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Mortal Kombat X – Unlock All Alternate Costumes

Find all of the alternate costumes from Outcast Erron Black to Dark Empress Kitana!

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How To Unlock Alternate Costumes

Mortal Kombat is one of the top games played by users all over the world, but even so, every gameplay experience can be enhanced by customizing your character. In this article, we’ll go over the details so you can unlock alternate costumes and customize your character! 

You can unlock alternate character costumes in Mortal Kombat X by completing Klassic Towers, finding them in the Krypt , or unlocking them via the Mortal Kombat X mobile game. There are a few exceptions, with some alternate costumes only being available via downloadable content (DLC), but you can get almost every alternate costume in the game with a bit of time and effort.

Many of the alternate costumes have multiple unlock methods to make this process a bit easier. Any costumes listed with multiple unlock methods, the costume can be unlocked with ANY of these methods, you do not have to complete every method listed.

Note #1: We’re still refining the exact unlocking methods on a few of these costumes, so if you find anything that didn’t work for you please let us know in the comments below.

Note #2: For Kombat Pack 2 we have new details on how to unlock Cyber Sub-Zero .

For more information on Mortal Kombat X check out Prima’s  free guide  or our  Krypt walkthrough !

Cassie Cage

Endurance Cassie Cage

  • Krypt – Frozen Graves (-1, 10)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Cassie Cage.


Kytinn Queen D’Vorah

  • Krypt – Chamber of Bones (-7, 12)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower with D’Vorah.

Pharaoh Ermac

  • DLC – May 6

Tournament Ermac

  • Krypt – Cemetery Grounds (-21, 9)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Ermac.

Erron Black

Outcast Erron Black

  • Krypt – Frozen Graves (-2, 9)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Erron Black.

Master and Servant Ferra/Torr

  • Krypt – Shadow Spider Kave (6, 8)

Jacqui Briggs

Boot Camp Jacqui Briggs

  • Krypt – Garden of Despair (-8, 8)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Jacqui Briggs.
  • Mortal Kombat X Mobile Game.

Revenant Jax

  • Earn 15 Flawless Victories in two-player Kustom Kombat.

Tournament Jax

  • Krypt – Cemetery Grounds (-19, 8)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Jax.

Johnny Cage

Hotshot Johnny Cage

  • Beat 10 straight opponents in Survivor King of the Hill.

Ninja Mime Johnny Cage

Tournament Johnny Cage

  • Krypt – Shao Kahn’s Tomb (1,6)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Johnny Cage.

Revolution Kano

  • Unreleased DLC

Tournament Kano

  • Krypt – Walkway of Souls (-15, 19)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Kano.

Tournament Kenshi

  • Krypt – Dark Pass (6, 17)

Dark Empress Kitana

  • Get the Brotherhood of Shadows Faction to level 35
  • Beat the Premium Tower with Goro.
  • Earn gold in two different hourly Living Towers as Kitana.

Klassic Kitana

Revenant Kitana

  • Earn gold in a Living Tower.

Tournament Kitana

  • Krypt – Frozen Graves (1, 6)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Kitana.

Osh-Tekk Warrior Kotal Kahn

  • Krypt – Grotto of Gore (-8, 8)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Kotal Kahn.

Shadow Kung Jin

  • Krypt – Gallery of Shadows (-1, 4)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Kung Jin.

Revenant Kung Lao

  • Win 30 total matches in the Klassic King of the Hill.

Tournament Kung Lao

  • Krypt – Hollow Grounds (-3, 19)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower on Medium difficulty with Kung Lao.

Dark Emperor Liu Kang

  • Complete 10 Tower Challenges.

Revenant Liu Kang

  • Beat eight Challenge Towers in a row.
  • Earn 25 wins in Ranked Matches.

Tournament Liu Kang

  • Krypt – Khan’s Stronghold (1, 11)

Kahnum Mileena

  • Complete at least 15 rounds in an Endless Tower with Mileena.

Klassic Mileena

Tournament Mileena

  • Krypt – Cemetery Grounds (-18, 9)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Mileena.

Vampiress Mileena

Tournament Quan Chi

  • Krypt – Frozen Graves (-1, 8).

Dark Raiden

  • Krypt – Khan’s Stronghold (-1, 14)

Future Raiden

  • Log-in with a WB Play account at the main menu.

Tournament Raiden

  • Krypt – Walkway of Souls (-17, 19)

Kraken Reptile

Tournament Reptile

  • Krypt – Kavern of Doom (15, 16)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Reptile.

Hanzo Hasashi Scorpion

  • Complete Chapter 10 in Story Mode.

Injustice Scorpion

  • Complete 100 ladders in the Mortal Kombat X Mobile Game.

Tournament Scorpion

  • Krypt – Spider Gem Hold (5, 28)

Wrathful Shinnok

  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Shinnok.
  • Krypt – Frigid Burrows (0, 17)

Sonya Blade

Motherland Sonya Blade

Tournament Sonya Blade

  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Sonya.

Klassic Sub-Zero

  • Unlocked with the 1.02 Game Patch.

Kuai Liang Sub Zero

  • Krypt – Lost Mausoleum (3, 3)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Sub-Zero.

Revenant Sub Zero

  • Complete a Test Your Might Tower.

Tundra Sub Zero

Shirai Ryu Takeda

  • Krypt – Garden of Despair (-5, 10)
  • Beat the Klassic Tower with Takeda.

Have fun unlocking all of these costumes in Mortal Kombat X!

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add rain please he a good player

evil sub zero is hard to get along with kintana socpion kung lu

I find it pretty hard to get revenent subzero im on the last one tho so yay? I guess its hard and I havnt gotten the skin yet it’s hard to beat anybody with advise please tell meh 8 skins via mobile mortal kombat x

Sorry but how do you unlock the costumes via the mobile app? I haven’t seemed to figure that out yet,

I have got all skins and dlc’s

How do you unlock kintaro goro skin I have got goro

1st,for the dark empress kitana thing,you just have to get a gold medal on the hourly tower,you don’t have to play as goro or kitana,and tournament scorpion can be unlocked by completing klassic tower as him

I beat the klassic towers on hard with goro and got gold rating achieving about 1.3 million and didn’t unlock Kintaro 🙁 what’s up with that?

I only played through 3 rounds of Test Your Might and got Revenant Sub-Zero.

The goro thing is a lie

I beat Living Tower and got a Gold Rank but I did not get revenant kitana can someone help me ( I don’t have the costume before I did it )

When are the new skins for predator coming out…if at all??

This may take a while…

I unlocked Kahnum Mileena by reaching 18 rounds in endless with Mileena but my friend got ot at 16 rounds with Jax.Also i got Dark Emperor Liu by playing (i think) 10 challenge towers and beating them all with Cassie.At last i played with goro on the premium and didnt unlock dark empress.Does anyone know how to unlock her and revenant Kitana and Liu?

I got dark empress kitanna by geting bronze on an hourly living tower

so…for completing these requirements if you have to beat it do skip fights work as well?

To get Revenant Kitana just play King of the Hill. I was playin, giving and receiving respect and then i got Revenant Kitana and Revenant Kung Lao

So, alot of you are saying we unlock it by giving 250 respect points and i did that. I allso did “Get gold on a living tower” multiple times. So does anyone have clear knowledge of how you unlock it and not just a troll or anything like that?

Revenant Kitana you must give 250 points on King of The Hill, you dont need to play, just give points, enter in a room and stay AFK mode, the skin dont appear on screem, you must go on kollection or search for her on pratice mode or something….

Anyone knows about baraka or cabal playing in mortal kombat x? Maybe the scorpions cold war costume?

To unlock rev kitana u just need to play with sub zero at 10 or 8 tower and beat her when suddenly appears

Fucking hate it when content is locked behind a totally different platform. I for instance simply don’t own a phone which is able to run the app, so I’m fucked. “Good job”.

