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Newcomers

Cassandra "Cassie" Cage

The daughter of Sonya and Johnny, plus the leader of a special squad formed by herself, Jax's daughter Jacqui, Kenshi's son Takeda and Kung Lao's nephew Kung Jin. Sarcastic, fight-happy, with a bit of an inferiority complex, and willing to punch all kinds of badasses.

  • Action Girl: As the daughter of the original fighting lady in MK and a badass action star, she cannot be less.
  • Black Comedy - Bloody Hilarious: She's pretty much addicted to this, and it shows in her fatalities.
  • Daddy's Girl: Johnny did the biggest share of Cassie's raising, and in return she adores him. she gets hilariously angry with Jacqui when she notes how much of a Silver Fox he is.
  • Plucky Girl: This young woman is fearless.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: On one hand, Cassie has her father Johnny's devil-may-care and saarcastic attitude. On the other, looks-wise she is terrifyingly like her mother Sonya.
  • Well Done Daughter Girl: Regarding Sonya. Her mother is not a bad person, at all, but she's quite the Workaholic Ice Queen after the crap she and others have gone through in the last decades and Cassie has complicated feelings on her.

Jacqueline Sonya "Jacqui" Briggs

The daughter of Jackson "Jax" Briggs and a civilian woman named Vera, Jacqui was recruited into the Special Forces by her Honorary Uncle Johnny - even when her Overprotective Dad didn't exactly agree. Beautiful, plucky and rough, she really wants to protect her dad and her friends.

Takeda Takahashi

Kenshi's son (whose existence he didn't know about for years) with a Thai Action Girl named Suchin. After his mother was murdered by Kenshi's enemies the Red Dragons, he was saved by his father and then raised by said father's best friend, Scorpion. Despite his conflicted feelings on Kenshi, he joins the Special Forces.

Kung Jin

The nephew of Kung Lao, who lived for years as a Street Urchin. He was found and recruited into the Shaolin by Raiden, and some time later he became a Special Forces member.

  • The Archer: And quite a good one, too.
  • Badass Gay: His homosexuality was implied in the Story Mode and some pre-fight dialogues, and confirmed by the devs.
  • Guile Hero: Very Genre Savvy regarding Outworld, and capable of talking his way out of several situations.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has a serious attitude problem and can be a massive asshole, but his heart is in the right place most of the time.
  • Retcon: In X, he is Kung Lao's cousin. 11 rewrites them to be uncle and nephew instead, probably because the age gap between the two made it unbelievable.
  • Street Urchin: After Kung Lao's murder, his family went through quite the rough patches. Jin himself spent quite a while as this before he tried to steal a Tragic Keepsake from Raiden and the Thunder God, after subjecting him to a Secret Test of Character, told him to join the Shaolin.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: A younger, taller Kung Lao.

Kotal Kahn

The strongest candidate to become the Kahn of the Outworld. Once the Warrior Prince of the lost world of Osh-Tekk, he went to Earth and was venerated as a God by the Mayans. He returned to Outworld and became one of Kahn's Generals until his "master" betrayed him and the Osh-Tekk, turning Kotal himself into Shang Tsung's experiments subject. He only became free after the death of Shang Tsung, and years later he overthrew Shao Kahn's daughter Mileena and took over Outworld to start properly rebuilding it...

  • All Myths Are True: In-story, in a way. In the past he spent many years in Earth and was known as Buluc-Chabtan alias the Mayan God of war, human sacrifice and violent death.
  • Anti-Villain: He's trying to do what's best for Outworld. Outworld, not Earth. In Chapter 11, he turns on the heroes because he don't believes Shinnok can be defeated now and the best option he have is to appease to him so he can buy time.
  • Benevolent Boss: He treats his subordinates more or less well as long as they're loyal to him. This earns him Reptile's genuine respect. The trailers for MK11 show that he also gained Baraka's loyalty like this.
  • Despair Event Horizon: In Chapter 11, he lost all hopes of victory, at least immediately, once he hears Shinnok is back, and decides to beat up Earth warriors to try to appease to the fallen Elder God, despite the fact Shinnok's past behaviour indicates he wasn't going to spare anyone.
  • Fatal Flaw: It's not easy to get him actually angry, but when he IS, he becomes completely irrational.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Surprisingly, he's pretty much the best leader that Outworld has ever had. It's especially telling that he ISN'T seeking to conquer other realm, but to handle inner affairs and keep the world more or less stable after millenia of either wars or tyranny.
  • Shown Their Work: For all of the Did Not Do the Research deals that sometimes plague the MK games, the developers got his ties to Mayan society / culture / mythology more or less right.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His armor only cover his shoulders and the top of his torso.

D'Vorah

A scheming lady warrior who's the only known member of the Kytinn humanoid-insect race (a species of colonial insects forming a single being when together), who serves as Kotal Kahn's right hand. She places her species' survival atop of anything, and is willing to do horrible things in order to live through.

