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  1. Icebones

    Mortal Kombat 11

    According to some data mines we know now who the dlc characters are likely to be. Shang TsungNightwolf Sindel Fujin Sheeva The Joker Spawn Ash Terminator
  2. Ok a while back I did a which zoanoid would you be thread, based around which zoanoid you'd become if you were a normal human living under Cronos's rule. Now I'm putting forward this question but here's the catch... You pick must be based on you style of gameplay, be it RPG, Shooter, Fighting etc whatever's your poison. For me it would be Gaster. Heavy weapons, explosives and high damage out put are my bread and butter, even at the cost of my on safety when playing. My gaming philosophies are "destroy everything" and "A respawn without bringing down at least one foe is a life wasted". Thats not to say I'm a total nutter who just likes to blow anything up, well at least not completely. I apply my weapons with the skill any decent player would, I just happen to enjoy it and I don't let little things like "my well being" get in the way. And yes I'm the kind of guy who will blow himself up to bring his foe down with him. Turok - Dinosaur Hunter was were I got my taste for heavy weapons. Since then thats been my style for every shooter, heavy machine guns being an ok substitute if my proffered weapons aren't to hand. This also translates to most other games I play.
  3. Icebones

    Mortal Kombat 11

    Can’t believe I missed this trailer. MK’s most iconic villain and its hardest boss. The Emperor of Outworld, Shao Kahn!
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    The Day An Elephant Was Hanged

    Ok this is not a joke, its about as far from a joke as we're ever likely to get. This topic is about some pretty dark and grim subject matter, so read at your own discussion. Humans do some pretty messed up stuff, but sometimes we really out do ourselves. This is one of those times, this is the story of Mary. As most of you may know, the life of circus animels is very, very cruel. They spend long periods of time held in confined spaces or chained up with little to no stimuli, little real healthcare (or even just care for that matter) and are regularly abused. They are also tortured into behaving in unnatural ways for the amusement of crowed, sometimes right from birth. All this practically insures that any animal in a circus will suffer sever mental health issues. This result in the poor creature becoming a ticking time bomb. That said even a wild animal that is well cared for can be very dangerous if provoked.. Mary was a circus elephant at the Sparks World Famous Shows circus. While some of the details are a bit hazy, it is known that Mary had been with the circus since 1898. Befor Mary, the Sparks circus had been a relatively mundane horse and carriage outfit, but after the got Mary their business would keep expanding until they had 5 elephants and their own train. Now to be far the Sparks circus always had a good reputation and Mr. Sparks himself is stated to have treated Mary kindly. How true that is we are never going to know, but even if he was kind the poor elephant was almost certainly being kept in conditions totally unsuited for her. Fast forward to 1916, Sparks is performing in Kingsport. Due to some staff changes, a homeless man named Red Aldridge had been taken on to the post of assistant elephant keeper despite that fact that there's no evidence the man had any experience with animal care even by early 20th century standards. During the show's elephant parade, Red hit Mary behind the ear after she tried to reach a piece of watermelon near by. Mary became enraged, grabbed Red, through him into a drinks stand and then stepped on his head. The events were overly dramatized by local news papers, painting Mary as a blood thirst beast who savagely gored Red then threw his body into the near by crowed. Thankfully Mr. Sparks was able to calm Mary down after the attack so none else was hurt. Unfortunately it was to little to late. Public opinion quickly turned against Mary, with locals chanting for her death. A local Blacksmith even tried to killer her with his gun, but the calibre of the weapon was to weak. Mary was isolated from the public and Mr. Sparks found himself in a very bad situation. It was bad enough one of his animals had killed someone, thus losing the circus all it's earning in the town, but he was also threatened by the leaders of several town the circus was scheduled to visit who stated they would cancel their performance if Mary was included. Also there was the possibility that Mary could hurt someone else in the future, possible even a patron not just a member of staff. The only way to clean up this ruinous situation was to have Mary put down, and in an attempt to try an recoup money lost from both the event and the loss of a valuable animal, it was decided that Mary would be publicly executed. Sadly this was nothing new. In 1904 a "killer" elephant named Topsy was publicly killed on Coney Island via electrocution. This event was filmed and can be found online. How they were going to deal with Mary was not so simple. Nether Kingsport or the nearby town of Edwin had enough electricity to attempt such a thing, shooting Mary was to dangerous if a crowed was present and she was to smart to eat food laced with cyanide. A lot of ideas were thrown around, such as having Mary crushed by two engines, but they eventually settled on haveing her hanged. On the following day, a foggy and rainy September 13, 1916, Mary was transported by rail to Unicoi County, Tennessee, where a crowd of over 2,500 people (including most of the town's children) assembled in the Clinchfield Railroad yard. Mary was hanged by the neck from a railcar-mounted industrial derrick between four o'clock and five o'clock that afternoon. The first attempt resulted in a snapped chain, causing Mary to fall and break her hip as dozens of children fled in terror. The severely wounded elephant died during a second attempt and was buried beside the tracks. A veterinarian examined Mary after the hanging and determined that she had a severely infected tooth in the precise spot where Red Eldridge had prodded her . There is an alleged photo of Mary being hanged however it's validity has been questioned. It has clearly been doctor but some clame that this was a common practise at the time if the image was not clear enough. I'm not posting it here because frankly, real or not, it's a haunting image either way and it should only be seen by those who want to.
  5. Icebones