Totally know what you are talking about…kinda pisses me off when i heard this type of unlock Bullshit

I completely agree. Especially locking an awesome costume like injustice Scorpion. for someone who like to unlock all content, this is frustrating.

if there was a kintaro skin it would be in extra’s, you can see all locked costumes so

I got Dark Empress Kitana with only a Silver in the hourly tower

I’m not sure that we can obtain revenant kitana with the living tower’s way.. My xbox don’t want to in any case..

I survived 20 rounds of endless tower with mileena to unlock her alternate skin but I never got it, can someone help me?

Just got dark empress kitana by beating the daddy’s girl hourly tower. Lol.

What is the mobile app and how do I get it???

Apple App Store or Google play store, I have android, just type in Mortal Kombat X. For some reason, the books will come up before the app, just look under the app section, and it will be there. The Mobile game is actually pretty cool

Goro is fake

No he’s not

just got empress kitana by beating living tower premier towe r with Goro. i beat all the contestants with kitana except for the last match I beat using Goro…and I got bronze rating which mite b a factor!! So damn happy!!!

I’m not getting revenant kitana someone please help 🙁

I can confirm that Hotshot Johnny is unlocked by winning Survivor 10 times WITHOUT losing.

Rev Liu Kang is 25 ranked wins.

Currently trying to unlock Rev Lao and Rev Kitana.

Also for Rev Kitana, you need to give 10’s in KOTH 10 TIMES IN ONE SESSION. Meaning you can’t go to different sessions and hand out 10’s, you need to do it ten times in one session.

Confirmed 100% for revenant liu kang is 25 ranked wins

OMG im waiting for the new DLC

Tournament Sonya blade isn’t in the spider hive, its in acid falls -7, 25 (timed chest) 92koin

Anyone know how to get revenant kitana, I beat the living towers all on gold. I havnt been awarded it.

You have to play king of the hill, and you have to keep giving 10’s

To get revenant kitana, you give 250 respect on King of the hill

What is a “Tower Challenge” exactly? Does it refer to the dragon challenges you sometimes get in one of the various towers? Or does it mean any tower? Or does refer to Challenge Towers that you can only get from friends? No one has ever explained this. There is nothing called a “Tower Challenge” from what I have seen in the game so far.

I have the same confusion with king of the hill, is that survivor, if so why not call it that

Go into towers>Tower challenges>New tower challenge

will someone help me with the johnny cage hot shot costume? does it mean king of the hill survival or ten matches in survival tower,don’t want to make that mistake again.

I made a short and quick video tutorial explaining how to unlock Revenant Kitana. It has nothing at all to do with the living towers, at least in my case. Instead you had to have awarded a total of 100 Respect points to various players in King of the Hill. Here is the video for reference, please respond with some confirmations if possible.

Does anyone know how to unlock Sonya Blade’s “Major Blade” costume?

I want to say i got it through story completion. I’m not sure, but i had it unlocked after i finished story mode.

For kitanas Empress costume u need to complete 10 towers* not w.e is said up there ^ I got gold everytime I did it but I don’t think u need it. but just aim for gold every tower run just to make sure


I see up top the way to unlock Revenant Liu Kang is 8 consecutive challenge towers. Does anyone know if that’s legit? Everywhere else I look says it’s unlocked through ranked online and thats not possible for me lol. Any help would be much appreciated.

I played AS Liu Kang doing challenge towers for hours. I have unlocked the Dark Emperor Liu Kang skin by completing ten or so tower challenges (It felt like a bit more than ten, so just keep doing them), i played and completed about eleven challenge towers in a row and have had no luck obtaining the Revenant Liu Kang skin.. So id guess you have to do ranked matches unfortunately. Unless I’m doing something wrong? Please inform.

On ps4 revenant Luisa kangaroo is unlocked by beating the 10 war towers, dark emperor Luisa kangaroo is unlocked by getting level 10 on special moves, you can check what level you are at by going to offline stats and scrolling right where you will see the levels you have reached for performing various things like fatalitys, faction kills, brutalities, reversals, throws etc.

Yea I’ve been seeing a lot of people saying they got it getting the special moves to level 10. I really hope it’s true. It has been a long time on kustom kombat repeating moves. I really hope it unlocks “Revenant Luisa Kangaroo”.

I’m still trying to get rev liu kang I’ve done 10 war towers 10 challenge towers got my special moves level up too 10 next I’m gonna work on fatality level up to 10 I got the dark one unlocked doin the challenge towers but revenant is givin me a hard time

Tournament Sonya is in the Krypt(forgot the exact area i believe spider cave) or you can beat traditional tower like all tournament skins

The skin is in the area where you get Kenshi’s sword

You guys I confirm just getting Dark Empress Kitana by completing a Hourly Tower getting a GOLD score playing as her

1.) The unlocks listed for dark empress Kitana are wrong 2.) I have no idea how I unlocked revenant Kitana (sorry I wasnt paying attention when I unlocked her) 2.)To unlock dark empress just play as Kitana on the hourly living tower over and over (while getting a gold rating, also im not sure how many times but its less than 10). 3.)To unlock dark emporor Liu Kang jut play 10 “tower challange” towers. 4.)To unlock hotshot johnny cage win 10 survivor games. 5.)The listed way to unlock Jax is ALMOST right but not quite 6.) To unlock revenant jax go to kustom kombat and play 15 games with only getting flawless victories over and over (you may use another controller for this). 7.)Goro has no skins. that alleged skin is a troll


In that case rating prolly doesn’t matter at all

I did it in this exact process: beat a premium tower with goro (sorry wasn’t paying attention to rating) then beat 3 different hourly towers with katana (gold on all), then beat premium tower with katana (gold), then tried a daily with katana (gold) that’s when I got it. Maybe you just need to beat all three towers once with her, not sure. Hope this helps.

hotshot johnny i need a certain amount of wins per game or just play 10 times?

Have to win 10 times

i call bullshit on that liu kang revenant skin being unlocked by beating 8 back to back challenge towers… i did 10 and got nothing

It’s 10 consecutive war towers (on the factions menu) it works, I got it.

I just did 11 an he did not unlock

are any modifications needed?

***************************************************Revenant kitana: give 250 Respect points in king of the hill to ohter players! 100% works. it gives no unlock window, but u can choose kitans revenant skin! *******************************************************************

Tournament Mileena location is -18, 9 Cemetery Grounds

hotshot johnny cage is glitched out…u get it by completing story but its so not unlocking until a patch comes

nope you get it from survival (10 wins)

Got 15 survival wins and Hotshot Johnny still didn’t unlock. Got 2 Gold ratings a piece on Daily, Hourly, and Premier Living Tower all with Kitana (except for Premier:Goro) and didn’t unlock either Kitana Costume. Also did 10 Challenge Towers in a row with Lui King and I did unlock Dark Emperor but not Revenant.

Like 10 wins with anyone? Or 10 wins Johnny? Or play survival 10 times and get 10 wins each time? Because I I beat 16 people and didn’t unlock it.

i unlocked dark emperor liu kang by hitting the challenge tower repeatedly….so is legit..a friend unlocked revenant liu kang by constantly playing ranked matches…he had streaks but dont that matters just win a certain amount since he unlocked it during a non streak time…he was at around 20…im on my way to testing this as i rarely hit the online as much

i heard to unlock revenant liuk ang u needto win 20 online ranked matches


10 of them to be exact

Chris is super right. Admin, please keep this up to date to the best of your abilities. It is the best and most accurate compilation of MK X skins information on the internet right now, and best laid out appearance.

Also I did see it was updated since the 15th so I suppose you are already doing so, haha! Keep it up!

i got the Klassic sub zero skin and i was wondering how i managed to do that and is there a way to do it for scorpion and reptile?

the skin was available for free its apart of the new dlc

I guarantee you will unlock dark emperor Liu Kang if you spam run about 10 or so random challenge towers, saw a thread with multiple people claiming that is how they got it, tried for myself and unlocked it this morning.

