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The following characters show up in Mortal Kombat Vs Marvel Universe:

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     The Exiled Kombatants 

In General

  • 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 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)

Johnny Cage

  • 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

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.

Rebecca Cage

  • 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)

Liu Kang 

Princess Kitana


  • 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 

In General

  • 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.
  • Heel–Face 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.



Kung Lao

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.

Kurtis Stryker


  • 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.
  • Heel–Face 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 

In General







  • 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 

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    Team S-F 

In General

  • 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

Jacqueline 'Jacqui' Briggs

Takahashi Takeda

Kung Jin

  • 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 

Shang Tsung 



     Characters from Mortal Kombat: Desperation 

Cassie Cage

Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade


  • 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.


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