Mortal Kombat X

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Script 4: MORTAL KOMBAT BEGINS

The 10th tournament.


This movie script is, very simply, based on "Mortal Kombat" (1) from 1992.


It's kind of funny, isn't it?  Three prequel movie scripts, and then, finally, a movie script based on MK1.  Everything is told just as it went in that game, but those three prequel movie scripts really help to get everything going in chronological order.


It's like Star Wars: Episode IV.  Liu Kang is the Luke Skywalker of Mortal Kombat.


I start with the boat ride.  This boat ride to the island was seen in the MK Movie, the MK Animated Video, and it's implied to have happened somewhere in the game.  Though it was never actually seen or shown in-game, the 1992 Trading Kards depict the boat ride.  Those same cards had a Johnny Cage outfit, a blue suit and tie with a pink shirt, that would later be used in 2011's Mortal Kombat.


Both the 2011 MK and MK: the Legacy SKIPPED the boat ride, incidentally, as 2011's MK has Raiden receiving a message from his future self after having arrived at the island, and MK: Legacy has everyone teleported to the island.  Well.  Huh.  That was pretty cool.  Pretty clever way to sum up a boat ride in mere seconds.  But this boat ride became one solid difference between my version and theirs.


The characters all come from MK1.

Raiden.  Liu Kang.  Johnny Cage.  Sonya.  Sub-Zero.  Scorpion.  Kano.  Reptile.  Goro.  Shang Tsung.  The Elder Gods.


Not present: anybody from MK2 or MK3.


From UMK3: Ermac and Rain.


From MK: Deadly Alliance: Kenshi.


New characters: Belokk and Shadia.  Belokk was a deleted character from MK Gold on the Sega Dreamcast, similar in name only to my version, now a red genie and servant of a woman, Shadia, who is entirely new.


From the 90's MK comics: Sing and Sang, Hydro, Grum.


Oh yeah, "Wilson" and "Molloy" are both brand-new.  Just some of these extras who don't fight, like some of the people seen in MK: Legacy.


The MK novel had Kano working with two accomplices, Moriarty and Michael Schneider, and I think those names are cool.  Michael Schneider should be the MK1 prequel to Kabal.  An accomplice of Kano.  As for Moriarty, he is also an accomplice, but maybe he could turn out to be down with the Red Dragons instead.


It mostly sticks to Mortal Kombat 1, yet with Ermac and Rain interjected from Ultimate MK3, and also Kenshi from MK: Deadly Alliance.  Though I use characters from the comics, I still am really sticking with Mortal Kombat 1.  The Pit.  The Warrior Shrine.  The Mirror Match.  The bottom of the Pit.  Lots of stuff that really just goes back to the simplicity of MK1.

MORTAL KOMBAT BEGINS.


FADE IN:


INT. EAST CHINA SEA - DAYTIME


We’re in the middle of the water.


PULL UPWARD, while looking down,

until we pass through the surface of

the ocean and rise up above it.


Looking up, water surrounds us on all sides,

for miles on end.  We FLY STRAIGHT AHEAD

over the water, toward the Pacific Ocean.


Eventually, we see a small bit of land.

As we get closer to this island, we see

its true size from up close.


“Shimurai Island”

“Over 200 Miles East of China”


The waters are being rocked strongly

by the winds.  At the edge of the water,

a beach marks the shores of land.


EXT. BOAT 1 - SOON


In the water, a boat that has recently departed

from Hong Kong travels on toward Shimurai

Island, traveling East.  This brown wooden

boat rocks back and forth intensely in the

wind, and due to the wind-powered movement

of the waters below.


INT. BOAT 1 - SOON


A Shaolin monk, wearing an orange

robe that leaves one shoulder revealed,

spins the wooden wheel to steer the ship.

This monk remains silent as he does his

work, and does not engage at all with

anyone else on the boat.


We slowly PAN ACROSS the boat, from

the monk driver, to the other 8 occupants.


Raiden, God of Thunder, wearing all white,

stands still.  Purple lightning/electricity leaps

around across his avatar body.


Three mortals stand side-by-side near Raiden.

Liu Kang is shirtless, wearing black pants.

Johnny Cage is wearing a white tuxedo suit.

Sonya Blade is wearing all green.