    The Day An Elephant Was Hanged

    Sadly yes. While things a better then they were in the west, there are many animels still living in this hell. I've personally not seen or heard of elephants in circuses here in the uk for as far back as I can remember but apparently the odd one still keeps wild animals. Thankfully as of next year it will be made 100% illegal for circuses to do so. The US is another story. First and for most each state has it's own laws and most are pretty poor. In some places you can privately keep a lion in a cage were it has barley any room to move due to the wording of the laws and the lack of anything specific. These kind of frankly piss poor legislations are what allow tons of people in the USA to own wild animels from across the world and keep them in horrible conditions. Circuses likewise also make use of these laws to get round any issues and have still been operating with all manner of wild animels, including elephants to this day. But again theres hope on the horizon. The end times for these circuses started back in 2011, when the Ringling Circus were exposed for the treatment of their animels. In 2017 they were closed down for good and since then the circus trade has been dwindling although sadly some are still active. To make an already bad situation worse I've heard stories that some sanctuaries for exotic animels act as little more then pet shops who breed and sell animels to circuses and private owners, again loop holes and lazy laws allow them to do so. Sadly things are not so great in the east. Not only are circuses still active but a lot of zoo have circus elements. Hell some really messed up guys in Russia have an aquatic circus. They make sea world look like saints by comparison, as they cart around dolphins and beluga whales in small containers just big enough to hold them and only let them out to perform in a shallow tank. Then theres other cruel stuff like elephants that are keeped as part of tourist attractions, temples and logging companies. Thankfully work is being actively done to try and put a stop to this kind of stuff across the world and many of these animels have been able to have some measure of peace and kindness in their lives. The best thing any of us can do is encourage and support better laws for animal welfare as well as positive animal activist groups. My only advice is that you do your research befor putting any time or money into which ever groups you want to support. At best you won't be helping at all and at worst you may end up causing more animels to suffer if you end up backing a bad group.
  6. Ok so I'm gonna talk about the ninja's of mortal kombat, We'll start with the guys as they came first, then the girls and finally the cyborgs. So as you can see, when MK started out they found a very good way to pad out the roaster with each game with minimal effort. Just recolour their ninja model and throw in some new moves. This is pretty much how all of these guys started out. Here we'll look at how they have changed over the years. I'll also only be touching or the core games for the most part. So were to start? Well it can only be one of two characters Sub-Zero and Scorpion, being that they were in the original game. But who to pick first? While some will say Scorpion is the more popular of the two, I find Sub-Zero is a better starting point since while the two are rivals through the wholes series Scorpion's backstory is tied directly to Sub-Zero, while Sub-Zero's isn't tied to Scorpion. Mortal Kombat It's pretty easy to forget how different the story of the original MK was to later entries, especially when pretty much everything else after it retconned the story. In MK1 the tournamant is not a battle to decide the fate of the world. Instead it was originally a tournamant held by the Shaolin Monks to see who the grand champion was, then an evil sorcerer came who was cursed by the gods to steal the souls of other to maintain his life. Tsang Sung became champion and kept entering in order kill more people until he was beaten by Kung Lao. He returned some years later with an outworlder named Goro who acted as his champion and allowed him to take control of the tournamant totally. Since then he's been using it to feed on the combatants. All of the fighters in this MK are human's bare Raiden, who incidentally is a bored god who was invited by Shang Tsung, and Goro. Going by the promotional comic, Sub-Zero's real name is simply "Unknown" although he I stated to be an assassin from the Lin Kuei. He's been hired to assassinate Shang Tsung. In both Scorpion's ending and the comic it is shown that sub-Zero did kill Scorpion in the passed, although there are some differences such as Scorpion's family still being alive. Not much else is stated however as the least amount of time is spent with these two and Sub-Zero is the most enigmatic of the whole caste. The most emotion he show's is shock at Scorpion being on the boat to the tournament. In the first game Sub-Zero's outfit is pretty much one of a stereotypical ninja, although shoulders are a bit more puffed out and of course it's bright blue. That's kind of counterintuitive to his role as an assassin since the whole point is to sneak up and kill someone befor they even know your there. It's not exactly helpful in the stealth department either. That said he's a Lin Kuei not an typical ninja, so maybe his clan had a different code of conduct to most in their line of work. Combat wise he's only got two special attacks although they are two that would remain a core part of his skill set for the rest of the series, Freeze (a blast of cold that freezes his foes solid) and the Lin Kuei Slide (A low sliding kick). His fatality is the Spin Rip, possible the most iconic fatality in the original game and pretty much put the series right in the cross hires of Censorship crowd. This eventually lead to the creation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). In his ending Sub-Zero killed Shang Tsung, earned a pretty penny and retired from his life as an assassin. Mortal Kombat 2 In MK2 the backstory of the original game remains somewhat intact although it is revealed that Shang Tsung was actually serving the interests of a greater evil. Shao Kahn, Emperor of Outworld. It is here that the cannon ending of the first game is stated, Liu Kang was the victor and bested the sorcerer. Tsung went crawling back to his master and begged for a second chance, Kahn granted his request and restored Tsung to his youth. His plan is to now lure earths warriors into Outworld's tournamant to be killed by Shao Kahn himself. In MK2 it's stated that Sub-Zero was thought to have been killed in the last tournamant, yet he has apparently resurfaced to assassinate the outworld leader Shao Kahn. He's ending states that he is actually the younger brother of the original Sub-Zero, who learns of Scorpion's hatred of his elder yet cannot understand why his life was spared implying that Sub-Zero was bested by Scorpion during the story. Design wise Sub-Zero has had some minor changes. The most notable being that his hood is now more skin tight and his mask has been mad into a solid guard piece rather then simple being cloth. His move set know has Ground Ice and the fatalities Ice Shatter and Ice Grenade. Mortal Kombat 3 So after losing to Liu Kang, Shao Kahn decides to invade earth realm via another means. He has his Shadow Priests resurrect Queen Sindel on Earth, which allows him to cross over to reclama her since she is a citizen of his realm. By using this loop hole Outworld is able to invade Earth Realm and begin fusing the two. Sub-Zero appears to help fight against Outworld but a lot has happed since the last battle. The Lin Quie had begun "enhancing" their warriors with cybernetics (Later referd to as the Cyber Initiative) and Sub-Zero along with four other members were selected to undergo the process first. Given no choice to refuse, Sub-Zero abandoned his clan along with his friend Smoke. this was viewed as an unforgivable act by the Lin Quie, who send out their two cyberized warrior Sektor and Cyrax to apprehend the traitors. Smoke was captured by the pair and also cyberized. Now Sub-Zero must try to fight of three deadly assassins why trying to aid the other Earth Realm warriors in pushing back the invastion. As you can see Sub-Zero's design is noticable changed from what it once was. In fact he's the first of all the MK ninja to begin to deviate from their simple pallet swap motif. His face is now completely unmasked, he's ditched his black undershirt, the blue piece on his upper body has been cut back to about half it's original width, his ice blue colouring is now much dark blue (and it would remain that way for the rest of the series) and he know sports a scare across his right eye. How he came by this scar is never stated and a lot of theories exists about it. The over all change was likely done for multiple reasons. First MK3 had no less then 6 ninja characters with a playable version of the original Sub-Zero, Rain and Chameleon being added in later versions. Something needed to be done to make him stand out from the horde. The other likely reason was due to his change in character, Sub-Zero has begun his path towards a more heroic way of life and given up his assassin ways. This change in attire better reflects this more heroic personality. MK3 also gave Sub-Zero, and most of the caste, a much bigger move pool to play with, with him now having Freeze, Ice Shower, Front Ice Shower, Behind Ice Shower, Ice Clone and Ground Slide. Sub-Zero's ending him face all three of his cyborg assassins however he is able to reach his friend Smoke and the two team up to best their former Lin Quie breatharian. Together they defeat Shao Kahn and his forces befor disappearing into the shadows. Mortal Kombat: Movie This is the only part of the expanded series I'm gonna touch on but I have my reasons. The MK movie is were a lot of the elements found in MK3 would be retroactively fit into the story of the original MK. While only 2 characters from the later games would appear in person, Kitana and Shao Kahn, a lot of plot elements were used to better stream line the plot. Such as Outworld wanting to invade Earth Realm from the get go and the Mortal Kombat tournamant being in place to stop Shao Kahn from simply invading any realm he pleased. The elder gods made it so that only mortals from both realms may compete, preventing Shao Kahn from cheating to a digree, and Outworld must achieve victory 10 consecutive times befor they can invade. Also rather then all the earth warriors beating eachother bloody just to see who's best, Earth Realm's best face off against Outworld's. While not all the elements of the film's plot are treated as cannon down the road, a good chunk of it is. I just want to point out that the how Mortal Kombat worked was very intreasting and seemingly a little nonsensical. While the tournamant has set matches, fighters could just meet up and fight on their own also. Normally it's one or the other. It reminds me of something from the Baki manga were it's stated a "champion must be ready to defend his title at all times" not just in a ring. I can only assume this is allowed so that the tournamant is intentionally somewhat chaotic, which makes it harder for any one side to try and manipulate events. That or the guy making the rules was either lazy or a dick. Also since you have at a god and a sorcerer watching over things, you can be shore at least both sides are keeping score when it counts. Since were here Sub-Zero in the film is pretty much here to look cool, fight and little else. Here he's fighting for Outworld alongside his rival Scorpion, both of whom Shang Tsung has control of. As a result he has little to no personality. His over all design is somthing of a watered down fusion his MK 1 & 2 outfits but with a little les detail. The frosty face mask is pretty cool however. It's fair to say that the films CGI effects hand not aged well but Sub-Zero's cryomancy holds up a little better the most and the use of practical effects helps also. Mortal Kombat 4 MK 4 is were a lot of people think the MK series started to loose it's steam. While a lot of it's core elements were still intact, the series was trying to find way to keep going and the directions it took were not always for the better. It started following other fighting game trends, like movies from 2-D to 3-D style fighting, having arena hazards etc but something was just missing. It didn't help that while a lot of their new characters created between the 4th and 8th game were mostly bland. That all said the series still easily come up with cool knew ideas and tell an intreasting story. By this time Sub-Zero has disbanded his old clan and now seems to be