Here, we're going to list the characters introduced in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception'' and ''Mortal Kombat Unchained''.

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[[folder:Dairou]]
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->Dairou was once an honorable guardsman from the highly advanced and pristine Orderrealm, which as its name suggests places law, order and structure prevail above anything else. He was discharged and imprisoned after he killed a man that murdered his family in a fit of rage, and was later imprisoned. After escaping and freeing a similarly imprisoned Shujinko, he became a mercenary for hire, with one his contracts ordering him to kill his former fellow guardsman Hotaru.

->For reasons unknown, he and Hotaru would put aside their differences, and join the Battle of Armageddon.

* BaldOfAwesome
* BlingBlingBang: His ending in ''Armageddon''. Dairou is awarded with a golden, invulnerable suit of armor formed from the fires of Blaze that [[KillItWithFire burns]] [[ProtectiveCharm any who tries to attack him]]. He uses this gift to defeat Shao Kahn, claim the throne to Outworld, and then propose a truce between Edenia and Earthrealm.
* EyeScream: One of his Fatalities involves him ripping out two of his foe's ribs and then gouging their eyes out with them.
* FacialMarkings: On his forehead.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: On the side of his head.
* GroundPound: Has a move where he falls backwards and slams himself into the ground hard enough to knock his opponent into the air.
* HiredGuns: Once a honorable Seidan guardsman, Dairou spends his days working in Seido's underground as a mercenary, taking on assignments regardless of how inhumane they are.
* IgnoredEpiphany: His bio reveals this, as Dairou seems to fondly recall his days as a Seidan guard and all of the lives he saved while in service. However, he's become too embittered and cynical from his incarceration to return back to the path of Order ("For all the good I had done, the event that had come to define me was that one moment of Chaos"), nor does he want to follow the ways of Chaos, so he [[TakeAThirdOption chose neither]], embraced neutrality, and now lives the life of a hired sword.
* MoralityPet: His former guardsman Hotaru would seem to be this, as Dairou is hesitant to kill him. Subverted in that his ''Deception'' ending has him killing Hotaru anyway, but Dairou at least announces his intent to kill him beforehand.
* {{Revenge}}: His desire to avenge his family allowed Dairou to be tricked into unwittingly killing an innocent man in a fit of rage, leading to his imprisonment.
%% Don't add any alignment here, as per TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate.
%% WhatCouldHaveBeen is a Trivia entry, and belongs in the Trivia tab.
* WildCard: As a mercenary, he doesn't care about the cause, [[OnlyInItForTheMoney as long as he's sufficiently paid]].
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[[folder:Ashrah]]
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->Ashrah was once a member of Quan Chi's Brotherhood of Darkness, but she escaped after refusing to carry out orders. In her flight, he came across a sword that seemed to grant purification to whoever wielded it. Emboldended, she began slaying Neatherrelam demons with the belief that her soul would be purified and granted escape from the Neatherrealm. As such, she made it a priority to slay Noob Saibot.

->Though she was unable to slay Noob, she eventually transcended the Neatherrealm. She was approached by ethreal forces with the task of becoming a champion by slaying various people of the vampire race. She did so, which earned the ire of Nitara. She joined the Battle of Armageddon to slay Nitara once and for all.

