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               |    Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance(Reptile Character FAQ)   |
               |           Author: The Spelunker                            |
               |     Copyright 2002 - 2008. All rights reserved.            |
    Disclaimer: This guide is intended to familiarize players with the hidden
    character: Reptile from Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. This file is intended
    solely for use on GameFAQs.com and nowhere else. Unauthorized reproduction,
    use(other than personal), or alteration of this file are strictly prohibited by
    the author and the law. The only e-mail address that may give written consent
    Table of Contents:
    I. Introduction
    II. Version Info
    III. Control Translations(important if you're not using PS2)
    IV. Background
    V. Extras
    VI. Acquiring Reptile
    VII. Moves
      a) Controls
      b) Basic Moves
      c) Combos
      d) Special Moves
      e) Fatality
    VIII. Hard mode strategy
      -  Controls
      a) vs Scorpion
      b) vs Sonya
      c) vs Shang Tsung
      d) vs Sub Zero
      e) vs Kano
      f) vs Mavado
      g) vs Kung Lao
      h) vs Li Mei
      i) vs Johnny Cage
      j) vs Moloch
      k) vs Quan Chi
    IX. Credits
    X. Reptile's Ending *spoilers*
    Reptile has always been my favorite character throughout the whole Mortal
    Kombat series. I'm writing this guide not only to help others, but also to put
    together a nice compilation of info about this character. I'm aware that my
    methods may not be the best, but here they are. If you have a different method
    that you think is better then let me know.
    I enjoy helping others, but I also don't claim to be the number one Mortal
    Kombat champ. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions then
    please send them to: lance3335@gmail.com.net
    v. 1.3
    - corrected e-mail address
    - rewrote some parts of guide
    V. 1.2
    - Added the exact Reptile ending, opposed to my former depiction of it. A big
    thanks to Joe for the help with this.
    V. 1.1
    - Fixed numerous spelling errors
    - New control translations section
    - Reptile's ending now shown at the end of the FAQ
    - New ASCII art
    V. 1.0
    - Everything is 'complete', but of course subject to change.
    Playstation 2:    Game Cube:    Xbox:
    Square          -     B      -    X
    Triangle        -     Y      -    Y
    X               -     A      -    A
    O               -     X      -    B
    R2              -     R      -    R
    R1              -     Z      -    Black
    L1              -     L      -    L
    Name: Reptile
    Status: Warrior
    Alignment: Evil
    Weight: 189
    Height: 6'0"
    Fighting Styles: Hun Gar, Crab, Kirehashi
    (The text below was taken directly from the game)
    ----Reptile's distraction----
    Reptile had discovered the plot devised by Shang Tsung and Quan Chi to
    assassinate Shao Kahn. But on his way to inform his master, he was distracted
    by a vampire woman named Nitara. She led him to the hidden base camp of
    Kitana's forces. Knowing the location of the base would be a great help to the
    Emperor in the war against Edenia and the Shokan. Eager to relay all that
    he had learned, Reptile raced back to Shao Kahn's fortress, only to discover
    him lying dead on the throne room floor.
    ----The death of Shao Kahn----
    Reptile's detour to Kitana's base camp had delayed him just long enough for
    Shang Tsung and Quan Chi to spring their attack on Shao Kahn. Reptile was
    devastated that he had failed his master and wandered the Outworld wastelands
    aimlessly until he once again crossed paths with Nitara. Desperately in need of
    a master,he offered his loyalty to her. Her first command to him was to attack
    the invader from Earthrealm, Cyrax. She explained that he must first destroy
    his arm panel in order to weaken the outsider.
    ----The Hun Gar fighting style---
    Hun Gar, or 'Tiger Fist', is the merging of Southern Shaolin fighting styles
    and Chinese kung fu. It is based on the movements of animals, such as the tiger
    and the crane. The style Reptile attacked Kitana with while trying to
    assassinate her was Hun Gar.
