This is the 1st of 7 movie scripts for Mortal Kombat X. It's ridiculous for me to expect that any of these 7 movies would be filmed and produced, let alone all of them. However, I just can't help but to WRITE each and every one of them. So, here they are, up on the Internet! Fanfiction, basically.
Although, it could become a good comic book! One single comic book, "Mortal Kombat X", could encompass this entire saga, one story at a time. Every issue would be able to advance the story further, and basically capture all these different story arcs. I say 2011 had great comic book remakes for both Flash Gordon and TMNT - both characters being major in past decades, now remade for today. Why not Mortal Kombat?
I started writing a summary for Mortal Kombat X in 2002, a remake, a re-imagining, of the story of Mortal Kombat. Not sure where to begin the story, I started at the absolute beginning, and worked forward from there, capturing Mortal Kombat 4's story of Raiden and Shinnok battling at the end of the times of the dinosaurs, since that chronologically happened first.
My biggest source of inspiration for MK Mythologies: Raiden was the 1997 game MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero. As a youth, playing a couple hours of that game per night on the PlayStation was a great source of delight. Like Mythologies: Sub-Zero, Mythologies: Raiden delves into many God or Goddess characters, beyond just the one character Raiden. Like Mythologies: Sub-Zero, I dig even more deeply into that mythological direction.
First, you've got the One Being - 2004's MK Deception. (He's similar to Pan Ku from the 1995 MK novel.) Then, you've got the 7 Elder Gods - that is, I believe that, in the beginning of Mortal Kombat's history, Shinnok was merely one of the 7 Elder Gods for a long time, throughout the creation of Earth, and throughout many eras of dinosaurs, before developing an uncaring attitude by the end of the Cretaceous Era.
So I really begin with a creation story, a very different direction for Mortal Kombat. However, MK is largely based on Chinese mythology, and Chinese mythology does involve stories of creation. Long before the tournaments, the cast and crew of Mortal Kombat's Gods, Goddesses, and Elder Gods formed our universe, the galaxies, the solar systems, the planets and moons and stars, and our human species. In a sense, it's like the MK Universe's Book of Genesis - a description of the beginning.
MOST of my story takes place before the dawn of man. My inspiration comes from Greek mythology - a few stories in particular took place entirely before the beginning of Mankind. Zeus, son of Cronus and Gaea, would have been eaten by his father if not for his mother's plan to save him by feeding Cronus a stone decoy and letting Zeus be raised on the island of Crete, surrounded by crickets. (More inspiration from that can be found in Script 2, with Shao Kahn growing up on an island.) There's also the pit Tartarus. The Titans. Zeus' battles with Typhoon and Echidna - this is the story of how the volcano was created (mountain + Echidna = volcano). Lots of things happened before human beings came to exist, in a few of the Greek stories, and that is the direction I take here.
I also work in the Water God and Fire God from MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero, and I give them the names Aegaen and Hephaestus (after Greek Gods). I looked up lists of all the mythological Water Gods throughout human history, and all the Fire Gods, and those two names seemed to work the best. Aegaen is the name closest to the word "ocean", or O'Shinn, my older brother Justin's name for him.
I replace MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero's Earth God with Greek Goddess Gaia - also referenced in the MK novel, spelled as Gaea. In my version, Gaia is not necessarily shown the Greek way - a face over the hills - but is a Chinese-looking Goddess wearing all green, so she is contained in a body, but can also connect with and control nature. (Kind of like the "Mother Nature" character in "Happily Ever After", this 1993 cartoon movie I loved in 1st grade. Ed Asner played the voice of Scowl the Owl in this movie.) However, the Earth God, as shown in MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero, is not completely gone, but is shown as a Rock Titan, one of the children of Gaia, and is now connected to the phenomenon of Stonehenge.
The four temples of elements, from Mythologies: Sub-Zero, have now been reduced to just one, the Fire Temple, guarded by the Fire God, who guards Shinnok's amulet. That is after the other Elder Gods banish Shinnok, after Raiden's battles with Shinnok.
I also mention Abacus and Zaggot as the Gods of Order and Chaos, and they are from the 90's MK comics.
T'ien is based on a Chinese God described in the 1995 MK novel, but now he is the God of Outer Space. In my version, his body is basically outer space, hence the "unthinkable, unknowable to mortals" form.
Some brand-new additions:
- Ra, Egyptian Sun God. (I always kinda liked Ra.)
- Venus, Roman Goddess of Beauty (equivalent to the Greeks' Aphrodite).
- Greek Goddess Theia, Goddess of Light.
- Greek Goddess Khione, Goddess of Ice.
- An ENTIRELY new Goddess is Luna, Goddess of the Moon.
I also use the character Baphomet, a deleted character from MK: Deadly Alliance.
He can be seen in the Krypts of MK: Deadly Alliance and Deception. He was a deleted character. He would have been an Elder Demon.
In my version, Baphomet, who still appears the same way he appeared in his concept art, is now the master and owner of the NetherЯealm. My new story for Baphomet is that he was originally the God of Darkness, who rebelled against the Elder Gods and tried to overthrow them, only to be banished to the NetherЯealm, which he became the owner of.
So, that's Raiden, Fujin, Shinnok, Water God Aegaen, Fire God Hephaestus, Gaia, the Rock Titan, and Baphomet as the main characters.
Mortal Kombat (2011), or MK9, had a Female Elder God character, who looked kind of like Frost. I name this character Izanami, after Japanese Shinto Goddess Izanami-no-mikoto, and I make her the mother of Raiden. In keeping with MK: Annihilation, Shinnok is the father of Raiden (and later, Shao Kahn as well).
Once again, Mortal Kombat: the Novel, by Jeff Rovin, in 1995, had referenced Greek Goddess Gaea, T'ien, Izanami-no-mikoto and Izanagi-no-mikoto, and a boatload of other things.
Keep in mind, also, that in Japanese Shinto, Raijin and Fujin are friends. I thought that was interesting to learn about. So my decision to pair Raiden and Fujin together, since 2002, was not a cheap stunt after all, but I learned in 2014 that it already matches Japanese Shinto correctly.
But it turns out that in Japanese Shinto, Fujin is a terrifying goblin-like being, a bringer of storms. He reaches into his bag of storms and throws them at you.
I guess this means it was correct in MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero to show him as an aggressive, scary opponent. The red cape may be a little bit like some of Fujin's uses of the Bag of Storms.
Raijin and Fujin were friends in Japanese Shinto. Wait a minute! That can't be! I thought Raiden was from China? My guess is that certain things are adopted from one country to another - the same way a man in China trained with the Lin Kuei and then traveled back to Japan to bring its secrets over there.
Also from Shinto is Izanami-no-mikoto, who, along with Izanagi-no-mikoto, created all the islands on the Earth.
These two dieties, one male and one female, created all the islands in the world. For you see, Japan is an island, separated from the rest of Asia. Ireland, similarly, is an island separated from Europe. But Europe and Asia are connected together, the same as the USA and Canada and Mexico. Anyway, Izanami-no-mikoto AND Izanagi-no-mikoto come from Japanese Shinto.
Who would have thought that my concept of Shinnok and Izanami being Elder Gods seen by Raiden in a transparent form against the clouds is basically largely correct to Japanese Shinto?
