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Let us dance!


—Mileena's Mortal Kombat (2011) Battle Cry

Mileena is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. A genetic experiment created by the sorcerer Shang Tsung, she is one of the adopted daughters of the Outworld Emperor Shao Kahn and one of his personal enforcers. She has served as an antagonist throughout the series.

Mileena made her debut in Mortal Kombat II as a playable character and has been a playable character in a majority of her appearances in the series. Mileena returned in Mortal Kombat X and served as a quaternary antagonist in the game's Story Mode. She returned in Mortal Kombat 11 as DLC as part of the Kombat Pack 2.

A new version of Mileena returns in Mortal Kombat 1, serving as a supporting character in the game's Story Mode.

About Mileena

Mileena is a mutant hybrid clone of Kitana, created in Shang Tsung's flesh pits at the behest of Shao Kahn, who had become increasingly paranoid that Kitana would one day learn the truth and betray him. As a fusion of Tarkatan blood and Edenian physiology, Mileena combines and fully utilizes attributes of both races in combat, boasting incredible speed, brute strength, nimble acrobatic prowess, and frightening, carnivorous savagery matched only by Baraka.

In stark contrast to Kitana, Mileena is an evil, sadistic, cruel, twisted, hot-tempered, selfish, and psychologically unhinged opportunist whose fondest wish is to kill her "sister" and claim her existence for her own. She fights using a pair of sais and a hideous, razor-sharp Tarkatan maw which she uses to bite off chunks of human flesh and crush bones.

She is shown to be extremely flirtatious as well, utilizing her "beauty" to manipulate men to her advantage, although all of the characters she has tried this on, particularly Reiko, found her repulsive. The Tarkatan warrior Baraka is sometimes portrayed as her love interest.

Following Shao Kahn's defeat at the end of Mortal Kombat (2011), Mileena became the new empress of Outworld. However, her rule was turbulent and deeply unpopular, leading to her overthrow at the hands of Kotal Kahn. Although she tried to regain her throne by starting a civil war and hiring both Kano, Tanya, and Rain to kill Kotal, these attempts ended in failure and she was ultimately executed by D'Vorah.

Despite her violent nature and insanity, in Mortal Kombat 11, Mileena is depicted with a more sympathetic side. Interactions in the game's Arcade, along with her Arcade Ending show less of her savage side, revealing a strong connection towards Tanya, becoming enraged about her unknown whereabouts and the idea of her possibly being dead. Additionally, her Arcade Ending depicts her wanting to start a family after becoming the new Keeper of Time, presumably with Tanya, in which Mileena cherishes her daughter who, unlike her sister Kitana, does not see her as a monster.

Starting in Liu Kang's 'New Era' timeline in Mortal Kombat 1, Mileena is now the older twin sister of Kitana and the daughter of Sindel, infected with the lethal "Tarkat" disease. As Sindel's first born, Mileena is the heir to the Outworld throne and works with Kitana to ensure that she will be the best empress possible.


Originally, as with all MK female ninjas, Mileena wore a tight leotard and mask, with her uniform being colored in shades of magenta. Later on, her costumes changed, some of them rather loose, but usually more revealing than Kitana's. In terms of physical features, she is identical to Kitana, apart from having shorter hair and her face being twisted by the Tarkatan DNA flowing in her veins, giving her a large mouth rimmed with long, sharp teeth and large, orange, feline-like eyes much like Baraka

In Deception, she compensates for her Tarkatan features by wearing revealing apparel to show off her lascivious physique, while wearing a veil to keep her mouth hidden.

In Mortal Kombat (2011), she boasts an even more revealing outfit with high-heeled boots similar to her alternative costume in Deception and her eyes are Tarkatan-like. In her part of the Story Mode, Kitana encounters Mileena in Shang Tsung's Flesh Pits bearing her Tarkatan teeth and wearing haphazardly assembled, yet strategically-placed bandages to cover her body.

In Mortal Kombat X, Mileena wears much more conservative clothing than in all her 3D appearances thus far. Her lips lend her a human-like appearance, but her mouth is still lined with large, sharp teeth. She also dons an outfit similar to her appearance in Deception albeit less revealing.

In Mortal Kombat 11, Mileena again wears much more conservative clothing, similar to her appearance in MKX, however her mouth was also reverted back to her original Tarkatan teeth. Additionally, her face more closely resembles Kitana's in her appearance in MK11, unlike other iterations where Mileena looked slightly different. Additionally, through the game's Kustomization, Mileena was given different outfits along with different Gear consisting of her masks, clawed gauntlets and Sais.

  • Her default appearance has her wearing a kunoichi clothing with steel gauntlets and shin guards, an appearance similar to her Kahnum outfit from MKX, however her hair is in a bob and she does not have her crown. Her Sais also have a changed design, including a diamond opening in the middle of the blades.
  • A secondary outfit has slightly, but not very revealing clothing with her outfit being fairly similar to Kitana's. Additionally, she has her hair up in a manner identical to Kitana's.
  • A third outfit closely resembles that of her father Shao Kahn, sporting a skull mask, an armored chest plate, and a spiked right shoulder pad. The helmet itself can not be changed in the Kustomization with the exception of changing the color of the outfit. The only time Mileena can be seen without the helmet on is during Fatal Blows and Fatalities performed on her, revealing her hair being in a long ponytail. Additionally, the helmet can also be influenced by which mask Mileena has on, allowing the mask to look much more like her father's.
  • A fourth and final appearance resembles the clothing wore by Tarkatan females. The clothing is made of cloth and animal hide, with her Sais being made of bone instead of metal. The mask she wears has spikes protruding from bottom with tusks sticking out of the center going up. Her hair is shaved on the right side, with the rest hanging down in braids. Additionally, her face has Tarkatan war paint on parts of her head and her hair has colored highlights that change in color based on which color of the outfit is chosen.
  • Alternatively, through purchase through the in-game Store, Mileena can also wear her klassic outfits from MKII and UMK3, featuring her klassic Sais, masks and gauntlets with claws only on her fingers just like her fellow female ninjas Kitana, Skarlet and Jade. Additionally, her UMK3 outfits can be unlocked in the Towers of Time by being in the Top 5% in the leaderboards.

Combat Characteristics

Powers and Abilities

Mileena, half Edenian, half Tarkatan, has proven that she is a deadly combination of beauty and beast. She has been shown to be able to fight with brute strength rivaling that of a Shokan, if not surpassing it, and has shown an incredible amount of agility and acrobatic prowess. In addition, she possesses incredible speed, making her one of the deadliest kombatants in the whole series. Mileena wields a pair of Sai and is able to teleport, roll, and bite the opponent with her deadly Tarkatan teeth. Because of her being Kitana's clone, she almost is equal in strength to her. In Mortal Kombat (2011), Mileena does not have the same knowledge of martial arts as her former version but replaces it with more wild, fierce attacks that make her exactly the same or even deadlier in terms of ferocity, although she is more mentally unstable.

