Ultimate Mortal Kombat - Story
You have been chosen
to represent Earth in
Mortal Kombat. Be warned.
Although your souls are
protected against Shao
Kahn's evil: your lives
are not. I cannot interfere
any longer as your
earth is now ruled by
the Outworld gods.
These are the words of Raiden.
For centuries Earth has used Mortal Kombat to defend itself against the Outworld's emperor Shao Kahn. But, Kahn becomes frustrated by failed attempts at taking Earth through tournament battle. He enacts a plan which began 10, 000 years ago.
During this time Kahn had a queen. Her name was Sindel and her young death was unexpected. Kahn's shadow priests, lead by Shang Tsung, make it so Sindel's spirit would someday be reborn: not on the Outworld but on the Earth realm itself.
This unholy act gives Shao Kahn the power to step through the dimensional gates and reclaim his queen. Thus enabling him to finally seize the Earth.
Upon breaching the portal into Earth, Shao Kahn slowly transform the planet into a part of Outworld itself. Kahn strips the Earth of all human life claiming every soul as his own.
But, there are souls which Kahn cannot take. These souls belong to the warriors chosen to represent Earth in a new Mortal Kombat.
The remaining humans are scattered throughout the planet. Shao Kahn sends an army of fierce Outworld warriors to find and eliminate them. Some of Earth's warriors survive the attacks, most do not. But, the remaining few hold the one chance at saving all of human kind.
After the first tournament Sonya Blade turned up missing. Jax then embarked on a rescue mission into the Outworld. He found Sonya being held captive with her nemesis Kano. In freeing Sonya, Jax also frees Kano. Kano then uses the chance to escape arrest.
The ultimate advancement in Lin Kuei technology comes with the creation of the first cyber-assassin. They begin converting their human ninjas into soulless machines. But, Sub-Zero refuses to take part and is marked for death by his own clan.
After wining the first Mortal Kombat and escaping from the Outworld, Liu Kang looks to the future. He begins training a new generation of Shaolin, alongside Kung Lao. But, nothing could prepare them for the unexpected Outworld invasion.