    (end game information)
    V. EXTRAS:
    To use an alternate costume: highlight the character and press the start
    Reptile's White Armor: Tomb XO - 1736 Sapphire Coins
    Reptile Artwork: TOMB EH - 253 Onyx Coins
    Reptile's Lair Concept: TOMB OV - 96 Onyx Coins
    Reptile's De-evolution photograph: TOMB PF - 343 Ruby Coins
    Reptile's Past: TOMB QV - 318 Gold Coins
    Reptile's Sword: TOMB SE - 308 Platinum Coins
    To acquire Reptile, you must earn 3822 gold coins. The best way to do this is
    by Konquest mode. To enter Konquest mode, you must create a character profile.
    Pick your name, pick an icon and finally pick a code(password) for your
    profile. After doing this, go to Konquest and complete the training missions.
    After completing the first 8 training missions, you'll be given the option to
    select any character you want. In the process you will learn each character's
    moves. I started with Scorpion first, and by the time I had beaten him I had
    around 1000 gold coins.
    After you beat it with your first person, go to the Krypt and and cash open
    tombs: OP, QN and ZR. You should have nearly 2000 gold coins now. Return to the
    Konquest mode, and keep working towards the 3822 mark. After beating it with
    about three or four more characters you should have enough. Access the Krypt
    from the main menu and open the LL tomb. Congratulations! Reptile is now a
    playable character.
    Moves with a comma in between them are supposed to be tapped in sequence.
    Moves with a + mean both buttons are supposed to be pressed at once.
    Square is the square button.
    Triangle is the triangle button.
    O is the circle button.
    X is the X button.
    L1 is the style switch button.
    R1 is the throw/technique button.
    R2 is the block button.
    Back is the back arrow.
    Forward is the forward arrow.
    Up is the up arrow.
    Down is the down arrow.
    Basic Moves
        ****HUN GAR STYLE****
    Scratching Claw ---   Square
    Chameleon Palm ---   Triangle
    Dual Claw Strike ---   X
    Lizard Smash ---   Back + X
    Low Snap Kick ---   O
    Spinning Roundhouse Kick ---   Back + O
    Low Paw Attack ---   Down + Square
    Double Claw Strike ---  Back + Square
    Low Claw Strike ---   Down + Triangle
    Forward STrike ---   Down + X
    Mid Roundhouse Kick ---  Down + O
    Hook Sweep Kick ---   Forward + O
    Throw ---   Forward + R1
    Shove ---   R1
          ****CRAB STYLE****
    Upward Elbow Strike ---   Square
    Spinning Elbow Strike ---   Back + Square
    Low Punch ---    Down + Square
    Ridge Hand Swipe ---   Triangle
    Dual Uppercut ---   Back + Triangle
    Low Dual Uppercut ---   Down + Triangle
    Spinning Back Kick ---   X
    Hooking Sweep ---   Back + X
    Low Snap Punch ---    Down + X
    Mid Hook Kick ---    O
    Low Hook Kick ---    Down + O
    Throw ---    Forward + R1
    Reversal ---   R1
    Downward Slash ---   Square
    Circular Swing ---   Back + Square
    The Cutter ---   Up + Square
    Low Lunge ---   Down + Square
    Side Slash ---   Triangle
    Spinning Slash ---   Back + Triangle
    Blade Chop ---    Down + Triangle
    Upward Slash ---   X
    Low Swipe ---   Back + X
    Low Poke ---    Down + X
    Mid Lunge ---   O
    Blade Smash ---   Back + O
    Spinning Blade ---    Down + Circle
    Impale ---    R1
        ****HUN GAR STYLE****
    Lazy Lizard ---   Square, Triangle
    Internal Strikes ---   X, Triangle
    Wise Tiger ---   Square, X, Triangle
    Iron Thread ---   Square, X, O, Back + Square
    Matriarch ---    Square, X, O, L1, Square, X
    Evolution ---   Square, X, O, L1, Square, Square
    Zaterrorize ---  Square, X, O, L1, Square, Back + Triangle, L1
         ****CRAB STYLE****
    Boiling Water ---   Back + Square, X
    Crab Crawls On Sand ---    Square, Square, X
    Claws of Fury ---   Square, Square, Square
    Reptilian Rage ---   Square, Square, Back + Triangle, L1
    Dead End ---   Triangle, Triangle
    Reptilian Slice ---   X, X
    Shredder ---   Back + Triangle, Back + Triangle
    Rip Tore ---   Square, Back + Triangle, Back + Triangle
    Special Moves
    Lizard Ball ---   Forward, Down, O
    Acid Spit ---   Back, Forward, Square
    (Press L1 first to switch your style to fatality)
    Acid Shower ---  Up, Up, Up, Forward, X
    Reptile pukes acid drool on the enemy and then takes the enemy's now skeletal
    head off with his tongue. Reptile swallows the skull and the decapitated enemy
    drops to the ground bleeding profusely.
