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|developer = [[NetherRealm Studios]]
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|publisher = [[Wikipedia:Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment|Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment]]
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|designer = Paulo Garcia<br/>John Edwards<br/>Dan Forden
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|director = [[Wikipedia:Ed Boon|Ed Boon]]<br />Steve Beran<br />Alan Villani
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|writer = John Vogel<br /> Brian Chard<br />Jon Greenberg
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|composer = Dean Grinsfelder<br />Dan Forden
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|engine = [[Wikipedia:Unreal Engine 3|Unreal Engine 3]]
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|platforms = [[Wikipedia:PlayStation 3|PlayStation 3]]<br />[[Wikipedia:PlayStation Vita|PlayStation Vita]]
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|released = '''PlayStation 3'''<br />{{vgrelease|NA=April 19, 2011}}{{vgrelease|EU=April 21, 2011}}{{vgrelease|SA=April 28, 2011}}{{vgrelease|AS=May 6, 2011}}{{vgrelease|AUS=May 1, 2013}}'''PlayStation Vita'''<br />{{vgrelease|NA=May 1, 2012}}{{vgrelease|AS=May 2, 2012}}{{vgrelease|EU=May 4, 2012}}
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|genre = [[Wikipedia:Fighting game|Fighting]]
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|modes = Single-player, Multiplayer
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|ratings = [[wikipedia:Entertainment Software Ratings Board|ESRB]]: M<br />[[wikipedia:Pan European Game Information|PEGI]]: 18<br />[[wikipedia:Australian Classification Board|ACB]]: R18+<br >[[wikipedia:Computer Entertainment Rating Organization|CERO]]: Z
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|media = [[wikipedia:Blu-ray|Blu-ray Disc]] <small>(PS3)</small>, PS Vita Card <small>(Vita)</small>
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{{Quote|You...will not see the end of this day!|[[Kratos]]}}
   
'''Mortal Kombat '''(also known as '''''[http://www.mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_(2011) Mortal Kombat 9]''''' or '''''Mortal Kombat 2011''','' to differentiate it from the original), is the most recent installment in the Mortal Kombat franchise, developed by [[wikipedia:Midway Games|NetherRealm Studios]].
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'''''[[w:c:mortalkombat:Mortal Kombat (2011 video game)|Mortal Kombat]]''''' (also known as '''''Mortal Kombat 9''''' or '''''Mortal Kombat 2011''','' to differentiate it from the original), is the ninth installment in the ''Mortal Kombat'' franchise, developed by [[wikipedia:Midway Games|NetherRealm Studios]].
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
   
The story takes place after the events of ''[http://www.mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal Mortal Kombat: Armageddon]'', but during the time of the first three games: ''[http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal_Kombat Mortal Kombat]'', ''[http://www.mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_II Mortal Kombat II]'', and ''[http://www.mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_3 Mortal Kombat 3]''. The events of the games, however, take place in a different scenario because [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Raiden Raiden], the god of thunder, has knowledge of the future.
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The story takes place after the events of ''[http://www.mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal_Kombat:_Armageddon Mortal Kombat: Armageddon]'', but during the time of the first three games: ''[http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal_Kombat Mortal Kombat]'', ''[http://www.mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_II Mortal Kombat II]'', and ''[http://www.mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_3 Mortal Kombat 3]''. The events of the games, however, take place in a different scenario because [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Raiden Raiden], the god of thunder, has knowledge of the future.
   
Mortal Kombat is the first M-rated Mortal Kombat game to be developed for the [[wikipedia:History of video game consoles (seventh generation)|seventh generation of consoles]], as opposed to the T-rated ''[http://www.mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_vs._DC_Universe Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe]''. This is also the first title to include 3D graphics, although gameplay has been brought back to its classic 2D plane. The developers have also stated that this is the first game in which they are making a conscious effort to create deeper gameplay for more hardcore players.
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''Mortal Kombat 9'' is the first M-rated ''Mortal Kombat'' game to be developed for the [[wikipedia:History of video game consoles (seventh generation)|seventh generation of consoles]], as opposed to the T-rated ''[http://www.mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_vs._DC_Universe Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe]''. This is also the first title to include 3D graphics, although gameplay has been brought back to its classic 2D plane. The developers have also stated that this is the first game in which they are making a conscious effort to create deeper gameplay for more hardcore players.
   
