Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mortal Kombat Characters

Introduced in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero

Fujin
Portrayed by: Anthony Marquez (MKM:SZ)

Fujin is the Wind God who makes his first appearance in the spin-off game Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero as one of the four guardians assigned by Raiden to protect Shinnok's amulet and is the first of the gods that the elder Sub-Zero beats in order to acquire it. He remains inactive until the events of Mortal Kombat 4, joining Raiden in his battle against Shinnok, assisting the Earthrealm forces in raiding Shao Kahn's palace. After Shinnok's defeat, Fujin became a new god for Earthrealm given by Raiden. Fujin's bio for MK: Armageddon states that he witnesses Raiden's transformation uncertain of what has caused the change. He and Kung Lao joined forces to bring their former comrades Raiden and Liu Kang under control, with the God of Thunder becoming "as ruthless as Shao Kahn" and Liu Kang's corpse selectively slaying various people. Fujin's bio states that if no way was found to normalize the two corrupted warriors, both he and Kung Lao would be forced to finish them. During Armageddon, it is revealed that Fujin has been a friend of Taven's family, and realizes their father Argus sent them on a quest. Fujin searches for both brothers, hoping to prevent their progress and learn the true purpose of their quest.Fujin reappears in Armageddon's Konquest mode, confronting Taven outside of the Red Dragon Clan's headquarters. They battle, but in the end Taven emerges victorious, allowing him to continue his journey but feeling regret at having had to do this to a friend.

Quan Chi

Portrayed by: Richard Divizio (MKM:SZ), Adoni Maropis (Konquest), Michael Rogers (Legacy)
Voiced by: Nick Chinlund (DotR), Ron Banks (MK vs DCU, MK 2011)

Quan Chi is a sorcerer who convinces the elder Sub-Zero to retrieve Shinnok's amulet for him to give to his lord. Unknown to the fallen Elder God however, Quan Chi replaced the amulet with a useless imitation. Shortly afterwards, Sub-Zero, ordered to reclaim the amulet by Raiden, confronted Quan Chi, and defeated him with assistance from Sareena. Several years later, believing he needed a powerful warrior, Quan Chi resurrected Scorpion and tricked him into believing that this younger Sub-Zero had killed his family and clan. Scorpion's rage enabled him to defeat the Lin Kuei warrior, but Quan Chi admitted to the crime. Enraged, Scorpion grabbed him, and the both of them were sent to the depths of the Netherrealm. Quan Chi manages to trick the Oni Drahmin and Moloch into attacking Scorpion so that he can escape from Netherrealm. A portal led Quan Chi alone to the tomb containing the mummified remains of the long forgotten Dragon King. Imagining the individual who could assist him in his aims, he journeyed to Shang Tsung's palace. Together, they would achieve absolute domination of all realms, forming the Deadly Alliance. Yet before they could enact their plans, they had to eliminate the two who could oppose them: Shao Kahn and Liu Kang. Returning to Outworld, the forces of Earthrealm, led by Raiden, attacked. Their attack was in vain, as each was killed by the sorcerers and their Tarkatan hordes. With all their enemies defeated, they turned on each other. Quan Chi emerged victorious, but Onaga, the Dragon King, entered the chamber. Tsung awakened, as did Raiden, and together, the three attempted to stop him. In Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Quan Chi is revealed to have teleported before the final blast; he now wishes to acquire the ultimate godlike power granted from defeating the elemental Blaze. To that end, he has formed an uneasy alliance with fellow villains Onaga, Shang Tsung, and Shao Kahn.


Kia

Portrayed by: Kerri Hoskins (MKM:SZ), Jaime Pressly (Konquest)

Kia is one of Quan Chi's three personal assassins in Shinnok's Fortress along with Sareena and Jataaka. They each protected a crystal which, when combined together, allowed access to a teleportation device that sent the elder Sub-Zero to Quan Chi's throne room. Kia fights using razor-sharp boomerang blades. She was defeated by the elder Sub-Zero. Along with Sareena and Jataaka, she makes a reappearance in Mortal Kombat: Armageddons Konquest mode, still serving Quan Chi. Together they battle Taven in the Red Dragon's lair who killed both her and Jataaka. After her death, her demon soul descended to the Netherealm.