Being Kitana's clone, Mileena possesses incredible combat strength, aptitude, and agility like her sister. What separates her from Kitana, though, is her weapon of choice in the sai. She exhibits proficiency with the Sai that is equivalent to Kitana's with her fans. Coupled with the Tarkatan blood coursing through her veins and physique that allows for superb agility, this makes Mileena one of the most vicious and deadly characters in the entire series.

As shown in Mortal Kombat (2011), Mileena becomes enshrouded in a pink, flame-like aura when executing her signature techniques, including the Rolling Thunder, Soaring Sai and Kick From Above.

In Mortal Kombat X, her powers have developed further, granting her the ability to instantly warp towards sais she has thrown on the ground through a variation called Ethereal.

Mortal Kombat 11 further expands her abilities, bringing back legacy moves with more twists and adding completely new powers to her arsenal. Some of her moves that are normally cloaked in her signature pink aura in the modern games are mixed with a second layer of aura that is colored blue. While the backstory behind this change is unknown, it is likely a reference to her hybrid nature. She has gained new ways to attack opponents with her sai projectiles such as placing them on the ground to erupt from below the enemy and magically summon sai daggers out of thin air that strike opponents from multiple angles. Complimenting her assassin character, Mileena has the ability to turn completely invisible albeit she is covered in an magic aura that gives away her position. This drawback is compensated by her body being completely invisible even during attacks, making her foes oblivious to whatever she is going to do next.

In Mortal Kombat 1, she's no longer a clone of Kitana as she's a now a normal Edenian infected by the Tarkat disease in the New Era. Under the influence of this disease, she regains her familiar savagery and barely able to control herself. Only with a serum developed by Shang Tsung is she able to temporarily revert back to her normal form, unless she engages in kombat. Her Tarkatan form also now grants her the familiar arm blades of Baraka and the Tarkatans.

