If Kitana won't return for MK10, I hope they have Li Mei.
If Kitana won't return for MK10, I hope they have Li Mei.
You'll believe God is a woman.
Whenever she is playable again (because to be honest, I don't think she and the other deceased characters will be playable in the next game, nor should they be IMO), I want to see NR take bigger and better risks with her costumes (I say better because her MK2011 costumes while risky were just plain tragic IMO)
For her primary, while she is no longer an assassin, because that is her signature look, I really want them to make her costume look more assassin like these
Her costume from MK Legacy. Yes it's drastic but it makes sense for a fighting woman to wear this. The only thing I would do is make the fans and outfit's blue coloring more like that from MK2011.
This would be something different for Kitana. Just change the color of outfit blue, make the belt and ribbons black, add the criss cross design across her cleavage area to keep that part of her outfit consistent, and make the the boots flat.
For her alternate, as much as people hate for the character to embrace her princess side, it can't be denied as it is a part of her, so I would like to see NR take this costume in a stereotypical princess route yet make it in a way that she can still fight.
This genie inspired outfit is just so flowy and feminine yet thanks to the pants, she would still be able to move around and fight. I would just put a bedazzled hairband on her head and some flats.
I would just change this outfit to a baby blue color, add some boots for her to fight in, and some gloves and stuff.
I want Kitana to wear a kimono similar to Ayane's from Dead or Alive!!! A blue kimono with flower designs on it!
You'll believe God is a woman.
The only character with whom I have beaten MK9 ladder mode with lol
She was the Princess of Edenia until Shao Khan kidnapped her & forced her at his will.
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Here we have Kitana's costume evolution:
Post MKII we see a pattern, specifically with the criss-cross design on her chest, and I really like it. The thing is that I would want more of an elegant costume for Kitana. Every costume she has had in MK is just not her.
Helena Douglas of the Dead or Alive series is basically the "princess" of the series and is always wearing elegant outfits. She is a deadly fighter and always looks her best. Here we see her DOA5 costumes.
The blue corset is an ideal article of clothing Kitana should start wearing in the series. Helena's corset even has the criss-cross designs, and the lace makes it looks a little more classy (fit for a princess).
Now, her hair... words alone cannot describe how horrendous Kitana's hair looks in MK9, but I'm tired of kicking a dead horse around so I'll leave it at that. She should have loose long hair, I actually love that idea for Kitana, but it should look like this and not a "hair cape".
This fan art that I find myself always going back to shows how I want Kitana to look like. Her hair is perfect, her outfit is perfect, even her maskless face is perfect - she could use a change. Kitana should be maskless for now on since she doesn't have to hide who she is anymore. She is suppose to be beautiful so I think it's time for her to show off that gorgeous face she's hiding (c'mon NRS, fix your females' faces).
Last edited by Goddess; 06-25-2014 at 12:41 AM. Reason: Grammar, whoops!
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You make a lot of great points, and have a nice selection of media to support your ideas, Outworld's Goddess.
It'll be interesting to see how NRS handles manjawitis and hair physics in MK X. Cassie doesn't have really long hair, but it does seem like there is some progress. The jury is still out on manjawitis.
I like those three concept costumes, but the first one is eerily similar to Sindel's. It'd be quite ironic for Kitana to be wearing a costume akin to her killer.
I also felt that Edenia had like this Greek feel to it, so this is what I imagine a Edenia Queen/Princess would wear to battle
Nonetheless, Kitana needs a major revamp. However, her fans looked great in MK9 so, at least, she has a good thing going there
A corset would look great on her. It would be sexy, but still very conservative.
Maybe she can even get a dress like this (see bellow) in MKX. If Wonder Woman got one in Injustice I don't see why Kitana can't have one.
And can we please get hair to look like this in MKX?
Last edited by Goddess; 06-25-2014 at 04:02 AM.
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I prefer having her wear something that wouldn't be a pain in the rear to animate.
This was a quick pencil sketch I had made for something I would prefer to have her wear. And after showing this to a few others, they also seem to agree that the concept of the dress is something they'd prefer as well. Nothing too revealing, and nothing too long that would seem difficult to animate. As an animator myself, I will say, it's difficult animating long dresses in a fighting game.
I also would prefer having her hair not be so long that it looks horrible and painfully annoying. Her hair is literally the reason why I didn't play her as much until I got my hands on her Mortal Kombat 3 outfit.
As long as she's wearing something that identifies her both as a princess and an assassin, that's all I'm asking for, I'd be more down to liking her outfits. But I have never, ever once appreciated what she has worn. I hated both of her 2011 outfits because it's just not her. I don't ever get why she can't wear something that allows me to recognize her as a princess. I've shown her to various friends that don't play Mortal Kombat as much as I do, and they even said that they don't get the princess vibe from looking at her.
