Konquest Dialogue

Training

The path of every warrior has a humble beginning, and the road to one's destiny is long traveled. Each of life's challenges brings you closer to enlightenment. Experience is the path to understanding. By completing these many journeys to come, you will have gained the strength, speed, agility, and wisdom to master a variety of fighting arts.

Every step is a victory. How you maneuver in kombat plays as much a part of your strategy as how you punch or kick. Tapping your +Control Pad toward or away from your opponent will guide your movements, as you will see. Step toward the ninja 3 times. Then, step away from him 3 times.

Do not assume that offensiveness is always the correct path to victory. A hasty retreat can give you the space you need to plan for your next attack. By quickly tapping twice away from your opponent, you can perform a Backward Dash. Put distance between you and Scorpion by performing 3 Backward Dashes.

Try again. Always remember, the direction you press is the same direction you move.

Do not be dismayed. Remember to tap Back quickly on your +Control Pad. Also remember to tap AWAY from your opponent.

Learn and forget. Make the technique a part of yourself before you move on.

Becoming familiar with the fighting styles of the warrior you have chosen to emulate is very important. Know a fighting style like you would know yourself. Let no attribute escape you. Strike your opponent once with each of these 4 basic attacks to understand their characteristics.

Often you can perform different attacks with the same button by holding one of the +Control Pad directions at the same time. For example, pressing Y while holding Back will execute a different attack than pressing only Y. Strike Scorpion with each of Sub-Zero's high punch attacks.

Try again. Practice chips away the rough edges. It is important that you understand how each attack button executes its own attack.

Try again. Remember, my pupil, that you must press Back on the +Control Pad before you press Y.

One wins battles by making no mistakes. Making no mistakes is what establishes the certainty of victory, for it means conquering an enemy that is already defeated.

Attacks that are executed by combining the +Control Pad and an attack button will often strike your opponent in different locations. In Sub-Zero's Shotokan fighting style, the X button will initiate an attack to his opponent's chest. However, by holding Back+X, Sub-Zero will attack his opponent's knees. Strike Scorpion with each of Sub-Zero's high and low attacks.

A mixture of high and low attacks can overcome the defenses of even the most determined foe. Strike Scorpion with 2 high attacks and 2 low attacks.

Repetition is the mortar of the mind. Remember, you must press Back on the +Control Pad before you press X.

Try again. It is important that you understand how to perform the various types of attacks if you wish to emerge victorious.

Let your rapidity be that of the wind, your compactness that of the forest. Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.

You must learn to let your fighting technique flow from you. Every warrior has the potential to effortlessly link his or her moves into one long attack combination. For example, Sub-Zero can combine his Shotokan attacks 1 and 2 by pressing B and Y in rapid succession. Test your attack combo skills. Execute the short form of Sub-Zero's Shotokan combo called Icy Pain.

You are indeed a warrior of great skill. You have mastered the technique of combining many attacks into one attack. This knowledge will serve you well on your coming journeys. Now try the full Icy Pain combo move.

Though the road may be rough, the strong persevere. You must be sure to press the buttons in quick succession.

A pacifist cultivates good karma... Defense is just as important as offense in the Art of Mortal Kombat. A true warrior must know when to avoid contact as well as when to strike.

A defensive warrior can block an attack by holding R while his opponent strikes. You must now attempt to block 5 of Scorpion's strikes.

Your opponent may attack from above or from below. You must learn to defend from either direction. Practice what you have learned and block against 3 of Scorpion's high attacks.

Excellent. Now block 3 low attacks.

You must learn to protect yourself. Blocking skills are key to survival.

Each of life's challenges brings you closer to the warrior's virtue. Try again.

For you to become a true master of Mortal Kombat, you must learn to attack with multiple fighting styles. Every warrior has 3 fighting styles, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.

Sub-Zero's 3 fighting styles are Shotokan, Dragon, and the Kori Blade. It is important to understand the different advantages and disadvantages of each fighting style. By using L, a warrior can instantly switch to another fighting style with a completely different set of attacks and special moves. Depending on the situation, a warrior may choose to switch to a different fighting style to take advantage of its differing attacks. Cycle through all of 3 of Sub-Zero's fighting styles.

You must now demonstrate your knowledge of multi-style fighting by striking your foe with an attack from each of your fighting styles. First, you must attack Scorpion with any attack. Then you must switch to the next fighting style and strike with a different attack. Finally, you must switch to your third fighting style and strike one more time.

Unless you can master the three fighting styles of each warrior, you will be ground into dust by your opponent. Repeat the lesson.

Unless you can master these 3 fighting styles, there is no hope for your survival on these journeys. Begin again.

If you desire total victory in Mortal Kombat, you must learn to harness the tools at your disposal.

The weapon is an extension of every warrior's soul. Though a weapon may deliver great amounts of damage to one's opponent, wielding a weapon also means taking more damage. Be wary of your health while brandishing a weapon. Use your Kori Blade to beat your opponent senseless.

Likewise, if your opponent is wielding a weapon, take advantage of his or her increased vulnerability and strike to achieve maximum kombative effectiveness. Attack Scorpion while he is holding his weapon to exploit his weakened state. He will take the most damage with a weapon in his hand.

You must use your Kori Blade for this trial. Try again.

Take advantage of Scorpion's relative weakness while holding his sword. Try again.

A tree sways in the breeze... By mastering the 3d walk, a dexterous warrior can outmaneuver an attacking foe, avoid external barriers, or force an opponent into an obstacle.

A useful 3D walk technique is the Evasion. If timed right, an attacking opponent can be dodged, leaving him or her open for a counter-attack. This method of evasion will require much practice, but once you have mastered it, you will become a most formidable kombatant. Quickly sidestep Shang Tsung's attack as it approaches.

You must be quick. Try again.

You have mastered the fundamentals of Mortal Kombat. Use this knowledge well as you begin your spiritual journey and experience conflict through the eyes of skilled warriors.

Bo' Rai Cho

Native to Outworld, Bo' Rai Cho has trained warriors for centuries to compete in the Mortal Kombat tournaments. After many failures, success finally came when he trained the legendary Liu Kang, who defeated Shang Tsung and became champion of the Earthrealm tournament. You will have the honor of learning from the master. You will begin training in the fighting style known as Drunken Fist. Although there are many varieties of drunken style Kung Fu, you will be concentrating on the Shaolin style. The earliest reference to any drunken style is in the Sung Dynasty (960 - 1276 A.D.). Rumors indicate, however, that it was in fact Master Bo' Rai Cho who first brought the Drunken fighting style to Earthrealm centuries earlier while trying to thwart Shao Kahn's takeover of that realm.

Master Bo' Rai Cho has taught many warriors during his time in Earthrealm. Now he will teach you. Practice Bo' Rai Cho's Drunken Fist high attacks.

Excellent. You will now move to Drunken Fist low attacks. Unlike some low attacks, these have a considerable reach. Practice Bo' Rai Cho's Drunken Fist low attacks.

While in the Drunken Fist fighting style, Master Bo' Rai Cho can Taunt Z his opponent. This move is not only intimidating, but it also rejuvenates some of Bo' Rai Cho's health. Try executing 2 successful Taunts to regain full health.

Do not worry. Master Bo' Rai Cho is a patient teacher. If you need to look at his moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List menu.

You bring honor to Earthrealm. You have successfully proven your mastery of Bo' Rai Cho's Drunken Fist fighting style. Your next lessons will be to learn another of his styles.

Master Bo' Rai Cho is as skilled at Mi Zong as he is at Drunken Fist. You will need to learn the basics if you wish to complete your training.

Master Bo' Rai Cho uses the Mi Zong style to pop-up his opponents into the air long enough to execute another attack. There are two of these moves you must learn; the Lift Kick and the Smashing Kick. Show Frost how it is done.

Good. Now for something a little more complicated. Attack Frost with a Lift Kick and, while she is still in the air, attack her with 2 more Lift Kicks. Frost may be an able fighter, but she is still learning. Teach her a lesson she will never forget.

That was quite humorous! Do that again! This time, attack Frost with a Smashing Kick and, while she is still in the air, attack her with 2 more Smashing Kicks.

HA! That was also humorous! Sub-Zero has a lot of work ahead of him if Frost is to become his apprentice. Let us now move on to the fast low attacks of Mi Zong. Practice Bo' Rai Cho's Mi Zong low attacks.

While using the Mi Zong fighting style, Master Bo' Rai Cho can Shove Z a blocking opponent. He uses this move to push a blocking opponent away from him. Frost will block. Shove her away 5 times.

Do not let Frost's petite form confuse you. She is stronger than you think. She can take the abuse. Try again.

Jojutsu is the Japanese art of the short staff. It was first used by Muso Gonnosuke in the early 1600's after his loss to the swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi, while using a long staff of 6 feet. With assistance from Master Bo' Rai Cho, he subsequently developed a style with a shorter staff of 4 feet. Although he beat Musashi in a second duel, he was later defeated in his first Mortal Kombat tournament. Gonnosuke's soul was consumed by the sorcerer Shang Tsung.

Master Bo' Rai Cho adapted Muso's Jojutsu style to include close-kombat, high-frequency attacks. Practice some of these Jojutsu high attacks on Muso Gonnosuke's murderer, Shang Tsung.

Master Bo' Rai Cho uses his Jo to pop-up his opponents into the air long enough to execute another attack. There are two of these moves you must learn: the Strong Overhead Strike and the Vertical Smash. Give Shang Tsung a good pounding in the name of all that is good.

Good. That is what he deserves. Now for something a little more complicated. Attack Shang Tsung with a Strong Overhead Strike and, while he is still in the air, attack him with 2 more Strong Overhead Strikes.

That was quite satisfying. Try that again. But this time attack Shang Tsung with a Vertical Smash to pop him up into the air 3 times.

Excellent. You are learning quickly. Let us move on to the Jojutsu low attacks. Bo' Rai Cho uses these attacks to trip up his opponents. You will use them to trip up Shang Tsung.

Bo' Rai Cho has lived for hundreds of years. If he has learned one thing, it is patience. Begin the lesson again or, if you need to look at his moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List menu.

You have mastered all 3 of Bo' Rai Cho's fighting techniques. Now you must learn to combine those attacks for more effective sparring. The Earthrealm warrior Kung Lao will spar with the master as he teaches you these combos.

Begin with combos in the Drunken Fist style.

Very powerfully done. Surprisingly, Kung Lao's hat remains firmly planted on his head. Master Bo' Rai Cho uses this next combo, called the Kreepy and Jugs, to push his opponent away from him.

You have done well. Let us keep the pace with another round of Drunken Fist combos.

Master Bo' Rai Cho will be more than willing to assist you. If you would like to view his moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List.

You have mastered some of Bo' Rai Cho's Drunken Fist combos. You have impressed the Outworld master enough that he wishes to show you two sets of combos in one lesson-Mi Zong style and Jojutsu style.

Begin with combos in the Mi Zong fighting style. Mi Zong has only 2 pop-up combos. A pop-up combo will lift your opponent into the air long enough for you to execute another attack. You must execute these combos that end in a pop-up.

You have learned the first part of this lesson. Now you must learn to attack your opponent while he is still in the air. Use a Mi Zong pop-up combo and, while Kung Lao is still in the air, hit him again. It is that simple.

That was adequate for today. You will now move on to Bo' Rai Cho's Jojustu combos.

Surprisingly, the hat stays on his head. At the moment, I am more impressed with that fact than with your fighting skills. Next you must perform Master Bo' Rai Cho's Splitting Bamboo pop-up combo. Begin... .... NOW!

Now use a Splitting Bamboo pop-up combo and, while Kung Lao is still in the air, strike him again with any attack you wish.

No... no, my student. Do not be concerned with Kung Lao's well-being. He is endurance training today. You may hit him as hard as you like. Begin the lesson again.

Poor Kung Lao. He will feel that in the morning. For your next lessons, Bo' Rai Cho's Propel moves, you will use Jax as your sparring partner instead.

Master Bo' Rai Cho has 2 special moves in which he hurls his big belly at his opponent for rib-crushing devastation. First, the Belly Bash Forward,Forward,X. It is a fast, medium-range attack that Bo' Rai Cho uses to bounce his opponents away from him. Bounce Jax 3 times with the Belly Bash.

Ha HAAA! I love that move. Jax does not, however. He will not allow you to attempt the Belly Bash again, if he can help it. You must execute 4 more Belly Bashes to complete this lesson.

That has to be the most fun lesson you have ever learned. I enjoyed just watching you. Let us move on to the next humorous attack, the Flip-Flop Down,Back,B. This is a short-range attack that... well... you will see. Crush Jax with the Flip-Flop attack 3 times.

Like a clown in a circus, is it not? I am beside myself with laughter! Unfortunately, Jax does not think it is so funny. He will punish you this time. Bo' Rai Cho's Flip-Flop attack Down,Back,B should shut him up. Crush the crybaby 4 times with the Flip-Flop attack to complete this lesson.

Do not be intimidated by Jax's size. He is really a nice guy... once you get to know him. Try again. Remember, to perform Bo' Rai Cho's Belly Bash, quickly press the +Control Pad toward your opponent twice then press the X.

I was only kidding when I implied that Jax was angry. Go back in there and give it all you have got!

Jax is quite angry with you and will no longer spar. That is acceptable. There are other warriors willing to assist in your training. The beautiful Princess Kitana will fill in.

Your next lesson will be to learn Bo' Rai Cho's Ground Stomp Forward,Back,A. This move is unblockable and causes damage to those warriors who have their feet planted on the ground. Attack Kitana with 2 Ground Stomps.

That was quite fun! Did you see the look on her face? Perform the Ground Stomp 4 more times.

Oh my. Kitana seems annoyed. Perhaps she does not feel the joy that you do when performing this exercise. Convince her that it is all in good fun by executing the Ground Stomp 4 more times successfully.

Do not be distracted by Kitana's beauty. She is still mourning the deaths of Liu Kang and Goro. She is not interested in companionship at this time. Start the lesson again. Remember, to perform Bo' Rai Cho's Ground Stomp, press toward Kitana, then quickly away from her while pressing the A button.

Apparently, Kitana is more tolerant than Jax was. She will remain to aid you in your training. But I fear that she will regret her decision once she learns of your next lesson.

Master Bo' Rai Cho has never married. The next move that he will show you is the reason why. Most heroes impress the ladies with their kombat skills. Master Bo' Rai Cho repulses them with his. In a vulgar, but most effective maneuver, the young Bo' Rai Cho would vomit on the ground in front of his opponent. If his opponent stepped in the bile, he would slip uncontrollably. This moment of immobility would give Bo' Rai Cho a chance to attack. Impress Kitana with Bo' Rai Cho's Puke Puddles 3 times.

That was quite fun, indeed! Did you see the look on her face this time? As expected, she was unamused. Catch her with a Puke Puddle 4 more times.

Perhaps you should have eaten a large breakfast before today's training. Try again. Remember, to perform Bo' Rai Cho's Puke Puddle, press away from your opponent, then quickly toward him while pressing the Y button.

Kitana has left the building. But Kung Lao has finished his meal and is ready for more endurance training. Your next session will encompass learning Style Branch combos.

Style Branch combos are like normal combos except that they change fighting styles during the attack. This first test starts in the Drunken Fist fighting style and goes into the Mi Zong fighting style.

Impressive! Now try that same combo but finish it with a Mi Zong attack.

Beautifully done! This next combo starts in Mi Zong and goes into the Jojutsu weapon fighting style.

Excellent. But this next combo should prove to be quite a challenge. You must first start in the Drunken Fist style, change to the Mi Zong style, then finish in the Jojutsu weapon style.

No, not exactly, my pupil. Remember, in order to execute this combo correctly, you must start in the Drunken Fist fighting style... assuming you were not. Try again.

I am afraid that was incorrect. Kung Lao has asked me to remind you that in order to execute this combo correctly, you must start in the Mi Zong fighting style... assuming you were not. Try again.

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and have beaten many opponents. But there is one foe you still need to confront... It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Bo' Rai Cho. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You failed. You have to learn to perform all of Bo' Rai Cho's attacks and also defend against Bo' Rai Cho's attacks if you plan on being victorious.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Cyrax

Cyrax is both part man and part machine. His cybernetic implants give him the edge he needs to defeat the most deadly of foes. He has recently been stranded in Outworld, and must fight to stay alive as he travels with Nitara on a quest to find a mystical Orb.

Like Sub-Zero, Cyrax had once been a member of the Lin Kuei ninja clan. Although he had learned many forms of martial arts techniques, Ninjitsu was his preferred fighting style. You must understand the Way Of The Ninja if you are to complete your training. Practice Cyrax's Ninjitsu basic high attacks.

Very good. Next you will learn Cyrax's Ninja Strike Back+B. It is a pop-up attack that allows Cyrax to pop his opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Attack Sub-Zero with Cyrax's Ninja Strike.

Exceptional! Now you must attack Sub-Zero with the Ninja Strike and, before he hits the ground, attack him 2 more times with the Ninja Strike to juggle him in the air.

Cyrax's Ninjitsu fighting style utilizes fast and tricky low attacks. He uses them to keep his opponent guessing. Attack Sub-Zero with Cyrax's Ninjitsu low attacks.

To distance himself from his opponents, Cyrax can Escape with a Ninjitsu Backflip Z. Execute 3 successful Backflip Escape moves while in the Ninjtsu fighting style.

Perhaps you did not yet download your instructions. If you need to study Cyrax's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List menu.

Cyrax was transformed into a cyborg by the Lin Kuei in an automation program that Sub-Zero defied. For that defiance, Sub-Zero became an enemy of the Lin Kuei and Cyrax was programmed to seek and destroy him as a traitor. One of the fighting styles Cyrax downloaded to defeat Sub-Zero was Sambo.

The fighting style Sambo, originally conceived as a means of unarmed crowd control for the police, is a form of wrestling developed by the Soviets in the early 1930s. Sambo is a distillation of over 20 folk arts native to the Soviet Union as well as Greco-Roman Wrestling, Judo, Jujutsu and free-style wrestling. You will begin training in Cyrax's Sambo basic attacks.

Cyrax also has a pop-up attack in the Sambo fighting style called the Hammerfist Strike Back+B. Execute Cyrax's Hammerfist Strike on the traitor, Sub-Zero.

Outstanding! Now you must attack Sub-Zero with the Hammerfist Strike and, before he hits the ground, attack him 2 more times with the Hammerfist Strike to juggle him in the air.

Well executed! Cyrax has a ducking pop-up attack Down+Y in the Sambo fighting style as well. Initiate Cyrax's Rising Fist ducking pop-up.

Well done! Now execute the Rising Fist ducking pop-up and, while Sub-Zero is still in the air, juggle him with any attack in your database.

Although Cyrax's Sambo fighting style only has a couple of low attacks, he takes full advantage of their strategic potential. Attack Sub-Zero with Cyrax's Sambo low attacks.

In addition to punches and kicks, Cyrax can access his database to load his Sambo throw attacks. One such attack is called the Shoulder Toss Y. Execute 5 successful Shoulder Toss moves while in the Sambo fighting style.

While using his Sambo fighting style, Cyrax can recharge his power cells by performing a Taunt Z. Execute 2 Taunts successfully to regain full charge.

Your programming may need some adjustment. If you need to download Cyrax's moves, pause the game and access the Moves List menu.

One of the weapons Cyrax brings with him on his assignments is his Pulse Blade. You will now download the Pulse Blade training mission. Password... LK - 4D4 ... logging on... login successful... accessing requested files... downloading... download successful.

Click A to run the Pulse Blade basic training executable... ... loading Pulse Blade high attacks training mission pack... pbha.mk5 loaded... execute Pulse Blade high attacks on target Sub-Zero...

... Pulse Blade high attacks training mission complete... loading Pulse Blade Lifting Blade pop-up attack training mission pack... pblb.mk5 loaded... ... execute Pulse Blade Lifting Blade pop-up attack on target Sub-Zero...

... performance meets required parameters... execute Pulse Blade Lifting Blade pop-up attack followed by 2 additional Pulse Blade Lifting Blade attacks while target Sub-Zero is still air born...

... Pulse Blade Lifting Blade pop-up attack training mission complete... loading Pulse Blade low attacks training mission pack... pbla.mk5 loaded... ... execute Pulse Blade low attacks on target Sub-Zero...

... Pulse Blade low attacks training mission complete... loading Pulse Blade Impale training mission pack... pbi.mk5 loaded... ... IMPALE INSTRUCTIONS- Lodge Pulse Blade in target Sub-Zero...do not withdraw Pulse Blade... execute Pulse Blade Impale attack...

10100011 11010001 10011102 ... .. ERROR- NUMBER LK - 9T9 ... corrupted pack file... downloading mission pack file from alternate drive... press A to reboot main system and resume training...

Cyrax was eventually reprogrammed by Sub-Zero to defeat Shao Kahn. Once the Emperor's attack on Earth was foiled, Cyrax had no further instructions and shut down in a barren desert. He was recovered by Special Forces agents Sonya Blade and Jackson Briggs who restored his soul through a dangerous technical procedure. He has since joined forces with them to protect Earthrealm from otherworldly threats.

By joining one attack to another in rapid succession, the human cyborg, Cyrax, can more effectively attack his foes. His training at the Special Forces proving grounds began with Ninjitsu combo training.

Practice Cyrax's Ninjitsu Cyborg Strikes pop-up combo.

Exceptional! Now you must attack Jax with the Cyborg Strikes once more and, before he hits the ground, juggle him with any attack.

Well done! Now expand upon your combo training by learning Cyrax's Style Branch combination attacks. A Style Branch combo starts with one style and changes to another style for added effectiveness. You will now learn Cyrax's Pain Killer Style Branch combo. It starts in Ninjitsu and goes into Sambo.

Excellent! Now execute the Pain Killer combo and juggle Jax in the air with any attack you have learned.

You must draw strength from your humanity. The pain from your cybernetic implants will subside eventually. Continue with the lesson. If you need further study, pause the game and access the Moves List.

Jax assigned Cyrax to the realm of Outworld. His mission was to scout out potential threats from that realm and report his findings to Jax back in Earthrealm. On one of his ports to Outworld, Cyrax was ambushed by a large reptilian creature. During the battle, the arm console that allowed him to traverse the realms was damaged. He was stranded in Outworld.

Cyrax had not recognized the warrior he fought to be Reptile due to the lizard's strange metamorphosis from his previous form. He defended against Reptile's assault with his Sambo attack combinations, among other techniques, and eventually defeated him.

Practice Cyrax's Sambo Ketchup pop-up combo.

Exceptional! Now you must attack Reptile with the Ketchup combo once more and, before he hits the ground, juggle him with any attack you have learned.

