History Characters / MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero

18th Jan '17 5:35:59 PM Njein
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** His ''Mortal Kombat X'' arcade ending seems to indicate that Shinnok was [[TheManBehindTheMan being subtly manipulated by the One Being]], the resident GreaterScopeVillain of the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series, into merging the realms.
* HiddenDepths: If his interactions with each GuestFighter in ''MKX'' are any indication, Shinnok must be into Earthrrealm culture to be aware of them.

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** His ''Mortal Kombat X'' ''[=MKX=]'' arcade ending seems to indicate that Shinnok was [[TheManBehindTheMan being subtly manipulated by the One Being]], the resident overall GreaterScopeVillain of the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series, into merging the realms.
* HiddenDepths: If his interactions with each GuestFighter in ''MKX'' are any indication, Shinnok must be into Earthrrealm Earthrealm culture to be aware of them.
8th Jan '17 6:05:28 PM DodgerJ25
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-->'''Other appearances:''' ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' (Richard Divizio), ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception Mortal Kombat: Deception]]'' (non-playable), ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Mortal Kombat: Armageddon]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe]]'' (Ronald M. Banks, non-playable), ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' (Ronald M. Banks), and ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' (Ronald M. Banks, English; José Gilberto Vilchis, Latin American Spanish).

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-->'''Other appearances:''' ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' (Richard Divizio), ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception Mortal Kombat: Deception]]'' (non-playable), ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Mortal Kombat: Armageddon]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe]]'' (Ronald M. Banks, non-playable), ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' (Ronald M. Banks), and ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' (Ronald M. Banks, English; José Gilberto Vilchis, Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis, Latin American Spanish).
20th Dec '16 9:54:40 AM Njein
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* HellishHorse: Can be seen riding one in some of his pre-fight dialogue if he is the first one to speak in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX''. He and the reverents briefly ride some towards the end of story mode.

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* HellishHorse: Can be seen riding one in some of his pre-fight dialogue if he is the first one to speak in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX''. He and the reverents revenants briefly ride some towards the end of story mode.



* EvilSorcerer: Yet another one, like all the other villains. He can use, among other moves, shapeshifting like Shang Tsung (Mimicry) and large skeletal hands to grab and throw his opponent (Summoned Fiend).

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* EvilSorcerer: Yet another one, like all the other villains. He can use, among other moves, shapeshifting shape-shifting like Shang Tsung (Mimicry) and large skeletal hands to grab and throw his opponent (Summoned Fiend).


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** His ''Mortal Kombat X'' arcade ending seems to indicate that Shinnok was [[TheManBehindTheMan being subtly manipulated by the One Being]], the resident GreaterScopeVillain of the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series, into merging the realms.
14th Dec '16 1:15:06 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* HellishHorse: Can be seen riding one in some of his pre-fight dialogue if he is the first one to speak in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX''.

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* HellishHorse: Can be seen riding one in some of his pre-fight dialogue if he is the first one to speak in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX''. He and the reverents briefly ride some towards the end of story mode.



* TheStarscream: To Shinnok.

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* TheStarscream: To Shinnok.Shinnok in the original timeline. Subverted in the new timeline, where he continues to serve Shinnok [[spoiler:until his death]], but some of his intro dialogues and one-liners have him trying to take the Netherrealm.
4th Dec '16 10:27:46 AM captainpat
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2nd Dec '16 8:34:09 AM Njein
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* BigBad: of ''Deadly Alliance'' he is the founder of the titular alliance and clearly the dominate one between him and Shang Tsung.
* BigBadWannabe: In the original timeline after he started acting on his own (how successful he was with he plotting to overthrow Shinnok is unclear). He nearly succeeds with his plan to revive Onaga's army, only to suffer from an EvilerThanThou from Onaga himself.

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* BigBad: of ''Deadly Alliance'' Alliance'', he is the founder of the titular alliance and clearly the dominate dominant one between him and Shang Tsung.
* BigBadWannabe: In the original timeline timeline, after he started acting on his own (how successful he was with he plotting to overthrow Shinnok is unclear). He nearly succeeds with his plan to revive Onaga's army, only to suffer from an EvilerThanThou from Onaga himself.



* ButtMonkey: Scorpion killing him notwithstanding, after spending a lot of time as a KarmaHoudini, ''X'' had karma bite him back hard. Pretty much every appearance he makes in the story involves having the shit kicked out of him, and most of what goes right is all D'Vorah's handiwork. Given what he's done over the years, it's almost funny watching him fail so badly, [[FromBadToWorse but it gets even funnier in his Arcade ending where he is (apparently) revived by the Elder Gods with the order of killing Raiden - all without his free will.]]]]

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* ButtMonkey: Scorpion killing him notwithstanding, after spending a lot of time as a KarmaHoudini, ''X'' had karma bite him back hard. Pretty much every appearance he makes in the story involves having the shit kicked out of him, and most of what goes right is all D'Vorah's handiwork. Given what he's done over the years, it's almost funny watching him fail so badly, [[FromBadToWorse badly,[[spoiler:[[FromBadToWorse but it gets even funnier in his Arcade ending where he is (apparently) revived by the Elder Gods with the order of killing Raiden - all without his free will.]]]]



