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



-> '''Debut game''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception'' (Johanna Añonuevo)
-> '''Other appearances''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' (Johanna Añonuevo)

->Ashrah was once a member of Quan Chi's Brotherhood of Darkness, but she escaped after refusing to carry out orders. In her flight, she came across a sword that seemed to grant purification to whoever wielded it. Emboldened, 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 ethereal 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.
%%* AscendedDemon
%%* 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: Ashrah is a demon who 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 Administrivia/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 {{w|omanInWhite}}hite, 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]].
* StanceSystem: Had Chou Jaio and Ba Gua in ''Deception'', the former which she keeps in ''Armageddon''.
* {{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
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Her Kriss is using Ashrah to get its revenge on the Vampire race.]]
* VoodooDoll: Used in her second Fatality from ''Deception''.
* WasOnceAMan: Inverted, she is a demon that was eventually purified into human form.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Datusha, a kriss sword.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Datusha itself. [[spoiler:In its eyes, the Vampire race is AlwaysChaoticEvil for draining the blood of other life forms.]]
%%* WomanInWhite


-> '''Debut game''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception''
-> '''Other appearances''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon''

->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.

* ApologeticAttacker: Apologetic Executioner would be a more appropriate phrasing. See Morality Pet below.
* BaldOfAwesome: In the front with a ponytail in the back.
* 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.
* StanceSystem: In ''Deception'' he was given Wing Chun and Escrima. Both are replaced by Mi Zong in ''Armageddon''.
* WeaponOfChoice: An autumn dao.
%% Don't add any alignment here, as per Administrivia/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]].


-> '''Debut game''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception''
-> '''Other appearances''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon''

->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.
* AntiVillain: His motivations to overthrow opression in Orderrealm seem to be reasonable and well-intentioned. The things he does to achieve his goals - not so much.
%%* BadassBeard
%%* BadassMustache
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Keep in mind that he's Seidan like Hotaru and Dairou.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: He {{dual wield|ing}}s them as his weapons.
%% Don't add any alignment here, as per Administrivia/TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate.
%%* CoolShades
* GrievousHarmWithABody: His Arm Bash Fatality.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Given the moral ambiguity in regard to Seidan Guard vs Seidan Resistance conflict, he could be interpreted as one based on some of the underhanded actions he has done (including the murder of Dairou's family).
* {{Hunk}}: Check him out for yourself.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Clearly inspired by the likeness of Darius Rucker of Music/HootieAndTheBlowfish fame. They virtually share the exact same first name as well as facial features. His alternate is based on Jim M. Kelly's character from the 1974 martial arts film ''Film/BlackBeltJones''.
* RebelLeader: He is the leader of a resistance movement that seeks to overthrow Seido's current regime and replace it with a more democratic system. Though Darrius [[InsistentTerminology prefers the term "Revolutionary"]].
* ShoutOut: Let's see: A bald black leader guy who wears cool shades leading a resistance that seeks to take down an oppressive system? Sounds like [[Franchise/TheMatrix Morpheus]]. Darrius is also compared with Comicbook/{{Blade}} (of which ''Film/BladeTrinity'' came out the same year as this game), though that latter one is likely more coincidental.
* StanceSystem: Had Shinto Ryu and Leopard in his debut. Both are replaced by Goju Ryu for the final battle.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Although his height is unknown.
* TokenMinority: Replaced Jax as the sole black male Kombatant on the roster for ''Deception'' (though Jax returned as a playable character in the ''Unchained'' UpdatedRerelease for PSP). Also, he's the only black Seidan to be seen in the series to date.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: His alt.
* WeaponOfChoice: Gauntlets.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He killed Dairou's family to [[ManipulativeBastard turn Dairou against the Seidan Guard]].
* WickedCultured: Is implied to be this with his "Rearrange" fatality, where he mixmatches his opponents body parts and pauses to contemplate over it for a few seconds, as if he's looking at the statue on modern art exhibition, only to kick the messed up body to the ground.

[[caption-width-right:353:[[CrazyAwesome He's crazy!]] And for the same reason, [[EnsembleDarkhorse you gotta like him]]!]]

-> '''Debut game''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception'' (Paul St. Peter)
-> '''Other appearances''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' (Paul St. Peter)

->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.

