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DragonofDadashov24

Let’s see whose fire burns hotter
It’s funny how they pictured Shao Kahn being THE STRONGEST and SCARIEST MK character that could be only defeated by Liu Kang but then he serves to Kronika like a complete jobber, gets his ass handed to him by Kitana and he also gets ridiculed by the entire cast via dialogues.
NRS are masters of destroying their own characters.
 

Hostile_18

4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42.
It’s funny how they pictured Shao Kahn being THE STRONGEST and SCARIEST MK character that could be only defeated by Liu Kang but then he serves to Kronika like a complete jobber, gets his ass handed to him by Kitana and he also gets ridiculed by the entire cast via dialogues.
NRS are masters of destroying their own characters.
Kitana was only able to kill him because he was weak after his battle with Kotal.

I thought they showed him as been a real threat.
 
Well... yeah?
Undisputed MK Champion who surpassed the Great Kung Lao, defeated Goro, another greatest MK champion and is the main protagonist since MK1 or am I wrong?
So what if he defeats Goro? Other characters have beat Goro, too. Other characters have beaten Shao Kahn too. Kung Lao beat Kintaro who is a better Goro, Cyber Sub-Zero defeated BOTH Goro and Kintaro. Kotal Khan defeated Shao Kahn in MK11. This isn't Dragon Ball Z. There are no strict rules in MK like 'If Liu Kang beats Goro, that means he's better than anyone that Goro defeated." You're letting your fanboyism declare what's permittable and what's not and completely refuse to believe anything different.

I've seen this before where (some) people are ok with Johnny Cage beating up Shinnok, yet they aren't when Cassie is doing it.
(Some) people are ok with Kotal beating up Shao Kahn, yet they aren't when Kitana is doing it.
It's sexist and they need to look into it.
 

DragonofDadashov24

Let’s see whose fire burns hotter
So what if he defeats Goro? Other characters have beat Goro, too. Other characters have beaten Shao Kahn too. Kung Lao beat Kintaro who is a better Goro, Cyber Sub-Zero defeated BOTH Goro and Kintaro. Kotal Khan defeated Shao Kahn in MK11. This isn't Dragon Ball Z. There are no strict rules in MK like 'If Liu Kang beats Goro, that means he's better than anyone that Goro defeated." You're letting your fanboyism declare what's permittable and what's not and completely refuse to believe anything different.

I've seen this before where (some) people are ok with Johnny Cage beating up Shinnok, yet they aren't when Cassie is doing it.
(Some) people are ok with Kotal beating up Shao Kahn, yet they aren't when Kitana is doing it.
It's sexist and they need to look into it.
You think I agree with everything that happened in MK9?
 
I still do not understand why a lot of characters from X haven't at least appeared in the story.

Further more Smoke and Sindel should be in.

Especially Smoke and his Enenra stuff should be explained before erasing the timeline
 

Oki Red

Noob
The amulet... Such an important item of power, was thrown away and forgotten.

The end of era erased the amulet? It has the power to revert timelines? (Maybe a dinosaur ate it and became a fucking badass immune to meteors lol)
 

Corrupted Shinnok

Final Boss
The amulet... Such an important item of power, was thrown away and forgotten.

The end of era erased the amulet? It has the power to revert timelines? (Maybe a dinosaur ate it and became a fucking badass immune to meteors lol)
My idea for MK12 would be to have some character find the amulet and inadvertently use it to bring Shinnok back.
 

MKF30

Fujin and Ermac for MK 11
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Shao Kahn is overrated, he's not remotely the more powerful characters in MKU. In OW maybe but that's not saying much given everyone else's power in OW is vastly below his.
 

Icefyre

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Shao Kahn is overrated, he's not remotely the more powerful characters in MKU. In OW maybe but that's not saying much given everyone else's power in OW is vastly below his.
Say what now? Shao Kahn is definitely up there as one of the more powerful characters the lore has given us. Except in MK11, you'd be right as they made him a fucking chump lol.
 
