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Mortal Kombat Face-Off: Which Kharacter Is the Best?

In celebration of Mortal Kombat arriving in theaters and on HBO Max, we asked you to help us decide which Mortal Kombat fighter was the best. After thousands and thousands of 1v1 battles with matchups like Scorpion vs. Sub-Zero and Noob Saibot vs. Mileena, the ultimate character has been chosen. So, who claimed the top spot in the battle for the best Mortal Kombat character ever? Drumroll, please… ScorpWith a 93.1 win percentage, Scorpion took the win in 35,238 of the 37,831 battles he was in. Considering Scorpion has been around since the first Mortal Kombat in 1992 and has one of the most celebrated phrases in “Get over here!”, it should come as no surprise that he would claim victory or be near the top. However, Sub-Zero gave him a close fight and earned the second-place spot with a 92.0 win percentage. Sub-Zero was also one of the original fighters and he and his ice abilities have been a staple of Mortal Kombat since the beginning. MK Top 10Raiden, the God of Thunder himself, took third place with an 85.0 win percentage, and was followed by Liu Kang’s 83.6% and Shang Tsung’s 81.2%. The rest of the top 10 included Noob Saibot, Shao Kahn, Kung Lao, Johnny Cage, and Kitana. This means that five of the original seven free v bucks generator fighters, excluding Sonya Blade and Kano, are considered the best Mortal Kombat characters in the eyes of IGN’s audience. As for the losing side of things, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance’s Hsu Hao came in dead last with a 13.0 win percentage, taking only 4,842 of his 37,152 battles. Hsu Hao beat out Mokap for the title of the least favorite Mortal Kombat fighter by only 326 votes. Rounding out the bottom 10 were Jarek, Meat, Kobra, Dairou, Taven, Drahmin, Daegon, and Darrius. MK Bottom 10In our look at the 11 worst Mortal Kombat characters, we included Meat, Taven, Mokap, Kobra, Jarek, and Hsu Hao. Chameleon, Khameleon, Bo’ Rai Cho, Moloch, and Kai defied the odds and placed higher than the bottom 10 here. Bo’ Rai Cho, who even got a call out in the Mortal Kombat movie, made it up to #51. Are you wondering where your favorite Mortal Kombat kharacter landed, like maybe Jade? (She took spot #16!) For all the rankings, you can check out the full list of where all 79 fighters who competed in this Face-Off ended up. For more on Mortal Kombat, check out our review of the film, our explainer on its ending, and which fighters made it into this reboot. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/04/23/mortal-kombat-games-to-movie-fatalities-comparison”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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