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The protagonist of "Armageddon," Taven is an
half-god and the other son of Argus and Delia, and the half-brother of
traitor Rain. He has the ability to control fire, much like his younger brother Daegon. The Konquest mode revolves around a contest between Taven and his brother Daegon set by their father to save the realms from Armageddon by defeating a creature named Blaze. They are sent to Earthrealm and are kept in incubation by two dragons, until Blaze calls for them to be awakened and the quest to begin. The victor would succeed his father's place, becoming a full god and Protector of Edenia. When Taven is released by his dragon, he finds that Daegon had been awakened centuries ago, killed their parents and formed the Red Dragon clan, in order to locate Blaze sooner, as well as to eliminate Taven. Eventually, Taven defeats Daegon in battle, but is killed during the battle of Armageddon.
One of only two new characters introduced in "Armageddon,"
half-god Daegon is the main antagonist of the Konquest mode. He is the evil younger brother of Taven, and the second son of the
protector god Argus and the prophet Delia, as well as the half-brother of
traitor Rain. When Delia foretold the future of the realms as Armageddon, Argus had his sons put into incubation guarded by two dragons. They would be awakened one day to fight Blaze and save the realms from Armageddon. Daegon awoke prematurely due to an error by his guardian dragon. Unbalanced by the early awakening, he kills his parents after learning the true nature of the quest: forming the Red Dragon Clan. The quest required that both brothers accept a weapon from their father (the Drakeswords) and their armor from their mother. Taven and Daegon eventually reach Edenia, where Daegon is defeated and killed in battle, allowing Taven to fight Blaze. His distinctive facial feature, in addition to the dragon tattoo on his scarred face, is his missing right eye.
Jade returned as a playable in "" (2004) following an extended absence from the series. She witnesses the deaths of Kitana and Raiden's chosen fighters at the hands of the Deadly Alliance (Shang Tsung and Quan Chi) and their subsequent resurrection by the game's main boss character, the Dragon King Onaga. Jade is forced to imprison a brainwashed Kitana in the
palace dungeon before freeing Sindel and escaping with her to Outworld, all while seeking revenge against traitorous fellow
Tanya, who had allied herself with Onaga. In Sindel's ending, she and Jade locate Onaga's tomb when Onaga unleashes Kitana on them; Jade battles her friend before Sindel kills Onaga, breaking Kitana from Onaga's spell and returning peace to Edenia. Jade's own noncanonical game ending makes no mention of Kitana or Sindel, and instead has her confronting Tanya, Baraka, and a group of Tarkatan warriors, during which she breaks a vial filled with Tarkatan essence on Tanya, causing Baraka and his soldiers to attack her in a frenzy. In the game's Konquest mode, Jade orders Shujinko to apprehend another
traitor, Rain, and bring him to her.
The Konquest mode in "Armageddon" is a combination of the same mode seen in "Deception" with elements borrowed from the spin-off adventure title "". The storyline centers on Taven and Daegon, two brothers who were put in suspended animation because their mother Delia (a sorceress) and their father Argus (the
protector god) foresaw a cataclysmic event brought about by the "Mortal Kombat" fighters. Their awakening leads into the Konquest mode, which in turn leads into the game's standard play.
Kitana is one of the lead characters in the 1996 television animated series "", loosely based on "MK3" and the first film, and was voiced by Cree Summer. She was again unmasked while her costume bore similarities to her "MKII" outfit. but like in the first film, no reference is made to any past loyalty to Kahn. In the episode "Skin Deep", Rain is introduced as her former love interest turned enemy, though neither have ever shared any relationship in the series canon other than their
heritage. The final episode involved Kitana leading an unsuccessful rebellion against Shao Kahn's Outworld rule.
At the time of "" (2004), Baraka formed an alliance to the risen Dragon King, Onaga, in whose strength he had great faith. When Baraka agreed to follow Onaga, the remainder of his Tarkatan race did so too. Baraka freed Mileena from her prison and recruited her to Onaga's ranks to pose as Princess Kitana. Mileena used this position to misdirect the
forces into combat against the Tarkatan raiding parties well away from Onaga to give the Dragon King the time he needed to complete his schemes.
