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Real Name Raiden (雷電)
Gender Male
Status Deceased (Original Timeline)
Alive (New Timeline)
Origin Heavens
Resides Earthrealm
Species God
In Mortal Kombat
Weapons Staff
Games Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat 3
Mortal Kombat 4
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
Mortal Kombat: Deception
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Mortal Kombat (2011)
Mortal Kombat X
Portrayers Carlos Pesina (MK, MKII & MKT)
Michael Garvey (MKM:SZ & MK4)
Christopher Lambert (first movie, third movie)
James Remar (second movie)
Jeffrey Meek (MK Conquest)
Richard Epcar (Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - Mortal Kombat X)

Raiden (雷電) is one of the few original characters in the first Mortal Kombat game, and in addition, is the one of the few characters to have appeared in every generation of Mortal Kombat games as a playable character. 

About RaidenEdit

Raiden is the eternal God of Thunder, protector of Earthrealm, and arguably one of the most powerful characters in all of Mortal Kombat. After the second defeat of Shinnok, he ascended to the status of Elder God. Being a god, he possesses many supernatural abilities, such as the ability to teleport, control lightning and fly. As a god, he is used to thinking in terms of eternity rather than normal human lifespans, and so he has a radically different outlook on life. This is not to say he is incapable of understanding human values and psyches.


Although being formless and ethereal, Raiden often takes form on mortal planes. As such, he appears as a fully-grown man wearing predominately white robes and a blue vest, his face usually shadowed by a straw hat. The effect is enhanced by his glowing blue eyes that radiate with electricity and long white hair, befitting of his god-like status. In Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, one of his outfits is finished by a flowing blue cape. Lastly, his power is so great that he constantly radiates with lightning energy, electricity constantly dancing and crackling around his being. In Deception and Armageddon, his visage is warped by Onaga's malevolent aura when he sacrifices himself, reforming as a dark warrior dressed in black robes and dark armor, his eyes changed from a soothing blue to a belligerent red. His cape was changed to a subdued red and appears tattered at the end. Due to the events of Mortal Kombat (2011), this change was rendered null.


  • His conical, straw Chinese coolie (harvester) hat is one of Raiden's most recognizable features.
  • His name is sometimes spelled "Rayden" in the video game series.
  • He has electricity running across his body in MK, MK4 / Gold, MK: Deadly Alliance, and MK9, while wearing his alternate outfit.
  • Raiden became notorious for yelling randomly while performing his Torpedo move. Fans originally believed that he was yelling Japanese phrases. Interestingly, others thought that he was actually speaking English, and thus Raiden's phrases were miselucidated as "Get back in the car!", "Gimme ma money!", "Freddy bought a car!" or even "Your mother's from L.A.!" Midway soon revealed that Raiden was merely speaking gibberish and not actual Japanese or English words. This was featured in the VH1 program I Love 1992, when Edwin McCain thought Raiden said "Santa Monica!" (Raiden was voiced by Midway employee Jon Hey in the first two games.)
  • A saya (katana scabbard) appears on two of Raiden's secondary costumes. However, he is never seen using the sword.
  • He has glowing white, occasionally blue-tinted eyes. As Dark Raiden, however, he has red-tinted eyes.

Combat characteristicsEdit

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Raiden is the god of thunder and lightning, and as such, he is immensely powerful and has complete control over electricity. He usually keeps behind the scenes in the games and rarely fights, although one notable exception was in Deception, where he fought both Quan Chi and Shang Tsung, and was able to hold his own for most of the fight. Using the element of lightning, Raiden can fire torrents of lightning or concentrated blasts, in addition to being able to form fully fledged thunderstorms as depicted in Deadly Alliance. He also has the ability to fly, which he uses to fling himself at an opponent and shove them into a wall. In Mortal Kombat (2011), it is shown that he can also use electricity to heal others. He also has the ability to teleport to another destination by transforming his body into an ethereal state. Despite his godly status, he is not indestructible and has limits. Raiden, like any other god, will have his powers taken away should he enter a domain not native to him, with Outworld being the most prominent example of this. His powers can return to him once he returns however. It is also because of his godly status that he is forbidden to directly participate in any Mortal Kombat tournaments unless he takes on a mortal form.

