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     1)  Copyright info-------------------------------------[CWT]
     2a) Kira's backstory-----------------------------------[KBS]
     2b) Kira's info----------------------------------------[KIN]
     3)  Kira's moves---------------------------------------[KMV]
         a) Yuan Yang---------------------------------------[YYG]
         b) Yuan Yang in air--------------------------------[YYA]
         c) Dragon Teeth------------------------------------[DRT]
         d) Dragon Teeth in air-----------------------------[DTA]
         e) Specials----------------------------------------[SPC]
     4)  Strategies-----------------------------------------[STG]
     5)  Thanks---------------------------------------------[TKS]
     6)  Kontact me-----------------------------------------[KME]
    1) Copyright Info ---------------------------------------------------[CWT]
    This FAQ may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for 
    personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise 
    distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide
    on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly
    prohibited, and a violation of copyright.
    Copyright 2007 Matthew Ashworth
    Email me only if there is a major error in this FAQ or if you've got 
    any questions about Mortal Kombat Armageddon. I will try to answer these, 
    but I am not ace at this game. Or if you want my permission about posting
    this FAQ on your website.
    Websites that have my permission to post this FAQ are:
    * gamefaqs.com
    * neoseeker.com
    * gamespot.com
    Any other websites please ask, I am most likely to say 'yes'.
    2) Kira's backstory -------------------------------------------------[KBS]
    Kira used to live in mountains of Afghanistan and was selling weapons to
    terrorists there. She was disguised as a man, but when terrorists found out
    that she wasn't they wanted to kill her/capture her. She fought her way out
    of there and soon was recruited by Kabal to be a part of Black Dragon clan
    as her survival from terrorists proved that she was worthy.
     Joining together with Kabal, they hope to make Black Dragon a much fiercer
    band and to cause downfall of civilization.
    Thanks to www.mortalkombatonline.com where the information has been taken
    3) Kira's Info ------------------------------------------------------[KIN]
    Kira's original skin/costume looks like this:
     o Red hair tied in twin ponytails
     o Black leather top
     o Red mini-jacket
     o Weird trousers with cuts on the sides and boots
    Kira's second costume looks like this:
     o Hair not tied in ponytails and just loose
     0 Black and red mini-top
     o Sexy red mini-shorts
     o Knife-straps with knives
     o Red boots
    To unlock Kira's second costume, simply step on a spider in a very first
    section of Konquest mode, even before you get to the first checkpoint. 
     After you stepped on a spider, a treasure box should appear. Kick it
    open and you'll get Kira's second costume.
    Kira appears in MK: Deception and MK: Armageddon.
    Kira has additional chains for fatalities. She counts as one of characters
    with short swords/knives.
    4) Kira's moves -----------------------------------------------------[KMV]
    Kira's unarmed fighting style is Yuan Yang. She stands on one leg, while
    another one is bent in the knee and sticks forwards. Looks a lot like
    Chameleon's Crane stance, with the exception that in Yuan Yang stance arms
    are stretched to the sides rather than up. When she moves in that stance
    it looks like she is dancing.
    Kira's weapons are Dragon Teeth. The Dragon Teeth stance consists of Kira
    in a relatively low profile, bent slightly forwards and holding her knives
    I've only played the PS2 version so all the controls will be for PS2. Sorry
    about that.
    Abbrev:       PS2 configuration:
    Attack 1    - Square           - S
    Attack 2    - Triangle         - T
    Attack 3    - X                - X
    Attack 4    - Circle           - O
    Fwd         - Forward
    Bck         - Backward
    Dwn         - Down
    Up          - Up
    CS          - Change style     - L1
    G           - Grab             - R1
    B           - Block            - R2
    PW          - Pick up weapon   - L2
    ,           - Order, i.e. one button pressed after another
    +           - Together, i.e. press simultaneously
    Layout is the following:
    Combination - Name - Description (how much out of 10 I like it in brackets)
    a) Yuan Yang --------------------------------------------------------[YYG]
    1           - Open handed strike          - Quick palm strike into the
                                                face (2)
    Fwd+1       - Strong fist                 - A powerful hit with two fists
                                                simultaneously (6.5)
    Dwn+1       - Low punch                   - A low punch into the stomach (2)
    2           - Dual duck strike            - Double fist hit into the face
    Dwn+2       - Warhammer uppercut          - Uppercut with both hands held
                                                together (7.5)
    3           - Roundhouse thrust           - Stretch kick into the stomach.