Well done! Now expand upon your combo training by learning one of Cyrax's more advanced Sambo combination attacks.

Excellent! Now for a Branch Style combo that starts with Cyrax's Sambo fighting style and goes into his Pulse Blade fighting style.

Now repeat that last combo and finish it with any attack you have learned.

Reptile is an imposing foe indeed. But you must not let his primal appearance intimidate you. Finish him. If you need further study, pause the game and access the Moves List.

After Reptile scurried away in defeat, Cyrax was approached by a vampire woman named Nitara who had been watching the fight. She offered to return Cyrax to his Earthrealm home if he could retrieve for her a mystical orb from its hiding place. Nitara could not approach it herself, but Cyrax's Earthrealm technology would allow him to enter the harsh environment the orb had been concealed in.

One technological advancement of Cyrax's cybernetic systems is his Slice and Dice cutter Back,Forward,X. This mechanism can cut through opponents even at a distance. Attack Nitara with Cyrax's Slice and Dice cutter.

Well done! But that hurt Nitara a bit too much. This time she will not be so passive.

Sharpen your blade and begin this lesson again.

When Cyrax had not reported back from Outworld at the pre-designated time, Jax knew something was wrong. He sent the new recruit Kenshi to search for Cyrax.

Another special attack made possible by Cyrax's bionic implants is his Spinkick Down,Back,A. Cyrax is able to deal multiple blows by spinning on one leg and repeatedly smacking his opponent with the other. Show Kenshi how the Spinkick attack works.

Well done! But Kenshi came here to rescue you, not to be insulted. This time he will not allow such an attack.

You need some practice.

Eventually, Agent Kenshi became stranded in Outworld as well when the Special Forces Outerworld Investigation Agency was destroyed by a member of the Red Dragon clan. Jax and Sonya would have to find some other way to return both Kenshi and Cyrax to Earthrealm.

Perhaps one of the most versatile technological advancements in Cyrax's arsenal is his Detonator Forward,Back,B. From a cavity within his chest, he can expel a timed bomb to blow his opponents to pieces. Attack Sonya. Attack Sonya with short-range Detonator. FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!

Cyrax's arsenal also has a long-range Detonator Back,Forward,B to be used against opponents who like to keep their distance. Very explosive! See if you can hit Sonya from a further distance with a long-range Detonator. FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!

Good shot! Now see if you can attack Sonya after she has been blown into the air by a Detonator blast. FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!

You are indeed a demolitions expert. But now comes your final lesson with the Detonator. Detonate Sonya into the air and then juggle her with the Spinkick.

Uuuuuuuh... just what the heck do you think you're doing? Quit messin' around and finish the ... . What did you call me? Don't make me come over there! You want some of this?!?! Oooo I'm gonna...

Next, you will learn Cyrax's more advanced combos. You will spar against Johnny Cage. Cyrax has never liked any of Johnny Cage's movies and felt especially robbed of his eight bucks when he saw Johnny's film, NINJA MIME. Cyrax is going to beat those eight dollars out of Johnny Cage's skull.

Perform Cyrax's Ninjitsu Pain Killer Style Branch combo and then juggle him with the Slice And Dice special attack.

I guess that is WHAT HE GETS! Now perform Cyrax's Ninjitsu Pain Killer Style Branch combo and then juggle the prima donna with the Spinkick special attack.

Staying in character, Johnny seems to have miraculously come back to life! Now perform Cyrax's Style Branch combo beginning with the Sambo style, then into the Pulse Blade style, and then juggle him senseless with the Slice And Dice special attack.

Now that is what I call entertainment! Finish him off with one final Branch Style combo that starts with Sambo, goes into pulse blade, and juggles the pretty-boy with the Spinkick.

Maybe you actually like movies about mimes. No matter. Beat his skull anyway.

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and beaten many opponents. But there is one opponent you still need to confront... It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Cyrax. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You failed. You have to learn to perform all of Cyrax's attacks and also defend against Cyrax's attacks if you plan on being victorious.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Drahmin

An Oni is a demon from the Netherealm. They are foul creatures consumed with hatred and possessed with the desire to inflict pain and suffering upon others. Drahmin is no exception. With his right arm completely encased within an iron club, he eagerly crushes his opponents to dust. You must learn to use this rage to your advantage. The torturous environment of the 5th plane of the Netherealm can twist any being into a vicious monster. Such is the story of Drahmin, the Oni Tormentor. Once a mortal man, he was banished to this unforgiving realm and forgotten for ages. He is no longer the being he once was.

Drahmin and his Oni companion, Moloch, first encountered the sorcerer Quan Chi during a battle with Scorpion. Quan Chi pleaded with the two Oni to protect him. In return, he offered to release them from the Netherealm. Defend the sorcerer Quan Chi from the ninja spectre, Scorpion, with Drahmin's Netherealm high attacks.

While using his Netherealm fighting style, Drahmin can execute 2 pop-up attacks, A and Down+A. These moves can pop an opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Attack Scorpion with Drahmin's Straight Kick and Rising Blast pop-up attacks.

Attack Scorpion with his Netherealm Straight Kick pop-up attack and then, while he is still in the air, attack him 2 more times with the Straight Kick to juggle him.

Now attack Scorpion with Drahmin's Netherealm Rising Blast pop-up attack and then, while he is still in the air, juggle him with any of Drahmin's attacks.

Drahmin stooped to slam Scorpion from below... Attack Scorpion with Drahmin's Netherealm low attacks.

While in his Netherealm fighting style, Drahmin tormented Scorpion with a Taunt Z. This move rejuvenated Drahmin's netheressence by a small amount. Execute 2 successful Taunts to regain full netheressence.

If you do not protect Quan Chi from Scorpion, you will never escape the Netherealm.

Drahmin and Moloch cast Scorpion away with their combined attack... but for how long? The ninja spectre gained strength from this realm with each passing moment. At the same time, Quan Chi's powers were fading the longer he remained. If Quan Chi had the means to free Drahmin and Moloch, he had to do it fast. Drahmin had no patience for broken promises. Especially the promise of freedom. An Oni has a built-in rage that is difficult to suppress once unleashed. Drahmin had tapped into this rage when he fought Scorpion.

Quan Chi himself will face the wrath of an Oni if he does not release Drahmin and Moloch from the Netherealm. Practice Drahmin's Oni fighting style high attacks.

While in his Oni fighting style, Drahmin can execute 2 pop-up attacks, Y and Down+A. These moves can pop an opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Attack Quan Chi with Drahmin's Crushing Chop and Rising Blast pop-up attacks.

Attack Quan Chi with his Oni Crushing Chop pop-up attack and then, while he is still in the air, attack him 2 more times with the Crushing Chop to juggle him.

Now attack Quan Chi with Drahmin's Oni Rising Blast pop-up attack and then, while he is still in the air, juggle him with any of Drahmin's attacks.

Drahmin utilizes a series of Oni low attacks which he uses to crush knees and sweep kick. Execute Drahmin's Oni low attacks on Quan Chi.

While in the Oni fighting style, Drahmin can Shove Z a blocking opponent. This move is useful to push a blocking opponent away from you. Shove your blocking opponent away from you 5 times.

Your Oni rage is pathetic! You must RAAAAAGGGEEE!!

Quan Chi needed more information about the 5th plane of the Netherealm in order to devise a means of escape. The two Oni took him to an extremely ancient structure where Drahmin had seen tablets covered with unfamiliar writing. The entrance to the site had been blocked by fallen stone debris. Drahmin smashed the larger blocks to pieces with his Iron Club and the three of them walked into the old roofless structure.

The strength of Drahmin's Iron Club attacks are tremendous. Attack Quan Chi with Drahmin's Iron Club high attacks.

While in his Iron Club fighting style, Drahmin can execute 2 pop-up attacks, Back+Y and Down+A. These moves can pop an opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Attack Quan Chi with Drahmin's Doom Chop and Rising Blast pop-up attacks.

Attack Quan Chi with your Iron Club Doom Chop pop-up attack and then, while he is still in the air, attack him 2 more times with the Doom Chop to juggle him.

Now attack Quan Chi with Drahmin's Iron Club Rising Blast pop-up attack and then, while he is still in the air, juggle him with any of Drahmin's attacks.

Drahmin utilizes a series of Iron Club low attacks, which he uses to crush knees and sweep kick. Execute Drahmin's Iron Club low attacks on Quan Chi.

You must learn to wield your Iron Club as if it were a part of you.

As Quan Chi was reading from an old stone tablet, Scorpion smashed it to dust with a shot of his spear. Quan Chi called for protection and Drahmin and Moloch sprung into action once again.

One devastating blow Drahmin used to pummel Scorpion was his Super Uppercut Down,Back,B. Attack Scorpion with Drahmin's Super Uppercut.

Scorpion shook off the pain and attacked Drahmin.

You must protect Quan Chi. Only he holds the key to escaping the Netherealm.

Quan Chi had fled down a corridor. In his bewilderment, Moloch loosened his grip on Scorpion just enough for the ninja to escape. Scorpion then chased after Quan Chi. Moloch and Drahmin were not far behind. Up ahead, they saw the sorcerer open some sort of portal and jump through. Scorpion followed. Quan Chi had indeed left them behind. But as they drew nearer to the mystical structure, it was clear to them that the portal had not yet closed. Moloch and Drahmin crossed through the void into Outworld.

Once in Outworld, Drahmin's putrid flesh began attracting insects from all around until he was surrounded by a swarm of Outworld Rotflies Back,Forward,Y. Practice hurling 3 Balls-O-Flies at your betrayer, Quan Chi.

Quan Chi is disgusted by the Rotflies. He will dodge them if you attack again.

Check your flies and try again.

Moloch and Drahmin had emerged in Outworld next to a large circular stone disc that was lying on its side. Its shape was vaguely familiar to Drahmin. Suddenly there was a scent of mortal flesh in the air. It was Moloch who smelled it first. The mortal had not noticed them until it was too late. The two Oni pounced on their prey.

The mortal was stunned by the first attack. Drahmin seized the moment and attacked the cyborg with a Propeller Clock pop-up attack Forward,Forward,Y. Attack the yellow mortal with Drahmin's Propeller Clock pop-up attack.

The mortal is quite resilient! Attack it with the Propeller Clock pop-up attack and then, while it is still in the air, juggle it with the Ball-O-Flies attack.

The mortal's shell is tougher than you had thought! Crack its shell with a Propeller Clock and then, while it is still in the air, Slam it with a Super Uppercut.

Even Moloch is impressed with the mortal's ability to withstand the attacks! Attack it with the Propeller Clock pop-up and then, while it is still in the air, juggle it with another Propeller Clock pop-up attack.

It seems the mortal has regained its health in some way. It is fighting back. Attack it with another Propeller Clock pop-up attack 4 times.

You almost have it! Just crack open its shell to get to the juicy bits!

Drahmin and Moloch were close to tasting mortal flesh when the prey they had been attacking spit out an enchanted object that burst into a loud fireball. The two Oni ran from the mortal for fear of another attack. They spent the coming months in the forests near a small town, eating mortals that wandered too close to the treeline.

Li Mei has wandered too close to the treeline! Knock her out with 3 of Drahmin's Punching Bag Throws. You must be in the Oni or the Netherealm fighting style to execute the attack.

The female mortal is still conscious! Attack the mortal with another Punching Bag Throw and then, while it is still in the air, juggle it with a Straight Kick in the Netherealm fighting style followed by a Super Uppercut.

The female mortal still lives! Attack the mortal with another Punching Bag Throw and then, while it is still in the air, juggle it with a Crushing Chop in the Oni fighting style, followed by a Propeller Clock.

The mortal has rejuvenated it's health somehow! Throw it 4 times with the Punching Bag Throw.

If you wish to consume the flesh of mortals, you must defeat this mortal female.

Indeed you are most fortunate. You will now have the honor of participating in The Trial Of Blood!

Make Sonya bleed 40 pints of blood before she defeats you or time runs out.

You are an Oni. The smell of blood should intensify your rage!

Your might will now be tested. Shatter this gemstone to prove that you are the strongest Oni in the Netherealm.

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and beaten many opponents. But there is one opponent you still need to confront. It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Drahmin. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You failed.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Frost

The mysterious Lin Kuei Frost has powers and abilities that closely resemble those of Sub-Zero. Her past is not known, but her moves are becoming legendary. Although she is still in training herself, she will make an excellent subject for study on this journey. The name Tong Bei, or Tong Bei Quan, can be translated as 'Fist Of The Spreading Power From The Back'. Like Frost's mysterious history, the origin of this fighting style is unclear. Frost used Tong Bei to win the recent Lin Kuei recruiting tournament.

With the former Lin Kuei member Cyrax as your sparring partner, practice the Tong Bei basic attacks that Frost used to win the tournament.

Very good. Frost's Tong Bei fighting style has 3 different pop-up attacks. These attacks allow her to pop an opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. This first one is called Ice Crusher.

Excellent! Now you must learn another of Frost's winning pop-up attacks. This one is called Winter Winds.

Exceptional! Now you must practice Frost's final Tong Bei pop-up attack. This last one is called Northern Lights.

The legendary warrior and Grand Master of the Lin Kuei clan, Sub-Zero, has noticed your exceptional skills. Impress him further by juggling Cyrax with a pop-up combo in Frost's Tong Bei fighting style. You will start with the Ice Crusher, juggle him with the Winter Winds, and then juggle him again with the Northern Lights pop-up attack before he hits the ground.

Excellent. It is no surprise that Frost was the victor of the Lin Kuei tournament. Now you must practice Frost's Tong Bei low attacks.

While in the Tong Bei style, Frost can slide herself backward. This Escape maneuver allows her to put distance between herself and her opponent. Execute 3 successful Escapes to quickly get yourself out of harm's way.

Sub-Zero is watching! You must impress him with your fighting skills if you wish to become his apprentice.

Grand Master Sub-Zero was impressed with your Tong Bei fighting skills, and will now train you in the fighting art of Yuan Yang. For the remainder of your training, you will refer to him as 'Sifu'. Yuan Yang Quan, or Mandarin Duck Fist, is a martial art rarely seen outside of China. Although not much is known about Yuan Yang as a whole, many Chinese styles have adopted its kicking methods, which were reputed to be very effective.

Sifu Sub-Zero will now begin with your Yuan Yang basic training.

Well done. Now Sifu will test what you have learned. Attack him with the Yuan Yang basic attacks.

You have passed your first test. Now Sifu will instruct you on the nuances of pop-up attacks. These attacks allow you to pop an opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Execute the Yuan Yang Lifting Head Kick pop-up attack 3 times on Sifu.

Most impressive. Now Sifu will instruct you as you learn the Yuan Yang low attacks.

Do not be intimidated by the fact that you are sparring with the legendary Sub-Zero. Clear your mind and focus on the task at hand. If you need to study Frost's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List.

Sifu Sub-Zero is quite enthusiastic about your progress and will now advance your training beyond that of an average warrior. He has noticed that you possess a similar freezing ability to his own, and will train you to harness that power. By flash-freezing water vapor, Sifu Sub-Zero can form intricate solid objects. One such object is his Kori Blade. Sifu will help you discover if you in fact possess the mental concentration to perform this effect as well.

It seems that Sifu's years of experience, and enchantment from the Dragon Medallion, allow him to form a much larger weapon than you are capable of creating. No matter. Two smaller weapons can be just as effective as one large weapon. Attack your Sifu with these Double Dagger basic attacks.

You will now be tested. Sifu will spar with you. Attack him with the Double Dagger basic attacks you have learned.

You have passed the test, and will now learn low attacks with your Double Dagger.

Again, you will be tested. Attack Sifu with the Double Dagger low attacks you have just learned. He will defend himself this time.

Exceptional. Sifu would like to assess your ability to perform a pop-up attack with your Double Daggers. Perform the Lifting Daggers pop-up attack and, before Sifu hits the ground, attack with a pop-up kick.

Well done! Now for an effective, yet very tricky weapon attack called an Impale. This move lodges your weapon into your opponent's body to constantly drain life. Once you have successfully Impaled your opponent, however, you are no longer able to use that weapon. Impale Sifu with your Double Daggers. This will be the end of your basic Double Dagger training, as Sifu will need medical attention should you pass the test.

Martial arts training has no end. There is just the beginning and further growth. Try again.

Very well done! It seems you have the ability to control your freezing powers. Good. You will now expand your training to encompass your ability... to freeze. Sifu Sub-Zero has dressed his wounds from your last lesson, and will continue to train you.

Sifu has the ability to freeze his opponent solid. He would like to see if you have this ability as well. Freeze Sifu Sub-Zero.. Funnel your Fa Jing through your hands and try to freeze Sifu.

Most interesting! It seems your freeze attack travels along the ground! Sifu surmises that this must mean it only affects an opponent whose feet are placed upon the ground. Let us test this theory... in kombat. Freeze Sifu Sub-Zero 3 times before time runs out.

Do not worry. Sifu Sub-Zero will not give you the cold shoulder if you fail. This is the new Lin Kuei, after all.

Although Sifu Sub-Zero was frozen, he was not injured in any way. He is used to the cold. What he is not used to is the speed at which you are learning to harness your freezing powers. You will now speed up your training, and learn the Icy Slide move Sifu had perfected many years ago. Sifu Sub-Zero has progressed beyond such novice moves, but he will teach you this basic maneuver. Focus your Fa Jing through your feet, and slide underneath Sifu to trip him up.

If you indeed have this ability, you should be able to execute 3 Slide moves before time runs out.

Incredible! It seems you have the gift! Now for your test. Attack Sifu with the Icy Slide 3 times before time runs out.

This is not the Red Dragon clan. You will not be punished for failing. Try again.

Too much practice in one area is not good. Sifu Sub-Zero will now switch to a different lesson to better round out your training. You will study attack combinations. By combining attacks, a warrior can more effectively kombat his or her opponent.

Practice these Tong Bei combos on Sub-Zero.

You have learned these first combos well. Now for your test. Attack Sifu with the combos you have just learned. He will not make it easy for you.

Excellent. Now for some more advanced combos.

Once again, you will be tested by Sifu Sub-Zero. Attack him with the combos you have just learned.

You have the good fortune of being trained by the legendary Sub-Zero. Do not pass this opportunity by. Continue with your training.

Sifu Sub-Zero believes that you can handle training at a quicker pace. The next lesson will include combos from both the Yuan Yang and the Double Dagger fighting styles.

You will begin with combos in the Yuan Yang fighting style. Begin.

Sifu will now test you. Perform the combos you have just learned. He will be quite hard on you this time.

Very well done! Sifu Sub-Zero will now push you to your limits with these more advanced Yuan Yang combos.

Now for your Yuan Yang advanced combo test. Perform the combos you have just learned on Sifu Sub-Zero.

Your Yuan Yang combo training is complete! You will now begin Double Dagger combo training. Remember to focus your Fa Jing through your hands to form the daggers themselves.

Enough practice. Now for the test. Attack Sifu with the Double Dagger combos you just learned.

Well done! Now as a surprise test, Impale Sifu Sub-Zero before time runs out.

Do not get cold feet. You can complete this lesson!

Your main training is complete! While Sub-Zero bandages his wounds from your surprise test, you will participate in an unofficial Trial Of Blood!

The unsuspecting Sonya Blade is en route to meet with Sub-Zero. Practice all you have learned to make her bleed 50 pints of blood before she defeats you or time runs out.

Sonya thinks she is prettier than you. Who does she think she is!? Oh, it's on now!

Raiden has arrived with disturbing news for Sub-Zero. The sorcerers Quan Chi and Shang Tsung have formed an alliance in Outworld. He has requested Sub-Zero's help in defeating them. If Sub-Zero accepts, your training will abruptly end. Frost must prove herself skilled enough to accompany Sub-Zero on his journey and continue her training.

Prove that you are a skilled warrior by performing some Style Branch combos on Raiden. A Style Branch combo switches from one fighting style to the other. These start in the Tong Bei style and go into the Yuan Yang style.

Sifu Sub-Zero is pleased with your execution of those first two Style Branch combos and believes that you are skilled enough to learn 3 more.

Sub-Zero is impressed that you learned to do a Style Branch combo on your own. Show him that you know even more, by executing these combos that start in the Yuan Yang fighting style and go into the Double Dagger fighting style.

Raiden is beginning to accept you as a possible ally in the fight to save Earthrealm. If only you knew how to Style Branch all three of your styles into one long combo. Ha! You will show them that your skills are indeed worthy of their quest. Perform a Style Branch combo that starts in Tong Bei, goes into Yuan Yang, and finishes with the Double Daggers.

Raiden is impressed. But you must pass this one test before he will believe you can handle yourself against the Deadly Alliance. You must Impale him with your Double Daggers. If you do, he will allow Sub-Zero to bring you along.

You know you are the best. Someday YOU will be Grand Master of the Lin Kuei. But if you fail this test, you may never get that chance.

Most impressive! Sub-Zero has taught you well. You have mastered many fighting techniques, and have even passed Raiden's test. You are indeed the greatest warrior in the Lin Kuei clan. But there is one opponent you still need to confront... It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Frost. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You must defeat Frost if you plan on being Grand Master.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Hsu Hao

The Red Dragon operative Hsu Hao's strength is his ability to concentrate on one objective at a time. He is not easily distracted and lives to serve the will of his clan. This characteristic may be a side effect of his cybernetic heart. Without ambition, there can be no distraction. All that remains is duty. With a history of over 2000 years, Shuai Chiao is the oldest martial art in China. The Red Dragon clan have adopted it as a standard fighting style for entry-level recruits. Although Hsu Hao was already an accomplished martial artist, he was still required to learn Shuai Chiao once he joined their secretive organization.

Mavado was in charge of training Hsu Hao. With his heart removed and replaced with a cybernetic life support apparatus, Hsu Hao made for an excellent student who was extremely focused. Practice Hsu Hao's Shuai Chiao high attacks with Mavado.

Mavado will test what you have learned. See if you can attack him with the Shuai Chiao high attacks he just taught you.

You have passed your first test. Now you must learn the Shuai Chiao low attacks.

For your second test, you will attack Mavado with the low attacks you have just learned.

You are of a single-mindedness that makes for enhanced learning capabilities. Mavado will see how well you can switch to another mode of attack and still retain that concentration. Throw Mavado by grabbing his feet and tossing him into the air.

You are not living up to your reputation. When you had approached the Red Dragon, you had claimed to be a great warrior. Prove your worth or be eliminated.

You have completed your Shuai Chiao training and will now begin the second style required of new recruits. Wrestling may not be a particularly flashy martial art, but it is very effective.

Mavado will teach you Wrestling high attacks.

You will now be tested. Attack Mavado with the Wrestling high attacks you just learned.

