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Who's your queen?


—Sindel in Mortal Kombat 1

Sindel is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. She made her debut in Mortal Kombat 3.

Sindel returned in Mortal Kombat 11 as a DLC character, being the fourth character available in the Kombat Pack. She also served as a secondary antagonist in the Aftermath Story Mode expansion, serving it alongside Shao Kahn.

A new version of Sindel appears in Mortal Kombat 1 as a playable character while serving as a supporting ally in the game's Story Mode.

About Sindel

Despite her menacing appearance, Sindel is kind and benevolent in nature, at least in the original timeline. She rules the Realm of Edenia alongside her daughter, Princess Kitana. Sindel's power appears to be of an inner, ethereal nature in more than one way. She is a distinctly older and more mature character, with flowing grey hair and a regal attitude befitting of her role as Queen of Edenia. She has a natural affinity with aerial magic, as evidenced by her ability to levitate and manipulate sonic waves.

In Mortal Kombat: Deception, creator Ed Boon describes Sindel as a challenging character in more ways than one. Although Sindel is not one of the main characters in the series, she was involved in a big part of the game. This had to do with the fact that her rule over Edenia made her a target for many other rulers like Shao Kahn, Shinnok, and Onaga. Sindel was one of the few villainous characters to become heroic in the series.

Sindel's backstory is retconned in Mortal Kombat 11, revealing that she had been evil all along, with her supposed unwillingness to marry Shao Kahn being a lie that she told to keep the Edenians (and especially Kitana) loyal to her. She resented Jerrod for trading away their powers and believing themselves to be no better than commoners, while falling in love with Shao Kahn's willingness to assert his own dominance and take what was his.

In the new timeline, Sindel is once again shown on the side of good and now serve as an Empress of Outworld. She also has two daughters with Mileena as the oldest daughter.

Game Information

Sindel was planned to be in Mortal Kombat 4, but was replaced by Fujin.


Sindel appears to be a middle-aged woman despite being thousands of years old due to her nature as an Edenian. She has long white/gray hair with a prominent black streak. She usually wears regal attires that are predominantly purple.

Combat Characteristics

Powers and Abilities

Being an Edenian, Sindel possesses an array of mystical abilities. One of her trademark abilities is her ultrasonic, super-loud screaming. The strength and its properties seem to differ on the focus. This ranges from sonic blasts to a fierce sound wave that can outright blast an opponent's skin clean off. She can tone this down to a degree to paralyze the unwary. Another of her mystical powers is her prehensile hair which can be used as both a throw and a finisher in Mortal Kombat 3, where it would grow to extremely long lengths and be able to wrap itself around the opponent to throw and sometimes constrict them. Another of Sindel's distinguishing characteristics is her ability to levitate. Apart from serving as her win pose, she can use this to evade enemy attacks and deal damage simultaneously.

In Mortal Kombat 11, according to Kronika, Sindel is one among few mortal beings who has the abilities to harm an Elder God, as this was proven during her battle against Cetrion.

