History WesternAnimation / MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm

13th Jan '16 12:06:07 PM aye_amber
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-> ''"Much has changed since the last Mortal Kombat tournament. Dark forces of Outworld have begun invading the Earthrealm. These attacks are seriously weakening Earth's dimensional fabric, enabling not only outworlders to enter the Earthrealm, but warriors from other domains as well. Only the most extraordinary warriors can possibly meet this challenge: Liu Kang, Princess Kitana, Sub-Zero, Jax, Sonya Blade, Nightwolf, Kiva, Kurtis Stryker. Driven by purpose and bound by honor, these are the Defenders of the Realm."''

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-> ''"Much ->''"Much has changed since the last Mortal Kombat tournament. Dark forces of Outworld have begun invading the Earthrealm. These attacks are seriously weakening Earth's dimensional fabric, enabling not only outworlders to enter the Earthrealm, but warriors from other domains as well. Only the most extraordinary warriors can possibly meet this challenge: Liu Kang, Princess Kitana, Sub-Zero, Jax, Sonya Blade, Nightwolf, Kiva, Kurtis Stryker. Driven by purpose and bound by honor, these are the Defenders of the Realm."''
8th Dec '15 8:34:53 PM PF
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* PungeonMaster: Jax, from time to time:
---> (after Sub-Zero's first appearance) '''Sonya''': ''What's that sleaze doing here?''

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* PungeonMaster: Jax, from time to time:
---> (after
time. For example, after Sub-Zero's first appearance) appearance:
--->
'''Sonya''': ''What's that sleaze doing here?''
8th Dec '15 8:29:29 PM PF
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** After Sub-Zero's first appearance:
---> '''Sonya''': ''What's that sleaze doing here?''

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** After ---> (after Sub-Zero's first appearance:
--->
appearance) '''Sonya''': ''What's that sleaze doing here?''
8th Dec '15 8:21:36 PM PF
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''Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm'' (also known as ''Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series'') is an AnimatedAdaptation of the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games. It aired on the Creator/USANetwork's USA Cartoon Express animation block from September to December 1996.

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''Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm'' (also Realm'', also known as ''Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series'') Series'', is an AnimatedAdaptation of the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games. It aired on the Creator/USANetwork's USA Cartoon Express animation block from September to December 1996.
8th Dec '15 8:20:22 PM PF
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''Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm'' (also known as ''Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series'') is an AnimatedAdaptation of the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games. It aired on the USANetwork's USA Cartoon Express animation block from September to December of 1996.

[=DotR=] follows from the events of [[Film/MortalKombat the first live-action movie]]. Raiden gathers again a group of warriors to stand against the forces of the Outworld and various other invading dimensions. The series also introduced a handful of characters, one of whom (''Quan Chi'') was later [[CanonImmigrant a mainstay]] in the {{fighting game}}s.

[=DotR=] makes continuity problematic, since ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' starts immediately in the same place. However, the cartoon is held in higher regard than ''Annihilation'', so it generally takes precedence.

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''Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm'' (also known as ''Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series'') is an AnimatedAdaptation of the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games. It aired on the USANetwork's Creator/USANetwork's USA Cartoon Express animation block from September to December of 1996.

[=DotR=] ''Defenders of the Realm'' follows from the events of [[Film/MortalKombat the first live-action movie]]. Raiden again gathers again a group of warriors to stand against the forces of the Outworld and various other invading dimensions. The series also introduced a handful of characters, one of whom (''Quan Chi'') whom, Quan Chi, was later [[CanonImmigrant a mainstay]] in the {{fighting game}}s.

[=DotR=] ''Defenders of the Realm'' makes continuity problematic, since ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' starts immediately in the same place. However, the cartoon is held in higher regard than ''Annihilation'', so it generally takes precedence.



* AmbiguouslyGay: [[ScaryBlackMan Jax]] of all people. [[HoYay Calls Raiden]] ''[[HoYay girlfriend]]'' on at least one occasion, his first response to defending Sub-Zero is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "Hey I don't want to]] ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial marry]]'' [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial the guy!"]], and [[BerserkButton flips his lid]] when you call him "blubber butt".