Most impressive. Mavado has never had a pupil who learned as fast as you have. He will now extend your Wrestling training to include low attacks.

Now that you know the Wrestling low attacks, you will be tested once again. Attack Mavado with the Wrestling low attacks you just learned.

Mavado sees much promise in you. He will teach you wrestling throws, but only because he thinks you can handle it. He will not, however, make it an easy lesson.

A useful Wrestling move is the Reversal. This attack will allow you to stop an opponent's attack long enough to counter with your own attack. Counter Mavado's attack with a Reversal move.

Is there a malfunction with your heart unit? Perhaps you should see the Red Dragon's cybernetic surgeon.

Once Hsu Hao had completed his basic training of the required fighting styles, he was allowed to choose a weapon style from a vast collection of blades in the Red Dragon arsenal. Hsu Hao chose the Sun-Moon Blades.

Like Mavado's hookswords, the Sun-Moon Blades are a double-weapon fighting style. Mavado will teach you the basic high attacks of this unusual weapon style.

Now defend yourself against Mavado with the Sun-Moon high attacks you have just learned.

Next, Mavado will teach you the Sun-Moon low attack basics.

Mavado will test you on your Sun-Moon low attack knowledge. Do not disappoint him. If you pass this final test, you will become a full member of the Red Dragon and receive your first assignment.

If you fail this lesson, you will be eliminated.

Hsu Hao completed his training and Mavado gave him his first assignment. He was to infiltrate the Special Forces by posing as a former member of a secret Chinese military group. From the inside, the Red Dragon clan could keep track of the Special Forces as well as covertly feed them information about their rival clan, the Black Dragon. The Special Forces would be unwittingly destroying the Black Dragon for Mavado's clan.

Hsu Hao impressed the Special Forces with his fighting skills and was commissioned as a free agent. He slowly gained the trust of the organization for his help in the capture of Black Dragon clan members. Attack the Black Dragon member, Kano, with Hsu Hao's Cyrus Stomp 2 times.

Kano won't go down without a fight, but you must capture him to gain the trust of the Special Forces. Apply your boots to his head 3 more times to knock him out.

You must prove to the Special Forces that you are an ally. Destroy the Black Dragon, Kano.

Hsu Hao's track record gained notoriety within the Special Forces. He seemed to have a 6th sense about the Black Dragon and brought down many of their members. This ability was exploited to its fullest potential by Jax and Sonya, whose special task it was to deal with that criminal organization. They regularly included Hsu Hao in their operations.

Kano has escaped from a Special Forces prison truck. Bring him in with Hsu Hao's Khan Klap attack.

Kano is getting his second wind. Blow him away again with his Khan Klap attack.

You have one objective. Capture Kano. You have one objective. Capture Kano.

Although the Black Dragon was seemingly destroyed, Mavado felt that it would serve the Red Dragon best if Hsu Hao remained under cover until further notice. He was eventually asked by the Special Forces to remain with Jax and Sonya's group to start up the Outerworld Investigation Agency. Kenshi also joined the Agency around this time.

Practice your Shuai Chiao combos with Special Forces agent Kenshi.

Now spar with Kenshi, using those same Shuai Chiao combos.

Show Kenshi Hsu Hao's more complicated combos.

Kenshi is impressed. He wants to practice countering those last combos.

Kenshi would make an excellent Red Dragon. Mavado should be made aware of this swordsman. But for now, you must not let your thoughts distract you. Defeat Kenshi.

Hsu Hao's new orders came when his superior, Mavado, instructed him to destroy the Outerworld Investigation Agency's ability to travel to Outworld. Once this task was accomplished, he was then to rendezvous with Mavado in that realm to receive further instruction.

Before parting, Mavado would like to see what you have learned since your time amongst the Special Forces. Show him a Wrestling combo that you have developed.

Mavado is intrigued with this new move. He will test you unofficially to see how effective it is in kombat.

Your move does not seem to be very effective. Do not disappoint Mavado. Defeat him with your new Wrestling combo.

Mavado is impressed that you have continued practicing the Red Dragon fighting styles he taught you. He would like to see more before parting.

Show Mavado the new Sun-Moon attack combos you have developed.

Most impressive! But Mavado will need to see those combos put to the test. He will try to defeat you this time.

Not good enough. Perhaps he has chosen the wrong man for the job.

Hsu Hao gained access to a small, but very powerful, explosive device and made his way to the underground chamber that housed the inter-realm portals used by the Outerworld Investigation Agency. He powered-up the portal to Outworld and activated the explosive device with a short countdown just as Jax came barreling down upon him.

You must escape from Jax. Use a Style Branch combo that starts with the Shuai Chiao style, then goes into Wrestling, and then finish with your Sun-Moon blades.

Jax was not sure what you were up to, but now that he knows your intentions, he will do his best to stop you. Use the combo again.

Make Jax BLEED!!! Once you have drained Jax of enough blood, toss a grenade at the main control panel and jump through the portal to Outworld to meet up with Mavado for further orders.

This is a pivotal moment. If you do not defeat Jax and destroy the portals, you will have failed the Red Dragon.

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and beaten many opponents. But there is one opponent you still need to confront. It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Hsu Hao. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You failed. You have to learn to perform all of Hsu Hao's attacks and also defend against Hsu Hao's attacks if you plan on being victorious.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Jax

As an operative of the Special Forces, Jax had developed many special moves that gave him the edge he needed to destroy the Black Dragon. Now that the Red Dragon has infiltrated and destroyed his hidden Special Forces base, Jax must refocus his energy on this new threat to peace. Jax's newly designed cybernetic arms offer better range of motion and faster recoil, allowing for a move he calls the Piston Punch. This move utilizes rapid multiple strikes that push his opponent back, rendering them momentarily helpless.

As a member of the Red Dragon, Hsu Hao was responsible for the destruction of the Outerworld Investigation Agency; a branch of the Special Forces designed to protect Earth from invasion. Hsu Hao has much to answer for. Practice Jax's Piston Punch attack 3 times before time runs out.

You are an excellent student. But now you must use what you have learned in kombat. Hit Hsu Hao with Jax's Piston Punch 3 times before he defeats you or time runs out. But take heed, Hsu Hao will not make it easy for you.

It would appear that your skills are not yet adequate. You must try again. Practice chips away the rough edges.

Excellent! You have mastered the Piston Punch technique. But the road to your destiny is long traveled. There is much more to be learned. This next trial pits you against Mavado, another member of the Red Dragon Clan.

You must learn to harness your Fa Jing, or Inner Power. Jax has learned to focus his Fa Jing into a powerful earth-shaking move he calls the Ground Pound. Practice Jax's Ground Pound move 3 times before time runs out.

Again, you have proven to be a quick study. But let us see how you fare in Kombat. Hit Mavado with Jax's Ground Pound 3 times before he defeats you or time runs out.

It would seem that your thoughts are elsewhere. You must concentrate.

Most impressive! You have completed yet another trial. Let us move on to Jax's third special attack, his Machine Gun. Jax's Machine Gun attack is a great strategy for keeping an opponent away from you. In this next trial, you will practice on Quan Chi.

Attack Quan Chi with Jax's Machine Gun special move 3 times before time runs out.

Now you understand. Your skills are improving. But let us see how well you handle yourself against a moving opponent. Hit Quan Chi with Jax's Machine Gun special move 3 times before he defeats you or time runs out.

It would appear that you were not concentrating hard enough. Repeat the lesson.

You have mastered each of Jax's special attacks. Now has come the time to combine their strengths. There will be no practice round this time. You must prove to Reptile that you are the superior warrior.

Attack Reptile with Jax's Piston Punch, Ground Pound, and Machine Gun moves before he defeats you or time runs out.

It seems that you have not paid close enough attention to your lessons. This time, concentrate.

You bring honor to Earthrealm. You have successfully proven your mastery of Jax's special attacks. Your next lesson will be to learn one of Jax's martial arts fighting styles. Muay Thai, or Thailand kickboxing, is one of the oldest martial art forms. Muay Thai's origin, along with much of Thai history, was lost during the invasion of the Burmese army.

Practice these Muay Thai moves.

Very well done. Now you must master attack combinations. Utilizing combos will greatly increase the damage done to your opponent. Practice these Muay Thai combos before your time runs out.

Excellent. I have chosen my student well. Let us now see how much you have learned. Execute these Muay Thai commands on Shang Tsung before he defeats you or before time runs out.

You seem sluggish. You must focus your energy.

You are indeed worthy of the warrior's virtue. Now that you have mastered some of Jax's Muay Thai combos, let us move on to another of Jax's fighting styles, Judo. In 1882 Judo was developed in Japan by Jigoro Kano. It is a descendent of Japanese jujutsu with an emphasis on self-defense and sport competition. The Judo philosophy is maximum efficiency with minimum effort. A kombatant using Judo will try to use his opponent's energy and weight against him by controlling his center of gravity.

Judo is known for its throwing techniques. Throws are used to attack opponents who defend excessively. Perform these Judo moves before the time runs out. Remember, every obstacle can be overcome.

Excellent. Now you must expand your training by mastering a few Judo combos.

I am indeed impressed! Now execute these combos and throws on Kano once more before he defeats you or before time runs out.

You must repeat your training. Try again.

Indeed you are most fortunate. You will now have the honor of participating in The Trial Of Blood!

Make Drahmin bleed 50 pints of blood before he defeats you or time runs out.

Perhaps you are squeamish? Try again.

Excellent! Now you must learn Jax's weapon style, the Tonfa. The Tonfa was originally the handle from a hand-operated grain mill used on farms. As early as 1477, there were bans on the use of weapons in Okinawa. The Okinawans began underground training in unarmed and armed kombat.

Hit Scorpion 9 times with the Tonfa before time runs out.

You failed. Be sure to switch to the Tonfa style when practicing these moves.

Now that you have learned the basic combos, let's learn some of his combos that change from one style into another style.

Try this combo that starts in Muay Thai and goes into Judo.

Now execute that combo one more time, but this time add one more hit.

Now add a final blow that finishes the combo we just learned.

Now execute one of Jax's combos that spans all 3 of his styles.

You failed. It would seem that your thoughts are elsewhere. You must concentrate. Try again.

It is one thing to defeat a foe who does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe who can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Jax. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You must press on! You must achieve your destiny!

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Johnny Cage

The Hollywood movie star Johnny Cage is more concerned with flash than with substance. Even with this lack of discipline, his moves are still quite effective. Although Johnny Cage chooses fighting styles that offer the best screen presence, you must learn them to round out your training. One of the classic Hollywood fighting styles is Karate.

Johnny Cage first used Karate in his 1998 film, 24 KARATE GOLD, in which he played a Secret Service agent. Try some of these high attacks he used in the movie.

A crowd pleaser in the movie was his Knife Hammer Strike Forward+Y. This move allowed him to pop an opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Try attacking your opponent with the Knife Hammer Strike while using the Karate style.

Try attacking your opponent with the Knife Hammer Strike and, while he is still in the air, attack him 2 more times with the Knife Hammer Strike.

The Cutting Kick Up+A is a 3D attack. Johnny Cage used it to catch a charging bad guy off guard. Attack your opponent with a few Cutting Kicks.

Most impressive. Johnny Cage's Flip Kick Up+X works well against a jumping opponent. Try attacking your opponent with Johnny Cage's Flipick while using the Karate style.

Johnny Cage can execute his Flip Kick Up+X a second time while he is still in the air. You should only perform a second Flip Kick if the first one connected successfully. If you miss or your opponent blocks it, you will be defenseless as you drop to the ground. See if you can complete a Double Flip Kick on your opponent while using the Karate style.

Excellent. You are learning quickly. Let us move on to the Karate low attacks. These attacks are quite effective, however they do not have much reach. Johnny Cage uses Karate low attacks in close proximity to his opponent. Now it is your turn. Hit your opponent with Karate low attacks.

While using the Karate fighting style, Johnny Cage can Shove Z a blocking opponent. This move is useful to push a blocking opponent away from you. Shove your blocking opponent away from you 5 times.

Incorrect. Perhaps you need more study. If you need to look at Johnny Cage's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List menu.

Another more flashy fighting style is Jeet Kune Do.

Johnny Cage used Jeet Kune Do in his first film, NINJA MIME. The movie was a flop in the US, but a huge success in France. Try executing some of these Jeet Kune Do high attacks that he used in the movie.

A memorable scene in NINJA MIME entailed Johnny Cage using his Knuckle Fist pop-up Back+B ... silently... against a very rude man. This move allowed him to pop his opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Try attacking your opponent with the Knuckle Fist pop-up while using the Jeet Kune Do style.

Try attacking your opponent with the Knuckle Fist pop-up and, while he is still in the air, attack him 2 more times with the Knuckle Fist pop-up.

Excellent. You are learning quickly. Let us move on to the Jeet Kune Do low attacks. These attacks are quite effective, however they do not have much reach. Johnny Cage uses Jeet Kune Do low attacks in close proximity to his opponent. Now it is your turn. Attack your opponent with Jeet Kune Do low attacks.

While in the Jeet Kune Do fighting style, Johnny Cage can Taunt Z his opponent. This move is not only intimidating, but it also rejuvenates some of Johnny Cage's health. Try executing 2 successful Taunts to regain full health.

You do not seem to be paying attention. Perhaps you need more study. If you need to look at Johnny Cage's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List menu.

Now for your weapon training. You will train with the Nunchaku.

The Nunchaku is a close kombat weapon based fighting style that relies heavily on the high frequency of its attacks. Johnny Cage first used the Nunchaku in his Oscar winning film, HWAAAAA!! Johnny played the villain opposite the great Channie Jack of Hong Kong theater. Execute some of these high attacks he used against Channie.

In the final battle of the movie, Johnny Cage used his Nunchaku pop-up attack he calls the Cross Back Strike Back+Y. This move allowed him to pop an opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Try attacking your opponent with the Cross Back Strike while using the Nunchaku style.

Try attacking your opponent with the Cross Back Strike and, while he is still in the air, attack him 2 more times with the Cross Back Strike.

Excellent. You are learning quickly. Let us move on to the Nunchaku low attacks. Although these attacks are quite effective, like the Karate low attacks, they do not have much reach. Johnny Cage uses Nunchaku low attacks in close proximity to his opponent. Now it is your turn. Hit your opponent with Nunchaku low attacks.

Perhaps you did not eat your KAN-Os this morning. Or... perhaps you need more study. If you need to look at Johnny Cage's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List menu.

You have exceptional talent. Let us see how you handle Johnny Cage's attack combinations.

In the Karate fighting style, Johnny Cage can link multiple attacks together to create an onslaught of damage to his opponent. You too must learn these combos if you wish to further your training. This first set is a sample from Johnny's 1989 classic, EXITING THE DRAGON OF DEATH.

Excellent! You have mastered the first set of Johnny Cage's combos. Let us now begin a set from his appearance on the TV series WU SHU where Johnny played a martial arts cowboy in search of inner peace.

In the climactic fight scene of WU SHU, Johnny Cage's character, Jesse Wong, used a Style Branch combo called the Out Take. In this combo, Johnny started with two Karate attacks, changed to Jeet Kune Do style, and finished with a Jeet Kune Do attack. You must now master the Out Take combo.

You would not even last as Key Grip on one of Johnny's movies with such a lack of concentration. Perhaps you need more study. If you need to look at Johnny Cage's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List menu.

Quite exceptional! Now let us see how you handle Johnny Cage's Jeet Kune Do and Nunchaku attack combinations.

Johnny Cage only knows a few combos in the Jeet Kune Do fighting style. Let us start with them.

Johnny Cage uses the Sticky Legs and the Outer Gate combos to keep his opponent guessing. Each one starts the same, but one ends in a high kick and the other ends in a sweep move. Let us see how quickly you can master the Sticky Legs and Outer Gate combos.

Most impressive. Your skills are indeed improving. Now you shall move on to another Style Branch combo. In his movie, WHO'S THAT?, Johnny Cage played a lone security guard in a department store. In one sequence, he used his Runner Up combo to deal with some punk teenagers. The combo starts in the Jeet Kune Do fighting style and ends in the Nunchaku fighting style. You must now perform the Runner Up combo. Start with the Jeet Kune Do fighting style.

Impressive! Perhaps your destiny lies in Hollywood. Let us move on to some Nunchaku combination attacks Johnny Cage has used in other movies.

I am beginning to doubt that you have what it takes. But perhaps what you need is more study. If you need to look at Johnny Cage's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List menu.

You have successfully proven your mastery of Johnny Cage's fighting styles. In your next lessons you will learn his special attacks.

Johnny Cage has reworked his classic Johnny Uppercut move Back+Z. It is not only an effective anti-air attack, but it also allows him to slide under projectiles and some high attacks. You must now attack your opponent with 3 Johnny Uppercuts.

That was most excellent. Now for a real challenge. Attack your opponent with 6 Johnny Uppercuts. Keep in mind that you can use it to slide underneath projectiles.

Do not be intimidated by Drahmin's foul appearance. Remember, to perform the Johnny Uppercut, you must press away from your opponent while pressing the special function button.

Very well done. Next you will practice Johnny Cage's projectile attack.

In 1991, Johnny Cage was a contestant on the hit game show, Celebrity Smash TV. In the final round, he threw his Forceball Down,Back,B at Mutoid Man and won the game. Johnny Cage donated all his prize money to charity. The Cage Forceball works well against opponents who persistently stay out of attack range. You must now attack your opponent with 6 Forceballs as he tries to back away from you.

That was most excellent. Now for a real challenge. Attack an AGGRESSIVE opponent with 6 Forceballs.

That is not exactly correct. Remember, to perform the Forceball you must press down, then quickly away from your opponent while pressing the B button.

Very well done indeed! But do not let success go to your head. You may be learning Johnny Cage's fighting techniques, but you must not allow his over-confidence to control you. Breathe deeply... much better. Now you will learn Johnny Cage's famed Shadow Kick.

Johnny Cage uses his Shadow Kick Back,Forward,X as a fast, medium-range attack to counter his opponent's missed attacks. You must now attack your opponent with 4 Shadow Kicks.

That was most excellent! Now for a real challenge. Dodge your opponent's projectile and counter with a Shadow Kick. Repeat this move 3 times.

You are getting good at this! Now see how you fare against an AGGRESSIVE opponent. Attack him with 4 Shadow Kicks.

It is the flies, is it not? Pretend they do not exist. Remember, to perform the Shadow Kick you must pressaway from your opponent, then quickly towards him while pressing the X button.

You are indeed a warrior worthy of a made-for-TV movie. But you are not finished yet. You must now learn some of Johnny Cage's more flashy combos.

For your next test, you must perform Johnny Cage's Out Take style change combo followed by a Shadow Kick while your opponent is in the air.

That was most excellent! Now for a similar challenge. You must perform Johnny Cage's Runner Up style change combo followed by a Shadow Kick while your opponent is in the air.

You have come so far! You must not quit now! Perhaps you need more practice.

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and beaten many opponents. But there is one opponent you still need to confront... It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Johnny Cage. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

That performance receives a thumbs down. You must learn to perform all of Johnny Cage's attacks as well as defend against all of Johnny Cage's attacks.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Kano

Kano has a knack for survival. Not only has he survived massive attacks from his enemies, but his lack of loyalty allows him to change sides to suit his goals. This mercenary has betrayed many who have called him ally. You must watch your back as you embark on this journey. Meaning 'mind form,' Xing Yi is a simple and practical style of kung-fu that originated in the San-Shih province of China. This is a northern Chinese system, which relies on short basic forms for training. This art has long been associated with Ba Gua beginning in the early 1900's, and the two are often taught together.

High atop a skyscraper, Kano faced off against Special Forces agent Sonya Blade during Shao Kahn's invasion of Earthrealm. Find out how much she's missed you by applying Kano's Xing Yi basic high attacks to her pretty face.

Kano had kicked Sonya into one of the stone gargoyles on the roof of the skyscraper. Try out Kano's pop-up attack called the Lifting High Kick.

OY! Not Bad! The Lifting High Kick pops Kano's opponent into the air long enough to attempt another attack. Now juggle Sonya in the bristols with 3 Lifting Kicks before she hits the ground.

Sonya was on her knees, defeated. Kano grabbed a lock of her hair in his fist, and prepared to finish her. Suddenly, the wench sprung a leg grab flip attack, and sent Kano over the side to the street below. If only he had used a low attack right away. Practice Kano's Xing Yi low attacks.

Kano lay severely injured, and would surely have perished had Motaro not seen the fight. The Centaur brought Kano back to Shao Kahn's fortress and revived him with magic. Reversals of fate are not uncommon for Kano. Practice Kano's Reversal move when Sonya attacks.

Give that four by four what she deserves! You've been waiting for this fight for a long time! Try again!

Like the Special Forces agent, Jackson Briggs, Kano is skilled in martial arts fighting techniques that specialize in throwing an opponent to the ground. The style Kano uses most is Aikido. Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed in the first half of the 20th century by the founder of the Black Dragon clan, Morihei Uyeshiba. Through Aikido, Uyeshiba developed extraordinary self-defense skills. He could take down and pin opponents of much greater size.

Practice Kano's basic Aikido throws on his largest enemy, Jax.

Jax is quite angry now. He says he won't allow you to throw him again. Prove the yank wrong. Attack him with the Aikido attacks you have just learned.

You've got him knackered! Now practice Kano's Aikido high attacks!

Now hit him low with Kano's Aikido low attacks. You gotta get close for these ones. Go on! Kick him in the cobblers!

While in his Aikido fighting style, Kano can perform a Neijin to power up his attacks. Execute a Neijin and belt Jax with a powered up attack of your choice. Let 'im 'ave it!

Jax ain't so tough. You can beat him. Remember, it was his Special Forces unit who destroyed the Black Dragon clan. It was Jax who smashed your face! Time for some PAYBACK!!

Although Motaro had rescued Kano, it was merely to imprison him so he could later face the wrath of Shao Kahn for his failure to defeat Sonya. But the Shokan warrior, Sheeva, slew Motaro outside of Kano's cell. She was on her way to assassinate Shao Kahn as well when Kano offered his assistance if Sheeva let him out of his cage. Kano and Sheeva proceeded to the throne room of Shao Kahn. When they arrived at the door, Kano suggested that he go in first to distract the Emperor. Kano would give the signal for Sheeva to enter and slay the preoccupied Shao Kahn. But Kano betrayed Sheeva and informed Shao Kahn of her assassination plot. When Kano called her in, Shao Kahn thrust a sword through her chest from behind.

Like the Red Dragon clan member, Mavado, Kano uses a double-weapon fighting style. Kano's Butterfly Knives have a 200-year history as part of the Shaolin system. Kano hates the Shaolin and uses the knives in his own way. Mavado is a right jam roll! Attack him with Kano's Butterfly Knife high attacks.

