Author: Nicole Hidalgo

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A creative writer with a special passion for video games, Nicole has been fascinated with the world of Mortal Kombat since Deadly Alliance. When she’s not playing games or writing, you can find her with a book or engrossed in a film.

Ashrah is one of my favourite characters ever, and if written right, she could be one of the best Mortal Kombat characters ever. A while ago, I wrote a review of Ashrah’s story explaining why it disappointed me and giving suggestions on how it could have been better. Today, I want to explore this topic in more depth. Apart from being a fan of the Mortal Kombat franchise, I am also a professional writer, and Ashrah was one of the characters who helped me hone my craft through fan fiction. I have written (so far) a total of three multi-chapter…

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Seventeen years after her last appearance, Ashrah is finally back in a Mortal Kombat story. Was the wait worth it? The short answer to the question above is: not really. There are many arguments to be made regarding the return of the 3D-era characters, and believe me, I know most of those characters had a worse fate, lore-wise. But Ashrah is my favourite, the lady of my heart! So, I had to write this to analyse, for myself and others who might be interested, her participation in the story of Mortal Kombat 1. (From here on, there will be spoilers…

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After a screenshot of the roster selection screen that showed Nitara’s facial redesign, NetherRealm Studios went ahead and officially revealed the Vampire Queen, played by none other than Megan Fox! Today, the 3D Era scores one more point! Nitara recently appeared in live-action and animated films, but this is her first playable appearance since Mortal Kombat Armageddon. As one of the most requested characters to come back, fans are celebrating her amazing redesign and gameplay. As expected, Nitara has some insane-looking aerial combos. She also boasts aerial cancels to extend her combos, deceive the opponent, and move around the battlefield…

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The Banished trailer brought joy to many fans. Now, it’s time to find out how our beloved characters have changed! Per tradition, the Mortal Kombat 1 official Twitter page shared the official biographies of the recently revealed characters, Havik, Ashrah, and Reptile. Check them out: Havik Of the three, Havik is the one whose backstory changed the most. Previously a Cleric of Chaos from Chaosrealm, he’s now a rebel from Seido. “Seido,” for those not so knowledgeable of the Mortal Kombat lore, is Orderrealm’s official name. Judging by the information we got here, it’s safe to assume that, in Liu…

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NetherRealm Studios made fans wait quite a while for the anticipated EVO trailer. And the wait was totally worth it! This weekend, we had the Evolution Championship Series, better known as EVO. While the main focus of the event is on fighting games tournaments, Mortal Kombat fans were promised a new trailer, so naturally, all eyes were turned in EVO’s direction. To spice things up, Ed Boon teased fans on Twitter with many (pretty direct) references to Reptile. We didn’t know when the trailer was going to drop. Some people lost sleep, others lost their patience…but at last, here we…

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Cage Match, the new title in the animated series Mortal Kombat Legends, now has an official cover art and release date! As you can see in the image above, the cover shows the film’s protagonist, Johnny Cage, in one of his famous superhero star poses! Los Angeles’ tall buildings rise behind him, and amidst some ominous clouds, we see the Mortal Kombat logo! More interesting, however, are the two other characters accompanying him: Ashrah and Kia. Ashrah is a demon from the Netherrealm who hunts other demons with a manipulative sword known to her as Kriss. Kia is one of…

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She has the appearance of a beautiful woman native to Earthrealm or Edenia. But she is not like them. She is a demon born in the pits of the Netherrealm. Inside her lives a beast of great power and wickedness. For many years, she has fought alongside the Brotherhood of Shadows, believing she was destined for a hateful existence. But there is hope. She has found a weapon; a promise of freedom. All she needs to do is to slay the most vicious souls in the Netherrealm. Then…ascension. Inner Conflict That was an introduction to the conflict that defines Ashrah…

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