The power of Blaze purified Ashrah completely; she was transformed into a being
of divine light.
Her radiance soothed even the darkest of souls.
With new purpose, she traversed the realms in search of evil, pacifying the
Her mission came full circle when at last she purified the sorcerer who would
have her slain: Quan Chi.
With the power of Blaze within him, Baraka would never again serve another.
Summoning Shao Kahn and Onaga before him atop the pyramid, he gave them a
choice: Submit to Lord Baraka or die.
They responded by attacking the Tarkatan.
In a flash, Baraka's blades grew to twice their normal length and pierced his
former masters through their hearts.
Flinging their bodies down the side of the pyramid, Baraka turned his attention
to a more important matter: Who would be his queen?
He gave Mileena a choice.
Bo' Rai Cho
Upon defeating Blaze, Bo' Rai Cho was transported to The Heavens.
He stood before me, a humble warrior unsure of his fate in the presence of a
I had looked into his soul and found that he was a good man and a powerful
Outworld needed a protector, a task for which Bo' Rai Cho had more than proven
At my request, the Elder Gods breathed their life force into him, transforming
the once humble warrior into a god.
Bo' Rai Cho had become Protector of Outworld.
As the battle raged, Chameleon camouflaged himself and raced to the top of the
There he defeated Blaze and the ethereal power overtook him.
Immortality was now his!
Though he had been ever-present throughout the crises of the realms, from Liu
Kang's first victory to the return of the Dragon King, he had remained hidden
from sight, waiting for his moment to come.
That moment had arrived. From this day forth, the realms will know Chameleon as
the true champion of Mortal Kombat!
When he defeated Blaze, elemental power surged through Cyrax and shattered his
cybernetics. He was human once again.
He allied with Sub-Zero and with him confronted the cyborgs Smoke and Sektor.
In an epic battle of men versus machines, Cyrax and Sub-Zero defeated their
The cyborgs will be reprogrammed to serve the Lin Kuei once more, until they too
can be reverted to their human forms.
The fire of Blaze enveloped Dairou and formed around him a golden suit of armor.
Enraged, Shao Kahn attacked, but the armor scorched his body with every blow.
Dairou defeated the emperor and claimed Outworld for himself.
Under his rule, Outworld once again became the majestic realm it had been in
Convinced of his good nature, Edenia and Earthrealm forged an alliance with
Dairou that would ensure peace and stability forever.
Upon defeating Blaze, the pyramid shrank and transformed into a golden ring.
The ring granted Darrius access to my vault, wherein lay the treasure rightfully
due my sons Taven and Daegon.
The powerful artifacts allowed Darrius to finally defeat Hotaru and conquer the
realm of Order.
But the items were meant only for my lineage to wield.
I have now sent Taven and Daegon on yet another quest. They must work together
to defeat Darrius and retrieve what he has stolen.
The energy of Blaze unlocked the life force residing within Drahmin's mask.
Unable to remove it, Drahmin became possessed by it and grew to three times his
The power of the mask also fueled the rage within him.
Unable to contain his fury, Drahmin turned on his former ally, Moloch, in an
epic battle of demons.
Moloch was defeated, but Drahmin's bloodlust has only just begun!
The energy of Blaze shattered Ermac, separating him into the many warriors who
comprised his being.
Now each with his own physical form, the Ermacs are linked psychically and act
according to their collective consciousness.
No longer a mere fusion of warrior souls, Ermac has become an army.
Her strength increased, Frost once again took the Dragon Medallion from Sub-Zero
and enhanced her freezing power far beyond her former mentor's.
Traveling to Outworld, she located the tomb of her ancestors, the Cryomancers,
and planted their souls in the bodies of the current Lin Kuei.
Her army of Cryomancers conquered the realms, leaving each of them a frozen
As the energy of Blaze coursed through Fujin, it transformed the wind god into a
storm of justice.
