History Characters / MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero

7th Aug '17 1:17:19 PM Njein
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Reduced to a mere head by Dark Raiden at the end of ''Mortal Kombat X''.]]



** TheBadGuyWins: Zig-zagged and later on, downplayed. Despite weakening the Forces of Light, Shinnok is shown to be trapped in his own amulet by Raiden in the opening moments of ''Mortal Kombat X''. However, this was before the time-skip, and Quan Chi was still on the lam. [[spoiler:True to form, Shinnok is freed again and [[PyrrhicVillainy proceeds to corrupt the Jinsei (Earthrealm's life force), but is eventually defeated and foiled]] after one hell of a struggle. Also, according to a vision shown to Kitana, the one who would've been destined to lead the charge in knocking off Shao Kahn and take power in the fallout of Armageddon in the original timeline was not Shinnok, but Kitana herself, who then would've reigned as Queen of Edenia. But despite his defeat(s), he DOES manages to break his arch-enemy Raiden by twisting him into something as evil as himself (Raiden is corrupted after purifying the Jinsei of Shinnok's taint, and [[FaceHeelTurn vows]] [[KnightTemplar to]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist go on]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope the warpath]] after the events of ''X'').]]

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** TheBadGuyWins: Zig-zagged and later on, downplayed. Despite weakening the Forces of Light, Shinnok is shown to be trapped in his own amulet by Raiden in the opening moments of ''Mortal Kombat X''. However, this was before the time-skip, and Quan Chi was still on the lam. [[spoiler:True to form, Shinnok is freed again and [[PyrrhicVillainy proceeds to corrupt the Jinsei (Earthrealm's life force), but is eventually defeated and foiled]] after one hell of a struggle. Also, according to a vision shown to Kitana, the one who would've been destined to lead the charge in knocking off Shao Kahn and take power in the fallout of Armageddon in the original timeline was not Shinnok, but Kitana herself, who then would've reigned as Queen of Edenia. But despite his defeat(s), he DOES manages to break his arch-enemy ArchEnemy Raiden by twisting him into something as evil as himself (Raiden - the thunder god is now corrupted after purifying the Jinsei of Shinnok's taint, and [[FaceHeelTurn vows]] [[KnightTemplar to]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist go on]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope the warpath]] after the events of ''X'').''X''.]]
18th Jul '17 10:53:05 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ActuallyADoombot[=/=]FightingAShadow: According to both his ''Armageddon'' ending and ''9'', the Shinnok present in ''Armageddon'' was nothing more than a clone sent by the real Shinnok, who was GenreSavvy enough to not sully his hands with either the big battle itself or the in-fighting of the villains.

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* ActuallyADoombot[=/=]FightingAShadow: According to both his ''Armageddon'' ending and ''9'', the Shinnok present in ''Armageddon'' was nothing more than a clone sent by the real Shinnok, who was GenreSavvy enough to not sully his hands with either the big battle itself or the in-fighting of the villains.Shinnok.
10th Jul '17 8:40:11 AM Njein
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-> A sorcerer from the Netherrealm, Quan Chi is quite easily the most [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder treacherous]] character in all the games. While originally supposed to serve the Elder God Shinnok, Quan Chi's true allegiance is only to himself, and he will make and break deals with anyone if it furthers his goals. Quan Chi, contrary to most characters in the series, does not actually belong to either a mortal race or the myriad gods: he used to be an oni, a demonic torturer from hell, who eventually took a humanoid form.

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-> A sorcerer from the Netherrealm, Quan Chi is quite easily easily, one of the most [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder treacherous]] character characters in all the games. While originally supposed to serve the Elder God Shinnok, Quan Chi's true allegiance is only to himself, and he will make and break deals with anyone if it furthers his goals. Quan Chi, contrary to most characters in the series, does not actually belong to either a mortal race or the myriad gods: he used to be an oni, a demonic torturer from hell, who eventually took a humanoid form.
6th Jul '17 7:38:17 AM Njein
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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.]]

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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.]]



