MORTAL KOMBAT: OUTWORLD.
Fire is everywhere. Shang Tsung
is in the NetherRealm now - old, weak,
as he was when he died.
He is being attacked by winged demons.
They float around through the air,
three circling Shang Tsung at once,
and they take turns nabbing at him.
Damn you, Liu Kang! I should
have been quicker to kill you!
Shang Tsung fights off two winged
demons in a row, striking them with
his fists, before running away, down
into the hopeless miles of the
NetherRealm’s empty valleys.
The winged, scorpion-like demons
are hurt, at first, but within seconds
they resume their earlier position
floating in the air, and together, all
three begin to fly at Shang Tsung.
No! Noo! Ahhhh!
Four red minotaurs are now approaching Shang Tsung.
They are at least 9 feet tall. Shang Tsung takes a
step back, but in seconds, he is surrounded by a
circle of them. Two more minotaurs run in, so
there are now 6 of them against Shang Tsung.
Shang waits. But he can do nothing else.
What’s the matter, sorcerer? Do your
tricks not work in this world?
Magic will not save you here.
The minotaurs push him. They shove him.
Shang Tsung is old. Weak. He
can’t fight back against them anymore.
They’re far bigger than him.
Minotaur 3 grabs Shang Tsung by
the sides with both claws.
You’ve been a bad man, Shang Tsung.
And here, you’re going to suffer for it.
Everything becomes engulfed in a red glow.
Shang Tsung’s body breaks apart into
red energy, which is sucked skyward,
into a red pentagram portal, leaving
his Hell avatar body with nothing.
The minotaurs are confused.
They have lost Shang Tsung.
INT. OUTWORLD - EXT. SHAO KAHN’S CASTLE - SUNRISE
Shao Kahn’s Castle - formerly King Jerrod’s
Keep - stands on the dark blue hills of Outworld.
INT. SHAO KAHN’S CASTLE - THRONE ROOM - SOON
A skeleton lays on the ground.
A pile of bones, and nothing more.
Emperor Shao Kahn sits on his
throne, with two purple robed
Shadow Priests behind him on
both sides. Their faces are
concealed completely in shadow.
EMPEROR SHAO KAHN
Excellent. You have delivered me
Shang Tsung’s skeleton. You have
He uses one hand to motion everyone away.
The rest of the 6 purple robed Shadow Priests
float away, gliding over the air, to exit the
Shao Kahn holds a large red
jewel up in the air.
EMPEROR SHAO KAHN
Shang Tsung, you little failure.
You will not escape the chance
to talk to me! By the power of
the Deathstone . . . you shall again
walk the lands . . . of Outworld!
Shao Kahn aims the Deathstone at
Shang Tsung’s skeleton, infusing the
bones with red energy.
The red energy cackles and spreads across
the skeleton, and nothing happens, at first.
CLOSE ON Shao Kahn’s head, face,
and helmet. Anger and rage is growing
in him visibly.
Sitting in his throne, he finally stands
up, stepping closer to Shang Tsung.
A FLASH of an image: Shang Tsung’s
face, screaming in terror from the
surrounding circle of minotaurs.
BACK TO the present: an orange portal
opens up from Outworld to the NetherRealm,
and the Deathstone’s red energy connects
to this portal. After a few moments, Shang
Tsung’s green soul is brought out of the orange
portal, through the red energy cast off by
the Deathstone, and finally into Shang
Tsung’s skeleton body.
Shao Kahn says, out loud, the magical
The two Shadow Priests that remain
by Shao Kahn’s side float on, and
each one carefully pours a glass beaker
of blood over the skeleton.
The blood pours out in all directions over
the bones, and the blood spreads all across
The ribcage FADES AWAY, so that we
can see an x-ray view inside that ribcage,
to examine the dead heart of Shang Tsung.
At an extremely close angle, the dead heart
begins to see the spark of life in one cell,
and the effect spreads to all the surrounding
cells, until the entire heart is starting to move
The Deathstone, in Shao Kahn’s hand, is still
pouring out its red energy into Shang Tsung’s
skeleton, and his entire body is becoming
A FLASH of an image again -
Shang Tsung’s terrified soul.
SOON - his dead body, resurrected,
filled with flesh and blood and bone
and muscle and other kinds of tissue,
wakes up again, breathing a long,
deep breath of air.
Feeling his face, Shang Tsung starts
to discover two things: he is again
alive; and he is again young.
SOON - Shang Tsung is wearing a black robe.
Shao Kahn approaches Shang Tsung.
Right away, the sorcerer is terrified.
Shao Kahn, at a close distance, slaps
Shang Tsung, hard, causing him to
fall to the floor again.
You have FAILED ME!!!
Shao Kahn angrily grabs his War
Hammer, growls a time or two, and
throws it at the wall.
Liu Kang . . . killed me.
He is the one that must pay!
I have no need for excuses!
YOU were the tournament’s host.
And you let Earth’s people win!
But . . . but you brought me out
of the inferno! To serve -
I brought you out - because I am worse!
Shang Tsung breathes heavily.
Let me try one more time.
I could win this time!
No. THERE IS no one more time!
That was the final Mortal Kombat
tournament for Earth.
Then we must hold an 11th tournament.
One last tournament, to decide the fate
of Earth realm.
Nonsense! The Elder Gods would never
allow an 11th tournament to be held on Earth!
What about Outworld? There’s never
been a tournament held on Outworld grounds.
I already own Outworld! I have no
need for an Outworld tournament. It
would do nothing to help me take Earth!
Shao Kahn grabs his War Hammer again,
and approaches Shang Tsung.
You seem to forget that I am a lot older than
you, Shang Tsung - and you answer to me.
Now that we have talked, I will let you
return to the NetherRealm.
Wait! Wait! I know how
you can take Earth!
Shao Kahn nearly strikes Shang Tsung,
but instead lets go, striking the
ground beside him softly instead.
Listen. I just thought of how you can take Earth!
How? Tell me.
