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The show known as Mortal Kombat Legacy is a web series that is an anthology of different characters. It is based on the video game of the same name. Mortal Kombat Legacy was shown on and Youtube beginning on April 11, 2011. This particular show was also based on the plotline made by Kevein Tancharoen and his film known as Mortal Kombat Rebirth. Tancharoen wanted to make a realistic depiction of the Mortal Kombat story but it was declined. As a result he was able to make Legacy instead and therefore make this a web series. The series portrays what took place before the events of the first Mortal Kombat game. As result fans of the game will get a better idea of how things developed to form the story of the original game.

As stated earlier this show is a web series and therefore one that is shown primarily online. However viewers can still access this show as long as they have an internet connection and have access to YouTube. On this show viewers will get to examine the backstory and origins of each character. They will also get to see how certain events on the show shape the premise of the original game's story. By watching this show fans of the game will get a more in depth perspective of how each character became who they were and the main purpose of their objectives in the original game.

With every show such as a drama there are characters that shape the events of the story. The characters of Mortal Kombat Legacy include a variety of different types of people. Each of these characters has a unique story and therefore has a unique reason for entering the tournament in the game. These characters include members of the Deacon City Police Departments Jackson Briggs and Sonya Blade and a career criminal known as Kano. There is also Johnny Cage who is both a martial arts master and a movie star. The story also includes ninjas Sub Zero and Scorpion. There is also the Thunder God known as Raiden and also sorcerers Shang Tsung and Quan Chi. In this show other characters include female assassins Kitana and Mileena as well as Baraka and Queen Sindel.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy is a Animation & Cartoon Action & Adventure series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on April 11, 2011. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy is available for streaming on the Machinima website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mortal Kombat: Legacy on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes online.

Fridays on Machinima
2 Seasons, 19 Episodes
April 11, 2011
Animation & Cartoon Action & Adventure
Cast: Casper Van Dien, Ian Anthony Dale, Samantha Win, Kim Do Nguyen
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Mortal Kombat: Legacy Full Episode Guide

  • In the present, Stryker treats Johnny Cage's wounds when Liu Kang comes upon them and fights them both. Kung Lao appears, shocked that his old friend is here and that he is fighting with the warriors of Outworld.

  • Flashback to the weeks before Liu Kang is recruited into the tournament. We see that Liu Kang has become a hitman as he murders Russian mobsters in a seedy motel.

  • We flash back to feudal Japan and reference the moments in Season 1 where Scorpion's family is seemingly murdered by Sub Zero and his clan.

  • Flashback to feudal Japan, where Scorpion, his wife and his son are waylaid on the road by Sub Zero's angry younger brother. Scorpion is forced to kill him to protect his family. In the aftermath, Scorpion and Sub Zero attempt to renew a childhood friendship and form a truce between their warring clans.

  • We flash back to how Johnny Cage was recruited to the tournament by Raiden . . . as he sits in a jail cell. In the present, we watch as Johnny fights for his life against Mileena and Kitana.

  • We flash back to Kitana and Mileena getting their orders to enter the tournament... Kitana is uneasy about the truth of her past.

  • We continue with Kenshi's origin story in feudal Japan and watch as he is blinded in his first fight with Ermac. In the present, blind Kenshi battles Ermac in the tournament.

  • We watch as the Earthrealm and Outworld warriors appear at the Mortal Kombat tournament island. Raiden greets the Earthrealm warriors. We also flashback to feudal Japan for the beginning of Kenshi's origin story.

  • We flash back to what has brought Liu Kang to such a low point in his life . . . we watch as his fiancĂ©e is murdered before his eyes. Back in the present, we watch as Kung Lao leaves his Macau monastery and approaches the portal to the Mortal Kombat tournament.

  • Jubei watches as his mother is held captive by Sub Zero's men, contemplating attacking them with one of his father's kunai. After engaging Scorpion in a fist fight, Sub-Zero tries unsuccessfully to freeze his enemy, allowing Scorpion to impale him with his kunai and land a final blow. Upon realizing the danger his family is in, Scorpion begins running back to his village, unaware that Sub-Zero has woken.

  • The head of a rival clan narrates the story of the Shirai Ryu - a once proud clan whose leader, General Hanzo Hasashi, mastered the kunai weapon for combat, becoming known as The Scorpion. On a winter's day spent playing with his child, Hanzo learns that his son, Jubei, longs to train with his father's weapon, to join the Shirai Ryu, and to become general.

  • At night, an electrical storm appears to teleport a man into the yard of a psychiatric institution, leaving him electrified in a dirt crater. The next morning, a patient named Blue finds the man, who wakes suddenly and vomits blue blood. Blue claims ownership of the man as three guards confront them and incapacitate them after a brief struggle.

  • Despite Mileena's growing resentment towards her more favored sister, the siblings maintained a close relationship, working as Shao Kahn's personal assassins to keep Edenia safe from attack. He entrusted them to finish his takeover of Edenia by hunting down and killing those who opposed his rule or could expose the truth of the invasion to Kitana. The twins also found and killed all of Jerrod's imposters, as they scoured Edenia for the former king.

  • A narrator tells the story of the downfall of Edenia and its royal family: A long time ago, Edenia's peaceful realm was invaded by Outworld after it lost ten consecutive Mortal Kombat tournaments. Its lush, vibrant kingdom was reduced to a flaming wasteland, its people slaughtered by the Outworld Tarkatans under their leader, Baraka, himself under the orders of Outworld Emperor, Shao Kahn. Edenia's king, Jerrod, reluctantly abandoned his wife and daughter and ran from Baraka's approaching warriors.

  • Episode 3 opens with a faux E!-style documentary on fallen action star Johnny Cage. The show summarizes his life from his early martial arts days and worldwide fame to his many arrests and stalling acting career, using home video footage and interviews with friends and associates from his personal and professional life.

  • Jax and Kano awake from the explosion while the gunfight between Stryker's men and the Black Dragon clan continues. Sonya sneaks up behind three of Kano's men and kills them. She then enters a security control room. Upon observing Kano running from Jax on a closed-circuit monitor, she flees to find them.

  • In the Black Dragon's warehouse, Kano supervises his cartel as they prepare to ship stolen robotics under the codename "Cyber Initiative" to an undisclosed location. Sonya Blade has infiltrated the warehouse and transmits her report to Jax. Inside Deacon City police headquarters, Kurtis Stryker briefs his police squad on Sonya's transmission, their past difficulties apprehending Kano and that the Black Dragon stole robotics from the Department of Defense.

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