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Here we're going to list the characters introduced in the spin-off Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero.

While Quan Chi was originally introduced in Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, he's included here for the sake of narrative, as this is the game which introduced him to the series proper and explained his role in the main story of the games.

Shinnok and Quan Chi can be found here.
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"I am not a being of Light. I am a demon of the Netherrealm, a servant of Quan Chi."

Debut game: Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (Lia Montelongo)
Other appearances: Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Kameos in Mortal Kombat: Deception, Mortal Kombat 9, Mortal Kombat X (Danielle Nicolet, English; Xóchitl Ugartes, Latin American Spanish), Mortal Kombat 1 (Kameo) (Kelly Hu, English; Kerygma Flores, Latin American Spanish)

Sareena is one of Quan Chi's personal assassins. She and her two partners, Kia and Jataaka, were ordered to kill Sub-Zero before he reached Quan Chi. They were defeated, but Sub-Zero strangely spared Sareena's life. Later, as Sub-Zero battled Quan Chi, Sareena suddenly appeared and did a Heel–Face Turn by helping him in defeating the sorcerer. After expressing her desire to escape the Netherealm with him, she's shot in the back with a bolt of energy by Shinnok. She collapses into an enraged Sub-Zero's arms and seems to die...

... Turns out after the events of the game that the only thing Shinnok destroyed was her human form. In Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition, it's discovered that her essence was banished as punishment for her betrayal, where she would suffer for years. Some time later, Sareena discovered the portal Quan Chi and Scorpion used to escape the Netherealm.

Shortly after regaining her human form, Sareena encountered the younger brother of the Sub-Zero she met years before. Sub-Zero granted her sanctuary with the Lin Kuei back on Earthrealm. In gratitude, Sareena pledged her loyalty to the clan, swearing to help defend it from its enemies.

In Armageddon, it is revealed that Sareena followed Sub-Zero into the Netherrealm, saving him from being killed by Noob Saibot and Smoke. She and Sub-Zero were victorious, but after the battle, Sareena lost control of her human form and returned to her true demon self. Thinking her to be a threat, Sub-Zero attacked and she fled, not wanting to harm him. However, she was later attacked by Noob Saibot, Smoke, and her former master Quan Chi, who demanded she provide them information about the Lin Kuei. At first, Sareena refused, determined to remain loyal to Sub-Zero. But Quan Chi then cast his dark sorcery upon her, returning her to her human form and then convincing her that she can never be good and that she is simply a pure evil demon. Swayed by Quan Chi's corruption, she agreed to serve him once again. However, she ended up recanting her allegiance when she was spared by Taven and would join the Forces of Light in the Battle of Armageddon.

In the rebooted timeline, she appears as an intelligence source for the Special Forces in the Netherrealm, and aids Jax in a fight against the revenants. She also shows up in Kabal's ending as his wife and the mother of his children.

