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:
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.
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