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
Jade makes the decision to assist her longtime friend, Kitana. She thwarts an
assassination attempt by Reptile against the princess and fends off their other
This clears the path for Kitana to turn Sindel against the emperor Shao Kahn.
With Sindel removed as an enemy Jade finds herself facing the emperor in kombat.
She defeats him and both Earth and her former homeland of Edenia are transformed
to their original states. Jade has earned herself a place alongside the great
heroes of Mortal Kombat.
Kitana evades the evil clutches of Shao Kahn and escapes into the unknown
regions of Earth. She survives an assassination attempt by the vile creature
Reptile, and allies herself with her onetime comrade - Jade.
Together with the help of Earth's warriors Kitana reaches Sindel and turns the
queen against her emperor. With Shao Kahn defeated the Earth is charged back to
its original state, as is Kitana's realm of Edenia.
She will be forever in debt to her friends from Earth as she rules the new realm
of Edenia at queen Sindel's side.
Reptile is ordered by Shao Kahn find and kill Kitana. He is successful in
completing his task, but upon returning, finds himself shunned by the emperor.
Shao Kahn promised Reptile that if he was successful that he would resurrect
Reptile's race. Shao Kahn never had any intention of fulfilling his promise.
Enraged, Reptile turns against his master and defeats him in battle, but by
killing his master, Reptile destroys the one chance to ever know his true race.
Scorpion is inadvertently released from his damnation in Hell when Kahn's plan
to overtake that realm goes awry. Free to roam Earth, Scorpion is enlisted by
the emperor to aid him in his quest to destroy the chosen warriors.
But, his allegiance to Shao Kahn falters when he discovers one of the chosen
warriors to be Sub-Zero. Scorpion has vowed to protect the former ninja as
restitution for killing his brother.
Shao Kahn finds himself the victim of his own scheme as Scorpion is forced to
turn against him. He destroys the emperor and the Earth is returned to normal.
Scorpion finds himself once again roaming the pits of Hell, only to one day rise
Having been in hiding since the first Mortal Kombat, neither the Earth nor the
Outworld has recognized this elusive ninja. Ermac uses his victory in the
tournament to prove his existence...
As well as a warning that he will return as an unstoppable force in the fourth
Winning the third tournament enables Mileena to reclaim her role as the Outworld
queen. With the help of Baraka she then takes both Sindel and her daughter
Together they threaten Shao Kahn with their lives unless he lures the Earth-born
warriors into a fourth Mortal Kombat where Baraka can return regain his title as
the Ultimate Mortal Kombat champion.
Having been killed in the first tournament Sub-Zero somehow seems to have
emerged to win the third tournament. However, upon removing his mask both the
Outworld and the Earth-born warriors...
Are shocked to discover the true identity of this warrior. A warrior who has
long been missing from a previous Mortal Kombat, and one who will return in the
At first a passive observer, Noob Saibot would soon receive orders to side with
the evil emperor Shao Kahn. Saibot's leaders in the Netherrealm want him to join
Kahn's battle to gain his trust and to gain entrance into the Earth realm.
When Kahn drops his guard, Noob Saibot is ordered to attack. With both the Earth
realm and the Outworld's emperor defeated, the fallen elder god known as Shinnok
can take both realms and gain the power he needs to strike back at the elder
gods who banished him to the Netherrealm.
Winning the tournament enables Smoke to escape his artificial body. He then
devotes his life to study the fighting skills of his counter part ninjas:
Scorpion Sub-Zero, and Reptile. Without warning Smoke once again vanishes...
He retreats into the hidden forest to continue his study, and will remain there
until he has perfected the skills of the remaining ninjas and can compete in
Mortal Kombat 4.
Rain fights valiantly for the emperor Shao Kahn. But it would be Kahn's own step
daughter, the princess Kitana who turns Rain against him. Like Kitana, Rain's
origins also come from their former realm of Edenia.
He learns that his father was once a general in Edenia's army and died at the
hands of Shao Kahn himself. Enraged at the truth about his history, he joins
Kitana in aligning with the Earth Realm warriors.
But his allegiance comes under question when he mysteriously disappears during
an extermination squad attack. To prove his loyalty he embarked on a suicide
mission to destroy Shao Kahn and end the menace once and for all.
Shao Kahn wins.