*This list does not include DLC characters
- Spec Ops: Gains various Air Strikes and The American Way.
- Hollywood: Gains stylish Air Akimbo Gunshots and Nut Kracker.
- Brawler: Gains Take Down, Air Power Slam, and Bow Breaker.
- Venomous: Gains Bug Burst and Ovipositor based attacks poison opponent.
- Brood Mother: Gains the Krawler and Bug Blast.
- Swarm Queen: Gains Vortex Swarm and Wasp Grenade.
- Spectral: Gains ability to Fly and unique attacks from the air.
- Mystic: Gains an improved Tele-Lift and the Tele-Choke.
- Master of Souls: Gains Soul Ball and the ability to disappear to avoid damage.
- Marksman: Gains unique Special Attacks utilizing a Long Rifle.
- Gunslinger: Gains Standoff Stance and multiple trick shots with revolvers.
- Outlaw: Gains unique attacks utilizing a salvaged Tarkatan Arm Blade.
- Lackey: An enhanced Torr fights solo as Ferra watches from the sidelines.
- Ruthless: Gains the Pain and Gain ability to increase Torr's damage.
- Vicious: Gains the Boss Toss and Gut Ripper.
- High Tech: Gains short range Plasma Blasts and Plasma Gauntlet Buff.
- Shotgun: Gains medium range Shotgun Blast and Low Shotgun Blast.
- Full Auto: Gains long range Machine Gun and Rocket attacks.
- Wrestler: Gains the Multi-Slam, Back Breaker, and Grab Kombos.
- Heavy Weapons: Gains a Rocket Launcher and Submachine Gun.
- Pumped Up: Gains enhanced Ground Pound and interactive Gotcha Grab.
- A-List: Can charge Normal and Special Attacks for increased damage.
- Fisticuffs: Gains Fist Bump, Flashy Kombos, and Normal Attacks.
- Stunt Double: Gains the ability to create Stunt Double Mimics.
- Commando: Gains the Choke Grab, Power Slam, and High/Low Parry.
- Cutthroat: Gains damaging Knife attacks and Power Up move.
- Cybernetic: Gains multiple Eye Laser and grenade attacks.
- Kenjutsu: Gains Telekinetic Push, Slam, and Toss.
- Balanced: Gains the ability to project images of himself to attack.
- Possessed: Gains the ability to summon Demons from his shattered blade.
- Mournful: Gains unique Special Attacks utilizing Jade's Glaive and Staff.
- Royal Storm: Gains Fan-Nado, Bounce Back, and Square Boost.
- Assassin: Gains Assassin Strike, Princess Parry, and Sharpen.
- Sun God: Gains God Choke Command Grab and Soul Burn.
- Blood God: Summons Crystal, Obsidian, and Blood Totems.
- War God: Gains crushing Macuahuitl based attacks.
- Shaolin: Gains Chakram based Normal and Special Attacks.
- Ancestral: Gains the ability to empower arrows with ancestral spirits.
- Bojutsu: Gains unique Staff based Special Attacks.
- Hat Trick: Gains the ability to place Hat Traps that can be recalled.
- Tempest: Gains an Orbiting Hat Shield for offense and defense.
- Buzz Saw: Gains multiple Hat Grinder Special Attacks.
- Dualist: Can switch between Light and Dark forms to heal or harm.
- Flame Fist: Gains Dragon Parry, Windmill Punch, and Shaolin Flame.
- Dragon's Fire: Gains Empowered Dragon Fireballs and Flying Kick.
- Ravenous: Gains High/Low Pounce and additional biting attack.
- Piercing: Gains unique attack utilizing her Sai.
- Ethereal: Gains the ability to Teleport forward, backwards, or in place.
- Summoner: Gains the ability to summon a Netherrealm Bat to attack.
- Sorcerer: Gains magical fields that augment self or cripple opponent.
- Warlock: Gains ability to summon portals to attack from all angles.
- Master of Storms: Gains the ability to place Static Traps.
- Thunder God: Gains additional hits to electrical attacks and Enhanced Lightning.
- Displacer: Gains the use of Teleport and Sparkport.
- Noxious: Gains a persistent Noxious Cloud that inflict unblockable damage.
- Deceptive: Gains various stages of Invisibility.
- Nimble: Gains the ability to increase speed and slow the opponent.
- Inferno: Gains the ability to summon a Demonic Minion.
- Ninjutsu: Gains unique attacks utilizing Dual Swords.
- Hellfire: Gains the Fire Ball, Hell Fire, and Flame Aura.
Shinnok (Beat story mode to unlock)
- Necromancer: Gains unique Special Attacks utilizing a giant skeletal hand.
- Impostor: Gains the ability to steal his opponent's Special Attacks.
- Bone Shaper: Summons various deadly skeletal weapons.
- Special Forces: Can call in a Special Forces Drone for additional attacks.
- Covert Ops: Gains the Garrote Parry and Military Stance.
- Demolition: Gains various Explosive and Disruptor Grenades.
- Grandmaster: Gains an Ice Klone that can be thrown or used as a shield.
- Cryomancer: Gains the ability to create Ice Weapons.
- Unbreakable: Gains defensive Frozen Aura and Barrier of Frost.
- Ronin: Gains unique attacks utilizing Dual Pulse Blades.
- Shirai Ryu: Gains Shirau Ryu inspired attacks, such as Quick Phase.
- Lasher: Gains attacks utilizing Charged Energy Whips.