Hi. I’m Ben Jackson. I have been an MK fan since 2016 when Mortal Kombat XL came out and I was blown away by the characters, world, and stories the series portrayed. Just recently, I looked through the gear and outfit customization set in Mortal Kombat 11 and I noticed that some of the characters like Shao Kahn, Kotal Kahn, Baraka, Cetrion, and Geras, just to name a few, had gear and outfits that have titles which sounded like names for peoples, places, things and events that have not yet appeared in the MK mythos. This same revelation appeared while venturing in Goro’s Treasure Chamber in the Krypt with the discovery of all those artifacts (Queen Sytholin’s Blade, The Death Mask of Al’Sheva, The Talisman of the Kafallah Warlocks, The Crown of King Jerrod, The Medallion of the Z’ankarian Empire, The Osh-Tekk Baton of Victory, Sun Do’s Hearthstone, The Korloven Imperial Scepter, and The Blood of Vaeternus). With my admiration for the Mortal Kombat universe and the revelation of these unknown names and titles, I see huge, expansive, world-building potential for Mortal Kombat.
Two other examples are 1) Shao Kahn as a Lance known as “The Impaler of Z’unkarrah”. Is Z’unkarrah a kingdom that was conquered by Shao Kahn or a king of a different realm that Shao Kahn overthrew? 2) Geras has a Sand Battery called “The Battles of the Primitive Era”. Sounds to me that this “Primitive Era” was a time when most life in the realms where equivalent to dinosaurs, dragons, and ice age mammals. What do you think?
Is there anybody who’s interested in helping me create an expansive backstory, history, and world-building for the Mortal Kombat series. If so, here is the list of characters with the unknown names and titles I found in the customization sets: Shang Tsung, Shao Kahn, Nightwolf, Spawn, Noob Saibot, Scorpion, Baraka, Raiden, Sub-Zero, Liu Kang, Kitana, Kung Lao, Jade, D’Vorah, Kotal Kahn, Sheeva, Geras, Kollector, Sindel, Cetrion and Fujin.
Thank you very much.