Just hold one more tournament - this time
in Outworld. That’s all you need to do!
Fool. What need do I have for an
Everyone who went to the last tournament,
will go to this new one . . . and they will all fight
each other to the death. Then, once they’re all
dead, nobody will be left to defend Earth.
Don’t you see? This would be a new way
to eliminate Earth’s guardians. The realm of
Earth will be left defenseless against your invasion.
That is true. An Outworld tournament
might be able to cause the death of all
the mortals. But so what? You kill one,
and three more show up to take his place.
So . . . we will invite plenty of newcomers
to the Outworld tournament. We will see
to it that all the strongest, finest warriors
who would fight for Earth will be here,
fighting each other.
Against each other?
Yes! And against Outworld’s finest as
well - maybe Kitana. Mileena. They
could fight for Outworld. Jade, maybe,
could fight. Or General Baraka.
An 11th tournament, to be held on Outworld.
It sounds good, but there are problems. The
Elder Gods will never take part in this, the way
they took part in the earlier tournaments.
We don’t need them to! We can make this
tournament happen alone.
Fine. But still, one last problem: none of those people
know how to travel here, to Outworld. None of them
know how to get here.
Well . . . we would . . . provide transportation!
All the Earth tournaments provided transportation
by water travel.
What will you do? Take them
on a boat to Outworld?
A portal. I will transport everybody
here by portal. I promise you, that part of
the tournament will be worked out, by me.
Hmm. Your plan . . . it sounds good.
Shang Tsung smiles. At last,
he has gained Shao Kahn’s favor.
But it’s still not good enough. There is one
who will never be deceived by your words.
One who will never fall for your tricks.
Raiden, God of Thunder. He will tell the
truth to the Earth mortals, and then they
will not listen to you.
Shang Tsung begins to breathe heavily.
You’re . . . you’re right, Master.
Nobody will listen to your words
about an 11th tournament.
But . . . they might listen, if Raiden
is the one who tells them!
Shang Tsung, still a shape-shifter,
transforms into Raiden, God of Thunder.
SHANG TSUNG as RAIDEN
Liu Kang! You must go immediately to
Outworld - to fight in the 11th tournament!
SHANG TSUNG as LIU KANG
But, Raiden! Why should I?
I see no need for this.
SHANG TSUNG as RAIDEN
DO NOT QUESTION ME, Liu Kang!
SHANG TSUNG as LIU KANG
Yes! Sorry, Master!
(Shang Tsung reverts back to
his true form between every
You see, Master? I can always find
ways to bring them to Outworld.
Once “Raiden” tells them to go,
they will come here by portal.
Some of them may be convinced.
But not all of them. What about
Sonya? She would never agree to
Well . . .
SHANG TSUNG as KANO
She might come, if she sees ME around, baby!
Then . . . I would run, and she would
chase me . . . into a portal . . . here.
If I know Sonya, she would throw
herself right into Outworld’s way.
I suspect Liu Kang will be the last one to believe
there is an 11th tournament. Now . . . if you are
right, this 11th tournament . . . it would be held
WHERE, exactly, in Outworld?
It . . . would . . . be held everywhere! Uhh. Just,
everywhere! Across the Wastelands. The Tombs.
Maybe . . . the Living Forest. Any stretch of land
in Outworld can be designated a Kombat Zone.
Hmmm . . . very well! Your plan is almost flawless.
However, you know that Raiden, God of Thunder,
will eventually come here, following the mortals.
He will clear up their beliefs about him.
Fine. Let him come here. Raiden is powerless in
Outworld. He will come here as a mortal. Then,
he can be beaten - and killed.
Very well. You may be right about this new
tournament. Then, YOU must return, as this
Yes! Yes! I would do that!
No . . . better yet . . . I will be the host of
this tournament. You may serve as my
general. Once we have seen that every
last one of these mortals is dead - then, we
go to Earth, and begin the process of fusion.
Yes! I will not fail you in
this task, Emperor Shao Kahn.
You’d better not! If you do,
you will wish to go back to the
minotaurs of the NetherRealm.
No . . .! Please.
Shao Kahn shows him the Deathstone.
This Deathstone is how I brought you back.
It has the power to reunite body with soul,
in a new body of flesh and blood.
Shang Tsung feels his face.
New body of flesh and blood . . .?
You were brought back to life on Outworld
grounds. Now you are one with this world.
I am also a lot younger.
Shang Tsung looks out the windows of
Shao Kahn’s castle, and into the dark,
starry night time sky.
I am capable of anything again. Even
killing Raiden - after I lure him here.
Yes - Raiden and all his mortals will face certain
death at this Outworld tournament.
Mortal Kombat . . . continues.
We LOOK UP, overhead, to the sights
of outer space that can be seen in the sky.
MORTAL KOMBAT: OUTWORLD.
INT. CHINA - HONAN PROVINCE - SHAOLIN TEMPLES - MORNING
Two cousins, Chan and Kung Lao,
travel together, leaving the temple
on a beautiful, peaceful morning.
(Film the actors talking in Chinese.
Also record the sentences in English,
so that Chan and Kung Lao’s mouth
movements are set to Chinese.)
Liu Kang lives! He won the tournament.
I was so convinced he would be
marching off to his death. I’m
still surprised he survived.
Leaving the temple grounds, Chan
and Kung Lao travel together, in
search of their common relative.
What do you want to do to celebrate,
once we meet up with Liu Kang?
I don’t know. Let’s ask him
what he wants to do.
INT. SHORES OF THE BEACH - SOON
Chan and Kung Lao stand together
at the sands of the beach.
It’s a hot day out.
Chan takes off his black, sleeveless
shirt, keeping on his black and green pants,
and green headband tied around his head.
Kung Lao adjusts his hat, to
provide shade from the Sun.
I don’t understand. He’ll be alone
when he comes back, by boat?
Of course he will. When coming back from the
tournament, the people are only escorted as far
back as Hong Kong. The people still have
to find their own ways home from there.
Liu Kang has the shortest travel home.