Signature Moves

  • Soaring Sai: Mileena throws two Sais, charged with purple energy, at her opponent. In the older games and MK 2011, it was a charged move and could be performed in mid-air. In MK 2011, MKX and MK11, this attack is called Sai Blast and can still be performed in the air, called Air Sai Blast, respectively. In MKX, she only throws one Sai. In MK11, Mileena can only perform the attack in the air if the (Air) Sai Blast Equip Ability is equipped. Additionally in MK11, Mileena does not throw her Sais at the opponent, rather she sends blue energy in the shape of her Sais to deal damage. In MK1, it's called Straight Sai. (MKII, UMK3, MKT, MKG, MK:D, MK:A, MK 2011, MKX, MK11, MK1)
    • In MK 2011, the enhanced version is called Sai Bursts, while in MKX the attack is called Double Sai Blast. All of these have her fire one Sai at the opponent, and then the second Sai, dealing increased damage.
    • In MK11, amplifying the attack has Mileena bend her knee and shoot two more Sai blasts at the opponent's shins, dealing increased damage and knocking them off their feet.
      • Amplifying (Air) Sai Blast allows Mileena to recover faster after shooting the Sai blasts.
    • In MK1, amplifying the attack has Mileena teleport to her opponent and wrap her legs around their waist before taking two bites out of their neck.
  • Kick From Above: Mileena teleports and quickly hits her opponent from above with a jump kick. In MK 2011, this is called Teleport Drop and in MKX it is called Tele-Kick, while in MK11 the attack is called Tele-Drop, and in MK1 it is known as Teleport Down. The attack can also be performed in the air, called Air Tele-Kick, respectively. In MK11, Mileena can only perform the attack in the air if the (Air) Tele-Drop Equip Ability is equipped. (MKII, UMK3, MKT, MKG, MK:SM, MK:D, MK:A, MK 2011, MKX, MK11, MK1)
    • In MK 2011, the enhanced version is called Tricky Teleport. She teleports again and hits a second kick to the opponent from the other side.
    • In MKX, the enhanced version is called Tele-Drop and has Mileena kicking the opponent twice before performing a backwards cartwheel which knocks them away. Mileena is offered the use of airborne attacks after connecting this attack and can be used to continue combos when timed right.
    • In MK11, amplifying the attack has Mileena knock the opponent down with a second kick and then teleport, grab the downed opponent and perform a cartwheel to slam them to the ground in the opposite direction face-first for increased damage. Mileena is also given the option to throw the opponent forward.
    • In MK1, amplifying the attack has Mileena knock the opponent down and slash them four times with Tarkatan blades before stabbing them into the opponent's stomach and and tossing them away.
  • Rolling Thunder: Mileena tucks into a ball and rolls toward her opponent knocking them off of their feet. In MK 2011, MKX and MK11, this attack is called Ball Roll and in MK 2011 and MKX, the attack knocks the opponent into the air for a juggle. In MK1, this move is known as Roll. (MKII, UMK3, MKT, MKG, MK:SM, MK:D, MK:A, MK 2011, MKX, MK11, MK1)
    • In MK 2011, the enhanced version is called Smashing Roll. Mileena will leap up in a ball first and then roll into the opponent.
    • In MKX, the enhanced version is called Flip 'n' Roll, which has armor and deals increased damage, but no longer juggles the opponent.
      • In MKX, the attack can be enhanced a second time if it successfully connects, where Mileena rolls back into the falling opponent, dealing even more damage and launching them in the air for a juggle. The same amplified effect applies to Rolling Thunder.
    • In MK11, amplifying the attack has Mileena roll into the falling opponent, knocking them into the air again only this time for a juggle effect and increased damage.
    • In MK1, the enhanced version has Mileena pin the opponent's feet to the ground with her sais and attack with Tarkatan blades, slashing them three times before kicking them away.
  • Leaping Neckbite: Mileena leaps onto her opponent's chest and begins eating away their face or neck. Also, if the opponent has a Sai lodged in their neck before Mileena performs this move, she'll pull out the Sai and stab them repeatedly. In MKX, it can be performed in a chain combo called Quick Taste, which ends with her kicking the opponent away and can also be extended to make her bite the enemy more times. (MK 2011, MKX - Ravenous Variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Leaping Lunch. After Mileena finishes biting or stabbing the opponent, she will kick them away for increased damage.
  • Low Sai Blast: Mileena does the splits and throws one of her Sais at the opponent's shins. When throwing her Sai this way, Mileena can dodge incoming projectiles when timed correctly. In MK11, this attack is significantly slower and has Mileena shoot blue energy from her Sai instead of throwing it at the opponent. This replaces Sai Blast when equipped. In MK1, this attack is called Low Sai, and Mileena performs a seated spinal twist to throw both sais at her opponent. (MKX - Piercing Variation, MK11 - Equip Ability, MK1)
    • The enhanced version of the Low Sai is called Double Low Sai. It has her fire the second Sai at the opponent.
    • In MK11, amplifying the move has Mileena fire the second Sai at the opponent.
    • In MK11, the enhanced version deals more damage and knocks the opponent down and away.
      • If the attack is used as a Kounter or Punish to a High Projectile and Mileena dodges said projectile while doing the splits, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, with the Sai now piercing through the opponent's leg instead of being blue energy, causing blood to splatter, dealing almost three times the original damage.
  • Fade: Throwing a Sai to the ground, Mileena will disappear and reappear wherever the Sai has been thrown, either in place, forwards or backwards. This can also be delayed, which makes Mileena disappear for a longer time. (MKX - Ethereal Variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Vanish, which has Mileena disappear and reappear much faster. She can also continue combos in some instances when timed correctly.
  • Low Pounce: Grabbing her ducking opponent, Mileena jumps over them in a leapfrog-like manner. Mileena can perform follow-up attacks after if this is successful; (MKX - Ravenous Variation)
    • Dislocate: After performing the jump, Mileena rolls back and grabs the opponent's arms, twisting them.
    • Back Ride: Afterwards, she can force the opponent back to the ground by sitting on their head.
  • High Pounce: Mileena flips forward, grabs her opponent with her feet and slams them to the ground. Mileena can perform follow-up attacks after if this is successful; (MKX - Ravenous Variation)
    • Stab: Once on the ground, Mileena can stab the opponent three times in the chest with her Sai.
    • Double Kick: After stabbing, Mileena can slide into her opponent and kick their head.
  • Sai Slide: Mileena steps backwards and sends one of her Sais across the fightline at the opponent and sends it upwards into the air to deal damage, knocking them into the air before they fall to the ground. The attack can be delayed, increasing the distance the Sai travels. The Sai can travel halfway across the arena. Despite being summoned underneath the opponent, this attack is not a Low Attack but is considered a projectile. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Amplifying the attack has Mileena call the Sai back down onto the airborne opponent, dealing increased damage and knocking the opponent to the ground. The Sai tracks the opponent's location and will strike them regardless if the initial hit strikes them or not, or travels passed the opponent.
      • If the amplified version of the attack connects on the opponent as a Kounter or Punish, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, where when the Sai strikes the opponent from above, it impales into the opponent's head with so much force that it shatters the top of their skull when piercing their head, dealing over double the original damage, stunning the opponent and leaving them open for a free hit. This Krushing Blow can only trigger from the airborne Sai above the opponent.
  • Vanish: Mileena coats herself in a blue aura and becomes invisible for a short duration. Despite not visibly present, a blue aura is present that reveals where Mileena is, however there is no indication of her attacks with the exception of her claw attacks. Performing Vanish requires and spends a bar of Defensive Meter. While cloaked, all of Mileena's damage dealt is reduced by 20%. When Mileena takes damage, with the exception of damage-over-time effects, the effect ends immediately. Additionally, the attack that breaks Mileena's Vanish deals 20% increased damage to Mileena. Connecting or being struck by a Krushing Blow or Fatal Blow in addition to connecting either of Mileena's Throws ends this effect prematurely. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
  • Stabyscotch: Mileena grabs her opponent, spinning them around in the opposite direction, forcing them to the ground and puts her hand on their face. She starts playing five-finger fillet, quickly stabbing between her fingers and rolling backward after she finishes. This attack has armor breaking properties, ignoring the armor granted by specific abilities and Fatal Blows. When breaking the armor of a Break Away, the attack deals increased damage, however this increase is extremely small. This attack is capable of striking an opponent during a Getup Roll, similar to a standard Throw. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Amplifying the attack has Mileena look at her fingers, make sure they're not injured and drive the Sai into the opponent's eye before rolling forward, dealing increased damage. When breaking the armor of a Break Away, the attack deals increased damage, however this increase is extremely small.
      • If the attack is used as a Kounter or Punish to a Getup Roll or breaks armor, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow when amplified, with the Sai plunging deep into the opponent's eye with blood splattering, dealing over double the original damage. This Krushing Blow can only be triggered by either of these conditions once during the match.
  • Kahnum Dash: Mileena runs towards the opponent and under her opponent, tripping them as she goes under them by grabbing their feet. She can sprint full-screen distance. The duration of the sprint is determined by how long the attack is delayed. This replaces Ball Roll and conflicts with Rolling Thunder when equipped, disabling the option to select Rolling Thunder. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Mileena cancel the attack before performing the slide. Doing this requires and spends a bar of Defensive Meter.
    • Amplifying the attack has Mileena pounce on the opponent's back and shred them with her claws before slamming their head to the ground and hopping off the opponent on the opposite side, dealing increased damage. Mileena is also given the option to hop forward instead.
      • Amplifying a second time has Mileena and the opponent fall into a portal, with the opponent hitting the ground first, Mileena throwing her Sais into their eyes and dropping on their chest to retrieve her weapons, dealing even more damage.
  • Rolling Thunder: Mileena performs a Ball Roll, however she rolls into the air before rolling into the opponent's legs to knock them into the air, striking them multiple times in the process. Mileena can cancel rolling into the air, which in turn turns the attack into a regular Ball Roll, however this reduces the attack's overall damage as a result. This replaces Ball Roll and conflicts with Kahnum Dash when equipped, disabling the option to select Kahnum Dash. (MK11 - Equip Ability, MK1)
    • Amplifying the attack has Mileena roll into the falling opponent, knocking them into the air again only this time for a juggle effect and increased damage.
  • Teleport Up: Mileena teleports behind the opponent and knocks them into the air with a rising kick. (MK1)
    • The enhanced version allows Mileena to follow up with aerial attacks.
  • (Air) Ball: Mileena curls into a ball and spins in the air, shooting three sai-shaped energy projectiles. (MK1)
    • The enhanced version is called (Air) Homing Ball and has Mileena fly at her opponent downwards. This move can be delayed or cancelled.

X-Rays/Fatal Blows

  • X-Ray - Femme Fatale: Mileena grabs hold of her opponent, and in an homage to her MKII Fatality, she rapidly stabs her opponent's torso with her sais, breaking their ribs and damaging their innards. She then knees them in the face, breaking their skull. (MK 2011)
  • X Ray - Let Us Dance: Mileena teleports and proceeds to kick the opponent three times before stabbing her sais into their ears. Keeping a firm grip on the sais, she viciously bites the opponent's forehead, shattering the front of their skull. She then rips out the sais and drives them into the opponent's eyes. (MKX)
  • Fatal Blow - Beauty and Beast: Mileena charges towards the opponent swiping with her claws three times and starts rapidly stabbing them in the gut with her sais before leaping over them and onto their back to bite their neck, ripping off a chunk of flesh. Afterwards she makes a back flip and throws her sais at their head, making them come out through the eyes, and then grabs the opponent's throat and rips out the larynx before kicking them away. (MK11)
  • Fatal Blow - Serving Tarkat: Mileena hits the opponent with a spit as the Kameo begins that attack. When it ends, Mileena runs the opponent and sends them laying in their back (their hands impaled with her sais) before she eats their body 4 times and the side of their neck afterwards. (MK1)

