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** Outworld seems to go their own ways of liking or hating things, as long as there is a Kahn to rule.




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** A lot more priorities to deal with since and a lot of events kept piling up ever since Quan Chi's death. The Dark Raiden continuously went on the offensive.
** There was another way to revive the revenants into their old self, as evident in Aftermath. Whether or not Raiden has that knowledge is unknown.




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** Kung Lao was no means injured like Liu Kang nor died in the Sea of Blood. Kung Lao survived long enough to not affect his revenant self.


** FromACertainPointOfView, she is Kitana's sister. Her "father" (Shao Kahn) ordered her creation, using Kitana's DNA, melded it with another of his choosing (Tarkatan), and taught her to be exactly what he wanted. Mileena asserting that she's Shao Kahn's daughter, and thus Mileena's sister, is probably a lot better for her self-esteem than admitting she's Shao Kahn's living weapon. [[spoiler: Besides, in MKX, Mileena presses hard her claim to the throne of Outworld, based on her being Shao Kahn's daughter. When it's revealed to others that she's just a clone created through sorcery and her claim has no real validity, it's kind of a huge deal.]]

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** FromACertainPointOfView, she is Kitana's sister. Her "father" (Shao Kahn) ordered her creation, using Kitana's DNA, melded it with another of his choosing (Tarkatan), and taught her to be exactly what he wanted. Mileena asserting that she's Shao Kahn's daughter, and thus Mileena's Kitana's sister, is probably a lot better for her self-esteem than admitting she's Shao Kahn's living weapon. [[spoiler: Besides, in MKX, Mileena presses hard her claim to the throne of Outworld, based on her being Shao Kahn's daughter. When it's revealed to others that she's just a clone created through sorcery and her claim has no real validity, it's kind of a huge deal.]]

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* Why is Takeda in his Ronin variant when his chapter starts? There's Shirai Ryu variant with him right?


* What is with time in Konquest Mode? Shujinko goes into the Netherrealm just before ''Videogame/MortalKombat'', but then he meets Scorpion while he's there, and gets told that Quan Chi killed Scorpion's family. Scorpion only figured this out near/at the end of ''Videogame/MortalKombat4'', so did Shujinko spend years in the Netherrealm? Furthermore, Shujinko then apparently gets thrown in prison by Hotaru and spends years growing old in there. This apparently takes place between Deadly Alliance and Deception. How? Deception happened right after Deadly Alliance.

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* What is with time in Konquest Mode? Shujinko goes into the Netherrealm just before ''Videogame/MortalKombat'', ''Videogame/MortalKombat1'', but then he meets Scorpion while he's there, and gets told that Quan Chi killed Scorpion's family. Scorpion only figured this out near/at the end of ''Videogame/MortalKombat4'', so did Shujinko spend years in the Netherrealm? Furthermore, Shujinko then apparently gets thrown in prison by Hotaru and spends years growing old in there. This apparently takes place between Deadly Alliance and Deception. How? Deception happened right after Deadly Alliance.








** As stated above, the Elder Gods are Jerkass deities that only step in personally when it comes to matters based around a direct threat from fellow gods or the One Being itself; Onaga was still technically mortal, and mortal affairs didn't concern them very much (and they probably figured it would be best for the mortals to handle their own affairs). They also seem to be the kind of deities to exploit easily-manipulated pawns to do the dirty work for them (why else would they have a lowly Edenian protector god come up with a contigency plan for ''TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt?).
** They're gods. God(s) job is to create the universe and then sit refusing to do anything about anything, even if allo of creation is threatened.

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** As stated above, the Elder Gods are Jerkass deities that only step in personally when it comes to matters based around a direct threat from fellow gods or the One Being itself; Onaga was still technically mortal, and mortal affairs didn't concern them very much (and they probably figured it would be best for the mortals to handle their own affairs). They also seem to be the kind of deities to exploit easily-manipulated pawns to do the dirty work for them (why else would they have a lowly Edenian protector god come up with a contigency contingency plan for ''TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt?).
** They're gods. God(s) job is to create the universe and then sit refusing to do anything about anything, even if allo all of creation is threatened.



** Retcons all the way is the idea of the new game. About the contradiction between Scorps and Subs, it may just be from each other's point of view. Maybe Kuai Liang didn't know Scorpion's motives in killing his bro, so he thought it was an unjust murder. Rather, he might have known about the Lin Kuei massacring the Shirai-ryuu, but not that his brother also killed Ms. Hasashi and her kid (except not). As for Scorpion, he might've been lied to by Quan Chi since then (remember that he only finds out the truth after [=MK4=]).
** [[spoiler: It seems Shinnok, and possibly Quan Chi, are also aware of the alternate ''Armageddon'' future. That would explain damn near everything including basic issues like why Quan Chi is in the first tournament in the first place, and why he is so heavily involved in the story despite not being introduced until afterwards. Sub Zero started to deny that he killed Scorpion's family before he died, so presumably Quan Chi still killed them, only this time just earlier so that he could have both Scorpion ''and'' Noob Saibot under his thrall, which he does, rather than Noob betraying him and Scorpion hell bent on destroying him. And his deal with Shao Kahn has left the Netherrealm with several strong undead fighters that they didn't have before. Most of the changes future Raiden couldn't have made are the ones that benefit the Netherealm, so its fair to assume that Shinnok has TookALevelInBadass and become the MagnificentBastard he was supposed to be in the 4th game.]]

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** Retcons all the way is the idea of the new game. About the contradiction between Scorps and Subs, it may just be from each other's point of view. Maybe Kuai Liang didn't know Scorpion's motives in killing his bro, so he thought it was an unjust murder. Rather, he might have known about the Lin Kuei massacring the Shirai-ryuu, Shirai-ryu, but not that his brother also killed Ms. Hasashi and her kid (except not). As for Scorpion, he might've been lied to by Quan Chi since then (remember that he only finds out the truth after [=MK4=]).
** [[spoiler: It seems Shinnok, and possibly Quan Chi, are also aware of the alternate ''Armageddon'' future. That would explain damn near everything including basic issues like why Quan Chi is in the first tournament in the first place, and why he is so heavily involved in the story despite not being introduced until afterwards. Sub Zero started to deny that he killed Scorpion's family before he died, so presumably Quan Chi still killed them, only this time just earlier so that he could have both Scorpion ''and'' Noob Saibot under his thrall, which he does, rather than Noob betraying him and Scorpion hell bent on destroying him. And his deal with Shao Kahn has left the Netherrealm with several strong undead fighters that they didn't have before. Most of the changes future Raiden couldn't have made are the ones that benefit the Netherealm, Netherrealm, so its fair to assume that Shinnok has TookALevelInBadass and become the MagnificentBastard he was supposed to be in the 4th game.]]]]



** It's perfectly obvious why the half-dragon Shokan have four limbs: winged dragons are six-limbed vertrebates. Their wings translate to two extra arms in a humanoid body. And besides, ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' simply mixes and matches countless of dragon-myths across the planet. The end result is that there are many kinds of dragons, and by extension, many different kinds of dragon-hybrids.

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** It's perfectly obvious why the half-dragon Shokan have four limbs: winged dragons are six-limbed vertrebates.vertebrates. Their wings translate to two extra arms in a humanoid body. And besides, ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' simply mixes and matches countless of dragon-myths across the planet. The end result is that there are many kinds of dragons, and by extension, many different kinds of dragon-hybrids.dragon-hybrids.



** Weren't they al killed by the Tarkata? And Tsung was a tad busy being attacked by Raiden when the opportunity would have preented itself.

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** Weren't they al all killed by the Tarkata? And Tsung was a tad busy being attacked by Raiden when the opportunity would have preented itself.presented itself.
*** It's stated that Johnny, Sonya and Jax were killed by the Tarkata, Kung Lao by Shang Tsung and Kitana by Quan Chi. And I do believe he did take his souls, since Onaga resurrected and enslaved them in Deception.



** Both Scorpion (a spectre) and Noob (a wraith) are undead, so I'm not sure if they'd end up as zombies in the conventional sense anyway. Unless you're going by the post-''Armageddon'' timeline, Sareena is still alive out there, whereas Jataaka and Kia were revived sometime during/before ''Armageddon'' (alternatively, it's possible that their deaths affected them much Shinnok "killing" Sareena in that they simply were forced into reverting to their demon form). Not sure if those three would be zombies, since they're already demons in human guise. As for [[spoiler:Sub-Zero and Smoke, it's most likely that they came to terms with who they were before they died and their souls in reflected that, hence Sub-Zero appearing as Cyber Sub-Zero (which would explain why Jax still has his arms or Kabal is disfigured and still wearing his respirator). Smoke only remembered his past upon defeating Shao Kahn in his Arcade Ladder ending, an event rendered noncanon by Story Mode.]]


* It's established that Reptile will attach himself to any authority and his motivation is to restore his realm and race. If that's true, then why hasn't Raiden used that to give Reptile a HeelFaceTurn? Raiden seems like he would actually try and help Reptile with this situation, as opposed to Shao Kahn, wo has no intentions of doing so.
** Remember, when he made the offer to Scorpian, Scorpian hadn't done anything evil or harmful to Earthrealm yet, Reptile on the other hand has millenia of murder in the service of evil, not exactly something that would get either Raidon or the Elder Gods on his side. Plus, Reptile's species isn't actually extinct yet and there are other, lesser powers, that could restore his race, Raiden was trying to prevent the rise of Noob Saibot, a great and powerful force of evil.

