Mortal Kombat 11: all the characters and who they are
31 Mar, 2022
Mortal Kombat 11 is by far the most violent and savage game in the series. To the delight of all fans, this video game has a long list of classic characters that return years later. In addition, new ones are added that bring a different flavor to the saga, as well as guest characters from other franchises. If you're looking to meet every Mortal Kombat 11 character, keep reading!
The characters on this list are those from Mortal Kombat 11 that you can only get by purchasing individual DLCs or the Kombat Pack. Some of them belong to other franchises, like Spawn or Terminator. In addition, there are familiar Mortal Kombat characters returning to the roster of fighters in this format.
Spawn - Nuevo
Spawn is one of the badass antiheroes in superhero comics. Known first as Al Simmons, he was a highly skilled soldier and assassin who was killed by his own partner. In Hell, Simmons made a deal with Malebogia to see his wife again, in exchange for leading Hell's army.
Upon returning, Simmons takes on the identity of Spawn, with a symbiotic suit that gives him abilities such as super strength, regeneration, or shapeshifting. A brutal addition to the roster that fits right in with the Mortal Kombat universe.
Yes! The joker par excellence of DC Comics joined the ranks of Mortal Kombat 11, more violent and sadistic than ever. Joker has an arsenal of explosive and murderous toys, and every move is made with his own unique charisma. He always uses every opportunity to taunt and create chaos, and even mimics Batman's voice!
Shao Kahn is known to be a regular final boss in the franchise. He also appears as an enemy in MK11, and now we have the opportunity to play as him. He stands out for his superhuman strength, cruelty, and taste for executions. And it doesn't end there! He also possesses great speed and magical abilities, using the same green energy as Johnny Cage, Jade, Nightwolf.
A master of combat, fierce and fearsome at all times. Tremble!
For those who don't remember or haven't played it, Shang Tsung was the first boss of the Mortal Kombat franchise. This sorcerer is one of the most well-known villains, who was the victim of a curse caused by unknown beings. Therefore, he is dedicated to absorbing people's souls to stay alive. Thanks to that, he can take on the appearance of other people and copy their abilities.
Like his archenemy Liu Kang, Shang Tsung possesses various abilities related to fire.
Nightwolf is a Native American historian and shaman. He is one of the most good-natured characters in the entire Mortal Kombat franchise, which is a breath of fresh air! He uses green energy for his abilities, which he can access thanks to his spiritual power. With it, he can summon different types of weapons and three animals: a bear, an eagle, and a wolf.
Terminator is back! Perhaps he was in the wrong time and world, but it is not out of place in the game. Armed with the imposing looks of Arnold Schwarzenegger and his cyborg-like abilities, the Terminator T-800 is more than ready to tear opponents apart. Whether using weapons, his incredible strength, or unmatched resistance, the most brutal thing is that he makes you a Fatality and says "You will not come back!".
Sindel was a fan favorite in Mortal Kombat 3 . She is now back, after disappearing from campus for nearly a decade. Fortunately, she still possesses her trademark punches, being able to use her hair offensively or defensively. Additionally, she produces devastating sound waves that anyone in her presence would explode.
Classic Mortal Kombat Characters
In this section, you will find characters who are regulars in the Mortal Kombat franchise, or who finally return after years of absence. It is the main body of the squad, made up of no more and no less than 21 excellent characters. And they are all just as wild and talented!
Baraka hadn't appeared in a new Mortal Kombat for several years, so it's a joy to see him again, as violent as ever. His terrifying appearance is enhanced by the powerful graphics of this installment, as if those claws, or those teeth, weren't enough anymore! On top of that, he can now shoot spikes, releasing a little blood each time. Macabre and terrifying in equal parts!
Cassie Cage, the daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, was first introduced in Mortal Kombat X. She is a sergeant in the Special Forces and both her ability and her personality are a mix of her parent's. Therefore, she uses her superhuman strength while taking advantage of technological devices to hunt down anyone who gets in her way.
D'Vorah was also another character that came out in Mortal Kombat X. His appearance is worthy of the worst nightmares, with a set of insects that come together to give a humanoid form. This character belongs to the Kytinn species and acted as Kotal Kahn's prime minister to avoid being a slave.
His abilities are always related to insects, and he has extra limbs that he uses in the deadliest ways possible.
Erron Black is a gunslinger and mercenary in the employ of Kotal Kahn. His appearance is very reminiscent of the Wild West and his marksmanship on both pistols and rifles is most enviable. As extra weapons, Erron Black uses dynamite or a sword, among other things. As if all this were not enough, he knows close combat techniques and unexpectedly can make new weapons. A complete fighter!
Frost first appeared in Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance. She is an apprentice of Sub-Zero, but she came one day where she betrayed him to form an alliance with Scorpion. After being defeated by Sub-Zero, Frost modified her body. She is now a cybernetic woman who can launch her head like a missile and of course, she still has ice-related abilities.
Jax's daughter, Jacqui Briggs is a professional boxer trained by the Special Forces themselves. Just like her father, she has modifications to her arms. Her electronic augmentations allow her to punch harder, fire bullets, missiles, and even launch plasma bolts. A deadly woman!
Jade is one of the most classic characters in the saga, appearing for the first time in Mortal Kombat 2 . Along with Kitana, a childhood friend, and Mileena, Jade was one of Shao Kahn's professional assassins. She turned against him, following in Kitana's footsteps. Jade demonstrates her mastery of hand-to-hand combat, making use of staff and magical abilities to control the direction of projectiles.