* 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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* FauxAffablyEvil: He's generally calm even when invading other realms, but when pissed off or is in VillainousBreakdown mode, he ''really'' gets nasty. And his office-like chatter towards Raiden and Fujin in ''X'' is just a veneer for the intense hatred he harbors towards his fellow Elder Gods, who exiled him to the Netherrealm for his crimes against them.



* JerkassGod: Just like his fellow Elder Gods, Shinnok is a big douche for a god.



* PhysicalGod: Like the other elder gods or realm gods, he possesses a more ethereal form, but takes a physical one to participate in mortal events. He may have lost this ability upon his fall.

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* PhysicalGod: Like the other elder gods Elder Gods or realm gods, he possesses a more ethereal form, but takes a physical one to participate in mortal events. He may have lost this ability upon his fall.
16th Jun '17 8:29:03 PM Njein
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: In one of his intros with Scorpion in ''MKX'' (if the player chooses the Hanzo Hasashi skin), he seems to be baffled that the spectre is no longer his wraith.
8th Jun '17 7:18:11 AM Njein
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* ArtifactOfDoom: His amulet is among the most powerful of all mystic talismans within all the realms. Many have sought after it so they can increase their powers drastically, and is a focal point for ''Mortal Kombat X'''s plot.

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* ArtifactOfDoom: His amulet is among the most powerful of all mystic talismans within all the realms. Many have sought after it so they can increase their powers drastically, and is serves a focal point for the plot of ''Mortal Kombat X'''s plot.X''.



* BatmanGambit -> XanatosGambit: Pulls off an epic one through both ''Armageddon'' and ''[=MK9=]'' that would have made [[ASongOfIceAndFire Tywin]] [[Series/GameOfThrones Lannister]] either proud or jealous. [[spoiler: Shinnok set off the Battle of Armageddon by spreading word about the godlike power that could be gained from killing the elemental Blaze, then manipulated demigod brothers Taven and Daegon in their quest in order to guide them both along opposite paths so they would fight one another instead of working together. Through all this, he was even savvy enough to use a clone instead of personally risking his own neck. The resulting "final battle" between the Forces of Light and Darkness raged out of control until the only two kombatants left standing were a weakened and insane Thunder God (Raiden) and a vicious warrior king who the battle had left sans an army (Shao Kahn). Shao Kahn would go on to ultimately kill both Blaze (after Taven failed) and Raiden, to win Armageddon, presumably following up by conquering the realms and then going mad. With only Shinnok, Taven, Daegon, Shao Kahn, and the disembodied spirit of Lui Kang left alive, nothing short of a ResetButton could stop Shinnok from creating an EnemyMine to go after Shao Kahn and then picking up the scraps.\\
Miraculously, Raiden had regained some of his sanity and used his Elder God amulet to send a message to his past self from the first MK tournament before suffering the final blow at Kahn's hand, essentially pressing said button on the entire series and foiling Shinnok's plan. Except, in a move that ups the gambit level from Batman to Xanatos, ''Shinnok somehow counted on this to happen and would capitalize on this by sending his disciple Quan Chi in to position himself into Shao Kahn's inner circle over the course of the first three tournaments in order to work his necromancy on fallen kombatants with impunity''. The ensuing alterations in the timeline result in the Forces of Light being almost irreparably crippled, with the three most powerful women of Edenia as well as most of Earth's champions killed and turned into wraiths and thralls for the Netherrealm, and the most powerful obstacle to Shinnok's ascension, would-be Armageddon victor / Outworld emperor / first link in an entire army's immortality chain Shao Kahn, eliminated from existence. By the end of ''[=MK9=]'', Shinnok and Quan Chi are poised to begin their invasion once he's set free, with Earthrealm and Outworld '''FAR''' more vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the Netherrealm than they were in ''Mortal Kombat 4''/''Gold'' in the original timeline. In either timeline, Shinnok finds himself literally two moves away from becoming the evil king of the universe.]]
** TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Zig-zagged and later on, downplayed. Despite weakening the Forces of Light, Shinnok is shown to be trapped in his own amulet by Raiden in the opening moments of ''Mortal Kombat X''. However, this was before the time-skip, and Quan Chi was still on the lam. True to form, Shinnok is freed again and [[PyrrhicVillainy proceeds to corrupt the Jinsei (Earthrealm's life force), but is eventually defeated and foiled]] after one hell of a struggle. Also, according to a vision shown to Kitana, the one who would've been destined to lead the charge in knocking off Shao Kahn and take power in the fallout of Armageddon in the original timeline was not Shinnok, but Kitana herself, who then would've reigned as Queen of Edenia. But despite his defeat(s), he DOES manages to break his arch-enemy Raiden by twisting him into something as evil as himself (Raiden is corrupted after purifying the Jinsei of Shinnok's taint, and [[FaceHeelTurn vows]] [[KnightTemplar to]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist go on]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope the warpath]] after the events of ''X'').]]

