Mortal Kombat 9/Johnny Cage

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Johnny Cage

MK9-JohnnyCage Face.jpg

There is no greater martial arts movie star than Johnny Cage. Films such as "Dragon Fist", "Time Smashers" and "Citizen Cage" have made him one of the most highly paid actors in Hollywood. But there is more to Johnny than even he knows. He is a descendant of an ancient Mediterranean cult who bred warriors for the gods -- warriors who possessed power beyond that of mortals. This legacy has made Johnny Cage a star. More important, it will aid him in the battle to come.



Moves

Basic Attacks

Name
Command
Damage
Notes
Front Punch
Fp.png
3%
High.png Bufferable.png
Back Punch
Bp.png
5%
High.png Bufferable.png
Front Kick
Fk.png
7%
High.png Bufferable.png
Back Kick
Bk.png
5%
High.png Bufferable.png
Crouching Front Punch
D.png + Fp.png
2%
High.png Bufferable.png
Crouching Back Punch
D.png + Bp.png
12%
High.png uprcut
Crouching Front Kick
D.png + Fk.png
1%
Low.png Bufferable.png
Crouching Back Kick
D.png + Bk.png
3%
Low.png Bufferable.png
Angled Jumping Punch
during angled jump, Fp.png or Bp.png
4%
Med.png
Angled Jumping Kick
during angled jump, Fk.png or Bk.png
7%
High.png Knockdown.png
Straight Up Jumping Punch
during straight up jump, Fp.png or Bp.png
5%
Med.png Groundbounce.png
Straight Up Jumping Kick
during straight up jump, Fk.png or Bk.png
5%
Med.png Knockdown.png

Command Normals

Name
Command
Damage
Notes
Charge Palm
B.png + Bp.png
3% / 5% / 7% / 9% / 11% / 11%
Hold Bp.png to charge up; 6 levels of charge; Med.png / Med.png / Med.png / Med.png / Med.png / Unblockable.png ; level 6: Crumple.png . Dash cancelable
2-Hit Elbow
F.png + Bp.png
5% + 9%
1st and 2nd hit: Bufferable.png
Pop Up
B.png + Fk.png
5%
High.png Launch.png
Rising Knee
F.png + Fk.png
3%
High.png Bufferable.png
Axe Kick
F.png + Bk.png
9%
Med.png Groundbounce.png
Sweep
B.png + Bk.png
7%
Low.png Sweep.png

Throws

Name
Command
Damage
Notes
Throw (Away)
B.png or N.png + Fp.png + Fk.png
1% + 2% + 2% + 3% + 4%
Throw.png
Throw (Towards)
F.png + Fp.png + Fk.png
1% + 2% + 2% + 3% + 4%
Throw.png

Kombo Attacks

Name
Command
Damage
Notes
Out Take
Fp.png ---.png Fp.png ---.png Fp.png
3% ---.png 3% ---.png 5%
High.png ---.png High.png ---.png High.png ; 1st and 2nd and 3rd hit: Bufferable.png
Show Time
Fp.png ---.png Fp.png ---.png F.png + Fp.png
3% ---.png 3% ---.png 6%
High.png ---.png High.png ---.png High.png ; 1st and 2nd and 3rd hit: Bufferable.png
Stand In
Fp.png ---.png Fp.png ---.png Bk.png
3% ---.png 3% ---.png 8%
High.png ---.png High.png ---.png High.png ; 1st and 2nd and 3rd hit: Bufferable.png
Cross Cutting
Fp.png ---.png Fk.png ---.png Bp.png
3% ---.png 5% ---.png 8%
High.png ---.png High.png ---.png High.png ; 1st and 2nd: Bufferable.png ; 3rd hit: Knockdown.png
Widescreen
Bp.png ---.png Fp.png ---.png F.png + Bp.png
5% ---.png 3% ---.png 8%
High.png ---.png High.png ---.png Med.png ; 1st and 2nd hit: Bufferable.png ; 3rd hit: Groundbounce.png
Director's Cut
Bp.png ---.png Fp.png ---.png B.png + Bk.png
5% ---.png 3% ---.png 5%
High.png ---.png High.png ---.png Low.png ; 1st and 2nd hit: Bufferable.png
Take Two
F.png + Fk.png ---.png Bp.png
3% ---.png 7%
High.png ---.png High.png ; 1st and 2nd hit: Bufferable.png
Money Shot
Bk.png ---.png Bk.png
5% ---.png 7%
High.png ---.png High.png ; 1st and 2nd hit: Bufferable.png
That's The Ticket
F.png + Fk.png ---.png Fk.png ---.png B.png + Fk.png
3% ---.png 3% + 6% ---.png 4%
High.png ---.png High.png + High.png ---.png Med.png ; 1st and 3rd and 4th hit: Bufferable.png

Fast Tags

Name
Command
Damage
Notes
Cliffhanger
Charge Palm (fully charged) ---.png Tg.png
N/A
Sets up combo for partner
Fade Out
Axe Kick ---.png Tg.png
N/A
Sets up combo for partner
Bootleg
Pop Up ---.png Tg.png
N/A
Sets up combo for partner
Stunt Double
Widescreen ---.png Tg.png
N/A
Sets up combo for partner

