Posted on Wednesday, February 11 @ 14:29:42 PST by Anthony Severino
1.) Sub-Zero/Scorpion (Tie)
I consider this less of a tie and more of a double K.O. Nobody would have guessed that a simple palette swap aimed at squeezing two characters out of one design would create two video game icons. Sub-Zero and Scorpion were the original Team Jacob Vs. Team Edward, splitting the fan-base down the middle as to who their favorite was.
Sub-Zero, living up to his chilly name, can freeze you on the spot, throws snowballs and can make things really slippery. Scorpion is needy, demanding you to “Get over here” and pulls you closer with his spear. There’s no getting away from him, every time you turn around, he teleports and pops out the other side of the screen. In contrast to Sub-Zero’s freezing facade, Scorpion can make things nice and toasty. These two kombatants are even keeled through and through, and picking a winner could only come down to personal preference. Which leaves only this question: who is your favorite Mortal Kombat character?
Test Your Might Fast Fact - In Mortal Kombat Trilogy, there was a total of 7 palette swapped ninjas -- Classic Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Ermac, Rain, Human Smoke, Noob Saibot -- in addition to Chameleon, a male-ninja whose color and abilities would change during a fight, randomly mimicking all of the other male-ninjas in the game.