For a game full of brutalities and gruesome deaths, Mortal Kombat X still managed to surprise me last weekend with one specific scene. You wanna see it, right?
(Spoilers for an early chapter of Mortal Kombat X follows!)
Those of you playing Mortal Kombat X know that there's a civil war going on in the Outworld, and it's all thanks to Mileena. You eventually find out where Mileena is, and Earthrealm forces mount an attack on her. She is captured, and then this happens:
Here is a partial transcript of my reaction when I first watched this:
Oh no what is D'vorah going to do
ARE YOU SERIOUS
HOW MANY BUGS ARE YOU
WHAT THE FUCK
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING
Dat sassy head tilt tho
I couldn't help but laugh at my reaction to this — there are way worse things in the game, after all! But after thinking about it, I realised that it wasn't entirely the gross-out factor that I was responding to. It was that Mileena had changed between Mortal Kombat 9 and Mortal Kombat X. This is what she used to look like:
See? No lips. You'd have a pretty hard time making out with that. But the new Mileena has lips in between all the fangs:
...which means she can participate in a horrific make-out scene like the one above. Hooray?
Hilariously, I'm not the only one that reacted to this. Here is a five-page thread on the Mortal Kombat forums where people discuss her new lips:
And here is separate a GameFaqs thread:
— Patricia Hernandez (@xpatriciah) April 20, 2015
Poor Mileena. They gave you lips... and now you're dead.