Mortal Kombat 1

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Mortal Kombat 1

Well everyone, it's that time again. The New Era is upon us with Mortal Kombat 1.

It's been 12 years since the last Inflatality, and to be honest, this drought probably isn't going to be ending anytime soon.

Kitana's Kiss of Death was swept under the rug in MKX, then censored in MK11. The body inflation was omitted in a sacrilegious affront called "Deadly Lips". Rain hasn't fared any better.

I should know better at this point, but part of me still hopes Kameo Kitana will be added later on. The Klassic Fatalities shown so far have been superb. Jax's "Big Boot", Sektor's "Compactor", and especially Cyrax's planet destroying "Armaggedon".

Seeing these cartoonishly over-the-top fatalities brought back so faithfully made me imagine a Kameo Kitana with her MK2 Kiss of Death, even though it's just a fantasy with a dismal chance of happening. Not to mention it could always be the Decapitation again or that inflationless husk from MK11.

People are getting their hands on copies of the game early, and the official release is right around the corner. If by some miracle there is anything, I'll report it here.

Apart from that, Mortal Kombat 1 General.

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caffiene

It still bothers me that this fatality hasn't come back.  Every other character has had their original fatalities faithfully recreated over and over again but this one never has been.  Like op said; the few times it has been included it's been watered down and weird.  I just wonder why.

I can't imagine it's because of us.  So many of their fatalities are fetish fuel; and they obviously count on sex appeal to sell their games, so I can't believe a particular community getting off to one of their fatalities in particular would bother them.  I just wonder what the reason is?

Anyone ever read any interviews on the subject?

...I meant that sarcastically.

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Kitana's second fatality has been revealed to be the Kiss of Death, but with a new effect. Instead of inflating and exploding, they just melt. I'm suprised to see it has returned as an actual fatality, but I'm not surpised they did something other than the inflation. I anticipated that If she had it, it would have been either the inflationless, UMK3, or MK4 variants, or a new effect. I suppose that's one space crossed off the bingo chart.

Caffiene, I can give you a likely reason.

I've been asking Ed Boon and NetherRealm Studios to bring back Kitana's Kiss of Death faithful to MK2 for almost a decade now on Twitter/X. Since October of 2016. Either that, or Rain's Bubble Burst. NetherRealm does listen to what people want.

Please know, I've never harrassed or threatened them or done anything vulgar. Just one or two concise messages a year asking for them to bring them back faithfully. I was too ambitious after MK11, I desperately wanted the MK2 Kiss of Death back after it was stripped of the body inflation.

I'm the bad guy in this situation, not Ed Boon and NetherRealm Studios. They gave me a heartfelt gift with Sub-Zero's "Grandmaster Blueberry Ice" nickname in MK11, something I still adore even now, but I raced past it aiming for more and flew to close to the sun. I'm not angry about how this turned out, just deeply saddened and disheartened. Frankly, I deserve it.

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caffiene

If you single-handedly annoyed Ed Boon and John Tobias into specifically NOT including a fatality I would be awed at your clout.  I sincerely doubt you had anything to do with it.  

that being said, have they ever replied to you on the subject?

...I meant that sarcastically.

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John Tobias left the team around 1999/2000, Ed Boon has been steering the ship ever since.

There hasn't been a direct response, but I consider the "Blueberry Ice" nickname to be an acknowledgment.

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Also Caffience, I wanted to touch on someting you said earlier about other fatalities being fetish fuel.

There was a lot of macrophilia in MK11. Cetrion's "Good and Evil" fatality was literally giantess fetishism. Cassie Cage & D'Vorah's endings also channeled this. Now in MK1, there's more of it with Jax's "Big Boot". You already know the people are to be modding that fatality and make compilation videos of all the female characters doing it. Especially the ones with their feet exposed like Sindel for example.

There's also the deep end of things. Kabal's "Hooked" fatality in MK11 is a great example, when he has his hookswords latched into the victims jaw and the camera switches to a close up of their face? You can see their eyes look towards the camera. The Ryona/Guro crowd were going to have a field day with that one.

NetherRealm allows for that, but they won't touch Kitana and Rain's Inflatalities? I'm worried that even if they returned, so much time will have passed since MK9 that no one will care anymore.

I'm already seeing comments peppered across social media of people praising NRS for the new Kiss of Death, saying things like "Good riddance to those inflation weirdos, maybe now they'll leave Kitana alone" and such.

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caffiene

Well if they think we're EVER going to leave Kitana alone I have some bad news for them.  Lol

 

But everyone hates everyone else on the internet, I find it hard to believe that's all it takes to make Netherrealm cave.

...I meant that sarcastically.

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That's true. It's just not a fun experience when we're on our longest streak of bad luck, and they're using it as an opportunity to kick us while we're down. The only thing we can do now is preserve.

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I already wrote MK1 out of my memory. At this point, the little kiss we got in MK11 was actually better than what we got in MK1. they even explode! It sucks really bad still, but MK1 her Kiss fatality is the worst in the whole franchise of all kiss fatalities to appear in a game ever lol. I mean she covers the kiss up with her fan and again refuses to even take her mask off anyways, thats like double censoring btw lol. 

No bubble burst obviously. If you watch all the fatals, just as with the past 2 games, they reuse all the dismemberment stuff they can, or they just quickly splatter into thier generic mess. 

Mind you, back in 2011 I had given up on seeing the inflation return at all in MK, and then while watching a "all fatalities" montage after the DLC characters were all out, thats when my eyes suddenly went wide af during Rain's 1 fatality. 

Theres always a super slime chance someone will have something that unexpectedly causes it again like that time, but just as back then- ive basically given up hope and will just ignore thier content until all the DLC is out/or next game. (which theyre doing injustice 3 next, so next MK could be nearly another 10 years from now.) 

They could easily have more and more fatalities through DLC but refuse to go past 2 even though fatalities and blood is all that makes MK special. 

Theyre fine with gigantism though, and someone clearly has a high heel fetish too, cuz ever since MK9- all the girls been in high heels nomatter what thier footwear is or how little sense it makes. 
Giant stomp has been in 3 of the last 4 games now too btw. (Ermac in MK9, Jax in MK11 and now again in MK1) 
and yeah cetrion turned into a giant too. 

fuck that company. Im sticking with Street Fighter 6/capcom. 


Misery loves company.

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I grew up playing Mortal Kombat and have been a fan for almost my entire life. Writing it out of my memory isn't going to happen at this point. Mortal Kombat 2 won't be a decade away, more likely 2026/2027.

Just a couple screenshots of my Rain build. If you ever change your mind and decide to give MK1 try, reach out to me If you happen to play on PC, we'll go a few rounds.

Often I think back to the day Rain's gameplay trailer was revealed for Mortal Kombat 9. Believe me, I would do anything do be able to reexperience that afternoon again. Just to feel that irrepressible, heart pounding joy once more.

What are your thoughts on Li Mei in MK1? I believe she was/is your go to for Inflatalities based on your MUGEN edits.

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