How Mortal Kombat’s 3D-era Reptile Redesign Is Easily The Series’ Most Hated

As a fan of the Mortal Kombat series from the start, Reptile is one of my favorite characters from the series. However, it should be noted that I’m only a fan of Reptile when he dons his humanoid ninja guise (including what Reptile looks like in Mortal Kombat 9 and Mortal Kombat X).

Like most other fans, though, I thought the Mortal Kombat 4 and Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance redesigns were… excruciatingly bad. Needless to say, I remembered these horrible reptile drawings recently thanks to TrueUnderDawgGamingvideo of which reviews Reptile’s revamp in Deadly Alliance.

In Deadly Alliance, Reptile was effectively transformed into Aeon Calcos – the Lizardman – from the Soul Calibur series. It’s not like I hated Soul Calibur’s Lizardman, but it wasn’t the Reptile I enjoyed playing in 2D Mortal Kombat titles.

Oddly enough, Reptile in Deadly Alliance was actually a very strong character. However, it wasn’t due to the way his promotions worked. In fact, his only returning special was the Acid Spit, while he also gained some sort of rolling move that never returned in Mortal Kombat 9 or Mortal Kombat X.

What made Reptile so strong was apparently his silly crab stance. This effectively unlocked ridiculous confusions and sting options for Reptile.

Check out TrueUnderDawgGaming’s video on the subject below:

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