Tag Kombos

Name
Command
Damage
Notes
Cameo
Fp.png ---.png Fk.png ---.png Tg.png
Based on Teammate
Double Feature
Bp.png ---.png Fp.png ---.png Tg.png
Based on Teammate
Stand In
F.png + Fk.png ---.png Fk.png ---.png Tg.png
Based on Teammate
Tag Kombo Attack
Attack from Teammate's Tag Kombo
9%
Med.png Groundbounce.png

Tag Specials

Name
Command
Damage
Notes
Tag Assist
D.png , B.png + Tg.png
4% + 8%
Performs Double Low.png Ball ; High.png + High.png
Tag Attack
D.png , F.png + Tg.png
12%
Performs Eclipse Kick ; High.png

Special Attacks

Name
Command
Damage
Notes
Low Forceball
D.png , F.png + Bp.png
8%
High.png
High Forceball
D.png , B.png + Bp.png
8%
High.png
Flipkick
D.png , B.png + Fk.png
9%
High.png Knockdown.png wkup
Shadow Kick
B.png , F.png + Bk.png
8%
High.png Flatten.png wkup
Nut Punch
B.png , D.png + Fp.png
11%
High.png wkup

Enhanced Special Attacks

Name
Command
Damage
Notes
Double Low Ball
D.png , F.png + Bp.png + Bl.png
4% + 8%
High.png + High.png
Double High Ball
D.png , B.png + Bp.png + Bl.png
4% + 8%
High.png + High.png
Ultra Flipkick
D.png , B.png + Fk.png + Bl.png
5% + 4% + 4% + 4%
High.png + High.png + High.png + High.png ; 1st and 2nd and 3rd and 4th hit: Knockdown.png
Eclipse Kick
B.png , F.png + Bk.png + Bl.png
12%
Flatten.png , goes thru projectiles , has armor *patch*
Nutcracker
B.png , D.png + Fp.png + Bl.png
15%
High.png

X-Ray Attack

Name
Command
Damage
Notes
Ball Buster
Fk.png + Bk.png + Bl.png
5% + 7% + 9% + 16+
Counter.png Groundbounce.png

Finishing Moves

Fatality
Kode
Distance From Opponent
Fatality 1
F.png F.png B.png D.png + Fk.png
Close
Fatality 2
D.png F.png D.png F.png + Bk.png
Sweep
Stage Fatality
D.png B.png F.png + Bl.png
Varies
Babality
F.png B.png F.png + Bk.png
Jump

Move Analysis

Basic Attacks

Sweep

Frame advantage when blocked.


Uppercut

Fast uppercut speed. His uppercut range extends to cover over the top of his head and slightly behind him. From up close use it as anti air or versus cross up.


Command Normals

Rising Knee

Mid and fairly safe.


Axe Kick

Frame advantage on block. Mid launches if hit.


Pop Up

Mid launcher. Fairly safe but some can punish.


Kombo Attacks

Widescreen

Safe on block mid. Launches. Mix this up with Directors Cut string since it has a low ender.


Money Shot

Hits crouchers. On standing hit you have some advantage. Safe on block.


Cross Cutting

Advantage on hit.


That's The Ticket

Good mixup string, advantage on hit. Last hit overheads. Safe on block.


Special Attacks

Shadow Kick

Very fast special. Check people with it often. Punishable by block or crouching. Enhance goes thru projectiles and is fullscreen.


Flip Kick

Very fast special. Good anti-air and wakeup. Can be punished with a very fast special or fast uppercut.


Enhanced Special Attacks

Nutpunch

Has invincible frames. Still unsafe on block.


Double Low Ball

At up-close and on stand block Double Low Ball gives you frame advantage. Use this for mixup opportunity.


X-Ray Attack

Cage's Xray is a parry that will catch 99% of the moves in the game including up close projectiles. You can even parry other Xrays. VERY few Xrays actually beat Cage's. Some say that saving for Xray is crucial because it changes the tempo of the fight. Opponents have to be careful on what they do or they might catch the parry.


Beware that a whiffed parry is extremely punishable, so it's a gamble.

Basic Strategy

N/A


Advanced Strategy

N/A


Combos

Bread and Butters

5-Hits: Bp.png ---.png Fp.png ---.png Flipkick

5-Hits: F.png + Fk.png ---.png Fk.png ---.png B.png + Fk.png ---.png Nutpunch

7-Hits: Bp.png ---.png Fp.png ---.png F.png + Bp.png ---.png Dash ---.png Bk.png ---.png Bk.png ---.png Flipkick

Jump-in Combos

  • N/A

Combos With Enhanced Specials

  • N/A

Combos With X-Ray Attacks

Midscreen:
X-ray ---.png Dash ---.png B.png + Fk.png ---.png Dash ---.png Bp.png ---.png Fp.png ---.png F.png + Bp.png ---.png Dash ---.png Bk.png ---.png Bk.png ---.png Flipkick

Corner:
X-ray ---.png Dash ---.png B.png + Fk.png ---.png Dash ---.png Bp.png x5 ---.png Fp.png ---.png Fp.png ---.png Bk.png ---.png Nutpunch

Corner-Only Combos

11-Hits: F.png + Bk.png ---.png Bp.png x5 ---.png Fp.png ---.png Fp.png ---.png Bk.png ---.png Nutpunch

Style

Rushdowner

Matchups

N/A