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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' canon prequel comics: [[ChaosIsEvil Havik]] is an anarchic cleric from the Chaosrealm who was hired by Quan Chi to retrieve the Amulet of Shinnok in exchange for [[BloodMagic Blood Magik]]. Havik plans to betray the sorcerer when he obtains the amulet for his own twisted goals and [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates]] the Outworld general [[BigBadWannabe Reiko]] by fabricating a prophecy that preys on his ego and ambitions, in which Havik convinces Reiko to join forces with him to use the [[{{MacGuffin}} Kamidogu]] and the Blood Code to make Reiko a god, but will actually use him as vessel to release the Amulet. To obtain the Kamidogu, Havik uses the Blood Code to [[TheCorrupter corrupt]] and [[GrandTheftMe possess]] others, including Raiden, Shujinko and Sub-Zero. Havik also possesses Forrest Fox and has him slaughter the Shirai Ryu excluding Takeda and poison Hanzo Hasashi, aka Scorpion, [[AndIMustScream forcing him to relive his clan's massacre and family's murder]], to release his Revenant persona and try and enslave him. Havik has the captured Jacqui Briggs [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beaten to a pulp]] to try and bring out Cassie Cage's ancestral powers, then kills Hanzo to try and bring out Scorpion one last time. Using the blood of several champions and the Kamidogu, Havik transforms Reiko into a "Blood God", to which the cleric kills Reiko and retrieves the Amulet, which he uses to destroy a Shokan ship, killing hundreds of them aboard it. Havik, after being attacked by Takeda, [[WouldHurtAChild tortures the young boy]] while promising that Earthrealm's people will die slowly and painfully. Wanting to destroy Order throughout the realms, Havik would create a universe drowned in chaos and madness, consumed by nothing but endless suffering and death.


''Franchise/MortalKombat'' is a LongRunner with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. But the utter cruelty and horrible deeds of [[CompleteMonster some of these villains]] are more than enough to earn them a special place in [[{{Hell}} the Netherrealm]]. Spoilers are not hidden.

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''Franchise/MortalKombat'' is a LongRunner with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. But the utter cruelty and horrible deeds of [[CompleteMonster some of these villains]] are more than enough to earn them a special place in [[{{Hell}} the Netherrealm]]. Spoilers

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* [[Characters/MortalKombatShaoKahn Shao Kahn]] is the [[EvilOverlord tyrannical emperor of Outworld]], who is bent on expanding his empire as far as possible. Invading the realm of Edenia, as soon as all their champions lose Mortal Kombat tournaments, Shao Kahn brings death and destruction to the peaceful kingdom, slaughtering countless innocents and [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe forcing Sindel to marry him]] and adopting her daughter Kitana. Fearing that Sindel would tell Kitana the truth in the future, which could lead to her trying to rebel against him, Shao Kahn created her clone, Mileena, from Tarkatan blood, and when Sindel killed herself to merge her soul with that of her daughters to protect her from Shao Kahn's influence, Shao Kahn raised both his adopted daughters as his personal assassins, ordering them to murder all former King Jerrod's imposters and King Jerrod himself. Later ordering his daughters to participate in the current Mortal Kombat tournament, Shao Kahn plans to invade Earthrealm and do with it what he did with Edenia.
* [[EvilSorcerer Quan Chi]] is the powerful {{necromancer}} and leader of the Netherrealm, who has his own plans for the takeover of Earthrealm. Seeking his own champion for the Mortal Kombat tournament, Quan Chi found out about the rivalry between the Shirai Ryu and Lin Kuei clans and used it to his own advantage. As both clans managed to achieve a truce, Quan Chi murders the traveling lord of both clans Shogun and all his guards, while [[FalseFlagOperation taking the appearance]] of Bi-Han, leader of the Lin Kuei, to lure Hanzo Hasashi, aka Scorpion, out of the Shirai Ryu village, so that he could brutally slaughter his whole clan, along with his wife and child, and blame it on the Lin Kuei. Using Scorpion's thirst for vengeance, Quan Chi resurrected him as his own champion and led him to murder Bi-Han, who was Scorpion's former friend, whom Quan Chi framed for the purging of the Shirai Ryu.


* [[Characters/MortalKombatShaoKahn Shao Kahn]] is the lord of Outworld and the conqueror of countless worlds that he brutally dominates, enslaves and [[YourSoulIsMine harvests for souls]]. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introducing himself]] by stealing the soul of a slave, Kahn aims to invade Earth and subject it to his brutal rule like so many others. Setting himself up as a god named "Shakaa", Shao Kahn attempts to harvest the souls of the people in the city of Shakaana under the promise of delivering them to "paradise." In the finale of the show, Kahn proceeds to use his Shadow Priests to [[KillEmAll exterminate every other member of the main cast]], including [[OffingTheOffspring Kahn's own daughter Kitana]], while defeating Raiden. Mocking Raiden for the deaths of all the others, especially Raiden's champion Kung Lao, Shao Kahn forces Raiden to watch as he leads Outworld's forces to utterly dominate and destroy every living soul on Earth:
-->Let's see what gifts we have for our guests. A traitor...dead. Two sorcerers ...dead. A queen...dead. A daughter...dead. A bodyguard...dead. A thief...dead. A champion...dead. You...will...bow...to...me.

