Kung Lao is shocked to discover that Liu Kang has allied himself with Shang Tsung to fight on behalf of Outworld.
Shang Tsung tracks down Liu Kang and offers him a place at his side, if he will fight for Outworld.
A mystic shows Bi Han the reason that Hanzo wants him dead: Shang Tsung has framed the clan leader for the death of Hanzo's family. But Hanzo seeks revenge as Scorpion, and will settle for nothing less than the death of his childhood friend.
Despite the age-old enmity of their clans, Hanzo and Bi Han decide to put aside their differences and create a truce to maintain peace... despite the efforts of some to break it.
After being recruited by Raiden, Johnny Cage battles Mileena in the Mortal Kombat tournament. When the Tarkatan proves triumphant, Kitana must choose once and for all who she will serve.
Shao Khan sends Mileena and Kitana to the Mortal Kombat tournament, even though Kitana is having second thoughts after discovering who her true father is.
The first battle of Mortal Kombat begins as Kenshi faces his old nemesis, the demon Ermac, in a battle to the death.
On the night before the tournament, Kenshi remembers how he met the mystic who would guide him to the Sword of Sento, its guardian Ermac, and... Kenshi's destiny.
Kung Lao travels between worlds and meets with Raiden and the other warriors that will represent Earthrealm: Sub Zero, Johnny Cage, Kurtis Styrker, and Kenshi.
The monk Kung Lao travels to a bar in Macao to find Liu Kang, who is suffering from a serious death wish and refuses to forgive Kung Lao for what he did in the past.