[13] Reptile pledges his loyalties to her, though eventually realizes she is merely using him and sets out to kill her. Some of these hints include "Blocking will get you nowhere", "Look to La Luna," "Perfection is the key," and "Alone is how to find me." [5], As a secret character in the first Mortal Kombat, Reptile features a hybrid of Sub-Zero's and Scorpion's attacks, such as the former's freezing projectile and the latter's harpoon. Reptile uses slide attacks, EX pool of spit, zip dash, overhead attacks, spit ball. Included in the first game late in the development process, Reptile's character concept was conceived while Boon was driving back to work from lunch. [24] He was chosen to assist Jade in order to kill Kitana during the events of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3,[25] he is defeated and exiled, but reappears in Mortal Kombat 4 as Shinnok's minion. Once all conditions are met, Reptile will announce "You have found me, now prove yourself!". [6] Developed with the premise of being "a cooler version of Scorpion", the character's concept was completed in a single evening. [38], The 1998 television series Mortal Kombat: Konquest features Reptile in his human form, portrayed by Jon Valera. [10], Reptile was originally depicted as a tall, muscular, light-skinned humanoid. Reptile then appears during the invasion of Earth in the retold events of MK3, when Stryker and Kabal open fire on him as he scales a highrise building. Noting the success of utilizing a palette swap method for Scorpion and Sub-Zero's character sprites,[5] he and Tobias decided to include a "super secret hidden feature" in Mortal Kombat, choosing Reptile's green color as a contrast to Scorpion's original yellow and Sub-Zero's blue colors. Said to be physically hideous and repulsive, he is renowned for his great stealth and unquestioning loyalty. [43] Another action figure to promote Shaolin Monks was released in 2006 by Jazwares. [12][20] In a series retrospective, the Mortal Kombat development team named Reptile's finishers as some of their favorites from the series.[21]. Reptile is a Zaterran, a nearly-extinct bipedal humanoid race of reptilian creatures and loyally serves the series' recurring villain Shao Kahn in hope that his race will be revived. Taven battles Reptile in combat and emerges victorious. Fully posable, it includes an alternate head, detachable tongue and a large-bladed scimitar. Voiced by Josh Blyden, he is defeated and sent back to Outworld. Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is out today on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia alongside a … Reptile reappears in the 2011 Mortal Kombat video game that reboots the continuity of the first three games. [50] In 2010 UGO, included him on the list of the 25 coolest hidden characters in video gaming. [9], Reptile's appearance caused fans to speculate that he could be unlocked and used as a controllable character. [14] By Deadly Alliance, Reptile had developed a full reptilian head and tail, with gold and black armor to cover his legs, elbows, shoulders, and belt, and his shoes go off, he was completely barefoot. [9] Some of these hints include "Blocking will get you nowhere", "Look to La Luna," "Perfection is the key," and "Alone is how to find me." In addition, black strips of cloth wrapped around his forearms, hands, and head, leaving his eyes, mouth and bare feet exposed. We encourage you to read our updated PRIVACY POLICY and COOKIE POLICY. Fueled by next-gen technology, Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with dynamic gameplay to create an unprecedented Kombat experience. He represents Outworld against Earthrealm in the tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, where he is defeated by Johnny Cage. Reptile's lizard form was rendered with the use of computer-generated imagery, while the character's human form is portrayed by Keith Cooke, clothed similar to Scorpion and Sub-Zero in the film, but green and with a fanged open mouth imprinted on his face mask. For Mortal Kombat 11 on the PlayStation 4, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Reptile". Reptile is a character in Mortal Kombat X. Commander of Shao Kahn's Raptors, he betrays Kahn and forms an alliance with Kreeya to share dominion over Kahn's domain and serve as one of her mates, only to be killed later during an ambush by Shao Kahn's priests. Instead of the vampire he finds Onaga's dragon egg instead,[26] which transforms Reptile into Onaga's avatar, leading to the events of Mortal Kombat: Deception[15] and ending with his defeat at the game's conclusion. Reptile appears as a minor character in several of Malibu Comics' Mortal Kombat comic book series released in 1995, debuting in the Goro: Prince of Pain miniseries as a member of a team led by Kitana to find the missing Goro,[30] later appearing in the Battlewave miniseries hypnotizing Sonya Blade into wanting to marry Shao Kahn,[31] and in several one-shots, such as Kitana and Mileena. Joe line of toys, packaged with the series-themed vehicle for the toyline. [40], Reptile featured in director Kevin Tancharoen's 2010 short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, a grittier, more realistic take on the MK canon. Reptile temporarily incapacitates Kabal but Stryker then beats him in combat. The figure comes with a katana and grappling hook. Kotal declares war on Earthrealm as a result, and during the ensuing invasion and battle, Reptile temporarily blinds Takeda by spitting acid in his face before he is defeated by Jacqui Briggs. Unlike many other henchmen, Reptile does not strive for power. He debuted in Mortal Kombat as a hidden opponent; it was the first fighting game to introduce a secret fighter, reached if the player fulfilled a set of requirements. [8] However, the character was not included in the title until version 3.0 of the game. [17] The design was later reused as his