Chinese assassin Sub-Zero, wearing a black

and blue outfit of the Lin Kuei clan, stands

beside Twin Fighting Monks Sing and Sang,

and blind swordsman Kenshi.


RAIDEN

Liu Kang.  Johnny Cage.  Sonya Blade.

Sub-Zero.  Sing and Sang.  Kenshi.

Tomorrow, by noon, you will all be at

the island.  The most important tournament

held in the entire history of your Earth

realm is soon going to commence:
Mortal Kombat.


From an aerial angle 10 feet above the boat,

we DRIFT AWAY, and look at the second

boat that makes its way across the ocean.


INT. SECOND BOAT - MAIN HULL


Shang Tsung walks around his boat,

talking to his 7 selected warriors.


SHANG TSUNG

You 7 are the most important fighters.

Remember that, out of 9 realms challenged

to Mortal Kombat thus far, Outworld won

all 9.  Remember that, so far, Outworld is

in the lead with Earth.  All we need is one more

victory.  One!  And Earth becomes Outworld.


Shang Tsung begins to walk around the boat,

talking to the Outworld fighters.


SHANG TSUNG

Kano.  Scorpion.  Reptile.

You three come from different areas,

and you are all considered lethal in them.

Ermac.  Rain.  You have long since

served Outworld.  Grum.  With your

six arms, a rarity even in your realm,

the Earth warriors don’t stand a chance.

Belokk.  Shadia.  You, also, fight for

the flag of Outworld.

Finally, Goro.  The reigning champion

of the tournaments.  You have not lost yet.

Remember that this one tournament holds

everything in the balance.  We will establish

Earth . . . in the name of Outworld!


TITLE SHOT: MORTAL KOMBAT BEGINS.


We stay focused on this title shot for

a few seconds.  We can still hear the

sounds of the ocean, the water blowing

around over itself in the wind.  The

blackness FADES AWAY.


INT. BOAT 1 - MAIN HULL


The seven mortals continue

to sit or stand on the boat.


Johnny Cage is stretching.


Sonya is looking out over the waters.

So is Liu Kang.


Sing and Sang are sparring, on their own.


Kenshi sits with his legs folded, meditating.


Sub-Zero looks out over the waters,

on the opposite side as Sonya and Liu.


Johnny Cage slides up next to Sonya.


JOHNNY CAGE

Anyone think that guy in the white was kind

of . . . over-dramatizing it a bit?  Being a little

bit Shakespearean about the whole thing?

“This is the most important tournament in the history

of Earth.”  I mean - if this tournament is so important,

then how come I’ve never heard of it, until now?


Liu Kang gives Johnny Cage

a resentful look.


LIU KANG

Maybe you haven’t.


SONYA BLADE

Actually, I agree.  I’ve been in the

Special Forces agency for years, and

I’ve never heard anything of a

Mortal Kombat tournament.


LIU KANG

So?


SONYA BLADE

So, I’d like a little more info, too.  What

exactly is the significance of this tournament?


RAIDEN

This tournament has been held once every

20 years, for the past 2,000 years.  Earth is

the 10th realm challenged to Mortal Kombat.


SONYA

It’s that old?


RAIDEN

Yes.  By comparison, your entire agency -

the Special Forces - is only a baby.


Sonya is silent for a second.


JOHNNY CAGE

Still.  Never mind how old it is.  Just

what makes this tournament so important?


RAIDEN

This tournament is what decides whether or

not Shao Kahn, the Emperor of Outworld,

claims all of Earth in his own name.


SONYA
What do you mean?


RAIDEN

For nearly 2,000 years, Shao Kahn traveled

from realm to realm, conquering worlds

through the Mortal Kombat tournaments.

He has conquered the entire realm of Outworld,

and 9 other realms.  Now he seeks to make

Earth the 10th world to be fused with Outworld.


JOHNNY CAGE

He seeks to make Earth his 10th world?

How exactly would this guy own 10 different

planets?  He can’t be everywhere at once.


RAIDEN

Shao Kahn has merged all 9 of his

conquered realms into his Outworld.

They have all become fused together.

The same fate he wishes upon Earth realm.


JOHNNY CAGE

Okay, there you again!  “Realm!”  Earth realm.

I guess . . . Earth is a realm . . . I guess a realm

is a planet, then.  A planet in space.