Signature Moves

  • Banshee Scream: One of her most well-known signature moves. She screams at super high volume, and it stuns the opponent, giving her a free hit. In MK 2011, this move is called Yell, while in MK11 and MK1 it is known as Scream, and in MK11 it has to be fully charged to stun the opponent. (MK3, UMK3, MKT, MK:D, MK:A, MK 2011, MKX, MK11, MK1)
    • The enhanced version is named Scream. The range has been increased and the duration of the stun is extended, as well as causing a high-pitched ringing noise.
    • In MK11, amplifying the move increases the distance of the scream.
    • In MK11, spending a bar of Defensive meter allows Sindel to cancel the move.
    • In MK11, if Sindel connects the attack as a Kounter or a Punish, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, with the sonic wave shattering the entire front of the opponent's skull, dealing increased damage and stunning them for an extended period of time.
  • Shriek: A variation of Scream, with the only difference being is that this attack hits High instead of Mid. This replaces Scream when Maleficent March is equipped. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Amplifying the move increases the distance of the scream.
    • Spending a bar of Defensive meter allows Sindel to cancel the move.
    • If Sindel connects the attack as a Kounter or a Punish, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, with the sonic wave shattering the entire front of the opponent's skull, dealing increased damage and stunning them for an extended period of time. This Krushing Blow is shared with Maleficent March and can only be triggered by either of these moves once during the match.
  • Levitate: Sindel uses her flying abilities to float in mid-air. It is known as Regal Presence in MK11. In MK1, Sindel slowly descends to the ground while the move is active and can move forward or backwards or cancel out of it. (MK3, UMK3, MKT, MK 2011, MKX, MK11, MK1)
    • Enhanced Regal Presence: Sindel gains the ability to follow up with several options during Regal Presence. This ability requires two ability slots. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
      • Star Screamer: Sindel fires a purple fireball downwards at an angle.
      • Scream: Sindel screams forward, knocking the opponent down.
      • Queen's Dominion: Sindel creates a purple burst of energy around herself.
    • In MK1, the enhanced version slows down the descent.
  • Star Screamer: Sindel fires a purple fireball at the opponent. She can do this while floating in the air as well. In MK 2011, she can also fire a lower version of this projectile from a crouching position. It is also named Fireball in MK 2011. In MK11, only Low Star Screamer is available. (MK3, UMK3, MKT, MK:D, MK:A, MK 2011, MKX, MK11 - Equip Ability, MK1)
    • The enhanced version is named Power Fireball, and the enhanced lower version is named Low Fire. The fireball produced is stronger and knocks the opponent down.
    • In MK11, amplifying the move has Sindel fire a beam from her mouth that knocks the opponent down.
  • Double Star Screamer: Sindel could fire two fireballs from her mouth. (MKT)
  • Sliding Foot Grab: Sindel slides towards the opponent. If she connects, she grabs onto the opponent's feet, causing them to wobble, then brings her own feet over to kick the opponent in the head. (MK:D, MK:A)
  • Hair Whip: Used as her grab move in previous incarnations, Sindel wraps her opponent in her hair and sends them flying to the other side of the arena. (MK3, UMK3, MKT, MK 2011)
    • The enhanced version is called Hair Toss. Sindel will slam the opponent multiple times before releasing them.
  • Step Up: Sindel performs a gymnastic front walkover, kicking the opponent. If the move connects, she follows it up with a backward aerial cartwheel which kicks the opponent upward. In MK1, this attack is called Kartwheel. (MK 2011, MKX, MK11, MK1)
    • In MK11, this move can be accessed through a combo and is known as Dark Intentions.
    • The enhanced version is called Step Over. Instead of hitting the opponent with a cartwheel, Sindel cartwheels over the opponent and then kicks them away.
    • In MK1, the enhanced version grants super armor and deals more damage.
  • Mane Squeeze: Sindel grabs the opponent with her hair and pulls them towards herself before kicking them away. This attack has armor breaking properties, ignoring the armor granted by specific abilities and Fatal Blows. (MK11)
    • Amplifying the move has Sindel slam the opponent into the ground and toss them away or has the option to throw the opponent in the opposite direction.
  • Hair Kut: Sindel hops forward and whips her hair upwards, uppercutting her opponent. This ability requires two ability slots. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Amplifying the move has Sindel follow up with another uppercut for juggle.
  • Maleficent March: Sindel starts walking towards her opponent and releases a powerful scream. This move can be delayed to make her walk further. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Amplifying the move makes Sindel scream continuously while walking forward, repeatedly hitting the opponent.
    • Spending a bar of Defensive meter allows Sindel to cancel the move.
    • If Sindel walks a certain distance before connecting the move, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, with the sonic wave shattering the entire front of the opponent's skull, dealing increased damage and stunning them for an extended period of time. This Krushing Blow is shared with Shriek and can only be triggered by either of these moves once during the match.
  • Banshee Dash: Sindel sends out the banshee mid-air to hit the opponent. This ability conflicts with Banshee Barrage when equipped, disabling the option to select Banshee Barrage. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Amplifying the move has Sindel teleport to the banshee's location for a combo opportunity.
  • Whip & Flip: Sindel leaps forward and grabs the opponent with her hair, slamming them to the ground. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • If Sindel connects the move as a Kounter or a Punish against a Low Attack, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, with the slam shattering the opponent's spine, dealing increased damage, and sending the opponent high in the air for a juggle.
  • Royal Trap: Sindel creates a purple orb mid-air that sends unblockable projectiles at the opponent when they're close to it. This ability conflicts with Deadly Echo and Bellowing Banshee when equipped, disabling the option to select Deadly Echo or Bellowing Banshee. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
  • Deadly Echo: Sindel uses her scream to propel herself forward mid-air. This ability conflicts with Bellowing Banshee and Royal Trap when equipped, disabling the option to select Bellowing Banshee or Royal Trap. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
  • Bellowing Banshee: Sindel uses her scream to propel herself backwards mid-air. This ability conflicts with Deadly Echo and Royal Trap when equipped, disabling the option to select Deadly Echo or Royal Trap. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
  • Banshee Barrage: Sindel throws three Star Screamers downwards while in mid-air. This ability conflicts with Banshee Dash when equipped, disabling the option to select Banshee Dash. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Amplifying the move has Sindel send the opponent up in the air for a juggle.
  • Hairball: Sindel whips her head and uses her hair to create a purple projectile, similar to a Star Screamer. This attack can also be performed mid-air, known as (Air) Hairball. (MK1)
    • The enhanced version deals more damage.
  • Low Hairball: Sindel steps away and uses her hair to create a purple projectile that travels forward near the ground. (MK1)
    • The enhanced version has Sindel strike the opponent with her hair if they're close.
  • Inspire: Sindel snaps her fingers to speed up her Kameo's cooldown recovery. (MK1)
    • The enhanced version disables the opponent's Kombo Breakers.
  • Queen's Kommand: If the opponent's Kameo is present on the fightline, Sindel creates a burst of purple energy that temporarily stuns them. (MK1)
    • The enhanced version disables the opponent's Kameo for a period of time.

