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Overview

Jade's Desert, also known as The Desert, is an arena in the Mortal Kombat series. It first appeared in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and also appeared in Mortal Kombat Trilogy.

Overview

This desert is owned by the Edenian warrior Jade herself, though it is unclear if this desert is part of Outworld. The Kombatants stand on a stone floor of a ruined structure, the Mortal Kombat Dragon logo situated in its center. More ruins can be seen throughout the vast landscape.

In later versions of UMK3, Cyrax appears in the background, struggling to get out of the sand, as seen in his ending of the original Mortal Kombat 3 where his lack of further orders from the Lin Kuei following Shao Kahn's defeat leaves him stranded and barely functioning.

In Mortal Kombat (2011), a new 3D design of the Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 arena (now called The Desert) appears. In the background, Cyrax can sometimes be seen struggling in the sand on the left side of the stage. This Cyrax is identical to his original MK3 appearance. A ruined statue of Queen Sindel lies in the background, revealing this desert was actually part of Jade's beautiful, ancient homeworld of Edenia. The sand on the ground is now dynamic, as it depresses as players walk and are knocked down. Moves like Sub-Zero's Ground Freeze and Shang Tsung's Ground Fireball are hidden from the sand as well. The Desert plays a pivotal role in the story, as it is revealed to be the Queen's burial ground.

Trivia

  • Jade's Desert, is based on a desert and an unknown photographer.
  • Despite being an old arena, Jade's Desert does not have a secret BGM when used at the Arena Select screen as the original arena shared music with the Rooftop and the Bell Tower.
  • It is speculated this arena was the background during the fight between Liu Kang and Jade in the second movie.
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