Character Variations are a new game mechanic introduced in Mortal Kombat X. Each character (by default) will have 3 variations of themselves that players can choose from when selecting a character. Variations can include a unique set of attacks, special moves and weapons that are only exclusive to that variation. 

List of Variations Edit

  1. Hollywood
  2. Brawler
  3. Spec Ops
  • Adds Air Akimbo and Nut Kracker.
  • Adds Air Power Slam and Take Down.
  • Adds Air Assault and The American Way.
  • Wears a pair of sunglasses.
  • Gloves are now yellow.
  • Headset is added onto her right ear, tactical device is placed on her right leg.
  1. Brood Mother
  2. Swarm Queen
  3. Venomous
  • Adds Krawler and Bug Blast.
  • Adds Vortex Swarm and Wasp Grenade.
  • Adds Bug Burst and Ovipostior based attacks poison the opponent.
  • Hood is removed.
  • Insects flies around her body.
  • Green acidic substance is leaking out of her hands and from the scales on her legs.
  1. Mystic
  2. Spectral
  3. Master of Souls
  • Gains the telekinetic abilities Tele-lift and Tele-push.
  • Gains the ability to fly and unique attacks from the air.
  • Gains Soul Ball and the ability to vanish to avoid damage.
  • Gloves emits a green glow.
  • A glowing, green gem is placed on his chest.
  • Three soul orbs circulates around his body.
  1. Marksman
  2. Gunslinger
  3. Outlaw
  • Adds unique Special Attacks utilizing a Long Rifle.
  • Adds Standoff Stance and multiple trick shots with revolvers.
  • Adds unique attacks utilizing a salvaged Tarkatan Arm Blade.
  • Long Rifle is holstered on his back.
  • Cowboy hat is placed on his head.
  • Tarkatan arm blade is secured on his back.
  1. Ruthless
  2. Vicious
  3. Lackey
  • Adds Pain and Gain ability which increases Torr's damage output.
  • Adds The Boss Toss, Little Kutter, and increased Ferra Damage.
  • Torr fights solo (with an enhanced moveset) as Ferra watches from the sidelines.
  • Torr's mask is now white.
  • Red feathers are added onto Ferra's helmet.
  • Ferra is no longer mounted on Torr's back.
  1. Dragon Fangs
  2. Kuatan Warrior
  3. Tigrar Fury
  • Adds unique attacks utilizing Bladed Gauntlets.
  • Adds powerful Ground Pound and Chest Charge.
  • Adds Flame Ball and Dragon Breath.
  • Bladed gauntlets are added onto his forearms.
  • A Shokan helmet is added on his head.
  • Markings on his back illuminate in a fiery aura.
  1. Shotgun
  2. Full Auto
  3. High Tech
  • Adds medium range Shotgun Blast and Low Shotgun Blast.
  • Adds long range Machine Gun and Rocket attacks.
  • Adds short range Plasma Blasts and Plasma Gauntlet Buff.
  • Gauntlets are changed to a white color.
  • Portable machine guns are mounted on the gauntlets.
  • Gauntlets are now advanced, covered with white metallic plates and emits light blue lights.
  1. Pumped Up
  2. Heavy Weapons
  3. Wrestler
  • Adds enhanced Ground Pound and interactive Gotcha Grab.
  • Adds a Rocket Launcher and Submachine Gun.
  • Adds the Multi-Slam, Back Breaker, and Grab Kombos.
  • Purple lights pulsates throughout his cybernetic arms.
  • Rocket launcher is positioned on his back, a submachine gun is fixed on his waist.
  • Orange lights pulsate throughout his cybernetic arms, which are now darker in tone.
  1. A-List
  2. Fistcuffs
  3. Stunt Double
  • Can charge Normal and Special Attacks for increased damage.
  • Adds Fist Bump, Flashy Kombos and Normal Attacks.
  • Adds the ability to create Stunt Double Moves.
  • Bandages around his forearms are now black.
  • Brass knuckles with "CAGE" engraved on them are added to his hands.
  • Shades now have a green tint to them.
  1. Cybernetic
  2. Commando
  3. Cutthroat
  • Adds Laser eye and weapons.
  • Adds Choke, High and Low Counter.
  • Adds knife attacks and Power Charge move.
  • Cybernetic equipment and grenades emits a red glow, Bowie knives are removed and combat knives are secured on either side of his waist.
  • Cybernetic equipment and grenades emits a yellow glow.
  • Cybernetic equipment and grenades emits a blue glow.
  1. Kenjutsu
  2. Balanced
  3. Possesed
  • Adds Telekinetic Push, Slam, and Toss.
  • Adds the ability to project images of himself to attack.
  • Adds the ability to summon Demons from his shattered blade.
  • Blindfold is removed, revealing his blue, glowing eyes.
  • Hilt and sheath of the Sento is blue.
  • The Sento is shattered and a red hue overlaps the cracked fragments of it.
  1. Mournful
  2. Royal Storm
  3. Assassin
  • Adds unique Special Attacks utilizing Jade's Glaive and Staff.
  • Adds Fan-Nado, Bounce Back and Square Boost.
  • Adds Assassin Strike, Princess Parry, and Sharpen.
  • Jade's triblade and bō are secured on her back and waist, respectively.
  • Veil is removed, hair sticks emits a blue glow.
  • Clothes are prominently black, black face paint is added around her eyes.