Jackson Briggs, known primarily as Jax, is a cybernetically modified Special Forces soldier. He made his name in Mortal Kombat 2 and has since appeared in almost every game in the series. Therefore, he is one of the most popular characters. His main strengths are? He uses his devastating force arms and fires projectiles. Simple and effective.
The Mortal Kombat showman is still around! Johnny Cage is another character who has been around forever and has hardly changed. This man knows different martial arts, has good physical strength, and can use magical abilities from time to time. This allows him to create an aura that protects him at the same time that he can launch energy projectiles.
Another longtime character in the franchise, Kabal has been absent as a playable character since 2011. Don't be fooled by his appearance; He is a good character! He serves Emperor Liu Kang and Empress Kitana, along with Jade and Kung Lao. This character has a super speed capable of transforming him into a blurred entity that destroys everything in his path.
Kano is another of the characters present in the first Mortal Kombat, leader of the Black Dragon criminal organization. Kano's face was disfigured by Jax, which is why he wears the iron plate and a device on his right eye. He can shoot laser beams with it! Much to the delight of all fans, in MK11 he can use the Cannonball, his most famous hit.
Kitana returned with her deadly fans as empress! This woman is over 10,000 years old, so her consolidated fighting style barely gets any changes. She makes use of ninja techniques for melee, as well as brandishing fans like no one else can, manipulating the wind with them and using them as projectiles.
Kotal Kahn was introduced in Mortal Kombat X and was an Emperor of Outworld as Shao Kahn. After being betrayed by his master, Kotal is kept alive by Shang Tsung's experiments. He was eventually freed when Shang Tsung was killed by Shao Kahn, who was in turn killed by Raiden. What a mess! His abilities have to do with solar energy, transformation into a jaguar, telekinesis, and spells that apply improvements to him.
We first saw him in Mortal Kombat II and since then he has become a fan favorite. In Mortal Kombat 11, Kung Lao wants to prove his worth to Liu Kang, but he is always very pacifist. He possesses mastery in Kung Fu and several times combines moves with his sharp hat. If you're not careful, he'll cut you up and down!
Liu Kang is considered the protagonist of Mortal Kombat 11 because he is also at his best. He is the emperor of Netherrealm! Just like Kung Lao, his combat characteristics are basically similar. As he could not be otherwise, he has his famous flying kick to give every villain what he deserves.
He left the saga temporarily, but Noob Saibot finally returns to Mortal Kombat. This was the original Sub-Zero, but he has been resurrected in a different form thanks to Quan Chi, after being defeated by Scorpion. Since then, Noob Saibot shows his mastery in controlling shadows, being able to teleport and hit enemies from unexpected angles.
Raiden has been in the franchise since the first game and is one of the few characters that is always playable. The God of Thunder possesses various supernatural abilities such as controlling electricity, summoning thunder and lightning, flight, etc. Being a god, Raiden cannot participate in the Mortal Kombat tournament, unless he assumes a mortal form. If not, it would be cheating!
Get over here! Scorpion is one of the star characters in Mortal Kombat. Like Raiden, he is also playable in all titles. His infernal abilities are still intact, being able to control fire, teleport, or create temporary clones. And of course, they couldn't miss his lethal chains!
Skarlet is one of Shao Kahn's assassins along with Kitana and Mileena, and she possesses one of the most incredible powers. She can control blood, both her own and that of others. With it, she can fire projectiles, create new weapons, and transform into the blood to quickly change position. If Mortal Kombat 11 is already bloody in itself, with Skarlet it is even more so!
Sonya Blade was the first woman we could see in the Mortal Kombat saga. In this installment, Sonya is a general of the Special Forces. As usual, she exhibits such high agility and speed that no one can catch up with her. As support, in MK11 Ella Sonya uses technological devices in her favor, being able to even shoot a powerful energy beam.
Sub-Zero needs no introduction. This classic ninja manipulates ice at will and is one of three characters that has always been playable in all of Mortal Kombat. In the case of this installment, Sub-Zero continues to use the same abilities. He conjures ice weapons, freezes the ground, slides on ice, creates ice walls, etc. Come on, ice everywhere!
New characters in Mortal Kombat 11
Finally, in this section, you will see who are the new faces in the list of combatants. It is the first time that we can control them in a Mortal Kombat, and we hope that it is not the only one. There are only three (not counting possible future DLCs), but each one stands on its own and brings a new flavor to the game.
Cetrion is a goddess responsible for protecting life, virtue, and light, but that doesn't stop her from delivering extremely violent killing blows! Her powers couldn't be more striking: she can manipulate earth, water, fire, and light. With this, Cetrion is able to combine the elements to create metal, magma, and energy. A nice addition to the Mortal Kombat 11 roster of fighters!
Another premiere for Mortal Kombat 11! Geras is a servant of the antagonist Kronika. He is described as a fixed point in time, having died multiple times but always coming back stronger than before. See if he is years old, he even witnessed the Ice Age! His abilities also include the ability to manipulate time and sands.
By controlling time, Geras can avoid hits or make enemies unable to dodge your attacks. Sand control allows you to create weapons and shields, as well as transform the sand itself to protect yourself from blows.
The latest new character for the Mortal Kombat saga is a tax collector for Shao Kahn. His main characteristic of him is to carry a large arsenal of weapons and utensils, all collected during the collection of taxes. If he shows no mercy to people who don't pay, he imagines against real combat rivals!