RAIDEN

Bingo!  Absolutely.  You have

won a million dollars.


JOHNNY CAGE

So, wait a second.  It’s up to us people, here

. . . to stop Shao Kahn.


RAIDEN

Yes.  You are the fighters for Earth.  You

must win against the fighters for Outworld.


JOHNNY CAGE

And what happens if we lose?

Shao Kahn destroys the whole world?


LIU KANG

If we lose, what happened to the last 9

realms will happen to our Earth.


JOHNNY CAGE

Oh.  Lovely.




JOHNNY CAGE
I never really thought before about how LONG

this boat ride would actually be.  Y’know?


Johnny Cage starts whistling, somewhat loudly.


After a few seconds, where Cage continues

whistling, and nobody else talks, Cage starts

drumming his hands on the edge of the boat.


JOHNNY CAGE

Come on!  Let’s not be so dead.

We’re going to a tournament!


SONYA

You don’t know what you’re talking about.


JOHNNY CAGE

And who might YOU be, Miss Blondie?


SONYA
The name’s Sonya Blade.  Lieutenant

Sonya Blade, United States Special Forces.


JOHNNY CAGE

Oh!  Nice.  A lieutenant.  Wow.  Not

what I thought you were gonna say.

So, you guys go to lots of tournaments?

Or is this your first one?


SONYA

Let me get something straight.  We might all

co-exist on this boat, together, but that doesn’t

mean we’re friends.  I’m only here for one thing.


JOHNNY CAGE

Yeah?  . . . And what’s that?


SONYA

Kano.


JOHNNY CAGE

What’s Kano?


SONYA

You don’t know the name?  Figures.

Only the top Most Wanted Man in

America.


JOHNNY CAGE

What, a model?  A bodybuilder?


SONYA

A wanted criminal, idiot.


JOHNNY CAGE

A wanted criminal.  And you’re here for . . .?


SONYA

I’m here to track him down.  He’s somewhere

on this boat - and I’m not stopping until I find him.


JOHNNY CAGE

Uhhh . . . lady . . . I mean . . . I’m sorry

to say this, but there’s not that many

people here on this boat, and I don’t

see a Kano anywhere here.


Johnny Cage looks around himself.


JOHNNY CAGE

KANO!  KANO!  Which of you is Kano?


Cage points at the driver of the wooden wheel.


JOHNNY CAGE
YOU!  Are YOU Kano??  Don’t lie to me!


SONYA

All right, asshole.  I can see you don’t

take anything seriously.  So do me a

favor, walk yourself away before you

actually start to -


JOHNNY CAGE

Wait, wait!  . . . Wait.  I do take it seriously.

I do.  I’m not saying . . . I mean, I’m not saying

don’t try.  I’m just saying - I don’t see Kano on

this boat.  I . . . would love to help you track him

down myself.  Tell you what.  Maybe just give me

your phone number . . . I’ll be on the lookout.

I mean, I will NOT stop looking until Kano is FOUND -


SONYA

What’s your name, again?


JOHNNY CAGE
Johnny Cage.


SONYA

Yeah.  Johnny Cage - why don’t you do me

a favor and just shut up?  Let me handle it.

I’ve got years of experience in the military -

Army, for starters.  Special Forces, now.

More recently, Lieutenant.  And what,

again, what was your job title?  What do

you do with your life?


JOHNNY CAGE

A-ha ha.  Now I know you’re joking.  I’m

Johnny Cage - famous actor.  Stuntman.

I know - I look different in person.


SONYA

Actor?  Huh.  I’ve never heard of you.


JOHNNY CAGE

You’ve never seen ANY movies

with Johnny Cage in them?


SONYA

I don’t watch movies.


JOHNNY CAGE

. . . Really.


SONYA

Listen, pal.  One thing you don’t know is,

there is an official FBI investigation up and

running, as to Kano’s whereabouts.


JOHNNY CAGE

Really.


SONYA

He’s the Most Wanted Criminal on the

FBI’s list - so, yes, of course there is.

Special Forces was brought in to deal with

Kano due to our nature, of individuals

with highly specialized skills.


From Johnny Cage’s viewpoint,

we see Sonya’s big boobs.


JOHNNY CAGE

Uh-huh.  Yeah.


