Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series

USA (ended 1996)


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Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • Overthrown
      Episode 13
      The Defenders of the Realm are getting ready for the final battle with the forces of evil. For ruling all parts of the dark world, Kitana reached an agreement with Sheeva's Warriors, but she doesn't know that she is in fact, the cruel Shang Tsung who transformed, to look like Sheeva. The good forces break into Shao Kahn's castle, and demand that Shao Kahn hands over his rule to the princess. Suddenly Shang Tsung appears with warriors of the real Sheeva. The magician is also after the power of the monarch chair. But Shang Tsung forgets one thing, Sheeva has enemies witching the out world forces. Raiden finds out Shang Tsung's plan, and disturbs the fight. The god of thunder brings with him the worst enemy of Sheeva, Motaro's squad. Mortal Kombat continues, but the insurrection failed, and the Earth is still in danger.moreless
    • Abandoned
      Episode 12
      Jax is tired of the endless battles, and wants to leave. His friends try to dissuade him from this, but Jax insists on his decision. He leaves the squad and goes to the house of his dead grandfather. There he makes the acquaintance of a girl called Ruby. However, Ruby is one of Shao Kahn's agents. She tries to find out the location of Earth Warriors's base. Jax, who didn't expect any danger, now finds himself captured by Ermac's forces, and is imprisoned in a cave under Shao Kahn's castle, where he was put for torture. Luckily, his friends know about these events, and go out to help him. But the forces are not equal, and Shao Kahn's troops are surrounded by the evil forces. It seems that the destruction is inevitable, but at this moment Ruby decides to help the Earth Warriors. She leads the Earth Warriors through a hidden exit. Jax realizes that a peaceful life is impossible while the Earth is exposed to danger from another realm, and returns to the team.moreless
    • Amends
      Episode 11
      Sonya and Sub-Zero go out to find the plans of the Black Dragons. Suddenly they are attacked, and Sonya is close to death, but she is saved by a former member of Black Dragon: Kabal. Years ago Kabal was one of the best warriors in his clan, but Shao Kahn thought that he was too dangerous, and ordered him destroyed. By a miracle Kabal survived in his fight with the hired killers, but his face was viciously scarred. He puts on his mask again, and begins a battle against Shao Kahn and Black Dragon. Kano and his servants make a Portal to lead the army of evil to other worlds. With the help of Kabal, the Earth defenders manage to crush these forces unleashed by Kano, and to destroy the Portal. The Earth Warriors offer Kabal to join them, but he chooses the way of a lonely warrior.moreless
    • Swords of Ilkan
      Swords of Ilkan
      Episode 10
      This episode begins with a battle between Kitana and the Amazon Leader. A guard arrives in time and arrests Amazon, interrupting the battle, but Kitana knows that it will continue again some day. Many years ago, the meanest enemy of the princess returns. In the past, the Amazon managed to find one of the two Swords of Ilkan. The connection of these swords has big destructive force, and it's possible to open portal with it to other worlds. To get to the second sword, the Amazon Leader takes Jax as a hostage, and Kitana with Sonya have to go to planet Ilkan to save their friend. They defeated the gigantic guard and take the sword, but Kitana decides not to give the mortal arm to people with dark feelings. The unfinished battle continues and this time, the princess wins. The swords of Ilkan are now in the hands of the defenders of good.moreless
    • Resurrection
      Episode 9
      Shao Kahn resurrects Shang Tsung, and entrusts him the sphere controlling elements of the nature (fire, wind, water, and earth). Shang Tsung is the most suitable person to possess the sphere, because the more malicious the master is, the stronger becomes the magic of sphere. The old enemy of good organizes different natural disasters, and weakens Raiden. With the Warriors of Earth being entrapped, nobody can help the God of Thunder. Thus, he is the one who has to decide the fate of the world. But the good, even thought it grew weak, becomes stronger than the evil, strengthened with forces of magic. Having defeated Shang Tsung, Raiden sends the sphere to the Netherealm.moreless
    • The Secret of Quan Chi
      Quan Chi finds a magic crystal, with which he is able to awaken all the evil in a human soul. Using it, the magician influences on Earth Warriors, and makes them hate each other. The Earth is now out of any defense, and would be conquered by Quan Chi, if not for Night wolf, who escaped the crystal's influence. It's Night wolf whose fate is to destruct evil crystal and to ruin Quan Chi's black magic.moreless