X-Ray/Fatal Blow

  • X-Ray - Queen B: Sindel grabs her opponent's leg with her hair, then she kicks her opponent in the groin, then she brings her elbow down on their knee, breaking it and uses her Banshee Scream to send her opponent flying in front of her. (MK 2011)
  • Fatal Blow - Edenian Royal Decree: Sindel screams at the opponent and pulls them closer with her hair, impaling them on her Kwan Dao. She then flies upwards with the opponent and stops her movement, damaging the opponent's neck with the whiplash, and then tosses them down. Sindel then throws the Kwan Dao at them, which goes through their mouth, and drops downwards, plunging her heels into the opponent's eyes. (MK11)
  • Fatal Blow - Snatched: Sindel uses her hair and grabs the opponent by the legs and lifts and slams them on their back behind her, and then again on their head in front of her. She then pulls the hair outwards, internally dislocating them by the legs. She then lifts them back up and kicks them off. (MK1)

Other Moves

  • Heel to the Gut: Sindel lodges her foot into the opponent's abdomen and flip kicks them into the air. (MK:D, MK:A)
  • Throw: Sindel grabs her opponent and levitates off the ground, taking them with her. She then spins herself and the opponent around, then tosses them back to the ground. (MK 2011, MKX)
  • Throw (Forward): Sindel grabs the opponent, stabs them with her Kwan Dao and pushes them down the shaft with her hair before knocking them away with a scream. (MK11)
    • If Sindel performs this on an opponent who has failed a Throw Escape during a previous Throw before, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, where when Sindel screams at the opponent, the sonic wave shatters the entire front of the opponent's skull, dealing increased damage. If this is successful, Sindel cannot perform the Krushing Blow version of her Throw (Backward).
  • Throw (Backward): Sindel grabs her opponent, suspends them with her hair, turns around and stabs them three times with her Kwan Dao before tossing them away. (MK11)
    • If Sindel performs this on an opponent who has failed a Throw Escape during a previous Throw before, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, where when Sindel stabs the opponent for the final time, it impales them through and causes the blood to splatter, dealing over double the original damage. If this is successful, Sindel can not perform the Krushing Blow version of her Throw (Forward).
  • Back It Up: Sindel kicks forward, follows up with a crouching kick and propels herself forward back-first by screaming. (MK11)
    • If only the last hit of the combo connects, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, where Sindel's behind crushes the front part of the opponent's skull inwards, dealing increased damage.
  • Mane Squeeze (Backward Throw): Sindel grabs her opponent, wraps them in her hair while spinning around them and tosses them to the ground. (MK1)
  • Bow Before Me: Sindel performs a gymnastic front walkover and leaps into the air, stomping down with a burst of energy at her feet that knocks the opponent upwards. The kombo's final attack can be used at different ranges, called Close/Far Bow Before Me. (MK1)


  • Deadly Scream: Sindel screams with such force that her opponent's skin rips off of its body and a skeleton covered in flesh remains. In the handheld versions, the opponent catches on fire instead. (MK3, UMK3, MKT)
  • Hair Spin: Sindel wraps her opponent in her hair, then pulls it back quickly. The victim spins at an impossible speed, until bones and blood spurt out, leaving nothing behind. (MK3, UMK3, MKT)
  • Kwan Dao Kopter: Sindel tosses her opponent in the air above her, then pulls out her Kwan Dao and begins twirling it in the air. As the opponent falls onto it, they are chopped into pieces. (MK:D)
  • Sonic Screech: Sindel screams with such force that her opponent's body is torn to pieces. (MK:D)
  • Migraine: Sindel screams into her opponent's ear, tearing the opposite half of their head apart. (MK 2011)
  • Mouthful: Sindel conjures an energy ball by screaming on her hand, and proceeds to shove it into her opponent's mouth. She holds their mouth closed until their head explodes. (MK 2011)
  • Scream Queen: Sindel knocks the opponent backwards with a backflip and then uses her hair to grab the opponent by the arms. She then screams at them with such force that their skin rips off of their body and eventually tears off their lower half. She then stops to deliver one final fireball scream, which is so strong that it completely tears the opponent's body apart into pieces, leaving only their severed arms held by her hair. (MK11)
  • Hair Today Gone Tomorrow: Sindel uses her hair to impale her opponent through their mouth and into their body. She then makes her hair come out of the victim's stomach before it constricts around them, impaling their arms, face (poking out their eyeballs), legs, and finally their torso. Sindel then wraps her hair around them before violently stretching it out by leaning backwards, pulling her hair off the victim's body and completely tearing them apart to shreds into a bloody mess. (MK11)
  • Hair Comes Trouble: Sindel uses her hair and bends the opponent's arms downward, destroying the elbow. She then uses the hair to rip the arms clean off. She then puts her hair into the opponents missing arm sockets, lifts them up, and walks up to the opponent and says "Who's your Queen?" before grabbing into the opponent's neck and rips out the opponent's spine with the skull still attached. Sindel then drops the corpse and laughs sinisterly while she still holds up the opponent's torn out skull and spine. (MK1)
  • Livin' The Scream: Sindel flies up and begins screaming at the opponent, orbiting around them. The opponent tries desperately to cover their ears, but with no luck, the ears pop off the opponent's head. This is then followed by the opponent kneeling and their eyes popping out of their head as well. Sindel lets out one final scream, laying the opponent flat on the ground, turning them into a skeleton. (MK1)


