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Raiden appears in the Mortal Kombat comic books in his usual role as the guide and mentor of the Earthrealm warriors. He and Shang Tsung were often portrayed as bitter enemies, and he was forbidden from intervening in the mortals’ affairs, as shown when Johnny Cage was to answer one of the questions in the Tao Te Zhan. However, in a departure from the storyline of the first game, he was not allowed to participate in the tournament in the miniseries Blood & Thunder, due to his godly status.In the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot, Raiden’s past self receives an ominous vision from his future self and works to avert the events of Armageddon. Although he succeeds and kills Shao Kahn with the assistance of the Elder Gods, his decisions resulted in many of Earthrealm’s defenders, including Liu Kang, being killed and turned into Quan Chi’s undead revenants.

In an interview featured in Deception, Ed Boon said that the hat that actor Carlos Pesina wore to portray the character in the earlier Mortal Kombat games was ruined as a result of Pesina repeatedly performing falls during production. Raiden was voiced by Midway employee Jon Hey in the first two games. He became well known for yelling randomly while performing his “Torpedo” move (aka “the Superman move”). Fans originally believed that he was yelling in Japanese, while others believed it to be mangled English phrases such as “Your momma’s from LA”, or “Get back in the car”. Tobias revealed that Raiden was merely speaking gibberish and not actual Japanese, as it was originally intended.

Raiden (Japanese: 雷電) is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games and NetherRealm Studios. Based on the Japanese deity Raijin, he is depicted as the god of thunder who possesses control over lightning. He debuted in the original original 1992 game and has appeared as a playable character in every main installment except Mortal Kombat 3 (1995) and its first update.
Raiden is one of the many re-imagined characters in Mortal Kombat: Legacy, featured in the sixth episode and portrayed by Ryan Robbins. He crashed landed to Earth to participate in the Mortal Kombat tournament, but he, unfortunately, landed within the bounds of a mental hospital. He is found by a young female patient named Blue, whom he befriends, and taken in by orderlies. After three months of therapy, his doctor believes that Raiden is still under the delusion that he is the God of Thunder, and constantly vomits a blue substance. He is swiftly lobotomized, but due to his supernatural abilities, recovers from it. He attempts to escape but is lobotomized once again. Blue finds him and locks the door to the room, and Raiden tells her to stab him. After a tearful goodbye, Blue stabs him, causing him to disintegrate into lightning and smoke. Raiden reappears elsewhere and takes his signature hat from an old Chinese man. David Lee McInnis plays Raiden in the 2013 second series of Mortal Kombat: Legacy questioning Johnny Cage if he’s accepted his invitation as Cage himself got an offer last season via Shang Tsung.Raiden was a regular in the 1996 animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm and was voiced by Clancy Brown (who had risen to fame portraying Christopher Lambert’s nemesis in the 1986 movie Highlander). He was depicted in his Mortal Kombat II attire and retained the dry wit and sarcasm of his Conquest counterpart, clashing with Sonya and Jax in several episodes.

David B. Mitchell voiced the role of Raiden in the 2020 animated movie Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge and the sequel Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms.
He was also included as a playable DLC guest character alongside Sub-Zero in Injustice 2. In his arcade ending for the game, after mysteriously being transported to the Injustice universe and defeating Brainiac, Raiden is warned by a dying-Doctor Fate that “armageddon is coming”. To avert it, he helps found the Justice League Dark and becomes its leader.According to the Konquest mode in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Raiden has mastered all of more than 750 documented varieties of jujutsu, which is his secondary fighting style. Raiden’s Fatality in the original game, in which he obliterated his opponent’s head with a lightning strike, was drastically altered in the Super NES version due to Nintendo’s strict no-blood policy at the time. The decapitation was changed to the opponent simply turning into a gray pile of dust and a skull. In the same game, by using Raiden’s finishing move on the final opponent in the third Endurance match, Goro appeared with a glitchy body that was the same shade of gray as the ashes of Raiden’s defeated opponent.

Christopher Lambert as Lord Rayden has also received positive coverage with commenting that he “lent the production maturity and star power” while CBR mentioned that he “steals every scene he appears, delivering ridiculous lines like, ‘The fate of billions depends upon you,’ before laughing and apologizing”. Den of Geek saw potential for Tadanobu Asano as Raiden due to the actor being highly popular in 47 Ronin, Battleship, and the Thor films to the point he Asano feels uniquely capable of playing the thunder god. They said he “embodies the character so clearly that he’s already got his eye on the out of universe competition”. Sensacine critcized Raiden’s work in the reboot movie as his limitations to interfer with Shang Tsung’s soldiers is not consistent in the film.As designer John Tobias sought inspiration for more characters in Mortal Kombat, he visited the Field Museum of Natural History and in their Japanese artifacts display of the Asian antiquities wing, he found a statue of the Raijin, and decided that the game needed a Japanese thunder god. On his research of the Raijin, Tobias decided to take in the deity’s alternate spelling of Raiden, and seeing that the traditional Shinto Raijin was usually portrayed as a small, red-skinned demon-like creature that beats a drum to create thunder, opted to employ a different design. Tobias took inspiration from the character Lightning from the film Big Trouble in Little China, a lackey with the ability to ride and control lightning and wore a conical hat. Raiden’s name was spelled this way in all of the original arcade games and in every game since Mortal Kombat 4. However, the PC and console ports released until Mortal Kombat Trilogy, along with both movies and the TV series, changed the name to “Rayden”, fearing the original spelling would lead to copyright issues from a shoot ’em up game called Raiden. Ed Boon personally hated that Acclaim spelled it with a Y. Raiden was played by James Remar in the 1997 sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. He is much more involved in the action of the film, besting Shao Kahn and threatening to kill his generals in his first action scene. By consulting the Elder Gods, he sacrifices his immortality to reunite with Queen Sindel, closing Kahn’s invasion of Earthrealm and violating the rules of Mortal Kombat. In the end, he became an Elder God in the place of his father.Despite being aware of the former’s deceptive nature, Raiden accepts in an attempt to secretly uncover Shinnok’s plans. Raiden’s role in Armageddon is further expanded in the Konquest mode of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, when he encounters Taven and reveals to him that he had struck a deal with Shao Kahn, agreeing to let the Emperor conquer and rule all other realms so long as Earthrealm was left alone. In return, Raiden agreed to hunt and eliminate Taven for the Kahn so that he could claim Blaze’s godlike power for himself. Raiden confronts Taven, only to be defeated. Raiden would later fight against Shao Kahn when the two became the last surviving warriors. The latter emerged victorious, but the former was able to send a message to his past self before Shao Kahn could finish him off.

