Characters: Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Here are the characters who debuted in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Every other character, including Blaze, can be found at their respective sheets.
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When Armageddon was foretold by the Edenian sorceress Delia, she and her husband the protector God Argus put their two sons Taven and Daegon into suspended sleep in order to fight and defeat Blaze when the time comes and prevent Armageddon. However, Blaze's capture by Onaga's holy men forced the younger broter Daegon to be woken up prematurely. Incensed by what was to become of them and the true nature of the quest, Daegon enlisted the help of Shinnok (Who manipulated the Edenian into believing that their parents favored Taven) to kill his parents. Daegon then formed the Red Dragon Clan with the intent of locating Blaze. Through the decades, Daegon used the DNA of his protector dragon Caro to create human/dragon hybrid soldiers, and took the gifts that were meant to aid both him and Taven in their quests.
When Taven eventually awoke, Red Dragon soldiers were repeatedly sent to hound him during his quest, and the two brothers eventually clashed swords prior to the Battle of Armageddon, where Daegon was soundly defeated.
As Armageddon drew near, Blaze sounded the call to awaken the participants of the quest set forth by Delia and Argus. Taven was awoken with no knowledge of the true nature of the quest. Taven traversed Earthrealm, meeting various Kombatants and obtaining a sacred set of armor to help him on his quest. Eventually, he encountered Daegon, who was awoken before him and intended to kill him and claim the prize for himself. After traveling through Neatherrealm and Outworld in hopes of finding more answers to his quest, he went to Edenia.
After defeating Scorpion, Taven encountered Daegon again, who revealed that he killed their parents and took Taven's intended sword. Taven defeated Daegon and was then approached by Blaze, who revealed that he is the one that is meant to stop Armageddon by defeating Blaze in Mortal Kombat. Accepting the inevitable after the quest has destroyed his family, Blaze rose the pyramid of Argus from the ground and fought Blaze as the Battle of Armageddon raged below.
- Abel: To Daegon's Cain.
- Awful Truth: His brother founded the Red Dragon clan and was trying to kill him all along.
Taven: "Why are you here?" [at the Red Dragon caverns]
Daegon: "This is my stronghold."
Taven: "Your stronghold? And these warriors...?"
Daegon: "I founded the Red Dragon Clan many ages ago."
Taven: "There must be some misunderstanding. Your soldiers have been hunting me."
Daegon: "There is no misunderstanding. For years, my clan has been infiltrating every corner of Earthrealm searching for you. Scouting parties were placed in locations where you were likely to appear. At our parents' temple, for instance." (...)
Taven: "Why would you send your clan after me?"
Daegon: "Isn't it obvious? I intend to kill you."
Daegon: "The prize will be mine, Taven. I will not risk losing it to you."
- Badass Beard
- Big Damn Heroes
- Deadpan Snarker: Has a few moments of this during Konquest mode.
- Determinator: Konquest Mode ending. Despite inadvertently hastening the onset of Armageddon, he makes it his duty as a god to prevent Armageddon.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Originally named "Bob."
- Fighting Your Friend: After his fight against the Red Dragon mooks, Fujin appears before him, and asks him to return to Edenia. Taven refuses the order, because he wants to know why the Red Dragon tried to stop him twice. Cue the fight.
Fujin: "Stop, Taven!"
Fujin: "I sense that there's more significance to your actions here than it's apparent. I suggest you to return to Edenia immediately".
Taven: "I would like some information first. The Red Dragon have attacked me twice. I'd like to know the reason, and I'm not leaving until I find it!"
Fujin: "Such ignorance! I will stop you — by force if necessary."
Taven: "I respect you, Fujin. You are a friend to my family. But I will not leave."
: "Then you leave me no choice. Fight!"
- And then, after defeating him:
"I didn't want to do that. Fujin has been an ally for many ages. (...)"
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: After defeating Daegon in Konquest, he takes his stolen sword back. Changing to his weapon style in the final fight with Blaze reveals... the same damn sword he's been using the entire game. Maybe it changes shape depending on the user?
- Idiot Hero: Is pretty gullible all in all. Some of it can be attributed to how long he's been asleep.
- Phrase Catcher: How many times to other characters respond to something Taven says with "No, Taven!"?
- Physical God: At the end of Konquest.
- Sealed Good in a Can
- Spanner in the Works: His quest ends up derailing several villains' plans. For example, he stalls Sektor and his Tekunin long enough for the Special Forces to attack, helps fends off Noob and Smoke's attack on the Lin Kuei temple (including saving Sub-Zero's life), and breaks Quan Chi's hold over Sareena.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- Teleport Spam: His "Escape" attack.
- Time Stands Still: His "Time Stop" attack.
The leader of the Tengu clan Taven encounters in his quest in Arctika. Said clan is a rival clan of the Lin Kuei.