Jeffrey Meek - Raiden & Shao Kahn from Mortal Kombat Conquest Adoni Maropis - Quan Chi from Mortal Kombat Conquest David Lodge - Kabal from Mortal Kombat 9 Andrew Kishino - Sektor from Mortal Kombat 9 Richard Epcar - Batou from Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex Cristina Vee - Mio Akiyama from K-On! Raiden ensures Liu Kang that they will meet again in another timeline, but it doesn't mean they bid farewell. Before Fame. After Kronika is defeated, Raiden appears and now a mortal. Raiden appears in the Mortal Kombat comic books in his usual role as the guide and mentor of the Earthrealm warriors. He plays a significant role in the story mode for the game, being in part responsible for creating Dark Kahn (alongside his DC counterpart Superman), which in turn causes the Mortal Kombat and DC Universes to merge. He is found by a young female patient named Blue, whom he befriends, and taken in by orderlies. Raiden has electricity pulsating across his body in Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 4, and Deadly Alliance. Jeffrey Meek Studio is a scene-study acting workshop dedicated to creating an environment where committed and passionate actors come together to develop and hone their craft in a focused, supportive environment. A saya (katana scabbard) appears on Raiden's secondary costumes in Deadly Alliance, Deception, and Armageddon, but he is never seen actually using the sword. They manage to defeat Shinnok and lock him in an amulet thanks to Johnny Cage's unlocked power. Raiden commands many supernatural abilities such as the ability to teleport, control over lightning, and flight. As the final battle against Kronika and rescues Liu Kang begins, Raiden and Kitana enlists the allied forces of Outworld and Earthrealm's surviving Shaolin d Special Force armies. Raiden charged four gods with guarding the amulet — the gods of Wind (Fujin), Fire, Earth and Water. ... Jeffrey Meek Popularity . Ultimate Pop Culture Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Jeffrey Meek Studio. Discover Jeffrey Meek's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Raiden then disappeared and ventured to Outworld alone. UnlikeBryce from 1982 to 1988 and 2007 to 2008, Hunt Block from 2000 to 2005, Jeffrey Meek from 2006 to 2007, and Jon Lindstrom from 2008 to 2010. Whether you are preparing a television audition, playing Shakespeare or just starting out, Jeff offers coaching from one of Hollywood’s successful professionals who is… He, Scorpion and Sub-Zero guards Kharon's ship from Frost's leading Cyber Lin Kuei and even convincing the older Jax to return to the hero side, revealing him the connection between Kronika and her children Cetrion and Shinnok. Although he succeeds in fulfilling his vision and defeats Shao Kahn,[4] his decision resulted in the death of nearly all of the Earthrealm Defenders, including Liu Kang. In the end, Kahn's forces were defeated, repelling the invasion back into Outworld and restoring Earthrealm to its rightful state. He became well known for yelling randomly while performing his "Torpedo" move (aka "the Superman move"). Sub-Zero-J.J. Perry. Shao Kahn emerged victorious, but Raiden was able to send a message to his past self before Kahn could finish him off. Raiden would later fight against Shao Kahn when the two became the last surviving warriors. (For other combatants named Raiden, see Raiden(disambiguation).) The PC and console ports released up until Mortal Kombat Trilogy, along with both movies and the TV series, changed the name to "Rayden". Jeffrey Meek was born on 11 February, 1959 in Fairfield, California, United States, is an American actor. mortal kombat mk raiden lord raiden mortal kombat conquest jeffrey meek the god of thunder thunder god best of the day mk11 mortal kombat 11. Christopher Lambert and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa played Raiden and Shang Tsung in the 1995 film which the series is a prequel to. Shadow Priests-Kimball Sultan Uddin, Emery Hail. He has glowing white (occasionally blue) eyes, which glow red in Deception and Armageddon. As Raiden return to consult with other Elder Gods again, he was too late to realize that Cetrion betrays them as Shinnok did and finally wiped them out than Shinnok ever was, with the supposed highest ranked Elder Goddess reveal herself as Shinnok's sister, and one of Kronika's two children, bound their loyalties to their mother for their so-called “balancing the timeline”, and endless war between good and evil. [15] He was sixth in Game Revolution's ranking of top ten "old school" Mortal Kombat characters, noting him for his gibberish and the Fergality. He is swiftly lobotomized, but due to his supernatural abilities, recovers from it. Kevin McKinnon / Cmdr. Like the way it came out. The decapitation was changed to the opponent simply turning into a gray pile of dust and a skull. In Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, it states that Raiden is seven feet tall but his sprite was the same height as the other fighters. The thunder god of the Mortal Kombat universe, also known as Lord Raiden, is a protector of Earthrealm. Raiden (also known as Lord Raiden, and sometimes spelled Rayden) is a video game character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway Games. Raiden's essence soon gathered again in the Earthrealm, but the essence came back corrupted and did not reform as an entirely new god, but a darker variant of himself. 