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* [[Characters/MortalKombatShaoKahn Shao Kahn]] is the lord of Outworld and the conqueror of countless worlds that he brutally dominates, enslaves and [[YourSoulIsMine harvests for souls]]. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introducing himself]] by stealing the soul of a slave, Kahn aims to invade Earth and subject it to his brutal rule like so many others. Setting himself up as a god named "Shakaa", Shao Kahn attempts to harvest the souls of the people in the city of Shakaana under the promise of delivering them to "paradise." In the finale of the show, Kahn proceeds to use his Shadow Priests to [[KillEmAll exterminate every other member of the main cast]], including [[OffingTheOffspring Kahn's own daughter Kitana]], while defeating Raiden. Mocking Raiden for the deaths of all the others, especially Raiden's champion Kung Lao, Shao Kahn forces Raiden to watch as he leads Outworld's forces to utterly dominate and destroy every living soul on Earth:
-->Let's see what gifts we have for our guests. A traitor...dead. Two sorcerers ...dead. A queen...dead. A daughter...dead. A bodyguard...dead. A thief...dead. A champion...dead. You...will...bow...to...me.
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* [[SatanicArchetype Shinnok]] himself is a former Elder God banished to the Netherrealm. While he acts as TheCorrupter to [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Daegon and a lesser degree Taven]], this is only a sample of his deeds. Prior to the events of the franchise, he betrayed his fellow Elder Gods due to [[AmbitionIsEvil his lust for power]] and desire to rule Earthrealm, but was exiled to the Netherrealm, where he endured constant torture from the Netherrealm's overlord, Lucifer, and was at his mercy until he encountered the sorcerer Quan Chi; with Quan Chi's aid, he overthrew Lucifer and [[HellHasNewManagement took control over the Netherrealm]], amassing an army of loyal demons on his side over time. In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'', he tries to seize control of Earthrealm again by invading the Heavens, but was thwarted by Raiden. In [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the]] new [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX timeline]], he orchestrates a massive amount of bloodshed with Quan Chi to gain freedom, unleashes the demons of the Netherrealm--as well as the souls of the fallen heroes who have been revived as revenants and brainwashed to serve him and Quan Chi--to wreck havoc in Earthrealm as part of his revenge against Raiden and the Elder Gods for banishing him to the Netherrealm, and attempts to corrupt the Jinsei, Earthrealm's life force, nearly leaving Earthrealm in chaos. Though he was defeated after a long struggle, he does get his revenge against Raiden by twisting the Thunder God into something as evil as himself. In his lust for revenge, Shinnok planned to consume the life of all that lived, followed by destroying the Elder Gods themselves, and reawakening the One Being to [[OmnicidalManiac end all of reality]]. The closest to ultimate evil in the world of Mortal Kombat, Shinnok showcases the terrifying nature of a [[FallenHero fallen Elder God]] consumed only with pride and hunger for power.



** [[SatanicArchetype Shinnok]] himself is a former Elder God banished to the Netherrealm. While he acts as TheCorrupter to [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Daegon and a lesser degree Taven]], this is only a sample of his deeds. Prior to the events of the franchise, he betrayed his fellow Elder Gods due to [[AmbitionIsEvil his lust for power]] and desire to rule Earthrealm, but was exiled to the Netherrealm, where he endured constant torture from the Netherrealm's overlord, Lucifer, and was at his mercy until he encountered the sorcerer Quan Chi; with Quan Chi's aid, he overthrew Lucifer and [[HellHasNewManagement took control over the Netherrealm]], amassing an army of loyal demons on his side over time. In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'', he tries to seize control of Earthrealm again by invading the Heavens, but was thwarted by Raiden. In [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the]] new [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX timeline]], he orchestrates a massive amount of bloodshed with Quan Chi to gain freedom, unleashes the demons of the Netherrealm--as well as the souls of the fallen heroes who have been revived as revenants and brainwashed to serve him and Quan Chi--to wreck havoc in Earthrealm as part of his revenge against Raiden and the Elder Gods for banishing him to the Netherrealm, and attempts to corrupt the Jinsei, Earthrealm's life force, nearly leaving Earthrealm in chaos. Though he was defeated after a long struggle, he does get his revenge against Raiden by twisting the Thunder God into something as evil as himself. In his lust for revenge, Shinnok planned to consume the life of all that lived, followed by destroying the Elder Gods themselves, and reawakening the One Being to [[OmnicidalManiac end all of reality]]. The closest to ultimate evil in the world of Mortal Kombat, Shinnok showcases the terrifying nature of a [[FallenHero fallen Elder God]] consumed only with pride and hunger for power.

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** [[SatanicArchetype Shinnok]] himself is a former Elder God banished to the Netherrealm. While he acts as TheCorrupter to [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Daegon and a lesser degree Taven]], this is only a sample of his deeds. Prior to the events of the franchise, he betrayed his fellow Elder Gods due to [[AmbitionIsEvil his lust for power]] and desire to rule Earthrealm, but was exiled to the Netherrealm, where he endured constant torture from the Netherrealm's overlord, Lucifer, and was at his mercy until he encountered the sorcerer Quan Chi; with Quan Chi's aid, he overthrew Lucifer and [[HellHasNewManagement took control over the Netherrealm]], amassing an army of loyal demons on his side over time. In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'', he tries to seize control of Earthrealm again by invading the Heavens, but was thwarted by Raiden. In [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the]] new [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX timeline]], he orchestrates a massive amount of bloodshed with Quan Chi to gain freedom, unleashes the demons of the Netherrealm--as well as the souls of the fallen heroes who have been revived as revenants and brainwashed to serve him and Quan Chi--to wreck havoc in Earthrealm as part of his revenge against Raiden and the Elder Gods for banishing him to the Netherrealm, and attempts to corrupt the Jinsei, Earthrealm's life force, nearly leaving Earthrealm in chaos. Though he was defeated after a long struggle, he does get his revenge against Raiden by twisting the Thunder God into something as evil as himself. In his lust for revenge, Shinnok planned to consume the life of all that lived, followed by destroying the Elder Gods themselves, and reawakening the One Being to [[OmnicidalManiac end all of reality]]. The closest to ultimate evil in the world of Mortal Kombat, Shinnok showcases the terrifying nature of a [[FallenHero fallen Elder God]] consumed only with pride and hunger for power.


* [[SatanicArchetype Shinnok]] himself is a former Elder God banished to the Netherrealm. While he acts as TheCorrupter to [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Daegon and a lesser degree Taven]], this is only a sample of his deeds. Prior to the events of the franchise, he betrayed his fellow Elder Gods due to [[AmbitionIsEvil his lust for power]] and desire to rule Earthrealm, but was exiled to the Netherrealm, where he endured constant torture from the Netherrealm's overlord, Lucifer, and was at his mercy until he encountered the sorcerer Quan Chi; with Quan Chi's aid, he overthrew Lucifer and [[HellHasNewManagement took control over the Netherrealm]], amassing an army of loyal demons on his side over time. In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'', he tries to seize control of Earthrealm again by invading the Heavens, but was thwarted by Raiden. In [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the]] new [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX timeline]], he orchestrates a massive amount of bloodshed with Quan Chi to gain freedom, unleashes the demons of the Netherrealm--as well as the souls of the fallen heroes who have been revived as revenants and brainwashed to serve him and Quan Chi--to wreck havoc in Earthrealm as part of his revenge against Raiden and the Elder Gods for banishing him to the Netherrealm, and attempts to corrupt the Jinsei, Earthrealm's life force, nearly leaving Earthrealm in chaos. Though he was defeated after a long struggle, he does get his revenge against Raiden by twisting the Thunder God into something as evil as himself. In his lust for revenge, Shinnok planned to consume the life of all that lived, followed by destroying the Elder Gods themselves, and reawakening the One Being to [[OmnicidalManiac end all of reality]]. The closest to ultimate evil in the world of Mortal Kombat, Shinnok showcases the terrifying nature of a [[FallenHero fallen Elder God]] consumed only with pride and hunger for power.