  • Aborted Arc: Word of God dropped a few hints that she had a connection to Reiko, but nothing came of it. All that's known is that they both were once members of the Brotherhood of Shadows and share some design cues, such as the two-toned hair and similar facial tattoos.
  • Amazon Brigade: Was once part of one along with Kia and Jataaka.
  • Ascended Extra: She appeared as a sub-boss in one of the more maligned games in the franchise, yet was popular enough to be given a role in Tournament Edition, Armageddon, and X.
  • The Atoner: Following being spared by Bi-Han, she seeks to renounce her allegiance to the Brotherhood of Shadow and assist the heroes in both timelines.
  • Big Damn Heroes: If you let her live, she pops out during the battle with Quan Chi in Mythologies to deliver the coup de grace. After Deception, she also prevents Noob and Smoke from getting the jump on Sub-Zero.
  • The Cameo: She makes an appearance in the Storymode of X.
  • Bishojo Line: Averted, as it's implied that her true demon form is vastly stronger, but Sareena hates her demonic lineage and will lose control of her actions if she stays in the form for an extended period of time. Sareena assumes human guise out of preference, making this something of an invoked Power Limiter.
    • Informed Ability: That being said, besides the mention of her demon form in her Armageddon bio, it's never been seen in action (possibly justified due to the above), and from what's been discerned, her true form is most likely not a Cute Monster Girl or even an attractive Beast Woman. Also, while likely, it's unknown if Jataaka and Kia have similar demon forms. It's not until her appearance as a kameo in Mortal Kombat 1 that her demonic form is finally seen.
  • Combat Stilettos: Another constant staple of her costumes.
  • Dark Action Girl: She debuts as part of Quan Chi's personal assassin bodyguards in MK: Mythologies, but attempts a Heel–Face Turn at the end of that game by attacking her former master. Becomes a full-fledged Action Girl when the younger Sub-Zero welcomes her in to the reformed Lin Kuei in the first timeline. Returns to being a Dark Action Girl in Mortal Kombat 1, opposing Ascended Demon Ashrah and working with Quan Chi, Nitara and Havik.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite her dark appearance and insistence on continuing to wear the garb of the Brotherhood of Shadows, Sareena has proven herself to be a valuable ally of the heroes and a force for good. In a Break the Cutie moment at the hands of Quan Chi, Sareena is manipulated into believing otherwise, as seen in the quote above.
  • The Dragon: Arguably one to Quan Chi in Mythologies; she's the only one of the trio seen reporting to him.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Before appearing in Tournament Edition and Armageddon.
  • Facial Markings: Has distinctive black paint around her eyes.
  • Femme Fatale: Subverted. She looks like one but never acts as one.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: At least her human form is. We've yet to see her true appearance as a demon.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Sareena pulled a High-Heel–Face Turn in Mythologies and returned as an ally to the second Sub-Zero in Tournament Edition. However, in Armageddon Quan Chi coaxes her back into his services after she is attacked by Kuai Liang when he witnesses her demonic form. She pulls a Heel–Face Turn again in her non-canonical ending and is shown on the heroes' side in X.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears black leather in all her appearances.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: The one notable female member of the Brotherhood of Shadow, who is also the only one to turn on the group in both timelines.
  • Hooks and Crooks: During her time with the Brotherhood of Shadow, Sareena brandished twin hookswords.
  • I Am a Monster: Loathes her demon form and is briefly manipulated into believing that she can't be good because of her status as such. Younger Sub-Zero doesn't seem to agree.
  • An Ice Person: Her Armageddon ending has her gain ice powers after defeating Blaze. She uses these powers to freeze Quan Chi dead.
  • MacGuffin Guardian: In Mythologies, Sareena guards one of three crystals (the other two protected by Kia and Jataaka) that, when combined together, grants access to a teleporter that sends Sub-Zero to Quan Chi's throne room.
  • Mercy Rewarded: See Big Damn Heroes above.
  • Mid-Boss: In Mythologies.
  • Mini-Boss: In Armageddon.
  • Noble Demon: Though she really isn't very demonic.
  • Our Demons Are Different: In Mortal Kombat 1 (2023), her demonic form is finally revealed (although she is only a Kameo fighter): a bald, horned and tailed dark red-coloured body Wreathed in Flames.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Or so it seems. It is later revealed that Shinnok merely destroyed her human form.
  • The Mole: MKX introduces her as the Special Forces' informant within the Netherrealm, but is otherwise fairly similar to her personality in previous iterations. She even mentions Bi-Han saving her when arguing with Quan Chi's revenants.
  • Sai Guy: She uses sai in Tournament Edition.
  • Scars are Forever: In her debut in Mythologies, in Armageddon and MKX, she wears two tattoes over her eyes. However, in Mortal Kombat 1 (2023), she has what appears to be visible burn scars in place of tattoes over her eyes.
  • Ship Tease: With the Elder Sub-Zero in Mythologies. With the Younger in Armageddon. And now with Kabal.
    • Battle Couple: Seems to be played up as the female half of one with the Sub-Zero bros. Not much happens with the elder one, as she only gets to deliver the finishing blow to Quan Chi before Shinnok "kills" her, but she comes to the younger Sub-Zero's defense to help him force Noob-Smoke to flee and in her Armageddon ending, she and Sub-Zero imprison Quan Chi in the Lin Kuei temple. Take note of how Sub-Zero revives her and how she miraculously gains freezing powers in this ending. Coincidence, right?
    • Interspecies Romance: She's a demoness, and the Sub-Zero brothers are mostly human, partially Cyromancer. Kabal, who she ends up with in his MK 11 ending, is completely human.
    • Loving a Shadow: Her semi-sorta there relationship with Sub-Zero the Younger could possibly be seen in this light in lieu of her previous interaction with his brother in Mythologies.
    • Pair the Spares: With Kabal in MK 11. It's never explained how they ever bonded or even met.
    • Rescue Romance: A variation. Part of the reason for her High-Heel–Face Turn was Sub-Zero sparing her life. She then comes to his aid against Quan Chi, and then requests that Sub-Zero take her with him back to Earthrealm. The younger Sub-Zero also grants her asylum with the Lin Kuei and Sareena pledges eternal loyalty to the clan.
  • Sinister Scythe: In Mythologies, she uses a kama as a throwing weapon.
  • Stance System: Ba Shan Fan was her unarmed fighting style in Armageddon.
  • Stripperiffic: All of Sareena's outfits show a lot of skin and she was in the running for possessing the most revealing outfit early in the series' run. Notably, she still retains a rather revealing outfit in Mortal Kombat X despite the game toning down the revealing outfits.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Her "human" form is a disguise that she prefers to appear as, although she's lost control of this on at least one occasion. Possibly crosses over with Shapeshifting Squick and Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action, seeing as she's Sub-Zero's Implied Love Interest and she's a demon...
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Her efforts to be freed from her demonic side are often met with failure.
    • Throw the Dog a Bone: Her time with (the younger) Sub-Zero seems to be a complete 180 from the rest of her life, though. Then there's the shot of her happily smiling and holding a puppy with Kabal and their children in his MK 11 ending.


