Originally introduced in MK 2, Baraka is a Tarkatan warrior with two long blades extending out of his forearms.
Cassie Cage°Cassie is the daughter of Johnny Cage, and perhaps the only character whose name makes a hard “C” sound and isn’t spelled with a “K”.
A brand new character to the franchise, Geras‘ origin is unknown, though he is known to serve Kronika. He can shift time, experiencing it at faster or slower speeds than mortals, and his physical weapons manifest out of sand and stone.
After having been killed in Mortal Kombat 9, then resurrected by Shinnok in Mortal Kombat 10, we see two versions of Kung Lao – a “normal” version and a revenant (undead) version – facing off in one of the trailers for MK11.
While Raiden has long been a force for good in the world of Mortal Kombat, the events of Mortal Kombat X and the reveal trailer for MK11 show us a much darker version of the God of Thunder. This is potentially due to the process of purifying the Jinsei Chamber in Earthrealm’s Sky Temple from elder god Shinnok’s dark energy.
Scorpion has appeared in every Mortal Kombat since the original arcade game. Two versions of Scorpion are seen in the reveal trailer, perhaps hinting at either alternate character skins or a multiverse crossover.
Defeated at the end of Mortal Kombat 9 (and, like, every other MK game ever), Shao Kahn is a pre-order bonus fighter. It can be inferred that he is still alive in an alternate timeline, which enables him to appear in the character roster.
The infamous leader of the Lin-Kuei returns to battle evil (or perhaps good) alongside the other Earthrealm kombatants.
°These characters have only been seen or referred to in cutscenes and are not 100% confirmed as playable characters, though it is extremely likely that they will be available choices in the roster.