Here Is A Thing That Happens In Mortal Kombat X

Here Is A Thing That Happens In Mortal Kombat X

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

OH NO

ARE YOU SERIOUS

HOW MANY BUGS ARE YOU

WHAT THE FUCK

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING

AAAAAAAAAH

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:

Here Is A Thing That Happens In Mortal Kombat X

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:

Here Is A Thing That Happens In Mortal Kombat X

...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:

Here Is A Thing That Happens In Mortal Kombat X

And here is separate a GameFaqs thread:

Poor Mileena. They gave you lips... and now you're dead.

Here Is A Thing That Happens In Mortal Kombat X

Comments

    The trouble with any media based around extreme violence is that they have to keep pushing boundaries to still be considered extreme & after a very short time, it stops being affective to shock & just ends up being pointless & grotesque.

    Shmeh, Mileena was a clone anyway, and if I recall MK9 correctly, there was a whole bunch of her (although they needed a soul to animate the clone I think).

    I disagree with the Mileena lip haters. I think new lips / design is much better, looked stupid previous games with just a mouth full teeth. She still looks vicious but can also now enjoy things like whistling, word pronunciation and drinking milkshakes through straws.

    But in all seriousness, new design is much better imo.

    Last edited 22/04/15 12:23 pm

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