Mortal Kombat character
Mileena MK11 Design.webp
Mileena in Mortal Kombat 11 (2020)
First appearanceMortal Kombat II (1993)[1]
Created byEd Boon
John Tobias
Designed byJohn Tobias (MKII, UMK3/MKT)
Steve Beran (MK:D, MK:A)
Mark Lappin (MK:SM)[2]
Atomhawk Design (MK2011)[3]
Justin Murray (MKX)[4][5]
Jennifer L. Parsons (Annihilation)
Beverly Safier & Lee Grimes (Konquest)
Allisa Swanson (Legacy s.1)
Lisa Tomczeszyn (Legacy s.2)
Portrayed byDana Hee (Annihilation)
Megan Brown (Konquest)
Jolene Tran (Legacy)
Michelle Lee (Legacy II)
Sisi Stringer (2021 film)
Voiced byRosalind Dugas (MKG)
Lita Lopez (MK:SM)
Johanna Ańonuevo (2004–2006)
Karen Strassman (2011–2015)[6]
Kari Wahlgren (MK11)[7]
Motion captureKatalin Zamiar (MKII)
Becky Gable (UMK3, MKT)
Carlos Pesina (MK:D, MK:A)[8][9]
Lorrisa Julianus (MK2011)[10]
In-universe information
SpeciesEdenian-Tarkatan clone
WeaponSai (all media)
Longsword (MKG)
FamilySindel (mother)
Shao Kahn (father)
Kitana (half-sister; essence template)
Shang Tsung (creator)
Fighting stylesYing Yeung (MK:D)[11]
Mian Chuan (MK:D, MK:A)[12]
Tae Kwon Do, Ninjitsu (Konquest)[13]

Mileena[note 1] is a player and occasional boss character from the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games. A dual sai-wielding assassin, she acts as the evil twin and magenta palette swap of Princess Kitana in Mortal Kombat II in 1993. She has been promoted throughout the Mortal Kombat games as its semi-ironic sex symbol, especially since Mortal Kombat: Deception when she began a pattern of wearing more revealing outfits.

The series' 2011 reboot made her even more psychologically unstable, not to mention cannibalistic, and her resemblance to her sister has greatly diminished. In the backstory of Mortal Kombat X, Mileena is the sole surviving heir of Shao Kahn and vies for the Outworld throne with the warlord Kotal Kahn. Despite some criticism for her character designs, Mileena has become one of the most popular characters in the series. Her exclusion from Mortal Kombat 11 led to criticism from fans who demanded her return through both the Mortal Kombat and Netherealm Studios' Twitter accounts, as well as series creator Ed Boon. Eventually, Mileena was added as a DLC in the updated version of the game, Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate Edition.

  1. ^ "Mileena". Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  2. ^ "Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks - Credits". 2010-10-03. Archived from the original on 2014-11-16. Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  3. ^ "Characters". Archived from the original on 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  4. ^ Mortal Kombat X Mileena alternate costume and mouth sketches - Mortal Kombat Online, April 15, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Mortal Kombat X Designer Shares Concept Art of Mileena, Ferra, and Torr". 2015-04-24. Retrieved 2015-05-19.
  6. ^ "Credits" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  7. ^ Cianciolo, Dominic [@domcianciolo] (2020-10-08). "@KariWahlgren voices Mileena. Rain is @dempseypappion " (Tweet). Retrieved 2020-10-08 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Midway (October 11, 2006). Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Premium Edition. Midway. Level/area: "The History of Fatalities" commentary.
  9. ^ Official Xbox Magazine Issue 86. August 2008. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
  10. ^ "Geode Press LLC - Continued Interview with Lorrisa Julianus AKA Zenobia". 2013-01-08. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-04-06.
  11. ^ Mark Ryan Sallee, Mortal Kombat: Deception - xbox - Walkthrough and Guide - p. 15, GameSpy, January 8, 2004.
  12. ^ Cite error: The named reference prima was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  13. ^ Cite error: The named reference mkc was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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