* ActionGirl
* AllAsiansWearConicalStrawHats: She might not be Asian per se, but she definitely has an Asian-sounding name. Unlike Raiden's more simple sedge cap, Ashrah's gasa is more festive, complete with several kanji.
* TheAtoner
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: According to demons in the Netherrealm, Ashrah once resembled them, but as she began to purify herself with the Kriss, she soon took on the form she has now.
* CleavageWindow: Has a slight one in her default outfit. While all of the other ladies usually have their breasts exposed to some degree, this is notable because this is the ''only'' form of {{Fanservice}} present for Ashrah. Her alternate [[AbsoluteCleavage makes her cleavage more notable]], ditches the hat, turns her sleeves transplant, and [[ShesGotLegs shows off her legs]], but ''still'' manages to be among the more conservative outfits for the women.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Like Sareena, she was a former "sister" of the Brotherhood of Shadow. Eventually, she decides to stop following Shinnok's orders and escaped.
* [[HunterOfHisOwnKind Hunter of Her Own Kind]]: Ashrah is a demon who [[TheHunter hunts]] other demons on a quest to purify herself.
* KnightTemplar: In her quest to become purified, she's gone a bit crazy, especially since even after becoming pure enough to be expelled from the Netherrealm, she continued to hunt "evil" beings, turning to attention to Nitara's vampire race.
%% Don't add any alignment here, as per TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate.
* LightEmUp: Thanks to the power of her [[CoolSword Kriss]], Ashrah uses weaponized light in battle.
** DeathFromAbove: One of her specials fires a ball of light into the air, which then falls upon her opponent's head, much like Kai in ''4''.
* LightIsGood: Subverted by her KnightTemplar qualities.
* LadyOfWar
* MistakenIdentity: A meta example. Fans tend to see her as a [[DistaffCounterpart female Raiden]] due to her [[WomanInWhite white garb]] and [[NiceHat sedge cap]] (complete with a long, flowing veil that mirrors Raiden's [[BadassCape cape]]), but [[WordOfGod Ed Boon]] says that this was not the intention. Keep in mind that this did not stop a certain number of fans from [[ThemePairing shipping them]], some even going as far as originally believing her to be his wife.
* NiceHat
* PrimAndProperBun: It can be a little hard to see as it is largely obscured by her [[NiceHat hat]], but her primary outfit has her hair being worn in this style.
* RuleOfSymbolism: It should come as no surprise that the character on the quest to purify herself has {{light|EmUp}}-based powers, is garbed in [[WomanInWhite white]], and [[TokenWholesome dresses in the most concealing, least racy outfits out of all the females.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In earlier builds of ''Deception'', her name was occasionally spelled as Ashra.
* SpinAttack: Her Spin Cycle is the traditional variant. She also possesses a move called Nature's Torpedo, where Ashrah launches herself like... [[ShapedLikeItself a human torpedo]].
* {{Stripperiffic}}: She has also averted this. Played straight with her alternate outfit, though it is still relatively conservative compared to pretty much any of the other female Kombatants.
* TokenWholesome
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn: Her Kriss is using Ashrah to get its revenge on the Vampire race.]]
* VoodooDoll: Used in her second Fatality from ''Deception''.
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist: Arguably, the Datusha itself. In its eyes, the Vampire race is AlwaysChaoticEvil for draining the blood of other life forms.]]
* WomanInWhite
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[[folder:Darrius]]
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->Darrius, eventually tired and oppressed by the strict structures of his home of Orderrealm, instigated various riots and acts of terrorism to unsettle the establishment. One of these acts was to have Dairou's family murdered and lead to the chain of events that led to his discharge from being a guardsman and become a mercenary.

->It was Darrius who hired Dairou on a contract to kill Hotaru, but the contract would not be enacted; all three of the Orderrealm denizens would join together in the Battle of Armageddon.

* {{Badass}}
* BadassBeard
* BadassMustache
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: [[AmbiguouslyBrown Keep in mind that he's Seidan like Hotaru and Dairou.]]
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: He [[DualWielding dual wields]] them as his weapons.
%% Don't add any alignment here, as per TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate.
* CoolShades
* FlatCharacter: We don't know much of him save for the fact that he's a Seidan.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: His Arm Bash Fatality.
* TokenMinority: Replaced Jax as the sole black male Kombatant on the roster for ''Deception''. Also, he's the only black Seidan to be seen in the series to date.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: His alt.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He killed Dairou's family to [[ManipulativeBastard turn Dairou against the Seidan Guard]].
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[[folder:Havik]]
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->Havik is from Chaosrealm which, as its name suggests, values disorder and chaos above all else. When Onaga returned and intended to use the Kamidogu to bring order across the realms, the Cleric of Chaos saw this as a threat and saw to it to halt the Dragon King's schemes. Aside from instigating chaos in Orderrealm, Havik was also responsible for saving Kabal from Mavado's attack, giving him the suggestion to revive the Black Dragon Clan. Havik intended to use the heroes to fight Onaga and distract them long enough to consume Onaga's essence and use the ability to resurrect the dead.

->It is unknown if he succeeded in this, but he does show up alongside the Orderrealm denizens in the Battle of Armageddon.