 
==Story==
 
==Story==
The story begins with Raiden, just when he is about to be killed by [http://www.mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Shao_Kahn Shao Kahn] in the events that happen after Armageddon. In a last effort, he sends a message to himself in the past, in the era of "Mortal Kombat", the first game. The rest of the story follows that Raiden's past and shows him trying to understand the visions and messages he gets from himself in the future and trying to prevent the events that lead to destruction of all realities, thus trying to change the course of history itself.
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The story begins with Raiden, just when he is about to be killed by [http://www.mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Shao_Kahn Shao Kahn] in the events that happen after ''Armageddon''. In a last-ditch effort, he sends a message to himself in the past, in the era of "Mortal Kombat" (the first game). The rest of the story follows that Raiden's past and shows him trying to understand the visions and messages he gets from himself in the future and trying to prevent the events that lead towards the destruction of all realities, thus trying to change the course of history itself.
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
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The player has the ability to play as multiple characters during the course of story. According to the developers, the story is longer than the story present in ''Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe''. The developers have noticed that the story had been ignored in the past in favor for the fighting gameplay, "action," and wanted to make a change in that for ''Mortal Kombat''.
   
The player would have the ability to play as multiple characters during the course of story. According to the developers, the story will be much longer than the story present in ''Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe''. The developers have noticed that the story had been ignored in the past in favor for the fighting gameplay "action" and wanted to make a change in that for ''Mortal Kombat''.
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Excluded from the story campaign, players would be able to play as [[Kratos]], [[God of War (God)|God of War]], who has his own personal set of moves, fighting arena with [[w:c:mortalkombat:Stage Fatality|Stage Fatalities]] and his own personal story for [[w:c:mortalkombat:Arcade Ladder|Arcade Ladder mode]].
   
Excluded from the story campaign, players would be able to play as Kratos, [[God of War (God)|god of war]], who has his own personal set of moves, fighting arena with stage fatalities and his own personal story for Arcade Ladder mode.
 
 
==Kratos' Biography ==
 
==Kratos' Biography ==
   
{{Quote|Ancient Greece knew no more bloodthirsty a warrior than Kratos, who for a time was the God of War. Mortal once more, Kratos withdrew from the ages-old clash between men and gods. But his solitude was broken when he was ripped through space and time. As the madness subsided, Kratos found himself in present-day Outworld, kneeling before Shao Kahn. To ensure his victory in Mortal Kombat, the emperor had invoked an ancient ritual, sacrificing the souls of his vanguard to summon and enslave the most powerful warrior of all time. But the spell alone could not contain Kratos, who soon regained his free will. Enraged by Shao Kahn's arrogance, Kratos vowed to rip the warlord's spine from his body. The God of War had returned to battle.}}
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{{Quote|Ancient Greece knew no more bloodthirsty a warrior than Kratos, who for a time was the God of War. Mortal once more, Kratos withdrew from the ages-old clash between men and gods. But his solitude was broken when he was ripped through space and time. As the madness subsided, Kratos found himself in present-day [[w:c:mortalkomat:Outworld|Outworld]], kneeling before Shao Kahn. To ensure his victory in [[w:c:mortalkombat:Mortal Kombat Tournament|Mortal Kombat]], the emperor had invoked an ancient ritual, sacrificing the souls of his vanguard to summon and enslave the most powerful warrior of all time. But the spell alone could not contain Kratos, who soon regained his free will. Enraged by Shao Kahn's arrogance, Kratos vowed to rip the warlord's spine from his body. The God of War had returned to battle.}}
   