His power increased exponentially, he created a new realm from the shattered
remnants of worlds that had fallen victim to Shao Kahn's aggression.
From there the forces of Light will stage their operations, with Kung Lao as
Fujin's commanding general.
Having defeated Blaze, Goro had attained the power of a god.
But to the forces of Darkness, his power was not meant for a mere Shokan to
Shang Tsung, Quan Chi, Shao Kahn and Onaga all had anticipated victory, only to
have it stolen from them.
The four surrounded Goro in a vain attempt to wrest the power from him.
Goro laughed, raised his arms and let forth an ancient Shokan battle cry.
From out of nowhere an army of Shokan warriors stormed the pyramid and
slaughtered the four attackers.
The Shokan race will rule Outworld forever!
Infused with the power of Blaze, the Cleric of Chaos, Havik, became Chaos
His aura corrupted the stability of the realms, causing them to rip, tear and
reshape in grotesque ways.
Soon nothing remained that resembled the former universe.
Havik's dream had been realized.
Ultimate Chaos had been achieved.
The power of Blaze transformed Hotaru into a being of pure Order.
All would bow before him or be transformed by his gaze.
Yet there was one whom Hotaru would see pay for his crimes against conformity:
the Cleric of Chaos, Havik!
The light of Hotaru poured into Havik's mind and transformed him into an agent
of Order -- Hotaru's second-in-command!
Killed in the shockwave of Blaze's violent death, Hsu Hao's corrupt soul
descended into the Netherrealm.
As his soul began to regain a physical body, Hsu Hao became his true self: a
demon of emptiness and desolation.
Leading an Oni horde, he defeated Shinnok and his minions.
He now sits upon the throne of the Netherrealm.
Defeated, Blaze transferred godlike power to Jade and instructed her to make
true that which she most desired.
As if controlled by some divine force, she let out a tremendous shriek that
split open the pyramid.
As she inhaled, the forces of Darkness were sucked inside the ancient structure.
It then resealed itself, trapping them there for eternity.
Jade was celebrated as a hero -- and the pyramid stood as a reminder to those
who would threaten Edenia.
The power of Blaze drew chi from all the kombatants and funneled into Jarek.
He suddenly felt as if Death itself were guiding his actions.
Laughing maniacally, he sealed off the crater and unleashed a storm of
fatalities upon his fellow warriors.
None could escape the maelstrom of deadly energy.
When at last the tempest abated, Sub-Zero's spine lay quivering next to Kano's
still-beating heart. An armless Jax knelt beside the two halves of Kung Lao's
Jarek has finished them all!
When Jax absorbed the power of Blaze, the cybernetics in his arms grew and
permeated his entire body.
He was transformed into a full cyborg.
He became aware of a controlling neural chip that had been implanted in his
brain by Sektor.
Enraged, Jax defeated Sektor and claimed leadership of the cyborg ninja clan,
It is unknown if he will ever return to the Special Forces.
Johnny Cage defeated Blaze, and the power of the gods rushed through him.
He gained superior strength and dexterity, but more important, a new insight
into his existence.
With the help of Shaolin masters, he renounced his superficial former life and
The heat of Blaze wrapped itself around Kabal's hookswords and transformed them
into fiery blades of vengeance.
Crossing them above his head, Kabal challenged Mavado atop the pyramid, seeking
to end their rivalry once and for all.
In an epic hooksword battle, Mavado could not withstand the fury of Kabal and
his enhanced weapons.
Never one to admit defeat, Mavado took his own life by performing hara-kiri.
Standing atop the pyramid, Kabal raised Mavado's severed head high so all would
know of the Black Dragon clan's superiority.
The power of Blaze opened Kai's mind, and he became psychically linked to the
He could see the One Being's dreams, from which all of reality is formed.
In deep meditation, Kai allowed his mind to wander the realms in search of
He witnessed the rise of Shao Kahn and his eventual demise at the hand of Liu
Kang, the return of the Dragon King and the final battle at the pyramid.