"How many mortals will die before this ends?"

Debut game: Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (Tony Marquez)
Other appearances: Mortal Kombat 4 (Tony Marquez), Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Mortal Kombat 9 (Ken Lally, non-playable), Mortal Kombat X (Troy Baker, English; Idzi Dutkiewicz, Latin American Spanish, non-playable) and Mortal Kombat 11 (Matthew Yang King, English; Andrew Moore, Face Model; Idzi Dutkiewicz, Latin American Spanish).

Fujin is one of the elemental gods assigned by Raiden to guard Shinnok's amulet in Mythologies, and the first of them which was challenged by Sub-Zero. He returned in 4 as one of the Earthrealm gods not being destroyed by Shinnok. He assists Raiden in his battle against Shinnok, and after his defeat, he was ascended to the Earthrealm protector status, while Raiden (who chose him as the replacement) was re-promoted to the Elder Gods pantheon.

In Armageddon, he notices a behavior change in his old friend. While Raiden was, technically, in the good guys' side, he also gained a ruthless side after realizing that Humans Are Bastards and revived Liu Kang's corpse in order to send him to do massive manslaughter. In spite of this, Fujin allied with Kung Lao in order to find a way to save both Raiden and Liu Kang. He learns that Johnny Cage is trying to gather the Forces of Light, and there's also a mention of the brothers Taven and Daegon, whose family has been friends with Fujin over the years. Argus (their father) sent them on a quest which was corrupted by evil. Fujin then goes to search for both brothers, hoping to prevent their progress and learn the true purpose of their quest.

In the new timeline, Fujin cameos in Mortal Kombat X defending the Sky Temple with Raiden. In the comic series, he gets attacked by a Kamidogu possessed Raiden and sends Takeda to help Scorpion stop Havik. He does not appear in the main story for 11, but several intros grimly imply he was Killed Offscreen in the crashing of timelines by Kronika's forces. However, he returns in the Aftermath expansion as a playable character for the first time in over a decade and with a story role.