Signature movesEdit

  • Teleport: At will, Raiden vanishes and reappears behind his opponent. In MKX, besides being able to reappear behind the opponent, he can also reappear in front of them, about a jump distance behind them and even fake the teleport, which will trigger the animation but keep him in place. However, doing any version of the teleport besides the classic one (which leaves him right behind the opponent) will slightly deplete the Super Meter. (MK, MKII, MKT, MK4, MKG, MK:D, MK:A, MKvsDCU, MK 2011, MKX - Displacer Variation)
    • Both in MK 2011 and MKX, the enhanced version is called Sparkport. In MK 2011, it will have Raiden appear behind the opponent and quickly teleporting back in front.
    • In MKX, Raiden will recover after the teleport faster, allowing him to punish enemies more quickly. Alternatively, he can wait some time before reappearing, completely vanishing for some moments.
  • Electricity: Raiden sends a bolt of lightning flying at his opponent. In MK 2011 and MKX, this is known as Lightning. In the Thunder God variation of MKX, it can be charged for more damage, and this charge can also be dash canceled. (MK, MKII, MKT, MK4, MKG, MK:DA, MK:D, MK:A, MKvsDCU, MK 2011, MKX)
    • Both in MK 2011 and MKX, the enhanced version is called Bolt. In MK 2011, Raiden fires two bolts, one behind and one in front of him. The one behind him wraps around the map hitting the opponent in the back.
    • In MKX, the enhanced version electrocutes the enemy, also slightly suspending them in the air while doing so, and can't be ducked. In the Thunder God variation it can no longer be charged, but can be stopped in place at any point of the arena after being fired by spending a second part of the Super Meter on it.
  • Torpedo: Raiden flies at his opponent and pushes them against the wall. He can perform the move in the air. In MKvsDCU, it's called The Superman and in MK 2011 and MKX, the move is named Electric Fly. (MK, MKII, MKT, MK4, MKG, MK:D, MK:A, MKvsDCU, MK 2011, MKX)
    • Both in MK 2011 and MKX, the enhanced version is called Thunder Fly. In MK 2011, this increases the attack's speed and damage.
    • In MKX, the enhanced version does more damage and has armor. In the Displacer variation, both Electric Fly and Thunder Fly can be enhanced after Raiden has grabbed the opponent, tossing them backwards and teleporting behind them to strike them down with a punch.
  • Shocking Touch: Raiden grabs his opponent and holds them in the air while electrocuting them, then punches them to the ground. In MK 2011 and MKX, this is named Electrocute. In MK 2011, Raiden won't punch the enemy at the end, but simply let them fall on the floor, and in MKX the electric charge sends the opponent flying across the arena. (MK:DA, MK:D, MK:A, MK 2011, MKX)
  • Shocker: Raiden grabs his opponent and electrocutes them. In MK 2011 and MKX, this is the enhanced version of Electrocute. In MK 2011, this lets Raiden grab the opponent one step farther, but takes a slightly longer period to start. In MKX, it does more damage, has armor and launches the opponent into the air, allowing for a juggle. (MKII, MKT, MKvsDCU, MK 2011, MKX)
  • Vicinity Blast: Raiden performs a closer range version of his lightning, but with more knock back and a wind effect to it, which can be charged up. In MK 2011, it can't be charged. In MKX, Raiden lifts his arms up and passes an electric current through them to shock an airborne foe, which can also be extended for some time if the button is held down. This won't hit enemies on the ground. (MKvsDCU, MK 2011, MKX)
    • Both in MK 2011 and MKX, the enhanced version is called Vicinity Burst. In MK 2011, this knocks the opponent back with increased damage.
    • In MKX, it will hit enemies around Raiden as well with a powerful electric explosion that irradiates from his body. It also has armor.
  • Projectile Cancel: Raiden cancels out his Lightning or Vicinity Blast when charging it. (MKvsDCU)
  • Reverse Electricity: Raiden sends a bolt of lightning in the other direction hitting an opponent from behind. This appears partially as the enhanced version of Lightning. (MKT, MK 2011)
  • Electric Slide: Raiden slides across the floor and hits his opponent with his shoulder, electrocuting them in the process. (MK:DA)
  • Rising Thunder: Raiden rushes upwards to strike his opponent with a lightning-charged punch. (MKX)
    • The enhanced version is called Thunder Strike and has armor. After the initial uppercut, Raiden will slam the opponent to the ground with a hammerfist, bouncing them off the ground and allowing for a juggle.
  • Static Trap: Raiden places an orb of electricity in front of himself that will last for about ten seconds. This move has many versions that allow him to place the orbs in various positions around himself, such as above and behind. The orb itself won't harm the opponent if they touch it, but if two of them are present, an electric current will flow between them, which will electrocute the enemy if they touch it. (MKX - Master of Storms Variation)
    • If the forward or backward Static Trap is enhanced, Raiden will instantly shoot both ones, and they will connect into an horizontal currrent.
  • X-Ray Move - Shock Therapy: Raiden sends a beam in close range (when and if it connects), blinding the opponent. Then he teleports behind the opponent and elbows their back damaging their spine, heart, and ribs. Raiden then teleports in front of them and delivers a chop directly at his opponent's forehead, damaging the skull. Raiden finally sends a bolt of electricity through his opponent's head, making them fall down. (MK 2011)
  • X-Ray Move - Shock Therapy: Raiden shoots his opponent into the air with a blast of lightning. The victim flies up through the clouds, and Raiden follows, grabbing hold of the victim's spine and releasing a powerful electrical current through the opponent. He then summons lightning to shoot the opponent back down the ground. The opponent then bounces off the ground and a few feet into the air. Raiden then teleports under his enemy and brings his knee into the opponent's spine, breaking it in half. (MKX)