Of course he does. He’s only traveling
from Hong Kong to Honan.
Of course, Hong Kong was considered separate
from China, from Tournaments 1 through 9. Only
since 1997 has Kong Hong been legally considered
owned by China again. So, only during Tournament
10 were Hong Kong’s boats and piers considered
to be China’s boats and piers.
I know. I know that.
The Chinese government made no attempts
to interfere with the tournament.
They probably know nothing about it. They
don’t believe any of the Gods exist, anyway.
Do you think Liu Kang will have a difficult
time getting back home?
No, not Liu. He’ll be fine.
In the distance, a brown boat
can be seen, slowly proceeding
through the water, toward the shores.
Is that him?
Doubtful. But still possible.
Wow. He beat the tournament! He beat
Goro! And he beat Shang Tsung, too, in
unarmed combat! It’s just . . . too incredible
That is! That is Liu Kang!
CLOSE ON the brown boat, being
driven by a small crew of men through
the water to reach the sands of the
beach, where Liu Kang’s younger
brother and cousin both greet him.
SOON - Liu Kang gets to shore,
seamlessly walking from boat to sand.
Chan and Kung Lao are happy to see him.
You made it back in one piece, brother!
(shoving Chan’s arm) So did you.
So now what shall we do? Return
home? Return to Bo Rai Cho?
Not just yet. Let’s get something to eat!
EXT. SEA DRAGON RESTAURANT - AN HOUR LATER
Outside the Sea Dragon restaurant,
a waiter slides the front door open to
EXT. RESTAURANT - THROUGH THE WALLS
Through the white walls, we can see the
shadows of Liu Kang, Chan, and Kung Lao,
eating food, drinking water, talking, laughing,
their shadows surrounded by the light of
INT. RESTAURANT - OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE THREE MONKS
Liu Kang, Chan, and Kung Lao look at
their own shadows on the wall.
White rice, brown rice, steamed dumplings,
kung pao chicken, small cups of egg drop
soup, long egg rolls, crispy noodles, and
water comprise the meal they eat with chopsticks.
Chan notices his shadows on the wall, and,
laughingly, he turns his two hands into a
rabbit: the left hand becomes a talking mouth,
opening and closing repeatedly, and the right
hand becomes two large rabbit ears (fingers).
Heh heh heh! Ha ha ha! See that?
It’s a rabbit.
We used to do that when we
were . . . how old were we?
You were 12. I must have been 8.
Yeah. Wow, that’s right.
Forgot all about the rabbit, didn’t you?
Look. Look. Now I’m a bird.
Using both hands, he flaps both
wings of a shadow-puppet bird.
Flap, flap. Flap, flap. Flap, flap.
It’s good to see you’re enjoying yourself.
What’s wrong? Somehow,
you seem . . . distressed.
I’m not sure. I just get some
feeling of . . . alarm. Uhhh . . .
never mind. I’m sorry. It was
INT. MASSAGE PARLOR - SOON
Liu Kang, shirtless, is laying down on
a massage table.
A masseuse is using both hands, thumbs
dug in deeply to his muscles, to make
circular motions and work out the knots
in his shoulders.
Ohhhh! Ohhhhh, ah! That’s the
area that’s aching the most.
No, no, not too strong. Stay strong.
You understand, you cannot have
a massage, two days in a row.
Then, your muscles are way too
stiff. Damaged. You understand?
Yes, yes, I understand.
She continues to work out his muscles’ knots.
Leaning in close, she applies her right elbow
to the knot in his muscle, digging it in deep
and making circular motions to work out his knots.
INT. MASSAGE PARLOR - NEAR CHAN
Ummm . . . could you massage . . .
behind my ears? Sometimes I get
The masseuse massages Chan’s neck,
and gradually moves to behind his ears.
Oh, oh, oh, ahhh. Wow. I can feel it
already. Less ache. Thank you!
EXT. MASSAGE PARLOR - SOON
Liu Kang, Chan, and Kung Lao
leave the massage parlor.
Well, I think we’ve done enough.
What do you say? Ready to go
Ready to go back home.
The important thing is that you
survived the Mortal Kombat tournament.
INT. CHINA - HONAN PROVINCE - SHORES OF LAND
Another boat carries the three relatives
to the shores of land by the Shaolin temples.
Liu Kang, Chan, and Kung Lao are
quickly walking back toward their home.
Fire is already engulfing many of the temples.
What?? What?? What’s going on?
Wasting no time at all, the three monks
run into action toward the temples.
EXT. JOHNNY CAGE’S HOME - INT. L.A., CALIFORNIA - EVENING
Johnny Cage’s expensive property
is in Malibu, California: a five-bedroom
house, with an expensive collection of
plant life surrounding the long cement
walk to the front door.
INT. JOHNNY CAGE’S HOME
Johnny Cage is interviewing his new
bodyguard applicant, Bo.
To start, Johnny Cage, let me just say that,
when I was in college, I was a BIG fan of
Hey, thank you! Now. Understand, you are the
third applicant this week, for this bodyguard
position. I’m looking for a good bodyguard, and,
essentially, I have turned down two thus far.
I’m probably way better than them.
Alcohol. Do you drink alcohol?
No. I’m a former drinker. I used to
drink, but have not had one in two years.
How bad was it? Back then?
Like I said, two years, and not one drink.
Okay. That’s good! Any . . . prescription pills,
No, no. I don’t mess with anything.
The only thing I did was drink. But I’m
never going to drink again.
All right. Good, then. Bo, it looks
like the chances are pretty good
that you will be the new bodyguard
of Johnny Cage.
A dream come true.
INT. JOHNNY CAGE’S HOME - HALLWAYS - LATER
Johnny and Bo are walking through a long hallway
in Cage’s enormous house.
Anyway. I just came back from a tournament called
Mortal Kombat. I . . . survived the tournament.
I won the matches that I was scheduled to fight in.
I beat this guy named Reptile. And now that I’m back . . .
What? Now what?