without purpose at this time. In the wake of Shao Kahn's defeat however the Elder God Shinnok has risen to power once more and seeks to conquered all. Sub-Zero once again sides with Raiden to face Shinnok brining with him information on how to combat the dark elder god passed down to him from his older brother Bi-Han, but finds himself in conflict with Scorpion once more, the yellow ninja convinced that it was Kuai Liang was responsible for the death of his family. Sub-zero's design is clearly an attempt to stay more faithful to his original design. Unfortunately I feel it doesn't overly works. While the basic premise is ok it feels to bland in places, also the cat-ear like pints on his hood and seemingly cloven feet just look weird. It's by far the character's weakest design for me. As the series went forward, it appears that the creators desperately tried to remove lazy symmetry of the ninja characters, with that in mind it's a little odd that Sub-Zero, who was the first to have his design altered would be changed back to his classic one in this game. MK4 did introduced alternate costumes for the characters and Sub-Zero's are a little better then his main, the first is a reworked version of his MK3 design combining it with his current one and the second had his arms and legs encased in ice, something that would become a reused in his future designs. It's in this game were we first learn both Sub-Zero's true names and alluded backstory between the brothers is hinting at events in the MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero game. The game had you play as the original Sub-Zero who was sent on a mission that tied to Shinnok and lead to the events of MK4. Power wise Sub-Zero is back to using only his core 3 moves once again however he can now us an Ice Staff in combat. In his ending Sub-Zero is bested by Scorpion, who is about to slay him until Sub-Zero states he has no idea what the yellow ninja is talking about. It is then that the necromancer Quan Chi appears and in his arrogance tells Scorpion he had no intention of honouring their agreement, which prompts Scorpion to kill the necromancer and make peace with sub-Zero. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance After the defeat of Shinnok, Sub-Zero would find himself in conflict with Sektor once again, this time is was for the soul of the newly reformed Lin Quie. Sub-Zero beat the cyborg, becoming Grand Master and took possession of the Dragon Medallion which increased his power. Sub-Zero vowed to reform his clan and moved them to a hidden temple in the arctic, where they could train and rebuild uninterrupted. During this time he gained a promising pupil, Frost, unfortunately her while skilled she was arrogant didn't agree with her masters ideals. Peace was not to last however as Quan Chi was able to escape the Scorpion, who had imprisoned and tortured him after Shinnok's defeat, and formed an alliance with Shang Tsung. This "Deadly Alliance" had slain Shao Kahn, then Liu Kang and were now working to resurrect the immortal army of the ancient Dragon King. Raiden requested Sub-Zero's aid once again and the grand master agreed to help, in part to help set a good example to his clan. He also took Frost with him, hoping the experience would help her develop into a better warrior Sub-Zero's design in this game is a very radical departure from what came befor. He's older, his scare is blue and while his outfit is akin to his MK3 design, it's far more detailed and ornate. He's for-arms are permanently encased in ice. The over all look fits his new role as a Grand Master and while he looks older, he also looks wiser and more powerful. It's also a far cry from his days as a simple assassin. In his end Sub-Zero returns from defeating the Deadly Alliance returned to the Lin Quie a hero and ready to defend earth realm from any threat. Mortal Kombat: Deception In the canonical events of Deadly Alliance, Frost betrayed Sub-Zero and attempted to claim the Dragon Medallion for herself. She was unable to control it's power however and her cryonic power went out of control, seemingly killing here. The grief stricken Sub-Zero, who placed all the blame on himself, took Frost and searched for a place to lay her to rest. He eventually found an Outworld ruin that belong to a clan of cryomancers, of which Sub-Zero become convinced he and Frost were related. He laid her to rest in the ruins crypt and dawned armour he found there, embracing his new heritage. He then tried to reconvene with Raiden and the others, only to learn the terrible truth. Raiden had been forced to face Quan Chi and Shang Tsung alone, worse in the middle of the battle Onaga the Dragon King (Former Ruler of Outworld and a being even Shoa Kahn had called master) had been resurrected. Despite their combined power and a last ditch suicide attack from Raiden, Onaga still lived and was regaining his power. Sub-Zero's design here is a fusion of his classic design with his more ornate current one. A fusion of ninja and warrior. I feel this actually reflects his current state of mind very well, as he has had his faith in both himself and the future he dreamed of tested. He needs something to help keep him grounded in these dark times and finds it in this discovery of his heritage and possible slipping a little into his old ways also. Sub-Zero doesn't play a part in the final battle against the Dragon King. Canonically he spends his time traveling around Outworld and NetherRealm battling the forces of evil. Mortal Kombat: Armaggedon Long ago the elder god Argus foresaw the destruction of all realms. As more and more powerful warriors appeared their ever intensifying combat would eventually destroy the realms. To try and prevent this he tried to create a fail safe. He created the Pyramid of Argus and tasked the elemental Blaze to watch over the realms. When the time was right Blaze would ascend to the top of the pyramid and draw all the warriors to him with the promise of power. Befor this he would send out a sign that Argus's son's Taven and Dagon, who were in hibernation, should be awakened and begin their quest to stop armagendon. Should either of them complete their trials and defeat Blaze, all the warriors would be stripped of their power or killed depending on the victor. Should they fail, then hopefully a warrior would arise to bring some form of balance in some way. Sub-Zero met and battled Taven, testing him to see if he were worthy of the relic in the Lin Quie temple. He would later be drawn into the final battle siding with the forces of light. By the time this game out MK seemed like it was on it's last legs and this was truly the end. The game had a lot of problems but they really tried to give the series a good send off if this was it. Sub-Zero's design is a fusion of his classic design with elements that he would gain later. It doesn't appear to have any strong bearing on his character or maybe it reflects him turning to his old ways with armagendon on the horizon. More then likely this was done simple as fan service. If Sub-Zero had been victor of the final battle, Sub-Zero would have become an ice deity... but one without the approval of the other gods, who would seek to destroy him. In the canonical end, while Armageddon was prevented the actual outcome was not much better. The resurrected Shao Khan proved to be the mightiest warrior and absorbed all of Blaze's power. Mortal Kombat 9 With Shao Kahn's ultimate victory at hand, Raiden attempted to cheat fate by sending his memories of all that had transpired to his passed self during the original Mortal Kombat, with the cryptic last words "He must win". Thus the Raiden of this new timeline must try to make sense of these vision to put reality on a better path. Despite Raiden's best efforts most of his efforts change little. Bi-Han is still murdered by Scorpion and Qui-Liang takes up his brothers mantel and sides with earth realm to take down Shao Kahn. He and his friend Smoke are also fleeing the cyber initiative. However in this timeline Qui-Liang seeks out his brothers killer to avenge his death, however befor he can kill Scorpion he is captured by the Lin Kuei. Sector and Cyrax offer allegiance to Shao Kahn for the right to apprehend Sub-Zero without interference. MK9 was the first MK game to be made by NetherRealm studios after Midway had ended the series. Rather then just wipe everything away, they decided to reboot the timeline. In this game you play through the events of MK 1, 2 & 3. However here all of the changes to the series plot are made part of the games story mode, creating a more cohesive narrative with some new stuff thrown in to spice things up. Sub-Zero's design in this game is pretty similur to his Armageddon one. It's an updated version of his original designs, although here it makes more sense given that this is an updated retelling of the original story. Bi-Han's design is the more simplistic of the two, the over all design being a very plausible get up for an assassin. It's also noteworthy that the blue of his cloths is darker then his younger brother, better reflecting his darker soul. Kuai Liang's design is more ornate and brightly coloured, displaying his more heroic nature. No unlike the original timeline it's Sub-Zero, not smoke, who is captured which leads to... Unit LK-520! At first he is but a slave to the Lin Kuei but Smoke is eventually able to free him. He then acts as a spy against the Outworld forces until his cover is blown by Sektor. After defeating him Sub-Zero works to free prisoners from Shao Kahn's forces, taking on and besting Goro and Kintaro 2 on 1. After everyone is safe his next mission is to stop Quan chi from summoning a soulnado but this brings him into direct conflict with the Black Ninja, Noob Saibot! Fortunately he is able to best his dark counterpart and return to the other heroes triumphant... just in time for Queen Sindel to walking in and murder curbstomp them all! With most of earthrealms warriors killed, Raiden tries to make a last ditch alliance with Quan Chi, if he helps earthrealm he can have the souls of every slain warrior. Unfortunately Shao Kahn already made that deal and had made good on it, as Quan Chi summons the souls of the fallen heroes to attack the god. Raiden is eventually able to defeat Shao Kahn when we realises what "He must win" ment. While Shao Kahn is able to invade earthreal thanks to Sindel, he has no right to merge them and when he tries, the elder gods appear and destroy him. Victory is achieved but at a very heavy price. I'm not going to say anymore about Cyborg Sub-Zero as he goes in the Cyborg Ninja Category. In Sub-Zero's tower ending he and Scorpion learn the truth behind their loses and together they destroy the Lin Kuie. The two disappear into legend, only appearing to defeat evil. The Forces of Darkness cannot defeat this Deadly Alliance! Mortal Kombat X Sub-Zero become a warrior for the NetherRealm, fighting for Quan Chi and his master, the Elder God Shinnok. During this time he had been returned to his human form. Eventually Shinnok was beaten and Sub-Zero was one of the few warriors revived and freed from Quan Chi's control. In the years that followed he followed the path of his other self, rebuilding the Lin Kuei, becoming their Grand Master and even taking up Frost as his pupil. In time we would even finally make peace with Scorpion, showing him that yes the old Lin Kuei had a hand in his fate... but so did his old master Quan Chi. Five years later, Sub-Zero is met by Cassie Cage and her team under orders from Cassie's father Johnny. Not wanting to converse with them, he and his warriors engage them in battle. Defeating Cassie and her team, Sub-Zero reveals that the encounter is a test set up by him and Johnny, chastising Cassie's team's lack of unity while commenting that they have great potential. Sub-Zero and the Lin Kuei are present for the resurrection of Shinnok, combining their might with the Special Forces and Shao Lin to fight off Outworld and NeatherRealm forces until Shinnok is defeated. There's little I can say here about the designs. Sub-Zero is currently following the more heroic path he did in the alternate time-line and his designs reflect his character growth in the same way. The outstanding one is his revenant form which along with is more edgy design and plates of ice armour (hello MK Movie) but also a darker shade of blue... much like his brother!. In his tower ending, Sub-Zero seeks greater power to help the Lin Kuei better defend earth realm, He travels to outworld and discovers a nest of Frost Dragon eggs, Using his power, he is able to hatch the young dragons and they accept him as their master. With the addition of dragon raiders to their forces, none dare threaten earthrealm!.
  7. Icebones