You can go to extras>kollection>character viewer and look at all of the available outfits. Here’s a list of the ones that are currently locked for me. I know some are upcoming DLC but I’d appreciate an explanation for those that aren’t. Ermac- Pharoah Jason- Jason Jax- Farmer Johnny Cage- Hotshot Kano- Revolution Kitana- Revenant, Klassic Kung Lao- Revenant Liu Kang- Revenant, ??? (Dark Emperor) Mileena- Vampiress, Klassic Reptile- Kraken Scorpion- Kold War, Injustice, Gold Scorpion Sonya Blade- Tournament, Motherland Sub-Zero- Tundra Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

Oh, and to the admin, I think you should do the character viewer thing and complete the list even if you don’t know how to get it. I’ve seen other lists and this one is definitely the most helpful and accurate so that’s just a tip to keep it that way. Thanks a bunch to the admin and all who have contributed 🙂

Ermac- Pharoah(DLC) Jason- Jason(DLC) Jax- Farmer(beat the battle mode crap on their mobile game) Johnny Cage- Hotshot(Win 10 survival games) Kano- Revolution(DLC) Kitana- Revenant(gold on a living tower), Klassic(In the garbage mobile game, win a competitive tower. Also, competative towers are not a thing yet. So she is currently not unlockable) Kung Lao- Revenant(win 30 King of the Hill Matches) Liu Kang- Revenant(Still havent unlocked it so IDK sorry), ??? Dark Emperor(play 10 “tower challenges” towers) Mileena- Vampiress(DLC), Klassic(Finish a challenge ladder in their garbage mobile game. This is not a thing yet so she is not unlockable) Reptile- Kraken(DLC) Scorpion- Kold War(Throw money at the collecters edition), Injustice(Complete 100 multiplayer ladders in the terrible mobile game, this is not a thing yet so you cant get it yet), Gold Scorpion(Throw money at the collecters edition) Sonya Blade- Tournament(DLC), Motherland(DLC) Sub-Zero- Tundra(DLC)

DLC PACKS Samurai Pack (Samurai Shinnok, Ronin Kenshi, and Jingu Kitana) Ultimate Horror Pack (Vampiress Mileena, Kraken Reptile, and Pharaoh Ermac) Klassic Pack #1 (Klassic Sonya, Klassic Liu Kang, and Klassic Kano) Predator and Prey Pack (Infared Scorpion, Commando Johnny, and Carl Weathers as Dillon) Klassic Pack #2 (Klassic Jax, Klassic Kung Lao, and Klassic Quan Chi)

Thats the best I can do.

Thanks so much man! Great reply! And I’m aware of the DLC characters and releases but what about those Cold War themed skins? Any idea of how or when we’ll be getting those?

Dylan got more than one wrong, just so you know. I’ll fix it up the best I can.

Jax- Farmer (Beat the third tier of towers in the mobile game) Johnny Cage- Hotshot (Win 10 survival games is WRONG. I have this unlocked and have only done one survival and that’s NOT how I unlocked it.. but I don’t actually know what I was doing when I got it) Kitana – Klassic (Get your character level to 40.. despite what Dylan said you CAN do this now.) Scorpion- Kold War (This skin has NOTHING to do with the collectors edition and was actually a pre-order bonus that will likely be for sale later.) Sonya Blade- Tournament (NOT DLC, don’t know where the hell he got that. You can either get it in the Krypt or by beating a Klassic tower with Sonya)

Well, I played the stupid app for a few days. I got Johnny cage card to 40. I did not unlock klassic kitana on Xbox.

Dexdude is right Sonya blade tournament is -7, 25 in acid falls

I got gold on a living tower and didn’t get revenant kitana

For farmer max complete the third bracket of fights on the mobile app.

How do you Unlock the Injustice Costume for Scorpion?

Complete 100 multiplayer ladders in mobile. I believe those ladders aren’t working at the time.

Just unlocked tournament scorpion skin. If anyone wants to know how, i got it by a random appearing chest inside the spider gem hold area in the spider cave. Costs just a few hundred coins.

For tournament costumes you have two choices buy in the krypton or complete klaus sic tower with the character the costume is meant for, there are a few exceptions, completing tower with sub zero gives you his Kuai Liang skin.

Also I am in Brotherhood of Shadow and I am rank 37 and I never unlocked Dark Empress Kitana so I tried the Premier Tower and I finished with gold and still didn’t get her. Wut deh fuh

you have to beat the towers a couple of times. I’m not sure if it has to be 5, but it something around that. There are also reports of people unlocking her without getting gold

That does make sense I beat 3 hourlys, 1 premium, and then 1 daily and got it finally (all gold ratings, all kitana).

U need to get gold and beat the premium tower with kitana.

Play as kitana on the hourly living tower twice, each at a different hour and get gold on both. (Dark Empress Kitana)

Dylan is flawlessly correct, everyone. Do make sure that they are different hours, and you get gold ratings.

Sorry but I did that didn’t work, two different hours gold on both. I did get it by beating a daily tower ok gold, by then I already got gold on 3 hourlys and a premium all with katana.

Oh. Well maybe the unlocks are different on each platform? I’m playing on PC through steam, and Dylan’s above comment is exactly how i unlocked DE Kitana.

Maybe, I’m on ps4, any clue how to get revenant? All that and I still didn’t get that one.

I found a forum that said all you need to do if give respect to players online. And i can confirm it. I just got it by hanging in a KOTH lobby on “AFK mode” constantly giving people 10 respect per match. After about 20 matches (Maybe a bit more) It wont say you unlocked it, but you will have it. Just keep giving respect!

Yeah kev tha’s how I got t but it turns out it’s 250 respect total.

he got dark empress an revenant mixed but revenent dosen’t work for some reason?

I was trying to get the Kahnum Mileena costume which says “beat 20 rounds of the endless tower” and I lost at my 17th round against Reptile so I was pretty bummed but then it said I unlocked the outfit anyway so I think the posted trigger is wrong.

It’s actually 15 wins on Endless

isnt it 10 fights which equls 20 rounds?

Why the heck does no one know liu Kangs unlocks?

Dark Emporor Liu Kang is unlocked by playing 10 “tower challenges” towers


What are tower challenges?? is it the same as challenge tower?? sorry for the ignorance

To get Jax Revenant you must get 15 flawless victories. Kustom Kombat (1% health modifier)

did that nothing

Dark Empress Kitana: Completed premium tower on gold but nothing happened

Did that nothing happened, got gold on two different living towers.

Wrathful Shinnok is unlocked by beating a Klassic Tower with him.

No the nomal shinnok is i have wrathful but not regular shinnok.

Yes, I got Wrathful Shinnok the same way.

Revenant kung lao is winning 30 matches in king of the hill, i just got it

Can anyone else confirm this?

yes, I got it that way.

Can it be private match king of the hill? Technically it is online

I did koth survival 60 times still no kung lao

Dark Empress Kitana: Unlocked by leveling Brotherhood of Shadows to level 35 i just got to level 50 on Brotherhood faction and only unlocked the faction fatality

I don’t think this is quite right, I got this costume half way through levelling up white lotus, I think it,s something to do with a challenge tower.

how do u get revenate kitana

…stupid auto correct on an iPhone needs some brutality… So anyway klassic kitana complete competitive tower on console you get her in the phone app… How to get her on your console I have no clue. However I know it can be done saw her on YouTube for ps4.

You unlock her on the mobile app. You need to level up a card to level 40

The lassie kitana via mobile app is only console to mobile meaning you complete the competitive ladder on your console and get klaus six kitana on your phone or tablet. You need to explain that.

Kahnum Mileena: Complete 20 rounds in the “ENDLESS” tower, I spent literally 2 hours on that stupid “Survivor” tower to find out I was doing the wrong tower smh.

Yeah, if it’s anything like my experience, I bet you were screaming like a mad person.

You have to die after round 20 in order to get the Mileena costume in the endless tower. if you quit you wont get it.

they left out one of scorpions costumes…The injustice costume…almost nobody knows about it

how you get that?