Quan Chi did not appear in 2004's "", but returned in "" (2006) with the entire playable series roster. He was among multiple characters therein not given an official biography, though he was mentioned by name in six of the seventeen completed biographies. His outcome from "Deadly Alliance" was altered to his having teleported right before Raiden's fatal blast, and regaining the amulet; he wishes to acquire the ultimate godlike power granted from defeating the elemental Blaze, the game's final boss character. He therefore forms an uneasy and distrustful alliance with fellow villains Onaga, Shang Tsung, and Shao Kahn, while informing
traitor Rain that he is the son of
protector god Argus, in addition to the half-brother of the game's main protagonist Taven and his brother Daegon. In "Armageddon's" Konquest mode, Quan Chi suggests that Onaga, Shang Tsung, and Shao Kahn team up to defeat the forces of good, while secretly working under Shinnok's orders to lead the other villains to the Pyramid of Argus. During the battle royal among the combatants in the game's opening cinematic sequence, Quan Chi engages Kenshi in a sword fight on the steps of the Pyramid of Argus, but after he stabs Kenshi, Shang Tsung (disguised as Ermac) throws him off the pyramid.
Kitana was a recurring character in the noncanonical prequel live-action television series "" (1998-1999), her role shared by Audie England (the episodes "Vengeance" and "Shadow of a Doubt") and by Dara Tomanovich (in "The Essence"), with Christine Rodriguez being their stunt double. In this series, she is fully aware of her
past and the deaths of her parents at Kahn's hands, clandestinely working with the Great Kung Lao to prevent the Emperor from conquering realms while at the same time feigning her allegiance to him. Her outfit and weapon are resembling these she has in the films, but she uses her native
fighting style which she had mastered already before Shao Kahn's invasion and which was supplemented with various moves that she learnt from prisoners of her stepfather. The "Konquest" version of Mileena is neither her clone nor a sister, and Rain appears as her former best friend. In the series finale, which ended in a cliffhanger due to the show's abrupt cancellation after two seasons, Kitana appears to die after she is reluctantly ordered by Shao Kahn to be killed for plotting against him. She is promptly attacked by Shadow Priests and one of them uses Kitana's own fan against her.
As a member of the
race in the fictional other dimension called Outworld, the character is over ten thousand years old, although she appears to be a young woman. Throughout the years, Kitana has risen to great importance, first as the loyal stepdaughter of Outworld's evil emperor Shao Kahn; then his enemy, tearing herself away from his grasp and freeing her home realm of Edenia; and then leading an army into Outworld to combat any chance of Kahn rising to power again. Kitana shared a subtle love interest with Earthrealm champion Liu Kang until his death, though they were briefly reunited prior to his resurrection. Despite her loyalty to Shao Kahn for most of her life, she has aligned herself on the good side after learning the truth about her past and her real family. A disfigured clone of Kitana, given the name Mileena, was introduced as Kitana's twin sister to become a prominent archrival in the original game series' timeline.
Years later, during the time of "", the united
and Shokan forces attacked the weakened Shao Kahn's armies. Exhausted from battle, Goro was struck from behind by Noob Saibot. He was mortally wounded, apparently dying from the injury, and Kitana held a royal funeral for the fallen Shokan prince. However, Goro is able to survive, being saved from death by Shao Kahn himself, with the promise of returning the Shokans to their former glory and the banishment of the Centaurs in exchange for his allegiance. Agreeing to these terms, Goro placed his royal seal on a nearby disfigured fallen Shokan (whom Kitana and the Shokan army found and mistook for him, successfully deceiving them while hiding his defection), and resumed his place at Shao Kahn's side. Goro also appears as a boss character in "", attacking both Liu Kang and Kung Lao.