Izanami-no-mikoto and Izanagi-no-mikoto were also both mentioned in Jeff Rovin's 1995 MK novel.
In MK9, the Elder Gods appear in an enormous form of blue energy. This is the version I stick to for the appearance of the Elder Gods.
MK9's Female Elder God - the one I thought looked like Frost - is the character to whom I have given the name Izanami.
show Shinnok as one of these Elder Gods, in the original good old days
before Shinnok's banishment, but, as shown in MK Armageddon, he was
stripped of his title of Elder God and left in a smaller form to be a
damned prisoner of the NetherЯealm.
So, Izanami is a new character for Mortal Kombat, or at least a new name for MK9's Female Elder God, now established as Raiden's mother.
Cavemen Enngok and Rawa are also brand-new characters.
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Raiden
INT. EMPTY SPACE
In the beginning, nothing existed,
but the One Being.
The green form of the One Being
unfolds in the nothingness.
It sat still for much time, contemplating its
own existence. When it grew bored of
existing, the One Being split itself into seven
fragments . . . and became the Elder Gods.
The green One Being splits off into
7 blue Elder Gods, who fly around
separately from one another.
As they fly away, the white remains of
the One Being expand to become the Universe.
The rest of the One Being’s remains unfolded to
become the Universe.
Auniverse of energy unravels and
expands in all directions, continuously.
We FLY INTO a white cloud in space,
to enter its galaxy.
The One Being was no longer alive, as it
had become the 7 Elder Gods.
7 figures of pure blue energy float through space,
in the shape of a human embryo that slowly rises
up to a standing position.
The Elder Gods roamed through the marvelous
space that the One Being had provided them.
The One Being was the source of everything.
Now, the Elder Gods had until the end of Time
to enjoy their existence in the Universe . . . the
galaxies . . . the solar systems . . . the many stars
that they formed, the lights to fill the space, to
The 7 Elder Gods all circle around a new star,
which burns fire and magma all over.
These are the most beautiful creations
we have ever seen.
These are the only creations
we have ever seen. Come! Let us fly.
Let us Create some more things!
Onward, they fly, through the newly-
formed empty space, to create majestic things.
Shinnok makes yellow energy appear in
space, and it doesn’t stop cackling until
it takes form as a solid object: an
enormous rock, which begins to grow
darker in color until it is brown.
Look! Look at this! Look at what
I just created!
Marvelous. We can all do that, Shinnok.
Everyone else leaves, and Shinnok feels sad.
Shinnok leaves, and the rock floats on, through space.
Never again would the One Being exist the way
it once had. But it lived on in all 7 of them.
It lived on in every inch of the Universe.
INT. SPACE - EARTH’S SOLAR SYSTEM - BILLIONS OF YEARS LATER
Shinnok helps to form a Sun that
burns bright yellow.
Enough years passed that the Elder Gods
felt ready to create worlds of living people.
So far, all the planets in space had been
empty, and cold, and impossible to sustain
its own native life. But those empty planets
were there for a reason. They could be
worked, until they would become useful.
Elder Gods Shinnok and Izanami
fly together through space.
A new being of energy flies out of them,
drifting through space to slowly take form,
an embryo unfolding until it becomes a
child. Many new beings of energy are being
made by the two Elder Gods at once.
The Elder Gods created smaller forms of
life - Gods and Goddesses - to do their
work in making Earth ready for life.
FADE TO: BLACK.
Commence a TWO-WAY SPLIT-SCREEN VIEW.
In the left half: Theia. In the right half: Baphomet.
Theia: Goddess of Light.
(Blonde Goddess, wearing all white and light gray.)
Baphomet: God of Darkness.
(He’s wearing two brown sashes in an X over
his chest, brown pants, and a black hood.)
T’ien: God of Outer Space. (His body: outer space.)
Gaia: Goddess of Earth, Plant Life, and Nature.
(A green woman wearing a black and green dress,
with long dark green hair.)
Ra: God of the Sun. (He wears a robe of yellow,
white, and blue. Has the head of a hawk.)
Luna: Goddess of the Moon. (Brown-haired
Goddess. Wears dark gray.)
Fujin: God of Wind, Oxygen, and Gravity.
(His hair is long and flowing white. He holds,
at all times, the brown Bag of Storms.)
Aegaen: God of Water and the Oceans.
(His body: like a male human, made of water,
minus reproductive organs.)
Hephaestus: God of Fire.
(Like a human monk perpetually on fire.)
Khione: Goddess of Ice. (Dressed in white,
light blue, and dark blue, wearing a white
armor-like tiara over her head.)
Raiden: God of Thunder, Lightning, and Storms.
(Dressed in white garments. No hat.)
Venus: Goddess of Beauty and Love.
(Sexy Goddess with long, flowing hair,
wearing green and yellow.)
Abacus: God of Order. (White hair
and beard, looking somewhat like Zeus,
wearing all black from neck to toe.)
Zaggot: God of Chaos. (Has a long green
beard. Body is thin and frail. Wears a
pointy purple hat, matching all purple attire.)
FADE TO: BLACK.
INT. OUTER SPACE - LOOKING AT EARTH
Theia, Baphomet, T’ien, Gaia, Ra, Luna,
Fujin, Aegaen, Hephaestus, Khione, Raiden,
Venus, Abacus, and Zaggot are all flying around
together in outer space.
These Gods and Goddesses, and many others,
would be necessary in shaping Earth to the
orders of the Elder Gods.
Baphomet and Theia fly away from the others,
flying right at Earth’s atmosphere.
Baphomet was the designated master of Darkness,
while Theia was the master of Light. Both maintained
their jobs in keeping an equal balance for the Earth realm.
INT. EARTH - EARLY STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT
Water God Aegaen, whose entire body is
ocean-blue, outstretches his hands and
unleashes water from them.
Aegaen formed the oceans of water,
which covered two-thirds of the world.
Yet one molecule of oxygen was
necessary to create one molecule
of water; so Aegaen needed to work
together with Fujin, God of Wind and
Oxygen, to get his work done.
Fujin and Aegaen stand side-by-side
as they examine the new body of water
that Aegaen has created.
For a short time, they stand still,
admiring their work.
Fujin outstretches his hands and causes a
small whirlwind that moves the water around.
Next to them, the Fire God, Hephaestus, sits
on the air, next to the Earth Goddess, Gaia.
Earth is a lot of fun!
I’ve been having a lot of fun.
Don’t have too much fun.
Fire is very destructive to
the rest of the elements.
Fujin, Aegaen, Gaia, and Hephaestus
(Wind, Water, Earth, and Fire)
float around together in a ring, over
the new body of water.
Marvelous. Look at it. Water.
With no disrespect to the water, Aegaen:
I have a hard time seeing how this is necessary
to create life on Earth.
This water will be necessary for life.
The Elder Gods have said so.
We will see, once it is done.
I suppose you’re right, Gaia.
INT. SPACE - LOOKING AT EARTH
From space, we see brown planet Earth.
Oceans of blue water come gushing down over
dry land, all across the Earth.
The blue is beginning to spread, from many
individual spots across the globe, until, finally,
two bodies of water, many miles apart, connect
Finally, the entire world is flooded.
We very quickly FLY TO the middle of
the ocean - where Aegaen stands. We slowly
LOWER DOWN to a grounded angle of
Aegaen floating over the water.