* AmbiguouslyHuman: He has half his face ripped off and he can bend in ways that would kill most people, but it's unclear if he's some sort of zombie or if that's normal for Chaosrealmers.
* ArchEnemy: [[OrderVersusChaos Hotaru.]]
* AxCrazy
%% Don't add any alignment here, as per TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate.
* TheCameo: Appears in Noob Saibot's ''[=MK9=]'' ending.
* ClothesMakeTheManiac
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* TheCorrupter: Implied to be this for Kabal. Kabal had reformed since ''3'', but when Havik resuscitated him after Mavado's attack, he was somehow able to rekindle Kabal's anarchist ideals.
* DemBones: One of his specials is a phantasmal projectile in the form of a skull.
%% Don't add EnsembleDarhorse, it's already in the YMMV tab.
* ForTheEvulz: Or perhaps it would be better to say For The Chaoz. Havik only seeks to stir up as much chaos as possible, making him a {{foil}} to both the heroes and villains.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: His Batter Up Fatality consists of Havik tearing off his opponent's leg and then using it to knock their head off.
* ImAHumanitarian: His Human Pencil Sharpener Fatality. [[DontExplainTheJoke His mouth is the pencil sharpener, by the way.]] When his meal is finished, Havik actually [[RefugeInAudacity chokes on and]] ''[[RefugeInAudacity regurgitates]]'' [[RefugeInAudacity some meat chunks.]]
* InTheHood: His alt.
* IRejectYourReality
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName
* MonochromaticEyes
* NeckSnap: One of his moves has him do this ''to himself''. And it ''heals'' him.
* [[NiceHat Nice Headdress]]: Emblematic of his status as a cleric of Chaos.
* RubberMan: To an extent. Havik can freely contort his body allowing him to do insane feats such as twisting his torso like a corkscrew and ''snapping his own neck to regain health''. [[CompetitiveBalance In order to keep things fair]], he's still affected by Fatalities that invoke breaking limbs.
%% Don't add Squick here, it's already in the YMMV tab.
* StealthMentor[=/=]SinkOrSwimMentor: For Shujinko in Konquest mode. In order to teach the man, he has to go all out and be unpredictable. Whereas Shujinko thought it was an unpredictable and unorthodox training exercise masked as a fight to the death, Havik explicitly tells him that he was indeed trying to kill him.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: If he's knocked off of the Sky Tower in ''Deception'', Havik will briefly stop screaming to proclaim, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQXItuLx21I "Man, this is gonna suck!"]] before resuming his scream.
* TheUnfettered
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[[folder:Hotaru]]
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[[caption-width-right:276:"There is an order to the universe... laws that all of nature must obey."]]

->Hotaru is a guardsman from Orderrealm. Hotaru takes order to an extreme level, to the point of zealotry, and is willing to resort to extreme measures to uphold it. One of these being to ally himself with the resurrected Onaga, whom Hotaru sees as the one to bring order to all realms. Under Onaga, Hotaru had two goals: defeat the Cleric of Chaos Havik who was spreading discord, and apprehend Sub-Zero and bring him before the Dragon King.

->Hotaru would eventually join the Battle of Armageddon, being the first to draw blood by slaying [[spoiler:Li Mei]].

* ArchEnemy: [[OrderVersusChaos Havik.]]
* BladeOnAStick
* BlindedByTheLight: Delivers this to Sub-Zero in Kenshi's ''Deception'' ending. Unfortunately for Hotaru, [[BlindWeaponmaster Kenshi]] doesn't have a dependence on ''sight'' and proceeds to slay Hotaru.
* CoolHelmet: In his alt.
* TheFettered
* TheFundamentalist
* GenderBlenderName[=/=]MeaningfulName: His name is a woman's name. However, it's Japanese for firefly, explaining his powers (evocative of a firefly's glow and flight) and the motif of his armor (an insectoid-like exoskeleton).
* [[spoiler:HeroKiller: Slaps the SacrificialLamb label on Li Mei by {{impal|edWithExtremePrejudice}}ing her with his naginata at the beginning of the Battle of Armageddon, marking her as the first of ''[[KillThemAll many]]'' casualties.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KnightTemplar
* LightIsNotGood: He may have the bright thing about him, but he sides with his debut appearance's BigBad because he believes it will bring order.
%% Don't add any alignment here, as per TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MagmaMan
* MonochromaticEyes
* NeckSnap: As a Fatality. ''[[RuleOfThree Thrice]]'' [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill to be exact]].
* OddFriendship: With Shujinko, if Konquest mode is any indication. Hotaru trained Shujinko as a Seidan guardsman, and when Shujinko is thrown into jail, Hotaru had intended to come on his behalf to negate Shujinko's sentence... right as Shujinko was about to escape and Dairou had killed several of his men. Needless to say, BFF time ended there.
* SpamAttack: His Grasshopper special, similar in effect to Liu Kang's Bicycle Kick.
* TheStoic
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Wears two Seidan Guard Flags on the back of his armor as a testament to the Seidan Guard's code of ethics and discipline.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He's willing to preserve order at any cost, including serving Onaga.
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[[folder:Kira]]
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->In the mountains of Afghanistan, there was a man who was selling weapons to terrorist organizations. During a deal that went wrong, that "man" was revealed to be a woman, named Kira. Kira fended off her attackers and was victorious, and to congratulate her was Kabal, leader of a reformed Black Dragon Clan. Impressed by her skills, Kabal offered Kira membership, which she gladly accepted. She and eventual recruit Kobra help carried out the new Black Dragon's goal of total anarchy.

