This was not your destiny, Shinnok. Once again, the Thunder God has upset the balance of history. But know this -- the arc of the universe bends to my will. It is only a matter... of time.
"Is it possible that the past and future are colliding?"
"I don't give a damn about my reputation."
— Sonya Blade, doing a spot of Actor Allusion in a mirror match intro
Sonya Blade: Jacqui said as kids you were scared of me.
Cassie Cage: You'd randomly attack us with arm bars!
— Cassie Cage joining in on the above Actor Allusionnote
"I had been expecting you. our life, your name, they will be wipe from history. Come, it is time... to die."
— Kronika, Final Boss of the Klassic Tower
"Welcome, traveler. I am Shang Tsung, and this is my island. I bid you welcome to explore. Hidden among the island's ruins are treasure, magic, and very special artifacts. Take what you want, within reason. You will find the time spent here is well rewarded."
— Shang Tsung
"Of all my champions, I miss Goro most. You're lucky he's dead. He would've eaten you for daring enter his lair uninvited."
— Shang Tsung, expressing his true feelings towards Goro
"Behold the final resting place of Kenshi Takehashi. Valiant and brave, he was an excellent warrior. Which made feeding on his soul most enjoyable..."
— Shang Tsung, revealing the fate of one of his sworn enemies
What would you fight for? Justice? Power? Glory? Vengeance? No matter the reason, the time to fight will come. And when it does, you will be ready. Ready to stand... and fight!