    The Mortal Kombat Ninjas

    Scorpion MK's other most iconic character, Scorpion has been a part of the franchise since it's beginning. Aside from the original release of MK3, he's been in every single MK game and was put back in ultimate MK3. Ed Boon, one of the two founders of MK, has gone on record saying Scorpion is his faviort character and no MK game is complete without the yellow ninja. Mortal Kombat So this is were the joke starts. Scorpion's apperances in MK is basically the same as Sub-Zero, just yellow. That said his over all colour scheme dose put one in the mind of dangerous creepy crawlies such as wasps... but that name just doesn't sound as awesome now dose it? On first glance Scorpion comes of as more of a normal ninja then his blue counter part, what with his moves being his spear and a teleport punch from behind. However Scorpion's true nature is cleverly hidden and revealed within gameplay. Unless you beat the game or pull of his fatality, you'd never know that the yellow ninja is actually a hellspawn! It may seem a small detail now after we've spent years with the character but its a pretty cleaver idea that's, as far as I know, unique to MK. Scorpion also sets another lesser trend in the Mk franchise, the face reveal. In his fatality Scorpion rips off the skin of his face to reveal a fire breathing skull underneath, something almost akin to the unmasking of Jason Voorhees in his movies. This little gimmick would only be around used for the first three mk games and only for a select few characters. Much like Sub-Zero, Scorpion's real name is listed as "Unknown" in this game although his pasted is somewhat revealed. He was murdered by Sub-Zero and is back from the dead to get revenge. How is not mentioned here. In his ending, some of which becomes part of the series cannon, he slays the blue ninja but can never return to his family. On a final note, Scorpion is the only character in the original game to get anything resembling proper dialog with his now iconic line "GET OVER HERE!" Mortal Kombat 2 Scorpion returns in MK2 for the sole reason of finding and killing the new Sub-Zero, believing him to be the original. Upon realising that this is not the same man who murdered him, Scorpion actually adopts a more sympathetic role, deciding to protect the blue ninja as a penance for killing his brother. It's here we begin to see the complexity of Scorpion's character. He was already breaking the mould somewhat in the first game by being hell spawned ninja seeking to avenge his murder, but here we see that Scorpion, despite his current nature, is not an evil being. While his desire for revenge is his primary motivation, it doesn't blind him to reality and cause him to punish someone who has done him no wrong and is actually a good person. Along with being freaking cool, this little bit of development helps make Scorpion endearing as a character. It's even ironic given that MK is very much a 90's game that got famous for it's edge blood and gore, but thats what's helped keep the series going for so long. The violence and gore may be the main draw, but there's a lot more to MK then that. Solid game play may also play into it. Design wise MK2 Scorpion is pretty much just the same as befor, identical to Sub-Zero but yellow. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 As stated above Scorpion didn't make the cut for the original MK3 release, what with all the other ninjas and cyber ninjas showing up. He was however added to UMK3...which makes his design here the result of backward compatibility. See MK3 had Reptile, Ermac, Noob Saibot and Smoke, all of whom used a recolouring of the same outfit while Sub-Zero got his "heroic" look. Scorpion, who had been around just as long, gets lumbered with just a recoloured design like everyone. This is a more streamlined version of the original ninja outfit. The whole thing looks more skin tight and sleek although the chest piece looks more padded. The patter in the suits yellow parts has been removed, with the chest piece gaining coloured squares with black borders. The mask now has an almost armour like look, were as befor it was only cloth. Interestingly Scorpion dose deviate from the other ninjas in one respect. While his character model is just a colour swap, is artwork on the character select screen and his ending have his mask appearing to have a grinning skull like design while upper face is just a skull, giving him a more demonic apperances. This change is likely due to the fact he's been in hell for some time now. Yes I said hell, not the NetherRealm. When Shao Kahn invaded Earth he began to not only harvest the souls from the living world but also our hell. This allowed Scorpion to come back to our plane of existence once again. At first he sides with Shao Kahn, until he realises that Sub-Zero is fighting the other side and switch's teams. In his ending Scorpion is the one to kill Shao Kahn and then simple returns to hell. Story wise, and this may be due to him being added after the story was developed, Scorpion's role here is the same as befor but with less meaning. Mortal Kombat 4 Scorpion is back in the main series and thankfully is going to stay from now on. While MK4 may be the weakest of the MK games in general, it's at this point that Scorpion gets set on his new path. At the start of the game Scorpion meets the necromancer Quan Chi, in the now fully realised NetherRealm, who informs him that his family had been killed by the new Sub-Zero. Scorpion naturally doesn't take the news well and goes off to kill the blue ninja. In reality however Quan Chi was the one who murdered Scorpion's family, with the intention of eliminate Sub-Zero befor he can interfere with Shinnok's plans. In Scorpion's ending, he has Sub-Zero at his mercy only for Quan Chi to show up and, like a total moron, tell Scorpion everything BEFOR he'd finished his job. Scorpion reacts to this like a gunpowder to a flame, attacking the necromancer and dragging him to the NetherRealm. These event are pretty much cannon to the story going forward. Design wise Scorpion fares better then Sub-Zero in this game. While he has the cat ears and cloven feet, he now boasts pure white eyes (possible inspired by the MK movie), a skull like mask and a skull on his belt. It's not much but it helps him stand out from fellow ninja's. This further builds on Scorpion's demonic nature. MK4's story was tied to the game MK Mythologies Sub-Zero. In that game a little more of his background is revealed. He and the original Sub-Zero were hired to undertake the same mission by Quan Chi. The two met and Scorpion was killed, as their employer didn't see fit to tell them he'd hired someone else to insure the job got done. He later showed up in the game, now undead, but was not strong enough to kill Bi-Han yet. It's also here were we first learn of the Shirai Ryu Ninja clan that Scorpion belonged and we find out that Quan Chi didn't just murder Scorpion's family but also his entire clan, as payment for the Lin Kuei's services. Scorpion was stuck in something of a rut until this game as, with his killing of Bi-Han and befriending of Qui-Liang, he has no real motivation of his own. MK4 almost makes this worse by having Scorpion just go back to being Sub-Zero's bitter rival but thankfully gives him a new enemy in the form of Quan Chi. Scorpion now has a new purpose and goal. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance In the years after Shinnok's defeat by Liu Kang, Scorpion has imprisoned Quan Chi and has been torturing him for the murder of his family and clan. However the necromancer is able to gain the aid of the Oni Drahmin and Moloch, who help him escape. These three would go on to join Shang Tsung and form the Deadly Alliance. Scorpion, despite the fact that he's after the same people as the heroes, doesn't join them. Instead he makes his own way to their temple base. In Mythologies it's stated by Bi-Han that "Scorpion was the ninja" setting a clear difference in origin between the two groups in terms of how they function. Scorpion's design in this game reflects this new mind set. While he may have looked like a ninja stereotype originally, Scorpion is now truly looking the part with his design being based on true ninja attire. That said given his tendency towards more actual combat Scorpion sports a little more armour normal. He still sports skull designs on his armour and belt although despite his white eyes he looks far less demonic then befor. Maybe this reflects his new found and more righteous purpose in his unlife. He now also carries two katanas, which will remain a permanent part of his design from this point on. After MK4 the series seems to have adopted a less stereotypical story telling style as for the next few games, the heroes have a pretty rough time of it as any everything that could go wrong dose! Scorpion's ending is actually his canonical one, while all the heroes are out fighting the forces of Quan and Shang, Scorpion takes the smart approach and sneaks in through the back door (hidden passage wink wink). Unfortunately he finds himself facing not Quan Chi, but Drahmin and Moloch once again! Scorpion is overpower (a fact not hard to believe given how much of a bastard sub-boss Moloch is) and gets promptly thrown into the soulnado at the heart of the temple. This soulnado was created by Quan