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Who will the final boss in Mortal Kombat X be?

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Mortal Kombat X is out in April this year, and I’m growing increasingly excited at the prospect of handing Darryn his ass as my vengeful hell-demon avatar sends a chained spear through his sternum and my own childish cries of “GET OVER HERE” gleefully echo the ones from the game. Right now though, we’re engaged in a different battle; we’re fighting over who we think the big bad guy in Mortal Kombat X will be.

We actually know very little about Mortal Kombat X’s story right now. We do know that it won’t be linear, and will in, chronologically, jump around a bit.

“It’s a direct continuation, but the timespan it crosses is 25 years in length,” Boon explained regarding Mortal Kombat X’s storyline. “There are periods that are directly after MK9, then there are periods that are five, ten, 15 and 20 years out. A lot of the events take place 25 years after where we see older versions of the characters, like Cassie Cage and all that. But it does jump around in time; it’s not a linear thing.”

According to Boon, the end boss will be a “surprising” return character.

Darryn’s pretty convinced it’ll be Shinnok. If you’re unaware, Shinnok is the fallen Elder God who served as the big bad boss at the end of the series’ first foray in to 3D, Mortal Kombat 4.His reasoning is pretty sound. Mortal Kombat 9 was a ret-conned retelling of the first 3 Mortal Kombat games – with the obvious conclusion being that this next game, which follows on, will move to Mortal Kombat 4. He’s forgetting though, that Raiden changed the history. There is of course, this bit of the ending that more than just suggests we’ll be seeing the Shinnok-devout Brotherhood of the Shadow play a large role – and we already know Quan Chi will be in the game.

Me? I think the end boss will be the series usual protagonist, Liu Kang. Now before you call me crazy, hear me out. At the end of Mortal Kombat 9, Liu Kang reckoned Raiden – the usual protector of Earth realm – failed to do his job properly, and challenged his status as a god. He destroyed the lightning god in Mortal Kombat, and was reborn as a fiery god himself. Absolute power, as the cliché goes, corrupts absolutely, and my guess is that Liu Kang – believing he’s doing things for the greater good – actually becomes an evil bastard.

Of course, the big bad this time could be a shunned Raiden instead – but as he was one of the first characters revealed, he’d hardly be “surprising.”

It’s actually not too removed plot wise from the story presented in Injustice; Superman goes a little loco, and delusional superbeing that he is, ends up controlling the entire world. Right now, I’m pretty convinced that that’s what’ll end up happening – and if it does, it’ll have earned me another fifty bucks from Darryn.

Who do you think we’ll come up against as the last boss in Mortal Kombat X? Who would you like it to be?

Last Updated: February 5, 2015


  1. Captain JJ the crafter

    February 5, 2015 at 11:34

    I won’t lie. I’m a bit disappointed that it’s not Mugabe.


    • Tosh MA

      February 5, 2015 at 11:35

      Shortest fight ever. “Round 1, FIGHT!” *Falls* “Fatality”


      • The D

        February 5, 2015 at 11:35



        • Tosh MA

          February 5, 2015 at 11:35



  2. Hammersteyn

    February 5, 2015 at 11:35

    Either Shinnok or someone entirely new. Nice Mugabe variation Scorpion has btw.


  3. Nahuel Graziani

    February 5, 2015 at 11:37



  4. Ghost In The Rift

    February 5, 2015 at 11:49

    Well Geoff has me convinced and i can see how they implement it in the game, its similar to the YouTube series, Liu is a type of Anti-Hero in there, it wont surprise me if Shinnok uses Liu for his evil plans, but Liu sure seems pissed about something.


  5. Kensei Seraph

    February 5, 2015 at 11:49

    I’m going to go with Venom-Superman.


  6. Spathi

    February 5, 2015 at 11:53

    Mugabe is hiding in the Ninjutsu circle this time!

    Edit: I’m so damn slow! Hammersteyn had it looong ago….


    • Hammersteyn

      February 5, 2015 at 11:53



  7. Blood Emperor Trevor

    February 5, 2015 at 11:53

    ANITA! Coming to take your gamz away!

    Finish him!


    • Captain JJ the crafter

      February 5, 2015 at 12:05

      I wonder what your fatality would be.
      Strangle with a mouse cord seems too PG.


      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        February 5, 2015 at 12:27

        It’s not really appropriate for a fast-paced game like this, watching someone wither to death from pining would take too long. #foreverSP


  8. CuddlesaurusRex

    February 5, 2015 at 11:57

    Could be another deadly alliance between Onaga and Shinnok. Now that Shao Kahn is out of the way its basically a free for all though.


