A DirectToVideo {{OAV}} meant as a tie-in of sorts to ''Film/MortalKombat''. The plots between cartoon and movie are more or less similar, with the same three protagonists - [[BruceLeeClone Liu Kang]], [[TheLancer Johnny Cage]] and [[ActionGirl Sonya Blade]] - but with far less tournament and far more backstory.

See also ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm''.
!!Trope examples include:
* BackToBackBadasses: This happens with the trio when they get ambushed by some Tarkatan {{Mooks}}.
* BattleOfTheStillFrames: The fight scene against the Tarkatan army is done like this. Oddly enough, in some shots the Tarkatans move normally while another visible character is "fading from one spot to the other.
* BarehandedBladeBlock: Every good guy does it.
* CatchPhrase: Scorpion says "Get over here!", whilst Shang Tsung says [[ContinuityNod "Flawless Victory!" and "Finish him!"]] in one of the many, many flashbacks.
* CombinationAttack: Liu Kang and Johnny manage to pull one of these off in the MultiMookMelee.
* ConspicuousCG: It may have been the 90s, the early age of CGI but damn, do the 3D fight scenes look off.
** As do the CGI backgrounds for the 2D scenes.
* CostumeInertia: {{Inverted}} for the MultiMookMelee - Johnny Cage actually takes his CoolShades off... [[OffModel then they're back on again]].
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Shang Tsung knows he can't attack the trio before the Tournament, in risk of forfeiting. So he has Sub Zero use his powers to freeze the deck so that they would die in a slip and fall. It doesn't work and even then Raiden was well aware of it.
* MisterExposition: Raiden. Literally 90% of his dialogue is just exposition.
* {{MST}}: WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} takes a crack at the entire video starting [[http://youtu.be/_W3QIua3BHA here]].
* NoEnding: Though the film claims that the live action film that this was released for will pick up where this left off... [[ContinuitySnarl Only it didn't.]]
* SpeedEchoes: In the mook battle.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Much like the then-current console ports of the games, and the live-action movie, Raiden's name is misspelled as "Rayden" in the "Meet the Fighters" sequence.
* StockFootage: Quite a lot of the 2D animation is this.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: Raiden hilariously does this when explaining to the heroes Sub-Zero's background.
--> '''Raiden:''' Sub-Zero is part of the clan known as the Lin ''Cue''.[[note]]He pronounces the Kuei in Lin Kuei as the letter "Q" when it reality, it is pronounced "Kway".[[/note]]
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The whole thing is pretty much [[ShockAndAwe Raiden]] [[HowWeGotHere explaining the events of previous Mortal Kombat tournaments]] over the aforementioned CGI.