Mortal Kombat 11

  • The Klassic: Sindel performs an uppercut, decapitating the opponent with an upward Kwan Dao swing with their spine still attached. This Brutality is shared will every character. (MK11)
    • Must not block an attack for the entirety of the final round.
    • A button must be held.
  • Edenian Guillotine: Sindel performs a Throw (Forward), only this time, she pulls the opponent off the shaft and cuts their neck with her Kwan Dao. After that she nudges their head with her hair, causing it to fall off. (MK11)
    • A button must be pressed repeatedly.
    • Will not trigger on Krushing Blow, if it has not been activated during the match.
  • Violent Uprising: Sindel performs a Throw (Backward), but instead of stabbing the opponent, she cuts off their arms and thrusts the Kwan Dao through their head and plants it in the ground. (MK11)
    • Certain buttons must be pressed repeatedly.
    • Will not trigger on Krushing Blow, if it has not been activated during the match.
  • Real Head Turner: Sindel performs a Mane Squeeze and kicks off the opponent's head. (MK11)
    • Must connect the first hit.
    • A button must be held.
  • Whip It Good: Sindel performs a Whip & Flip and keeps slamming the opponent into the ground until their head is ripped off. (MK11)
    • Requires Sindel to be at a certain health level.
    • Fatal Blow must not be used.
    • Will not trigger on Krushing Blow, if it has not been activated during the match.
  • Supersonic Exfoliator: Sindel performs a fully charged Scream and screams with such force that her opponent's skin rips off of its body and a skeleton covered in flesh remains. (MK11)
    • A button must be held.
    • Will not trigger on Krushing Blow, if it has not been activated during the match.
  • Eardrum Shredder: Sindel performs her You Will Die combo and grabs the opponent, shouting into their ear and blasting a hole in their head. (MK11)
    • A button must be held.
  • Getting In Their Head: Sindel performs a Star Screamer that hits the opponent in the head, with purple flames erupting from their eyes and mouth until their head explodes. (MK11)
    • The projectile has to hit the opponent in the head.
  • Half Measures: Sindel performs her Evil Queen combo and cuts the opponent vertically in two with the final upwards swing. (MK11)
    • Requires Sindel to be at a certain health level.
    • A button must be held.
  • Alternate Supersonic Exfoliator Brutality: Sindel performs her Supersonic Exfoliator Brutality, only this time, the opponent remains upright instead of falling onto their knees. (MK11 - Secret)
    • Has the same requirements as Supersonic Exfoliator.
    • Requires certain buttons to be held.

Mortal Kombat 1

  • The Klassic: Sindel performs an uppercut, decapitating the opponentwith their spine still attached. This Brutality is shared will every character. (MK11)
    • A button must be held.
  • Scream Queen: Sindel performs the Mane Squeeze throw and screams at her opponent's face, ripping off their skin as they spew blood from their mouth. (MK1)
    • A button must be pressed repeatedly.
  • Split Ends: Sindel performs her Follicular Homicide kombo and punches a hole through her opponent's torso with her hair. (MK1)
    • A button must be held.
  • That Was Fun!: Sindel performs a Kartwheel and snaps her fingers, making the opponent explode while they're falling down. (MK1)
    • A button must be held.
  • Off With Your Head: Sindel performs her Royal Dismissal kombo and destroys her opponent's head with a spinning kick. (MK1)
    • A button must be held.
  • Lose Something?: Sindel performs a Low Hairball and destroys one of her opponent's legs, making them hop on the other leg in pain before falling down and bleeding out. (MK1)
    • A button must be held.
    • Must be Jump distance away.