Chi so that Shang Tsung would have an endless amount of souls to use and feed on. Now being thrown into a soulnado is never a good thing, but there's only a few places that will grant you an "unlimited amount of souls" and the place the Deadly Alliance targeted with this one was the Heavenly Realm itself. So Scorpion, an undead hellspawn from the NetherRealm, finds himself hurtling towards a place that is the complete antithesis of his nature. A place that will destroy him if he goes there. Mortal Kombat: Deception Scorpion is able to avoid being destroyed by the purity of the Heavily Realm by escaping from the Soulnado into the Void. The place between realms that souls use to ascend after death. Here he encounters the Elder Gods, with whom he watch's the final battle between Raiden and the Deadly Alliance and the return of Onaga. Not wanting the realms to fall under Onaga's tyranny, the Elder Gods chose Scorpion to become their champion with the promise to resurrect his clan once the deed is done. Naturally Scorpion accepts the deal and is remade as the weapon of the gods. He is then sent back to Outworld to begin his mission. This game gives Scorpio his biggest change as a character so far. For years he's been little more then a revenge seeking hellspawn, constantly chasing those who've wronged him. Here however, while his task is to kill someone, he's doing so to resurrect his clan and save the realms from a tyrant, not out of desire revenge. He's actually fighting for life rather then death. While his design in the game is little different from his last, maybe a little more spiky armour and less skulls, there's a very important difference that only seems minor at first glance. Scorpion has the image of a dragon engraved on his armour. Easter Dragon's are symbols of power, strength and luck as well as being viewed as celestial beings. A far cry from a hellspawn like Scorpion. While the image marks him as the champion of the Elder Gods, it could also be view as a symbol representing Scorpion's more noble quest. That said however lets not forget that Scorpion is not doing this purely out of the kindness of his heart, he's getting something out of this and maybe wouldn't be as helpful without the carrot. Scorpion tracks Onaga through the realms, Outworld, the Realms of Order & Chaos and finally the Nexus, the hub of all realms. In his arcade ending Scorpion engages Onaga and is able to kill him. In the canonical story however he meets another warrior seeking to defeat the Dragon King. Shujinko, an old man with a talent for absorbing the fighting styles of others and who in his youth paved the way for Onaga's return. Scorpion and Shujinko clash and Scorpion loses, after which he disappears. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Exactly what happened to Scorpion after he lost to Shujinko is unknown. What we do know is that his clan was resurrected despite his failure, resurrected as hellspawn like himself. Why the Elder Gods did this is cruel think is unknown. Possible it was for his failure or maybe Scorpion himself did something to cause it. Whatever the case, Scorpion felt bitterly betrayed by this act, turned his back on the gods and took up the path of wrath and vengeance once more. In fact it may very well have driven Scorpion right off the deep end. In the days leading up to Armageddon, Scorpion would learn of the gods plans to prevent the coming destruction and chose to try and kill Taven, so of the Edenian protector god Argus, out of spite. Something he never would have done befor. After his failure Scorpion would eventually be drawn toward the final battle at the Pyramid of Argus and in his hate sided with the forces of darkness. Scorpion's design here perfectly reflects his regression as a character after the betrayal of the Elder Gods. A hellspawn consumed by hate. If Scorpion had defeated Blaze his clan would have been full restored and numbered in the thousands. This victory would have been stained with the tragedy of his son being kidnapped by Quan Chi, but this time Scorpion is not alone in his pursuit of the Necromancer. In the canonical ending Scorpion, along with almost everyone else, is slain in battle. In his case likely by the hand of his former ally Sub-Zero. Mortal Kombat 9 Scorpion's story here takes place in an alternate timeline of the original 3 MK games. It is here that, as far as I'm aware, Scorpion is first referred to by his birth name. Hanzo Hasashi. Scorpion's origin is somewhat altered in this timeline. Here he is turned into a hellspawn after making a deal with Quan Chi to get revenge for his murder and the destruction of his clan. Scorpion enters the Mortal Kombat tournamant as a fighter for Outworld under orders from Quan Chi. Things are not the same in this timeline, as he battles both Kung Lao and Nightwolf befor getting his chance at the man reasonable for his pain, Sub-Zero. However Raiden has a vision of Bi-Han's death and what will eventually become of the elder Sub-Zero, prompting him to try and make a deal with Scorpion. If he refrains from kill Sub-Zero, Raiden will personally request for the Elder Gods to resurrect his clan. At first Scorpion is swayed by Raiden's words but after Sub-Zero is defeated in the NetherRealm, Quan Chi appears and shows Scorpion visions of his loved ones' deaths. This drives Scorpion to murderous rage and he kills Bi-Han. An act Scorpion would regret for years to come. Scorpion appears only briefly after this. In the Outworld MK tournament he is summoned at the request if Kuai Liang, who seeks revenge for his brother's death and later fights Raiden when he seeks an alliance with NetherRealm against Shao Kahn. The most striking thing about Scorpion's design in MK9 is how much it's been influence by his name sake. his armour almost looks like an exoskeleton, with scorpion stings on his shoulder guards & swords and his face guard looks like mandibles. It's easily the most scorpion Scorpion so far. It's a very good redesign for Scorpion's early, rage filled self. In his arcade ending, Scorpion finds himself drawn to the home of his clan. As he stands amidst the destruction, their spirits call out to him, telling him the name of the one responsible for their deaths. Quan Chi. Mortal Kombat X During the events of Shinnok's first invasion Scorpion was still in the serves of Quan Chi, assisting the fallen god and necromancer in assaulting Earth Realm. After Shinnok's defeat and the assault on Quan Chi's fortress in the NetherRealm, Scorpion, along with several revenants are freed from Quan Chi's control, becoming alive and fully human once more. Now free from anyone's control, Hanzo spends the next five years rebuilding the Shirai Ryu. During this time he is approached by the warrior Kenshi, who asks Hanzo train and protect his son while he peruses his conflict with the Red Dragon Clan. Hanzo accepts, taking Takeda as his student. As they trained they would develop a strong respect for eachother, Hanzo himself taking great pride in his students progress. Hanzo would also find himself invited to the home of the Lin Kuei by Sub-Zero, who sought to make peace between the two clans. While their was much tension between the two, eventually Kuai Liang was able to convince Hanzo that his intentions were pure. Kuai Liang informed Hanzo that the old Lin Kuei did have a hand in the destruction of his clan... but they had not been alone. Quan Chi had also played a part in their down fall also. This revelation rekindled Scorpion's wrath, for not only had he been a pawn of the man who had killed his family, that same man had cost him his one and only chance to have them resurrected. In the present day, Scorpion ambushes Sonya and the Earth Special Forces after they have apprehended Quan Chi. Scorpion has them tied up then forces a now elderly and weak Quan Chi to face him in Mortal Kombat. Scorpion bests the necromancer but as he deals the final blow, Quan Chi insures the return of Shinnok with his last breath. In the ensuing battle Scorpion and the Shirai Ryu fight alongside the forces of Earth Realm against Shinnok's demons and the forces of Outworld until Cassie Cage is able to beat the fallen Elder God. Scorpion is MKX is probable the most human the characters ever been, and not just in how he looks. Believing he got his revenge and now no longer bound to Quan Chi, he strives to try and make a new life for himself. He proves himself to be an honourable warrior and wise teacher. Unfortunately he has yet to truly free himself from the demons, as seen when he allows his hate for Quan Chi blind him to all else. In terms of his design, well his primary costume is clearly an updated version of his original MK1 look but by far his most intreasting is his normal human one. What makes it intreasting is how simple it is compared to his more ornate Scorpion design. We finally get to see Hanzo Hasashi for the man he is, not the monster he became. In his arcade victory, Scorpion regrets giving into his anger when confronting Quan Chi and contemplates suicide as penance. However Raiden appears to him and convinces him to live and make amends. Scorpion absorbs a small amount of the Jinsei's power, linking him to Earthrealm's essence. Scorpion and his Shirai Ryu clan would protect the Earthrealm forever.
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    Manga Translation