->Kira and Kobra would be fought by Taven on his quest, and the two fought alongside Kabal and original Black Dragon members Kano and Jarek in the Battle of Armageddon.

* AbsoluteCleavage: Her alt. By default, Kira has more of a CleavageWindow going on, thanks to the [[OfCorsetsSexy corset]] and all.
* BareYourMidriff: Again, her alt.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Kobra's Red. Ironically, she's the one who has red hair and wears outfits with a good bit of red in them.
* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Her ''Deception'' ending indicates that she doesn't think very highly of Kobra, yet in her ''Armageddon'' ending, [[spoiler:the first thing she does with her newly attained power is resurrect the slain Kobra. He kills her for being so weak, but still, it means a lot, coming from her.]]
%% Don't add any alignment here, as per TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate.
* CombatStilettos
* CompositeCharacter: Moveset-wise, she's Sonya and Kano rolled into one.
* DarkActionGirl
* DistaffCounterpart: The developers referred to her as a "female Kano."
* TheDragon, EvilGenius, ''and'' the DarkChick: In [[MurderInc the new Black Dragon]] (with Kabal as the BigBad, Kobra as TheBrute, and Havik possibly as TheManBehindTheMan), she kind of fulfills these roles by default. The latter is most prominent. Her ''Deception'' ending, in which she exploits Kobra's lack of focus and his blind ferocity to open him up for attack and subsequently kill him, causing Kabal to give her the chance to handpick two more recruits to be tested in the same manner she and Kobra were, ''does'' cement the former two tropes, though.
* EvilRedhead
* GirlishPigtails: [[LettingHerHairDown Missing in her alt.]]
* FemmeFatale: Shades of it, as seen in her SexyWalk below and her getting-up animation between rounds should she lose.
* HellBentForLeather
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: In her alternate costume.
* KissOfDeath: A variation in that she blows the kiss, much like Sonya would do in later games.
* KnifeNut: [[DualWielding Dual-wields]] elegantly-designed knives (the Dragon Teeth) as her WeaponOfChoice.
* MixAndMatch: Her regular attire is mostly red, with the exception of the [[OfCorsetsSexy corset]] she wears under her jacket and her [[CombatStilettos heels]], which are [[WomanInBlack black]]. Her alternate mostly inverts the color scheme of her default outfit.
* PunnyName: Could be unintentional, but "Kira" sounds similar to how [[JapaneseRanguage a Japanese dialect]] would render the English word "killer."
* RollingAttack: Directly lifted from Kano.
* SexyWalk: During her Torso Rip Fatality in ''Deception''.
* ShesGotLegs
* UnholyMatrimony: In Kobra's ''Armageddon'' ending, [[spoiler:he takes her as his wife, though she kills him with a KissOfDeath.]]
** And in her own, [[spoiler:she resurrects Kobra with her powers to take him as her lover but then HE betrays and kills her.]]
* VillainousCrossdresser: Before Kabal found her and recruited her for the Black Dragon, Kira was posing as a man in Afghanistan, [[ArmsDealer selling weapons to terrorists]].
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[[folder:Shujinko]]
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->As a youth, Shujinko dreamed of fighting in Mortal Kombat and defeating Shang Tsung. His chance for glory came when an entity known as Damashi, an envoy of the Elder Gods, was looking for a mortal with the courage and strength to find the six Kamidogu. Shujinko accepted, and, through the decades, looked for them. Armed with a power bestowed by Damashi to observe and wield the abiltiies of various kombatants, Shujinko traversed many realms and met many kombatants before obtaining the six Kamidogu. Shujinko however, had been deceived.

