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The New Era: Mortal Kombat vs Marvel Universe is a rewrite of the original Mortal Kombat vs Marvel Universe by Snafu the Great.

Eight months before Shinnok's return, Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade would have died at the hands of Kronika's enforcer, Geras, has it not been for the intervention of Black Sky, the new Nightwolf and niece to her predecessor.

Warning them of the events that were to come following Kronika's rise to power, Johnny and the two women hatch Operation Montilyet - a relocation plan to an alternative Earthrealm - consisting of the Cage and Briggs families, the Matoka tribe, the Shirai Ryu and the Lin Kuei. It also coincides with the Elder Gods' plan for Raiden's champions: find the reincarnations of Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Princess Kitana and Jade and train them for the inevitable confrontation with their Revenants, who seek to absorb their souls.

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There's just one small catch...

In a plan sanctioned by the Elder Gods (save for Cetrion), Raiden and Fujin ascend Johnny, Sonya, Jax, Kuai Liang, Hanzo Hasashi, and Nightwolf as Gods to better kombat Kronika, while Team S-F absorbs Blaze's essence and become demigods.

Sixteen years later, and the Exiled Gods are thriving in the New Earthrealm. They have also found the reincarnated kombatants and raised them as their own children, while having their own encounters with their fellow Gods, Avengers and the X-Men.

However, Kronika's attention turns to the New Earth, as she seeks to wipe out Raiden's remnants before initiating her New Era.

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The remake has the following tropes:

  • 100% Adoration Rating: The Exiled Gods and their respective factions.
  • Action Girl: Plenty to go around from all four factions.
  • Affably Evil: Kronika, Shang Tsung, and Cetrion, to name a few.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Cassie addresses Steve Rogers as 'Blue.'
  • Alliterative Name: Kitana Kahn.
  • Amazon Chaser: Rain has the hots for Storm.
  • An Axe to Grind: Like her uncle, Nightwolf uses tomahawks. Subzero also uses ice axes, as in canon.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Jacqui lost both arms and had then replaced with cybernetic implants.
  • An Ice Person: Kuai Liang, Grandmaster of the Lin Kuei, God of Ice. Also his companion, Elena Chen, who is a snow woman.
  • Arranged Marriage: Hera Argeia has been pushing for one between Cassie and Alex Cassie's parents, Zeus and surprisingly, Ares (Alex's father) shoot the idea down, saying that if they do marry it would be for love.
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  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Nightwolf arrives to warn Johnny and Sonya of imminent danger, Johnny has this as a reply:
    Johnny: Who is it this time? Kano? Daegon? The Netherrealm? Military brass? Studio execs?
  • The Atoner: The Exiled Gods see the move as a second chance to do things right.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: In a nod to Sonya's MK11 ending, Raiden creates new Gods out of his champions to better kombat Kronika and her forces.
  • Back from the Dead: The Revenants' ultimate goal by absorbing the souls of the Reincarnated Kombatants.
  • Badass Baritone: Shang Tsung, of course. And both Kuai Liang and Hanzo Hasashi.
  • Badass Bookworm: Several:
    • Kitana Kahn. Martial artist and genius working for her adopted father.
    • Jade Briggs. Likes archaeology and is a mystic.
    • T'Challa and Tony Stark, of course.
  • Bald of Evil: Kronika, the Big Bad. Also, the younger Kano.
  • But Not Too Foreign:
    • Takeda Takahashi, who is Eurasian and Thai, as is in canon.
    • Kitana Kahn, who is Vietnamese and Chinese.
  • Battle Couple:
    • Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade
    • Kitana Kahn and Liu Hasashi
    • Revenant Liu Kang and Revenant Kitana
    • Shao Kahn and Sindel
    • Cassie Cage and Alexander 'Phobos' Aaron
    • Jacqui Briggs and Takeda Takahashi
    • Black Panther and Storm
  • Benevolent Boss: Chairman Johnny Cage of Cage Incorporated. Even Jax has to admit that Johnny is a competent boss, as he looks out for his employees.
  • Blow You Away: Johnny Cage, Chairman of Cage Incorporated, and God of Wind.
    • Kung Jin is the Demigod of Wind. Also, Kung Lao Liang is a mutant with the power of Aerokinesis.
  • Colonel Badass: Jax and Sonya.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Good Gods...
  • Didn't See That Coming: The horrifying realization that Raiden's remnants are now Gods and have no qualms about killing you.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Jackson Briggs, Commanding Officer of Inferno Squad, and God of Earth.
    • Takahashi Takeda is the Demigod of Earth.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: Rain really wouldn't like to not fight Storm.
  • Eye Scream:
    • Shao Kahn loses an eye, courtesy of Wolverine.
    • Takeda loses an eye, of which he either uses and cybernetic eye or covers the socket with an eyepatch.
  • For Want of a Nail: What drives the story.
    • Nightwolf's intervention saved Johnny and Sonya's life.
    • Hanzo Hasashi fights Gorgon, instead of Alexander Aaron. As a result, Alex survives rather than dying in canon, leading him to date Cassie Cage.
  • Family Man: Johnny, Hanzo, Jax and Kuai.
  • Go Out with a Smile: A defiant one, from Raiden, before Revenant Liu killed him.
  • God Couple: Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade.
  • Groin Attack: It's a Cage specialty.
    • Johnny does this to one of his opponents when he tried to attack Cage from behind.
    • Sonya takes sadistic glee in caving Green Goblin's nuts in.
    • Even Kitana Kahn gets in on the fun by performing Daddy's Split Punch on her Revenant.
  • Happily Adopted: The Reincarnated Kombatants.
  • Healing Factor: Too bad Shao Kahn didn't realize Wolverine had one. Otherwise, his Fatal Blow would've killed the little Canadian.
  • Hot Consort: Sindel, who else?
  • Hot Witch: Jade Briggs. Her nickname is 'The Green Witch.'
  • Kill It with Fire: Hanzo Hasashi, Grandmaster of the Shirai Ryu, and God of Fire.
    • Also, Cassie Cage is the Demigoddess of Fire. Liu Hasashi is a mutant with the power of pyrokinesis.
  • Light 'em Up: Dr. Black Sky, aka Nightwolf, Protector of the Matoka and Goddess of Light.
  • Mêlée à Trois: It looked like that a three-way brawl between the Exiled Gods, the X-Men and the Avengers would take place over the Phoenix Force. Then, Kronika joined the fray.
  • Nice Guy: Liu Hasashi. Even Johnny refers to him as the 'mild-mannered ninja.'
  • Offhand Backhand: Emma Frost does this to a Black Dragon mook.
  • Oh, Crap!: The Exiled Gods and their children/wards, when Kronika's forces show up.
  • Past-Life Memories: The Reincarnated Kombatants, more so for Kitana and Liu, reliving the moment of their respective deaths.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: From both the Exiled Gods and Kronika's team.
  • Relationship-Salvaging Disaster: Johnny and Sonya reconcile after their encounter with Geras.
  • The Rival:
    • Johnny Cage and Tony Stark.
    • Mileena and She-Hulk
    • Goro and Hulk
  • Secret Keeper:
    • T'Challa knows that Kitana is a reincarnated princess/assassin, because she told him.
    • Storm, Professor Xavier, Doctor Strange, and the various Pantheons know of the Exiled Gods' origins from Earthrealm.
  • Sex with the Ex: Johnny and Sonya, before the events of MKX.
  • Sex Slave: Shao Kahn wants Cassie Cage. Cassie is not impressed.
  • Shock and Awe: Sonya A. Blade, Executive Officer of Inferno Squad and Goddess of Thunder.
    • Also, Jacqui Briggs is the Demigoddess of Lightning.
  • Shout-Out:
  • The Team Benefactor: Johnny Cage, as he funds the coffers of S-F, the Lin Kuei, the Shirai Ryu, and the Matoka.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Kronika's invasion of the Marvel Universe to regain the reincarnated kombatants' souls was inevitable. The Exiled Gods evened the odds.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: The Exiled Gods can't return to Earthrealm, as it would mean certain death.
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