Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series stupidity

If this week wasn’t enough of an indication, we’re huge fans of Mortal Kombat here. Our love for the all things Outworld is only rivaled by our passion for stupid shit, and as luck would have it, we get to roll our infatuations into one Voltron ball of Mortal Kombat Stupidity! GLORY BE - It’s another Superedit from theswitcher! For those of you fortunate enough not to remember, Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm was an utterly idiotic children’s cartoon that aired on the USA network way back in 1996. Coincidentally, it aired back-to-back with the equally moronic Street Fighter Animated series.

Above: Kombat Time!

Get ready to see a side of Netherealm the game’s developers have cruelly kept from public view! For instance, did you know that Jax used to be the fattest kid in school?! Or that Sonya Blade struggles with her femininity and Raiden occasionally succumbs to battles of crippling self-doubt?!  It’s true! At least according to the animated canon, which theswitcher has cut together in a much more digestible format than actually watching all thirteen episodes, which thankfully aren’t available on DVD in the US anyhoo.


Oh, yeah! Also from if you’re as much of a fan of the switcher as we are, check out his edit of several ridiculous ending sequences from the adorably awkward Mortal Kombat 4. We kind of wasted it on a bad April Fool’s joke, but it’s hilarious enough as it is. But if moving images are too much for you, please enjoy the stupidity in screenshot form below

Above: “And when the snake roars he, like, also shoots snakes at you!” 

Above: Quick Raiden, to the Kombat Jet!

Above: You’re no match for Sub-Zero’s icy electricity

Above: Okay, who left the door to the Ninja Turtles Universe open?

Above: They stole the ending from Bladerunner

Apr 12, 2011

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  • jackthemenace - April 16, 2011 7:54 p.m.

    Can't you see, Lieu Kang... IT'S A TWAAAAAAP!
  • 2cute2Bcruel - April 15, 2011 1:47 a.m.

    Such poor artwork...
  • Kapwan - April 14, 2011 11:59 p.m.

    and people thought the Street Fighter cartoon was bad.
  • FlagrantPilgrim - April 14, 2011 4:09 a.m.

    I watched the Iron Man cartoon a lot, and as soon as this started playing, I recognized several of the voice actors. Also, I'm almost certain the same cels were used in some places, just slightly redone.
  • Siion - April 13, 2011 9:22 p.m.

    These are awesome.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - April 13, 2011 6:51 p.m.

    Mortal Kombat... was a children's cartoon? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
  • tifanity - April 13, 2011 3:02 p.m.

    I remember I use to enjoy watching this with the Street Fighter one. I don't know what the hell was wrong with me....
  • AntistasMetroid - April 13, 2011 2:54 p.m.

    Oh man! That switcher! anytime he loops it so the characters keep doing the same animation I lose my shit. Nice feature Loverbutt. KOMBAT TIME!
  • sumrandomgeezer - April 13, 2011 2:41 p.m.

    The cartoon was so bad that it actually crashed my web glad i never watched in for fear of contracting epilepsy and genital warts..
  • Japanaman - April 13, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    I thought this cartoon was a real gem back in the day. Turns out, it's not actually a gem at all..... LOL
  • philipshaw - April 13, 2011 1:42 p.m.

  • TheElephantManchurianCandidate - April 13, 2011 1:15 p.m.

    Haha Kano sounds like your Jason Satham impression. Hope you play some of this stuff on Talkradar
  • Outlander - April 13, 2011 12:53 p.m.

    That was hilarious! Thanks for putting this together Chris :)
  • skeletalbutton - April 13, 2011 8:38 a.m.

    wow. I actually bought a DVD of about 4 episodes of this last week, am now looking forward to watching.
  • TradeMarkP - April 13, 2011 8:26 a.m.

    Stupidity??? A snake staff that shoots a snake that shoots skull eating snakes? That may be the greatest thing I've ever seen...
  • super0sonic - April 13, 2011 7:12 a.m.

    oh man that's really really really bad. And not I laughed bad like the street fighter one. Just bad.
  • CongratulagentAgentTHEAgentAntista - April 13, 2011 4:15 a.m.

    Kano is...JASON STATHAM!?
  • J-spit - April 13, 2011 3:42 a.m.

    Those guys were a bunch of assholes to each other.
  • BlackElement17 - April 13, 2011 2:28 a.m.

    So is Scorpion just not in the cartoon?
  • Redeater - April 13, 2011 2:28 a.m.

    Ok that part where Jax jumps down three or four times absolutley kills me!!

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