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Mortal Kombat Legacy: Episode 9 Gets Cybernetic

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Posted July 25, 2011 - By Joseph Baxter

Mortal Kombat Legacy: Episode 9 Gets Cybernetic

Mortal Kombat: Legacy returns from a lengthy hiatus for its cybernetically-gruesome conclusion. Taking the spotlight in the finale, are "assimilated" ninjas, Cyrax and Sektor.

Selected by the Lin Kuei Grand Master (Colin Foo) for a program to create the perfect assassins, Cyrax (Shane Warren Jones) and Sektor (Peter Shinkoda) prove their worth, only to knowingly give up their lives as human beings. What follows, is a gruesome process as their bodies are maimed and replaced with cybernetic parts, along with some A Clockwork Orange-esque image-centric brainwashing.

Watch out, the Mortal Kombat tournament just got a couple of ringers.

Once again, this series manages to successfully blend some of the more fantastical elements of the video game series into a live action context with relative ease. The origin tale of this duo of cybernetic ninjas somehow manages to fit in the little "universe" which the series has been creating in the past eight episodes.

Yet, despite that, along with amazing action sequences, it is rather bittersweet that this final episode in the series leaves us with no substantive conclusion. Don't get me wrong, we always kind of knew, given the series structure, that we weren't going to get any kind of "grand denouement." Instead, this has been a series Lost style flashbacks that never quite let us get back to the present. In fact, the presence in this episode of Kano with face fully intact, pins the timeline somewhere before the Sonya/Jax storyline of the first few episodes.

Hopefully, this won't be the last we see of Legacy, and a proper series gets greenlit. Fans (including this one) want to see more!

Now that it's complete, what's your assessment of Legacy?

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