                                                Don't understand why it is called
                                                roundhouse (6)
    Up+3        - Lifting leg                 - Kicks enemies up into the air
                                                nearby making air combos
                                                available (8)
    Dwn+3       - Mandarin kick               - Low kick into groin in a backward
                                                position (4)
    4           - Duckling strike             - Quick stomach kick (6)
    Bck+4       - Frozen wind                 - Kick on a kneecap (4)
    Dwn+4       - Chill foot                  - Half-swipe low kick (5.5)
    1,1         - Cold fingers                - Two quick open handed strikes
                                                with different hands each and 
                                                also involves movement forwards
    1,2         - Mandarin fists              - Open handed strike followed by a
                                                gentle tap that pushes enemy
                                                slightly away (3.5)
    4,4         - Funny boots                 - Two quick strikes of attack 4
                                                and movement forwards (7)
    1,1,Up+3    - Mandarin duck legs          - At the end hits into the air
                                                nearby allowing room for air 
                                                combos (8.5)
    4,4,1       - Red Kira                    - Two kicks and a palm strike done
                                                pretty quickly (7.5)
    4,4,Fwd+1   - Evil presence               - Two kicks and a strong fist atk
                                                at the end (8.5)
    4,4,3       - Deadly decoy                - Triple fast kick (8.5)
    4,4,Up+3    - Mountain air                - Kicks up into air nearby at the
                                                end allowing air combos (9)
    4,4,1,1     - Ice fists                   - Same as Red Kira plus a knockdown
                                                hit at the end (9)
    4,4,1,2     - Hardcore fighter            - Funny boots plus Mandarin fists
                                                done straight one after the
                                                other (7.5)
    1,2,CS      - Aussie hunter               - At the end of a combo gets out
                                                her Dragon teeth and hits enemy
                                                into the air nearby allowing
                                                air combos (8.5)
    b) Yuan Yang in air ---------------------------------------------------[YYA]
    These moves can be done when an enemy was hit into the air and Kira is in
    Yuan Yang stance.
    1           - War cry                     - A simple punch (1.5)
    2           - Smash down                  - A hit downwards (4)
    3           - Gut kick                    - Name says it (3)
    4           - Flip throw                  - In the air Kira flips over the
                                                enemy and then chucks them
                                                forwards (5.5)
    1,1         - Downward swat               - Second punch swings down (3)
    3,3         - Air sans                    - Two kicks similar to scissor
                                                kicks (5)
    1,1,1       - Downward end                - Last punch hits enemy downwards
    1,1,2       - Swipe                       - Same as Downward end except last
                                                hit causes enemy to bounce back.
                                                Perform more combos (8)
    1,1,3       - Hovering kick               - Two punches and a kick (4.5)
    3,3,1       - Swat team                   - Two kicks and a punch (5.5)
    3,3,2       - Power down                  - After two kicks, on the third
                                                strike, enemy bounces back. Do
                                                more combos (8.5)
    1,1,4       - Crashing wind               - A flip throw at the end that
                                                causes enemy to bounce back (8.5)
    3,3,3       - Spinning wheels             - Two kicks and a backflip kick at
                                                the end (8.5)
    3,3,4       - End times                   - Two kicks and then a flip throw
    3,3,1,1     - Downtime                    - Ends same as Downward end (8)
    1,1,3,3     - Pinwheel                    - Ends same as Spinning wheels (9)
    1,1,3,4     - Bounceback                  - Flip throw at the end. Don't
                                                understand why it's called a 
                                                bounceback as enemy does not
                                                bounce back (8.5)
    3,3,1,4     - This is the end             - Ends with flip throw (8.5)
    c) Dragon Teeth --------------------------------------------------------[DRT]
    These moves can be done when Kira gets out her Dragon teeth knives.
    1           - Forward chest slashes       - Gentle forward jab-like slashes
    Bck+1       - Downward circling sword     - Vertical spin with knives down
    Dwn+1       - Low upward knife            - Knife hit into stomach (3.5)
    2           - Rising Dragon Teeth         - Hits up into the air nearby
                                                allowing air combos (9)
    Bck+2       - Upward circling teeth       - Vertical spin with knives up
    Dwn+2       - Uppercut                    - Self-explanatory (7.5)
    3           - Frontal stab                - Stab in the stomach (7)
    Up+3        - Tippy toe stab              - Stab in the face. Stuns (7.5)
    Fwd+3       - Dragon push                 - Slides forwards slightly and
                                                hits with knives (7)
    Dwn+3       - Low tippy kick              - Low walk-like kick (2)
    4           - Front sidekick              - Name says it (6)
    Bck+4       - Spinning dragon kick        - A forward swipe (7)
    Dwn+4       - Low spin kick               - A low kick that looks like a
                                                forward swipe, but does not
                                                knock enemies off their feet
    1,3         - Dragon tooth                - A slash followed by a stab (7.5)
    4,4         - Snap dragon kick            - Two fast kicks. Second one is
                                                into chest (8)
    4,4,4       - Black dragon tail           - Three fast kicks where last one
                                                knocks down. Very useful! (9.5)
    Bck+1,Bck+2 -                             - Downward knife spin followed by
                                                an upward one. Not on command
                                                list, but is a possible combo
                                                (8.5) (Just like Meat's)
    d) Dragon Teeth in air -------------------------------------------------[DTA]
    These moves can be done when enemy was hit into the air and Kira has Dragon
    Teeth equipped.
