kahn or khan ?

Commander

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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.
 

Sam-MK

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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.
 

Viking_Poodle

Don't mess with The POODLE
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
 

Sam-MK

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

Commander

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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.

[MENTION=17961]Sam-MK[/MENTION]

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.
 

Galden

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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".
 

Commander

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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.
 

Sam-MK

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

Love Cowboy

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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.
 

Jion_Wansu

Active member
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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