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** Both Scorpion (a spectre) specter) and Noob (a wraith) are undead, so I'm not sure if they'd end up as zombies in the conventional sense anyway. Unless you're going by the post-''Armageddon'' timeline, Sareena is still alive out there, whereas Jataaka and Kia were revived sometime during/before ''Armageddon'' (alternatively, it's possible that their deaths affected them much Shinnok "killing" Sareena in that they simply were forced into reverting to their demon form). Not sure if those three would be zombies, since they're already demons in human guise. As for [[spoiler:Sub-Zero and Smoke, it's most likely that they came to terms with who they were before they died and their souls in reflected that, hence Sub-Zero appearing as Cyber Sub-Zero (which would explain why Jax still has his arms or Kabal is disfigured and still wearing his respirator). Smoke only remembered his past upon defeating Shao Kahn in his Arcade Ladder ending, an event rendered noncanon by Story Mode.]]


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*** Smoke DOES mention that he's Enenra in MKX's story mode, though. So either he learned of his past and embraced it, or the Enenra took over his mind.


* It's established that Reptile will attach himself to any authority and his motivation is to restore his realm and race. If that's true, then why hasn't Raiden used that to give Reptile a HeelFaceTurn? Raiden seems like he would actually try and help Reptile with this situation, as opposed to Shao Kahn, wo who has no intentions of doing so.
** Remember, when he made the offer to Scorpian, Scorpian Scorpion, Scorpion hadn't done anything evil or harmful to Earthrealm yet, Reptile on the other hand has millenia millennia of murder in the service of evil, not exactly something that would get either Raidon Raiden or the Elder Gods on his side. Plus, Reptile's species isn't actually extinct yet and there are other, lesser powers, that could restore his race, Raiden was trying to prevent the rise of Noob Saibot, a great and powerful force of evil.evil.












** A touch of corruption doesn't make you a bad person, plus Raiden is a god so things may work differently for him. Also, depending on the source of that information it may be either a lie or non-cannon.
* How powerful is Raiden or other gods like Fuijin for that matter? Some of the expanded universe material has stated or implied they are virtually untouchable to mortals, sorcerers or even the likes of Shao Kahn as long as they are in their home realms. Even outside they are still pretty powerful. Didn't Raiden protect the souls of the Chosen from Shao Kahn outright stealing them in [=MK3=]? In some endings Raiden destroyed all of Earth or the dimensional gates. Other times they are as weak as mortals. Is it a case of the Elder Gods limiting them by forcing them to take mortal form? Could Raiden solve most of the problems in the series if the Elder Gods were not limiting him?

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** A touch of corruption doesn't make you a bad person, plus Raiden is a god so things may work differently for him. Also, depending on the source of that information it may be either a lie or non-cannon.
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* How powerful is Raiden or other gods like Fuijin Fujin for that matter? Some of the expanded universe material has stated or implied they are virtually untouchable to mortals, sorcerers or even the likes of Shao Kahn as long as they are in their home realms. Even outside they are still pretty powerful. Didn't Raiden protect the souls of the Chosen from Shao Kahn outright stealing them in [=MK3=]? In some endings Raiden destroyed all of Earth or the dimensional gates. Other times they are as weak as mortals. Is it a case of the Elder Gods limiting them by forcing them to take mortal form? Could Raiden solve most of the problems in the series if the Elder Gods were not limiting him?












** Maybe he stopped shaving it when he became Earthrealm's Chosen One. Kung Lao isn't bald in Deadly Alliance, either.






** They descend from dragons (as Sheeva claims in [=MK11=]), but probably some of them mingled with other species, hence Kintaro being of the Tigrar subspecies.



*** That was in the ''[=MK3=]'' instruction manual, wasn't it? I thought that was apocryphal, same as Kintaro said to be leading Kahn's army in the Conquest mode of ''Deception'', being dead and opposing Shinnok in the Netherealm in the Conquest mode of ''Armageddon'', and being ripped apart by Liu Kang and Kung Lao in ''Shaolin Monks''. Damn Midway for cutting the bios for ''Armageddon'' short, as now we'll never know what happened to him...

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*** That was in the ''[=MK3=]'' instruction manual, wasn't it? I thought that was apocryphal, same as Kintaro said to be leading Kahn's army in the Conquest mode of ''Deception'', being dead and opposing Shinnok in the Netherealm Netherrealm in the Conquest mode of ''Armageddon'', and being ripped apart by Liu Kang and Kung Lao in ''Shaolin Monks''. Damn Midway for cutting the bios for ''Armageddon'' short, as now we'll never know what happened to him...



*** Maybe it's carried over from some older MK lore. Goro was orignally stated to be half-human, half-dragon. Perhaps Kintaro was intended to be half-human or half-dragon, half-tiger?

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*** Maybe it's carried over from some older MK lore. Goro was orignally originally stated to be half-human, half-dragon. Perhaps Kintaro was intended to be half-human or half-dragon, half-tiger?




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*** Actually he ''was'' the Champion before being defeated by the Great Kung Lao. In the next tournament, he brought up Goro, who became the Champion.






** Mokkap is just a guy Johnny knows, his only canon contribution to the series was the final battle at the pyramid in Armageddon which involved everyone Johnny could round up at the time. His contribution in Deadly Alliance is non-canon but that doesn't erase the character.

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** Mokkap Mokap is just a guy Johnny knows, his only canon contribution to the series was the final battle at the pyramid in Armageddon which involved everyone Johnny could round up at the time. His contribution in Deadly Alliance is non-canon but that doesn't erase the character.character.



** It is shown in his very own ending (can't remember if he got one or if it was an unlock able feature) that Onagas plan was to fuse the realms with himself and BECOME the One Being. It is also generally implied in that game and others that the One Being is manipulating him and every other major villain with the possible exception of Shinnok to get them to conquer the realms and merge them together so that it can be reborn that way, so Onaga might just be an UnwittingPawn.

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** It is shown in his very own ending (can't remember if he got one or if it was an unlock able unlockable feature) that Onagas plan was to fuse the realms with himself and BECOME the One Being. It is also generally implied in that game and others that the One Being is manipulating him and every other major villain with the possible exception of Shinnok to get them to conquer the realms and merge them together so that it can be reborn that way, so Onaga might just be an UnwittingPawn.



** Actually Shujinko goes into the Netherrealm three times during his journey. The third one is where he meets Scorpion, so it could be right after ''MK4''. And Shujinko was thrown into jail by Hotaru during Deadly Alliance, since he has just taught Li Mei some fighting techniques. Deadly Alliance's story didn't happen during a single day: characters got sidetracked, had to deal with traitors and enemies and whatnot. They could have spent years preparing themselves, or maybe time flows differently in Orderrealm. Remember that Onaga appeared to him before confronting the Deadly Alliance and Raiden.



* Why don't the Elder Gods allow Armageddon? Why try to prevent it? Armageddon is supposed to destroy the Realms aka the One Being. The Elder Gods have made it clear their are indifferent to the realms unless a direct threat to them arises. If Armegeddon destroys the realms than their is no more One Being and no more threat to them. So why take steps to prevent it?

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* Why don't the Elder Gods allow Armageddon? Why try to prevent it? Armageddon is supposed to destroy the Realms aka the One Being. The Elder Gods have made it clear their are indifferent to the realms unless a direct threat to them arises. If Armegeddon Armageddon destroys the realms than their is no more One Being and no more threat to them. So why take steps to prevent it?



** Also, keep in mind who you're talking about. The characters involved tend to get into fights with each other with little real reason, act like dicks to each other and refuse to share information all the time normally anyway. Hell, Batman pulls horrible emotionally scarring tricks on his sidekicks as training and it's pretty much cannon he doesn't trust anyone with powers so even if he did start to catch on it's unlikely he'd tell anyone.

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** Also, keep in mind who you're talking about. The characters involved tend to get into fights with each other with little real reason, act like dicks to each other and refuse to share information all the time normally anyway. Hell, Batman pulls horrible emotionally scarring tricks on his sidekicks as training and it's pretty much cannon canon he doesn't trust anyone with powers so even if he did start to catch on it's unlikely he'd tell anyone.



* Couldn't Raiden have [[spoiler: gotten the Elder Gods on his side earlier?]] When Shang Tsung approaches Raiden after the first tournament to propose the second, he says [[spoiler: "If Earthrrealm wins, Shao Kahn will renounce his claim to it forever." Raiden accepts these terms and it's implied the Elder Gods go with it. But then Earthrealm DOES win, and Shao Kahn invades, which pretty much means he's still holding a claim to it. Shang Tsung didn't mention that the deal only applied to merging the realms, so is it possible that Raiden could've prevented the massacre at the end if he had realized this?]]

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* Couldn't Raiden have [[spoiler: gotten the Elder Gods on his side earlier?]] When Shang Tsung approaches Raiden after the first tournament to propose the second, he says [[spoiler: "If Earthrrealm Earthrealm wins, Shao Kahn will renounce his claim to it forever." Raiden accepts these terms and it's implied the Elder Gods go with it. But then Earthrealm DOES win, and Shao Kahn invades, which pretty much means he's still holding a claim to it. Shang Tsung didn't mention that the deal only applied to merging the realms, so is it possible that Raiden could've prevented the massacre at the end if he had realized this?]]



** Scorpion's a spectre, Noob is a wraith. There's no further explanation given than that, but the two seem to be different species of TheUndead. Minus the whole "skull for a head under my mask thing" and his one-track mind on avenging his family, Scorpion more or less seems to be the same as he was in life. Noob, on the other hand, had his soul stripped of all compassion and moral restraint, leaving only a corrupt, prideful, vicious assassin. He's a MadeOfEvil HumanoidAbomination.

