Name: Lord Raiden or alternatively, Rayden, Haokah (As Nightwolf sometimes addresses him), Raidude (By Johnny Cage), Age: Millions of years old (Witnessed Shinnok's invasion of Earthrealm while he was a young god), Classification: God of Thunder; Protector of Earthrealm; Being of Pure Energy in his True Form, (former) Elder God, Mortal (as of MK11), Superhuman Physical Characteristics (Has immense physical strength allowing him to lift opponents over him, send people flying with his strikes, shatter stone, etc. In the non-canon Malibu Comics three-issue miniseries Rayden and Kano, Raiden has two female servants named Wynd and Rayne. In the subsequent installment, Mortal Kombat X, Raiden and Fujin join forces to defend the sky temple from Shinnok, Quan Chi, and the revenants. Raiden can also teleport others elsewhere and teleport items to himself or anywhere else. Initially unable to participate due to the merger of Outworld and Earthrealm, Raiden sacrificed his immortality in order to help his chances against the Kahn after the Elder Gods refused to assist him in Mortal Kombat Trilogy. Uses actual cloud to ground lightningand his moves are stated to be as fast as lightning) | Massively Hypersonic+ | Massively Hypersonic+ (Faster than before), Lifting Strength: At least Class K | At least Class K | At least Class K, likely higher, Striking Strength: City Class | City Class | Small Country Class, Durability: City level | City level | Small Country level (Immortality, regeneration, and being pure energy in his true form make him difficult to kill), Stamina: Very high | Very high (Was not tired after fighting the Netherrealm army for hours) | Limitless (Due to his regenerative ability and being able to reform his energies, fought a battle with Shinnok that lasted centuries), Range: Standard melee range. In the end, Shao Kahn's forces were defeated and restoring Earthrealm to its original state. Firestorm | Blue Beetle | Power Girl | Swamp Thing, Non-Injustice/Guest Star Heroes Making his official debut as one of the original seven playable characters in 1992's Mortal Kombat, Raiden is one of the central characters of the franchise. He does not get along with Sheeva in this series, which carried over to the second film. In Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, one of his outfits is finished by a flowing blue cape. However, his appearance in the games resembles more of a Taoist thunder god presented in the Chinese temples. According to the Konquest mode in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Raiden has mastered all of more than 750 documented varieties of jujutsu, which is his secondary fighting style. Captain Marvel | [25], Raiden is often included on the list of the top characters of the Mortal Kombat franchise. Raiden (o Rayden), también llamado Lord Raiden, es el dios del trueno y protector del Reino de La Tierra.Posteriormente es conocido como Dark Raiden tras su resurrección durante los eventos de Mortal Kombat Deception.. Fue nombrado Dios Antiguo cuando evitó el resurgimiento del dios caído Shinnok, pero debió renunciar a su estatus tras la amenaza de la Alianza Mortal. - Features", "Wassapugeddaw! Due to the events of Mortal Kombat (2011), this change was rendered null. Scorpion | He is swiftly lobotomized, but due to his supernatural abilities, recovers from it. A fight scene he was planned to have with Sheeva was included in the shooting script, but it was eventually cut from the film; Raiden instead fought a pair of Reptile clones while Sheeva died after being crushed by a falling cage. However, he fails to stop Quan Chi from releasing Shinnok, who takes Raiden prisoner so he can corrupt Earthrealm's Jinsei. He appeared in the 21st episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Thor VS Raiden, where he fought against Thor from Marvel Comics. The creators claimed they based Raiden's character design on The Three Storms, Lo Pan's three servants from the film Big Trouble in Little China. As the God of Thunder, Raiden has complete control over the element of electricity and can harness its power to his will in the form of thunderstorms or simply projecting electricity from himself. [33] In 2011, Paste listed Raiden's Fatality in the 2011 Mortal Kombat game as the sixth best from that game,[34] also ranking Raiden's Fatality from the original Mortal Kombat as the second best from that game. After a tearful goodbye, Blue stabs him, causing him to disintegrate into lightning and smoke. Raiden was able to convince Johnny to fight for Earthrealm. In Malibu's Blood and Thunder storyline, Raiden did not take part in the MK tournament, claiming that he was not allowed to compete. His precognition can be enhanced by Kamidogu daggers infused Blood Magik, although this prevents his wounds from healing for a while once he has slit himself with the dagger. In Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Raiden could not interfere when the titular alliance of Shang Tsung and Quan Chi killed Liu Kang due to his Elder God status. WWE Superstar Xavier Woods is playable in the WWE Immortals game as Raiden. Reverted Corrupted Shinnok back to his original form), Body Puppetry (Able to manipulate the opponent's movements with electricity), Technological Manipulation (Shut down Frost and her cyborg army), Power Bestowal and Fusionism (Can fuse with others, bestowing his powers in the process), BFR (Using portals/teleportation), Damage Reduction (Can reduce damage received by using his powers over lightning), Forcefield Creation (Able to make electric forcefields), Self-Destruction (Via releasing his godly essence to create a massive explosion that destroys himself and others), Self-Sustenance (Types 1, 2), Purification (Type 2. Raiden revealed for Mortal Kombat X", "NBA Jam: T.E. Injustice 2 Raiden is one of two cards with Grapple attacks that are completely unavoidable. In his arcade ending, Raiden returns to his realm to find that exposure to his world's sun has weakened him greatly. Scorpion | Sub-Zero | Raiden | Hellboy | Leonardo | Donatello | Raphael | Michelangelo, DEATH BATTLE! 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