Complete 100 multiplayer ladders in mobile. I believe those ladders aren’t working at the time.

Any one know when mobile multiplayer ladders will be released??

go into faction wars and do the 1v1 ladder it works

Kintaro Goro is false. Just finished klassic with Goro on hard and got gold. There is a mirror match where he has a cape but this is not the way you unlock it, if that’s even possible…and it’s a big headache so some people must be trolling.

thank you for confirming what I was reading the comments for lol

That Kintaro Goro, is it true? I don’t believe it at all. Pictures would be nice, but I can bet it’s fake.

Is the kintaro skin for goro legit?

No sir…

It’s a PC mods

No you can’t get skins for dlc characterso like goro or triborg

I found the Jacqui Briggs outfit at -8,8 in the crypt

Hey, would someone help me? I beat the Premier tower as Goro (the only character it lets you use) and it didn’t unlock the Dark Empress Kitana. I also survived 20 Rounds with Mileena in the Endless tower and it didn’t unlock the Kahnum Outfit neither. Would someone please reply with detailed instructions please. Thank you.

I was able to unlock the dark empress kitana by getting gold on a daily tower and I got the mileena costume from beating 20 rounds in the endless tower with shinnok. I’m pretty sure some of the costume unlocks are not working properly especially if you have to get them from a living tower.

For Dark Empress Kitana I’m not exactly sure but….. I did living towers: hourly and daily (got gold), then i did the premier tower (dark empress kitana was the final fight)(i got silver less than 1k shy of gold)

and unlocked dark empress kitana. (I play on medium difficulty)

Idk why u didnt get mileenas costume but u need to do the premium tower 3 times as kitana.

I’ve just unlocked Revenant Liu Kang by playing 60 matches online. Although I’m not sure if that’s the actual reason why I got it. I didn’t level up my Faction, perform a certain number of Special Moves or anything.

You get revenant Luisa kangaroo for reaching special moves level 10

No one actually knows how to unlock Dark Empress Kitana. It seems to be something to do with Living Towers, so just keep doing them over and over, and eventually, it will unlock.

get gold in a hourly tower

Got Dark Emporess from completing story mode

No, you did not, because it is impossible to do so. You NEED a gold goal completion in a living tower. Stop lying.

I got Dark empress from completing more then 15 fighters on endless tower, I also got a gold in it which might have been a factor.

I got it all I did was fight her when she popped up instantly unlocked.

lies I beat it I don’t have

Which difficulty were you on?

What difficulty?

You get dark empress kitana by beating Living towers 2 with atleast a score of 50,000

Its really easy to get dark empress kitana I did it with my dad

Ok so I got it from getting gold on a daily tower with Katana, however I must note I previously tried beating a premium tower as goro (not sure if I got gold), I then tried getting gold on 3 different hourly towers with katana, then tried getting gold on a premium tower with katana, and then I tried the daily tower and got it. Not sure if you need to just get gold on each or what.

I got mileenas alternate costume from making it to round 20 in endless with mileena, I lost on round 20 (pure bs) but was happy when I was awarded the costume. So point being you don’t need to beat round 20 just make it to the opponent. I did win one round so idk.

I was trying to get the Kahnum Mileena costume last night and only made it to round 18 but was still awarded the costume..

How many times did u do the living towers

it’s after getting 14 wins not 30, this author of the page is just an idiot..

Actually it’s 15 rounds

To get the empress, you have to beat the premium tower daddy’s little girl, or any MAYBE, as i got it from the daddys little girl tower. For the kahnumyou have to survive over 20 rounds of the endless tower, not just up to 20, but over. Hope it helps c:

You need to get to twenty and lose on the twentieth match

All I did was play all 3 living towers everyday then I got Dark Empress. It doesn’t matter what character. Just keep playing the tower.

i did the 15 flawless in k.k for jax but didnt get it Soooooo…

OK so to get 15 flawless with the two player kustom match is not enough we got it by putting on 4 danger modifiers (so 2 dangers on each side) then after that it doesn’t matter which characters you use, you just have to win the rounds flawless (so don’t attack when you have played the match 14 times just have player 2 stand there. When I say beat him player 2 15 times that means fifteen games not round 1 round 2 counts as 2 I mean play 15 games in other words flawless victory him both rounds 15 times in a row. you can rematch and same modifiers so good luck we got it

There is RNG involved.

Try the other two towers.

I unlock the Dark Empress Kitana from the Daliy tower.

Thats Fucking messed up

keep doing it

I bought kold war scorpion for free.

Mileena Kahnum can be unlocked from the krypt. Dark Empress Kitana, well, she’s unlocked as mentioned above. Also, when I play the premier tower, for some reason, I only get Scorpion.

revenant lui kang is 25 or more wins in 1v1 rank match

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Revenants are a type of undead creature that appear in the Mortal Kombat franchise. These beings were once mortals who had died, only to be resurrected via necromancy and turned into inhuman warriors. The creation of a revenant requires the soul of the deceased subject to be bound to a magically-forged body; the body of the revenant generally appears much how it used to in life, but with glowing eyes and withered, gray skin covered in scars.

Revenants are bound to serve whomever created them, carrying out whatever duties are assigned to them. They may exhibit behaviour similar to their former living selves, but their thoughts and personalities are corrupted by their transformations. They possess whatever abilities they had in life, but are greatly amplified. If a revenant's master should die, then the revenant may act independently without being influenced by another, but still maintain their corrupted personality from when they were transformed.

All of the revenants to appear so far in Mortal Kombat were created by Quan Chi .

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Other types of revenant also exist that differ significantly to standard revenant described above. The first is the Spectre , which not only possesses the skills it did in life, but also commands the power of hellfire.

The other revenant variant, the Wraith , is a dark, sinister entity that holds power over darkness and shadows.

Known Revenants [ ]