    Ok I was just wondering if anyone has any idea were I could get a manga translated form me. This is strictly for personal use. For Christmas I have ordered the manga Blue Hole by Yukinobu Hoshino. As some may or may not know, I love dinosaurs to the point that a large section of my dvd and comic collections is given over to dino themed content. However from what I've personally looked up, when it comes to manga there are little or no purely dinosaur themed manga out there. A fact I find rather odd and what dose exist is normally purely gag based or a minor part of a larger fiction such as Gantz. The only pre-historic beast themed manga that I know of and own is Cage of Eden, which is all about creatures that came after the dinosaurs like pre-historic mammals and birds. Blue Hole is basicly about a group of people finding an underwater cave that leads to a dinosaur world. The series is only 2 vols long and has never had an english release (although some how the is a French one) their are little to no scans online, no raws and while it dose seem to have been translated by someone, that was a while ago and the links are long dead. This is also a squeal series called Blue World which i will be getting in the future.. While I can enjoy the manga purely from a visual stand point I would like to be able to read it if possible and I'd be willing to pay (as long as the price is reasonable). That being said I will have to wait till next month before I'll have enough money to spar on such a project. So has anyone got any idea's about what I should do?
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    Manga Translation

    Just finished Chapter 11 of the manga. That's volume 1 completed. Took some time and work but it's more then worth it. This chapter was also pretty significant as it's has the panel used for Blue Hole's wiki page, which was one of the first images I ever saw of it. A good place for the half way mark.
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    They Call Me Jeeg (movie)

    I hopped so to originally. That said it's not totally unrelated as the hero is inspired by the Jeeg cartoon to become a hero, calls himself Jeeg and even wears a mask based on the robot. I'd love to know the history behind this film.
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    Mortal Kombat 11

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    Mortal Kombat 11

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    His Blog

    hi all, so I've decided to create this blog to share with you my love of prehistoric fauna. Over the last few month's I've been dealing with a lot and one thing that really helped was taking up a real intreast in what has been my faviort subjects since childhood. Please note that I don't clam to be a paleontological expert, I'm merely an amateur. So this blog will be for a lot of different things related to the prehistoric world, fiction, film, comic, manga primarily but also to talk about the real world facts as well. It also save on space if I confine it to a single topic. So to start off, along with working on the Blue Hole manga, which I'll talk more about in the future, I've taken up fossil collection and hunting. Here's my collection at present. Spinosaurus Tooth Mammoth Tooth - partial Basilosaurus Tooth Mylodontidae (Sloth Species) Tooth Carcharodontosaurus Tooth - Small Arthropleura Exoskeleton - My oldest specimen at 310 million years old. Megalodon Tooth Edmontosaurus Rib - partial Cave Bear Paw Woolly Rhino Bone - joint? T. Rex Tooth Fragment Rebbachisaurus Tooth and finally one of the Ammonites I picked up, literally, from the Jurassic Coast.
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    His Blog

