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The Black Dragon arena - even more story and character hints?

Thracian_Priest

The troll awakens...
Okay, this is not about Kano in the background.

I've been scrutinizing the Black Dragon Fight Club arena like crazy. In one of the hi-res screenshots, you can actually read some of the texts on the cardboard boxes. All of them are in Russian. It is a possible clue that after the events in MKX, Kano took refuge in Russia. Is he recruiting new Black Dragon members there?

Here's the full size screenshot:


And now the details with my translation:



1.
[ФР]УКТОВАЯ
[УСТАНО]ВКА С УХОДОМ

FRUIT [ALCOHOL DRINKS]
HANDLE WITH CARE


2.
БЕСПЛАТНАЯ ДОСТАВКА
FREE DELIVERY/SHIPPING

3.
ПИВ[О]
BEER

4.
НОМЕР 01
NUMBER 01

5. (That's a tricky one, because one of the words looks normal only when viewed in a mirror.)
L7...[unreadable, but I believe it's a curse] ФУДЖИН, which is FUJIN transliterated and written with Cyrillic letters. Literary translation: Fujin - man whore. Better translation: FU*K FUJIN.

6.
ПОДДЕРЖКА КОМАНДы
CLAN (or GROUP or FACTION) SUPPORT

Oh man, I love it when MK is full of secrets and clues hidden in plain sight!
 
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mattteo

Noob
Fujin manwhore? Fu*k you NRS, I said they should give more respect to the 3D characters. This meme is gonna catch now like the Hsu Hao ones caught and people are gonna use it and NRS is gonna justify that the community says he's a man whore for not putting Fujin in a game. Really......? Fujin has been one of the most level headed and down to Earth characters, he has advised Raiden time and time again against messing with the kamidaggers. Man whore is Johnny Cage if you want, not Fujin. So fu*k you NRS!
 

Alec

Noob
1.
[ФР]УКТОВАЯ
[УСТАНО]ВКА С УХОДОМ

FRUIT [ALCOHOL DRINKS]
HANDLE WITH CARE


2.
БЕСПЛАТНАЯ ДОСТАВКА
FREE DELIVERY

3.
ПИВ[О]
BEER

4.
НОМЕР 01
NUMBER 01
Fascinating stuff

5. (That's a tricky one, because one of the words looks normal only when viewed in a mirror.)
L7...[unreadable, but I believe it's a curse] ФУДЖИН, which is FUJIN transliterated and written with Cyrillic letters. Literary translation: Fujin - man whore. Better translation: FU*K FUJIN.
:rolleyes:
I mean, I guess that explains a lot
 

Thracian_Priest

The troll awakens...
Take it easy, guys. My Russian is good, but not perfect. I'm almost certain it says something about ФУДЖИН/Fujin, but the other part is really hard to read.

If it does say something bad about Fujin, it represents the attitude of the Black Dragon towards our favorite wind god. The Black Dragon's opinion is not equal to NRS' opinion. Probably it's story related stuff.

A hypothetical example: Fujin forces Kano and his thugs to flee in Russia, their activities are limited, they are required to live underground and have every reason to hate the wind god. Some of the more vengeful black dragons relieve their stress, writing curses on the useless cardboard boxes.

See, this scenario has nothing to do with NRS and their opinion on Fujin. Actually, it could be a hint that Fujin is back and... playable?

So, please, don't jump to conclusions. :)
 

stokedAF

Noob
If Fujin doesn’t make the roster and there is an Easter egg that says “fuck Fujin” then that is hilarious to me lol. I don’t know why they wouldn’t want to flesh out the other earth realm gods though. Do we even know the names of the others? Fire, water, earth I guess right?
 

Thracian_Priest

The troll awakens...
Found another one:



ХАК КОРОБКИ

HIT/BREAK THIS BOX/CRATE

Interestingly enough, "коробки" (crate/box) is written with a machine font, but "хак" (hit/break) appears to be handwritten next to an arrow (or something similar, pointing to the other word).

I thought the chainsaw was the only interactable on the Black Dragon arena...

Edit: ХАК is also a slang for STEAL, so STEAL THIS BOX makes more sense IMO.
 
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Gamer68

Kollector main who plays Jacqui
Well, with the "Has anyone unlocked Fujin yet?" easter egg that was in MKX, and now the whole "Fuck Fujin" thing, I guess it's safe to say that NRS really doesn't care for Fujin... Not getting my hopes up anymore.
 

Thracian_Priest

The troll awakens...
Just found another hint that the Black Dragon stage is located in Russia and probably it has something to do with the story:


It's straight from Derek Kirtzic. He says that Kano (in the background) is drinking VODKA. The vodka reference and all these Russian texts tie together nicely.
 
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Thracian_Priest

The troll awakens...
And another one from the video above:



СТИЛ КАС = STEEL CASE

I guess, this text on the case falls in the "Thank you, Captain Obvious" category. :) Could have been worse tho: FUJIN'S HEAD INSIDE comes to mind...
 
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Thracian_Priest

The troll awakens...
Here's a fun one from the official gameplay reveal trailer:



[unreadable...]Л[У?]Р ЗАКАЗА ОБЯ[ЗАТЕЛьНОЕ]

I can't translate the first word because it's missing important letters. The third word is also missing letters but is much easier to reconstruct, since it's a popular phrase:

ЗАКАЗА ОБЯЗАТЕЛьНОЕ = PREORDER [IS] MANDATORY or MANDATORY PREORDER

Wow, preorders are mandatory now. So go preorder your copy of MK11 or Shao Kahn is coming to get you. :)
 

Circus

Part-Time Kano Hostage
Here's a fun one from the official gameplay reveal trailer:



[unreadable...]Л[У?]Р ЗАКАЗА ОБЯ[ЗАТЕЛьНОЕ]

I can't translate the first word because it's missing important letters. The third word is also missing letters but is much easier to reconstruct, since it's a popular phrase:

ЗАКАЗА ОБЯЗАТЕЛьНОЕ = PREORDER [IS] MANDATORY or MANDATORY PREORDER

Wow, preorders are mandatory now. So go preorder your copy of MK11 or Shao Kahn is coming to get you. :)

LOL NRS at it again.

And btw, bravo Thracian_Priest. It's people who dig like you that make NRS games more fun. I just wish I could find something about that extra mode now they've been teasing now.

Also, I think this is more of a nod to Fujin being included in the game because of the story element to it. This could honestly be a monumental find that this point of the game's development as far as character hints/confirmations go.