  • Scorpion (Spectre) - A warrior of the Shirai Ryu ninja clan, Hanzo Hasashi was murdered by Quan Chi while the latter was impersonating Sub-Zero of the Lin Kuei. Driven by rage and a desire for revenge against Sub-Zero, Hasashi became Scorpion so that he could exact retribution. He killed Sub-Zero during the Mortal Kombat tournament, only to find out the truth later on. He has since regained his humanity and taken revenge on Quan Chi.
  • Noob Saibot (Wraith) - In life, he was known as Bi-Han, a warrior of the Lin Kuei clan who also bore the codename "Sub-Zero". He was killed by Scorpion in Mortal Kombat only to be resurrected as Quan Chi's servant and spy. Since Quan Chi's death, Noob has sought to take over the Netherrealm and establish himself as a new god of death.
  • Liu Kang - Earthrealm's reigning champion of Mortal Kombat. Originally regarded as a hero, this Shaolin monk lost faith in Raiden during Shao Kahn's invasion of Earth. When Raiden decided to allow Shao Kahn to merge Outworld and Earth, Liu Kang attacked him. Raiden fought back, but in doing so killed his former pupil. Upon his death, Kang was recreated as a revenant by Quan Chi and would serve the Brotherhood of Shadow for many years. After Shinnok was defeated by Raiden, Liu Kang took the former Elder God's place as ruler of the Netherrealm.
  • Kung Lao - A member of the White Lotus Society along with Liu Kang, Kung Lao had been selected by Raiden to represent Earthrealm in Mortal Kombat. During the Outworld Tournament , Kung Lao fought in the Koliseum and defeated Shao Kahn's champions. Outraged by Lao's success, Shao Kahn stepped up to the Shaolin monk after his match with Kintaro and suddenly snapped his neck. Lao was then reborn as a revenant in Quan Chi's service. During the temporal crisis instigated by Kronika , Kung Lao sided with Kronika in order to take revenge on Raiden. He was defeated by Liu Kang, who had become a Fire God, who then reset the timeline.
  • Sub-Zero - The younger brother of Bi-Han, Kuai Liang took up the mantle of Sub-Zero after his brother was killed in the tournament. During the Outworld Invasion of Earthrealm , Sub-Zero was killed in battle and resurrected as a revenant by Quan Chi. A few years later, he was restored to his human self by Raiden.
  • Jax Briggs - A Major in the U.S. Special Forces, Jax was killed during Shao Kahn's invasion of Earthrealm. He spent the next five years as a revenant in Quan Chi's service before being restored to normal by Raiden, but would suffer from lingering guilt and trauma over his actions during that time.
  • Kitana - Shao Kahn's adopted daughter and former Crown Princess of Edenia. She sided with the warriors of Earthrealm and fought with them during the invasion, only to be killed by her resurrected mother Sindel. She was then turned into a revenant by Quan Chi and served him until his death, after which she became Liu Kang's queen when he took Shinnok's throne.
  • Jade - An Edenian warrior and close friend and bodyguard of Kitana. She was killed during the invasion of Earthrealm and turned into a revenant by Quan Chi. After Liu Kang reset the timeline with Kronika's Hourglass, Jade's revenant self was erased from history.
  • Enenra - Formerly known as Smoke , a ninja of the Lin Kuei clan. He was killed during the invasion of Earthrealm and turned into a revenant by Quan Chi.
  • Sindel - Former Queen of Edenia who was taken as Shao Kahn's bride when the Outworld emperor conquered her realm. She would die some time later, but would be resurrected thousands of years afterward in Earthrealm by Quan Chi. Her resurrection allowed Shao Kahn to breach the dimensional barrier between Earth and Outworld in order to reclaim her and she would become the emperor's most lethal weapon in his attempt to conquer Earth. Sindel was ultimately killed by Nightwolf and resurrected by Quan Chi as a revenant. After Quan Chi's death, Sindel became subservient to her daughter Kitana, who ruled as Queen of the Netherrealm beside Liu Kang.
  • Kurtis Stryker - A New York City riot cop who was killed during the invasion of Earthrealm.
  • Nightwolf - A shamen of the Matoka Tribe. During the invasion of Earthrealm, he sacrificed himself to stop Sindel's murderous rampage. He was later resurrected by Quan Chi and served the Brotherhood of Shadow for years until the timeline was reset.
  • Kabal - A former member of the Black Dragon who sided with Earthrealm's heroes against the forces of Outworld. He was killed by Sindel and later resurrected as a revenant.
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Chapter 12: End of an Era - Liu Kang

Welcome to the story Walkthrough for Mortal Kombat 11. Here you'll find the order of the fights you'll face for the final Chapter 12 - End of an Era as well as what items you'll get for winning each fight, and a Story Summary.

For this chapter, you'll fight with a strange version of Liu Kang combined with the thunder god Raiden to finally take on Kronika and her lackeys.

Story Summary

Instead of killing Revenant Liu Kang, Raiden, instead does something unthinkable. He brings Liu Kang back to life within Kronika’s keep and teleports him to Raiden, combining Revenant Liu Kang, the Past Liu Kang and Himself into one being: Fire God Liu Kang.

In doing so, Liu Kang absorbed the knowledge of Kronika’s plan through his Revenant counterpart. With defeat now a possibility, Kronika speeds up her work on the hourglass as the allies make berth upon the shores of her isle. All our heroes come onto the beach, fighting the enemies of the Netherrealm together; Monks, Outworld, and Earthrealm as one.

Everyone looks up to see Fire Liu Kang in the sky, and he comes down in a huge explosion that decimates much of the Netherrealm forces, then destroys the rest of them, easily getting to the front gate, which he blows open as well. As they reach the front door, Kronika is nearly ready with the hourglass. As one final stopgap measure to stall Liu Kang, she gives excess power to her three remaining lackeys.

Liu Kang reaches her chamber, and burns a hole in the metal entryway. He walks through and is greated by powerful Revenant versions of Kung Lao, Kitana, and Jade. Kronika informs him that his actions are too late, and as he rushes into battle with Kitana and Kung Lao at his side, the two reverse in their timelines, doing their previous actions backwards. We see outside that EVERYTHING is going in reverse, including the battle that just took place.

Kronika sicks the Revenants on Liu Kang, and he takes them out 3v1 like a total badass. You didn’t think you’d get away without fighting any of them though right? Kitana gets up from her ass whooping to challenge the Fire God, followed by the Revenant version of his friend Kung Lao.

After taking out the Revenants, Liu Kang begins to challenge the gods, and Cetrion comes at Liu Kang with a matched version of his elemental powers. Liu Kang informs her she’s not truly invested in this fight, not finding truth in her mother’s New Era aspirations. However, she still abides by her mother and her requests, and fight Fire God Liu Kang.

Having defeated Cetrion, Kronika demands her relinquish her powers to her. She evaporates, giving Kronika what is left of her power. Then, Kronika tells Liu Kang that he has failed, and transports him to a world before men existed in the prehistoric age, rewinding time. Your battle begins here in the New Era. After taking out Kronika the first time, she then transports Liu Kang to the dawn of time, and the start of a new era. Now with Liu Kang being immortal Kronika must defeat him for her new world to take shape. FIGHT!

After finally defeating Kronika, Fire God Liu Kang turns her into some sort of glass with his fire. (considering her ties to sand this makes sense). Suddenly behind him, Raiden appears, only now simply a man, no white eyes, no lightning powers. He informs Fire God Liu Kang he will be replacing him as the Protector of Earthrealm, giving him not only this power but also the power to the hourglass and the architecture of history. Together, they begin to shape the New Era together.

Enemies Faced

Below you'll find a list of all the enemies fought in this chapter.

Fight 1 - Kitana

Revenant Kitana is up first out of Kronika's side kicks

Fight 2 - Kung Lao

Next up, Revenant Kung Lao. Kick his ass.

Fight 3 - Cetrion

After taking out the two lower tier enemies, time for the big guns: Cetrion, an Elder Goddess.

Fight 4 - Kronika

You've taken out everyone in your way, and now it's time to finish off the big baddie herself. This fight is going to be slightly different from other fights you've had in the game so far.

In each of her stages, when Kronika reaches half health, she will summon another random character for you to fight, switching up the battle. After defeating the dummy character, she'll reappear with half health her health and you'll need to finish her to get a KO.

Should she beat you in the first round, you'll see a short animation as the battle transfers to the Chaotian Age to finish the battle with her up 1-0 on you. However should you beat her the first round, then get her down to half health, the same animation will trigger transferring you to the new map, only you'll be up 1-0 and the health bars for both you and her will reset.

Thanks for joining us in our Walkthrough of Mortal Kombat 11's Story Mode. Be sure to check out the Characters page for breakdowns of every playable character in the game.

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Kung Lao , also known as Dark or Revenant Kung Lao is a major antagonist in the Mortal Kombat series. Usually seen as a hero, in Mortal Kombat X , he is portrayed as a villain.

He is a member of the White Lotus Society and the Shaolin Monks. In the majority of the games, he had been on the side of good . But as of the end of Mortal Kombat (2011) to Mortal Kombat 11 he appears as an antagonist alongside the other deceased heroes who are now revenants under  Quan Chi 's control, while his past-self remained on the side of good. In the latter game, he controls going against Earthrealm despite having free will.

He is voiced by Will Yun Lee in the Mortal Kombat X , and by Sunil Malhotra in Mortal Kombat 11 .

  • 1.1 Mortal Kombat (2011)
  • 1.2 Mortal Kombat X Comics
  • 1.3 Mortal Kombat X
  • 1.4.1 Aftermath
  • 2 Personality
  • 3.2 Enemies
  • 6 Navigation

Alternate Timeline [ ]

Mortal kombat (2011) [ ].

Kung Lao was one many warriors killed off (the first one to be killed) during Shao Kahn 's attempt to conquer Earthrealm. As part of contract made between Kahn and Netherrealm for the latter's allegiance to the former, his soul was resurrected by Quan Chi and ordered to attack Raiden. The thunder god defeated Lao along with the other revenants  who attacked him. Although Raiden would succeed in destroying Kahn and repelling Outworld invasion, Lao is trapped along with other slain revenants.