->He plays a role in the comic book prequel to VideoGame/MortalKombatX, as [[spoiler:Reiko's adviser]] and [[spoiler:the "Blood God" corrupter of the Kamidogu]]. Ultimately, he [[spoiler:is decapitated by Hanzo Hasashi, with his head taken to the Netherrealm and subsequently crushed beneath Quan Chi's foot]].

* AffablyEvil: He tends to display a polite disposition even when [[DissonantSerenity he is about to beat an opponent to death]].
* 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.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:He is decapitated in the ''X'' prequel comics, with his living head being in the possession of two oni that most likely tormented it. SubvertedTrope, as Quan Chi quickly [[KilledOffForReal stomps on it, turning it to mush for failing him]].]]
* ArchEnemy: [[OrderVersusChaos Hotaru.]]
%% Don't add any alignment here, as per Administrivia/TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate.
* BadassPreacher: He's a Cleric of Chaos and can easily hold his own in a fight.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: For him, Freedom and Chaos are synonymous and any sort of order is an affront to his definition of freedom. This is best demonstrated in why he seeks to aid Shao Kahn against Onaga. Despite the fact that both rulers are brutal in their governing style (with Shao Kahn possibly more so) and also share the goals of annexing other realms into Outworld, however Shao Kahn has no interest in the everyday activities of those he has subjugated (at least as long as they don't fail to pay him tribute nor seek to revolt against him) whereas Onaga is a VisionaryVillain who is very interested in organizing the realms to his liking. Thus, the latter's effort to suppress chaos leads him to join with Shao Kahn by default.
* BreakoutCharacter: In contrast to his relatively small role in his debut game, Havik becomes a poignant threat in the VideoGame/MortalKombatX comics, bordering on being a BigBad by virtue of [[spoiler: corrupting the Kamidogu daggers with the curse of the Blood Code]].
** [[spoiler: He jumps onto being a BigBad the moment he gains Shinnok's amulet by sacrificing Reiko.]]
* CallForward: Turns out Kung Jin wasn't the only one wondering [[spoiler:if the power Johnny Cage had skipped a generation.]]
** In the MKX comics, [[spoiler:Scorpion tears his head off to take care of him (and even this doesn't kill him). Raiden would later do the same thing to Shinnok.]]
* TheCameo: Appears in Noob Saibot's ''[=MK9=]'' ending.
** [[spoiler:Has returned in the MKX comics as the advisor to Reiko.]]
* CatchPhrase: "May Chaos break the rules that bind".
%%* ClothesMakeTheManiac
* 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.
* DecapitationPresentation: He rips his own head off in his hara-kiri. What's he's presenting it to? [[BreakingTheFourthWall The camera.]]
** In issue #32 of the ''MKX'' comics [[spoiler:Hanzo does the same thing to him]].
* DemBones: One of his specials is a phantasmal projectile in the form of a skull.
%% Don't add EnsembleDarkhorse, it's already in the YMMV tab.
* ForegoneConclusion: One of his primary goals in the comics is to completely erase Hanzo Hasashi from the equation and bring back his vengeful, out-of-control Scorpion persona. [[spoiler: Given the events of the main game and Hanzo's large role in the storyline, this venture is destined to end in failure. And sure enough, Hanzo eventually tears his head off.]]
* 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.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: The MortalKombatX comics reveals that he has a healing factor, hence why he can snap various pieces of his body and make it out okay in battle. Good thing too, because if he didn't [[spoiler: Scorpion would have easily killed him at the Kang Temple.]]
** That said, he has trouble healing from [[spoiler:having his head torn off, even if it doesn't kill him outright.]]
* GrievousHarmWithABody: His Batter Up Fatality consists of Havik tearing off his opponent's leg and then using it to knock their head off.
* AHeroToHisHometown: He is hailed as a hero in Chaosrealm and considered a psychotic terrorist by all others.
* 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: Fancies himself to be AboveGoodAndEvil, and just going around to spread chaos and anarchy.
* LibertyOverProsperity: He, along with many other Chaosrealmers, desire absolute liberty (to the point of anarchy) without any sort of order to limit it.
* TheManBehindTheMan: To [[spoiler: Reiko]]. Keep in mind that Havik's main objective is [[spoiler: to spread chaos, something which the Outworld Civil War and the Kamidogu, that he corrupted, are doing well on their own.]]
* MeaningfulName: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, really.
%%* MonochromaticEyes
* NeckSnap: One of his moves has him do this ''to himself''. And it ''heals'' him.
* {{Nice H|at}}eaddress: Emblematic of his status as a cleric of Chaos.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:How Scorpion takes care of him in the MKX comics.]]
** KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Quan Chi]] stomps on his severed head, reducing it to chum.
* 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.
* 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.
* StanceSystem: Had Snake and Tang Soo Do in ''MK:D''. Keeps the latter in ''Armageddon''.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: If he's knocked off of the Sky Tower in ''Deception'', Havik will briefly stop screaming to proclaim, [[ "Man, this is gonna suck!"]] before resuming his scream.
* TheUnfettered: As noted under Blue and Orange Morality, he despises any sort of order of which includes moral restraint.
* WeaponOfChoice: A morning star mace.