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** Scorpion's a spectre, specter, Noob is a wraith. There's no further explanation given than that, but the two seem to be different species of TheUndead. Minus the whole "skull for a head under my mask thing" and his one-track mind on avenging his family, Scorpion more or less seems to be the same as he was in life. Noob, on the other hand, had his soul stripped of all compassion and moral restraint, leaving only a corrupt, prideful, vicious assassin. He's a MadeOfEvil HumanoidAbomination.






** After Shao Khan snapped Kung Lao's neck, Raiden looked ready to take Khan on directly. As a god, he's normally prohibited from fighting unless challenged, so he must have known Lao's murder was a dire violation that freed him up to kill Shao Khan himself. It's only his uncertainty as to Lui Kang's role and acknowledgement he deserved to avenge Kung Lao that prevented him from annihilating Khan right there.

* Why did Raiden attempt an alliance with Quan Chi to save Earthrealm? Quan Chi has been visiably aiding Outworld throughout the two tournaments and Seido or Chaos realms would have been better choices with less extreme payments. Chaos Realm might have even done it for free, they enjoy war and the chaos it brings.
** He was deperate and, being in charge of defending Earth Realm has not cultivated contacts in those two realms. Simply put, he had no other option. Quan Chi was the only person he knew of who had the power to help him and who would accept what he was offering. Seido would just annex Earthrealm entirely if they decided it was worth the effort, and Chaos is, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin chaotic.]] They could just as easily fight '''alongside''' Outworld as fight against them. If they decided to do so, they might have thought getting involved after Raiden asked for help would be too much order for their liking.

* In Stryker's chapter, how did Mileena recover so fast from her fight with Stryker? Reptile, Kintaro and Ermac didn't get right back up afterward, and two of them should significantly be more physically capable fo taking said beatings, so how did she do it? Hell, how did she get back up after Raiden blasted her? He's clearly willing to kill Outworld invaders, just look at what happened to Motaro in that same scene, so how did Mileena come out none the worse?

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** After Shao Khan snapped Kung Lao's neck, Raiden looked ready to take Khan on directly. As a god, he's normally prohibited from fighting unless challenged, so he must have known Lao's murder was a dire violation that freed him up to kill Shao Khan himself. It's only his uncertainty as to Lui Liu Kang's role and acknowledgement he deserved to avenge Kung Lao that prevented him from annihilating Khan right there.

* Why did Raiden attempt an alliance with Quan Chi to save Earthrealm? Quan Chi has been visiably visibly aiding Outworld throughout the two tournaments and Seido or Chaos realms would have been better choices with less extreme payments. Chaos Realm might have even done it for free, they enjoy war and the chaos it brings.
** He was deperate desperate and, being in charge of defending Earth Realm has not cultivated contacts in those two realms. Simply put, he had no other option. Quan Chi was the only person he knew of who had the power to help him and who would accept what he was offering. Seido would just annex Earthrealm entirely if they decided it was worth the effort, and Chaos is, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin chaotic.]] They could just as easily fight '''alongside''' Outworld as fight against them. If they decided to do so, they might have thought getting involved after Raiden asked for help would be too much order for their liking.

* In Stryker's chapter, how did Mileena recover so fast from her fight with Stryker? Reptile, Kintaro and Ermac didn't get right back up afterward, and two of them should significantly be more physically capable fo for taking said beatings, so how did she do it? Hell, how did she get back up after Raiden blasted her? He's clearly willing to kill Outworld invaders, just look at what happened to Motaro in that same scene, so how did Mileena come out none the worse?



*** Not to mention Raiden, literally, rammed Motaro through a bridge. So heh.




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** Regarding Johnny being at the tournament, remember Shang Tsung's speech "Some of you are here on their own volition, others are here by chance". Probably Johnny heard of the tournament and took it as an opportunity to show his prowess.



** Scorpion may not be entirely there anymore after coming back as a spectre. He may automatically associate "Cryomancer in blue ninja garb" with "the one who murdered my family".

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** Scorpion may not be entirely there anymore after coming back as a spectre.specter. He may automatically associate "Cryomancer in blue ninja garb" with "the one who murdered my family".



*** It's possible that Scorpion subscribes to a "Sins of the Father" mentality, although that's unlikely, since you'd think Sub-Zero would at least bring that up, and it made Scorpion's quest a lot less sympathetic to modern audiences, so yeah, Bi-Han must be able to live for centuries. As for how the Lin Keui know about the different realms and their inhabitants, it's implied that they are one of many groups like the Black Dragon that other-realmers hire to do their dirty work on Earthrealm.

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*** It's possible that Scorpion subscribes to a "Sins of the Father" mentality, although that's unlikely, since you'd think Sub-Zero would at least bring that up, and it made Scorpion's quest a lot less sympathetic to modern audiences, so yeah, Bi-Han must be able to live for centuries. As for how the Lin Keui Kuei know about the different realms and their inhabitants, it's implied that they are one of many groups like the Black Dragon that other-realmers hire to do their dirty work on Earthrealm.



** Most of the characters that were killed died over the course of the next two games anyway. They'll just introduce the characters from four through whatever game the next one involves along with some new characters and carry on as normal. I suspect the goal is to give the newer characters more focus so the fanbase will actually start to like them instead of focussing on the older characters and bowing to fan demand. Just look at Stryker, he got some focus and now people like him quite a bit. Hell, I wouldn't be surprise if Lui Kang was treated as he was to make us more open to accepting Shujinko.
*** Or they could all be under Quan Chi's control, and fighting for Neatherrealm. And lets not forget the first law of ressurection.
*** I'm not quite sure what you're saying. The heroes killed by Sindel are under Quan Chi's control and will likely be used against Earthrealm, unless Raiden destroyed their souls while they battled him but even then at least three were left. Either way the story won't be able to focuss on them like it did in this game so the new heroes the next game brings in will get to step into the spotlight. And while ressurection is likely, especially if they reintroduce Onaga, it may not be for everyone, it seems even the developers are sick of some of the characters and only included them because they needed to. I wouldn't be surprised if Lui Kang stayed dead, same goes for Kabal and Kung Lao, characters who were introduced but never really did anything important, and with Edenia having not been freed there's really no real need for Sindel, Kitana and Jade to return as they merely divert focus from the plight of Earthrealm. The new timeline is sort of like a screening process, they can look back at the old timeline, expand on the good ideas and disgard the ones that didn't work out. A lot of characters were brought in sorely to introduce new characters with each game, forcing out ones that would have made logical sense (notice the near complete lack of Edenians involved in the story of [=MK4=] despite it being about Edenia being invaded, same in Armeggedon). Everyone was given their moment to shine, it's entirely possible that that's all they'll get this time around.

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** Most of the characters that were killed died over the course of the next two games anyway. They'll just introduce the characters from four through whatever game the next one involves along with some new characters and carry on as normal. I suspect the goal is to give the newer characters more focus so the fanbase will actually start to like them instead of focussing focusing on the older characters and bowing to fan demand. Just look at Stryker, he got some focus and now people like him quite a bit. Hell, I wouldn't be surprise if Lui Kang was treated as he was to make us more open to accepting Shujinko.
*** Or they could all be under Quan Chi's control, and fighting for Neatherrealm. Netherrealm. And lets not forget the first law of ressurection.
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*** I'm not quite sure what you're saying. The heroes killed by Sindel are under Quan Chi's control and will likely be used against Earthrealm, unless Raiden destroyed their souls while they battled him but even then at least three were left. Either way the story won't be able to focuss focus on them like it did in this game so the new heroes the next game brings in will get to step into the spotlight. And while ressurection resurrection is likely, especially if they reintroduce Onaga, it may not be for everyone, it seems even the developers are sick of some of the characters and only included them because they needed to. I wouldn't be surprised if Lui Liu Kang stayed dead, same goes for Kabal and Kung Lao, characters who were introduced but never really did anything important, and with Edenia having not been freed there's really no real need for Sindel, Kitana and Jade to return as they merely divert focus from the plight of Earthrealm. The new timeline is sort of like a screening process, they can look back at the old timeline, expand on the good ideas and disgard discard the ones that didn't work out. A lot of characters were brought in sorely to introduce new characters with each game, forcing out ones that would have made logical sense (notice the near complete lack of Edenians involved in the story of [=MK4=] despite it being about Edenia being invaded, same in Armeggedon).Armageddon). Everyone was given their moment to shine, it's entirely possible that that's all they'll get this time around.



** By the sound of it, that's not Shinnok's doing at all. That's just Quan Chi laying claim to the departing souls via sorcery. He also corrupts them mentally, emphasizing their negativity and hatred. Also, Kahn doesn't have to own something to try to use it - he's just that kind of guy: He'll take it regardless of who really owns it or what's expected of him in return. The quintesssential megalomaniac.

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** By the sound of it, that's not Shinnok's doing at all. That's just Quan Chi laying claim to the departing souls via sorcery. He also corrupts them mentally, emphasizing their negativity and hatred. Also, Kahn doesn't have to own something to try to use it - he's just that kind of guy: He'll take it regardless of who really owns it or what's expected of him in return. The quintesssential megalomaniac.quintessential megalomaniac.



** And probably because [[TheScrappy/MortalKombat nobody really liked him anyway]]. I mean, did [=ANYone=] become a fan of him because way back in the third game he was [[SNKBoss nearly impossible to kill]], not merely immune to but also ''reflecting'' projectiles back at you on top of having a super-powerful one of his own he could use repeatedly without limit? ''I'' sure didn't miss him this time around.