Mavado's main goal is to wipe out all traces of the Black Dragon. Defend yourself against this Red Dragon bugger with the Butterfly Knife attacks you've just learned.

It seems Mavado will have a hard time eliminating the Black Dragon. Now practice Kano's Butterfly low attacks on him while he's still tired from your last thrashing.

Well done, but it seems like Mavado has gotten his second wind! Try those low attacks on him again!

Your Black Dragon forefathers broke away from the ranks of the Red Dragon for a reason. They're a bunch of gordons. Show Mavado which clan is superior. Give him a good kick up the bottle!

Impressed with Kano's loyalty even in the face of severe punishment or death, the Emperor Shao Kahn put him in charge of his armies in place of the slain Motaro. He ordered Kano to return to Outworld to bring reinforcements for the final attack on Earthrealm.

Another member of the Red Dragon is Hsu Hao. He's a right sherman as well. Knock him in the niagras with some easy Xing Yi combos.

Hsu Hao didn't like that much. That suits you just fine. Use the same combos to really thrash him.

Some Xing Yi combos require more skill. Practice these more advanced Xing Yi combos.

That'll teach him... ooohhh... he hasn't had enough yet. Smack that toe-rag in the jacobs again if he don't know when to quit!

Beauty! Now for one of Kano's Style Branch combos called Maximum Damage. This combo begins with Kano's Xing Yi style and then goes into his Aikido style.

Let's show off for the ladies and finish Hsu Hao once and for all with the Maximum Damage combo once more.

It turns out that Hsu hao had been feeding information to the Special Forces about the Black Dragons' whereabouts. He's got some punishment coming his way. Smab him in the pesina! Do it for Jarek!

By the time Kano had garnered his troops for the final invasion, Shao Kahn had been overpowered and retreated to Outworld. Kano has remained in that realm serving his emperor since then.

Reptile also serves Shao Kahn in Outworld. He's been kissing up to the emperor for years. Make sure he doesn't take your position as general of Shao Kahn's armies. Wallop him in the goskies... (does Reptile even HAVE goskies?)... with these Aikido combos!

Reptile was unsure why you had attacked him. But now that you have made your intentions clear, he will use his gator-like strength to destroy you. Use the same combos you just learned to vogel him good.

Crikey! That croc won't be hunting in Outworld for a while! Now for one of Kano's Style Branch combos called Rise And Shine. This combo begins with Kano's Aikido style and then goes into his Butterfly Knives.

That was beauuuuutiful! But now, Reptile's primal fury is at a boiling point. You'll have to be quick this time. Finish him with the Killing Time combo. Bonk his jibblies but good!

Was all that confusing UK slang affecting your performance? Sorry about that. Maybe you'll do better if I just quit it. Try again. If you need to brush up on Kano's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List menu.

Princess Kitana had succeeded in separating her realm of Edenia from Outworld. To ensure Shao Kahn would never again have a chance to claim her world as his own, she led her army in a pre-emptive strike against the weakened Emperor. Kano's armies were overwhelmed, and it seemed to him that he may have joined the losing side.

Attack Kitana with Kano's Butterfly Knife combos.

Kano's army repelled Kitana's first assault. Kano had proven to be an excellent general. Unknown to Kano, however, Kitana had allied with the Shokan armies, led by Prince Goro. Their combined forces attacked with intensified ferocity. Defend yourself against Kitana with your Butterfly Knife combos!

This could spell the end for your master Shao Kahn if you do not defeat Kitana's forces. ATAAAACKK!!!

Kano had once again repelled Princess Kitana's forces, but he did not know for how long he could hold them off. He went to personally inform Shao Kahn of the victory, but discovered the Emperor to be engaged in a spectacular battle with the two sorcerers Quan Chi and Shang Tsung. He stood behind a pillar and waited for the outcome of the battle.

Practice Kano's Cannon Ball attack while you wait to see who wins the battle between the Deadly Alliance and Emperor Shao Kahn.

Well done! Now for a more tricky move. Can you hit Quan Chi with Kano's Cannon Ball 3 times if he fights back?

Excellent! Now for target practice. Kano uses his Eye Laser to push aggressive attackers away. Push Quan Chi with the Eye Laser 3 times.

That stung! Quan Chi didn't like that, but do it to him again 3 more times!

No no no. Try again.

At first it had seemed that Shao Kahn would emerge victorious, but the combined strength of Quan Chi and Shang Tsung proved to be too much for the weakened Emperor. The sorcerers had won. Kano then emerged from the shadows, and pledged his allegiance to the Deadly Alliance.

Show Shang Tsung your special moves combos. Keep him in the air with 2 pop-up kicks, and finish with the Cannon Ball attack.

Well done! Now try that same combo, but this time finish with a Eye Laser attack.

This next combo is a bit more tricky. The last attack will send Shang Tsung flying through the air. Take advantage of that and finish with a Cannon Ball attack.

Shang Tsung is most impressed! Now show your versatility and execute that same combo, except this time finish with the Laser Eye attack.

Repeat the combo until you have mastered it! Prove to Shang Tsung that you are worthy of the Deadly Alliance.

Indeed you are most fortunate. You will now have the honor of participating in The Trial Of Blood!

Make Sonya bleed 80 pints of blood before she defeats you or time runs out.

You failed.It would seem that your thoughts are elsewhere. You must concentrate.

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and beaten many opponents. But there is one opponent you still need to confront... It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Kano. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You failed. You have to learn to perform all of Kano's attacks and also defend against Kano's attacks if you plan on being victorious.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Kenshi

Although blind, the swordsman who simply calls himself Kenshi is an accomplished warrior. The sword of his ancestors guides his movement as if he could see. The sword also seems to give him powers far beyond that of average kombatants. Tai Chi Chuan, or 'Supreme Ultimate Fist', consists of 13 postures which form the basis for all modern Tai Chi. It is considered an internal form of martial arts where internal energy, or 'Chi', is an important element.

After the Special Forces operative, Cyrax, was reported missing in Outworld, Kenshi was recruited as a free agent to search for him. His ulterior motive for accepting the task, however, was to seek out the sorcerer Shang Tsung as well. For this first lesson in Tai Chi basic attacks, Cyrax will be your sparring partner.

Well done. Your next lesson will be to learn a Tai Chi attack called Rising Spade Hand Back+B. This move allows Kenshi to pop an opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Execute the Rising Spade Hand on Cyrax.

Try attacking Cyrax with the Rising Spade Hand and, while he is still in the air, attack him 2 more times with the Rising Spade Hand.

Excellent. You are learning quickly. Let us move on to Tai Chi low attacks. These attacks are quite effective, however they do not have much reach. Kenshi uses Tai Chi low attacks in close proximity to his opponent.

While in the Tai Chi fighting style, Kenshi can Taunt Z his opponent. This move is not only intimidating, but it also rejuvenates some of Kenshi's health. Execute 2 successful Taunts to regain full health.

You must not disgrace your warrior king heritage. If you do not learn Kenshi's fighting style, you will never defeat Shang Tsung. Remember, you must be in the Tai Chi fighting style to perform these moves. Repeat the lesson.

Well done! Kenshi is descended from a line of long-forgotten warrior kings who resided in a region somewhere between Europe and China. Their people were comprised of a mixture of both cultures.

Your next lesson will encompass the basics of Kenshi's San Shou fighting style.

San Shou has 2 quick pop-up attacks: the Rising Toe Kick Forward+A and the Long Range Fist Back+B. These moves allow Kenshi to pop his opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Practice the Rising Toe Kick and the Long Range Fist on your sparring partner, Cyrax.

Most impressive. Now for a challenge. Try attacking Cyrax with the Rising Toe Kick pop-up and, while he is still in the air, attack him 1 more time with the Rising Toe Kick pop-up.

Likewise, try attacking Cyrax with the Long Range Fist pop-up and, while he is still in the air, attack him 2 more times with the Long Range Fist pop-up.

Not bad... for a blind man. Let us move on to San Shou low attacks. Like Tai Chi, these attacks are also lacking reach. Begin.

While in the San Shou fighting style, Kenshi can power himself up by performing a Neijin Z. A Neijin gives added power to his attacks for a short period of time. Perform a Neijin without getting hit by Cyrax. Then execute a powered-up attack on him.

Learn to harness your inner strength. If you need to study Kenshi's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List. Try again.

You have mastered Kenshi's unarmed fighting styles, but now you must learn why he is referred to as the 'Sword Saint'. For many years, Kenshi roamed the East, challenging the master swordsmen of that region to sword duels. He desired to become the greatest swordsman in the world and slew many great warriors to prove his superiority. You will challenge Master Bo' Rai Cho of Outworld with Kenshi's Katana fighting style so that you may learn to be the best.

The Katana is the traditional Japanese long sword used by the Samurai. Modern martial art forms still in existence today are broadly referred to as Kenjutsu, Kendo, and Iaido. Kenshi's technique has both reach and above average speed. Attack Master Bo' Rai Cho with Kenshi's Katana high attacks.

Well done, and many thanks for not slaying master Bo' Rai Cho. You will now learn a very useful Katana attack called the Rising Slash A. This move allows Kenshi to pop his opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Practice the Rising Slash on Master Bo' Rai Cho.

You indeed possess the code of the Bushido. Now you must expand on your pop-up training. Once again, attack Master Bo' Rai Cho with the Rising Slash pop-up and, while he is still in the air, attack him 2 more times with the Rising Slash pop-up.

While using his Katana, Kenshi can perform a Sidestep Swipe Z. He uses this quick move first to dodge an attack, and then to counter with an attack of his own. Evade Master Bo' Rai Cho with 5 successful Sidestep Swings.

Let Kenshi's ancestral sword guide you. If you need to study Kenshi's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List. Try again.

After defeating a master swordsman in Japan, Kenshi was confronted by an old Chinese man named Song who explained that, for a price, he could lead Kenshi to an ancient sword of historical importance. Although he was annoyed by the old man's persistence, Kenshi finally agreed to meet him at a remote location in China where the sword was located. He convinced himself that he should have a sword that reflected his greatness.

Next, you will learn Kenshi's Tai Chi attack combinations. Utilizing combos will greatly increase the damage done to your opponent. Begin.

Excellent. This next quick knockdown combo is called Blind Justice.

Most impressive. Let us see how you fare with a more complicated attack combo. This pop-up combo is called Fading Light.

Master Bo' Rai Cho is most impressed with your progress. Perhaps you will allow him to further your training once the Deadly Alliance is no more. But for now, you must execute a juggle combo. Perform the Fading Light combo and then Juggle Master Bo' Rai Cho with any 2 attacks while he is still in the air.

Do not let Master Bo' Rai Cho's girth intimidate you. This is only a training exercise. He will not harm you. Try again.

When Kenshi traveled to China to meet with Song, the old Chinese man guided him through an underground labyrinth, which led to a burial chamber. Song instructed Kenshi to lift the heavy stone lid from an altar-like structure. Song explained that Kenshi would find the sword hidden inside.

Master Bo' Rai Cho has suggested that you pick up the pace and learn 2 combo sets in the same session. First, you will practice his San Shou combos.

Excellent. Of course, Kenshi has mastered some Katana combos as well.

Most impressive. Now execute a few pop-up combos while still in the Katana fighting style.

Splendid! Now prove that you are indeed the swordsman you claim to be. Perform these pop-up combos followed by any Katana strike you choose to juggle Master Bo' Rai Cho before he hits the ground.

It is important that you learn these attacks. Do not dawdle. If you need to study Kenshi's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List menu.

Upon opening the altar, the last thing Kenshi saw was a bright green blast. He stumbled back, blinded. The old Chinese man, Song, was in fact the sorcerer Shang Tsung who devoured the souls of the warrior kings that Kenshi had released. Shang Tsung left Kenshi to die in the labyrinth, but the sword he found inside the altar led him out by some other-worldly power.

Raiden is no stranger to Shang Tsung's treachery. He will assist you as you practice the Telekinetic Push that Kenshi's ancestral sword has made possible. This attack is fast, but it does little damage.

Excellent. Now dodge Raiden's lightning projectile and then push him with your telekinetic powers. Repeat this attack 3 times.

Most exceptional. Now focus your telekinetic powers to push Raiden 3 times. But be warned, Raiden will not make it easy this time.

You must focus. Clear your mind. Unlearn what you have... figured out.

More than a decade after betraying his warrior king ancestors, Kenshi had been spying on the activities of Shang Tsung in Outworld when he learned of the sorcerer's alliance with Quan Chi and their assassination of Emperor Shao Kahn. He relayed the information to Jax in Earthrealm, but upon returning to Outworld, he found that his portal beacon no longer received a signal. He was trapped in Outworld.

Kenshi's Telekinetic Toss hits twice and has good range, but it is slow to start and will leave you vulnerable. You will also take more damage than normal if you are struck while performing it.

Excellent. Now dodge Raiden's lightning projectile and then toss him with your Telekinetic powers. Repeat this attack 3 times.

Once again, you must focus your telekinetic powers to toss Raiden 3 times. And again, he will not make things easy.

The sword of your ancestors has revealed to you your true heritage as well as the wrong you have done to your lineage by leading Shang Tsung to their final resting place. You must make amends. You must go on. Remember, to successfully execute Kenshi's Telekinetic Toss, push down, then away from your opponent and press X.

Kenshi sympathized with the plight of the enigmatic kombatant, Ermac. The Outworld warrior spirits that had manifested themselves in the form of a ninja had been violated by Shao Kahn in much the same way that Kenshi's ancestors had been enslaved by Shang Tsung. Kenshi was taught the Telekinetic Slam by Ermac in return for freeing him from the control of the Emperor.

Kenshi's Telekinetic Slam lifts an opponent in the air and slams him to the ground. Execute the Telekinetic Slam 3 times before time runs out.

Excellent. Your powers are increasing. Now combine the slam with another attack. Execute the Telekinetic Slam on Raiden and then juggle him with a Tai Chi attack while he is in the air. Repeat this combo 3 times.

Now Raiden will test you. You must successfully execute the Telekinetic Slam 3 times to complete this lesson.

Continue with your training.

You have finally caught up with the sorcerer Shang Tsung in Outworld! Now is the time to avenge the souls of your warrior king ancestors! Expand upon your combo training by learning Kenshi's Style Branch combination attacks and rain suffering upon the evil sorcerer who deceived you so many years ago!

First you must execute a Style Branch combo that begins with Kenshi's Tai Chi style and then goes into his San Shou style.

Next you will pummel Shang Tsung with a Style Branch combo that starts from Kenshi's Tai Chi style, goes into his San Shou style, and then continues with one more hit while still in the San Shou style.

Excellent. Shang Tsung is reeling from the pain! Now execute a Style Branch combo that begins with Kenshi's San Shou style and goes into his Katana fighting style.

It would seem that Shang Tsung's ally, Quan Chi, will not come to his aid! Perhaps he is at this moment being pummeled by a warrior as well. Take advantage of his absence and perform the previous combo. But this time, finish it off with another attack before he hits the ground.

Most brutal! You truly are the greatest warrior Earthrealm has ever known! Now avenge your ancestors and finish Shang Tsung off with a devastating Style Branch combo that makes use of all 3 of Kenshi's fighting styles. From Tai Chi, into San Shou, and finally into Katana.

Your quest is nearing its end. Shang Tsung must be made to answer for his malicious actions! Do not give up now!

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and avenged the souls of your ancestors. But there is one opponent you still need to confront... You must confront yourself. Your past is littered with the victims of your vain quest for glory. You must atone for your blind ambition. In the name of those you have slain, you must face a mirror image of yourself and defeat him in 3 out of 5 matches. Only then will you complete your journey and achieve enlightenment.

You will lose more than just a fight if you do not defeat your double. You will lose your very soul! Cast out your darker self! Defeat your inner demons!

You failed. You have to learn to perform all of Kenshi's attacks and also defend against Kenshi's attacks if you plan on being victorious.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Kitana

Kitana has for many years been at war with the Emperor Shao Kahn. She has proven herself to be a great leader and diplomat after allying with the Shokans in a massive strike against the emperor and his armies. Though she is a great warrior, it is her grace in kombat that you must learn to emulate. Brute strength alone will not win the fight. The Eagle Claw system of kung fu used by Kitana originated in southern China during the Sung Dynasty around the year 1250 AD. It was brought to Outworld a few centuries later by an unnamed martial arts master.

Years ago, Kitana had used her skills of negotiation to bring about a truce between Prince Goro and Kung Lao. Practice Kitana's Eagle Claw basic high attacks with Kung Lao.

Kitana's Eagle Claw Lifting Kick pop-up allows her to Pop her opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Practice Kitana's Eagle Claw Lifting Kick pop-up.

Well done! Now execute Kitana's Lifting Kick pop-up attack and, while Kung Lao is still in the air, execute 2 more Lifting Kick pop-up attacks to juggle him.

Excellent! Kitana uses her Eagle Claw low attacks to keep her opponent on edge. By alternating between her high and low attacks, her opponent never knows where her attack will come from next. Practice Kitana's Eagle Claw low attacks with Kung Lao as your sparring partner.

Kitana's Sidestep Claw 3D attack serves to confuse her opponent as well as inflict damage. It is also a very useful Dodge or Escape move. Practice Kitana's Eagle Claw Sidestep Claw 3d attack with Kung Lao.

While in the Eagle Claw fighting style, Kitana can Shove a blocking opponent. This move is useful to push away a blocking opponent. Shove Kung Lao away from you 5 times.

It seems you need more practice.

Princess Kitana was at war with the Emperor of Outworld, Shao Kahn. She had joined forces with Prince Goro of the Shokan and was effectively confronting Kano's troops. Although victory seemed attainable, Kitana did not know how long her troops could sustain the attack. Ba Gua Zhang, translated to Eight Trigram Palm, is a relatively new Chinese martial art, having been developed in the late 1800's. Ba Gua Zhang was developed by Dong Hai-Chuan, a Taoist of the Lung Men (Dragon Gate) Sect. The circular movements of the art are attributed to the circular chanting meditations done by the Lung Men Sect. Starting in the early 1900's, Ba Gua Zhang has been associated with Hsing-I.

Execute Kitana's Ba Gua high attacks on Shao Kahn's general, Kano.

While in the Ba Gua fighting style, Kitana can do 2 pop-up attacks called Hammer Palm Strike and Horse Kick. First you must learn Kitana's Hammer Palm Strike pop-up.

Good! Now execute Kitana's Hammer Palm Strike pop-up attack and then, while Kano is still in the air, execute the Hammer Palm Strike 2 more times to juggle him.

Next, you will try that same attack with the Horse Kick pop-up. Pop Kano into the air with Kitana's Horse Kick pop-up and then, while Kano is still in the air, execute the Horse Kick 2 more times to juggle him.

Well done! Now for Kitana's basic Ba Gua low attacks. Kitana utilizes these attacks to confuse her opponent. To quickly distance herself from her opponent, Kitana can escape with a Ba Gua Backflip.

Execute 3 successful Ba Gua Backflips to escape from Kano.

You have much to learn. Begin the lesson again.

The base camp of Kitana's military forces was hidden in a valley on the eastern side of the Outworld plains. Further to the East were the Vampire people. Occasionally, lookouts would spot a female vampire watching the camp from a rocky outcropping. All attempts to capture the vampire proved to be futile. Kitana is renowned throughout Edenia for her proficiency in the Steel Fans fighting style.

Attack the vampire, Nitara, with Kitana's Steel Fans high attacks.

Kitana can perform a pop-up attack on her opponents with her Steel Fans called the Sky Strike. Attack Nitara with the Steel Fans Sky Strike pop-up attack.

Execute the Steel Fans Sky Strike pop-up attack and then, while Nitara is still in the air, execute 2 more Steel Fans Sky Strike pop-up attacks.

Attack Nitara with Kitana's Steel Fans low attacks.

Adding versatility to Kitana's Steel Fans fighting style, the Sidestep Swing acts as both an evasive move and an offensive move. Practice Kitana's Sidestep Swing attack on Nitara. But be warned, Nitara will fight back.

Kitana can Impale her Steel Fans into her opponent to slowly drain life force. Once the Steel Fans are impaled, however, she cannot retrieve them and can no longer fight in the Steel Fan style. Impale Kitana's Steel Fans into Nitara.

The Steel Fans are a difficult fighting technique to master. You must practice if you wish to wield them effectively in kombat.

The combined forces of Kitana and Goro made one last push against Kano's troops but were unsuccessful in breaching his line of defense. Though Kano's army was fewer in number than the united armies of Edenia and the Shokan, it seemed as though they were being strengthened by some unseen force. Tragically, near the end of that skirmish, Prince Goro was fatally injured. His men brought him back to the encampment where Kitana stayed by his side until he passed.

By combining multiple strikes into one long attack, Kitana can more effectively kombat her opponents. Attack Kano with Kitana's Eagle Claw combos before time runs out.

Well done! But Kano is not defeated yet. Execute these more advanced combos to defeat him.

Do not let your sorrow over Goro's death cloud your thoughts. Concentrate on the fight at hand.

Much to Kitana's disbelief, Kano's forces retreated. Word started to spread that the Emperor, Shao Kahn, had been slain by unknown assassins. It seemed as though Kitana had won.

Attack Kano with Kitana's Ba Gua combo 2 times before time runs out.

Kano is far from surrendering. You must utilize Kitana's more advanced Steel Fan combos to defeat him.

You have Kano on the run! Do not stop now!

While returning to the portal back to Edenia, Kitana happened upon Kung Lao, who was traveling alone. It was through Kung Lao that she learned of the Deadly Alliance and the death of Liu Kang at the hands of Shang Tsung. It seemed that her return home would have to wait.

Practice Kitana's Pretty Kick with Kung Lao to prepare for the battle to come.

Kung Lao will put you to the test this time and fight back.

Do not let your sadness over Liu Kang's demise prevent you from training.

As Kitana's army was breaking camp, there was a loud ruckus of kombat from the northern flank. A reptilian creature was angrily attacking her men. Though her soldiers were able fighters, they were no match for the savage creature, and were easily taken down. Kitana had to move quickly to prevent further harm and destruction.

Kitana immobilized the beast with her Fan Lift move. Attack the reptilian creature with Kitana's Fan Lift 3 times.

The reptilian creature has now focused its attention on you. Levitate it with Kitana's Fan Lift 3 more times.

The creature will destroy your camp, and possibly your men, if you do not defeat it. Resume your attack!

The reptilian creature had fled to the East, and Kitana's camp was secure once more. She gave her military commanders orders to remain at the camp until she returned from an excursion with Kung Lao. They were both in need of special martial arts training from the Outworld master, Bo' Rai Cho. Once they had found Bo' Rai Cho, he trained them in the fighting techniques they wished to learn. Kitana's training encompassed Style Branch attack combos. When she learned to combine her fighting styles into one long attack combination, her kombative effectiveness increased.

