Mortal Kombat girls are the true gems of the Mortal Kombat Movies and games. They are not only incredibly beautiful, but the ladies have also been equally physically dominant as the male characters. Another reason for Mortal Kombat women being so popular amongst the fans is that they all have in-depth storylines, characters are well written, and most of them play significant roles in moving story arcs ahead. That’s one of the reasons a lot of professional Mortal Kombat players are women. If you are someone like me, who has been a huge fan of this series since his childhood, you got to check the Mortal Kombat Cosplays. These cosplays are usually very high-quality, and a lot of big names in the industry like Jessica Nigri have cosplayed as Mortal Kombat characters. There is already a new Mortal Kombat reboot movie in works right now, and it would be a blast to see these amazing female characters kicking butts! This post is going to be about the top 10 Mortal Kombat women that this enormous gaming franchise has brought to life. These choices are based on my personal opinions so don’t get disappointed if your favorite character is not on the list as you can always share your favorites in the comment section. Alright guys, without any further ado, let’s jump on to our list of top 10 ladies of all time in Mortal Kombat movies and Games:-
Since its inception, Mortal Kombat games are known for perfectly balancing the fighting capabilities amongst the genders. That too at a time, when all the games usually made the female characters very feeble as the number of gamer girls were way too little, yep, we are talking about the early 90’s. Goro was a compelling character in the Mortal Kombat game, and to balance him Mortal Kombat gave us this fantastic female character named Sheeva. She is not your typical Ninja looking lady, she is muscular, has a deep echoing voice, and her expressions are Manly. Moreover, her moves were so freaking good that she became a fan favorite in a very short period. Her backstory in Mortal Kombat lore is also gripping; she belongs to the Shokan clan, and characters like Goro, Kintaro, etc. are related to her. She used to be an ally to Shao Kahn, but later they become bitter adversaries. Sheeva also made a cameo appearance in the Mortal Kombat Movie, Annihilation, but that shot was not well received by the fans. To be honest, the whole movie was a mess!
Sindel’s is one of those Mortal Kombat women that were the prey of Shao Kahn’s manipulations and ruthlessness. Shao Kahn was so fond of her that he brought her back from the dead, and made her the Queen of the Nether Realm. Sindel’s crazy love for Shao Kahn and her vicious witch-like appearance bring a very complex yet appealing personality for the players. There is a huge age difference between the other “Young” Mortal Kombat girls and Sindel, but her mature persona and passionate desire to serve her master Shao Kahn regardless of circumstances have always kept the players interested in her story. Her moves and fatalities since her debut in Mortal Kombat 3 have been unique. Sindel played a major in role Mortal Kombat X, the latest instalment in the franchise. She was also the part of Mortal Kombat Movie sequel in which she had a decent screen time, but the character was badly written.
Skarlet was first introduced to the world of Mortal Kombat in its ninth instalment, that too in a DLC. However, her impact in the comic books was much more palpable compared to the game. In the game, she is one of the fastest characters with speedy combos that can quickly derail your opponent’s confidence, and her heavy moves are easy to daisy-chain. Her backstory is kind of interesting, she is the last resort weapon of Shao Kahn, and Skarlet thrives on the blood of her opponents. Her lust of blood magic was so strong that Shao Kahn mostly kept her behind bars and used her only during the adverse conditions. She is the only Mortal Kombat girl that has control over the blood magic even though she is not from the Vampire realm like Nitara. Skarlet’s character could be a menacing villain in the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie.
Nitara made her debut in “Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance,” people quickly took a note of her because she is the only Vampire character in the Mortal Kombat saga. Her moves in the game were distinct and formidable. She wasn’t as speedy as compared to other generic Mortal Kombat female characters, but even her basic shots can drain out half of the “life bar” if they are used smartly and timely. Nitara’s backstory involved a mysterious orb, Reptile, and Cyrax. Nitara’s home world, the Vampire realm was submerged with Outworld thousands of years ago which caused constant chaos in her kingdom. She wanted to make her domain independent from the Outworld, and to do that, she had to destroy a mysterious orb that was hidden inside the Volcanic Magma of Outworld. Nitara learned that Cyrax had the ability to get that Orb, so she started to plot a plan against Cyrax with Reptile, who was “master-less” after the demise of Shao Kahn during “Deadly Alliance.” Nitara’s could be a great gray character with shady hidden motivations in the future Mortal Kombat movies.
Tanya’s first appearance happened in the legendary era of Playstation 1 in Mortal Kombat 4. The game was a huge hit across the world, and Tanya got a lot of attention as she is the only female character that dons yellow color and her fighting style was brutal as hell. Her fatalities are usually rugged where she uses shear force to rip apart or crunch body parts of her opponents. Her backstory makes her even more attractive, as Tanya played a very crucial role in “Deadly Alliance,” She belongs to the race of Edenians, but she secretly worked for Shinnok all along! She has mostly played the role of “Advisor” to the rulers like Shao Kahn, Mileena, Shinnok, and even the Dragon Lord “Onaga.” She falls in the category of Mortal Kombat Girls who are not only good at breaking bones, but they are also smart! It would be interesting to see if the creators would let her in on the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie.
Jade is one of the earliest characters of Mortal Kombat Saga; she also appeared in the god-awful Mortal Kombat Movie “Annihilation.” Jade’s looks were pretty similar to Kitana and Mileena, and they all grew up together as assassins under the evil eyes of Shao Kahn. Kitana and Jade share an unyielding bond with each other, and they have always watched each other’s back. Jade sported a pole staff as her primary weapon in the games that players loved. Jade’s personality is not that impressive, as she has always been depicted helping Kitana or saving Kitana or fighting with her. Her persona has always been over-shadowed by Kitana. She is an Edenian like Tanya And Kitana, which explains the similarity in their fashion sense. There is also a conflict in her ethnicity, sometimes she is shown as black, at times she is brown, and in Mortal Kombat Movie, an Asian actress portrayed her! No matter what avatar she is picked up in the games, she looked incredibly hot. She definitely deserves to be the part of upcoming Mortal Kombat movie, her dynamics with Kitana and Shao Kahn can make some interesting plot devices that the audience would love to see.