    G-Paul - Stage 3 Bravo Team Member’s Report: Name Redacted: Start from the beginning. Agent Fuller: O... ok, so after incident at the zoo Alpha Team had suffered heavy casualties. What was left of them had joined up with the G’s relatives and the group was trying to find a secure extraction zone... at least that’s what we were told at the time. (Agent Fuller inhales deeply) Agent Fuller: We thought we’d be sent in to get them but the high ups had other ideas. The G had apparently been badly injured during it’s fight with the Alphas, they wanted us to track it down and terminate it before things got any worse. Reports from men on the ground suggested it was heading in the direction of the British Museum. So that’s where we decided to start looking. Do you want me to tell you about the trip there? Name Redacted: No thank you Agent Fuller, please just skip to the part where your team started tracking the G. Agent Fuller: Sure. So we get to the museum and we quickly find pretty convincing evidence that the G had entered the building. Name Redacted: Which was? Agent Fuller: There was a very big hole were one of the entrance doors had been. To be honest we didn’t like the idea of going in there. It was getting dark by then and the museum didn’t seem to have any power running, a very bad place to be monster hunting. (Agent Fuller inhales again, his breath a little shaky) Agent Fuller: So we go in there and as we suspected the place was pitch black, a horde of G could have been in the building and you’d never have seen them. We were rather lucky at first, there weren’t too many zombies and despite the dark the G’s trail was easy to follow. We tracked it to what I had been told was the Greece section of the museum and that’s when... (Agent Fuller begins showing signs of agitation) Name Redacted: Are you able to continue, we need to know what happened. (Agent Fuller takes several deep breaths and becomes somewhat more relaxed) Agent Fuller: Sure... y... yes. Me and... John found it first. As we swept the room we passed one of the display walls which it turned out, the G had been lurking behind. We both heard it and as we turned all I saw was a... a... wall of glowing eyes and teeth! The thing lunged at us but John was fast enough to push me out of the way... (Agent Fuller becomes agitated once again) Agent Fuller: Everything went crazy after that. John screamed. That sound...that ****ing sound as it chewed him up! We opened fire, it dropped what was left of John and attacked. We were too late, it had mutated further. Bigger and tougher... and how could something that big be that fast! It was like a god dame nightmare! The next thing I knew it was on Brenda... I saw it bite...! (Agent Fuller begins weeping) Agent Fuller: Something happened to me when I saw that... my brain misfired... I froze up. I ****ing froze up! I just stood there as it slaughtered them all! They screamed... screamed and cried for help... but I just couldn’t ****ing move! (Agent Fuller suddenly becomes very calm) Agent Fuller: Then it all stopped. It was as if sound itself had died for a moment. Then I heard it walking, I felt it walking to. There was this awful noise, wet and organic. I didn’t want to look but... but something inside forced me to. The G was standing over Whitehouse... Name Redacted: Agent Fuller...? (Agent Fuller refused to communicate further. He was taken back to his quarters under guard. He was found dead the next morning. The coroner listed the cause of death as suicide) G-Paul - Stage 4 Sherry Birkin’s Notes: Of all the viruses Umbrella unleashed, the G-Virus is the one we know the least about. We’ve never been able to get our hands on any pure samples for study, all we’ve had to work off of is the strain in my body which hasn’t been any help. When Claire gave me the DEVIL vaccine all those years ago, the G within me was weakened and assimilated, apparently losing many of the properties of the original strain. I wonder if that’s why it’s never been as widely used as the other viruses. Do people see how dangerous and unpredictable it is or is it just that its samples are rare? Maybe it’s a bit of both. There have been two cases were G was used to try and create another, more stable bio-weapon. There was the T+G Virus and the C-Virus. Interestingly from what little we can gather the T+G Virus was created by combining the T-Virus with antibodies designed to fight G, while the C-Virus was created using the strain with me and the T-Veronica, which seemed to reactivate and alter some of G’s properties. Is it possible that G in its true form cannot be combined with another virus? Father what did you create? I’m being sent to the Britain to act as an advisor to the B.S.A.A operatives working to combat the resent outbreak in London. This is due to positive identification of a G. They called me in as Leon and Clair are currently on assignments of their own, leavening me as the closest thing to an expert we’ve got to hand. They’ve sent me everything they’ve’ got on this new G. It’s name was Paul King, a 29 year old male British citizen of Romani decent. From what they can tell he had nothing to do with the terrorist group responsible for the outbreak. According to his relatives, who are currently still in the field with what’s left of their rescue team, Paul disappeared during the initial outbreak break. I suspect he was likely infected around that time. Later that day reports were coming in about a “mutant man” being seen around London. Likely the G was starting to track it’s family and infecting others with it’s embryos along the way. The existence of the G was confirmed when a group of soldiers had the bad luck of walking right into it. They were all killed but their camera’s allowed for a positive ID. The G then made it’s way to the London Zoo, where it’s relatives and other survivor had fled due to it being outside the quarantine zone. The G engaged an army blockade near the area and was able to break through after it mutated into a stronger form. This event caused a massive breach in the quarantine zone, allowing the T-Virus to spread even faster than it had been. At this point the B.S.A.A operatives had arrived in London and Alpha team was sent in. The G then broke into the zoo hunting it’s relatives which caused mass panic, allowed animals to escape their enclosures and naturally brought the T-Virus in it’s wake. Alpha Team had to fight their way through the chaos to get to their targets, losing almost half their team in doing so. What was left of the team engaged the G and were able to injure it, although they payed a heavy price in doing so. Alpha team and the G’s relatives are currently trying to find a safe extraction zone. Bravo team were sent in to hunt down the injured G, only one of them coming back alive. The G’s current were about are unknown. I can’t help but feel sorry for Paul. Befor this he was a good man who's passion in life was dinosaurs. He’s wasn't like my father or Miller. He didn’t ask for this, he didn’t want to be a monster. Now he’s hunting the people he loves most, he’s going to hurt them and he can’t stop himself. Paul I can’t cure you, but I promise that I’ll do everything I can to make this right. I’ll help protect your family from you.
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    What happened to the guyver 0 unit?

    I always assumed the Uranus confiscated it right after the last panel of the chapter. Given what had just happened, I doubt they were going to leave it lying around were any stray creature could activate it. Hell I'm pretty shore they wouldn't even allow Ark to even bring it back himself given the risk. I also wonder if he every realised the irony of his situation. He needs the very thing that ruined his life to now save it.
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    Mortal Kombat 11

    So Shang Tsung is the first post release DLC character to be revealed however there's much mote to this. You see the actor who will be portraying him in this game is none other the Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, the man who played Tsung in the Mortal Kombat movie!!!
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    New guy longtime fan

    Hello newbie
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    Bad Dubbing

    Ok whats your faviort piece of badly dubbed anime dialog. Be it a bad performance, writing etc. For me it's this little gem. Please note that this is THE English dub, as in people got payed to wright and perform this for western localisation. From what I hear this series, Ghost Stories, did so badly in Japan that it's creators pretty much told the English staff that they could do what the hell they liked with the dialog as long is it didn't change the over all story. How that led to this I'll never know.
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    Mortal Kombat 11

