Title: Mileena’s Humanity
Media: Video Game
Topic: Mortal Kombat
Critiqued by ME-Iron-Maiden
Hey everyone! ME-Iron-Maiden here with a new riff. Yes, I know I’ve got to get cracking on Mass Foundations: A New Day, but with Admiral Sakai and SC having Mass Effect-related riffs going on, I figured I’d go with a different fandom for the duration.
So… Mortal Kombat. Adventure and Romance genres. This does not fill me with confidence. As does the fact I’m sharing this with you in this lovely place. Let’s take a look at the summary, shall we?
What would happen if Mileena escaped D’Voora and made it to Earthrealm. Well read and find out.
Time for a quick infodump.
This is Mileena. She is one of the series’ most popular characters, being the evil sister to fan favorite Princess Kitana of Edenia (aka Outworld). She was created by Shang Tsung under the orders of Shao Khan himself for the purpose of having her around as an assassin, spy, and possible successor to his empire, should anything befall him. Half Edenian and half Takaran, she isn’t what I would consider mentally stable. At all. As in “psychopath who gets turned on by murder and her Fatality is called ‘Maneater’ for a reason”. As mentioned in the summary, the games have her dying at the hands of D’Vorah (more on her in a bit) after being ousted from her seat as Empress of Outworld after a harsh civil war. Why did her subjects rebel? She was worse than Shao Khan when it came to sadism and cruelty to the people she ruled over. Let that sink in for a moment.
This is D’Vorah. She looks humanoid, but she’s actually a sapient hive of insects. Only thing she cares about is survival and is absolutely brutal in going about it. She’s also incredibly difficult to kill: if you tear her body in half, she’ll just form a new one out of the insects that make up her hive. In the games, she killed Mileena by giving her a kiss… and hundreds of insects ate Mileena’s head from the inside out. I’m not sharing video because this was squick on a whole other level, even by Mortal Kombat standards.
That should do it for relevant info for now. Let’s get started. Read the rest of this entry »