Other Finishers

  • Friendship #1: Sindel kicks a football and says, "That was fun." (MK3, UMK3, MKT)
  • Friendship #2: Sweet Serenade: Sindel produces a wine glass and attempts to break it with her scream, but breaks the camera instead, before drinking the wine. (MK11)
  • Animality: Sindel turns into a neon purple wasp. She buzzes over to her opponent and repeatedly stings him/her in the neck until they both disappear off the side of the screen. Sindel then reappears in her human form. (MK3, UMK3, MKT)
  • Hara-Kiri: Neckbreaker: Sindel gracefully leaps into the air and does a backflip, only to land (less gracefully) on her head, snapping her own neck and drawing blood. (MK:D)
  • Babality: Sindel begins to float into the air, but quickly falls down in a fit of tears and yells. (MK 2011)

Movie Appearance

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Sindel appeared in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, retaining her role as Shao Kahn's wife and queen from the games. During the film, she is made general of Shao Kahn's army. An argument between Kitana and Kahn reveals that the latter drove Sindel to commit suicide, which was taken from the games. According to legend, she is first believed to be the key to closing Kahn's portals to Earth, although her daughter, Kitana, is later believed to be the key. On her initial capture and reunion with Kitana, this legend is revealed to be "a lie" and Sindel escapes from the Earthrealm warriors, before later facing Kitana in the final battle. Sindel is initially dominant in the duel but Kitana manages to gain the upper hand and defeats her mother. In the scene where Raiden opens a portal to Outworld, Shao holds his queen's hand when he says the line "They have taken the bait...and have fallen right into our trap.".

After Kahn's defeat, his control over Sindel is broken and her change in alliances occurs. She wears a symbolic white dress (rather than her purple-and-black outfit) to denote this. After Jade is fed to a living gargoyle in his palace, Kahn threatens to feed Sindel's "rotting corpse" to the worms if she fails him, perhaps realizing how incompetent his queen is at being a general. Motaro then goads her into failing so Kahn can carry out this threat and be promoted, but Sindel slaps him rather hard across the face. She is portrayed by South African actress Musetta Vander.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy

Beatrice Ilg portrays Sindel in Mortal Kombat: Legacy.

In this continuity, she is still the queen of Edenia, but does not appear to possess the same powers as her game counterpart.

During the invasion of Edenia by Outworld, she appears in flashbacks in the fourth episode, holding her infant daughter Kitana as they are being guarded by two Edenian knights when they are slaughtered by a Tarkatan. Sindel backs away from the advancing creature and is saved by what appears to be her husband, King Jerrod. He promises to see her to safety and they flee from the castle, but Jerrod is killed by Baraka, and Shao Kahn reveals to the shocked Sindel that it was not her husband, but a decoy, Jerrod having already fled.

Once Shao Kahn seized total control over Edenia, he forced Sindel to be his wife and queen and took Kitana as his daughter. Though Shao Kahn grew to truly love Sindel, she could only hate him and spurned his affections. When she discovered Shao Kahn had created a clone of her infant daughter Kitana but with Tarkatan features, Sindel found herself overwhelmed by fear and disgust.

Fearing that Kitana's soul would become corrupted by Kahn's influence, Sindel killed herself by taking a potion, sending her soul into her daughter's as a way of protecting her from Shao Kahn. It wouldn't be for many years later until Sindel's soul awoke in Kitana and revealed to her the truth of her heritage after her father Jerrod's death.


Mortal Kombat: Deception

  • "You are a bit old to be in Shao Kahn's military, are you not?"
  • "Kitana lives? You are truly the bearer of good tidings, Shujinko. Come, we must leave here now before anyone realizes that I have escaped. Follow me and I will reward you for your efforts."
  • "I am Queen Sindel. I am grateful that you risked your life to free me. I owe you my thanks.
  • "Please allow me to repay your gallantry. I wish to bestow upon you the kombat skills of an Edenian knight. Do you accept?"

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

  • "Too bad you... will die."
  • "You said Raiden was no longer to be feared."
  • "Is that anyway how to treat your mother?"
  • "As soon as, it will be my daughter!"
  • "Love? I have never loved you. With such a pathetic child as you what reason was it to love?" (to Kitana)

Mortal Kombat (2011)

  • "You are pathetic and weak!" (Battle cry)
  • "Quan Chi?"
  • "The emperor! Yesss."
  • "What of Kitana?"
  • "Then she is no longer my daughter."
  • "Take me to Shao Kahn."
  • "It's not great matter. I will go to Earthrealm. To finish Motaro's work."
  • "Come forward, if you dare. I will finish what the Lin Kuei could not"
  • "I am no longer your mother."
  • "Shao Kahn has resurrected me! You have betrayed him. Embraced a pathetic cause."
  • "Quiet, child. It is time for you to join your friends."
  • "Still alive? No matter."
  • "Soon you will reunite with your ancestors."
  • "Victory is mine, Shaman."

Mortal Kombat X

  • "Welcome home, Jackson Briggs."
  • "Then why be fool enough to return?"
  • "Quan Chi reunited me with my family."
  • "He will do the same for you."
  • "Has you mother ever told you what I did to her friends? Killed them all in the blink of an eye."
  • "We are bonded in death. You will join us... and I will give you a proper upbringing!"

