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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
    So is this new MK a story reboot like MK9 masterfully was? I’m seriously getting confused by all this time manipulation stuff
    The plot of the game is that Kronika gathers people dissatisfied with the changed post-9 timeline from both past and present (Revenant Liu Kang, Shao Kahn, etc.) to help her create a new timeline, with them getting what they want in it in return (Shao Kahn gets a larger empire, Liu Kang gets Raiden to not exist, so on.). The good past version of characters are brought back as a side-effect of her pulling stuff from the past.

    The game ends with the timeline getting reset except now there's no Kronika, Liu Kang is Earthrealm's protector instead of Raiden, who became mortal, and Liu Kang and KItana are co-keepers of the Hourglass of Time instead of Kronika.

    So it's kind of a reboot in the sense that everyone that died from 9 to 11 is going to be alive again, but it has a different starting point now since presumably Liu Kang will have changed some stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spamotron View Post
    My understanding is that Kotal and Kitana were able to do that because they challenged Shao to Mortal Kombat. It's more than just a name it's a fundamental property of their universe that if you challenge a deity to Mortal Kombat and the deity accepts they lose much of their power and immortality. Shao could have refused and just obliterated them both but he has a twisted honor code of sorts and considered refusing cowardly. By contrast when he fought Raiden in 9 it was just a fight with no terms and and hence he had his full divine power and immortality.
    Setting aside that the limitations of Mortal Kombat are largely exaggerated, he wasn't challenged to Mortal Kombat to begin with; they fought him as part of a massive free for all where everyone constantly switched opponents. There's no proper Mortal Kombat in 11.
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    Pretty much, as the tournament aspects of Mortal Kombat flew out of the window after MK2.

    MK3, Shao Kahn said fuck it and invades Earthrealm. He didn't even bother with rules, sending assassins to try to kill off the heroes....Every game since till MK9 follows this.

    Like...Nobody really does the whole I challenge you to Mortal Kombat thing really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron_Twister View Post
    Pretty much, as the tournament aspects of Mortal Kombat flew out of the window after MK2.

    MK3, Shao Kahn said fuck it and invades Earthrealm. He didn't even bother with rules, sending assassins to try to kill off the heroes....Every game since till MK9 follows this.

    Like...Nobody really does the whole I challenge you to Mortal Kombat thing really.
    really thinking about it, there really hasn't been a proper MK tournament in a long time, outside of mk 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by master of read View Post
    really thinking about it, there really hasn't been a proper MK tournament in a long time, outside of mk 9.
    Yeah...Not to mention MK9 was just MK1 and MK2 with several event changes that led to MKX than MK4.

    ...They really did drop the tournament in favor of realm ending threats happening and our heroes try to stop it plots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seto Kaiba View Post
    They make it clear that Kronika fears the combined power of Raiden and Liu Kang. I think it stems from being "The Chosen One".

    Besides.....the Elder Gods are honestly nothing to write home about. Kronika's only thing was that she can control time, which is a pretty fearsome power in itself, but it's not like she's any more durable, despite her status. Let Shao Khan get a couple free hits on her with his hammer and she'll probably be on the ground bleeding out. Which is more than I can say for Geras. Or even Cetrion for that matter.
    Hell, it took Geras being bound and dumped in a bottomless Sea of Blood to be taken out of the picture "permanently". He had his head sliced off and was literally blown to smithereens and he still came back (but Kronika did say that she intended to "bring him back" and "make him stronger").

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    Deadly Alliance had a tournament sub plot which was Li Meis deal. She won but the prize was getting soul in a Onaga zombie soldier body though Bao Eao Cho saves her. The experience supposedly left a taint of evil though.

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