Mortal Kombat X Comics [ ]

The revenant Kung Lao appears in the Netherrealm alongside Liu Kang  after Kitana and Quan Chi execute the Oni Moloch and Drahmin for failing to recapture Scorpion, also known as Hanzo Hasashi. After learning of Havik 's partial success in leaving Shinnok's amulet exposed, it is Lao who points out that with Earthrealm and Outworld on high alert after chaos cleric's rampage, the forces of Netherrealm should rely more on subterfuge and suggests to Quan Chi they rely on Shinnok's newest acolyte: D'Vorah .

Mortal Kombat X [ ]

25 years later, it is shown that Kung Lao is still an undead revenant serving Shinnok  and Quan Chi. He, along with Liu Kang, Kitana, Sindel and Smoke are Quan Chi's primary enforcers. Although Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, along with Raiden managed to bring back few revenants to life, Lao regrettably was not one of the lucky ones.

He is seen right after chapter six (D'Vorah stealing Shinnok's Amulet) of MKX, with the revenant versions of Kabal ,  Stryker , Smoke, Liu Kang, Sindel , and Kitana escorting Quan Chi to his fortress to await for D'vorah with Shinnok's amulet. On the way, they are ambushed by the Special Forces consisting of Jax and Kenshi, while being aided by Quan Chi's former servant Sareena (now working as an informant for OWIA). While Kang escorts Quan Chi to his fortress, Lao then faces Jax. He threatens the major to go back, but Jax of course does not comply. The two of the them fight, with Jax emerging as the victor.

He is present at Shinnok's release from his imprisonment after more than two decades alongside Liu Kang, Kitana, Sindel, and Smoke. He along with the remaining revenants pledge their allegiance to Shinnok.

Kung Lao appears at the Sky Temple where Shinnok goes to corrupt the Jinsei. Raiden attempts to stop him, but is surrounded by his revenant servants. They taunt him maliciously at first, but Raiden proceeds to fight them off. Raiden is temporarily overpowered by them, but manages to shock them all away, but Lao escapes. Raiden orders Lao to stop, but the latter tells Raiden that he now serves Shinnok and the Netherrealm, driving a big stake into Raiden's traumatized psyche. Raiden attempts to reason with his former pupil that he only serves Shinnok because of his death by Shao Kahn's hands. Lao responds by saying Raiden allowed his death (nevermind that it was Lao who wanted to fight Shao Kahn), and that he will not be so passive in Raiden's demise. Lao proceeds to fight Raiden, only to be defeated by his former mentor.

As Cassie Cage and her team arrive at the Sky Temple, Kung Lao is seen with Smoke  talking to Liu Kang. Lao claims to have found Raiden's portal to the heavens, but is blocked by the thunder god's protective wards. Kitana insists that the seal must break, and he goes with Kang and Smoke to Raiden's portal to continue trying to destroy the wards. The three of them return later only to find Sindel and Kitana attacked by Cassie's team. Jacqui and Takeda offer to stay behind to hold off the undead revenants while Cassie and Kung Jin runs to defeat Shinnok. Lao, being one of the most powerful fighters in life along with Kang and Sindel and his abilities enhanced as a revenant, worked with the other revenants and began to gradually overwhelm and batter down Jacqui and Takeda.

After Shinnok is defeated by Cassie Cage, before things can get worse for Jacqui and Takeda, Kung Lao along with the other revenants sensed his defeat and retreated to the Netherrealm. It is unknown as to what happened to him after, but it is likely that he continues to be a revenant. With Quan Chi's death coupled with Raiden's eventual corruption to becoming Dark Raiden (a radicalized and militant alter-ego of Raiden) and him harshly pronouncing that he will crush any/all who dares to threaten Earthrealm, virtually consigning all the present revenants (including Lao) to their eternal condemnation and oblivion.

Mortal Kombat 11 [ ]

Kung Lao and his fellow Revenants allied with Kronika , and attacked the Wu Shi Academy alongside Liu Kang, Geras , the younger Scorpion and Jade to retrieve Jinsei energy. He and Emperor Liu Kang confronted their younger human selves in the Grotto, with Kung Lao telling his younger self the circumstances of his death to turn him against Raiden. The two Kung Lao's fought, with the revenant version mocking the human self for being saved from his death, while the human version was appalled at him, considering him a shame to their family.

He was defeated by Fire God Liu Kang. He is presumed to be erased from existence when Kronika reset the timeline back to prehistoric age prior to her final fight with Fire God Liu Kang. In this game, he loses any redeeming traits he once had as he continues aiding Kronika despite having free will.

Aftermath [ ]

In Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath: the Revenant Kung Lao, along with Jade and Kabal, are preparing their army to defend Kronika's Keep.

In the final chapter, Revenant Kung Lao has his neck snapped by Shang Tsung, in a similar fashion to when Shao Kahn did the same.

Personality [ ]

As a revenant Kung Lao seems to be arrogant this is seem in a few of his matches with his opponents. Even though Lao wanted to fight Shao Kahn he blames Raiden for his fate. Scorpion in MK 11 points out that both revenant Lao and normal Lao have egos this ego was what led to Kung Lao's death at the hands of Shao Kahn. As a revenant Kung Lao is less passive and shows less mercy then the original Lao. After giving into his dark side while under Quan Chi's control Lao refuses to forgive Raiden's mistakes and wishes to make his former master suffer. He no longer choses to listen to the people who were once his friends and sees them as enemies.

Kung Lao has been rude to during some of his fights he also shows some overconfidence as well. Although Lao is a excellent fighter he now believes that he better then everyone and that no one can defeat him. As a revenant Kung Lao decides not to hold back on showing other fighters any mercy. Despite being a revenant Lao still likes to remind people that he was a member of the White Lotus and a member of the shaolin monks. As a revenant Lao still admires Kitana even though his manners lacking as a revenant. Kung Lao shows some jealous as a revenant.and believes that he a greater and more superior fighter then Liu Kang. Yet despite Lao thinking that he is better then Liu he still considers him as a brother. Kung Lao doesn't like how many people compare him to Liu Kang and Lao hates how others act like he isn't as great or skilled as his brother Liu Kang. Even though Lao has become a little rude he seems to be as less rude as the other revenants.

Although both regular normal Kung Lao and revenant Kung Lao are egotistical as well as arrogant and overconfident. Kung Lao as a revenant lacks the good qualities of Kung Lao such as his manners, his passive side and doesn't have his mercy. Like all the revenants he only has the bad traits of Kung Lao and none of his good traits. For example, he expresses contempt towards Past Liu Kang for fusing with Raiden as he felt he should have become a God instead.

Relations [ ]

  • Netherrealm Demons
  • Kitana (destroyed by Fire God Liu Kang)
  • Jade (destroyed by Fire God Liu Kang)
  • Kurtis Stryker
  • Liu Kang (assimilated with young Liu Kang)
  • Quan Chi (killed by Scorpion in MKX game)
  • Moloch (killed by Kitana in MKX comics)
  • Drahmin (killed by Quan Chi in MKX comics)
  • Noob Saibot (revived in MK11)
  • Sonya Blade (formerly)
  • Johnny Cage (formerly)
  • Jax Briggs (formerly)
  • Kenshi Takahashi (formerly)
  • Fujin (formerly)
  • Bo' Rai Cho (formerly)
  • Scorpion (formerly)
  • Sub-Zero (Kuai Liang) (formerly)

Enemies [ ]

  • Earthrealm heroes
  • Raiden (both timelines)
  • Johnny Cage (both timelines)
  • Sonya Blade (both timelines)
  • Kenshi Takahashi
  • Bo' Rai Cho (both timelines)
  • Jax Briggs (both timelines)
  • Special Forces
  • Sub-Zero/Noob Saibot (formerly)
  • Ferra & Torr
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  • Erron Black
  • Scorpion (both timelines)
  • Sub-Zero (both timelines)
  • Cassie Cage
  • Jacqui Briggs
  • Takeda Takahashi
  • Shao Kahn (formerly, revived in MK 11)
  • Young Earthrealm heroes (from the Original Timeline)
  • Young Kung Lao (from the Original Timeline)
  • Young Kitana (from the Original Timeline)
  • Young Liu Kang (from the Original Timeline)
  • Young Smoke (from the Original Timeline)
  • Geras (neutral term)
  • Kronika (neutral term)
  • Gamers are puzzled as to why Kung Lao as a revenant is a bald when he had hair in life.
  • Kung Lao's new move, dubbed as 'machine gun punch' or 'Ip Man Fist', is well-received by gamers.
  • Majority of the time Kung Lao is frequently compared to Liu Kang (i.e. Jax says in Mortal Kombat X during one of his intros: "Poor man's Liu Kang...")