In the first Mortal Kombat movie, Raiden, who is played by Christopher Lambert, is disallowed from participating in the tournament, but remains the guiding god of thunder, bent on doing all within his power to help Earth’s chosen warriors gain victory. His wardrobe consisted of a robe which hides his attire from the first game (his rain hat was worn only once at the beginning of the film). His eyes occasionally displayed his true nature and he was seen teleporting only once. Raiden also possessed a dry sense of humor that was sometimes lost on the other characters, often prompting him to apologize after making dry remarks. According to the ‘Making of Mortal Kombat’ published by New Line Cinema, Raiden’s role was “to protect the Earth Warriors and make sure Shang Tsung’s forces don’t cheat to win”. On the ship taking all tournament contestants to Tsung’s island, Raiden informed the Earth warriors that he had looked into all their souls, and one of three would decide the outcome: Liu Kang, Johnny Cage or Sonya Blade. Raiden also appeared in the animated film Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins as the guide of the protagonists voiced by Randy Hamilton.
Raiden is often included on the list of the top characters of the Mortal Kombat franchise. He was ranked as the 10th best character from the series by, who praised him as one of the iconic characters from the franchise. He was sixth in Game Revolution’s ranking of top ten “old school” Mortal Kombat characters, noting him for his gibberish and the Fergality. In UGO’s 2012 list of the top Mortal Kombat characters, Raiden placed fourth.Raiden is parodied in Broforce as a playable character called Broden. Just like Raiden from Mortal Kombat, Raiden can shoot bolts of lightning from his hands, can shoot tornadoes and perform uppercuts. He is also apparently able of easily knocking out every boss in the game.In Mortal Kombat 11, having used Shinnok’s amulet to become Dark Raiden once more, he leads an assault on the Netherrealm with the Special Forces to destroy their cathedral and succeed. In doing so however, he unknowingly angered the keeper of time and Shinnok’s mother, Kronika, who decides to rewrite history to undo his interference. She creates a time storm that erases Dark Raiden from history, but brings a younger version of him from the past due to his being immortal. The present Raiden works with the Special Forces to defeat Kronika, only to learn that the Elder Gods had been killed. As a result, Raiden slowly gives into his dark impulses and uses Shinnok’s amulet to empower himself like his future self did. When his version of Liu Kang tries to stop him from attacking Scorpion, Raiden sees visions of other timelines where they fought and realizes Kronika manipulated them all because she fears his and Liu Kang’s combined power. Once Kronika learns of this, she kidnaps Liu Kang. Along the way, he confronts Liu Kang’s revenant and merges with him and the past Liu Kang to become Fire God Liu Kang, who goes on to defeat Kronika. Once he does so, a mortal version of Raiden joins Liu Kang to advise him on forging a new history since the battle took them to the beginning of time. In the DLC story expansion, Aftermath, the mortal Raiden attempts to stop Shang Tsung after he approaches them and claims they cannot use Kronika’s Hourglass without her Crown of Souls, though Liu Kang allows the sorcerer to go back in time to retrieve a past version of it. Shang Tsung betrays them, leading to their deathsJeffrey Meek played Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Conquest. Unlike his film and game incarnations, this Raiden is far more upbeat, with a sarcastic personality making him less aloof toward humans. He was Kung Lao’s mentor since childhood, and constantly reminds the young warrior of his duty to find new fighters to protect Earthrealm and to prepare for the next Mortal Kombat tournament. Meek also played Shao Kahn in the show and the final episode featured a stand off between both characters played by the same actor.

What is Sub Zero's famous quote?
“I am stronger than you realize.” “I am Sub-Zero, Grandmaster of the Lin Kuei.” “I am Sub-Zero, not Captain Cold.” “I can assure you, I am all too real.”
Raiden was originally going to use his staff as a weapon already in Mortal Kombat II, but Midway was forced to omit it due to memory constraints. He was unplayable in Mortal Kombat 3 where he appeared in the attract mode to state that he was forbidden from participating in the game’s conflict. He also appeared as part of Nightwolf’s Friendship, which saw Nightwolf transform into Raiden alongside a Mortal Kombat II arcade cabinet. The Friendship would include one of two quotes, “I’ve never seen a Kano transformation”, or “No, But I Can Do a Raiden Transformation”, both of which were based on false reports that Kano was secretly playable in Mortal Kombat II and Raiden likewise in Mortal Kombat 3. After Raiden became playable in the update Mortal Kombat Trilogy, the Nintendo 64 version changed the Friendship.In 2011, UGO ranked his hat as the 14th coolest headgear in video games and commented “Kung Lao’s got a slick topper that he can also use as a weapon, but Lord Raiden’s conical straw hat is untouchable.” It was ranked as having the fourth best headwear in video gaming by GamePro in 2009. In 2011, Paste listed Raiden’s Fatality in the 2011 Mortal Kombat game as the sixth best from that game, and his Fatality from the original Mortal Kombat as the second-best from that game. In 2012, Complex ranked him as the 32nd “most dominant” fighting game character.

Raiden appears as an Easter Egg in Shazam! in where during a montage where Billy Batson is testing out his new superpowers as Shazam, there is a scene where and Freddy Freeman play Mortal Kombat X together and ironically, Billy plays as Raiden, which could potentially reference Shazam’s power to shoot lightning bolts.
In the original Mortal Kombat, Raiden is invited to compete in the titular tournament by its grandmaster sorcerer Shang Tsung. Raiden accepts and takes on a human form to compete. In Mortal Kombat II, watching events unfold from above, Raiden realizes Outworld emperor Shao Kahn’s intentions. He warns the surviving members of the original tournament, Liu Kang and Kung Lao, of Shao Kahn’s threat before venturing to Outworld. Despite Shao Kahn taking every soul on Earth as his own, Raiden was able to protect the souls of Liu Kang and other chosen warriors. Initially unable to participate due to the merger of Outworld and Earthrealm, Raiden sacrifices his immortality in order to help his chances against the Kahn after the Elder Gods refuse to assist him in Mortal Kombat Trilogy.In the crossover fighting game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Raiden fights Shao Kahn until the former sends him into a portal that causes the latter to fuse with Darkseid and turn them into Dark Kahn, which in turn fuses the Mortal Kombat and DC Universes. Despite clashes with members of the Justice League, Raiden works with Superman to defeat Dark Kahn and undo the fusions; later imprisoning Darkseid in the Netherrealm. In his arcade ending, Raiden returns to his realm to find that exposure to his world’s sun has weakened him greatly. Quan Chi offers him a jade amulet of unknown origin that can restore his powers.

What do they say at the end of a match in Mortal Kombat?
In the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games, a Fatality is a special finishing move that can be used against one’s opponent at the end of the final match. When the announcer says “Finish Him”, or “Finish Her” if the opponent is female, the player can choose to kill him or her through a fatality move.
One of the franchise’s central characters, Raiden has appeared in various related media outside of the Mortal Kombat games, including guest appearances in NBA Jam Tournament Edition (1995), NFL Blitz (1997), Unreal Championship 2 (2005), and Injustice 2 (2017). He has generally received a positive reception and is among the series’ most popular characters for his design and special abilities.IGN found that Mortal Kombat made the story of Raiden and forces too repetitve as they always defeat the villains in the first four stories. With the villains defeating the heroes for the first time in Deadly Alliance, the story becomes “messy” leading Raiden “hit the reset button” and redo everything with Neatherealm’s first reboot of the series. Instead of saving the world, IGN noticed Raiden continued making failures to the point he kills Liu Kang when realizing the last words of his future persona before dying. Polygon believes both Raiden and Liu Kang “fell from grace” in 2000s with Raiden becoming corrupt in the first Mortal Kombat timeline and later accidentally his own subordinate Liu Kang in the second timeline Mortal Kombat. The eventual reenacment of Liu Kang’s agressive words towards Raiden led to praise as through this Raiden realizes how the two have been used to fight one another like in the first reboot, making a drastic change in two heroes at the same time. Shack News found that during the events of Mortal Kombat X, Raiden becomes corrupted again especially with his gruesome treatment of Shinnok and expected him to fight his underlings Liu Kang and Kitana again in Mortal Kombat 11. While Kronika was foreshadowed as the antagonist the heroes must face in Mortal Kombat 11, Shack News felt that Raiden wearing Shinnok’s magic amulet might have a major impact in the narrative to the point he might turn into the actual villain. Medium also critcized Raiden’s actions across his appearances until he redeems himself by redeeming the corrupted undead Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat 11. In Mortal Kombat X, Raiden and Fujin join forces to defend the sky temple from Shinnok, Quan Chi, and the revenants. In the process, they manage to defeat the fallen Elder God and trap him in his amulet as well as revive the fallen Jax, Sub-Zero, and Scorpion. Twenty years later, Raiden discovers Shinnok’s amulet was stolen and works with Earthrealm’s new defenders to retrieve it. However, he fails to stop Quan Chi from releasing Shinnok, who takes Raiden prisoner so he can corrupt Earthrealm’s Jinsei. After Cassie Cage defeats the Elder God, she helps Raiden purify the Jinsei by drawing Shinnok’s energy into him. Following this, Raiden confronts the Netherrealm’s new rulers, Liu Kang and Kitana, and presents them with Shinnok’s decapitated head to prove he will show no mercy to those who threaten Earthrealm. In the spin-off, Raiden sends Sub-Zero to the Netherealm to find a divine amulet nextIn Mortal Kombat 4, following Outworld’s failed invasion, Shinnok, with the aid of Quan Chi, again sought to rise from the Netherealm and conquer the other realms. However, with Liu Kang again uniting Earthrealm’s warriors, Raiden’s Forces of Light emerge successful. Now granted the status of Elder God, Raiden turns over his position as Earthrealm’s protector to his brother, the wind god Fujin. However, Raiden returns to the battlefield in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Raiden could not interfere when the titular alliance of Shang Tsung and Quan Chi kill Liu Kang due to his Elder God status. Disgusted by his fellow Elder Gods for their refusal to intervene, Raiden relinquishes his position and gathers his allies to stop the sorcerers.

