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Raiden Speculation Thread

DDutchguy

Raiden enthusiast
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I am super hype for Raiden so a speculation thread is in order.

Things that are basically confirmed
- Electric Fly
- Shocker (potentially meter burnable for a combo)
- Lightning bolt projectile

Things that are not confirmed
- F12B2 string from MKX
- Teleport (potentially gear?)
- Master of Storms orbs (potentially gear?)
- Second hit of his B2 in MKX being his overhead
- Lightning strings like Thunder God in MKX

Things I really do not want to have as fucking gear
- Raiden's Staff
- MB teleport

What do you folks (the other 5 people excited for Raiden) think he'll be like?
 
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STRYKIE

Are ya' ready for MK11 kids?!
I'm more interested in knowing if he'll inherit any MK9 stuff. Unless teleport is a standard move (I think NRS may be skeptical about doing this since the Injustice 1 Scorpion backlash however) and helps him close distance well I can't see his relatively stubby MKX normals working out well in this game. We'll have to wait and see though.

Also I'd guess at least for the Superman matchup, calling Electric Fly "Superman" is gonna have to be off the table, lol.
 

Jhonnykiller45

Shirai Ryu
I believe Raiden's going to be a fusion of 2 variations from MKX like Sub was Grandmaster + Cryomancer.
I think he's gonna be Displacer + Thunder God with the Master of Storms orbs being gear, though I dont think he's going to have as many teleport options as Displacer did. Probably just the classic.

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(I think NRS may be skeptical about doing this since the Injustice 1 Scorpion backlash however)
Uh bro Supergirl? Scarecrow has a teleport just like Raidens too. Same input even
 

TamedLizard

Buff George
Stance switch trait using thunder staff or MB Tele plus frames. Either or, and I'll be happy.

Skeptical about MoS orbs if they appear. But maybe they can re-work those into something more beneficial in this game.
 

DDutchguy

Raiden enthusiast
I strongly doubt the TG strings will be returning considering they never managed to balance them right in MKX.
What do you mean? The lightning strings gave you relatively low damage if you wanted to combo off them, did not do much chip at all post patch and were mostly there for meter building (which Thunder God was reliant on)
 

thlityoursloat

Scarlet peeing
What do you mean? The lightning strings gave you relatively low damage if you wanted to combo off them, did not do much chip at all post patch and were mostly there for meter building (which Thunder God was reliant on)
Refresh my memory a bit.. how good were the strings for meter building? The only memories I had of post patch TG were mostly getting bodied.
 

STRYKIE

Are ya' ready for MK11 kids?!
Uh bro Supergirl? Scarecrow has a teleport just like Raidens too. Same input even
Believe me when I say I pointed this out regarding Batgirl compared to Scorpion in Injustice 1 but people were really hung up on "Scorpion's teleport being designed for MK" or whatever. And the rest is history.

Much has changed in the scene in the 4 years since then though so I hope I'm wrong.
 

VSC_Supreme

TYM's #1 L taker.
Any thoughts on what his trait will be? My guess is something related to one of his Variations in MKX, doubt it will be his Teleport tho. I can see it being Thundergod like to give his lightning attacks more hits, or He could use it to play orbs that he can detonate similarly to MoS
 

STRYKIE

Are ya' ready for MK11 kids?!
Any thoughts on what his trait will be? My guess is something related to one of his Variations in MKX, doubt it will be his Teleport tho. I can see it being Thundergod like to give his lightning attacks more hits, or He could use it to play orbs that he can detonate similarly to MoS
Good question.

MOS orbs seems like the most "trait"-esque thing he's ever had but as Ddutchguy said in the OP that would more likely be gear. Maybe he'll get something entirely new as a prototype for an MK11 move? (like how Scorpion's Injustice 1 trait became Flame Aura in MKX)
 

Jhonnykiller45

Shirai Ryu
Any thoughts on what his trait will be? My guess is something related to one of his Variations in MKX, doubt it will be his Teleport tho. I can see it being Thundergod like to give his lightning attacks more hits, or He could use it to play orbs that he can detonate similarly to MoS
I was thinking trait might be like a power up to give him Thunder God moves or i.e
 

Darth-Nero

Come Thunder! Come Lightning!
The teleport is confirmed, why do you say it's not confirmed? he teleported to avoid Manta's rockets. I think his shockers will be the meter burn launcher as well, you know, the way it should've been in mkxl new meta.

I just want his 1212 back along with 334, b342 will be a dream come true.
 
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Darth-Nero

Come Thunder! Come Lightning!
Also it's fucking depressing how small the Raiden community is, am not gonna be surprised if he wont be added to MK11 at all.
 

Tanno

The Fantasy is the Reality of the Mind
Based on what happened to Subby, I think the following:

He will be most likely Displacer Raiden with some Thunder God powers. I think that the Master of Storms variation will be gear abilities.

I think that a lot of his moves will be gone, but some will stay, just like what happened to Sub's.

I think that B4 or F4 (I mean the HKD charging flying kick) will be his B3, and the B2 will be his F3.

I think that his DB3 will be special canceable with Electric Fly (Superman), just like what Starfire did with her powers special canceable into trait beam.

I don't know if we'll see the LRC, just like Grodd's Stampede Cancels.

I don't know about the traits, so I'll leave the speculation to you Raiden mains.

edit: Now that I think about it, I have already seen Sub's 33 (new kicking combo). He borrowed it from Raiden's 33, I think.
 

RNLDRGN

RONALD ROGAN
I'm gonna predict he plays 99% the way he did in MKX and that, like SubZero, you will have to fight a minimum of 5 of them for every 30 minutes you play Ranked.
 

doomfarmer

unorthodox
All I want is him to be called LORD RAIDEN. Start the fucking voice work. Character select screen, click, LORD RAIDEN. NRS pls. Do it.
 

1man3letters

Alpha Tarkatan - Moderator
Moderator
Premium Supporter
Since sub zero trait was Klone, gonna guess raidens will be his tele

Would love to see a return to him having his mk9 b3 back @LaR ;)

Really thought radien would be in 3rd pack so very hype he in pack 2. That manta 1st,really hope radien out before hellboy
 

MKF30

Fujin and Ermac for MK 11
Premium Supporter
All I have to say is they BETTER not make his teleport gear....especially in this game. That has to be a normal move IMHO. I don't care if it's a special move or trait just please NRS don't make that a gear move. But pumped af for Raiden!