Other Moves

  • Throw: Mileena grabs her opponent, thrusts herself into the air, doing a handstand on their shoulders, then swings herself back down, kicking them in the stomach. She then either repeats the move, knocking the opponent to the floor, or she flips herself completely over their head and kicks them in the back, knocking them to the ground. (MK 2011)
    • Frankensteiner: Prior to MK 2011 but specifically in Deception and Armageddon, Mileena executes a Frankensteiner in which she hops on her enemy's shoulders performing head scissors with a backward somersault to slam her enemy to the ground. Kitana had an earlier variation of this move in UMK3 and MKT whereas Mileena used a Suplex Throw. (MK:D, MK:A)
    • Bridging German Suplex: Mileena grabs her opponent by the waist, lifts them up and slams her opponent backwards while bridging. Kitana also shares this throw. (MKII)
  • Leaping Sai: Mileena jumps into the air and stabs her opponent in the shoulder with one of her sais. (MK 2011)
  • Sai Impale: Mileena stabs her sai into her opponent's stomach. (MK 2011)
  • Splits: Mileena does a split kick that hits her opponent in the head. (MK 2011)
  • High Heel: Millena lifts her heel over her head to grab an airborne opponent with it and slam them back to the floor. This attack can only connect on airborne opponents, whether this being from a combo or the opponent jumping at Mileena. (MKX)
    • This basic attack can be enhanced as soon as Mileena's foot touches the opponent to make them bounce off the floor for a juggle.
  • Rider: Mileena punches the opponent twice and then leaps at their head, using her weight and impulse to bring them down. (MKX)
  • Throat Piercing: Mileena stabs the opponent with her Sais twice and then leaps on the opponent's chest to stab their throat. Can also be extended to make her stab their throat several more times before leaping back. (MKX - Piercing Variation)
  • Sadistic Ways: Mileena slashes her Sais at the opponent before quickly stabbing their abdomen multiple times, much like her Sai Stabs Fatality. (MKX - Piercing Variation)
  • Sais: While in the Piercing Variation, Mileena gains unique combos utilizing her Sais. Additionally, some of her combos will be altered to integrate her Sais. (MKX - Piercing Variation)
  • Throw (Forward): Mileena knees the opponent into the groin and licks their face with her long tongue before taking a bite out of their neck. (MK11)
    • If Mileena hasn't been knocked down or performed a jump for 10 seconds, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, where when Mileena bites the opponent's neck, she rips out a large chunk of the opponent's flesh with her teeth, dealing over double the original damage. This Krushing Blow is also affected by combos and basic attacks that involve Mileena jumping or hopping when performing said attacks.
  • Throw (Backward): Mileena drives both of her Sais into the opponent's gut and turns away to check her nails while a barrage of Sais pierces them from the front and the back. Once it's over, she teleports onto the opponent's back and kicks them down. (MK11)
  • Play Time: Mileena gains new Combo-Enders to some of her combos. Additionally, Mileena's All Or Nothing combo is modified, where the final rolling overhead kick no longer knocks the opponent down, allowing Mileena to utilize special attacks after or perform her Half Blood combo. Additionally, All Or Nothing deals slightly less damage at the expense of allowing Mileena to perform additional attacks. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Ridin' Dirty: After performing True Queen, Mileena grabs the opponent by the face and squeezes their head before mounting them and jamming her thumbs into the opponent's eyes, causing them to fall backwards and rolls off of them. The final grab of this combo acts as a High Throw and is unblockable, but can miss ducking opponents.
    • Losing Control: After performing A Little Unruly, Mileena stabs her airborne opponent with her Sais each before dropping them immediately on the ground. This combo can not be performed during the Krushing Blow version of A Little Unruly, if it is triggered.
    • Half Blood: After performing All Or Nothing, Mileena rolls over her opponent then stabs them in the temple with one of her Sais before kicking them away.
      • The combo can be amplified where Mileena does not kick the opponent away. Mileena recovers much faster than the opponent but the damage of the combo remains the same.
  • Miss Me?: Mileena slashes the opponent with her claws, quickly stabs them in the stomach with her Sais, then rolls forward and performs a one-handed hand stand and kicks the opponent right in the chest, knocking down and away from Mileena. (MK11)
    • If this combo string is performed in a combo of 7 or more hits or the combo string brings the combo to 7 hits, the combo string turns into a Krushing Blow, with the kick to the chest shattering the opponent's ribcage, dealing over double the original damage. Additionally, the knockback effect of the kick is increased, knocking the opponent nearly full-screen distance away from Mileena.
  • A Little Unruly: Mileena stabs the opponent in the shin and performs a backwards cartwheel kick, knocking the opponent into the air and to the opposite side of Mileena. (MK11)
    • If this combo is performed on the opponent as a Kounter or Punish to a High Attack, the combo turns into a Krushing Blow, with the kick breaking the opponent's jaw and knocking out several of their teeth, similar to her uppercut's Krushing Blow, dealing increased damage and knocking the opponent high into the air for a juggle.
  • Square Wave: Mileena propels herself at the opponent, striking them with her behind, knocking them away. The attack can also be used in the air, called (Air) Square Wave, respectively. This attack has armor breaking properties, ignoring the armor granted by specific abilities and Fatal Blows. This attack is borrowed from Kitana and costs less Offensive Meter to amplify. (MK11 - Jinsei Augment)
    • Amplifying the attack has Mileena teleport above the opponent and stomp on them after they are knocked away for increased damage.
    • If this attack connects as a Kounter or Punish from the maximum range that Mileena travels when using the attack or breaks armor, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, where Mileena's behind crushes the opponent's skull inward, dealing over three times the original damage. Additionally, the knockback effect is greatly increased, knocking the opponent away almost full-screen distance. The attack can not be amplified if this Krushing Blow is triggered.
  • Brainstorm (Backward Throw): Mileena pokes the opponent in the eye with her sai and jumps onto their neck, stabbing them in the head three times before tossing them behind her with a frankensteiner. (MK1)
  • Feral Gashes: Mileena stabs forward with her sai, follows up with a downward stab and a forward one before hopping forward and bringing the opponent down with a downward swing, stabbing them in the back three times as they're lying down. (MK1)
  • Balleranal Failure: Mileena slashes the opponent with a sai, follows up with a spinning stab and drives her sai into the opponent's head, switching places with them and spinning before knocking them away with a side kick. (MK1)