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. Another couple of years later, Raiden finds that Shinnok's amulet has been stolen, and he and the new Earthrealm Defenders work to stop Shinnok from being freed. 1.4K likes. Saw him recently in a youtube video by The Realm Kast. As a child, Jeffrey moved around a lot and lived in Fairfield, CA, Zweibrücken (Germany), and Marquette, Michigan. Jeffrey Meek played Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Konquest. Unlike his film and game incarnations, this Raiden is far more upbeat, with a sarcastic personality making him less aloof toward humans. 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. He and his family moved from Zweibrücken, Michigan, to San Francisco when he was a child. I also got to design the fight.’ Jeffrey Meek as Shao Kahn However, the Earthrealm warriors Jax Briggs, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage, Kitana and Kung Lao were all soon slain. Unlike his film and game incarnations, this Raiden is far more upbeat, with a sarcastic personality making … Being a god, he possesses many supernatural abilities, such as the ability to teleport, control lightning and fly. During a confrontation with Quan Chi in his fortress, he is able not only to resurrect a mortally wounded Johnny with Sonya's help, but also to resurrect Jax, Scorpion, and Sub-Zero, giving him hope that he can save the other fallen Earthrealm warriors. Depends on two endings after defeating Kronika: Raiden also appears as a secret character in NBA Jam Tournament Edition,[6] NFL Blitz,[7] and Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict. 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. As a child, Jeffrey moved around a lot and lived in Fairfield, CA, … Jeffrey Meek as Raiden Jeffrey William Meek (born on February 11, 1959) is an American actor who played the dual roles of Raiden and Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat: Conquest. Probably better than Lambert as Raiden too. Unlike his film and game incarnations, this Raiden is far more upbeat, with a sarcastic personality making him less aloof toward humans. With his patience exhausted, Raiden decided he was going to take matters into his own hands. When Earthrealm was young, Raiden was its protector. General and critical reception of the character with regard to his design and gameplay has been positive, but mixed in terms of his alternate-media appearances. When Onaga, the Dragon King, entered the chamber, Raiden momentarily set aside his differences with Tsung and Quan Chi, and assisted them in their attempts to repel Onaga. If Liu Kang won with few round loss, just as Kronika brought him to the Dawn of Time, Raiden accompanies him to rewrite the history. He has appeared as a playable character in every fighting installment with the exception of Mortal Kombat 3 and its upgrade, and was among the eleven characters to represent the franchise in the crossover title Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Shang Tsung-Bruce Locke. In the epilogue, Raiden now appears in a darker form as his original counterpart in Deception and Armageddon and warns the new Netherrealm rulers, Liu Kang and Kitana, that he will show no mercy to anyone who threatens Earthrealm, and gives them Shinnok's decapitated but still living head to prove his point.[5]. In the Japanese religion Shinto, from which the character is derived, Raijin is usually portrayed as a small, red-skinned demon that beats a drum to create thunder. Disgusted at the fellow Elder Gods for their refusal to intervene, Raiden relinquished his position and gathered his trusted warriors to stop the Deadly Alliance. 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). As a child, Jeffrey moved around a lot and lived in Fairfield, CA, … A mainstay of the Mortal Kombatcast, Raiden is one of the series' most recognizable characters. [18] The readers of Dorkly voted him the series' third greatest character in a 2013 poll. 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. A Northern California native, Jeff Meek is the youngest of four children. He was ranked as the 10th best character from the series by UGO.com, who praised him as one of the iconic characters from the franchise. Taja-Kristanna Loken. Now granted the status of Elder God, he turned over his position as Earthrealm's protector to Fujin. John Tobias revealed that Raiden was merely speaking gibberish and not actual Japanese, as it was originally intended.