The following characters show up in Mortal Kombat Vs Marvel Universe:
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The Exiled Kombatants
- The Atoners: They got plenty of issues that need to be addressed.
- Battle Couples: Liu and Kitana, Johnny and Sonya, Cassie and Simon
- Bullying a Dragon: Seriously. Don't Fuck With These People.
- The Chosen Ones: All are formerly Raiden's chosen champions with the exception of Ravenna.
- Crazy-Prepared: They knew that their reunion with Raiden was inevitable, hence the contingency plans they have in place.
- For Want of a Nail/Been There, Shaped History: Their actions in the Marvelverse Earth has had some significant changes in the long run:
- The Red Lotus assassinating Nitro and Walter Declan not only for their roles in the Stamford Incident, but to avenge several Red Lotus members operating a safehouse there.
- The Red Lotus also assassinated William Stryker before he could wage his war against the Xavier Institute during the Decimation storyline, thus inadvertently saving Wallflower's life.
- Johnny telling Danny Rand about the military registry (the alternative to the Superhuman Registration Act), thus allowing them not only major leeway against the Mighty Avengers, but Fort Burton also serves as a secure location for then to operate out of.
- As the war between the Avengers and the X-Men does not take place, both T'Challa and Storm are still married.
- The Red Lotus assassinating Nitro and Walter Declan not only for their roles in the Stamford Incident, but to avenge several Red Lotus members operating a safehouse there.
- The Generals Daughters: Cassie and Ravenna Cage
- Happily Married: Liu and Kitana, Johnny and Sonya.
- Oh, Crap!: The main reaction of the Exiles once they find out that Raiden has tracked them down.
- Old Masters
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: A retired actor-turned-billionaire industrialist, his military wife, their two daughters, and a trio of ex-revenants-turned-assassins.
- Seen It All: Years of Earthrealm intrigue and Mortal Kombat has made them hard to impress.
- You Can't Go Home Again: They are called The Exiled Kombatants for a reason.
The Cage Family (in general)
- Badass Family: Goes with the territory.
- Combat Pragmatists/Pragmatic Heroes: Fighting dirty Cage speciality.
- Enemy Mine: The Cage Family (sans Ravenna] and the Red Lotus were on opposing sides back in Earthrealm.
- The Generals Daughters/Military Brats: Both Cassie and Ravenna.
- Good Parents: Johnny and Sonya
- Name's the Same: Shares the same last name as Luke and Danielle Cage
- Older Than They Look: Bar Ravenna, Johnny, Sonya and Cassie are much older than they appear, Johnny and Sonya in their 70's while Cassie is 41.
- Reports Of Our Deaths Were Greatly Exaggerated: Faked their deaths in order to escape Raiden. While Raiden didn't believe that they were dead, it did buy them nineteen years of relative peace and time enough to prepare.
- Serial Spouse: Johnny and Sonya married in Earthrealm, then split due to Sonya being Married to the Job. Here, their marriage is more stable.
- 100% Adoration Rating: As both the Chairman of Cage Incorporated and as a family man.
- Action Dad: A devoted father to his daughterd and Raiden's former champion.
- The Ace
- Affectionate Nickname: Gets away with calling Sonya 'Baby.' He also calls Cassie 'Punkin.' He is also known as 'The King of San Francisco.'
- Always Someone Better: Has no problem in admitting that Liu is the better fighter between the both of them.
- Benevolent Boss: Again, as the Chairman of Cage Incorporated.
- Bilingual Backfire: Speaks Edenian, which tips him to Mey being a Red Lotus agent.
- It Amused Me: Retains Mey on his payroll due to the aforementioned trope, but the fact that she's good at her job.
- The Champion: Retired martial arts champion and before that, Liu's successor as Raiden's champion.
- Combat Pragmatist: Has no qualms about fighting dirty against his enemies, a trait which he passes down to his wife and daughters.
- Hidden Depths: He's not as absorbed and shallow as most people think. Hell, he even managed to surprise Sonya, Liu and Kitana.
- Honest Corporate Executive: The Chairman of Cage Incorporated, and is respected by his subordinates.
- Improbable Weapon User: Johnny uses a fire extinguisher during his match against Jarek who is hopped-up on blood magik.
- Papa Wolf: Screw with his family and he'll show you just how dangerous he can be.
- Prophecies Are Always Right: Knew that Cassie would defeat Shinnok and of Raiden's inevitable corruption from Yao.
- The Rival: To Tony Stark, business-wise. Fighting-wise, he is this to both Iron Fist and Liu Kang.