->Damashi turned out to be the Dragon King Onaga, former emperor of Outworld. Onaga cast his pawn aside and took the Kamidogu for his own, intending to reshape the realms. Feeling immense guilt, Shujinko gathered remaining kombatants from the battle against the Deadly Alliance, helped them defeat Onaga, and banished Onaga's soul to the Neatherrealm. Shujinko would later partake in the Battle of Armageddon alongside many of the kombatants he has met throughout the decades.

* AllYourPowersCombined: Uses his [[CursedWithAwesome ability]] [[PowerCopying to learn the skills of any fighter]] ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard given to him by Onaga himself]]) to unite the powers of the entire cast of ''Deception'' into himself. He then [[FinishingMove finishes off]] the Dragon King with a [[AllYourColorsCombined rainbow]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Falcon]] [[MegatonPunch Punch]].
* AscendedFanboy: It had been his dream since childhood to enter Mortal Kombat and defeat Shang Tsung. He was given the chance to enter this world, but at what cost?
* TheAtoner
* BadassBeard
* BadassGrandpa
* BaldOfAwesome: In his alt.
%% Don't add any alignment here, as per TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate.
* DittoFighter
* FaceHeelTurn: Happens in his ''Armageddon'' ending where he uses [[DrunkWithPower his newfound power]] to kill all the other Kombatants.
* IdiotHero: "I will do as you ask" is basically a CatchPhrase for him.
* MagikarpPower: When you first get him, he has no moves; you have to go back into Story Mode and unlock his moves.
* {{Mentor|s}}
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: He unleashes one of these on Onaga.
* OldMaster: For Li Mei anyway.
* PowerCopying: His entire repertoire of special moves is assembled this way. He uses Scorpion's Spear, Sub-Zero's Freeze, Liu Kang's Bicycle Kick, Raiden's Flying Thunder God, Ermac's Telekinetic Slam, Sindel's Sliding Foot Grab, Li Mei's Flipping Heel Kick, and Kobra's Flaming Fist. Shujinko also borrows Havik's Chaos Axe Kick (his throw).
* PunnyName: Sound innocuous at first, but in Japanese, [[MeaningfulName "Shujinko" means "Main Kharacter."]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: He defeats Onaga at the end of ''Deception'', though Onaga's soul is pulled out of Reptile's body before he can land the final blow.
* UnwittingPawn
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[[folder:Kobra]]
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->Kobra was once a proficient fighter in New York, but years of fighting in dojos and mock fights made him wonder just how useful they were. He started beating up street thugs, but the bloodlust eventually led him to killing his opponents and making him a wanted criminal. He eventually got the attention of the new Black Dragon Clan under Kabal, and he and Kira sprung him from the police and inducted him. Kobra worked with his new clan members in making the Black Dragon Clan a feared name.

