Mortal Kombat X Likely to Include a "Guest" Character -- Who Do You Want to Play As?

Mortal Kombat had Freddy Krueger and Kratos, Injustice had Scorpion; who will end up in Mortal Kombat X?

Among the characters available in the last Mortal Kombat game was Freddy Krueger, the Nightmare on Elm Street character who was released as a downloadable add-on. A "guest" character like that is likely to also end up in the latest game in the series, Mortal Kombat X, according to series creator Ed Boon, although he isn't saying whom it might be just yet.

Speaking on a Mad Catz stream (via Event Hubs) at fighting game tournament Evo 2014 this past weekend, Boon revealed that Freddy Krueger was the most-downloaded character in Mortal Kombat. Likewise, Mortal Kombat's Scorpion was the most-downloaded character in Injustice: Gods Among Us, which was also developed by Mortal Kombat maker NetherRealm Studios. "I think there's a novelty to having a downloaded guest character," he said when asked about such a character ending up in Mortal Kombat X. "So I think the chances are pretty high. I don't think every single one of them will be a guest, but I think the chances of at least one of them will be pretty good."

Freddy Krueger in Mortal Kombat

Boon reiterated this in an interview with Polygon, saying of the strong Krueger and Scorpion downloads, "It's working out for us, and I'd be surprised if we ignored those numbers."

As for who this guest could be, a DC Comics character isn't likely--and not necessarily because of the reason you might assume (DC taking issue with such a violent game). "I'd be hard-pressed to have a DC character as a downloadable character in Mortal Kombat X," Boon told Polygon. "The main reason is, I have no desire to cut Batman's head off. I have no desire to kill Superman."

Even when you rule out comic book characters, there are still countless possibilities for who might end up in Mortal Kombat X. Horror movie characters like Krueger make for a natural fit because of the level of violence they'll be involved with--the improved visuals make Mortal Kombat X look especially brutal--but they aren't the only candidates. Don't forget, the PlayStation 3 version of Mortal Kombat featured Kratos from the God of War series.

So far, we know who seven of Mortal Kombat X's characters are, with Raiden being the latest name to be confirmed.

Who would you like to see show up in Mortal Kombat X? Let us know your picks in the comments.

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286 comments
sjw1987
sjw1987

Undertaker and kane from wwe

STARKKASH
STARKKASH

Wolverine....Or......The Punisher
Dante.........Or.........Deadpool

flashn00b
flashn00b

Saxton Hale would probably be the obvious choice for a PC-exclusive guest.


As for a multiplat guest, would Raiden be unreasonable?

jdleo8895
jdleo8895

The Djinn from the movie "Wishmaster"

jaysinxxx89
jaysinxxx89

Green Ranger, Goku, Jason Vorhees, Ash from Evil Dead, Batman or Ryu

shadow_souls
shadow_souls

If I could suggested a character I would love to see Raziel from the classic series of "Legacy of Kain" not only does he seem to fit in such an environment for this game ,but also he is bad ass. If you don't know anything about this series I highly recommend that you do some research and  to think about it.

maccaroni555
maccaroni555

I think Rick Taylor, from Splatterhouse, would make a perfect MK guest character.

Splatterhouse itselft is a pretty bloody and gory game (at least the 2010 version). And since Rick uses his hands (and sometimes weapons) to beat up and tear apart his enemies, pretty violently, he would fit right in in MK.

brianczs
brianczs

i just want nitara !!! <3 

cmoney312
cmoney312

Two ideas

Freelancer agent Texas- red vs blue

Saxton Hale- Team Fortress 2

Have tex because, tex. She's just perfect for mortal kombat.

Have Saxton hale because he's just AWSOME!

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

hum the problem with Spawn is : he was a guess character in Soul Caliber 2 for Xbox ... why not a character that never been featured in a game before ?


I would like to see some silly stuff or guess character unique to each consol the game will be release on. Like Marcus Fenix from Gears Of War of X1/360, on PS4/3 it could be a character from KillZone or Nathan Drake.


