Script 7. SHINNOK. So Shinnok is back and now the story of MK4 will play out.
Long ago, Raiden and Shinnok fought during the times of the dinosaurs, as said in Script 1. Now Quan Chi and Noob Saibot, the wraith formerly known as Sub-Zero, have helped bring Shinnok back to power. Quan Chi is Shinnok's servant, yet he cannot enter the Fire Temple, where Shinnok's amulet is being kept (again, see Script 1), but he is able to convince Noob Saibot to enter for him. Thus, I replace the adventure of MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero with being a similar adventure of MK Mythologies: Noob Saibot, as he goes to get Shinnok's amulet from the Fire Temple, battling and beating the Fire God in the process. Thus, Noob Saibot has gotten the amulet back from the temple Quan Chi could not exist inside, and Quan Chi brings it back to Shinnok. That was the errand Noob Saibot had to run in exchange for the freedom he finds as a wraith - no longer tortured in the inferno, and able to roam freely back to Earth.
Quan Chi causes Liu Kang, Sonya, Sub-Zero, Jax, and Kung Lao to fight each other, taking them all out of the picture. Like in the cartoon show, he uses the red Gem of Tetsurri to do this. Thus, we are led into fight scenes of good guy vs. good guy. Liu Kang vs. Sonya. Liu Kang vs. Sub-Zero. Meanwhile, Raiden is trapped in a cage of bone by Shinnok . . . a new twist, yet similar to the MK4 Shinnok ending where he kills Raiden and, before that, gives him a sample of what it feels like to be trapped.
The idea is, everyone familiar from MK1, 2, and 3 are left incapacitated, with Raiden in a cage, and all the mortals laying around un-conscious, having fought each other. So, you see, fighting is not so cool after all. Defense against a predator is one thing. Everyone you know laying around unconscious, having all fought each other, is the worst outcome of all - but that's the largest-scale outcome of people fighting just for the enjoyment of fighting.
Quan Chi and Shinnok have won against all the familiar warriors.
Despite these tragic losses, Wind God Fujin steps up to lead his own band of four mortals - Kai, Tanya, Jarek, and Reiko - against Shinnok. They must all deal with Quan Chi, and his three female servants, Kia, Jataaka, and Sareena (from MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero). Also, the NetherRealm Hound, a deleted character with artwork drawn by John Tobias, will be back. Goro, from the game, will be replaced by his father Gorbak, from the 90's comics, and finally we will also see the Water God from MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero, as well as the Fire God, and Gaia, the Goddess of the Earth, inserted into MK4.
The idea of making Fujin the new main character is like the 3rd MK movie, MK: Devastation, which they started to make, but never finished, where Fujin would step up as guardian of Earth after Raiden became an Elder God.
Scorpion is the one that takes down Quan Chi. Scorpion's saga comes to a resolution.
Raiden and Fujin fight Shinnok, who is defeated again and returned to the NetherЯealm.
7 scripts. That much would never happen in theaters. But a comic book? That would be great.
Mortal Kombat X, Part VII: Shinnok.
After the production logos play,
FIRE ENGULFS OUR VISION.
Fire is indeed everywhere in the NetherRealm.
We very slowly FLY THROUGH the inferno’s
terrain, until we ARRIVE AT one prisoner
in particular. Shinnok.
I am the Elder God, Shinnok, one of the 7 Elder Gods
who created the Universe. For millions of years, I have
suffered here, in the bowels of the NetherRealm, thanks
to the actions of my own son, Thunder God Raiden.
We see quick blue FLASHBACK IMAGES of the past.
Raiden flies at Shinnok, battling his giant father.
The other 6 Elder Gods surround Shinnok.
An amulet is used to contain his Essence.
All these years, my immortal Essence has never been
destroyed. It has instead been contained in an amulet.
I need to get this amulet back into my hands. But how?
A FLASHBACK IMAGE of Shao Kahn.