Other movesEdit

  • Free-Fall Super Move: Raiden grabs his opponent, electrocuting them, before throwing them to the ground below. (MKvsDCU)
  • Throw: Raiden punches his opponent several times before electrocuting them. He then blasts them backwards with a bolt of lightning, or he teleports behind them and knocks them to the ground with an electrical blast. (MK 2011)
  • Throw: Raiden grabs the opponent by the neck to force them against the ground, and then fires streams of lightning to send them sliding backwards across the floor. (MKX)


  • Electric Decapitation: Raiden sends a surge of electricity into his opponent's head and it explodes. In the Super Nintendo version of MK, the electricity reduces them to a pile of ash and a skull. In MK 2011, this move has become a part of his throw. In MKX, this Fatality is worked into a Brutality. (MK, MKT)
  • Electric Knockout: In the Amiga, Sega Genesis, Sega CD and the Sega Master System, Raiden sends electricity to his opponent's head knocking them out. This is done without the blood code. (MK)
  • Invisible Electrocution: In the Game Boy version, Raiden teleports into the ground and rises as a mass of electricity. He then proceeds to cover and shock his opponent, electrocuting them to death. (MK)
  • Explosive Uppercut: Raiden crouches down and sends a vicious electrically-charged uppercut to his opponent blowing them into pieces. (MKII, MKT)
  • Electrocution I: Raiden grabs his opponent, holds them a few feet off the ground, and sends electricity into their body, which causes them to explode. (MKII, MKT)
  • Electrocution II: Raiden lodges his hands into his opponent's chest, lifts them over his head, and sends surges of electricity into their body, making them explode. (MK4, MK:DA)
  • Staff Shock: Raiden calls for his staff, lodges the end into his opponent's chest, lifts them up and shocks them until they're dead. This was also Raiden's first in-game use of a staff. (MK4)
  • Godly Essence: Raiden charges up a ball of energy similar to the intro of Mortal Kombat: Deception. He then fires it at his opponent, blowing them (and Raiden himself) to pieces. (MK:D)
  • Lightning Strike: Raiden calls down lightning until it strikes his hand and he fires lightning out of his other, shocking his opponent until they explode. (MK:D)
  • Electrocution III: Raiden charges electricity into his hand and grabs his opponent, sending it through their body. The electric shock burns off all the opponent's flesh, leaving behind their burning skeleton. (MKvsDCU)
  • Electric Slam: Raiden grabs the opponent, zaps them for a while, then flies up in the air with them. A couple seconds later, the opponent falls back down and lands headfirst in the ground. (MKvsDCU)
  • Just A Scratch: Raiden charges two bolts of lightning and fires them at the opponent's arms, blowing them off, causing the victim to look at their stumps in a dazed shock. Then he fires another two at his/her legs, blowing them off, causing the victim to fall to the ground still upright. He then grabs his opponent and slams his/her head onto the ground behind him, crushing it, with blood spraying out of the stumps in the legs (MK 2011)