[11]. Raiden is the eternal God of Thunder, protector of Earthrealm, and arguably one of the most powerful characters in all of Mortal Kombat. Learning of Shao Kahn captures Jade and Kotal, Raiden sends Liu Kang and Kung Lao to aid Kitana on the rescue mission, as well as convincing the current Shokan queen Sheeva, and redeeming their timeline's Baraka into joining the allied forces of light, eventually leading Kitana becoming Kotal's worthy Kahn successor. He begin to consult with the Elder Gods about Kronika's time merger, but none of the Elder Gods wanted to help him. As an immortal, he thinks in terms of eternity rather than normal human lifespans and his memories date back to the beginning of time itself. Reblog. www.JeffreyMeek.net Twitter @JeffWMeek Meek graduated from Arlington High School in Riverside, California, and … 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",[10] or "Get back in the car". He had now become furious with the way Earthrealm's inhabitants had treated their own realm and became even more enraged when he learned that Shujinko had foolishly unleashed the Dragon King. Raiden warned the last remaining members of the Shaolin tournament Liu Kang and Kung Lao of Shao Kahn's threat. Jeff discusses his experiences throughout his casting and the filming of Conquest and shares some interesting new details on the series with us! He starred in Raven and the CBS late-night series, The Exile and played Raiden and Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat: Konquest. [16] In 2011, GameRant placed Raiden as sixth "most awesome" Mortal Kombat characters, commenting: "The starring role, coupled with fun moves (the torpedo and shocker) as well as a set of shocking fatalities, solidified Raiden’s place as one of the most memorable kombatants in the series. He is referred to as "Dark" or "Evil Raiden" in his alternate costume and concept renders found in Deception, while Liu Kang's ending in Armageddon refers to him defeating a Raiden that had been "corrupted by his suicide" to become Earthrealm's protector god. In Mortal Kombat 4, after the invasion was driven back into Outworld, Shinnok, with the aid of Quan Chi, again sought to rise from the Netherealm and conquer the realms. Christopher Lambert and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa didn't return as Raiden and Shang Tsung and were replaced by Jeffrey Meek and Bruce Locke. 8:00 PM PST Raiden-Jeffrey Meek. He was recently confirmed as one of the three DLC characters in Fighter Pack 2 for Injustice 2, with a new look that was designed by Comic Book artist, Jim Lee. Follow. 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 unsuccessful however, as he is defeated by Taven and left unconscious on the ground. A weird non-example from Dollhouse is worth mentioning. No need to waste time endlessly browsing—here's the entire lineup of new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix this month. #mortal kombat #mk11 #raiden #lord raiden … [8] He is mentioned during a certain clash between Joker and Black Adam in Injustice 2 and was later included as a playable DLC fighter for the game. Raiden was voiced by Midway employee Jon Hey in the first two games. Topher implants Victor with his own personality. After Special Force base has been compromised, just as Sektor is about to self-destruct, Raiden arrived on time to rescue Cassie, Jacqui, younger Jax and older Johnny to their current only base, Shirai Ryu's Fire Garden, but the younger Johnny and Sonya are kidnapped by Black Dragon, leaving Cassie, who manage to set the tracking device on Black Dragon's plane a successful rescue. It is unlikely that Raiden can ever be truly killed. In the end, he became an Elder God in the place of his father. In his endings, Raiden returns to his realm to find that exposure to his world's sun has weakened him greatly. SUNDAN (124), Capt. Raiden was depicted as having two female servants, named Wynd and Rayne. 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. Siro-Daniel Bernhardt. Years later he catches Kung Lao's cousin Kung Jin stealing a statue from his temple given to him by Jin's family. Loved doing it. Jeffrey said: ‘The stunt coordinator played my opposite and then we shot it again with me in the other character. Realizing his mistake, he teams up with Superman to defeat Dark Kahn, and later imprisons Darkseid in the Netherrealm. When the elder Sub-Zero stole Shinnok's amulet from the temple for Quan Chi millions of years later, Raiden appeared before the Lin Kuei warrior and instructed him to enter the Netherealm and steal it back, lest Shinnok use it to free himself. This was possibly because of copyright issues from a shoot 'em up game Raiden, or because of the character Raiden from the Fatal Fury series. As a god, he is used to thinking in terms of eternity rather than normal human lifespans, and so he has a radica… Based on the Japanese thunder god, Raijin, and portrayed in the series canon as the thunder god and appointed protector of Earth, Raiden defends the planet from myriad otherworldly threats alongside his handpicked warriors. As an Elder God, Raiden could not interfere when Shang Tsung and Quan Chi killed Liu Kang. She taught English and music. After the large battle between the Mortal Kombat warriors and the DC heroes and villains, he defeats Shang Tsung and Kang. He currently resides in California, United States. Jeffrey Meek played an oddly, less-serious yet still wise Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Conquest. The third storm, Lightning, exhibited the ability to ride and control lightning and wore a hat that closely resembles Raiden's conical hat. 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. The role of Craigbuddy - a drunken private investigator named Herman "Ski" … Raiden returns in the crossover fighting game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. 