[[caption-width-right:276:"There is an order to the universe... laws that all of nature must obey."]]

-> '''Debut game''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception'' (Paul St. Peter)
-> '''Other appearances''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' (Paul St. Peter)

->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]].

* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type III]] as his motivations are based on [[MyCountryRightOrWrong what he believes is in the best interest of his realm]].
* ArchEnemy: [[OrderVersusChaos Havik.]] Another figure who is this to a lesser degree is Shao Kahn being that Hotaru and his comrades have fought against him in frequent clashes with the Outworld Empire.
* BladeOnAStick: His Naginata.
* 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.
* EnemyMine: Of the members of the Forces of Darkness he fights alongside with in the Battle of Armageddon, they include the Seidan Rebels Darrius and Dairou, who both sought to kill him in Deception, and [[{{Irony}} Havik]].
* TheFettered
* TheFundamentalist: Hotaru, as with the rest of the Seidan Guard, believe that "Freedom leads to anarchy, anarchy leads to Chaos, Chaos leads to suffering."
* GenderBlenderName: While the name Hotaru is more associated with men in Japan, the name is primarily thought of as a woman's name in the United States.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* KilledOffForReal: What happens to him in two of Deception's arcade endings, those being [[spoiler: Kenshi Takahashi's and Dairou's]], but subverted by way of both being Non-Canon with his appearance in Videogame/MortalKombatArmageddon alive and well. Though it is played straight when his luck runs out as shown in the intro of Videogame/MortalKombat9 showing him among the deceased in the Battle of Armageddon.
* KnightTemplar: See the Fundamentalist above.
* LibertyOverProsperity: Inversion as one can read the Seidan Guard's motto above under the Fundamentalist.
* 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 Administrivia/TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Long hair, youthful looks.
* MagmaMan: In the form of his Lava Burst attack.
* MeaningfulName: Japanese for firefly, explaining his powers (evocative of a firefly's glow and flight) and the motif of his armor (an insectoid-like exoskeleton).
%%* 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.
* OrderIsNotGood: Despite being an Orderrealmer, his focus on order turns him to be a KnightTemplar who allies with Onaga.
* SpamAttack: His Grasshopper special, similar in effect to Liu Kang's Bicycle Kick.
* StanceSystem: Pi Gua in both of his appearances, and Ba Shan Fan exclusively to ''Deception''.
%%* TheStoic
* StrawVulcan: He is made to be a very unfavorable stereotype of those who are involved in maintaining and upholding societies' norms and laws (e.g. police officers). Some may even consider it [[{{Anvilicious}} heavy handed]].
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: His reason for choosing to serve Onaga as noted under the Well Intentioned Extremist entry below.
* WeaponOfChoice: A naginata.
* 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.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: As can be seen in his image.


-> '''Debut game''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception''
-> '''Other appearances''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon''

->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.
* CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: 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. Unfortunately, this makes ''him'' view ''her'' as a soft-hearted weakling and he kills her without a moment's hesitation.]]
%% Don't add any alignment here, as per Administrivia/TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate.
* CombatStilettos
* CompositeCharacter: Moveset-wise, she's Sonya and Kano rolled into one.
* CreepyCrossdresser: Before Kabal found her and recruited her for the Black Dragon, Kira was posing as a man in Afghanistan, [[ArmsDealer selling weapons to terrorists]].
* 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 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."
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Kobra's Red. Ironically, she's the one who has red hair and wears outfits with a good bit of red in them.
* RollingAttack: Directly lifted from Kano.
* SexyWalk: During her Torso Rip Fatality in ''Deception''.
%%* ShesGotLegs
* StanceSystem: Xing Yi and Kenpo in ''Deception'', Yuan Yang in ''Armageddon".
* UnholyMatrimony: In Kobra's ''Armageddon'' ending, [[spoiler:he takes her as his wife, though she (possibly unintentionally, given ''her'' ending) 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.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: Dragon Teeth.

