Mortal Kombat: Legacy – Episodes 7 & 8

The moment most MK fans have been waiting for has arrived. Throughout this series I have mostly been enjoying the revised look at some of my favorite MK characters. But I’ve been waiting patiently for two of my faves to meet in an epic battle.

So here it is, in 2 parts so you get double the pleasure. Finally we get to see Scorpion & Sub-Zero, ninja’s of the highest order who have been kicking ass in every single MK game ever made, the only other character to accomplish this feat being Raiden.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy 07 – Scorpion & Sub-Zero (Part 1)

Oh come on! Worst. To Be Continued. Ever. Luckily I’m such a nice guy that I’m not going to make you wait to see how the battle goes. Get ready for the next episode:

Mortal Kombat: Legacy 08 – Scorpion & Sub-Zero (Part 2)

Not bad. Certainly not as epic a fight scene as I would have hoped, but it definitely sets up the history between Scorps and Zero. Now, if you are curious as to who the hell these people are at the end, that’s okay. If you aren’t well versed in MK mythology it’s easy to miss what’s happening, and it wasn’t really explained well there.

The person Sub-Zero changes into is Quan Chi, which of course means that the Sub-Zero at the end of the episode wasn’t Sub-Zero at all. Quan Chi frames Sub-Zero to turn Scorps to the Dark Side (so to speak). And the other person there is Shang Tsung, who was last seen in the Johnny Cage episode.

So everything is really starting to build towards the tournament, but with only 2 episodes left (even though on Youtube it says only 1 episode left) we will definitely not be seeing the tournament this season. Or ever, as far as we know.

I did like these 2 episodes, despite the lack of all out action. It was great to see Scorpion and Sub-Zero using their individual moves, and even though it was in Japanese, I got a kick out of hearing Scorps trademark line “Get Over Here!”. Even with all the info they covered, there was still a lot left out, and I don’t think we got to see enough of Sub-Zero’s story.

No mention of the Lin Kuei clan, or Bi Han’s own tragic history. I mean, he doesn’t even stay as the main Sub-Zero, replaced by his younger brother in MK II and eventually becoming Noob Saibot, who most fans of MK will remember as an evil cold-hearted sumbitch. Regardless, I was impressed with Ian Anthony Dale‘s portrayal of Scorpion, and can’t wait to see it in the present day world that Jax and Sonya inhabit, which was alluded to in Mortal Kombat: Rebirth.

So, 2 episodes left, who are you expecting to see? My money is on Cyber, as they already mentioned him (sort of) in the first episodes, and possibly Shang Tsung, as he has appeared but not been featured. What are your thoughts? Do you think there will be a second season? Think we might even get to see the actual Mortal Kombat tournament?

Sound off in the comment’s section below!

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3 thoughts on “Mortal Kombat: Legacy – Episodes 7 & 8”

  1. Quan chi’s makeup is great.

    that’s the best use of clown white i’ve seen in aaaaaaa long time.

    will there be a season 2? absolutely, everyone on the planet watches this. they haven’t even introduced everyone and the tournament hasn’t begun.

    ALSO my favorite episode was the johnny cage episode. not really because it was great, well, it was pretty good. like it reminded me of like, if JCVD wasn’t a coke hound, was like 20 years younger and trying to be an early 90’s action star today.- just throwing that out there.

    i think the the idea from rebirth was a bit better. eventhough we already saw it and knew what was coming n’ shit. i liked that much better than this whole nether realm bullshit. rebirth had the feel of a modern day “enter the dragon” but with more severed limbs. i just get the feelin’ that once they get into the silly ass “shao khan wants to control earthrealm crap that it’s going to lose shit ton of fans.

    i absolutely adore this, and i hate MK as a franchise, im a SF man. but the production value, what little acting there is, and the sets are all really, really good.

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