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King Jerrod, also known as Jerrod, also spelled as Jerod, is a minor character occasionally referenced in Sindel's backstory. He is described as once being the King of Edenia before Edenia's finest warriors lost in Mortal Kombat. He was eventually defeated and killed by Shao Kahn's forces. He was succeeded by his wife, Queen Sindel, who married the Kahn, and his only daughter, Princess Kitana. His physical appearance is unknown as it has never been clearly shown in-game, but because he was from Edenia, it is assumed he was human-like and had lived for a very long time.

It is of note, however, that a beheaded statue can be found in the Edenia realm in Mortal Kombat: Deception Konquest mode. The face appears to be of a bearded man. When the player talks to nearby non-player characters who are the denizens of Edenia, they will state: "The statue is of King Jerrod, who ruled Edenia many thousands of years ago."

In Sindel's Mortal Kombat: Armageddon ending, Jerrod is referenced once again. In it, she uses her newfound powers as a goddess to resurrect her husband and reunite him with her and their daughter Kitana.

King Jerrod's downfall was depicted in the Malibu Comics Mortal Kombat comic books Kitana and Mileena: Sister Act, and the Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm episode Overthrown.

In the New Era, Jerrod was father to both Kitana & Mileena and consort of Sindel. He helped Liu Kang forge the Mortal Kombat tournament. After his death, his soul was absorbed into the Living Forest. He rested there for centuries, until his soul was co-opted by Quan Chi into becoming part of the being Ermac.

Mortal Kombat (2011)[]

Edenian Royalty

King Jerrod alongside his daughter Princess Kitana and his wife Queen Sindel.

In Ermac's Arcade Ladder ending of Mortal Kombat (2011), it is revealed that one of the many souls that compose his being is King Jerrod. When Ermac is freed from Shao Kahn's enslavement, Jerrod's soul is able to take control of the warrior's body, quelling the numerous other souls fighting to assert themselves. Guided by his dominant soul, Ermac returned to Edenia and claimed Jerrod's kingship, protecting the realm alongside Sindel and Kitana.

While Ermac's ending is non-canon, John Vogel has confirmed that Jerrod's soul is a part of Ermac. [1]

Mortal Kombat: Legacy[]

King Jerrod is portrayed by the late Kirby Morrow in Mortal Kombat: Legacy.

In Legacy, Jerrod's history as the king of Edenia and Kitana's father is kept intact, though some changes were made in the context of the overall story, including his ultimate death not occurring until sometime after Edenia was conquered by Shao Kahn.

Flashbacks in the fourth episode revealed that the Edenian knights were urging their king to flee the castle before it was besieged by the invading Outworld Tarkatan hordes. Though Jerrod wanted to secure his wife and child's safety as well, he was ultimately forced to flee on his own, leaving a decoy to rescue his family, though the decoy failed and was killed. Jerrod's realm of Edenia and his wife, Sindel, were claimed by Shao Kahn, leaving Jerrod in exile in his own realm.

Over the subsequent years, Shao Kahn hunted down and exterminated each and every one of Jerrod's decoys and protectors until the former king was finally exposed. One cold winter night, an older Jerrod sat by a fire as his last bodyguard was killed and he found himself confronted by his own daughter, Kitana, having grown and matured into a young woman and deadly assassin in Shao Kahn's service. Jerrod was overwhelmed to see his daughter, who resembled her mother so greatly to him.

Jerrod tried to reveal the truth of Kitana's origins to her, but he was impaled from behind by Mileena, Kitana's twin 'sister', and left to die in the snow. With his final breaths, Jerrod managed to tell Kitana he was her true father. This revelation would lead to Kitana learning the truth of her past and see her begin her plans for rebellion against Shao Kahn.

Mortal Kombat 11[]

Several people claim to be the slayer of Jerrod:

  1. The description for the Krypt item Crown of Jerrod says Shao Kahn beheaded Jerrod. Shao Kahn also states in interactions that he killed Jerrod.
  2. Interactions between Kitana and D'Vorah have D'Vorah state she killed Jerrod for Shao Kahn.
  3. Interactions between Kitana and Shang Tsung have the sorcerer state he killed Ermac and absorbed his souls, thus making Jerrod a part of Shang Tsung's collection.
  4. With Sindel's release and her retconned storyline, she claims in various interactions in the Arcade that she killed Jerrod.

