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Mortal Kombat Mileena’s personality, fatalities, and more

Mortal Kombat’s Mileena is a vicious individual, and we’re here to tell you all about her personality, how she fits into the world, and her fatalities

Mortal Kombat's Mileena from MK1 stood holding her sais with her arms crossed in front of a forest

Mortal Kombat’s Mileena is one of the most recognizable fighters from the franchise, rivaling the likes of Scorpion and Sub-Zero in terms of fans. She continues to be a fascinating character, boasting some of the greatest development between timelines. She has some bite to her, with a powerful moveset, gory fatalities, and a fascinating story, regardless of which timeline you look at.

If you’re set on facing her in battle, you should look at our Mortal Kombat 1 kameo fighters, Mortal Kombat 1 characters, Mortal Kombat Sonya, Mortal Kombat Sub Zero, and Mortal Kombat Scorpion guides to see if these fighters can help. If not, well, it’s been nice knowing you and all that.

Anyway, onto everything you need to know about Mortal Kombat’s Mileena.

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Who is Mortal Kombat’s Mileena?

Mileena is one of the most prominent fighters in the series, so much so that her absence as an initial character in Mortal Kombat 11 came as a bit of a shock to fans. Fortunately, she’s now available as a DLC fighter. Though, to be fair, she’s kind of dead in the current storyline of this reality, so we can forgive her not being around to begin with. Yes, in the previous storyline, she met her demise in Mortal Kombat X at the hands of D’Vorah – a grotesque kiss of death, to say the least.

However, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. You likely want to know about her origins before her demise in the second timeline. Mileena is the clone of Kitana, though Shao Khan couldn’t help but spice things up a little, as Mileena is a mix of Kitana’s DNA and that of a Tarkatan, which is the reason she gives her dentist nightmares.

For all intents and purposes, she’s an antagonist in this universe, and there’s certainly no love lost between herself and her ‘sister.’ Shao Khan creates her to replace Kitana, who is actually a good person and a fair princess who doesn’t want Outworld to succeed in dominating Earthrealm, though Mileena is keen to carry on her father’s legacy, both before and after he dies.

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Liu Kang shook things up a bit in his era. In Mortal Kombat 1, Mileena is Kitana’s older sister. Yes, they share the same mother and father, but don’t worry, while Sindel is their mom, Shao Khan isn’t their dad, meaning the tyrant has little sway over the sisters. He’s not even on the throne. Sindel is Outworld’s empress, with Mileena serving as her heir, while Shao Khan is the general of Outworld’s army. A position he takes grave advantage of, which goes against him in the end when good triumphs over evil once more.

Unfortunately, Mileena is infected with the Tarkat disease in this timeline, though a cure courtesy of Shang Tsung does keep it at bay and prevent her from permanently transforming. Mileena is a good person in this world and is ready to fight for both Outworld and Earthrealm when a threat arrives to destroy her timeline. She even has the opportunity for love in this version of events, as she and Tanya seem to be particularly close.

We’re especially fond of the bond she shares with Kitana in the new era, seeing them look out for each other and protect one another, a stark contrast to the previous timelines. Perhaps this is how it was always meant to be.

Mortal Kombat Mileena’s personality

Mileena is vicious, malicious, and has no problem mowing down (chomping down?) anyone who dares to get in her way. In a nutshell, she’s evil incarnate with a superiority complex. A good example of how sinister Mileena is comes from her hatred of Kitana. Not only does she want to execute her genetic twin, but she also wants Kitana to suffer first.

Mortal Kombat 1

In MK1, Mileena has a very different personality. She’s actually a kind and loyal soul who wants what’s best for Outworld and is welcoming of the help of her mother and sister (she also appears to have a forbidden relationship with Tanya, cementing what we all knew to be true in previous timelines). Still, she’s ferocious when in her Tarkat state, as it makes her bloodthirsty, though by the end of the game, it appears as though she is gaining some control over it.

Mortal Kombat Mileena licking someones neck

Mortal Kombat Mileena’s appearances

Mileena is present in a lot of Mortal Kombat media:

  • Mortal Kombat II
  • Ultimate Mortal Kombat
  • Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
  • Mortal Kombat Trilogy
  • Mortal Kombat Gold
  • Mortal Kombat Advance
  • MK: Deception
  • MK: Unchained
  • MK: Shaolin Monks
  • MK: Armageddon
  • Mortal Kombat (2011)
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Mortal Kombat X comics
  • Mortal Kombat Mobile
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Mortal Kombat: Onslaught
  • Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
  • Mortal Kombat: Conquest
  • Mortal Kombat: Legacy
  • Mortal Kombat 1

Is Mileena in Mortal Kombat 1?

Yes, Mileena is in Mortal Kombat 1. She’s the heir to Outworld as the first-born daughter of Sindel, with Kitana being her younger sister. The trio are close, and it’s evident that the royal family members are all kind and loyal, preferring to share peace with Liu Kang and Earthrealm.

That’s not to say the iconic side of Mileena isn’t present, for she suffers from the Tarkat disease in MK1, which turns her into the ghastly predator we all know and fear when left untreated. We have to admit that it’s refreshing to see Mileena in this light. It feels like the reboot her character sorely needed, and we can’t wait to see her develop further as this timeline continues.

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To see who else is in the game, check out our Mortal Kombat 1 characters guide.You might also want to look at the Mortal Kombat 1 kombat pack to see what goodies you get, including new fighters.

Mortal Kombat Mileena’s fatalities

It’s fair to say that Mileena boasts some of the most brutal Mortal Kombat fatalities in series, and they include:

  • Sai Stabs
  • Man Eater
  • Nail Shooter
  • Sai-Anara
  • Ferocious Bite
  • Sai Lodge
  • Be Mine
  • Rip Off
  • Face Feast
  • Tasty Treat
  • Spinning Out of Control
  • Violent Delights
  • Appetizer
  • A Little to the Left

Naturally, Mileena’s new Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities are both bloody and brutal. Take our advice, and don’t do anything to tick off the heir to the Outworld throne which isn’t too difficult, just don’t harm her family and you’re golden in all honesty.

There you have it, everything about the ethereal yet disturbing beauty that’s Mortal Kombat’s Mileena. If MK isn’t the fighter for you, our list of the best fighting games on Switch can help you find the right one for you.

Admittedly, Mileena does look like she belongs in a horror game. She certainly gives the Dead by Daylight killers, Dead by Daylight characters, Poppy Playtime characters, and FNAF characters a run for their money. Come to think of it, Mileena looks like someone Resident Evil’s Leon, Resident Evil’s Chris, Resident Evil’s Claire, and Resident Evil’s Jill would fight.