  • Hive Queen; One of her movesets.
  • The Mole: She joined Kotal as a way of obtaining the medallion Mileena holds for Quan Chi.
  • The Starscream: Kotal Kahn makes her his Prime-Minister without knowing she is actually working for Shinnok.
  • Third Person Person: Tends to refer herself in third person, understandable when one considers who she is.
  • Walking Spoiler: Going too deep in D'Vorah's motivations spoils an important chunk of the plot.

Erron Black

One among the finest gunslingers of Earth in the Old West days, he somehow reached Outworld and got himself hired by Shang Tsung, who also halted his aging, leading him to decide to stay in Outworld. In MK 11, his story has been retconned to him being a member of the Black Dragon originating from Wickett, Texas; in the present during MKX, he is an enforcer for Kotal Kahn.

  • Amazon Chaser: He likes his ladies not only hot, but also physically and mentally strong. He openly admits it to Sonya. This is mostly expressed by the past and present selves of his MK 11 incarnation.
  • Anti-Villain: He willing to do whatever his boss says. Given that is Kotal Khan at present, who is the loosest form of Anti-Hero at best, that means he'll kick puppies so long as he paid to do it.
  • Crazy Prepared: Has a custom bullet for everyone he fights, himself included.
  • Deadpan Snarker: His MKX incarnation was mostly this in a more comically serious way.
  • Irony: Was considered an enemy to the Black Dragon due to killing Kobra according to intro dialogue between him and Kano and due to his current employer was Kotal Kahn whom the latter tried to assassinate now has written to be a Black Dragon from the start with no connection to Kotal and just left the Black Dragon at one point to go solo.
  • Mirror Match: In a bizarre case of Properly Paranoid and Crazy Prepared, he's prepared for this, with a bullet for his opponent with the words "Me" on it for just such an event.
  • Only in It For the Money: He's a hired mercenary, but he quite loyal to whoever supplies his paycheck, currently that being Kotal Khan until his backstory was retconned in MK 11.
  • Really Seven Hundred Years Old: He is a cowboy from Earth during the Wild West era 150 years ago who got his age extended by Shang Tsung at one point after mysteriously arriving to Outworld, so he's at least a century or two old and barely looks middle aged saved for his grizzy appearance. Though this was retconned in MK 11.

Ferra/Torr

The personal bodyguards of Kotal Kahn, who rescued them from the Tarkatans. They're a dual being from a pretty much unknown symbiotic race: Ferra is the little girl (in looks at least), Torr is the giant that she rides and fights with.

  • Dumb Muscle: Played with. Torr doesn't speak much to give any indication of how smart he is, but Ferra's simplistic and child-like speech, low level of intelligence and aggressive demeanor makes the duo complete the trope for each other.
  • Gentle Giant: Torr plays with Ferra in one of his match win animations. Oh, so adorable. Now, the rest of existence will not receive such kindness.
  • The Big Guy: Torr serves as this for Kotal's team, being the bigger and more muscular member of his Five-Man Band.
  • The Nicknamer: Ferra not only has the level of intelligence of Taokaka, but the same tendency to call everyone by nicknames.
  • You No Take Candle: Ferra has the speech's abilities of a small child.

Triborg

A Cyborg created by the Special Forces, based on data collected by the Lin Kuei during the Cyborg Initiative and then found by the Forces. Its variations are based on Sektor, Cyrax, Cyber Zub-Zero and Smoke.

  • An Ice Person: If using the Cyber Sub-Zero variation.
  • Non-Indicative Name: It is actually four cyborgs, not three. However, considering that Smoke was never transformed into a cyborg, the trope is kind of zig-zagged.
  • Not So Different: Don't understands Ermac's disgust for him when they're both artificial creatures. Ermac answers by boasting he's the vessel for an army, showing he doesn't know how to properly counter Triborg's accusation.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: If he finds his opponent worthy of it, he express his willingness to make them join them, no matter if they don't want it.

Guest Fighters

Jason Voorhees

  • Malevolent Masked Men: Wears a hockey mask.
  • The Undead: Much like Scorpion, he is a spirit driven by vengeance and isn't really alive to begin with.
  • The Voiceless: Don't speaks one word at all.
  • Wild Card: He doesn't care about anything else but killing. Trying to offer an alliance to him is pointless.

Jedidiah "Jed" Sawyer aka Leatherface

The Xenomorph aka Alien

Predator

  • Blood Knight: It hunts beings it consider strong.
  • Invisibility Cloak: Uses one who still distorts light around his body, but otherwise lets him completely invisible.
  • Taking You with Me: One of his brutalities, using his self-destruct device.

Comics characters

Kotal K'etz

King Gorbak

Suchin

Forrest Fox

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