* EpicFail: He's as fragile as the revenants, if not even weaker.

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* EpicFail: He's as fragile as the revenants, if not even weaker.weaker in ''X''.



->Shinnok is a former elder god and current ruler of the Netherrealm. Originally, he wanted to take Earthrealm for himself to gain immense power. To make sure he could freely enter Earthrealm without being detected, he created a special amulet which discreetly weakened the dimensional barriers. However, with the help of the other Elder Gods, Raiden discovers his plot and defeats him in battle, banishing him to the Netherrealm for good. There, he suffered constant torture until he met the sorcerer Quan Chi. With his help, Lucifer was dethroned and Shinnok became the new ruler with Quan Chi as his arch-sorcerer and right-hand man.

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->Shinnok is a former elder god and current ruler of the Netherrealm. Originally, he wanted to take Earthrealm for himself to gain immense power. To make sure he could freely enter Earthrealm without being detected, he created a special amulet which discreetly weakened the dimensional barriers. However, with the help of the other Elder Gods, Raiden discovers his plot and defeats him in battle, banishing him to the Netherrealm for good. There, he suffered constant torture until he met the sorcerer Quan Chi. With his help, Lucifer was dethroned and Shinnok became the new ruler with Quan Chi as his arch-sorcerer and [[TheDragon right-hand man.
man]].



->He makes a brief cameo in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''. [[spoiler: In ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', he's launched an all out invasion of Earthrealm following the events of ''Mortal Kombat 9'' only to be defeated by Johnny Cage. The rest of the game's story revolves around a plot by Quan Chi and D'Vorah to bring him back after [[TimeSkip 20 years]]. They succeed (at the cost of Chi's life) and he ends up almost winning, absorbing Earthrealm's Jin Sei and becoming a [[OneWingedAngel corrupted]] version of himself before being stopped by Cassie Cage. His [[AndIMustScream severed immortal head]] is then used by Dark!Raiden as a warning to the new rulers of the Netherrealm, Liu Kang and Kitana.]]

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->He makes a brief cameo in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''. [[spoiler: In ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', he's launched an all out invasion of Earthrealm following the events of ''Mortal Kombat 9'' only to be defeated by Johnny Cage. The rest of the game's story revolves around a plot by Quan Chi and D'Vorah to bring him back after [[TimeSkip 20 years]]. [[spoiler: They succeed (at the cost of Chi's life) and he ends up almost winning, absorbing Earthrealm's Jin Sei and becoming a [[OneWingedAngel corrupted]] version of himself before being stopped by Cassie Cage. His [[AndIMustScream severed immortal head]] is then used by Dark!Raiden Dark Raiden as a warning to the new rulers of the Netherrealm, Liu Kang and Kitana.]]



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: As a Fallen Elder God, he's arguably the most powerful force of evil in the entire mythos, but he has a rather lackluster record as a gameplay character. In ''4'', he simply copied his enemies' moves, a clear ripoff of Shang Tsung minus the shapeshifting and not much harder to beat than the other characters. He got a slightly more original moveset in ''Armageddon'' but has still yet to compare to the toughest characters in the series.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: As a Fallen Elder God, he's arguably the most powerful force of evil in the entire mythos, but he has a rather lackluster record as a gameplay character. In ''4'', he simply copied his enemies' moves, a clear ripoff of Shang Tsung minus the shapeshifting and not much harder to beat than the other characters. He got a slightly more original moveset in ''Armageddon'' ''Armageddon'', but has still yet to compare to the toughest characters in the series.
30th Nov '16 7:50:26 PM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: Strangely, in such a dark setting where black is particularly prominent for guys, she is about the only female to don a black outfit.
6th Nov '16 2:10:53 PM DRCEQ
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* [[spoiler:BroughtDownToNormal[=/=]ButtMonkey: Scorpion killing him notwithstanding, after spending a lot of time as a KarmaHoudini, ''X'' had karma bite him back hard. Due to Shinnok being sealed, [[{{Nerf}} he has lost a lot of his former power]], and pretty much every appearance he makes in the story involves having the shit kicked out of him, and most of what goes right is all D'Vorah's handiwork. Given what he's done over the years, it's almost funny watching him fail so badly, [[FromBadToWorse but it gets even funnier in his Arcade ending where he is (apparently) revived by the Elder Gods with the order of killing Raiden - all without his free will.]]]]

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* [[spoiler:BroughtDownToNormal[=/=]ButtMonkey: BroughtDownToNormal: Due to Shinnok being sealed in MK9, [[{{Nerf}} he has lost a lot of his former power]].
* ButtMonkey:
Scorpion killing him notwithstanding, after spending a lot of time as a KarmaHoudini, ''X'' had karma bite him back hard. Due to Shinnok being sealed, [[{{Nerf}} he has lost a lot of his former power]], and pretty Pretty much every appearance he makes in the story involves having the shit kicked out of him, and most of what goes right is all D'Vorah's handiwork. Given what he's done over the years, it's almost funny watching him fail so badly, [[FromBadToWorse but it gets even funnier in his Arcade ending where he is (apparently) revived by the Elder Gods with the order of killing Raiden - all without his free will.]]]]