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** And probably because [[TheScrappy/MortalKombat nobody really liked him anyway]]. I mean, did [=ANYone=] [=ANYONE=] become a fan of him because way back in the third game he was [[SNKBoss nearly impossible to kill]], not merely immune to but also ''reflecting'' projectiles back at you on top of having a super-powerful one of his own he could use repeatedly without limit? ''I'' sure didn't miss him this time around.



** Armageddon has been averted, which was the entire point of sending the vision to the past. There are more heroes alive at the end (Raiden, Sonya and Johnny) than at the start (all three die during Armageddon). Plus it allows Neatherealm to ignore their old canon and move forward in a different direction.

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** Armageddon has been averted, which was the entire point of sending the vision to the past. There are more heroes alive at the end (Raiden, Sonya and Johnny) than at the start (all three die during Armageddon). Plus it allows Neatherealm Netherealm to ignore their old canon and move forward in a different direction.



** [[spoiler: Because Raiden isn't the only one who has been changing the past. Shinnok's scene at the end of the game and Quan Chi's presence is a good indication that both of them had information they shouldn't have had at the time, with Shinnok confirmed to have survived the Armageddon fight and in a better position to follow Raiden's lead and send messages to his past self. All of the changes can be chalked up to Quan Chi manipulating events to wind up more favourable to Netherrealm (such as telling Raiden exactly how to defeat Shao Kahn for good).]]
*** That is dubious at best. Shinnok screwing around as Raiden did shouldn't have ''that'' far-reaching of consequences. It's implied in the original games that [[spoiler:the sisters are at least ten thousand years old apiece]], and Shinnok would probably not have cared to go ''that'' far back. For one thing, [[spoiler:Mileena isn't really vital to his plan]], and for another, if he ''could'' go that far back, why not even further? Why not continue to rewind the timeline until he gets what he wants? It's never explicitly implied [[spoiler:in either Story Mode]] that he used similar powers. Instead, we're down to theorizing that he makes petty changes like [[spoiler:changing Mileena's date of birth by about ten millenia]].

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** [[spoiler: Because Raiden isn't the only one who has been changing the past. Shinnok's scene at the end of the game and Quan Chi's presence is a good indication that both of them had information they shouldn't have had at the time, with Shinnok confirmed to have survived the Armageddon fight and in a better position to follow Raiden's lead and send messages to his past self. All of the changes can be chalked up to Quan Chi manipulating events to wind up more favourable favorable to Netherrealm (such as telling Raiden exactly how to defeat Shao Kahn for good).]]
*** That is dubious at best. Shinnok screwing around as Raiden did shouldn't have ''that'' far-reaching of consequences. It's implied in the original games that [[spoiler:the sisters are at least ten thousand years old apiece]], and Shinnok would probably not have cared to go ''that'' far back. For one thing, [[spoiler:Mileena isn't really vital to his plan]], and for another, if he ''could'' go that far back, why not even further? Why not continue to rewind the timeline until he gets what he wants? It's never explicitly implied [[spoiler:in either Story Mode]] that he used similar powers. Instead, we're down to theorizing that he makes petty changes like [[spoiler:changing Mileena's date of birth by about ten millenia]].millennia]].



** Time travel is a tricky thing, you never know if the changes you make will make things better or worse. We have the advantage of knowing the details of both timelines and weighing which outcome was better. Contrary to appearances, the new timeline is pretty well off, if only by having the Emperor permanently dead, along with Shang Tsung. And with so many apparantly permanent casualties Armeggedon becomes much less likely to happen.

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** Time travel is a tricky thing, you never know if the changes you make will make things better or worse. We have the advantage of knowing the details of both timelines and weighing which outcome was better. Contrary to appearances, the new timeline is pretty well off, if only by having the Emperor permanently dead, along with Shang Tsung. And with so many apparantly apparently permanent casualties Armeggedon Armageddon becomes much less likely to happen.



** Johnny Cage was beaten by Cyrax, no idea about Sonya, she may have forfeited somehow without realising it. As for why not all matches are two on one in some cases multiple opponents would be an advantage as they'd get in each other's way.

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** Johnny Cage was beaten by Cyrax, no idea about Sonya, she may have forfeited somehow without realising realizing it. As for why not all matches are two on one in some cases multiple opponents would be an advantage as they'd get in each other's way.



** Johnny: beaten by Cyrax. Cyrax: fled the island after beating Sektor. Sektor: beaten by Cyrax. Sonya: forfeited after rescuing Jax. Jax: not even fighting in the first place. Kano: beaten by Sonya. Nightwolf: beaten by Scorpion. Kung Lao: beaten by Scorpion (plus he was an unofficial competitor anyway). Kitana and Jade were only assassins, same as Sektor, to weed out Earthrealm's fighters, so they didn't officially compete in the tournament. So, it makes sense Liu Kang was the only Earthrealmer left.



*** Neither does acid. Acid ''dissolves'' things, just like saliva does. Saliva is the first part of the digestion process, and it may not break down matter as quickly as the dedicated acids in your stomache do, but it gets the job started. Think of the various poisons in nature that are described as pre-digesting the food from the inside out. Same thing.

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*** Neither does acid. Acid ''dissolves'' things, just like saliva does. Saliva is the first part of the digestion process, and it may not break down matter as quickly as the dedicated acids in your stomache stomach do, but it gets the job started. Think of the various poisons in nature that are described as pre-digesting the food from the inside out. Same thing.



* While it's probably a writing oversight, when Nightwolf approaches Styker after his victory over Ermac, he says that Raiden is gathering Earth's defenders, to which Stryker replied "Well, Earthrealm defender is about 10 steps above my pay-grade!" How did Stryker know it was called Earth''realm'' when the very idea of other realms existing is something normal people like him wouldn't know about prior to Shao Kahn's invasion?

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* While it's probably a writing oversight, when Nightwolf approaches Styker Stryker after his victory over Ermac, he says that Raiden is gathering Earth's defenders, to which Stryker replied "Well, Earthrealm defender is about 10 steps above my pay-grade!" How did Stryker know it was called Earth''realm'' when the very idea of other realms existing is something normal people like him wouldn't know about prior to Shao Kahn's invasion?



** Well, something also came to me about Quan Chi and your insight into his tattoos makes it seem more likely. Think how did Raiden transfer his thoughts to the past? Through his amulet. Now considering that Quan Chi has the amulet of Shinnok, a more powerful god than Raiden it is highly possible he did something similar and is paving his way to power by manipulating events with a clearer understanding of the future. He even throws in a quip about being a [[TitleDrop deadly alliance]] with Shang Tsung in story mode although it was likely just an in-joke.
** Either that or Shinnok ''himself'' pulled a Raiden (the real Shinnok survived the events of Armageddon alongside Shao Kahn. Taven, and Liu Kang's spirit; the one ingame was confirmed to [[ActuallyADoombot be a clone]]).

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** Well, something also came to me about Quan Chi and your insight into his tattoos makes it seem more likely. Think how did Raiden transfer his thoughts to the past? Through his amulet. Now considering that Quan Chi has the amulet of Shinnok, a more powerful god than Raiden it is highly possible he did something similar and is paving his way to power by manipulating events with a clearer understanding of the future. He even throws in a quip about being a [[TitleDrop deadly alliance]] Deadly Alliance]] with Shang Tsung in story mode although it was likely just an in-joke.
** Either that or Shinnok ''himself'' pulled a Raiden (the real Shinnok survived the events of Armageddon alongside Shao Kahn. Taven, and Liu Kang's spirit; the one ingame in-game was confirmed to [[ActuallyADoombot be a clone]]).



*** Shang Tsung is a weird one, he can't be easily compared to Bo Rai Cho. For starters, Shang Tsung essentially had his soul bound to Shao Kahn himself, so spiritually became Shao Kahn's puppet. Meaning that his victories would automatically go towards the master who he is spirutally bound to, and is a puppet of. It's explained with dark magic, when Shang Tsung first took control of the tournament, and when reappearing as an old man after having been seen young prior before, he was essentially "renewed" by Outworld, thus his victories go towards his new, adopted realm. Second of all, that he's absorbed the souls of many warriors over a thousand years, from different realm origins, possibly negated his Earthrealm identification in regards to the tournament victories. Thirdly, and this is just a guess, but with the Elder God's intervening, the same one that presented Shang Tsung with the curse to consume souls for youth maintenance in the first place, it effectively meant Shang Tsung was denied Earthrealm identification for his treachery. With the Elder God's intervention, as well as his soul being spiritually tied to Shao Kahn, I believe it made Shang Tsung 'realmless' in a sense, not actually having a defined realm to belong in, I think that's part of his status as free roaming sorcerer.
*** Wasn't Rain fighting on the side of Shao Kahn during the events of the third game? Now, his heritage and birthrealm is Edenia, but yet his victories went towards Outworld, because he pledged his allegiance to Shao Kahn (and consequently Outworld). And, he betrayed his realm of Edenia, so surely that would deny him Edenian indentification, almost like being exiled. I imagine Shang Tsung follows the same course. Bo Rai Cho could have fought for Earthrealm as his adoptive home, he'd just need to be exiled from Outworld and denied identification from it. This didn't happen, he just left of his own accord as far as I know. Nothing more was done.

