The Mortal Kombat assortment is form of nuts. In distinction to its shut competitor Avenue Fighter, which focuses on a group of combating tournaments, Mortal Kombat's story is a big mythological epic. Gods, monsters, and totally different dimensions are all involved. There are cyborg ninjas working spherical. It's a weird combination of fantasy, sci-fi, and martial arts tropes drenched in over-the-top combat. Even once more inside the first sport, 1991's Mortal Kombat, points have been pretty darn crazy. Anybody keep in mind Goro? So it's no shock that the time between Mortal Kombat 1 and 2 was filled with head-turning events. This was correct sooner than the gathering launched Shao Kahn and the other realms, considerably growing the gathering lore.
Merely to catch our readers up, proper right here's the basic story of Mortal Kombat 1. Shang Tsung, a powerful sorcerer from Outworld, has been despatched by his Emperor Shao Kahn to Earth to win 10 Mortal Kombat tournaments. Must Outworld's fighters win 10 tournaments, Outworld can conquer Earth. By the purpose of the game, Shang Tsung's fighters have gained 9 tournaments. Raiden, a god of thunder and protector of Earth, gathers a model new employees of fighters to win the ultimate occasion. Amongst them is Liu Kang, a scholar of the Shaolin Temple. Liu Kang defeats Shang Tsung all through the occasion, defending Earth from conquest by Outworld.
Nonetheless, in any case, the game was too trendy for points to complete there. Two years later, the story was superior by Mortal Kombat 2, after which re-told (kind of) in 2011's Mortal Kombat reboot. Nonetheless we'll get to that headache.
Throughout the meantime, these are the 25 Craziest Points That Occurred Between Mortal Kombat 1 And a pair of.
25 Sub-Zero Turns into Noob Saibot
Scorpion and Sub-Zero, the color-coded ninjas, are probably the popular characters in your entire Mortal Kombat assortment. They often every hated each other. The meat between the two ninjas was well-established inside the first sport. Scorpion, an undead wraith, was upset at Sub-Zero for his ninja clan wiping out Scorpion's clan.
Scorpion acquired his sweet revenge all through Shang Tsung's occasion.
Nonetheless, sarcastically, Sub-Zero would endure the similar future as his rival. After Scorpion ended his life, Sub-Zero was resurrected in Netherrealm by its ruler Quan Chi. He turned Noob Saibot, an incarnation of darkness, the whole thing he'd fought in the direction of as Sub-Zero.
24 The Lin Kuei Flip Their Ninjas Into Cyborgs
Sub-Zero's ninja clan, the Lin Kuei, weren’t exactly idle between the two video video games. Along with taking widespread ninja jobs and trying to terminate Shang Tsung sooner than Outworld could absorb Earth, the higher-ups began altering various of their increased warriors into cyborgs.
We couldn't actually uncover the reason why.
It form of seems to be like being part-robot would make you a a lot much less environment friendly ninja. Presumably to increased compete with Outworld's warriors? This cyborg conversion triggered various Lin Kuei members like Cyrax to strive defection, solely to be re-captured and reworked in the direction of their will. In doing so, their personalities have been programmed away.
23 Kitana Assaults Liu Kang
This technically occurred all through Mortal Kombat 1, however it's important to the final story. Kitana, Shao Kahn's adopted daughter, seen Shang Tsung's island occasion on the sorcerer's side. Seeing points going correctly for Earth's fighters, she attacked Liu Kang unexpectedly to keep up him from advancing further inside the occasion. Liu fought Kitana off merely and, taking a liking to her, promised to tell no one amongst her failures. Confirmed mercy for the first time, Kitana feels an attraction in the direction of the youthful Shaolin monk. As a result of the video video games went on, the two fell in love. After she stopped being sinister, in any case.
22 Shao Kahn Declares A Second Match
Shao Kahn was, unsurprisingly, not too happy with Shang Tsung for blowing Outworld's likelihood at conquering Earth. The sorcerer begged his Emperor for yet another likelihood and revealed that their plan could succeed however. He instructed Shao Kahn that they could downside Earth's fighters to a second occasion, in Outworld this time, and within the occasion that they gained it may rely because the necessary 10th win. If Earth gained, Outworld would in no way downside them as soon as extra. Shao Kahn most well-liked this plan, even restoring Shang Tsung's youth as a reward, and knew they’d have the home self-discipline profit this time. He declared the occasion.