All right, try to understand. The whole reason that
I went to this tournament, this Mortal Kombat, was
so that I would come back and tell everyone I won
the tournament, so I am the real deal. However,
although I did not win the entire tournament, I did win
my fight with Rain. Now it’s time to be back home
and apply my victory in that tournament to my career.
Shao Kahn likes the plan for the 11th tournament. Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, and Sonya Blade must all be told about the 11th tournament. Sing and Sang are dead. Sub-Zero is dead. Raiden is alive, but would never be deceived, so they will leave him out of their plans. The only three that must be lured to Outworld are Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, and Sonya.
How will they be lured to Outworld?
Liu Kang will never bring himself to Outworld.
Until he sees what Baraka did to his temples.
Then nothing will stop him from coming after
him - to end up here, in Outworld. It’s quite
simple, my master . . . they all must simply be
driven to want to come here.
INT. CHINA - HONAN - EXT. TEMPLES - MIDDAY
Baraka, hideous leader of the Tarkatans,
holds the long metal blades growing from
both arms far apart.
Two other Tarkatans push a catapult along, on
wooden wheels that are more jagged than circular.
Finally, once it’s pushed far enough, they push
its ammunition, an enormous spiked ball, into
The two Tarkatans cover the spiked ball
in flammable liquids.
A third Tarkatan approaches the catapult with a burning
torch in one hand. Once he’s close enough, he holds the
torch to the spiked ball, and waits.
It takes a few moments, but he gets the
spiked ball on fire. The three Tarkatans laugh.
CUT TO a farther-away distance, to reveal
two dozen Tarkatans in the area, all watching
with eager anticipation.
Haaa weya ho!
The three Tarkatans activate the catapult.
A burning spiked ball is sent soaring through
the air, to land on the Chinese temples in Honan.
Men wearing all orange are standing in rows and columns.
The spiked ball crashes into them, killing many.
One older monk has fallen to the ground.
He looks up, toward the sky.
Over the high walls of the temples, three more spiked
balls are being sent to rain down upon them.
There’s nowhere to run in time! The monk tries
to run anyway.
The spiked balls smash into the ground, immediately
killing everything near them.
Liu Kang, Chan, and Kung Lao approach the cement
tunnel, surrounded on both sides by tall statues of
honorable men in history, and run through it quickly
as the assault on the temple continues ahead of them.
One wounded monk approaches, holding his own
torso and hobbling along slowly.
Suddenly, he is sliced to death by the natural
blades of Baraka, who attacks him from behind.
Kung Lao removes his hat.
Quickly, he throws his hat across, manipulating
kinetic energy with a white glow around the hat.
He sends the weaponized hat to slice off the
Tarkatan’s head, then return to place itself
back onto the head of Kung Lao. His hands are
dancing around throughout the entire process of
using kinetic energy.
Was that their leader?
I wish. But it’s doubtful.
All three run ahead. Beyond the cement tunnel,
there’s a brick walkway road, surrounded by
green grass. Red buildings on the left side.
Big orange fires blazing, straight ahead and to
No. No, no, no! No! Please! No!
The fire has already spread to the point
where everything is finished.
Pieces of the cement tunnel begin to cave in
behind them, the result of the attacks with the
spiked balls. The area they had stood in not
long before collapses.
One monk, wearing all orange, runs ahead, screaming.
Drop to the ground, and roll!
Liu Kang pushes the man to fall backwards,
landing on his back.
Roll around! Roll around!
The monk begins to roll around on the ground,
in the grass.
Oh, no. Oh, no, oh no oh no oh no . . .
Liu Kang approaches the red buildings, the only
part not on fire.
Liu Kang helps to boost Kung Lao up into the air,
so that he can reach the ledge of the rooftop, on the
lowest tier of the building.
Chan helps boost Liu Kang up into the air.
With Kung Lao and Liu Kang standing on the lowest
roof, both help Chan to reach the rooftop.
EXT. TEMPLE - THIRD, HIGHEST TIER
Water is unleashed. A flood of water pours down
the tunnels, treating them like rain gutters. We FLY
AROUND the area to follow the direction of the water,
to find it that it ends with a waterfall pouring down
onto the temple and monastery grounds.
The water lands right on the burning rooftop of
the red building.
Within seconds, the flood of water
meets, and overwhelms, the fires.
In time, the water is left pouring down all sides of
the first tier’s rooftop, which has now been saved.
But the second tier is still burning.
Climbing up the rooftop. Second floor.
One Tarkatan shows up. Throwing an object
at the Tarkatan.
Climbing up higher, to the top of the structure,
he punches the water wheel with all his might,
to activate the second wheel.
Another Tarkatan shows up to stop him.
He beats up the Tarkatan, and turns the wheel.
Finally, water pours down onto the bare ground.
Liu Kang climbs down from the third tier to the
second, to the first, and to the ground.
The temple is saved.
INT. PONG GAME - FULL-SCREEN VIEW
Beep! . . . Boop. Beep! . . . Boop.
A white ball bounces back and forth
between the left and right walls of the
screen, as two white paddles move up
and down to catch it.
PONG is being played by Johnny Cage, and his
bodyguard, Bo, who is dressed in a black and
3 straight victories. Oh yeah! Who da man!
Johnny Cage is back in his home, in L.A.,
wondering how to apply his victory in Mortal
Kombat to his comeback in Hollywood. He
has drawn out all kinds of ideas on paper for
what he will do for his comeback.
In his home, one night, the power goes out.
He walks up, and talks to Bo, his bodyguard.
Johnny Cage and Bo are inside the darkened
home when Reptile breaks in and fights
Johnny Cage. The two fight for a long time.
Reptile breaks out of the front door,
and runs away.
Oh no you don’t! Get back here!
Johnny Cage runs out the door, chasing
after Reptile -
EXT. JOHNNY CAGE’S HOME - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NIGHT
- and right into the dark outside terrain
of Los Angeles, California at night.
He does not give up. Johnny Cage
continues to fight Reptile, at a street
corner in L.A. Reptile jumps and flips
into a pink portal.