In regards Legacy, Houston Press praised of the series’ devotion to character development upon the release of Raiden’s episode. They stated that while the martial arts took a backseat, the drama of Raiden’s “Christlike” story was well-executed, giving audiences a reason to identify with his character in a way the franchise has never been able to do. IGN said that praised the dual nature he is seen in his torture andand the horrorific he can be to the audience. Film School Rejects compared this take on Raiden to be different from previous stories like Marvel’s Thor as it shows the hero in a darker situation than the Marvel superhero as he does not have a romantic situation but is instead trapped into a mental institution similar to the movie character Sarah Connor after Terminator. However, he still lamented the building of tension that would have made better drama for the Raiden’s story.

Was Sub-Zero a good guy?
In contrast with Bi-Han’s anti-heroic and later villainous role in the franchise, the main Sub-Zero is depicted as one of the heroic fighters defending Earthrealm against various threats.
Raiden co-starred in his own three-issue miniseries Rayden & Kano. In this miniseries, it is stated that, while his fellow gods stay out of mortal affairs, Raiden never remains silent, and always tries to give the good side an advantage in the eternal struggle. Raiden saved Kano’s life and attempted to give him a sword called “Ebbonrule”, which drew strength from an evil man who turned to the side of good. Raiden hoped Kano would slay Shao Kahn using the sword’s power, but Kano gave the sword to Shao Kahn instead in exchange for godlike powers, which left Raiden to realize that his actions would never tip the balance of good and evil. During the last Tournament Edition issue, Raiden commandeered the group of heroes in Shao Kahn’s tournament. He ultimately sacrificed himself to save the team from an ambush by Kano, Kintaro, Goro and Smoke. Raiden was depicted as having two female servants, named Wynd and Rayne.

In Mortal Kombat: Deception, Raiden is defeated by the Deadly Alliance himself. When Onaga, Raiden releases his godly essence, resulting in an enormous explosion that kills the alliance, but fails to harm Onaga. Raiden’s essence soon gathers again in Earthrealm, albeit corrupted and reformed into a darker variant of himself. Raiden has become furious with the way Earthrealm’s inhabitants had treated their realm, which increases once he learns that Shujinko had foolishly unleashed the Dragon King. With his patience exhausted, Raiden chooses to take matters into his own hands. Exhuming Liu Kang’s corpse, he takes it to an underground temple that belonged to the Houan, an ancient sect of necromancers whom he had destroyed centuries earlier, and revives his former ally.In the storyline of the games, Raiden is the protector of Earthrealm. He fulfills his duty by selecting and training the warriors who defend Earthrealm from various threats, while also participating directly in the realm’s defense. Raiden generally serves as a mentor figure to the franchise’s heroes, although he sometimes assumes a darker role in the story, which sees him become more ruthless in his protection of the realm.

Is mk11 banned in Japan?
Mortal Kombat (2011) is also banned in South Korea, and was banned in Australia until February 2013, while Mortal Kombat 11 is banned in Indonesia, Japan, Mainland China and Ukraine.
When he first appeared in the first Mortal Kombat, Sub-Zero featured only two special moves: his ice blast and sliding kick. These moves have become Sub-Zero’s trademark since then, being featured in every game that Sub-Zero has appeared in (Mortal Kombat II and subsequent games feature the second Sub-Zero named Kuai Liang). Mortal Kombat II added his ground freeze move, and two new Fatalities including the now-famous one where he would freeze and shatter the victim. According to Boon, Sub-Zero’s Freeze was originally omitted from the game in place of the Ice Shower, but was brought back in the next revision following fan feedback at a local arcade. Sub-Zero’s Predator-inspired Fatality, the “Spine Rip,” is considered by Boon to be his favorite Fatality from the first game as well as the most controversial. Some home versions of the first game replaced the “Spine Rip” with another finishing move due to its violent content, for instance the SNES port had a freeze and shatter finishing move due to Nintendo’s “family friendly” policies. Unlike other returning characters whose moves remained intact, the spine rip Fatality was not carried over to Mortal Kombat II and Mortal Kombat 3, (an explanation is because Kuai Liang was heroic compared to his villainous brother Bi-Han) but was brought back in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 as one of Classic Sub-Zero’s finishers. However, the move was intentionally censored by Midway; right after he grabbed onto his opponent, the screen went black and only the resulting sound effects were heard. This was due to the development team choosing not to animate the spine rip fatality for each of the updated character sprites in the game. The Nintendo 64 port of Mortal Kombat Trilogy gives all of the Sub-Zero’s (Kuai Liang) special techniques and finishing moves to the classic masked version, due to the fact the N64’s cartridge format had memory restrictions that did not allow the use of both masked and unmasked characters. The developers had to remove the “Spine Rip” from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe as that game was aimed at a younger audience. Sub-Zero also gained a teleporting move in the game in which he freezes himself and falls back to the ground, appearing behind the foe.

What is Raiden really saying?
Fans originally believed that he was yelling in Japanese, while others believed it to be mangled English phrases such as “Your momma’s from LA”, or “Get back in the car”. Tobias revealed that Raiden was merely speaking gibberish and not actual Japanese, as it was originally intended.
Sub-Zero have primarily been portrayed or voiced by non-Asian actors. Midway Games later explained Sub-Zero’s rather occidental appearance for a Chinese assassin by giving him a white mother. According to this new backstory, his father had a wife, two sons, and a daughter while he lived in America to hide his personal role as an assassin for the Lin Kuei. Sub-Zero was originally portrayed by Daniel Pesina, who also first came up with the Lin Kuei idea. At first, Pesina was using a cheap store-bought ninja costume, purchased by him because of budget reasons, that was a size too small and thus caused problems during the filming session. Midway Games programmer Josh Tsui portrayed the unmasked Sub-Zero (Kuai Liang) in the character’s Mortal Kombat II ending.Sub-Zero (Kuai Liang) is one of the leading characters in the animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, where he is voiced by Luke Perry. There, Sub-Zero is a member of a good group of warriors assembled by Raiden to defend Earthrealm from invaders who entered through portals from various other dimensions, alongside Jax, Kitana, Liu Kang, Nightwolf, Sonya and Stryker.

