Mileena and Sonya Blade have been in Mortal Kombat for a long time, and D’vorah is a newer character, but both of them are among the fiercest women in the series.
In the Mortal Kombat games, there are many different types of fighters with strange histories and even stranger personalities. What else would you expect from the fighting game series known for having the best story in the whole genre? Even though most of the characters are men, that doesn’t mean the female characters aren’t just as cool. In fact, we would say that, pound for pound, the best Mortal Kombat fighters are women.
In any Mortal Kombat game, Sub-Zero and Scorpion are by far the most famous characters, but Sonya Blade and Mileena have also left a big mark on the series. In fact, people were very upset that Mileena wasn’t on the lineup for Mortal Kombat 11. But how do all these bad girls compare? Well, that’s exactly what we’re here to talk about!
Li Mei is a good character in the Outworlder series. You could say that the fact that she’s at the bottom of this list is proof of how good the female fighters are. But she’s a little boring, isn’t she? Li Mei is great at fighting with her hands and has magic at her fingers. With her Nova Blast, for example, she can fire a ball of purple fire at her enemies. We guess that’s something.
In Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, players met Li Mei for the first time. The main point of her story is that she went to the game to win her freedom. She doesn’t have much else going for her. But who knows, even if her story is simple, she could get a new start in a future book and be given a fresh start.
Nitara first showed up in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. She doesn’t get the credit she deserves, though. She is the only Mortal Kombat character who has ever used blood magic. Nitara’s look is pretty cool, but we don’t really get to know her, even though it’s clear she’s hot.We know she is from Outworld and is a vampire. That’s just about it. So much of what makes these characters interesting is how they interact with each other, and Nitara didn’t seem to have any strong ties to the rest of the group.
We think that out of all the characters that seem stuck in the PS2-era of Mortal Kombat, this lively vampire should be brought into the new era. If we’re going to love Bo Rai Cho, we should definitely love Nitara, too. But until then, she has to be lower on this list because we don’t know very much about her.
Sareena first appeared in the often-criticized Mortal Kombat: Mythologies, where she was a boss character that you couldn’t play as. In Mortal Kombat, being a boss character is a guaranteed way to become a fan favorite. Sareena has only been on the list of playable characters twice, and one of those times was for a GBA port of Deception.
We wish we could move Sareena up this list because we think she has a lot of promise (she’s a secret demon, for god’s sake), but she’s been sitting on the sidelines for a little too long for us to do so. One thing to note is that Sareena has made a number of memorable cameos over the years, from being a side character in the story mode to showing up in the background of stages more than once. The NRS team hasn’t lost track of her, that much is clear. We hope that this will lead to her getting a major role in a future title because of this.
Tanya first appeared in Mortal Kombat 4, and in that game, she didn’t look very good. In more recent Mortal Kombat games, though, she has changed a lot for the better. Even though we don’t love her look in MKX, we think it has a lot more going on than her look in MK4. What we really like, though, is how much they’ve made her character grow.
Tanya is a pretty important part of Mileena’s story in Mortal Kombat 11. She used to be one of Mileena’s fans, but now she is her main love interest. In Mileena’s Mortal Kombat 11 ending, the two even live together and are happy. So that’s pretty cool. We really hope that she will be on the team again someday.
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance was the first game that showed Frost to Mortal Kombat fans. She is Sub-Zero’s eager trainee. She has strangely bad temper for someone with her abilities. Frost’s freezing skills aren’t as strong as Sub-Zero’s, which is made clear in the story when she tries to take over as leader of the Lin Kuei from him. However, she makes up for this by focusing on speed and mobility.
The most current version of this cold enemy, of course, has her do that “become a robot” thing that is so popular in the Mortal Kombat world. This gives her a lot more freedom of movement. But don’t worry, because becoming a robot hasn’t changed her at all. She is still as rude and sneaky as she was before. That’s how we like her.
Don’t be fooled by how much Cetrion cares about life and earth. She won’t think twice about putting her opponent down in a matter of seconds. Cetrion, who first appeared in Mortal Kombat 11, is a god of beating other fighters into submission.
Cetrion is very different from other creatures because her fighting style is based on keeping her enemies away from her. All of her strikes are made to keep her enemies far away. She might be the first real “keepaway” figure in the series. She can put up walls between herself and other people and use her godlike skills to throw different things at her enemies. If you don’t like this goddess of the earth, we suggest you give her a chance. You might come to like her.
As of this writing, Kronika is not yet a playable character. Instead, she is a boss in Mortal Kombat 11, but you can’t play as her. But with the exception of the PS2 era, which we try not to talk about, most bosses finally join the roster. We can’t wait for Kronika to be playable, because her interesting control over time and space lets her use some pretty unique weapons.
Even though she can move and freeze her opponents, this is not a new ability in Mortal Kombat. What is new, however, is her ability to turn back time. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that she comes back, because we think Kronika could have the coolest moves we’ve ever seen in a Mortal Kombat game.
Skarlet is one of the few characters who would have gained the most from a makeover. In Mortal Kombat 9, the best way to describe Skarlet’s look is “bikini ninja.” But Mortal Kombat 9 was full of styles that made you roll your eyes, so we guess that shouldn’t be a surprise. Mortal Kombat 11 is a relief because Skarlet is back, and she looks better than ever.
