Tanya whitewashed in Mortal Kombat X?

mortal kombat x tanya whitewashing

Tanya has been confirmed/leaked as one of the DLC characters in Mortal Kombat X alongside Jason Voorhees, Predator and Tremor which should excite many fans whose cries of including the outerworld princess fell on deaf ears when Mortal Kombat 9 was in development and even after it's initial release date in 2011, but unfortunately it seems like they have given her the Jade treatment.

To those people that haven't seen the reveal trailer from the DLC Kombat Pack included with the Mortal Kombat X Kollector's Edition, what we can see so far is Tanya's complexion has been extremely lightened, a highly noticeable change from from her previous reincarnations from previous Mortal Kombat installments.



It seems like Tanya has been heavily bleaching her skin, especially when you compare her earlier Mortal Kombat 4, Mortal Kombat Armageddon and Deception models to her latest model in MKX. We've hoping it's just early development and this isn't the final look as this would certainly disappoint us and many true fans of Tanya.

The problem is they already lightened up jade's skin tone to the point of no return but now Tanya? Unfortunately it seems like ever since NetherRealm Studios took over after Midway's departure, this is when we noticed the changes applied to first Jade and now Tanya, which is strange as majority of the people who were working for Midway are supposedly still around for NetherRealm Studios.



Besides Jacqui briggs who only just made her debut in Mortal Kombat X, there hasn't been any dark skin female characters which certain players could levitate to besides Tanya who many identify with being the black female of the series, it used to be Jade but alas they lightened up her skin tone and all players were left with were Tanya, until now...

We're sure the question on everyone's mind are did they give Tanya the Vanessa treatment?? The reference refers to Virtual Fighter 5, when SEGA AM2 heavily bleached and lightened the skin tone of the only playable dark skin female on their roster. So far it seems like Tanya looks like a mix between professional wrestler Chyna, Xena Warrior Princess or a busted ass B.Orchid, a far cry from her original look.

We just want fans to let NetherRealm Studios know that this isn't okay and for NRS to listen and understand that whitewashing and erasing her black features is a real problem. We're crossing our fingers that this isn't the final in-game look as we're sure it would disappoint a majority of Tanya's fanbase as it does us.



UPDATE:

After fan's recent dismay of Tanya's redesign in Mortal Kombat 10, Tanya's skin tone has supposedly been restored as has her hair and eyes which were also updated. We couldn't have done it without you guys, thank you, thank you to everyone who gave a damn and hopefully this doesn't happen again, the Tanya we know and love is back.

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29 comments:

  1. I thought Jade was whitewashed in MK9 but this... :/

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  2. but why did they suddenly lighten her skin tone?

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  3. Tanya is too light, she was dark in mk4

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  4. Yeah, the inexplicably lightened skin tone gave me pause when I saw it. I thought only japanese developers did that crap still, like Vanessa Lewis in Virtua Fighter, and Zack in DOA5 until enough people threw a fit and they made him black again.

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  5. Since Netherrealm took over from Midway they lightened up Jade's skin tone and now Tanya is the next victim since Jade is absent. All i'm saying is i just hope that isn't the final look for Tanya and she's given a much darker complexion. The Mortal Kombat 4 look was perfect as was her armageddon design. Imo she stood out but now look at her..

    Also fix that face.. sheesh.

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  6. Is she even black anymore? why lighten her skin so much?

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  7. Did they Vanessa Tanya, they did didn't they

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  8. Noooooooo! What the fuck happened to Tanya's skin tone? Dafuq..?!

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  9. Tanya been hitting dat cake soap, but in all seriousness this is beyond messed up.

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  10. Tanya definitely does not look anything like Tanya.

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  11. I simply CAN'T at this. NetherRealm Studios, why!? How do you go from Mortal Kombat 4 Tanya to this one in Mortal Kombat 10

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  12. Upsideyahead21/03/2015, 23:22

    Unacceptable what they have done to Tanya

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  13. This is fucked up, mortal kombat x should have just not included tanya if they were going to white wash her.

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  14. Bro WTF happened to the Tanya i grew up with in Mortal Kombat 4??

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    1. she got a lot better

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  15. Ew Tanya looks ugly now lol, need to stop whitewashing darkskin females in these fighting games

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  16. First Jade, now Tanya? NetherRealm Studios what happened?

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  17. I knew that if they ever bought back Tanya they would tamper with her skin tone and make her white, what the HELL!

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  18. This chick in MKX isn't Tanya. I don't care what NRS says. Tanya is a very established character who already has a look that everyone who knows about MK recognizes. I mean the game already has enough white characters as it is so why go and change the ONE dark skinned female they had? I guess there can't be to many dark skinned females in MK. There's Jaqui so orginal Tanya had to go..

    mean while Cindel, Kitana,Mileena and Sonya go unchanged since their debut. I thought NRS learned from the jade debacle but i guess not. Following in the foot steps of Sega AM2, and Namco. Shame.

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  19. What in F-- I'm sorry i just can't sit right with this, what is Ed boon thinking, i don't respect whitewashing, especially to this decree. Did they think people wouldn't notice or something??

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  20. Darkskin Tanya over this new one, come on this better not be the final look or i won't be purchasing the Kombat Pack.

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  21. YO WTF HAPPENED TO HER, NOT ONLY DO SHE LOOK WHITE BUT SHE LOOK LIKE A CRACK HEAD/ METH HEAD DORA EXPLORER THAT FELL ON HARD TIMES.
    I know they want to make the b00bs and butt smaller for "realism" and trying to be "overtly s3xual" but she just look really ugly.

    Make her darker
    softener up her face
    and give her b00bs and b00ty please

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    1. shut up and go away

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  22. They need to bring back her MK4 look

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  23. I don't even care, really. In the leaked gameplay, she looks more brown than white. If that is called indeed 'white-washing', then what does that say about you people complaining? Is brown not acceptable for you?

    And the one saying he/she won't buy the DLC if she is not dark-skinned, you know you will anyway.

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  24. Horrible,so glad I'm no buying nor supporting this garbage.

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  25. she went from being a black woman to katy perry with a bad haircut. what a load of crap.

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  26. How the hell was Jade whitewashed in MK9? She had dark skin. Tanya was indeed whitewashed though so I'm glad they changed the design back to its origin. The change was unnecessary and weird.

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