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* AmbiguouslyGay: [[ScaryBlackMan Jax]] Jax]], of all people. [[HoYay Calls Raiden]] ''[[HoYay girlfriend]]'' on at least one occasion, his first response to defending Sub-Zero is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "Hey I don't want to]] ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial marry]]'' [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial the guy!"]], and [[BerserkButton flips his lid]] when you call him "blubber butt".



* TheAtoner: Sub-Zero
* BackportedDevelopment: When Liu Kang has a flashback about his victory over Shang Tsung, Tsung has the beard and facepaint he uses on this series (from ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3''), even though he didn't have them in the live-action movie, which the flashback represents.

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* TheAtoner: Sub-Zero
Sub-Zero.
* BackportedDevelopment: BackportedDevelopment:
**
When Liu Kang has a flashback about his victory over Shang Tsung, Tsung the latter has the beard and facepaint he uses on this series (from ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3''), even though he didn't have them in the live-action movie, which the flashback represents.



* {{Badbutt}}: Sub-Zero, most of the time (however, in two episodes, one of them being the last one, he uses his ice powers to kill enemies)

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* {{Badbutt}}: Sub-Zero, most of the time (however, time. However, in two episodes, one of them being the last one, he uses his ice powers to kill enemies)enemies.



* BigNo: Poor, poor [[spoiler:Smoke]] delivers one right before his [[spoiler:UnwillingRoboticisation]]

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* BigNo: Poor, poor Poor [[spoiler:Smoke]] delivers one right before his [[spoiler:UnwillingRoboticisation]][[spoiler:UnwillingRoboticisation]].



** In the Liu Kang vs. Sub-Zero scene of [=DotR=], Kitana sported her outfit from the series, and Sub-Zero (the elder) was finished by Liu Kang throwing a water bucket to him, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard freezing him]]. In the first movie, Kitana wore a different outfit, and Liu Kang finished Sub-Zero by throwing said water bucket to him, but [[spoiler:the water became a big spearhead, and nailed Sub-Zero to the wall ''and then'' got himself frozen]].

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** In the Liu Kang vs. Sub-Zero scene of [=DotR=], in this series, Kitana sported her outfit from the series, and Sub-Zero (the elder) was finished by Liu Kang throwing a water bucket to him, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard freezing him]]. In the first movie, Kitana wore a different outfit, and Liu Kang finished Sub-Zero by throwing said water bucket to him, but [[spoiler:the water became a big spearhead, and nailed Sub-Zero to the wall ''and then'' got himself frozen]].



* BroughtDownToNormal: Jax when his bionic arms are damaged in ''Acid Tongue''.

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* BroughtDownToNormal: Jax when his bionic arms are damaged in ''Acid Tongue''."Acid Tongue".



* CrossThrough: ''Resurrection'' is the third part of a four-part storyline aired on November 16, 1996 about a "Warrior King" chasing down a powerful MacGuffin through four (otherwise unrelated) USA Network Saturday morning cartoons. Two notes regarding this: unlike the other three parts, the [=DotR=] episode features ''only'' the MacGuffin, with the Warrior King himself only appearing as an unexplained-with-just-the-context-of-[=DotR=]-alone shadow for all of five seconds; and ''[[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter the american Street Fighter cartoon]]'' was one of the other four cartoons in the storyline, making this the closest the two DuelingGames have ever come to interacting.

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* CrossThrough: ''Resurrection'' "Resurrection" is the third part of a four-part storyline aired on November 16, 1996 about a "Warrior King" chasing down a powerful MacGuffin through four (otherwise unrelated) USA Network Saturday morning cartoons. Two notes regarding this: unlike the other three parts, the [=DotR=] this episode features ''only'' the MacGuffin, with the Warrior King himself only appearing as an unexplained-with-just-the-context-of-[=DotR=]-alone unexplained shadow for all of five seconds; and ''[[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter the american Street Fighter cartoon]]'' American ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' cartoon was one of the other four cartoons in the storyline, making this the closest the two DuelingGames have ever come to interacting.



