It's a bittersweet time for fans of director Kevin Tancharoen's web series, Mortal Kombat: Legacy - as the last, and arguably most exciting, episode in season one of the project has arrived online.
The final episode chronicles the infamous Lin-Kuei cyborg initiative - which transformed some of the clan's most esteemed assassins into mechanized mercenaries. Robotic versions of Cyrax and Sektor were hinted at in the first episode of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and serve as an eye-popping way to close-out the series (for the time being at least).
It's been nearly two months since we last got a look at a new episode in Tancharoen's series - with fan-favorites Scorpion and Sub-Zero closing out the week-by-week run of episodes 1-8. Despite the hiatus, episode nine in the series is sure to impress anyone who has enjoyed following Mortal Kombat: Legacy since its debut at the beginning of April.
Cyrax and Sektor may not have the same fan-fueled clout as the traditional MK ninjas - but, despite being a bit light on character development, the pair has some of the coolest action-shots featured in the entire run of the series.
Check out Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 9 below:
There's no doubt that Tancharoen's web series has been received with mixed feeling from die-hard MK fans, struggling to find a balance between the franchise fantasy elements and gritty real-world aesthetic - much like the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short film that informed their creation. However, whether or not you're hoping to see the series continue, either in web series or feature film form, it's hard to dismiss that Mortal Kombat: Legacy is going out with a bang (and fatality).
The future of Tancharoen's series (as well as feature-film hopes) remains unclear - as there was no official announcement this week at Comic Con 2011 about a Mortal Kombat: Legacy season two or big screen film. However, the uncertainty isn't for lack of interest on the director's part - as, assuming fans and the studio agree, he's got ideas for other characters and stories he'd like to explore.
Be sure to check out our full coverage of the Mortal Kombat: Legacy Comic Con 2011 panel and stay tuned to Screen Rant in the coming days for an interview with Tancharoen - where he foreshadows where he'd like to take the series next as well as what characters he'd like to bring into the fold.
In the meantime, if you're new to webseries, head over to the Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season One YouTube page to get caught up - then check out our coverage, and analysis, of prior episodes:
- Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 1: Jax, Sonya, and Kano Part 1
- Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 2: Jax, Sonya, and Kano Part 2
- Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 3: Johnny Cage
- Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 4: Kitana and Mileena Part 1
- Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 5: Kitana and Mileena Part 2
- Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 6: Raiden
- Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 7: Scorpion & Sub Zero (Part 1)
- Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 8: Scorpion & Sub Zero (Part 2)
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