  • Sai Stabs: Mileena pulls her Sais out and stabs her opponent to death. In Shaolin Monks, after stabbing them, she delivers a powerful kick which sends them flying across the arena. This was made into a part of her X-Ray in MK 2011. This move was used as a Brutality in MKX. (MKII, MK:SM)
  • Man Eater: Mileena's most well-known Fatality. She removes her mask and literally inhales her opponent. She then turns to the other side and regurgitates a torrent of bones onto the ground. In MKX, she regurgitates blood chunks instead. (MKII, UMK3, MKT, MKX)
  • Nail Shooter: Mileena removes her mask and fills her mouth with a bottle full of nails. She then unleashes a deadly barrage upon her helpless foe. (UMK3, MKT, MKG)
    • In MKG, this Fatality, along with Sai-Anara, is almost an exact duplicate of Reiko's Ninja Star Fatality.
  • Sai-Anara: Mileena throws a number of Sais at her opponent, hitting all areas of the body. Her final throw ends up in her victim's head. (MKG)
  • Ferocious Bite: Mileena removes her veil, then charges at the opponent and bites into their neck. She then tears the head off with her teeth and spits it out on the floor behind her. She then smiles grotesquely (yet apparently pleased), going "Mmmmmm...." before laughing maniacally. (MK:D)
  • Sai Lodge: Mileena throws her Sais into the air and kicks them towards her opponent. The Sais drive into the enemy's shoulders, killing them. (MK:D)
  • Boss Fatality: She assists Jade in this Fatality. Jade sweeps the enemy to the ground with her Bojutsu, Mileena then throws her Sai into the opponent's palm. Jade then slams her Bojutsu in his/her face, eventually crushing it. (MK:SM)
  • Be Mine: Mileena throws both of her Sais into the opponent's torso. She walks over to them and seductively embraces them, only to rip the upper half of their head off and chew on it. She then throws it to the ground and moans positively. Similar to Ferocious Bite. (MK 2011)
  • Rip Off: Mileena hurls both of her Sais, one at a time, into her opponent's feet. She then rips off their body from their upper legs and moans positively. This Fatality is similar to Kira's Torso Rip Fatality in Deception. (MK 2011)
  • Face Feast: Mileena drives her Sais into either side of her opponent's head, and by holding onto to the Sais and using a kick to the stomach as leverage, she rips the opponent's head clean off. She then takes several big bites out of the opponent's face, completely tearing it off, and throws it next to their body. (MKX)
  • Tasty Treat: Mileena pushes down her opponent, then leaps onto them. She viciously and violently claws at the opponent's abdomen, effectively tearing them in half. The opponent tries to crawl away but falls dead only after a few inches as Mileena feasts on their innards. (MKX)
  • Spinning Out Of Control: Mileena rolls towards her opponent and pushes them down before flipping backwards into the air. She takes out both of her sais and starts spinning around like a sawblade, gaining speed until diving downwards at the supine opponent, slowly bisecting them vertically groin first while gore flies out of them. After completely splitting them in half, she tumbles across the ground and gets onto her knee, with intestines stuck to one of her arms and legs. (MK11)
  • Violent Delights: Mileena grabs her opponent’s arm and turns them around. She eventually grabs them by the mouth and licks their neck and head with her tongue before slashing open their stomach with her claws, causing their intestines to spill out and turning them back around. Mileena then reaches her hand into the wound and pierces the opponent’s face with her claws, and finishes by grabbing their face and tearing it off, which also rips out all of their internal organs through their open stomach. (MK11)
  • Appetizer: Mileena uses one of her Sai’s to stab the side of the opponent's head and forces them to turn around, then she stabs the opponent's shoulders with her sais, which forces them to kneel. She then bites at the head, eating the opponent's brain and eyes, and also leaving a giant hole. She takes another bite at the head up until the lower jaw, leaving an almost headless corpse while she roars at the camera. (MK1)
  • A Little To The Left: Mileena slices the opponent's stomach, hunching them over, and then impales the opponent's sides of the head with her sais and then twists their head to the side, breaking it. She then twists the opponent's head upside down, and leaps onto the body and rips the head off with the sais. She then tosses the head back to the body along with her sais. (MK1)


Mortal Kombat X

  • High Roller: Mileena performs either a Ball Roll or Flip 'n' Roll, obliterating the opponent's shins in the process. (MKX)
    • A number of Ball Rolls must connect during the match.
    • A button must be held.
    • Can not be performed on a juggled or airborne opponent.
  • Tele-Splat: Mileena performs either a Tele-Kick or a Tele-Drop that destroys the opponent's head on impact. (MKX)
    • A button must be held.
    • Can not be performed on a juggled or airborne opponent.
  • Impaler: Mileena performs her Sadistic Ways combo, only this time the combo is extended where Mileena violently stabs the opponent in the stomach so much that it creates a gaping hole big enough for Mileena to stab and rip out their heart with her Sai. She drops their heart as soon as she finishes. (MKX - Piercing Variation)
    • A button must be pressed repeatedly.
  • Fun Ride: Mileena performs her Rider combo, decapitating the opponent as she jumps over them. (MKX - Ethereal Variation)
    • A number of Fade Aways must be performed.
  • Early Lunch: Mileena performs her extended Quick Taste combo, ripping the opponent's throat out with her teeth. As she jumps off the opponent, this time without kicking them away, they fall over, causing their head to fall off when they hit the ground. (MKX - Ravenous Variation)
    • Must perform the extended version of Quick Taste.
    • A button must be held.
  • Have a Seat: Mileena performs the entirety of Low Pounce, breaking off the opponent's arms and crushing their head under her behind when she sits on them. (MKX - Ravenous Variation - Secret)
  • See No Evil: Mileena performs an Air Sai Blast that lodges into the opponent's face. (MKXL - Secret)
    • Must come from an Air Sai Blast.
    • Can be performed during a combo.
    • Can not be performed on a juggled or airborne opponent.