Johnny Cage watches in awe.
Bo runs after the pink portal.
What is that pink thing?
I don’t know. I’ve never seen one
before, in my life! And I’ve been
to Mortal Kombat!
What was that burglar? He
appeared . . . inhuman.
His name is Reptile.
He comes from Outworld.
Are you serious, Johnny?
Johnny runs after the pink portal.
Johnny disappears into it.
You are paying me time and a half for this!
Bo leaps into the pink portal,
after Johnny Cage.
Now, all three people are gone,
and the pink portal remains open.
Cars honk. L.A. traffic has become
disrupted by people staring at the
sight of the pink portal.
What the Hell IS that thing?
After another few moments, the
pink portal closes down to nothing.
Now we are back to Sonya, after she came back to base after the tournament. Kano is dead. The investigation is closed. The Black Dragon gang is assumed dismantled, but now is an important time for law officials to stay on top of that gang, so that they can challenge their new leader before he rises to power. Kano is dead.
But one day she sees a darker version of Kano in public. He runs away. She chases after him. She chases him right into a pink portal.
Jax chases after her, believing her to be delusional, seeing things. Kano is dead. But he, too, eyes the pink portal, and he wonders what it is. Jax, in his attempts to touch it with one hand, is sucked inside the portal due to gravity.
INT. OUTWORLD - THE LIVING FOREST - NIGHT
All 3 people have ended up in the Living Forest.
First, I don’t know where we are.
I don’t know where this forest is,
or even how long it is, or where to
find an exit. But more importantly:
why are US three re-united, here?
That is kind of weird.
We all parted ways at the end of the
tournament. What are we doing,
bouncing back into each others’
Hey - I just found this place
chasing after Reptile.
Same here - I just found this place
chasing after Kano!
And I . . .
A strange feeling overcomes Liu.
I found this place chasing . . . Baraka.
All 3 of us ended up here. Not by chance.
Not by accident. Someone . . . someone
wanted us here.
Hold on, now. Raiden wanted us here.
Remember? He told us so himself.
Yes, but . . .
But why would Raiden tell us to go to Outworld?
I just don’t understand it.
He has his reasons.
What if it wasn’t Raiden? Maybe it
was only . . . Shang Tsung.
Nonsense! Shang Tsung is dead. You told
me so yourself. You killed him at the
tournament - right?
. . . Yes . . . I . . . did.
Then, it must be Raiden.
You’re right. He said the only way to stop
Baraka was to come here. But why can’t I
find him now?
Wait a minute. This was just supposed to be
a Mortal Kombat two-day reunion tour.
Now it looks like each one of us brought
along some . . . company.
Yes, I brought along my bodyguard, Bo.
Liu Kang, you seem to have your brothers
Cousins, whatever. Sonya - you seem
to have brought your . . . boyfriend?
I’m her commanding officer.
Whatever. All 3 of us . . . we brought along
our friends. Now there are 7 of us.
Liu Kang . . . Chan, or, Hornbuckle . . . Kung Lao
. . . Johnny Cage . . . Sonya . . . and . . .?
Bo, the Bodyguard.
Jax. Major in the U.S. Special Forces.
Us 7 have all ended up here, in exactly
the same place, exactly the same time.
I really don’t think this is a coincidence.
All I did was pick the wrong client! If I was
Mike Tyson’s bodyguard, I wouldn’t end up
stranded in the forest, that’s for damn sure . . .
Oh, stop it. You know I’m fun.
Zombie bodies start to trudge along through the forest.
What are these things? What
are these . . . putrid . . . corpses?
I guess, for now, we’ll just
call them putrid corpses!
Hornbuckle and Bo fight together
through the crowd of corpses. At
first, only Hornbuckle is fighting.
After seeing three corpses taken
down, with only a few strong punches,
Bo gets in the action as well.
You’ve done this before?
I am a bodyguard. This is my job.
I’m supposed to be prepared for
every trick a punk will pull. I just
. . . never . . . thought this would happen.
These corpses go down after only
a few punches.
Liu Kang and Kung Lao fight corpses together.
Johnny Cage is solo.
Sonya and Jax fight together.
I swear to God, woman. You
make me come out here . . .!
You did NOT have to come out here.
I’d have told you not to come - you know that.
I know. But no way could I watch you
run into that pink thing and not follow you.
No way would I let you die out there -
thinking you saw Kano. Hey - what was
that pink thing, anyway?
It was a portal. You know.
A gateway between realms.
A gateway, between realms.
Well. In more scientific terms, a
realm is a planet in outer space.
And this portal brought us to
The realm of Outworld.
We’re not in Earth anymore.
. . . Not possible. Oxygen.
Gravity. Trees. This alone
proves my case.
There are many other realms out there,
beyond Earth, beyond Outworld.
Lots of other realms.
Bullshit. They all have the same
oxygen? The same . . . developmental
processes of gases and liquids? Another
thing. The distance between Outworld
and its Sun must be EXACTLY the same
distance as from Earth to its Sun. So,
it would not measure up.
Mr. Jax . . . when the Elder Gods created
the other realms, they transformed empty
planets into places just like Earth. So
Earth is known as the Mother Realm.
The other realms are copies of it.
See, Jax? That explains the oxygen,
the gravity, and the developmental processes.
No! No it doesn’t! Are you crazy?
Elder Gods? What kind of science is that?
Cosmic beings. They live in outer space.
Okay, okay, you two are so good at this.
You be my tour guide. Please. Tell me.
Where are we going next?
We’re following Reptile.
Yeah! . . . Wait. I’m following Reptile.
That’s my line!
Reptile has more information about
Yeah, doesn’t he serve Shang Tsung, or something?
I am starting to think there are more people
involved in this than Shang Tsung.
Who? Who could be worse? Someone
even older than him?
Actually, yes. The legends of the Emperor
of Outworld . . . might be true after all.
What? What legends? I’m sorry, Liu,
but you will have to fill me in on this.
Very well. Johnny . . . story time.