    I'll defiantly be picking this up. MK is what got me into fighting games, from watching people play the original to finally playing myself from Deadly Alliance onward. The latest games have not only refined their combat and made it more unique, but they've progressively give the fighters more and more personality, from their intros to just how they fight. I also love that they keep bringing in my faviort horror icons as playable characters. Fingers crossed for this game also. The only real downside to this entry is that from the looks of it my main, Reptile, hasn't made the cut which is a shame. That said their are a lot of evil characters who I also like to play being brought back. Really happy to be able to play as Shao Khan proper again, he's not been in the main roaster since MK vs DC. I also like the new characters and it's cool Skarlet is finally joining the roaster proper. For none MK DLC characters that I'd like... The Shape (Michael Myers) - With his new movie and the fact that Freddy, Jason and Leatherface have all made the cut he's the most logical next choice. Chucky - Hard to work in due to his height but 2019 is shaping up to be the year of Chucky what with his remake movie and canonical TV series coming out this year. Not to give away spoilers but there is a way round his height now. The Hell Priest (Pinhead) - Not shore if they could get the rights to him but his power set easily transfers to MK.
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    His Blog

    Ok so I have working on a Resident Evil themed self insert character. But befor that, because this character is named after me, I might as well get this out of the way. For those who don't already know, my name is Paul. These commissions were done for me by plaguebr of Devient art and the I used myself as a model for the first. G-Paul - Stage 1 Paul’s Note: My name is Paul, please tell my family I loved them. I've barricaded the door so I won't be able to get out and hopefully it will stop me from hurting anyone who eventually comes in. If I hurt anyone I'm sorry. Not sure how much time I've got, I feel (Writing becomes eligible) **** I feel bad. I was on the underground platform with my family when it happened. Panic Screaming Blood Zombies As I was looking felt a pain in neck, turned saw wo woman. Smiling. Disappeared into the crowed. Saw family moving with crowed. Safe. Knew what happened couldn't put them at risk. Ran away (Writing become eligible once more) Feel bad, pain all over but r e a l bad down left side Skin changing wha he uc H u r t F A M I L Y (Letters written with such force the pen ripped through the page) G-Paul - Stage 2 BSAA - Golgotha (G) Virus Briefing Notes: We have had unconfirmed reports that the G-Virus may have been used as part of a bio-terror attack on London. As a result this information is being issued to all BSAA operatives so that they may be better prepared to combat this threat should they encounter it in the field. The G-Virus was developed by Dr. William Birkin, a virologist who worked for Umbrella Inc. Unlike the T-Virus which typically causes cellular necrosis in infected organisms, the G-Virus is able to bring its host back to life with regenerative capabilities effectively granting biological immortality. As a result creatures created by the virus, here after referred to as "G", are highly resistant to small and medium calibre weapons as their bodies can repair damage almost as soon as it's inflicted. Because of this, operatives are advised to engage G's using heavy weapons when the option is available. G are subject to continuous mutation and reactive adaption, with no two individuals being alike. They grow larger, stronger and more deadly the longer they live so it is of the utmost importance that they are located and terminated ASAP. G almost universally have extra eyes growing on their bodies. These eye's grant a greater field of vision but are also more vulnerable to damage. Unlike the T-Virus, the G-virus is not transmittable via injury so operatives who survive an encounter need not fear secondary infection. G are capable of spread the virus however. They accomplish this by implanting "embryos" into another creature's body via forced oral insertion. G will generally seek out host with compatible genetics, specifically the host's blood relatives, to infect but they have been known to infect random individuals a well. While an anti-viral vaccine exists, hosts must be treated immediately in order to prevent the creation of another G. If they cannot be treated they must be terminated due to the risk they pose. There are two types of G. G-Primary - A host who was infected directly with the virus, generally via injection. G-Primary benefit from all the aforementioned abilities the G-virus grants. They are documented as being extremely hostile and should be dealt with caution. The virus robs it's host of their mental faculties, meaning G-Primary function predominantly on pure instinct. While they are capable of limited speech, this is theorised to possibly be a tactic to fool it's primary targets into leaving themselves vulnerable to infection. On very rare occasions G-Primary have displayed vestiges of their former selves, however this is fleeting and should be ignored. There is currently no cure for a person who has begun mutating into a G-Primary. To date only two G-Primary have been documented, classified as G-Birkin (Racoon City Outbreak) and G-Miller (WilPharma Fiasco). G-Spawn - The result of G-Virus embryos gestating within incompatible hosts. The embryo will rapidly mutate and fatally erupt from the hosts body in a matter of minutes. The embryo will then quickly grown into an adult G-spawn. G-Spawn are a shadow of their progenitors. While large, their bodies are malformed and disproportioned, making them generally slow and cumbersome. Their regenerative powers are also lacking, making them far more vulnerable to standard issue weapons and they seem to lack any adaptive capabilities. That said they are still physically quit powerful and use ambush tactics to make up for their lack of agility. G-Spawn have universally been documented as vomiting up embryos as an offensive tactic and some have been recorded vomiting a poisonous slime. There has been one case were a group of G-Spawn appeared to set up some form of "nesting area". During the current operation should a G-Primary be positively identified, it is imperative that any blood relative it may be tracking be taken into custody for their own protection and to prevent the creation of more G-Primaries. Currently we have reports of a creature fitting the description of a G-Primary being sighted in the London Zoo.
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    Phobias

    A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation For me, I suffer from Lepidopterophobia/Mottephobia I.E. I have an irrational fear of moths and to a lesser extent butterflies. This is both odd and annoying, as I find insects and arachnids very intreasting. Think that part of it stems from the fact that while I like them, I'm not fond of them touching me. For example I hold an ant or small spider on my hand no problem but am totally against anything else touching me even the likes of a caterpillar. While insects can make contact with you at any time, moths seem to be a pretty bad offender carelessly making contact with your body and unlike a Fly don't get off at the slightest movement. If that wasn't a good enough cause we can also place the blame on Silent Hill. While survival horror is easily may faviort genre in gaming it's here that I really started to be scared of stuff growing up. From the first zombie in resident evil to even the raptors in Dino Crisis. However the game that hit me the hardest was Silent Hill, I sat and watched my parents play it and while I enjoyed it a lot the game really, really got under my skin. To this day I can only watch playthroughs as the games simple put me too on edge for me to play and enjoy at the same time. Silent Hill plays into other fears of mine, such as isolation, fear of whats in the dark, being hunted etc. Hell I went to see the film when it came out with my parents and while it was just ok and not really freaky all the way through, when the siren first started and the world shifted to it's dark counterpart I just kept sinking lower and lower into my chair in pure terror. Unlike my phobia however this never impacts my life. So to get to the point, the original game has an boss that pushed my fear a bit to hard. The Twinfeeler/Floatstinger I think that I already had a dislike of moths already and having this giant beast come floating out of the darkness in a game that was already pushing my buttons hard just pushed me over the edge psychologically speaking. Other games likely didn't help either as Resident Evil was guilty of not only having giant moths, but giant moths with parasiting offspring. An idea I cannot help but have in mind when seeing a harmless little moth. Other stuff may have also contributed. One of the Omen sequels had a scene where a butterfly crawls in and out someone's mouth while movie Phantoms has a giant moth eat a guys face off. This also lead to have a pretty nasty shock when reading The Island of Giant Insects manga Turns out some moths and butterfly species need extra salt in their diet during the breeding season. They normally get this from rotting fruit and the like but this can lead them to drinking fluid and tears from around the eyes of other animels, which is freaky enough but some moths actually have begun adapting to drink the blood of living animels not unlike mosquitos. Well this lead the giant ones in the manga draining people of the blood and fluids... nice.
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    I just don't blood believe it! Rapped up Red Barron and have started watching Starfleet, a Thunderbirds style show that was made in japan under the title X-Bomber. But heres the kicker, this series was also created by Go Nagai! The man's portfolio is ridicules, no matter what I do I keep finding his work!
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