mkxLogoWith the news that Mortal Kombat X will have platform exclusive fighters, I wondered who from Nintendo’s universe would be bad ass enough to take on Scorpion and co. if the game was to come to Wii U.

I might preface this by saying this is not a serious list, it’s fantasy. Just like the prospect of Mortal Kombat X appearing on Wii U is fantasy.


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The most obvious choice, (besides a realistic Bowser) Ganondorf is the ultimate Nintendo bad guy whose look and attitude fit right in with the Mortal Kombat universe.

His flaming red locks should be used to hair whip, a la Sindel, and he should also be using Fi in sword form and she can speak in gibberish as she tries to come to terms with just having sliced Kung Loa into triangles.


Zant appeared in Twighlight Princess, and was as memorable for his indiscriminate fury as he was for his  scary ass helmet.

Who better to join the Mortal Kombat roster than a magic commanding, beast summoning lunatic known as The King Of Shadows.

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He doesn’t exactly have the dark, malicious swagger of most Mortal Kombat fighters, but isn’t it time a bit of humour came to the Dark Realm?

Johnny Cage tried to charm us by keeping things light, but Travis can take it one step further and be the ultimate insouciant kombatant.


Although Ridley isn’t exactly humanoid like all other Mortal Kombat fighters, I reckon it’s time for a flying purple dragon to make an appearance.

She’s one of Nintendo’s most enduring villains, and her maniacal penchant for the blood of everything and everyone makes her a good fit, as well as her having a cold blooded ally in Reptile.

King Gorongoron

There was Goro, so why not a Goron?

I’d love to see him dark, angry, and hairy like the Goron Chief we saw in Hyrule Warriors, and with the anger factor dialled up to twenty.

Shao Kahn isn’t the only one who can do some damage with an oversized hammer.

It’d be interested to see him in Xray though… what would be in there?


Before this turns into a list of Zelda baddies, I just want to say being able to control Lizalfos would be a dream come true for me.

Give us a dark, realistic version of the character complete with machete and rock arm.

He can be reptile and Ridley’s hideous lovechild who’s coming back to exact revenge on his parents for abandoning him on a hot rock when he was an infant.

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Don’t let her cheery demeanor fool you, no one’s that happy all the time.

Battalion Wars’ Brigadier Betty could be the ultimate bad bitch.

She’s new Sonya Blade- all tongue, all attitude and all woman, and if Sonya can mysteriously shoot energy rings out of herself as a human, so can Betty.

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And as for Empress Lei-Qo, It’s about time there was a “traditional” Asian female in the Mortal Kombat roster. 

Although I don’t remember Qo and Betty showing any specific animosity toward each other in the Battalion Wars series, you can create a “you slept with my brother then killed him” contention between the two, just for a touch of spice.

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Who deserves a start in Mortal Kombat? Ghirahim? Shadow Mario? Leave a comment!

Thanks to and  for the pics.