Fighting games are not typically known for their stories, but Mortal Kombat is an exception. The series has been going on for nearly 27 years now, spanning 10 mainline games, three spin-offs, and a plethora of ports. That’s a lot of plot to break down, so get comfy.
Defender of the Realms
First, we need to understand the MK universe, which is made up primarily of realms. Realms are like planets, only instead of all existing in the same space, they each exist in their own separate dimension. There are a total of eight realms, but to keep things simple, we’re going to focus on the four most notable ones, which are: