On a thrilling cinematic adventure, my spouse and I eagerly indulged in the grandeur of the silver screen to witness the epic release of Mortal Kombat. As the credits rolled, a tantalizing hint of future movies within the same gripping Mortal Kombat universe left us yearning for more. And lo and behold, our fervent wishes were granted as Mortal Kombat 2 was officially greenlit! Bursting with anticipation, I couldn’t resist compiling a roster of beloved Mortal Kombat characters that I am absolutely ecstatic to witness in the upcoming Mortal Kombat 2 movie.
Characters, Lore, and Action in New Mortal Kombat (April 2021) Movie
The Mortal Kombat (April 2021) movie featured a roster of familiar characters who had previously been brought to life on the big screen. This edition of the universe showcased iconic figures such as Liu Kang, Mileena, Raiden, and Shang Tsung, whose presence resonated with fans. On the other hand, Nitara, Kung Lao, and General Reiko made their impressive debut in this film adaptation. It brought me immense joy to witness the inclusion of special moves from the characters’ video game counterparts, paying homage to their rich legacy. Moreover, subtle allusions to the realms’ lore added depth to the narrative. And, of course, the intense action sequences were nothing short of exhilarating, with fatalities that were undeniably, well, fatal!
Baraka: Brutal War Chief Emerges – Formidable Character in Mortal Kombat 2 Movie
Baraka commands the Tarkatan tribe, a nomadic group of indomitable demon warriors known for their fearlessness and barbaric nature. As loyal servants to the dominant and formidable fighters who govern Outworld, the Tarkatans have often forged alliances with Shao Kahn’s forces throughout various storylines. In the movie, Shang Tsung references the powerful ruler, and I even caught a glimpse of a statue depicting Shao Kahn’s likeness within the realm of Outworld. Baraka’s presence and the ties to Shao Kahn’s domain hint at a rich and intriguing storyline waiting to unfold.
Baraka’s previous portrayal in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) left much to be desired, as the character had minimal screen time and lacked any voice lines. Curiously, my sentiments towards Baraka mirror those I hold for Darth Maul from Star Wars – both are underrated figures in the realm of cinema. However, I firmly believe that they possess untapped potential to claim their rightful place on the throne of iconic characters. With great anticipation, I yearn for Baraka’s inclusion in the Mortal Kombat 2 movie, I envision him as a merciless war chief, an evolved and formidable combatant, and a commanding force that epitomizes the lethal essence of Mortal Kombat.
Bo’ Rai Cho’s Impact as the Drunken Fist Master in the Mortal Kombat 2 Movie
Master of the drunken fist, Bo’ Rai Cho is a trainer of Earthrealm elites. His most notable disciples, Liu Kang and Kung Lao, defend against the threats of Outworld. Although Bo’ Rai Cho is native-born in Outworld, he serves as a major ally to Raiden and the Earthrealm protectors. Due to his birthplace, he opts out of participating in the Mortal Kombat tournament. His principles and ideals starkly contrast with those of Shao Kahn.
Bo’ Rai Cho embodies the fusion of three people. Bajie’s wild nature from Into the Badlands. The essence of Bacchus, the Roman god of revelry. And third, Jackie Chan’s drunken technique in The Forbidden Kingdom. It is the sheer unpredictability of this drunken master that makes him a formidable force. With his unique fighting style, Bo’ Rai Cho employs a range of special moves, including flatulence, drunken antics, fire manipulation, belly flops, and seismic stomps. Adored by fans of the Mortal Kombat series, his character presence holds great anticipation for the Mortal Kombat 2 movie. Enthusiasts are eager to witness this beloved character execute mesmerizing fatalities!
The Enigma of Ermac: Souls United in a Relentless Fighter of Outworld
Ermac is a confusing character throughout the Mortal Kombat universe. To keep it simple, he is a collection of souls harvested from people who died during the wars of Outworld. Unfortunately, Ermac is usually controlled by Shadow Priests under Shao Kahn’s control. Using the powers of telekinesis, teleportation, and the ability to travel between realms, Ermac does whatever is required to help the realm of Outworld. His stature accompanies a legion vibe, referring to himself as “we” and “us” because of the many souls that reside within him.