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** [[BigBad Kronika]], the Titan,
is the [[TimeMaster mistress of time]] and the GreaterScopeVillain of the entire franchise. A vicious ControlFreak obsessed with her notions of balance between good and evil, Kronika manipulates her own children, Cetrion and the aforementioned Shinnok, into eternal conflict, keeping their armies fighting forever with countless lives lost. When a timeline proves disappointing to her, Kronika exterminates it, killing everyone and rebooting them to try again, which she has done countless times. Manipulating Liu Kang and Raiden's conflict, Kronika gains allies by promising them anything they want, even having the Lin Kuei traitor Frost unwillingly convert many people to cyborgs for her army. Finally having her own daughter sacrifice herself through a combination of control and [[ManipulativeBitch emotional manipulation]], Kronika proceeds to attempt to erase history again, caring only for her own domination and shaping of destiny.
** [[DeceptiveDisciple Frost]] is the
former Elder God banished to the Netherrealm. While he acts as TheCorrupter to [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Daegon and a lesser degree Taven]], this is only a sample star pupil of his deeds. Prior to the events of the franchise, he [[Characters/MortalKombatKuaiLiang Sub-Zero]] who betrayed his fellow Elder Gods due to her master in the cruelest way imaginable. [[ItsAllAboutMe Arrogant and brash]], Frost [[AmbitionIsEvil his lust for power]] and desire to rule Earthrealm, but believed she was exiled more fit to the Netherrealm, where he endured constant torture from the Netherrealm's overlord, Lucifer, and was at his mercy until he encountered the sorcerer Quan Chi; with Quan Chi's aid, he overthrew Lucifer and [[HellHasNewManagement took control take over the Netherrealm]], amassing an army of loyal demons on his side over time. In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'', he tries Lin Kuei]] and took Kronika's offer to seize control of Earthrealm again by invading lead the Heavens, but was thwarted by Raiden. In [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the]] new [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX timeline]], he orchestrates Cyber Lin Kuei. Transforming herself into a massive amount cyborg, Frost lured out numerous of bloodshed with Quan Chi her former comrades to gain freedom, unleashes the demons of the Netherrealm--as well as the souls of the fallen heroes who have been revived as revenants [[UnwillingRoboticisation transform them into robotic minions]], using a process that involves ripping them apart and brainwashed then removing their will to serve him and Quan Chi--to wreck havoc in Earthrealm place her own will on them, deliberately choosing Lin Kuei as part a form of his petty revenge against Raiden Sub-Zero. When Sub-Zero and Scorpion tried to stop the Elder Gods for banishing him to the Netherrealm, Cyber Lin Kuei, Frost ambushed and attempts tried to corrupt the Jinsei, Earthrealm's life force, nearly leaving Earthrealm in chaos. Though he was defeated after a long struggle, he does get his revenge against Raiden by twisting the Thunder God into something as evil as himself. In his lust for revenge, Shinnok planned to consume the life kill them, believing neither of all that lived, followed by destroying the Elder Gods themselves, and reawakening the One Being to [[OmnicidalManiac end all of reality]]. The closest to ultimate evil them ever saw her talent. She returns in the world finale leading Kronika's defenses in hopes of Mortal Kombat, Shinnok showcases having another chance to kill her former comrades and to bring Kronika's plans to fruition. even knowing this would destroy the terrifying nature of a [[FallenHero fallen Elder God]] consumed only with pride and hunger for power.
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* [[SatanicArchetype Shinnok]] himself is a former Elder God banished to the Netherrealm. While he acts as TheCorrupter to [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Daegon and a lesser degree Taven]], this is only a sample of his deeds. Prior to the events of the franchise, he betrayed his fellow Elder Gods due to [[AmbitionIsEvil his lust for power]] and desire to rule Earthrealm, but was exiled to the Netherrealm, where he endured constant torture from the Netherrealm's overlord, Lucifer, and was at his mercy until he encountered the sorcerer Quan Chi; with Quan Chi's aid, he overthrew Lucifer and [[EvilOverlord took control over the Netherrealm]], amassing an army of loyal demons on his side over time. In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'', he tries to seize control of Earthrealm again by invading the Heavens, but was thwarted by Raiden. In [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the]] new [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX timeline]], he orchestrates a massive amount of bloodshed with Quan Chi to gain freedom, unleashes the demons of the Netherrealm--as well as the souls of the fallen heroes who have been revived as revenants and brainwashed to serve him and Quan Chi--to wreck havoc in Earthrealm as part of his revenge against Raiden and the Elder Gods for banishing him to the Netherrealm, and attempts to corrupt the Jinsei, Earthrealm's life force, nearly leaving Earthrealm in chaos. Though he was defeated after a long struggle, he does get his revenge against Raiden by twisting the Thunder God into something as evil as himself. In his lust for revenge, Shinnok planned to consume the life of all that lived, followed by destroying the Elder Gods themselves, and reawakening the One Being to [[OmnicidalManiac end all of reality]]. The closest to ultimate evil in the world of Mortal Kombat, Shinnok showcases the terrifying nature of a [[FallenHero fallen Elder God]] consumed only with pride and hunger for power.

