Kung Jin in Mortal Kombat X

Kung Jin is a playable character in Mortal Kombat X, whose primary fighting style involves his abilities as a master archer. Kung Jin is a Shaolin Monk and a cousin of canonically deceased Kung Lao. During a cut-scene encounter with Raiden (a series regular), Kung Lao implies that his sexuality is something that he fears would prevent his admittance to the White Lotus Society (a reoccurring secret organization in the Mortal Kombat universe). Raiden responds to this worry with “They care only of what is in your heart, not whom your heart desires.” While this aspect of Kung Jin’s identity isn’t developed further in the story, the game’s cinematic director Dominic Cianciolo tweeted that fans were picking up on “the subtle exposition contained in Kung Jin’s flashback”. Some fans have expressed frustration with Kung Jin’s “implied gayness”, while others are supportive of this bit of info about his background.


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