Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge as the title suggests is a tale of vengeance fueled by a rivalry between two ninja clans. This animated film uses the popular characters of Mortal Kombat and places them in a tournament where each fighter pushes his victory in order to protect his realm. The fighters from the earth share a special burden because Earth Realm has already lost the tournament 9 times and another loss would leave the fate of its existence in the hands of the winner.
What is ‘Mortal Kombat’?
Mortal Kombat is a knockout tournament between fighters. It was created by Elder Gods in order to safeguard each realm from the threat of invasion. In Mortal Kombat, the finest warriors of each realm fight to decide the fate of their realm. The winner not only protects his home but is also granted a long life and great power. Not only this, if any realm manages to win the tournament 10 times, they are offered the right to merge with the other realm and rule as they see fit.
In Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, Shao Kahn, the Emperor of the Outer realm has already won 9 times against the Earth Realm, and thus it is a life-death situation for the earth fighters to win this tournament at any cost.
‘Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge’ Summary
In a sudden attack, the Lin Kuei ninja clan invades its rival clan Shirai Ryu and slaughters everyone, including the wife of grandmaster Hanzo Hasashi. When Hasashi and his son, Satoshi return from the jungle, they find their clan dead at night. Lin Kuei’s men attack Hasashi and his son but he kills them all when suddenly the grandmaster of Lin Kuei, Sub-Zero freezes Hasashi and mercilessly slaughters him and his young son.
Hasashi wakes up in chains in the depths of hell called Netherrealm. Hasashi was mysteriously saved and resurrected by the sorcerer Quan Chi. Quan Chi wants Hasashi to attend the Mortal Kombat tournament organized by Shang Tsung, and steal a key from his temple. The key will unlock the prison that has locked Quan Chi’s master, Shinnok, for a long time. In return for his favor, Quan Chi promises that his master has the power to bring back Hasashi’s slaughtered family and even send him back to the mortal realm. He also lures Hasashi by informing him that his rival Sub-Zero will be attending the tournament. Hasashi, burning with the fire of vengeance transforms himself into Scorpion and joins the tournament.
The protector of the Earth realm, Lord Raiden has forged a team of fighters to fight for the Earth. These fighters include Shaolin monk Liu Kang, Hollywood actor Johnny Cage and Special Forces agent Sonya Blade.
The runners-up of the Mortal Kombat tournament will fight against Shang Tsung’s champion Goro. The winner will decide the fate of the Earth Realm.
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‘Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge’ Ending Explained
To take his revenge from Sub-Zero, Scorpion jumps off on a spike pit that kills both of them. Quan Chi is angered by Scorpion’s move to kill himself and he curses him. He also informs him that it was Quan Chi who disguised as Sub-Zero and slaughtered Hasashi’s clan and wife, so as to persuade him to fight for him. But in the end, he was useless.
In the last battle of the tournament, Liu Kang is struggling against Goro. He was about to be ripped apart when Scorpion saves his soul. Scorpion kills Goro by pulling out his head from the spine. Scorpion demands Quan Chi who is trapped in Shang Tsung’s inferno for poisoning Shang’s drink.
Shang Tsung offers Quan Chi and Earth realm to Scorpion if he wins the tournament and for that, he has to fight against Liu Kang. Scorpion decides otherwise, and takes Shang Tsung hostage, surrendering the fight to Liu Kang. Lord Raiden declared Liu Kang the winner and the earth realm is protected. The temple, however, starts trembling and fighters make their move out of it.
In a massive battle, Scorpion avenges his family by killing Quan Chi. Shao Kahn is enraged with Outerworld’s defeat and prepares for battle against the Earth Realm. He pledges to end the game, once and for all. Lord Raiden consoles a disappointed Liu Kang, that he wasn’t destined to win against Goro but against Shao Kahn.
The next installment of the film will follow the battle between Shao Kahn and Liu Kang. Scorpion will try to bring back his family with the help of Quan Chi’s master Shinnok, but he will not help, there will be another interesting battle between these two massively powerful fighters.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is an enthralling animated film that keeps you entertained throughout. Anyone who is a fan of animated martial arts films is going to enjoy them. However, if you are looking out for something else other than a lot of fighting and skull cracking, then please spare the film. It was for freaks and geeks like us.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is a 2020 adult animated film directed by Ethan Spaulding. It is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
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