But when Kai looked to the future, he saw nothing.
For months the Red Dragon had kept Kano hidden in their mountain stronghold, an
unwilling test subject for a new process designed to transform humans into
Kano escaped, however, before they could finish.
Infused with godlike energy from Blaze, the process was rejuvenated; Kano was
transformed into a black dragon-human hybrid.
The fire of Blaze burned away the curse responsible for Kenshi's blindness.
Not only was his sight restored, but he gained increased sensitivity in his
other senses as well.
As time went on, however, he found the sensory bombardment unbearable.
Kenshi retreated to a remote mountain cavern when he remains isolated in a
darkened, soundless chamber.
Upon defeating Blaze, a thunderous voice offered Kintaro four magic swords.
Each would be infused with the power of any warrior of his choosing.
Kintaro resolved to give the weapons the powers of fire, ice, chaos and order.
As if wielded by invisible hands, each blade found its victim and slew him.
The vanquished souls were transferred to the weapons, and there they will
With the powers of Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Havik and Hotaru at his command, none
will challenge Kintaro and live.
Kira defeated Blaze and attained divine power, but in the battle, Kobra had been
Kira channeled her newfound energy into Kobra's body, slowly returning him to
As Kobra regained consciousness, he reveled in the surge of godlike power and
prevented Kira from severing their bond.
Kobra devoured her life force and stole the prize, becoming immortal.
He felt no shame in his betrayal. Kira was weak.
She should have left him dead.
That is the Black Dragon way.
Absorbing the power of Blaze, Kitana attained a psychic connection with the
Elder Gods and became their champion.
To preserve the integrity of the realms, she formed an all-female fighting force
whose members included Sindel, Jade, Sonya and Li Mei.
Together they laid waste to the forces of Darkness and trapped them in the
Because of his victory over Blaze, Kobra's strength was increased a
Emboldened, he demanded the Elder Gods declare him Lord of the Realms.
They assented, but added that no lord should be without his lady.
Kobra chose Kira to rule at his side, and the Elder Gods transformed her into a
goddess of death.
With a kiss, Kira extinguished Kobra's life force and reduced his body to dust.
Let all who would make demands of the Elder Gods beware.
The power released by his victory over Blaze opened a portal, and Kung Lao found
himself in Earthrealm hundreds of years in the past.
His ancestor allowed him to enter the Mortal Kombat tournament in his stead.
Kung Lao defeated Goro and won the tournament, becoming a legend.
As a result, Liu Kang never competed, and Kung Lao's rivalry with him never came
Filled with the energy of Blaze, Li Mei had but one purpose for her new found
In retribution for slaying her people, she banished the souls of Quan Chi and
Shang Tsung to an obelisk.
Trapped inside the relic, they must fend off wave after wave of aggressors for
Justice has finally been done.
The power released by Blaze's destruction reunited Liu Kang's body and soul.
Whole once more and possessing the power of a god, he confronted Raiden, who had
been corrupted by his suicide.
Liu Kang reluctantly defeated his mentor in an epic clash.
With consent of the Elder Gods, he replaced Raiden as Protector of Earthrealm.
Mavado felt the fire of Blaze awaken something within him.
Focusing his mind, he found he could control anyone bearing the Red Dragon
Telepathically guiding his clan in battle, Mavado quickly subdued the Special
Forces and the Black Dragon clan.
He then tattooed their faces with the mark of the Red Dragon so they would serve
As his forces grew, Mavado gained full control of Earthrealm.
For an instant, the power of Blaze united Mileena and Kitana.
When the energy dissipated, Mileena had become beautiful!
But Kitana was horrified to find her mouth filled with elongated razor-sharp
The change in her appearance allowed Mileena to pose as Kitana and finally take
her rightful place on the throne of Edenia.
She imprisoned Kitana, who went mad in the palace dungeon.
