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Shao Kahn has many warriors under his command, but his trust lies solely in the fighters of his own creation. Warrior blood gathered from countless battlefields, fused with sorcery, produced his most effective enforcer yet: Skarlet. An expert tracker, she preys on those deemed enemies of the empire. During kombat, Skarlet gains strength from her opponent's blood, absorbing it through her skin. Shao Kahn has a new mission for this formidable kombatant: Discover Quan Chi's true intentions and kill him if he plots betrayal of the emperor.

FUN FACT: Skarlet was originally thought to be a secret character in Mortal Kombat 2, though this was later proven to be a coding glitch from Kitana, much like Ermac had been a color glitch from Scorpion.


Mortal Kombat 9



Mortal Kombat 11


Page Updated:  Jan. 4th, 2021

Why was I not surprised when NRS added yet another anorexic stripper-ninja girl in Mortal Kombat 9? Anyway, she's one... bloody girl. Skarlet's moveset and gimmick is somewhat interesting, I guess (Insert menstrual cycle joke here). But in typical NRS fashion, most of Skarlet's animations & moves are horribly-animated in MK9. As the sole "new" character of MK9, she's not a total letdown, but leaves much to be desired. On the flipside, it's pretty cool that the MK designers created this character based on an old school MK2 glitch. However, an inside joke only goes so far.

Many years later, Skarlet's MK11 rendition is a complete 180 from her early "stripper ninja" debut. I'm not sure I've ever seen any fighting game character do such a 180 in such a short time. Skarlet went from scantily clad to being in full compliance with Sharia law. She's completely covered up in MK11. I'm not saying her MK11 outfit looks bad (it's actually decent)... but... this is a new character. Why even give her the same name? In closing, Skarlet's MK11 moveset is well-designed and pretty scary. 

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Skarlet Animations