Cyrax is captured by Sub-Zero and reprogrammed with new orders: to destroy Shao
Kahn. With Kahn unable to detect his assassin's soulless presence, Cyrax
delivers a successful sneak attack.
However, after eliminating Kahn and saving Earth, Cyrax awaits new orders from
his Lin Kuei headquarters. The orders never come and Cyrax malfunctions. He ends
up stranded in the middle of a vast desert, blindly heading toward his base.
The second time Jax battles the forces of Shao Kahn he comes prepared. Thought
to be the strongest man on Earth, he has no problem proving it: First by beating
Kahn's armies and then by defeating the Emperor himself.
When the world reverts back to normal, Jax and Sonya start the Outerworld
Investigation Agency. Jax runs the exploratory division which learns to open
portals through science rather than magic. He leads the first expedition into a
mysterious new realm.
After returning from near death, Kabal swears revenge against his attackers. He
fights alongside the other Earth warriors. When he defeats Motaro and the mighty
Shao Kahn he proves that he truly is the chosen one.
Before the invasion, Kabal lived a life of crime. He was once a member of the
Black Dragon along with Kano. Now Kabal devotes his life to fighting injustice.
He will give crime's inner circles a new reason to fear.
When Shao Kahn lets Kano live he fails to realize the resourcefulness of the
scheming human. Kano lures Kahn's armies away on a false mission: then nukes
them using a stolen weapon. He fights the remaining warriors and finally defeats
Kano's true intention is to take over the souls which Kahn once possessed. But
Kano is unable to control the spirits as they escape and attack him. Rumored to
have suffered a violent death, Kano was ignorant of the fact that he saved the
world he tried to conquer.
When Shao Kahn invades Earth, Kung Lao must scrap his plans of reuniting the
White Lotus Society. He instead must focus on the new tournament. He seeks Liu
Kang and together they battle Kahn's forces fearlessly.
Using the knowledge he obtained as a Shaolin monk he fights in the name of his
great ancestor - the original Kung Lao. He emerges victorious but suffers from
injuries during battle with Kahn. Believed to have passed away, Kung Lao joins
his ancestors in a new life.
After thwarting Shao Kahn in the past, Liu Kang finds himself the prime target
of Shao Kahn's extermination squads. But Kang is the reigning Mortal Kombat
champion and proves it by easily defeating Kahn's minions.
But it's the apparent death of his friend Kung Lao that enrages Kang and enables
him to find the strength to defeat Shao Kahn. Then, before the portal closes,
Liu Kang is greeted by Princess Kitana and thanked for saving the Earth and the
Nightwolf helps the other Earth warriors escape to his sacred land. Once there,
they regroup and plan a form of attack against Shao Kahn's invasion. Nightwolf
has trained hard for this battle. Finally, he faces Shao Kahn and emerges
When the Earth returns to its normal state, Nightwolf peacefully regains his
land his Native-American people lost over many years. They establish their own
proud nation and soon become the great leaders of Earth.
After eventually terminating Sub-Zero, Sektor is attacked by Shao Kahn's army.
Unfamiliar with the Outworld warriors, Sektor fights back. He targets Kahn and
all Outworld beings as threats to the Lin Kuei.
Kahn's minions are no match for Sektor, who fights his way into the fortress.
Once inside, Sektor initiates his self-destruct sequence. The resulting
explosion is so massive that it closes the portal and returns Earth back to
When Shao Kahn overtakes the Earth, he needs Shang Tsung to help locate the
surviving humans. Granted new powers, Tsung soon discovers his dark emperor's
true plan: as soon as the remaining warriors are disposed of, Kahn will take
Tsung's own soul.
After learning this, Tsung turns on his master. He catches Motaro off guard and
then defeats Shao Kahn. But before the Earth can return to normal, Tsung takes
all the souls as his own. He will forever rule the Earth with his own brand of
While Sheeva serves her master on Earth, her race of Shokan are being punished
on the Outworld. Kahn now favors Motaro's race of centaurs and aids them in
defeating the Shokan. After learning of these events, Sheeva turns on her
She defeats Motaro and in a rage brings down Kahn. In freeing the Earth, she
also frees the Outworld. She then returns home and works to restore the pride
and respect of her race.
Sindel receives visions of her true past and turns against Shao Kahn. She
discovers that her true king was named Jerrod. They once had a daughter named
Kitana and ruled a realm called Edenia, before Kahn took it away in their own
He uses Sindel as a pawn in his quest for Earth and took Kitana as his own
daughter. But in defeating Shao Kahn, Sindel frees the Earth. In doing so, she
also liberates Edenia and assures a reunion with her 10,000 year old daughter -
Sonya defeats her arch-enemy Kano high atop a skyscraper near Shao Kahn's
fortress. She then comes face to face with the emperor himself. In an incredible
display of courage, Sonya wins.
When the world returns to its normal state, Sonya has no trouble convincing her
superiors to form the Outerworld Investigation Agency, devoted to protecting the
Earth against possible future invasions from other realms.
Ignorant of why his soul was spared from the Outworld invasion, Stryker receives
a vision from Raiden. He is instructed to travel west. He eventually meets the
rest of Earth's warriors and learns the true meaning of his survival.
He travels back to the city he swore to protect. Kahn is unfamiliar with this
new kombatant and is caught off guard. Stryker defeats the warlord and saves the
entire planet. The chaos that consumed the city in the hours before the invasion
In vicious battle, Sub-Zero faces Cyrax and Sektor: but not alone. He finds his
third Lin Kuei assassin - the elusive Smoke. Before automation, Smoke and
Sub-Zero were allies. Sub-Zero helps Smoke recall his past and gains him as an
ally once again.
Sub-Zero defeats his cyborg assassins with the help of Smoke and finds it takes
all of his own inner strengths to defeat Kahn and his Outworld minions. The
former ninja once again disappears into the shadows, his legacy known only by a
Smoke was once a friend and ally of Sub-Zero when they both tried to escape from
being turned into machines by their ninja clan. But Smoke is captured and
transformed into a cyborg with a mission to find and kill his own partner.
But Smoke soon finds himself being pursued by Shao Khan's minions. He learns he
still has a soul and his true mission is the destruction of the Outworld
invaders. He defeats Kahn and saves the world, but is forever trapped in his