** TheHero: Liu Kang
** TheLancer: Stryker
** TheBigGuy: Jax and Sonya
** TheSmartGuy: Nightwolf (GeniusBruiser)
** TheChick: Kitana
** [[{{Mentors}} The Mentor]]: Raiden
** SixthRanger: Sub-Zero

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** TheHero: Liu Kang
Kang.
** TheLancer: Stryker
Stryker.
** TheBigGuy: Jax and Sonya
Sonya.
** TheSmartGuy: Nightwolf (GeniusBruiser)
(GeniusBruiser).
** TheChick: Kitana
Kitana.
** [[{{Mentors}} The Mentor]]: Raiden
Raiden.
** SixthRanger: Sub-ZeroSub-Zero.



* FreezeFrameBonus: A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTw4ugmkSyA#t=734 closer inspection of the Dragon Jets]] reveals decals patterned after the riders' [[MortalKombat3 Animalities]].

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* FreezeFrameBonus: A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTw4ugmkSyA#t=734 closer inspection of the Dragon Jets]] reveals decals patterned after the riders' [[MortalKombat3 [[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 Animalities]].



* HatePlague: In ''The Secret of Quan Chi''.

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* HatePlague: In ''The "The Secret of Quan Chi''.Chi".



* LighterAndSofter: And freaking '''how'''.

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* LighterAndSofter: And freaking '''how'''.how.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Komodai and Karbrac for Reptile and Baraka respectively, to the point where "Karbrac" is almost a total anagram for "Baraka"

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Komodai and Karbrac for Reptile and Baraka Baraka, respectively, to the point where "Karbrac" is almost a total anagram for "Baraka""Baraka".



* TitleDrop: By Nightwolf, in the first episode, called "Kombat Begins Again", after chatting with Liu Kang.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: '''Lieutenant''' Sonya Blade and '''Princess''' Kitana. Ironically, during their inevitable GirlsNightOutEpisode, it's Sonya who asks Kitana if she ever misses being a woman, what with all the fighting. Earlier in the episode, Sonya attempted to get herself a makeover, only to be given a sexist remark from Jax.

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* TitleDrop: By Nightwolf, in the first episode, called "Kombat Begins Again", after chatting with Liu Kang.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: '''Lieutenant''' Lieutenant Sonya Blade and '''Princess''' Princess Kitana. Ironically, during their inevitable GirlsNightOutEpisode, it's Sonya who asks Kitana if she ever misses being a woman, what with all the fighting. Earlier in the episode, Sonya attempted to get herself a makeover, only to be given a sexist remark from Jax.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: "Old Friends Never Die"

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: "Old Friends Never Die"Die".
8th Dec '15 1:28:24 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm''''' (also known as ''Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series'') is an AnimatedAdaptation of the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games. It aired on the USANetwork's USA Cartoon Express animation block from September to December of 1996.

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'''''Mortal ''Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm''''' Realm'' (also known as ''Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series'') is an AnimatedAdaptation of the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games. It aired on the USANetwork's USA Cartoon Express animation block from September to December of 1996.
8th Dec '15 1:28:09 PM Morgenthaler
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--> ''"Much has changed since [[Film/MortalKombat the last]] Franchise/MortalKombat tournament. Dark forces of Outworld have begun [[AlienInvasion invading the Earthrealm]]. These attacks are seriously weakening Earth's dimensional fabric, enabling not only outworlders to enter the Earthrealm, but warriors from other domains as well. [[TheChosenMany Only the most extraordinary warriors can possibly meet this challenge]]: [[TheHero Liu Kang]], [[BadassPrincess Princess]] [[TheChick Kitana]], [[SixthRanger Sub-Zero]], [[TheBigGuy Jax]], [[ActionGirl Sonya]] [[TheBigGuy Blade]], [[TheSmartGuy Nightwolf]], [[TeamPet Kiva]], [[TheLancer Kurtis Stryker]]. Driven by purpose and bound by honor, these are the [[TitleDrop Defenders of the Realm]]."''
-->-- '''[[TheMentor Raiden]]'s OpeningNarration'''