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*** Shang Tsung is a weird one, he can't be easily compared to Bo Rai Cho. For starters, Shang Tsung essentially had his soul bound to Shao Kahn himself, so spiritually became Shao Kahn's puppet. Meaning that his victories would automatically go towards the master who he is spirutally spiritually bound to, and is a puppet of. It's explained with dark magic, when Shang Tsung first took control of the tournament, and when reappearing as an old man after having been seen young prior before, he was essentially "renewed" by Outworld, thus his victories go towards his new, adopted realm. Second of all, that he's absorbed the souls of many warriors over a thousand years, from different realm origins, possibly negated his Earthrealm identification in regards to the tournament victories. Thirdly, and this is just a guess, but with the Elder God's intervening, the same one that presented Shang Tsung with the curse to consume souls for youth maintenance in the first place, it effectively meant Shang Tsung was denied Earthrealm identification for his treachery. With the Elder God's intervention, as well as his soul being spiritually tied to Shao Kahn, I believe it made Shang Tsung 'realmless' in a sense, not actually having a defined realm to belong in, I think that's part of his status as free roaming sorcerer.
*** Wasn't Rain fighting on the side of Shao Kahn during the events of the third game? Now, his heritage and birthrealm is Edenia, but yet his victories went towards Outworld, because he pledged his allegiance to Shao Kahn (and consequently Outworld). And, he betrayed his realm of Edenia, so surely that would deny him Edenian indentification, identification, almost like being exiled. I imagine Shang Tsung follows the same course. Bo Rai Cho could have fought for Earthrealm as his adoptive home, he'd just need to be exiled from Outworld and denied identification from it. This didn't happen, he just left of his own accord as far as I know. Nothing more was done.



*** No wonder Outworld was able to conquer other realms so easily. Other realms willingly exile traitors from having the realm identification, meaning they lose numbers, and the victories of Shao Kahn's forces end up going to Outworld as their new adopted realm. I guess that's why Outworld seemed to have ridiculous amount of victories after all. Outworld would basically never exile fighters from it's realm, because obviously they'd gain a new realm identification in their new adopted realm, and suddenly they could compete in tournaments to assist Outworld's enemies, giving the invaded realms a better defence.
*** Perhaps the reason is that Earthrealm is not united and has a bunch of different governments that change over the millennia, most or all of which have no idea that a "Mortal Kombat" tournament is taking place. Tsung is free to fight for Outworld because there is no government on Earthrealm for him to pledge his loyalty to, but Shao Kahn is the absolute ruler of Outworld and the tournament exists solely because of his desire for Konquest, so the rules are lopsided in his favour- Earthrealmers and others are free to choose, Outworlders are not, and that is because one is relatively free from tyranny and one isn't. Maybe Raiden or someone else actually ''allows'' Earthrealmers to make the choice while Kahn forces Outworlders to fight whether they like it or not, and Raiden does this either because he isn't actually in charge or because he doesn't want to be like Kahn.

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*** No wonder Outworld was able to conquer other realms so easily. Other realms willingly exile traitors from having the realm identification, meaning they lose numbers, and the victories of Shao Kahn's forces end up going to Outworld as their new adopted realm. I guess that's why Outworld seemed to have ridiculous amount of victories after all. Outworld would basically never exile fighters from it's realm, because obviously they'd gain a new realm identification in their new adopted realm, and suddenly they could compete in tournaments to assist Outworld's enemies, giving the invaded realms a better defence.
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*** Perhaps the reason is that Earthrealm is not united and has a bunch of different governments that change over the millennia, most or all of which have no idea that a "Mortal Kombat" tournament is taking place. Tsung is free to fight for Outworld because there is no government on Earthrealm for him to pledge his loyalty to, but Shao Kahn is the absolute ruler of Outworld and the tournament exists solely because of his desire for Konquest, so the rules are lopsided in his favour- favor- Earthrealmers and others are free to choose, Outworlders are not, and that is because one is relatively free from tyranny and one isn't. Maybe Raiden or someone else actually ''allows'' Earthrealmers to make the choice while Kahn forces Outworlders to fight whether they like it or not, and Raiden does this either because he isn't actually in charge or because he doesn't want to be like Kahn.



** [=MK9=] [[spoiler:shows Milleena being created during the events of [=MK1=].]]

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** [=MK9=] [[spoiler:shows Milleena Mileena being created during the events of [=MK1=].]]






* In the movie many people wonder how Johnny Cage escaped Netherealm after defeating Scorpion. Because Scorpion can't die, Cage didn't kill him per se. However even when controlled by Shang Tsung, [[HonorBeforeReason Scorpion follows a certain code of combat.]] So when Cage beat him after giving him everything he's got, he let Johnny leave. It makes sense why Johnny would do the [[DefeatEqualsFriendship Friendship Autograph, rather than Fatality as well.]]

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* In the movie many people wonder how Johnny Cage escaped Netherealm Netherrealm after defeating Scorpion. Because Scorpion can't die, Cage didn't kill him per se. However even when controlled by Shang Tsung, [[HonorBeforeReason Scorpion follows a certain code of combat.]] So when Cage beat him after giving him everything he's got, he let Johnny leave. It makes sense why Johnny would do the [[DefeatEqualsFriendship Friendship Autograph, rather than Fatality as well.]]



** Pretty much everyone possesses evil within them to some degree. The only ones who were sufficiently pure in canon to be expelled from the Nether realm are Nightworlf, who used a ritual to cleanse himself, and Ashra, who used her magic sword. As Sereena herself shows, you don't need to actually be evil to exist within the Nether realm. As for Raiden why wouldn't he be able to use his powers and purify souls?

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** Pretty much everyone possesses evil within them to some degree. The only ones who were sufficiently pure in canon to be expelled from the Nether realm are Nightworlf, Nightwolf, who used a ritual to cleanse himself, and Ashra, Ashrah, who used her magic sword. As Sereena Sareena herself shows, you don't need to actually be evil to exist within the Nether realm.Netherrealm. As for Raiden why wouldn't he be able to use his powers and purify souls?



** My reading of his ending is that Shinnok found a way to magically manipulate One Being into devouring the Elder Gods and otherwise serve his plans. He wouldn't be devoured since he was making O.B. not do that. It's also possible Shinnok being all fleshy and not ethreal like the other Elder Gods might play a part too.

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** My reading of his ending is that Shinnok found a way to magically manipulate One Being into devouring the Elder Gods and otherwise serve his plans. He wouldn't be devoured since he was making O.B. not do that. It's also possible Shinnok being all fleshy and not ethreal ethereal like the other Elder Gods might play a part too.









** Does it still apply though? With Shao Kahn gone the Mortal Kombat Tournament is no longer needed so Lui's extended life cause probably isn't necessary.. Let's not forget that he died as well.

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** Does it still apply though? With Shao Kahn gone the Mortal Kombat Tournament is no longer needed so Lui's Liu's extended life cause probably isn't necessary.. Let's not forget that he died as well.



** For the same reason Lui Kang could beat Shang Tsung and Shao Khan.

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** For the same reason Lui Liu Kang could beat Shang Tsung and Shao Khan.



** In the comics, Havick mention that a mortal beating up Shinnok is impossible. Unless he possessed the power to kill a God. The green aura is more than a booster, as seen in Johnny Cage's [=MK9=] ending, it is either something that tremendously augment his ability or the equivalent to Kryptonite against Gods. The reason he and Cassie can beat Shinnok even in his final form is because it's what their line was created for in the first place. Now, how could mortals harness such powers? That's the real unanswered question.

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** In the comics, Havick Havik mention that a mortal beating up Shinnok is impossible. Unless he possessed the power to kill a God. The green aura is more than a booster, as seen in Johnny Cage's [=MK9=] ending, it is either something that tremendously augment his ability or the equivalent to Kryptonite against Gods. The reason he and Cassie can beat Shinnok even in his final form is because it's what their line was created for in the first place. Now, how could mortals harness such powers? That's the real unanswered question.
*** The comics give an insight of this. Basically, Johnny and Cassie descend from a lineage trained not only to serve gods, but to fight an Elder God in case he or she goes rogue. Maybe it was the Elder Gods themselves who thought of such a plan. It could be after Shinnok's defection, in order to not let an interrealm war happen again.



*** Shinnok was also kind of busy at the moment. Had be been resealed in the Neather Realm he likely would have resurrected Quan Chi to get things going again. Their's is a relationship of convenience, not affection, and Quan Chi is his strongest and smartest minion.

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*** Shinnok was also kind of busy at the moment. Had be been resealed in the Neather Nether Realm he likely would have resurrected Quan Chi to get things going again. Their's is a relationship of convenience, not affection, and Quan Chi is his strongest and smartest minion.



** It also bears mentioning that it's a better scenario for ''Earthrealm''. It's implied that Kitana has gotten visions of the original timeline, where Edenia and she personally came out a lot better at the expense of Earthrealm. From her point of view, which is also likely worsened by her status as a revenant, Raiden's actions have cost her nearly everything for a realm that isn't even hers. It could also be said that, while Raiden's actions has saved many lives in Earthrealm, the consequences of his actions have caused unparalleled amounts of destruction in Outworld. His manipulation of time has lead to a vastly larger realm falling into a near constant state of civil war and unrest, which is having effects that are spilling over into the other realms. Mileena personally blames him for killing Shao Kahn, her father, which he ''did'' do, which is why she refused to ally with Earthrealm the first time Shinnok broke out. All that being said...yeah, he is kind of a scapegoat. He was working off of very limited information, in the hopes of preventing what would have been ''total'' armageddon, and unfortunately everyone just sort of has to take his word that things have improved. Which they're not likely to do for the reasons mentioned above.