Sonya A. Blade
- Hundred Percent Approval Rating/A Mother to Her Men/Undying Loyalty: Commander of Special Forces' Tactical Response Unit who commands the absolute loyalty of her troops.
- Action Mom: The mother to Cassie and Ravenna, and hasn't lost her step.
- And This Is for...: Does this to Kano in their final bout.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: Aside from the huge payday that her husband is offering, what secures Deadpool's services is her chicken chimichanga recipe.
- The Atoner: For being such a jerk towards Johnny and Cassie.
- Braids of Action: She's got it here.
- Brainwashed: By Raiden, later freed by Yao.
- Broken Pedestal: Carol Danvers saw her as this following the incident with Julia during the Initiative, but they've long since reconciled.
- Combat Pragmatist: Scrimped notes from her husband. Later teams up with Cassie to bring down Kano.
- Da Chief: Commander of S-F's Tactical Response Unit.
- Groin Attack: Being married to Johnny has rubbed off on her, as Sonya does this twice; the first to the Green Goblin, the second to Kano, using her husband's signature nut punch for the latter.
- It's Personal: When she and Cassie find out that Kano and his son raped, tortured and murdered Vera Briggs on Raiden's orders, she and Cassie personally sees that Kano and Darren are killed.
- Locked into Strangeness: Has purple eyes as a result of the Blood Code bonding to her body.
- In Spite of a Nail: Once again, not only is she leading S-F, but also a General.
- Mama Bear: Harm or threaten her daughters, and you'll rue the day you did.
- Must Make Amends: To both Johnny and Cassie.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: How Johnny figured out that Raiden brainwashed her in the intro, as Sonya's originally from Austin, Texas.
- Pragmatic Heroine: Snaps Darren's neck to get him out of the picture. Also double-teams Kano alongside her elder daughter.
- Rank Up: Started from the bottom as an enlisted soldier, then worked her way up the ranks. After the Time Skip, she's a colonel but was bumped up to Brigadier General.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After fleeing Earthrealm.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Seeing Sonya in a formal dress is quite the feat.
- Silent Partner: The third partner of Cage Incorporated (aside from Johnny and Rebecca), as it was built on S-F tech.
Cassandra 'Cassie' Carlton Cage
- Affectionate Nickname; Addresses Captain America as 'Blue.' Her father still calls her 'Punkin'.
- The Aloner: Refuses to join either the Avengers or the X-Men due to the guilt of leaving her teammates behind.
- Battle Couple: With Simon Williams/Wonder Man
- Berserk Button: Mind control is one. Harming her friends is another. Impersonate her...start praying.
- Combat Pragmatist: Has no problem in using her mutant powers in a fight, as Kano and her former teammates find out the hard way.
- Cool Big Sis: To Ravenna.
- Dark Action Girl: Mostly in the Omakes. But the most prominent example is when she and Ravenna burned Raiden alive.
- The Dreaded: When you're this to Liu Kang and Kitana due to your mutant powers, you're doing something right.
- For Want of a Nail: Rejoins the Army, but as an officer this time around.
- HandCannon Wields A pair of Desert Eagles
- My Greatest Failure: Unable to stop Raiden from corrupting her friends.
- Rank Up: Starts out as a First Lieutenant after the Time Skip, now promoted to Captain.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Due to her past in Earthrealm.
- Sociopathic Heroine: Has signs of this, but keeps herself in check.
- Team Mom: Due to her age, both figuratively and literally.
- Took a Level in Badass: As a mutant telepath and the host of the Phoenix Force's dark half.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: After being tricked into killing Shujinko and being forced to leave her team behind, you really can't blame her.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Her attitude begins to change after receiving absolution from Shujinko and rescuing her team.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Incorporates a German suplex in her moves.
- You Should Know This Already: The story begins at the Sky Temple during her fight with Corrupted Shinnok.
Ravenna 'Raven' Carlton Cage
- Badass Family: Her parents and elder sister are former Earthrealm champions.
- Defiant to the End: Does not bat an eye while being held hostage by Shang Tsung.
- Genius Bruiser: A literal genius, mutant telepath, and a skilled martial artist
- Little Miss Badass: When your teachers are your parents, your elder sister and two mutants who are certified ninjas, you sure as hell qualify.
- Meaningful Name: Named after the Italian town where her parents spent their honeymoon.
- Weapon of Choice: Raven wields a Japanese masamune, the blade forged from adamantium.