    A lot of people say Reptile isn't that great in MK:DA, but what better bragging
    rights are there than being able to win with the underdog? This is why I offer
    you my personal Reptile strategy. Before we start, you should practice his
    combos in the Practice mode. Just take it easy while practicing combos. A
    common mistake of new players is to rapidly press the buttons, but this will
    often lead to the combo failing. Just keep a nice steady, but not too slow,
    -Hun Gar Style-
    Hun Gar is your main style and also the most solid one. There are many
    different combos for this style, but I only recommend you learn a few.
    Matriarch and Evolution are very similar and easy to use once you master them.
    Learn both of these because they will be the cream of your offensive crop. Lazy
    Lizard and Internal Strike are decent so learn these as well. I like to mix in
    the basic Lizard Smash with Lazy Lizard and Internal Strike.
    It's a nice solid hit plus it repels the enemy. Zaterrorize is the most complex
    combo Reptile has, but it only does slightly more damage than Matriarch. I
    personally don't use Zaterrorize due to the complexity of its pattern and
    also  Reptile doesn't have a stun move like Scorpion and Sub Zero;
    thus you may spend more time trying to hit than actually
    -Crab Style-
    Crab is the style you will end up in after you've performed Matriarch or
    Evolution. It's a very quick, weak style. Claws of Fury is by far the easiest
    move. It's executed by tapping square three times in succession. I find that
    most of the Crab Style moves are best complemented by low attacks. The heart of
    the Crab Style is Reptilian Rage, an extremely easy style-switch combo that
    puts you in Kirehashi style. Follow up this combo with the X, X sword move for
    major damage. Crab style should only be used when you're in close proximity of
    your enemy.
    This is Reptile's sword stance. It's a good idea to learn all of these moves,
    except Shredder. Bypass Shredder and learn Rip Tore instead. Basically,
    Shredder is just a simplified version of it. Reptilian Slice is capable of
    doing a miniature juggle so follow it up with an Mid Lunge(O). Impale is always
    a good move, but it often leaves you incredibly vulnerable if the enemy blocks
    or you miss.
    -Special Moves-
    Lizard Ball is a very good move, but don't overuse it. It's an extremely
    surprising attack to most players when used once a battle, but if you
    constantly use it then you're just going to get blocked and destroyed. A
    blocked Lizard Ball means a recovery time, which means you get nailed. I like
    to follow a successful Lizard Ball up with a few Acid Spits. This will
    enfuriate the enemy, and also do a sizeable chunk of damage.
    Reptile vs Scorpion
    Scorpion is a pretty average fighter. He has good long range and short range
    capabilities. Whatever you do, don't let him back you into a corner. He has
    some very devastating juggles. Most of them involve his sword, as well. Start
    off in the Hun Gar style, warm him up with some basic one hitters. Don't do
    anything that will cause you to have to recover if he blocks, at least not yet.
    Eventually execute a Matriarch or Evolution.