Why does Raiden call himself snake?
The real reason why Raiden was called “Snake” is because he represents the player having taken the role of Solid Snake in previous games/VR missions/Tanker Chapter.
BBC News mentioned Sub-Zero as a prominent example of “Western ninja-inspired nonsense” in popular culture. His ice-projectile technique has been noted by to be one of the best mechanics that changed video games due to how practical it is as it gives players the opportunity of making any move while the opponent is frozen. Prima Games listed the same move as the 23rd in fighting games due to how it paralyses enemies, allowing the player to attack the enemy. Additionally, the same site ranked his “Spinal Rip Fatality” 12th due to how Sub-Zero holds the enemy’s head after decapitating him. ScrewAttack ranked Sub-Zero’s original Fatality as the best in the series and credited its infamy with the creation of the ESRB video game ratings system. Scorpion and Sub-zero shared the fifth place on the top video game ninja list by PC World and assasins by GamesRadar.

In Mortal Kombat 4 (1997), Raiden once again summons Sub-Zero to assist in defending Earthrealm, this time against Shinnok. In the meantime, Sub-Zero fights Scorpion, who Quan Chi has tricked into believing the Lin Kuei warrior killed his family. In Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (2002), Sub-Zero becomes the leader of the Lin Kuei. He also meets his apprentice Frost and takes her to fight alongside Earthrealm’s warriors against the titular alliance of Shang Tsung and Quan Chi.Sub-Zero is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games and NetherRealm Studios. A warrior from the fictional Lin Kuei clan, the character is principally defined by his ability to control ice in many forms. He is the only fighter to appear in every main installment of the series, along with being featured as the protagonist of the action-adventure spin-off Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (1997).

The franchise’s main Sub-Zero is Kuai Liang (Chinese: 快凉; pinyin: Kuài Liáng). Debuting in Mortal Kombat II (1993), he uses the mantle in every chronological game since his introduction. The mantle is previously used in the original 1992 game and Mythologies by his older brother Bi-Han (Chinese: 避寒; pinyin: Bì Hán), who appears in subsequent installments as Noob Saibot. In contrast with Bi-Han’s anti-heroic and later villainous role in the franchise, the main Sub-Zero is depicted as one of the heroic fighters defending Earthrealm against various threats. Sub-Zero also appears as both a rival and ally of the undead ninja Scorpion.Sub-Zero (Bi-Han) is the main villain of the 2021 Mortal Kombat reboot film, and is played by Joe Taslim. Bi-Han and the Lin Kuei serve Outworld willingly, and he personally attacks and kills Hanzo Hasashi’s family. At the end of the film, Sub-Zero is cornered by the specter Scorpion and descendant Cole Young and burned alive before his body is claimed by Shang Tsung. Talim was surprised by how violent was his character and his impending death which made him agree to take the role of Sub-Zero. Taslim said found him “cool and he’s just kickass”, but still wanted to explore his origin. He wanted to give more “soul” to humanize him. Talslim believe want people to feel his pain and to his contemplations and still have dilemmas. He felt the character became scary and lacked any sort of humanity in the final project.

In the indie-game Punch Club, a ninja named Sub-273 serves as the game’s final boss, with his character design based on the first Mortal Kombat film; the “-273” being a reference to the Celsius representation of 0 kelvin, which is considered absolute zero.
Sub-Zero makes a cameo appearance in Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013) during Scorpion’s intro, in which the latter is about to perform a fatality on the former before being mysteriously pulled into the Injustice universe.IGN included Sub-Zero’s first incarnation at 85th place in their list of 100 video game villains. He made it to the semifinals of GamesRadar’s 2008 “Ultimate Character Battle!” poll, losing to Hulk. In 2009, GameSpy named him one of the 25 “extremely rough brawlers” in gaming, praising his fighting style. Complex ranked Sub-Zero as the fifth “most dominant” fighting game character in 2012, as well as the 24th “most badass” video game character of all time in 2013.

Both incarnations of Sub-Zero appear in the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot game, with the younger assuming the mantle during standard gameplay. The reboot establishes the elder as Bi-Han and the latter as Kuai Liang, while also revealing that Liang used the codename “Tundra” before becoming Sub-Zero. While Bi-Han is still killed by Scorpion and becomes Saibot, Liang’s fate changes in the second tournament due to Raiden’s interference in an attempt to avert Armageddon. Sub-Zero is captured and turned into a cyborg instead of Smoke and forced to serve the otherworldly dimension Outworld and its tyrannical ruler, Shao Kahn. However, he is able to regain his mind and joins Raiden’s warriors to stop Shao Kahn. His reunion with Bi-Han as Saibot comes much earlier than it did in the original timeline when he attempts to prevent Quan Chi’s Soulnado from forming. After defeating his brother, Shao Kahn’s wife, Sindel, electrocutes Sub-Zero before Quan Chi “resurrects” and enslaves him in the Netherrealm as an undead revenant.

An ancestor of the Sub-Zero (Kuai Liang) is featured in two episodes of the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Conquest, and was played by J. J. Perry. He was a Lin Kuei assassin hired by Shang Tsung to defeat Great Kung Lao and retrieve a magic crystal from his home, which had the ability to transport its keeper to other dimensions. Sub-Zero’s rivalry with Scorpion was also featured, in which Scorpion murdered Sub-Zero’s sister and Sub-Zero killed Scorpion’s lover in retaliation. The two fought to a draw and Scorpion escaped when Kung Lao and his friends came to Sub-Zero’s aid. Sub-Zero was subsequently berated by the Lin Kuei for his weakness, resulting in him killing the Grandmaster.
Sub-Zero appears as a playable character alongside Raiden via downloadable content in the game’s sequel, Injustice 2 (2017). Despite making references to Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Sub-Zero’s ending suggests he was also mysteriously pulled to the Injustice universe during the near-end events of Mortal Kombat X. In his arcade ending, following his victory over the alien Brainiac, Sub-Zero worked with Batman to find a way back to his universe. In the meantime, the former became a teacher to the latter’s younger allies, while waiting for the gate to his home Mortal Kombat universe prepared. After the tyrannical Superman is accidentally freed from the Phantom Zone when the gate to Mortal Kombat dimension gone awry however, a duty-bound Sub-Zero chooses to stay for as long as he needs to so he can assist the Justice League in re-imprisoning him.