Although my first-born son, Raiden, had failed me,
I believed that my second son, Shao Kahn, would live
up to his dark destiny. Instead he wanted everything
for himself. His largest ambition was to be the mere
ruler of civilizations. So I realized that I would have
to find another to find my amulet for me.
Now we commence full-color FLASHBACK
IMAGES to the first of ten Mortal Kombat tournaments.
Kung Lao exchanges punches and blows with Rain.
All these years, I have been trapped in the NetherRealm.
All that matters to me is getting that amulet into my hands.
If Shao Kahn won’t do it, then I must find a mortal in the
Earth realm that will.
From his position in Hell, Shinnok is looking out
into psychic images that show him the 10th Earth
tournament, Liu Kang fighting Goro in Goro’s lair.
The tournaments and their outcomes mean nothing to me.
But I kept my eye on them anyway, as I found them amusing.
If I were to take any one side over the other, it would be
Shao Kahn’s side, against Earth. There was one reason
I really kept my eye on the tournaments. They would show
me who was qualified. Who was worthy to find my amulet.
Sub-Zero fights Scorpion at the 10th tournament.
Shinnok watches, his eyes darting left, right. Even something
as small as an ant can be fascinating to watch.
Sub-Zero and Scorpion continue to exchange blows,
and Scorpion quickly gains the upper hand in their fight.
I found one who was worthy to serve me.
In the mortals’ fight, Sub-Zero gets killed by Scorpion.
Shinnok watches on, with interest.
Sub-Zero dies, his body burned by Scorpion’s Hellfire,
I am the Elder God, Shinnok. I am one of the 7
Elder Gods. Make no mistake: I am one of the 7
Creators of All Things. Without me, these humans
would not even exist.
Lies! It was after you were banished to the NetherЯealm
that the OTHER Elder Gods created the humans.
The animals, the apes, gained a higher intelligence
because they found my amulet. And did you forget
what these humans were like, before that?
Fujin falls silent.
Additionally, the other Elders decided to create
humans, after I decided to wipe out the dinosaurs.
So, you see, it really is because of me that this
world, as you two know it, exists.
How did you get free from the NetherЯealm??
I found a warrior worthy of finding my amulet,
to be delivered to me.
Sub-Zero. I’m glad I was able to convert you
to the ways of the Brothers of the Shadow.
I would rather walk the Earth as a wraith
than to remain in the inferno as its prisoner.
Kia, Jataaka, and Sareena show up.
Also, the NetherЯealm Hound.
The four wraiths, and one hound,
represent the NetherЯealm.
I don’t understand. Three times,
Earth has been saved from Outworld.
Three times! We have always prevailed.
What could it possibly be now?
Indeed, Shao Kahn is down, and the threat
that he poses is no more. But now we face
his father: Shinnok.
His father? Already, he must be a scumbag.
Hey, now! . . . He’s also my father.
He . . . is?
All this time, since the dawn of your species,
my father, Shinnok, has remained in exile in
the NetherЯealm, since he is immortal, and
will never die. Now, somehow, he has gotten
When Shinnok was banished to the NetherRealm,
almost all of his Essence - the Essence of an Elder
God - was contained in an amulet. This was how
he was able to remain as a prisoner in the inferno.
Someone was able to retrieve this amulet for him.
. . . What? I thought he fought for Earth.
He did. But Quan Chi was able to convince
him to work for Shinnok. Now my father is free.
I once turned Sub-Zero and Scorpion against
each other. I know exactly what I’m doing here.
Step One: we incapacitate Raiden.
Shinnok’s body is glowing with yellow energy.
He unleashes two long laser light beams from
his hands, which fly through the air and form
a large yellow cage all around Raiden.
Within seconds, the yellow cools down, and
starts to transform into a cage made of bone.
You can’t keep a Thunder God trapped in a cage!
That’s it. Just for that . . . now you lose
what comfort I was letting you have.
Shinnok raises both hands.
The cage made of bone immediately shrinks.
Raiden is left with no space in which to move.
Now you see how far you get,
questioning my authority!
Please. Please, Father - I urge you one last time.
Don’t you try that “Please, Father” on me.