Skarlet uses blood magic, just like Nitara did before her. She uses it to make tools and twist her enemies from the inside out. She is definitely a bad person in the story. But she is one of those people who take advantage of situations for their own gain. From her Mortal Kombat 11 ending, we can see that she really only cares about herself. But she seems to be interested in Shao Khan in a loving way. We can only hope that Skarlet gets a chance to paint the town red in the future, because she is easily one of the coolest Outworlders.
Sindel is a figure that stands out. Fathers have always been in video games, but moms don’t tend to be. Sindel was already part of a small group, but she is the first mother to appear in the same video game as her child. All of that is cool, but this “queen of scream” is more than just the things she has done. She is a real monster with a voice that could kill. Or maybe a voice that will kill?
She must have been ready for all the fights she would get into because she ruled over one of the most beautiful places in the world. You can use her hair as a tool to grab and throw people. Then there is her Banshee Scream, which can stop enemies and give players time to land a few hits.
Since Cassie Cage is the daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, it makes sense that she would have powers that are a mix of theirs. Cassie comes with two pistols and military-trained hand-to-hand fighting skills she learned from her mother, who was in the Special Forces.
She also has some of her father’s magical energy, which shows up as a green glow around her body when she does certain moves. Also, adding Cassie to Mortal Kombat X adds a lot of spice to the story. She shows what it is like to be raised by Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade. So, she’s a lot of fun, but she might be a little bit of a mess. We get you, Cassie. We understand.
Sheeva is the best female fighter in Mortal Kombat if you want a strong woman to fight with. Sheeva is a Shokan, which is a race of half-human, half-dragon people. If that doesn’t impress you, maybe the way she fights with four arms will.
Sheeva can grab her opponents with all four of her arms and then hit them over and over until they give up. She can also throw strong fireballs that knock people down instead of just pushing them back. As if that wasn’t enough, she can also damage anyone close by stomping on the ground. Even though Goro did it first, it’s clear that Sheeva did it best.
D’Vorah is a very interesting and, at times, a little scary figure. She was first seen in Mortal Kombat X. At her core, she is a group of ants controlling a (slightly) humanoid body.
D’Vorah’s main strategy is to bother her opponents from afar. She can do this by telling her army of devil hornets to attack them. Some of her strikes can poison her enemies, which makes these bugs even more dangerous. Her poison can hurt her enemies in a lot of different bad ways. She basically lives to annoy her competitors.
In the first game she was in, Mortal Kombat II, Jade was hidden and couldn’t be played. She looked just like Kitana, but in a different color scheme (green is the color of secret characters, so it makes sense). When Jade became a playable character, she got her own style and personality, which made her one of the most interesting on the list.
She uses a stick and two “razorangs” to do a lot of damage to her opponents. She can also use a move called “Dodging Shadows,” which lets bullets pass through her without hurting her. In the story, Jade loves Kitana very much and looks out for her. Kitana doesn’t need much protection, though. She is also in love with Kotal Kann, which is another way of saying that she doesn’t know how valuable she is.
In Mortal Kombat X, Jacqui Briggs also made her first appearance, along with Cassie Cage. Even though she doesn’t have the god-like skills of other fighters, you should not underestimate her. Just by looking at her brutal, rib-shattering X-Ray attack, you can tell that this Briggs is not someone you want to mess with.
Not only is Jacqui a very fun character to play as in battle, but she also has a great role in the story. She is a great foil for other, less stable characters because she is realistic and knows how to play Backrooms Game. She is the Kombat Kids’ voice of reason.
Mileena is not just a copy of Princess Kitana; she is a monster she made herself. Well, Shang Tsung did make her in his nasty flesh pits, but we’re talking about how she fights here. Mileena is a mix of a Kitana and a Tarkatan, so it is both very strong and very fast.
Mileena likes to use a pair of sai instead of Kitana’s two fans. Her sharp Tarkatan teeth are also a scary tool in and of themselves. When she’s hungry, she can do a “Leaping Neckbite” to satisfy her cravings. Every fighter in the Mortal Kombat world can beat their enemies to a pulp, but Mileena is one of the few who will then use that pulp to make a smoothie.
Kitana is one of the Mortal Kombat series’ most famous female characters. She is one of the most famous girl fighters in all fighting games. She first showed up in Mortal Kombat II. Her unusual weapon made her a bit of an oddity. Kitana fights with metal fans, as you can see. Most famously, she could throw her fans into the air and hit her opponents as they tried to come at her from above. This attack did a great job of controlling space and also gave some great new combo choices. In later games, they had no choice but to tone this stuff down.
Kitana has a strong sense of what is right and wrong in the story. She stood up to Shao Khan when she saw the dark road he was leading her down, and she has been one of the more reliable forces for good in the series. Has she become a villain? Sure, but who hasn’t in the world of Mortal Kombat?
Sonya Blade was the first girl to show up in a Mortal Kombat game. She showed up in the first game and has been a regular in almost every Mortal Kombat game since, except for Mortal Kombat 2, which was a big surprise. She might look more like a fitness trainer than a fighter, but since she is so quick, that might be fitting.
Her moves are mostly for close-quarters, hand-to-hand fighting. In more recent games, her Special Moves, like Drone Drops and Stun Grenades, have more technology, like Drone Drops. She had a lot of different unique moves she could use. Sonya is the only woman in the series who has kept her standing as an icon. Sonya hasn’t moved to the background, even though her daughter has joined the group. She is still just as important as she ever was. Just don’t ask her to give you a break, because she’ll take it way too seriously.