  • Transplant: Raiden teleports behind the opponent and rips out the brain and heart from the torso. He then charges them and puts them back into place. The head begins to glow as he manipulates the charges, and blows up, then the torso explodes shortly afterwards, leaving behind just the victim's lower-half. (MK 2011)
  • Bug Eyes: Raiden grabs his opponent by the face, releasing powerful currents of electricity into their head, causing their eyeballs to pop out, still hanging by the optic nerves. The electric charge becomes so powerful their head pops off their neck and as it falls down, Raiden destroys it with a final blast of lightning. (MKX)
  • Conducting Rod: Raiden summons his staff and blasts a bolt of electricity which runs down on the ground and hits the opponents legs, blowing the opponent's lower legs off. He then runs towards the opponent and proceeds to stab his opponent in the mouth with the staff. He slowly levitates to his feet, and summons a stream of lightning to electrocute his opponent, using the staff as an electric rod to fry his opponent. (MKX)

Other finishersEdit

  • Friendship: Raiden generates a miniature version of himself named Kidd Thunder. (MKII, MKT)
  • Animality: Raiden turns into an electric eel and electrocutes his opponent until they explode. (MKT)
  • Fergality: After inputting a code on the Sega Genesis version of MKII, Raiden would turn the enemy into a smoking version of Probe Ltd. employee Fergus McGovern, who worked on that port of the game. (MKII)
  • Hara-Kiri: Self Electrocution: Raiden charges himself with electricity until he explodes. (MK:D)
  • Babality: Raiden lifts his hands up and lighting appears from it until a thunderbolt almost strikes him, making him curl into a ball and causing him to cry in fear. (MK 2011)
  • Brutality #1 - Super Shocker: Raiden grabs and Electrocutes his opponent until their head explodes. (MKX)
  • Brutality #2 - Dark Force: Raiden does his Throw, slamming the opponent and delivering electricity charges that split their legs apart. (MKX)
  • Brutality #3 - Overload: Raiden sends electricity charges at the opponent, teleports, and then does it again. The last electricity charge bisects them at the waist as both halves of their body fall on the ground. (MKX - Thunder God Variation)
  • Brutality #4 - Inside You: Raiden does an enhanced Electric Fly, flying into his opponent, throwing them and disappearing. However, the opponent is shocked to be pulsating electricity and screams before exploding, with Raiden taking their position. (MKX - Displacer Variation)
  • Brutality #5 - Power Outage: Raiden creates a Static Trap that zaps off the limbs of his opponent. (MKX - Master of Storms Variation)


Pre-Mortal KombatEdit

When Earthrealm was young, Raiden was its protector. He fought the rogue Elder God Shinnok, who wished to rule it, in a war that threatened to destroy Earthrealm itself. One of the casualties of the war was the Saurian civilization (of which Reptile was a member), forcing the remaining survivors to emigrate to another world, which they named Zaterra.

