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7 Characters We Need In The Mortal Kombat Sequel

Mortal Kombat is a video game with a massive history, with currently eleven main video games, spin-offs, comics, novels, and previous video game adaptations, none particularly great. Thankfully, the most recent video game adaptation was okay to good (other than Cole Young), and the upcoming sequel leaves us discussing the 7 characters we need in the Mortal Kombat sequel…

7. Johnny Cage

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Johnny Cage

The most obvious entry in the list of the 7 characters we need in the Mortal Kombat sequel, and to be honest, the most guaranteed. After the ending of the first film, both with the poster on the wall and the dialogue with Cole Young and his former trainer, it seems obvious we’ll be getting the Hollywood acting icon in the sequel.

6. Noob Saibot

7 characters we need in the Mortal Kombat sequel
Noob Saibot

Another obvious character that’s a shoo-in for the sequel after the events of the first film. Sub-Zero succumbs to the combined might of Scorpion and Cole Young. In Mortal Kombat lore, Sub-Zero dies and gets reborn by Shang Tsung as Noob Saibot, and that definitely seems to be the path they’re going down.

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5. Kenshi

7 characters we need in the Mortal Kombat sequel
Kenshi

A blind swordsman with fantastic fighting and telekinetic abilities, he has a long history and hatred of Shang Tsung, and it wouldn’t be difficult to use that as a reason to bring him in for the sequel. Plus his particular skillset would be far removed from what was already on screen in the first.

4. Reptile

7 characters we need in the Mortal Kombat sequel
Reptile

Debuting in the original game as a secret, hidden character, Reptile is a humanoid with a full of reptile-looking face. Terrifying and cunning in equal measures, he’s an Outworlder with direct links to many of the villains of the series, so again, it wouldn’t take much to find a way to bring him in.

3. Nightwolf

7 characters we need in the Mortal Kombat sequel
Nightwolf

A Native American relying on his trusty tomahawk to do the majority of the damage he deals, Nightwolf can also imbibe his weapons with his green, mystical energy, and other than Raiden, there’s a distinct lack of energy manipulators in the first film.

2. D’Vorah

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D’Vorah

With some of the most gruesome fatalities in the entire franchise, D’Vorah is an insect-like woman who can at a moment’s notice change her body into a swarm of bugs, devouring her enemies. As if that wouldn’t look both graphic, unsettling, and amazing on the big screen.

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1. Baraka

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Baraka

My top pick in the list of 7 characters we need in the Mortal Kombat sequel, is a humanoid from the Outworld with his own motivations and agendas, Baraka is all teeth and blades. A general in the Tarkatan army, he’s spent most of the franchise’s history as an antagonist to the main group, loyal Shao Kahn and his daughter, Mileena. As a reminder, Mileena was gruesomely killed in the first movie, so a Baraka revenge motive isn’t exactly pushing the boundaries for his character.

That’s my pick for the 7 characters we need in the Mortal Kombat sequel, but who would you choose and why?

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Written by Luke Addison

Luke Addison is a writer for Fandomwire. He's an avid consumer of all things movie, TV, comics and gaming, especially Marvel.

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