 
==Kratos' Ending==
 
==Kratos' Ending==
 
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{{Quote|Shao Kahn was dead. The God of War had prevailed. The spell that had summoned him began to reverse itself. As he slowly faded from this place and time, Kratos was approached by Raiden and Fujin. Though he did not count them among his enemies, Kratos had never been beloved by these gods. He prepared for kombat. To his surprise, they bowed to him, a show of respect he had not seen from an immortal in many an age. Raiden explained that though his motives were not pure, Kratos had saved Earthrealm. He was owed a debt of gratitude. As he returned to his own world, Kratos nodded silently. Their change of heart would perhaps prove useful one day. A debt of gratitude is often dearly paid.}}
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{{Quote|Shao Kahn was dead. The God of War had prevailed. The spell that had summoned him began to reverse itself. As he slowly faded from this place and time, Kratos was approached by Raiden and [[w:c:mortalkombat:Fujin|Fujin]]. Though he did not count them among his enemies, Kratos had never been beloved by these gods. He prepared for kombat. To his surprise, they bowed to him, a show of respect he had not seen from an immortal in many an age. Raiden explained that though his motives were not pure, Kratos had saved [[w:c:mortalkombat:Earthrealm|Earthrealm]]. He was owed a debt of gratitude. As he returned to his own world, Kratos nodded silently. Their change of heart would perhaps prove useful one day. A debt of gratitude is often dearly paid.}}
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*Kratos is a PS3 and PS Vita exclusive fighter.
 
*Kratos is a PS3 and PS Vita exclusive fighter.
*God of War III may have foreshadowed the fact that Kratos was going to be in Mortal Kombat, considering his fight with Zeus in the [[Chamber of the Flame]] being waged in a 2D environment. To drive the point further, Kratos uses the weapons of God of War III in this game and the Chamber of the Flame is also an arena in this game.
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*''[[God of War III]]'' may have foreshadowed the fact that Kratos was going to be in ''Mortal Kombat'', considering his fight with Zeus in the [[Chamber of the Flame]] being waged in a 2D environment. To drive the point further, Kratos uses several of the weapons from ''God of War III'' in ''Mortal Kombat'' and the Chamber of the Flame is also an arena in the game (also a PS3 and PS Vita exclusive).
*Kratos and Scorpion are very much alike: their families were murdered, both were betrayed by their masters, both are fueled by rage and vengeance, and both crawled their way out of hell, both use chained weapons and most mortal kombat fans prefer to see them fight each other ( I would prefer seeing them by each other's side ). Kratos was introduced in the mortal kombat trailer by taking sub zero away and then fighting scorpion. Though it was not shown who won the fight.
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*Similar to ''[[Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny]]'', Kratos's Guest Appearance in ''MK9'' is set somewhere assumingly and approximately sometime between ''[[God of War II]]'' and ''[[God of War III]]'', yet he wields his ''God of War III'' weapons like the [[Blades of Exile]], and according to his biography, he became Mortal again due to [[Zeus]] tricking him to drain his godly power into the [[Blade of Olympus]] in God of War II.
*According to Ed Boon, creator of Mortal Kombat, Kratos was a perfect fit in the Mortal Kombat roster. His Gameplay is very similar to the gameplay of mortal kombat with combo attacks, grabs, and move schemes. Plus, his violence and brutal executions rival the gory fatalities and savage fighting of the Mortal Kombat games.
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*Kratos and the ''Mortal Kombat character'' [[w:c:mortalkombat:Scorpion|Scorpion]] share many similarities with one another; both of their families were murdered, both were betrayed by their masters, both are fueled by rage and vengeance, both crawled their way out of [[w:c:mortalkombat:Netherrealm|Hell]]/the [[Underworld]], and both utilize weapons that involve the use of chains.
*The [http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/mortal-kombat/video/6305271?tag=topslot%3Bthumb%3B2 Gamespot Mortal Kombat gameplay trailer] saw Kratos using [[Bow of Apollo|Apollo's bow]], the [[Blades of Athena]], [[Head of Helios|Helios' head]], the [[Blade of Olympus]], the [[Nemean Cestus]], [[Boots of Hermes|Hermes' winged boots]], and [[Quick Time Events|quicktime events]].
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*According to [[w:c:mortalkombat:Ed Boon|Ed Boon]], creator of ''Mortal Kombat'', Kratos was a perfect fit for the ''Mortal Kombat'' roster. His gameplay is very similar to the gameplay of ''Mortal Kombat'' with combo attacks, grabs, and move schemes. Plus, his violence and brutal executions rival the gory [[w:c:mortalkombat:Fatality|Fatalities]] and savage fighting of the Mortal Kombat games.
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*The [http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/mortal-kombat/video/6305271?tag=topslot%3Bthumb%3B2 Gamespot ''Mortal Kombat'' gameplay trailer] saw Kratos using [[Bow of Apollo|Apollo's bow]], the [[Blades of Athena]], [[Head of Helios|Helios' head]], the [[Blade of Olympus]], the [[Nemean Cestus]], [[Boots of Hermes|Hermes' winged boots]], and [[Quick Time Events|quicktime events]].
 