[[caption-width-right:295:Any resemblance with [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ken Masters]] is purely coincidential.]]

-> '''Debut game''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception''
-> '''Other appearances''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon''

->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.
* 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
%%* BloodKnight
* BloodLust: At first, he tried to [[PayEvilUntoEvil sate his violent urges by going after]] scumbags, but he became addicted to the thrill of killing and eventually he gets to the point where he'd kill whoever was in sight.
%% Don't add any alignment here, as per Administrivia/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.
%%* 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.
* KilledOffscreen: [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX Erron Black]] mentioned how he killed Kobra in a pre-fight dialogue against Kano]].
* MacheteMayhem: Gains one as his weapon stance in ''Armageddon''.
* 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.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: A very slight case that's immediately averted. Some time after one of his sprees, he wonders how many lives he's ultimately ended and ruined, but then decides it really doesn't matter to him.
* OffWithHisHead: One of his Fatalities.
%%* PlayingWithFire
* {{Red Oni|BlueOni}}: Red to Kira's Blue.
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* ShoutOut: 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.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: He is seen as this to Johnny Cage.
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler:Kira, despite not having a great deal of respect for him, still decides to save her comrade after getting Blaze's power. Kobra sees this as weakness and kills her without a second thought.]]
* UnholyMatrimony: [[spoiler:In his ''Armageddon'' ending, he takes Kira as his wife, but she [[KissOfDeath ends up killing]] him. Unwittingly, actually, 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]].
* WeaponOfChoice: A pair of kali sticks in ''Deception'', a weapon he trades in for a machete in ''Armageddon''.


-> '''Debut game''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception'' (Max Crawford)
-> '''Other appearances''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' (Max Crawford)

->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 abilities 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.

->In the rebooted timeline, Shujinko is head of the Kang Shaolin Temple, and in charge of guarding the Kamidogu of Chaos. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Havik deceives him into giving up his Kamidogu after convincing him that Raiden could not be trusted. Later, Raiden sends Cassie Cage to kill Shujinko in order to prevent him waking Onaga and beginning the path towards Armageddon.]]

* 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: In his default appearance in the game. Konquest mode which takes place before the events of the story allows to play him in his younger form.
* BaldOfAwesome: In his alt.
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Havik in the ''Mortal Kombat X'' comic.]]
* TheCameo: He is "mistaken" as Shang Tsung in Cassie Cage's ''Mortal Kombat X'' ending, and presumably dies at her hand.
* DittoFighter
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:When Cassie kills him, he whispers her his name with "a mixture of sadness and relief"]].
* FaceHeelTurn: Happens in his ''Armageddon'' ending where he uses [[DrunkWithPower his newfound power]] to kill all the other Kombatants.
* ForWantOfANail: [[spoiler:Raiden invokes this in the new timeline by sending Cassie Cage to kill him before he can free Onaga, thus also preventing Armageddon]].
* TheHero: In ''Deception'', so much so that his name means "protagonist" in Japanese and he is described as the "next generation Liu Kang" by [[WordOfGod Ed Boon]]. [[spoiler:Even though it turns out he was duped by the BigBad all along, he is the one to actually beat him and his ending is canon]].
* IdiotHero: "I will do as you ask" is basically a CatchPhrase for him, and he allows himself to be tricked by Damashi, an entity whose name means "deceiver" in what is presumably Shujinko's native tongue.
** In the rebooted timeline, he gives up the Kamidogu of Chaos to Havik, an ObviouslyEvil looking being who tricks him into thinking Raiden can't be trusted. In fairness to him, Havik [[BlueAndOrangeMorality isn't so much about evil so much as he is about chaos]], and Havik ''did'' aid him in the original timeline. In fact, he was one of the few who didn't end up betraying him.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Shujinko dreamed of being TheHero and gets his chance offered to him, to which he gladly accepts.
* 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
* {{Narrator}}: He narrates all characters' endings in ''Deception'' except for Raiden and Onaga, who narrate their own though Onaga's case, it didn't make into the final game.
* 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 Character."]]
* 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.
* StanceSystem: Mantis and Shaolin Monk in ''Deception'', the former he keeps for ''Armageddon''. In Konquest, you play as Shujinko travelling the realms and learning the fighting styles and stances of other characters.
* UnwittingPawn: In ''both'' timelines.