    Once you're in Crab Style you should have dealt a good deal of damage so mix up
    a few low attacks and the Square, Square, Square combo. I like to evade by
    pressing up and then execute combos. Lizard Balls will work too, though. Just
    wait until Scorpion does a high kick and then go into a roll. Launch a few Acid
    spits and then go back into the battle. Never get too far from Scorpion because
    his harpoon is deadly.
    Reptile vs Sonya
    Sonya has some devastating combos, but doesn't have much to offer in the terms
    of long range attacks. This is where you come in. Play the distance game with
    her. Use Acid Spits religously and mix in a Lizard Ball every now and then.
    It's inevitable that she will eventually close in, though. When she gets too
    close for comfort use your Lizard Smash or pull out the Kirehashi. Pull off a
    few Rip Tores or do an X, X - O juggle combination. Ease your way back and
    repeat the process until she's dead.
    Reptile vs Shang Tsung
    Shang Tsung can execute potentially devastating combos out of thin air. He is a
    force to be reckoned with. You should primarily play a defensive battle in this
    fight. Keep your guard up at all times and only attack after you've blocked one
    of his combos. I like the Rip Tore and X, X - O juggle combo with the Kirehashi
    and the Reptilian Rage/Reptilian Slice juggle with Crab style. You can also try
    and win this battle with mostly special moves, but it can be quite a bit harder
    that way. To beat Shang Tsung with only special moves you have to keep a very
    good distance and Acid Spit like crazy. One he gets near you either Lizard
    Smash or sidestep and Lizard Ball. Impale will work against Shang Tsung if he
    doesn't block it.
    Reptile vs Sub Zero
    Kirehashi is your best friend when it comes to Sub Zero. Stay at a medium
    distance, far enough away to avoid the ice shake, but close enough not to
    provoke a freeze ball. Fight a defensive battle during this fight because Sub
    Zero can be very deadly if you don't block. Avoiding the Freeze Balls are
    crucial while doing battle with Sub Zero, however, sometimes they just can't be
    blocked. If you can, try to score an impale on Sub Zero early. But if not, just
    mix up your Kirehashi combos and eventually Sub Zero will fall. If you do
    impale him, revert to Hun Gar and perform an Evolution or Martriarch to finish
    Reptile vs Kano
    Kano, much like Scorpion, is strong in both long range and short range. Kano
    seems to basically be Scorpion with less juggles and more power. As with
    Scorpion, don't let Kano get you into a corner. Kano will punish you severely
    if you do. It's best to move in and execute a combo then pull back. After
    pulling back, mix up the usual Lizard Ball and Acid Spit. If Kano does get you
    into a corner you should try and throw him, or at the very least, block. Kano
    has a mid-air roll long range attack, but it's pretty easy to block. After
    blocking it you should execute a quick and easy combo like the Reptilian
    Rage/Reptilian Slice juggle combo. Just try and mix up your moves some. If Kano
    gets a reversal you can kiss a good chunk of your health goodbye.
    Reptile vs Mavado
    Mavado likes to get up close and personal with you. Throws are your friend as
    well as sweeps. I prefer to use a mix of all three styles against Mavado. You
    could also play the long range game and just Lizard Smash him when he gets
    close to you. Impaling can be a lifesaver, but don't rely on it. Mavado's
    special attack is a vault towards you. He puts two ropes in the ground around
    you and launches forward. However, this is a pretty weak move that can be
    countered easilly. Just tap any button when he is executing the move to counter
    Reptile vs Kung Lao
    Kung Lao loves to use his weapon, but that also gives him a significant
    weakness. Start the battle off with a Martiarch or Evolution and then follow up
    with a Reptilian Rage/Reptilian Slice. By this time Kung Lao will probably have
    his weapon out, so you should do the same. He likes to do a low spinning slash,
    so when you defend with your weapon out, always defend low. He'll often follow
    this spinning slash up with a higher attack. When he does this you should do an
    X, X - O juggle combo with your sword.
    Kung Lao also has a long range attack which involves him tossing his hat at
    you. This is rather easy to block, but don't be afraid to trade hat for Acid
    Spits. Kung Lao shouldn't pose too much of a problem as long as you block or
    avoid his sword swings.