->Kobra would fight Taven during his quest, and Kobra would fight alongside the Black Dragon, old and new, in the Battle of Armageddon.
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* AndShowItToYou: In fitting fashion for a Black Dragon member, one of Kobra's Fatalities is this. He puts a unique spin on it by slamming the heart back in the opponent's face. He also inverts this with his Hara-Kiri, where he rips out ''his own heart''.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* AxCrazy
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BloodKnight
* BloodLust: At first, he tried to [[PayEvilUntoEvil justify his killings with his victims]] (drug dealers and gangbangers), but the thrill of fighting had him eventually killing for money and looting on the side. Kobra wonders how many lives he's ruined, but simply doesn't care.
%% Don't add any alignment here, as per TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate.
* CaptainErsatz: He's near-unanimously seen as Mortal Kombat's own version of [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ken Masters]], but he's a downplayed version of this trope since the reasons are purely aesthetic. ''Especially '''not''' helped'' by his placeholder name as seen in the MistakenIdentity entry below.
* {{Expy}}: A cocky, blond guy named Kobra who wears a sleeveless gi? There's absolutely no way in Hell that he ''wasn't'' modeled after '''C'''obra Kai bully Johnny Lawrence from ''Film/TheKarateKid''. His design outright spells this out; an omnipresent black and gold color scheme, a cobra design on the back of his gi, ''almost the '''exact''' same symbols on his outfit'' (not the same amount of symbols though) and a black gi for his second player outfit that is advertised quite often. Even one of his combos is called "Kobra Kai". After all of this you can't say that this wasn't intentional.
* ForTheEvulz
* {{Hammerspace}}: There are no kali sticks on his model. Or the machete.
* InASingleBound: In the intro to ''Armageddon'', he can be seen high in the air fighting Shujinko.
* InTheHood: His alternate costume.
* MistakenIdentity: His placeholder name was [[Franchise/StreetFighter "Ken Masters"]] due to their aesthetic similarities. When images of this prototype footage was released, many believed that Kobra actually ''was'' Ken.
* OffWithHisHead: One of his Fatalities.
* PlayingWithFire
* {{Red Oni|BlueOni}}: To Kira's Blue.
* {{Shotoclone}}
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: He is seen as this to Johnny Cage.
* UnholyMatrimony: [[spoiler:In his ''Armageddon'' ending, he takes Kira as his wife, but she [[KissOfDeath betrays and kills]] him. Unwittingly, perhaps, as the Elder Gods decided to turn Kira into a Goddess of Death to punish Kobra for his arrogance.]]
** And in [[spoiler:Kira's ending, she uses her newfound powers to resurrect him and, to thank her, he betrays and kill her.]]
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[[folder:Onaga]]
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->Onaga, also known as the Dragon King, was once the emperor of Outworld. His undead army of soldiers was feared by many as being unstoppable. His rule would come to an abrupt end when he was poisoned and killed by his chief adviser Shao Kahn. For the next millennium, Shao Kahn ruled outworld and Onaga was forgotten. His chance for a return came when, posing as an ethreal essence name Damashi, he tasked Shujinko with a false quest to find the Kamidogu and grant him power. At the same time, a delirious Reptile chanced upon a dragon egg that corrupted Reptile and allowed the soul of Onaga to inhabit his body. Revived, Onaga immediately went to reclaim his army and defeated the former Deadly Alliance of Quan Chi and Shang Tsung, and Raiden. He then revived all those killed by the former sorcerers and made them his slaves, and set about reconquering the realms.

->Shujinko, feeling immense guilt for the deception, gathered as many remaining kombatants as possible and defeated Onaga together, exorcising him from Reptile and locking his spirit in the Neatherrealm. Shinnok, also banished to the Neatherrealm, promised Onaga freedom and reclaiming Outworld by informing him of the power that Blaze held, and Onaga, alongside a reluctant alliance of Quan Chi, Shang Tsung and Shao Kahn, escaped from the Neatherrealm and partook in the Battle of Armageddon.