21 Baraka Destroys The Shaolin Temple
If a second occasion was to be held, Shao Kahn was going to should get the attention of Earth's fighters. And he wasn't going to be delicate about it. The Emperor of Outworld's first movement was to ship Baraka, one amongst his warriors, to Earth. His purpose? The Shaolin Temple.
The mutant left only one survivor.
This various was deliberate on Shao Kahn's half. The Temple was Liu Kang's home and by destroying it, Liu would want revenge. It was moreover a extraordinarily petty technique of getting once more at Liu for defeating Shang Tsung and denying Outworld its 10th victory.
20 Shang Tsung's Island Collapses
You've acquired to remember one factor regarding the first Mortal Kombat sport. Aside from Raiden, no individual on Earth's employees knew the stakes. All of them thought it was an on a regular basis combating occasion. Liu Kang was there to revive honor to it. Johnny Cage went to point out he wasn't all specific outcomes. Sonya was monitoring down an escaped felony. It wasn't until Raiden instructed them what was occurring that it clicked. So when Shang Tsung's Island collapsed into the ocean and a gosh dang portal to Outworld opened up, a lot of individuals have been asking, "What the heck merely occurred?"
19 Explicit Forces Interrogates Johnny Cage
After the collapse of Shang Tsung's Island, Earth's most vital trio of fighters have been separated from one another. Raiden saved Johnny Cage's life by dropping him off on a ship belonging to Explicit Forces. This was the similar group Sonya Blade labored for. Explicit Forces, particularly, Foremost Jackson "Jax" Briggs, have been patrolling throughout the island looking for Sonya. With the island gone and Johnny apparently the one survivor, they demanded to know what occurred. Johnny instructed Jax the whole thing regarding the occasion, about Shang Tsung and Outworld. Jax didn't think about a phrase of it, pondering it was nonsense, and let Johnny go.
18 Johnny Makes A "Mortal Kombat" Movie
Johnny Cage had achieved his goal in combating inside the Mortal Kombat occasion. He wanted to point out he was an outstanding fighter on his private, it wasn't merely Hollywood specific outcomes that made him who he was. By serving to to defeat Goro and Shang Tsung, he had proved that. So what now? Correctly after he was launched from Explicit Forces custody, Johnny returned to Hollywood and made a movie based mostly totally on his experiences. He often known as it "Mortal Kombat." We don't know loads about this movie in canon nonetheless take into consideration if it was the similar Mortal Kombat movie we acquired in precise life.
17 Sonya Is Trapped In Outworld
Not all of Earth's fighters acquired a cheerful ending after the first sport. Sonya Blade may have had the worst luck of all of them. In the middle of the collapse of Shang Tsung's Island, she and her arch-enemy Kano have been sucked into Outworld. There they’ve been every captured by Baraka and delivered to Shao Kahn. That’s the in-game rationalization for why Sonya isn't a playable character in Mortal Kombat 2.
Sonya was faraway from helpless though.
Even in captivity, she labored tirelessly to contact Jax and ensure Johnny's story regarding the Island. Her efforts thwarted Shao Kahn's plans and ultimately arrested Kano.
16 Sub-Zero's Brother Takes Up The Mantle
Sub-Zero is gone, prolonged reside Sub-Zero! Though Scorpion ended Sub-Zero's life all through the primary occasion, there was one different. That Sub-Zero, Bi-Han, had a youthful brother named Kuai Liang. When Kuai found of his brother's future, he swore revenge in the direction of Scorpion, mastered his ice powers, and took up his brother's earlier code title.
There was a model new Sub-Zero.
Alongside his fellow Lin Kuei ninja Smoke, Sub-Zero began investigating the events of the first occasion. Nonetheless this new Sub-Zero is usually a loads completely totally different man than the first, further merciful and principled. That change in perspective might be important eventually.
15 Scorpion Turns into Sub-Zero's Protector
Scorpion thought he had lastly achieved his revenge. After ending Sub-Zero's life and avenging his ninja clan, he'd returned to Netherrealm. When he heard of the return of Sub-Zero though, his rage returned him to the mortal airplane.
He would merely end his rival's life as soon as extra.
Nonetheless upon watching Sub-Zero fight and spare his opponent's life, Scorpion realized this was not the similar man he disliked. The ninja found this was his enemy's youthful brother and in penance for slaying his kin, vowed to show into Sub-Zero's protector. He would in no way inform the youthful man this, or the reason why.