  • A Day in the Limelight: In Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, he is the focus of Chapter 15.
  • Action Dad: Averted in that he doesn't have children. However, his intros and ending in 11 heavily imply that he wants to be a father.
  • All-Loving Hero: From his ending, after having lived so many lives as mortals, he goes on to use his powers to bring people closer in goodness and give them a chance to have a better life, even the likes of Shang Tsung from the looks of it. He also tries to reach out to Noob Saibot and Mileena in some of his intros, noting to Mileena he can't help but pity her, and telling Noob he shouldn't underestimate the Jinsei's ability to save his soul.
  • Anime Hair: One outfit in 11 gives him a spiky swept-back hairdo making him resemble Vergil.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Delivers one to Jax when he tries to justify siding with Kronika. He points out that Jacqui is on her way — and the only reason he's back on Shang Tsung's Island is to simply break her heart.
    Fujin: Does that sound like someone who gives a whit about you and your family?
  • Automatic Crossbows: Makes use of a unique crossbow called the "Plasma Crossbow" which fires green bolts made of energy in Mortal Kombat 4, but rarely uses it properly (bar in one Fatality). The bolts can also be shot at a diagonal angle, which allows them to bounce/ricochet. In 11 he gains a new one that is much smaller in scale but fires at a rapid rate. He makes use of it in many of his moves, some of his Brutalities and even in his Fatal Blow.
  • Badass Cape: Somewhat befitting his role as a Wind God, he wore a cape in his introduction in Mythologies. Even more fittingly as the cape and his initial design were from a Halloween costume of The Mighty Thor. Gains it back as an alternative costume in Armageddon, and in some of his skins for 11.
  • BFS: In Armageddon, Fujin's weapon is a large sword called Devastator.
  • Blow You Away: As a Wind God, Fujin uses wind to attack his opponents.
  • Bow and Sword in Accord: In 11, Fujin fights with a sword that he can manipulate using air and he once again uses a crossbow as well.
  • Braids of Action: In Armageddon and 11, his hair is adorned more lavishly than it was back in Mythologies and 4.
  • The Cameo: In 9, in Kratos' ending alongside Raiden.
  • Closet Geek: Fujin really likes Johnny Cage's movies and admits this to him. However, he specifically tells him to say nothing of it, especially to Raiden.
  • Complete Immortality: Like Raiden, he has lived for eons and there is no known way to kill him. If he is destroyed, he eventually reforms.
  • Composite Character: Shinnok is the Wind God in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.
  • Deadpan Snarker; Playable intros show that Fujin, for as much of a Nice Guy as he is, has one of the sharpest wits out of the cast, on par with Johnny. Even in Snark-to-Snark Combat scenarios, his blows hit especially low.
    Fujin: Is that a smug look you're wearing?
    D'Vorah: This One expects easy victory.
    Fujin: That One is horribly misinformed.

    Kung Lao: What is it like, standing in Raiden's shadow?
    Fujin: I imagine much like standing in Liu Kang's.
    Kung Lao: I have no idea what you mean…