*Despite the trailer footage, Kratos is shown wielding the [[Blades of Exile]] in-game.
 
*Despite the trailer footage, Kratos is shown wielding the [[Blades of Exile]] in-game.
*During a cinematic sequence in which Kratos is shown finishing off Shao Kahn, in a few of the scenes, the Blades of Exile were replaced by the [[Blades of Athena]].
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*If one completes the Arcade Ladder mode with Kratos, during the cinematic where Kratos is shown finishing off Shao Kahn, the Blades of Exile will briefly be replaced by the [[Blades of Athena]] for three shots before returning to the Blades of Exile.
*Kratos also uses a [[Gorgon Heads|gorgon head]], as seen in his second fatality, but the head does not appear to be Euryale's nor Medusa's. It is neither pale green, like Euryale's, nor does it have red snakes for hair, like Medusa's. The head sort of resembles that of a Gorgon Serpent, but in darker color.
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*Kratos also uses a [[Gorgon Heads|gorgon head]], as seen in his second fatality, but the head does not appear to be [[Euryale]]'s nor [[Medusa]]'s. It is neither pale green, like Euryale's, nor does it have red snakes for hair, like Medusa's. The head sort of resembles that of a [[Gorgon Serpent]], but darker in color.
*Kratos' first fatality in the game is considered one of the most brutal fatalities in Mortal Kombat history.
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*When another fighter uses a [[w:c:mortalkombat:Babality|Babality]] on Kratos, his infantile self will interact with a Medusa plush doll; removing its head just as he normally would when finishing off a [[Gorgon]].
*When another fighter uses a babality on Kratos, his infantile self will interact with a Medusa plush doll, removing it's head just as he normally would when finishing off a [[gorgon]].
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*When seen in the final cinematic sequence of his story, Kratos appears without the [[Golden Fleece]] on his arm.
*Kratos, when seen in the final cinematic sequence of his story, appears without the [[Golden Fleece]] on his arm.
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*In the game, Kratos' Battle Cry, ''"You... will not see the end of this day,"'' is actually a piece of dialogue taken from his first conversation with Zeus at the beginning of ''God of War III''.
*Barring the death traps in MK: Armageddon, Kratos' stage, the [[Chamber of the Flame]], is the only level in the series to have multiple stage fatalities.
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*Barring the death traps in ''MK: Armageddon'', Kratos' stage, the Chamber of the Flame, is the only level in the series to have multiple stage fatalities.
*Sony demanded Netherealm studios to make Kratos have a different reaction towards some fatalities whenever they are preformed on him. Some alterations are more fitted to how Kratos normally reacts to situations, others are as a sign of respect for the series and character. Examples include:
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*Sony demanded [[w:c:mortalkombat:NetherRealm Studios|NetherRealm Studios]] to make Kratos have a different reaction towards certain Fatalities whenever they are performed on him. Some of the alterations are more fitted to how Kratos would normally react to different situations, others are as a sign of respect for both the series and character. Examples include:
** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Johnny_Cage Johnny Cage's] second fatality, Kratos does not have a trophy implanted onto his head.
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** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Johnny_Cage Johnny Cage's] second Fatality, Johnny does not implant a trophy into his head after karate-chopping it in half.
** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Mileena Mileena's] first fatality, Mileena does not eat Kratos' head. She simply throws it to the floor.
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** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Mileena Mileena's] first Fatality, Mileena does not eat Kratos' face; immediately throwing it to the ground instead.
** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Ermac Ermac's] second fatality, Kratos doesn't run around frightened after being shrunk. Instead, he yells at Ermac.
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** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Ermac Ermac's] second Fatality, Kratos doesn't run around frightened after being shrunk. Instead, he will yell at Ermac.
** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Cyber_Sub-Zero Cyber Sub-Zero's] second fatality, Kratos does not pose strangely when Cyber Sub-Zero's shurikens plunge into his head, but falls down instead.
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** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Cyber_Sub-Zero Cyber Sub-Zero's] second Fatality, Kratos does not pose strangely when Cyber Sub-Zero's shurikens plunge into his head, but simply falls down.
** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Noob_Saibot Noob Saibot's] second fatality, Kratos will not wave his arms while his lower torso is separated from him.
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** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Noob_Saibot Noob Saibot's] second Fatality, Kratos will barely react to having his lower torso separated from him.
** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Stryker Stryker's] second fatality, Kratos will not go searching for the bomb in his stomach. Instead, he'll act furiously.
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** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Stryker Stryker's] second Fatality, Kratos will not go searching for the bomb in his stomach; he will instead be in a fury.
** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Kung_Lao Kung Lao's] second fatality, Kratos will not wave his arms during the process of being cut in half.
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** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Kung_Lao Kung Lao's] second Fatality, Kratos will neither panic nor flail his arms around during the process of being cut in half.
** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Skarlet Skarlet's] second fatality, Kratos will not shiver while hanging on the blood pillars. Instead, he'll try to break free.
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** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Skarlet Skarlet's] second Fatality, Kratos will attempt to break free from the blood pillars instead of panicking.
** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Kenshi Kenshi's] second fatality, Kratos won't try to block Kenshi's attack.
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** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Kenshi Kenshi's] second Fatality, Kratos won't try to block Kenshi's attack.
** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Rain Rain's] first fatality, Kratos will not bloat while swallowing the water but will still explode.
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** During [http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Rain Rain's] first Fatality, Kratos will not bloat up while swallowing the water but rather stand in a, "T," stance before exploding.
** During [http://www.mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Freddy Freddy Krueger's] first fatality, he will prepare himself for combat instead of wondering nervously of Freddy's absence.
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** During [http://www.mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Freddy Freddy Krueger's] first Fatality, he will prepare himself for combat instead of wondering nervously of Freddy's absence.
*** During Freddy's second fatality, Kratos will not panic nor try to escape; instead, he attempts to grab Freddy before being killed.
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*** During Freddy's second Fatality, Kratos will not panic nor try to escape; instead, he attempts to grab Freddy before being killed.
*** It is also interesting to notice that Kratos won't open his mouth when attacked in the head/face during any X-ray. For example, in Scorpion's X-ray, when Scorpion punches him in the face, he keeps his jaw closed. In Mileena's X-ray, he won't scream when stabbed repeatdly, but keep his mouth closed in anger.
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** It is also interesting to notice that Kratos won't open his mouth when attacked in the head/face during any [[w:c:Mortalkombat:X-Ray|X-Ray]]. For example, in Scorpion's X-Ray, when Scorpion punches him in the face, he keeps his jaw closed. In Mileena's X-Ray, he won't scream when stabbed repeatedly, but keep his mouth closed in anger.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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MK-Kratos01.jpg|Kratos, as seen in Mortal Kombat 9
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MK-Kratos01.jpg|Kratos, as seen in ''Mortal Kombat 9''.
MK-Kratos02.jpg|Kratos, as seen in MK9, with the Blades of Athena
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MK-Kratos02.jpg|Kratos, as seen in ''MK9'', with the Blades of Athena.
Mortalkombatnemeancestus.jpg|One of Kratos' fatalities, showing his Nemean Cestus.
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Mortalkombatnemeancestus.jpg|One of Kratos' Fatalities, showing his Nemean Cestus.
 
Kratos in Mortal Kombat 9.jpg
 
Kratos in Mortal Kombat 9.jpg
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kratosbabalitytop.jpg|Kratos as a baby.
Mortal-Kombat-Kratos.jpg|Kratos' second fatality, showing his Blade of Olympus
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Mortal-Kombat-Kratos.jpg|Kratos' second Fatality, showing his Blade of Olympus.
 