François Petit portrays the Sub-Zero (Bi-Han) in first Mortal Kombat film. In the film, Sub Zero is mind controlled slave to Shang Tsung and faces off against Liu Kang in the Tournament. In the fight, he forms an invincible ice shield. With advice from Kitana, Liu uses water to form a spear that kills Sub Zero. Set in the same continuity as the 95 film, Sub-Zero (Bi-Han), appears in the animated film Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins voiced by Jim Cummings.
One of Mortal Kombat’s signature characters, Sub-Zero has appeared in various related media outside of the games. He has received acclaim for his appearance, abilities, and Fatality finishing moves.Deemed as one of the most popular and recognizable characters in the Mortal Kombat franchise, as well as in the fighting-genre as a whole, Sub-Zero is regarded as the franchise’s most iconic character along with Scorpion. He was given the award of the best fighter of 1997 by SuperGamePower (readers vote). A GamesRadar article from 2011 discussed his and Scorpion’s evolution across the Mortal Kombat series, citing them as its two most popular characters. The rivalry between Sub-Zero and Batman in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was emphasized by IGN who noted that although both characters were extremely powerful, Sub-Zero’s freezing skills were more entertaining than Batman’s abilities. In 2010, UGO ranked Sub-Zero ninth on their top list of Mortal Kombat characters, noting his ninja costume as the most iconic from the series. That same year, GamePlayBook ranked him as the best Mortal Kombat character, praising his freeze attacks and “Head Rip” Fatality, but the unmasked version of Sub-Zero was ranked as the third worst Mortal Kombat character. In 2011, ScrewAttack ranked Sub-Zero second in their Top 10 list of Mortal Kombat “kharacters” while Anthony Severino of Game Revolution tied him with Scorpion at the top of their list of the best “old school” Mortal Kombat fighters, noting both of them as the most popular characters from the franchise. In 2012, Sub-Zero placed third in UGO’s list of top Mortal Kombat characters. That same year, IGN’s Brian Altano and Ryan Clements chose him as the most iconic character of Mortal Kombat to represent the series against Jin Kazama of Tekken and Ryu of Street Fighter. Together, Scorpion and Sub-Zero were voted the fifth most iconic characters in the two decades of the PlayStation by readers of PlayStation Official Magazine – UK in 2015. Sub-Zero alone, ahead of Scorpion, placed third in a 2016 readers poll by Hobby Consolas for the most popular character in all fighting games.

Kuai Liang appears in the 2021 animated film Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms voiced by Bayardo De Murguia. He returns in the 2022 sequel Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind and was voiced by Ron Yuan.
In Mortal Kombat 11, the keeper of time Kronika brings a past version of Sektor to the present, who kidnaps Sub-Zero’s Lin Kuei clansmen to forcibly convert them back into Cyber Lin Kuei and bolster Kronika’s forces. Sub-Zero works with Hasashi to infiltrate Sektor’s factory and avenge his fallen clansmen. Cyrax sacrifices himself to destroy the area. Due to his Lin Kuei base, among other locations, being compromised by Kronika’s allies, Sub-Zero joins his fellow Earthrealm allies at the Shirai Ryu Fire Gardens to assist in formulating a plan to defeat Kronika. At Hasashi’s suggestion, he and Sub-Zero head to the Netherrealm to recruit the ferryman Kharon, whom they met while they were revenants. When a time-displaced Scorpion arrives bearing news of Hasashi’s death by D’Vorah’s hand, Sub-Zero initially assumes he is lying and gets into a brief fight with him before realizing the truth with help from Liu Kang. Sub-Zero later takes part in the final battle at Kronika’s keep alongside the combined Earthrealm/Outworld armies. In Aftermath expansion storyline, Sub-Zero forgives Scorpion when the latter confirms to have not expected Shang Tsung’s presence as well, nor being his ally, and both thought the sorcerer corrupted Fujin, until everything settled down once the Wind God and the sorcerer reveals the truth about the future where they came from, along with their successful preservation of Kronika’s crown from falling into Cetrion’s hand.Stephen Wilds of said that while it is a cliche that Sub-Zero is rude mentor to Kenshi, the fact that he is tired of fighting might divide the audience. Ron Yuan’s voice acting as Sub-Zero was praised by Comic Book Resources. Taslim’s portrayal of the character was praised by Los Angeles Times for his violent moves performed on several charaters from the 2021 movie refering to him as “a Takashi Miike remake of Frozen”. Espinof agreed with both Sub-Zero’s handling and Scorpion so much they would like to have them explored more in a prequel. Discussing Film enjoyed how entertaining is Sub-Zero as a villain due to the action scenes he is inovlved. On the other hand, GamesRadar was more critical to the character, calling him Terminator and saying that he lacked a personality in the film other than being one of Shang Tsung’s pawns. The Mortal Kombat 3 version of the Sub-Zero (Kuai Liang) made a cameo appearance in the epilogue of Malibu Comics’ 1995 Mortal Kombat: Battlewave miniseries, in which he froze a group of Lin Kuei while proclaiming that the clan was corrupted and no longer worthy of his services. This subplot was never developed as the Mortal Kombat comic book series folded shortly thereafter. Sub-Zero (Bi-Han) appears in the seventh episode of the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Legacy portrayed by Kevan Ohtsji, assassinating a shogun whom Hanzo Hasashi was supposed to protect and fought against him at the end of part one. In the next episode it is revealed that Quan Chi impersonated him in order to deceive Scorpion into believing that Sub-Zero murdered his family and clan to enact a false sense of vengeance in him against Bi-Han and gain his allegiance for the upcoming Mortal Kombat tournament. In season two of Legacy, Eric Steinberg portrayed Bi-Han while his brother Kuai Liang was played by Harry Shum. The relationship between Bi-Han and Hanzo is further explored, as they were childhood friends driven apart by the existing rivalry between their two clans, as well as the jealousy of Kuai Liang. When they become adults, Kuai Liang threatens Hanzo and his family while out for a walk and Hanzo is forced to kill Kuai Liang. Bi-Han, believing Hanzo was protecting his family, decides to end the feud between their two clans out of respect for his friend. He becomes saddened and enraged by the fact that his clan had supposedly killed Hanzo, his family, and his clan. He then discovers that Quan Chi had impersonated him. Having been chosen to fight for Earthrealm in Mortal Kombat, he encounters Hanzo on the battlefield. Bi-Han’s efforts to explain himself to Hanzo are fruitless, as Hanzo is now an undead specter only responding to the name Scorpion, who then kills Bi-Han by ripping out his spine.Conversely, Hyper’s John Dewhurst opined that what contributed to the failure of Mythologies Sub-Zero is that Sub-Zero’s character alone “isn’t that interesting without Johnny Cage and Kitana to bounce off.” GameDaily listed his appearance in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero as one of his worst moments. On the other hand, IGN staff liked how Sub-Zero was given his own video game, noting him to be one of the series’ most popular characters, and that “it offers gamers a new look at Sub Zero.” Den of Geek listed the first Sub-Zero as the eighth best Mortal Kombat character, praising his role in Mythologies Sub-Zero whereas the second Sub-Zero was listed as the top Mortal Kombat based on many of his actions such as his rivalry with Batman, as well as his role in the series such as his relationship with the Lin Kuei. His redesign in Mortal Kombat 3 was disliked by GamePro, which they deemed “suspenders” and compared his scar to a red smear. However, his appearance in Deadly Alliance received praise by Gaming Age’s Tim Lewinson noting that “Sub-Zero never looked so good.” According to GameSpot’s Jeff Gerstmann, the unlocking of the hidden character Classic Sub-Zero in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 was “annoying” to the point that players would not do it.