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** It also bears mentioning that it's a better scenario for ''Earthrealm''. It's implied that Kitana has gotten visions of the original timeline, where Edenia and she personally came out a lot better at the expense of Earthrealm. From her point of view, which is also likely worsened by her status as a revenant, Raiden's actions have cost her nearly everything for a realm that isn't even hers. It could also be said that, while Raiden's actions has saved many lives in Earthrealm, the consequences of his actions have caused unparalleled amounts of destruction in Outworld. His manipulation of time has lead to a vastly larger realm falling into a near constant state of civil war and unrest, which is having effects that are spilling over into the other realms. Mileena personally blames him for killing Shao Kahn, her father, which he ''did'' do, which is why she refused to ally with Earthrealm the first time Shinnok broke out. All that being said...yeah, he is kind of a scapegoat. He was working off of very limited information, in the hopes of preventing what would have been ''total'' armageddon, Armageddon, and unfortunately everyone just sort of has to take his word that things have improved. Which they're not likely to do for the reasons mentioned above.



** It's heavily implied that the revenants have all been brainwashed into their darker personalities. Their current behaviour is greatly out of character for what has been established, and Sareena and Kitana's encounter implies it's an effect of Quan Chi's magic and can be broken through embracing positive emotions. They all seem to be locked into a state of rage, hostility and resentment. The three revenants that broke free all act differently and greatly regret their previous behaviour, the remaining revenants would likely have a similar HeelRealisation if they were restored as well.

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** It's heavily implied that the revenants have all been brainwashed into their darker personalities. Their current behaviour behavior is greatly out of character for what has been established, and Sareena and Kitana's encounter implies it's an effect of Quan Chi's magic and can be broken through embracing positive emotions. They all seem to be locked into a state of rage, hostility and resentment. The three revenants that broke free all act differently and greatly regret their previous behaviour, behavior, the remaining revenants would likely have a similar HeelRealisation if they were restored as well.



** None of the former revenants seem to hold much hope of the others being freed and share the desire to kill Quan Chi. Jax is the most optimistic but even he doesn't seem to really think it'll happen, Sub-Zero is more of a realist, he'll morn the loss of Smoke and the others but prioritise the death of Quan Chi, therefore removing one of Earthrealm's biggest threats, granting the revenants a degree of freedom and avenging his brother.

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** None of the former revenants seem to hold much hope of the others being freed and share the desire to kill Quan Chi. Jax is the most optimistic but even he doesn't seem to really think it'll happen, Sub-Zero is more of a realist, he'll morn the loss of Smoke and the others but prioritise prioritize the death of Quan Chi, therefore removing one of Earthrealm's biggest threats, granting the revenants a degree of freedom and avenging his brother.



* Why does the victim explode in Kung Jin's "Pinned Down" fatality? He impales them on his bow, and they just blow up for no reason. Sure, he can shoot fireballs from the tip of his staff in his Bojustsu variation, but that doesn't explain how it works in his other variations, not to mention there is no visible fire/explosion.

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* Why does the victim explode in Kung Jin's "Pinned Down" fatality? He impales them on his bow, and they just blow up for no reason. Sure, he can shoot fireballs from the tip of his staff in his Bojustsu Bojutsu variation, but that doesn't explain how it works in his other variations, not to mention there is no visible fire/explosion.



** It's stated outright in the game D'Vorah was under orders to stay close to Outworld's throne until she could get her hands on Shinnok's amulet. She was "loyal" to Mileena right up to the moment it became clear Mileena was doomed then she became "loyal' to Kotal. Had Rain's plan bore fruit she likesly would have become "Loyal" to him as well, until she found a way to steal the amulet. It's similar to Tanya's 'I fight for the winning side' mentality but with a long term plan.

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** It's stated outright in the game D'Vorah was under orders to stay close to Outworld's throne until she could get her hands on Shinnok's amulet. She was "loyal" to Mileena right up to the moment it became clear Mileena was doomed then she became "loyal' to Kotal. Had Rain's plan bore fruit she likesly likely would have become "Loyal" to him as well, until she found a way to steal the amulet. It's similar to Tanya's 'I fight for the winning side' mentality but with a long term plan.



** Has it ever been said outright that Lao and Lui reject him for that reason? He doesn't have any interactions with Kung Lao that indicate a real problem, simply that he's inexperienced and in over his head, and kind of a dick really. You could make an argument for some of Lui Kang's comments but even those could easily refer to him being a thief or his immaturity. He's certainly faced discrimination but it's not stated from whom exactly. Hell, based on the timeline Kung Lao and Lui Kang would have been dead before he would have even realised he was let alone have a chance to comment on it.

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** Has it ever been said outright that Lao and Lui Liu reject him for that reason? He doesn't have any interactions with Kung Lao that indicate a real problem, simply that he's inexperienced and in over his head, and kind of a dick really. You could make an argument for some of Lui Liu Kang's comments but even those could easily refer to him being a thief or his immaturity. He's certainly faced discrimination but it's not stated from whom exactly. Hell, based on the timeline Kung Lao and Lui Liu Kang would have been dead before he would have even realised realized he was let alone have a chance to comment on it.



* Why does Cassie and her team suck so badly? They go to Outworld for what is implied to be their first interrealm mission and Kung Jin immediately risks war with Outworld over a thief just because [[spoiler:he used to be one]]. He has no idea what that guy stole, yet decides that it's more important than maintaining the truce. Facing [[spoiler:Sub-Zero]] alone proved how incompentent they were, who in their right mind would pick them for such an important job?

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* Why does Cassie and her team suck so badly? They go to Outworld for what is implied to be their first interrealm mission and Kung Jin immediately risks war with Outworld over a thief just because [[spoiler:he used to be one]]. He has no idea what that guy stole, yet decides that it's more important than maintaining the truce. Facing [[spoiler:Sub-Zero]] alone proved how incompentent incompetent they were, who in their right mind would pick them for such an important job?



























* Mortal Kombat 11 stated that by altering time itself, the other timeline gets erased. So, what happened to the original Shao Kahn is wiped out due to Raiden altering the timeline to kill off Shao Kahn in the 2011/X timeline.

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* ** Mortal Kombat 11 stated that by altering time itself, the other timeline gets erased. So, what happened to the original Shao Kahn is wiped out due to Raiden altering the timeline to kill off Shao Kahn in the 2011/X timeline.



** Think about the word "immortal" as in "deity" or "god". (Dark) Raiden certainly fits the description well. As for Scorpion, he's certainly immortal - but as an undead wraith ressurected to serve Quan Chi; he doesn't have godly powers. Liu Kang was brought back to life as a revenant, but that also doesn't make him immortal in the godly sense of the word. ''Why'' do you thought about Erron Black being immortal? His life was ''magically prolonged'' by Shang Tsung - and such operation doesn't render him immortal; he can simply live hundreds of years without breaking a sweat.

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** Think about the word "immortal" as in "deity" or "god". (Dark) Raiden certainly fits the description well. As for Scorpion, he's certainly immortal - but as an undead wraith ressurected resurrected to serve Quan Chi; he doesn't have godly powers. Liu Kang was brought back to life as a revenant, but that also doesn't make him immortal in the godly sense of the word. ''Why'' do you thought about Erron Black being immortal? His life was ''magically prolonged'' by Shang Tsung - and such operation doesn't render him immortal; he can simply live hundreds of years without breaking a sweat.



* "But I re-read the file." ''When'', Sonya? Did you seriously sit down and re-read the report after every screen turned red, alarms started blarring, and your future daughter screaming: "We're under attack, go to Condition Red!" over the loudspeaker? I know you were ordered by your future-daughter-CO to do so, but: 1) Did that really seem like the appropriate action at that particular moment, and 2) Could you really concentrate on that specific issue with all those (urgent) distractions going on?

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* "But I re-read the file." ''When'', Sonya? Did you seriously sit down and re-read the report after every screen turned red, alarms started blarring, blaring, and your future daughter screaming: "We're under attack, go to Condition Red!" over the loudspeaker? I know you were ordered by your future-daughter-CO to do so, but: 1) Did that really seem like the appropriate action at that particular moment, and 2) Could you really concentrate on that specific issue with all those (urgent) distractions going on?




* At the end of the story, ''how'' Kronika gets crystallised? And, is it possible for her to recover from LiterallyShatteredLives predicament?

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* At the end of the story, ''how'' Kronika gets crystallised? crystallized? And, is it possible for her to recover from LiterallyShatteredLives predicament?



* In Sonya's story mode chapter unburned Kabal from the past makes an appearance in Kano's Fight Klub, pushing Sonya back in a fight cage with his Nomad Dash. That makes no sense. First of all, Kronika clearly brough back characters from MK 2 era, right after Kung Lao has defeated Shang Tsung and Quan Chi. By that time Kabal was working in police with Stryker, so why did he became a Black Dragon member again? But if this Kabal is from even earlier point of timeline, he still shouldn't have his Nomad Dash, a move he gained only as "a result of the Outworld magic", after Kintaro burned him and Shang Tsung healed him.

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* In Sonya's story mode chapter unburned Kabal from the past makes an appearance in Kano's Fight Klub, pushing Sonya back in a fight cage with his Nomad Dash. That makes no sense. First of all, Kronika clearly brough brought back characters from MK 2 era, right after Kung Lao has defeated Shang Tsung and Quan Chi. By that time Kabal was working in police with Stryker, so why did he became a Black Dragon member again? But if this Kabal is from even earlier point of timeline, he still shouldn't have his Nomad Dash, a move he gained only as "a result of the Outworld magic", after Kintaro burned him and Shang Tsung healed him.



** 1) Most people in Earthrealm won't be armed or know how to fight 2) the benefits of an undead army is that if they get struck down you can raise them right back again 3) there's more to the Neatherrealm army than just the cannon fodder soldiers, there'sfliers, more powerful demons and the Revenants. Raiden only has so many champions and the army only has so much resources.
** Presumably, the regular nether realm army can't resurrect, because Deadly Alliance treated that as something unique to Onaga's army. But also remember that there is WMD level magic in MK, such as the Soulnado from [=MK9=] which could do a lot to bridge that gap, and the Netherrealm inhabitants likely know more of it that Earthrealm's.