Mortal Kombat 11

Story Mode

  • "Raiden's violence against our Lord will not go unavenged, Fujin. Prepare to pay for your brother's sins."
  • "Always the charmer, Shang Tsung. I will enjoy feeding Lord Shinnok your soul."
  • "But you, Nightwolf... You get the privilege of suffering most. Only the best will do for the man who killed me."
  • "I'm not going to kill you. As Raiden said to Lord Shinnok..."
  • "There are fates worse than death."
  • "Am I alive? Is this real?"
  • "Sheeva!"
  • "Aw, nonsense. Today, you give me the greatest gift."
  • "A second chance! Your duty is fulfilled. I am in your debt now."
  • "Where is my daughter?"
  • "Kitana..."
  • "It is me, Kitana. Your mother."
  • "I did neither, Kitana. After being forced to wed Shao Kahn, I ran afoul to Quan Chi."
  • "He accused me of "distracting" Shao Kahn. Then the miscreant murdered me, and staged my death as a suicide."
  • "Trust...that I loved your father, Jerrod. Trust that I love you."
  • "Outworld needs its Kahn, I know."
  • "Rest assured, Kitana, I will come home."
  • "Are we not following him now? At least we do not follow that fool Raiden. Then we would surely die."
  • "I am not finished yet."
  • "Can you fight?"
  • "It is your fate that should concern you, Cetrion." (After defeating Cetrion)
  • "I must return to Outworld to aid Kitana Kahn."
  • "Until our next battle."
  • "Sorcerer." (To Shang Tsung)
  • "Such a pity my daughter embraces their sentimental values..."
  • "Hardly. Kitana courts a peasant and obeys the Thunder God. She couldn't be a bigger disappointment."
  • "Enter."
  • "Kitana Kahn."
  • "You are Kahn, Kitana. Command the awe of your subjects! Even me. I shall never tire of greeting you."
  • "May I request something?"
  • "Sheeva, Queen Sheeva risk everything to restore me. Honor demands that I accompany her into battle."
  • "Thank you, Kitana Kahn."
  • "Hush, husband. I'm here."
  • "The Soul Chamber will heal your wounds. Then we'll discipline Kitana and take back our throne."
  • "She takes after her father, Sheeva. Jerrod was a weakling. Kitana was a weaker Kahn."
  • "Yet she lacked the resolve to kill him. Now she will learn. Enemies must be crushed. Lest they rise again."
  • "Elder Gods tremble before me, Sheeva. What hope did you have?" (After defeating Sheeva)
  • "Kitana murdered your Shokan brethren. Sheeva challenged her and suffered this punishment. Swear your allegiance and I shall see her avenged."
  • "Soon we will have the hourglass. Eternity will be our empire."
  • "Allow me the privilege, husband." (If the player chooses her)
  • "Your maker sends you to die, Geras."
  • "All that grows closer is her defeat, Geras." (After defeating Geras)
  • "Nothing would please me more." (After the player chooses Shao Kahn)
  • "I want her." (If the player chooses her)
  • "A fearless gladiator like you would entertain well in our arena. Until your death, of course."
  • "Not smiling anymore, are we?" (After defeating Cassie Cage)
  • "The poor man is heartbroken."
  • "May I finish this?" (If the player chooses her)
  • "You poor, pathetic man."
  • "You're in luck, Johnny Cage." (After defeating Johnny Cage)
  • "In my care, you and Sonya will breed many fine slaves."
  • "Shall we?"
  • "Surprise me." (After the player chooses Shao Kahn)
  • "Now, where is Kitana?"
  • "Have it."
  • "Find Kitana, husband." (If the player chooses her)
  • "A eunuch monk can't hope to understand the ways of mothers and daughters."
  • "I could call you worse." (After defeating Kung Lao)
  • "I'll find Kitana." (After the player chooses Shao Kahn)
  • "Come, Kitana awaits."
  • "Oh Kitana, my husband, your father was a fool. Jerrod believed that we were no better than commoners."
  • "He refused to assert the privileges of our throne. He traded away our power, our divine rights. Edenia grew weak and vulnerable."
  • "Then Shao Kahn invaded, embracing his power taking was his. Here was a man unashamed to assert his privilege and vowed to protect mine."
  • "I had found my true love and to consecrate our bond, I killed Jerrod for him."
  • "Please, that wounds me, daughter."
  • "Learn or be punished, child." (After defeating Kitana)
  • "He seeks Kronika's power. Why? To destroy the empire!"
  • "All who followed Kitana are conplicit in her treason. Your sentence is dead."
  • "Now man the oars, we have a battle to win. For the new era!"
  • "Kitana shall be put in chains, let her suffer the anguish of defeat. And what of him?"
  • "With pleasure."
  • "It will be our privilege to wield it."
  • "He is a dog who betrays his masters."
  • "Come, let's put him down."