With the release of the Aftermath Story Mode expansion, it is revealed that Sindel was in fact Jerrod's true killer, revealing to Kitana and Liu Kang that Jerrod felt Sindel and himself should not feel so entitled to their royalty, a mindset that drew Sindel's ire. As a result, Sindel killed him for Shao Kahn, who showed more authority towards the throne than Jerrod did. Her story of being forced into marriage by the Outworld tyrant was a lie to keep the Edenians, especially Kitana, loyal to her.

Mortal Kombat 1[]

King Jerrod was once the husband of Sindel, ruler of Outworld. His companionship with Liu Kang led to the founding of the Mortal Kombat tournament between Earthrealm and Outworld in order to maintain peace between the realms.

Jerrod's marriage to Sindel was arranged, and she did not know him well before the marriage. This was done to prevent a rebellion. However, according to Sindel, Jerrod was quite adept, and he worked with her to govern Outworld well. It was considered a Golden Age in Outworld under their reign.

However, Jerrod was murdered, leaving a distraught Sindel to rule alone. Additionally, Li Mei, who was on duty when Jerrod died, became disgraced and left the Umgadi to avoid punishment, with Tanya taking her place.

However, Jerrod would continue to exist as a spirit within the Living Forest. During the events of Mortal Kombat 1, when Quan Chi's soul stealer began to drain the forest, Jerrod's soul, along with the others, were amalgamated into a single being known as Ermac, who was ordered by Quan Chi to attack the intruding Ashrah and her companions. Ashrah and Kenshi defeated Ermac, the battle destabilizing the magic that bound Ermac's souls together. For a moment, Jerrod's soul manifested, and he shouted for Sindel, promising he would find her, before retreating within Ermac's body as he collapsed.

Later, Ermac participates in the defense of Shang Tsung's fortress. When Mileena and Tanya attempt to disrupt one of the active soul stealers, Ermac confronts them and incapacitates Tanya, leading to an angered Mileena defeating Ermac in retaliation. This would again disrupt the magic that bound Ermac's souls, allowing Jerrod to take proper control of their body. Reuniting with Mileena, he was curious as to why Tanya, not Li Mei, was the leader of the Umgadi. After Tanya explained what had transpired after his death, Jerrod revealed that Li Mei was not responsible for his demise, though Mileena told him to save the story for another time, and reunite him with his wife Sindel and younger daughter Kitana. Jerrod and his allies, including The Deadly Alliance, Shang Tsung and Quan Chi made temporary truce when they learned the Shang Tsung whom Lord Liu Kang fought, dubbed "Titan Shang Tsung" is the mastermind behind the chaos and attempt to destroy the Fire God's created timeline. After Sindel is fatally wounded by her evil counterpart from Titan Shang Tsung's timeline before Mileena killed the latter, Jerrod manage to preserve his wife's soul within Ermac's body, where the couple will be able to preserve it.

While Liu Kang and Geras summon the Forces of Light from different timelines, mainly from the ones created by the Kitana, Kung Lao, Raiden whom Lord Liu Kang knew in the alternate timeline, Jerrod partners with Kenshi Takahashi on aiding their deployed allies to prevent Titan Shang Tsung's Dragon Army and his remaining Dark minions from invading destroying the timeline, until Shang Tsung and Quan Chi killed Titan Shang Tsung's Shao, the source of Titan Shang Tsung's giant portal.

After shortly defeated the remaining army of Titan Shang Tsung, Jerrod and his allies fights alongside with other Forces of Light from different timelines against the Forces of Darkness led by Titan versions of Deadly Alliance. After the Forces of Light's timelines has been saved when Lord Liu erases the Titan Deadly Alliance, Jerrod remains serving as a dormant Ermac to become an advisor for his daughters in his wife's stead.



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