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* [[SatanicArchetype Shinnok]] himself is a former Elder God banished to the Netherrealm. While he acts as TheCorrupter to [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Daegon and a lesser degree Taven]], this is only a sample of his deeds. Prior to the events of the franchise, he betrayed his fellow Elder Gods due to [[AmbitionIsEvil his lust for power]] and desire to rule Earthrealm, but was exiled to the Netherrealm, where he endured constant torture from the Netherrealm's overlord, Lucifer, and was at his mercy until he encountered the sorcerer Quan Chi; with Quan Chi's aid, he overthrew Lucifer and [[EvilOverlord [[HellHasNewManagement took control over the Netherrealm]], amassing an army of loyal demons on his side over time. In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'', he tries to seize control of Earthrealm again by invading the Heavens, but was thwarted by Raiden. In [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the]] new [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX timeline]], he orchestrates a massive amount of bloodshed with Quan Chi to gain freedom, unleashes the demons of the Netherrealm--as well as the souls of the fallen heroes who have been revived as revenants and brainwashed to serve him and Quan Chi--to wreck havoc in Earthrealm as part of his revenge against Raiden and the Elder Gods for banishing him to the Netherrealm, and attempts to corrupt the Jinsei, Earthrealm's life force, nearly leaving Earthrealm in chaos. Though he was defeated after a long struggle, he does get his revenge against Raiden by twisting the Thunder God into something as evil as himself. In his lust for revenge, Shinnok planned to consume the life of all that lived, followed by destroying the Elder Gods themselves, and reawakening the One Being to [[OmnicidalManiac end all of reality]]. The closest to ultimate evil in the world of Mortal Kombat, Shinnok showcases the terrifying nature of a [[FallenHero fallen Elder God]] consumed only with pride and hunger for power.


* ''Film/MortalKombat'': [[BigBad Shang Tsung]] is an EvilSorcerer who drains the souls of his victims and seeks to destroy Earthrealm for [[GreaterScopeVillain Shao Kahn, Emperor of Outworld]]. Starting the film by killing hero Liu Kang's younger brother and [[YourSoulIsMine draining his soul]], Shang Tsung manipulates the heroes into joining Mortal Kombat so he can see a victory for his side and finally see humanity destroyed. During his tenure as tournament grandmaster, Shang Tsung frequently drains the souls of defeated fighters, even still-living men from his own side, that he absorbs into himself, the souls suffering [[AndIMustScream perpetual torment]]. When he realizes he may lose the tournament, Shang Tsung proves himself a dishonorable coward by doing everything he can to avoid fighting Liu Kang and trying to challenge weaker fighters in his place before relying on using Liu Kang's brother's form to try to break him mentally.

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* ''Film/MortalKombat'': ''Film/MortalKombatTheMovie'': [[BigBad Shang Tsung]] is an EvilSorcerer who drains the souls of his victims and seeks to destroy Earthrealm for [[GreaterScopeVillain Shao Kahn, Emperor of Outworld]]. Starting the film by killing hero Liu Kang's younger brother and [[YourSoulIsMine draining his soul]], Shang Tsung manipulates the heroes into joining Mortal Kombat so he can see a victory for his side and finally see humanity destroyed. During his tenure as tournament grandmaster, Shang Tsung frequently drains the souls of defeated fighters, even still-living men from his own side, that he absorbs into himself, the souls suffering [[AndIMustScream perpetual torment]]. When he realizes he may lose the tournament, Shang Tsung proves himself a dishonorable coward by doing everything he can to avoid fighting Liu Kang and trying to challenge weaker fighters in his place before relying on using Liu Kang's brother's form to try to break him mentally.


* [[TheCaligula Shao Kahn]], Emperor of Outworld, is a brutal warlord who seeks to merge all realms with his own. Having poisoned his master, [[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception Onaga]], Shao Kahn would later subjugate many other worlds, including the peaceful Edenia where he killed the benevolent King Jerrod and took Jerrod's family for his own, prompting his new wife Sindel to kill herself. Shao Kahn would later [[MultiversalConqueror invade Earthrealm]] and, with the help of a brainwashed Sindel, who had been resurrected by Shang Tsung, would [[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 use his magic to rip out the souls of everyone on Earthrealm]] while sending his extermination squads to hunt down survivors. [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Later on]], he would go on to form an uneasy alliance with Quan Chi, Shang Tsung, and Onaga in the hopes of preventing the Forces of Good from defeating Blaze, then seizing his own opportunity to strike when it came. He eventually succeeds and takes Blaze's power, pretty much killing Raiden, but not before the battered thunder god sends a message to his past self to avert Armageddon. In [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the new timeline]], Shao Kahn, besides using Shang Tsung's Flesh Pits to create Mileena, a psychotic [[CloningBlues clone of Kitana]], continues his brutal conquests, showing his total and utter disregard for anything resembling honor when he snaps Kung Lao's neck without even a formal issue of challenge, [[BadBoss drains Shang Tsung of life]] to empower a brainwashed Sindel to [[HeroKiller slaughter Earthrealm's defenders]], and then attempts to beat Earthrealm's remaining protectors to death, glorying in his attempts to [[AGodAmI take all creation for himself]].

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* [[TheCaligula [[Characters/MortalKombatShaoKahn Shao Kahn]], Emperor of Outworld, is a brutal warlord who seeks to merge all realms with his own. Having poisoned his master, [[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception Onaga]], Shao Kahn would later subjugate many other worlds, including the peaceful Edenia where he killed the benevolent King Jerrod and took Jerrod's family for his own, prompting his new wife Sindel to kill herself. Shao Kahn would later [[MultiversalConqueror invade Earthrealm]] and, with the help of a brainwashed Sindel, who had been resurrected by Shang Tsung, would [[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 use his magic to rip out the souls of everyone on Earthrealm]] while sending his extermination squads to hunt down survivors. [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Later on]], he would go on to form an uneasy alliance with Quan Chi, Shang Tsung, and Onaga in the hopes of preventing the Forces of Good from defeating Blaze, then seizing his own opportunity to strike when it came. He eventually succeeds and takes Blaze's power, pretty much killing Raiden, but not before the battered thunder god sends a message to his past self to avert Armageddon. In [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the new timeline]], Shao Kahn, besides using Shang Tsung's Flesh Pits to create Mileena, a psychotic [[CloningBlues clone of Kitana]], continues his brutal conquests, showing his total and utter disregard for anything resembling honor when he snaps Kung Lao's neck without even a formal issue of challenge, [[BadBoss drains Shang Tsung of life]] to empower a brainwashed Sindel to [[HeroKiller slaughter Earthrealm's defenders]], and then attempts to beat Earthrealm's remaining protectors to death, glorying in his attempts to [[AGodAmI take all creation for himself]].