I was the original Creator of things, before
you even existed.
I . . . gave the spark of life in the oceans.
I . . . saw beautiful forms of life grow.
You saw plants grow. Nothing more than plants.
Even plants are beautiful.
I want you to see this -
to understand this -
I understand far more than you do, Raiden.
You may have sparked the ocean, but neither
that ocean, nor your thunder, would be here
if it weren’t for my actions.
Fine. So, please! Please, stop and see the
beauty of the things you created! Even the
small things. The insects, the bugs, the grass-
hoppers. They are all such awesome things.
There also comes a time to wipe everything
out. It happened long ago. I killed off the
dinosaurs. And I will bring that day upon
the Earth again.
You can’t. The people . . .!
. . . will be wiped out. Earth will become empty.
And then what? Then you own Earth?
Then I simply return this oversized,
over-stretched Universe back into
the small, compact form it once had.
The entire Universe will become small
again, like it was in the beginning.
The Essence of all the Gods and Goddesses
will be absorbed back into us Elder Gods,
and we will grow larger as a result. Then,
us 7 Elder Gods will join back together.
We will become the One Being.
The story of the Universe will be over.
Not yet. It’s not Earth’s time yet!
You are not the decider of things.
I am the protector of Earth realm!
Here we are again. This is repetitive. Foolish.
Raiden, you are too controlled by your emotions.
Raiden, God of Thunder, is left incapacitated.
Earth’s mortals will be left on their own now.
Next, we locate those mortals, and,
without their bodyguard Raiden,
they will succumb to my ways.
Quan Chi holds in his hands a red gem.
The Gem of Tetsurri. Actually a
crystalized heart, the heart of an
evil, murderous king. It may not
work on a wraith, like you . . . but
all of Earth’s mortals will find their
own inner darkness brought out to
Where are the mortals?
In several different places. First, we
must gather them all together, into one
area, somehow. Then, we unleash this
gem upon them.
This one red gem is all it takes to
stop Earth’s mortals?
You will see. Their own inner darkness
is all it takes to stop Earth’s mortals.
So the red gem is unleashed upon the mortals.
Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Sonya, Jax, and Sub-Zero II
are all affected at once. A red glow develops in
More to the point, Raiden is left incapacitated,
and now the mortals must find their own way
to stop Shinnok. So they decide to remain together
as a group of five, finding some way to stop Shinnok.
Eventually, they are fighting each other.
Liu Kang vs. Sonya.
Liu Kang vs. Jax.
Liu Kang vs. Sub-Zero.
Sonya vs. Jax.
Liu Kang vs. Kung Lao.
Quan Chi is laughing. Laughing.
Yes. Fight! Fight!
All the mortals are left fighting each other.
Shinnok roams free. Raiden is trapped in a cage,
and the mortals are all fighting each other until
none will be left.
Indeed, eventually, everyone is unconscious.
Not quite dead, but covered in blood.
Quan Chi walks around and examines the scene.
Yes. Yes! I was able to get them angry.
Angry enough to hit each other. Angry
enough to develop a taste for rage and
violence. Now look! Look at all the blood!
Look at all the unconscious bodies! Look
at all the wonderful fighting!
Kia, Jataaka, and Sareena stand together.
The NetherЯealm now has its way.
Shinnok roams free.
Baphomet still owns the NetherЯealm.
Baphomet is still in charge, down there.
Nonsense! Baphomet is a lower God,
a former God of Darkness. Shinnok is
an Elder God. Now that he has his
Essence back, Shinnok’s authority
overrules the entire NetherRealm, and
Baphomet as well. He also roams free
Back to the mortals. All unconscious.
Raiden can see it happening, but he
can’t stop it. But he can contact Fujin.
Fujin, God of Wind, is now left alone
to deal with Shinnok.
We commence a TWO-WAY SPLIT-SCREEN
VIEW between Raiden, left, and Fujin, right.
You expect me to deal with Shinnok alone?
You couldn’t take him on your own, and you
expect me to fare better?
Lead the mortals. Bring them back to reason.