I also believe that those who do the face modeling should look at human faces and get a glimpse that not every single female in this game needs to look masculine. Ugh, her face was just so... ew.
Please check out my theory for him which I made trying to preserve MK canon
Edenia was the place containing the most knowledge in the Universe, where heirs from the races of saurians, seidans, enenras etc would be sent to study and master their powers over flying, elements or mind reading. Edenians had an essence in the fruit of the enormous Tree of Life that grew in the middle of the Capital City, from which all babies were fed and which slowed their aging by a factor of 1000 once they reached maturity, giving them long lives and protection against diseases. They also had a continuous summer wind which ensured nights were warm and crops were rich all year long
Edenians didn't have written records but their knowledge was all available through a mental database accessible from everywhere and by everyone. Every image ever seen could be uploaded in the mental database and accessed as a projection. There's this whole vibe of Anakin or Genesis from FF to Daegon. We know that his father was a god and his mother a sorceress. They, with the power given to them by the Elder Gods, were busy with watching over the realm, every day ensuring that the sun rises and sets (creating the planet's rotation), that the crops feed and the essence provides medical care for millions of inhabitants
So, Argus and Delia didn't raise their children themselves. As a baby, Daegon was entrusted to the royal family and King Jerrod took him in, the dragon Caro being assigned as his teacher, friend and mentor. With very long life spans, Edenians normally have a child every 20000 years but after losing 9 MKs, a new generation of children is born in an unconscious effort for survival. Among them the princess Kitana, loved by all Edenians from birth. Because of unknown tragic events that happened 1000 years ago, Taven had renounced his Edenian heritage and traveled the realms as a mercenary all this time, hating his parents, only having his dragon by his side as a voice of knowledge. He was leading his own mercenary company, comprising warriors of different races, among which Smoke (ancestor), a young Hotaru, Ashrah and Kintaro. They were the most expensive company as they were renowned for always winning
So Kitana and Daegon grow up together in the rosy gardens of the royal palace where they learn to walk on water, glide in the wind jumping from the highest towers and ride Caro when no one is around to see them! Daegon swears to always protect the young Princess as he becomes skilled in both sword and combat, trained by the Prime General of Edenia himself. Kitana and Daegon develop a children's love, watching every morning from the palace garden how the God Argus, Daegon's father, creates the sunrise. Their love turns into an adolescent one, with them planning their first love night, but Daegon decides to only hold in his arms a naked scared Kitana, warming her body until morning. Edenia loses for the 10th time in a row and Shao Kahn's army enters the realm
With no alternatives, Argus and King Jerrod send a messenger, Blaze, devoted priest of Lady Delia's temple and long-time friend of Taven to bring him back to defend the realm. He tracks down Taven and convinces him to return by offering his army the immortality of the Sacred Tree once Shao Kahn is stopped. The mercenary group made up of of ruthless warriors steers controversy as they march onto the Edenian Capital's streets demanding coin, women and wine in exchange for their services. The arrogant Taven is hosted in the palace, leading the war council. He flirts with young curious Kitana and she is confused at the sight of this great warrior that all young ladies of her court dream of, including Tanya. Kitana and Taven feel an overwhelming lust for eachother. Enigmatic Rain (under his real name), who also loved the princess, was the only one who could match Daegon in the competitions, boosting his ego as Daegon was a demigod. This status made Daegon ineligible to participate in the Mortal Kombat to defend Edenia, but Rain was also refused participation despite his strong desire, him not being aware that he was also a halod
Rain was however not the product of infidelity, but that of dark magic a powerful demoness from the Netherealm (the woman from Jade's ending) had conjured using his father's blood. Argus rescued the boy from the Netherealm where he was forged and had faith that the taint of evil will disappear from him, took him to Edenia but trusted no one with the secret that the child was half god and half demonic. He instead made up the lie about his own infidelity and entrusted Rain to be raised by the loyal General. When the General died in the first counter-offensive against Shao Kahn's invading forces, orphan teenager Rain becomes part of the Edenian Resistance movement. In the games honoring his return, Taven defeats all opponents from the colonies of Edenia until only the courageous good-hearted Daegon faces him in the final. The younger brother tastes failure for the first time and the crowd cheers for Taven, confident for the upcoming war
A kid called Jade not more than 10 years years old becomes Kitana's handmaiden. She is cunning for her age and, at the princess' request, has her secretly trained into the arts of war and theft. Jade also facilitates a secret meeting between Kitana and Taven where they can't resist and end up sleeping together, although they both regret it afterwards. She wishes him to return safe from war. The souls of the dead in Edenia are not allowed to ascend to the Heavens anymore as Shao Kahn has the power to absorb them. A decade long war begins as Edenia refuses to fall, the greatest cities surviving long sieges under the wards of Argus as no portals of Shao Kahn can penetrate them, but suffer because the Emperor's armies are camped right outside their gates