As for silly I would like to see Sack Boy, that would be funny to turn him into a killing machine.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Hmmmmm I think a good surprise character would be Jason Vorhees since Freddy Krugar was in the last Mortal Kombat.

devjmoore
devjmoore

I know the just the person I want to see: JOHN CENA! If not Cena, how about Goku?

nfairchild32
nfairchild32

Ronald McDonald!!! Green Lantern!!!! Santa Claus!!!! Spawn!!!! Big Foot!!!                                  The Swap thing!!! COME ON!!! <<<<<<< ^_^ he would be awesome  

jimmy_jam21
jimmy_jam21

It should be Spawn with Violator (the clown/demon from spawn) as a combo pack.  That would be a good combo.  If they do decide to have an exclusive character, they can't just have one.  It would have to be a combo. Freddy/Pinhead and Jason/mike meyers. They need to have something like trilogy where you could pick shao kahn and motaro along with a tournament mode.

wrains3
wrains3

i could see predator as one that be cool

wrains3
wrains3

they added kruger why not add kruger with jason vorhees and michael myers that could be interesting.....or to make it even add 4 movie horror characters...add pinhead from hellraiser...that could work too

Jimbowesker
Jimbowesker

I like the horror film franchise idea. After reading a lot of the posts, some folks had some pretty good ideas like Pinhead, Jason & Leatherface. I mean, imagine the fatalities that leatherface would be responsible for. Some bloody kills with a chainsaw!! It doesn't get any better than that.  I think another fun character would be Raiden from MGS (although Solid Snake is my favorite character I think Raiden would be a more fitting pick). Also, what about a demon like villain like the demon off the movie Sinister or one of the evil entities off Insidious? I think they should definitely pick someone who is scary and has creative ways to kill someone. A villain and a good guy would be great, kinda like last MK with Kratos & Freddy Krueger.

barleybosh
barleybosh

I want the guest character to be a version of Rain that doesn't look like a BITCH

dorohov5
dorohov5

batman 


spawn


pinhead


fredy kruger


predator


dante: dmc


unveilingframe
unveilingframe

Mighty Morphing Power Ranger THE WHITE RANGER VS SCORPION

TheGreatGhoul
TheGreatGhoul

A special character thats nice but...

Hey why not adding an awesome create a character for a change?

But not the crap we saw in the past as a pathetic fail.

Something with a lot of possibility and detail for the physical aspect (races, cloths, favorite place to fight) and that we can choose the style we want from an already existing character with his moves set.

If not, then I want the predator, Spawn or Jason from friday the 13th.

To bring back Freddy would be nice also.

souprice86
souprice86

Bruce Lee, Jacky Chan and Chuck Norris

RevLux
RevLux

 I've heard rumors that it will be Melissa McCarthy's "Tammy" character...

jeremy3852
jeremy3852

I would like to see the return of Freddy Krueger, and the addition of Jason Vorhes (hope I spelt that correctly). and I would like to see some comic characters other then DC so I would like to see Images Spawn, or Top Cows Jackie "The Darkness" Estacado, and or Sara "The Witch Blade" Pezzini. 

gokartmozart89
gokartmozart89

Kratos again. He fits in really well. A DC character would make sense, and seems like a realistic expectation given their relationship with DC. Maybe one not in Injustice like Ra's al Ghul (a criminal snub, along with Mr. Freeze - no pun intended). 


Or Dante from DMC, but Capcom would never allow it. 

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

I'm totally down with The Terminator or Predator.  Those would be some good ones.  Maybe even RoboCop.

DemoKnight10656
DemoKnight10656

does nobody understand that u cant put characters from street fighter or universe where the fighting game isn't violent like mk u cant have ryu getting his head ripped off what kind of msg would u be sending so stop suggesting them

bu3aDeL_Maz
bu3aDeL_Maz

KRATOS!!!!!!!! plus another dude like in MK9

spydayx1
spydayx1

JASON VOORHEES

XENOMORPHS

LEPRECHAUN

DEATH

DRACULA

WOLFMAN

BLOODRAYNE

SELENE

PINHEAD

THE PRESIDENT

ZEUS

HERCULES

LEONIDAS

PREDATOR


tony_hoang1980
tony_hoang1980

I want to have Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Jay Z, or Chris Brown as a DLC cause I want to beat them to hell.

WA31988
WA31988

A real angry Mario. he already has some fatalities, jump on people to crush em :P

Selindrile
Selindrile

@jimmy_jam21 Violator is too fat/short to fight, unless he's always in demon form, which would be awesome but he might be too big. Spawn/Pinhead would work beautifully

Jimbowesker
Jimbowesker

@barleybosh  Pinhead from Hellraiser would be a very interesting guest. Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th would also be very appealing. I could think of some awesome fatalaties that he could be capable of. pinhead could use those chain things from the film to rip opponents apart. Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal anyone??

TheGreatGhoul
TheGreatGhoul

@NbAlIvEr10000  Terminator would be nice but the T-1000 could be a better idea than the T-800 because the T-800 is so slow...

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

@WA31988  he could have the blue turtle shell fatality ... eat a mushroom to be so huge he would step on the ennemy or take a fire flower to burn to ashes that could be funny but Nintendo won't ever let them do that especially when the game won't come on the Wii U.