A blind swordsman soon freed Ermac from Shao Kahn’s control, but Ermac still remained loyal to Outworld. As a thank you for freeing his mind control however, he taught the blind swordsman how to use the telekinetic slam. The blind swordsman I’m referring to leads me to the next character on the list.
Kenshi Takahashi: A Fusion of Daredevil and Professor X
Think of Daredevil mixed with Professor X, and you probably have a solid image for Kenshi Takahashi. Shan Tsung was responsible for his blindness. Kenshi is a determined man and did not let the blindness stop him from achieving greatness. He wields a katana, contains powers of telekinesis and telepathy, and can sense life energies, even ones sealed inside objects.
Raiden recruited Kenshi to fight for Earthrealm, and Kenshi is heavily involved with taking out the Red Dragon clan. He also works alongside Jax and Sonya who have intel with Special Forces. Kenshi’s and Ermac’s storylines are closely related in multiple iterations of the Mortal Kombat characters. It would be awesome to have both in the Mortal Kombat 2 movie. Shang Tsung is also responsible for both characters becoming who they are, so it would fit nicely into the MK sequel.
D’Vorah: The Last Kytinn Warrior, Protector of The Hive
My favorite character on the list, D’Vorah. This female insectoid is the last surviving member of the Kytinn race, a species of insects that bond together into humanoid form. She allies with whoever is the ruler of Outworld in order to protect her birth place, The Hive. Her motivation stems from the pure necessity to keep her species alive. The Kytinn’s realm was conquered by Outworld. This ultimately forced D’Vorah to enlist her services to the emperor to avoid becoming a slave. She rose through the ranks, eventually becoming second-in-command to Outworld ruler, Kotal Khan.
I loved playing D’Vorah in Mortal Kombat X and watching the brand new character bring uniqueness into the series. She is so different compared to the typical ninja and martial arts fighters. Ad I am a sucker for unique and different. D’Vorah hit all the marks for me. Please, Mortal Kombat 2, put this amazing character in your movie.
Unveiling Rain: The Mysterious Edenian Traitor and Elemental Master
With various titles attributed to him, including Son of Argus, half-brother of Taven and Daegon, Protector of Edenia, Edenian Traitor, and Edenian Prince, Rain is a figure shrouded in mystery. This demi-god is known for his mischievous nature and deceitful tendencies. He originates from the realm of Edenia. The same realm as Kitana, Jade, and Mileena. Rain takes a treacherous path, betraying his own realm to fight alongside Outworld.
Rain, an exceptional elemental manipulator, commands the forces of water and lightning with unparalleled prowess. With his demi-god abilities, he can summon thunderstorms in an instant, unleashing their destructive might. But that’s not all—he possesses the extraordinary skill to fashion weapons from water. Open portals to the water realm, transform into liquid form, and summon lightning. Even seize control of enemies by enclosing them in a commanding bubble, bending their bodies to his will, albeit temporarily. Rain’s mastery over the elements marks him as an extraordinary force to be reckoned with.
The Rise of Kintaro: A Feline Character for the Mortal Kombat 2 Movie
When delving into the world of four-armed species in Mortal Kombat, the Shokan stand out for their unforgiving nature. Among the Shokan, one name rises above all others—Goro. While Goro made his mark in the debut Mortal Kombat film, I personally never held much interest in him. However, the character I truly yearn to witness in the Mortal Kombat 2 movie is Kintaro.
Hailing from the Tigrar clan of the Shokan, Kintaro possesses a striking resemblance to Goro. He has a few extra perks though. Added ferocity of sabretooth fangs, razor-sharp claws, and other feline attributes. Beyond his formidable physicality, Kintaro wields raw strength, unparalleled agility, enduring stamina, and an intriguing ability: fire breath. Towering over Goro in size and might, witnessing Kintaro clash with Johnny Cage in a sequel would undoubtedly put his power to the ultimate test. Prepare for a battle that showcases the true magnitude of Kintaro’s might.
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