    1           - Downfall            - A kick (3)
    2           - Lucky change        - Backflip kick (6)
    3           - Marked humanoid     - A kick (3)
    4           - Spinning feet grab  - Grabs enemy's head with her feet and
                                        flips him/her over (6.5)
    1,1         - Stinky air          - Two kicks, similar to scissors (5)
    3,3         - Hyper gust          - Two kicks in a different fashion (4.5)
    1,1,1       - Fresh air           - Two kicks followed by a forward flip
                                        kick that hits enemies down (8)
    1,1,2       - Air slinky          - After two kicks, Kira bounces off the
                                        ground diagonally, kicks this way and
                                        gives room for one more air combo (9)
    1,1,3       - Airway              - Three kicks (6)
    3,3,1       - Gut kick            - Three kicks. Not on command list but is
                                        a possible move (6)
    1,1,4       - Shove it            - Two kicks with a flip over grab at the
                                        end (8)
    3,3,3       - Barrel roll         - Two kicks and a horizontal spin kick
                                        at the end that hits away (8)
    3,3,4       - Downward spiral     - Two kicks with a flip over grab at the
                                        end (8)
    3,3,1,1     - It's all over       - Series of kicks ending similarly to
                                        Fresh air (9)
    1,1,3,3     - Air barrel          - Series of kicks ending similarly to
                                        Barrel roll (9)
    3,3,1,2     - Back in action      - Series of kicks ending similarly to
                                        Air slinky, but doesn't allow another
                                        combo (9.5)
    1,1,3,4     - Boot slam           - Series of kicks with a Spinning feet
                                        grab finish (9)
    3,3,1,4     - Zero G              - Series of kicks with a Spinning feet
                                        grab finish (9)
    e) Specials ------------------------------------------------------------[SPC]
    These moves are Kira's specials. Unfortunately there's not many of them.
    G           - Aussie bulldog      - Kira grabs enemy by the head, spins
                                        around them, causing them to lose balance
                                        and to fall forwards on their face (7.5)
    Bck,Fwd+4   - Black dragon ball   - Kira spins in the air and hits an enemy
    Bck,Fwd+1   - Kiss of death       - A kiss that at a close range stuns an
                                        opponent (7.5)
    Dwn,Fwd+3   - Nightshade          - A low pink-coloured blast (6)
    4) Strategies ----------------------------------------------------------[STG]
    Kira, I think is a relatively fast character. Most of her moves follow one
    after another pretty quickly.
    Kira's best moves I think would have to be the long combos that finish with
    a knockdown, like Evil presence (4,4,Fwd+1), Ice fists (4,4,1,1) and Black 
    dragon tail (with dragon teeth: 4,4,4). They are the ones I would advise to 
    use the most often.
    Rising Dragon teeth move (2) whilst having Dragon Teeth out is a very useful
    way to get enemies up into the air nearby as it is very easy to input.
    One can say the same about Lifting leg (Up+3) while in Yuan Yang stance.
    Kira should be an ace against fast enemies as majority of her moves are fast.
    This means that it is relatively easy to perform a move before they do. I
    would advise blocking though as well.
    Against enemies with long ranged weapon, block a lot and also jump towards
    them with a kick. Also reaching out moves can work, like Tippy toe stab with
    Dragon Teeth (Up+3), or a roundhouse thrust (3) in Yuan Yangs style. Kiss of
    death special should be good to use too, so you can stun them before coming
    Against boss-like enemies parry and breakers should work well as most of 
    their moves are slow and easy to predict. Also jumping towards them with a
    kick works too. I would also strongly advise Black Dragon ball special. But
    do not use it too often, because if it gets blocked you can be in a 
    vulnerable position. Any other long and fast combos should be useful too.
    Against shooting enemies use a lot of 8-way run and blocks. Black dragon ball
    is a quick way of getting close to someone, so use it. They are not likely
    to shoot when you're close. Or you can use their way and shoot back at them
    with Nightshade special move. It is considerably good because it shoots low.
    For enemies that perform a lot of parries and breakers, keep on changing your
    attacks. Use combinations of low and high attacks, fast and slow attacks.
    This way they will find it harder to time their parries or breakers. Do not
    repeat the same attack unless it's a long-ranged attack.
    5) Thanks --------------------------------------------------------------[TKS]
    I want to say thanks to:
    * gamefaqs.com
    * makers of MK: Armageddon as it is an amazing game
    * mortalkombatonline.com for Kira's backstory
    * readers of this FAQ
    6) Kontact me ----------------------------------------------------------[KME]
    My email address is matthewseb2611@yahoo.co.uk
    Remember to email me only if there is a major error in this FAQ or if you've
    got any questions relating to MK: Armageddon.
    Thanks again for reading this FAQ!

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