"You have been chosen to represent Earth in Mortal Kombat. Be warned.
Although your souls are protected against Shao Kahn's evil; your lives are not.
I cannot interfere any longer as your world is now ruled by the Outworld gods."
These are the words of Raiden
For centuries, Earth has used Mortal Kombat to defend itself against the
Outworld's Emperor Shao Kahn.
But, Kahn becomes frustrated by failed attempts at taking Earth through
He enacts a plan which began 10,000 years ago.
During this time, Kahn had a queen. Her name was Sindel and her young death was
Kahn's shadow priests, lead by Shang Tsung, make it so Sindel's spirit would
someday be reborn;
not on the Outworld, but on the Earth realm itself.
This unholy act gives Shao Kahn the power to step through the dimensional gates
and reclaim his queen.
Thus, enabling him to finally seize the Earth realm.
Upon breaching the Portal into Earth, Shao Kahn slowly transforms the planet
into a part of the Outworld itself.
He then strips the Earth of all human life, claiming every soul as his own.
But, there are souls which Kahn cannot take.
These souls belong to the warriors chosen to represent Earth in a new Mortal
The remaining humans are scattered throughout the planet.
Shao Kahn sends an army of fierce Outworld warriors to find and eliminate them.
After the first tournament Sonya Blade turned up missing.
Jax then embarked on a rescue mission into the Outworld.
He found Sonya being held captive with her nemesis Kano.
In freeing Sonya, Jax also frees Kano.
Kano then uses the chance to escape arrest.
The ultimate advancement in Lin Kuei technology comes with the creation of the
They begin converting their human ninjas into soulless machines.
But Sub-Zero refuses to take part and is marked for death by his own clan.
After winning the first Mortal Kombat and escaping from the Outworld, Liu Kang
looks to the future.
He begins training a new generation of Shaolin alongside Kung Lao.
But nothing could prepare them for the unexpected Outworld invasion.