If you’re a member of the Flaccid Fighter Forum (like a game journalist) and spend all your time denigrating women with sexy curves, denouncing cleavage-baring outfits, and scoffing at women who show skin to lure in lurid looks and raise their sex appeal, then you’ll be pleased to know that Cassie Cage is designed specifically for all the toe-lickers out there who follow around sex-negative game journalists like castrated puppies on a leash.
Leftists across social media have been heavily praising Cassie Cage’s reveal, calling the armored up special forces operative “cute”, as if looking like an androgynous boy with a ponytail is somehow a compliment of the female form.
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate how BADASS, gorgeous, and how much FANTASTIC serve these two beauties delivered!? I can’t wait to see more of Sonya Blade and Cassie Cage! 💪🏻😘💕🔥💥 #ProudCageFamilyFan pic.twitter.com/O2sPuJH3YC
— Edu Queve (@eduqueve) March 6, 2019
she’s fucking gorgeous pic.twitter.com/1OWw5DEQg8
— columbus (@ChrlsCrda) March 6, 2019
— ahmad (@ahmz1404) March 6, 2019
There’s actual gameplay showcasing Cassie Cage in action, along with her Fatality. You can check out the 14 minute gameplay video that was uploaded by YouTuber LostyGirl, which covers not only Cassie Cage’s intros and outros, but also her gameplay, and some of her customization, gear parts, and three of her costumes.
So yeah, as you can see, Cassie Cage is even MORE covered up than Skarlet and Jade, across all three of her outfits. You don’t even get to see any leg, and barely any arms, and ZERO cleavage in any outfit.
What’s funny is that in the exact same video we see how Johnny Cage’s other alts feature him either shirtless or in a muscle t-shirt. We also see that Kano has various shirtless alts for his costumes as well. The hypocrisy and double-standards on display in Mortal Kombat 11 are pretty distinct.
So those are both of their alts, and as you can see Kano is completely shirtless while Cassie covers up even more!
“But her third alt might show some skin!” the typical Centrist™ will say.
Her third outfit is even more covered up than her default. She’s got a jacket on top of a full body armored jumpsuit.
The only saving grace for Mortal Kombat 11 could be in the gear system where new parts can be unlocked for the characters. However, it’s still unclear right now if any of the women will receive any actual sexy gear pieces or if they will stick to keeping the women covered while the men have options to go pants-less or shirtless.
Compare the alts in Mortal Kombat 11 to Cassie’s secondary alt in Mortal Kombat X. You can see that in the new game they completely covered her up in all of her alts, making sure that her midriff, cleavage, and her legs are completely covered up.
Now look, there is something to be said about the fact that Cassie Cage is in the military, and that one or two of her outfits would cater to the characterization of her as a special ops member. That’s fine.
However, this is still Mortal Kombat, and we’re seeing that with the men they have absolutely no qualms about putting them both in fully covered up combat gear as well as dressing them down and putting them in just pants and boots, like with Johnny Cage, Geras, and Kano. Heck, in one of Baraka’s alts he doesn’t even have shoes on, just a man-diaper and a loin cloth.
So far not ONE woman in Mortal Kombat 11 has any sort of outfit that shows anywhere near as much skin as the men. Not only that, but while the men get their classic outfits, so far Skarlet and Jade have had no call-back outfits whatsoever. All the women are covered up from head to toe. The most risque outfit is literally just Sonya in her classic Mortal Kombat 3 outfit, which isn’t even that revealing.
Obviously Centrists™ and SJWs will continue to argue around the point by claiming that the double standard is okay because NetherRealm is just changing their art-style and making all the women ugly and covered up to appease people who enjoy their women participating in burka battles. But it’s pretty obvious that the developers are catering to the loud minority who have railed on games like Dead or Alive, Soul Calibur and most other Japanese games where the women are dressed sexy or feature copious amounts of fan-service.
But NetherRealm is definitely winning points with sex-negative game journalists, who continue to influence regressive creative design decisions in the Western gaming industry, while indulging in benevolent sexism. Thankfully we still have Japanese developers who know how to make beautiful video game chicks and continue to proliferate the sustenance of Boner Culture.