Mortal Kombat 11

  • The Klassic: Mileena performs an uppercut, decapitating the opponent with a rising strike with the pommel of her Sai with their spine still attached. This Brutality is shared with every character. (MK11)
    • Must not block an attack for the entirety of the final round.
    • A button must be held.
  • Nail Shooter: Mileena performs her Throw (Backward), only this time instead of teleporting onto the opponent's back, she removes her mask and fills her mouth with a can full of nails and she spits them out at her opponent, unloading a barrage of nails that riddle and puncture their body. (MK11)
    • A button must be pressed repeatedly.
  • Man Eater: Mileena performs her Throw (Forward), only this time, after she bites her opponent, she grasps their head, bringing it close to her before devouring their entire head with one bite before vomiting up chunks of gore shortly after. (MK11)
    • A button must be pressed repeatedly.
    • Will not trigger on Krushing Blow, if it has not been activated during the match.
  • Let It Grow Let It Grow: Mileena performs an amplified Stabyscotch only this time after stabbing them in the eye, she rips off the opponent's lower jaw and drops a magical seed in the gaping hole. As the opponent struggles and squirms from being pinned to the ground by her Sai, a bright blue flower grows from their mouth as they bleed to death. (MK11)
    • A button must be pressed repeatedly.
    • Will not trigger on Krushing Blow, if it has not been activated during the match.
  • Tasty: Mileena performs an amplified Kahnum Dash and proceeds to violently and repeatedly smash the opponent's face against the ground. After their face is reduced to bloodied bone, she licks it and drops them. (MK11)
    • Several buttons must be pressed repeatedly.
  • Roll Out: Mileena performs either a Ball Roll or canceled Rolling Thunder, destroying the opponent's shins as she rolls into their legs. This is identical to her High Roller Brutality from MKX. (MK11)
    • A button must be held.
  • Head Kabob: Mileena performs her Half Blood combo, ripping off the opponent's head as she pulls out her Sai from the opponent's temple. (MK11)
    • A button must be held.
  • Tele-Splat: Mileena performs an amplified Tele-Drop only this time when she slams the opponent onto the ground head first, their head explodes on impact. (MK11)
    • A button must be held.
  • Mount N' Destroy: Mileena performs her Ridin' Dirty combo, destroying their opponent's eyes and causing them to bleed profusely from their eye sockets. (MK11)
    • A button must be pressed repeatedly.
  • Pretty Pretty Princess: Mileena performs her Flesh Pits combo, kicking the opponent's head off with their spine still attached. (MK11)
    • A button must be held.
  • Pin Cushion: Mileena performs an amplified Sai Slide, only this time, her Sai impales the top of the opponent's head. (MK11)
    • A button must be held.
    • Will not trigger on Krushing Blow, if it has not been activated during the match.
  • Alternate Roll Out Brutality: Mileena performs a Rolling Thunder that destroying the opponent's upper half on contact. (MK11 - Secret)
    • Has the same requirements as Roll Out.
  • Secret (Air) Square Wave Brutality: Mileena performs an (Air) Square Wave, flying through and destroying the opponent's entire upper body when she makes contact with them. (MK11 - Secret)
    • A button must be held.

Mortal Kombat 1

  • The Klassic: Mileena performs an uppercut, decapitating the opponent with a rising strike with the blade of her Sai with their spine still attached. This Brutality is shared with every character. (MK1)
    • A button must be held.
  • Did That Hurt?: Mileena performs the Brainstorm throw and gouges the opponent's eyes out with her sais. (MK1)
    • A button must be pressed repeatedly.
  • Maybe Next Time: Mileena performs the Ballerunal Failure kombo and rips the opponent's head off with her sai, gnawing on it. (MK1)
    • A button must be held.
  • The Best Part: Mileena performs an Enhanced Teleport Down and eviscerates her opponent with her Tarkatan blades before finishing them off with a stab through the eye. (MK1)
    • Certain button must be pressed repeatedly.
  • Early Lunch: Mileena performs an Enhanced Roll, pulling the opponent closer with her tongue and chewing their lower jaw off. (MK1)
    • A button must be held.
  • High Roller: Mileena performs a Roll, obliterating the opponent's shins in the process. (MK1)
    • A button must be held.
    • Must be a Jump distance away.

Other Finishers

  • Friendship #1 - The Planter: Mileena plants a seed that turns into a flower. (MKII)
  • Friendship #2 - Cute Face: Mileena removes her mask and gazes into a mirror, and the mirror shatters. Shao Kahn then says "Crispy." In Trilogy, Shao Kahn does not say "Crispy". (UMK3, MKT)
  • Friendship #3 - Teddy Bears Picnic: Mileena skips along in joy and brings her teddy bear over to a small table with other teddy bears dressed as Jade and Kitana, where she and the teddy bears have a tea party. Mileena's teddy bear will fall over, only for her to sit it back up to resume the tea party. (MK11)
  • Animality - Stinky Murder: Mileena transforms into a skunk and sprays the opponent to death. (UMK3, MKT)
  • Hara-Kiri - Brain Surgery: Mileena drives her sais into the sides of her own head. (MK:D)
  • Babality: Mileena hisses and attempts to attack her opponent, but trips and starts crying in a tantrum. (MK 2011)

Movie and TV Appearances

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

In Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Mileena (played by Dana Hee) served as an assassin for Shao Kahn. She fought Sonya Blade, who initially mistook Mileena for Kitana. Sonya killed Mileena, causing the dragon tattoo on Mileena's shoulder to come to life and quickly disappear. The similar appearances of Mileena and Kitana are the only connections between the two characters that the film makes. Mileena's name is never mentioned in the film, when Sonya notices that Raiden shares the same dragon tattoo as both Mileena and Cyrax later in the film, she refers to them only as "a robot and a woman" who both tried to kill her. However, the end credits identify her as Mileena. Appropriately, Dana Hee was the stunt double for Talisa Soto (Kitana) in both movies.

Mortal Kombat: Conquest

Mileena appeared in one episode of the television series Mortal Kombat: Conquest, in which she had no initial relation to Kitana and was here depicted as an initially very repulsive and aggressive Outworld warrior sent by Shao Kahn to assassinate the weakened Kung Lao, with a magic spell placed over her to give her Kitana's look, which she loved (for a second, he called her his "new daughter" before saying that her beauty was temporary and if she failed he would take it away); as punishment for her taking too much time in her mission, Kahn allows her to keep her beauty with the exception of making her teeth more exaggerated and pointy and making her voice sound like that of an old woman, her outer beauty to remind her of trying to be something that she is not. As giving her the face with fangs and the haggish voice makes her ugliness much more appalling, she starts to wear her signature mask, which Kahn gives her before ordering his guards to take her away. She was portrayed by Megan Brown in both forms, and by Audie England in the form of Kitana. Mileena, wearing a green costume, succeeded in seducing Kung Lao, but could not bring herself to kill him during their night of passion and was also explicitly warned by Shang Tsung to not do it. She makes excuses for Kahn and later fights an inconclusive duel against Kitana, broken by Shao Kahn. 

Mortal Kombat: Legacy

In Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Mileena is played by Jolene Tran.

Mileena's history is left largely unchanged, but instead of having been created when Shao Kahn began to doubt Kitana's loyalty, she was created as an infant and raised alongside her as her sister, with the two largely unaware of the truth of their relationship for some time. Also, while she retains her Tarkatan features, they do not manifest unless she is greatly angered, leaving her face with scars running upwards and outwards from her mouth similar to a Glasgow smile.

Mileena was created by Shang Tsung from a vial of Kitana's blood and Tarkatan blood after Shao Kahn began to fear that Sindel would raise Kitana to hate him as she did, but when Sindel saw the infant Mileena next to her own daughter, as well as her features briefly contort into their true Tarkatan shape, she took her own life to infuse her soul into her daughter. This left Shao Kahn to raise the girls himself, and in their adolescence, he began training them as his personal assassins after noticing their promising skill, with Mileena being efficient with sai. Mileena grew angry over her father's greater approval over Kitana, and one night, she lost control of her bestial instincts and killed a passing guard when he found her studying her changed face in a nearby fountain, tearing his throat out with her teeth.

Though Mileena was horrified, Shao Kahn had secretly been watching and was pleased to see Mileena begin to lose her self-control, all apart of his manipulations of her and Kitana.