Sub-Zero (Bi-Han) appears as a playable character in the original 1992 Mortal Kombat game and the protagonist of the 1997 spin-off/prequel Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero. He was sent by the Chinese ninja clan Lin Kuei to kill the host Shang Tsung. Scorpion held an enmity towards Sub-Zero due to rivalry between their opposing warrior clans (Scorpion’s Japanese clan was unnamed). It is revealed that Scorpion was earlier killed by the Sub-Zero, and Scorpion was allowed to return to the physical realms as an undead spectre to take revenge upon Sub-Zero. In Mortal Kombat II (1993), Sub-Zero (Kuai Liang) is introduced. Upon his brother’s death in the first tournament and Shang Tsung’s survival, Sub-Zero is sent by the Lin Kuei to enter the Outworld tournament and complete his brother’s unfinished task. Scorpion enters the tournament to ensure Sub-Zero’s demise. In Mortal Kombat 3 (1995), Sub-Zero attempts to escape from their clan after they start converting their warriors into cyborgs. In addition to the current Sub-Zero, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1995) and Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1996) include a non-canonical playable character known as “Classic Sub-Zero”. His biography states that although he was believed to have died after the first Mortal Kombat tournament, he returned to assassinate Shang Tsung.In Mortal Kombat: Deception (2004), Sub-Zero joins the warrior Shujinko’s group to defeat a new threat in the dragon king Onaga as well as confront Noob Saibot. In Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (2005), which serves as a retelling of Mortal Kombat II, Sub-Zero first appears as a boss character, but then allies with the protagonists Liu Kang and Kung Lao for a short time during the search for his older brother. He is last seen pursuing Saibot in the Netherrealm. Sub-Zero can also be unlocked as a playable character upon completing the game. In Mortal Kombat: Armageddon’s Konquest mode (2007), Sub-Zero faces the warrior Taven, though both eventually decide to ally to stop the invading the enemies Saibot and Smoke. After defeating them, Sub-Zero stays with the unconscious Saibot to find a way to save him.Sub-Zero appears as a playable character in the non-canonical crossover title Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2009), which concerns a war between the eponymous fictional universes. In Sub-Zero’s ending, he realizes he is no longer the assassin he once was and leaves the Lin Kuei. Inspired by Batman, he becomes a superhero. Unbeknownst to him, the Lin Kuei are hunting him for deserting them.He plays a supporting role in several issues of DC Comics’ 2015 Mortal Kombat X: Blood Ties comic miniseries that is set before the events of the game.

Sub-Zero (Kuai Liang) made an appearance in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, where he was portrayed by Keith Cooke, who had played Reptile in the first movie. After saving both Liu Kang and Kitana from an ambush by Smoke, Sub-Zero has an inconclusive fight with Scorpion, who kidnaps Kitana and escapes. He urges Liu Kang to seek out Nightwolf, as instructed by Raiden, before going after Kitana, then leaves Liu Kang to continue on his quest.
In Mortal Kombat X, which takes place two years after the previous game, it is explained in the tie-in comics that Quan Chi used his magic to recreate his original body to free him of his cyborg body. While serving in Quan Chi’s attack on Earthrealm, Sub-Zero and Scorpion are resurrected by Raiden. Over the course of the following twenty-five years, Liang becomes the new grandmaster of the Lin Kuei after defeating Sektor. He also discovers Quan Chi’s role in Bi-Han’s downfall and made amends with Scorpion, after revealing Quan Chi and Sektor’s involvement in the Shirai Ryu warrior’s clan and family’s deaths to him. Sub-Zero later aids Cassie Cage’s team after they are ambushed by Outworld forces while trying to stop Shinnok. While Sub-Zero appears as a playable character in his human form, his cybernetic form is reused as a hidden variation for the DLC character Triborg.Sub-Zero has Ice powers and was first conceived by Mortal Kombat co-creator John Tobias as a mysterious character named simply “Ninja”. According to Richard Divizio, the Lin Kuei idea was his input back at the very beginning of the development, in the project that had been cancelled by Midway Games before being restarted later, and in which “originally John [Tobias] had Japanese ninjas”. Tobias wrote this inspiration came from the controversial book China’s Ninja Connection by Li Hsing, which “posits historical evidence for the existence of the Lin Kuei and their influence on the Japanese ninja. I was aware of there being some controversy about the author’s claims. So when we split the character in two for palette swaps, I thought it would be fitting that one was of Chinese origin and the other Japanese to kind of embody the argument.” According to Tobias, the original “Hunter&Hunted concept was going [to be] about a ninja escaping from his clan and hunted by another member. We used that later for SZ in MK3.” Daniel Pesina recalled Tobias’ idea involved two ninja brothers, one of whom “wants to lead the clan, so he kills the father who is their teacher”. Sub-Zero’s early name had been Tundra, but it was changed after a member of the design team saw the 1987 film The Running Man in which the first assassin fought by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character used the name (albeit not hyphenated).Sub-Zero has also featured as a guest/cameo character in three non-fighting Midway Games titles: NBA Jam Tournament Edition (1995), The Grid (2000), and MLB Slugfest: Loaded (2004).

In Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge (2020), Sub-Zero (Bi-Han) is initially depicted as the ruthless killer of Scorpion’s wife and son. He is killed by Scorpion during the Mortal Kombat tournament on Shang Tsung’s island. At the end of the movie it is revealed that Quan Chi impersonated the original Sub-Zero through sorcery, convinced the Lin Kuei clan to assault the Shirai Ryu, and killed Scorpion’s wife and son in order to manipulate Scorpion into becoming his champion.
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He is a member of the Lin Kuei clan and the eternal rival of Hanzo Hasashi, as well as the right-hand man of the sorcerer Shang Tsung. Having pledged his allegiance to Outworld, he is sent to kill all of Earthrealm’s champions before the Mortal Kombat tournament, which included Hasashi’s descendant, Cole Young.
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Is Raiden Chinese or Japanese?
Raijin, also called Raiden or Raiden-sama, the god of thunder and lightning in Japanese mythology.
For Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, the Fatality concept was completely revised. In all previous games, Fatalities and finishing moves were in the form of a button combo, activating a scripted animation sequence. In Armageddon, this system was replaced with a new Kreate-A-Fatality (KAF), or “custom chain-Fatality” system. After defeating an opponent in two rounds (with default settings), players are given a limited amount of time to perform one of several violent moves (such as ripping an organ out or snapping their neck) attributed to a button and direction combination. The time then resets and the player can perform a second move, but the timebar decreases more rapidly after each move. The longer a player is able to continue the chain, the higher ranking his Fatality receives; “Killer” Fatality, “Brutal” Fatality, “Evil” Fatality, etc. It is possible, with practice, to pull off a Fatality of up to ten moves or possibly higher. It is also possible to “fail” the Fatality by running out of time before performing a final finishing move (such as ripping the opponent’s head off). If time runs out before the player can end the chain with a final fatal move, no rank or reward is given and the Fatality is not counted, regardless of how many moves were completed.

The effect of dismemberment simply came from digitally editing body parts of the actors. The charred skeleton sprite came from a small skeleton figurine, animating it via stop-animation and adding fiery effects and resizing it to match the actors’ size. In the History of Fatalities, the original figurine was stated to have been destroyed from constant bending, the only remnant existing being the arm, the main part used for MKII’s burning animation. The bloody effects were digitally drawn on the actors when body parts were edited off. Kung Lao’s Hat Slice vivisection effect was done by capturing footage of the actor falling to one side, cutting the images in half and then mirroring it.
Unlike special moves, a Fatality may require certain distances and quick button sequences in order to achieve the desired result. For example, in Mortal Kombat 3, one of Sub-Zero’s Fatalities requires that he stands close to the opponent and quickly execute Block, Block, Run, Block, Run. Every character has their own special Fatality that must be performed at a certain distance from the opponent. The number of Fatalities varies depending on the game; while characters in Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance had only one, Mortal Kombat 3 and its updates featured as many as four.

