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Why I like Raiden:

I didn't always like Raiden. In the begining I always saw him annoying in MK1 and MK2. Then in the MK movie, they gave him a dry sense of humor (which worked) and I started to like him. That opened my eyes and I looked back on MK 1 & 2, and he was a pretty cool character - which just happened to be a god. A few years down the road there came that awful MK cartoon: Defenders of the Realm. To me, Raiden had the most personality in the cartoons and he was a smart ass.

In MK: Conquest, Raiden was the best characer in the series (okay, Scorpion and Sub-Zero were cool too...and Shao Kahn when he wasn't whining).. He was sarcastic, funny, and he was a pimp towards the end (hehe), and of course, he was a badass. In MK6, his personiality (or what MK fighter had in the games) changed. He just got crazy and wanted to kill anyone who messed with earth and could care less what the earth mortals did. Not that I can blame him...I'm tired of humans too, so that's why I live in space (I wish).

Mortal Kombat Bio:

Mortal Kombat 1 Raiden

The name Raiden is actually that of a deity known as The Thunder God. It is rumored he received a personal invitation by Shang Tsung himself and took the form of a human to compete in the Tournament.

Mortal Kombat Ending:

Mortal Kombat 1 Raiden Mortal Kombat 1 Raiden

Raiden's victory comes as no surprise to him. He was never impressed by Shang Tsung's inferior sorcery, Goro's brute force, or the challenge of the other contestants. He quickly becomes bored with his mortal competition and soon invites other Gods to participate in the contest.

The Ensuing battles rage on for years. And the wars result in our world's final destruction. Have a Nice Day.

Mortal Kombat 2 Bio:

Raidens Bio
Mortal Kombat 2 Ending:

Raidens Ending Raiden's Ending
Mortal Kombat Trilogy Bio:

MKT Rayden

As Earth's sworn protector, Rayden finds himself banished in the merger between Earth and Outworld. The thunder god transforms himself into a mortal warrior in order to exist once again on Earth and fight on the side of his human comrades - this time risking his place in the pantheon of gods, and giving up his own immortality.

Mortal Kombat Trilogy Ending:

Rayden's Ending Rayden's Ending Rayden's Ending
Mortal Kombat 4:

Raiden's Bio
Mortal Kombat 4 Ending:

Ending here
I linked it to a video on Youtube. I could have upload one on this site for you to download, but the one on Youtube is in better quality.

Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero:

Raiden & Sub-Zero

Earth God was assigned by Raiden as the second of the four guardians along with Wind God (Fujin), Water God and Fire God in order to protect Shinnok's amulet until he was eliminated by Sub-Zero. Due to his giant size towering over Sub-Zero, he has the ability to stomp the ground while stones of rocks fall from above.

Deadly Alliance Bio:
Raiden's Bio Raiden's Bio
Deadly Alliance Ending:

Raiden's DA Ending
Once again, the threat to Earthrealm has been vanquished. The Deadly Alliance is no more. What dangers lie in the future, I can no longer foresee. Perhaps the Dragon King will, in fact, return. Perhaps the depths of the Netherealm will spew forth a legion of Oni. Even the Vampire people pose a threat to peace now that Outworld is in chaos. But one thing is certain... Earthrealm must be protected. Raiden's DA Ending
I have abandoned my status as Elder God to aid these mortals... an act defiant of the Heavens. I will instead remain here on Earth... as GOD OF THUNDER.

Deception Bio:
Raiden's Bio Raiden's Bio

Raiden's Ending
My patience for mortals has worn thin. If I am to protect Earthrealm, I must punish those who would threaten it. The fool Shujinko had let himself be deceived into believing that he worked for a greater good. He was in fact an unknowing tool of a greater evil - one that had almost caused the destruction of Earthrealm. Raiden's Ending
hat Shujinko undid his mistake and destroyed the Dragon King is of no importance. Those who place Earthrealm in harm's way will pay with their lives.

Armageddon Bio:

No longer will I entrust the safety of Earthrealm to the free will of mankind. The time has come to take matters into my own hands Centuries ago I defeated an ancient sect of necromancers, the Houan. Though their members subsequently were scattered to the winds, their ancient underground temple still existed, abandoned and unused for ages. On the stone walls within were etched enchantments that would revive the dead. Strewn about were the enchanted chains of binding the Houan would use to control their undead.

I laid the corpse of Liu Kang on a ceremonial altar and bound it with the shackles. Reciting the unholy enchantments, I brought to life the body of my former ally and infused it with a thunderclap of lightning. The corpse of Liu Kang would be no mere zombie; it would serve as my ultimate enforcer. Satisfied, I then set free this abomination to wreak havoc on those who have done harm to Earthrealm.

Though I tried to conceal my activities, my use of the dark energies did not go unnoticed. Shinnok appeared before me and proposed an alliance. He would help secure the protection of Earthrealm in return for my aid in some undisclosed plot. I am no fool. I know well the treachery of this former Elder God. I accepted his offer and will complete this task, but only to discover his true objective. Until then, I will use Shinnok to serve my own ends.

Armageddon Ending:

The thunder god, Raiden, overpowered Blaze and absorbed the energy intented to transform the sons of Argus. His strength enhanced beyond that of other gods, Raiden became a deity of unimaginable power. Releasing his fury upon the realms, he destroyed them all. None would threaten Earthrealm again.

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Bio:

Lord Raiden
Raiden: God of Thunder, Protector of Earthrealm. Ageless and wise beyond measure, he is the defender who rallies Earthrealm's mortals to fight against the forces of evil. When his brother, Shao Kahn, Emperor of Outworld, finally invaded Earthrealm, only Raiden and his Forces of Light stood between slavery and freedom. As Earthrealm merged with Outworld, Raiden held the line and fought back against the emperor, defeating him and freeing Earthrealm. It seemed that peace was finally achieved, but the battle for Earthrealm had only just begun.

Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Ending:

Raiden's Ending
As the inter-dimensional conflict ended, Raiden returned to Earthrealm, only to discover that exposure to his homeworld's sun weakened him greatly. The sorcerer Quan Chi offered Raiden a jade-colored stone that would replenish his power - in return for his sworn allegiance. Where Quan Chi acquired this stone is a mystery. Raiden must now decide between servitude to an evil sorcerer... or mortality.

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks:

Lord Raiden
The thuder god, Raiden, guides Liu Kang and Kung Lao throughout their adventures.

Mortal Kombat Bio:

Lord Raiden
Raiden is the God of Thunder and Protector of Earthrealm. Ageless and wise beyond measure, he leads Earthrealm's mortals in the endless battle against the forces of darkness. When Shao Kahn, Emperor of Outworld, threatened to merge his realm with Earthrealm, an overwhelmed Raiden implored the Elder Gods to give Earthrealm a fighting chance. Thus the Mortal Kombat tournament was created. For millennia Shao Kahn has been kept at bay, but nine consecutive losses to Goro have eroded hope that Earthrealm can be saved. Determined to prevent Armageddon, Raiden tirelessly quests to find a champion worthy of Mortal Kombat.

Mortal Kombat Ending

Coming sometime in the future.

New Pictures:

Raiden Versus Render Raiden
Raiden: Shield your eyes! Raiden is pissed
Raiden's Alt Costume Raiden's Battle Cry

Rayden Raiden MK2
Raiden MK2 Raiden MK4
Raiden MK4 Raiden MK4 Versus
Raiden MK:DA Raiden MK:DA
Raiden Raiden Unreal
Raiden MK:DA Art Raiden MKA Versus
Raiden MK vs. DC Raiden MK vs. DC
Raiden MK 2011 Raiden MK 2011

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