Bootlickers, fanboys, and degenerate peddlers of the Social Justice regime have been running damage control for the de-sexualized females in Mortal Kombat 11 like Chicago’s corrupt judicial system has been damage controlling Jussie Smollett’s fake hate crime. Well, there’s little to damage control for the leaks of Sheeva, who used to be a female-fitness freak with four arms, head-horns, and a mean mane, but now she looks like an ugly, overweight dude in a bad cosplay getup who stumbled out of the show Drag Race.
Images of the new Shokan queen reveal that she’s taken over where Goro and Kintaro failed. Much like the other females in Mortal Kombat 11, Sheeva’s redesign aligns with the Social Justice Warrior school of femininity, which means she has none. Her voluptuous body from the previous games has been replaced with a husky, fatty form, with a fat, round head, and a San Francisco-approved haircut. You can see the comparison below between the original Sheeva from the older games and the new Sheeva from Mortal Kombat 11.
Yeah she’s a real knockout… insofar that if you see her you’ll wish someone knocked you out to spare you from having laid eyes on such a hideous beast. You can see what the character looks like in motion thanks to a video clip uploaded by TFCKombatMedic.
While Sheeva has always had the bestial element to her, she also had that svelte female fitness form to compensate for her monstrous looks. This included a very toned, lean body, barely covered by a slingshot bikini. She was basically a female version of Goro or Kintaro, and for most people it just made sense.
There was a fine balance that NetherRealm (though they were Midway at the time) managed to find when designing Sheeva so that in the same way that she was dangerous, brute, and unrelenting, she also retained a strong, feminine aesthetic as far as her sex appeal was concerned. Heck, her official art was basically a fitness model pose to really highlight the contrast between her otherworldly Shokan qualities and her sex appeal.
For the most part, Sheeva’s appearances in later Mortal Kombat games stayed mostly consistent with this design, with some changes to the costume here and there. She definitely took on a more bestial look in Mortal Kombat Armageddon, but in Mortal Kombat 9 they brought her back to her old slender form, giving her a thin waist, muscled biceps, and a slender jaw with tight thighs to round out the look.
Essentially NetherRealm gave Sheeva in Mortal Kombat 9 a true throwback look to how she appeared in the original Mortal Kombat 3.
Now? Now she looks like a caricature of her old self. Maybe not even a caricature — it’s just a completely different creature. Like many of the other women in the game she now has a wide waist, a fat head with a round jaw, and it doesn’t even remotely look like she works out or can fight at all. Heck, just look at this thing.
She looks like she just got done sniffing a foul smelling fart composed of rotten Cheetos and stale Dr. Pepper.
A lot of people have been making fun of this absolutely hideous design, with some people Photoshopping Leslie Jones onto Sheeva’s face and intimating that it reminds them of the 2016 iteration of Ghostbusters.
I’m getting Ghostbuster’s 2016 Flashbacks!!! lol pic.twitter.com/2Hk2fPbYi5
— gabriel montreuil (@chiyouman) April 18, 2019
Others, like Demoniku – who also made the now infamous photo edit of the women of Mortal Kombat dressed up in a burqa while Baraka is wearing daisy dukes – also did a photo comparison, saying that it looks like a poorly inspired version of Serena Williams.
Captain Hat had a funny comparison on Twitter, saying that Sheeva now looks like the overweight and very retired Charles Barkley.
— Captain Hat (@CaptHat211) April 18, 2019
The resemblance is uncanny if I must say so myself.
Even on the Mortal Kombat leaks sub-reddit the community couldn’t help but mock how ugly Sheeva was, calling her an “ugly mofo”.
A few of her images were also covered along with a few other costumes for the other characters in Mortal Kombat 11 courtesy of YouTuber Nerdette’s Newstand. She showcased not only Sheeva but also some of Frost’s alternate costume designs, none of which are a throwback to her original, but at least she does get an alternate hairstyle that looks slightly closer to the one she had in the previous games.
The funny thing about it is that anyone who even asks for the option to play the females with their “Klassic” costumes are shouted down by a mass of Social Justice Warriors who deflect the argument by saying “go look at porn” (which shows how much they personally degrade women to think that any woman who embraces her feminine sensuality may as well become a pornstar) or they say “the game is no longer made for horny 14-year-olds!” while completely ignoring the fact that Mortal Kombat only became popular because it was edgy enough to appeal to 14-year-olds back in the day!
There’s definitely a happy medium that could have been reached between both design philosophies: giving gamers bikini ninja warriors while giving non-gamers the burqa outfits to choose from. This way everyone wins. In fact, Rodrigo Ybanez showcased some nice concept art for designs that could have made everyone happy, but obviously that wasn’t what NetherRealms wanted.
Apparently her look was problematic enough to change her completely. pic.twitter.com/JnWHMSLILC
— Rodrigo Ybañez (@ybanez_rodrigo) April 18, 2019
There’s still a lot of positive hype and traction leading into Mortal Kombat 11’s release. The nostalgic launch trailer also tried to keep the focus on the overall brand rather than the SJW-themed cogs that are perverting said brand. It’s hard to tell how many people are aware of the de-sexualization of the female characters in Mortal Kombat 11, or the benevolent sexism the game is embracing where the men get to wear many of their “Klassic” costumes and run around with bare chests and loincloths but the women don’t, but we’ll see how all of this controversy plays out when the sales figures for the game are eventually revealed.
(Thanks for the news tips Fight Censorship, Demoniku, and Nerdette)