The fury of Blaze's destruction killed all those present at the final battle.
Mokap was ripped apart, his soul cast into the Edenian sky.
His name is taught in Edenian astronomy to this day:
He is the constellation Mokap.
Legends will forever tell of how the Earthrealm warrior saved Edenia from
The Oni Destroyer Moloch absorbed the gift of godlike power from Blaze and was
transformed into a Destroyer of Worlds.
In a gesture symbolic of his new power, he slammed his fist against the pyramid,
completely shattering the structure.
Moloch then laid waste to Edenia, transforming it into a barren wasteland not
unlike the Netherrealm.
Because he destroyed the Edenian portals, however, Moloch was trapped there, a
victim of his own destructive rage.
Flames lashed at Motaro's body as Blaze released his energy.
The searing pain consumed Motaro as he staggered about the top of the pyramid.
When at last the fire dissipated, Motaro felt the familiar sensation of walking
on four legs!
He had undone the curse that had transformed his Centaur race into Minotaurs.
With renewed purpose, Motaro vowed that the Shokan would pay dearly for their
The power Nightwolf received from Blaze carried him to the spirit world, an
existence between realms from which shamanic power originates.
He became a living ghost -- the ultimate shaman!
Nightwolf found his ally Liu Kang lost in the spirit energy and guided him back
to the physical world.
Nightwolf then reunited Liu Kang with his body.
The gift of godlike power transformed Nitara into a blood god.
Horrified, the kombatants fled from the pyramid, but none were spared her wrath.
Beginning with Shao Kahn, she mutated each of them into her vampire slaves.
With the most powerful warriors in the universe at her command, Nitara and her
unstoppable army easily conquered the realms.
With a flash, Blaze was defeated, and Noob Saibot found he was no longer
standing atop the ancient pyramid, but in the center of a darkened arena.
From the shadows, a figure slowly emerged.
It was Sub-Zero, the warrior Noob had been before being slain by Scorpion.
Sub-Zero had come to regain control of their divided soul.
The two clashed, but neither could best the other.
In the end, what emerged was a being that was neither Noob Saibot nor Sub-Zero,
but something new....
Onaga - The Dragon King
The forces of Darkness defeated Blaze, and the Dragon King seized the prize for
himself, attaining ultimate power.
He immediately focused his wrath upon the one being he despised most: Shao Kahn.
Long ago, Shao Kahn had stolen Outworld from him.
Now Onaga would repay that treachery.
Shao Kahn was beaten to the point of death, but Onaga would not see him die so
He ordered Quan Chi and Shang Tsung to deal with the former emperor.
While Onaga reclaimed his throne, Shao Kahn remained a captive in his own
dungeon, tortured by those who had once pledged to him their allegiance.
The defeat of Blaze enhanced Quan Chi's already powerful sorcery beyond his
The surge of energy was so great that it shattered his medallion.
In his arrogance, Quan Chi ascended from Edenia to assault The Heavens.
There he confronted me, with the Elder Gods at my side.
The quest had been an elaborate trap designed to pinpoint the true source of
disruption in the realms.
As punishment, Quan Chi was transformed into a Kamidogu -- the very medallion he
had carried with him for so many years.
The Elder Gods cast the magical item back in time, at the exact point where
Shinnok had first discovered it.
The thunder god, Raiden, overpowered Blaze and absorbed the energy intended to
transform the sons of Argus.
His strength enhanced beyond that of other gods, Raiden became a deity of
Releasing his fury upon the realms, he destroyed them all.
None would threaten Earthrealm again.
The half-brother of Taven and Daegon, Rain, absorbed the power of Blaze and
became a full god. I had not anticipated that the victor would be the son whose
true identity I have hidden for so long.
I bestowed the title of Protector of Edenia on Rain, but my pride in my son was
He uses his power to enslave Edenia. And now that I have ascended to Elder God
status, I am forbidden to stop him.
