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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • The first few issues of Battlewave show that Liu Kang gets randomly attacked by a group of ninjas every once in a while. You never find out who they are and even Liu himself doesn't know who they work for. The closest explanation we get is an implication that they're out for the champion's head, either sent by Shang Tsung for revenge or otherwise unrelated parties. Then Liu gets attacked by a monster called "Henge" from the "Nightmare Realm." And he's never mentioned again after his defeat.
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    • In a completely wacky attempt to explain the first game's "Mirror Match" system, during Blood and Thunder, Johnny Cage ends up meeting an Outworld village chief who looks exactly like Sonya Blade. And then the real Sonya and her lookalike duke it out. This is never mentioned or brought up again.
  • Older Than They Think: Hydro, a minor character, used water-based powers, predating Rain by about a year or so (The Blood and Thunder comics were released around 1994/95, whereas the console versions of UMK3 where Rain was playable were released around 1996.)
    • It was also this comic that introduced the idea of Raiden not actively competing in the first tournament due to his status as a god, an idea later seen in the movies and later retellings of the first game.
    • Furthermore, this comic introduced a struggle between order and chaos, before Deception did so for the games.

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