* [[BigBad Shao Kahn]] is the lord of Outworld and the conqueror of countless worlds that he brutally dominates, enslaves and [[YourSoulIsMine harvests for souls]]. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introducing himself]] by stealing the soul of a slave, Kahn aims to invade Earth and subject it to his brutal rule like so many others. Setting himself up as a god named "Shakaa", Shao Kahn attempts to harvest the souls of the people in the city of Shakaana under the promise of delivering them to "paradise." In the finale of the show, Kahn proceeds to use his Shadow Priests to [[KillEmAll exterminate every other member of the main cast]], including [[OffingTheOffspring Kahn's own daughter Kitana]], while defeating Raiden. Mocking Raiden for the deaths of all the others, especially Raiden's champion Kung Lao, Shao Kahn forces Raiden to watch as he leads Outworld's forces to utterly dominate and destroy every living soul on Earth:

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* [[BigBad [[Characters/MortalKombatShaoKahn Shao Kahn]] is the lord of Outworld and the conqueror of countless worlds that he brutally dominates, enslaves and [[YourSoulIsMine harvests for souls]]. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introducing himself]] by stealing the soul of a slave, Kahn aims to invade Earth and subject it to his brutal rule like so many others. Setting himself up as a god named "Shakaa", Shao Kahn attempts to harvest the souls of the people in the city of Shakaana under the promise of delivering them to "paradise." In the finale of the show, Kahn proceeds to use his Shadow Priests to [[KillEmAll exterminate every other member of the main cast]], including [[OffingTheOffspring Kahn's own daughter Kitana]], while defeating Raiden. Mocking Raiden for the deaths of all the others, especially Raiden's champion Kung Lao, Shao Kahn forces Raiden to watch as he leads Outworld's forces to utterly dominate and destroy every living soul on Earth:


* [[EvilGenius Shang Tsung]], the EvilSorcerer of Outworld and TheDragon to Shao Kahn, was the [[VideoGame/MortalKombat grandmaster of Mortal Kombat]] who attempted to open Earthrealm to invasion by the dark forces he serves. This included [[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 reviving Queen Sindel to life]], eventually resulting in a tremendous amount of deaths. Having been [[CursedWithAwesome cursed by the Elder Gods for stealing a soul long ago]], Shang Tsung continues to [[KungFuWizard delve into forbidden arts]], making [[YourSoulIsMine stealing the souls of his victims]] his trademark and [[AFateWorseThanDeath keeping them inside him]] [[AndIMustScream in perpetual terror]]. Allying with fellow sorcerer [[TheNecromancer Quan Chi]] in the [[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Deadly Alliance]], [[BigBadDuumvirate the sorcerers]] would proceed to open a path to the heavens so Shang Tsung could consume all the souls therein and gain even greater power after murdering his longtime foe Liu Kang and [[TheStarscream supposedly killing Shao Kahn]]. The sorcerers would also enslave villages, using the souls of their captives—an enormous amount--to fuel the mummified soldiers of the Dragon King's army. [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Later on]], he would go on to form an [[EnemyMine uneasy alliance with Quan Chi, Shao Kahn, and Onaga]] in the hopes of preventing the Forces of Good from defeating Blaze, then [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder seizing his own opportunity]] to strike when it came. Shang Tsung also served as [[MadScientist a scientist]] of sort to Shao Kahn, having used the "[[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Flesh Pits]]", where people were [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured and vivisected]] to attempt to create Tarkatan clones of Kitana. Ambitious and greedy, Shang Tsung repeatedly demonstrates nothing is beyond him in his tireless pursuit of power and his hunger for souls.
* [[TheCaligula Shao Kahn]], TheEmperor of Outworld, is a brutal warlord who seeks to merge all realms with his own. Having [[TheStarscream poisoned his master]], [[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception Onaga]], Shao Kahn would later subjugate many other worlds, including the peaceful Edenia where he killed the benevolent King Jerrod and took Jerrod's family for his own, prompting his new wife Sindel to kill herself. Shao Kahn would later [[MultiversalConqueror invade Earthrealm]] and, with the help of a [[ReforgedIntoAMinion brainwashed Sindel]], who had been [[CameBackWrong resurrected by Shang Tsung]], would [[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 use his magic to rip out the souls of everyone on Earthrealm]] while sending his extermination squads to hunt down survivors. [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Later on]], he would go on to form an [[EnemyMine uneasy alliance with Quan Chi, Shang Tsung, and Onaga]] in the hopes of preventing the Forces of Good from defeating Blaze, then [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder seizing his own opportunity]] to strike when it came. [[TheBadGuyWins He eventually succeeds and takes Blaze's power]], pretty much killing Raiden, but not before the battered thunder god sends a message to his past self to avert Armageddon. In [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the new timeline]], Shao Kahn, besides using Shang Tsung's Flesh Pits to [[EvilKnockoff create]] [[EvilCounterpart Mileena]], an AxCrazy [[CloningBlues clone of Kitana]], continues his brutal conquests, showing his total and utter [[LackOfEmpathy disregard for anything resembling honor]] when he [[NeckSnap snaps Kung Lao's neck]] [[MoralEventHorizon without even a formal issue of challenge]], [[BadBoss drains Shang Tsung of life]] to empower a [[ReforgedIntoAMinion brainwashed Sindel]] to [[HeroKiller slaughter Earthrealm's defenders]], and then attempts to beat Earthrealm's remaining protectors to death, glorying in his attempts to [[AGodAmI take all creation for himself]].
* [[ManipulativeBastard Quan Chi]], Shang Tsung's occasional partner in evil, is ostensibly [[TheDragon the right-hand man]] of Shinnok, [[DragonWithAnAgenda but is loyal]] only to himself, [[VideoGame/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero giving Shinnok a fake amulet]]. [[PlayingBothSides Playing the Lin Kuei against the Shirai Ryu]], Quan Chi exterminates the Shirai Ryu and blames the massacre on Sub-Zero, leading to the undead Hanzo Hasashi--better known as Scorpion--murdering him; he then turns the older Sub-Zero into a wraith named Noob Saibot. [[VideoGame/MortalKombat4 Manipulating Scorpion against Sub-Zero's younger brother]], Quan Chi was eventually banished to the Netherrealm when the Shirai Ryu ninja learned the truth. Escaping by enlisting--and betraying--two demons, [[EnemyMine Quan Chi allies with Shang Tsung]] and assists in the aforementioned crimes of the [[BigBadDuumvirate Deadly Alliance]]. In the new timeline, Quan Chi enslaves the souls of Earthrealm's fallen heroes, [[ReforgedIntoAMinion turns them]] into [[RevenantZombie hideously-corrupted revenants]], and [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX sends them against their friends]], [[TheChessmaster while manipulating]] [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Shao Kahn's war to merge the realms]] so he can help free [[SealedEvilInACan Shinnok]] and initiate more destruction. [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Loyal to nobody]], with the exception of Shinnok in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' because he has no choice, Quan Chi [[AmbitionIsEvil desires nothing less than ultimate power]], no matter who he has to rub out or double-cross.
* [[GreaterScopeVillain Shinnok]] himself is a [[FallenHero former Elder God]] banished to the Netherrealm. While he acts as TheCorrupter to [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Daegon and a lesser degree Taven]], this is only a sample of his deeds. Prior to the events of ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', [[FaceHeelTurn he betrayed his fellow Elder Gods]] due to [[AmbitionIsEvil his lust for power]] and desire to rule Earthrealm, but was exiled to the Netherrealm, where he endured constant torture from the Netherrealm's overlord, Lucifer and was at his mercy until he encountered a sorcerer, Quan Chi; with Quan Chi's aid, he overthrew Lucifer and [[EvilOverlord took control over the Netherrealm]], amassing an army of loyal demons on his side over time. In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'', he tries to seize control of Earthrealm again by [[RageAgainstTheHeavens invading the Heavens]], but was thwarted by Raiden. In the [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 new]] [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX timeline]], he [[TheChessmaster orchestrates]] a massive amount of bloodshed with Quan Chi to gain freedom, unleashes the demons of the Netherrealm--as well as the souls of the fallen heroes who have been [[CameBackWrong revived as revenants]] and [[ReforgedIntoAMinion brainwashed to serve him and Quan Chi]]--to wreck havoc in Earthrealm as part of [[RageAgainstTheHeavens his revenge against Raiden and the Elder Gods]] for banishing him to the Netherrealm, and attempts to corrupt the Jinsei, Earthrealm's life force, nearly leaving Earthrealm in chaos. Though he was defeated after a long struggle, he [[TheBadGuyWins does get his revenge against Raiden]] by twisting the Thunder God into something as evil as himself. In his lust for revenge, Shinnok planned to consume the life of all that lived, followed by destroying the Elder Gods themselves, and reawakening the One Being to [[OmnicidalManiac end all of reality]]. The closest to [[GodOfEvil ultimate evil]] in the world of Mortal Kombat, [[SatanicArchetype Shinnok]] showcases the terrifying nature of a [[FallenHero fallen Elder God]] consumed only with pride and hunger for power.

