September 9th, 2010
2:42 PM CST -

Gamespot is currently holding a Best Villain contest this week. Today is the final day to vote for Shao Kahn vs General RAAM from Gears of War. As I write this Shao Kahn is behind by a mere 50 votes! So he needs everyone's help to move on to the "Evil Eight" round tomorrow. Did you already vote? Well using your cell phone for a 2nd vote, every vote counts and helps the cause!

Why should you vote for Kahn over RAAM? Our friend Darque Bishop from Mortal Kombat Online said it best:


* Shao Kahn conquered entire realms and survived past his initial game.
* RAAM died in his first game failing to conquer anyone.
* The worst RAAM can do is kill you.
* With Kahn, you risk losing your soul to him.


Ed Boon also added some incentive on Twitter to vote. He said he will "reveal another character or screen shot or something cool about the new MK game" if Shao Kahn wins! So go and Vote for Shao Kahn so we can move him on to the next round!

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Update 9/10 11AM CST There is not much time left, get out there and vote. Ed Boon posted a teaser of the reveal that he'll do if Shao Kahn wins. Get out and vote, and be sure to leave a comment here!



Click Here And & Vote for Shao Kahn!

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:



September 9th, 2010 3:09 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
On an iPhone, if you turn Airplane Mode On and then Off again and reload the voting page, you will likely be able to vote again.
September 9th, 2010 3:31 PM CST - MikeRib
C'mon and vote people! RAAM and Khan were tied at 50/50, but now Raam is ahead by .1%. Thats is only like 250 votes.
September 9th, 2010 6:19 PM CST - MikeRib
I have been watching the poll all afternoon and it is so close! RAAM and Khan are only like 50 votes apart.
September 9th, 2010 7:37 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Who has voted here?! Please reply if you voted to keep this thread alive!
September 9th, 2010 8:07 PM CST - MikeRib
I voted for Shao Khan.
September 9th, 2010 8:40 PM CST - Lunchbox
I did my part. /Starship Troopers
September 9th, 2010 8:53 PM CST - Eks
voted I think some 4chan folk were trying to offset the results. That's where I first got wind of this poll.
September 9th, 2010 9:13 PM CST - TheDentedOne
I voted for Kahn to get to the final four in my bracket....Sorry, but I have him losing to Vader.
September 9th, 2010 10:28 PM CST - MikeRib
Emperor Khan is finally in the lead! I have been watching this poll and campaigning for him since around noon Eastern time today. Go Khan!!
September 9th, 2010 11:30 PM CST - Tim Sandel
4chan joined in to troll Final Fantasy fans by knocking out Sephiroth in the first round with RAAM (completely destroying my bracket). Now they are just pushing RAAM through. I'm hoping Shao Kahn wins.
September 10th, 2010 1:46 AM CST - whtillnvrb
Screw it. We all know who would have won without all the cheating. I voted once for the guy that has a game franchise built around him and not just one boss battle and then going down. Just sad that the Gears fanboys can't play fair and we may not to see who Kahn would have crushed next. Guess you can fight a hand full of nerds with nothing better than skew a poll that doesn't benefit them at all. God bless the Internets. Sorry Mr. Boon we tried. P.S. If RAAM beats Vader then gamespot should know better and just shut down the whole poll.
September 10th, 2010 1:51 AM CST - Eks
I don't think Gears fans had anything to do with it. I think 4chan saw saw an opportunity to disrupt the outcome to torment MK fan(boys). And to me, Vader shouldn't even be in such a poll seeing how he originated from a movie.
September 10th, 2010 2:09 AM CST - whtillnvrb
Originally Posted by : Eks
I don't think Gears fans had anything to do with it. I think 4chan saw saw an opportunity to disrupt the outcome to torment MK fan(boys). And to me, Vader shouldn't even be in such a poll seeing how he originated from a movie.
You are probably right and it is just missed placed anger but I still don't think RAAM even belongs in the poll. He is only in one game. And it doesn't matter form of media it is Vader is just the ultimate villain in most peoples eyes and I don't see him loosing. There is nothing wrong with being a fanboy and Vader is like the Fanboy God.
September 10th, 2010 11:23 AM CST - Patrick McCarron
Bump to add Ed's Teaser! I want to see everyone voting and then replying here in the comments. This is for the good of the community!
September 10th, 2010 11:27 AM CST - MikeRib
Khan is 25 votes behind! C'mon and vote for Khan people.
September 10th, 2010 12:03 PM CST - luxul
I voted a couple amount of times. And advised all of my friends to vote. FINISH HIM!!!!!!!
September 10th, 2010 12:10 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Originally Posted by : luxul
I voted a couple amount of times. And advised all of my friends to vote. FINISH HIM!!!!!!!
Nice! Remember if you have an iPhone or Smartphone with Airplane mode, if you turn Airplane Mode On and then Off again and reload the voting page, you will likely be able to vote again.
September 10th, 2010 12:45 PM CST - MikeRib
Just an hour and 15 minutes left to go! Kahn is in the lead. GO KAHN!