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How mortal kombat characters return after being killed.

Ever wonder why Liu Kang dies and come back so many times? Or how Scorpion is actually alive? Here's how Mortal Kombat characters return after dying.

In a series like Mortal Kombat , there are bound to be a lot of deaths. Many popular characters who die in the series somehow find themselves coming back in future games. This makes sense. If NetherRealm Studios stayed within the Mortal Kombat: Armageddon timeline there wouldn’t be any characters aside from Shao Kahn left. Dead characters aren’t just coming back for the sake for popularity, though. While fan (and developer) favoritism is a factor, there are also lore and story reasons for why and how Mortal Kombat characters return after being killed.

Scorpion, the face of the Mortal Kombat series , is an interesting case. Ever since the beginning of Mortal Kombat Scorpion has been dead, having originally been killed during the events of Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero  before the first in-game tournament took place. Yet he technically lives as a Revenant, a resurrected inhuman soldier controlled by Quan Chi. He has Klassic costumes that make him appear as if he is alive and human, but canonically, he has been dead up until Mortal Kombat X.

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Scorpion’s rival Sub-Zero is another example of a character returning from the dead in different ways. There are technically two Sub-Zero characters. The original Sub-Zero - who is killed by Scorpion - is named Bi-Han. The current Sub-Zero (the one with the scar on his eye) is Bi-Han’s younger brother Kuai Liang. Kuai Liang technically dies after being turned into Cyber Sub-Zero in the  Mortal Kombat (2011)  reboot timeline, but does eventually return to his human form. Kuai Liang's brother Bi-Han also returns as Noob Saibot, a member of the Brotherhood of Shadow who reside in the Netherrealm, Mortal Kombat's  version of hell . Scorpion and Sub-Zero aren’t the only characters to return from the dead in  Mortal Kombat, though. Many more have found themselves coming back one way or another.

How Mortal Kombat Characters Come Back From The Dead

Mortal Kombat is filled with sorcerers. Quan Chi is considered to be one of the strongest sorcerers in the Mortal Kombat universe, which is why it makes sense that he is responsible for many characters being brought back from the dead to serve him as a Revenant. Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Jax, Jade, Kitana, Sub-Zero, Smoke, Stryker, Kabal, Nightwolf, and Sindel are all turned into inhuman Revenants by Quan Chi in Mortal Kombat (2011). Out of those characters, five of them return in Mortal Kombat X as playable characters: Jax, Kitana, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Sub-Zero.

Despite all of them canonically being dead servants at the beginning of Mortal Kombat X’s story, similar to Scorpion, they each have costumes that make them appear as if they were alive. Jax, Sub-Zero, and Scorpion are the only characters who are properly brought back to life in Mortal Kombat X thanks to Sonya Blade defeating Quan Chi, thus releasing them from his control. With Jax being revived early on the story, Jacqui Briggs was able to exist.

With Mortal Kombat 11 exploring various timelines some characters also found themselves returning from the dead, including Shang Tsung, Nightwolf, and Sindel, while others such as Shao Kahn return through coming to the future from the past. While past Liu Kang does end up becoming the god of fire and thunder, his present self was still a Revenant. The Great Kung Lao, ancestor of cousins Liu Kang and Kung Lao , also returns in Fire God Liu Kang’s epilogue upon rewinding time to that of the era of the ancient  Mortal Kombat tournaments.

If Liu Kang’s Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath ending is canon and the Mortal Kombat timeline starts over to that of The Great Kung Lao, it is not certain who will and will not be alive in Mortal Kombat 12 . It does give NetherRealm Studios the opportunity to tread uncharted territory in the timeline before Mortal Kombat 1. If the 2021 Mortal Kombat movie is any indication of things to come, perhaps fans could see the in-game debut and true identity of Cole Young . Regardless of whatever comes next for Mortal Kombat , fans can likely be assured that some Kombatants will return, be it by magical resurrection or simply existing in the new timeline.

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What happens to Kung Lao?


Kung Lao is killed by the Deadly Alliance, but is later resurrected by the dragon king Onaga to become his slave. He is eventually released from Onaga’s control by Liu Kang and Ermac.

Who killed Kung Lao?

Kung Lao is killed by the Shokan Goro, who finishes him off and later Shang Tsung consumes his soul. However, 500 years later, Liu Kang defeats Goro and Shang Tsung.

Does Kung Lao get his soul back?

Yes, in Mortal Kombat: Deception, Kung Lao’s soul is freed after Shang Tsung is killed. He finally finds peace after centuries of torment.

Is Kung Lao The Chosen One?

No, Liu Kang is chosen to represent the Shaolin in the Mortal Kombat tournament. Kung Lao initially declines the offer, knowing the consequences of becoming the champion.

Who defeated Kung Lao?

Kung Lao is defeated by the Shokan Goro, who finishes him off and then Shang Tsung consumes his soul. However, he is later defeated by Liu Kang in the Mortal Kombat tournament.

Will Kung Lao return in Mortal Kombat 2?

Yes, Max Huang has confirmed that he will be returning as Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat 2.

How did Liu Kang become a god?

Liu Kang becomes a god after merging with his revenant counterpart and Raiden’s godly powers. This transformation occurs during the battle against Kronika.

Why is Kung Lao never the chosen one?

Kung Lao declines the offer to be the chosen one in the Mortal Kombat tournament because he knows the consequences of becoming the champion. Liu Kang is ultimately chosen and wins the tournament.

Is Kung Lao still a revenant?

No, Kung Lao is no longer a revenant. He was freed from Quan Chi’s control and is now free.

Does Kung Lao turn evil?

Yes, after his death, Kung Lao’s soul was used by Quan Chi to create an evil revenant version of him. He serves Quan Chi and the Netherrealm.

Are Kung Lao and Liu Kang friends?

Yes, Kung Lao and Liu Kang are not only friends but also rivals. They share a deep friendship and connection with each other.

Is Kung Lao jealous of Liu Kang?

Yes, Kung Lao shows some jealousy towards Liu Kang as a revenant. However, he still considers him as a brother and respects him.

How is Kung Lao alive in MKX?

Kung Lao is resurrected by Quan Chi as a revenant after Shao Kahn’s failed invasion of Earthrealm. He continues to serve Quan Chi and Shinnok in the Netherrealm.

Who kills Goro?

Goro is killed by the wraith Noob Saibot, who strikes him from behind. He is mortally wounded and dies from the injury.

Who is Raiden’s brother?

Fujin is Raiden’s brother. He serves alongside Raiden as a Protector of Earthrealm. He is known for inspiring people to conquer forces of hatred and tyranny.

Did Liu Kang enjoy being a revenant?

No, Liu Kang actually appreciates his status as a revenant due to his intense contempt for Raiden. He believes he can bring order to the realms as a revenant.

How many times has Liu Kang died?

Liu Kang dies twice in the Mortal Kombat series. He is killed by the Deadly Alliance and later by Raiden in Mortal Kombat 11.

