The Portal Spheres are powerful, magic glass orbs capable of merging one realm to another, featured in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. One of these Portal Spheres are featured as one of the collectible Relics under a temporary name Nitara's Orb within the Konquest mode of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.
History and Characteristics
Portal Spheres are the physical manifestations of the magic that merges one realm to another. These mystical orbs are hidden throughout Outworld, courtesy of Shao Kahn himself. In order to separate two realms, the orb associated with the merger must be destroyed.
The Vampiress Nitara who has long waited to separate and liberate her homeworld from Outworld, succeeded in finding and retrieving a Portal Sphere from the molten depths of the Lava Shrine with the help of the cyborg ninja Cyrax. Fulfilling her end of the bargain, she then took her magic crystal necklace in hand and uttered a mystical incantation. A swirling portal opened around Cyrax and he only had time for a solemn bow to his new friend and ally before he was swept into the gateway and back home in Earthrealm.
Nitara herself was finally ready to achieve her dream of freeing her people from their wrongful imprisonment and Shao Kahn's savage grip. Nitara stared into the Portal Sphere. It seethed with the power trapped within. She raised it above her head and then smashed it to the floor. It shattered with an inhuman soul-rending howl. Its horrible energy exploded away and tore her consciousness from her. Nitara's life long dream had at last came true when she awoke later, for the first time, on her native soil.
One of these Portal Spheres is also found and located at the Celestial Portal.
- In Mortal Kombat: Deception's Konquest mode, a woman in Outworld asks Shujinko to retrieve a Portal Sphere from her realm, since her former homeworld was merged with Outworld by Shao Kahn and was held in place by the orb that she has finally obtained in order to free her home.