Mortal Kombat 11 is the latest addition in the series. It’s one of the most popular fighting game franchises of all time. It helped popularize the fighting genre along with Street Fighter and Tekken. Even though Mortal Kombat has similar 2D gameplay as Street Fighter, it stands out with its life-like graphics, deep storyline, and a lot of gore. The franchise thrives upon gore and brutalities, and the latest Mortal Kombat 11 takes all the blood and gore to a whole new level.
The game has been a huge success so far with fans asking for even more content and characters. NetherRealm is working on future DLCs with the Kombat Pack 1 already on its way. Kombat Pack includes popular Mortal Kombat characters like Shang Tsung, Sindel, Nightwolf along with some of the most-wanted guest characters like T-800 (Terminator movies), Joker (DC Comics), and Spawn (Image Comics). However, the game still doesn’t have all the fan-favorite Kombatants from the Mortal Kombat universe. Characters like Goro, Motaro, Cyrax, and a bunch of others are still nowhere to be seen.
Here’s a list of all the famous characters that are not in Mortal Kombat 11 yet.
Cyrax is one of the robots introduced in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and also made an appearance in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation movie. He's part of the assassins from the Lin Kuei clan who underwent transformation into powerful cyborgs. His initial task was to seek out and kill Sub-Zero, but he was able to rediscover his human side and joined Jax Briggs & Sonya Blade as a member of the Outer World Investigation Agency.
Ermac made his debut in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 as a palette swap of Scorpion/Sub-Zero. However, his recent appearances in Mortal Kombat Deception and Mortal Kombat X had a distinctive redesign. Ermac does appear in Mortal Kombat 11, but he's not a playable character and falls to his death as soon as players find him. His powers include telekinesis with Telekinetic Slam being his signature move.
Goro is the first sub-boss in the franchise. He was the second in command to Shang Tsung in the original Mortal Kombat game and also appeared in a similar role in the first MK movie. He's a member of the Shokan race and was the champion of Mortal Kombat tournament for 500 years until Liu Kang defeated him and won the tournament.
Kenshi made his debut in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance and quickly became one of the coolest characters in the franchise. He is a blind character who uses telekinesis to slam his enemies. His psychic abilities, combined with his sword skills, make him one of the most powerful characters in the game.
Kintaro is also a member of the Shokan race same as Goro. He replaced Goro in Mortal Kombat 2 served as the sub-boss and second in command to Shao Kahn himself. His fighting style is similar to Goro, but his tiger-striped skin gives him a more distinctive look.
Mileena also made her debut in Mortal Kombat 2. She is a hybrid brought to life by Shang Tsung by mixing Kitana's essence with a Tarkatan warrior (Baraka's race) in order to create the perfect assassin for Shao Kahn. She also started a rebellion against Kotal Kahn in order to become the emperor of the outworld.
Motaro appeared in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 as the sub-boss where he has a torso of a man and the legs of a horse. He's part of the Centaurian race which come into conflict with the Shokan race. Centaurians are centaur-like creatures with long metallic tails and ram-like horns.
Rain is the purple palette swap of Scorpion first appearing in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. He's from the realm Edenia which is also Kitana's homeworld, but instead of serving his homeworld, he opts to serve the evil emperor Shao Kahn. His powers include storms and lightning with the lightning strike being his signature move.
Reptile started off as a green palette swap of Scorpion, but quickly gained his distinctive reptilian look. He's one of the most popular characters in the series due to his exciting abilities which include acid attacks and turning invisible during battle.
Sektor is also part of the Lin Kuei clan like Cyrax but unlike Cyrax, he never rediscovered his humanity and stayed loyal to the Lin Kuei clan. His abilities include shooting homing-missiles at his enemies and unleashing a barrage of rockets.
Sheeva is also a part of four-armed Shokan race similar to Goro and Kintaro. However, she's the only female Shokan ever to appear in a Mortal Kombat game. Her abilities and powers are similar to other Shokan warriors, she utilizes brute force to pummel her foes into the ground.
Shinnok is a fallen Elder God who was banished and imprisoned in the eternal Netherrealm. He seeks revenge against Raiden for his banishment and has appeared in multiple games in the franchise. His first appearance was in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero as an unplayable boss; however, he appeared first as a playable character in Mortal Kombat 4, and then the main antagonist in Mortal Kombat X.
Smoke is part of the team of cyborg assassins which include Cyrax, Smoke, and Sektor. However, both Smoke and Cyrax were able to rediscover their human side and joined forces with the good guys. Smoke and Sub-Zero left the Lin Kuei clan when they learned the clan's plan to turn their members into cyborgs; however, he was later captured and transformed.
There are numerous other characters from the franchise that haven’t been added to the game yet, but the ones listed above have been fan-favorites at one time or another. There are rumors regarding certain characters like Sheeva to be included in Kombat Pack 2, but it remains to be seen if the rumors hold any weight at all. So far the leaks have been on point, correctly predicting guest characters like the Terminator, Spawn, and Joker. Even Ash from Evil Dead has been leaked as a guest character in a future DLC, but there are no words regarding any returning characters from the series.
Of course, Kombat Pack 2 and other future DLCs will feature more characters, but it remains to be seen if those added will be completely new characters, guest characters, or returning characters. It’s likely that there will be some returning characters, but it remains to be seen if any of the above-mentioned characters will make the cut or not.
Mortal Kombat 11 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.