Kotal Kahn is one of the more ‘exotic’ characters in MKX in my opinion. He’ll make his first appearance in Mortal Kombat X. I also think he is one of the most unusual looking characters in the game, but probably a bit out of the radar from what I can tell. I didn’t see him picked in FATAL 8 nor he is highly mentioned in many forums. So does he really worth being your main?
So let’s start with hyping this character a bit. Here’s a video by BeastGaming recorded from Twitch that shows Kotal Kahn in Mortal Kombat 10 playing against Ferra & Torr.
As you can see, Kotal Kahn is pretty big in size and looks really intimidating. They made him this way to make him look different from the other human characters (no offend intended), and he indeed looks different in many ways.
Kotal Kahn has three variations like the other characters in MKX: War God (more close-range oriented with his spiked club), Blood God (allows him to spawn different totems, each one buffs him in different ways) and Sun God. The word ‘God’ is used because he is like a human with almighty powers. His hat is like the one worn by Huitzilopochtli, the national Sun and War god of the Aztecs (Mexicas).
I really liked his Brutalities and Fatalities, although not as impressive as some of the other characters, but still looks pretty cool. I especially liked the “Be Mine!” Fatality, where he uses his knife to cut through his opponent’s chest, rip his heart you, crushes it and drinks its blood (See in the video below).
Yeh, Kotal Kahn is strong and ruthless character and the character design and stance reflects it. If you are searching for a powerful and frightening looking character to play in MKX, Kotal Kahn might be among your favorite ones.
I think that they should have made him more unique, make more unique moves and add special effects that will emphasize his god-like abilities. He seems to be less interesting if you compared him to some of the other new characters like Takeda (one of my favorites, Ferra/Tor, Erron Black and D’vorah). That being said, he does look one of the coolest dudes in MKX in my opinion.
I think he certainly deserved a second look. Who knows, he might turned out to be your favorite/main characters and one of the most versatile ones, but we’ll need to wait and see.