermac! Misterious, telekinetic, charismatic, awesome! Born as a glitch, one of the most interesting characters as is narrated: "We are Ermac! We are the souls... "


7. Johnny Cage
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(geektyrant)

Johnny Cage is a fictional video game character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games. He was introduced as one of the series' original seven player characters in the first Mortal Kombat game in 1992, and has become a staple of the series.
"Johnny Cage is a deadly character in the hands of an experienced player. I still laugh at the fact they kept his infamous "nut punch" from all the way back in the 90's movie when he punched Goro there!"

6. Kitana
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(youtube)

Kitana is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat media franchise, where she was introduced as one of the new player characters in the fighting game Mortal Kombat II in 1993. Since then, Kitana appeared in a majority of Mortal Kombat series' video games and its other media, including the films Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, and the series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, Mortal Kombat: Konquest and Mortal Kombat: Legacy, becoming one of the most popular and recognizable elements of the franchise.
"Kitana's the best. Mostly for the fans and wearing blue. And Talisa Soto in the movie... as a kid, she changed my notion of princesses for the better. She's beautiful."


5. Liu Kang
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(primagames)

Liu Kang is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Mortal Kombat fighting game series from Midway Games, introduced as one of the original seven player characters in the 1992 first game as a Shaolin monk who enters the Mortal Kombat tournament to save Earthrealm.
"Uh, are you kidding me? Liu Kang is so epic! Get this guy @ #1 right now or I'll become the dragon and rip your torso off! He can defeat Shao Khan with the flick of a finger!"


4. Reptile
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(youtube)

Reptile is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created for Midway Games by Ed Boon and John Tobias. He debuted in Mortal Kombat as a hidden opponent and appeared in subsequent titles as a playable character, also appearing in the merchandise and other media related to the series. 
"Reptile is hands down my favorite character in the entire MK series. He has the best fight in the movie universe and has some of the most compelling moves in the games; acid spit, reptilian beast form, invisibility, and all the most slippery, swift, and animal-oriented beastly movements. He's by far the best of the ninjas in terms of storyline (his race and background as well as loyalty to the main villains) and his service as a top General/Henchman goes hand in hand with his evil persona. Best character ever in MK."


3.  Raiden
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(youtube)

Raiden (also known as Lord Raiden, and sometimes spelled Rayden) is a video game character in the Mortal Kombatfighting game series by Midway Games. Making his official debut as one of the original seven playable characters in 1992's Mortal Kombat, he is one of the central characters of the franchise. Based on the Japanese thunder god Raiden-sama or Raijin,[citation needed] and portrayed in the series canon as the thunder god and appointed protector of Earth, Raiden defends the planet from myriad otherworldly threats alongside his handpicked warriors. He commands many supernatural abilities such as teleportation, flight, and control of the elements. 
"Without a doubt one of the most respected and celebrated characters in the Mortal Kombat series. Raiden is as old and as wise as time itself. An immortal being with vast combat experience and immeasurable power.He epitomises the statement "God of Thunder" (step aside Thor) and is the only individual who, on more than one occasion has scarified his own immortality to help aid his Human Being counterparts in the fight against the masked monster Shao Kahn. For that Lord Raiden, you are the best. enough said."


2. Sub-ZeroImage result for sub zero mortal kombat
(youtube)
Sub-Zero is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat series and one of the original characters in the first Mortal Kombat game in 1992. A mainstay of the series, Sub-Zero is the only character who has appeared in every main Mortal Kombat fighting game.
"If you notice sub zero is the only character that has defeated gods and survived the neatherealm by himself. Sub zero is actually the best character because in his own story he turned so powerful after obtaining the medalleon and defeating the ice god blaze. Subzero obtained a god status and infuriated the realm gods and ever since his gained status his adversaries have only known defeat. PS: that's why subzero is the best in the whole mortal kombat series."



1. Scorpion
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(youtube)

Scorpion is a recurring player character and occasional boss character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. His debut is in the first Mortal Kombat game. 
"I've been a mortal kombat fan ever since I was years old back in the 90's. To the people that might think that's a parenting fail... It's not their fault, I found it on my own and got to see it through other friends of mine. My parents were horrified to find out I wanted the first mortal kombat game! Haha for Halloween I was skorpion. I've been a fan of Skorpion a long time, an was him for Halloween many years in a row till I outgrew the event. I thought the film adaptation where his spike came out of his hand was much cooler than when they switched him to the chain weapon. Oh well, still my favorite character."


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