After the full reveal of Mortal Kombat 11’s roster for the Kombat Pack, players finally know what to expect with Queen Sindel, T-800, and The Joker entering the fray. But what’s next after the Kombat Pass wraps in 2020? Well, we have a wishlist of fighters we hope to see including Brandon Lee’s, Eric Draven, and Princess Mileena.
With Mortal Kombat 11 and its Kombat Pass coming to an end in 2020, it’s hard to imagine where the game can go from there after what Injustice 2 had to offer, but now, we’ve got to wondering: What’s next?
After a long bit of deliberation, we’ve finally come to a conclusion: It was time to draft our own wishlist of fighters we’d like to see in the roster. Well, let’s take a look at all 11 fighters we’d love to deliver a few fatalities of their own including Eric Draven, once portrayed by the late Brandon Lee, Princess Mileena, and many more.
Appearing as a cameo in Mortal Kombat 11, her disappearance from the series has left a major gap in what the series has had to offer. While depicted as a self-serving and morally neutral character, Nitara has so far been a rather interesting character of her own, using blood rather than souls, as a form of energy of her own.
With abilities such as a ball of blood, a unicorn kick, and many others, Nitara was a formidable foe, making herself one of the most interesting fighters in the roster. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem she’ll be making a return, but if she does, she’ll be giving Skarlet a run for her money as another blood user herself. We just hope that she continues her story from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon thanks to the events of MK11.
When it comes to absent fighters, Rain has left us needing his return, aching for it like a fierce thunderstorm here in the Midwest during the spring. Due to this, Rain has become one of the characters we’ve wanted the most since we saw his appearance in Mortal Kombat X where he was last seen aiding Mileena in her rebellion against Kotal Khan.
Our primary reason for having him on our wishlist? He’s one of the few of his kind left and since his absence in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Since then, however, he has been absent.
If you aren’t familiar with Fujin, don’t feel bad, his time in the Mortal Kombat franchise has been rather limited as a playable character, but without a decent reason as to why he was removed. Since Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Fujin (yep, as in the Shinto God) the God of Wind, has remained in the series as a cameo character for the most part.
While Fujin does make a cameo in Mortal Kombat X, we can only wonder why he was removed and hasn’t made a return since. After all, with the timeline restored, we can certainly hope he decides to polish his crap-kickers, and prepare to give Raiden another good beating that’s been in the making.
As the current reigning queen of the Shokan, Sheeva has proven herself as a strong and powerful leader among her people. Serving alliance only to those who have proven their strength to her as well as her people, Sheeva is a cold and calculating ruler who only wants to see the glory, and ultimately, the power of a rightful Khan leading Outworld itself.
While there seems to be no hint at whether or not she can actually join the roster, Sheeva is a valid option for a future DLC character, and she’s one that could no-doubt fill the gap left behind due to the removal of both Kintaro and Goro.
Originally appearing in Mortal Kombat 3, Stryker has ended up becoming a series regular, making him one to remember since he was established. Serving side-by-side with the Earthrealm Defenders, Stryker has remained an integral part of the series, having fought back against the forces of both Netherrealm and Outworld both.
Unfortunately, Strykers fate wasn’t the best, and the last time we saw him, he was one of Quan Chi’s revenants that sought to overthrow everything Earthrealm and Outerworld had been fighting to protect. Plus, who doesn’t want to hear him scream, “Police brutality, coming up” before knocking someone into pieces during a Fatality?
6. Pinhead (Hellraiser)
Horror icons have been joining the fight quite a bit since the storyline reboot with Mortal Kombat on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Because of that, we’ve had a healthy taste of things to come and even healthier delivery in recent times. Among those horror-film guest stars comes fighters we had a chance to experience Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Xenomorph, and even Pinhead in recent days.
However, remaining as one of the most elusive of them all in any series comes Pinhead, the leader of the Cenobites from the Hellraiser series. His abilities in combat would be astounding to see due to how wide an array of options are at his disposal for attacks, special abilities, and the likes, our biggest wish? To see him rip someone apart as he has throughout the series.
Despite her untimely death in Mortal Kombat X, Mileena remains one of the most beloved characters in the franchise and there’s no doubt about it. Just go on Twitter, there are entire campaigns created by fans attempting to bring her back from death and revitalize her as a playable character.
Unfortunately, it seems that the chance to do so may not happen, and if it does, it’ll be at franchise creator Ed Boon’s choice. With the reset in the timeline, who says Mileena can’t join the fight once again and take her place at Shao Khan’s side once again?
Having only appeared in one title as a fighter, Takeda is one of the strongest of the newest bunch, which is a true shame as to why he didn’t make an appearance. With his ability to bring in all-new fighting techniques, combos, and balancing changes, Takeda changed how combat presented itself and truly made players think six steps ahead of where they already were
The only downside about him? We only see him in passing in Mortal Kombat 11 and only know that he is in hiding due to the events that unfolded in Mortal Kombat X. For what it’s worth, we’re ready to see him enter the fray once again and pick up his father’s mantle as a mainstay fighter.
These two are an oddity, both only having appeared as playable characters once-to-twice each. Both of them are much like Reptile himself, both being of the Saurian race and both fighting to bring their people back from near extinction at the hands of Emperor Shao Khan himself.
Due to how rarely they’ve appeared in the series, it leaves us wondering what will become of them as they, Smoke, and even Rain, have made few appearances at most. Luckily for us, we still have a chance to see them if Ed Boon and the folks at NetherRealm Studios decide to make it happen.
2. Doom Slayer
If there’s any badass in the history in gaming that deserves his time to shine in a Mortal Kombat title, it’s id Software’s Doom Slayer who isn’t shy about his ability to kick ass, take names, and deliver some amazingly painful fatal blows of his own. The most impressive part about him? His Glory Kills would serve as some amazing Fatalities, Brutalities, and even… Well… You get the idea, right?
Now we just have to wait and see if the amazing teams at both NetherRealm Studios and id Software can make this one happen. We’d all be happy if it did, trust me on that.
1. Eric Draven
Now, this one, has been a long time in the making and believe it or not, I’ve even tweeted about this one on Twitter before. Eric Draven, portrayed by Brandon Lee in 1994, became a cult classic shortly after the film was released and the last of the Lee males passed away from an on-the-set accident. Unfortunately, Brandon Lee never got the chance to reprise his role after the film due to his untimely death.
However, we already know he would fit in and the things that Eric Draven could do and would be capable of doing, make him an amazing addition to the cast. Our only regret is that Brandon Lee would never get to see his character make his first-ever video game appearance.