Practice the Style Branch combo called Lost Love that starts in Kitana's Eagle Claw fighting style and ends in her Ba Gua fighting style.

Now Master Bo' Rai Cho will test what you have learned. Execute the Lost Love Style Branch combo again.

Master Bo' Rai Cho is a patient teacher. You may try as many times as you like.

You may try as many times as you like. Kitana and Kung Lao finally confronted the Deadly Alliance in Shang's Palace. While Kung Lao faced off with Shang Tsung, Kitana engaged Quan Chi in Mortal Kombat. The battle was intense. Kitana had never confronted an opponent quite like Quan Chi before and had to call upon all her martial arts training to defeat him.

Win 2 out of 3 matches in a duel to the death.

You must defeat Quan Chi or the Deadly Alliance will conquer the realms.

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and beaten many opponents. But there is one opponent you still need to confront... It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Kitana. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You failed.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Kung Lao

Kung Lao is a descendent of the first mortal to ever defeat Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat. With the help of his fellow Shaolin monk, Liu Kang, he has protected Earthrealm from the forces of evil. But when Kung Lao discovered the dead body of Liu Kang, he had but one objective: to avenge his death and bring the murderer to justice! It was the Thunder God, Raiden, who informed Kung Lao that the sorcerer Shang Tsung had slain Liu Kang and consumed his soul. Mantis was developed in 1600 by Wang Lang in the Ming Dynasty in Northern China. Wang Lang based this martial art on observations he made of a preying mantis fighting a cicada.

The Mantis fighting style is known for its quick and accurate attacks. Strike Kano with Kung Lao's basic Mantis attacks.

You are an excellent student. Now for your next lesson. Mantis Single Leg Soaring Kick is a pop-up hit that allows the attacker to repeatedly strike his opponent before he hits the ground. Attack Kano with the Mantis Single Leg Soaring Kick.

Try attacking Kano with the Single Leg Soaring Kick and juggle him twice with the Single Leg Soaring Kick before he hits the ground.

Excellent. I have chosen my student well. Now you must learn the Mantis low attacks and sweeps. Use them to keep your opponent on the defensive. Try attacking your opponent with Mantis low attacks and sweeps.

Very well done. Let us now study taunts. While in the Mantis fighting style, Kung Lao can taunt his opponent. This move will not only intimidate Kung Lao's opponents, it will rejuvenate his health as well. Use Kung Lao's taunt to rejuvenate yourself back to full health.

You failed. It would seem that your thoughts are elsewhere. You must concentrate.

You bring honor to the Shaolin Temple. You have successfully proven your skill with Kung Lao's Mantis style. Your next lessons will be to learn another of Kung Lao's martial arts fighting styles. Kung Lao is a master of the fighting style Shaolin Fist. Around the year 539 AD, a holy man named Ta Mo developed an exercise program for his fellow monks. The program included several Indian fighting techniques. Over time, this exercise program grew into a Kung Fu fighting style.

Like any great structure, fighting skill is built brick by brick. You must first learn these basic Shaolin attacks before continuing further.

A very powerful attack in Shaolin Fist is the Fore Knuckle Fist. Hit Kenshi 3 times.

Well done young master. It is now time to apply Shaolin Fist's low attacks. Use these techniques to keep your opponent on the alert. Attack Kenshi with Kung Lao's Shaolin low attacks.

You are indeed worthy of a warrior's virtue. While in the Shaolin Fist fighting style, Kung Lao can perform a Neijin to power up his attacks for a short period of time. Execute a Neijin, and strike Kenshi before time runs out.

You failed. It seems that you have not paid close enough attention to your lessons. This time, concentrate.

Excellent! Your training in the art of Shaolin Fist is complete! Let us move on to Kung Lao's weapon style, the Broadsword. Kung Lao has trained in the broadsword technique since his early teen years. You will begin your training today. The Broadsword is known as the arm of foot soldiers and Manchurian officials. It is categorized as a short weapon and is designed for slashing rather than thrusting.

First, you must learn these basic broadsword attacks...

Well done. Now execute these low attacks...

Rising Slash is a pop-up hit that Kung Lao uses to strike his opponent repeatedly before he hits the ground... Hit Quan Chi with 3 Rising Slash Broadsword attacks.

Kung Lao has mastered the ability to Impale his Broadsword into an opponent to slowly drain his life force. Once lodged into an opponent, Kung Lao's blade cannot be removed. Impale Quan Chi with Kung Lao's Broadsword...

You failed. Repetition is the mortar of the mind. Try again.

You have successfully proven your mastery of Kung Lao's fighting styles. In your next lessons you will learn Kung Lao's Special attacks. Kung Lao realized that he could not defeat Shang Tsung without additional training. The Outworld master, Bo' Rai Cho, had taught Liu Kang the flying kick he needed to defeat the sorcerer in the past. Kung Lao eventually located Bo' Rai Cho, who agreed to train him for the battle to come.

The move Bo' Rai Cho taught Kung Lao that would allow him to defeat Shang Tsung was the Whirlwind Kick. Attack Bo' Rai Cho 3 times before time runs out.

Hopefully you did not hurt the old master. Now you must use all your skill to attack Bo' Rai Cho 3 times with the Whirlwind Kick before time runs out.

Dust yourself off and try again.

You must now learn Kung Lao's trademark attack... his Hat Throw. The rim on Kung Lao's hat is made of razor sharp steel. Kung Lao can throw the hat at an opponent to inflict damage from a distance.

Practice Kung Lao's Hat Throw 3 times before time runs out.

You learn quickly! Now hit Quan Chi with Kung Lao's Hat Throw 3 times before time runs out.

You must repeat your training.

Very well done. Now you must learn attack combinations. Utilizing combos will greatly increase the damage done to your opponent.

Practice these Mantis combos before your time runs out.

Well done! Let us see how you fare with some more complicated combos...

Perhaps I have chosen my pupil poorly. Repeat the lesson.

Excellent! Now you must expand upon your training by mastering attack combinations in the Shaolin Fist fighting style. These next Shaolin Fist combo lessons will work similarly to the Mantis combos lessons.

Practice these Shaolin Fist combos before your time runs out.

Well done! Let us see how you fare with some more complicated combos...

You seem sluggish. You must focus your energy. Practice chips away the rough edges.

Most impressive! You have mastered both the Mantis and the Shaolin Fist combos! Now it is time to learn the combo system for Kung Lao's weapon, the Broadsword.

Practice these Broadsword combos before your time runs out.

Excellent! Now you must learn some more advanced Broadsword combos.

It seems that you have not paid close enough attention to your lessons. This time, concentrate.

Well done! You have proven to be a master of Kung Lao's basic combos. Now you must learn to chain multiple styles together to form a longer, more powerful attack combo.

Try this combo that starts in Mantis and continues into Shaolin Fist.

Execute that combo once more, but this time add one more strike.

Now you must add some quick hits to finish the combo you have just learned.

Now try this combo that chains all 3 of Kung Lao's styles.

Impale Scorpion with Kung Lao's Broadsword...

You failed. It would seem that your thoughts are elsewhere. You must concentrate.

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and beaten many opponents. But there is one opponent you still need to confront.

It is one thing to defeat a foe who does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe who can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Kung Lao. Win 3 out of 5 matches, and you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

You must press on! You must achieve your destiny!!

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Li Mei

Although quite young, Li Mei grew up in the presence of martial arts masters and can hold her own in a fight. When Kano's troops invaded her homeland under the banner of the Deadly Alliance, she fought bravely and bested many of Kano's men. She might have defeated Kano himself had Quan Chi not interfered. Baji Quan is a 500 year old Chinese art meaning Eight Extremities Fist. Primarily a close-range style, Baji Quan uses all eight extremities such as the head, shoulders, elbows, hand, feet, back, hips, and knees. Baji Quan is actively being taught to the Taiwan Military Police.

The Baji Quan fighting style is characterized by its sudden release of explosive power, and both long and short-range techniques. Punish Kano with these explosive attacks.

Excellent. You are learning quickly. Let us move on to Baji Quan's low attacks. These attacks are quite effective, however they are only for close kombat. Perform these low attacks on Kano.

While in the Baji Quan fighting style, Li Mei can Taunt her opponent. This move is not only intimidating, but it also rejuvenates some of Li Mei's health. Use Li Mei's Taunt to regain full health.

You are not paying attention. Perhaps you need more coaching. If you need to look at Li Mei's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List menu.

Very well done. Now that you have mastered Li Mei's Baji Quan fighting style, you must advance to her second style, Lui He Ba Fa. One of Li Mei's fighting styles is Lui He Ba Fa, or the Kung Fu system of six harmonies and eight methods. Lui He Ba Fa was developed by Chen Tuan, a famous Taoist of the Later Choi or Sung Dynasty, who lived on Mount Hua in Shensi, China. The style was brought to Outworld by the martial arts master Bo' Rai Cho some 200 years ago.

The Lui He Ba Fa fighting style is famous for the utilization of one's entire body for spring-like power and movement like a swimming Dragon. Kano's troops destroyed Li Mei's town and enslaved her people. She almost defeated him once. This is another chance to strike him down.

Magnificent! You are a quick learner. Now use the Lui He Ba Fa low attacks to keep Kano on the defensive.

While using the Lui He Ba Fa fighting style, Li Mei can Shove a blocking opponent. A Shove is used to push a blocking opponent away from you. Break Kano's block with the Shove move five times.

You failed. It would seem that your thoughts are elsewhere. You must concentrate.

Excellent. You have defeated Kano with your expertise in the Lui He Ba Fa fighting style. Now you will practice Li Mei's weapon style, the Sai. Prior to 1870, the Sai was carried by special units of the Okinawan police. The Sai most likely migrated to Japan from China, Malaysia, or India where it is also used.

The Sai weapon style is known for its lightning strikes, devastating jabs, and hook attacks. Attack Kano with some of these deadly techniques.

Excellent. Your mastery of Li Mei's Sai seems limitless. Now you must learn her Sai low attacks. Use them to keep Kano on the defensive.

Li Mei has the ability to Impale her Sai into an opponent to drain his lifeforce. This is a devastating tactic that can turn the duel to your advantage. Once lodged into an opponent, Li Mei's Sai cannot be removed. Impale Kano with Li Mei's Sai.

You failed. It would seem that your thoughts are elsewhere. You must concentrate.

Indeed, you have proven that 'Sais' does matter. I believe it would now be appropriate to begin Li Mei's special move training. This next trial pits you against Mavado, a member of the Red Dragon clan. He has never done anything to you, but you must fight him anyway.

You must learn to harness your Fa Jing, or Inner Power. Li Mei has learned to focus her Fa Jing into a lightning fast projectile she calls the Sparkler. Practice Li Mei's Sparkler move 3 times before time runs out.

Again, you amaze me with your talent. Let us see how well you do in kombat. Hit Mavado with Li Mei's Sparkler move 3 times before he defeats you or time runs out.

Your mind is clouded, young apprentice. Mavado may be more attractive than Kano, but do not delude yourself. His duty is to his clan. He is uninterested in such things as dating. Clear your mind and focus. Concentrate and try again.

Excellent! You have begun to harness your Fa Jing, and have mastered Li Mei's Sparkler move. In this next lesson, you will further your special move training and learn to fly. Reptile will be your sparring partner.

Li Mei has learned to channel her Fa Jing into a powerful special move she calls the Flying Fists. Practice Li Mei's Flying Fist 3 times before time runs out.

Again, you have proven to be a quick study. But let us see how you fare in kombat. Attack Reptile with Li Mei's Flying Fists 3 times before he defeats you or time runs out.

This is indeed a difficult move, young sparrow. But you must... aw heck. Just do it again. I'm gonna go to the fridge and get a cold one. You want anything?

You have indeed soared to new heights! Remember the Flying Fists well, for it will prove most useful in kombat. Your next opponent will be the sorcerer Quan Chi, enslaver of your race. He and Shang Tsung have forced your people to build a palace fortress, under threat of death. They have used Kano's loyal army to maintain their control over its construction.

Li Mei's Kartwheel kick causes a deadly strike to the top of her opponent's head. Practice Li Mei's Kartwheel kick 3 times before time runs out.

Once again you impress me. Your skills are improving. But let us see how well you handle yourself against a moving opponent. Attack Quan Chi with Li Mei's Kartwheel kick 3 times before he defeats you or time runs out.

It would seem that your thoughts are elsewhere. You must concentrate. Try again.

Impressive! Your execution of the Kartwheel kick is unparalleled. Quan Chi had seen Li Mei's fighting skills during the attack on her town, and recognized her formidable warrior spirit. He greatly desired to transplant her soul into one of the mummified soldiers, and offered to release her people if she could win the Deadly Alliance tournament. The tournament was to be held in the palace once its construction was completed. Li Mei accepted the challenge to free her people.

Li Mei's Klock Kick causes a massive uppercut to her opponent. Practice the Klock Kick 3 times before time runs out.

Very impressive! The execution of your technique is improving. But let us see how well you handle yourself against Quan Chi in kombat. Attack Quan Chi with the Klock Kick 3 times before you are defeated or time runs out.

Now destroy Quan Chi with all of Li Mei's special attacks before he defeats you or time runs out.

You must practice for the tournament of the Deadly Alliance. Try again.

Very well done. Now you must learn attack combinations. Utilizing combos will greatly increase the damage done to your opponent.

Perform these basic Lui He Ba Fa combos on the ninja spectre, Scorpion, before time runs out.

Very impressive! Your technique improves with each new lesson! Let us see how well you master these more complicated combos.

Do not be intimidated by Scorpion's hellspawn appearance. He has no quarrel with you and will not harm you. Try again.

Well done! You have proven yourself a master of Li Mei's basic combos. Now you must learn how to chain a combo from one style to another. This type of attack is called a Style Branch combo.

Try this Style Branch combo that starts with Li Mei's Lui He Ba Fa style and goes into the Sai.

Now execute this more complicated Style Branch combo that starts with Li Mei's Lui He Ba Fa style and goes into the Sai.

Very good. Now execute this more complicated Style Branch combo that chains all 3 of Li Mei's fighting styles together. You must start in the Baji Quan fighting style.

Take out your frustration, and Impale Scorpion with Li Mei's Sai.

Do not despair, little one. You have come this far... you can complete this lesson. Try again.

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and beaten many opponents. But there is one opponent you still need to confront... It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Li Mei. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You failed, girl.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Mavado

The Red Dragon member, Mavado, is much more skilled and disciplined than Kano, his counterpart in the Black Dragon. His excessive training with the Red Dragon has led him to develop a long-forgotten fighting technique known only to that clan. This technique utilizes ropes with hooks on the ends to propel him in battle.

You will begin your training studying Mavado's Long Fist basic attacks. You will spar with the Red Dragon member, and Mavado's subordinate, Hsu Hao. Execute Long Fist's high attacks.

Practice Mavado's Long Fist Crane Strike pop-up attack Back+Y. This move allows Mavado to pop his opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Execute Mavado's Crane Strike pop-up attack.

Well done. If you continue at this pace, you may in fact become a Red Dragon. Now try the Crane Strike pop-up again, and then juggle Hsu Hao with 1 more attack of your choice while he is still in the air.

Very good. Now for another pop-up attack. This one is a 3D pop-up called the Spinning Crane Back+X. Mavado can use this move to dodge his opponent and pop him up in the air from the side. Attempt the Spinning Crane.

Let us test your mettle. Attack Hsu Hao with the Spinning Crane to pop him into the air, and then juggle him with 2 more Spinning Cranes.

Impressive! Now you must move on to Mavado's Long Fist basic low attacks.

While in the Long fist style, Mavado can Shove Z a blocking opponent and break the block. Hsu Hao will block. You must break his block 5 times with the Shove technique.

To be a Red Dragon takes much self-discipline. You must continue with the lesson or you will prove your unworthiness. If you need more study, you can access Mavado's moves by pausing the game and selecting the Moves List.

The Red Dragon clan has existed for centuries as a secretive criminal organization. In the last century, many of the more reckless members became dissatisfied with the restraints the code of the Red Dragon placed upon them and broke away to form their own gang, the Black Dragon. Since then, it has been the Red Dragon's number one priority to eliminate their former brothers. It was thought that the Black Dragon had been completely destroyed until one member resurfaced... Kano.

Another fighting style Mavado has learned since joining the Red Dragon is Wing Chun. Practice Mavado's Wing Chun high attacks on Kano.

Excellent. Now practice Mavado's Wing Chun low attacks.

While in the Wing Chun fighting style, Mavado can utilize a Red Dragon technique called the Dragon Tongue. This maneuver allows Mavado to Escape from an opponent by shooting red ropes with hooks on the end at the floor behind him. Mavado then quickly pulls himself backward and out of harm's way. Execute Mavado's Dragon Tongue Escape move 3 times.

Do not disappoint the Red Dragon. You must complete your task. If you need to study Mavado's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List.

Like the Black Dragon thug, Kano, Mavado uses a double-weapon fighting style. It is rumored that Mavado acquired his Hookswords from the former Black Dragon member, Kabal after a vicious battle. Even though Kabal had only been a member of the Black Dragon for a short time, Mavado had sworn to eliminate him.

Kano had heard of Kabal's apparent demise at the hands of Mavado. He would have killed the Red Dragon warrior had he not been trapped in Outworld all this time. Show the fool Kano he is no match for Mavado's basic Hooksword high attacks.

Well done. Now show Kano your prowess with Mavado's basic Hooksword low attacks.

Kano is unimpressed. Prove to him the superiority of the Red Dragons' fighting techniques with Mavado's 3D hooksword low attack called the Sidestep Swing. Kano will not be so passive this time...

If you wish to join the Red Dragon Elite, you must defend the honor of the Red Dragon above all else. Do not lose to this... Black Dragon scum. Try again.

The Red Dragon is known by criminal organizations to place a priority on stealth rather than brute force. Mavado is no exception. In his quest to destroy the Black Dragon clan, Mavado ordered his subordinate, Hsu Hao, to pose as a member of the Chinese secret military and 'aid' the Special Forces in capturing or killing Black Dragon members. The Special Forces would therefore be doing the Red Dragons' work for them.

Combining stealth with fighting skill has made the Red Dragon a powerful organization. The Red Dragon are not known to the Special Forces, but they soon will be. Show Jax just how powerful Mavado's Long Fist Blast attack combo is.

Now show Jax Mavado's Long Fist Forklift pop-up combo.

Now we will see how skilled you really are. Execute Mavado's Long Fist Forklift pop-up combo and, while Jax is still in the air, juggle him with the entire Longfist Blast combo.

It would seem that we have chosen our new recruits poorly. Do not disappoint us. There is no turning back once you begin your training. Begin the lesson again.

Mavado was approached by the Outworld sorcerers, Quan Chi and Shang Tsung, who requested the aid of the Red Dragon. They needed to destroy the Special Forces' techno portals to hinder their ability to travel to Outworld. In return, they offered the Red Dragon sanctuary during the coming invasion. Mavado accepted their offer and instructed his subordinate, Hsu Hao, to complete the task.

Impress Quan Chi with your Red Dragon training. Perform these Wing Chun combos.

He is indeed impressed and wishes to see more. Perform Mavado's Hooksword combos.

Now execute Mavado's Wing Chun into Hooksword Style Branch combo. Remember, you must begin the attack from the Wing Chun fighting style.

Quan Chi is amazed with your disciplined fighting prowess. It reminds him much of his own fighting ability. Represent the Red Dragon with Mavado's Wing Chun to Hooksword Style Branch combo and finish with another Hooksword attack.

If you do not impress the Deadly Alliance, the Red Dragon clan may not be spared when the invasion of Earthrealm begins.

In addition to destroying the Special Forces' inter-realm technology, Shang Tsung had one more request. If Mavado could eliminate the Earthrealm spy that Kano had spotted in Outworld, Mavado could name his price. Shocked to find that Kano still lived, Mavado requested the chance to face Kano in Mortal Kombat as payment for slaying the Earthrealm spy. Mavado then traveled with Shang Tsung and Quan Chi to a celestial portal where he had to defeat a representation of his greatest adversary.

In order to traverse into Outworld, Mavado had to defeat a representation of the sorcerer Shang Tsung. He began his attack with his Grappling Hook Strike. Execute Mavado's Grappling Hook Strike 4 times.

The double of Shang Tsung had merely been studying Mavado's moves and began to fight back. Attack Shang Tsung's double with the Grappling Hook Strike 4 more times.

Shang Tsung's double learned quickly and Mavado's Grappling Hook Strike was no longer effective. Mavado had to switch his attack to his Change Sides Hook 3D escape move. Trick the double with Mavado's Change Sides Hook 3D escape 3 times.

Again, Shang Tsung's double learned to counter Mavado's moves. Trick the double with Mavado's Change Sides Hook 3D escape 4 times.

You must defeat Shang Tsung's Double to earn the right to pass to Outworld and to destroy the last Black Dragon member... Kano.

The Hunt for the Special Forces Spy... Part 1 Mavado traversed to Outworld with Shang Tsung and Quan Chi and parted ways to search for the man they believed to be a spy from Earthrealm's Special Forces. Surprisingly, the first agent he encountered was Sonya Blade. Mavado had no idea how she had gotten to Outworld after Hsu Hao had destroyed the Special Forces base, but he knew he would have to eliminate her in order to continue his search in secret.

Defeat Sonya Blade to continue your quest and obligation to Quan Chi and Shang Tsung.

You must defeat Special Forces agent Sonya Blade. She knows of your purpose in Outworld and could warn the Earthrealm spy. Attack again.

The Hunt For The Special Forces Spy... Part 2 Mavado defeated Sonya Blade and continued the hunt for the Special Forces spy that the Deadly Alliance felt to be a danger to their regime. It was not long before he was ambushed by Jax. Jax was in pursuit of Mavado's subordinate, Hsu Hao, for destroying the Special Forces base, when he recognized the mark of the Red Dragon on Mavado's back. Although Mavado was not the man he sought, Jax had no problem butting heads with another member of this new and mysterious clan.

Defend yourself against the brute force of Jax.

You must defeat Special Forces agent Jackson Briggs. Your fellow Red Dragon, Hsu Hao, is unaware that he is being hunted and is in grave danger. Attack again!

The Hunt For The Special Forces Spy... Part 3 After a grueling battle, Mavado finally defeated Jax. He continued his quest for the Earthrealm spy and finally discovered him in a town located high in the mountains. The spy was in fact the swordsman, Kenshi. The two warriors squared off and prepared for Mortal Kombat.

