'Mortal Kombat 11' Aftermath Easter Eggs: Havik, 'Mythologies: Sub-Zero' & More

As players experience the Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath story, there may be some names and events that are referenced that longtime fans of the fighting game franchise may recognize.

Whether it's an obscure old character or a nod to an old video game, these Easter Eggs are rewarding to players who have stuck with the franchise in all of its iterations over the years.

We've found three Easter Eggs in the Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath story that fans won't want to miss.

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KRYPT CHARACTER RETURNS

The Krypt feature returned in Mortal Kombat 11, letting players explore Shang Tsung's island for treasures. These treasures include gear, fatalities and much more. What many players noticed when the game first came out last year was that the character you controlled wasn't any of the fighters we've come to love.

In fact, this masked man didn't have a name or a backstory, so it was all a mystery as to who this person was.

During the first chapters of the Aftermath story, Shang Tsung and his crew walk into the Shaolin temple but the sorcerer stops to trip one of the monks' traps. Once deployed, large spikes appear from the walls. Embedded in these spikes is the corpse of a masked man who looks eerily similar to the character you explore the Krypt with.

Guess we'll never learn that guy's backstory now.

HAVIK NAME DROP

After the Nightwolf and Geras battle, Fujin and Shang Tsung use their powers to send the immortal to the Chaos Realm and out of their hair.

Shang Tsung then says that Havik will keep Geras busy, a name Mortal Kombat fans should remember.

Havik is a cleric of chaos who hails from the Chaosrealm. He made his debut in 2004's Mortal Kombat Deception and the follow-up title, Armageddon. But he's only been seen in Mortal Kombat games since via cameos, including appearances in various fighter's ladder mode endings.

The fighter actually was a part of Joker's ending in Mortal Kombat 11, but this name drop gives fans of Havik some hope that the character could return in a future title, especially if Shang Tsung's Aftermath ending holds up.

MK MYTHOLOGIES: SUB-ZERO CALL BACK

Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero is a 1997 PlayStation and N64 action-adventure game that marked the first time the franchise did something that wasn't a fighting game. The side-scrolling game told the story of Bi-Han, the first Sub-Zero before the events of the first Mortal Kombat.

During the Fujin chapter in Aftermath, the wind god goes head-to-head against Noob Saibot. Before their fight, Fujin tells Noob Saibot (who used to be Bi-Han before his death) that he's learned some new tricks. Saibot brings up how he defeated Fujin at his temple and is stronger now than he was then.

Fujin retorts, saying that Bi-Han didn't defeat him, he ran away.

This is a reference to the first boss battle in Mythologies: Sub-Zero. Bi-Han was tasked with getting a special amulet from the temple of the elements. The first god Bi-Han faces is Fujin. This is quite possibly the toughest fight in the whole game because even if you deplete all of Fujin's health, he'll have one more gambit up his sleeve.

Fujin will create a giant tornado in the middle of the stage, and players have to race to either edge of the stage and try to hold onto the ledge while the wind god explodes.

This exchange makes that past interaction in Mythologies: Sub-Zero canon.

What was your favorite Easter Egg in the Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath story? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments section.