With both hands on his hips, he smiles,
satisfied with his work.
Hephaestus blasts fire at the ocean,
causing a small disruption, a circle of
air in which the water ceases to exist,
and around which water is displaced.
Hephaestus blasts the fire with higher pressure.
WILL YOU STOP THAT!
Now, now. Fire is necessary to create life, too.
Not in excess.
INT. EARTH - SKY - LATER
Up in the clouds, Shinnok and Izanami,
enormous blue Elder Gods, can be seen
in a transparent form against the sky.
He lowers his head and bows to them.
We have much need for you today, Raiden.
Yes. Today, you will spark the oceans
with your lightning.
. . . I . . . see. What would that do?
. . . I don’t understand what that would do.
Do not question us, Raiden!
As Elder Gods, our will is right.
. . . Yes. Sorry, Father. Sorry, Mother.
Now, travel to the waters of the ocean.
Stop at the surface.
Raiden nods his head, and flies away,
through the air, to soar down to the
With both hands outstretched ahead of him,
Raiden, wearing an outfit of all white cloth,
flies quickly to where the Elders have commanded.
Will I need to meet with Aegaen?
Will I need to work together with him?
The Elders remain still in their
position in the clouds.
Never mind the Water God right now, Raiden.
Focus on what we are telling you to do!
Yes. Sorry, Mother.
Raiden flies on some more. Finally,
he slows down, and begins to look
all around him to see nothing but
the water of the oceans on all sides
of him. Gradually, he comes to a stop,
in a standing position in mid-air,
just above the water’s surface.
This is far enough, son.
Now . . . strike the ocean with your lightning!
Raiden thinks about it.
He looks around again.
He reaches his hand out, then
pulls it back to himself.
He’s still not quite sure.
Are you refusing us?
He outstretches his right hand,
and begins to generate electricity.
Outstretching both hands, he commands
lightning to strike the oceans.
KRA-KOOOOOM!!! comes the enormous
sound of lightning, before anything was
alive in the Earth.
Ha ha! Ha haaa ha!
It’s raining heavily now, where it was not
mere seconds earlier. Raiden flies around
and strikes more lightning. Kra-koooom!!
Kra-koooom!! He’s enjoying himself now.
You have done enough, Raiden . . .
. . . you may stop now, and rest, if you wish.
Raiden flies around a little more, in a
circular path, enjoying himself.
One more: Kra-kooooom!!
Remember that your power is not
to be used whimsically, Raiden.
Also do not forget that us Elder Gods are the
authority . . . and YOU are to listen to US.
I . . . I understand.
Shinnok and Izanami begin to disappear.
I have done enough for today.
Raiden flies away.
The Sun begins to set, leaving the Earth in darkness.
EXT. OCEAN - FROM ABOVE
The ocean goes on for countless miles.
INT. OCEAN - UNDERWATER
Nothing but water, and bubbles of air
continuously rising up to the water’s surface.
We FOCUS IN to a more microscopic level,
to see the formation of the single-celled organism.
It kicks. It thrashes. It lives.
Because of Raiden’s spark.
INT. EARTH - ABOVE THE OCEAN
The 14 Gods and Goddesses are
gathered together in the air,
above the water.
Shinnok’s enormous, transparent image
can be seen against the clouds.
I am proud of you all. But there
will be more work left to do, after
Izanami creates land.
Land already exists, underneath the water.
True - but that is just the core ground.
New land will be made - islands,
surrounded by water.
A transparent image overlaps the clouds -
Earth, with one enormous brown landmass
continent, surrounded by water.
The projected image fades away.
Izanami steps forth from the clouds,
and takes on a more solid form,
no longer appearing blue. She
grips an enormous wooden pole.
We LOOK DOWN the giant wooden instrument,
thousands of feet down, to see the water below.
Izanami gets started stirring the water of the
Earth’s oceans. It is a difficult task, at first.
The wooden instrument does not quickly
move through the water. It is a great chore to
finish the first rotation of the stick. But it
picks up speed, and before long, after a few
rotations, Izanami picks up the stick to find
many drops of water falling down from it.
We ZOOM IN to the bottom end of the
enormous wooden stick - with many
drops of water falling down from it.
We LOOK DOWN, to see where the droplets
are landing: the water that covers the world.
Everywhere that a water droplet lands
grows into an island. The land from underneath
the ocean is rising up.
Many islands are forming, in a row. They are so close
together that they become connected, with small cracks
in between, to finally form the one gigantic landmass
supercontinent that Shinnok had earlier projected.
Although the continent appears to be the only one on
Earth, there are also many separate islands, having resulted
from Izanami’s drops of water.
Finally, brown land exists on Earth,
in addition to the oceans.
INT. EARTH - GROUND-LEVEL
Gaia walks about over the brown dirt ground.
Fujin flies beside her.
We have Aegaen’s water. We have Izanami’s islands.
We have Raiden’s spark of lightning. What more is
The Elder Gods have a very complex plan,
Fujin. The water is not enough. The land
is not enough. Next, plant life will cover the land.
One small green plant is growing in the brown dirt.
At a very close level, we see the four-inch plant:
a green flower, very early in its lifetime.
This? This is the plant life?
Fujin takes a step closer. Gaia stops him.
No! STOP! That is a newly-formed plant.
It’s very young in its life. These will cover
the lands, in time.
Why? Why are these plants so necessary?
Why must you question things so much?
These plants require water to live.
That is why the water, earlier, was so
important to create. These plants need
water to continue living. Without water,
in a short time, they will die.
Then, you need Aegaen.
Yes. My plants need water.
And Aegaen needs me. His water is made
from two elements, and one of those two is
oxygen - the same oxygen that makes my wind.
He eyes Earth’s first plant again.
Hmm. There will be more of these plants?
They won’t all be so small. Just watch.
INT. EARTH - LOOKING DOWN AT THE GROUND FROM ABOVE - EVENING
As the Sun begins to leave for the day,
thousands of green plants are beginning
Quickly, we watch several rotations of
the Sun around the Earth. 5 seconds of
light. 5 seconds of darkness. Over and over.
In a matter of days, plant life grows rampantly
on Earth. Within a week, the brown dirt
is mostly covered in green.
INT. EDGE OF THE ONE LANDMASS CONTINENT - DAYTIME
Raiden, Fujin, and Aegaen stand together
in the air, looking at the edge of the landmass
They say that my sparks created forms of life.
The elements mix together - the same way that
water is formed, from hydrogen and oxygen -
my sparks created things, yet I don’t see much
There are many steps needed. Water. Clouds.
Land. Plant life. More water.
So the single-celled organisms bloomed.
Ocean creatures. Focus on life in the ocean.
Creatures in the air.
Creatures on the land.
The Gods and Goddesses lived in harmony on Earth. Because Raiden had given the spark to create the first forms of life, he was appointed the protector and guardian of all life on Earth.
Baphomet, God of Darkness, goes against the Elder Gods. He attempts to overthrow them.
They cast Baphomet out into the NetherЯealm, a new realm of suffering. Baphomet remains trapped here, but in time, he becomes the master and owner of the NetherЯealm.
Raiden and Fujin were friends. They watched as the animals ran around. They were no longer alone, the only kind of living things on Earth. Now they were surrounded by younger, smaller animals. But they came to care much for these animals.
