Jade vs Reptile- Which secret boss character was better?

As many people know the Mortal Kombat series has been around since ’92 and the series itself seems way more popular now than it did during the 90’s especially considering the commercial success of Mortal Kombat XI which came out back in 2019. However, there was a time early on in the series where certain characters had within the MK series had mystiques which made them even more popular than some of the main protagonists to an extent. An example, would be Reptile from the original Mortal Kombat game who was a secret boss character which players would fight after seeing multiple riddles before arcade battles against normal opponents. While Reptile was basically seen as a green version of Sub-Zero and Scorpion in MK1 he eventually became a very popular character especially following the release of the first Mortal Kombat movie in 1995. By the time Mortal Kombat II came out in ’93 Reptile was a regular character with his own move set and fatality. However, Mortal Kombat II saw the introduction of three new secret characters including Noob Saibot, Smoke and Jade. In eyes of many people Jade was basically seen as the female version of reptile and the green counterpart of blue ninja Kitana. While every boss secret boss character in Mortal Kombat games are considered to be challenging Jade was arguably one of the hardest opponents in video game history in relation to MK2. In fact, Jade was arguably a tougher boss than Shao Khan and Kintaro since she could seeming predict her opponents moves before they make it. Jade in Mortal Kombat II was definitely a tougher boss than Reptile was in the original ’92 game but she was not quite as popular during the 90’s. Today, some can say the opposite and argue that Jade is a more popular character than Reptile who has seeming been reduced to being a crony in the more recent installments within the Mortal Kombat series.

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