September 10th, 2010 12:46 PM CST - Jinko
Thank god the 4chan crap failed. We're in the lead! EDIT: It seems you can Sign Out or Sign In/Register and get a second vote! DO EEET!
September 10th, 2010 1:46 PM CST - buffduffdan
Come on Shao Kahn! :D
September 10th, 2010 2:50 PM CST - Eclipso
He didnt win but we gave it our best shot.
September 10th, 2010 3:37 PM CST - lost_victory
From my understanding the reason why RAAM won was because some girl or guy with photoshop skills decided that if the nice guys would vote RAAM she would show her boobies. It's a shame though would have love to have seen Kahn win
September 10th, 2010 4:39 PM CST - xamoel
Is a shame, RAAM, is only another generic spaace monster boss. Anyway, hope Ed unleash the picture anyway.
September 10th, 2010 6:06 PM CST - Goraka
I'm banking on it being Jade. It looks like a female ninja costume, and back in the day all of the pallet-swap costumes were red before the recolour.
September 10th, 2010 7:34 PM CST - Nasty_Freak
About the pic, it could be: 1. Sareena 2. Skarlet/ Ruby 3. Sindel 4. Jade 5. Nitara 6. New Character 7. Tanya 8. Kira 9. Li Mei 10. Kia 11. Jataaka It has to be one of the 11 options unless you guys think of someone else.
September 10th, 2010 8:07 PM CST - Hansplusmatic
Originally Posted by : Nasty_Freak
About the pic, it could be: 1. Sareena 2. Skarlet/ Ruby 3. Sindel 4. Jade 5. Nitara 6. New Character 7. Tanya 8. Kira 9. Li Mei 10. Kia 11. Jataaka It has to be one of the 11 options unless you guys think of someone else.
Most of those options make no sense whatsoever. Logically, it would have to be Jade, Sindel or Sheeva with a new costume. Then again, it may be the first released alternate costume (assuming it were to be released).
September 10th, 2010 8:18 PM CST - Tim Static
Originally Posted by : Nasty_Freak
About the pic, it could be: 1. New Character 2. Sindel
Fixed.
September 10th, 2010 8:44 PM CST - MikeRib
Eh, the whole poll was bs. RAAMS vote jumped up like 250 right at the very end. Gamespot got what they wanted. More hits.
September 10th, 2010 10:40 PM CST - Eks
Originally Posted by : Mogurchak
Eh, the whole poll was bs. RAAMS vote jumped up like 250 right at the very end. Gamespot got what they wanted. More hits.
I've seen several threads on 4chan where people were wanting to push the results toward Raam. They did it specifically to combat "fanboyism" withing Kommunity. The really stupid thing is that fanboyism is the entire basis for polls like this. There's just not as many Raam fans as there are Khan fans. Gamespot is hardly a bastion of fairness, anyhow. They're the same company that canned a reviewer for giving Kane and Lynch a 6 when Eidos had bought ad space that covered the entirety of the Gamespot website.
September 11th, 2010 2:59 AM CST - MKRayden
Shao kahn alimented by 288 votes
September 11th, 2010 4:26 AM CST - Nic-V
I'm pretty sure the picture is Sindel. As for the competition, like Ultimate Game Hero, it's nothing but a sham.
September 11th, 2010 10:25 AM CST - Prophet
Someone on Boon's twitter commented on the teaser pic with an excellent point. What if the picture was of a random red female ninja with a new character tattooed on her arm?
September 11th, 2010 12:33 PM CST - Nasty_Freak
Who ever this is, it isn't Sheeva. Sheeva's skin is way too different look like a human leg. Plus, I doubt the female Shokan will even wear such sexy boots.
September 11th, 2010 3:29 PM CST - noob.sibot
There is some people doesn't know Shao khan not even Mortal Kombat, so they so who the scariest and the beast, so they decided to chose RAAM even if they didn't knew him, he look like the more brutal beast than Khan, i was hoping Khan stads in the final match with Ares from god war.
September 11th, 2010 7:03 PM CST - Hansplusmatic
Originally Posted by : noob.sibot
There is some people doesn't know Shao khan not even Mortal Kombat, so they so who the scariest and the beast, so they decided to chose RAAM even if they didn't knew him, he look like the more brutal beast than Khan, i was hoping Khan stads in the final match with Ares from god war.
dude... what?
September 27th, 2010 12:35 PM CST - Etryus
Who the hell is RAAM? never heard of him...
September 27th, 2010 12:39 PM CST - Eks
Originally Posted by : Etryus
Who the hell is RAAM? never heard of him...
He's the main boss in Gears of War 1 or 2.
September 30th, 2010 8:50 PM CST - Commander
Originally Posted by : Nasty_Freak
About the pic, it could be: 1. Sareena 2. Skarlet/ Ruby 3. Sindel 4. Jade 5. Nitara 6. New Character 7. Tanya 8. Kira 9. Li Mei 10. Kia 11. Jataaka It has to be one of the 11 options unless you guys think of someone else.
Actually, SKARLET makes sense. She was supposed to be a red palette swap of Mileena, around the MK II era.
October 25th, 2010 10:04 AM CST - JSOOGZ
Ummm.. Are you real, or a bot? Why was this thread bumped after almost a month of no one posting in it?? As much as I appreciate you welcoming new members to the board, that post is completely irrelevant to the topic and unnecessary... Please do not post in a thread if its not on topic, its just spam if you do. Consider this a friendly reminder to stay on topic.
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