Cretaceous Era. Velociraptors.
Throughout all these time periods . . . at least 4 pages per period, so, at least 20 pages dedicated to dinosaurs . . . the Elder Gods no longer care about anything.
Father! I must speak with you.
Oh. It’s you. What do YOU want?
So Raiden realizes that nobody cares anymore. He takes it upon himself to stop the Great Flood of Destruction that will rain upon Earth. Shinnok has sent enormous rocks from space to crash into the Earth realm and wipe it all out.
Raiden flies up into the air. He flies at the rocks. He blasts the rocks with lightning. He breaks them apart into several pieces. But they continue to fall to the world below.
Raiden tries to stop the meteor storms, but fails, and the dinosaurs are all killed.
Raiden flies at Shinnok to stop him.
Stop this, son! I do not want to remember you this weak!
It is not weak to value human life!
He flies at Shinnok some more, swinging
a punch toward him, but Shinnok vanishes
out of sight, and reappears on the other side
Excuse me? I am one of the Elder Gods.
YOU are just a Thunder God.
Please, Father. Try to understand,
all animals should live their time!
Oh, you care too much about these things.
You are my weakest creation of all.
Shinnok spins around and kicks Raiden,
with both feet, away.
Raiden falls through the air.
INT. EARTH - NEAR THE MOUNTAINS - SOON
From a far distance, we see Raiden’s body
fly through the air, to finally land on a mountain,
shattering the top 1/10th of it off, to fall down the
rest of the mountainside.
ZOOM IN to Raiden, still flying through the air,
having been thrown, but he slowly manages to turn
his body around and fly against the direction of his
falling, slowly reversing his flight. He flies on!
He looks down, and sees the mountain’s sliced
fragment fall. So Raiden flies, headfirst,
toward the ground, catching up with the fragment.
In seconds, he flies underneath it, then grabs it
with both hands, and flies it toward the sky.
Soon enough, he throws the mountain’s
fragment right at Shinnok.
The mountain piece strikes the Elder God,
sending him back. But he slows down his
fall to a still, in the air.
Was that supposed to destroy me?
One last time. Stop trying to wipe out the world!
You stop trying to tell me what to do!
They battle some more. Their battle goes on
for another 10 seconds, as we slowly ROTATE
AROUND the two beings. Shinnok, the bigger
of the two, seems to clearly be winning, but
Raiden refuses to give up hope.
Shinnok’s hands glow bright yellow, and
he throws a small Sun at Raiden.
The Sun strikes into Raiden, and he
is knocked backward through the air,
but again he will not give up hope, and
he comes back at Shinnok with a blast
I am sorry to do this. But I am still
the protector of all life on Earth!
Shinnok raises both hands, summoning
more yellow energy. A high-pitched
whistling sound can be heard.
Two enormous hands of bone rise up
from a glow of yellow energy, and clap
Now he’s trapped in two giant hands of bone.
He struggles for a moment, but he can’t seem
to break free.
Shinnok is grinning. Clearly, the willpower of
an Elder God exceeds that of a Thunder God.
What are you doing?
I can’t have you become a nuisance, Thunder God.
I am the protector and guardian of all life on Earth.
So I must fulfill my role!
The mortals have reached the end of their time,
as I have decreed it.
Six blue figures begin to descend from
the clouds in Earth realm.
Raiden looks up, in shock and awe,
remembering the rest of the authorities.
Shinnok is only one of the 7 Elder Gods,
and the other 6 are now here, arranged in
a ring formation, slowly descending toward
the ground to surround him.
It looks like . . . the other Elder Gods . . . are here.
The six enormous blue Elder Gods land on the ground,
and lose both their gigantic size and blue color.
ELDER GOD 1
Stop right there!
ELDER GOD 2
So. You have come. Good. I am not the
most powerful being, after all. I am not.
I am only one of seven Elder Gods - and all
seven of us, together, we are the One Being.
Now the rest of you are here. Now the One
Being can be re-awakened.
We have no wish to re-awaken the One Being.
Nor do we wish to see all life on Earth wiped away.
Raiden raises a good point. All life is to be valued!
Bah! What foolishness I’m listening to!
Have you all grown so soft and weak? Do you
all weep for days when the Earth’s grass is cut?
ELDER GOD 1
Our vote has been cast. You are hereby
under arrest, for damaging life on Earth.
No! This is madness! I am an Elder God!
ELDER GOD 2
Maybe so - but the rest of us Elders
wish to keep the intelligent life on Earth.
The other six hold out their hands, and
begin a process of draining white energy
The Elder God convulses.
Madness! Madness! What is happening to me?
ELDER GOD 1
We are hereby reclaiming your Essence,
your very living energy.
Shinnok is already beginning to shrink down in size.
The other 6 Elder Gods are draining him of his
Essence at once.
You cannot reduce me to nothing!
ELDER GOD 2
We will merely shrink you down to a lesser size.
You all know you will not erase or
destroy the energy of my Essence.
ELDER GOD 3
Maybe not - but we will separate it from you.
Elder God 3 holds up a golden amulet.
ELDER GOD 3
We created this amulet to store your Essence.
The white energy begins to flow, from Shinnok,
through the other Elder Gods, and ultimately
into the new golden amulet.
ELDER GOD 2
With your Essence removed, you will be sent
to the same place as Baphomet: the NetherЯealm.
No! Baphomet is a lower God of Darkness.
I am not to be sent to the same place as him!
ELDER GOD 1
Shinnok: it is not up to you anymore.
The draining process is done. Shinnok
is now as small as a mortal man, with all
the blue glow of an Elder God gone. The
golden amulet can fit in a human’s hands.
That amulet . . .
ELDER GOD 4
We hereby cast you out, Shinnok . . .
into the NetherЯealm!
Two Elder Gods open up an orange portal,
directly to the NetherЯealm.
Two other Elder Gods escort Shinnok,
by the arms, up into the air and into
the orange portal.
His voice becomes a dying echo as
the orange portal closes.
The golden amulet falls to the floor.
This one amulet contains the Essence
of an Elder God.
INT. EARTH REALM - SKY
The Elder Gods speak to Hephaestus,
the Fire God.
ELDER GOD 1
Hephaestus. We have much need for you
now. We have lost an Elder God - Shinnok
has been banished to the NetherЯealm for
ELDER GOD 2
His Essence is contained in an amulet.
We need you to guard this amulet, and
make sure no living thing gets it hands on it.
What would touch this amulet?
ELDER GOD 3
Maybe not many things, now . . . but, in time,
the new animals, the human beings, will rise.
You must remain the guardian of the amulet.
I see. I will do this, Elders!
INT. EARTH - MOUNTAINSIDE
A mountain stands on the Earth’s ground.
We slowly FLY CLOSER to the mountain’s top.
A structure has been put in place here by
the Elder Gods: a temple, made of natural
We FLY CLOSER to the temple’s front door.
INT. FIRE GOD’S TEMPLE
A natural walkway is surrounded on
both sides by constant blasts of fire.
We FLOAT OVER the temple’s floor.
Some of the floors are collapsible,
creating a trap for anyone who might
get through this temple, and get close
to the amulet.
INT. FIRE TEMPLE - AMULET ROOM
CUT TO - Shinnok’s golden amulet,
glowing with golden light.