14 Sub-Zero Carries On His Brother's Mission
Bi-Han, the first Sub-Zero, didn't compete inside the first occasion for sport. He was there on a mission from the Lin Kuei ninjas, to take Shang Tsung's life. Whether or not or not this was because of the Lin Kuei knew regarding the impending 10th victory or because of one other individual had employed them is unclear. Nonetheless, Sub-Zero failed in his mission when Scorpion ended his life. So when Kuai Liang took up his brother's earlier codename, he took up his mission as correctly. He joined Earth's warriors inside the Outworld occasion to lastly terminate Shang Tsung. Like his brother though, he failed. And there have been penalties.
13 Smoke Is Turned Into A Cyborg
Sub-Zero was not alone in his mission to avenge his brother and full his mission. He was aided by his good pal and fellow Lin Kuei ninja Smoke. The two in the long run failed to carry out their mission, though they did help Earth's fighters defeat Outworld. The Lin Kuei Elders didn't care though. By this time, the ninja clan was transforming their biggest warriors into cyborgs. Smoke and Sub-Zero have been on that guidelines. The two went on the lam to flee, nonetheless Smoke was in the end recaptured. He was reworked and renamed LK-7T2, reprogrammed with a mission to exterminate his former good pal.
12 Kung Lao Joins Liu Kang's Marketing campaign
Shao Kahn would in no way forgive Liu Kang for denying him his conquest of Earth. That's why he decided to announce his Outworld occasion by hitting the youthful monk close to home. The Emperor despatched Baraka to destroy the Shaolin Temple. There was only one survivor. Kung Lao, Liu Kang's childhood good pal. Every of them have been distraught over the Temple's destruction and vowed to avenge their fallen comrades. Shao Kahn's new occasion was the correct various, which is strictly what the conqueror wanted. The two warriors would overcome the probabilities though, and work to rebuild their temple.
11 Kitana Learns The Truth
Kitana had always believed herself to be Shao Kahn's daughter, Princess of Outworld. Nonetheless sometime between the two tournaments, she would come to be taught the truth of her id. Kitana was actually the Princess of Edenia, a realm Outworld had conquered method again. Her mother, Queen Sindel, had taken her private life as a substitute of falling into Shao Kahn's fingers. The Emperor had brainwashed her as a child to make her loyal to him. Upon learning this, Kitana continued to fake loyalty to Shao Kahn whereas working to undermine him. She lastly double-crossed him and joined Earth's warriors all through the Outworld occasion.
10 The Shokan Swear Revenge
Consider Goro? The massive four-armed dude? He was actually the prince of half-dragon/half-humans native to Outworld. It was the reason he was chosen as Shang Tsung's champion inside the first 9 Earth tournaments. Good selection too, as Goro went undefeated for 500 years.
Until Liu Kang defeated him and he was presumed deceased.
The Shokan, ever loyal to Shao Kahn, swore revenge on Earth and its warriors for his or her prince's defeat. Their largest widespread, Kintaro, joined the Outworld occasion to take motion. He too was defeated though, and Shao Kahn misplaced his respect for them. Goro in the end reappeared as correctly.
9 Kano Joins Shao Kahn
Kano has always been a survivor. Look no further than the cyborg enhancements he has. He probably even could have prevented being arrested by Sonya eternally if he was lucky. Nonetheless he wasn't lucky. She defeated and arrested him all through Shang Tsung's island occasion. As a result of the island collapsed, Kano and Sonya have been transported to Outworld and captured by Baraka. Nonetheless Kano was nonetheless a survivor. He equipped his suppliers to every Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung in preparing for his or her new occasion. They threw him in chains as a substitute. When Jax rescued Sonya, they arrested Kano as soon as extra. His luck had run out.
eight Kano's Black Dragon Group Falls Apart
The Black Dragon Group was on its ultimate legs even sooner than the first sport. The band of madmen and mercenaries have been the purpose of systematic arrests by Sonya Blade and Jax of Explicit Forces. Just some high-ranking members have been able to flee seize. This dissolution was partly why Kano entered Shang Tsung's island occasion. He heard the island was full of riches. With the money, he could rebuild the Black Dragon. Nonetheless when Kano was trapped in Outworld, what was left utterly fell apart. Kabal, their ultimate high-ranking member, turned good. Even Shao Kahn's assist couldn't ship them once more.