SONYA

FBI runs the investigation.  CIA finds his

location.  Special Forces has sent me, Sonya,

to the site of this so-called tournament to

locate Kano.  I was positive he would be

on this boat.  Now I find that . . . he’s not.

It's possible the whole thing's a diversion.


JOHNNY CAGE

That’s the thing.  There are TWO boats.
We’re on Boat A.  Maybe he’s on Boat B.


SONYA

What?  . . . You didn’t tell me this before?


JOHNNY CAGE

Well, I’m telling you now.


SONYA

. . . Thanks for the info.  Let me speak to the captain.


Sonya approaches Raiden, dressed in white rags.


SONYA

Excuse me.  Are you the captain of this ship?


RAIDEN

Yes.  What do you need?


SONYA

Under the authority of the United States

Special Forces, I need to find criminal

Kano, leader of the Black Dragon gang.

Is he on board this ship?


RAIDEN

No, although I can assure you he

is on the other one of two ships

now heading to the island.


SONYA

Well, I need to find him, RIGHT NOW.


RAIDEN

Right now is impossible.  The boat ride

must not be interrupted.


SONYA

Then, order the captain of the OTHER boat

to freeze - before I have it surrounded by

police boats.


RAIDEN

The captain of the other ship is Shang Tsung.

He, too, cannot stop the boat until it has reached

its destination.


SONYA

Yes, then.  Get ready for police vehicles.


Sonya talks into her radio.


SONYA

Black Hawk, this is Lieutenant Blade, over.

Authorize Dispatch to send assistance.

The captain of the ship, who harbors

Kano’s location, refuses to cooperate.




LIU KANG

Raiden.  What happens if the boat

randomly hits a rock, and crashes?

What would happen to the tournament?


RAIDEN

Do not worry, Liu Kang.  As the protector

of Earth, I will also protect those who

participate in this great tournament.

I will not let you all perish before

the tournament begins.


SONYA

(talking into her radio) This is

Black Hawk to Cardinal.  Do you

read me?


RADIO VOICE

Loud and clear, Lieutenant.


SONYA

I’ll turn on my cell phone location now.  Over.


RADIO VOICE

Roger that.


Sonya, quick and savvy with technology,

quickly gets out a cell phone, and gets it

ready to display its position electronically.


SONYA

You should be seeing my position . . .

any . . . second now.  Over.


RADIO VOICE

Nothing yet.  Over.

Black Hawk, are you sure . . .

wait . . . got it.  Black Hawk,

we confirm sighting of your

location.


INT. OCEAN - EXT. COAST GUARD BOAT VEHICLE


Another boat tears on quickly through

the ocean, a lot faster than Shang Tsung’s

two boats.


This is not an old wooden boat, nor a

police boat of the water, but a military

Coast Guard vehicle.


INT. COAST GUARD VEHICLE - FRONT SEAT


FBI AGENT MALCOLM MOLLOY

You know how much time and work it

took to get this cooperation up and running?


FBI AGENT SANDRA WILSON

No, Molloy.  Why don’t you tell me?


MOLLOY

Okay.  It starts with the FBI tracking down Kano.

The CIA is actually the one capable of locating

him.  Recording his phone calls . . . the . . . the

bastard is smart enough not to own a cell phone,

and yet . . . his voice is tracked, by the CIA,

through Kira’s phone calls with him.  Now, thanks

to their info, we learn that Kano, the criminal, is

going to this . . . island.  This invitation to fight in

Mortal Kombat.  Yeah.  My ass.  If Kano thinks he’s

getting away with all his crimes, and going to this

. . . island getaway, this . . . vacation . . . if he

thinks he’s just gonna live it up in a hammock,

sipping lemonade, on this island forever . . .

well, he’s getting a Hell of a wake-up call.


WILSON

You know damn well he’s gonna bring up his

rights.  Outside North American territory,

YOU can’t handcuff him.


MOLLOY

Yeah?  Well then.  I guess he won’t mind being

illegally handcuffed, then.


WILSON

Don’t be stupid.


MOLLOY

I’m not letting go of Kano.


WILSON

You’re being stupid.  Be patient.