We PULL BACK to see where it is.
It floats over a small circle of floor. Attached
to this small circle of floor is a staircase,
leading downward, to a bridge walkway
proceeding north and south, to the staircase’s
east, everything surrounded by flames that
continuously fire upward.
CUT TO a pit of fire.
We LOOK UP, to reveal the Fire God,
floating near the amulet.
He is smiling. Though he doesn’t
touch the amulet, he enjoys his
job of guarding it.
Another burst of fire comes up from the pits.
The Fire God, Hephaestus, remained the guardian
of the amulet. Nobody would ever be allowed to
get their hands on it.
INT. EARTH - NEAR THE MOUNTAINS
Fujin flies quickly, in the areas that are heavy
with wind, near the mountains.
In the clouds, the enormous face of an
Elder God begins to form.
Fujin! Come quickly to the sky.
Fujin begins to rise up into the air, as
the face in the clouds dissipates into
a normal cloud that floats along.
INT. EARTH - SKY
Fujin stays hovering in the air,
surrounded by the enormous blue
figures of the 6 Elder Gods.
ELDER GOD 1
Fujin. The battles between Raiden and Shinnok
have indeed leveled the world.
ELDER GOD 2
The animals need a new home to live in.
ELDER GOD 3
We have decided that they will go to Zaterra.
You must lead them on this journey, Fujin.
Zaterra? What is Zaterra?
ELDER GOD 4
There are many planets out there not being used
for anything. We will terraform one of these worlds,
and make it suitable for life, the same as Earth realm.
That world will become Zaterra.
I see. And . . . how am I to lead
the dinosaurs to this other world?
ELDER GOD 1
You must open a portal to the Nexus of Realms.
Once there, locate Zaterra. Establish portals between
Zaterra and Earth that bypass the Nexus entirely.
Lead the animals on their journey to the new world.
. . . Could you repeat some of that?
INT. EARTH - GREEN FIELDS - SOON
In an area of green, with a large bubble of
Earthly destruction visible in the far
distance, Fujin stands still, and focuses.
Using both hands, he manipulates energy,
until pink energy begins to cackle between
his hands. When he lets go, the pink energy
continues to cackle, and grows into a full-sized
portal, a gateway to another place.
Fujin takes a step back, then gracefully flies
forward, his body slowly rising in height, his
white hair flowing around in the wind.
Soon, he has entered the flat, pink, round
portal. After a few seconds, it closes itself
down to a small cackle of energy, and then
it is gone, and the after-glow of pink all
around the area dies down.
INT. NEXUS OF REALMS - SOON
Fujin steps out of a blue portal, and into the
house of gateways known as the Nexus of Realms.
I am here. Hmm . . . interesting.
Now he eyes the portal to Earth, from outside Earth.
He looks all around himself.
An orange portal provides the gateway to the
NetherЯealm. A white portal leads to Edenia.
A dark green portal leads to Zaterra.
Fujin nods his head. He walks toward the
dark green portal, and, without hesitation,
he floats through the air and into the gateway.
INT. ZATERRA - GROUD-LEVEL - SOON
In a planet that looks just like Earth, not much
is happening, except for the loud chirping
of countless numbers of insects and birds,
and the grass blowing around in the wind.
The area begins to be illuminated with pink
light as pink energy cackles and hisses, and
grows into a large portal. Fujin, God of Wind,
steps out, and walks ahead a few steps as he
lands on the green grass ground.
So. This is Zaterra.
He looks all around himself. Mountains can
be seen in the distance. Trees tower up over
his head. Behind him, the portal closes
down to nothing.
Fujin rises up into the air, both hands
comfortably by his sides, as he is making
the wind propel him upward.
Now he gets to see all the sights and sounds
of Zaterra. It is just like Earth - how beautiful
that planet had been at its starting point, before
it became poisoned, destroyed. Here, in Zaterra,
life has a fresh new chance again.
Fujin outstretches both hands high up toward
the sky, and creates a pink portal above his
head, so that he will rise right into it.
We FLY INTO THE PORTAL WITH HIM.
Once we get through the thin “wall” of pink
energy, we fly very quickly through miles of
A green circle can be seen at the end of the ride.
Fujin flies wildly, always straight ahead, also
flying up, then left, then down, then right, in a
curving path, to finally land in the green circle
at the end.
INT. EARTH REALM - GROUND-LEVEL
The green circle has grown to a full worldly
view of the green grass and the blue sky
The cloud of destruction can still be seen
in the far distance. Now that he’s back in
Earth realm, Fujin notices that the cloud is
much closer to his present spot than before,
as it has grown in size since earlier.
Now for the easy part.
Using both hands, he manipulates pink energy
until he creates a new portal. After he lets go
with his hands, the portal finishes growing to
full height, and it stays open for about one minute,
constantly emitting the sound of a high-pitched hum.
Now for the hard part.
Fujin turns around, and looks for the animals
that inhabit Earth realm.
He walks a few steps, but doesn’t find any
living things. So he rises up into the air, with
the wind, and sees a greater range of view.
As we FOLLOW FUJIN, the ground below
us grows from being a few feet away to being
hundreds of feet far.
Now he finds many animals. So he flies
over toward an area more heavily populated
Slowly, he descends to the ground,
surrounded by Velociraptors.
Quickly, animals! Come with me - to safety!
Fujin takes one step toward the Velociraptors.
They all run away from him.
Come on, now. Please understand.
I need to do this, for your safety.
He advances toward more Velociraptors,
but again, they run away from him.
(sigh) Very well. I guess it
has come to this.
Fujin flies through the air, toward
Finally, he grabs the animal by
its sides, then continues to fly
up into the air.
The Velociraptor screams, and thrashes
all its limbs, and in seconds chooses to
bite Fujin on the arm.
Not much happens. So the Raptor
bites him a second time.
Still, no reaction. A third bite, while the
Raptor looks left, and right, at Fujin’s head.
However, the Raptor now finds that its
enemy cannot be beaten with a bite, so
now the dinosaur stops and thinks twice.
Together, the two fly through the air,
straight into the pink portal.
INT. ZATERRA - SOON
Just as fast as he flew into the portal,
Fujin flies out the other end, with the
Velociraptor in his arms.
After the flight has slowed down to
a fair walking speed, he lets go of
the animal, who lands harshly and
rolls around for a bit.
There. We are in your new home -
The Raptor bites Fujin again.
Fujin raises both hands in the air,
and causes an upward blast of
wind from the ground underneath
In seconds, the Raptor is trapped high
up in the air. The wind is invisible, but
a little bit of dirt and debris makes it
Fujin lowers his hands, and the wind
gently lessens, until the Velociraptor
is on the ground again.
I’m sorry that I had to do all this,
but otherwise, you would have died.
Earth realm is no longer suitable for
life. It has become ruined.
The Velociraptor bites Fujin one more time.
It’s like talking to a rock.
Fujin leaves, through the same portal through
which he had entered.
At first, the Raptor is startled, taking a
step back, but, once it sees that Fujin
is gone, it lets out a loud sound of sadness.
The Raptor looks at the pink portal.
Fascinating. The Raptor takes a few
steps closer to it.