- Hackette: She's a computer hacker who had hacked the S-F mainframe and downloaded the data at Johnny's behest.
- I Gave My Word: Promised Cassie that she would go straight, as she was a criminal hacker back in Earthrealm.
- Older Than They Look: Like her brother, Sonya and Cassie, she was in her late forties but de-aged to her twenties.
- The Unseen: For most of the story, she's an expatriate living in England with her family, overseeing the European branch of Cage Incorporated.
The Red Lotus Society (in general)
- Anti Heroes
- Asskicking Equals Authority
- Back from the Dead: The three grandmasters were all former revenants
- The Dreaded: To corrupt officials, crooked businessmen, pedophiles and rapists when the law fails their victims.
- Enemy Mine: Teams up with the Cage family to kombat Raiden and his forces.
- It's Personal: Both Liu Kang and Kitana want Shang Tsung dead for killing Jade and leading the attack on the Red Lotus' temple.
- Professional Killers: And they're the good guys.
- Undying Loyalty: The Red Lotus to the Grandmasters.
- The Ace: He was Raiden's champion before Johnny took over. And he's just as dangerous as ever.
- Action Dad: Well, Kitana's expecting.
- The Atoner: He is still traumatized by his experiences as a brainwashed revenant serving Shinnok.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Ex-Shaolin Monk.
- The Champion: Before Johnny took the job back in Earthrealm.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Likes to call Johnny an 'annoying buffoon.'
- For Want of a Nail: Becomes an assassin alongside Kitana.
- Graceful Loser: Lost his match with Iron Fist, but sees him as a Worthy Opponent.
- The Rival: To Iron Fist
- Worthy Opponent: Iron Fist tops the list. But he does have a grudging respect towards Johnny and his family.
- The Atoner: She is still traumatized by her experiences as a brainwashed revenant serving Shinnok.
- Berserk Button: Like Jade, human traffickers and rapists top the list.
- Braids of Action
- Dual Wielding: Never without her bladed fans.
- Friend to All Children: She has a soft spot for children.
- It's Personal: Shang Tsung killed Jade. She wants to kill him.
- Pregnant Badass: Liu knocked her up.
- Really 10,000 Years Old: Not counting the 25 years spent as a revenant.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Prefers cheongsam dresses.
- World's Most Beautiful Woman: Tony Stark seem to think so.
- Back from the Dead: Revived herself, and later does the same with Liu and Kitana.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Electrocuted and burned to death, mirroring Liu's own death back during Shao Kahn's invasion.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Dies in Kitana's arms.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Saves Kitana and Liu Kang from Shang Tsung's Flaming Skull attack, but is electrocuted/burned to death in a manner similar to Liu's own death during Shao Kahn's invasion.
- The Kindnapper: Kidnaps both Liu Kang and Kitana from the Netherrealm.
- Rape As A Drama: Raped by Reiko during her time as an Outworld assassin, rendering her infertile.
- Benevolent Boss: Her opinion of Johnny.
- Bilingual Backfire: Speaks fluent Edenian, which tips Johnny off to her identity.
- Happily Adopted: She is Jade's adopted daughter.
- It Amused Me: One of the reasons why Johnny keeps her around. The second is that she is good at her job.
- The Mole: Works for Cage Incorporated as Johnny's assistant. Subverted in the fact that Johnny knew that Liu and Kitana sent her due to her speaking Edenian, of which Johnny himself also speaks. She becomes the liaison between Johnny and Liu.
- Undying Loyalty: First and foremost to the Red Lotus. Johnny Cage comes a close second.
- You Look Familiar: She's the little girl who delivers Liu and Kitana's message to Johnny and Sonya in San Francisco.
The Former Revenants
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: Gets one from the Elder Gods. Agree to fight against Raiden...
- Anything but That!: Cassie and Sonya were not happy to find out that the Elder Gods were offering them as backup.
- Badass Normal: Several of them.
- HeelFace Turn: A second chance to redeem themselves during their time as revenants.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Kitana's mother, a Lakota shaman, two cops (one of them being a former Black Dragon member), Kung Jin's elder cousin, a former lieutenant to Quan Chi, and a former Lin Kuei who is the host to a smoke demon.
- Magical Native American: He's a Lakota shaman who once was Raiden's right-hand man.
- Number Two: Was this to Raiden, now this to Liu Kang.
- The Atoner: Has the most baggage out of all of the ex-revenants, as she kills 8 of Raiden's champions in a single go, including Kitana.
- The Dreaded: She can be scary, according to Liu.
