Character Spotlight: Noob Saibot

This is what happens when you ask for some deep storyline gaming experience. If you ever asked yourself how you can have the attention of thousands of MK lovers, this is how you can do it. In this article, we are going to talk only about one character in particular. His name is Noob Saibot and we are going to take you through the storyline in order to understand how big this change is. Welcome to the Noob Saibot Character Spotlight

A little bit of history

Noob Saibot is not his original name. He can also be called by his forgotten name “Bi-Han” or “The Elder Sub-Zero”. He is one of the few original Mortal Kombat characters and he made his debut right in the original Mortal Kombat game as “Sub-Zero”. Can you believe it? He is the older brother of the Sub-Zero we know today. 

This is not the first time we hear the name Noob Saibot, but we heard it as a secret character in Mortal Kombat 3. That is also the time when Noob Saibot could be played.

Noob Saibot’s Origin

The Lin Kuei are a clan which we can regard to as Bi-Han’s family. Before he died, being the original Sub-Zero, Noob Saibot was the most powerful warrior from that clan. He was a skilled assassin and would kill anyone in cold blood. 

He was killed by Scorpion at the end of the Mortal Kombat initial tournament. He was also resurrected by the same sorcerer who resurrected Scorpion, Quan Chi. But it was too late for him. He was full of anger, he lacked compassion and everything else that made him human.

Noob Saibot is the interpretation of evil. His only wish is to conquer and rule over the entire Netherrealm.

Combat Aspects about Noob Saibot

Remember that he was once Sub-Zero so he has the ability to control the ice element. He could easily deep freeze his opponents before breaking them into pieces. He could even freeze air if he was concentrated enough managing to create a destructive ice blast.

He went through the transformation but Noob Saibot’s true powers were not revealed until Mortal Kombat Trilogy. At that time there was nothing about Ice anymore. Noob Saibot is a master ninja that can use shadows and phantoms to kill his enemies. He can lift his opponents in the air using the phantom powers, he can remove and control another combatant’s power.

Recent Changes

In 2011, his abilities took a step forward. Noob Saibot becoming a shadow god. Noob Saibot could now animate his own shadow into a semi-liquid physical construct of himself, but also to be able to use it to fight his enemies. His intro and loss animations demonstrate the ability to morph into a similarly animated oily-liquid state similar to Smoke’s cloud form.