    • Fall from Grace
      Fall from Grace
      Episode 7
      An Outworld assault leaves Stryker injured, but he reserves his blame for Sonya. He has a point, as Sonya acted more reckless than she should have. Stryker convinces the others to temporarily suspend her from duty. Unfortunately, another Outworld assault occurs and the team is forced to fight with two less members. Can they succeed in that state? And can Sonya learn the error of her ways and earn Stryker's forgiveness?moreless
    • Familiar Red
      Familiar Red
      Episode 6
      When Kano creates unnatural holes on Earth with the purpose to torment the defenders, the Earth Warriors know that the Black Dragon is back again. Night wolf uses his magic force to find out the place where the black dragons are. Their shelter is hidden under an Egyptian pyramid. When the Earth Warriors arrive there, they encounter and defeat the mummy-guards. Then the struggle with Kano begins, who had already lost an earlier fight with Sonya, in the first Mortal Kombat tournament. He again loses the fight, Kano tells them that the pyramid is rigged with explosives, but the Earth Warriors escape the pyramid just in time to escape that explosion.moreless
    • Old Friends Never Die
      Sub-Zero goes out to meet with his friend Smoke, who unexpectedly returns after being gone for many years. Sub-Zero and Smoke were the best friends before the chief of the Lin Kuei clan gave the order for automation of the Ninja's. Sub-Zero managed to run from this, but Smoke was arrested and got the cybernetic body. Now Sub-Zero wants to know if his old friend still has the soul of a man, or if he became only a machine for murder. Smoke's orders are to annihilate Sub-Zero and the icy warrior is trapped. His true earth friends come to help him and begin the battle with forces of Lin Kuei. Smoke's soul was still in his automated body and gets the upper hand, now he finds himself fighting along with his friend Sub-Zero once again. They go after the leader of Lin Kuei, who possesses the ability to be transformed into animals, but the strong duos of the ninjas don’t give up their chances of the victory. They defeat their on time leader, and Smoke says goodbye to Sub-Zero and disappears again, possibly until he finds himself again.moreless
    • Skin Deep
      Skin Deep
      Episode 4
      The Defenders of the Realm hit New Guinea after detecting a troubling energy signal. They wind up near an ancient and Rain. It turns out that Rain and Kitana go back a long way, and he now wants to help in the battle against Shao Kahn. Additionally, the temple houses a powerful weapon – one that Rain says Shao Khan wants. As the team gets to work, Liu Kang notices just how close Kitana and Rain are. He is quite suspicious of Rain, but the others think that is just jealousy. Unfortunately for them and especially Kitana, Liu Kang has good reason to feel this way.moreless
    • Acid Tongue
      Acid Tongue
      Episode 3
      A new dangerous enemy of earth, creatures of a strange reptilian race, appear before the earth warriors. During the attacks that follows, the acid of one of the reptiles hits Jax's cybernetic hands, and as a result, the important microchip gets lost and his hands don't function properly anymore. Because of this, Jax loses his self-confidence, and Sonya returns to the place where the battle took place in order to find the microchip and help her friend. However, a reptile manages to kidnap Sonya. Since there are also other battles to be fought, the Earth Warriors decide to split up: the larger part of the team takes off to combat Sheeva's warriors, as for Jax, he starts his search to find his partner, Sonya without the aid of his cybernetic arms.moreless
    • Sting of the Scorpion
      In the mountains of Tibet, an ancient tomb is hidden, with which one can gain access to the nether realms. Scorpion aims at getting there in order to organize an army of dead warriors so he can invade Earth. To prevent this, Sub-Zero challenges Scorpion to Mortal Kombat, but Scorpion appears victorious. Now, Liu Kang must step up to the plate and finish the job Sub-Zero started.moreless
    • Kombat Begins Again
      The first episode begins with a fight between the earth warriors and a group of cyborgs led by Cyrax and Sector. Just as the earth warriors are about to be defeated by their attackers, Sub-Zero appears, and helps to defeat the cyborgs. Sub-Zero is not pleased with his clan, and decides to leave it, and joins the forces of good. When returning to the base, the earth warriors are attacked by the forces of Shao Khan - the earth warriors believe that they want revenge for Sub-Zero's betrayal of his clan.moreless