PND Ketchup and Mustard dive deep into the bottom of the barrel characters
It is very common for fans and players alike to discuss and actively argue over who the best characters are in any given fighting game. However, it isn’t all that often that we focus on the worst characters on the tier list.
Prominent Mortal Kombat fans, players, and commentators PND Ketchup and Mustard, have been actively dissecting and analyzing the Mortal Kombat series for years now, and in recent times have been deep diving various aspects of them to create highly informational videos on YouTube. Today, the duo takes a closer look at all of the main titles in the franchise and picks a worst character for every game.
Now, it’s worth saying up front that tier lists and how good or bad a character is tends to be subjective. That being said, every fighting game (generally) has a few contenders that carry a lot of evidence pointing to them being the worst or best, making them better candidates for taking the title of best or worst.
In this video, Ketchup and Mustard run through every main series Mortal Kombat game. This means we get to see their take on the worst character from Mortal Kombat 1 all the way to, well… Mortal Kombat 1.
Beginning with the actual Mortal Kombat 1 from 1992, the duo explains that though every character can technically play the game, usually the worst in the game comes down to either Scorpion or Raiden. The honor of worst goes to Raiden this time around due to several of his attacks being unsafe in a variety of situations, which causes the player to have to constantly be aware of what they’re doing and from where as to avoid things like being punished on hit after his Superman charge.
Jumping ahead several years, we enter the 3D era and discuss Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. This particular game has a commonly agreed upon worst in the game, and apparently, it’s Cyrax.
Unfortunately for Cyrax, his main issue is that he simply deals terrible damage. In Deadly Alliance, characters who have strong mix ups, deal high damage, and have useful stance abilities float to the top, and Ketchup and Mustard explain that Cyrax really doesn’t have any of that in this title.
Here in present day with the latest patch, Ketchup and Mustard close out the video by discussing who is the worst in Mortal Kombat 1. You’ll have to watch to see who this title goes to, but what we can tell you is that it comes down to two of the series’ most popular characters.