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Pm3HI.jpg|Kratos vs Sindel
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Pm3HI.jpg|Kratos vs [[w:c:mortalkombat:Sindel|Sindel]].
 
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KratosFatalityMk9.jpg
 
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Kratos with Raiden and Fujin.PNG|Raiden and Fujin bowing to Kratos.
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Kratos with Raiden and Fujin.PNG|Raiden and Fujin bowing to Kratos after he defeats Shao Kahn.
 
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Latest revision as of 13:26, March 10, 2020

You...will not see the end of this day!

Kratos

Mortal Kombat (also known as Mortal Kombat 9 or Mortal Kombat 2011, to differentiate it from the original), is the ninth installment in the Mortal Kombat franchise, developed by NetherRealm Studios.

HistoryEdit

The story takes place after the events of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, but during the time of the first three games: Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, and Mortal Kombat 3. The events of the games, however, take place in a different scenario because Raiden, the god of thunder, has knowledge of the future.

Mortal Kombat 9 is the first M-rated Mortal Kombat game to be developed for the seventh generation of consoles, as opposed to the T-rated Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. This is also the first title to include 3D graphics, although gameplay has been brought back to its classic 2D plane. The developers have also stated that this is the first game in which they are making a conscious effort to create deeper gameplay for more hardcore players.

StoryEdit

The story begins with Raiden, just when he is about to be killed by Shao Kahn in the events that happen after Armageddon. In a last-ditch effort, he sends a message to himself in the past, in the era of "Mortal Kombat" (the first game). The rest of the story follows that Raiden's past and shows him trying to understand the visions and messages he gets from himself in the future and trying to prevent the events that lead towards the destruction of all realities, thus trying to change the course of history itself.

CharactersEdit

The player has the ability to play as multiple characters during the course of story. According to the developers, the story is longer than the story present in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. The developers have noticed that the story had been ignored in the past in favor for the fighting gameplay, "action," and wanted to make a change in that for Mortal Kombat.

Excluded from the story campaign, players would be able to play as Kratos, God of War, who has his own personal set of moves, fighting arena with Stage Fatalities and his own personal story for Arcade Ladder mode.

Kratos' Biography Edit

Ancient Greece knew no more bloodthirsty a warrior than Kratos, who for a time was the God of War. Mortal once more, Kratos withdrew from the ages-old clash between men and gods. But his solitude was broken when he was ripped through space and time. As the madness subsided, Kratos found himself in present-day Outworld, kneeling before Shao Kahn. To ensure his victory in Mortal Kombat, the emperor had invoked an ancient ritual, sacrificing the souls of his vanguard to summon and enslave the most powerful warrior of all time. But the spell alone could not contain Kratos, who soon regained his free will. Enraged by Shao Kahn's arrogance, Kratos vowed to rip the warlord's spine from his body. The God of War had returned to battle.

Kratos' EndingEdit



Shao Kahn was dead. The God of War had prevailed. The spell that had summoned him began to reverse itself. As he slowly faded from this place and time, Kratos was approached by Raiden and Fujin. Though he did not count them among his enemies, Kratos had never been beloved by these gods. He prepared for kombat. To his surprise, they bowed to him, a show of respect he had not seen from an immortal in many an age. Raiden explained that though his motives were not pure, Kratos had saved Earthrealm. He was owed a debt of gratitude. As he returned to his own world, Kratos nodded silently. Their change of heart would perhaps prove useful one day. A debt of gratitude is often dearly paid.