This pink portal is nothing the Raptor
has ever seen. A first-time sight. So
he advances closer, with his two hind
legs, close enough to get a good
Sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff. What is
the smell of this portal? Nothing.
The Velociraptor grows frustrated.
How can it smell like nothing?
Sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff. Still nothing.
Sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff. The Raptor
lets out a loud yell.
Fujin flies out of the same pink portal,
with a second Velociraptor in his arms,
at extremely fast speeds. The first
Velociraptor screams in fright, then
stops and looks at the Wind God.
Fujin sets the second Velociraptor
down onto the ground, and flies away.
Soon enough, he circles around
and comes to a stop on the ground.
The two Raptors walk closer to him now,
respecting him as a God.
Fujin rises up into the air, and stays
above the ground. The two Velociraptors
are admiring him now, filled with awe.
Fujin smiles. Now he understands what
Raiden meant about the enjoyable side
of spending time with these animals.
Fujin floats away, until he has gone back
into the pink portal.
The newer Raptor walks away.
The first Raptor squawks, several times,
to get the other Raptor’s attention. He
nods his head in the direction of the portal.
He squawks one more time, then begins
to walk toward the portal.
The newer Raptor walks away.
SOON - at a very close distance, we see
the pink circular portal, shortly before Fujin
flies out of it, headfirst, carrying one more
Fujin flies past the one Raptor who is watching
with excitement, and the one Raptor who is
presently walking away, and drops his Raptor
to the ground before flying away.
Flying onward, then circling around, Fujin
goes back to the portal.
INT. EARTH - SOON
Fujin flies quickly through a herd of Velociraptors.
Come quickly! We haven’t got much time!
. . . Hmm. Let me see.
Fujin flies away.
I must look for an animal that is dead.
He flies on.
INT. EMPTY FIELDS - SOON
Fujin flies around, and, near an enormous
rock, he sees the body of a dead animal.
INT. FIELDS OF VELOCIRAPTORS - SOON
Fujin holds a stick in his hands, and at
the end of the stick is the dead animal meat.
The Velociraptors who have been ignoring
Fujin begin to smell the food.
One by one, they all begin to walk
in the direction of Fujin and the food.
Fujin is walking backward while holding
the stick to his right side.
A long line of Velociraptors has
already formed, hungry and eager
to get their food.
They follow Fujin, who floats backward
and glides through the air, then raises his
own height with strong winds, until he
flies up and over the portal. Soon, he
lands safely on the opposite end of the portal,
and he comes to a rest. He sets down his stick,
which he pulls out of the dead animal.
Sorry, animal. But I used you to lead them
to a new home. All they would have done
was eat you.
Fujin flies away, circling around the portal,
watching as the Velociraptors run inside
A small handful is enough. I suppose I should get
as many as I am able to, and quit when I grow bored.
Fujin flies through the air, to look for more Velociraptors.
INT. ZATERRA - SOON
18 Velociraptors roam about in the beautiful
fields and valleys of Zaterra.
You have found your way to the
great valleys and fields of Zaterra.
It is up to you to populate the new
world. Over much time, you will
evolve into larger, smarter beings.
One more Raptor tries to gnash
its jaws at Fujin. But nothing works.
I will give you all time to develop.
Fujin floats away, backwards, until
he has gotten back to the pink portal.
After he enters it, the portal remains
open for a few moments, then shrinks
down to nothing. The pink after-glow
dies down in a second.
One Raptor runs at the closed portal,
shrieking with sadness.
INT. EARTH REALM - RUINED SWAMPLAND - SOON
Raiden stands in the middle of
the bubble of destruction.
No more life can live here. The planet
Earth has become empty and desolate,
without large forms of intelligent life.
Raiden walks through the destroyed
swampland area, floating between the trees.
I used to float through this area and see
many dinosaurs walking around, thriving.
You also used to float around this area
and see nothing but trees.
That was before. Before the life grew in Earth.
Before the mortals took their place in the world.
Now . . . life has been lived, and it has been
Be truthful, Raiden. Look at things honestly.
Your own battles against your father’s wishes
created plenty of destruction, too.
I never thought I would live to see this day.
I understand your sadness.
Do you? They meant nothing to you.
They were just mere plants, blowing
around in the wind, for a short time.
This is the most sadness I have ever felt,
as long as I have lived, to lose them.
Listen. The Elder Gods have told me
what will happen soon in Earth.
And what’s that?
The dinosaurs are dead. A small sample
of their population now inhabits Zaterra.
While they populate Zaterra, nothing will
happen on Earth - a grieving period will
be observed. After Zaterra has become
as populated as Earth was, before . . .
then Earth will see the new beings.
The new beings?
They will be smaller. Much smaller.
More lightweight. But they will be
More intelligent? Hmm. To think . . .
it all goes back to the sparks in the ocean.
INT. PREHISTORIC EARTH - OCEAN - MANY MILLIONS OF YEARS EARLIER
In an unpopulated world, filled only with
water, lightning strikes the ocean, repeatedly.
BACK TO the present:
INT. EARTH REALM - RUINED SWAMPLAND
I don’t know. I highly doubt I will care
about the new beings as much as I cared
about the old ones.
Raiden walks on.
Did you forget the days when you and I
walked around this place, and there were
no animals? We were once the only beings
on Earth. We had each other as company.
We never knew to be sad about a lack of
animals running about. We were all happy.
That is true. That was a long time ago.
I remember those days, Fujin. I always
wanted them to never end. I always
wanted to stay in the enjoyment forever.
But so much changes over time. Now
that the animals are all gone, I feel like
there is nothing left. Nothing at all.
You can return to how things were,
before the animals.
Now I feel like I no longer have
anyone to share any joy with.
Us Gods still have each other as company.
I know. I still just miss it all.
Raiden and Fujin look out into the world,
as the Sun rises for another day.
After you have learned the light, then,
when you return to the darkness, things
are not the same, as when the darkness
was all you knew.
I told you. Eventually, there will be
newer animals. They will just be smaller.
Still. There was once a time before Earth.
A time before we worked to make it suitable
for those forms of life. Would you not care
if you lost Earth?
That is true, I suppose. But I told you.
After a long enough time, you can
travel to Zaterra, and see the populated
world of dinosaurs, if you wish.
INT. EARTH REALM - ABOVE THE OCEAN - SOON
The massive supercontinent has already
been split apart into several fragments,
which now drift away from one another
across the ocean.
Raiden flies through the air with Gaia.
I was the most devastated of anyone
by the meteor storms. It pained me
to see all my animals destroyed . . .
all my plant life ruined. Countless
miles of plants were laid to waste.
Countless trees were left with not one
leaf on them. I never knew your father,
Shinnok, to be destructive like that!
I understand. I did everything I could to
stop his movements to wipe out the world
. . . but I could not. It’s all right, though.
The other Elder Gods will create new
beings, after the end of the grieving period.
You know, Raiden . . . the ocean is still un-
disturbed and full of life. Want to go there?
Sure! Let’s go.
Raiden and Gaia fly together, until they
crash down past the surface of the water.
Underwater, they continue to fly toward
the ocean’s rocky ground, finding many
kinds of fish flying quickly through the water.
A Great White Shark moves through the ocean.
Raiden and Gaia observe the shark together.
INT. EARTH REALM - OVER THE OCEAN - LATER
The sky is lit pink and purple, by the
yellow Sun, as Raiden and Gaia fly
over the ocean’s surface together.