primary outfit in Armageddon, with his appearance from Deadly Alliance serving as his secondary outfit. In the second tournament, the younger Sub-Zero demands to face Scorpion but is instead forced into a duel with Reptile, and emerges victorious. Reptile's teased fatality is a venomous abrasive spit melting an opponent's face, followed by a vicious face-grab. [39] A similar character named Komodai appears in the animated Mortal Kombat series' third episode, leading an attack with other Raptors. [46], The character has been well received by critics. His Forceball attack creates an energy ball from his hands, while his Acid Spit attack produces a higher, faster projectile. [7] Reptile's inclusion was intended as a marketing tool for the arcade game: as extreme conditions must be met to encounter Reptile, the designers hoped to rely on word of mouth to spread rumors of the character's existence. [19] Later titles in the series modify these moves, such as splitting the Forceball attack into slow and fast variants,[12] or remove moves in favor of different attacks, only to return them in the next installment. He was played by Richard Dorton and depicted therein as a cannibalistic criminal who eats his victims' heads after killing them. Noxious- A gas-cloud themed mode that damages nearby opponents. [16] The design incorporated the appearance of his body from Mortal Kombat 4, his clothing from the original Mortal Kombat, and the look of his bare feet, hands, and armor from Deadly Alliance. [51] In UGO Networks' 2012 list of the top Mortal Kombat characters, Reptile placed sixth, stating that he is the best hidden character in the series. Reptile is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created for Midway Games/NetherRealm Studios. [44] He was one of many MK characters depicted on 2.5" x 3.5" collectible magnets released by Ata-Boy Wholesale in 2011. Reptile's venous spit is his trademark weapon. Reptile can slide towards the opponent, or turn invisible for a brief period of time or until hit. "Armed and Dangerous". Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge, "Mortal Kombat Characters & Concept Artwork", "Huge thanks to the stellar MKX voice actors: Troy @TroyBakerVA (Shinnok/EBlack/Fujin), Ronald M. Banks (Quan Chi); Ashly Burch (Cassie)...", "... 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[31] A paperback novel written by C. Dean Anderson entitled Mortal Kombat: Reptile's World was released in 1996. Written for junior readers, the book described the past of Reptile's fictional race through the eyes of other series characters. Reptile is a character in Mortal Kombat X. all material in this video is the property of its respected owner. Reptile who uses his invisibility to fight Takeda, but is defeated while his comrades are incapacitated by the Earthrealm heroes. His clothing consists of pants and boots covering his lower body, along with a black sleeveless shirt and open hood. [15], Reptile's appearance in Shaolin Monks used an amalgam of his three previous designs, intended by character designer Mark Lappin to portray a classic yet fresh feel for the character. please rate, comment, subscribe, and enjoy :) Critical reception to the character has been positive, with many print and online publications commenting on his evolution since his debut as a hidden character. Boon noted in a later interview that due to the popularity of the rumors surrounding the character, they decided to include Reptile in subsequent installments of the series as a playable fighter. Reptile also appears in Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, appearing in the game's opening sequence and later as a boss. In Mortal Kombat II, Reptile returns as a playable character and a member of a reptilian race called Raptors,[23] who were pulled into Outworld and enslaved by Shao Kahn. In 2008, GameSpot wrote that Reptile gives the series "an air of mystery" due to the circumstances behind his first appearance,[47] while CraveOnline listed the battle against him in Mortal Kombat as the fourth-greatest event in video gaming. Reptile serves as one of Kotal's enforcers along with Erron Black, Ermac, Ferra and Torr, and is next seen investigating dead bodies left by the traitorous D'Vorah after she betrays Outworld by stealing Shinnok's amulet. A Reptile action figure was released by Hasbro as part of a G.I. Charles Marshall (w), Patrick Rolo (p), Abraham Madison (i). [48] He was fifth in Game Revolution's list of top "old school" Mortal Kombat characters", praised for his introduction in Mortal Kombat and his changes in the sequel. In the original Mortal Kombat, Reptile is a mysterious hidden enemy character, unplayable and with no biography. He appeared in subsequent titles as a playable character, also appearing in the merchandise and other media related to the series. [16] Originally included in NBA Jam Tournament Edition alongside other Mortal Kombat characters as an unlockable player, he was eventually removed from later versions of the game at the request of the NBA.