I tend to play brutal badasses in fighting games, which means I want to play almost everyone now that I'm going hard in MK9. Obviously I have to whittle it down to a reasonable team, so I need some help... Here are my choices: Raiden -- Played him since MK2, and I can't leave him hanging now! Easily my favorite character, aesthetically. Ermac -- Played him in UMK3, and he still feels like the MK version of Darth Vader to me. Jax -- Also played him in MK2 and UMK3. I definitely have some loyalty to the ol' gotcha grab master. Sheeva -- Playing her entirely for fun, at the moment. Are there matchups she even absolutely kills in? Stryker -- Fun to play in general, but I think I like him for his roll grab, manly x-ray, and gun cancel/baton shenanigans the most. Kenshi -- Just a really interesting concept as a character. He's probably the only true keep away/zoner in the game that I've enjoyed playing with so far. Cyber-Sub -- I've always kind of had an affinity for Sub, but I'm not a huge fan of regular Sub in MK9. EDIT: Cyber Sub seems fun and underrated, so I'd like to maybe look into playing him more. Cyrax -- I love the concept of bomb traps, and I also just generally think Cyrax is cool. Cage -- I like the way he moves in MK9, and I played him in MK2. I don't mind that he can auto-pilot. I'm sure once people learn to deal with his pressure, he'll go down in popularity again, too. Nightwolf -- I'm not sure what to think about Nightwolf, as I can't tell what his playstyle in MK9 is yet. However, I really like him aesthetically, and I have to admit that the fact that he's underplayed draws me to him more. Which brings me to my final question: Which of these characters are the most underused and which are the most overused? Which characters are the most loved by the community/who do people want to see win a major?