Mortal Kombat: Legacy

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  • TV-MA
  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.3  (10,171)

Mortal Kombat: Legacy is a live-action web series adaptation of the popular video game franchise, Mortal Kombat. It was produced by Machinima and released from 2011 to 2013. The show consists of two seasons, each containing nine episodes, with each episode ranging from 10 to 20 minutes in length.

The story line of Mortal Kombat: Legacy revolves around a group of warriors who are called to compete in an ancient tournament known as Mortal Kombat. Each episode focuses on one or two characters and their backstory before the tournament. The series explores the origins of each fighter, including iconic characters like Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Raiden, and Liu Kang, as well as lesser-known characters like Stryker and Johnny Cage.

The show features an ensemble cast, including notable performances by Casper Van Dien as Johnny Cage, Ian Anthony Dale as Scorpion, and Samantha Win as Kitana. The cast of Mortal Kombat: Legacy brings a fresh take on the familiar video game characters, grounded in a more realistic and gritty setting.

The first season of the show takes a more character-driven approach, examining the personal motivations and struggles of each fighter. It also delves deep into the dark history of Outworld, the otherworldly realm from which the villainous sorcerer Shang Tsung hails. The season closes with the tournament drawing near and the characters preparing for the deadly battles that await them.

The second season picks up where the first left off and dives even deeper into the pre-tournament storylines, culminating in the epic Mortal Kombat tournament. The second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy is much more action-packed than the first, with each episode featuring intense fights and breathtaking special effects. The battles are bloody, brutal, and thrilling, staying true to the over-the-top nature of the Mortal Kombat video games.

What sets Mortal Kombat: Legacy apart from other adaptations of the franchise is its attention to detail and respect for the source material. The show incorporates iconic elements from the video game series, such as fatalities, special moves, and even Easter eggs for dedicated fans. The fight choreography is top-notch, and the costumes and makeup capture the essence of each character.

Another standout feature of Mortal Kombat: Legacy is its production value. Machinima spared no expense in bringing the world of Mortal Kombat to life. The sets, locations, and props all look authentic and convincing, immersing viewers in a dark and dangerous world where anything is possible.

Overall, Mortal Kombat: Legacy is a must-watch for fans of the Mortal Kombat franchise. It provides a fresh take on the beloved characters and delivers the epic battles that fans have been craving. The series is both a homage to the video game series and a standalone work of art, with its own unique story and style. Even newcomers to the franchise can appreciate the strong character development, thrilling action, and impressive production values of Mortal Kombat: Legacy.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on April 11, 2011.

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Liu Kang and King Lao Meet on the Battlefield
10. Liu Kang and King Lao Meet on the Battlefield
November 21, 2013
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.
Liu Kang Is Approached to Fight for Outworld
9. Liu Kang Is Approached to Fight for Outworld
November 14, 2013
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.
Scorpion and Sub-Zero Battle
8. Scorpion and Sub-Zero Battle
November 7, 2013
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.
Scorpion and Sub-Zero Form a Truce
7. Scorpion and Sub-Zero Form a Truce
October 30, 2013
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.
Johnny Cage Is Recruited
6. Johnny Cage Is Recruited
October 23, 2013
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.
Kitana and Mileena Arrive at the Tournament
5. Kitana and Mileena Arrive at the Tournament
October 16, 2013
We flash back to Kitana and Mileena getting their orders to enter the tournament... Kitana is uneasy about the truth of her past.
Kenshi Encounters Ermac in Past and Present
4. Kenshi Encounters Ermac in Past and Present
October 9, 2013
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.
Kenshi's Origin Story Begins
3. Kenshi's Origin Story Begins
October 2, 2013
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.
The Cause of Liu Kang's Fall Is Revealed
2. The Cause of Liu Kang's Fall Is Revealed
September 26, 2013
We flash back to what has brought Liu Kang to such a low point in his life . . . we watch as his fiancée 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.
Liu Kang and Kung Lao Reunite in Macau
1. Liu Kang and Kung Lao Reunite in Macau
September 26, 2013
Down and out Liu Kang gets into a drunken fight in a seedy Macau bar with the local gangsters. Liu Kang is not happy when Kung Lao comes to his rescue and the two have a tumultuous reunion.
Where to Watch Mortal Kombat: Legacy
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 Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 11, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (10,171)