* HeelFaceBrainwashing[=/=]BackFromTheDead: In his ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' arcade ending, the Elder Gods revive and task Quan Chi with destroying Raiden, who had become a new liability for them.

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* HeelFaceBrainwashing[=/=]BackFromTheDead: HeelFaceBrainwashing: In his ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' arcade ending, the Elder Gods revive and task acknowledge Quan Chi Chi's slaying of Shinnok by taking away his free will tasking him with destroying Raiden, who had become a new liability for them.



** His first Fatality in ''X'' has Quan Chi controlling and forcing his victim to walk forward and impale themselves in the mouth on a floating blade before being vertically skewered.

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** His first Fatality in ''X'' has Quan Chi controlling and forcing his victim to walk forward and impale themselves in the mouth on a floating blade before being vertically skewered.bisected.
28th Oct '16 5:52:50 PM Njein
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* ArchnemesisDad: He is this to Raiden in ''Mortal Kombat: Annihilation''.



* CessationOfExistence: This is what happens in his non-canon ending in ''Mortal Kombat X'', which involves him awakening the One Being, allowing it to destroy all of reality upon the One Being's revival and devour his fellow Elder Gods.

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* CessationOfExistence: [[spoiler: This is what happens in his non-canon ending in ''Mortal Kombat X'', which involves him awakening the One Being, allowing it to destroy all of reality upon the One Being's revival and devour his fellow Elder Gods.]]



* GoneHorriblyRight: Though he's reduced to a mere living head (fallen Elder God or not, Shinnok is completely immortal) in ''X'', Shinnok does manage to twist his ArchEnemy Raiden into something just as evil as he himself is.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: Though [[spoiler:Though he's reduced to a mere living head (fallen Elder God or not, Shinnok is completely immortal) in ''X'', Shinnok does manage to twist his ArchEnemy Raiden into something just as evil as he himself is.]]



* RageAgainstTheHeavens: This is what he intends to do against his fellow Elder Gods for banishing him to the Netherrealm. In his non-canon ending in ''Mortal Kombat X'', the fallen Elder God succeeds in re-merging all the realms to reawaken the One Being, allowing it to destroy all of reality upon the One Being's revival and devoured his fellow Elder Gods.

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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: This is what he intends to do against his fellow Elder Gods for banishing him to the Netherrealm. In his non-canon ending in ''Mortal Kombat X'', [[spoiler: the fallen Elder God succeeds in re-merging all the realms to reawaken the One Being, allowing it to destroy all of reality upon the One Being's revival and devoured his fellow devour the Elder Gods.]]



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Is not happy with his fellow Elder Gods for casting him down.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Is not happy with his fellow Elder Gods for casting him down.down to the Netherrealm.


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* TheSociopath: Has the hallmarks of one: He showed [[LackOfEmpathy no empathy or remorse]] when betraying his fellow Elder Gods, [[OmnicidalManiac wants to destroy all realms by awakening the One Being]], FAR more brutal and heartless than Shao Kahn, has some shades of a StrawNihilist, able to [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate events via proxies such as Quan Chi]], [[ItsAllAboutMe has delusions of grandeur after being cast down]] and [[BadBoss wouldn't hesitate to kill anybody if they cross or betray him]].
24th Oct '16 4:44:37 PM Njein
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* AndIMustScream: He views being trapped inside his amulet as this. [[spoiler:At the end of MortalKombatX, he is reduced to a conscious decapitated head, and in obvious pain, by Dark!Raiden.]]

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* AndIMustScream: He views being trapped inside his amulet as this. [[spoiler:At the end of MortalKombatX, he is reduced to a conscious decapitated head, and in obvious pain, by Dark!Raiden.Dark Raiden.]]



* ArchEnemy: To Raiden, who cast him into the Netherrealm millenia before the main series started.

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* ArchEnemy: To his fellow Elder Gods and Raiden, who cast him into the Netherrealm millenia millennia before the main series started.



* BadBoss: He demands unwavering faith and loyalty from his followers and will not hesitate to kill anyone who doubts, challenges, or even represents a potential threat to him.

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* BadBoss: He demands unwavering faith and loyalty from his followers and will not hesitate to kill anyone who doubts, challenges, or even represents a potential threat dares to him. question him.



* EvilMentor: Serves as this to Daegon and Taven in the original timeline, and to Liu Kang in the rebooted one.



* FallenHero: His backstory as a fallen Elder God. His lust for power is what caused the other Elder Gods to exile him.

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* FallenHero: His backstory as a fallen Elder God. His lust for power is what caused the other Elder Gods to exile him.him to the Netherrealm.


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* FauxAffablyEvil: He's generally calm even when invading other realms, but when pissed off or is in VillainousBreakdown mode, he ''really'' gets nasty.


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** It's also possible the [[GreaterScopeVillain One Being]] was manipulating Shinnok from [[ManBehindTheMan behind the scenes]] in ''X'', just as it did with Shao Kahn and Onaga in the past.
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