Mileena next fought Kitana before her father but was overpowered by her sister, who was declared the winner, angering Mileena enough that her teeth briefly showed. Shao Kahn then assigned to the two to begin hunting down and eliminating the remainder of king Jerrod's decoys and bodyguards, a task Mileena relished in. When Shao Kahn gave them the task of killing the true Jerrod, Mileena waited while Kitana confronted him and killed him from behind, impaling him with her sai, giving her sister a smug smirk as she reclaimed her weapon and left.

Mileena did not realize that this act would lead Kitana into discovering her true heritage and begin planning her rebellion against their 'father', and Mileena was none the wiser as she knelt before Shao Kahn as he began telling them of his plans for Earthrealm's conquest.

Jolene Tran did not reprise her role as Mileena for Season 2 and was instead replaced by stuntwoman and actress Michelle Lee.


Mortal Kombat Gold

  • "Kitana... I want your status! I want to be Princess of Edenia! It is my right!"'
  • "No... No!"
  • "You are right, Kitana..."
  • "But if I have no right to this realm"
  • "Then neither will you!!!"
  • "You will die, sister!"
  • "And I will take this realm for myself!"

Mortal Kombat (2011)

  • "Let us dance!" (Battle Cry)
  • "Was it good for you?"
  • "Did that hurt?"
  • "Don't be mad."
  • "Tasty!" (after performing Leaping Lunch)
  • "Sister!" (to Kitana)
  • "So pretty, so fair, so sad and alone... Come. Let us be a family!" (to Kitana)
  • "Do not let her get away!" (when Jade is about to rescue Kitana)
  • "Others pursue. I find." (to Jade)
  • "You must return with me! There is to be a celebration for my sister! She's going away..." (to Jade)
  • "Looking for a new playmate!" (to Stryker)
  • "Raiden has killed Motaro." (to Shao Kahn)
  • "No one attacks the Emperor!" (to Kabal)

Mortal Kombat X

  • "It is given, dearest Tanya." (To Tanya)
  • "False Emperor!" (To Rain)
  • "It pains me to use, Rain. I need more time." (To Rain when he wants her to use Shinnok's Amulet)
  • "The usurper's excursion came too soon..." (To Rain)
  • "No matter--if Kano does what I paid him to do." (To Rain)
  • "Kano was to kill you, miserable snake!" (To Kotal Kahn)
  • "Rrgo na-TAY!" (Order Tarkatans to attack Kotal Kahn)
  • "But I will" (To Erron Black)
  • "As the heir to my father Shao Kahn, I, Mileena, Kahnum of Outworld... order your execution!" (To Kotal Kahn)
  • "Ah, there they are..." (To Reptile, D'Vorah and Kotal Kahn)
  • "Three of your fellow councilors.. whispering like handmaidens. About what, I wonder." (To Reptile, D'Vorah and Kotal Kahn)
  • "And I've told I would sooner die than treat with my father's murderers!" (To Kotal Kahn)
  • "And sedition does not? Speak your last, before I have your tongue." (To Kotal Kahn)
  • "How dare you! I succeed Shao Kahn by his decree!" (To Reptile)
  • "From you?! Osh-Tekk fool! Kill him!" (To Kotal Kahn)
  • "You will defend your Empress!" (Ordering her troops to defend her)
  • "D'Vorah!" (When discovering Cassie Cage & D'Vorah in her tent)
  • "You took my throne. Now you wish to steal my means of reclaiming it?" (To D'Vorah)
  • "Who are you to say?!" (To D'Vorah)
  • "I will take something of yours... your life!" (To D'Vorah)
  • "Enough of your prattle. Finish me, that I may join my father." (Mileena's last words to Kotal Kahn)

Mortal Kombat 1

  • "Lord Liu Kang, welcome." (greets Liu Kang)
  • "You remember my sister?"
  • "None more so than me. It's been too long since we've known victory."
  • "Thank you, Tanya."
  • "Follow me, please."
  • "The six-armed beings are Naknadans."
  • "Should she not? It commemorates my late father."
  • "First Constable! Our route was to be clear. This couldn't wait?"
  • "The Earthrealmers cannot be privy to our secrets, Li Mei. As Sun Do's First Constable, you must show better judgement."
  • "Perhaps that's too much to expect."
  • "Don't deny me your flesh. I must feed." (After Kenshi defeated her in a round)
  • "Fetch us water please?"
  • "I must. If I won't risk my life for the throne, I'm not worthy of it."
  • "Will they stand down, if ordered?" (To her mother about Outworld soldiers)
  • "No. We fight together." (To Tanya)
  • "What's wrong?!"
  • "No, Tanya. Stay down. This time, I protect you."
  • "Come any closer and you'll feel the points of my blades." (To Ermac)
  • "You have no chance of taking my soul." (After defeating Ermac in a round)
  • "You'll have no part of me, Ermac." (After defeating Ermac)
  • "I prefer this one, dearest Tanya."
  • "We must leave. Quickly!"
  • "Father?" (Heard a familiar voice)
  • "Father? Is it truly you?!"
  • "Father!"
  • "A discussion for another time, Father. We must go."
  • "How is it they're unaware that the soul stealers are shut down?" (To Smoke)
  • "I'll distract them while the rest of you get into position. Leave it to me, mother."
  • "Shang Tsung."
  • "I bring news from Outworld. Sindel is disposed. General Shao now rules."
  • "To succeed, the General needed help on the inside. I provided it."
  • "Ha! It's a burden I've never wanted. The realm is better left in General... Emperor Shao's hands."
  • "Yes, Shang Tsung, it does..."
  • "...But not in a manner that you expect."
  • "You count yourselves among my doubters?"
  • "I will count you among the dead."
  • "Your betrayal will be punished. Do not expect leniency." (After defeating Shang Tsung in a round)
  • "There will be consequences for forsaking Outworld." (After defeating Shang Tsung)
  • "Serum... Wearing off... Must stay in control..."
  • "Blaarrrhhh!"
  • "You attack my family?! I will make you suffer!"
  • "You haven't much fight left. It won't take long to finish you." (After defeating Dark Raiden in a round)
  • "This new Shang Tsung should have sent more minions." (After defeating Dark Raiden)
  • "If my mother dies, she won't be the only Sindel to perish."
  • "This ends when I rip out your heart with my hands." (After defeating Dark Sindel in a round)
  • "Mother."
  • "I will, Mother. Father and Kitana will help me."
  • "Father, wh-what did you do?!"
  • "It must be nearby. We follow them, they will lead us to it."
  • "If Liu Kang is right, the battle in front of us is already lost. This may be our only hope."
  • "This... magic is incredible."

Armageddon Mileena

  • "There will be little left of you."
  • "You're not ready for the pain I'll bring you."
  • "I intend to spill blood."
  • "Shedding your blood won't disturb me."
  • "Thank you, Sister." (Thanking her sister's Titan counterpart)
  • "You are too kind, Liu Kang. Thank you. Allow me."
  • "By the Gods."