TriviaEdit

  • Kratos is a PS3 and PS Vita exclusive fighter.
  • God of War III may have foreshadowed the fact that Kratos was going to be in Mortal Kombat, considering his fight with Zeus in the Chamber of the Flame being waged in a 2D environment. To drive the point further, Kratos uses several of the weapons from God of War III in Mortal Kombat and the Chamber of the Flame is also an arena in the game (also a PS3 and PS Vita exclusive).
  • Similar to Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, Kratos's Guest Appearance in MK9 is set somewhere assumingly and approximately sometime between God of War II and God of War III, yet he wields his God of War III weapons like the Blades of Exile, and according to his biography, he became Mortal again due to Zeus tricking him to drain his godly power into the Blade of Olympus in God of War II.
  • Kratos and the Mortal Kombat character Scorpion share many similarities with one another; both of their families were murdered, both were betrayed by their masters, both are fueled by rage and vengeance, both crawled their way out of Hell/the Underworld, and both utilize weapons that involve the use of chains.
  • According to Ed Boon, creator of Mortal Kombat, Kratos was a perfect fit for the Mortal Kombat roster. His gameplay is very similar to the gameplay of Mortal Kombat with combo attacks, grabs, and move schemes. Plus, his violence and brutal executions rival the gory Fatalities and savage fighting of the Mortal Kombat games.
  • The Gamespot Mortal Kombat gameplay trailer saw Kratos using Apollo's bow, the Blades of Athena, Helios' head, the Blade of Olympus, the Nemean Cestus, Hermes' winged boots, and quicktime events.
  • Despite the trailer footage, Kratos is shown wielding the Blades of Exile in-game.
  • If one completes the Arcade Ladder mode with Kratos, during the cinematic where Kratos is shown finishing off Shao Kahn, the Blades of Exile will briefly be replaced by the Blades of Athena for three shots before returning to the Blades of Exile.
  • Kratos also uses a gorgon head, as seen in his second fatality, but the head does not appear to be Euryale's nor Medusa's. It is neither pale green, like Euryale's, nor does it have red snakes for hair, like Medusa's. The head sort of resembles that of a Gorgon Serpent, but darker in color.
  • When another fighter uses a Babality on Kratos, his infantile self will interact with a Medusa plush doll; removing its head just as he normally would when finishing off a Gorgon.
  • When seen in the final cinematic sequence of his story, Kratos appears without the Golden Fleece on his arm.
  • In the game, Kratos' Battle Cry, "You... will not see the end of this day," is actually a piece of dialogue taken from his first conversation with Zeus at the beginning of God of War III.
  • Barring the death traps in MK: Armageddon, Kratos' stage, the Chamber of the Flame, is the only level in the series to have multiple stage fatalities.
  • Sony demanded NetherRealm Studios to make Kratos have a different reaction towards certain Fatalities whenever they are performed on him. Some of the alterations are more fitted to how Kratos would normally react to different situations, others are as a sign of respect for both the series and character. Examples include:
    • During Johnny Cage's second Fatality, Johnny does not implant a trophy into his head after karate-chopping it in half.
    • During Mileena's first Fatality, Mileena does not eat Kratos' face; immediately throwing it to the ground instead.
    • During Ermac's second Fatality, Kratos doesn't run around frightened after being shrunk. Instead, he will yell at Ermac.
    • During Cyber Sub-Zero's second Fatality, Kratos does not pose strangely when Cyber Sub-Zero's shurikens plunge into his head, but simply falls down.
    • During Noob Saibot's second Fatality, Kratos will barely react to having his lower torso separated from him.
    • During Stryker's second Fatality, Kratos will not go searching for the bomb in his stomach; he will instead be in a fury.
    • During Kung Lao's second Fatality, Kratos will neither panic nor flail his arms around during the process of being cut in half.
    • During Skarlet's second Fatality, Kratos will attempt to break free from the blood pillars instead of panicking.
    • During Kenshi's second Fatality, Kratos won't try to block Kenshi's attack.
    • During Rain's first Fatality, Kratos will not bloat up while swallowing the water but rather stand in a, "T," stance before exploding.
    • During Freddy Krueger's first Fatality, he will prepare himself for combat instead of wondering nervously of Freddy's absence.
      • During Freddy's second Fatality, Kratos will not panic nor try to escape; instead, he attempts to grab Freddy before being killed.
    • It is also interesting to notice that Kratos won't open his mouth when attacked in the head/face during any X-Ray. For example, in Scorpion's X-Ray, when Scorpion punches him in the face, he keeps his jaw closed. In Mileena's X-Ray, he won't scream when stabbed repeatedly, but keep his mouth closed in anger.

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