I think Stryker is the living proof that any MK character can be revamped by the developers to be cool and appreciated by the fans. I remember that prior to MK9, Stryker was pretty much one of the least popular characters in the MK universe despite appearing in the original MK trilogy, but after MK9 launched, his popularity skyrocketed.

This is why I am interested what the MK team can do with MK4-MKA characters.