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* BatmanGambit -> XanatosGambit: Pulls off an epic one through both ''Armageddon'' and ''[=MK9=]'' that would have made [[ASongOfIceAndFire Tywin]] [[Series/GameOfThrones Lannister]] either proud or jealous. [[spoiler: Shinnok set sets off the Battle of Armageddon by spreading word about the godlike power that could be gained from killing the elemental Blaze, then manipulated demigod brothers Taven and Daegon in their quest in order to guide them both along opposite paths so they would fight one another instead of working together. Through all this, he was even savvy enough to use a clone instead of personally risking his own neck. The resulting "final battle" between the Forces of Light and Darkness raged out of control until the only two kombatants left standing were a weakened and insane Thunder God (Raiden) and a vicious warrior king who the battle had left sans an army (Shao Kahn). Shao Kahn would go on to ultimately kill both Blaze (after Taven failed) and Raiden, to win Armageddon, presumably following up by conquering the realms and then going mad. With only Shinnok, Taven, Daegon, Shao Kahn, and the disembodied spirit of Lui Kang left alive, nothing short of a ResetButton could stop Shinnok from creating an EnemyMine to go after Shao Kahn and then picking up the scraps.\\
Miraculously, Raiden had regained some of his sanity and used his Elder God amulet to send a message to his past self from the first MK tournament before suffering the final blow at Kahn's hand, essentially pressing said button on the entire series and foiling Shinnok's plan. Except, in a move that ups the gambit level from Batman to Xanatos, ''Shinnok somehow counted on this to happen and would capitalize on this by sending his disciple Quan Chi in to position himself into Shao Kahn's inner circle over the course of the first three tournaments in order to work his necromancy on fallen kombatants with impunity''. The ensuing alterations in the timeline result in the Forces of Light being almost irreparably crippled, with the three most powerful women of Edenia as well as most of Earth's champions killed and turned into wraiths and thralls for the Netherrealm, and the most powerful obstacle to Shinnok's ascension, would-be Armageddon victor / Outworld emperor / first link in an entire army's immortality chain Shao Kahn, eliminated from existence. By the end of ''[=MK9=]'', Shinnok and Quan Chi are poised to begin their invasion once he's set free, with Earthrealm and Outworld '''FAR''' more vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the Netherrealm than they were in ''Mortal Kombat 4''/''Gold'' in the original timeline. In either timeline, Shinnok finds himself literally two moves away from becoming the evil king of the universe.]]
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** TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Zig-zagged and later on, downplayed. Despite weakening the Forces of Light, Shinnok is shown to be trapped in his own amulet by Raiden in the opening moments of ''Mortal Kombat X''. However, this was before the time-skip, and Quan Chi was still on the lam. True [[spoiler:True to form, Shinnok is freed again and [[PyrrhicVillainy proceeds to corrupt the Jinsei (Earthrealm's life force), but is eventually defeated and foiled]] after one hell of a struggle. Also, according to a vision shown to Kitana, the one who would've been destined to lead the charge in knocking off Shao Kahn and take power in the fallout of Armageddon in the original timeline was not Shinnok, but Kitana herself, who then would've reigned as Queen of Edenia. But despite his defeat(s), he DOES manages to break his arch-enemy Raiden by twisting him into something as evil as himself (Raiden is corrupted after purifying the Jinsei of Shinnok's taint, and [[FaceHeelTurn vows]] [[KnightTemplar to]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist go on]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope the warpath]] after the events of ''X'').]]



