Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter is a three-episode series of Flash sprite-animations by Proxicide. Quality-wise, it's some of the best entertainment flash animation can provide, with a great amount of filters and effects. It could be compared to Alvin-Worm-Jim's Super Mario Bros. Z, but more action-oriented with less of an emphasis on plot.
The first episode is set in the aftermath of a dimensional portal being opened between the MK and SF universes and a furious battle that ends with both Shang Tsung and Shao Kahn being taken down by the SF universe's strongest fighters, and Outworld without a ruler. Raiden ascends to the throne and goes Drunk with Power, leading the other warriors in killing most of the warriors of the SF universe, including the two fighters who took down Shang and Kahn. The battle of this episode has Raiden facing off against Ken, one of the few surviving Street Fighters, who seeks to avenge the fallen and save Chun-Li, his Love Interest, from becoming Raiden's next victim.
The second episode, which is not in continuity with the first, has Ryu and Sakura and Scorpion and Liu Kang discovering a portal that leads to each other's dimensions while in the midst of fighting each other (Ryu and Sakura's fight being practice, and Scorpion and Liu Kang's being the regular MK fight to the death). Ryu promised Sakura that he would retire and settle down with her after his last tournament fight against Akuma, but when he tries to destroy the portal with a Hadoken and accidentally takes out Liu Kang, Scorpion is pissed. After sending Sakura away to warn Ken about what's going down, Ryu steps through the portal to confront Scorpion and face his destiny.
The third and final episode focuses on the relationship between Ryu and Akuma immediately following the events of the second episode. Unable to cope with his feelings toward Ryu, Akuma heads off to face his problems alone, smashing through the barrier between dimensions and coming face to face with Chameleon, who has a certain score to settle with Akuma.
This series has examples of:
- Alternate Continuity: The second and third episodes have no relation to the first, and a prominent character who was killed in the backstory of the first (Akuma) is very much alive in those episodes, as is Shao Kahn (mentioned by Chameleon in the third episode). In contrast, Scorpion, seen in the background in the opening scene of the first episode, is killed by Akuma at the end of the second.
- Artistic License Physics: Physics in this world follows only one law - the Rule of Cool.
- Art Evolution: Seen most notably with the HUD and combo counter in the third episode.
- Avenging the Villain: Chameleon wants revenge for Scorpion's death.
- Beam Spam/Bullet Hell: Raiden does this.
- Big Damn Heroes: Subverted with Chun-Li against Raiden. Played straight with Akuma, of all people, saving Ryu from Scorpion. Ryu would later return the favor against Chameleon.
- Bullet Time: Lots of times.
- Butt-Monkey: Kintaro. Gets berated by Raiden multiple times, is punked by Ken, and then finds himself on the wrong end of an uppercut from Raiden. Instead of becoming a Twinkle In The Sky, he explodes in the distance.
- Canon Foreigner: Shin Lv. 2 Akuma... at least, until Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition gave us Oni.
- Combination Attack: Most notably, Akuma and Ryu pulling a double Shun Goku Satsu to counter Chameleon's own Shun Goku Satsu.
- Crossover: Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat
- Drunk with Power: Raiden's descent to evil began when he took the throne of Outworld, and he only got worse from there.
- The End of the World as We Know It: After merging with the MK verse, the SF verse was pretty much screwed.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Raiden gets ripped in half by Ken's final attack. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
- Faux Action Girl: Chun-Li gets hit with this hard, to the point of being a Distressed Damsel.
- Finish Him!: It's a crossover involving Mortal Kombat. What did you expect?
- Hurricane Kick: Ryu, Ken and Akuma
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Averted. Akuma activates his Shin form from the very beginning of the fight against Chameleon.
- Jerkass: Raiden in the first episode is a quintessential asshole. Combine this with the Back Story, however, and it's clear he is worse.
- Kamehame Hadoken: Street Fighter, remember?
- Kill Steal: This is done accidentally by Ryu, who only wanted to destroy the portal between the MK and SF worlds, and sets off the battle against Scorpion.
- Lack of Empathy: Raiden.
- Le Parkour: Happens quite often, especially in the Akuma vs. Chameleon fight.
- Love Interest: Ken and Chun-Li from the first episode and Ryu and Sakura from the second.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: The Reveal of the final episode is that Akuma is actually Ryu's father, thus explaining his Big Damn Heroes moment in the previous episode. Ryu states that deep down, he knew the entire time. It should be noted that in canon, Akuma is actually more like Ryu's adoptive uncle.
- Mega Manning: True to form, Chameleon uses the powers of all the other male "ninjas" at his behest against Akuma. He later copies the Shun Goku Satsu from Akuma after viciously brutalizing him and attempts to use it against both Ryu and Akuma. It... backfires, to say the least.
- More Dakka: In both the first and third episodes, Chun-Li and Akuma whip out a BFG and start firing a hailstorm of projectiles upon their foe. Chun-Li's barrage doesn't do much good against Raiden, but Akuma's has markedly more success up until Chameleon takes the weapon away from him and uses it against him!
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: The villains are quite fond of dealing these out.
- Power Glows
- Precision F-Strike: Chameleon borrows the more profane variant of Scorpion's "GET OVER HERE!" after he wails on a beaten Akuma.
- Rule of Cool: Also MST3K Mantra
- Shock and Awe: Raiden.
- Super Mode
- Transformation Sequence: Akuma when turning into Shin Akuma and then Shin Lv. 2 Akuma.
- Swirly Energy Thingy: The dimensional portal from the second episode.
- Teleport Spam: Raiden is fond of doing this.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Liu Kang, who is one-shotted by accident by Ryu's Hadoken when the latter tries to destroy the portal between their respective dimensions.
- Would Hit a Girl: While neither Ryu nor Ken are too shy about hitting women (they are fighters, after all), Raiden's treatment of the women of the SF universe is very much the evil version.