    Fujin: There is nothing here for you. Begone.
    Kano: Rack off, Raiden Lite.
    Fujin: (grinning) Have it your way… Hsu Hao.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Played for Laughs. Fujin really doesn't take kindly to Kano's pissing habits, threatening to perform a fatality on him for happening to piss into the air than downward on one occasion.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Before appearing in 4 and Armageddon, he was a Mid-Boss in Mythologies.
  • Fatal Flaw: In 11, there are signs that point to him perhaps being a tad too unwilling to go against his own brother Raiden. Some, like Kotal Kahn, hold his inaction concerning Dark Raiden against him, and his bond with Raiden has led him to unwittingly hand Kronika's crown over to a Shang Tsung disguised as Raiden, not seeing through the sorcerer's treachery until it was too late. It is, however, possible that his giving the crown to Shang Tsung was a knowing action as part of Liu Kang's plan to confront the sorcerer at the hourglass, as Fujin and Liu Kang are shown having a secret conversation at the beginning of the story.
  • Flight: In Mythologies, the player can't throw him to the void. This is how he recovers from his supposed death in that game. Also, he has a torpedo move similar to that of Raiden.
  • Flying Weapon: He can use the wind to maneuver his sword through the air in 11.
  • Foil: To his own brother Raiden.
    • At least in the past, Raiden asserted that as gods they were to remain distant from mortals as to not take away from their divine duties. Fujin defied this and decided to live among mortals, asserting that this sentimentality for mortal life is what makes warriors like him all the stronger for it.
    • Raiden in general acts very professional as a mentor but shows some shades of detachment as a result and is willing to resort to ruthless methods to defend Earthrealm, but Fujin is very personable in his dealings with mortals thanks to spending time in observation among them and thus shows more care and concern for not just Earthrealm to have many more lines he would not cross to save the realms.
    • How the two gods dealt with a turncoat Jax Briggs also differ: Raiden explained Kronika's hand in Jax's fate which gets Jax to realize that he was fighting for the wrong side - while Fujin instead personally relates to Jax in regards to family, using his relationship with his own brother to get through to him.
    • Finally, their own endings also greatly contrast with each other's; whereas Raiden initially banished all emotion from himself to shape history with pure logic before realizing how wrong this choice of action was and worked to reconcile logic and love within himself, Fujin instead is moved by his compassion for people and lives countless lives as virtually all kinds of people to better understand how he can make their lives better. In short, Raiden takes the more logical route first while Fujin takes the more compassionate route instead.
  • Guilty Pleasures: He did not want anyone else to know that he likes Johnny Cage's movies. A pre-match intro with Cassie reveals that Johnny told everyone about it. Fujin was not amused.
    Fujin: Who else knows, Cassandra?
    Cassie Cage: That you are Dad's biggest fan? Uh, everyone.
    Fujin: I told him not to say anything!
  • Hoist by His Own Tornado: How he (supposedly) dies in Mythologies.
  • Killed Offscreen: Was attacked by Frost for Cetrion in 11 and was presumed dead.
    • Averted thanks to Aftermath - he survives these encounters.
  • Mentor: He becomes this to Kung Lao, similar to Raiden and Liu Kang.
    • While he's not quite fitting the trope when he's with Takeda, he does outfit him with his signature bladed whips and a skull mask (which is one associated with the Shirai Ryu) before he goes tracking down Havik.
  • Messianic Archetype: Shows shades of this with him being the more compassionate counterpart to the almost clinical Raiden, as he personally relates with Jackson Briggs to save him from condemning himself to Kronika's bidding. This is shown best in his own arcade ending in 11: Using the hourglass to live thousands upon thousands of different lives—encompassing all species, sexes, and faiths—he more deeply understands the joys and suffering of mortals, and with this knowledge lives among them to grant them a better life. The final scene pans out looking very similar to Jesus Christ's "Last Supper" and even includes the villainous likes of Shang Tsung among some heroic faces at the table together in relative peace and happiness.
  • Mundane Utility: He uses his wind powers to fly a kite with his brother Raiden's image on it as his Friendship in 11. Though it ends up working a little too well, and the kite ends up pulling him across the stage.
  • Nice Guy: More so than Raiden. While Raiden is nice in a sense that he is polite and respectful to others, Fujin is more empathetic and less stern than his stoic brother.
  • Not Quite Dead:
    • He's shown being torn asunder by his own tornado in Mythologies, but he's perfectly fine afterward.
    • Various intros in 11 imply that he was Killed Offscreen, but come the Aftermath expansion and he turns up alive and well with Nightwolf and Shang Tsung, explaining that Kronika trapped them all in a place beyond time so they wouldn't interfere with her plans.
  • Not So Above It All: While he's more often than not shown to be more level-headed than Raiden, he is also far more jovial in some of his battle banter (with the addition of throwing out a handful of wind-related puns here and there), and it is implied (by some intro dialogues leaked through datamining) that he's also Johnny Cage's biggest fan.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You…: For one of his throws in 11, he blows his victim several dozen feet into the air, so that they take Fall Damage upon returning to the earth. This is amped up for one of his Brutalities, where he blows them over a hundred feet skyborne, for them to fall back down to earth a few seconds later, in a hearty splash of blood.
  • Physical God: He's the Wind God. He has a more ethereal form, but is required to take a physical one when dealing with mortals.
  • Pungeon Master: Suprisingly enough, Fujin occasionally makes wind puns in his intros.
  • Razor Wind: One of his fatalities in 4 has him use wind to strip the skin off his opponent. 11 gives him a fatality in which he fires two blasts of wind that slice through the opponent's torso.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Despite his more personable nature, he is the blue oni to Raiden's red as he is better at keeping a cool head under tense situations. This is almost the inverse in their color schemings; Fujin has red colors in most of his appearances whereas Raiden does not do so—at least not until he becomes Dark Raiden where not only does he incorporate some red into his attire his electricity also switches from blue to red.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In 11, his updated bio states that he is Raiden's brother. The original timeline made no indication that he was related to Raiden. Raiden does call him "brother" once in X's story mode, but at the time one could have just assumed he meant "brother-in-arms" rather than his literal sibling.
  • Secret-Keeper: He's the only one who knows of Liu Kang's plan to stop Shang Tsung when he inevitably betrays everyone. The main reason Liu Kang told him alone is to make sure Shang Tsung either keeps his end of the alliance, or acts as a Reliable Traitor, with minimal outside influence.
  • Sheath Strike: In 11, Fujin uses his sheath in conjunction with his sword.
  • Shipper on Deck: To Jacqui and Takeda. An intro with Jax shows him disapproving of Jax's refusal to have the two marry and reminds him that Takeda is Kenshi's son and thus, should be trusted.
  • Short-Range Long-Range Weapon: In 4, he could use his crossbow like a club.
  • Sole Survivor: When Shinnok broke free of his Netherrealm imprisonment, he killed the other three Elemental Gods. A wounded Fujin narrowly escaped and would've been felled himself had it not been for the intervention of Liu Kang and Kai.
  • Spin Attack: One of his signature moves is a spin that draws opponents in like a cyclone.
  • Stance System: Lui He is his unarmed fighting stance in Armageddon.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being unplayable since Armageddon and not showing up in the story since X, Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath gives him not only a role in the story - but the chance to be playable, as well.
  • There Is Another: Whenever Raiden is away, the Jinsei-safekeeping duties fall into his hands. Like when Raiden relapsed into possession by the corrupted Kamidogu, got Fujin impaled and joined up with Havik.
  • Time Abyss: Like Raiden, Fujin has been around for an eon or two.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the first chapter of the MKX story, Fujin aids Raiden in protecting the thunder god's Sky Temple and the Jinsei Chamber it houses from Shinnok's Netherrealm army. He's ultimately knocked out by a blast of dark magic from Shinnok, but is shown to be relatively unscathed after Raiden traps Shinnok within his amulet and accompanies Raiden to consult with the Elder Gods about their next move. At that point, Fujin vanishes from the story, not even resurfacing for Shinnok's second invasion once freed by Quan Chi. However, he is more prominent in the MKX comics. He also finally makes a return in MK11: Aftermath and even becomes a part of its story mode.
  • Wuxia: As a contrast to his brother, his design and moveset in MK11 takes quite a bit of inspiration from Wuxia Wire Fu. With some of his moves such as the ability to walk on the air and even use his ability to manipulate air in conjunction with his sword bringing movies from the genre to mind.

