Greetings, Ermac fans! How are my fellow legions of warrior souls doing today?
Okay, so every MK game always has a redesign for each of its characters, with some cases being more drastic than others. With MKX I feel that Ermac has been one to undergo some of those drastic changes.
What did YOU prefer? His initial redesigned appearance started in Deception and Armageddon? His mummy-inspired MKX appearance? Or maybe even his classic palette swap style from the old days?
Let me know below!
As for MY opinion:
So Ermac has always been my favorite character ever since coming across him in the Netherrealm when MK Deception first came out back in '04. I really dug the whole mystical vibe and was a really big fan of his design and redemptive storyline. I could have cared less for him in UMK3 but here he seemed so cool to me! With MKA he was pretty much the same, I was delighted by his awesome cameo in Shaolin Monks, and in MK9 he was more or less the same as before but not changed too terribly much besides his undone redemptive backstory (except wtih a wicked alt!). But that's besides the topic!
With MKX, he went through a total overhaul! Seemingly inspired by his appearance in the MK Legacy web series (which I did not care for this interpretation at all), he now has old, decaying looking skin and has his mouth revealed, along with weirded-shaped mummy-inspired armor. As much as Ermac is still my favorite character overall, I reeeeeally did not like the direction they took him here. Even his voice sounds far worse to me, despite the MK9 Ermac voice actor still playing Kano in both games!
I hope in future MK they bring him back to what he was, but I do understand that times change, and if his ending is any indication then he might not even be around for MK11.
Let me know your opinions below!