  1. Blood God
  2. War God
  3. Sun God
  • Adds Crystal, Obsidian and Blood Totems.
  • Adds Macuahuitl based special moves.
  • Adds Sun God Choke and Soul Scorch.
  • Tattoos and eyes glow red, sickles are fixed on the back of his pauldrons.
  • Tattoos glow blue, a Macuahuitl is placed on his back.
  • Tattoos and eyes glow orange, sickles are fixed on the back of his pauldrons.
  1. Shaolin
  2. Ancestral
  3. Bojutsu
  • Adds Chakram based Normal and Special Attacks.
  • Adds the ability to empower arrows with ancestral spirits.
  • Adds unique Staff based Special Attacks.
  • A chakram is placed laterally on his right hip.
  • Quiver is larger and the nock of his arrows glow.
  • Dragon ornament on the staff end of his bow emanates a fiery glow.
  1. Buzz Saw
  2. Tempest
  3. Hat Trick
  • Adds unique attacks utilizing Kung Lao's hat.
  • Adds the ability to use the hat as a shield as well as unique spinning and kick attacks.
  • Allows for multiple traps and combo-openers involving the hat.
  • Spiked razors replaces the bladed rim of his hat.
  • Bladed rim of his hat glows blue.
  • White Lotus symbol on his shirt and kanji on his lower clothing glow blue.
  1. Dragon's Fire
  2. Flame Fist
  3. Dualist
  • Adds Empowered Dragon Fireballs and Flying Kick.
  • Adds Dragon Parry, Windmill Punch and Shaolin Flame.
  • Adds the ability to switch between Light and Dark forms to heal or harm.
  • Adds black facepaint.
  • Forearm guards are now red.
  • Headband and belt are now grey.
  1. Ethereal
  2. Piercing
  3. Ravenous
  • Adds the ability to Teleport forward, backwards, or in place.
  • Adds unique attacks utilizing her Sai.
  • Adds High, Low Pounce and additional biting attacks.
  • Skin complexion is paler in colour, red tattoos are added onto arms.
  • Sais glow a purple hue and are sheathed on her back.
  • Veil is removed.
  1. Warlock
  2. Summoner
  3. Sorcerer
  • Can conjure portals which add additional attacks.
  • Adds the ability to summon a Netherrealm Bat.
  • Can cast magical fields that augment self or cripple opponent.
  • Glowing, green skeletal hands are fixed on his back, skull within cuirass glow green.
  • Spikes on his pauldrons and eyes glow red.
  • Eyes and markings emit a purple glow.
  1. Thunder God
  2. Displacer
  3. Master of Storms
  • Adds additional combos with a primarily lightning-based moveset.
  • Adds teleportation abilities as well as a few unique lightning attacks.
  • Adds lightning trap moves.
  • Lightning surges from his hands and around his gauntlets.
  • Lightning flows around his body.
  • Hat is altered with glowing symbols and electricity emitting from it.
  1. Noxious
  2. Deceptive
  3. Nimble
  • Adds a persistent noxious cloud that inflicts unblockable damage.
  • Adds various stages of invisibility.
  • Adds the ability to increase speed and slow the opponent.
  • A green, insect polluted acidic cloud surrounds his body.
  • Mask is removed.
  • A snake is wrapped around his waist.
  1. Ninjutsu
  2. Hellfire
  3. Inferno
  • Adds unique attacks utilizing dual swords.
  • Adds Hell Ball, Demon Fire and Flame Aura.
  • Adds the ability to summon a Demonic Minion.
  • A pair of swords are sheathed onto his back.
  • Arms are coated in a fiery aura that also gives off ember particles.
  • A skull is draped on the right side of his waist.
  1. Necromancer
  2. Imposter
  3. Bone Shaper
  • Adds unique Special Attacks utilizing a giant skeletal hand.
  • Adds the ability to steal his opponent's Special Attacks.
  • Summons various deadly skeletal weapons.
  • Flesh of his forearms have been removed, exposing the bones within.
  • Gems throughout his attire emit a red glow.
  • A green, glowing staff handle is secured to the right side of his waist.
  1. Special Forces
  2. Covert Ops
  3. Demolition
  • Can call in a Special Forces Drone for additional attacks.
  • Adds the Garrote Parry and Military Stance.
  • Adds various Explosive and Disruptor Grenades.
  • Green lights illuminates on her tactical arm band.
  • Black camouflage face paint is added onto her face.
  • Grenade cartridge bands are placed on her thighs.
  1. Cryomancer
  2. Unbreakable
  3. Grandmaster
  • Adds the ability to summon Ice Weapons.
  • Adds Frozen Aura and Barrier of Frost.
  • Adds Ice Clone that can be thrown or used as a shield.
  • Skin along the arms and face are coated in a thin aura of ice.
  • Mask is covered in a layer of ice.
  • A glowing Lin Kuei medallion is fixed on his right torso.
  1. Ronin
  2. Shirai Ryu
  3. Lasher
  • Adds unique attacks utilizing dual Pulse Blades.
  • Adds Shirai Ryu inspired attacks, such as Quick Phase.
  • Adds attacks utilizing Charged Energy Whips.
  • Yellow Pulse Blade hilts are fixed onto his forearms.
  • A grey, skull accented mask covers his mouth.
  • Whip equipment pulsates an orange glow.