Another ninja from Mortal Kombat.  Smoke, who was originally a ninja and converted in to a cyborg, apparently figured out at some point how to become a ninja again.  I always preferred the ninjas over the cyborgs, so I can’t complain.

This is another ninja from Mortal Kombat.  It’s a purple ninja who calls himself Rain and he’s a prince.  Yes, this character was inspired by the Prince song Purple Rain.

It’s the enigmatic demon hoard ninja Ermac from Mortal Kombat.

This Mortal Kombat character, Reptile, was actually featured as a secret opponent in the very first Mortal Kombat game, a fact I was unaware of until recently.  He was so hard to encounter that I’d imagine I wasn’t the only one who hadn’t heard.  The shock was comparable to learning for the first time that it isn’t just a clever name, that he actually is a reptile.

Sub Zero.  I’m going to freeze you, and then I’m going to punch you.  This concept would seem very appealing to a person who is afraid of things that move.

Of course, it doesn’t really matter since Mortal Kombat was designed to be a comedy game.

“Get over here!”

Most people liked Sub-Zero better than Scorpion.  Scorpion could rip off his face and expose his flaming skull, and he was okay with doing this.  Ripping off his own face is just a normal part of his day.  Sub-Zero freezes people and then punches them when they can’t move.  Sounds like a coward to me.

Of course you could consider that the Mortal Kombat games were never intended to be taken seriously at all, but most people don’t seem to understand that.