According to Boon, “it started with an idea to enable the player to hit a dizzied opponent at the end of the match with a “free hit”, and that idea “quickly evolved into something nasty”. According to Tobias: “Our first idea was to use them as a finishing move for the final boss, Shang Tsung, who was going to pull out his sword and behead his opponent. Then we thought, What if the player could do that to his opponent?” When we watched players react to the Fatalities, we knew we had no choice but to give them more.”
Stage Fatalities brought a new level of environment interaction within the series. A stage Fatality occurs when a player uses a part of the stage or map to execute a Fatality that is not a standard character Fatality. Some examples of stage Fatalities are having the victim fall into a pool of acid or a pit of razor-sharp spikes, or to be run over by a subway train. Stage Fatalities are present in the series from Mortal Kombat through Mortal Kombat Gold, Mortal Kombat: Deception’s Puzzle Kombat, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon’s Motor Kombat and Mortal Kombat (2011), being absent from the series for several years.Mortal Kombat: Deception and Armageddon feature a modification of the traditional Stage Fatalities, the “Death Traps”. Death Traps do not need a special button combination as the opponent only needs to be either standing or hit in a particular spot on the stage. Unlike previous Stage Fatalities, Death Traps can be initiated anytime during a round and only require the opponent be hit into them, meaning an instant victory. However, if they are not executed in the decisive round, the fight does not end, going on to the next round. This action acts as a ring out.

The new kind of “Anti-Fatality” introduced in Deception is the Hara-Kiri. The Hara-Kiri (which is a type of Japanese ritual suicide, that literally means belly cut, is practiced when some person brings shame to his/her own family) is a move in which the defeated player kills him/herself upon defeat at the end of the last match, rather than be finished off by their opponent. This still results in a win for the character who was victorious in battle, it is just seen as an incredibly stylish way to go out. It is the first and so far only time in the Mortal Kombat series in which the defeated player is allowed to perform a finishing move. Each character has a different combination that can only be performed if the input corresponds to which character is defeated. The Hara-Kiri made its debut in Deception and seems to be a popular feature with the fans, although is not included in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon due to the limited Kreate-a-Fatality feature.
Fatality-style finishing moves have also appeared in other fighting games from Midway (Killer Instinct, War Gods, Bio F.R.E.A.K.S., Mace: The Dark Age), and other companies (Blood Warrior, Tattoo Assassins, Way of the Warrior, Primal Rage, Samurai Shodown IV, Deadliest Warrior: The Game, Eternal Champions, Kasumi Ninja, Time Killers, BloodStorm), though they are not named as such usually.For the gruesome audio uses for finishers, the audio staff employs the use of food or substances and records the sounds. Celery or hard fruit like apples are utilized for crunching and snapping bones while stirring, dropping, blowing into, or pulling thick gelatin (often with a plunger) is use for tearing flesh, leaking or gurgling blood.

Although it has been available only in Deception, in some previous MK games showed homicidal-suicidal Fatalities. The first one being one of Kabal’s finishing moves in Mortal Kombat Trilogy using a button combination for his Animality from Mortal Kombat 3 was a self-decapitation finisher which allowed various glitches if the extended fatality time is entered including the decapitated head turning into Kano. Another one was Cyrax’s “Self-Destruct” from Mortal Kombat 3/Ultimate/Trilogy/Gold/Advance; Cyrax, a cyborg, enters a code on to his arm panel and moments later explodes along with his opponent in a manner reminiscent of the ending of the first Predator movie. Smoke, in MK3, went farther with his Fatality since he destroys the whole planet with his bombs, including himself and his opponent. In MKG, Cyrax borrowed this Fatality from Smoke together with his own while Smoke adopted Cyrax’s self-destruct as his Hara-Kiri in Deception. Raiden, in Deception, also has a Fatality in which he sends electricity to his opponent, who explodes. The electricity then returns to Raiden, exploding him as well. In Mortal Kombat (2011), Cyber Sub-Zero has a fatality where he jumps onto an opponent, freezes himself with them, and both explode to ice bits (though the opponent only had the bottom half of his body intact).
In the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games, a Fatality is a special finishing move that can be used against one’s opponent at the end of the final match. When the announcer says “Finish Him”, or “Finish Her” if the opponent is female, the player can choose to kill him or her through a fatality move. If input correctly, the background will darken, followed by the desired result.

While creating Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon and John Tobias started with the idea of Street Fighter II-like system and retained many of its conventions, but tweaked others. The most notable additions were graphic blood effects, more brutal fighting techniques, and especially the fatal finishing moves (this was a novelty as the traditional fighting games ended with the loser simply knocked unconscious and the victor posing for the players).This new system required that other forms of finishing moves, such as Deception’s popular Hara-Kiri self-Fatalities, be left out of Armageddon. This was met with a mixed reaction, some fans preferring the more interactive nature and freedom of the Kreate-a-Fatality system, and others missing the previous games’ character-specific ending moves and alternatives to killing the opponent. Also, originally, there were individual character-specific Kreate-a-Fatality moves for each character, with other characters unable to access them, but this idea was dropped somewhere along the way, and in the final product all characters’ pool of moves are identical, except for Shokans (Goro, Sheeva and Kintaro) and beast characters (Moloch, Blaze, Onaga and more) with the only exception being Motaro, since he has the normal characters´ moves.

The Fatality concept originated from various developers’ wishes to further emphasize victory at the end of a match, so much as to rub it in the loser’s face, although Steve Beran himself stated in a G4 interview that he wondered if it was possible to “rip a guy’s heart out”. Ed Boon and his fellow staff often come together to collaborate on ideas of different Fatalities often derived from movies, especially those from Japan.
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So how does Raiden fit into this? As you already know, Raiden initially possessed the codename “Snake”. But one thing I think not a lot of people managed to notice is that Raiden’s name, which is Japanese for “thunder and lightning”, is an example of Plasma being present on Earth’s surface. Not only that, Plasma is the fourth fundamental state of matter. anyways on topic Plasma Snake sounds kinda cool at least to me hahahaha but I think it was more likely one final attempt to trick the player before the reveal of Raiden, when I first played MGS2 at first I was “there is something wrong with snake’s voice” (now MGS2 was my first MGS game and I wasn’t used to Hayter’s voice, also I have the crappiest sense of hearing in the world) then catching a glimpse of Solid Snake in the elevator made me doubt who I was playing as. Although an interesting theory, it’s rather speculative. The real reason why Raiden was called “Snake” is because he represents the player having taken the role of Solid Snake in previous games/VR missions/Tanker Chapter.

I was hoping that you guys may find a way to fit this information into the article because I personally believe that this is important to his symbolism as an individual designated with the codename “Snake” in Metal Gear Solid. Like I said in my YouTube comment, I wondered what it would be like if there was a “Plasma Snake” but there was no need to, as there already is one in the form of Raiden. Thoughts?
I realized something about Raiden that I think is difficult to fit into Raiden’s page, but is kind of important to consider. As you know, there are four fundamental states of matter, three of which we know belongs to David (Solid Snake), Liquid Snake, and George (Solidus (Gas) Snake).I made a comment on a YouTube about this, but to keep it brief, I was quoting Wikipedia earlier (which I don’t really like to do) and one thing I thought was important to Raiden’s character that I found on there is that “A plasma has properties unlike those of the other states.” This is a great way of saying how Raiden’s not directly related to the Sons of Big Boss in many ways, but it remains important in his case since Raiden is Solidus Snake’s adoptive son.

