Mileena is back. Mortal Kombat 1 was officially unveiled yesterday, and it was surprisingly confirmed that everyone’s favorite Outworld baddie will be included in the game from launch, rather than being added as DLC. Even better, her designs are great.
But every dedicated Mileena stan knows there’s more to it than meets the eye. Her best feature is underneath the mask. Thankfully, our monster of a fan base didn’t disappoint. As the trailers show Mileena is lipless again, she has a lot of terrifyingly deadly sharp teeth. It’s better if you brutalize your enemies.
With Mortal Kombat 1 restarting the timeline and bringing the series to next-gen consoles, all of the character designs are open to some pretty big changes. And on the surface, Kitana and Mileena also received a slight redesign and look quite different from their Mortal Kombat 11 counterparts. This has some of us worried that we’ll see another redesign in which Mileena’s teeth bring back the lips she got in Mortal Kombat X.
Thankfully, us oddballs can rest easy. NetherRealm has decided to stick with its MK11 teeth in all their grotesque glory.
Jokes aside, it’s not just that Mileena with fangs and no lips looks cool and deadly. As others have pointed out, it’s very important to her character that her mouth is as Tarkatan as possible, since her entire life is defined as an “imperfect” clone of Kitana. But don’t listen to the haters, Mileena, you’re perfect for us.
Even better, this opens us up to some pretty lousy fatalities. I mean, it’s many of teeth to play with. I’m sure the developers came up with something appropriately shocking, as they did with the MK11’s finishing moves. I don’t think the series has shown many vital organs before.
We’ll have to wait until September 19th to see what NetherRealm has cooked up for the fan-favorite villain. It’s not entirely clear how she’ll fit into her story, but we can already see that she’s as violent as ever, so it’s unlikely her new timeline will change her too much.
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