"MK: Armageddon" (2006) marks Rain's return as a playable after a decade. As one of only seventeen characters in the game to receive an official biography, he plays his largest role in the original series continuity by learning of his true
heritage from Outworld sorcerer Quan Chi, who lets Rain in on a secret that his late father had tried to keep from him: that he is actually a direct descendant of Argus, the protector god of Edenia, in addition to being the half-sibling of the game's protagonist Taven and his brother Daegon, both of whom were favored by their father to assume his mantle of Edenia's protectors. Rain consequently starts to refer to himself as a prince of the realm, as seen in "Armageddon's" Konquest mode, but he still chooses to independently fight on the side of evil. Rain confronts Taven in Arctika but is defeated in battle and flees into a portal.
Their jubilation is short-lived, as during "Mortal Kombat Gold" (1999), Shinnok and his grand vizier Quan Chi escapes imprisonment in the Netherrealm and invades Edenia. Betrayed by the traitorous
Tanya, Kitana, Sindel, and Jade are taken prisoner, but Kitana manages to escape and rejoin her Earthrealm allies. Shinnok's forces are eventually defeated by the joint efforts of Kitana and her allies. With Edenia freed once again, Kitana finally proposes to Liu Kang, offering him the chance to rule Edenia at her side as King and Queen, but he reluctantly rejects her offer, seeing his true duty as champion of Earth. After Shinnok's defeat, Kitana captures Mileena but learns that Shao Kahn has survived his defeat in Earthrealm and is regaining power. Knowing that Kahn would attempt to reclaim Edenia once he was strong enough, she forges an alliance with Goro, prince of the Outworld race Shokan, against Kahn's forces.
In "" (2006), Mileena seizes Shao Kahn's fortress, still under the guise of Kitana, and decides to continue her charade until the
forces were corrupted enough to follow her under the true identity. Though at first confident that Outworld is hers to rule, Mileena is forced to reveal herself and surrender to the returning Shao Kahn when he mounts an offensive against the fortress to re-instate himself as the ruler. The emperor then commands her to capture Shujinko, who would be used as a bargaining chip in gaining Onaga as an ally. Mileena, pretending to be Kitana, succeeds in capturing Shujinko, taking him to Shao Kahn's palace. But having tasted power for herself, she is no longer content with being his minion and still plans to get the throne of Edenia back for herself. She is later killed by Shang Tsung during the final all-out battle at the Pyramid.
Quan Chi was a featured character in a special-edition tie-in comic book that was included with the 1998 PC home release of "Mortal Kombat 4", where he cons his way into the otherworldly realm of Edenia by posing as a refugee from a realm that, he claims, was annexed by an evil ruler. He offers Queen Sindel a mysterious orb that she accepts, but the orb opens a portal through which Shinnok and his Netherealm denizens (including Reiko and Scorpion) emerge, and they capture Edenia. Quan Chi's machination had been set up in advance with the assistance of the traitorous
Tanya, which in turn established her storyline in the game. He is then seen on the last page awaiting the Earthrealm combatants emerging from a portal into the realm that was opened by Sonya.
Shinnok is the main (and immediately playable) boss character of "Mortal Kombat 4" (1997), in which he invades and annexes the otherworldly realm of Edenia with the aid of Quan Chi's forces and the traitorous
Tanya. He then declares war against the Elder Gods, specifically Raiden for his punishment, but his mission fails after he is defeated by perennial Mortal Kombat champion Liu Kang. He destroys Raiden in his noncanonical ending, is betrayed and killed with the amulet in Quan Chi's ending, and eliminates Reptile (described in his biography as "a general in Shinnok's army of darkness") in the latter's conclusion after taking offense at Reptile's demand that his race be restored as compensation for his service.
In "Mortal Kombat", the 2011 reboot of the continuity of the first three titles, Ermac returns to his original role of Shao Kahn's enforcer, and is introduced during the Shaolin Tournament from the first game, where he loses to Liu Kang in battle. The ten thousand souls comprising his being are those of slain
warriors; Kahn used these souls to form Ermac and then programmed him to do his bidding. In the story mode, he eliminates Johnny Cage from the second tournament and uses his telekinesis to obliterate Jax's arms and throw Stryker down a stairwell onto a subway platform. In his semicanonical ending, illustrated by Anna Christenson and animated by Daanish Syed, one of the souls trapped inside him is that of King Jerrod, Queen Sindel's husband and Kitana's father. He asserts control of the warring souls inside Ermac after Kahn's death, and returns to his peaceful rule of Edenia while maintaining Ermac's physical form. These events did not carry over into "Mortal Kombat X", but lead series storyteller John Vogel confirmed on Twitter in 2015 that Ermac remained in possession of Jerrod's soul.
