Old Mileena vs. New with History Behind the Warrior

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By HellblazerHawkman on May 13, 2018 at 7:03 PM
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    History Behind the Warrior is back with a new video in his "Old vs. New" series gearing us up for the release of MK11. This week, he's looking at the true Empress of Outworld, the offspring of Shao Kahn and Baraka, the person who puts the "fatale" in femme fatale: Mileena.

    Like with most of the cast, the Mileena of yesterday is a much different character than the Mileena of today, thanks to the meddling of Raiden and his time traveling message. The big turning point in their respective stories seems to come down to how the world changed from the death of Shao Kahn, with the new Mileena needing to deal with Kotal Kahn-fraud and pretender to the throne of Outworld. This led her to make radically different choices than what she did and the past, leading to changes which are explored in the video down below.


    If you liked that video, go follow HB The Warrior on Twitter for updates on his next one. And check back with TYM for more of that politically unbiased reporting you've grown to know us for #MileenaForOutworld2020
     
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Discussion in 'Mortal Kombat XL' started by HellblazerHawkman, May 13, 2018.

    1. HeavyNorse
      HeavyNorse
      That slave-girl struggling to crawl over to his leg, then a sigh of relief when she's finally there. XD
      It was so stupid.
    2. MKF30
      MKF30
      I thought initially it was a different kind of sigh lol but I can see the relief too. :D First time my friends saw that they were like laughing and WTF at the same time. Like wow, what are they implying there? lol
    3. Juxtapose
      Juxtapose
      I've often wondered this as well, the perception angle. When she would have taken the throne, this would have been shortly after Mortal Kombat (2011) when she was still very young (and pretty crazy) and still new; all of Outworld would just have found out about her around this time. So she takes charge, the Tarkata support her, and imagine her talking and addressing people as she did in Mortal Kombat (2011); she'd seem pretty messed up even if she didn't do anything gratuitous or violent.

      From the glimpses we saw in the comics during her rule, it looked like she was pretty arrogant during this time as well.

      For any dispute on her claim to the throne, she was publicly stated by Shao Kahn himself as his heir, and her origins was a secret that few knew about (remember Reptile telling Koatal and D'Vorah about it in-game during D'Vorah's Chapter? That happened right before they rebelled and dethroned her).

      My suspicion is she didn't rule poorly, but her arrogance and odd mannerisms cast her in a negative light. Didn't she rule for something like 15-ish years, give or take? During all that time, as far as we know, the Shokan didn't rebel, or any of the other Outworld races against her, and Kotal's motivation again was her unwillingness to make alliance with Earth-realm as he feared a Netherrealm invasion.

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