Eliminate the Earthrealm spy, Kenshi. Once you have eliminated him, you will have earned the privilege of destroying Kano in the name of the Red Dragon.

You must defeat the Special Forces spy Kenshi. If you fail, you will not be granted a match with Kano, and you will have disgraced the Red Dragon clan. Attack again!

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and you have located and beaten the Special Forces spy, Kenshi. Yet there is one opponent you still need to confront... It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Mavado. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You failed. You have to learn to perform all of Mavado's attacks and also defend against Mavado's attacks if you plan on being victorious.

Nitara

The vampire Nitara first manipulated Reptile into destroying the console on Cyrax's arm, which rendered the cyborg stranded in Outworld. She then manipulated Cyrax to retrieve a mysterious Orb hidden somewhere in that realm. Although Nitara relies on deception to attain her goals, her fighting styles are very direct, as you will soon discover. Nitara's first fighting style is the Leopard style, which is known for its cruel and cunning attacks. The Leopard style is one of the most vicious and crafty of the animal fighting styles. Not as strong as the Tiger style, but it is superior in its swiftness and jumping ability. The techniques simulate those of a Leopard, stressing the importance of free movement and quick actions.

Like Nitara, Scorpion is a creature of the darkness. See how you fare against him as you practice her Leopard techniques.

Very well done. You hit him like a bomb. Nitara's Leopard style also has a set of low attacks. She uses these moves to keep her opponents guessing.

A powerful Leopard attack that Nitara uses to put distance between herself and opponents is the Dual Claw Push. With one massive hit, Nitara can send her opponent sailing across the arena. Attack the Ninja Spectre Scorpion with the Dual Claw Push twice.

Well done. Next, you will practice a useful Leopard attack called the Lifting Strike, which allows Nitara to pop her opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Attack Scorpion with the Lifting Strike, and then juggle him in the air with 3 more Lifting Strikes before he hits the ground.

The Deadly Lifting Strike allows Nitara to pop an opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Try juggling Scorpion with the Lifting Strike, and while he is still in the air, attack him with the Dual Claw move.

While in the Leopard style, Nitara can flap her wings to propel herself backward. This Escape maneuver allows her to put distance between herself and her opponent. Try to execute 3 successful Escapes, and get yourself out of harm's way.

You must be deaf. Leopard style is not executed in such a way. Listen to my instructions again.

You have fought well against Scorpion, and have learned much about the Leopard fighting style. But you must not stop there if you wish to complete this journey. You must learn another of Nitara's fighting styles. As you train in the fighting art of Fu Jow Pai, your opponent will be the creature Reptile. Nitara saw in Reptile a fool to be exploited. She deliberately led him away from his master Shao Kahn both to gain his trust, and to allow the sorcerers Quan Chi and Shang Tsung to perpetrate their assassination plot. Had Reptile been at the Emperor's side, they would never have succeeded. Fu Jow Pai was originally 'Hark Fu Moon', or Black Tiger System. It was renamed by Grand Master Wong Bil Hong to 'Fu Jow Pai of Hoy Hong Temple'. The teachings of Black Tiger Claw Kung Fu has been passed down through the ages without any written documentation, making it difficult to compile its history.

In order to master Nitara's next art of Fu Jow Pai, you must first learn the basic techniques.

A useful Fu Jow Pai attack, called the Lifting Kick, allows Nitara to pop her opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Execute this devastating attack 3 times on Reptile.

Excellent. You are learning quickly. Let us move on to Fu Jow Pai's low attacks. Practice these low attacks on Reptile.

By channeling energy from a crystal necklace through her Fu Jow Pai style, Nitara is able to perform a Niejin. A Neijin allows Nitara to increase the power of her attacks for a limited period of time. Execute a Neijin, and strike Reptile with a powered-up attack.

You have not yet failed on this journey. Do not stop believing. Practice these moves faithfully and you can achieve your goals any way you want them.

Excellent! Your training in the art of Fu Jow Pai is complete! Let us move on to Nitara's weapon style, the Kama. The Kama is a farm implement used for rice harvesting. It was adopted as a weapon in China, Okinawa, and Japan when vampire invaders from Outworld were witnessed using similar weapons. In China and Japan, the Kama was often used in conjunction with a chain to encircle opponents. The Okinawans preferred to use two Kama together. The Kama is one of the five principle weapons of the Okinawa art of Kobudo/Kobujutsu.

Nitara uses this traditional vampire weapon to viciously tear open her opponents. You must learn her techniques to further balance your fighting skills. You will spar with Cyrax. Through careful manipulation, Nitara had coerced Reptile to destroy Cyrax's arm console, preventing the cyborg ninja from returning to Earthrealm. Welcome Cyrax to Outworld with a few devastating Kama attacks.

Excellent. Nitara was suspiciously present immediately after Cyrax defeated Reptile. She made him an offer to return him to his home realm, if he would aid her in retrieving a mystical object that bound her realm to the realm of Outworld. Now you must offer Cyrax some of Nitara's Kama low attacks.

Very well done. A useful Kama attack, called the Rising Swing, allows Nitara to strike an opponent while in mid-air. Attack Cyrax in mid-air with the Rising Swing attack 3 times to continue further.

You must successfully learn the Kama. Khameleon would have mastered it with ease had her culture not been clubbed by Shao Kahn ages ago.

Most impressive! You have mastered Nitara's three fighting styles. Now you must train in the dark arts of the vampire special attacks. The Vampire nation has existed for eons, and has traveled to many realms to feed on the blood of lesser species. Earthrealm has been an excellent source of food, but its sun emits a form of radiation that is quite harmful to vampires. As a result, vampires can only traverse to that realm for brief periods of time, and only to the hemisphere opposite the sun.

One attack used often by vampires is the Blood Spit. By regurgitating previously consumed blood, Nitara can hurl the bewitched liquid at her opponent from a distance. Practice the Blood Spit 3 times on the Outworld Master Bo' Rai Cho, a man who is no stranger to vomit.

That blood attack was quite obscene. The Bloody Spit is in your genes. Bo' Rai Cho attacks this bout. Spit 3 times 'fore time runs out.

Well done! But you have only begun to harness the true nature of a vampire. Vampires must consume the blood of others to survive. It has been this way since before recorded vampire history. If Nitara feels her life force diminish during a battle, she can rejuvenate her health by extracting a small amount of blood from her opponent, leaving him weaker. Master Bo' Rai Cho has much blood to spare. Practice Nitara's throw on him 2 times.

Indeed you are most agile. Now try her throw 2 more times while Bo' Rai Cho is moving.

Perhaps a finger down your throat might bring forth the blood obscene. Or perhaps that method would prove to be crazy. Train yourself to listen to your inner princess of darkness.

The master's been a bad, bad boy. Draining his life you will enjoy. Sink your teeth into his neck, and drain his blood... what the heck.

That was very bloody! Wipe the crimson elixir from your face before you begin the next lesson. An effective special attack used by the vampire elite is the Unicorn Kick. Although the name sounds most frightening to a vampire, it is not so intimidating to others. The kick itself, however, is indeed something to fear.

Practice Nitara's Unicorn Kick against Quan Chi 3 times before time runs out.

You are indeed learning at a pace that kills. Use the Unicorn Kick against Quan Chi 3 times more. This time, the sorcerer will be well prepared.

If you do not pass this test, you will be cast into the Netherealm, condemned to run from the Devil for the rest of eternity.

Nitara's realm had been merged with Outworld by Shao Kahn ages ago, and the two worlds have been combined into one, forming a more powerful empire. Attack combinations work in much the same way. By utilizing combos in your fighting routines, you will increase the damage done to an opponent.

Exercise these lethal Leopard combinations on the God of Thunder before time runs out.

Excellent! Let us move on to some more intricate combos.

You have done well. Now you must apply the combos you have learned in Mortal Kombat. This time, Raiden will unleash the perfect storm.

You are a midnight queen. You are a creature of the night. Kiss your black diamond freely to draw strength from dark light. Try again.

Your skills are most impressive. You have mastered the Leopard combination attacks. Now you must add to your combo training. You will learn Nitara's Fu Jow Pai combos.

Exercise these destructive Fu Jow Pai combos before time runs out.

Excellent, young mistress of darkness! But let us see how you fare against one of the top agents of the Special Forces, Jax.

Do not be afraid. On this secret journey, you must learn to harness your Vampiric essence to bring on the night. I will be next to you watching every step you take as you traverse this material world.

You have successfully completed the combo systems of Leopard and Fu Jow Pai. You will now begin combo training in the Kama weapon style.

Practice these Kama attack combinations before your time runs out.

Well done. Now you must repeat those very same combos. And this time, Kano is out to get you.

Excellent! You have learned well. Now for a more intense attack. Nitara has a devastating combo called Bloodlust. The Bloodlust combo allows Nitara to strike high, then low, then high again. It is a perfect strategy against opponents who block excessively. Perform the Bloodlust combo twice on Kano. Unleash your appetite for his destruction.

Patience, sweet child of mine. You are not the first to fail. You are crazy if you do not continue. It is so easy. You must get back in the ring.

Now that you have mastered all of Nitara's styles and combos, it is time that you practiced combining attacks from different styles into one long combo. This type of attack is called a Style Branch combo.

Scorpion will be your opponent during this lesson. This first style change combo starts in the Leopard style, and goes into the Fu Jow Pai style.

Good. Now execute that same combo one more time, but this time add one more hit between the eyes.

Your attacks were so powerful, it looked as though Scorpion might black out from the force of the blows. Next you will try 2 different ways to finish the previous combo.

You are a vampire worthy of your heritage. But the final test of this lesson is at hand. You must now perform a Style Branch combo that utilizes all three of Nitara's fighting styles.

Nitara has perfected her punches and kicks after six hundred years or more of practice. And after all this time, she gets the same thrill from learning new moves. When it comes to training, she cannot get enough. You must adopt Nitara's attitude and try again.

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and beaten many opponents. But there is one opponent you still need to confront... It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Nitara. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You failed. You have to learn to perform all of Nitara's attacks and also defend against Nitara's attacks if you plan on being victorious.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Quan Chi

The sorcerer Quan Chi is as vile as they come. His kombat skills come from a great understanding of sorcery, rather than from actual training or practice. You will not be as fortunate on this journey. You will have to learn the hard way. The first of Quan Chi's styles that you must learn is Tang Soo Do. Tang Soo Do is a relatively modern Korean martial art developed by Hwang Kee. It is a combination of several arts, which Hwang Kee studied during his life. These arts included Soo Bahk Do (Korean), Tae Kyun (Korean), Tang Method (Northern Chinese), and Southern Chinese (unspecified).

Scorpion had brutalized Quan Chi while they were both stranded in the 5th plane of the Netherealm. The ninja spectre drew strength from that realm, whereas Quan Chi's sorcery weakened. Quan Chi had to rely on his most basic of attacks to fend off Scorpion's assaults. Prepare yourself, dark acolyte, for you are about to train in Quan Chi's Tang Soo Do basic attacks.

Excellent. Let us move on to Tang Soo Do low attacks. Quan Chi uses these attacks in close proximity to his opponent.

Well done. Quan Chi has a knack for reversing his fortunes. What seems like a devastating blow eventually turns to his advantage. Call it his sorcerer's luck. This dark fortune also applies to his fighting ability. When an opponent strikes, Quan Chi can perform what is called a Reversal to get the upper hand. Counter 3 attacks from the infidel Scorpion with Quan Chi's Reversal move.

You are weak. You must pass this test, or suffer the consequences. Begin again!

Now you understand the power of dark fortune. It seemed that Quan Chi had been trapped in the Netherealm to be forever tormented by the ninja spectre Scorpion. But fate turned to Quan Chi's favor when two Oni, Moloch and Drahmin, presented to him ancient information regarding his amulet. This new information, enscribed on tablets, detailed the amulet's purpose and how to control it. Quan Chi used the information to escape from the Netherealm through a cloaked Realm Gateway without his Oni companions. Quan Chi emerged in Outworld to find himself inside a large stone structure. He felt his powers returning and used them to decipher the hieroglyphs on a large sarcophagus. He was amazed to discover that he had stumbled upon the tomb of the long-forgotten Dragon King and his undefeatable army. As Quan Chi's magical strength returned, he slowly regained the fighting prowess drained from him during his time in the Netherealm. The fighting style Escrima was one of his first skills to reappear.

Practice Quan Chi's basic Escrima attacks on the Netherealm Oni, Drahmin.

Eeeexcellent! Quan Chi's Escrima style utilizes a pop-up attack called the Lightning Strike. This move allows him to pop his opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Attack Drahmin with the Lightning Strike 3 times.

Very impressive, Dark One. Now for Quan Chi's Escrima low attacks.

The next of Quan Chi's Escrima techniques to return to him was his Neijin. For a short period of time, a Neijin gives Quan Chi extra attacking power to wreak added damage upon his opponents. Perform a Neijin and strike the fool Oni, Drahmin.

You are not yet worthy of Quan Chi's excellence. Contemplate this on the Stone of Woe for 7 days. If you survive, you may resume your study of Quan Chi's devastating attacks.

Quan Chi had regained enough strength to wield his Double Broadswords. Although this technique was similar to the single broadsword, Quan Chi considered the more advanced use of two weapons to be quite advantageous in kombat. They also proved to be advantageous in freeing himself from the tomb to search for the sorcerer, Shang Tsung.

Practice these Double Broadsword techniques that Quan Chi has used to slay countless infidels foolish enough to oppose him.

Indeed, your prowess with the swords is undeniable. Perhaps you should move on to Quan Chi's Double Broadsword low attacks.

I tire of your incompetence. Complete this lesson or suffer the consequences.

By the time Quan Chi had reached the rumored abode of Shang Tsung, his Special Attacks had regained full strength. And just in time, it would seem, as Quan Chi was soon confronted by none other than Scorpion. The imbecile ninja must have somehow escaped the Netherealm through the same portal as Quan Chi, but had emerged elsewhere in Outworld. The two adversaries battled furiously, but Quan Chi gained the upper hand when he cast his Skull Fireball at the unsuspecting Scorpion. Quan Chi can focus his Fa Jing into a foul skull spectre and propel it at his opponent. This attack is painful, but it also serves to intimidate the weak-minded.

Destroy Scorpion with 3 Skull Fireballs before time runs out.

Although Quan Chi thought he had defeated Scorpion with his Skull Fireball, the ninja had only been feigning death, and sprung a surprise attack with his spear. Reeling from the pain inflicted by the Skull Fireball, the enraged ninja proved to be much more aggressive this time. Strike Scorpion down with 3 more Skull Fireballs before he defeats you or time runs out.

You will learn this lesson or Scorpion will blow you to pieces.

Although Quan Chi had blasted Scorpion with his Skull Fireball multiple times, he finally resorted to his Rising Star kick, and sent Scorpion flying backward into a moat of acid that surrounded the courtyard. A short time later, Shang Tsung emerged from a doorway to applaud his fellow sorcerer's victory. Shang Tsung had not interfered with their battle, and had remained inside his home until the kombat had ceased. Scorpion's demise in the acid bath led Shang Tsung to believe that Quan Chi had defeated Scorpion with a lucky shot. The Special Attack that had sent Scorpion hurling into the acid bath is called the Rising Star kick. It is a pop-up attack that can also be used to dodge projectiles.

Quan Chi tried to propose an alliance with Shang Tsung, but Shang Tsung did not believe that Quan Chi was a worthy ally. Show Shang Tsung the Rising Star special move that Quan Chi used to defeat Scorpion. Perform the Rising Star 3 times.

Shang Tsung believes that the Rising Star kick is indeed fast enough to hit an average warrior, but he laughs at the idea that it could defeat an aggressive opponent such as the ninja spectre, Scorpion. Show the infidel that you are a warrior worthy of a Deadly Alliance. Kick Shang Tsung 3 times with the Rising Star before he defeats you or time runs out.

You are an embarrassing excuse for a warrior. Repeat the lesson, or be banished to the Netherealm forever.

Shang Tsung was impressed with Quan Chi's fighting abilities and agreed to listen to his proposal for an alliance between the two sorcerers. Quan Chi began by explaining that he could provide an endless supply of souls for Shang Tsung to consume in return for Shang Tsung's assistance in reviving the Dragon King's undefeatable army. Their combined efforts would strengthen both sorcerers. Shang Tsung would achieve immortality, and Quan Chi would obtain military power.

Just as Shang Tsung and Quan Chi will combine their efforts to become a stronger power, you must now learn to combine your moves to create more powerful attacks. Practice these Tang Soo Do combos before time runs out.

Do you feel the power behind the attack combos? The more moves you combine, the more powerful the attack becomes. Practice these more advanced combos.

Perhaps you are not worthy of an alliance with Shang Tsung. Complete the lesson.

Quan Chi had discovered that the amulet he stole from the Elder God, Shinnok, was in fact a key to manipulate inter-realm portals. Quan Chi pledged to unlock a portal to The Heavens to allow Shang Tsung to feed from the limitless souls of that realm. In return, Shang Tsung agreed to transplant the souls of defeated warriors into the mummified remains of the Dragon King's army. With a handshake to seal the unholy pact, the Deadly Alliance was formed.

Quan Chi can also combine attacks in the Escrima fighting style. Practice these Escrima combos before time runs out.

Most impressive! You will serve the Deadly Alliance well. Let us see how you fare with some more advanced Escrima combos.

Well done, my pupil. Now you must prove yourself by mastering Quan Chi's Double Broadsword combo.

Your insolence will not be tolerated! Complete the lesson or your soul will be transferred to the mummified remains of a dead soldier!

Indeed you are most fortunate. You will now have the honor of participating in The Trial Of Blood!

Make Raiden bleed 50 pints of blood before he defeats you or time runs out.

Perhaps you are squeamish? Try again.

In order for their plans of realm domination to take root, Quan Chi and Shang Tsung needed to eliminate the only two beings capable of stopping them. The first was the Emperor of Outworld, Shao Kahn. Shao Kahn had been weakened by his defeat during the Earthrealm invasion, and Princess Kitana's military forces were causing an incredible strain on his remaining power. Under the pretense that they would aid the failing Emperor, they gained entrance to his throne room and sprung their attack. In a spectacular battle of brute strength and magic, Shao Kahn was defeated.

Now, dark acolyte, you must learn to combine Quan Chi's fighting styles into longer, more powerful attack combinations. Begin with this combo that starts with the Tang Soo Do fighting style and changes into the Escrima fighting style.

Well done! Now you must expand upon that combo by adding one more strike in the Escrima style.

Most impressive! But to prove once and for all that you are worthy of the Deadly Alliance, you must perfect this next combo that chains all three of Quan Chi's fighting styles into one long combo. It begins with Tang Soo Do, switches to Escrima, and finishes with the Double Broadsword.

There is no room for failure. If you do not succeed, the Deadly Alliance will show you no mercy. Complete the lesson!

Most impressive! You have mastered Quan Chi's fighting styles, special moves, and combo attacks! You will be a great asset to Quan Chi and Shang Tsung. But there is one more test you must pass before serving the Deadly Alliance. There is one more foe you must confront... After slaying the Emperor, Shao Kahn, Quan Chi and Shang Tsung attempted to travel to Earthrealm by way of a celestial portal known only to sorcerers and deities. Although Quan Chi could reveal the cloaked portal with his amulet, he could not use the artifact to control it. To earn the right to pass, each sorcerer would have to defeat a representation of his greatest adversary. For Quan Chi, that challenge came in the form of himself.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You failed. You have to learn to perform all of Quan Chi's attacks and also defend against Quan Chi's attacks if you plan on being victorious.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled and there is always more to learn.

Raiden

The Thunder God, Raiden, is mentor to all the heroes of Earthrealm. He is ageless, wise, and can harness the wrath of thunder itself. Raiden will make an excellent subject for study on this journey. Raiden had been elevated to the status of Elder God after the war with Shinnok. But when he could not convince the other Elder Gods to prevent Shang Tsung and Quan Chi from awakening the Dragon King's sleeping army, he relinquished his status and returned to Earthrealm. The first of Earth's heroes he warned of the coming danger was Kung Lao.

You will now study one of Raiden's many fighting styles. Nan Chuan consists of attacks that are most effective at short to middle range. Nan Chuan contains a greater number and variety of hand techniques, and fewer leg techniques. Practice these Nan Chuan high attacks.

Kung Lao will now challenge you. Attack him with Raiden's Nan Chuan high attacks.

Excellent. Now for Raiden's Nan Chuan's low attacks.

The Shaolin monk, Kung Lao, will challenge your knowledge of Nan Chuan low attacks.

Raiden's movements are as fast as lightning. He can even stop an opponent's blow by grabbing the attacking limb. This move gives Raiden an opportunity to counter with his own attack. Catch Kung Lao's attack with Raiden's Reversal move.

Do not be concerned with your failure. You are attempting to learn the kombat skills of a god. You will undoubtedly need much practice.

The second of Earth's heroes to be visited by Raiden was Jax. The Outerworld Investigation Agency had just been destroyed, and with it, any mortal means for traversing into Outworld. Raiden instructed Jax to meet with the other heroes on the old island fortress of Shang Tsung in the Lost Sea.

Jujutsu is a term used to refer to unarmed Japanese combat. There are more than 750 documented varieties of Jujutsu. Raiden has mastered them all. Practice Raiden's Jujutsu high attacks.

This time, Jax will fight back. Attack him with Raiden's Jujutsu high attacks.

Very well done! Next you will learn Raiden's Jujutsu low attacks. 3 of them are sweeps.

Let us see how you fare when Jax is no longer so passive. Attack him with the Jujutsu low attacks again.

Raiden can harness the invisible power of the wind to Shove a blocking opponent away from him. Push Jax 5 times with Raiden's Shove move.

You have much to learn, and Raiden has much to teach. Repeat the lesson.

Johnny Cage was in the middle of a movie shoot when Raiden appeared to request his assistance in Outworld. At first, Johnny Cage had thought Raiden was merely the actor who was playing Raiden in his current movie project. But when he noticed the 'movie Raiden' eating doughnuts at the catering table, he knew his old friend had truly returned from The Heavens.

Raiden has always relied upon his staff in unpredictable circumstances. It is a source of great fighting power. Practice Raiden's Staff high attacks.

Johnny Cage is not afraid to die. He will now kombat your Staff high attack skills.

Exceptional. Now you must learn Raiden's Staff low attacks.

Johnny Cage will see how well you have learned Raiden's Staff low attacks.

Next you will learn one of Raiden's special Staff attacks. It uses both high and low attacks together.

Johnny Cage is not laughing AT you, he is laughing WITH you.

Next, Raiden visited the new home of the reformed Lin Kuei to ask Sub-Zero for his assistance. Sub-Zero was eager to help and prove that the new Lin Kuei was indeed a force for good.

