Is Netherrealm Studios borrowing from fan ideas

reikoiskahn

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After finally playing Mortal Kombat X and getting a good look at some of the character models, I've noticed something. Many of them look like designs created by fans on sites such as DeviantArt. Now, keep in mind, most of these came from 2011-2013. With that being said, can we safely assume that Netherrealm Studios browses sites like these to borrow ideas from fans and if so, is it a good thing or bad thing? Below, I've compiled a small list for comparison. I encourage all of you to participate:

1. Mileena
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2. Quan Chi
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3. Scorpion
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theincubuslord

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1) The Mileena fanart and the Mileena in the game doesn't look alike. Also, I'd like to point out that the original picture is that of Psylocke from X-Men, but modified to look like Mileena.

Here's the original picture:

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2) That one looks more on point. NRS might have taken inspiration from that.

3) The "Kold War" Scorpion is actually a fanart that was submitted to the MK Kollective fanart base, which NRS thought was worth putting into the game. They even said this in a stream and gave the credits to the artist who made it.
 

uWillNeverWin

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I noticed Kung Lao says "I don't have a quarrel with this" on Cassie's selfie fatality. I feel that was fan influenced after the community reacted to his exchange in the Reptile reveal trailer. I think it's great little things like that get into the game.
 

NinjaNinja

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the fan art is usually much better.

i wish mileena and kitana looked more like mature women in MKX
their bodys and frame are so small they look like teenagers
i know mk9 was the complete opposite and the women had kinda manly bodies but when i think of female fighting characters like ivy from soul calibur it just shows how it can be done right
 

NinjaNinja

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the fan art is usually much better.

i wish mileena and kitana looked more like mature women in MKX
their bodys and frame are so small they look like teenagers
i know mk9 was the complete opposite and the women had kinda manly bodies but when i think of female fighting characters like ivy from soul calibur it just shows how it can be done right
 

Shirayuki Mizore

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the fan art is usually much better.

i wish mileena and kitana looked more like mature women in MKX
their bodys and frame are so small they look like teenagers
i know mk9 was the complete opposite and the women had kinda manly bodies but when i think of female fighting characters like ivy from soul calibur it just shows how it can be done right

So in short, you want them to be big-tittied and have big butts.

You could have just said that.
 

Tanyas Husband

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They literally used the fan art someone did for Tanya if she were to be DLC in MK9 in Goro's ending.
I'm sure they pay heavy attention to it.
 
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