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Players with quick reflexes could hit Down + Start to trigger an immediate battle with the hidden character Smoke, provided they were battling in the Portal stage. It was a leg up on the secret formula for finding Reptile in the original MK, although this method was more than a little unorthodox!
Updated on June 4, 2023 by Cameron Miller:Thanks to how long the Mortal Kombat series has been going on, there’s no shortage of incredible quotes. Some of the best, and some of the weirdest characters have some of the most iconic and most infamous lines, and there’s always room to add a few more to a list like this.In both instances, the line is used to show how disgusted the characters are at what their brother has become. It’s one of the coldest lines in the series, and that’s probably why Mortal Kombat fans won’t be forgetting about it anytime soon. Some of these quotes have fallen a bit by the wayside over the years, while others remain irrevocably bound to the series narrative with each new chapter. Either way, these popular Mortal Kombatquotes will stand the test of time, no matter what direction the story takes. Although fatalities have become more creative and imaginative (to the point of comical satire) over the years, each and everyone is prefaced by this single, memorable quote from the announcer; a call for you to embrace the dark side and send your opponent off to the knacker’s yard in the most explicitly violent manner imaginable.The evil voices that shout this starting word drive home the point that a more sinister force is in charge. The same voice would make other proclamations throughout the round, such as telling players when to finish off their opponents.

What is the famous line from Mortal Kombat?
3 “Finish Him/Her!” Mortal Kombat wouldn’t be Mortal Kombat without this memorable quote. It sums up everything the series was focused on – the annihilation of your foes in spectacularly gory fashion.
There’s just something so infamous and hilarious about this narration for Meat if you are victorious in his arcade ladder in Mortal Kombat Armaggedon. While it does make about as much sense as it can in an ending for a character like Meat, it’s still become a meme in the Mortal Kombat community.Few moments in Mortal Kombat are more irritating than Jax grabbing you unceremoniously by the neck, hoisting you up, and delivering this popular quote before smashing your teeth down your throat.

This particular challenge mode has come and gone over the years since its first iteration in 1992, but it left us with a quote that is irrevocably tied to the MK mythos. “Test your might” is just the right bit of vocal encouragement for you to mash those buttons into a paste so your character could muster enough force to karate chop through a variety of hard materials.
Starting with the 2011 semi-reboot of Mortal Kombat, an excellent story-driven narrative had taken center stage. This was a definite change from previous games in the series which loosely followed an overall plot.The over-the-top performances that are on display from Jarek and Jax make a moment that was probably meant to be cool feel incredibly cheesy. The on-the-nose line is sure to make your eyes roll whenever you hear it, but you’ll probably quote the ridiculous line whenever you can anyway.Picture this: You’ve thrashed your opponent, left them barely able to stand, and now you’re ready to deliver that fatal blow. However, instead of succumbing to your blood-lust, you end up channeling your inner John Lennon long enough to extend an olive branch to your foe in the form of friendship.What’s better than dusting your opponent like a bundt cake without breaking a sweat, or taking a single hit? Having the announcer proclaim it over a loudspeaker, that’s what!

Raiden uttered this phrase in Mortal Kombat X as a haunting precursor to the story which would eventually unfold in Mortal Kombat 11. He uttered this quote after tossing Shinnok’s severed head to the ground which was still technically alive due to the Elder God’s immortality. Raiden had changed, and not for the better.
He stumbled upon Kotal Kahn sitting on his throne and was none-too-happy about it. This prompted a memorable quote by Kahn before he attacked Kotal, who was arguably a more benevolent and level-headed leader in every respect.

What is Sub-Zero's famous quote?
“I am stronger than you realize.” “I am Sub-Zero, Grandmaster of the Lin Kuei.” “I am Sub-Zero, not Captain Cold.” “I can assure you, I am all too real.”
Before memes were a thing, there was “Toasty!” Now there are…lots of “Toasty!” memes. Anyways, this particular quote broke the fourth wall in goofy fashion starting with Mortal Kombat 2, where sound designer Dan Forden’s face would leap onscreen for a quick second and deliver this popular falsetto quote before dashing off into the ether.

Mortal Kombat wouldn’t be Mortal Kombat without this memorable quote. It sums up everything the series was focused on – the annihilation of your foes in spectacularly gory fashion.
This nasty little line of dialogue is one that you can hear from Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat 11. It’s possible you were able to get the quote to play against an opponent, but it’s just as likely you got stomped by a Shao Kahn player and suffered the line yourself.This particular quote is memorable for the fact that nobody has a clue what Raiden is actually saying. Still, it’s one of the most popular Mortal Kombat quotes of the bunch, if one can call it that. The announcer probably would have made a rather awful first responder (though probably a great coroner), so it’s only fitting he calls it like it is. No one is quite sure why this was even put into the game in the first place, but who cares? It’s certainly more memorable than “You win!” Raiden yells variations of this quote out whenever he does his flying superman move. It first began way back in the original Mortal Kombat game before the sound was changed in Mortal Kombat 2, which seems to be the more oft-used version of the scream. Perhaps someday you’ll get an official translation, but according to legend, it’s gibberish. Then came Brutalities, a new mechanic that appeared in the home console versions of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. They were on and off again for a time until they made a big comeback. Brutalities are recognizable for the fact that they can take place in the middle of a round, provided certain criteria are met, as opposed to the end of a bout. Oh, the embarrassment! There you are, seeing triple and swaying about while your opponent contemplates your fate. Rather than paint the floor with your brain matter, it’s decided that you shall get a second stab at life (no pun intended) via the dreaded Babality.Going up against Shao Kahn in any MK game can have players screaming “Serenity now!” before throwing their controller against the wall. Does it really help when he taunts you with merciless insults at the same time? Looking for the latest gaming news, features, interviews, reviews, and deals? Want to stay up-to-date with the industry? Get the very best of TheGamer sent straight to your inbox. Thankfully, you’ll be better prepared to handle brussel sprouts, acne, and crushing tuition fees before re-training for that coveted spot at the top of the MK ladder.

Is Sub-Zero evil or good?
Sub-Zero is, alongside Shang Tsung (1995) and Shinnok (1997), one of the three live-action Mortal Kombat villains to be Pure Evil.
If there’s one thing Mortal Kombat is known for besides grueling combat and grisly finishing moves, it’s a colorful assortment of ultra-marketable one-liners that practically sell themselves. Luckily, the series is absolutely stacked with them.The powerful Shao Kahn made a reappearance in Mortal Kombat 11 after Kronika messed with the timeline, and he didn’t miss a beat when it came to establishing his own dominance. While there are hints of humor in the Mortal Kombat universe, Meat is one of the few major joke characters you can play as. The quote perfectly describes what happened to Meat considering you’ll have difficulty finding a Mortal Kombat player looking for his return. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Mortal Kombat has gone through much evolution over the years, but these signature quotes are permanently etched in stone and remain forever associated with the series as a whole.This quote is Mortal Kombat. It’s by far the most popular one-liner of the entire series and has served as the battle cry for each new chapter in the series since the original in 1992. It also made Scorpion a tried and tested fan favorite while popularizing his use of the kunai harpoon. This was especially important back in the smokey arcades of the 1990s when Mortal Kombat’s notoriety was at an all-time high, and gamers would crowd around the cabinet to watch players demonstrate their fighting finesse. It was also one of the most demoralizing things to hear after you lost a round! Derek started out writing about video games way back in the mid-90s. Since then, he’s gone on to write for Cinemablend and GamePro Magazine, to name a few. Butter chicken is his fuel!This Jax quote is mostly infamous among fans of the series, but being entirely infamous doesn’t mean it isn’t unforgettable. Mortal Kombat 4 was a huge step forward for the series, but the voice acting was anything but.