Mortal Kombat 1

  • "Welcome, members of the royal house. Welcome, our esteemed Earthrealm guests. We gather once again to honor my late husband's legacy."
  • "To continue the tournament that he founded with Lord Liu Kang in hopes that it would foster peace among realms."
  • "May Jerrod's soul watch over us with pride from its resting place in the Living Forest."
  • "Lord Liu Kang."
  • "Here, you are always welcome."
  • "Now. Let us meet your champion."
  • "You seem nervous, young man."
  • "As you should be. You have a difficult path ahead."
  • "It has begun!"
  • "As tradition requires, Outworld's initial competitor will be Sun Do's First Constable... Li Mei."
  • "May she defend our realm's glory as well as she preserves our capital's order."
  • "If so, you will vastly exceed my expectations."
  • "Remember. Were it not for Jerrod's tradition, you would not be here."
  • "You would consign us to endless war!"
  • "Do not forget that, General."
  • "Come." (Letting her daughters in)
  • "How dare you, Li Mei! It's not enough that you let Jerrod be murdered? You'd let Liu Kang destroy the rest of my family?"
  • "No, daughter! Your condition."
  • "No, Mileena. I forbid it."
  • "Mileena!"
  • "Thank you. I am in your debt."
  • "It is paused, not ended."
  • "Li Mei has earned my goodwill. Whatever you do remains to be seen."
  • "Is that why you send minions on secret missions into my empire? You've proved yourself the enemy I was long warned you would be."
  • "And now?"
  • "A serious charge. Where is your proof?"
  • "How could I have so misjudged them? For Shang Tsung to indulge in such depravity. For General Shao to condone it... They are not the men I thought them."
  • "They're not your responsibility. They're Outworlders."
  • "Re-started?"
  • "Where to begin? Am I to kneel to my creator? Do you expect worship?"
  • "You had power over all creations, yet you gave it up."
  • "You. How dare you conspire against Outworld?"
  • "So you sanction these unspeakable horrors? Lie to me about the threats we face?"
  • "Thanks to you, Earthrealm blood is already on my hands. Blood shed without cause or provocation!"
  • "What is it?"
  • "AHH!" (grunts as she was cut by Nitara)
  • "So General Shao casts his lot with Outworld's enemies against me. He's a fool to ally with you bloodsucking fiends!"
  • "Still you fight on? It is a pointless endeavor." (After defeating Nitara in a round)
  • "You're no better than Shang Tsung's monstrosities." (After defeating Nitara)
  • "It's no surprise that you are party to Shao's treason. Know that it will cost you your life." (To Reiko)
  • "That Shao misled you makes you less culpable. You will answer for this crime." (After defeating Reiko in a round)
  • "Your rebellion is doomed." (After defeating Reiko)
  • "Your betrayal hurts most, Rain. I thought of you as a son."
  • "You've sacrificed your position and reputation. Neither will you get back." (After losing to Rain in a round)
  • "You are forever dead to me." (After defeating Rain)
  • "I remember the weak, sickly boy you were. How your father fought to push you past your infirmities. Now you repay him by spitting on his ideals."
  • "Your revolt shreds every value he held dear."
  • "You've forsaken both me and the Empire. Your family name will be forever tarnished." (After defeating General Shao in a round)
  • "You are relieved, General." (After defeating General Shao)
  • "Is that the command of my creator?"
  • "No. Those are the General's most loyal lieutenants."
  • "Jerrod?!"
  • "Ah! How I've missed you."
  • "Our odds will improve if we can surround them."
  • "What's happening here? Who is he?!"
  • "Until our last breaths are taken... as long as blood flows through our veins... we are not beaten."
  • "Aaargh!" (Wounded by her dark counterpart)
  • "It's my time, dear."
  • "At least... we had a few hours more."
  • "Graaah!" (Moans in pain)
  • "You are now Empress. Rule well." (Sindel's last words as she passes the title to Mileena)

Dark Sindel

  • "Ha ha ha!"
  • "Come forward, if you dare. I will finish what Raiden could not."
  • "Your tenacity's to be admired."
  • "(chuckles) Noble sentiments, which is the end matter little. None of you will leave here alive."
  • "Oh, it's so sad to see a child lose her mother."
  • "Quiet, child. It's time for you to join your friends." (After Mileena lost to her in a round)

Light Sindel

  • "You stand no chance against royalty."
  • "Back away. Before I scream..."
  • "You haven't a prayer against me."
  • "I expect this to be hair-raising."
  • "You will not survive."
  • "Well done, Daughter." (Praising her daughter's Titan counterpart)
  • "To each timeline its own. Shall we?"
  • "Liu Kang! What's happening?!"



  • Sindel was one of several MK3 characters who were not officially named until the game neared completion. During production, she was nicknamed "Muchacha" and "The Bride" by the programmers.
    • The "The Bride" reference is actually rather telling of kung fu cinema's impact on the Mortal Kombat franchise as a whole; one of the inspirations for Sindel's character is derived from Bride with White Hair, a 1993 film from Hong Kong. The title character, Lian Nichang, is shown towards the later portion of the movie as transforming from black haired bride-to-be into a vicious witch with white hair.
  • She is the first character in the Mortal Kombat series who used the power of flight as both a move used in fights and as a win pose.
  • Sindel along with D'Vorah, Nitara and Cetrion are the only female characters to have the power of flight.
  • In a technical sense, Sindel is one of the few characters to be dead in both the original and second timelines.
  • Although she has a pair of completely white eyes, in her MK3 ending, she actually has black irises.
    • In Mortal Kombat 11, this is also the some when she is in her non-Revenant form.