Fujin thinks about it.
Fujin gathers his own band of mortals.
These four are the new team, led by Fujin,
to stop Shinnok.
First, before they get to Shinnok, they must
deal with his own team of guardians.
Kia, Jataaka, Sareena, Noob Saibot,
and the NetherЯealm Hound.
The wraiths and hound all vanish in
a puff of black smoke.
A new figure walks into the arena.
A shadowy silhouette with four arms.
Goro . . .?
The four-armed figure walks closer.
Who wants to get broken first?
Tanya fights Gorbak, and wins, killing him.
You killed Goro’s father.
Without ruining my mascara.
Tanya rises up, and walks away.
From three parts of Goro’s lair,
three female wraiths enter the scene.
Kia, Jataaka, and Sareena.
What’s the story on you broads? You sisters?
No. But we might as well be.
We knew each other for years, many years,
before we died and went to the NetherЯealm.
How did you die?
. . . What?
We all killed ourselves. Offered ourselves
to the NetherЯealm. Once there, we offered
our loyalties to the Brothers of the Shadow
. . . the wraiths.
We all must work together to banish
Shinnok back to the NetherЯealm.
That’s it. You must die. That will be
the first step toward bringing you in
to us wraiths.
Kia approaches Kai. She throws
shurikens at him.
Kai dodges down, avoiding the throwing stars.
Jarek fights Jataaka.
What’s good, baby, you need a new man?
Yeah. I need a new man . . . to kill.
Come on, baby!
Jataaka twirls her fighting staff around.
Come at me!
The two fight.
Reiko fights Sareena.
What are you?
So all three wraiths, plus Gorbak, are down.
Noob Saibot still stands.
His brother, the second Sub-Zero, confronts him.
How could you pledge your loyalty
to the NetherЯealm?
I had no other choice. I was in the NetherЯealm
already, either way, as a prisoner. I merely changed
myself from a prisoner to a wraith. Then, at least,
I could have some contact with the Earth.
But the price to pay was your loyalty to Shinnok.
It was a small price to pay, for me.
Scorpion realizes Quan Chi is guilty.
I killed Sub-Zero, and yet I did not pass on
to the afterlife. Why is that?
Calm down, Scorpion. I can’t understand
a word you’re saying when you’re in such a
rage. Just . . . slow down, and try to stay calm.
Why did killing Sub-Zero do nothing
to bring me to the afterlife?
I’m not listening to you when you get like this.
Because Sub-Zero was not the killer of my
family - that’s why.
Lies! Are you going to tell me you believe
these lies? Let me guess. Who was it that
told you this? Sub-Zero?
You killed my family. You tried to dismantle
my entire clan. You falsely accused Sub-Zero
of doing all these things. You are the one
that will pay.
Will you please stop this madness! It’s clear to me
that Sub-Zero is clouding your mind.
His brother still walks the Earth.
There is still a Sub-Zero.
His brother is not responsible for
my family’s death either.
You don’t know that.
No? What I do know is that you hired
both the Shirai Ryu, and the Lin Kuei,
both to assassinate each other, at the same
time, same day, without telling each side
about the other. What I do know is that
the Lin Kuei were ordered to come after my
family because of your decision to hire them,
and because of the lies that you told them.
You, Quan Chi, will burn forever.
Listen. You’ve got to listen to me.
If you kill the smaller Sub-Zero,
you will immediately find peace
in the afterlife. Your unsettled
business - it will be resolved in seconds.
I will find peace by getting rid of you.
Scorpion fights Quan Chi with all the rage
that he has held in him since he first died.
Quan Chi takes a brutal assault from
Scorpion, but he still stands, alive.
Killing me isn’t going to solve anything.
It would just make things worse.
Stop trying to convince me not to attack you,
Quan Chi. Now that I know you are responsible
for their deaths, nothing will stop me from killing you.
Then what? Then I would go to the NetherЯealm.
Yes. But as a prisoner. A man trapped in
the inferno, just like your master, Shinnok.
I’ve been there. It’s not pleasant.