FADE TO: BLACK.
INT. HAND-DRAWN CHINESE ARTWORK ANIMATION SEQUENCE
Ancient Chinese artwork depicts the
dark and gloomy black skies of Outworld.
LIU KANG’S VOICE
Outworld was a natural realm, existing
by creation of the Elder Gods. It was a
dark and desolate realm, a place of exile,
a place to throw away things with no use.
An enormous green Dragon King
walks slowly through Outworld.
LIU KANG’S VOICE
Outworld was not a place where humans
could live. Its air could not be breathed
by humans. But the Dragon King could
not die. So he did not die in the poisonous
Outworld. He lived in it easily, and he
used his power to transform the very core
of the world to become more breatheable.
Then, people would know fear of Outworld.
The Outworld sky is shown, in another
ancient drawing, as dark purple, instead
LIU KANG’S VOICE
The Dragon King ruled over Outworld
for 10,000 years without challenge. People
were terrified to step into Outworld - the
few people in China who even knew how to
travel there and back.
JOHNNY CAGE’S VOICE
How did people travel there and back,
in the old days?
LIU KANG’S VOICE
By accident. A gateway in an ocean,
or - a gateway near a cave . . . an accident,
found by people through luck.
JOHNNY CAGE’S VOICE
LIU KANG’S VOICE
They say that after 10,000 years,
someone beat the Dragon King.
JOHNNY CAGE’S VOICE
LIU KANG’S VOICE
Shao Kahn . . . the man who crowned
himself the new Emperor of Outworld.
FADE TO: BLACK.
INT. LIVING FOREST - JUST THEN
Shao Kahn, the Emperor, has remained
in power since, for 2,000 years.
And that’s who we’re facing now?
INT. OUTWORLD - EXT. SHAO KAHN’S CASTLE - NIGHT
Blue mist surrounds the outside of Shao Kahn’s Castle.
Liu, Johnny, and Sonya are here in Outworld.
Raiden can’t help them now. Even if he does
come here, he will be mortal.
Excellent. Prepare Sonya Blade for the marriage.
Bring Sonya to the Sky Palace, where
the others won’t interfere. Bring Kitana
and Mileena to the same palace first.
Where are Kitana and Mileena?
Shao Kahn focuses, for a moment.
The Edenia wastelands.
What are they doing?
Shao Kahn grins.
INT. OUTWORLD - EDENIA WASTELANDS (FORMER BLUE FIELDS)
Kitana and Mileena, twin assassins,
are walking together. Kitana is
holding her weaponized fans, and
Mileena is using twin three-pronged sais.
I sense danger, sister.
So do I. We are not alone!
A fire is burning on the ground.
It begins to sparkle and cackle with
green fire. Soon enough, the green
color has overtaken the entire fire.
Out of nowhere, 7 witches fly out
of that fire, flying through the air
on broomsticks, laughing. They
surround Kitana and Mileena in a
ring formation, continuing to fly around.
The witches are all laughing as they
continue to move at fast speeds
around the two assassins.
Kitana and Mileena get ready for combat.
How did they do that?
Easy. They turned off their invisibility.
YOU THERE! Witches! Who is the leader
of your pack?
Shadia begins to fly around, more leisurely,
near Kitana as she talks.
Oh, a fellow Outworlder, I assure you.
I fought for Outworld at the 10th
Mortal Kombat tournament!
Who are you?
My name is Shadia. I am the owner of
the genie Belokk. And because of that,
now I am a powerful witch. More
powerful than both of you!
Shadia fires two balls of fires from
her fingertips toward the two women.
Kitana and Mileena both swiftly
sidestep away from danger.
The balls of fire continue to travel
until they touch the ground and end.
After killing the two witches, Shang Tsung
meets the two assassins.
Shang Tsung! What are you doing here?
The Emperor wants both of you to report
to the Sky Palace immediately.
Then we will go. What for?
Sonya will be married to the Emperor.
She will become the new Empress of
Outworld. Dress her appropriately, and
then escort her safely to Kahn’s Arena
for the marriage ceremony.
Yes, Shang Tsung. Can you bring us
both to the Sky Palace?
Shang Tsung walks between the two
princesses, and he begins to tear open
a pink portal.
But I’m the Princess of Outworld.
Shang Tsung finishes forming the portal.
Very well. You two go. I will go find Sonya.
KITANA & MILEENA
Yes, Shang Tsung.
Mileena leaps into the pink portal.
I’ll see you soon enough, in the Sky Palace.
Kitana leaps into the portal as well.
The pink portal closes. The Edenia wastelands
goes back to its dark purple color.
From a farther-away angle, Shang Tsung
is alone out here. So he walks away, and
opens up a second portal, to step into.
INT. LIVING FOREST - SOON
Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, Sonya,
Hornbuckle, Kung Lao, Bo, and Jax
are still walking together.
Why did I have to get involved in all this?
I’m just a bodyguard. I’m supposed to
protect one millionaire. One! That’s it!
Johnny Cage, I hope you know you’re
writing me a serious check, when all this is over.
I don’t think they have banks here in OUTWORLD.
Outworld? What are you talking
about? We’re in a forest.
We’re in a LIVING forest - in Outworld.
. . . Really?
Yes . . .
We PULL BACK a little further to reveal
the backside of Raiden, who talks to
the group of 7 mortals.
Bo, you have now found yourself in Outworld,
for a very important reason.
How did you know my name . . .?
Did one of you say my name out loud?
I know who you are, Bo: you are a
bodyguard in California. You are
a recovered alcoholic. You haven’t
had a drink in 2 years.
How . . . how could you know that . . .??
I know this, because I am the Thunder God,
and I can look into your souls. Liu Kang!
Johnny Cage! Sonya! You are all here now.
Raiden! Please explain to me what the Hell
is happening! I can’t find Baraka or his mutants.
You will find them, in time.
You’re on the right track.
No! Why would this happen? You said
Baraka and his mutants came from Outworld.
Right? They came from this realm.
