The imperfect balance of Mortal Kombat 11’s Character Chapters

A princess becomes a hero, the Shaolin monks are avenged, and a bodyguard gets her due

Kitana Kahn leads the armies of Outworld against Kronika in “Mortal Kombat 11” (2019). | © NetherRealm Studios.

The Mortal Kombat franchise has played host to an impressive amount of characters, most of whom were introduced around 1997. For as long as the franchise has been around, there is a character for every person who…