- The High Queen: The former queen of Edenia.
- If You Do Anything To Hurt Her: Threatens this on Liu Kang regarding Kitana.
- Always Second Best: In his mind, to Liu Kang.
- The Reveal: He's the reincarnation of the Great Kung Lao.
- So Proud of You: Has this towards Kung Jin.
- Something Only They Would Say: Realizes that Liu is the real deal when reminding him that Shaolin Wushu is the better style.
Smoke and Enenra
- Awesome Mc Coolname: Smoke's real name is Tomas Vbrada.
- McNinja: He's a Czech-born ninja.
- Pet Monstrosity: The demonic-looking raven on his shoulder that has a habit of transforming into various animals? That's Enenra.
- Cowboy Cop: Back when he was alive the first time.
- Police Brutality: Yup. He's the God of this trope too.
- Body Horror: Was burned to the point that he needed a respirator. But his body was healed once he was brought back to life.
- Dual Wielding: Wields a pair of hookswords.
- HeelFace Turn: Before he was a cop, he was a Black Dragon.
- Last of His Kind: Technically, he's the last of the Black Dragon, despite not being with the group.
- Ax-Crazy: Since the Jinsei's purification, he has become a power-hungry tyrant.
- Bad Boss: Appears nice to Kano and the Black Dragon, but secretly sold them out to the Red Dragon Clan and its leader, Daegon.
- Berserk Button: When Johnny Cage and his family bail out of Earthrealm, he was visibly outraged.
- Big Bad
- Broken Pedestal: He was once the defender of Earthrealm and mentor to Liu Kang, and later on to Johnny Cage before both of them resigned their status as Raiden's champion.
- The Conqueror: Plans to invade the Marvelverse Earth, kill off the Exiled Kombatants and brainwash Cassie and Ravenna Cage
- The Corrupter: How he brainwashed Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Kenshi, Jax, Sonya and Team S-F (except for Johnny and Cassie); Sonya is knocked out and is freed from the brainwashing, but the remaining Earthrealm defenders are still brainwashed.
- The Dreaded: Raiden is loathed by the Exiled Kombatants.
- The Emperor: Becomes the ruler of a merged Outworld and Earthrealm.
- Evil Mentor
- Evil Overlord: Following his corruption, he becomes the God-Emperor of both Outworld and Earthrealm.
- Expy: of High Councillor Kal-El from Injustice: Gods Among Us. Also shares some traits of Quan Chi, in the fact that both have brainwashed several good guys into serving as their musclemen.
- Faux Affably Evil: Two notable cases:
- He tells Johnny and Cassie that his "truth" is not brainwashing, but actually wants to eliminate Johnny and brainwash Cassie to be his champion.
- Sold Kano out to Daegon while pretending to support the former.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Was once Earthrealm's protector god and mentor to many of his champions, but following the Jinsei's corruption, he becomes a power-hungry tyrant who not only conquered Outworld, but is willing to kill the Exiled Kombatants just because one of them (Johnny Cage) resigned their status as his champion and the other is an ex-revenant (Liu Kang).
- Glowing Eyes of Doom
- God Is Evil: The Jinsei's corruption turned him into a cruel and remorseless god, who has ordered the deaths of the Exiled Kombatants.
- I Lied: Sold Kano and the Black Dragon out to Daegon and the Red Dragon.
- Lured into a Trap: Corrupts his champions by brainwashing them using Shinnok's amulet.
- Mad God: Cleaning the Jinsei has made him go insane.
- Manipulative Bastard: He brainwashes several of his champions using Shinnok's amulet, and sees Kano and the Black Dragon clan as disposable tools.
- Meet the New Boss: Becomes the new God-Emperor of a merged Earthrealm and Outworld after defeating Kotal Kahn in Mortal Kombat.
- Moral Event Horizon: Ordering the death of Vera Briggs, and the genocide of Chaosrealm counts.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Raiden: Good job, Raiden. Ordering the deaths of the Exiled Kombatants has forced your ex-champions to work together to bring you down.
- Shock and Awe
- The Sociopath: Acts suave in front of Kano, but secretly sold him out to Daegon and the Red Dragon Clan. He has no qualms about killing off the Exiled Kombatants, kidnapping Cassie and Ravenna Cage, and destroying the alternate Earth they have fled to. Not only this, but he has brainwashed several of his champions, invaded Outworld (by killing off Kotal Kahn), ordered the death of Vera Briggs and has Fujin imprisoned.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: He rules Earthrealm and Outworld with an iron fist, and plans to invade the Marvelverse Earth.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Cleaning the Jinsei of Shinnok's taint not only corrupted him, it transformed him into a power-mad tyrant.