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* [[EvilGenius Shang Tsung]], the EvilSorcerer of Outworld and TheDragon right-hand man to Shao Kahn, was the [[VideoGame/MortalKombat [[VideoGame/MortalKombat1 grandmaster of Mortal Kombat]] who attempted to open Earthrealm to invasion by the dark forces he serves. This included [[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 reviving Queen Sindel to life]], eventually resulting in a tremendous amount of deaths. Having been [[CursedWithAwesome cursed by the Elder Gods for stealing a soul long ago]], ago, Shang Tsung continues to [[KungFuWizard delve into forbidden arts]], making [[YourSoulIsMine stealing the souls of his victims]] his trademark and [[AFateWorseThanDeath keeping them inside him]] him [[AndIMustScream in perpetual terror]]. Allying with fellow sorcerer [[TheNecromancer Quan Chi]] Chi in the [[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Deadly Alliance]], [[BigBadDuumvirate the sorcerers]] sorcerers would proceed to open a path to the heavens so Shang Tsung could consume all the souls therein and gain even greater power after murdering his longtime foe Liu Kang and [[TheStarscream supposedly killing Shao Kahn]].Kahn. The sorcerers would also enslave villages, using the souls of their captives—an enormous amount--to fuel the mummified soldiers of the Dragon King's army. [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Later on]], he would go on to form an [[EnemyMine uneasy alliance with Quan Chi, Shao Kahn, and Onaga]] Onaga in the hopes of preventing the Forces of Good from defeating Blaze, then [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder seizing his own opportunity]] opportunity to strike when it came. Shang Tsung also served as [[MadScientist a scientist]] scientist of sort to Shao Kahn, having used the "[[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Flesh Pits]]", where people were [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured and vivisected]] vivisected to attempt to create Tarkatan clones of Kitana. Ambitious and greedy, Shang Tsung repeatedly demonstrates nothing is beyond him in his tireless pursuit of power and his hunger for souls.
* [[TheCaligula Shao Kahn]], TheEmperor Emperor of Outworld, is a brutal warlord who seeks to merge all realms with his own. Having [[TheStarscream poisoned his master]], master, [[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception Onaga]], Shao Kahn would later subjugate many other worlds, including the peaceful Edenia where he killed the benevolent King Jerrod and took Jerrod's family for his own, prompting his new wife Sindel to kill herself. Shao Kahn would later [[MultiversalConqueror invade Earthrealm]] and, with the help of a [[ReforgedIntoAMinion brainwashed Sindel]], Sindel, who had been [[CameBackWrong resurrected by Shang Tsung]], Tsung, would [[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 use his magic to rip out the souls of everyone on Earthrealm]] while sending his extermination squads to hunt down survivors. [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Later on]], he would go on to form an [[EnemyMine uneasy alliance with Quan Chi, Shang Tsung, and Onaga]] Onaga in the hopes of preventing the Forces of Good from defeating Blaze, then [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder seizing his own opportunity]] opportunity to strike when it came. [[TheBadGuyWins He eventually succeeds and takes Blaze's power]], power, pretty much killing Raiden, but not before the battered thunder god sends a message to his past self to avert Armageddon. In [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the new timeline]], Shao Kahn, besides using Shang Tsung's Flesh Pits to [[EvilKnockoff create]] [[EvilCounterpart Mileena]], an AxCrazy create Mileena, a psychotic [[CloningBlues clone of Kitana]], continues his brutal conquests, showing his total and utter [[LackOfEmpathy disregard for anything resembling honor]] honor when he [[NeckSnap snaps Kung Lao's neck]] [[MoralEventHorizon neck without even a formal issue of challenge]], challenge, [[BadBoss drains Shang Tsung of life]] to empower a [[ReforgedIntoAMinion brainwashed Sindel]] Sindel to [[HeroKiller slaughter Earthrealm's defenders]], and then attempts to beat Earthrealm's remaining protectors to death, glorying in his attempts to [[AGodAmI take all creation for himself]].
* [[ManipulativeBastard [[TheChessmaster Quan Chi]], Shang Tsung's occasional partner in evil, is ostensibly [[TheDragon the right-hand man]] man of Shinnok, [[DragonWithAnAgenda but is loyal]] loyal only to himself, [[VideoGame/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero giving Shinnok a fake amulet]]. [[PlayingBothSides Playing the Lin Kuei against the Shirai Ryu]], Ryu, Quan Chi exterminates the Shirai Ryu and blames the massacre on Sub-Zero, leading to the undead Hanzo Hasashi--better known as Scorpion--murdering him; he then turns the older Sub-Zero into a wraith named Noob Saibot. [[VideoGame/MortalKombat4 Manipulating Scorpion against Sub-Zero's younger brother]], Quan Chi was eventually banished to the Netherrealm when the Shirai Ryu ninja learned the truth. Escaping by enlisting--and betraying--two demons, [[EnemyMine Quan Chi allies with Shang Tsung]] Tsung and assists in the aforementioned crimes of the [[BigBadDuumvirate Deadly Alliance]]. Alliance. In the new timeline, Quan Chi enslaves the souls of Earthrealm's fallen heroes, [[ReforgedIntoAMinion turns them]] them into [[RevenantZombie hideously-corrupted revenants]], revenants, and [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX sends them against their friends]], [[TheChessmaster while manipulating]] manipulating [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Shao Kahn's war to merge the realms]] so he can help free [[SealedEvilInACan Shinnok]] Shinnok and initiate more destruction. [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Loyal to nobody]], nobody, with the exception of Shinnok in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' ''Mortal Kombat X'' because he has no choice, Quan Chi [[AmbitionIsEvil desires nothing less than ultimate power]], power, no matter who he has to rub out or double-cross.
* [[GreaterScopeVillain [[SatanicArchetype Shinnok]] himself is a [[FallenHero former Elder God]] God banished to the Netherrealm. While he acts as TheCorrupter to [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Daegon and a lesser degree Taven]], this is only a sample of his deeds. Prior to the events of ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', [[FaceHeelTurn the franchise, he betrayed his fellow Elder Gods]] Gods due to [[AmbitionIsEvil his lust for power]] and desire to rule Earthrealm, but was exiled to the Netherrealm, where he endured constant torture from the Netherrealm's overlord, Lucifer Lucifer, and was at his mercy until he encountered a sorcerer, the sorcerer Quan Chi; with Quan Chi's aid, he overthrew Lucifer and [[EvilOverlord took control over the Netherrealm]], amassing an army of loyal demons on his side over time. In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'', he tries to seize control of Earthrealm again by [[RageAgainstTheHeavens invading the Heavens]], Heavens, but was thwarted by Raiden. In the [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 new]] the]] new [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX timeline]], he [[TheChessmaster orchestrates]] orchestrates a massive amount of bloodshed with Quan Chi to gain freedom, unleashes the demons of the Netherrealm--as well as the souls of the fallen heroes who have been [[CameBackWrong revived as revenants]] revenants and [[ReforgedIntoAMinion brainwashed to serve him and Quan Chi]]--to Chi--to wreck havoc in Earthrealm as part of [[RageAgainstTheHeavens his revenge against Raiden and the Elder Gods]] Gods for banishing him to the Netherrealm, and attempts to corrupt the Jinsei, Earthrealm's life force, nearly leaving Earthrealm in chaos. Though he was defeated after a long struggle, he [[TheBadGuyWins does get his revenge against Raiden]] Raiden by twisting the Thunder God into something as evil as himself. In his lust for revenge, Shinnok planned to consume the life of all that lived, followed by destroying the Elder Gods themselves, and reawakening the One Being to [[OmnicidalManiac end all of reality]]. The closest to [[GodOfEvil ultimate evil]] evil in the world of Mortal Kombat, [[SatanicArchetype Shinnok]] Shinnok showcases the terrifying nature of a [[FallenHero fallen Elder God]] consumed only with pride and hunger for power.