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** 1) Most people in Earthrealm won't be armed or know how to fight 2) the benefits of an undead army is that if they get struck down you can raise them right back again 3) there's more to the Neatherrealm Netherrealm army than just the cannon fodder soldiers, there'sfliers, there're fliers, more powerful demons and the Revenants. Raiden only has so many champions and the army only has so much resources.
** Presumably, the regular nether realm Netherrealm army can't resurrect, because Deadly Alliance treated that as something unique to Onaga's army. But also remember that there is WMD level magic in MK, such as the Soulnado from [=MK9=] which could do a lot to bridge that gap, and the Netherrealm inhabitants likely know more of it that Earthrealm's.



* This is minor, but in one intro dialogue Raiden says that Kano's "life of sin and licentiousness" means they can never be friends. This troper's a little puzzled by the thunder-god's choice of words: "Licentiousness" typically refers to self-indulgence of a sexual nature. Which Kano has obviously done of course, but considering all the evil that Kano's pulled (murders, genocides, treasons, betraying Earthrealm to demonic aliens, and causing personal tragedies to many other Kombatants), it seems a little odd that "licentiousness" would be Raiden's main point of condemnation for Kano.

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* This is minor, but in one intro dialogue Raiden says that Kano's "life of sin and licentiousness" means they can never be friends. This troper's a little puzzled by the thunder-god's choice of words: "Licentiousness" typically refers to self-indulgence of a sexual nature. Which Kano has obviously done of course, but considering all the evil that Kano's pulled (murders, genocides, treasons, treason, betraying Earthrealm to demonic aliens, and causing personal tragedies to many other Kombatants), it seems a little odd that "licentiousness" would be Raiden's main point of condemnation for Kano.



** The entire area was affected by the time displacement so large portions of the audience were likely replaced by those from the [=MK2=] tournament. Plus theres the people who just don't care who is in charge or just plain liked Shao Kahn better.

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** The entire area was affected by the time displacement so large portions of the audience were likely replaced by those from the [=MK2=] tournament. Plus theres there's the people who just don't care who is in charge or just plain liked Shao Kahn better.




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** Scorpion ''did'' contemplate suicide at one point, though. Raiden talks him out of it.



** Power levels have always been vague in this series and how much of a power boost you get from a soul has never been consistent, especially since Shang Tsung seems to actually expend the energy of the souls he steals instead of just letting them stay whole and magnify his power. And Lui Kang has always been able to beat opponents far out of his weight class, remember he was the one who took out Shinnok in the original timeline and he didn't have the Cag ability to nullify his magic.

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** Power levels have always been vague in this series and how much of a power boost you get from a soul has never been consistent, especially since Shang Tsung seems to actually expend the energy of the souls he steals instead of just letting them stay whole and magnify his power. And Lui Liu Kang has always been able to beat opponents far out of his weight class, remember he was the one who took out Shinnok in the original timeline and he didn't have the Cag Cage ability to nullify his magic.




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** Maybe the Shaolin Masters did teach him how to swim (heh). It's not established that falling into the Sea of Blood equals instant death (and since Geras mentions leviathans, the Sea of Blood isn't devoid of life. The only difference between it and a normal sea is that the SoB is bottomless).












** Or freaking LIGHTING coruscating inside his eyes? Or hell how did they keep him there, they legally don't have the power to kidnap bums and then give them expensive drugs, food, and treatment without telling someone in the government and all Raiden woud have to said is "let me out of here" and legally they would have to. They can't hold onto him unless he was legally declared a ward of the state, and then the STATE would be paying for his treatment, but do we see /1/ govt agent?

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** Or freaking LIGHTING coruscating inside his eyes? Or hell how did they keep him there, they legally don't have the power to kidnap bums and then give them expensive drugs, food, and treatment without telling someone in the government and all Raiden woud would have to said is "let me out of here" and legally they would have to. They can't hold onto him unless he was legally declared a ward of the state, and then the STATE would be paying for his treatment, but do we see /1/ govt agent?


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*** Liu Kang and Kung Lao mention that it's been ten years since Liu Kang left the Shaolin, and Liu Kang was the last Champion. So it's reasonable to say that a ten-year gap has passed between Seasons 1 and 2.


** Kano asks him why they aren't mates, and this version of Raiden is LawfulGood, and annoyed by young!Johnny Cage's antics, so he's effectively saying "We can't be allies because you're evil, and even if you weren't, your a dick."

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** Kano asks him why they aren't mates, and this version of Raiden is LawfulGood, and annoyed by young!Johnny Cage's antics, so he's effectively saying "We can't be allies because you're evil, and even if you weren't, your you're a dick."



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** Where exactly does Jesus say that in the Bible?

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* As Raiden states multiple times, Immortals are immune from Kronika's manipulation of the timeline. Near the end of the story, Kronika reverses time to send Kharon's fleet back from their assault. So what happened to Kharon? Is he a "lesser" type of Immortal and thus affected, or was he just standing there pissed off while his ships sailed backwards against his will?


* One more thing about Kronika. When you beat her in classic mode. Why does she crawl? I mean she can probably get up, run to the crown, repair the hourglass, then get back to ass-kicking ('Nam flashbacking to a 22 hit combo.)

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* One more thing about Kronika. When you beat her in classic mode. Why does she crawl? I mean she can probably get up, run to the crown, repair the hourglass, then get back to ass-kicking ('Nam flashbacking to a 22 hit combo.)
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** That's the thing, you already kicked her ass. And knowing that sometimes adrenaline can cloud logical thoughts it's not too far-fetched that she'd crawl instead of run.
** And some of the fighters in this game are strong enough to: create shockwaves, keep themselves supported when bicycle-kicking, heave a huge hammer, use frickin hair as a support, throw a gun hard enough to make a lot of blood come out your face, shoot f*cking heat out of their arms, nut punch hard enough for your head to pop off, pick someone up without extra support, flap two fans hard enough to propel their ass hard enough to crack someone's skull, pull someone with a chain-kunai and nothing else, lift someone on an axe, push hard enough to make a spike of blood go through someone's head, push hard enough with legs to dental nightmare someone, pull a spear out of a body easily, break a lot of ribcage's and beat the mad goddess of time.


* After Scorpion kills the original Sub Zero in [=MK9=], Sub Zero comes back as Noob under Quan Chi. Are Scorpion or Noob OK with each other by now? I mean, each has a reason to hate each other now, and Noob knows who he used to be.

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* After Scorpion kills the original Sub Zero Sub-Zero in [=MK9=], Sub Zero Sub-Zero comes back as Noob under Quan Chi. Are Scorpion or Noob OK okay with each other by now? I mean, each has a reason to hate each other now, and Noob knows who he used to be.



* Why has there been no adressing of Mileena and Sindel's feelings towards one another? Mileena may be magically created but part of her is Kitana, there is a definite link there (one Mileena could try to exploit to her benefit) but they both just seem to want to pretend the other doesn't exist when adressing their stories. Take Mileena's Deception ending, Mileena replaces Kitana but Sindel has been freed and should be in contact with her. Technically, Sindel is in charge, not Kitana, so there should have been interaction of some kind.

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* Why has there been no adressing of Mileena and Sindel's feelings towards one another? Mileena may be magically created but part of her is Kitana, there is a definite link there (one Mileena could try to exploit to her benefit) but they both just seem to want to pretend the other doesn't exist when adressing addressing their stories. Take Mileena's Deception ending, Mileena replaces Kitana but Sindel has been freed and should be in contact with her. Technically, Sindel is in charge, not Kitana, so there should have been interaction of some kind.



*** Yes, but that's part of why it bugs me. What are Sindel's feelings towards Mileena? Is she horrified her daughter was violated? Is she hopeful Mileena can be redeemed? Does she consider Mileena to be part of the family? Just a monster? Is she even aware Mileena exists? If not then why hasn't Mileena taken advantage of that? How come when Mileena actually manages to replace Kitana after Deadly Allinace there's no mention of Sindel or whether she's been killed off so Mileena can rule or tricked ino thinking Mileena really is Kitana?

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*** Yes, but that's part of why it bugs me. What are Sindel's feelings towards Mileena? Is she horrified her daughter was violated? Is she hopeful Mileena can be redeemed? Does she consider Mileena to be part of the family? Just a monster? Is she even aware Mileena exists? If not then why hasn't Mileena taken advantage of that? How come when Mileena actually manages to replace Kitana after Deadly Allinace Alliance there's no mention of Sindel or whether she's been killed off so Mileena can rule or tricked ino into thinking Mileena really is Kitana?



** It had better be. Otherwise, we're really left to ask why they stop fighting their archnemeses to play King Of The Hill without anyone knowing what's at the top.

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** It had better be. Otherwise, we're really left to ask why they stop fighting their archnemeses arch-nemeses to play King Of The Hill without anyone knowing what's at the top.



** I would imagine that if everyone is fighting near the foot of the pyramid and look up to see Onaga (or anyone who just teleported up there) fighting Blaze, all focus of attack would be brought to bear on the one trying seize control. Even Onaga couldn't win if every Kombatant ganged up on him at once.
** Maybe I'm misremembering but I was under the impression that only the last kombattant standing would be allowed to fight Blaze, so going straight to the top wouldn't help much anyway.

