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#1 Posted by TheAcidSkull (20303 posts) - - Show Bio

He's still awesome, though.

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#2 Posted by TheAcidSkull (20303 posts) - - Show Bio

@jaken7 said:

A present.

To: Your funnybone

From: Imgur

What Khan says at this point makes it all the more hilarious.

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#3 Edited by TheAcidSkull (20303 posts) - - Show Bio

Speaking of inconsistencies. If Cyber Sub-Zero turned human after being cured of being a revenant, how come Jack didn't get new arms?

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#4 Posted by TheAcidSkull (20303 posts) - - Show Bio

@jaken7 said:

@theacidskull said:

@jaken7 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@theacidskull: Did you notice that in the game Kotal Khan's blueness is just warpaint but in the comics the Oshtek have actual blue skin?

I noticed that, and it bugged the hell out of me. Incredibly confused and annoyed that wasn't caught by NRS or DC.

WAIT WAIT! I thought the other Skin was the paint?!o_O I still thought he was blue!

THE F*CK!?

Nah, he had a regular toned complexion that was partially painted with white war make-up.

Plus, the texturing of the in-game model of the blue Kotal Kahn clearly implies uneven flaky layers. As in paint.

That's lame. I thought his people were supposed to be Blue, judging from the comics. I hate dumb mistakes like that

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#5 Posted by TheAcidSkull (20303 posts) - - Show Bio

@jaken7 said:

Wait...

@theacidskull said:

especially when it's clear that they wouldn't have been able to beat shinnok

...when was this made clear?

As I said,

@jaken7 said:

4 rookies were able to do it. Why would multiple kombatants, a huge army, and 4 rookies not be able to?

Well technically it was Cassandra who pulled it off. Briggs and Takeda were heavily injured, and Jin was dispatched like a used condom. We, the players, know that they could pull it off because we SAW them do that, but the characters would have to measure the odds, and as it turns out things did not look good for these guys, and with good reason too. Cassie couldn't do jack sh*t until she got a super power up, remember?

Agree to disagree sounds great :P

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#6 Posted by TheAcidSkull (20303 posts) - - Show Bio

@jaken7 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@theacidskull: Did you notice that in the game Kotal Khan's blueness is just warpaint but in the comics the Oshtek have actual blue skin?

I noticed that, and it bugged the hell out of me. Incredibly confused and annoyed that wasn't caught by NRS or DC.

WAIT WAIT! I thought the other Skin was the paint?!o_O I still thought he was blue!

THE F*CK!?

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#7 Posted by TheAcidSkull (20303 posts) - - Show Bio

@jaken7:

What? Who said anything about the power of friendship? I'm talking about combining forces, which is something Kotal has had no problem doing in the past.

You know what I meant. Khan knew the power of the amulet, saw the red sky, and made the conclusion that even with combined forces, there wouldn't be any point. That's why he tried to buy time. This was never about defeating Shinnok immediately.

And by stopping Shinnok, he stops the threat to Outworld. What's your point?

Which, again, is why he attacked the gang. He was trying to win time. He believed that if he offered the gang as captives or as decapitated heads, it would buy him time to come up with a credible way of beating Shinnok.

Really? Because he was a playable f***ing character with his own chapter in the story mode. I'll go as far as antihero, sure. But straight-up villain? Nah

Why do you keep saying "depth"? The word is debt.

And I just don't know how you can claim he was still being honorable by the time he ordered his men to kill the mad that defeated him in a trial by kombat and then spared his life.

So was D'verra, but is she a good guy? She's the biggest b*tch in the game. Khan doesn't have to be a monster to be a villain. He is loyal to his men and his world. The circumstances were dire, so him making a quick fluke decision, given the context doesn't, at least to me, undermine his character.

Because sometimes the cumputer doesn't make the right corrections when I don't write a word in correct manner. I was typing really quickly.

His paid his due. He submitted because he lost fair and square, and then he paid up. He had no more obligations to do anything. To him, protecting outworld was more important than paying tribute to a debt he already paid.

Yes, and if you'll recall, that clearly wasn't the case, as their actions certainly didn't match up with his misconceived notion that they were working with D'Vorrah to try and free Shinnok and that's why they had wanted the amulet in the first place.

He made the wrong move. It wasn't in anybody's best interest, and I believe it undermined his character.

Khans characterization may be better in the comics, but like I said, a fluke decisions to protect his own world doesn't exactly undermine his character for me, especially when it's clear that they wouldn't have been able to beat shinnok.

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#8 Posted by TheAcidSkull (20303 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@theacidskull: I love the shaolin kung fu guys but I also like the smart asses like Johnny Cage and Jin is a nice mix of them both. Like he said, he's a thief as well as a diplomat. My second favourite character is Kenshi because you just can't beat a blind samurai (just look at my avatar lol)

Kenshi's a real Daredevil, ain't he?:P

My favourite way to refer to him is the lovechild of Daredevil and Psylocke lol

Makes a lot of sense given his abilities.

MKX did a lot of good for the characters, wish there had been more focus on Kenshi though. Said said, guys like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Cage, Sonya, and many others got a lot of time to shine. I especially loved the Hanzo/Liang development. In the previous timeline the rivalry was cool but it'd be much more interesting if they were now allies.

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#9 Posted by TheAcidSkull (20303 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: I love the shaolin kung fu guys but I also like the smart asses like Johnny Cage and Jin is a nice mix of them both. Like he said, he's a thief as well as a diplomat. My second favourite character is Kenshi because you just can't beat a blind samurai (just look at my avatar lol)

Kenshi's a real Daredevil, ain't he?:P

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#10 Posted by TheAcidSkull (20303 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: You seem to aim for more collected dudes like Lao Or Kang, and not guys who are full of arrogant bravado like Jin(he's good at heart but you know what I mean.)

@jaken7 said:

@theacidskull said:

@jaken7: You can't make a claim like that knowing that Shinnok has a lot of revenant skilled ninjas alongside him, along with his super powerful amulet, which can absorb/destroy pretty much anything, as we've seen. There's also the fact that the game is hugely inconsistent with who is better than who.

Yes I can. 4 rookies were able to do it. Why would multiple kombatants, a huge army, and 4 rookies not be able to?

Fight off a indestructible amulet of ridiculous power which can incinerate just about any opponent aside from Cassie cage(due to her green Halo) along with 4 other very skilled and immensely powerful combatants? The sky turned red and death was lingering everywhere, did they really have time to sit down and think "Hey, if we be all buddy-buddy, we can win with the power of friendship!"

Kotals responsibility is towards outworld.

That doesn't mean it was a smart move to f*** 'em over.

Besides, a life debt is never paid up. He submitted to Kung Jin and asked for death. If Jin wasn't a nice dude, Kotal wouldn't be walking around.

And Noble as he is, Khan is still a villain, in the end.

That seems to be a personal perception of yours rather than what can be applicable to the game. I wouldn't be making the argument that Khan paid his depth if he hadn't openly stated to D'vorra. Plus, the gang asked for help to secure the amulet, and Khan kept his word on that front. My morality doesn't align with with what goes down in some games either, but that doesn't make it out of character or wrong in terms of context. I get that it was a dick move, and I get that if Jin wasn't a nice guy Khan would be toast, but he paid his depth, and he honored his word, but when his whole world is at risk it's not hard to believe what he'd try to, by his own admission, buy some time to screw shinnok over. Plus, if you recall, Khan was under the impression that the earthrealmers had been working WITH D'vorra, and thus he was still pissed about that.

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