Being the God of Thunder, Raiden commands all that is a storm. While in his Nan Chuan and Jujutsu fighting styles, he can electrocute and throw his opponents with the force of lightning. Practice his throw twice.

Another shocking attack that Raiden can perform in all three of his fighting styles is his Shocker. You must execute this move twice.

Sub-Zero has been training many of his new recruits, specifically Frost. He will test your shock value. Attack him with both of Raiden's electrifying attacks twice each.

There is no rush. The other heroes can deal with the Deadly Alliance without you. Repeat this lesson.

Sub-Zero had requested of Raiden that he allow his new recruit, Frost, to accompany him to Outworld. At first, Raiden did not think that Frost was experienced enough as a warrior to take on the Deadly Alliance. But after testing her in kombat, he welcomed her assistance.

Show Frost Raiden's Lightning Dash twice.

Now intimidate her with Raiden's Lightning Bolt.

Frost is unafraid and is challenging you. Attack her with Raiden's Lighning Dash and his Lightning Bolt twice each.

You must push the young warrior to see what she is really made of. Do not hold back next time.

Raiden next approached Sonya Blade to ask for her help. She had already been in contact with Jax and had been informed of the destruction of their main base. She was quite ready to do whatever it would take to stop the threat that was about to befall Earth.

Sonya thinks you need more practice. If you were in the Special Forces, you would have been kicked out for a shabby performance like that.

These next combos are some of Raiden's more advanced, and more effective Nan Chuan attack combos.

Raiden can combine his Nan Chuan moves into longer, more powerful attacks. Practice these Nan Chuan attack combos with Sonya Blade.

Once Earth's heroes had assembled on a beach of Shang Tsung's abandoned island fortress, Raiden appeared to them and explained in detail the events leading up to the formation of the Deadly Alliance. Although Kung Lao had already known, the others were shocked to learn that their old friend and ally, Liu Kang, was dead.

Raiden will soon be making more allies in the coming struggle. Practice his Jujutsu combos with Special Forces operative, Cyrax.

Cyrax will see if you have learned Raiden's Jujutsu combos. He will fight back this time.

Another Jujutsu combo Raiden has perfected is Thunder God Fists. This combo ends by slamming his opponent's face into the ground. We shall see if you can do this combo as well.

Cyrax is not going to take that lying down. He will make it harder this time.

Cyrax is not impressed with your performance. Show him what you are made of.

Raiden had brought to the surface the sunken ship Shang Tsung had used to bring warriors to his island. The heroes boarded the ship and were taken to a remote spot in the Lost Sea. None mentioned the fact that there was no one steering the ship.

Another reluctant ally Raiden will meet during the coming battle is the rogue swordsman, Kenshi. Practice this vicious Staff combo with Kenshi. Try not to hit his face too hard.

Kenshi did not see that coming. He will be more alert this time. Try that same combo again.

Well done. Now test Kenshi's sight with this next Staff combo called Dragon Wind.

Kenshi has had enough with the blind jokes. He is... how you say?...'throwing down' this time.

Do not swing blindly. Concentrate.

The Thunder God raised his hand and an enormous storm formed in the air above the ship. Off to one side, a platform of some ancient design appeared from out of nowhere. Raiden explained that it was a celestial portal that could be used to traverse to Outworld. To earn the right to cross to the next realm, each kombatant had to defeat a representation of his or her greatest adversary. For Raiden, that challenge came in the form of Quan Chi.

Raiden can perform Style Branch combos that change from one style to another. Attack Quan Chi with Raiden's Power Bolts Style Branch combo that starts in Nan Chuan and goes into Jujutsu.

Now hit Quan Chi with Raiden's Style Branch combo called Out Of Order. It starts in Nan Chuan and goes to Jujutsu.

Pummel Quan Chi with Raiden's Style Branch combo called Fireworks. It starts in Jujutsu and goes into his Staff.

This next one, called Sparky, also starts in Jujutsu and goes into the Staff.

Now for a more complicated combo. This one, called Black Thunder, Style Branches through all 3 of Raiden's main fighting styles. It starts in Nan Chuan, goes into Jujutsu, and finishes with the Staff.

This next one should finish Quan Chi. It is called Chain Lightning and it uses all three of Raiden's main styles as well. It starts in Nan Chuan, goes into Jujutsu, and finishes with the Staff.

If you do not defeat Quan Chi, you cannot traverse into Outworld to stop the Deadly Alliance.

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and beaten many opponents. But there is one opponent you still need to confront... It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Raiden. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You failed. You have to learn to perform all of Raiden's attacks and also defend against Raiden's attacks if you plan on being victorious.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled and there is always more to learn.

Reptile

The warrior known as Reptile has grown much stronger and more primal since his first appearance in the tournament. His physical appearance has morphed into something more animal than man. Like Reptile, you must connect with your instincts if you wish to complete this journey. Hung Gar, or 'Tiger Fist', is the merging of Southern Shaolin fighting styles of Chinese kung fu. It is based on the movements of animals, such as the tiger and the crane.

During the invasion of Earthrealm, Reptile had been ordered by his master Shao Kahn to assassinate Princess Kitana. The style he attacked with was Hung Gar. Attack Kitana with Reptile's basic Hung Gar moves.

A very effective Hung Gar attack used by Reptile is his Double Claw Strike. Attack Kitana with the Double Claw Strike 3 times.

Excellent. Now strike Kitana with Reptile's Hung Gar low attacks.

Kitana is resisting your attack! While in his Hung Gar fighting style, Reptile can break her block as well as push her away by executing a Shove. Break Kitana's block with Reptile's Shove move 5 times.

Your low body temperature has made you sluggish. Sun yourself on a rock, and begin again when you have regained your optimal body temperature.

After Shao Kahn's defeat in Earthrealm, Reptile returned to Outworld to protect his master. His main duty has been to seek and destroy any possible threats to Shao Kahn's rule. Reptile has slain many would-be rulers before they had a chance to gain momentum against the Emperor. The latest threat to Shao Kahn is the united forces of Princess Kitana and Prince Goro. The weakened Emperor has ordered Reptile to deliver a message to the sorcerer Shang Tsung. The Emperor demanded the sorcerer's services in defending against Edenia and the Shokan. At first, Shang Tsung did not recognize Reptile. It had been some time since he had seen him, and Reptile had changed much in appearance.

Shang Tsung's body language is one of aggression. Use Reptile's primal reflexes to attack him first with these Crab basic attacks.

Shang Tsung is defending himself against your attack. Spring into action! Do not hesitate to bring him down if you must.

Shang Tsung will not expect these Crab low attacks.

The mammal is smarter than you thought. He is now anticipating your Crab low attacks.

Reptile's primal reflexes give him the ability to intercept an attack to immobilize his opponents. This move is called a Reversal. Counter 3 of Shang Tsung's attacks with Reptile's Reversal move.

You can defeat this mammal. His teeth are small.

Eventually, Shang Tsung began to recognize Reptile's fighting moves, and ceased his aggressive posture. Reptile calmed down and delivered Shao Kahn's orders. Shang Tsung was to report to the emperor's palace fortress immediately. His duty fulfilled, Reptile departed to return to his master's side. Shortly after leaving, his keen senses picked up the scent of blood and the sound of battle coming from Shang Tsung's residence. He raced back to that location to find the sorcerer Quan Chi standing before Shang Tsung. His keen hearing picked up their conversation. They were planning an assassination of his master, Shao Kahn. Angry acidic drool seethed from between Reptile's teeth to the ground below...

Reptile's saliva has long been feared by his enemies. Its corrosive properties make for a most formidable weapon. As a long-distance attack, Reptile can spit this acid at his opponent. He imagined covering the sorcerers in the substance... Spit at Quan Chi 3 times with this acidic drool before time runs out.

Reptile's anger was all-consuming, and he imagined himself in a heated battle with the pasty sorcerer. Hit Quan Chi 3 more times with Reptile's Acid Spit.

Release your anger! Fling the foul substance at Quan Chi.

Reptile knew he was no match for both sorcerers at once. He decided he could best serve his master Shao Kahn if he could warn him of the impending attack. As he made his way to Shao Kahn's Fortress, he was intercepted by a vampire woman brandishing a weapon that seemed vaguely familiar. The weapon was a Kirehashi... an ancient weapon of Reptile's extinct race. The vampire called herself Nitara, and offered the weapon to him as an offering of friendship. With a hiss, Reptile ripped the sword from her hands and began swinging it at imaginary foes.

Imagine practicing Reptile's Kirehashi basic attacks on this strange vampire woman.

Nitara did not understand why Reptile was swinging his blade at her. She defended herself.

Reptile's imagination ran wild with the attack possibilities this new weapon presented. He tried attacking low.

Nitara continued to defend herself, not understanding the reason for Reptile's unwarranted attacks.

Reptile fantasized impaling Nitara with the Kirehashi Blade. He imagined the blood spewing from the open wound. Impale Nitara with Reptile's Kirehashi Blade.

Let your imagination run wild! Attack Nitara with the Kirehashi Blade.

Reptile snapped out of his kombative trance and stopped his attack on Nitara. He accepted her gift of the ancient Raptor weapon readily. Nitara's presence had a soothing effect on Reptile. She claimed to have information that would help his master Shao Kahn in the battle with Kitana's forces. Reptile knew he could trust her. He could sense no deceit. Nitara led Reptile across the plains of Outworld to the hidden location of Kitana's military encampment. If Reptile could get this information to Shao Kahn, the Emperor could send Kano's troops to smash them in a surprise attack. He had to get back to Shao Kahn immediately.

Reptile can travel vast distances quickly by curling up and rolling. In his zeal to help his master, he zipped back and forth fervently, flipping Nitara into the air. Trip up Nitara with Reptile's Lizard Ball move 3 times.

Again, you have proven to be a quick study. But let us see how you fare in Kombat. Nitara tried to evade Reptile's Lizard Ball as best she could, but Reptile flipped her up 3 more times before he finally left for Shao Kahn's Fortress.

You are fast, but your aim is lacking.

When Reptile finally arrived in Shao Kahn's throne room, he was devastated to find the Emperor lying dead on the floor. Judging by the smell of magic in the air, he realized that Quan Chi and Shang Tsung had already sprung their attack. He imagined the battle that had killed his master and fantasized about aiding him in battle.

Execute these Hung Gar attack combos on the mammal, Shang Tsung.

Shang Tsung is fighting back! Use those same combos to defeat him!

Unleash your fury with these more advanced Hung Gar combos. Shang Tsung will not know what hit him.

The fight with Shang Tsung would have been epic! Attack him with the more advanced Hung Gar combos again!

It is too late to save Shao Kahn now. At least allow yourself the pleasure of imagining you had protected your master, and defeated Shang Tsung.

Reptile believed that his master's death was his fault. He should have returned to the fortress much sooner. In anguish over his failure, he wandered Outworld aimlessly, until he once again came across Nitara. Feeling the need to redeem himself, he pledged his life to her service. This time, he would not fail. He would protect his new master well.

Express your anger over Shao Kahn's death by performing these Crab combos. Punish Shang Tsung!

Nitara has no idea why you continue to assault her. She has no other choice but to defend herself.

Pull out your Kirehashi Blade and cut down Quan Chi with these combos to help ease the pain.

Now Nitara is really angry. She gave you that weapon, and now you are using it against her? She will not stand for that.

The emotional pain is too great! Your Kirehashi combos have become more intense!

Nitara does not understand why you keep referring to her as Quan Chi or Shang Tsung. Perhaps you are hallucinating. Until she can assess the situation, she must take what you dish out!

You cannot escape the thought that you failed your master! Your anguish has reached a fevered pitch! Impale the traitor Shang Tsung with your Kirehashi Blade!!

Let it all out! Cry some real crocodile tears! These combos will make you feel much better about losing your master.

Fortunately for the vampire Nitara, Reptile's Kirehashi Blade was not made of wood. She pulled the weapon from her body, and tried to calm him down. However, Reptile's imagination was out of control by that time. Instead of Nitara, he now saw Kitana before him. If he had not wasted time to inspect Kitana's military encampment, he would have been in the throne room to defend his master.

It's all Kitana's fault! Make her bleed! Spill 80 pints of her blood before she defeats you or you come to your senses.

You must make her pay for distracting you! Spill her blood!

Nitara forgave Reptile for his uncontrolled bout. Shao Kahn would have killed him for it. Nitara was indeed a master worth fighting for. Her first command was to attack an Earthrealm invader. She instructed Reptile to weaken the outsider by biting his armguard. The battle from that point on would be easy.

Attack the Earthrealm invader with 2 of Reptile's Style Branch combos. These combos start in the Hung Gar fighting style and go into the Crab fighting style.

Reptile bit the arm of his opponent, but the damage made no difference. The invader did not seem weakened. Reptile attacked with another Style Branch combo that started with the Crab fighting style and changed into his Kirehashi Blade.

Still, the invader would not fall. Reptile made use of all his fighting skills and executed a Style Branch combo that started with Hung Gar, changed to Crab, and finished with his Kirehashi Blade.

None of his attacks brought Nitara's enemy down. Reptile had one more attack left. He needed to impale the invader with his Kirehashi Blade. Impale the Earthrealm invader with Reptile's Kirehashi Blade.

You must not fail your new master! Destroy the Earthrealm invader!!!

Reptile hit the Earthrealm invader so hard that his ribcage burst open. Reptile paused for a moment to flex his leathery muscles in victory. But before he could belt a triumphant scream, a great monster with many teeth came whirling outward from inside his defeated foe's chest. Unable to comprehend this new danger, Reptile fled in fear. He wandered again aimlessly, realizing that he had failed another master. He was angry with himself and let his imagination run wild. He imagined that standing before him was his true enemy...

Reptile must face himself in Mortal Kombat. Defeat the imaginary manifestation of Reptile 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

If you lose to your imaginary self, you die. This mind game is for real. Confront your inner demons.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Scorpion

The ninja spectre Scorpion utilizes the forces of the Netherealm to kombat his foes. Although he takes no sides in the battle against the Deadly Alliance, his primary goal is to destroy the sorcerer Quan Chi for slaying his family and clan. Scorpion is nearly unstoppable and will not rest until he has exacted his revenge. There is much to be learned from his unrelenting determination. The first of Scorpion's styles you must learn is Hapkido.

Hapkido has a mix of both powerful and quick attacks. Try a few of these attacks against Scorpion's old nemesis, Sub-Zero.

A useful Hapkido attack called the Front Thrust Kick, allows Scorpion to pop his opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack.

Try attacking Sub-Zero with the Front Thrust Kick, and while he is still in the air, attack him 2 more times with the Front Thrust Kicks.

Excellent. You are learning quickly. Let us move on to the Hapkido low attacks and sweeps. These attacks keep your opponent on the defensive.

While in the Hapkido fighting style, Scorpion can Taunt Z his opponent. This move is not only intimidating, but it also rejuvenates some of Scorpion's health. Try executing 2 successful Taunts to regain full health.

Your attention seems to be elsewhere. Perhaps you need more study. If you need to look at Scorpion's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List menu.

You have successfully proven your mastery of Scorpion's Hapkido fighting style. Your next lesson will be to learn another of his martial arts fighting styles.

You will now begin training with Scorpion's basic Pi Gua attacks.

Scorpion's Pi Gua fighting style utilizes fast and tricky low attacks. He uses them to keep his opponent on the defensive. Try attacking Quan Chi with Pi Gua's low attacks.

While using the Pi Gua fighting style, Scorpion can Shove Z a blocking opponent. He uses this move to push a blocking opponent away. Shove your blocking opponent away from you 5 times.

Perhaps you are not as skilled a warrior as you thought. Or, perhaps you need more study. If you need to look at Scorpion's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List menu.

Excellent! Your training in the art of Pi Gua is complete! Let us move on to Scorpion's weapon style, the Ninja Sword.

Scorpion's Ninja Sword fighting style utilizes speed and reach. Try attacking your opponent with Scorpion's Ninja Sword high attacks.

A very useful Ninja Sword attack is the Rising Slash. This move allows Scorpion to pop his opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack.

Try attacking your opponent with the Rising Slash and, while he is still in the air, attack him 2 more times with the Rising Slash.

Very impressive! Now you must learn a more strategic move, the Sidestep Swing Z. This quick jump to the side, followed by a sword slash, has a very good chance of hitting an opponent while he is in the middle of an offensive attack. Execute a Sidestep Swing 5 times successfully against your opponent.

Perhaps you are feeling ill. Or perhaps you need more study. If you need to look at Scorpion's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List menu.

Very well done! Now you must learn attack combinations. Utilizing combos will greatly increase the damage done to your opponent.

You will begin your lesson with Hapkido basic combos.

Some combos in Scorpion's Hapkido fighting style end in a pop-up. This pops his opponent into the air long enough for him to execute another attack. Now you must execute these combos that end in a pop-up... flawlessly.

You have learned the first part of this lesson. Now you must learn to attack your opponent while he is still in the air. Use a pop-up combo and, while Quan Chi is still in the air, hit him again.

Very impressive! Scorpion also has a low combo that starts with a low hit and then sweep kicks his opponent. You may begin Scorpion's sweep combo.

In order to break free from Drahmin and Moloch, Scorpion executed a Hapkido combo that pushed the two Oni away from him. He then chased after Quan Chi to prevent him from escaping the Netherealm. You must learn these combos as well.

Has your time spent in the Netherealm not strengthened you? Perhaps you merely need more study. If you need to look at Scorpion's moves, pause the game and go to the Moves List menu.

You are close to mastering the fighting skills of a tortured spectre! Now you must learn the attack combinations using Scorpion's Pi Gua and Ninja Sword fighting styles.

Scorpion's Pi Gua fighting style is based on single solid hits, but it has a few combos to round it out. Begin the Pi Gua combo lesson.

I am most proud of you. Next you will learn Scorpion's combo attacks in the Ninja Sword fighting style.

You have learned basic Ninja Sword combos well. Now you will master some more advanced combo attacks. Execute these Ninja Sword combos.

Very impressive! Now you must take it a step further. You must use the Ninja Sword pop-up combos you have already learned and then attack with any Ninja Sword swing to juggle Sub-Zero before he lands on the ground.

Are you out of breath? Would a back rub suit you well? You will receive no such pleasantries here! Begin again!

You will now peer into a world unknown to mortals! You will learn the special moves of a Hellspawn spectre. Scorpion's Backflip Kick is used to prevent an opponent from approaching. It also works well as an anti-air attack.

Attack Sub-Zero with Scorpion's Backflip Kick 4 times.

Very impressive! Now you must take it a step further. Sub-Zero will not be so accommodating this time. Attack him with the Backflip Kick 4 times.

I'm afraid that is not good enough. Remember, in order to perform Scorpion's Backflip Kick, press towards your opponent and then quickly away from him while pressing the A button.

You must continue.

You have mastered the first of Scorpion's special attacks. It is time you learned yet another. Although Scorpion's Summon Hellfire special attack is useful against defensive or blocking opponents, it can be dodged and leaves him vulnerable to attack.

Melt Sub-Zero with Scorpion's Summon Hellfire attack.

You must learn to feel Scorpion's rage. Remember, in order to perform Scorpion's Summon Hellfire, first press the down and then quickly away from your opponent while pressing the Y Button.

Now for Scorpion's trademark attack... the Spear. Scorpion can hurl a roped spear across the arena to impale his opponent and pull him closer for a free unblockable hit. That hit can be whatever attack he chooses, but it is most effective when it is the first strike in a combo.

Catch Shang Tsung twice with Scorpion's spear.

That must have been most painful for Shang Tsung. But not as painful as your next lesson will prove to be. Now impale him with Scorpion's Spear and when he is standing near you stunned, execute a Backflip Kick attack as your unblockable free move.

That will most likely leave a mark. This, however, will leave some charring. Impale Shang Tsung with Scorpion's spear and, while he is standing near you stunned, execute a Front Thrust Kick in the Hapkido style as your unblockable free move, followed by the Summon Hellfire before he hits the ground.

Your aim must be off. Remember, in order to perform Scorpion's Spear attack, first press the away from the opponent and then quickly towards him while pressing the B button.

You have already mastered some of Scorpion's basic combos. You must now expand upon that training by learning his Style Branch combination attacks.

First you will learn a Style Branch combo that begins with Scorpion's Hapkido style and then goes into his Pi Gua style.

Next you will execute a Style Branch combo that starts in the Hapkido style, goes into the Pi Gua style, and then continues with 2 more hits, while still in the Pi Gua style.

Now try the same Style Branch combo starting from the Hapkido style, going into the Pi Gua style, and then continuing with 2 more hits ending in the Ridge Hand high chop move in the Pi Gua style.

Now execute a Style Branch combo that begins in Scorpion's Pi Gua style and goes into his Ninja Sword fighting style.

I tire of your incessant complaining. Pass this test or Sub-Zero will really give you something to complain about!

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and beaten many opponents. But there is one opponent you still need to confront... It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Scorpion. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You failed. You have to learn to perform all of Scorpion's attacks and also defend against Scorpion's attacks if you plan on being victorious.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Shang Tsung

The Sorcerer Shang Tsung is cursed to consume the souls of defeated warriors in order to stay alive. From these souls he attains greater strength and ability. It could be said that his fighting skill is the culmination of those he has conquered. We shall see if you can master his fighting ability through practice alone. The history of Shang Tsung's Snake fighting style is hard to trace historically because it is incorporated into so many Chinese fighting systems. Shang Tsung absorbed this fighting style by consuming the soul of a Shaolin monk.

The Snake fighting style consists mainly of fast-jabbing, short-ranged high attacks. Attack the Shaolin monk, Kung Lao, with Shang Tsung's basic Snake high attacks.

Shang Tsung's Snake low attacks strike like a viper. Practice Shang Tsung's Snake basic low attacks.

While in the Snake fighting style, Shang Tsung can distance himself from his opponents with a backflip Escape Z. Execute 3 successful backflip Escape moves while in the Snake fighting style.

You must absorb more fighting skills. Attack Kung Lao!

Shao Kahn had sent orders to Shang Tsung, commanding the sorcerer to aid him in the battle against the united forces of Edenia and the Shokan. The message was delivered by Reptile. At first, Shang Tsung did not recognize Reptile, for he had morphed into something more primal than in years past. Shang Tsung mistook Reptile for an assassin and braced for an attack.

Shang Tsung poised himself in the Crane Style stance. Reptile perceived this to be offensive move. A battle ensued. Attack the assassin with Shang Tsung's Crane fighting style high attacks.

During the fight, Shang Tsung used a Crane pop-up attack Y on the assassin. This attack allowed Shang Tsung to pop Reptile into the air long enough to execute another attack. Attack the assassin with the Crane Wing pop-up attack!