When the godlike power of Blaze flashed through Reiko's body, he felt his old
desire for power returned more intensely than ever before.
Now more powerful than even Shao Kahn, Reiko defeated the emperor and claimed
As he placed it on his head, his body fused with it, transforming him into a
warlord of unprecedented savagery!
As the shockwave caused by Blaze's death rattled the surrounding crater, the
pyramid on which Reptile stood began to crumble.
A fissure opened to reveal a sarcophagus of familiar design.
Reptile unlocked the curious artifact to find a female Zaterran.
As she awoke, Reptile felt himself slowly reverting back to his humanoid form.
The glory of Zaterra will return once more!
Blaze had dissipated, but the power he had released flowed into Sareena.
She lay unconscious atop the pyramid until Sub-Zero revived her.
Examining her hands, she found that she had gained the ability...to freeze.
Sareena confronted her old master, Quan Chi, and froze him solid.
She and Sub-Zero hid the sorcerer in the Lin Kuei temple, where he will remain
forever suspended in a block of ice.
As the fire of Blaze was extinguished, what appeared in its place brought
elation to Scorpion's tormented soul.
His ninja clan, the Shirai Ryu, had been fully resurrected.
Numbering in the thousands, they covered the surface of the pyramid awaiting
Among them was Scorpion's wife and son.
Their reunion was to be short-lived. The sorcerer Quan Chi suddenly appeared
He grabbed Scorpion's young son and disappeared through a portal to the
Enraged, Scorpion ordered his clan to hunt down the sorcerer.
He will not rest until his son has been recovered and Quan Chi is dead!
Upon defeating Blaze, the power that surged through Sektor linked him with his
fellow cybernetic ninjas, Smoke and Cyrax.
Becoming one mind, they were joined in an abomination of flesh and technology.
The realms will soon tremble at the coming transformation.
All will bow to the new god!
Empowered by the godlike energy he received from Blaze, Shang Tsung found that
he could alter the forms of others.
Enraged that he was denied the prize, Shao Kahn charged the sorcerer.
With a gesture of his hand, Shang Tsung transformed his former master into a
Shang Tsung had become the ruler of Outworld at last.
Blaze was no match for Shao Kahn the Konqueror.
His strength increased tenfold, the forces of Light could not fend off his final
invasion as he merged each realm with Outworld.
But his ultimate triumph was soon to be his downfall.
With nothing left to conquer, Shao Kahn was driven to madness.
At the moment of victory over Blaze, Sheeva was blinded by a flash of energy.
When she regained her sight, she found herself standing before the Elder Gods.
They were clearly alarmed that neither Taven nor Daegon had completed the quest.
Their desire to prevent further turmoil prompted them to transform Sheeva into a
goddess of destruction.
One by one she laid waste to the realms using a powerful Kamidogu.
When the realms reformed, nothing was as it had been.
Shinnok had anticipated the elimination of all the kombatants present at the
He sent his doppelganger to aid Daegon in defeating Blaze.
But with Daegon's unexplained disappearance, the false Shinnok defeated the
The power of Blaze breathed life into him, making him as powerful as the real
fallen Elder God.
Shinnok must now face himself if he is to rule supreme.
The power of Blaze drew chi from each of the kombatants and fused it with
Though the battle was over, a new threat arose:
One warrior now possessed the powers and abilities of them all.
Shujinko went mad with power.
After slaying all present, he embarked on a new quest.
He would challenge the Elder Gods for control of the realms!
With the power of a god coursing through her, Sindel chose to undo the murder of
her husband, Jerrod, at the hands of Shao Kahn.
Reaching into The Heavens, she pulled his soul back to Edenia and made him flesh
The reunited Jerrod, Sindel and Kitana formed the Triad of the Just to protect
the realms from tyrants like Shao Kahn.
Smoke's power lies in his nanobot technology.