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. In return, Raiden agreed to hunt and eliminate Taven for Kahn, so that he could claim Blaze's godlike power for himself. He commands many supernatural abilities such as teleportation, flight, and control of the elements. Anh cũng là một trong những nhân vật trung tâm của game. Ed Boon personally hated that Acclaim spelled it with an Y.[9]. A Northern California native, Jeff Meek is the youngest of four children. Raiden accepted the invitation and took human form to compete. Raiden could not retrieve it himself as his powers would dissipate in the Netherealm. If Liu Kang won in all rounds to prevent Kronika from bringing him to the Dawn of Time, Raiden advice Liu Kang to find a partner who can accompany him most at the Dawn of Time, and Liu Kang immediately chooses Kitana. Shinnok is later stopped by Johnny's daughter Cassie, after which Raiden requests that Kung Jin and Cassie put him in the Jinsei Chamber, where he purifies it while drawing energy from Shinnok. One of the casualties of the war was the Saurian civilization (of which Reptile is a descendant), forcing the remaining survivors to emigrate to another world, which they named Zaterra. After the second defeat of Shinnok, he ascended to the status of Elder God. His father, James Meek, retired as a Chief Master Sergeant; his mother was a junior high teacher. This caught the attention of Shinnok, who appeared before Raiden and offered him an alliance. [26], Sindel • Skarlet • Smoke • Sonya Blade • Stryker • Sub-Zero. Jeffrey Meek played Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Conquest. - Dorkly Toplist", "The Coolest Helmets and Headgear in Video Games", "Video Game Hats: The 17 Best Pieces of Headwear in Gaming", "The 17 Best Fatalities from Mortal Kombat 1 & 9 :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste", "Top 10 Fighting Characters Of All Time | We Do Games", The 50 Most Dominant Fighting Game Characters, https://ultimatepopculture.fandom.com/wiki/Raiden_(Mortal_Kombat)?oldid=101851. Sub-Zero's mission into the Netherealm was a success and Shinnok was, for a time, no longer a threat. Aquarius Named Jeffrey #6. Shao Kahn was played by Jeffrey Meek (who also played Raiden) in the TV series Mortal Kombat: Konquest. According to past Raiden, those whose past-selves were the Elder Gods are below the rules of time, which explains his future-selves’ erasure from existence. David Lee McInnis plays Raiden in the 2013 second series of Mortal Kombat: Legacy. Making his official debut as one of the original seven playable characters in 1992's Mortal Kombat, Raiden is one of the central characters of the franchise. Jeffrey Meek played Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Konquest. Other: Jeffrey Meek as Raiden/Shao Kahn (aka easily the best part of the show) Definitely needs to come back!, Best Shao Kahn! Even if his mortal form is destroy… The creators claimed they based Raiden's character design on The Three Storms, Lo Pan's three servants from the film Big Trouble in Little China. His father, James Meek, retired as a Chief Master Sergeant; his mother was a junior high teacher. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. In Mortal Kombat: Conquest Jeffrey Meek played both Raiden and Shao Kahn, who shared a number of onscreen conversation, and even fought each other in the finale. "[20] It was ranked as having the fourth best headwear in video gaming by GamePro in 2009. Meek and his family moved often; as a child, Meek lived in Zweibrücken (Germany), Michigan, and San Francisco. (March 2009) Jeffrey William Meek (born February 11, 1959) is an American actor. 4 “It’s a little late for modesty. Raiden returns to Mortal Kombat 11, where his younger-self plays much larger roles in the storyline. Christopher Lambert as Raiden in the 1995 film Mortal Kombat. Raiden reappears elsewhere and takes his signature hat from an old Chinese man. After a brief skirmish, Raiden is able to teleport himself away from the UN Orbital Space Station with Kang in tow. He starred in Raven and the CBS late-night series, The Exile and played Raiden and Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat: Konquest. [12][13] He was unplayable in all versions of Mortal Kombat 3 and briefly appeared only as part of Nightwolf's Friendship, which saw him transform into Raiden while a Mortal Kombat II arcade cabinet appeared along with one of two quotes, "No, But I Can Do a Raiden Transformation", or "I've never seen a Kano 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. [19], 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. Jeffrey Meek played Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Konquest. At first unable to participate due to the merger of both realms, Raiden decided to sacrifice his own immortality in order to help his chances against Kahn after the Elder Gods refused to assist him in Mortal Kombat Trilogy. Despite having lost much of his physical stature from the games and movies, the character has a much more threatening disposition, serving as the mediator of the Mortal Kombat matches. Unlike his film and game incarnations, this Raiden is far more upbeat, with a sarcastic personality making him less aloof toward humans. This new Raiden bore a similarity to the characterization of Raiden from the very first game as a god angered by mortals, participating in