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Mortal Kombat - A Closer Look At Mileena

by: Dabe ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

Mileena is one of the many Mortal Kombat characters to appear since the halycon days of the series. Over the years however, her appearance and backstory has changed immensly, hence the need for this article. Read on for more on Mileena in the new MK release as well as a list of her signature moves.

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    Mileena - The Darling Clone of Outworld

    There are over thirty different characters in the new Mortal Kombat game. With so many to choose from, it is worth detailing a specific roster spot and providing information of their role within the critically applauded story mode and online play as well. In Mortal Kombat (2011), Mileena reinforces her origin story, as well as how she was created and was integral in the second MK game. Mileena was originally one of the palatte swap female characters that players could play as. This article provides a closer look at the character of Mileena, with information on her costumes, moves, tier rating and story within the games. Read on for more on the newest, Mortal Kombat (2011) Mileena incarnation.

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    Backstory & Contextual Narrative On Mileena In MK9

    MK 014   In Mortal Kombat (2011), Mileena’s backstory is given further grounding within the MK universe. Some of the details that have been hinted at and extrapolated upon in the milieu of MK games since its time as a premier fighting game are present in her origin. For instance, Mortal Kombat: Deception retcons the idea that Mileena is half-Tarkatan and half-Edenian while she still remains a princess of Edenia and estranged sister to Kitana. This is given further context through the implication that she was created by Shang Tsung and is actually a clone of the original princess. Borne of experiments in the flesh pits of Outworld, Mileena is a hybrid between the Tarkatan & Edenian races, with features of both.

    While her appearance is similar to Kitana -- as it has been since her initial debut in MKII - Mileena is clad in magenta (purple) colored attire. While her battle-dress is less than desirable fighting garb, given the lack of clothing and her inherent eroticism, she hides perhaps her most effective weapon behind a princess’ veil -- Tarkatan teeth. Like Baraka or the plethora of grunts around Shao Kahn’s palace, Mileena shares her jaw with them, which she willfully hides underneath a veil. As Kitana rebels against her father Shao Kahn, Mileena takes the place of Kitana by his side, with her scheming and villainous nature providing a perfect accompaniment to Shao Kahn’s Earthrealm ending goals.

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    Mortal Kombat (2011) - Mileena Signature Moves List

    MK 024   As a clone of Kitana, Mileena has similar physical attributes and skills. Her Tartakan traits create an additional threat in comparison to her “sister", but both of their weapons are interchangeable, with the sais of Mileena being comparable to the fans that Kitana wields. She has four signature or special moves that can be done in Mortal Kombat (2011). The first is Sai Blast, whereby Mileena throws her two sais at an opponent while either in the air or on the ground. Secondly, Teleport Drop allows Mileena to teleport and aim a kick downwards onto an opponent, perhaps chaining a combo thereafter. Ball Roll functions in a similar manner to Kano’s move while Leaping Neckbite does what its name implies.

    The new X-Ray move system allows Mileena the ability to use Femme Fatale, where she stabs her opponent repeatedly with her sais, in a manner similar to her original MKII fatality. After that, she knees them in the head with bone crunching authority. In Mortal Kombat (2011), Mileena is able to perform two brand new fatalities. The first is titled Be Mine and sees Mileena penetrate the opponent with her sais before ripping their head off and gnawing on it in a crazed, cannibalistic manner. In addition to this, her Rip Off fatality grounds the opponent by throwing sais into their feet, after which Mileena rips their torso from the legs before laughing maniacally. Lastly, the infamous babality returns to the latest game.