With the aid of the Elder Gods, Raiden managed to defeat Shinnok. Stripping him of his amulet (the source of his Elder God powers), he banished the evil Elder God to the Netherrealm, and placed his powerful amulet in a secret location- a Temple of the Elements he constructed in the mountains of Nepal. He assigned four gods to guard the amulet — the gods of Wind (Fujin), Fire, Earth and Water.[1][2]

When the elder Sub-Zero stole Shinnok's amulet for Quan Chi millions of years later, Raiden appeared before the Lin Kuei warrior, and told him to enter the Netherrealm and steal it back, lest Shinnok use it to free himself. Raiden was unable to do it himself, as he would lose all of his powers in the Netherrealm. Sub-Zero did as requested, for the time being, removing Shinnok as a threat.[3]

Mortal Kombat TournamentEdit


Raiden in the Mortal Kombat Tournament.

Some time later, Shang Tsung invited Raiden to participate in Mortal Kombat. Aware of the threat posed by this tournament to the future of Earthrealm, Raiden took the form of a human to compete.[4]

Outworld TournamentEdit

One year later, Raiden found that he had no choice but to accept Shang Tsung's offer of Mortal Kombat in Outworld. Knowing full well the treachery of Shang Tsung and brutality of Shao Kahn, he warned the surviving members of the Shaolin tournament and disappeared alone to the Outworld.[5]

Earthrealm InvasionEdit

After the Earthrealm warriors' victory, Raiden had to scramble to protect his warriors' souls when Shao Kahn reached across the realms and reclaimed his resurrected Queen Sindel. With the safety of his champions ensured, Raiden wished to fight alongside them, but was unable to due to the merger between Earthrealm and Outworld. The Outworld menace now ruled Earthrealm, and Raiden had no choice but to give up his godhood in order to fight. Following Liu Kang's defeat of Shao Kahn, he reclaimed his status as both a god and Earthrealm's protector.[6]

Netherrealm InvasionEdit


Raiden saving Liu Kang and Kai's lives.


Raiden approached by the Elder Gods.

Raiden and his warriors again entered battle when Shinnok escaped the Netherrealm to once more wage war against the gods. Shinnok's attack caught the Elder Gods off-guard and killed many of the gods of Earthrealm. However, this time the war would also be fought by mortals.


Raiden appointing Fujin as the Protector of Earthrealm.

With Liu Kang uniting Earthrealm's warriors under the banner of the troubled Thunder god, Raiden's Forces of Light emerged successful. Now granted the status of Elder God, he turned over his position as Earthrealm's protector to Fujin.[1]

The Deadly AllianceEdit


Raiden warning the Earthrealm warriors about the Deadly Alliance.


Raiden being defeated by the Deadly Alliance.

As an Elder God, Raiden could not interfere when Shang Tsung and Quan Chi killed Liu Kang many years later. Disgusted at his peers for their refusal to intervene, he renounced his position as an Elder, gathering his warriors to stop the Deadly Alliance. This time, disaster struck the heroes. The Earthrealm warriors were all slain in battle with the Tarkatan horde and in a desperate measure, he confronted Shang Tsung and Quan Chi in front of the Soulnado, but was defeated.


Raiden fighting the Dragon King with the Deadly Alliance.


Raiden exploding Shang Tsung's Palace.

He returned to his feet when Onaga, the Dragon King, entered the chamber, and stood beside Tsung and Quan Chi as they attacked Onaga. When he saw that their attacks barely slowed Onaga down, Raiden released his godly essence, the effect of which was a single, massive explosion. It obliterated the Dragon King's tomb, snuffed out the Soulnado, apparently destroyed the Deadly Alliance and Raiden himself, but did not harm Onaga.[7][8]

The Dragon King's returnEdit

Raiden's essence soon gathered again in the Earthrealm, where, because his essence was corrupted because of Onaga, he had now become furious with the way Earthrealm's inhabitants had treated their own realm. He became even more enraged when he learned that Shujinko had foolishly unleashed the Dragon King by attaining the Kamidogu of various realms for him. With that, his patience exhausted, Raiden then decided he was going to punish those who placed Earthrealm in harm's way.