Shao Kahn is overrated, he's not remotely the more powerful characters in MKU. In OW maybe but that's not saying much given everyone else's power in OW is vastly below his.
Shao Kahn is probably the second strongest non-god being in existence, right after Onaga. Even then, he is more powerful than Raiden. It took all elder gods to stop him. He is by no means weak.
 

MKF30

Fujin and Ermac for MK 11
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Say what now? Shao Kahn is definitely up there as one of the more powerful characters the lore has given us. Except in MK11, you'd be right as they made him a fucking chump lol.
Maybe MK 3 Kahn was a lot more powerful in terms of his soul stealing abilities but he's been beaten before by Liu Kang, Raiden, EG's etc. Not saying he's weak, I just don't believe he's nearly the most powerful villain in MK. I think in terms of personality, he's arguably the best villain but most powerful, he's not. He's below Shinnok and Raiden in terms of power overall, when they're not jobbing. LK is a better fighter than Kahn as we've seen in multiple timelines he always beats him.

Shao Kahn is probably the second strongest non-god being in existence, right after Onaga. Even then, he is more powerful than Raiden. It took all elder gods to stop him. He is by no means weak.
He's not more powerful than Raiden, Raiden jobs and already killed him. Raiden also has better feats than Shao Kahn. He's helped the Elder Gods, protected Earthrealm from the beginning, beat Shinnok a few times. MK 11 confirmed this with Raiden getting Kronika's attention(for God knows how many times now), Raiden in MK 9 was not even fighting but when Kahn was beating him up, he only gave up to save Earthrealm's lives...the EG intervened, healed Raiden and Raiden beat him and the Elder Gods destroyed him. LK has also beaten Shao Kahn in every timeline, he's not a God(at the time he wasn't) but a metahuman, Shao Kahn loses to other realms champions, Gods etc. OW though he's a powerhouse but he's been beaten. Raiden at his best and/or without morals would murderstomp Shao Kahn. If he was more powerful than Raiden he wouldn't want Kronika to wipe him from history, he would have beaten Raiden centuries ago which cleary isn't the case. Not counting the MK tournament as that has rules, I'm talking one on one Kahn vs Raiden.
 
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Icefyre

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Maybe MK 3 Kahn was a lot more powerful in terms of his soul stealing abilities but he's been beaten before by Liu Kang, Raiden, EG's etc. Not saying he's weak, I just don't believe he's nearly the most powerful villain in MK. I think in terms of personality, he's arguably the best villain but most powerful, he's not. He's below Shinnok and Raiden in terms of power overall, when they're not jobbing. LK is a better fighter than Kahn as we've seen in multiple timelines he always beats him.
I don't disagree with any of that, but saying he's below elder gods isn't exactly a knock against his power in the overall MKU lol. He's also manhandled Raiden on a number of occasions, too. He won Armageddon. Liu Kang being a better fighter than him isn't saying much either, the guy's the chosen one of the series. He's easily the best martial artist in the universe. So I mean...you've listed 3 people who're better, one of which is an elder god, another of which I don't exactly agree with, and the 3rd being the chosen one. I'd say that still makes him one of the most powerful characters in the series, probably top 5.
 