If you think that threatening me . . .
threatening my life . . . is going to fix
your problems, then you’re clearly
mentally ill, and need help.
Scorpion punches Quan Chi twice more.
Your whores are slain. Your servants
are all slain. Give it up, Quan Chi!
And while we’re at it - let go of Shinnok’s
amulet. You will never have his power.
I don’t know what you’re talking about!
You’re so paranoid.
Don’t you have his amulet on you?
Absolutely not! I was afraid of this. Afraid
you might one day snap and attack me.
Quan Chi pulls from nowhere a large
object: a whistle. He blows into it.
Fwah-wah-wuuuummm! comes the
loud humming sound of the whistle.
That whistle . . .
The sound of this whistle is
invisible to all humans.
I could hear it. Its frequency is more meant for dogs.
An enormous hound slowly steps into
Goro’s Lair. It is like no dog or hound
that has ever lived in Earth before.
The NetherЯealm Hound.
Its head is enormous, capable of swallowing
a human head whole. Its two rows of teeth
are as bad as a shark's. The brown hound
is constantly drooling from its mouth.
The hound turns its head to the left,
then to the right, growling the whole
way. It belches a small gust of fire.
I'm sorry, Scorpion, but you've left me
no other choice, but to defend myself.
How did you summon the Hound here?
Quan Chi, grinning, holds up Shinnok’s
golden amulet. The perfectly-clean
object shines brightly, even in the darkness.
Scorpion reaches out to grab it from him.
Ah ah ah! I knew you would want to
grab my amulet and have it for yourself.
You won’t be doing that, I’m afraid.
Right. I forgot. Every breath you live
is to serve your master, Shinnok!
Wrong again. I have used enough people
to do my bidding. Now I have the amulet
of an Elder God . . . at my own disposal.
So I, Quan Chi, am the most powerful!
You’ll die before you become the King!
Scorpion runs at Quan Chi.
Quickly, he transforms his run into
a Hellfire kick: he slides forward,
his feet burning with fire, then
backflips while kicking Quan Chi
backward. The gothic sorcerer
is knocked away.
Quan Chi rises back to his feet. He uses
both hands to manipulate green energy.
He throws a ball of green energy,
quickly taking the shape of a skull,
The green skull bites into Scorpion’s
body, and twists its head left and
right, but after a few seconds the
green energy dissipates.
Quan Chi throws another
green skull at Scorpion,
followed by a third.
Scorpion leaps away, punching the air
away from Quan Chi, as he vanishes
from sight in a puff of fire.
Quan Chi runs after him, then gets
struck in the back by Scorpion,
who has teleported a short distance.
Now you will feel the pain of every
innocent life you hurt.
You don’t know what you’re talking about!
I didn’t do that. Sub-Zero did!
Lies will not save you this time, sorcerer.
Wait. Wait! It was Sub-Zero that killed you, too.
Yes. But, like you said yourself. Self-defense.
Sub-Zero murdered you himself!
No. I was led, by you, to attack him.
He only fought me in self-defense.
I have forgiven him.
Noob Saibot steps closer to Scorpion,
choosing his side over Quan Chi’s.
It wasn’t his fault. He didn’t know what was
happening. He defended himself from an attacker.
Noob Saibot! This man killed you, at the
tournament! He murdered you gladly!
He thought I was guilty. He didn’t know
what really happened. I forgive him, too.
Noob Saibot and Scorpion stand
side-by-side, as allies.
We have both forgiven each other.
Yet neither of us has forgiven you.
Scorpion quickly ropes Quan Chi,
with ordinary Earthly rope.
Then he sets the rope on fire.
Quan Chi’s body is now burning.
Now think about the lives you took!
A quick FLASH of an image - Scorpion’s wife.
Quan Chi screams as the fire consumes him.
A FLASH of an image - his son.
Another image - five men in the Shirai Ryu
clan laying down on the ground, dead.
Now you will burn to death,
and justice will be served.
Quan Chi burns to death.
The fire is put out.
Quan Chi’s body is badly burned,
and he died with a terrified expression
on his face.
