Why a human Scorpion is a good thing for the Mortal Kombat franchise.
Mortal Kombat X is upon us. A good four years after Mortal Kombat 2011, we are once again treated to fatalities, flawless victories and ninjas, gods and other colorful characters. Both new characters and fan favorites return, but it became pretty clear that in the latter category, some things had drastically changed.
This is particularly true for Scorpion, perpetual poster boy for the Mortal Kombat franchise. It already started when the die-hards among the fanbase started to read the prequel comics and noted something quite significant: the yellow ninja had a face where there was previously only a flaming skull and more importantly, he was said to actually be alive again, rather than a wraith as he had been ever since the franchise began.
Of course, such a major change is bound to generate some hatred from the die-hard fans. After all, to some people, this will feel like trying to c