I doubt any MK character could really contend with Marvel at this point. The game is so inconsistent it's literally ridiculous. Stats and reputation mean absolutely nothing in the MK universe, considering that pretty much any given character can defeat the other. Only recently have we received some solid feats through the MKX comic book series, but even then, not much is shown. The only thing we know for certain that the Mortal Combat characters are strong enough to crush human bones and easily decapitate their enemies,which doesn't prove anything since these "enemies" don't have the feats to support that they can take or dish out some serious damage. Plus,most Marvel characters can crush their opponents too, the only reason they don't is because they hold back, and even then they manage to defeat enemies beyond the MK cast.
The only one I'vouch for in this list is Raiden winning against storm, since he can basically teleport behind here and rip out her spine or something along thous lines, but the rest? They all get floored quite handily.
Having said that, it won't be too long before we get some solid feats for the MK cast , since comics can basically ground the characters and provide much needed consistency.
Well Damn Sami, you've managed to completely slam dunk me in the reviewing department with a single review...and I've been doing this for 3 years. ^_^
A very well written blog. You've pretty much covered all the essential points. Hell, I have never played a final fantasy game in my life, and yet reading this review kind of got me excited(even with the 7/10 score :P), which isn't something that happens easily, and frequently since I don't move out of my comfort zone when it comes to trying movies, games, comics, etc I don't generally gravitate too. Basically, awesome job!
Also, Gladiolus seems like a character I'd like in general , can't imagine why, though. :)