I’ve posted about this in the past but I wanted to update and add more to my idea. In my opinion killer instinct is the perfect throw back game that covers the whole story of killer instinct. It’s the equivalent of MK9. It give us every character and perfectly ties up the story. It’s a true fan service. That’s why I think killer instinct the sequel should be a game that takes place in the future years later with a mostly new and exciting cast, with a few old returning characters.
I think from a story perspective aria realized the only way to secure humanitys future it is better to work with the heroes instead of against them. Aria made all the heroes special suits think x-men style and used them to help keep peace in the world and train a new set of heroes. The game would take place 30 years later.
Jago - old man monk with white hair. He’s resting at his monastery meditating.
Saberwulf - finally cured thanks to ultra tech and retired to his home to live a normal life
Thunder and eagle - went back to their land and raised up a brand new Indian reservation .
Glacius and cinder - killed cinder in a heated battle. He made a deal with aria to share his technology but only if It was used for true pure good in the world.
Shadow jago - since shadow jago was created out of energy due to omen leaving jago he searched the world for a purpose he helped hunt down all the remaining mimics and shadows and was the only person who could absorb their energy and power. He hasn’t been seen since.
Sadira - after helping destroy Gargos she moves deeper underground with her assassian lurking in the shadows some day to return wanting revenge in aria.
Orchid - was given command of ultra tech armies and training the new generation of defenders
Spinal aganos kan rah - once they were forced to fight together during the gargos invasion they realized they were a powerful team. Kan rah freed aganos of his spell that forced him to hunt kan rah forever and the 3 became ultratech relic hunters. Having lived for centuries they decided to return to their original home and decided to finally rest together at the tomb of the kings and told aria if they were ever needed that’s where they would be.
Fulgore - after becoming self aware and the last robot left he survived aria as a soldier of his own choice
Tj - stayed with ultra tech as a combat trainer
Maya and Mira - they finally decided to settle their fight once and for all. Maya killed Mira and buried here in their home town
Riptor - riptor took all the remaining versions of her to leave in the Forrest and start a tribe
Omen - they were thrown back into the astral plane when gargos died plotting a way out to get revenge.
Hisako - finally found peace and returned to her grave for enteral peace
Aria - making ultra tech as the true good company to help humanity
Kim wu - aged and a veteran fighter after training under jago helps train the new recruits
Tusk - decided to himself to live off the land and become one with nature
Eyedol - stayed in the shadow realm to rule and agreed to keep it closed since the heroes helped him kill gargos
Gargos - “dead” but his energy is still present in the shadow realm.
Kilgore - was put out of commission by Fulgore
So we would have maybe 6 or so people return with a whole new batch of heroes and villains to drive the series into a new fresh direction!