Mortal Kombat (2021)

  • "Sub-Zero tracked and killed another one of Earth's champions, but another has escaped."
  • "What of Lord Raiden? If he discovers we're breaking rules set in stone by the Elder Gods..."
  • "This is not the blood of a Chosen One. Your death has no worth." (to Sonya)



  • MK co-creator Ed Boon has described Kitana and Mileena as the female equivalents of Scorpion and Sub-Zero.
  • The Mortal Kombat (2011) Achievement/Trophy, called "Best...Alternate...EVER!", is given for unlocking Mileena's Flesh Pits costume by completing the Challenge Tower.
  • She was ranked 5 out of 11 for Top 11 Mortal Kombat characters from
  • She was listed as #4 of the Top 10 Fighting Game Females hosted by
  • So far, there's been only 4 games where Mileena doesn't make a playable appearance, not counting updates, ports and spin-offs. Mortal Kombat 3, Mortal Kombat 4, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance and Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
  • Mileena never had any new special moves since MKII, until MK 2011.
  • Mileena has appeared in every Mortal Kombat mini-game; Chess Kombat, Puzzle Kombat, and Motor Kombat.
  • In the episode "Another Bad Thanksgiving" of The Cleveland Show, Janet (Cleveland's sister-in-law) appears dressed as Mileena, and is killed by Scorpion (Cleveland).
  • Mileena is the only boss character, as well as secret boss character, that is never actually killed by a Fatality in the story mode of Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks. In her main boss fight, she's the only one of the female ninjas who escapes, while Jade is killed and Kitana is rendered unconscious during the fight. Then, in her secret boss fight, she escapes through a portal after being defeated.
  • She is one of the few characters to be dead in both the original and current timelines.
  • Story-wise, she is the first character created by Shao Kahn's will, the second being Ermac and the third being Skarlet.
  • An interaction between Tanya and Tremor in Mortal Kombat X in addition to Mileena's Arcade ending in Mortal Kombat 11 suggests that Mileena is the second LGBT character in the Mortal Kombat series, being the first bisexual character. The first LGBT character was Kung Jin.
    • While it is confirmed that Kung Jin is indeed homosexual, it has yet to be confirmed whether or not Mileena is in fact bisexual.

Mortal Kombat 3/Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3/Mortal Kombat Trilogy

  • In the Arcade, Sega Saturn, and DS versions of Ultimate MK3, Mileena was the only hidden character with the finishers that all normal characters had.
  • In the N64 version of MKT, Mileena's and Kitana's Victory Pose head added a new bun hair.

Mortal Kombat (2011)

  • A variant of her X-Ray move was originally planned for Johnny Cage, before it was changed with the Ball Buster.
  • When Mileena performs her Be Mine Fatality while wearing her Klassic costume, no blood comes out when she chews on her victim's face.
  • When Mileena performs her Victory Pose in her masked costumes for MK, MKII and UMK3, she will throw her mask to the floor. In her Flesh Pits costume, this motion has been removed and she will only moan before jumping on the screen.
  • Mileena's alternate costume was taken from Mortal Kombat: Deception's primary costume.
  • Counting the PlayStation Vita version of Mortal Kombat (2011), Mileena is the character who possesses the most number of costumes, with a total of five.

Mortal Kombat X

  • This is the first game in which Mileena lacks her traditional Tarkatan teeth, this time being replaced with human lips with curved fangs along her cheek area.
  • One of the original concepts for Mileena's revamped Tarkatan mouth in MKX involved her jaw unhinging like a snake's, but was rejected due to technical issues. [2]
  • Mileena seems completely unaware of the Tarkatan traits shared by the Xenomorph, as apposed to other characters that comment on it.

Mortal Kombat Mobile

  • Mileena's Piercing card was one of the original challenge characters in the game alongside Flaming Fist Liu Kang and Thunder God Raiden.
  • Mileena's Ravenous card was also one of the the three original Diamond character cards introduced in the game.

Mortal Kombat 11

  • Prior to Mileena's appearance in the game as a DLC character she was mentioned numerous times by characters in Arcade interactions as well as the game's Story Mode.
  • Mileena appears in Kitana's Friendship with the two playing patty-cake and embracing in a hug.
    • Mileena later returns as a DLC character as part of the second Kombat Pack alongside Rain and Rambo.
  • During an interaction with Kitana, she says the quote "Come, let us be a family", which is a reference to the story mode of Mortal Kombat (2011) when Kitana discovered Mileena in the Flesh Pits.
  • During an interaction with Erron Black, Erron will ask her about her return to which she responds "A million souls cried out for my return.", this was a reference to a #WeWantMileena on Twitter where fans highly requested Ed Boon, Mortal Kombat and Netherrealm Studios' Twitter page to bring Mileena back to the roster.
    • After Kombat Pack 2 was announced, Kari Wahlgren, in Mileena's voice, made an audio response to Mileena fans. [3]
  • During an interaction with D'Vorah, when Mileena threatened to destroy her species, D'Vorah responds "The Kytinn are many, you are one". This is a reference to Ermac's most well known catchphrase "We are many, you are one".
  • Mileena and Rain are the only characters whose Klassic outfits are unlocked based on a placement in the Towers of Time leaderboards.

Mortal Kombat 1

  • Mileena's virtue is presented as "Respect".
  • Mileena's new mouth is based on the rejected concept from Mortal Kombat X.
  • Due to Mileena being a full Tarkatan in the new timeline, she is able to grow and use arm blades.
Preceded by Emperor of Outworld (Alternate Timeline) Succeeded by
Shao Kahn ? AMK - ? AMK Kotal Kahn


  • In MK 2011, in her Flesh Pits outfit, she will still motion to remove her mask despite it not being present.
  • In MK 2011, if Mileena uses the Leaping Lunch enhanced special move when a Sai is lodged in the opponent's back, and finishes gnawing and stabbing and jumps off, she will not put her veil back on, thus exposing her face. This change is not displayed on her X-Ray Move or on her Fatalities. It can be fixed if she uses and lands another Leaping Neckbite. This could possibly be a glitch.
    • In Arcade Ladder, if you defeat Shao Kahn with Mileena's Leaping Neckbite, his neck will still be bleeding as Mileena defeats him in her victory cinematic. This could also possibly be a glitch.
  • In Challenge #184 of the Challenge Tower in MK 2011, if Baraka has been defeated and you defeat Reptile with Mileena (Baraka's tag partner), she will perform Baraka's Victory Pose.
  • Her new revamped Tarkatan teeth have a tendency to clip through her lips during certain Fatalities in MKX.
  • In MK11, Mileena's klassic outfits lack the holsters for her Sais, causing them to float in the air behind her.
  • In MK11, Mileena's sweep attack does 8% damage as apposed to the default 7%. Whether this was made intentional or not remains unknown.


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