Microscopic machines course through his veins, constantly repairing and altering
But when infused with the power of Blaze, his nanobots took on a life on their
Multiplying at an exponential rate, they were soon numerous enough to consume
Edenia, transforming the entire realm into a mass of sentient grey material that
calls itself Smoke.
As reward for her victory, Blaze offered Sonya any power she desired.
Glowing with energy, she turned and faced Kano, who had just reached the top of
Her gaze burned into Kano.
With a final scream of agony, Sonya's nemesis exploded in a cloud of ash.
A mere glance, and her wish had been granted: Kano lived no more.
With this new power, she incinerated the remaining members of the Black Dragon
and Red Dragon clans, clearing the way for a new era of peace.
The fire of Blaze burned away Stryker's previous notion of justice.
The power coursing through his soul inspired him to fight injustice on his own
No longer would he allow himself to be confined by the law.
He would strike evil from the shadows, a vigilante who would show no mercy to
He went into seclusion to prepare for his one-man assault on the wicked.
Soon all the realms will know the name Stryker.
The Dragon Medallion having amplified the godlike power granted him by his
victory over Blaze, Sub-Zero was no longer a mere warrior, but an ice god. He
was, however, a false god.
He had become a deity without the consent of the Elder Gods, who sent their
champions to hunt him down and destroy him.
The fire of Blaze transformed Tanya into a being known as a Dragon Caller.
With a mere thought, she was able to summon dragon spirits from the ether into
With an army of dragons at her command, she conquered the universe realm by
Soon Shao Kahn himself would call her 'master'.
During his ages-long quest to monitor the realms, Blaze had been enslaved by
Onaga's holy men and forced to guard the great dragon egg.
The spell used to control him corrupted his original design.
When his final objective atop the pyramid came to pass, he was unstoppable and
defeated all who challenged him.
As foreseen by the sorceress Delia, Armageddon began in the Edenian crater and
spread throughout the realms, shattering reality until there was nothing.
Meat was an experiment who escaped Shang Tsung's flesh pits before he could be
As the other kombatants fought, Meat rushed unseen to the top of the pyramid and
Godlike energy enveloped him, giving him the power to shape-shift.
With the ability to become anyone, Meat lost his sense of identity and
disappeared into obscurity.
Wounded, Daegon followed Taven to the pyramid.
As Taven battled Blaze, Daegon stabbed the fire elemental from behind with the
sword I had left him.
Thus through treachery did Daegon complete the quest.
But before he could savor his victory, the pyramid shook and a recess opened,
revealing the parents he had murdered: Delia and myself.
We were in fact still alive, our deaths feigned in an elaborate test created to
reveal the true nature of our sons.
It is clear that Taven possesses the virtue required to defend Edenia; he will
take my place as Defender.
Daegon, however, will be punished severely for the suffering he has caused.
Taven finally completed the quest by slaying Blaze with the sword I left for him
in my temple.
As intended, the godlike energy passed through him, transforming him into a full
The surge of power then passed through the armor given to him by his mother an
was dispersed into every kombatant within the crater.
The result was intended to strip them of their special powers, but Blaze had
been corrupted long ago by the Dragon King's holy men.
Instead of nullifying the kombatants' power, it made them stronger than before!
The quest was a failure! May the Elder Gods forgive me!
Drinking in the power of Blaze, Khameleon's eyes glowed as she focused her wrath
on Shao Kahn.
The emperor would finally pay for destroying Zaterra and so too would those who
The pain he endured during his transformation was excruciating and Shao Kahn for
the first time in his life pleaded for mercy.
She granted him none.
Khameleon's power transformed Shao Kahn into a Raptor, powerful like her, but
subservient to her wishes.
She then turned her attention to his allies and they too were transformed.
But she lost control of her new found power and mistakenly mutated the forces of
light as well.
Khameleon now had at her command an army of powerful Raptor warriors.
The might of Zaterra had finally returned.