Scorpion leans down to his knees,
getting close to Quan Chi.
He uses his fingers to close Quan Chi’s eyelids.
Scorpion stands up. He takes a step back.
There. I have killed the man who
killed my family and clan.
Scorpion takes off his mask.
Underneath, his flesh is rotten,
and almost all that is left of him is bone.
Finally. It is done.
Yes. And the feud between you and I
that began with Quan Chi is over.
Now I may pass on to the afterlife.
I’ve spent so much time trying to
reach this moment . . . I never really
thought about what it would feel like
to actually get here.
White, heavenly light begins to rain
down upon the area from above.
My wife . . . my child . . . I will be
joining them again in the heavens.
Scorpion floats up, toward the sky.
Before long, he is engulfed completely
by the white light.
Finally, the white light disappears, becoming
the brightest of all just before the end.
Sub-Zero, looking away from the light,
turns his head back.
Scorpion’s dead body is still
laying on the ground.
Scorpion’s body. It’s still here.
But his soul has moved on.
He has finally reached the heavens.
Good for him. Look. Quan Chi -
his body is still here, too.
He’s in the NetherЯealm.
So this is how it ends. Us two brothers
end up in the Earth.
No. My path has already been chosen.
I ended up in the NetherRealm when I died.
Not because of Quan Chi. Not because of
Scorpion. Because of my own choices.
My own life of servitude to the Lin Kuei.
That’s what led me here.
Come on, brother. I’m sure you can
walk your way back into the light.
No - it’s too late for me. I will be back in the
inferno before long. But you, brother . . .
you, I pray, never end up where I am, a wraith.
You, I pray, never end up forced to make such
a choice, to escape the inferno. There’s one way
out of the inferno. Don’t be a bad person.
I knew this, all my life. I always knew it.
But I made my choices. I chose to serve
the Lin Kuei. Brother . . . please . . .
stop your involvement with the clan.
Stop your involvement with the Lin Kuei.
Choose your own path. But choose one
that doesn’t lead to the NetherRealm.
Noob Saibot floats away.
His body disappears into black smog.
Sub-Zero is now left alone. Quan Chi,
Scorpion, and Noob Saibot are all gone.
Sub-Zero looks at Quan Chi’s dead body again.
SOON - Sub-Zero retrieves from Quan Chi’s
possession the red Gem of Tetsurri.
The red gem glows radiantly. The hum
it gives off is loud. Sub-Zero’s eyes
glow red again.
Sub-Zero uses both hands to manipulate
Soon enough, he throws an iceball at the red gem.
Sub-Zero takes off his mask. The Chinese
assassin, whose red scar is becoming mostly
blue, scowls as he approaches the red gem
on the ground.
SMASH - Sub-Zero breaks the red gem with his foot.
Good-bye, Quan Chi. And say good-bye
to the Gem of Tetsurri.
SOON - Sub-Zero retrieves an amulet
from Quan Chi’s possession.
What the . . .?
Shinnok finds a way to take the amulet
from the younger Sub-Zero.
Thanks to you, Sub-Zero, now I have
my amulet, and nobody can try to
usurp my power anymore.
Listen, Shinnok. Us Earth mortals -
we stopped Quan Chi. We stopped Kia,
Jataaka, Sareena, the NetherRealm
Hound, Gorbak . . . Noob Saibot.
We will stop you, too.
You will do no such thing! I am the one
most powerful being of all, between us.
The only thing greater than myself is the
total form of the One Being. You may
have stopped all my servants, but I am
more powerful than all of them put together!
Shinnok blasts a yellow laser at Raiden.
Raiden’s body convulses as it is hit.
You cannot die. But you can feel pain!
I spent a lot of time away, in the NetherRealm.
I’m glad to have free reign again. But now even
this bores me. I will do away with the entire
realm of Earth, just as I did before. Only this
time . . . I’ll finish the job, and leave nothing left.
Fujin arrives with his four warriors.
These four mortals took down your four
servants, Kia, Jataaka, Sareena, and Gorbak.