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--> -> ''"Much has changed since [[Film/MortalKombat the last]] Franchise/MortalKombat last Mortal Kombat tournament. Dark forces of Outworld have begun [[AlienInvasion invading the Earthrealm]].Earthrealm. These attacks are seriously weakening Earth's dimensional fabric, enabling not only outworlders to enter the Earthrealm, but warriors from other domains as well. [[TheChosenMany Only the most extraordinary warriors can possibly meet this challenge]]: [[TheHero challenge: Liu Kang]], [[BadassPrincess Princess]] [[TheChick Kitana]], [[SixthRanger Sub-Zero]], [[TheBigGuy Jax]], [[ActionGirl Sonya]] [[TheBigGuy Blade]], [[TheSmartGuy Nightwolf]], [[TeamPet Kiva]], [[TheLancer Kang, Princess Kitana, Sub-Zero, Jax, Sonya Blade, Nightwolf, Kiva, Kurtis Stryker]]. Stryker. Driven by purpose and bound by honor, these are the [[TitleDrop Defenders of the Realm]].Realm."''
-->-- '''[[TheMentor Raiden]]'s '''Raiden's OpeningNarration'''
14th Oct '15 8:49:48 AM DesertDragon
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* GoshDarnItToHeck: It's pretty obvious what the "Realm of No Return" is [[{{Hell}} supposed to be]], which adds levels of FridgeHorror whenever somebody gets banished there by Rayden.

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* GoshDarnItToHeck: It's pretty obvious what the "Realm of No Return" is [[{{Hell}} supposed to be]], which adds levels of FridgeHorror whenever somebody gets banished there by Rayden.Raiden.



* TheObiWan: Rayden.

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* TheObiWan: Rayden.Raiden.
25th Mar '15 6:55:24 PM DamascaRamza
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* IGaveMyWord: Sub-Zero and Smoke once swore an oath to never fight one another, which Smoke can't remember at first due to being a cyborg, but he ends up remembering it and tells Sub-Zero that it's impossible for them to be friends, but he will honor their oath now that he remembers it.
19th Nov '14 10:55:10 PM TitoMosquito
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--> ''"Much has changed since [[Film/MortalKombat the last]] MortalKombat tournament. Dark forces of Outworld have begun [[AlienInvasion invading the Earthrealm]]. These attacks are seriously weakening Earth's dimensional fabric, enabling not only outworlders to enter the Earthrealm, but warriors from other domains as well. [[TheChosenMany Only the most extraordinary warriors can possibly meet this challenge]]: [[TheHero Liu Kang]], [[BadassPrincess Princess]] [[TheChick Kitana]], [[SixthRanger Sub-Zero]], [[TheBigGuy Jax]], [[ActionGirl Sonya]] [[TheBigGuy Blade]], [[TheSmartGuy Nightwolf]], [[TeamPet Kiva]], [[TheLancer Kurtis Stryker]]. Driven by purpose and bound by honor, these are the [[TitleDrop Defenders of the Realm]]."''

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--> ''"Much has changed since [[Film/MortalKombat the last]] MortalKombat Franchise/MortalKombat tournament. Dark forces of Outworld have begun [[AlienInvasion invading the Earthrealm]]. These attacks are seriously weakening Earth's dimensional fabric, enabling not only outworlders to enter the Earthrealm, but warriors from other domains as well. [[TheChosenMany Only the most extraordinary warriors can possibly meet this challenge]]: [[TheHero Liu Kang]], [[BadassPrincess Princess]] [[TheChick Kitana]], [[SixthRanger Sub-Zero]], [[TheBigGuy Jax]], [[ActionGirl Sonya]] [[TheBigGuy Blade]], [[TheSmartGuy Nightwolf]], [[TeamPet Kiva]], [[TheLancer Kurtis Stryker]]. Driven by purpose and bound by honor, these are the [[TitleDrop Defenders of the Realm]]."''



'''Mortal Kombat: Defenders Of The Realm''' (also known as ''Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series'') is an AnimatedAdaptation of the ''MortalKombat'' games. It aired on the USANetwork's USA Cartoon Express animation block from September to December of 1996.

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'''Mortal '''''Mortal Kombat: Defenders Of The Realm''' of the Realm''''' (also known as ''Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series'') is an AnimatedAdaptation of the ''MortalKombat'' ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games. It aired on the USANetwork's USA Cartoon Express animation block from September to December of 1996.
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