What are the best Mortal Kombat 11 characters?

Are you enjoying Mortal Kombat so far? We're sure you are! The game has been out for quite some time now, and we're sure you can't get enough of it. And with that, we'd like to give you a guide on the best Mortal Kombat 11 characters to learn, so you can dominate the game in more ways than one!

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    Also known as Hanzo Hashi, Scorpion is one of the recurring playable characters in the video game Mortal Kombat. He continuously seeks vengeance against those who killed his family. Scorpion is greatly associated with hellfire.

    Eric Crawford
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "Whoa, I look forward to the new powers and abilities of Scorpion in the latest installment of Mortal Kombat. Just when I thought bakara's fatality is violent enough, I read that Scorpion could actually burn his own flesh and burn anything he touches. He can revert it back so that means he has the ability to heal himself also. Pretty exciting!"
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    Baraka's loyalty belongs to Emperor Shao Kahn. He pledged allegiance to the emperor and later became the General of Tarkatans. He owns a Tarkatan blade as a weapon and possesses extraordinary stamina than a typical human.

    Chan Wang
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "What can I say?? Baraka's fatality move is one of the most gruesome and violent moves I have ever seen in all mortal kombat characters. So, it is know confirmed that Baraka is making a comeback in the upcoming MK11!"
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    In 2011, the character of Skarlet in Mortal Kombat has become downloadable and she is expected to have her come back in Mortal Kombat 11. Skarlet sports a red hair and is known to slay her enemies by her blood-related techniques.

    Elizabeth Reynolds
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "The last time I saw skarlet was in Mortal Kombat 9. She has become a downloadable character back then. I am so effin excited about her look. She is going to sport an outfit leaning towards black with a touch of red with pouches. It seems her hair returned back to its original length and color in the trailer of MK11."


Did you know that some of the characters in the Mortal Kombat franchise were created because of rumors? Apparently, word really does spread like wildfire when it comes to the popular fighting game, and its developers aren't the kind to gloss it over. In fact, the Mortal Kombat team has a good reputation in turning the word on the street a reality. Many of which were a result of coding glitches. One example is Ermac, the ninja clad in red who debuted in Mortal Kombat 3? He is probably the oldest and perhaps most popular rumored character in the game series. Rumor had it that when one overplays the Sega version of Mortal Kombat using Scorpion, the screen would show an alert message that reads, "ERror MACro." This would also turn Scorpion's yellow palette into red, which eventually led to people believing that there was a secret character named Ermac. Although this was repeatedly debunked, the MK team still decided to create the character. Another example is Skarlet, a supposedly glitched version of Kitana in MKII. However, unlike Ermac, this glitch never really existed. Yes, she was completely fabricated by the MK community. Still, Kombat creator Ed Boon insisted on making this rumor come true. 

There are a lot of other rumored characters in the franchise. Some of them are real, some are just pranks (see Nimbus Terrafaux), some are just downright glitches, and some of them remain to be shrouded in mystery. Now, with the release of Mortal Kombat 11's DLC trailer, we're sure you also have speculations on MK11 DLC characters. Who knows, you just give Ed Boon an idea!

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    Sub-Zero is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat franchise. It is the alias of two video game characters from the Mortal Kombat franchise, one of which was amongst the original characters in the first Mortal Kombat game in 1992.



    Jason Gonzales
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "Forward, back, forward, 2 if you wanna pull off the ice-cutioner of Sub-Zero. And for the Frozen in Time--back, down, back, 4. After the Injustice 2, this is the second time around Sub-Zero makes Ice Axes as his weapons. "
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    Raiden is a video game character of the Mortal Kombat franchise. He is known as the Thunder God, the protector of Earthrealm, and the Highlander. He has been ever-present in the Mortal Kombat series, taking human form to enter the original tournament.

    Raymond Willis
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "Have you seen Raiden's fatal blow that he made it against Scorpion? Watch the Mortal Kombat 11 trailer and you will see beginning moves of this attack. One of the most anticipated characters indeed!! "
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    #6Sonya Blade

    Sonya Blade

    Sonya Blade is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat franchise. She is the General of Earthrealm Special Forces and is a beautiful, stern, tough-as-nails General. 



    Julia Wilson
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "Wow, is it true that Ronda Rousey will be part of the MK11 cast as Sonya Blade's voice actor? So excited to hear her!!"
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    Due to his time-manipulation prowess, Geras is entitled to be the Keeper of Time and the Architect of the Universe's Destiny. This blue-eyed servant is known to be an immortal character who is set to appear in Mortal Kombat 11.

    George Miller
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "thank goodness the upcoming mortal kombat installmeng is finally introducing a new character. I wanna see how he does his fatalities. The phasing through time fatality seems interesting--disappearing into the sand and surprising his enemy."
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    #8Liu Kang

    Liu Kang

    Liu Kang is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series and is one of the few original characters, starting from the first Mortal Kombat arcade game. He became the Grand Champion of Mortal Kombat throughout the first four tournaments.



    Ai Yu
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "I am not sure tho if Liu Kang's character will be playable. Is it going to be? Someone tell me, please. Thanks!"


Best What are the best Mortal Kombat 11 characters
1ScorpionCharacters 20 Paid
2BarakaCharacters 12 Paid
3SkarletCharacters 6 Paid
4Sub-ZeroCharacters 3 Free
5RaidenCharacters 3 Paid
6Sonya BladeCharacters 2 Free
7GerasCharacters 1 Paid
8Liu KangCharacters 1 Free

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