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The History of Mortal Kombat, Chapter 3: The Fall of Shinnok

Eddy Wang

Skarlet scientist
Are you creating this based on the pieces that exist of the lore? Those are good.


Also, It has been stated that One Being has been corrupting indivuduals to follow his will, its said that Shinnok's and Shao Kahn's were both influenced by his slim presence of uniting realms so that he can exist.


I wonder if we will ever see One being, at some point in life since it seems that his true return means the end of all realms.
 

Onilordasmodeus

My GT: UncappedWheel82
@Charybdis Where was it stated that Shinnok woke up Daegon? Sure Shinnok had Daegon under his influence, but everything I've read / seen says that Caro woke him up after loosing connection with Blaze.

Shinnok somehow knew / learned of Argus' plot to save the realms, and began manipulating it to serve his own ends at some point. It is even plausible that Shinnok was the one who sicced Daegon on Argus and Delia, but I feel there is a lot of creative license being taken here as none of that was spelled out.
  • Onaga's priests abducted Blaze to guard the last dragon egg.
  • Caro lost "mental" connection with Blaze and mistakenly awakens Daegon.
  • Caro instructs Daegon of the quest and sends him on his way (as this is what Orin did for Taven).
  • Daegon learns of the quest presumably from an obelisk (but it could have been from his parents too, hell this could have been when Shinnok "corrupted him").
  • Daegon gets SUPER pissed and slays his parents.
As a former Elder god, Shinnok most likely was consulted, along with the other EGs, by Argus about the plan to create a Quest. It is entirely possible that Shinnok knew all about everything, and was monitoring Orin and Caro, as well as Blaze, all along. But Shinnok had always had his own plans to take power. Multiple schemes he continuously works on.

It is most likely (in my estimation) that after Shinnok fell from grace and rose to power in the Netherrealm, that this is when he saw the quest as a real means of ascension. At the same time though, he also had other plans in the works (e.g. regaining his Amulet, invading Edenia, etc.), so the quest was just one other (may be the final) mean of attack by Shinnok.

Also, in your write up you've put the creation of the Red Dragon, and their spread across Earthrealm before Shinnok and Raiden's war. It would seem that the Red Dragon didn't spread to / in Earthrealm until after Earth recovered from that war, and humanity was a major thing. I think that is further evidence that the Red Dragon wasn't created until after Shinnok's fall, unless they were headquartered in some other realm before Earthrealm.

So yeah, my take on the chain of events that from the Quests' inception to its corruption:
  1. Shao Kahn kills Onaga to take Outworld, then declares war on Edenia
  2. Delia receives a vision of Armageddon
  3. Argus consults Shinnok, along with the other EGs, on what to do about Delia visions
  4. Argus and Delia create the Quest and hide the brothers in Earthrealm
  5. Shinnok falls from grace after invading Earthrealm (Hmmm...)
  6. Shinnok raises to power in the Netherrealm
  7. The Dragon Priests abduct Blaze
  8. Caro awakens Daegon
  9. Daegon sets on the quest and learns what it is all about.
  10. Daegon kills Argus and Delia
  11. Shinnok corrupts the Quest (most likely by luring Daegon to the Netherrealm)
  12. Shao Kahn takes Edenia, then sets his sights on Earthrealm
 
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mattteo

Noob
@Onilordasmodeus Just one problem with what you wrote above: " It is entirely possible that Shinnok knew all about everything, and was monitoring Orin and Caro, as well as Blaze, all along.".

Shinnok DID NOT know Taven's burrial location. Argus and Delia may have consulted with the Elder Gods and even received their power to create Balze, but they kept hidden from the Elder Gods the places where the brothers were burried. Did they suspect treachery among their ranks? Possible.

If Shinnok had know Taven's location, he would have found him in these 10.000 years. Quan Chi only finds Taven's location and kills Orin in the original timeline after Orin begins to teleport Taven around.
 

mattteo

Noob
@Charybdis Great timeline, as always. A couple of things I have that kind of bother me:

1. Shinnok and Raiden fighting for "centuries". I think they blietzkrieg torched the planet in a matter of day, fighting for centuries just seems like an exaggeration. Does this description come from MK4? I think it is only that it "plunged the planet into centuries of darkness". I can't imagine Raiden and Shinnok duelling for 200 year. I think it was a War like the one we saw in MKX.

2. As I said in the previous post, I was wondering how you'll approach Kitana's age. Saying she was an infant doesn't seem right to me and it's not in the canon. Her age was never given, but like I said, in the original creator's vision (Tobias and Boon) and in the Shaolin Monks game she was old enough to remember her father. That's the closest thing we have to canon.

3. Saying Rain could even be thousands of years older than Kitana? He is shown as a child being left an orphan when Kahn's invasion began and became a YOUNG warrior by the time it ended, furious that he is not given a leading position in the Edenian Resistance. As Edenians grow normally until adulthood and only then stop their aging, I think it wasn't more than 10-15 years between the 2 events.

Rain and Kitana are basically the same age, maybe Rain with a few Earthrealm years plus (but it doesn't make a difference when you could say they both are 10.000-ish). All signs point to Daegon being young and reckless too and around the same age as he killed his father during the War with Shao Kahn (Armageddon konquest oppening, the War which orphaned Rain and came to a close about 10 years later). Jade is around the same age too, as she is a "childhood friend" of Kitana. Taven could be a little older (even by mllennia) and about Tanya we don't know.
 
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Onilordasmodeus

My GT: UncappedWheel82
@Onilordasmodeus Just one problem with what you wrote above: " It is entirely possible that Shinnok knew all about everything, and was monitoring Orin and Caro, as well as Blaze, all along.".

Shinnok DID NOT know Taven's burrial location. Argus and Delia may have consulted with the Elder Gods and even received their power to create Balze, but they kept hidden from the Elder Gods the places where the brothers were burried. Did they suspect treachery among their ranks? Possible.

If Shinnok had know Taven's location, he would have found him in these 10.000 years. Quan Chi only finds Taven's location and kills Orin in the original timeline after Orin begins to teleport Taven around.
Very true! So yeah, that should be even more evidence that Shinnok couldn't have woken up Daegon, and that though he new / learned about Armageddon, at least part of the quest was always out of his control. This fact right here is why I don't think Shinnok would be ok staking his future on this plan...unless he was forced to.

 

MKF30

Fujin and Ermac for MK 11
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Raiden and Shinnok have actually been at it for eons, as Shinnok and Raiden confirmed in MK X(towards the end) lol. Each time they faced off, lots of people die.
 

mattteo

Noob
Eons is a generic term. In the MK universe "eons" is synonim for millennia, which is thousands of years, not millions.

Shinnok and Raiden may have been at odds for eons, but not all has been a continuous battle.

Point was that the battle that plunged the planet into centuries of darkness didn't last centuries itself. I really can't see Raiden and Shinnok throwing fists at each other for 100 years. I'm aleardy 40 and if I had faught a fight with my biggest enemy, we'd have eventually stopped and cracked a joke after 3 hours. Can't understand why people think their continuous battle lasted years, nowhere does it say that.
 
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