Raiden and Gaia hold each other,
and start kissing one another.
Us Gods still have each other.
Raiden kisses her again.
INT. OUTER SPACE - LOOKING AT EARTH
Over Raiden’s shoulder, we see
the enormous blue and green
globe of Earth.
And to think. Baphomet ended up
outcast into the NetherЯealm - and
so did my own father, Shinnok.
Baphomet’s image becomes visible
against the clouds. After his image
fades away, Shinnok’s image appears.
After another moment, his image also
If I don’t want to end up in that path,
I must not succumb to darkness myself.
Never mind what I was surrounded by.
I must try to care about animals. I must
try to care, even about the plants. At least
I do have Gaia. I love her.
Raiden looks all around himself.
From a farther distance, Earth is really
pretty small in outer space.
New forms of life will rise up.
I must try to remember that.
There will be new animals.
INT. EARTH - JUNGLE - LATER
A species walks the Earth whose
body hair covers everything except
the face, hands, and feet. Millions
of years on, this species’ descendants
will be both Man and Monkey.
For now, it just walks on peacefully
through the jungle.
INT. EARTH - SOON
Raiden and Fujin hover up high in the air and
watch as monkeys crawl across the ground.
What do you think of the new animals?
At first, I was not so sure. But already
I am starting to enjoy having them around.
Dozens of monkeys are running across
the ground, running wild, free, happy.
INT. EARTH - LATER
A chimpanzee walks on all fours,
but, with some struggle, it walks
on two hind legs for a short time.
After 5 seconds, it loses its balance
and goes back to all fours.
The animals will always be growing
at a slow, but steady, rate.
INT. EARTH - FIELDS - MUCH LATER
All the monkeys in the area are
walking upright, on two hind legs.
Three females are gathered together,
braiding one of the girls’ hair.
From a far distance, we see a small and crude
- but complete - civilization of monkeys.
INT. EARTH - STONEHENGE
One of the oldest structures on Earth:
Stonehenge. For now, it is comprised of
nothing but gigantic rocks, positioned
A Titan, a giant being made of rock, walks
slowly, to pick up a gigantic rock from the
ground, to place horizontally on top of
two vertically-positioned rocks as a bridge.
The Rock Titan stops moving, now that its work
is complete. Stonehenge has been built.
The Rock Titan walks away.
Aren’t they remarkable? The Rock Titans.
They’re your children.
INT. STONEHENGE - LATER
More advanced, evolved forms of
mammals are walking the Earth.
They observe the structure of
CLOSE ON one mammal, who holds
a golden amulet in his hands - Shinnok’s
amulet. He makes loud roaring sounds
as he holds this amulet.
The mammal is taking in a small sample
of Shinnok’s Essence - a mere drop -
and growing smarter.
The other mammals look at him.
That kind of noise was never
He claps his left hand to the amulet, smiling, happy.
EXT. NATURAL CAVE - DAY
Homo sapien - human being - has
finished evolving from Animal to Man.
A family of humans walks into the
entrance into a cave. Here, they walk
into the darkness, while the Sun is still
out, and they can still see.
INT. EARTH - OUTSIDE, NEAR THE CAVES - SUNSET
The Sun is quickly setting. People walk quickly
to get back to the caves before darkness falls
completely. Soon enough, all the humans are
Animals remain outdoors. Bugs fly. Crickets chirp.
Roaches crawl. Enormous mosquitoes fly through the
air. We also hear the roaring sound of an unseen animal.
INT. ZATERRA - EXT. NATURAL CAVES - JUST THEN
Green humans walk out of the entrance to a
natural cave. These are not the humans who
evolved from the mammals, but from the Velocirapor.
At this time, the Velociraptors, having evolved
for many millions of years, primarily walk on
two hind legs. They wear loincloths, made from
the skins of enemy animals. The cloths are
usually brown in color.
Four green reptilian men stand together.
Four dark blue reptilian men stand together.
Soon enough, both are engaged in a fight
between both skin colors.
Raiden and Fujin are standing near the
entrance to the caves, in Zaterra.
I never thought Zaterra would look like this!
It was such a small and simple thing at first.
See how the little things grow!
I know. There were only a few of them
that populated this realm, a handful. This
species has still only begun to develop.
What do you think of them?
I think they’re not very different
from the animals that they evolved from.
But they can control fire, to some degree.
They have learned how to make fires, and
how to put them out. They’ve learned to
make the sounds of music.
This is true. But they are still animals.
And you and I are just the Wind God
and the Thunder God.
They continue to look all around the area,
to see the men that evolved from Raptors.
The brawl between skin colors is still going on.
Now done watching, the two Gods rise
up into a portal above them.
INT. EARTH - ABOVE THE CONTINENTS AND OCEANS
Raiden and Fujin descend from a portal
positioned thousands of feet up in the air.
They both descend, headfirst, toward the
ground, which slowly grows closer to them.
Look! The land has already split into many.
I see. These human beings will not occupy
one single land, like the dinosaurs did - they
will occupy many different islands, separated
by the oceans. The Elder Gods want to see
what will happen when they develop different
civilizations in different lands.
Do you really believe they will be
smarter than the dinosaurs were?
I believe . . . these humans will have a
capacity for growth. It will be slow.
It will take a lot of time. But they will
grow and evolve, just as they grew from
the single-celled organism into animals of
larger size, and greater complexity. They
will never be perfect. But they wil always
have that capacity for growth.
We will see. I still don’t believe they will ever
mean quite as much to me as the dinosaurs did.
I don’t know about that. I like the human beings better.
Fujin flies away.
INT. EARTH - EARLY IN THE HUMAN SPECIES - DAYTIME
We stay at a CLOSE ANGLE of a monkey.
Along with humans, all monkeys are a part of the
Great Apes family of mammals, in the animal
kingdom. One orangutan runs about happily in
the daytime, scampering across on all fours.
Many sounds of insects, birds, and many other
kinds of animals are constantly blaring their
sounds in the background.
A chimpanzee smiles, then goes back to his walk.
The small tribe of monkeys walks on, and in the
distance, they find homo sapien - human beings. The
monkeys start to make sounds expressing discontent.
A small human being, a child wrapped
in tiger-skin cloth, runs at the monkeys,
happy and filled with glee, and the smaller
animals scamper away.
A female human, the mother, makes a
loud sound to express dissatisfaction.
The male human, the father, runs
after the children, to catch them.
Hoo hoo! HA! HA!
He punches his son on the arm.
AAAAAH! AAAH. AAAAH,
The caveman boy tries to bite his father’s arm.
He hits his son once more.
BAAA, ba ba!
He hits his son again.
The father leads the son back
toward the mother.
They walk together, but suddenly
the son runs away again.
The caveman father runs after his son again.
By now, the monkeys have all scampered
away. The caveman father runs after his son.
INT. EARTH - EARLY IN HUMAN CIVILIZATION
The Sun begins to set.
INT. EARTH - PREHISTORIC TIMES - SUNSET
Together, the father, son, and four children
watch the Sun set.
It is a magnificent sight, which has their full attention.
EXT. NATURAL CAVES - SUNRISE
The Sun slowly rises over the land again.
Men emerge from the caves,
to begin the daily hunt.
