After over 900,000 votes, we're narrowed down the Mortal Kombat series to the top 20 kharacters (extremely subtle reference). Did your favorite differently-colored-vest ninja make it? How about your lady-wearing-virtually-no-clothes of choice? Your personal top stupidly-difficult-and-frustrating boss battle? You won't have to wonder long, because the results are below. And don't forget to test your might by complaining how wrong everyone was not to vote for your favorites in the comments.
Why should dudes have all the fun? While Mortal Kombat is often derided (mayyybe rightfully) for having a bunch of dude ninjas that are virtually identical-looking (give or take a few color switches), people often forget that Mortal Kombat II introduced the feminine equivalent with Mileena, Kitana, and Jade. One of the most memorable amongst these three ridiculously skimpily-dressed ladies was Mileena, perhaps best remembered for a) being ridiculously skimpily-dressed (although she started out pretty modest compare to her current design) and b) hiding a messed-up demonic mouth under her bandana (much like Bret Michaels). But on top of that, Mileena was just a ridiculously solid fighter from MKII on, since she's really motivated to win the tournament and use her winnings to get some dental work done (or take over the Earthrealm, whatever).
When Mortal Kombat III came around, the developers had a problem - they'd swapped palettes of lady ninjas and dude ninjas, so what was left? Then it hit them: ROBOT NINJAS. Sure, the entire notion of these cyborg fighters was kinda in the face of the ancient kung-fu tone of the rest of the series, but whatever CUZ ROBOT NINJAS. What else more could kids want in the mid-90s other than excessive violence and robots punching mall cops? Which brings us to Sektor....he was the red one.
18. Sonya Blade
A former law enforcement agent, super effective fighter, and the only female option in the original Mortal Kombat, Sonya Blade is something of a major achievement in fighting games: she's probably one of the least sexualized female characters in a major fighting franchise. Granted, she's still extremely sexualized, but compared to Mileena she looks like a nun. Also, she's managed to be one of the more grounded and strong-willed characters in MK history, even though in the 1st movie they somehow manage to make her a damsel in distress even though she can burn people to a crisp with a kiss. Major missed opportunity there.
The original badass with four arms and a really ugly ponytail, Goro served as the penultimate boss of the original Mortal Kombat - and one of the most frustratingly difficult battles in videogame history. Although, judging by how badly Johnny Cage's sucker punch to the balls knocks the wind out of him, he may also have four of something other than his arms, if you catch my drift (talkin' quad-dicks), which puts him at a pretty huge disadvantage.