Raiden confronting Shujinko.

Raiden's shift in attitude comes to a head when he tried to brutally slay Shujinko for his errors, but Shujinko was able to survive Raiden's attack, surprisingly Raiden turned his attention away from Shujinko and towards Liu Kang's corpse.


Raiden resurrecting Liu Kang's body.

Removing Liu Kang's body from its grave, Raiden took it to an underground temple that belonged to an ancient sect of necromancers called the Houan, whom he had destroyed centuries earlier. Binding Kang's body with enchanted shackles the Houan had used to control their revived undead, Raiden spoke the enchantments etched into the temple's walls that revived his former ally, infusing it with a thunderclap of lightning. The corpse of Liu Kang was now the enforcer of Raiden's will, and he sent it on a mission to wreak havoc on those he believed did harm to Earthrealm. This caught the attention of Shinnok, who appeared before Raiden and offered him an alliance. If Raiden were to assist him in whatever he wanted, Shinnok would try to ensure the safety of Earthrealm. Raiden was well aware of Shinnok's deceptive nature, but he accepted the offer in an attempt to secretly uncover Shinnok's plans.[8]

Unbeknownst to Raiden, however, Fujin had become aware of his change of attitude and outlook and had decided to do something about it. Teaming up with Liu Kang's former ally, Kung Lao, he intended to defeat Raiden and Liu Kang and try to restore them, aware that they may have to destroy them if unsuccessful.[9]

Battle of ArmageddonEdit


Raiden making a deal with Shao Kahn, Wuan Chi, Shang Tsung and Onaga.


Raiden being defeated by Taven.

Raiden had struck a deal with Shao Kahn, agreeing to let the Emperor of Outworld conquer and rule all other realms, so long as Earthrealm was left alone. In return, Raiden agreed to hunt and eliminate Taven for Kahn, so that he could claim Blaze's godlike power for himself. Raiden confronts Taven as Kahn, Onaga, Shang Tsung, and Quan Chi escape into a portal leading to Edenia. He is unsuccessful however, as he is defeated by Taven, and left unconscious on the ground. Taven, while still being in shock and disbelief at Raiden's actions, leaves and follows the villains through the portal.[9]

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Raiden during the Battle of Armageddon.

Raiden Defeated

Raiden defeated by Shao Kahn.

Through Fujin, Raiden apparently regained at least some of his sanity as he later participated in the Battle of Armageddon on the side of Light. He and Shao Kahn became the last two kombatants standing and they fought on top of the Pyramid of Argus. Empowered by the essence of Blaze given by Taven, Kahn easily defeated Raiden and landed the final blow.[9][10]

Changing the TimelineEdit

Mortal Kombat TournamentEdit

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Raiden in the Mortal Kombat Tournament.

Shang Tsung invited Raiden to participate in Mortal Kombat. Aware of the threat posed by this tournament to the future of Earthrealm, Raiden took the form of a human to compete. During the tournament, he once again met Sub-Zero and attempted to warn him, but Sub-Zero ignored his warnings.[10]

Earthrealm InvasionEdit

After the Earthrealm warriors' victory, Raiden had to scramble to protect his warriors' souls when Shao Kahn reached across the realms and reclaimed his resurrected Queen Sindel. With the safety of his champions ensured, Raiden wished to fight alongside them, but was unable to due to the merger between Earthrealm and Outworld.

Raiden searched for Liu Kang, who was crippled with guilt over Kung Lao's death in the Outworld Tournament. After entering Liu Kang's mind, Raiden found himself in a mental realm, where he was greeted by the woman, who told him the truth behind Liu Kang's visions and warned him about the threat of Armageddon.

The woman showed Raiden visions of the Battle of Armageddon and events that led up to it and told Raiden that the battle was instigated by the Hand of Death, causing the collapse of reality and bringing the return of the One Being. The woman informed Raiden that their victory will be momentary and that the hand of death will return and beat the drums of the apocalypse, bringing Armageddon. She also informed that Armageddon was an outcome that must be re-imagined and she would help him to avert it and Raiden realized that the fate of all reality depended on him.