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** I would imagine that if everyone is fighting near the foot of the pyramid and look up to see Onaga (or anyone who just teleported up there) fighting Blaze, all focus of attack would be brought to bear on the one trying seize control. Even Onaga couldn't win if every Kombatant kombatant ganged up on him at once.
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** Maybe I'm misremembering but I was under the impression that only the last kombattant kombatant standing would be allowed to fight Blaze, so going straight to the top wouldn't help much anyway.



* As per Raiden's desperate plan to ally himself with Quan Chi; not so much the plan itself, but what derails it. When he tries [[spoiler: to offer the souls of Earthrealm's fallen in exchange for Quan Chi's help]], Quan Chi refuses on merit of [[spoiler: Shao Kahn has already made the exact same deal with him.]] So...''how in Netherrealm's name does [[spoiler: Shao Kahn]] have that kind of authority?'' Raiden is at least feasable, given as he's Earthrealm's guardian and all, but '''[[spoiler: Shao Kahn]]'''? [[spoiler: He's an invading conqueror whose "say" revolves around his wife being in the realm; HER soul could be said to be under his authority, and MAYBE Kitana's...but that's where it stops. Even if he doesn't technically try to merge the realms until the end, he's still not in any position to be bargaining with souls that aren't from his own realm.]] How is this allowed?

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* As per Raiden's desperate plan to ally himself with Quan Chi; not so much the plan itself, but what derails it. When he tries [[spoiler: to offer the souls of Earthrealm's fallen in exchange for Quan Chi's help]], Quan Chi refuses on merit of [[spoiler: Shao Kahn has already made the exact same deal with him.]] So...''how in Netherrealm's name does [[spoiler: Shao Kahn]] have that kind of authority?'' Raiden is at least feasable, feasible, given as he's Earthrealm's guardian and all, but '''[[spoiler: Shao Kahn]]'''? [[spoiler: He's an invading conqueror whose "say" revolves around his wife being in the realm; HER soul could be said to be under his authority, and MAYBE Kitana's...but that's where it stops. Even if he doesn't technically try to merge the realms until the end, he's still not in any position to be bargaining with souls that aren't from his own realm.]] How is this allowed?

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*One more thing about Kronika. When you beat her in classic mode. Why does she crawl? I mean she can probably get up, run to the crown, repair the hourglass, then get back to ass-kicking ('Nam flashbacking to a 22 hit combo.)



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** This is explained in Aftermath. Full stop. Since the defeat of Kronika, Liu Kang agreed to send him back in time to retrieve the crown, and anticipated that Shang Tsung would betray everyone and be powerful enough to absorb Kronika's soul. As for Quan Chi, his whereabouts are unknown, though it can be hinted his involvement with Cetrion, Shinnok's sister.

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** The comic shows Quan-Chi, who has a distaste for cybernetic technology, regenerate his physical body with magic during their time in the Netherrealm.



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** For all we know, Kung grabbed onto the boat with whatever strength he had left. Or, if you are the more cynical, pessimistic type, the rest of the story took place in the brief time before Kung drowned.



* Why is Revenant Sub-Zero fully human in this game, when the previous game's story mode showed ''Cyber'' Sub-Zero among Quan Chi's newly acquired revenants?



** Presumably, the regular nether realm army can't resurrect, because Deadly Alliance treated that as something unique to Onaga's army. But also remember that there is WMD level magic in MK, such as the Soulnado from MK9 which could do a lot to bridge that gap, and the Netherrealm inhabitants likely know more of it that Earthrealm's.

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** Presumably, the regular nether realm army can't resurrect, because Deadly Alliance treated that as something unique to Onaga's army. But also remember that there is WMD level magic in MK, such as the Soulnado from MK9 [=MK9=] which could do a lot to bridge that gap, and the Netherrealm inhabitants likely know more of it that Earthrealm's.



** The entire area was affected by the time displacement so large portions of the audience were likely replaced by those from the MK2 tournament. Plus theres the people who just don't care who is in charge or just plain liked Shao Kahn better.

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** The entire area was affected by the time displacement so large portions of the audience were likely replaced by those from the MK2 [=MK2=] tournament. Plus theres the people who just don't care who is in charge or just plain liked Shao Kahn better.



* Aside from being a CreatorsPet, how did MK2-era Scorpion at all manage to defeat the current Sub-Zero, who not only thoroughly trounced him not a few days ago back in his point in the new timeline (and also managed to beat both Goro and Kintaro at the same time), but has also gained the Dragon Medallion and a decade or two of additional fighting experience? For that matter, how the hell did he beat Raiden, who not only thrashed him in the Netherrealm but also managed to defeat every revenant in rapid succession back in MK9?

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* Aside from being a CreatorsPet, how did MK2-era Scorpion at all manage to defeat the current Sub-Zero, who not only thoroughly trounced him not a few days ago back in his point in the new timeline (and also managed to beat both Goro and Kintaro at the same time), but has also gained the Dragon Medallion and a decade or two of additional fighting experience? For that matter, how the hell did he beat Raiden, who not only thrashed him in the Netherrealm but also managed to defeat every revenant in rapid succession back in MK9?[=MK9=]?



** The temporal shift occurred before the invasion (''MK3-ish'' phase), where Raiden successfully fended them off. Also, Raiden was showing a less control of himself due to the nature of the Amulet.

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** The temporal shift occurred before the invasion (''MK3-ish'' (''[=MK3=]-ish'' phase), where Raiden successfully fended them off. Also, Raiden was showing a less control of himself due to the nature of the Amulet.



* It the Aftermath chapters, Sindel sides with Shao Kahn and stated she killed King Jerrod because she felt her first husband was a weak leader and that Shao Kahn had mighty power. It also revealed that Sindel never committed suicide, but she was killed by Quan Chi as a cover-up. Shao Kahn states that he would have killed Quan Chi for killing Sindel. How are all these events possible? Why didn't Shao Kahn try finding Sindel with that kind of knowledge? Why didn't Shao Kahn invade the Netherrealm? In both the original and the second timelines, Sindel was revived during the MK3 alignment; the original being Shang Tsung plus the shadow priests and the other being Quan Chi. In both those specific timelines, the reason of resurrection was to remove the protection that prevented Shao Kahn from invading Earthrealm. In addition, both those timelines had Sindel unwilling evil upon Resurrection. In the original timeline, after Sindel was freed from mind control in MK3, she became of the forces of good since MK4. During Aftermath, Kitana questioned Sindel whether or not she is truly herself and not possessed by magic by stating the above. Or is it that this chapter has so many BlatantLies as mentioned by Liu Kang? Nothing adds up.

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* It the Aftermath chapters, Sindel sides with Shao Kahn and stated she killed King Jerrod because she felt her first husband was a weak leader and that Shao Kahn had mighty power. It also revealed that Sindel never committed suicide, but she was killed by Quan Chi as a cover-up. Shao Kahn states that he would have killed Quan Chi for killing Sindel. How are all these events possible? Why didn't Shao Kahn try finding Sindel with that kind of knowledge? Why didn't Shao Kahn invade the Netherrealm? In both the original and the second timelines, Sindel was revived during the MK3 [=MK3=] alignment; the original being Shang Tsung plus the shadow priests and the other being Quan Chi. In both those specific timelines, the reason of resurrection was to remove the protection that prevented Shao Kahn from invading Earthrealm. In addition, both those timelines had Sindel unwilling evil upon Resurrection. In the original timeline, after Sindel was freed from mind control in MK3, [=MK3=], she became of the forces of good since MK4.[=MK4=]. During Aftermath, Kitana questioned Sindel whether or not she is truly herself and not possessed by magic by stating the above. Or is it that this chapter has so many BlatantLies as mentioned by Liu Kang? Nothing adds up.



* Why does it seem that Scorpion basically got off Scot-free in MK11 despite the fact it's his direct fault that all of the revenants, many of whom who were close friends of most of the main cast, are forever trapped in their corrupted states? He doesn't get reprimanded, he's not punished in any way, and he frankly doesn't seem at all guilty about it. Shouldn't Sub-Zero, whom he seems to be best buddies with, be very annoyed with him since he basically ended any chance for Smoke and Bi-Han to be restored?
** Fixing the other revenants was always a long shot, even if they'd had Quan Chi alive and cooperating. Sub-Zero accepts Quan Chi's death as worth it and had already made peace with the loss of Smoke and Bi-Han. Everyone in the forces of light knew that had Scorpion killed Quan Chi before the chant, Shinnok would not have appeared and remained sealed. Knowing that MK11 happens immediately after MKX, there was no time for punishment, Raiden already transformed into Dark Raiden, and Kronika's plans are in motion quickly; should they punish current Scorpion, it would do no one any favors.

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* Why does it seem that Scorpion basically got off Scot-free in MK11 [=MK11=] despite the fact it's his direct fault that all of the revenants, many of whom who were close friends of most of the main cast, are forever trapped in their corrupted states? He doesn't get reprimanded, he's not punished in any way, and he frankly doesn't seem at all guilty about it. Shouldn't Sub-Zero, whom he seems to be best buddies with, be very annoyed with him since he basically ended any chance for Smoke and Bi-Han to be restored?
** Fixing the other revenants was always a long shot, even if they'd had Quan Chi alive and cooperating. Sub-Zero accepts Quan Chi's death as worth it and had already made peace with the loss of Smoke and Bi-Han. Everyone in the forces of light knew that had Scorpion killed Quan Chi before the chant, Shinnok would not have appeared and remained sealed. Knowing that MK11 [=MK11=] happens immediately after MKX, there was no time for punishment, Raiden already transformed into Dark Raiden, and Kronika's plans are in motion quickly; should they punish current Scorpion, it would do no one any favors.

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