[29]. Promised the revival of his people in turn for his loyalty, Reptile serves Kahn as Shang Tsung's bodyguard. Nimble- Reptile speeds up reptile while slowing opponents. [32] He also appears in comics published by Midway for Mortal Kombat II and Mortal Kombat 4, based on his role in each title. [14] By Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Reptile returns to Kahn's service. [35], Reptile later appears in the 1995 film Mortal Kombat as a bipedal lizard, camouflaging himself until found by Liu Kang. He is caught in a delusional state of mind, obsessed with finding the last remaining member of his race, or freeing his homeworld of Zaterra from Outworld's grasp. Due to his origin as a palette swap of Scorpion and Sub-Zero, his attire was identical to theirs only colored in green. His hands became clawed, while his feet were now three-toed talons. [28] During development, producer Shaun Himmerick noted that Reptile was included in the game because the character was one of Himmerick's favorite in the series. [36] Originally not included in the movie, Reptile was added in response to focus groups being unimpressed with the original fights in the film. Deceptive- Reptile wields invisibility effects to confuse enemies. [52], Media related to Reptile (Mortal Kombat) at Wikimedia Commons, Charles Marshall (w), Kiki Chansamone (p), Bruce McCorkindale (i). Reptile has been featured in almost every title in the series under the same pretenses, and until the 2011 reboot, he had yet to be rewarded for his efforts. [37] Actor Robin Shou (Liu Kang) and director Paul Anderson noted that neither knew what Reptile's lizard form would look like until after filming, making the pre-fight sequence difficult to shoot. There must also be a silhouette flying past the moon, which will occur every sixth game. Bone spurs extended from the base of his skull down his spine, ending at the tip of his tail, while a similar spur extended from his heel on each bare foot. [19] Later finishing moves expand upon the concept, ranging from regurgitating acid upon the opponent to leaping upon their body and gnawing the flesh from their skulls. This is the primary costume that Reptile will be seen in. Most of his combos don't change across variations. In the original Mortal Kombat, Reptile is a mysterious hidden enemy character, unplayable and with no biography. Green light armor covered his forearms and lower legs, while an open V-shaped green vest protected his torso, extending to a matching small fauld and loincloth. [8][22] Hints regarding the conditions of how to unlock the fight against him are conveyed by Reptile randomly appearing prior to other matches. To fight Reptile, the player must get a Double Flawless victory in single-player mode on the Pit stage and finish the match off with a Fatality, all without blocking. Reptile is a green garbed, humanoid reptilian creature that embodies the archetype of the unhappy underling. To fight Reptile, the player must get a Double Flawless victory in single-player mode on the Pit stage and finish the match off with a Fat… Concept art for Reptile was released during the same Kombat Kast that revealed concept art and the alternate costume for Kitana. [49] Reptile was featured in a 2008 MSN article about the ten greatest Easter eggs in gaming. [45] Reptile also featured prominently in the introduction sequence of Mortal Kombat 4, portions of which were used in a television commercial to promote the game. [33][34] In the comics, Reptile speaks in the same hissing tone as he does in the games. Reptile is a returning series favorite who first appeared as a hidden character in the original Mortal Kombat. Reptile is a returning series favorite who first appeared as a hidden character in the original Mortal Kombat. [13] Ed Boon described the changes to Reptile's design over the course of the two games as hinting at him "evolving into a bigger character", and foreshadowing Onaga controlling his body in Deception. [27] Separated from Onaga as a result, Reptile returns in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. In Mortal Kombat X (2015), Reptile is now capable of speech and is identified by the name Syzoth. [6] He wears a green facial mask as part of his ninja disguise to conceal his true reptilian nature, however he does remove the mask in-game for his acid spit attack (which was Daniel Pesina's idea inspired by an episode of The Amazing Spider-Man[11]) or his tongue grab Fatality. Includes online features that may expose players to unrated user-generated content, Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, The Best Black Friday Sales and Deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and Dell (Updated), The Most Messed Up Moments in the Comic Book Version of ‘The Boys’, Things Ghost of Tsushima Doesn't Tell You. He plays an instrumental role in Kotal Kahn usurping Mileena for the Outworld throne after he reveals that Mileena is a genetic creation created by Shang Tsung and not Shao Kahn's biological daughter, thus making her ineligible to rule Outworld. Reptile's alternate costume was revealed during the Kombat Kast, which also revealed Kitana's alternate costume. He overhears Shang Tsung plotting to kill Kahn, but en route to warn his master, he meets a female vampire who offers knowledge of his race. In Konquest mode in Armageddon, he appears in the Red Dragon lair commanding Daegon's dragon Caro to close the portal but refused. Reptile makes a brief appearance in the 2020 animated film Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge, in which he is decapitated by Sonya during a fight scene. Reptile's venous spit is his trademark weapon. [12] Reptile stands 6 feet (183 cm) tall,[13] and speaks in a hissing tone. [5], In Mortal Kombat 4, Reptile's appearance became more reptilian, with his head completely uncovered. After being thrown into a statue, Reptile transforms into a human-looking ninja and battles Liu Kang, but is defeated and then crushed after reverting to his original form. [18] When made a playable character for later installments, his moves were changed completely. Hints regarding the conditions of how to unlock the fight against him are conveyed by Reptile randomly appearing prior to other matches. The match takes place on the spiked floor of the Pit, and defeating him with a Fatality earns the player 10,000,000 points. While not an inhuman ninja, the character suffers from a real-life disease known as Harlequin-type ichthyosis, giving him patchy scale-like skin and eyes that are grown inward.[41][42]. [20], Reptile's Fatalities in Mortal Kombat II consist of revealing his reptilian face in order to devour the opponent's head, or turning invisible and severing the opponent's torso.

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