MOLLOY

This made-up Mortal Kombat story is the only

solid lead we have.  Sonya Blade is on her way

to this so-called tournament right now.  She,

alone, will be gathering some intel first.  We will

hear her every word; her every breath.  Once she

gets confirmation of intel, of Shang Tsung’s

cooperation with Kano, we nab ’em.  We arrive,

we show up, we outnumber Kano - and we make

our arrests.  Kano, and everyone who was

cooperating with him.


WILSON

So don’t you ruin Lieutenant Blade’s plan

by running out headfirst on your own.


Agent Molloy is silent.


WILSON

I want the same thing you want.  Kano,

behind bars.  The Black Dragon gang

dismantled.  But guess what?  You have

to be patient.  Wait until we’re at the island.


MOLLOY

If we don’t strike fast enough, Kano starts

to run, and make a getaway.


WILSON

We’ll get him.  We will get Kano.


INT. OCEAN


The Coast Guard vehicle takes off.




U.S. Special Forces men surround Shang Tsung.


SHANG TSUNG

I am pleased to see you all here.

Do you all wish to participate in

the Mortal Kombat tournament?


USSF AGENT 1

Wrong.  We’re here to arrest you, Shang Tsung.


Presenting his metal handcuffs,

he takes Shang Tsung by the arms,

and begins to place him under arrest,

both hands behind his back.


SHANG TSUNG

Me?  But what have I done?


USSF AGENT 2

Aiding and abetting the Black Dragon gang.

Namely Kano.  Kano, the leader.  Hmm?

That ring a bell??


SHANG TSUNG

Kano lives his life, and I live mine.

I see no reason for me to be in trouble.


USSF AGENT 1

Yeah?  You don’t wanna be under arrest?  Hmm?

Then tell me where he is.  Tell me where Kano is!!


Shang Tsung brings his hands back to his sides,

not minding the handcuffs at all, which fall to the

ground.


Angrily, he reaches out his hands and strangles

the U.S. Special Forces agents, without touching

them.


Shang Tsung dances his hands and arms around

for a moment, manipulating energy to throw three

orange-and-yellow flaming skulls at the Special
Forces agents.


USSF AGENT 3

(diving away) Take cover!!


SHANG TSUNG

Believe me, I do not wish to kill any of you.

But remember!  You are here, because you

are looking for Kano.  You could not find him

for YEARS.  Thanks to me, you have been

led right to him.


USSF AGENT 2

Okay.  I don’t know exactly how you

ran your light-show just now, but -


Many guns are being aimed at Shang Tsung.


Raising both hands, he causes the guns

to shake and rattle in the mens’ hands.


Finally, he tears the objects right out of

their hands, to land on the ground.


SHANG TSUNG

I am not persuaded by your threats.

I can look into your souls.  I see that

you are from this . . . Special Forces

agency, this Coast Guard agency,

the FBI.  But I can assure you that

I was alive long before these institutions

were made.


AGENT MOLLOY

What is this sick son of a bitch saying??


SHANG TSUNG
You are here, because you want

Kano, the criminal.  You are here,

because you are the lawmen.

Rest assured, thanks to me, you

WILL have him . . . AFTER my

tournament.  Nothing may interrupt it.


USSF AGENT 1

So now what?  Now you murder us?


SHANG TSUNG

No.  Now I hold you in captivity.

You will not die.  You will not be hurt.

But you will remain captive here

until the end of the tournament.


USSF AGENT 1

What . . . tournament?


SHANG TSUNG

Mortal Kombat.  Sonya and Kano were

both personally invited to this tournament.

And I must not let you interrupt.


Shang Tsung’s Masked Guards

approach the men in the Special Forces,

Coast Guard, and FBI.  The Masked Guards

work quickly to subdue them.


FBI AGENT 1

Gotta be fucking kidding me.

I am NOT going willingly!


FBI AGENT 2

You guys laugh now.  You’ll all

be crying very soon, in court!


The Masked Guards, remaining silent,

shove the American men, all unarmed,

to walk on.


CUT TO a farther away angle.  Over 7

Masked Guards are escorting away over 7

law officials.


FBI AGENT 2

Tell me.  Is there any way of us getting released?

Some game we all must play?


SHANG TSUNG

After Sonya and Kano are finished at the

tournament, then you may have one of them in

your custody.  Whichever one of the two survives.


FBI AGENT 2

I’m not trusting you, Mr. Shang Two-song!


