Why nobody hates Kung Lao

Discussion in 'Mortal Kombat Series' started by SaladPlateLover, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Hara-Killer

    Hara-Killer Reverse Salt

    nobody hates Kung lao , But everybody hates Kung lao OP pressure and launcher moves ...oh and we hate scrubs that think they r the Best MK players around cus "instant dive kick 40% combo"
  2. Metin

    Metin White Ramses

    How could i hate this? He is badass..

  3. BlackShade

    BlackShade Noob

    Definitely one of my favorite characters in MK. Much cooler then the more popular Liu Kang. Great moveset and design. Really looking forward to seeing how he will turn out in MK11.
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  4. Johnny Based Cage

    Johnny Based Cage The Shangest of Tsungs
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    He has some of the best animations in MK history. They really nailed the ancient kung fu monk archetype with him, and you throw in a razor hat on top of that you’ve got yourself a winning formula for a badass motherfucker.
  5. John Grizzly

    John Grizzly The axe that clears the forest
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    I've personally never been a fan of Kung Lao. If he never appeared again in an MK game, I wouldn't miss him. There's just something about the way he plays that bores me to death. In both MK9 and MKX, if anyone played him (aside from Scar when he'd play Hat Trick), I would totally lose interest in the match.
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  6. Zaccel

    Zaccel Noob

    I admire how consistent Kung Mao's been across his appearances. They really nailed it the first time.
    I think one of the reasons his fanbase is so resolute--and his appearances so frequent--is because of that consistency. Authentic style, visual flair, fairly strong gameplay, the works.

    This despite how daft "shaolin with oddjob cowboy hat" sounds on paper.
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  7. Hendrixson

    Hendrixson boyish.

    Lao is iconic. I miss him when he's not around. I think he's one of the few actually relatable characters in the MK universe, being a disciplined guy who works hard but comes up short and personality is pretty consistent across all the games as well. Imo he's also never had a bad design or unwarranted appearance in a game, so if he's made the cut in MK11 as the leaks suggest then it's probably for a good reason.
  8. Jhonnykiller45

    Jhonnykiller45 Shirai Ryu

    You know it really is ironic how, despite being a Shaolin, Kung Lao's had some of the nastiest Fatalities in all of MK.
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  9. Sutter Pain

    Sutter Pain Your mothers main.

    Fuck Kung lao in MK9 online shit was wild with his early versions.
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  10. MKF30

    MKF30 Fujin for MK 11
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    I have no issues with his character, even if he is almost always seen as the wanna be Liu Kang or his little buddy. I do however have an issue with his annoying moves in certain MK games though. If he missed a game, I wouldn't mind.
  11. Dankster Morgan

    Dankster Morgan savagery is no match for skill

    Cause he’s a badass and fits his archetype perfectly without coming off as stupid
  12. pure.Wasted

    pure.Wasted 'ello baby, did you miss me?

    God I hope you can have the mask with his Revenant version in MK11. That might actually make me play him.
  13. BlackShade

    BlackShade Noob

    Mask? But thats one badass picture. But i have always been biased towards lao.
  14. kabelfritz

    kabelfritz Noob

    he is also a bit of a cocky sore loser who feels entitled to be the chosen one while he isnt, though.

    Anyway, i can respect kung lao as a cool character though i absolutely never play him for more than one arcade ladder per game.
  15. pure.Wasted

    pure.Wasted 'ello baby, did you miss me?

    Look closer, he's wearing a mask in that concept art. They said they wanted him to have the mask in-game in MKX "to hide his shame" but weren't able to do it for technical reasons.

  16. Well he's more developed than Liu Kang and always had a fun play style in the games.

    Without that hat though he'd look bland so it must be the hat:cool:
  17. Lun

    Lun ask me about my feminist agenda

    I really hope he has an hat in which we can see his hair. Not digging that "scuba diving" look he has so far.
  18. Agilaz

    Agilaz #ShangLivesMatter

    I have always liked hus visual design and his theme, but the reason I hate him is because balance-wise he will naturally be a top tier character everytime due to his options.

    Aimable projectiles, so mids, teleports with multiple followups, some leading to 40%+, fastest combo starting reversal in the game, can divekick you from anywhere and get a free conversion, good frames, good range, great chip, good staggers...

    He really doesn't need all of that. His kit has always been way too loaded.
  19. M.D.

    M.D. Spammer. Crouch walk hater.

    What do you mean nobody hates him?

    I still have this post as my wallpaper:

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  20. Blizer

    Blizer Noob

    Kung Lao has been a balance nightmare since MK9

    Also, Shoutout to anyone who played DA and he only had two special moves lul.
  21. Blizer

    Blizer Noob

    Design wise, Kung Lao is cool, and i do like the razor hat, as its pretty much what makes him iconic visually

    Story and character wise, i do like the Liu Kang comparison of them being different sides of the same coin, and its pretty accurate tbh.
  22. Vslayer

    Vslayer Ask me about my Cassie Cage Agenda
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    I prefer Lui Kang 'cause flawless hair flips.

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  23. MioTenacious

    MioTenacious "There is fear in your heart"

    i fucking love Kung Lao, man wears a blade hat how can anyone not find this cool but i don't think he is more iconic than Scorpion or Sub-Zero. These two will always be a MUST in the Mortal Kombat games
  24. shaolinskywalker

    shaolinskywalker White Lotus Society

    I love Kung Lao and Liu Kang(username lol) In the new timeline(Specifically Mk9), they remind me a lot of Leonardo and Raphael, with Liu being less powerful, but less arrogant and more in control of his powers, while Kung Lao seems to be a better fighter, but is very emotional and has some edge.
  25. Dankster Morgan

    Dankster Morgan savagery is no match for skill

    Somewhat agree but I would say Leonardo is almost certainly a better fighter than Raphael, definitly more well rounded and versatile
  26. You third point is mistaken.
    Every MK character is a skilled warrior including Liu Kang, lol. He wasn’t made a champion by default, he beat his way. And this might be a secret for but it was intended that Kung Lao should win MK1 but he refused to compete because he knew the price of winning (neverending battle and unability to age) That means he could be the first champion. I like Lao but in the current timeline they turned him in a jealous boy who always wants to be better than Liu Kang ( who was also made an asshole in the new timeline).

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