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Arqwart

Lean, mean, and +14
Very curious to see her style, but I hate her redone bio.
Thank the Elder Gods I'm not the only one. I've seen so many people jumping on it like "Yes gurl!" and I'm over here thinking "...the fuck?" This isn't even a new timeline so they're genuinely retconning her story from this trilogy already. It's a very strange decision to me.
 

Gamer68

Kollector main who plays Jacqui
Honestly, I can't say I'm excited about whatever is next for MK's story. Only two games after MK9 and it's pretty much confirmed that we are already getting another reboot/reimagining/rewhatever. What's the point of MKX introducing the next generation if they were just going to throw it away after a couple games? And pretty much everything that happened during MK11's story doesn't matter because everything got reset. What little character building that happened there does not matter.

Between reboots after only a couple games and now full blown character backstory retcons with Sindel, it seems clear to me that NRS has no idea what to do with the series or is just so bored with it that they don't even care anymore and just tries to throw something together quickly.

I know the old games would also retcon things also, but they didn't have full blown cinematic story modes that tried to get you invested into the story like the new games do. It was mainly just bios and mostly non-canon arcade endings. With NRS' push for cinematic presentation and the story having more of a presence within their games, plus the fact that it's been decades since the original games, I kinda expect more at this point -- not to sound entitled. It's just really disappointing to me personally as a big fan of the series.

I'm also kinda worried about the movie may inspire whatever new game they do, and possibly being one of the reasons they decided to reboot AGAIN in the first place. If WB wanted Leatherface in MKX even though he wasn't very relevant, you know they will try hard to do cross-promotion between the movie and the game. Especially since MKX was supposed to do that but the movie was delayed. Remember the "we are going to sync-up the movie and the game" talks that was happening then?

Seriously, what if next game comes around and we have a completely new timeline that is inspired directly by the movie? And character backstories have been retconned again? Like holy fuck, no.
 

MKF30

Fujin and Ermac for MK 11
Premium Supporter
Thank the Elder Gods I'm not the only one. I've seen so many people jumping on it like "Yes gurl!" and I'm over here thinking "...the fuck?" This isn't even a new timeline so they're genuinely retconning her story from this trilogy already. It's a very strange decision to me.
Yeah they literally changed her from an honorable oppressed victim to a gold digger, shallow bitch who betrayed her husband for power. lol. They did the same with Skarlet but since her character isn't that old in the canon, wasn't as big a deal as this. Originally she was created from Shao Kahn's magic like Ermac, but different as it's blood magic. Then MK 11 they retconned her MK 9 bio, with her being an orphan in the streets of Outworld being taken in and trained in blood magic by Shao Kahn.

I wonder what @Vslayer will think about klassic Cassie skin? hmmm
 

Raider

Noob
Yeah, well it's not like there is 2 more dlc to go and a rumoured KP3.. How will they possibly find time to release more classic skins?
But these skins were datamined since first few patches. And we are still waiting. Watch them make it paid DLC pack...
 

MKF30

Fujin and Ermac for MK 11
Premium Supporter
Sindel's older story made more sense than the new bio. But no matter because the older timeslines technically don't exist anymore, Liu/Raiden and Kitana will rewrite it for MK 12.
 

Makuholick

Jahseh Onfroy is in Overwatch
Thank the Elder Gods I'm not the only one. I've seen so many people jumping on it like "Yes gurl!" and I'm over here thinking "...the fuck?" This isn't even a new timeline so they're genuinely retconning her story from this trilogy already. It's a very strange decision to me.
If you watch The4thSnake's video it'll be a bit clearer(not to say it's good at all). This Sindel is not the one you know