* TheCameo: [[spoiler:In the SequelHook of ''Mortal Kombat 9'', foreshadowing his role in ''X''.]]

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* TheCameo: [[spoiler:In In the SequelHook of ''Mortal Kombat 9'', foreshadowing his role in ''X''.]]



* TheChessmaster: TheManBehindTheMan to Daegon and is trusted by Taven (who is unaware that he had fallen), and pits the two against each other. He seems to have a greater awareness of what is going on than most other heroes and villans, and he chooses to use an avatar for the final battle rather than show up in person. [[spoiler:It is implied in ''Mortal Kombat 9'' that the entirety of that game is a result of his machinations in ''Armageddon''.]] Quite impressive, though he's as much of an AntiClimaxBoss as a fighter as he ever was (even if, granted, he's not technically a boss).

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* TheChessmaster: TheManBehindTheMan to Daegon and is trusted by Taven (who is unaware that he had fallen), and pits the two against each other. He seems to have a greater awareness of what is going on than most other heroes and villans, and he chooses to use an avatar for the final battle rather than show up in person. [[spoiler:It It is implied revealed in ''Mortal Kombat 9'' that the entirety of that game is a result of his machinations in ''Armageddon''.]] ''Armageddon''. Quite impressive, though he's as much of an AntiClimaxBoss as a fighter as he ever was (even if, granted, he's not technically a boss).



* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: He was manipulating the events of ''Mortal Kombat 9'' from behind the scenes, through his minion Quan Chi. To a lesser extent, he was also this during the events of ''Armageddon''.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: He was manipulating the events of ''Mortal Kombat 9'' from behind the scenes, through his minion Quan Chi. To a lesser extent, he was also this during the events of ''Armageddon''.]]



* LeakingCanOfEvil: [[spoiler: Implied in the ending of ''9''. He was able to communicate with Quan Chi and manipulate the events of the game to his favor but, according to him, he is not yet free. By ''X'', he bursts free, twice for good measure.]]

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* LeakingCanOfEvil: [[spoiler: Implied in the ending of ''9''. He was able to communicate with Quan Chi and manipulate the events of the game to his favor but, according to him, he is not yet free. By ''X'', he bursts free, twice for good measure.]]



** 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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** It's [[spoiler: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.]]
25th May '17 12:06:44 PM Njein
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** His ''[=MKX=]'' arcade ending seems to indicate that Shinnok was [[TheManBehindTheMan being subtly manipulated by the One Being]], the overall GreaterScopeVillain of the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series, into merging the realms.

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** His ''[=MKX=]'' arcade ending seems to indicate that Shinnok [[spoiler:even he was [[TheManBehindTheMan being subtly manipulated by the One Being]], the overall GreaterScopeVillain of the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series, into merging the realms.realms]].
6th May '17 7:27:01 AM Njein
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* ArtifactOfDoom: His amulet is among the most powerful of all mystic talismans within all the realms. Many have sought after it so they can increase their powers drastically, and is a focal point for ''Mortal Kombat X'''s plot.
22nd Apr '17 11:48:43 PM aureolindays
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* {{Expy}}: He's Ritz to Quan Chi and Sakuri Kunikai to [[EpicFail Raiden]]
22nd Apr '17 11:46:37 PM aureolindays
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* {{Expy}}: Inverted. He looks like a modern-day [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]], but precedes him by a margin of 7-8 years (with his ''DA'' design predating ''[=GoW=]'' by almost three years).


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* ShoutOut: Inverted. He looks like a modern-day [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]], but precedes him by a margin of 7-8 years (with his ''DA'' design predating ''[=GoW=]'' by almost three years).
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