  9. asdfgh

    February 5, 2015 at 12:06

    I don’t see Lui being too far fetched, in Legacy he is suggested to be recruited by Shang Tsung.
    Shinnok makes a lot more sense but there are other options:
    Reiko – in mk4 he dons khans mask… albeit a disappointing boss
    Onaga – this can play into resurrecting the dead characters.
    Quan – Nah


  10. Ch33seWh33L

    February 5, 2015 at 13:46

    I’m gonna take a shot in the dark here and say Blaze. Don’t ask me how or why… just think he’s making a comeback.


    • xDiViNexInfectedx .

      February 7, 2015 at 03:00

      Blaze would be great to have as a final boss in Mortal Kombat X. His visuals would be unreal. I see it being between Blaze, Onaga or Shinnok.


    • TheManWithNoName

      March 4, 2015 at 02:10

      If you follow the MK story then you would know it is absolutely not Blaze.


  11. Matt E

    February 5, 2015 at 15:02

    I say it’s Shinnok. It could be Havok or Reiko though, which would be kind of cool.


    • TheManWithNoName

      March 4, 2015 at 02:11

      Havik would make no sense to the story.


      • Bocchi

        April 14, 2015 at 00:37

        Someone hasn’t been reading the comic.


  12. Reinhold Hoffmann

    February 5, 2015 at 15:09

    Nimbus Terrafaux..finally.


  13. StellarKip1

    February 5, 2015 at 22:56

    I was thinking Reiko as he is a self – proclaimed successor to shao kahn.


  14. Jeremy

    February 6, 2015 at 01:36

    I am also hoping for Liu Kang, but Raiden killed him in Story Mode when the monk tried to stop the Thunder God from allowing Shao Kahn to cross into Earth Realm, which was needed in order for the Elder Gods to take action against him. So if Liu Kang was in MKX as the final boss, he would be revived as the reboot’s view of what Raiden became in Deception, a dark, vengeful warrior who will kill anyone who endangers Earthrealm.


  15. CypherGate

    February 6, 2015 at 14:16

    I still prefer Shao Kahn out of all the bosses in the MK Universe. The Shang Tsung from the very first MK game. To me it just seems Shao Kahn is more of a major last boss than any of the others. The others are good, but Shao Kahn just takes the lead a bit more.


  16. STEVEN

    February 6, 2015 at 19:01

    It’s either onaga or shinnok.


  17. xDiViNexInfectedx .

    February 7, 2015 at 02:58

    How about Blaze? I would love to see Blaze return in Mortal Kombat X.


  18. Samantha Jones

    March 2, 2015 at 01:52

    Liu Kang (new evil god), Reiko (general of Kahn’s armies), Shinnok (Fallen elder god). These are the best candidates for a “surprise returning character”. Of course, all three will be heavily reimagined to fit the MK Boss standards.


  19. TheManWithNoName

    March 4, 2015 at 02:08

    It will either be Shinnok, Reiko, or Daegon and they’ll be possessed by the Blood God.


  20. Jarrod Stewart

    March 8, 2015 at 17:09

    They need to give Shinnok his day in the sun. He is one of the beings that Shao Khan was terrified of and why he didn’t take Earthrealm by force. Elder Gods are by nature more powerful than any other species in the MK lore, including dragons (Onaga), and protector gods (Raiden, Fujin, Argus). I say give him his amulet and lets see what an Elder God looks like as a boss. If you’re reading the comics, it’s not entirely out of the question that it is Onaga. The Kamidogu are playing a prominent role so far which implies Onaga but they continuously refer to a “demon” which Onaga has never been referred as such. Daegon is another character mentioned a few times in the comics but that would be far too anticlimactic. Shang Tsung is a “demon sorcerer” but died in MK9. Raiden, Sub Zero, Fox, and several others have already been “possessed” to an extent so it isn’t going to be one of them. It almost certainly has got to be Shinnok based on everything I mentioned. Ed led us to believe otherwise for a reason as in the story traiker we see him sucked into the amulet and then it is referred to as “a talisman with a sentient jewel” which is clearly referring to Shinnok. I believe he will be “beaten” in the intro to the game only to plot and return wielding his amulet near the end of the story of the game. Another moment in the trailer that leads me to believe this is when Raiden says “If this talisman is what I suspect it to be, we may ALL pay a price,” knowing that it contains the fallen Elder God. Food for thought.


  21. Sean

    March 11, 2015 at 06:56

    Hey! I guessed Liu Kang, too! Liu Kang and Daegon are my two guesses.


  22. James Maddison

    March 11, 2015 at 06:58

    Khameleon! It’s definitely going to be Khameleon


  23. Liquid Metal

    March 20, 2015 at 20:45

    I think the final boss will be cyber subzero with Kahn inside


  24. Ty

    March 21, 2015 at 08:52

    I think it’s the One being


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