EXT. DRY, EMPTY LANDS - DAYTIME
A tribe of 6 humans, one of them a
child, walks on in the daytime heat.
2 of the 6 people are using walking sticks.
As they walk on, it becomes clear
that they must stop soon.
CUT TO - the Sun. Blaring. Providing
The men look away, shielding their
eyes with their hands.
They walk on, and discover the welcoming
sight of the exterior of a bunch of natural caves.
RAWA (TRIBE LEADER)
Ooh! Ooh ooh! Ooh!
Excitedly, he jumps up and down for a moment,
emphasing the importance of his find. Then he
walks on, and the rest of his tribe follow him,
toward the new caves.
INT. NATURAL CAVES
Enngok, leader of the family that dwells in
one of these caves, walks outside, already angry.
Enngok walks toward Rawa.
Rawa touches his own chest a
couple times, then touches his
“Rawa”. May goo.
“Enngok”. Ook, ook, oot.
MAHHH. Gee mee ma!
Aaah gah gah!
Outside, several other humans are gathering
closer to watch - from both different tribes.
EXT. NATURAL CAVES - SOON
A small audience of humans are jumping
up and down, hooting and hollering, as
they watch the sight of the fight.
Enngok, leader of his family that
lives in a cave, slowly circles around
his opponent, Rawa, who needs food,
water, and shelter for himself and his tribe.
Enngok starts by taunting his opponent
with an intimidating roar.
Rawa stands his ground.
The two are circling each other again,
but soon Rawa runs forward to strike
the first punch. The fight escalates in
the blink of an eye. Both men are trying
to kill each other.
We PAN AROUND the ring of
humans watching around the fight.
They jump up and down. They
can’t get enough of the sight.
One person from Rawa’s tribe stops
for a moment to look at a person in
Enngok’s tribe, who is cheering for him.
Rawa’s follower swings a punch at Enngok’s
follower. Now a separate fight is breaking out
in the audience.
BACK TO Enngok and Rawa. Now Rawa is
losing the fight, badly. Enngok is pummelling
him into a loss.
Enngok walks away.
Enngok’s followers, in the crowd of
spectators, are roaring with cheer and
applause as they watch Enngok walk.
Enngok takes a large rock from the ground,
and holds it in both hands.
He walks back over to Rawa.
The shadows of Enngok and Rawa stretch out
across the ground. Enngok finishes off his opponent
with the large rock. Rawa falls, as blood splatters
out of his body.
We slowly CIRCLE AROUND ENNGOK.
INT. STONEHENGE - LATER
Raiden, Fujin, and Izanami stand
together at Stonehenge.
Well. I certainly hope the human beings
will become more civilized than this!
It will happen. Give it time. Remember,
they were formed from the animals. It
will take much time to detach from them.
I don’t think they will ever change.
They came from animals, and always
will keep that ancestry.
Nonetheless, now we see the new era
of life on Earth. The day of the human
being has come. Of course, remember,
Raiden: the humans are, like the rest of
the animals, mortal. They will not live
forever. Eventually, the day will come
for the Final Armaggeddon.
Until then: I will enjoy what days I have.
Raiden flies away.
INT. BEACH - DAYTIME
CLOSE ON a fire that burns.
Small sticks of wood are positioned
together on the ground. The fire burns
on the sticks, over the fireproof sand.
7 human beings are gathered together in a circle
around a fire, near the water of the beach. The
people sit with their legs folded, and their hands
connected to each other. A human circle surrounds
The fire illuminates drawings drawn into the sand.
CUT TO a series of close-ups of these drawings.
6 stick figures - the Elder Gods.
10 smaller stick figures - the Gods and Goddesses.
A circle: Earth.
Beneath that, one more stick figure,
inside a cage: Shinnok.
The cavemen are all observing
their religious worship at once.
Lightning strikes. Rain starts to fall.
The people get up, and start to walk away,
as the fire begins to die down on its own.
The drawings in the sand will not live long,
in the rain. The drawings becomes wiped
out by the water.
The people run away.
Over time, civilizations develop. Africa. Europe. Asia.
China becomes the biggest country on Earth, with the highest population of human beings.
In China, people laugh at Raiden when he claims to be one of the Gods. But then he demonstrates his ability to create destructive storms. Then, people fear and respect him. Raiden has found his civilized band of followers in the Shaolin monks. They know of Raiden, of Fujin, of Shinnok, and the other Elder Gods, because Raiden has told his account firsthand to mortals in China, who have written it down in scrolls. Raiden knows that people laugh, at first, at things they don’t believe. But the written scrolls contain a testament, as written by the hands of a monk, who wishes to atone for a history of criminal actions, of the history of the Earth.
INT. EARTH REALM - 10,000 FEET UP IN THE AIR - EVENING
Up in outer space, stars burn and twinkle.
Raiden and Fujin fly on, with the sky high
above them, for they are really 100 feet above
the ground, looking down upon the villages.
I say, these humans really have come a long way.
Yes, the whole species has evolved from the actions
of individuals. I see the Elder Gods’ decision to place
the humans on separate islands has led to some inter-
esting variety in their civilizations.
Yes. In Africa, they used to see us as
nothing more than angry Gods, demanding
things from them. Every storm of rain or
wind, they attributed to our anger, our rage.
Oh, I remember. They’re not that
much more advanced now.
What do you mean?
Look at this. Artwork, drawn in Japan.
Who are they?
They are us.
Raiden and Fujin examine the wall-covering
artwork that depicts them both.
In this work of Japanese Shinto, Raijin is a
large pig-like being, and Fujin is a green,
incredibly angry goblin, floating with the aid
of a white cloth.
They are afraid of us.
Good. Better for them to be afraid of us
than disrespectful to us.
They need not see us this way. We
are not angry goblins, destroying things
in moments of anger. They make us
look like Shinnok.
I suppose that, to them, we are.
Fujin floats on.
Meanwhile, in the NetherЯealm, Shinnok is still a prisoner. He refuses to give up. He has a band of followers of his own, a contrast to the Shaolin Monks. His followers are the Brothers of the Shadow. At first, they were followers of Baphomet, master of the NetherЯealm. But over time, Shinnok convinced them to pay their loyalty to him. Not only do they serve Baphomet, they also make it their goal to see Shinnok freed from the NetherЯealm, and back in Earth realm. The Brothers of the Shadow men have gained a small sample of Shinnok’s power, to become wraiths: black, fog-like beings, who can appear human at times. In the end, Shinnok, still damned for eternity, is surrounded by many freely-traveling wraiths.
I must find someone who will bring my amulet to me.
Behind him, fire erupts.
FIRE ENGULFS OUR ENTIRE VIEW.
MORTAL KOMBAT CAST OF
GODS AND GODDESSES:
From Mortal Kombat 1: Raiden.
Mortal Kombat 4: Fujin, Shinnok.
MK NOVEL: T’ien.
MYTHOLOGIES SUB-ZERO: Water God, Fire God.
MK Deadly Alliance: Baphomet (deleted character).
MK COMICS: Abacus, Zaggot.
Izanami, Theia, Gaia, Khione, Venus, Ra, Luna.
From Japan - Izanami.
From Greek - Theia, Gaia, Khione, Aegaen and Hephaestus.
Roman - Venus.
Egyptian - Ra.