Shao Kahn divides his forces in 3, each contingent being lead by an immensely powerful warlord: Reiko, Drahmin (before the mask of Kun Lo) and Quan Chi. The Emperor speaks from outside every city's gate and threatens to rape every man, woman and child who don't submit, but promises to give freedom and mastery over their own destiny and soul to all who join his army. Many Edenians express their desire to leave the under-siege cities and deflect to his camp. Among them is Tanya, who willingly relinquishes her body to the Emperor. The Elder Gods don't interfere even when Argus begs them to as the torments Shao Kahn causes to bodies or souls are finite to thousands of years and therefore the realms don't suffer permanent damage. Only the terrifying Elder God Shinnok comes down to Edenia for the first time in 100.000 years and offers cryptic advice, seemingly because the rules forbid him to directly interfere
In order to end the war, Shao Kahn agrees to fight at the same time the best 3 warriors Edenia has. Taven, Daegon and Rain come out of the city and the sons of Argus battle the Emperor in the great desert. They manage to perforate his heart but he refuses to follow the mortal rules set by the Elder Gods and die, instead healing himself, to the surprise of mortals and Gods alike. As the youth of Rain and Daegon causes the trio to loose the battle, they are forced to retreat into the Capital. After 9 years of war, the Princess and Jade evade the Capital without her father's consent through a secret passage in order to seek an alliance against Shao Kahn. They go to Seido and Vaeternus but can't offer terms. They travel to Outworld, to the King of Cryomancers, the last bastion in the icy mountains of Outworld opposing Shao Kahn, where the Princess pleads her case, but the cryomancers are too few to change the outcome of the war
They run when the King Sub-Zero wishes to send them back to her father. Crossing Outworld on horse, the Princess is captured and taken to Shao Kahn. Daegon, young commander of the army, abandons his post leaving to rescue her. He traces her steps but gets captured too. Shao Kahn rapes Kitana under Daegon's eyes while centaurs hold him down and then gelds him, leaving him forever mutilated, but alive in the dungeons with the feeling that he couldn't rescue his lover. Shao Kahn looks into Kitana's soul and tells Daegon about her and his brother. The images from Kitana's rape are uploaded into the Edenian mental linking system so all people witness the suffering of their Princess and their demigod hero. This brings down the Edenian society
Taven leads a secret offensive into Outworld and brings his brother and Kitana back to the Capital City. Jade had become one of Quan Chi's slaves and was not recovered as she was taken to his palace. However, Quan Chi treats her kindly because she reminds him of his daughter. The sorcerer creates for Shao Kahn 100 evil Kitana clones named Mileena, the first time this had been achieved. Smoke, Ashrah and Kintaro all die in battles one by one and their souls are taken by Shao Kahn. Taven mourns their loss but finds his inner strength praying to the Elder Gods and he receives cryptic visions to travel to the end of the world, where the sun rises. Taven reconciles with his parents. Hotaru, the last surviving warrior in his mercenary group, is sent to his home, the binary planet system of Seido, the realm with most inhabitants in the Universe, which had remained neutral up to this point, for an alliance
Seido had already lost 5 MK tournaments and they knew that their downfall was imminent after the 10th loss without Edenian technology that they had not been granted permission to until then. Concerned about giving immortality to Seidans, Edenians give them the fruit of the Sacred Tree combined with an essence that ensures they always choose the right thing to do, thus being responsible for their sense of absolute order. Hundreds of thousands of battle equipped seidans enter Edenia
Kitana is helped by her mother, Sindel, to get over her ordeal. Unable to resume his relationship with the Princess, ashamed of having been rescued by his brother and seeing that Taven becomes the hero in Kitana's eyes, as well as being declined magical healing by his God-parents, for Edenians encouraged people with deformities to accept themselves, Daegon goes insane. Shinnok steps in as a father figure and tells him that his parents have the power to heal the damage done to his body but instead are aiding Taven. As the armies of Shao Kahn are pushed back from Edenia by Taven's new-found inner powers and the Edenian-Seido alliance, Argus and Delia come up with the plan to prevent Armageddon
Delia's visions made the Elder Gods realize that one among them was interfering with their hindsight. This prompted the 6 of them to bestow upon a chosen warrior a tenth of their power. They instruct Argus and Lady Delia to put the 2 brothers to sleep in a place not even themselves will be aware of, while Blaze sacrifices his human body and life in order to be the vessel of the power of the Elder Gods. Daegon is summoned to his father's throne room and senses something is about to take place, mentally contacting Shinnok, who in turn is able to follow their connection to his burial place in Earthrealm
