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With a world so deep and lush as most Komic book films, we wanted to take a look at the characters of Mortal Kombat and their original history in the game! Mortal Kombat was released to arcades in 1992 to a massive yet Kontroversial success! There has been 22 games, spinoffs, and millions of friendships and fatalities performed since then, so let’s take a deeper dive into the world of MORTAL KOMBAT so you’re ready for the film’s release on April 23rd!
Sonya is one of the original seven Mortal Kombat Kontestants seeing her debut in the first game in 1992 and she’s been kicking butt ever since! Originally a member of a top U.S. Special forces unit, in the game, her team was hot on the trail of Kano's Black Dragon organization and Sonya followed them to an uncharted island where they were ambushed by Shang Tsung's personal army and she was forced to enter the Mortal Kombat tournament and face her ultimate foe! Sworn Enemy: Kano Favorite Move: Energy Rings
Kano is the wise-cracking baddie that we’ve all grown to love! He’s A Mercenary, Gangster, Extortionist and Thief - Kano lives a life of crime and injustice. He can take on any Kombatant with his blade. He is the leader of the Black Dragon, the most dangerous group of Cut-Throat Madmen the world has ever seen! Feared and respected throughout all of crime's Inner Circles. Sworn Enemy: Sonya Blade Favorite Move: Knife Throw
One of the most important Kharacters in all of Mortal Kombat’s History, Sub Zero has taken many forms though out the games, but is infamous for the brutal murder of Scorpion’s family. The leader of Scorpion’s rival Klan the Lin Kuei, Sub Zero has the power to bend ice and Cold to his will. He is the tournament’s most powerful opponent and a massive fan favorite, no matter what side he’s on. Sworn Enemy: Scorpion Favorite Move: Ice Blast
GET OVER HERE! Leader of Shirai Ryu, Scorpion is the most feared and unpredictable Mortal Kombat KombatAnt, and quite easily the game’s most popular Kharacter! After Sub-Zero murdered his entire Klan and Family Scorpion is fueled by his revenge, setting out to do everything in his power to kill Sub-Zero. He has become a demon, bound to the NetherRealm just waiting for his opportunity to return and avenge his family with burning hell fire! *Sworn Enemy: Sub-Zero Favorite Move: Spear *
Jax’s first appearance didn’t come until Mortal Kombat II in1993. His real name is Major Jackson Briggs, the leader of the top US Special Forces unit, and an all-around bad ass. After receiving a distress signal from Lt. Sonya Blade, Jax embarks on a rescue mission. One that leads him into a ghastly world where he believes that Sonya is still alive. The Mortal Kombat Tournament will change Jax forever, mentally and physically. Sworn Enemy: Sub-Zero Favorite Move: Gotcha Grab
Another one of the game’s original seven, Raiden serves as the protector of Earth Realm. Also known as the God of Thunder, Raiden is an overseer in the Tournament and is bound by the rules set forth by the other elder gods (“I must consult with the elder gods!”). He will stop at nothing to protect his realm and remain one step ahead of Shang Tsung. *Sworn Enemy: Shang Tsung Favorite Move: Lightning *
A powerful, soul-stealing sorcerer, Shang Tsung is a celebrated villain of the series and serves as the host for the traditional Mortal Kombat tournament. A servant of outworld emperor Shao Kahn, Shang Tsung has no alliances but to himself and is the ongoing villain through out the games. This shapeshifting warrior can become anyone his soul desires and is most deadly in the tournament. Sworn Enemy: Everyone Favorite Move: Triple Ground Fireballs
Champion of Earth Realm, Liu Kang is Earth’s greatest hope in the Mortal Kombat Tournament. Member of the White Lotus society, he is a master of Shaolin martial arts and can summon dragon fire to his will. Liu Kang is Mortal Kombat’s ultimate hero and a fierce adversary to the sorcerer Shang Tsung. Sworn Enemy: Shang Tsung Favorite Move: Bicycle Kick
A former Shaolin Monk and a member of the White Lotus society, he is the last descendant of the Great Kung Lao who was defeated by Goro 500 years ago. Realizing the danger of the Outworld menace he joins Liu Kang in entering The Mortal Kombat Tournament. Known for his bladed hat, Kung Lao is one of the best warriors that Mortal Kombat has ever seen. Sworn Enemy: Goro Favorite Move: Whirlwind Spin
Known for her signature tarkattan smile and the clone of Princess Katana. Meileena is Shao Kahn’s personal assassin. She was created in Outworld’s Lazarus pits to further Shao Kahn’s reign over the people of outworld, sometimes disguising herself as Katana, it is her sole responsibility to watch for her clone's suspected dissension and put a stop to it at any cost. Sworn Enemy: Katana Favorite Move: Sai Throw
Goro became Grand Champion of the Mortal Kombat tournament after defeating the Great Kung Lao. For 500 years, he remained undefeated and helped Shang Tsung grow ever closer to achieving Shao Kahn's goal of domination over Earth Realm. This four-armed monster is the strongest foe any KomBatant will have to face. Sworn Enemy: Jonny Cage Favorite Move: Ripping anyone apart
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