    Reptile vs Li Mei
    Li Mei seems to be the female version of the deceased Liu Kang. She is quick
    and uses her feet a lot. She has about as many fast hitting combos as Sonya,
    but her real weakness is her weapon, unlike Sonya. Li Mei tends to use her Sais
    pretty often, however, they aren't that useful. She performs the same low stab
    attack over and over. Block this and then counter with the Kirehashi. As
    always, stay away from corners. I like to start off the fight with Hun Gar;
    using two or three hits combo seem to work best. Feel free to use a bigger
    combo, but only if you're sure it will land.
    Otherwise you might as well throw in the towel because Li Mei easily pulls off
    8 hitters. Since you'll be using your sword a good bit throughout this match,
    you might as well try and impale her. A successful impale will seal a victory
    pretty much. I like to use the X, X - X, X - O juggle combo against her; or if
    she is getting up quick, the X, X - O will do.
    Reptile vs Johnny Cage
    Johnny Cage is sickeningly fast, but is only truly powerful at close range. He
    rarely uses his long range attack and it's not that great to begin with. Lizard
    Balls and Acid Spits work wonders, but don't use Lizard Balls too much. Crab
    Style works fairly well against Johnny Cage, but don't attempt Hun Gar. Hun Gar
    is way too slow to keep up with him. The Reptilian Rage/Reptilian Slice juggle
    is a great way to go with Johnny. Just make sure to be ready to block a lot; if
    you don't, you're in for a world of hurt.
    Reptile vs Moloch
    Moloch is one tough cookie on hard mode. I've only found one viable and
    extremely effective way to beat him. Go into the Crab Style at the start of the
    fight. The Square, Square, Square combo is the only one you should use. Block
    his ball and chain swing when he does it and counter with the combo. After
    connecting with the combo, sidestep downwards or just duck and use a low square
    attack. Occasionally Moloch will raise his arms in the air, during this time
    you can probably do two of the combos on him. After a little bit of trial and
    error you should be able to beat him. I had a *very* difficult time with Moloch
    so don't feel bad if you run into a bit of trouble.
    Reptile vs Quan Chi
    Quan Chi is like a beefed up Shang Tsung, but not as reckless. His one powerful
    combo is 9 hits and takes away over half of your health. Start the battle off
    in Hun Gar. Execute an Evolution or Matriarch(whichever is more comfortable for
    you). Once in Crab, you should pull off a Reptilian Rage/Reptilian Slice
    juggle. If Quan Chi is still alive, pull out your sword and use the various
    Kirehashi combos. Quan Chi is very tough and will take a few trys, but if
    you're careful and block his powerful combos you should be alright. Impaling
    can be helpful too, but don't get cocky because with one combo Quan Chi can
    turn the tide of the whole battle.
    - SiN $tealer:  Without his Krypt FAQ, I never would have known how to obtain
    Reptile or get the any of his related extras(at least not until I underwent a
    hideous amount of trial and error)
    - Joe(jcocker69x@aol.com)- GameFAQs user: Thanks for supplying me with the
    exact Reptile ending.
    - GameFAQs: Thanks for hosting this site and providing a place for so many
    people to post their hard work. I hope this site lasts many, many more years to
    - Midway: Thanks for making a great game!
    X. REPTILE'S ENDING *spoiler alert!!*:
    Despite the strong sulphurous stench that filled the chamber.  Reptile could
    smell that Nitara and Cyrax had been there recently.  There was no sign of them
    now, except for some scattered glass shards and a residual trace of strong
    magical energies.  His revenge would have to wait.  Suddenly an expectant hush
    filled the chamber as energy cascaded around what appeared to be a dragon
    embryo. The tiny dragon streched and the egg cracked.  A beam of energy ripped
    out from inside and lanced into Reptile.  His would was filled with a roaring
    power as his squamous body had been twisted and transformed.  The ancient
    prophecy had been fulfilled: The Dragon King had returned.