* ''Film/MortalKombat'': [[BigBad Shang Tsung]] is an EvilSorcerer who drains the souls of his victims and seeks to destroy Earthrealm for [[GreaterScopeVillain Shao Kahn, Emperor of Outworld]]. Starting the film by killing hero Liu Kang's younger brother and [[YourSoulIsMine draining his soul]], Shang Tsung manipulates the heroes into joining Mortal Kombat so he can see a victory for his side and finally see humanity destroyed. During his tenure as tournament grandmaster, Shang Tsung frequently drains the souls of defeated fighters, even [[BadBoss still-living men from his own side]], that he absorbs into himself, the souls suffering [[AndIMustScream perpetual torment]]. When he realizes he may lose the tournament, Shang Tsung proves himself a [[DirtyCoward dishonorable coward]] by doing everything he can to avoid fighting Liu Kang and trying to challenge weaker fighters in his place before relying on [[ShapeshifterGuiltTrip using Liu Kang's brother's form]] to try to [[MindRape break him mentally]].

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* ''Film/MortalKombat'': [[BigBad Shang Tsung]] is an EvilSorcerer who drains the souls of his victims and seeks to destroy Earthrealm for [[GreaterScopeVillain Shao Kahn, Emperor of Outworld]]. Starting the film by killing hero Liu Kang's younger brother and [[YourSoulIsMine draining his soul]], Shang Tsung manipulates the heroes into joining Mortal Kombat so he can see a victory for his side and finally see humanity destroyed. During his tenure as tournament grandmaster, Shang Tsung frequently drains the souls of defeated fighters, even [[BadBoss still-living men from his own side]], side, that he absorbs into himself, the souls suffering [[AndIMustScream perpetual torment]]. When he realizes he may lose the tournament, Shang Tsung proves himself a [[DirtyCoward dishonorable coward]] coward by doing everything he can to avoid fighting Liu Kang and trying to challenge weaker fighters in his place before relying on [[ShapeshifterGuiltTrip using Liu Kang's brother's form]] form to try to [[MindRape break him mentally]].mentally.


* [[BigBad Shao Kahn]] is the lord of Outworld and the conqueror of countless worlds that he brutally dominates, enslaves and [[YourSoulIsMine harvests for souls]]. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introducing himself]] by stealing the soul of a slave, Kahn aims to invade Earth and subject it to his brutal rule like so many others. Setting himself up as a god named "Shakaa", Shao Kahn attempts to harvest the souls of the people in the city of Shakaana under the promise of delivering them to "paradise." In the finale of the show, Kahn proceeds to use his Shadow Priests to [[KillEmAll exterminate every other member of the main cast]], including [[OffingTheOffspring Kahn's own daughter Kitana]], while defeating Raiden. Mocking Raiden for the deaths of all the others, especially Raiden's champion Kung Lao, Shao Kahn forces Raiden to watch as [[TheBadGuyWins he leads Outworld's forces to utterly dominate and destroy every living soul on Earth]]:

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* [[BigBad Shao Kahn]] is the lord of Outworld and the conqueror of countless worlds that he brutally dominates, enslaves and [[YourSoulIsMine harvests for souls]]. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introducing himself]] by stealing the soul of a slave, Kahn aims to invade Earth and subject it to his brutal rule like so many others. Setting himself up as a god named "Shakaa", Shao Kahn attempts to harvest the souls of the people in the city of Shakaana under the promise of delivering them to "paradise." In the finale of the show, Kahn proceeds to use his Shadow Priests to [[KillEmAll exterminate every other member of the main cast]], including [[OffingTheOffspring Kahn's own daughter Kitana]], while defeating Raiden. Mocking Raiden for the deaths of all the others, especially Raiden's champion Kung Lao, Shao Kahn forces Raiden to watch as [[TheBadGuyWins he leads Outworld's forces to utterly dominate and destroy every living soul on Earth]]:Earth:

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* [[BigBad Shao Kahn]] is the lord of Outworld and the conqueror of countless worlds that he brutally dominates, enslaves and [[YourSoulIsMine harvests for souls]]. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introducing himself]] by stealing the soul of a slave, Kahn aims to invade Earth and subject it to his brutal rule like so many others. Setting himself up as a god named "Shakaa", Shao Kahn attempts to harvest the souls of the people in the city of Shakaana under the promise of delivering them to "paradise." In the finale of the show, Kahn proceeds to use his Shadow Priests to [[KillEmAll exterminate every other member of the main cast]], including [[OffingTheOffspring Kahn's own daughter Kitana]], while defeating Raiden. Mocking Raiden for the deaths of all the others, especially Raiden's champion Kung Lao, Shao Kahn forces Raiden to watch as [[TheBadGuyWins he leads Outworld's forces to utterly dominate and destroy every living soul on Earth]]:
-->Let's see what gifts we have for our guests. A traitor...dead. Two sorcerers ...dead. A queen...dead. A daughter...dead. A bodyguard...dead. A thief...dead. A champion...dead. You...will...bow...to...me.


* Shang Tsung, the EvilSorcerer of Outworld and TheDragon to Shao Kahn, was the grandmaster of Mortal Kombat who attempted to open Earthrealm to invasion by the dark forces he serves. This included [[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 reviving Queen Sindel to life]], eventually resulting in a tremendous amount of deaths. Having been cursed by the Elder Gods for stealing a soul long ago, Shang Tsung continues to delve into forbidden arts, making [[YourSoulIsMine stealing the souls of his victims]] his trademark, keeping them inside him [[AndIMustScream in perpetual terror]]. Allying with fellow sorcerer [[TheNecromancer Quan Chi]] in the [[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Deadly Alliance]], the sorcerers would proceed to open a path to the heavens so Shang Tsung could consume all the souls therein and gain even greater power after murdering his longtime foe Liu Kang and [[TheStarscream supposedly killing Shao Kahn]]. The sorcerers would also enslave villages, using the souls of their captives—an enormous amount--to fuel the mummified soldiers of the Dragon King's army. Shang Tsung also served as a scientist of sort to Shao Kahn, having used the "[[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Flesh Pits]]", where people were [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured and vivisected]] to attempt to create clones of Princess Kitana. Ambitious and greedy, Shang Tsung repeatedly demonstrates nothing is beyond him in his tireless pursuit of power and his hunger for souls.

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* [[EvilGenius Shang Tsung, Tsung]], the EvilSorcerer of Outworld and TheDragon to Shao Kahn, was the [[VideoGame/MortalKombat grandmaster of Mortal Kombat Kombat]] who attempted to open Earthrealm to invasion by the dark forces he serves. This included [[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 reviving Queen Sindel to life]], eventually resulting in a tremendous amount of deaths. Having been [[CursedWithAwesome cursed by the Elder Gods for stealing a soul long ago, ago]], Shang Tsung continues to [[KungFuWizard delve into forbidden arts, arts]], making [[YourSoulIsMine stealing the souls of his victims]] his trademark, trademark and [[AFateWorseThanDeath keeping them inside him him]] [[AndIMustScream in perpetual terror]]. Allying with fellow sorcerer [[TheNecromancer Quan Chi]] in the [[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Deadly Alliance]], [[BigBadDuumvirate the sorcerers sorcerers]] would proceed to open a path to the heavens so Shang Tsung could consume all the souls therein and gain even greater power after murdering his longtime foe Liu Kang and [[TheStarscream supposedly killing Shao Kahn]]. The sorcerers would also enslave villages, using the souls of their captives—an enormous amount--to fuel the mummified soldiers of the Dragon King's army. [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Later on]], he would go on to form an [[EnemyMine uneasy alliance with Quan Chi, Shao Kahn, and Onaga]] in the hopes of preventing the Forces of Good from defeating Blaze, then [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder seizing his own opportunity]] to strike when it came. Shang Tsung also served as [[MadScientist a scientist scientist]] of sort to Shao Kahn, having used the "[[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Flesh Pits]]", where people were [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured and vivisected]] to attempt to create Tarkatan clones of Princess Kitana. Ambitious and greedy, Shang Tsung repeatedly demonstrates nothing is beyond him in his tireless pursuit of power and his hunger for souls.


''Franchise/MortalKombat'' is a LongRunner with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. But some of them are [[CompleteMonster really notorious]], whose utter cruelty and horrible deeds are more than enough to earn these villains a special place in [[{{Hell}} the Netherrealm]]. Spoilers are not hidden.

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''Franchise/MortalKombat'' is a LongRunner with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. But some of them are [[CompleteMonster really notorious]], whose the utter cruelty and horrible deeds of [[CompleteMonster some of these villains]] are more than enough to earn these villains them a special place in [[{{Hell}} the Netherrealm]]. Spoilers are not hidden.

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