7 Shang Tsung Assaults Johnny Cage
The destruction of the Shaolin Temple was merely Shao Kahn's overture. The precise announcement of the Outworld Match might be his assault on Johnny Cage. The one one amongst Earth's heroes with a acknowledged location; Jax, Liu Kang, and the model new Sub-Zero made their strategy to Johnny to confront Shang Tsung and the Outworld warriors. A brawl erupted on the set of a enterprise Johnny was filming. Solely the arrival of Raiden put an end to the combating. Upon the thunder god's look, Shang Tsung equipped the occasion downside and returned to Outworld. Then and there, Earth's fighters accepted.
6 Jax Loses His Arms
Though they weren't present in his first look, Jax is biggest acknowledged for his cybernetic arms. He gained them sometime all through the Outworld occasion, nonetheless the trigger why changes. Throughout the distinctive video video games, Jax upgraded of his private free will. He felt outmatched by the opponents spherical him, notably these from Outworld, and bought the metal arms to compete increased. Throughout the 2011 reboot, Jax was pressured to get metal arms after the soul warrior Ermac telekinetically ripped them off. In each case, he misplaced his arms and altered them with stronger, cybernetic ones. The rationale why doesn't matter.
5 Mileena Is Created By Shang Tsung
We're form of fudging this one, however it technically counts. Mileena is the clone of Kitana, fused with the DNA of vicious Tarkatan mutants. Shao Kahn grew nervous about Kitana in the end learning the truth about her earlier and wanted a loyal soldier in case his daughter turned on him. He had Shang Tsung create Mileena for that motive. We're fudging this because of inside the distinctive timeline, Kitana and Mileena grew up collectively as twin sisters and the truth didn't come out until the Outworld occasion. Nonetheless inside the reboot timeline, Mileena wasn't created until Kitana's face-turn all through the occasion.
4 Raiden Will get A Imaginative and prescient From His Future Self
Okay, proper right here's the place points get messy. In its place of a straight forward reboot, 2011's Mortal Kombat did one factor very similar to what the 2009 Star Trek movie did. They used time journey to create an alternate timeline. On this new timeline, the Raiden of Mortal Kombat 1 receives flashes of memory from his future self (half a dozen video video games from then). He decides to make use of those recollections to alter the timeline to forestall Armageddon.
Yeah, it's sophisticated to us too.
Raiden's plan was truly unhealthy because of it triggered quite a few points to go flawed and harm everybody's lives. Time Journey, not at the same time as quickly as.
three Kung Lao Infiltrates The First Match
The character of Kung Lao, Liu Kang's childhood good pal, was one among many points most affected by the reboot's timeline meddling. Throughout the distinctive video video games, Kung was the Shaolin Temple's first choice to compete inside the occasion. Having descended from the first Mortal Kombat champion, he appeared a pure various. Nonetheless Kung declined, not wanting the burden of being champion, and Liu was despatched as a substitute. Throughout the reboot timeline, Liu was the first various and Kung actually infiltrated the occasion to compete. As a result of the descendant, he felt he must be the one competing. Scorpion rapidly cured him of that notion.
2 Raiden Tries Convincing Scorpion To Spare Sub-Zero
One in all many largest changes to the reboot timeline was Raiden attempting to influence Scorpion to spare the first Sub-Zero's life. Alongside along with his future self's information, Raiden knew ending the blue ninja's life would ship forth the evil of Noob Saibot. The thunder god even said he'd attempt resurrecting Scorpion's ninja clan.
Surprisingly, Scorpion agreed. For a short time on the very least.
Quan Chi, the ruler of Netherrealm who turned Scorpion into an undead wraith, goaded the yellow-clad ninja with recollections of his misplaced relations. It pushed him over into doing the deed. Raiden had failed to change points.
1 Sub-Zero Is Turned Into A Cyborg
No, we're not repeating ourselves. That’s one different timeline change attributable to the reboot. When the model new Sub-Zero and Smoke found of the Lin Kuai's plans to point out their ninjas into cyborgs, the two fled their clan. That loads is true in every timelines. The change though, is that Raiden saved the Lin Kuei from re-capturing Smoke. He wasn't grow to be a cyborg this time. No, they captured Sub-Zero and turned him into one as a substitute. Good work Raiden! On the sensible side, the heroes rescued Cyber Sub-Zero and eradicated his programming, returning his free will. Nonetheless a cyborg though.