Jataaka

Portrayed by: Rachel Herbert (MKM:SZ gameplay), Erica Grace (MKM:SZ FMVs), Renee Tenison (Konquest)

Jataaka is one of Quan Chi's three personal assassins in Shinnok's Fortress along with Sareena and Kia. They each protected a crystal which, when combined together, allowed access to a teleportation device that sent the elder Sub-Zero to Quan Chi's throne room. Jataaka fights using a laser sword from which she can fire blue bolts of energy. She was defeated by the elder Sub-Zero. Jataaka, along with Sareena and Kia, makes a reappearance in Mortal Kombat: Armageddons Konquest mode, still serving Quan Chi. Together they battle Taven in the Red Dragon's lair who killed both her and Kia. After her death her demon soul descended to the Netherealm.


Sareena

Portrayed by: Lia Montelongo (MKM:SZ), Dana Hee (Konquest)

Sareena is one of Quan Chi's three personal assassins ordered to kill Sub-Zero before he reached Quan Chi. In Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, she is "fractionally faster and a more accomplished fighter than her fellow assassins."
After being spared by Sub-Zero, she assists him in defeating Quan Chi. After expressing her desire to escape the Netherrealm with him, she is shot in the back by Shinnok. As it is later revealed in Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition the attack destroyed her human form and that her essence was then banished as punishment for her betrayal. After years of torture, Sareena escapes the Netherrealm in her human appearance before MK: Deadly Alliance, during which she encounters the younger Sub-Zero; the brother of the one she met before. Feeling he owed her for helping his brother, Sub-Zero grants her sanctuary with the Lin Kuei back on Earthrealm. In MK: Armageddon Sareena follows Sub-Zero into the Netherrealm, saving him from being killed by Noob Saibot and Smoke. After the battle, Sareena loses her human form and returns to her true demon self. She is later ambushed by Quan Chi, who returns her to human form and convinces her to join him, despite her resistance. In MK: Armageddon Konquest, Sareena, Kia and Jataaka are ordered by Quan Chi to kill Taven, but all three assassins are defeated by Taven.
She also appears in Mortal Kombat (2011) as one of the fighters in the Pit background, usually facing of against Daegon or Frost.


Shinnok

Portrayed by: Gary Wingert (MKM:SZ), Reiner Schöne (Annihilation)
Voiced by: Steve Beran (MK4, MKG), Herman Sanchez (MK:A), Ken Lally (MK 2011)

Shinnok is a former Elder God who desired to rule Earthrealm and thus acquire immense power by creating a powerful amulet. In the war against his fellow gods, he came into direct conflict with Raiden, who, along with the Elder Gods, defeats Shinnok and strips him of his amulet. Trapped in the Netherrealm, he encounters a sorcerer, Quan Chi, who agrees to help Shinnok overthrow Lucifer, thus becoming ruler of the Netherrealm. During his time in the Netherrealm, Shinnok built a massive army and a fanatical cult of demons called the Brotherhood of Shadow, dedicated to worshiping him. Some time after Shao Kahn's defeat, Shinnok puts into motion his plot to escape the Netherrealm. Despite invading the Heavens and killing many gods, Raiden and his warriors manage to penetrate Shinnok's defenses, and Shinnok himself is defeated by the Shaolin monk Liu Kang. In MK: Armageddons Konquest mode, Shinnok is encountered by Taven in the Netherrealm, where he had been a friend of Taven and his family for many years. Taven rescues him from Li Mei, and then helps Shinnok regain control of his spire from an army of demons wishing to overthrow him. The demons in the spire are later revealed to have been apparitions, forming a test for Taven that Daegon had passed earlier. In MK: Armageddon, Shinnok appears to make alliances with other characters as well, but only as a part of a plan to conquer the realms, including with Raiden, though the thunder god intends only to discover Shinnok's plans, and Onaga, who Shinnok had offered to free from the Netherrealm in exchange for his servitude. In his Armageddon storyline, Shinnok sends a false duplicate of himself to accompany Daegon to the pyramid. Shinnok is revealed as Quan Chi's master at the end of Mortal Kombat (2011) and is alluded to have a significant role in future installments.

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