Prologue: The Story so Far
Mortal Kombat: Ascension
A Mortal kombat Fanfiction
By The Headcrook
Legal BS Disclaimer: All characters and other stuff belongs to Midway Entertainment. This is the sequel to my first MK fic, Reflections. After playing Armageddon, I took some liberties with several of the characters' endings and made it into a 'what if' kind of a tale.
My one-time stepfather once told me that an ending was merely a new beginning in disguise.
As much I hate to admit, he was right...although none of us have seen this coming.
We were in Edenia, Liu and I, when we received word from our spies in Outworld. Shao Kahn had formed an unholy alliance with the former ruler of Outworld, Onaga and the two sorcerers, Shang Tsung and Quan Chi. How those two were still breathing I will never know, but it appeared that along with the Shokan, Goro, Sheeva and Kintaro, with the Black and Red Dragon clans and that freak from Seido, Hotaru, among many others, that they were planning a massive assault on my homeland.
And from the look of things, no one would be left alive.
Fortunately, being the heiress to the Edenian throne and wife to the Mortal Kombat Champion, I wasn't without allies. Within hours, the forces of good were rallying to my call for help. The undead ninja Scorpion, the Lin Kuei cryomancer Subzero and Sareena, the Netherrealm demon who once helped his brother, the Special Forces commandos, Cyrax, Jax, Sonya and Kenshi, the shaman Nightwolf, and many more.
We had to stop them in the Edenian Southlands. I lured them into a massive canyon, where it would be easy to contain them there. However, should things went bad for my side, then it would be nothing more than a deathtrap. I also knew that should we inflict enough damage on Kahn and his allies, then they would no longer be a threat and there would be peace eternal.
We met in battle inside the canyon. My mother, Queen Sindel, Liu, and I led the assault. Old eneimes clashed with one another, hoping to end their rivalries once and for all. Shao Kahn and my mother fought against each other, and I encountered the clone that I once regarded as my sister, Mileena, and the Edenian traitor, Tanya.
Thank the Elder Gods that Jade was there. She had a score to settle with Tanya...eventhough she was supposed to be dead by her hand. The Special Forces had their hands full with fighting the Black and Red Dragons, with Li Mei assissting the Special Forces.
I, however, didn't know that this battle was different from all the others. I didn't know that battle after battle of Mortal Kombat had put all of the realms to the brink of Armageddon.
As the battle raged on, a pyramid appeared, rising from the ground and into the air, causing all of the fighters to stop and stare at the sight.
At its apex, was the fire-being known as Blaze.
"Hear me! Hear me and heed my call!" Blaze bellowed from the apex. "Defeat me in Mortal Kombat and you will be granted the powers of a god!"
Almost immediately the alliances were formed were immediately tossed asunder as everyone rushed for the pyramid. Kahn, Shang and those who desired powers wanted it for themselves while the forces of good tried to stop them in their tracks, attacking friend and foe alike.
I saw Liu fighting Lord Rayden, who had became corrupt following the incident with the Deadly Alliance. However, Mileena wasn't done with me just yet. She wanted the power for herself, so that she could overthrow me and take control of Edenia. I could not let that happen. I defeated my clone and rushed towards the apex, hoping that whoever was fighting Blaze was one of the good guys.
At the same time, from all corners, came Liu, the action star Johnny Cage, Jax, Sonya, Sareena, Subzero, Kung Lao, and Scorpion. Jade was at my side as we rushed to the top.
When we reached the apex, I saw that it was Taven, one of the two sons of the Edenian God Argus, fighting Blaze. As soon as we were on the landing, Taven felled Blaze with a powerful drop kick. Almost immediately, Blaze's body became unstable, as if I had performed the Kiss of Death on that thing.
Then he exploded...and that was the last thing that all of us have seen before blacking out.