Kenshi is one of only seventeen characters to receive an official biography in "", in which he quits the Special Forces and turns down Sub-Zero's offer of joining the Lin Kuei. He eventually intercepts a coded message sent to Mavado and learns of the Red Dragon's plans to capture the
half-god Taven. Before he could find out the location of their secret base, Kenshi encounters Johnny Cage who is gathering warriors to fight for the Forces of Light against Shinnok. However, Kenshi declines this offer, considering this another pointless struggle between good and evil. While embarking on his mission to destroy the Red Dragon and exact revenge on Mavado, he receives a psychic premonition, becoming fully aware of Taven and Daegon's quest to defeat the fire elemental Blaze. His sword also urges him to side with the forces of good in the forthcoming conflict. Taking heed of this insight, Kenshi decides that he will be the one to lead the Forces of Light into battle.
His storyline is altered in the 2011 "Mortal Kombat" reboot, which makes no mention of his father or siblings, instead describing him as having been orphaned at a young age by Kahn's conquest of Edenia and raised under the protection of
resistance fighters. As he gained a reputation as an exceptional warrior, his level of arrogance followed suit, and when he was refused leadership of the resistance, he betrayed them to their (unidentified) sworn enemy. This caught the attention of Kahn, who offered the power-hungry Rain an army of his own in exchange for his services. However, in Rain's ending, Kahn had no intention of fulfilling his end of the bargain. Rain therefore kills him in combat and ends up saving Earthrealm in the process, for which he is thanked by Raiden, who also informs him that he is the son of Argus. Rain, consequently drunk with power to which he felt he was entitled, coupled with a sense of superiority from being the offspring of a god, takes over Kahn's armies to rule all realms, starting, to Raiden's horror, with Earthrealm.
Throughout the "Mortal Kombat" universe, the warriors grow too strong and numerous for the realms to handle. The warriors' powers threaten to destroy the fabric of reality. To prevent this, the Elder Gods demanded a safeguard to be put in place to absorb the kombatants' insatiable bloodlust. In an enormous crater in Edenia, these warriors clashed in an ultimate battle between the Forces of Light and Darkness that would threaten to rip apart reality and bring about the apocalypse. Without warning, a mysterious pyramid rose from the ground, and the tip burst into flames, attracting the warriors' curiosity to see what it was. The kombatants fought one another to get to the top, while Blaze, the gods' firespawn, revealed himself to them. The firespawn was created by Delia, a powerful
sorceress who is the mother of Taven (the main character in the Konquest mode), to destroy each fighter that threatened him in order to save the realms from Armageddon. This will be the warriors' last battle, in which some will survive and others will die. This will be the final battle for "Mortal Kombat", the battle that will determine the fate of the realms.
Nitara is a bat-winged vampire who spends a long time trying to find a mysterious orb that binds her home realm of Vaeternus to Outworld. The orb, however, was inaccessible to her, and so she tricks Outer World Investigation Agency agent Cyrax into retrieving the orb after sending Reptile to attack him and destroy a panel on Cyrax's arm in the process, thus trapping him in Outworld, but when Cyrax delivers the object, Nitara compensates Cyrax by sending him back to Earthrealm. Nitara smashes the orb into pieces, sealing her realm's independence from Outworld, but she is knocked unconscious in the process, and is back home when she awakens. She then makes it her mission to protect the realm's fragile stability. In "Armageddon", a genocide of her race begins to occur, and she is sent by her people's elders to a crater in Edenia to find a prophesied force of great power that could destroy the murderer's blade. While traveling there, she comes upon the demon Ashrah, the blade's possessor. To protect the rest of her race, Nitara lures Ashrah out of her realm and continues to Edenia, planning to bring her attacker to the
weapon where it may be used against her.
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