Now attack the assassin with the Crane Wing pop-up attack and, while he is still in the air, attack him 2 more times with the Crane Wing pop-up attack.

Shang Tsung can sweep kick an opponent while in his Crane style. Sweep kick the assassin 3 times!

While in the Crane fighting style, Shang Tsung can also perform a Reversal Z. This move allows Shang Tsung to catch an opponent's attacking limb in mid-strike long enough for him to counter with a strike of his own. Counter the assassin's attack with a Reversal move while in the Crane style!

No one attacks Shang Tsung in his own domicile! Repel the invading assassin!

Shang Tsung finally recognized Reptile and ceased his attack. Reptile gave him Shao Kahn's orders to report to the Emperor's fortress, and then he departed. Moments later, there was a ruckus in the outside courtyard. Shang Tsung emerged from his domicile to find that the sorcerer Quan Chi had just defeated Scorpion in a short but heated battle. Quan Chi explained that the ninja spectre had been lying in wait for Shang Tsung.

If Quan Chi had not been there to intervene, Shang Tsung would surely have been attacked by the ninja spectre, Scorpion. Against such a powerful foe, Shang Tsung would have needed to draw his Straight Sword. Attack Scorpion with Shang Tsung's basic Straight Sword high attacks.

To keep his opponents on the defensive, Shang Tsung uses a series of Straight Sword low attacks. Attack Scorpion with Shang Tsung's basic Straight Sword low attacks.

In order to insure Scorpion's defeat, Shang Tsung would have had to Impale the ninja spectre. By stabbing Scorpion and not retrieving the blade, Shang Tsung would have slowly drained Scorpion's netheressence. Impale Scorpion with your Straight Sword.

Perhaps it was best that Quan Chi destroyed Scorpion. Perhaps you are not yet skilled enough to defend against such a powerful foe.

Quan Chi had come to Shang Tsung with an offer to form an alliance. He explained in detail how the two sorcerers could greatly benefit each other if they joined forces. Shang Tsung was no fool. He understood the risks involved with Quan Chi's proposal. But after some convincing from his fellow sorcerer, he readily agreed. The first act of the Deadly Alliance would be to eliminate Shao Kahn. Shang Tsung made use of Shao Kahn's mandate to return to his fortress as a means to get within striking distance.

An attack Shang Tsung used while he and Quan Chi fought the Emperor, Shao Kahn, was his Fireball. One variation is the Straight Fire. Practice this attack on Quan Chi 3 times.

Hit Quan Chi 3 times with Shang Tsung's Straight Fire fireball again. Quan Chi will not be standing still this time.

Another fireball attack Shang Tsung used against Shao Kahn was his 3D Fire. Practice the long-range version of this attack on Quan Chi.

Well done. Now try to hit Quan Chi with the shorter-range version of Shang Tsung's 3D Fire attack.

You must learn this attack if you wish to slay the Emperor, Shao Kahn.

After defeating the Emperor of Outworld, Shao Kahn, the two sorcerers traveled to Earthrealm by way of a celestial portal known only to sorcerers and deities. To earn the privilege of crossing over the void, each sorcerer had to kombat a representation of his greatest adversary. For Shang Tsung, the opponent came in the form of Quan Chi.

Attack Quan Chi with Shang Tsung's Snake attack combos to earn the right to pass.

The Quan Chi double did not fall from your first attack. Try these more advanced Snake combos.

If you do not defeat Quan Chi's double, you will not be allowed to pass to Earthrealm.

Shang Tsung and Quan Chi had traveled to Earthrealm to seek out Shang Tsung's nemesis, Liu Kang. By disguising himself as Kung Lao, Shang Tsung was able to approach Liu Kang while he was practicing his meditation katas. In the fight that ensued, Shang Tsung had almost lost to Liu Kang's might. From out of nowhere, Quan Chi threw the Shaolin monk off balance with a surprise attack... and gave Shang Tsung the moment he needed to kill Liu Kang.

The Elder God, Raiden, had witnessed the battle from The Heavens and decided to return to Earth to kombat the Deadly Alliance. Attack Raiden with these Crane fighting style combos.

Well done! Let us see how you fare with some more complicated combos...

Raiden has been a thorn in your side for many years. Make him pay for the suffering he has caused you.

Shang Tsung and Quan Chi left Liu Kang's body where it lay to complete their next task... to locate the Red Dragon clan member, Mavado. They had use of his clan's talents and offered his clan asylum from the coming invasion of Earthrealm, should he complete the task they proposed. Mavado accepted their offer on behalf of his clan and followed the two sorcerers back to Outworld.

Practice Shang Tsung's Straight Sword attack combos with Mavado.

Shang Tsung has mastered the ability to Impale his Straight Sword into an opponent to slowly drain his life force. Once lodged into an opponent, Shang Tsung's blade cannot be removed. Impale Shang Tsung's Straight Sword into Mavado.

Mavado is indeed a great warrior. But he is no match for your Straight Sword prowess. Finish him.

Some time after Shang Tsung, Quan Chi, and Mavado had returned to Outworld, Shang Tsung made a pact with two Oni from the Netherealm. He kept them in a chamber in the lower levels of his new palace and fed them mortals to keep them satisfied. In the event that Quan Chi betrayed Shang Tsung, he would release the vengeful Oni upon him.

By linking multiple fighting styles together into one long combo, Shang Tsung can more effectively kombat his opponents. Practice Shang Tsung's Style Branch combos on the Oni, Drahmin. This one starts in the Snake style and goes into the Crane style.

Execute that same combo on Drahmin. This time, he will fight back.

Next, attack Drahmin with some Style Branch combos that begins with the Crane style and go into the Straight Sword.

Execute those same combos on Drahmin. This time, he will fight back.

You must confront your demons.

Shang Tsung has survived for centuries by stealing the souls of warriors. Once Shang Tsung has preformed his Soul Steal move, it is said that he absorbs some of his victims' attributes as well maintains his youth.

Regain full health by stealing some of Quan Chi's life force 3 times.

Quan Chi believes that you have betrayed him! The Deadly Alliance is no more! In retribution for your insolence, Quan Chi has cast a life-drain spell on you! You must steal some of his life force 5 times to stay alive!

Impale the infidel Quan Chi with Shang Tsung's Straight Sword!

You must not fail!

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and beaten many opponents. But there is one opponent you still need to confront... It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Shang Tsung. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You failed.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Sonya

Sonya Blade was part of a Special Forces unit assigned to kombat international criminal organizations. She and her partner, Jackson Briggs, had tried to warn the U.S. government of the impending threat from the realm of Outworld, but their words fell on deaf ears. It was not long before the unprotected realm of Earth fell under invasion from the Emperor of Outworld, Shao Kahn. Kenpo is a western variation of Japanese Karate. It was originally introduced to the Hawaiian Islands as Kenpo Jujutsu and was later adapted into what is now called Kenpo or Kenpo Karate.

Practice Sonya's basic Kenpo high attacks on her Special Forces partner, Jax.

One of Sonya's attacks that you just learned, the Rising Axe Kick, can pop an opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Juggle Jax in the air with 3 Rising Axe Kicks.

Well done! This time start with the Standing Uppercut and finish with 2 Rising Axe Kicks.

Excellent! Now to learn Sonya's Kenpo low attacks.

While in the Kenpo fighting style, Sonya can power-up her attacks by performing a Neijin. This boost in offensive power only lasts for a short period of time. Execute a Neijin and hit Jax with a powered-up strike of your choice.

Jax thinks you need to remain in basic training for a while. Repeat the lesson.

During Shao Kahn's invasion of Earthrealm, Sonya faced off with a Black Dragon member known as Kano atop a high building. She had dealt with Kano before, and she was intent on making this encounter the last. After Kano had dealt her a devastating blow, she feinted defeat to draw Kano in. When he was in position, she hurled him over the side of the building to the street below. She later reported Kano's death to the Special Forces.

The Japanese occupation of Korea from 1910 through the end of WWII influenced Tae Kwon Do through the introduction of Shotokan. Initially taught to the military, Tae Kwon Do is the Korean equivalent of Karate, with more emphasis placed on kicking. Attack Kano with Sonya's basic Tae Kwon Do high attacks.

Kano is no push-over. He hates the Special Forces as much as Sonya despises the Black Dragon. He will make you work for it this time.

Now you must learn Sonya's Tae Kwon Do low attacks.

Kano was caught off guard that time. He knows you will be attacking low and will be ready for you. Attack him once again with Sonya's Tae Kwon Do low attacks.

During her fight with Kano, Sonya had turned his attack against him by performing a Reversal. This move allowed her to catch Kano's attacking limb and counter with her own move. Counter Kano's attack with Sonya's Reversal move.

The Special Forces has set a high standard for new recruits. You must complete your Tae Kwon Do training or risk being discharged.

After Shao Kahn had been defeated, Sonya and Jax discovered the cyborg ninja Cyrax immobilized... caught in an instructional loop. They brought him to the Special Forces tech labs and restored his humanity. To show his gratification for releasing him from a digital nightmare, Cyrax pledged his services to the Special Forces and currently reports to the Outerworld Investigation Agency.

Kali Sticks is a martial art of the Philippines. The jungle environment on those islands has naturally led to the development of fighting techniques which utilize sticks and/or long knives. Practice Sonya's Kali Stick high attacks with Agent Cyrax.

Cyrax will now spar with you. Attack him with the Kali Stick high attacks once again.

Now to practice Kali Stick low attacks training.

Cyrax will test you once again. Attack him with the Kali Stick low attacks you have just learned.

Do not be concerned with damaging Cyrax. His armor is quite enough protection against these Kali Stick attacks.

When the rogue swordsman, Kenshi, joined the Special Forces Outerworld Investigation Agency, his first assignment was to locate the missing agent Cyrax who had been reported missing in Outworld.

Sonya was intrigued by Kenshi's ability to sense an opponent without the use of his eyes. Test his awareness. Attack him with Sonya's Fly Kick move.

Excellent. This time, Kenshi will test YOUR ability to use that move in kombat.

Very skillful execution! Now you must attack Kenshi in the Kenpo fighting style with 2 Rising Axe Kicks and finish the assault with Sonya's Fly Kick.

Kenshi is not through with you yet. Repeat the lesson.

While on assignment demolishing ancient inter-realm portals in the East, Sonya received a distressing message from Jax that the Outerworld Investigation Agency had been completely destroyed by an accomplice of Shang Tsung and Quan Chi. A new threat from Outworld was imminent. But without their inter-realm portals, Jax and Sonya had no means to prevent the attack.

Unless the warriors Sonya and Jax can find a way to travel to Outworld, they can kiss Earthrealm goodbye. Practice Sonya's Kiss Of Death special attack.

Jax is not interested in Sonya's misplaced affections. He will resist the Kiss Of Death attack this time.

Do not be shy. It is only a kiss.

Sonya was visited by the God of Thunder, Raiden. He asked for her aid in the coming fight against the Deadly Alliance. Sonya agreed to join her old friend and ally, but she expressed concern that all inter-realm portals on Earth were now destroyed. Raiden instructed her to meet with the other heroes on the old island fortress in the Lost Sea where he would address this issue.

By linking attacks together, Sonya Blade can more effectively defeat her opponent. Practice these Kenpo attack combos with Raiden.

Now for the real test. You will spar with a Thunder God using the Kenpo attack combinations you have just learned.

You must prove to Raiden that you are a warrior capable of defending Earthrealm.

Sonya arrived on Shang Tsung's abandoned island fortress and was greeted by one of her allies against evil, Kung Lao. He seemed depressed, but would not offer an explanation. The two of them sparred on the beach to pass the time as they waited for the other warriors that Raiden would have contacted.

Practice Sonya's Tae Kwon Do attack combinations with Kung Lao.

Kung Lao will now practice his fighting styles with you. Use the attack combinations you just learned to defend yourself.

Expand upon your training with these extra Tae Kwon Do combos.

Test the effectiveness of those combos by sparring with Kung Lao.

You will need more practice if you wish to defend against the Deadly Alliance.

By late afternoon, a small boat, apparently formed of ice, floated to shore. It was the Lin Kuei ninja, Sub-Zero, and his warrior-in-training, Frost. Sonya was not excited to see Frost. Her first meeting with the new Lin Kuei recruit was not a pleasant one. Sonya had a score to settle.

As Frost disembarks, attack her with Sonya's Kali Stick combos.

Frost was caught off guard, but now she will show the superiority of Lin Kuei training.

Frost fights well, but she will fall to these Kali Stick combos.

Frost's desire to impress her Sifu, Sub-Zero, has impaired her judgment. She will not stop until you have been defeated.

Do not let Frost defeat you again. You must teach this whelp a lesson in humility.

By nightfall, the remaining Earthrealm warriors had arrived. Raiden then appeared and transported the heroes to a celestial portal to Outworld. To earn the right to pass into Outworld, each warrior had to defeat a representation of his or her worst adversary. Sonya had thought it would be Frost, but to her surprise, it was a stranger with an image of a red dragon on his back.

Defeat the stranger with Sonya's Style Branch combos. These attack combinations give Sonya added kombative effectiveness by linking moves from different styles together. This one starts in Tae Kwon Do and goes into Kali Sticks.

The spectral opponent has gotten more aggressive. He will not be so easily defeated this time.

You must adjust your technique and perform a different, more powerful Style Branch combo. This one starts in the Kenpo style, goes into Tae Kwon Do, and finishes with the Kali Sticks.

That attack confused your mysterious opponent, but he has adapted and will be quite a challenge this time.

If you do not defeat this opponent, you will not be permitted to cross the void into Outworld.

Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and beaten many opponents. But there is one opponent you still need to confront...

It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Sonya. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You failed. You have to learn to perform all of Sonya's attacks and also defend against Sonya's attacks if you plan on being victorious.

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

Sub-Zero

Sub-Zero has found that the Lin Kuei Dragon Medallion has greatly improved his normal fighting abilities. In addition, it has enhanced his freezing powers in unexpected ways. You must learn Sub-Zero's enhanced fighting styles if you wish to seek enlightenment. The first of Sub-Zero's fighting styles that you will need to master is his Shotokan style. Shotokan is a style of Karate, which has its roots in Okinawa. Historically, Okinawa enjoyed a great trade economy, which exposed the locals to martial arts from many lands. Master Funakoshi Gichin founded Shotokan karate in 1936 in Tokyo. It is more linear, and can be a very aggressive and devastating style.

Many years ago, Sub-Zero had been hunted by his fellow Lin Kuei, Cyrax, for challenging and eventually leaving the clan. Let us begin the Shotokan high attacks lesson with the cyborg ninja Cyrax.

In a battle with Cyrax, Sub-Zero used an attack called the Mountain Punch. This attack allowed him to pop Cyrax into the air long enough to execute another attack. Practice the Mountain Punch attack on Cyrax.

Try attacking Cyrax with the Mountain Punch and, while he is still in the air, attack him 2 more times with the Mountain Punch.

Excellent. You are learning quickly. Let us move on to the Shotokan low attacks. Let us see how you fare against this cyborg ninja.

Very well done. Sub-Zero's Shotokan fighting style also utilizes an Escape move that allows him to quickly put distance between himself and his opponent. Execute 3 successful Escapes from Cyrax.

You failed. Your Shotokan skills are lacking. Perhaps you need more study. If you need to look at Sub-Zero's moves, pause the game and go to the movelist menu.

You bring honor to Earthrealm. You have successfully proven your mastery of Sub-Zero's Shotokan style. Your next lessons will be to learn another of Sub-Zero's martial arts fighting styles, the Dragon style. The Dragon style is a southern Chinese style that imitates the movements of the mythological beast. The main attacking parts of the Dragon are its claws and tail, which are mimicked by the hands and legs of the practitioner. The Dragon is a symbol of power and strength.

Like any great structure, fighting skill is built brick by brick. You must first learn the basics of the Dragon style before continuing further. Practice these Dragon style attacks on a real-life dragon, Reptile...

Sub-Zero's strength has increased greatly since donning the Dragon Medallion. Using the medallion's energy, he has developed a very powerful move called the Dragon Attack. Execute 3 Dragon Attack moves on Reptile.

Excellent. You are indeed a warrior worthy of the Lin Kuei. Let us move on to the Dragon low attacks.

By channeling energy from the medallion through his Dragon fighting style, Sub-Zero is able to perform a Neijin. A Neijin allows Sub-Zero to increase the power of his attacks for a limited period of time. Execute a Neijin and strike Reptile with a powered-up attack.

You failed. It would seem that your thoughts are elsewhere. You must concentrate.

Excellent! Your training in the art of Dragon is complete! Let us move on to Sub-Zero's weapon style, the Kori Blade. The Dragon Medallion has amplified Sub-Zero's freezing abilities, or Kori, in such a way that he can form complex objects out of solid ice from surrounding water vapor. One such object is his Kori Blade.

You must first learn to instantly form a Kori Blade. From there, you will practice Kori Blade basic moves. Attack the Netherealm Oni Drahmin with these moves.

Unlike some warriors, Sub-Zero mixes kicks with his weapon attacks. Perform these Kori Blade kick attacks.

The Stomp Kick is an attack Sub-Zero uses in his Kori Blade style that pops his opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Attack Drahmin with a Stomp Kick to juggle him. Then, while he is still in the air, follow up with any strike from the Kori Blade before he hits the ground.

Sub-Zero has the ability to Impale his Kori Blade into an opponent to drain his lifeforce. This is a devastating tactic that can turn a duel to his advantage. Once lodged into an opponent, his blade cannot be removed. Impale Drahmin with Sub-Zero's Kori Blade.

You have dishonored the Lin Kuei with your lack of discipline. Continue with the training or you will be hunted down by a cyborg ninja.

Now that you have mastered Sub-Zero's main fighting styles, you must learn his special attacks. Sub-Zero has trained many years to hone his natural ability to freeze. This trait has been passed down through many generations of his family line. But with the power of the Dragon Medallion amplifying this ability, his Kori attacks are more powerful than ever.

Sub-Zero's Freeze projectile attack has become legendary throughout the realms of Earth and Outworld. It is an excellent means for stopping his opponents in their tracks. Practice attacking Nitara with 2 Freeze projectile attacks before time runs out.

Vampires are cold-blooded. Nitara will recover. She will not be such an easy target this next time. Execute the Freeze projectile 2 times before Nitara defeats you.

In addition to the Freeze projectile, Sub-Zero also has a charge attack in his arsenal called the Cold Shoulder. It is a quick dashing attack that knocks your opponent backwards. Practice the Cold Shoulder against Nitara 2 times before time runs out.

Nice work, but vampires like Nitara can be nimble targets. She will not let you attack her this time. Execute the Cold Shoulder 2 times before Nitara defeats you.

Now try to combine these 2 icy attacks. Freeze Nitara, then follow up with a Cold Shoulder. Execute this 2 times.

Your aim is not what it should be.

Excellent! You have mastered Sub-Zero's classic Freeze projectile attack. But to become Lin Kuei, you have much more to learn. An interesting new attack the medallion has unlocked for Sub-Zero is his Ice Shaker attack. Both offensive and defensive, this attack surrounds him with a super-chilled barrier that flash-freezes any opponent within range.

Many years ago, Sub-Zero's brother was manipulated by the sorcerer Quan Chi to retrieve for him an amulet from it's hiding place in Earthrealm. The sorcerer later framed Sub-Zero's brother for the death of Scorpion's family and clan, which led to his demise at the hands of the enraged ninja spectre, Scorpion. Quan Chi has much to answer for. Freeze him using Sub-Zero's Ice Shaker attack 3 times before time runs out.

Well done. However, it was not enough to chill Quan Chi's already-cold heart. This time, he will not allow you the satisfaction of revenge. Freeze Quan Chi with Sub-Zero's Ice Shaker attack 3 times before time runs out.

Quan Chi's evil deeds must not go unpunished. Repeat the lesson, or forever dishonor your brother.

Very well done. Now you must learn attack combinations. Utilizing combos will greatly increase the damage done to your opponent. Scorpion has hunted Sub-Zero for years. He believed that Sub-Zero murdered his family and clan. Now he believes Quan Chi to be the true murderer, and will not harm Sub-Zero.

Practice these Shotokan combos on Scorpion before you face your real opponent.

Well done! Let us see how you fare with some more complicated combos...

Perhaps I have chosen my pupil poorly. Repeat the lesson

Excellent! Now you must expand your training by mastering a few combos from another style. These next Dragon combo lessons will work similarly to the Shotokan combo lessons.

At one time, the Red Dragon clan would have been considered a potential ally of the Lin Kuei. But now that Sub-Zero has transformed the Lin Kuei into a force for good, the Red Dragon will pose a great threat. Practice these Dragon style combos on the Red Dragon infiltrator, Hsu Hao.

Well done! Let us see how you fare with some resistance, and a few more complicated combos.

Hsu Hao is a powerful adversary. Apparently, those attacks did not intimidate him. Use these Kori Blade combos to prove that the Lin Kuei are a force to be reckoned with.

You seem sluggish. You must focus your energy. Hsu Hao isn't as tough as he seems.

Indeed you are most fortunate. You will now have the honor of participating in The Trial Of Blood!

Make Shang Tsung bleed 80 pints of blood before he defeats you or time runs out.

Perhaps you are squeamish? Try again.

Your combo skills have improved greatly. Now you must expand your training further. You must learn to combine fighting styles to form more powerful attack combinations. Combining multiple styles into one combo is called a Style Branch combo. This method of attack can separate the truly skilled warriors from the truly unskilled warriors...

This first Style Branch combo begins with the Shotokan fighting style, and goes into the Dragon style.

Good. Now you will repeat that Style Branch combo, but this time you will add one more attack from the Dragon style.

Well done. Scorpion may rethink his vow not to kill you after such punishment. Now that you have mastered the combo, practice some different ways to finish off the combo.

Excellent. Even the Lin Kuei warrior, Frost, was unable to complete that combo. But now you must progress to learn the kind of attack combination that makes Sub-Zero a formidable foe. You must combine all three of Sub-Zero's fighting styles into one long Style Branch combo.

You failed. Make sure that you change back to the first style for the combo that you are trying to perform.

Excellent! You have learned much on this journey. You have honed your skills, as well as defeated your opponents. Now, one more task is at hand. Defeating another foe is inconsequential. A warrior will have many opponents in his lifetime, but there is only one demon that poses the greatest threat. To overcome one's own imperfections is the true way to inner peace. The ultimate opponent is one's own self. Your final test will be to face your doppelganger. Now you must win 3 out of 5 rounds to complete your training. Fight!

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

You failed. You must press on! You must achieve your destiny!!

Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.

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