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    kahn or khan ?

    in the new raiden trailer his name has been changed to khan

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    I imagine it was likely a typo considering its always been spelled K-A-H-N throughout the series

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Either way it's spelled (Kahn or Khan), it means ruler / overlord, so it makes sense given that Kotal is an Aztec-like war god.

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    So, you say "Kahn" And "Khan" mean the same?, damn, i didn't noticed this change of name until now you mentioned it :O, my guess is that is a mistake, considering that the health bar and the videos where the selection char screen was shown, the name was "Kotal Kahn" IMO that is more canon than some type appearing on a trailer, good observation bro.

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-MK View Post
    So, you say "Kahn" And "Khan" mean the same?, damn, i didn't noticed this change of name until now you mentioned it :O, my guess is that is a mistake, considering that the health bar and the videos where the selection char screen was shown, the name was "Kotal Kahn" IMO that is more canon than some type appearing on a trailer, good observation bro.
    I'd say the raiden trailer is more recent. They probably changed the spelling to avoid association with Shao
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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Ohhhhh, yeah, maybe, that sounds pretty accurate. Well, let's wait 'till his name appear again

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viking_Poodle View Post
    They probably changed the spelling to avoid association with Shao
    Or you know, it's a typo.

    Kahn is a title. Ever notice how Mileena has never been called Mileena Kahn?
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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Galden View Post
    And why would they want to do that?
    Because Ed Boon himself said that Kotal Kahn in MK X has no relation to Shao Kahn.
    So, changing it to Khan to differentiate the 2 makes sense.

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    Khan = a name given to rulers, overlords and various high powered figures.

    i.e. -- Genghis Khan (his actual name was Temüjin)

    The MK version of Khan = Kahn, with Shao Kahn being a powerful overlord and ruler.

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Seeing as how it's never been said anywhere that Kahn is a last name, I don't see why it would be necessary to change the spelling of Kotal's title to "Khan".

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Easy, so that people stop the Kotal Khan and Shao Kahn comparisons.
    That's reason enough.

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Araknyd_Commander View Post
    Easy, so that people stop the Kotal Khan and Shao Kahn comparisons.
    That's reason enough.
    Hence the exact same reason why they changed a certain dreaded MK:DA character's name from Kublai Khan (who was an Ancient Mongol WARLORD) to Hsu Hao.

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taj Gill View Post
    Hence the exact same reason why they changed a certain dreaded MK:DA character's name from Kublai Khan (who was an Ancient Mongol WARLORD) to Hsu Hao.
    Yup.
    Yet another good point.
    Given that MK X likely won't come out until somewhere near April 2015, his name could change from now to then, as Hsu Hao's did.

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Well, now it all makes sense , i'm almost positive that was the reason of the name being changed.

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Indeed. And I'm guessing it may change entirely between now and release time too, as Araknyd suggests. Just changing the spelling isn't going to prevent a bunch of numbskulls (the same ones who regularly type "Lui Kang") from still asking the question about whether he's related to Shao Kahn.

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Shao Kahn should have been named Shao Khan as well.

    Shao=young
    Khan=a ruler

    So young ruler maybe. Also Khan is a title for an emporer

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jion_Wansu View Post
    Shao Kahn should have been named Shao Khan as well.

    Shao=young
    Khan=a ruler

    So young ruler maybe. Also Khan is a title for an emporer
    It was an error. Guy typed too fast.

    It's Kotal KAHN.

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    I don't think so,"Khan" sounds perfect.

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quasar View Post
    I don't think so,"Khan" sounds perfect.
    "Kahn" sounds just as perfect to me, depending on which language you use that is.
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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zmoke View Post
    "Kahn" sounds just as perfect to me, depending on which language you use that is.
    Indeed,that is it.

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    Re: kahn or khan ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taj Gill View Post
    Hence the exact same reason why they changed a certain dreaded MK:DA character's name from Kublai Khan (who was an Ancient Mongol WARLORD) to Hsu Hao.
    Yet he still had "Khan Klap" move

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