Why is Sub-Zero alive in MKX?

In Mortal Kombat X, Quan Chi uses his magic to recreate Sub-Zero’s original body and free him from his cyborg body. Raiden also resurrects him after serving in Quan Chi’s attack on Earthrealm.

How is everyone alive in MKX?

Jax, Sub-Zero, and Scorpion are freed from Quan Chi’s control by Sonya Blade. They are properly brought back to life, while others like Kung Lao remain as revenants.

Who was the ruler of Outworld before Shao Kahn?

Before Shao Kahn, the ruler of Outworld was the Dragon King, Onaga.

Who is Liu Kang’s chosen one?

Liu Kang is the chosen one to represent the Shaolin in the Mortal Kombat tournament. He defeats Shang Tsung and saves

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A Wraith , Spectre (sometimes spelled Specter ), or Revenant , is a being who has previously died only to be resurrected as an inhuman warrior and/or an evil spirit. Wraiths are not to be confused with the Undead or Zombies , who are best described as reanimated corpses. Wraiths and Spectres tend to wield powers associated with the Netherrealm : shadows and darkness ( Noob Saibot ) and hellfire ( Scorpion ), whereas Revenants tend to have their former abilities amplified.

Wraiths and Revenants are forcefully bound to their masters, performing any duty given to them. They also often have positive, manipulated thoughts on their transformations, such as Sindel and Noob Saibot . While Spectres are much the same, they have been known to occasionally rebel against their masters, such as Scorpion .

  • 1 In Mortal Kombat
  • 2.1.1 Wraiths
  • 2.1.2 Spectres
  • 2.1.3 Traditional Revenants
  • 2.2 Spirits
  • 2.3 Non-Canon

In Mortal Kombat [ ]

The most prominent wraiths are Bi-Han and Hanzo Hasashi . In Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero , Bi-Han had killed Hanzo as the elder Sub-Zero before the first Mortal Kombat tournament. Hanzo was later resurrected as Scorpion and killed him out of revenge, Bi-Han being resurrected as the unholy Noob Saibot, both warriors being products of Quan Chi's sorcery.

Smoke may be considered as a type of Wraith as well. In his Mortal Kombat (2011) ending, it was stated he was sacrificed to a demon, and returned to the mortal realm as an Enenra , a creature of smoke and vapor.

In Mortal Kombat: Armageddon's Konquest Mode, Wraiths appear in Shinnok's Spire , summoning Demon Wards and commanding them to attack Taven to prevent him from reaching the next floor of the Spire.

Quan Chi had allegedly been granted the souls of the fallen Earthrealm warriors or those of the Emperor's unwilling servants (hence explaining why Sindel was amongst those Quan Chi resurrected but Shang Tsung and Motaro were not).

In Mortal Kombat X , the souls of the fallen Earthrealm warriors following the Outworld invasion have been claimed by the sorcerer Quan Chi, following a truce between him and Emperor Shao Kahn . These souls have been reincarnated into Revenants of the Netherrealm, brainwashed with the sole purpose of serving the fallen Elder God , Shinnok . Sub-Zero, Scorpion, and Jax are the only known Earthrealm warriors to be revived as humans again.

In Mortal Kombat 11 , the Revenant Liu Kang and Kitana became the next rulers of the Netherrealm after Shinnok's defeat. Dark Raiden presented Shinnok's still living head to them as a threat if they tried to attack Earthrealm. They later join forces with Kronika in her quest to create the New Era after she restored Shinnok's Cathedral that was destroyed by Raiden and the Special Forces.

In the Aftermath chapter, Shang Tsung and Fujin successfully revive Sindel back to her Edenian self in the Soul Chamber , making her the first Revenant restored without assistance from Raiden as well as the first Edenian restored.

Known Revenants [ ]

Current timeline [ ], wraiths [ ].

  • Noob Saibot (formerly Human / Cryomancer in the first two timelines, reborn as Wraith in the first two timelines, currently Human / Cryomancer in 3rd timeline)

Spectres [ ]

  • Scorpion (formerly Spectre in the both timelines, 2nd timeline currently deceased, MK11 timeline Spectre)

Spirits [ ]

  • Guardian Spirit
  • Deadly Spirit
  • Mending Spirit

Non-Canon [ ]

  • Freddy Krueger (Non-canon DLC guest character, Dream Demon )
  • Jason Voorhees (Non-canon DLC guest character, Immortal)
  • Scorpion and Noob Saibot are the only known Wraiths/Spectres created by Quan Chi, while the rest of the characters are Revenants.
  • Noob Saibot is also currently the only remaining Wraith created by Quan Chi.
  • Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees are non-canon and the only Revenants not actually created by Quan Chi.
  • Jason Voorhees is the only Immortal Revenant to appear in the series.
  • Freddy Krueger is classified as a Revenant, but is also a Dream Demon. With this, he is the first Demon Revenant character to appear in the series.
  • The only one that the player actually plays against is Sindel, but she only appears in the Story Mode as an NPC.
  • This is also carried over to the game's sequel, ML11 , where characters can change between either their original appearances and Revenant forms, should those characters be Revenants from the game's Story Mode. Unlike MKX however, dialogue is no longer exclusive to Revenant skins, with some exceptions such as Scorpion.
  • Kitana is the only Revenant in MKX to not appear in her "human" (Edenian) form in the Story Mode. She only appears in this form in the game's Arcade.
  • Revenants do not appear to age, with the Revenant characters featured in MKX retaining their youthful appearances in both the past and future timelines.
  • MK 2011 - The Revenants all appear as discolored versions of their existing designs with cracks lacing their bodies and attire, also having completely solid white eyes that constantly glow.
  • Mortal Kombat X - The cracks from the previous appearance are removed, but the skin is now that of a paleish white color with glowing yellow veins constantly pulsing around their bodies. Additionally, the eyes are now have red sclera with orange-yellow irises with no pupils similar to the color of fire. Also, every playable Revenant has their own outfit that is either a modified version of their original outfits or an entirely new outfit to fit their new form. Barring Sindel, who has a slightly modified costume, NPC Revenants such as Smoke, Kabal and Stryker, retain their original designs from MK 2011 .
  • Scorpion - Retains his Human appearance but his eyes change to a foggy appearance, making his pupils and irises almost unidentifiable.
  • Noob Saibot - His skin color is completely black and has glowing white eyes in every game he appears in as Noob Saibot.
  • Shinnok is the only other character to be able to create Revenants other than Quan Chi.
  • Sub-Zero as Cyber Sub-Zero is currently the only cyborg Revenant to be created, seen in MK 2011 .
  • This was followed by Sindel who was an Edenian.
  • Scorpion is currently the only Spectre to return to human form.
  • It could also be stated that Liu Kang was transformed, although he became a God after merging with Raiden and his former self.
  • This is because he was transformed into a Revenant as a cyborg in MK 2011 then changed into the Revenant form seen in the Story Mode of MKX before being returned to human form. MKX 's tie-in comic book story explains this as Quan Chi being unable to properly control Cyber Sub-Zero upon his arrival in the Netherrealm due to his cybernetics and thus destroyed his body and reformed it as original flesh and blood to gain control of Sub-Zero (though this directly contradicts the previous game wherein he could control Cyber Sub-Zero just fine).
  • So far, Scorpion is the only character restored to retain some abilities from his Spectre form as a human (teleportation, hellfire, etc.). This could be due to him having willingly allowed himself to be transformed by Quan Chi—using his pain over losing his clan and especially family as the basis of his hellfire powers. Granted, the other Revenants/Spectres/Wraiths did not truly display any additional powers from their time as Revenants outside of Liu Kang (his soul stealing abilities) and Jade (necromancy), who only did so during the events of MK11 .
  • Even though they don't appear as Revenants in the story, certain characters like Johnny , Cassie Cage , Sonya Blade and Jax have Revenant skins in MK11 that are unlockable through the Kombat League.

Gallery [ ]

The Wraiths from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.

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