Every 50 years, the greatest fighters in the entire world are gathered for a sacred tournament of champions to defend the dimension of Earthrealm and its people from the malicious designs of the neighboring realm of Outworld, and its almighty ruler, the emperor Shao Kahn. This mysterious contest of gods and monsters is known as Mortal Kombat.
500 years ago, Outworld's last bid for control of Earthrealm was thwarted when the Shaolin monk known as the Great Kung Lao bested the sorcerer Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat, and was granted the blessing of the Elder Gods for his victory. The ageless monk was slain at the following Mortal Kombat tournament by the new champion of Outworld, the four-armed Goro, who would claim eight additional victories in the centuries to come.
As another Mortal Kombat tournament approaches, Outworld is on the verge of claiming their tenth straight victory, the final victory they need to earn the right to conquer Earthrealm. It now falls to Earthrealm's sworn protector, the thunder god Raiden, to gather a new generation of heroes to drive back the forces of Shang Tsung and Shao Kahn, before Earthrealm faces Armageddon! Prepare for MORTAL KOMBAT!!!
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