MKF30

Fujin and Ermac for MK 11
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I don't disagree with any of that, but saying he's below elder gods isn't exactly a knock against his power in the overall MKU lol. He's also manhandled Raiden on a number of occasions, too. He won Armageddon. Liu Kang being a better fighter than him isn't saying much either, the guy's the chosen one of the series. He's easily the best martial artist in the universe. So I mean...you've listed 3 people who're better, one of which is an elder god, another of which I don't exactly agree with, and the 3rd being the chosen one. I'd say that still makes him one of the most powerful characters in the series, probably top 5.
Til MK 11, everyone was below EG level but now we have "Titans" lol who are apparently higher than EG but not developed. I just see them as higher Gods and currently the top of the food chain. But yeah just saying, MKA he was amplified he had Blaze's power against Raiden, Raiden has also manhandled Kahn during MK 9, then the EG finished him lol. Raiden holds back too much, but we've seen him beat Shinnok several times(who's way more powerful than Shao Kahn let's be real here) Raiden at his best no morals and with the Amulet he'd demolish Shao Kahn, Light Raiden would give him trouble and has proven to best him. Dark Raiden would destroy him lol. Especially if he has the amulet. You saw what he did in MK 11 right? lol Between Shinnok, and taking out armies of the undead WHILE weaker mind you. Plus, as everyone else confirmed once Shinnok was defeated and his head taken off, Raiden literally went to other realms he deemed threats and killed God knows how many other Gods, Emperors, Kings etc who would threaten Earthrealm on his own. Shao Kahn needs armies, Raiden did that shit on his own lol. Remember what Kotal Kahn said in story? He confirmed this as well. Now I know the Shinnok think people like to use the "well cassie cage beat him" but that was only due to her power being able to beat Gods specifically but to me I don't see that as any worse than LK beating Shao Kahn in H2H.

I can list a few more higher than Shao Kahn but my point is, some people put him on this pedestal of highest most powerful villain in MKU, he's not lol. That's all I'm saying. He's one of, sure but not THE most powerful. The way he beat onaga wasn't in Kombat or outpowering him, he poisoned him....lol. If you wanted me to list more who I'm SURE can beat Shao Kahn, Fire God LK, Cetrion, Kronika, Kouran(the guy is an immortal so he can't die), Geras(same reason always comes back he's pretty much the Doomsday of MK, even Raiden after a while can't beat him so he BFRed him lol) don't get me wrong though, Kahn is a badass he's just not unbeatable.


But it's fine man, we can agree to disagree on the Raiden/Shao Kahn bit, I'm just explaining the power levels of both, feats, what both have and can do. A lot of times, NRS tends to jobber them among others.
 
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Icefyre

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I can list a few more higher than Shao Kahn but my point is, some people put him on this pedestal of highest most powerful villain in MKU, he's not lol. That's all I'm saying. He's one of, sure but not THE most powerful. The way he beat onaga wasn't in Kombat or outpowering him, he poisoned him....lol. If you wanted me to list more who I'm SURE can beat Shao Kahn, Fire God LK, Cetrion, Kronika, Kouran(the guy is an immortal so he can't die), Geras(same reason always comes back he's pretty much the Doomsday of MK, even Raiden after a while can't beat him so he BFRed him lol) don't get me wrong though, Kahn is a badass he's just not unbeatable.


But it's fine man, we can agree to disagree on the Raiden/Shao Kahn bit, I'm just explaining the power levels of both, feats, what both have and can do. A lot of times, NRS tends to jobber them among others.
Nah I agree here, haha. Your original comment just made it seem like you thought he was always an overrated jobber XD You know I love you man, we love to debate story. Besides, he'll always go down as one of the scariest motherfuckers in video game history in my opinion for how ridiculous he was to fight against in the early games.
 

MKF30

Fujin and Ermac for MK 11
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Nah I agree here, haha. Your original comment just made it seem like you thought he was always an overrated jobber XD You know I love you man, we love to debate story. Besides, he'll always go down as one of the scariest motherfuckers in video game history in my opinion for how ridiculous he was to fight against in the early games.
Oh yeah not at all, in the older games both Shao Kahn and Raiden seemed more OP. Then buffed Shao kahn at the end of MK9 a bit The reboot MK 9, they seemed toned down a bit in general but I've noticed as time goes on Raiden has more and more powers lol like seeing the future to a point, seeing alternate lives of himself, apparently able to make others Gods etc, then they buffed Raiden again and nerfed Shao Kahn again in MK 11 seemingly. I'l admit they should have had Shao Kahn and Kitana using their powers more in that fight.
 
Shao Kahn stopped being THE powerhouse after MK9 … and I actually prefer it that way. I don't like OP characters - I prefer it if anyone can have a shot at them - gameplay wise as well as story wise.