Mortal Kombat only to prove the gods superior to humans in combat. The Friendship was changed in the Nintendo 64 version of Mortal Kombat Trilogy after Raiden became a playable character in that game. His eyes occasionally displayed his true nature and he was seen teleporting only once. Raiden (also known as Lord Raiden, and sometimes spelled Rayden) is a video game character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway Games. Raiden (hay là Lord Raiden, đôi khi phát âm như Rayden) là một nhân vật hư cấu trong sê-ri game đối kháng Mortal Kombat của hãng Midway Games.Raiden là một trong bảy nhân vật gốc từ phần game đầu tiên của Mortal Kombat (năm 1992). He attempts to escape but is lobotomized once again. During a mortal battle with Shao Kahn, he transmits a message through time and space to himself at the time of the tournament. Disney dropped new trailers for "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," "Loki," and a first look at the new Star Wars series, "Andor.". 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. Raiden confronts Taven as Kahn, Onaga, Shang Tsung, and Quan Chi escape into a portal leading to Edenia. His Kahn skull mask was pretty cool and made it … He has featured extensively in other Mortal Kombat media such as the two feature films, the animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, the television series Mortal Kombat: Konquest, and the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, in addition to appearing on official series merchandise. He also comes into contact with Batman when he rescues Liu Kang from him after Batman detains him for questioning regarding the merging of the worlds. Reptile-Jon Valera. The sorcerer Quan Chi offers him a large jade amulet of unknown origin that would restore his powers. He also played the dual roles of Raiden and Shao Kahn in the TNT series, Mortal Kombat: Conquest. Raiden sent the Briggs to find Kronika's crown at Shang Tsung's palace, but ended up failure while learning that the reluctant older Jax is manipulated by Kronika into joining her scheme. In Mortal Kombat II, watching events unfold from high above, Raiden realized the grim intentions of Shao Kahn. When Earthrealm was young, Raiden was its protector. 113 notes. A mainstay of the Mortal Kombat cast, Raiden is one of the series' most recognizable characters. 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. After a tearful goodbye, Blue stabs him, causing him to disintegrate into lightning and smoke. "[17] In UGO's 2012 list of the top Mortal Kombat characters, Raiden placed fourth. The reanimated corpse of Liu Kang was now the enforcer of Raiden's will and he sent it on a mission to wreak havoc on those he believed did harm to Earthrealm. Wed, Dec 16 Raiden also appeared in the animated film Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins as the guide of the protagonists. Raiden was played by James Remar in the 1997 sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Raiden attempts to electrocute Batman but finds it has no effect due to his insulated body armor. Most Popular #164475. A Northern California native, Jeff Meek is the youngest of four children. After Raiden finally unlock the full patterns visions in every timelines where Kronika was the one who sets Raiden and Liu Kang into killing each other by her machinations, he and Sub-Zero forgives the younger Scorpion, but Kronika kidnaps Liu Kang. In the original Mortal Kombat, Raiden was invited to compete in the Mortal Kombat tournament, by Shang Tsung himself. In his ending in the original game, Raiden wins the tournament but soon becomes bored with human competition and he invites other gods to participate in the tournament, which ends up destroying the planet. In a desperate measure, Raiden personally confronted Shang Tsung and Quan Chi in front of their Soulnado. Raiden co-starred in his own three-issue miniseries Rayden & Kano. With the aid of the Elder Gods, Raiden managed to defeat Shinnok, then banished him to the Netherealm and secured Shinnok's amulet of power in a secret location — a Temple of the Elements tucked away in the highest mountains of Nepal. In the first Mortal Kombat movie, Raiden, who is played by Christopher Lambert,[14] 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. 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. Scorpion-Chris Cassamassa. Reiko-Jim Helsinger. Raiden is given a choice between a life of servitude to the sorcerer, or mortality. He previously fought Thor in the 21st episode of Death Battle, Thor VS Raiden. Removing Liu Kang's body from its grave, Raiden took it to an underground temple that belonged to the Houan, an ancient sect of necromancers whom he had destroyed centuries earlier, where he revived his former ally. [3] Raiden's story is further expanded in the Konquest mode of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, when Taven (the story mode's main character) tells 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. Raiden is often included on the list of the top characters of the Mortal Kombat franchise. During the last Tournament Edition issue, Raiden commandeered the group of heroes in Shao Kahn's tournament. 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. 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