Mortal Kombat 3/Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3/Mortal Kombat Trilogy

Mortal Kombat: Deception

  • Upon entering her holding cell, Sindel tells Shujinko "You are a bit too old to be in Shao Kahn's military, are you not?" This scene mimics the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in which Princess Leia tells Luke Skywalker, disguised as a stormtrooper, "Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?"
  • Sindel's Hara-Kiri in MK:D was listed as #8 in a ScrewAttack list of the Top 10 Worst Mortal Kombat Fatalities.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

  • Sindel was one of the characters that were sent flying off the pyramid by Shang Tsung's Flaming Skull attack in the opening of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.
  • Sindel's hair brush relic in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is a reference to her Hair Whip powers that had been absent in the move list.

Mortal Kombat (2011)

  • Sindel can be seen briefly behind (possibly) one of Quan Chi's spawned skeletons, with a sword in her chest.
  • A broken statue of Sindel's head lies in the background of Jade's desert.
  • Sindel, along with Quan Chi, Jax, and Jade, is one of the few characters whose X-Ray Move does not make the opponent bleed.
    • Sindel's X-Ray Move is one of the few that does not damage the opponent's skull.
  • Sindel is one of the four characters whose special moves are affected by Headless Kombat, the others being Sonya, Kabal and Kung Lao.
    • Sindel is also the most affected character. She loses four moves: High Fireball, Low Fireball, Hair Whip and Yell.
  • In every game except MK 2011, Sindel's Yell move would cause the opponent to float in the air for a free hit. However, in MK 2011, it just stuns them.
  • If Sindel is transformed by a Babality in her primary costume, she will not lose any part of her hairline, while in her alternate costume, she will lose the most part of her hairline and only her ponytail will stay.
  • If Sindel performs her Mouthful Fatality on a masked character or a Cyber Ninja, a sound will be heard when she inserts her hand in the enemy's mouth. This is possibly the sound of the mask or the armor being torn or broken.
  • In the opening of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Sindel is seen fighting Jarek.
  • Her Mouthful Fatality is the first one in which Sindel uses her Star Scream powers as a Fatality.

Mortal Kombat 11

  • In the new timeline as of Mortal Kombat 11, Sindel’s past backgrounds and pre-Revenant alignment has been retconned.
    • Based on her intro dialogues in MK11, she is likely the only evil character who openly refuses to be Kronika's ally. This makes her a polar opposite to the present-day Jax, who only joined Kronika’s side reluctantly prior to finding out the truth from past-Raiden.
  • Interactions with Skarlet reveal that Skarlet not only wishes to become Shao Kahn's second in command, but also his Queen.
  • Interactions with D'Vorah reveal Sindel considers Mileena her daughter, similar to Shao Kahn.
  • Interactions with Sub-Zero reveal more of his Cryomancer heritage, revealing that Sindel banished the Cryomancers from Edenia during her rule with King Jerrod.
    • This is considered to be a retcon, since Sub-Zero's bios from Mortal Kombat: Deception and another interaction with Sub-Zero and Skarlet reveal that Sub-Zero's ancestors are indeed from Outworld.
      • A possible theory about this interaction is that Sindel is lying to him as it is a part of her dubious nature, although this should be taken with a grain of salt.
  • Interactions with many of the male fighters reveal Sindel to be rather sexually interested in many of them, most notably Johnny Cage.
    • Sindel continues this when interacting with Sonya, to where Sonya responds with annoyance and anger.
    • Ironically, the only male fighter she seems not interested in and rejects is Erron Black, who regularly hits on the female fighters.
  • Sindel is one of the few characters whose uppercut is from the use of a weapon and not a literal uppercut, resulting in her being one of the few characters that does not literally uppercut the opponent's head off when performing the The Klassic Brutality.
  • She is the only Revenant that was restored to life who was not restored by Raiden.

Mortal Kombat 1

  • Sindel's virtue is presented as "Stability".
  • Sindel appears as a background character, sitting on her throne in the Edenia arena.


  • In Injustice 2, she is mentioned by both Sub-Zero and Raiden who appear as guest characters. Both will compare her to Black Canary, while Raiden states that Starfire reminds him of the Edenian Queen.


  • In MK11, the Krushing Blow version of Sindel's Scream can activate on airborne opponent, which in turn will defy the logic of how the attack connects, as the opponent will be in the air then teleport to the ground standing up straight, where their skull becomes destroyed due to the Krushing Blow despite being airborne.
  • Sindel's subtitles during chapter 11 in MK1 glitch while talking to Reiko, and say "M12_148_154,11" rather than "Know that it will cost you your life". This was later fixed in Day 1 patch.


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