Shinnok doesn't want the turn of the war to shift in favor of the Edenians, so he appears as Kochal to a group of clerics in Seido and removes the Edenian essence from their blood. He tells them that all things come from chaos and will end in chaos, as chaos is the true way. One of the clerics, Havik, is tasked with triggering a cataclysmic event, resulting in the smaller of the 2 binary planets to be slowly moved of its axes and drawn towards the bigger one. This causes light rock formations to apparently defy the laws of gravity as they are drawn by both planets. The event known as The Tempest not only frees, but also damages the minds of the surviving inhabitants trapped on the smaller planet, which becomes Chaosrealm. Seidan forces are forced to retreat from Edenia and protect their own realm, as chaosrealmers travel by means of portals to the bigger planet and convert/infect seidans
Daegon is awoken by Shinnok who uses magic to trick Caro into thinking Blaze had signaled the release. Shinnok knows Shao Kahn can't enter the capital, the last refuge of Edenians, as long as the magical ward created by Argus stands. He needs someone to infiltrate and kill him, something only another god of his own blood could. Daegon confronts his parents for all his suffering and is almost calmed by the hug of his mother until she tells him that even mutilated he will still be their beloved son and that if Kitana doesn't love him he must accept his brother as her chosen one. Daegon, furious, stabs his mother 100 times in the chest and then kills his father and all the servants, children and deities in the palace of the Gods. He chains his dragon and forces it to open a portal to Earthrealm, where he evades
The shields failing, King Jerrod has the Tree of Life burnt, giving his daughter only a seed for hiding. Shao Kahn's army enters the capital and amidst the fighting he goes to Delia's temple. From there, he accesses the only known portal leading into the Heavens. He finds himself in a large hall in the presence of the 5 Elder Gods (minus Shinnok). They address him with the loving words a parent would address a long lost son, showing him images from his life. They regret that he had chosen this path and he had suffered so much but tell him that it is now time to accept the rule of mortality. In an instant, Shao Kahn is chained down on his hands and knees. As the Elder Gods tell him that they see all possible outcomes and this is where his road ends, Shao Kahn, blood flowing from his nose and ears in concentration, breaks his chains, rises and and throws his sword through an Elder Goddess, to the horror of the other Gods. As he charges, they combine their might to magically seal the portal and retreat, leaving Shao Kahn victorious in the Edenian temple
King Jerrod, wielding his ancient family sword that is told to have protected the Elder Gods themselves eons ago, therefore granting his family the rule of Edenia, challenges the Emperor. The old king still has great power in him and, in a fearsome battle, plunges his sword through Shao Lahn's skull. As he believes the ordeal to be finally over, the sword slowly comes out of the Emperor's head as he refuses to die once more. Shao Kahn kills King Jerrod, though admits that he respect him and he had fought with honor. He keeps his soul and those of his entire council and generals and fuses them into Ermac
A 15 year old Kitana, protecting the last survivors, fights one last fight and sends Drahmin to Hell decapitating him with her fans, earning the respect of the Outworld army and that of Shao Kahn as he states no more Edenians will be harmed if they embrace his new religion. Edenians are promised a new Golden Age under the rule of Shao Kahn who makes a marriage union with Queen Sindel and gives her his word that she and her daughter will never be touched by him ever again. Rain betrays the last bastion of the Edenian Resistance. He is branded a traitor and forced to cover his face and assume his new identity- his MK9 bio card
Quan Chi tells Jade that thousands of years ago he was actually a count from Edenia, long before King Jerrod lived. He was introduced to dark magic by a very beautiful demon-witch (the same woman from Jade's ending). She corrupted his soul and made him sacrifice his wife and daughter to Lucifer in order to become a powerful sorcerer. After having done so, she still went back on her word and intended to kill him, but he mortally wounded her instead. Overcome with desperation, he traveled to the Netherealm to bring his wife and daughter back but learned that they don't belong to Lucifer and never have. They ascended to Heaven when he killed them. He then went to the gates of Heaven to retrieve them but was thrown down by the Gods and condemned to live in the Netherealm with the memory of what he had done. He vowed to obtain the power to brake the gates of Heaven and get them back. A young Jade reminded him of his daughter. She convinces him to poison all Mileena clones as this could allow Shao Kahn to kill and replace Kitana at any time. Knowing this is treason, Quan Chi frames Reiko for the deaths of the clones. He departs from Jade saying that they will not meet again and disappears from Shao Kahn's service, taking Ashrah with him. The attempts of the Emperor's shadow priests to create Mileenas end in grotesque failures. Without Quan Chi's assistance, the Emperor cannot retain the souls of the dead Outworld warriors so Drahmin and others are bound to the Netherealm
Shinnok has the 4 remaining Elder Gods weakened, right the way he wanted them. He goes to Earthrealm, home of 2 species: primitive human tribes and dominant saurians, as well as the center of the Universe, a place from which he can unleash a catastrophic event set to spread everywhere. The Elder Gods empower Raiden, Fujin and other gods to stop him. Tidal waves the size of continents form as much of the planet is destroyed. Preventing their fall over the few saurians and humans who survive gathered in the hard to destroy temples of Argus and Delia on Earth, the last cryomancers and their King come to help and freeze Shinnok's gigantic tidal waves, sacrificing themselves in the unprecedented freezing process. Shinnok is separated from the Amulet and the war is won.