    Lin Kuei Grandmaster 

Lin Kuei Grandmaster

Portrayed by: Michael Garvey
Non-video game appearances: Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms (Paul Nakauchi)

  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He raised his own son (Sektor) to be the perfect killing machine. He got exactly what he wanted.
  • The Cameo: The games strongly implied that the Lin Kuei have a Grandmaster. So far, Mythologies is the only game where we see him. He finally makes a reappearance in Sektor's Arcade ending from 9, as he is Sektor's father.
  • So Proud of You: An extremely twisted variation. He willingly allows his own son to kill him in order to inherit the title of Grandmaster and presents him the Dragon Medallion before he is slain.
  • Unwitting Pawn: This can be applied to the Lin Kuei as a whole in Mythologies.

    Earth God 

Earth God

    Water God 

Water God

Portrayed by: Brian Glynn

    Fire God 

Fire God

  • No Name Given: Though fans gave him the name "Hinoka."
  • No-Sell: Being the fire god makes him immune to any of Sub Zero's ice attacks, so it's a straight up fist fight against him.
  • Physical God: Can be described as Raiden if he was a fire elemental.



Portrayed by: Erica Grace (cutscenes), Rachel Herbert (sprites)
Other appearances: Cameo in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.
Non-video game appearances: Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match (Zehra Fazal)



Portrayed by: Kerri Hoskins
Other appearances: Mini-Boss cameo in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.
Non-video game appearances: Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match (Grey Delisle)


A god or demon who previously ruled the Netherrealm before Shinnok was banished there and promptly took over.

  • Chaos Is Evil: When Shinnok took over one of the first things he did was build a city whereby some degree of civilisation could operate and sorcerers could use their magic, which of course implies that Lucifer didn't really care about doing any such thing.
  • Eviler than Thou: On the receiving end of this from Shinnok.
  • The Ghost: Never actually shows up in any game and has only been briefly mentioned in passing by other characters.
  • God of Evil: One character mentions that he is of the same species as Raiden, so presumably he is literally an evil god (unless Satan Is Good is put in effect).
  • Satan: Seems to be this, given his name and status as (former) ruler of the Netherrealm, which is basically the MK equivalent of Hell. What else they has in common, if anything, remains to be seen.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: What happened to him after being overthrown is never elaborated upon.