As Raiden returned to Earthrealm, he informed Liu Kang the truth about his visions and they sought out to defeat Shao Kahn.[10]

Character RelationshipsEdit

  • He defeated Shinnok with the help of the Elder Gods.
  • Assigned Fujin as well as the Water, Earth and Fire Gods to protect Shinnok's amulet.
  • Sends the Elder Sub-Zero to steal back the amulet he gave to Quan Chi.
  • Close friend and ally of Fujin.
  • Mentor and ally of Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, Sonya, Sub-Zero, Jax, Kung Lao and Kitana.
  • Friend, mentor and father figure to Liu Kang.
  • Arch nemesis of Shinnok.
  • Arch enemy of Shao Kahn.

Original TimelineEdit

  • Invited by Shang Tsung to fight in the first Mortal Kombat tournament.
  • Attempted to help the Elder Sub-Zero during the Mortal Kombat tournament but failed
  • Signed in Earthrealm to fight in the second tournament.
  • Assigned Fujin to watch over Earthrealm during his absence.
  • Defeated Baraka during the Outworld tournament.
  • Protected the Earth warriors souls from Shao Kahn.
  • He fought Shinnok to defend the Elder Gods.
  • Was elevated to Elder God status and appointed Fujin (his friend and ally) as the new Protector of Earthrealm after the Netherrealm Invasion.
  • Renounced of his status of Elder God and recruited Johnny Cage, Jax, Sonya, Kung Lao, Sub-Zero, and Frost to fight the Deadly Alliance.
  • Recruited Shujinko also to fight the Deadly Alliance but was unable to because he was arrested by Hotaru.
  • Defeated by the Deadly Alliance.
  • Sacrificed himself to destroy Onaga but failed.
  • Restored himself but was corrupted.
  • Revived Liu Kang's body.
  • Sided with Shao Kahn and his minions in exchange for Earthrealm's safety.
  • Fought and was defeated by Taven
  • Along with the undead Liu Kang, they were defeated by Kung Lao and Fujin and restored to his former self by them.
  • Joined the Forces of Light in the final battle of Armageddon.
  • Fought Taven once again and witnessed his death.
  • Fought Shao Kahn after Armageddon and was killed by him.

New TimelineEdit

  • Invited by Shang Tsung to fight in the first Mortal Kombat tournament.
  • Attempted to help the Elder Sub-Zero during the Mortal Kombat tournament but failed.
  • Helped Liu Kang with his "nightmares".
  • Signed in Earthrealm to fight in the second tournament.
  • Assigned Fujin to watch over Earthrealm during his absence.
  • Saved Smoke and Sub-Zero from the Lin Kuei.
  • Witnessed Kung Lao's death.
  • Killed Motaro, in order to prevent the death of Johnny Cage.
  • Looked into Liu Kang's mind to discover the reason behind his "nightmares".
  • Met the Mysterious Woman and learned about Armageddon.
  • Warned by the Mysterious Woman that Armageddon was an outcome that must be reimagined.
  • Raiden and Liu Kang defeated Shao Kahn, and prevented an outcome of Armageddon.
  • Learned that Shinnok was the responsible for causing Armageddon.
  • Freed Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Jax and Mileena from Quan Chi's control.
  • He Imprisoned Shinnok inside his amulet.
  • Took on Kung Jin to the Wu Shi Academy.
  • Raiden and Liu Kang met with Bo Rai Cho at the Sky Temple.
  • Along with Liu Kang, Raiden fought against the revenants.
  • He, along with the Elder Gods, defeated Shinnok once and for all and presumably prevented Armageddon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mortal Kombat 4
  2. Mortal Kombat X
  3. Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero
  4. Mortal Kombat
  5. Mortal Kombat II
  6. Mortal Kombat 3
  7. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
  8. 8.0 8.1 Mortal Kombat: Deception
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Mortal Kombat (2011)

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