* AssimilationPlot: Unknowingly under the influence of the [[BiggerBad One Being]], [[TheAssimilator he has plans of fusing all reality into himself]].
* BackFromTheDead: During his fight with Shujinko, Nightwolf casts a sealing spell that drags Onaga's essence out of Reptile's body and down into the Netherrealm. Shinnok later releases him in exchange for his cooperation. He also possesses the ability to constantly resurrect his mooks, thus their reputation for being invincible.
* BerserkButton: Shao Kahn. His white-hot hatred for his backstabbing former adviser makes the Scorpion/Sub-Zero rivalry look '''tame'''. In the intro to ''Armageddon'', Onaga is nowhere to be seen while the other combatants duke it out in a battle royale. Where does he come in? Swooping down to interrupt Shang Tsung's battle with Shao Kahn just so that ''[[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou he]]'' can be the one to give Shao Kahn his just desserts.
* BigBad: He is the main villain and FinalBoss of ''Deception''.
** BiggerBad: He was the original ruler of Outworld before Shao Khan. Also, the Deadly Alliance immediately recognize him as this when he first appears in ''Deception'''s opening FMV, which is what prompts their subsequent EnemyMine with Raiden to fight him.
* BlowYouAway: The flap of his wings generates enough gust to push opponents away as the Dragon King propels backwards.
* BossArenaIdiocy: Both played straight and subverted. If you try to tackle Onaga head-on, he'll probably come across as a SNKBoss. However, if you walk into one of the six Kamidogu located in the corners of his arena, Onaga will immediately be knocked out of any attack he was attempting and will kneel over in a pain for a second, opening him up for a free combo. However, the Kamidogu don't regenerate between rounds, so you only get six shots in all of opening up a can of whup-ass on Onaga before you have to resort to fighting him fairly. Also, his arena contains a {{death trap}}; you can't knock him into the spikes, but he ''can'' knock ''you'' into them if you're by the edge.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: He does this to the five fallen heroes in ''Deception'', making them his slaves. The five heroes being Kitana, Kung Lao, Jax, Johnny Cage, and Sonya Blade.
* BreathWeapon: He's the ''Dragon'' King. What did you expect?
* ChekhovsGunman: Mentioned in ''Deadly Alliance'', rises to prominence in ''Deception''.
** He was originally planned to appear in ''Deadly Alliance'' but was cut as the designers wanted to focus on the titular villains.
* CoolHelmet
* EldritchAbomination: Concept art indicates that he would have become the One Being in his ending.
* EvilOverlord
* EvilSoundsDeep
* EvilerThanThou: Pulls this on the Deadly Alliance on Shang Tsung and Quan Chi, and in ''Armageddon'' gets into an argument with Shao Kahn over which of them is TheEmperor.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His bio in ''Armageddon'' states that his defeat was caused by Shujinko the PowerCopying ability he gave him to become strong enough to break the kamidogu (making him no longer unbeatable) and then kill him.
* IconicLogo: He's the dragon of the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' logo.
* TheJuggernaut: All the dialogue states that while he had the six kamidogu, he was invincible.
* LargeAndInCharge: The largest character in the series.
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* ManipulativeBastard: "[[Film/TheRoom Oh hai]], [[IdiotHero Shujinko]]. [[TreacherousAdvisor My name's Damashi]], and I'm here to tell [[UnwittingPawn you]] that [[BlatantLies you're the Elder God's Champion, fated to embark on a great adventure!]]" This is ''Deception'''s Konquest mode ''in a nutshell''.
* {{Mascot}}: WordOfGod stated that he was the reason why ''Mortal Kombat'' has a dragon as its symbol.
* MeaningfulName: He's the Dragon King, and his name is made up of the Japanese word for king and the Sanskrit word for serpent.
* MightyGlacier
* MonochromaticEyes
* MonsterModesty
* NoSell: Projectiles are damn near useless against Onaga. This is even foreshadowed in ''Deception'''s intro cinematic, where he takes the full brunt of the combined powers of Raiden, Shang Tsung, ''and'' Quan Chi and brushes it off quite effortlessly.
* OmnicidalManiac
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: He walks on two legs, is mostly humanoid in appearance, and the Shokan are supposedly his half-breed offspring.
* SealedEvilInACan
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WingedHumanoid
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[[folder:One Being]]

->One being, the One Being is considered to be the origin of the Realms of Mortal Kombat (Earthrealm, Netherrealm, Outworld, Orderrealm, Chaosrealm, Edenia, and others yet to be mentioned in the storyline). According to ancient legend, in the beginning of time, there only existed the One Being and the Elder Gods.

->The One Being fed off of the essences of the Elder Gods, but eventually, the Elder Gods defeated the One Being, and, in efforts to weaken the One Being's omnipotence, the Elder Gods separated the One Being's consciousness into the realms and created six Kamidogu, which held the essence of the One Being. The legend decrees that if one were to obtain all six Kamidogu with the Sacred Amulet, he or she would be granted ultimate power.

->The One Being's disembodied consciousness seeks to reunite all the realms in order to make itself whole again. It is implied that it has acted through beings such as Onaga and Shao Kahn, and is responsible for their attempts to merge all realms - particularly Earthrealm - into Outworld.

->Although the storyline of Deception would seem to hint that the One Being would be the villain of the next title, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, this was later proven false, as Blaze would end up as the final boss in this game. The One Being is only mentioned twice in Armageddon: once in a passing statement about the kombatants "tapping into the power that make the realms", which may or may not refer to the One Being, and more directly by name during Kai's game ending.

->In Mortal Kombat (2011), Shao Kahn is hinted at being under the influence of the One Being as he stands atop the pyramid, prepared to begin Armageddon and destroy the realms. This event, in the second timeline, is hastened to the final events of Mortal Kombat 3, when Shao Kahn has almost merged Earthrealm with Outworld, and at the same time he is ending all things in existence. However, the Elder Gods intervene and destroy Shao Kahn, thereby halting whatever plans the One Being may have had.

* {{Badass}}: He has no power of each of the Elder Gods that says he can be almighty.
* BiggerBad: He is responsible for all events in the series Mortal Kombat. He also manipulates characters such as Shao Kahn and Onaga, to achieve their goals.
* {{God}}: He is the most powerful being in Mortal Kombat series.
* TheUnseen

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