-> '''Debut game''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception''
-> '''Other appearances''': ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon''

->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 [[GreaterScopeVillain 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''.
* 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 an 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 DeathTrap; 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: The one who preceded Shao Kahn as the ruler of Outworld.
%%* 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.
* GreaterScopeVillain: 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.
* 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.
* {{Jerkass}}: He doesn't have a lot of screen time but if him rubbing in Shujinko's face about how he manipulated him is anything to go by, he definitely is.
* 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.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: The first thing he does after becoming all powerful in his ''Armageddon'' ending? Condemn Shao Kahn to AFateWorseThanDeath.
* LargeAndInCharge: The largest character in the series.
%% Don't add any alignment here, as per Administrivia/TheGreatCharacterAlignmentDebate.
* 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: Onaga is big and slow, but his blows are stronger than any character in the game and he is immune to projectiles.
%%* MonochromaticEyes
* MonsterModesty: Doubles as ModestRoyalty, only wearing a helmet and few pieces of armor.
* MoralMyopia: In Armageddon when Quan Chi is making his case for organizing the Forces of Darkness, Onaga objects to allying with any of those present (Quan Chi, Shang Tsung, and Shao Kahn) stating "I will not join an alliance of traitors!" Of course in Li Mei's, admittedly non-canon ending, he's perfectly willing to reward somebody who betrayal is beneficial to him. The "alliance of traitors" thing is probably particularly a snub towards Shao Kahn for betraying Onaga long ago, but it doesn't make Onaga any less treacherous himself.
* 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: Due to the influence of the One Being, he aims to merge all reality into himself.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: He walks on two legs, is mostly humanoid in appearance, and the Shokan are supposedly his half-breed offspring.
* PutOnABus: Aside from appearing in a single image of many in Raiden's visions in the beginning of ''MK 9'', Onaga is neither seen nor mentioned in ''MK 9'' and ''MKX''.
* SealedEvilInACan: Thanks to Shao Kahn's assassination, he's dead by the series proper until he Shujinko gathers the Kamidogu.
* UnholyMatrimony: With Li Mei in her ''Deception'' in return for aiding her against his enemies.
%%* WalkingShirtlessScene
%%* WingedHumanoid

![[NonPlayerCharacter Non Playable]]

[[folder:One Being]]
!!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. In the Mortal Kombat X comic series, it is revealed that the six Kamidogu, now daggers in the rebooted timeline, have all tasted the blood of the One Being and its essence lives within them, serving as the source of the daggers' Blood Magik. In Shinnok's Mortal Kombat X ending, 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 the Elder Gods.

* TheBadGuyWins: Subtly implied to have happened in the original timeline. While it has yet to happen in the new one, Shinnok's non-canon ending in ''MKX'' [[spoiler:involves him awakening the One Being himself to achieve his RageAgainstTheHeavens.]]
* CessationOfExistence: The fate of all Kombatants and Realms if he were to awaken.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Since he has no speaking role he has no characterization beyond his end goal.
* TheGhost: [[spoiler:Though he does appear in Shinnok's arcade ending in Mortal Kombat X]]
* {{God}}: He is the most powerful being in Mortal Kombat series.
* GreaterScopeVillain: He is responsible for all events that occur throughout the franchise and [[TheManBehindTheMan subtly manipulates powerful beings such as Shinnok, Shao Kahn and Onaga]], to achieve their goals by merging all the realms so it could be whole again.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Seems to be this for Shao Kahn and Onaga. Shinnok's ''MKX'' arcade ending [[spoiler:implies the fallen Elder God was under the One Being's influence.]]


[[folder: Lucifer]]

-> A god or demon who previously ruled the Netherrealm before Shinnok was banished there and promptly took over.

* ChaosIsEvil: When Shinnok took over one of the first things he did was build a city whereby some degree of civilisation could operate and sorcerers could use their magic, which of course implies that Lucifer didn't really care about doing any such thing.
* EvilerThanThou: On the receiving end of this from Shinnok.
* TheGhost: Never actually shows up in any game and has only been briefly mentioned in passing by other characters.
* GodOfEvil: One character mentions that he is of the same species as Raiden, so presumably he is literally an evil god (unless SatanIsGood is put in effect).
* {{Satan}}: Seems to be this, given his name and status as (former) ruler of the Netherrealm, which is basically the ''MK'' equivalent of Hell. What else they has in common, if anything, remains to be seen.