Noob Saibot’s business is done; he has left.
Quan Chi has been killed by Scorpion.
That leaves only you left, Shinnok. You
may have found a way to incapacitate Raiden.
But he is not the only God who can stop you.
Fujin flies at Shinnok.
In a blink of yellow energy, Shinnok is gone.
He blinks to reappear on the opposite side of Fujin.
As I said earlier. I am an Elder God.
You may have eliminated a bunch of
mortals, but you have not eliminated me!
Shinnok raises both hands, and summons
two enormous hands of bone to clap around
Now. Shall you go into a bone cage, too?
Or shall I let you keep up your pathetic,
yet somewhat amusing, attempts to stop me?
Fujin holds up the white Bag of Storms,
reaches into it, and throws a storm at Shinnok.
Many clouds, moving quickly through the air,
generating rainfall, fly in Shinnok’s direction.
Quickly, he is bombarded with the blast of an
entire storm, all at once.
An entire storm? Clever. But it
will not be enough.
Shinnok levitates toward Fujin,
without moving his legs, and then
grabs him by the sides, to throw
him far away.
Fujin flies away, but he uses the Bag
of Storms as a parachute, and he manages
to take control of his fall. He begins to
return slowly toward Shinnok.
Fool! You’re forgetting one thing, Fujin.
Anything you can do, I can do equally!
Shinnok throws, from no bag at all,
a storm, a series of clouds that spread
across the air, generating rain, intense
winds, and thunder and lightning.
Let’s see how you like the feeling
of a storm of wind AND lightning!
Fujin is struck by wind-accelerated rain,
and yellow lightning, which strikes him
directly in the chest. Fujin flies back, away.
Haaaaa ha ha ha ha! It’s funny how many
people think they will stop me. Does anyone
else want to try?
I do, you piece of garbage!
Shinnok spins around and kicks the
Water God, Aegaen, in his legs.
Aegaen aims both hands at Shinnok
and unleashes the creation of an ocean
upon him: a barrage of water.
Hmph. Take this little trick
I saw from Fujin!
Shinnok raises both hands, and creates an
upward gust of wind underneath Aegaen.
See? I can do all the things the rest
of you can do.
Except to care for life.
Aegaen, while suspended in the air,
lays on his side and fires another blast
of water upon Shinnok.
I’m starting to wonder just how many
of you Gods are going to turn out to be
We like this world, Earth.
We don’t want to see it wiped
out. Not this time.
The Water God fails to stop him.
The Fire God fails to stop Shinnok.
Gaia fails to stop him.
The Rock Titan almost succeeds in stopping him, but doesn’t.
Fujin, Aegaen, Gaia, and Hephaestus
come to Raiden’s aid, to free him from
the bone cage.
The bone cage . . . it was made by an Elder God.
Well, we are four smaller Gods. We
should be able to disconnect this cage.
At last, they free Raiden.
Raiden gets to his mortals. They are badly
bruised. Bleeding. Raiden is deeply upset.
Liu Kang. Kung Lao. Sonya. Jax.
All laying on the ground.
I’m afraid Shinnok has won. The Earth
mortals have all succumbed to anger,
and rage, and fighting. Now nobody is left.
That’s why I raised a new band of mortals
to stop Shinnok’s servants. They were
successful in that.
But my mortals are gone.
They’re not gone - they’re just unconscious
and injured. The red gem was destroyed.
By Sub-Zero - the younger brother of the man
who fought in the final Mortal Kombat tournament.
He froze the gem, and shattered it himself.
Sub-Zero destroyed the gem?
. . . Then there is hope for them after all!
When they awaken, their rage will be gone.
They are injured - but they can heal.
Raiden looks at their bodies.
However, we have no time. Shinnok
owns all the realms.
Finally, the Earth mortals wake up again.
The rage is gone.
So they work together to stop Shinnok.
Shinnok turns to look at Liu Kang.
Instead of trying to get us Earth mortals
out of the picture . . . how about we take
you out of the picture instead.
