Get konnected with Kitana in Mortal Kombat X

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Kitana! The real princess of power, no matter what She-Ra says! Since Mortal Kombat 2, Kitana has been a mainstay in several games in the franchise. Quick, deadly and ridiculously potent when it comes to zone attacks thanks to her giant fans, she’s been a fan favourite member of the Edenian and Outworld royalty. She’ll be popping into Mortal Kombat X, so here’s a closer look at all of her fighting variations and gory finishers.

You’ve already read of Kitana’s upcoming styles in a previous Mortal Kombat X article. Well here’s a new set of official images for the character, because clicking hyperlinks and re-reading is for chumps. Hell, I’ll even throw in some new gameplay footage of Kitana, complete with a pro epsorts fighter gushing about how legit awesome she actually is:

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Fun facts about Kitana: Originally, her name was Kitsune before it was changed, and she almost wore a different colour outfit in Mortal Kombat 3 as her moves were captured for the game with her actress wearing both a red and blue ensemble. During the production of Mortal kombat II, Kitana actress Katalin Zamiar needed double-sided tape for her mask and rubber bands for her boots, as the costume was incredibly flimsy and prone to malfunctions as she performed various moves.

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Kitana’s infamous kiss of death fatality was also reportedly inspired by a scene from the James Bond movie Live And Let Die, where Bond shoves a pressurised anti-shark bullet into the mouth of the villain Dr. Kananga, resulting in him ballooning up and eventually exploding into grisly giblets. Neat. As much as I dig Kitana, I’ve always been more of a Mileena fan. I think she’s rad, deadly and unpredictable. She’s also gorgeous, and I hope that one day I can see what the rest of her face looks like underneath that fuchsia mask…

Last Updated: February 25, 2015

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