SHANG TSUNG

That’s Shang Tsung.


FBI AGENT 2

Chang Tsung?


SHANG TSUNG

Never mind.


INT. SHANG TSUNG’S COURTYARD - EVENING


Shang Tsung sits in his throne,

one hand on each of its sides.


Dozens of spectators watch.


Liu Kang steps into the arena,

where he meets Ermac.


INT. WARRIOR SHRINE - LATE EVENING


In a shrine filled with statues

of the contestants, Johnny Cage

walks around, and finds Rain,

a fighter clad in all purple.


JOHNNY CAGE

All right.  Let's do this.


Johnny Cage and Rain circle

around each other.


Rain swings the first two quick punches.


INT. SHANG TSUNG'S COURTYARD


BACK TO Liu Kang fighting Ermac.

High punch, low punch, high punch,

high punch, high punch . . . Ermac

is a relentless fighter.  Liu Kang keeps

stepping to the side, and finally manages

to grab Ermac and throw him backward

to the ground.


Liu Kang stands over Ermac,

readying himself more for combat.


INT. WARRIOR SHRINE


Johnny Cage fights Rain.


Johnny Cage beats Rain.

Like Liu Kang, he will not

kill the man.


Shang Tsung is displeased.


EXT. HONAN TEMPLE - DAY


Sonya gets to fight Kano.


The two fight brutally.


Sonya seems to be killed,

stabbed by Kano’s knife.

For a moment, everything

seems to be over for her.


Flashbacks to her life story.


Looking up at the bright Sun.


Younger Sonya, climbing up the

ladder of ropes in military boot camp.


Sonya, doing push-ups in the mud,

in the rain, getting screamed at by

her drill sergeant.


Smiling Sonya receiving a medal

around her neck.


BACK TO Sonya laying on the ground,

blood coming out of her.


She kicks Kano in his knees.


Overall, she kills Kano.


Shang Tsung steals Kano’s soul.


The men who were held in captivity

are now released.  They may have

their criminal.  The men in the FBI

find Kano, dead.  They are now free to

leave, without Kano, and without Sonya.


Shang Tsung talks to Goro.  He is furious

that Ermac, Rain, and Kano have all failed

him thus far.


INT. BRIDGE OVER THE PIT - NIGHT


On the bridge over the Pit, Sub-Zero and

Scorpion finally fight at the tournament.


Fire and ice clash and collide.


Scorpion wins the fight, killing

Sub-Zero, and burning his body

alive.  Sub-Zero dies.  Scorpion

knocks his body off the bridge.


Raiden is hurt by this sight, and

he tells Liu Kang that one of the

Earth fighters is now lost.

This is unfortunate.  Sub-Zero

was a highly skilled fighter.


RAIDEN

Next, Sing and Sang will fight Grum.


INT. BRIDGE OVER THE PIT - SOON


Twin monks, Sing and Sang, step

out onto the bridge over the Pit.


(Across the scene, at random times,

black shadowy silhouettes fly past

the moon: an alien spaceship; a witch

flying on a broomstick.)


Sing and Sang both begin to demonstrate

their martial arts poses.


Grum steps forth, from the other

end of the bridge.


Sing and Sang are afraid of Grum

long before he gets to them.


Grum has six arms, like a Hindu God.

Each one of these arms is stronger

than any human arm.  Grum’s skin

has more of a layer of red coloring to

it over the dark orange skin.


GRUM

I will fight without weapons.  Begin!


Sing and Sang run across the bridge,

toward Grum.


An overhead view of the bridge, on which

the contestants are fighting, and the endless

pit of spikes far below.  We CIRCLE AROUND

Sing and Sang as they take on Grum.




Grum wins.


Fatality.




Raiden is afraid.


RAIDEN
I was afraid this might happen.  If there is one more

loss, just one more, than there will be a stalemate.

Not acceptable.  I must win my fight.


INT. BOTTOM OF THE PIT


Blind swordsman Kenshi holds his

sword ready.


KENSHI

Where are you, Reptile?


Kenshi looks all around himself.


Holding his sword outward, he is able to tell when

there’s a white spike in his path.  He feels it with

his hand.  Using his sword as a guide, he finds a

clear path, between the neatly-arranged rows and

columns of white spikes, to run down.


Kenshi keeps low to the ground as

he runs ahead.


REPTILE

Hissss!


Kenshi turns his head, having heard

the sound of Reptile’s voice sharply.


Reptile, clad in black and green rags,

scampers across the ground on all

fours, trying to hide.  But Kenshi can

track down the source of his noises.


Kenshi runs at Reptile.


KENSHI

Yahhhh!


Nothing.


Kenshi looks up.


REPTILE

(spitting out acid) Hissss!!


Kenshi runs away quickly, barely

missing the acid which instead

hits the ground.


Reptile's invisibility does not give him the

advantage over Kenshi, who can hear Reptile

coming clearly and jab his sword into the air

at just the right second.


Kenshi wins.




Raiden is glad that Kenshi won.

Still, now he himself must win

his own scheduled fight with Belokk.


Belokk is a red genie.  He is owned by

a woman named Shadia.


Raiden fights Belokk.


The Thunder God battles the wicked djinn.


At last, Raiden wins the fight.


Belokk is knocked down to the ground.


The next day, the survivors are asked to

report to the Warrior Shrine.  Here,

there are statues of all the contestants.

However, now, Earth has lost Sing and Sang,

as well as Sub-Zero.  Outworld has lost

Belokk, Reptile, Kano, Ermac, and Rain.


Now, the survivors - Liu Kang, Johnny Cage,

Sonya, Raiden, Kenshi, Scorpion, Reptile,

and Grum - all participate in the Mirror Match.

Each person goes up against a copy of

themselves, a doppelganger.


All the humans have a physical double

to fight.


Liu Kang fights a copy of himself,

whose skin is a little darker.


Johnny Cage fights Dark Johnny Cage.


Sonya fights a copy of herself who wears all red.


Raiden fights a copy of his avatar body.


Kenshi fights a copy of himself.


Scorpion fights himself, getting roped

by his own double.


Reptile fights his own double, and wins.


Grum fights his own double, and is killed.


Kano's doppelganger did not get to fight.

Neither did Sing, Sang, or Sub-Zero's.


Now, the Endurance Round.


All the statues in the Warrior Shrine are

filled with the souls from Shang Tsung’s

legion of slaves.  Thus the statues of all

14 contestants walk the arena, fighting

the contestants.  All they have to do is

survive 2 minutes, and it will be over.


LIU KANG

But this isn't fair!


RAIDEN

Shang Tsung is a treacherous host, and he

will stretch out the difficulty of the tournament

as much as he can.  Just fight bravely!


After the 2 minutes, they are all intact.

The statues have gone back to stillness.


INT. GORO’S LAIR


Oni walk through the lair.


They take their place in the darkness.


Their eyes become a yellow glow

in an otherwise pitch dark lair.


In Goro’s Lair, four-armed Goro arrives.




He hasn’t been beaten in all these

tournaments - and in others before

the 10 held in Earth.


Liu Kang must use another approach,

besides the approach that hasn’t been

working.


Manipulation of the elements.  Fireballs.

Keeping a safe distance from Goro,

and striking him with fireballs to knock

him backward.  It took a lifetime of training.


Running away to avoid his falling stomp maneuver.


Executing a flying kick to Goro to

knock into his chest.


Fireballs to take Goro down, finally

ending the Shokan’s winning streak.


The oni crawl out of hiding, walking

up to the fallen Goro.  They howl

loudly, and run away.


Next, Liu Kang takes on the sorcerer.


Liu Kang and Shang Tsung throw

fireballs back and forth at each other,

yet neither strikes the other successfully.


Liu Kang finally beats the sorcerer,

ending the tournament and winning

it in the name of Earth.


Shang Tsung loses his power.


It seems everyone has won.

Sing and Sang are dead, and

so is Sub-Zero.  But the rest of

the good guys, Liu, Johnny, Sonya,

Kenshi, and Raiden, are still around.


Raiden is glad.  He always thought it

was a heavy task to host the Earth’s

end of the Mortal Kombat tournaments.

Now that it is over, he’s not sure what

he will do.  Now he will simply go back

to protecting the Earth.


The soul of Cliff LaDolce, Sonya’s

killed fiancee, speaks to her.


Cliff’s soul flies away, and Sonya

walks away with Liu, Johnny, and

Kenshi, while Raiden breaks apart

and returns to the sky.