Baraka is the leader of the Tarkatan horde.
They live here in Outworld, yes.
But Earth won against Outworld at the tournament.
Earth won! So, these Outworld Tarkatans should
never have come to Earth, to destroy the Shaolin temples!
Liu Kang, I can explain.
Yes! I would like an explanation!
You won the 10th tournament. But you
did not yet participate in the 11th tournament.
Yeah. I’m with him. WHAT??
That wasn’t the agreement, Raiden.
The agreement was that we win the
tournament, we win the entire battle.
The war, the invasion, whatever you
want to call it, it all ended, when Liu
Kang beat Shang Tsung.
Yes. Indeed, Liu Kang did kill that
genius sorcerer, Shang Tsung . . .
however, let me explain. Earth won
the 10th tournament. That was all.
Outworld won 5 tournaments out of 10.
Earth won 5 tournaments out of 10.
So, no, Earth did not win by majority.
Earth only reached a stalemate.
In case of a stalemate, the Elder Gods
look to the winner of the 10th and
final tournament, to make their decision.
Is that really what you believe, Liu Kang?
Liu Kang falls silent.
Outworld won 5 tournaments - as much as
it pains me to say it. Earth won 5 tournaments,
and reached a stalemate. So, when both sides
reach a tie, the 11th tournament decides for all
time. The 11th tournament is held here, on
Outworld grounds . . . where I have no power.
Now we have to fight in another tournament?
I see you have brought newcomers. This is good.
I’m just here to find Baraka.
Then you will fight him at the tournament.
Where? Where is this tournament?
It is everywhere, here in Outworld!
At the end of the tournament, if Earth
wins, then Shao Kahn’s invasion will
be called off.
That wasn’t the agreement!
Yes, it was! It was the agreement.
I can see you are all confused.
You’re not remembering everything
right. But given the circumstances,
as of late, I can understand why.
How do I know you’re even really Raiden?
What else would I be? The Tooth Fairy?
Blast some lightning at that tree.
I would if I could, Liu Kang -
but here in Outworld, I have lost
all my power.
That’s true. But how do I know
you’re not merely Shang Tsung
You watched Shang Tsung die.
You were a witness.
You need to stop being so paranoid,
Liu Kang - because these false accusations
aren’t getting you anywhere.
Right. Sorry, Raiden.
Go! Go seek out Baraka. You will fight
him at the tournament.
The group of 7 begins to walk on.
Wait! Sonya. Come here.
Recently, you thought you saw Kano,
the criminal, alive and well. I can take
you right to him.
Yes. Follow me!
Raiden opens up a pink portal,
and, once it’s fully opened,
he motions for Sonya to step
inside, and she does so, before
Raiden himself enters.
The other 6 now move on without her.
INT. EARTH’S SKY - SOON
Thousands of feet up in the air, where
clouds roll by, the Sky Palace floats in the air.
INT. SKY PALACE - JUST THEN
Rain, wearing a purple Shadow Priest robe,
stands floating above the floor, both hands
Behind him is a hole in the wall, through which
the sky and clouds can be seen beyond.
Where am I?? What is
going on here, Raiden?
I’m not Raiden.
He transforms himself back into Shang Tsung.
Yes - I’m really Shang Tsung. And
soon, you will be taken to meet the
Emperor of Outworld - Shao Kahn.
Both twins assassins approach
Shang Tsung and Sonya.
Take her to be married.
KITANA & MILEENA
Yes, Shang Tsung.
Married? Get off of me!
I’m not getting married!
Sonya is escorted away.
INT. LIVING FOREST
BACK TO Jax, and the other 6 mortals.
Why did that guy with the hat ask
for Sonya to go somewhere alone?
Sonya will be all right. She beat Kano
at the tournament. She can handle herself
against him here.
So where are we now, Liu Kang?
Earlier, we were in the Edenia province.
Now we are passing through the Zaterra
Is there any difference between the two?
Yes. This province used to be the
realm of Zaterra.
Meaning what, exactly?
It is populated only by reptilians.
They all find a whole swarm of Velociraptors,
living quite happily, in Outworld.
There’s . . . dinosaurs in Outworld?
Yes. There’s dinosaurs in Outworld.
These are the Velociraptors.
Next, they go up against some monkeys
that look like they are between
Man and Monkey.
And what the Hell is THAT?
The human race’s evolutionary ancestor.
Finally, Reptile. Johnny Cage fights him.
Okay. So Reptile is down. But that’s
not enough. We need to find Baraka
and the Tarkatans next.
No, what we NEED to do is find
where Sonya and Kano ended up.
Where’s that guy with the hat?
We should still stick together, as a group.
Whatever we find first, we encounter first.
Reptile is down. Now let’s look for the rest!
They travel on.
What’s this next land, up ahead?
Cryo . . . the ice-cold frozen province of Outworld.
They pass through the ice-cold lands.
This is what remains from the lost
realm of Cryo. Wow. I never thought
I would see this for myself!
BRR-RRR! We’re not built for this!
We can’t be going through this
So they find a cave. It leads to total darkness.
It also leads to Kuatan, the subterranean
province of Outworld.
Here, the Shokan live.
Eventually, they fight Jade here.
Jade has the power to touch things and
turn them into solid jade.
Hornbuckle fights Jade. The two fight it out,
and Jade wins. Hornbuckle is beaten, but not dead.
But she grants him mercy. She removes her veil,
and tells Hornbuckle that she will only kill him if
her Emperor orders her to do so.
Kung Lao shows up.
I’ll make you pay for hurting Hornbuckle.
Hornbuckle, my cousin!
My God. We’ve just seen it all,
here in Outworld, haven’t we?
What - what were the names, again,
of all those places?
Edenia - the capitol.
Zaterra - with Reptile.
Cryo - the ice-cold province.
Kuatan - subterranean, underground province.
That’s four provinces so far that
we’ve visited. Ready for more?
Pff. Yeah, sure.
To the north-west is Kantarian,
the Centaur province. I don’t think
we should go there.
