Western Animation: Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
"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."
(also known as Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series
) is an Animated Adaptation
of the Mortal Kombat
games. It aired on the USA Network
's USA Cartoon Express animation block from September to December of 1996.
DotR follows from the events of 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 a mainstay
in the fighting games
DotR makes continuity problematic, since Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
starts immediately in the same place. However, the cartoon is held in higher regard than Annihilation
, so it generally takes precedence.
This series has examples of: