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Characters exclusive to the TV series Mortal Kombat: Conquest
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     Great Kung Lao 
Portrayed by: Paolo Montalbán

A Shaolin monk who wins the Mortal Kombat tournament at the beginning of the series. He soon finds out this is only the beginning of his responsibilities.


  • The Ageless: Won't age until the next tournament in fifty years.
  • Ascended Extra: To main character in this show.
  • Badass Normal: Played with. Kung Lao doesn't display any supernatural powers except for visions of the future. Possibly averted by the fact he's able to resist Shang Tsung's soul sucking ability.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: He's a Shaolin Monk (technically) and a martial arts master.
  • Celibate Hero: Resoundingly averted. Clearly, his status as a Shaolin Monk doesn't require this due to being the champion of Earthrealm.
  • The Chosen One: He's Raiden's champion and the winner of Mortal Kombat. As such, it falls to him to train the next generation of fighters. Played with as he's ALREADY fulfilled his destiny for all intents and purposes.
  • Disposable Fiancé: His girlfriend Jen is killed in the second episode of the series by Scorpion.
  • Doomed by Canon: He would eventually have died by Goro's hand regardless of how the show ended.
  • The Hero: The legendary hero of the Mortal Kombat tournament.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Kung Lao chooses to be normal rather than train the next generation of warriors.
  • Legacy Character: Inverted; he's the first bearer of the name Kung Lao, and the one famous for defeating Shang Tsung centuries ago.
  • Nun Too Holy: Gender reversed version. Despite being a monk he's seen both killing people and having sex.
  • The Smart Guy: The smartest man in the team and a deep thinker.

     Siro 
Portrayed by: Daniel Bernhardt

A bodyguard hired for Baron Reyland of the Zhu Zin Trading Post.


  • Badass Normal: More recognizably so than Kung Lao. Still a great fighter.
  • The Big Guy: Not as talented a fighter as Kung Lao but fully capable of dealing with most throats.
  • Canon Foreigner: Is one of the original characters of the series.
  • The Charmer: Significantly better at talking to people than Kung Lao.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: His fiancée left him for his brother and this informs a lot of his attitude toward romance.
  • Failure Knight: To the Reylands. He was the bodyguard of their daughter but she was killed in the second episode. The rest of the family had already been killed.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Has a pretty sour and unpleasant attitude when not trying to win people over.
  • The Lancer: Is not The Chosen One but saves him multiple times as well as serves as his (only) friend.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Siro is always advocating the most violent solution to any given problem.
  • The Stoic: Ironic given Kung Lao is the monk. Siro is closer to Tranquil Fury given his anger problems, though.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Rum Cake.

     Taja 
Portrayed by: Kristanna Loken
A common thief who was captured while trying to rob Reyland’s trading post. After Kung Lao "inherited" the trading post, Taja took over operation of the trading post.
  • Action Girl: A fairly decent one thanks to Kristanna Loken and her stunt double being quite athletic.
  • Badass Normal: Has no supernatural powers but is a talented thief.
  • Call-Forward: One episode has her in a brief relationship with a one-shot character named Tomas, who's practically an expy of Johnny Cage in looks and personality, split punch included. He dies in his introductory episode via Heroic Sacrifice. The implications are that the two hooked up offscreen during the episode and that they're Cage's ancestors.
  • Canon Foreigner: Is an original creation of the show.
  • The Chick: Is surprisingly The Heart of the team despite her status as the thief.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Loves cracking wise.
  • Fiery Redhead: Cynical, passionate, and ginger? Check, check, and check.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Granted, she didn't work for the Big Bad, but she began as a thief who was stopped by Siro.
  • The Lancer: Is arguably a better fit for this than Siro.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Beautiful and wears a form fitting leather outfit.
  • Stripperiffic: Her outfit can be summarized as a leather tank top and pants.
    • And a see through tunic.
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     Jen 
Portrayed by: Jennifer Renton

Kung Lao's girlfriend and the daughter of the Baron Reyland. She is killed in the second episode by Scorpion and passes on her estate to Kung Lao.

  • Aerith and Bob: You wouldn't expect a name like Jen to be in a setting that also has names like Siro, Taja and Vorpax.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: She holds out long enough to pass on ownership of her estate to Kung Lao.
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: Her full name is Geneviere Reyland.
  • Shallow Love Interest: There really isn't much to Jen other than being Kung Lao's girlfriend who dies in the second episode.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Despite her privileged position, Jen is a kind and loving person.
  • Uptown Girl: Jen's father would have preferred she marry a rich man. In episode seven, it is revealed that he was in debt to the Black Dragon and needed the money to pay them off.

     Vorpax 
Portrayed by: Tracy Douglas
Shang Tsung's fellow prisoner in the Cobalt Mines of Shokan and the eldest daughter of Queen Kreeya.
  • Canon Foreigner: She was created for the tv series.
  • Dark Action Girl: While she normally avoids fighting herself, if backed into a corner she's a formidable opponent.
  • The Dragon: to Shang Tsung for the first half of the series until she is rescued by her sisters.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The fact that she killed her own mother, even if it was for a good reason, still weighs on her conscience.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She became motivated to overthrow Kreeya after she started treating their daughters/sisters as expendable soldiers.
  • Friends with Benefits: With Shang Tsung, although it would be a stretch to call them "friends".

     Kreeya 
Portrayed by: Fabiana Udenio

     Omegis 
Portrayed by: Angelica Bridges

Shang Tsung’s former lover from when he was still Earthrealm’s champion. After helping him imprison their master, Shang Tsung abandoned her as he fled to Outworld.

  • Death Seeker: After 400 years of everlasting life and youth death and sex are the only things she thinks about anymore, mostly death.
  • Hot Witch: She's especially skilled at making potions and has become a reclusive healer.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Of Stripperific proportions.
  • Older Than They Look: Part of her immortality.
  • The Punishment Is the Crime: She once saught immortality to be with Shang Tsung forever. After helping Shang Tsung betray Earthrealm, his old master Cho cursed her with the immortality she desired.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: When she's first introduced she gives Kung Lao a good lecture on how much she hates her immortality, and after giving him what he needs begs him to lose the next tournament so that he doesn't have to suffer like she does.

     Qali 
Portrayed by: Roshumba Williams

An Edenian who was friends with Kitana. However, she ultimately betrayed her.

  • Anti-Villain: Qali does not relish in her evil deeds and deep down still cares for Kitana and only betrays her due to fear of Shao Kahn and a lack of hope in restoring Edenia.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Played with. She pretends to be fully on Kitana's side but still cares for her even after betraying her.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: She betrayed Kitana by giving the Essence of Edenia, an orb that could restore Edenia, to Shao Kahn. Later, she worked with Quan Chi to lure fighters into his army of the undead but grew disgusted this work (Mika's bossy attitude also didn't help) and aligned herself with Shang Tsung.
  • Composite Character: Qali combines elements of two Edenian game characters, Jade and Tanya. Like Jade, Qali is an is the black friend to Kitana and she also shows Tanya's penchant for betraying people, even her friends, for survival. Unlike Tanya, however, Qali is shown to regret her duplicity.
  • In the Hood: Qali's most consistent article of clothing is a cloak.
  • Put on a Bus: Qali's second and final appearance in the show is "The Festival of Death" where she leaves Zhu Zin after disrupting Quan Chi's plan to create an army of the undead for Shao Kahn. Quan Chi's servant Mika, is aware of Qali's treachery and warns her that the next time they cross paths it will be the end of Qali.
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