Or, to the east, is Ochanep.
For a moment, we see the province of Ochanep,
with one gigantic skyscraper building standing
out in the center, with a large sphere at the top,
and many buildings with roofs positioned like
half-triangles all around. Half a dozen metal
starships fly through the air, firing bullets of
green laser light.
But that is a far distance away.
Now Raiden takes them into a portal to
Vaeternus, vampire province of Outworld.
They are surrounded by vampires here,
for now is night time, when they are awake.
The travelers take another portal, this time to
Xaa, the Rainforest Province.
The desert province of Ar’qun.
Sub-Zero (the younger brother) and Smoke
have been with them since Cryo.
Having traveled so far, now the real Raiden
helps them reach Shao Kahn's Castle.
Kano and Sonya are tied up, after Kano’s failure, and after the brainwashed marriage falls through. Both are in chains to soon be fed to Kintaro.
Chan fights Shang Tsung. Jax fights Kintaro, and ends up having his arms ripped off. Kitana fights Kintaro, now pledging herself to Earth instead of Outworld, but also loses. Sub-Zero (the second) and Scorpion work together to stop Kintaro.
Liu Kang and Kung Lao, Shaolin monks, fight Shao Kahn.
The good guys win. The bad guys all lose.
I thought the Shokan were only
They are. But the Tigrar sect of the
Shokan are a newer hybrid species that
Shao Kahn has engineered more
recently, in search of a superior warrior.
Jax vs. Kintaro.
Kintaro rips Jax’s arms off.
Kitana saves Jax.
You . . . you saved . . . me?
Yes. Come quickly.
Waving one fan around in one hand,
she projects visible, tangible waves of
kinetic energy to Jax, and, waving it
around quickly some more, she uses
this grip to move Jax, with both arms
I thought you work for the bad guy.
I used to. But I was merely under Shao Kahn’s
brainwashing spell. The same spell that you
witnessed placed upon Sonya. It’s . . . broken now.
Really? You’re being genuine?
Raiden! Locate a hospital in Earth realm,
and send him there, please.
I will do it, this time.
Raiden tears open a pink portal,
near Jax, so that he can return home.
Funny . . . same . . . thing I used
to get here . . . in the first place.
Go! Get help!
She escorts Jax all the way into the
pink portal, and, when he’s close
enough, he gets sucked into it.
Kitana stays behind.
I am not a traitor. I am Princess Kitana -
Princess of Edenia. This is what I was long
before you placed your brainwashing spells
on me. I will never again be like you. Ever.
At least I still have Mileena. At
least I have ONE decent daughter.
Kintaro! Kitana here has, at last,
lost her loyalty to me. Fight her.
Kitana? . . . If you say so, Master.
Nooo! Don’t! You coward! Don’t send
a woman to fight Kintaro. Send me!
I can hold my own, Liu Kang.
Kitana gets herself ready to fight,
assuming her fighting pose.
Kintaro steps forth. Taller than Goro,
he is part-human, part-dragon, and
even part-tiger, being a Tigrar, or
Kitana holds two razor-sharp fans
Kintaro crouches low to the ground.
He moves very slowly, a natural result
of his enormous size and weight, but
he is planning something major.
Using kinetic energy, he repels himself
away from the ground, like two positive
ends of two magnets being held to each other.
Kintaro flies up into the air, to land on Kitana.
She extends her blue-gloved right hand
to cast out more kinetic energy, moving
outward. Kintaro continues to bear down
upon her, but his fall is slowed down by
her kinetic pushes.
Kitana struggles, so she uses her left hand
as well, being ambidextrous with her hands
due to thousands of years of age and wisdom
alone. It takes both hands, pushing out kinetic
energy through the fans, to slow down Kintaro’s
movement to a crawl.
She swipes both fans away, one to the left
and the other to the right, so that Kintaro
simply falls, and lands on the ground.
Cats always do land on their feet.
Kintaro growls. At first, with him
having fallen, it’s difficult for him
to get back up. Kitana has a short
window of time - key-word: short -
in which to attack him while he’s down.
She gets close, and gets ready to
slice him with a fan, but by then he
has used all four hands to push himself
away from the ground, causing him to
fly up into the air a very short distance
so that he can land on his two feet again.
We both master kinetic energy.
I guess two magicians . . .
really can’t entertain each other.
I might not have done this if I had
not heard my Emperor’s orders.
But an order is an order. Good-bye,
He grabs her sides with two of his hands,
holding her stuck in place.
No . . . no!
With his other two hands, he grabs
her by the wrists, squeezing them
tightly, causing her hands to feel
jolted from pain, causing Kitana
to drop both weaponized fans
to the ground.
Plok, plok. Both of her fans
fall to the floor.
Kintaro raises one hand up
into the air.
STOP RIGHT THERE!!
From 15 feet up in the air,
Mileena appears in a blue
glow of light and energy,
falling to the ground with both
feet positioned to kick.
She lands on the ground.
As much as I’ve disagreed with my
sister at times . . . nobody tries to
kill her like this and lives! I’ve got
your back, Kitana.
Foolish girl. Now you both die.
She runs forth, and quickly runs at
such insane speeds that she can quickly
curl up into a ball and continue to roll
ahead, knocking into Kintaro’s mighty
legs, forcing him to lose his balance.
Kintaro and Kitana both fall to the ground.
Mileena quickly rises to her feet,
faster than Kintaro can. She grips
her two twin sais, with three sharp
metal prongs per sai. She grips them
both tightly, and a blue glow begins to
build up across them.
Her hands begin to shake. It takes
several seconds to get the glow working.
Kintaro rises to his feet, and starts
to walk in Mileena’s direction, so
she releases all the blue energy she
was building up, unleashing a blast
of blue energy upon Kintaro’s body.
He is knocked backward again.
See what happens when you mess with us!
Thank you, Mileena. But you don’t
understand. I no longer serve the Emperor,
What?? Nonsense. What are you saying?
I fight for Earth now. And that
means, against Kintaro.