- Would Hurt a Child: Plans to kidnap and brainwash Cassie and Ravenna Cage into serving as his champions and enforcers.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Plans to kill off Kano and Johnny Cage.
The Black Dragon
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: Raiden offers the Black Dragon a pardon for their past crimes. Turns out that pardon was All for Nothing.
- Arch-Enemy: To Special Forces, and the Cage and Briggs families in particular.
- Cruel and Unusual Death
- Kill 'Em All: The organization's ultimate fate.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Raiden sold them out to the Red Dragon.
- Awful Truth: Does not take being stabbed in the back by Raiden (pun intended) none too well.
- Badass Grandpa: He's 63 (if you take his canon age of 35 in the first Mortal Kombat, then add the 25 years, and the three following the Cage family's departure).
- Big "NO!": Kano screams this as Sonya kills his son
- The Brute
- Cruel and Unusual Death: At the hands of Cassie Cage, of all people.
- Death by Irony: Killed by the daughter of his most hated rival.
- Did Not See This Coming: Not only the Cage family joining forces with the Red Lotus and having the Avengers, the X-Men and S.H.I E.L.D. backing them up, but also Raiden selling him out to the Red Dragon.
- Didn't Think This Through: While Jax and Jacqui were unable to save Vera, he failed to take into consideration Cassie and Sonya finding out.
- Evil Genius
- Evil Gloating: As Jax and Jacqui are under Raiden's control, Kano takes sadistic glee in describing Vera's death at his and Darren's hands.
- For the Evulz: Rapes and tortures Vera Briggs solely because he hates Jax's guts.
- Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: After learning about Raiden's double-cross, he realizes that he's dead either way.
- I Have Your Son: He is pissed when Cassie gloats to him about having Darren as her hostage.
- Knife Nut: Has his signature knives.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: Cashed in courtesy of Cassie Cage.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Cassie uses the Phoenix version of Ghost Rider's Penance Stare to kill him.
- Oh, Crap!: When the Avengers and the X-Men show up ready for a fight.
- Papa Wolf: Shows signs of this, which is surprising towards Darren.
- Rasputinian Death: Suffers this in both the normal chapter and the omake.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Flees after sustaining damage from his fight with Deadpool.
- You Are in Command Now: Kills Elektra and gains control of The Hand.
- You Can't Kill Me: He's wrong about that.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Undergoes this thanks to Sonya and Cassie.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Kano cares for his son. It also helps that his boy is just as psycho as dear old Dad.
- Evil Gloating: Takes delight in describing Vera's torture, rape and murder to Cassie and the heroes.
- Neck Snap: How Sonya does him in.
- Shout-Out: Named after the late Darren Shalavi.
- Affably Evil: Towards Ravenna to the point she sees the younger woman as a Worthy Opponent.
- Dark Action Girl: A kunoichi/master swordswoman who is a member of the Black Dragon.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Dies from the Grip of Murder.
- Dual Wielding: Wields a pair of katanas.
- Slashed Throat: Tasia kills a security guard in this manner. Too bad the security guard was Deadpool in disguise.
- An Axe to Grind: His signature weapon.
- Blood Magic: Uses the Kamidogu to inflict the Blood Code on himself.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: His ultimate fate.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Once the Blood Code is burned out of his system, Jarek gets a double helping from Liu and Johnny.
- Double Entendre: Deadpool asks her if the "carpet matches the drapes."
- Eye Scream: Blinded by Deadpool's flashbang grenade
- Dual Wielding: Wields a pair of Dragon's Teeth knkves
- Last Of Her Kind: The sole surviving senior member of the Black Dragon...for a couple of minutes.
- This Cannot Be!: Her reaction upon hearing of Kano and the others' death.
The Red Dragon
- Arch-Enemy: To the Black Dragon and to S-F
- Big "NO!": When Cassie kidnaps Mavado.
- The Dragon: Of Raiden.
- Dual Wielding: Armed with a pair of broadswords.
- Self-Made Orphan: Murdered both Argus and Delia.
- And I Must Scream: Team S-F were fully aware of the crimes they committed while under Raiden's control.
- The Atoners: All of Them
- Brainwashed: Only Sonya was able to get the corruption lifted in the intro. It took a rescue mission into Earthrealm to rescue the other members.