2 lesser deities from the Heavens are allowed within the ranks of the Elder Gods in place of Shinnok and the deceased Goddess. Taven and Orin, buried deep beneath, survive the destruction unharmed. The few saurians left receive a new home from the Elder Gods in rich Zaterra. The Amulet is hidden in the newly constructed and hidden Temple of Elements. The Earth's shape, with its current continents, is established after the ravaging war and, in centuries, Edenian refugees come to different locations on the newly formed continents, in accordance with the multiregional origin of modern humans. They mix with the surviving primitive humans, bringing with them the Agricultural Revolution and tools for farming based on Edenian technology, but are now forced to rely only on technology, something they do not fully master, and cope without the magic of the gods who ensured rich crops and long lifespans. They also bring the religion in Gods, together with the story of the Tree of Life from the Garden of Eden. The last living cryomancer baby is brought to Earth after the genocide of his entire race and he is raised in a community in the far east (later China). Raiden divides the human communities in order to ensure their survival. They populate the entire globe, one settling in the west and being the ancestors of native-Americans (Nightwolf)
Daegon infiltrates the palace and visits Kitana one last time, intent on killing her, but cannot bring himself to. He realizes his mistakes and they forgive each other. He can't stay at her side as he has caused the doom of his people and is a broken man. She tearfully promises that she will search for him every morning at sunrise, from her balcony, although she knows he will never return.
After a while, Kitana stands by the window in her palace room as masses bow below to the new God Emperor Shao Kahn. He informs them that the Elder Gods have proposed a truce, he shall keep the souls that his army had won but be bound by Mortal Kombat in invading other realms. He has challenged Earthrealm to Mortal Kombat, to the horror of Sindel. He says that together they will make the greatest, richest and most beautiful empire the world had ever seen, far surpassing the beauty of Edenia under the royal family's dynasty. Kitana, walking to her great balcony, looks towards the sun, but knows that Daegon is never coming back. She touches her belly and knows she is with child...
(she's 10000 years old, it would be normal if did she did have at least a child at some point)
Last edited by mattteo; 10-20-2014 at 09:37 AM.
Dropping this off here as well. What I want Kitana to look like in MKX.
Based off MK2 design here: http://operatingthetan.deviantart.co...-WIP-299998223
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That Kitana design looks good. Not to revealing like her MK9 outfits (which NRS went overboard with most if not all the female fighters).
You guys are looking so puritans. Female characters with revealing costumes are part of the franchise, part of the essence. I can't imagine Mileena without that provocative attitude, and considering Kitana is a princess from another realm, i think is valid for her to use those kind of clothes. Instead of being bothered about the outfits, i would be concerned about NRS improving how they look (I mean the face). I think the only female char who should be a little bit more conservative is Sonya Blade, considering her being from earthrealm :V
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Hahaha, well, i didn't mean it disrespectfully. But well, i'll embrace that "BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!". Just Sayin' :V
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@Sam-MK Kitana can be sexy without having to show off a lot of skin. I mean, that goes for a lot more female fighters.
"One Kiss and You're Dead"
Well, i understand your point too. I agree with that, let's wait and see . I mean, if she's in the final roster :/
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I'm not at all worried, she's bound to be in along with Mileena since they happen to be icons/poster girls for the MK series. Be it either playable in the shipped roster or she'll have a npc role in story mode and be available as DLC later down the road, it's not like she'll be shoved aside anytime soon.
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