#7: Scorpion

Series: Mortal Kombat
Debut: Mortal Kombat
Premise: MK Deadly Alliance

Complex Says: When you think about Mortal Kombat, who do you think of? Scorpion right? I mean, how can you not immediately think of Scorpion? Whether you want to admit it or not, Scorpion runs the series more than Liu Kang ever has. Scorpion may have missed a game or two in the series, (compared to his rival, Sub-Zero, who has been in every game of the series) but that hasn’t stopped him from being the most popular character of the franchise. His moveset, preset combos, and fatalities have a quick learning curve, and his catch phrase, “Get over here!” is one of the most recognizable phrases in gaming.

Scorpion deserves his own spinoff game, because of his deep, yet confusing story. We got lost somewhere between his murder at the hands of Sub-Zero, his feud with Quan Chi, and Johnny Cage taking on the Scorpion mantle. The latest Mortal Kombat game retconned his story and created the new Deadly Alliance with Sub-Zero and himself. Will the next MK game be a new version of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance? We’re down with this.