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  • So. About Mortal Kombat 4. The story goes that long before the games even began, the Elder God Shinnok betrayed his fellow Elder Gods and attempted to usurp them, thus gaining power over all realms, a plot he reattempts in the actual game. Does this sound familiar? If you've heard the story of Satan's origin even once, it should. Shinnok is the Satan of Mortal Kombat! (Made even more interesting by the fact that he overthrows Lucifer to become ruler of the Netherrealm!)
    • Another interesting Mortal Kombat discovery is that Raiden, the protector of Earthrealm, is the God of Lightning and Thunder. In Mortal Kombat Mythologies, and Mortal Kombat 4, we are introduced to a friend of his, Fujin, the Earthrealm God of Wind, however lower down in the hierarchy to our thunder god protector. When Raiden is apparently promoted to Elder God, Fujin the God of Wind becomes Earthrealm's new protector. However after Mortal Kombat 4, in Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance, Fujin is pretty much discarded as a character totally, and suddenly Raiden denies his position as an Elder God so he can return as Earthrealm's protector and gain a physical body. So where's the fridge discovery? Well for a while I was bothred with how Fujin was just Put on a Bus, but now it makes sense. Fujin is wind, Raiden is lightning. Look at the elemental triangles, that balance power within most franchises. Wind obviously resembles flight and birds, lightning is obviously electric. Electric is usually super effective against things associated with wind. It's likely the creators were using underlining elemental logic to illustrate how superior Raiden really is, possibly why Fujin was the god ally likely brought into MK4.-
      • or it could be that Fujin is the protector of Earth Realm, the Deadly Alliance was in Outworld. Fujin didn't interfere because it was outside his jurisdiction.
      • As a matter of fact, Fujin WAS going to be the lead character of MK Deadly Alliance. But fans complained, so we got Raiden instead.

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