"Clay Carmine for exclusive 360 character in the new MK would be an AWESOME contrast to Kratos."
It would be an awesome contrast to Kratos. Imagine, Carmine from Gears of War beating the shit out of Scorpion, or vice versa.
"AWESOME contrast to Kratos"? Did I just read that right? Since when was Kratos confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat? I did some digging, and apparently, it's the new hot rumor coming from the magazines, this time, Official PlayStation Magazine. There are no scans or images, but the rumor is Kratos is the PS3-exclusive character, similar to how Soul Calibur 2 was handled so many years ago, where Sony pretty much was shitted on, considering they got Heihachi from Tekken ("Hey, let's put a fisti-cuffs guy in a weapons-based fighter! Here here, Joe Bob!").
If Kratos is, indeed, the PS3-exclusive character, would you want to see Carmine for the 360? What about Marcus Fenix? A non-Gears of War character? Personally, I don't see anyone outside of Gears of War that would fit within the Mortal Kombat universe. I started to think about other Xbox-only franchises that were pretty bloody and gory, and I can't think of anything other than Gears. Unless you can consider Condemned lead-man, Ethan Thomas, but there wasn't that much gore in there, asides from the bloody pulp you could reduce some enemies down to.
So, Kratos for PS3, Carmine for 360. If Mortal Kombat 9 were to be released on the Wii with a Nintendo-exclusive character (which, I don't see there being a Wii version), there are three contenders I can think of: Ganondorf, Travis Touchdown (No More Heroes) and Jack Cayman (Madworld) would be excellent choices, especially the later two.