- Bring The Band Back Together: Johnny and Sonya reforms Team S-F to not only aid in the war, but also give them a chance to redeem themselves.
- Handicapped Badasses: Both Jax and Jacqui have bionic arms to replace their normal ones, and Takeda lost an eye.
- Killed Off for Real: Reponsible for the deaths of several of Kotal Kahn's champions.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Team S-F was Johnny's idea to begin with; two S-F operatives, a Shaolin archer and a Shirai Ryu chujin.
Jackson 'Jax' Briggs
- Action Dad: He's the father of Jacqui Briggs.
- Must Make Amends: Made his peace with Johnny after speaking with Sonya.
- Overprotective Dad: As Johnny pointed out, Jax still owed him for the broken jaw.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: A former revenant who left the military. And things got worse while under Raiden's control.
Jacqueline 'Jacqui' Briggs
- Easily Forgiven: Forgives Cassie for leaving her behind.
- Official Couple: With Takeda.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: From her time under Raiden's control.
- A Taste of the Lash: His signature weapons.
- Eye Scream: Lost his eye in Mortal Kombat.
- Irony: Got punched in the nuts again by a Cage. The only difference is that he was the one brainwashed alongside Jacqui.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Thus, taking Kung Jin's place.
- Tragic Keepsake: Wields Sento, his late father's sword.
- Whip It Good: His signature whips were a gift from Fujin.
- Bare Fisted Monk: A Shaolin monk who is skilled in archery.
- Badass Family: A member of the famed Kung family, with Kung Lao as his cousin/ancestor of his namesake ancestor.
- Gayngst: Worried that Kung Lao will not accept him due to his homosexuality. Thankfully, Lao does not judge him.
Shang Tsung's Group
- Affably Evil: Polite and courteous towards Liu, Kitana, Jade, Cassie and Ravenna.
- Back from the Dead: Revives himself, killing Ermac in the process.
- The Dragon: To Raiden. One of several.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Preferred to have given Vera a quick and painless death.
- The Unseen: Witnessed Liu and Johnny killing Jarek and Sonya and Cassie killing Darren and Kano.
- Your Soul Is Mine: Stole Elektra's soul after Kano killed her.
- Back from the Dead: Resurrected by Shang Tsung.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain To Kitana's Abel
- Dual Wielding: Wields Elektra's sais.
- Perky Female Minion
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Cassie inflicts a souped-up version of the Blood Code on her.
- Killed Off for Real
- Laser-Guided Karma: Skarlet corrupted Cassie with the Blood Code, to which Cassie paid her back in kind.
- No-Sell: Attempted to attack Luke Cage with her blades, only to find out that he has unbreakable skin.
Characters from Mortal Kombat: Desperation
- Badass in Distress: Kidnapped by Kano and Raiden to keep her parents in line.
- Defiant to the End: No matter how intense the torture, Cassie doesn't break.
Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade
- Action Parents: The parents of Cassie Cage.
- Married to the Job: Why Johnny divorced Sonya.
- Oh, Crap!: When they both see the alternative Cassie
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After getting his ass kicked by the revived revenants, Raiden pleads for help from Johnny and Sonya. Given that he and Kano kidnapped and tortured their daughter, they leave Raiden to his fate.
- Big Bad: Of Desperation
- For Want of a Nail: Instead of reprimanding Kano for being excessive in his torture and shocking Cassie for calling him the villain (as seen in his chapter), he encounters Phoenix!Cassie and a mortally-wounded Kano.
- Oh, Crap!: Several, all of them courtesy of Cassie herself:
- Raiden finds out that instead of mass-shocking the Lin Kuei, he instead fried a bunch of cyber-ninja decoys, and that Subzero and Frost were leading the attack. Oh, and Scorpion and the Shirai Ryu defected way and were attacking the Red Dragon.
- The biggest one of all is that not only did the Elder Gods authorized his termination, but that the revenants were brought back from the dead by Cassie.
- And I Must Scream: Very aware, but helpless under Cassie's control as he butchered Jarek, Tasia and Tremor.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: When Cassie lectures about the best way to break a person by destroying their spirit, Kano taunts her to do her worst.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: He's the one being subjected to it.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: After being forced to kill Jarek, Tasia and Tremor, Kano is subject to this.
- Did Not See This Coming: That the Desperation version of Cassie was replaced by Phoenix!Cassie.
- Human Shield: What ultimately kills him, as Cassie does this to him to avoid being electrocuted.
- Kill 'Em All: He murders Tasia, Jarek and Tremor with extreme prejudice.