Children, children. Stop believing you
can thwart me. Instead, accept the end
of all things.
It will not be the end of all things.
We’ll fight you to our last man.
Hell, we’ve done this so much at this
point, we’ve got nothing else to live for.
So go ahead, Shinnok. Intimidate us.
But us mortals will win.
I am so sick and tired of hearing the
whining of you children. The five ants
do not overcome the hand that wipes
them away. I destroyed the dinosaurs,
and I will bring the end upon all the realms,
one at a time, until there are none left.
I will remove the atmospheres of the
planets, and make them dark and lifeless
again - the way they were before the
Raiden fights Shinnok.
The mortals fight Shinnok.
Johnny Cage is resurrected from the dead somehow.
The mortals win.
Shinnok is down.
Shinnok is banished to the NetherRealm again.
At last, he is safely trapped in the inferno, with
his Essence removed from him.
Raiden approaches his band of mortals.
You’ve done it. You’ve all done wonderfully.
When I was incapacitated, you all pulled through.
Liu Kang. Sonya. Jax. Kung Lao. I am proud
of you four adventurers.
We couldn’t have gotten this far without
our teacher, Raiden. I remember, now . . .
when I first met you, I was just a baby,
compared to what I am now. I’ve been
through so many things since the tournament.
Outworld. The merging of the Earth.
Now Shinnok. Now, I see it. Now my
journey is complete. There could be
nothing left to do after that.
Your journey is complete?
Yes. Everything I ever trained for,
my whole life. Everything I ever
imagined about the important future.
Now I’ve done everything I was ever
meant to do in my lifetime.
I can’t believe I’m back from the dead.
Shinnok did that for me??
Shinnok has more power than any
living, conscious being should ever have.
Yeah, well, not anymore, he doesn’t.
He’s in jail. Right?
Yeah. Same thing.
I bet he’s side-by-side there,
with his son, Shao Kahn.
Sub-Zero II shows up again.
Sub-Zero. You destroyed the gem.
We all owe you our lives.
You don’t owe me anything. If anything,
I should be the ones protecting you for
the rest of your time, now that I’ve
smashed the gem.
So now what?
Now what? Now we just go back to . . . our lives.
Now that we’ve saved the world, we just
. . . go back to doing nothing?
We go back to living our lives. Now I
think we’ll all appreciate what we have
in the world a little more.
Liu Kang. Thanks to your efforts,
Edenia and Outworld have become
separated, and the repair process
has begun. I could never repay you.
I must return to Edenia, and resume
my duties there as its princess.
I . . . I understand. Kitana . . . that
means I would never see you again.
The two are silent for a second.
That is not true. Come with me.
Come with you where?
To Edenia. To the restored kingdom.
INT. EDENIA - SOON
Edenia’s buildings are still wrecked,
as they’ve been for thousands of years,
but now the repair process has begun.
Now the beautiful blue sky of Edenia
is back. Now the Sunlight is back.
Now the people are happy again.
Liu Kang and Kitana walk into
the entrance to a town in Edenia.
What happened to your . . . sister?
Mileena? She was formerly serving
as the Princess of Outworld. I would
guess she’s going back there.
I thought there is no more
Outworld anymore - anywhere.
That’s not true. Outworld still exists.
It’s just separate from the other 10
realms. It’s gone back to what it was
at first - dark, empty. Nothing.
We must make sure Edenia stays
at this perfect state of peace. We
must make sure nothing can ever
You mean, you’re willing to stay here?
To live here?
Of course! I’ll gladly spend
the rest of my life here!
Oh, Liu Kang! I feel like . . . like
we’re in the happy ending of a
The two hold each other again, and start kissing.
And we will live happily. Ever. After.
PULL BACK, to a diagonal, almost-overhead
angle, and continue PULLING BACK to reveal
Liu Kang and Princess Kitana kissing, as they
remain in front of the entrance to a town in Edenia.
Three men are working together to hang up
the repaired sign that reads “PEACE VILLAGE -
Dozens of people, and a few bears,
walk throughout Edenia.