Mortal Kombat 1 revealed the next chapter in the franchise, but kept perhaps the most important story hook under wraps. Players have already met several of the most iconic characters in the series, and their path in the new game is yet to be determined. However, with all the characters confirmed to appear, a few key facts are still unconfirmed and players may have to wait until the game’s release to find out the answer. Nevertheless, one important question remains, the answer to which story Mortal Kombat 1 may depend on


The trailer made that clear Mortal Kombat 1 is in a new timeline compared to past games. After the events of Mortal Kombat 11, the God of Fire Liu Kang reworked the timeline with the intention of creating one that thrives in peace rather than war. In the trailer, it seemed that this plan succeeded. There was even footage of old rivals like Kitana and Milena being civil in each other’s presence. However, before the end, the cast again descended into violence. Obviously, this raises the question of which of the villains could be responsible for the chaos that has engulfed the new timeline.

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The true villain in Mortal Kombat 1 may be the biggest mystery

Shang Tsung from the Mortal Kombat 1 trailer

The most obvious culprit is Shang Tsung. Although Shang Tsung is a pre-order bonus for Mortal Kombat 1 rather than a regular roster member, it’s hard not to suspect him. Not only was he the first villain of the series, but he continued to be the pinnacle of villainy and ambition in all of his appearances. Despite being seemingly erased from existence by Liu Kang at the climax of the last game, Shang Tsung still gets a prominent appearance in Mortal Kombat 1shows a trailer that shows he’s still around. Until Mortal Kombat Universe around, Shang Tsung will always be bad.

The second suspect character Mortal Kombat 11villain, Kronika. Although Kronika was unplayable Mortal Kombat 11, she wielded terrifying power and made her mark as a villain in her debut appearance. If she’s still around Mortal Kombat 1, then she would be a strong candidate for the villain role. Not only is she a goddess, which puts her on Liu Kang’s level of power, but as a time goddess, she may be aware of her defeat in another timeline, giving her reason to want revenge by destroying Liu Kang’s new timeline.

There is one more candidate Mortal Kombat 1the villain, and that is Liu Kang himself. Given that in canonical ending of Mortal Kombat 11, Liu Kang was the one who created the new timeline, an idea that seems strange at first glance. However, Liu Kang has been a villain before, albeit briefly, so he may become a rogue again. Power itself may corrupt him, or, finding that he cannot eradicate injustice, he rages. Either way, if Liu Kang is a villain, he can make for a formidable foe.

Mortal Kombat 1The story has yet to be told, but its biggest question still hangs in the balance. Traveling with history return to Mortal Kombatbeginnings, many characters’ stories technically haven’t been written yet. For this reason, it is too early to say who the heroes and villains of this new timeline will be. However, the role of the big villain will surely be fulfilled by the end of the game. A real threat Mortal Kombat 1 is still under wraps, and their identity will undoubtedly have a major impact on the series.

Mortal Kombat 1 will be released on September 19, 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

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