Raiden was well aware of Shinnok's deceptive nature, but he accepted the offer in an attempt secretly to uncover Shinnok's plans. Loved doing it. Dark Raiden begin to lead Special Forces to raid on Netherrealm's cathedral where Shinnok's head is, with Raiden give a diversion to the Special Forces, but at cost of Sonya's sacrifices. 113 notes. After Raiden finally unlock the full patterns visions in every timelines where Kronika was the one who sets Raiden and Liu Kang into killing each other by her machinations, he and Sub-Zero forgives the younger Scorpion, but Kronika kidnaps Liu Kang. In the first Mortal Kombat movie, Raiden, who is played by Christopher Lambert,[14] is disallowed from participating in the tournament, but remains the guiding god of thunder, bent on doing all within his power to help Earth's chosen warriors gain victory. Now granted the status of Elder God, he turned over his position as Earthrealm's protector to Fujin. Learning of Shao Kahn captures Jade and Kotal, Raiden sends Liu Kang and Kung Lao to aid Kitana on the rescue mission, as well as convincing the current Shokan queen Sheeva, and redeeming their timeline's Baraka into joining the allied forces of light, eventually leading Kitana becoming Kotal's worthy Kahn successor. During a mortal battle with Shao Kahn, he transmits a message through time and space to himself at the time of the tournament. When he saw that their attacks barely made an impact, Raiden released his godly essence, resulting in an enormous explosion that killed both members of the Deadly Alliance yet did little damage to Onaga. The revenants badly injure Raiden, allowing Shinnok to hold him prisoner and take over the Jinsei Chamber. In this miniseries, it is stated that, while his fellow gods stay out of mortal affairs, Raiden never remains silent, and always tries to give the good side an advantage in the eternal struggle. In the end, he became an Elder God in the place of his father. [note 1]. His father, James Meek, retired as a Chief Master Sergeant; his mother was a junior high teacher. After a brief skirmish, Raiden is able to teleport himself away from the UN Orbital Space Station with Kang in tow. In the end, Kahn's forces were defeated, repelling the invasion back into Outworld and restoring Earthrealm to its rightful state. Raiden hoped Kano would slay Shao Kahn using the sword's power, but Kano gave the sword to Shao Kahn instead in exchange for godlike powers, which left Raiden to realize that his actions would never tip the balance of good and evil. A mainstay of the Mortal Kombat cast, Raiden is one of the series' most recognizable characters. Jeffrey Meek Is A Member Of . Raiden was played by James Remar in the 1997 sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Shao Kahn emerged victorious, but Raiden was able to send a message to his past self before Kahn could finish him off. He also played the dual roles of Raiden and Shao Kahn in the TNT series, Mortal Kombat: Conquest. Jeffrey Meek played Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Conquest. [19], In 2011, UGO ranked his hat as the 14th coolest headgear in video games and commented "Kung Lao’s got a slick topper that he can also use as a weapon, but Lord Raiden’s conical straw hat is untouchable. He became well known for yelling randomly while performing his "Torpedo" move (aka "the Superman move"). Kotal, even Cassie told Raiden about his future downfall as a Dark Raiden, including the recent death of older Sonya shortly before the time merger occurred. Shadow Priests-Kimball Sultan Uddin, Emery Hail. Raiden was voiced by Midway employee Jon Hey in the first two games. Blue finds him and locks the door to the room, and Raiden tells her to stab him. Jeffrey Meek (MK Conquest) Richard Epcar ( Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - Mortal Kombat X ) Raiden (雷電) is one of the few original characters in the first Mortal Kombat game, and in addition, is the one of the few characters to have appeared in every generation of Mortal Kombat games as … After the large battle between the Mortal Kombat warriors and the DC heroes and villains, he defeats Shang Tsung and Kang. It is unlikely that Raiden can ever be truly killed. Being a god, he possesses many supernatural abilities, such as the ability to teleport, control lightning and fly. [3] Raiden's story is further expanded in the Konquest mode of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, when Taven (the story mode's main character) tells him that he had struck a deal with Shao Kahn, agreeing to let the Emperor conquer and rule all other realms, so long as Earthrealm was left alone. When the revenant Liu Kang stole his redeemed past counterpart's soul and perverted his own nature, just to kill Raiden, the Thunder God himself is very disgusted, and instead of killing him, Raiden saves Liu Kang, freeing his past-self, gaining his future-self's knowledge and fuse with him into an ultimate Thunder Fire Elder God Liu Kang, ending Kronika's cycles between them. Raiden's essence soon gathered again in the Earthrealm, but the essence came back corrupted and did not reform as an entirely new god, but a darker variant of himself. Raiden is the eternal God of Thunder and former protector of Earthrealm. He has featured extensively in other Mortal Kombat media such as the two feature films, the animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, the television series Mortal Kombat: Konquest, and the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, in addition to appearing on official series merchandise. He is referred to as "Dark" or "Evil Raiden" in his alternate costume and concept renders found in Deception, while Liu Kang's ending in Armageddon refers to him defeating a Raiden that had been "corrupted by his suicide" to become Earthrealm's protector god. After the death of Scorpion's future-self at the hands of D’Vorah while rescuing Netherrealm's shipman Kharon on his future-self's behalf, he and Sub-Zero are still suspicious of a still wraith past Scorpion's sleeves, but Liu Kang is the only one who realize that his timeline's Scorpion is fully redeemed on behalf of his late-future-self and stands for his redemption. Reiko-Jim Helsinger. The thunder god of the Mortal Kombat universe, also known as Lord Raiden, is a protector of Earthrealm. Jeffrey Meek, likewise, makes for an excellent, devil-may-care Rayden, (a far better fit for the character than James Remar, who played MK's God of Thunder in … Ultimate Pop Culture Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. If Liu Kang won with few round loss, just as Kronika brought him to the Dawn of Time, Raiden accompanies him to rewrite the history. I also got to design the fight.’ He fought the rogue Elder God Shinnok, who wished to overthrow his fellow gods, in a war that threatened to destroy Earthrealm itself. Taking place after decapitated Shinnok's head as a warning to the new Netherrealm rules Liu Kang Kang and Kitana form the previous game, Dark Raiden realize that Shinnok's Netherrealm army still attempt to invade Earthrealm, even after the latter fallen Elder God becoming powerless. Raiden and his allies aids Kotal to defeat Shao Kahn and investigate time-merger upon returning to Earthrealm's Special Force where their fellow time-displaced allies Johnny Cage (whose with his older-self), Jax and Sonya are, with Kitana and Jade stays with the current Kahn for the former operation. Raiden's behavior had become more erratic and uncharacteristic; he became increasingly aggressive in his protection of Earthrealm, going as far as to destroy all other realms to prevent them being a danger to Earthrealm in his Armageddon ending. [21] In 2010, UGO ranked "baby Raiden" as the cutest Babality. 4 “It’s a little late for modesty. 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. In return, Raiden agreed to hunt and eliminate Taven for Kahn, so that he could claim Blaze's godlike power for himself. on Raiden commands many supernatural abilities such as the ability to teleport, control over lightning, and flight. According to past Raiden, those whose past-selves were the Elder Gods are below the rules of time, which explains his future-selves’ erasure from existence. Raiden reappears elsewhere and takes his signature hat from an old Chinese man. Disney dropped new trailers for "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," "Loki," and a first look at the new Star Wars series, "Andor.". The Chinese character for thunder, 雷, is visible on most of his costumes. Jeffrey Meek - Raiden & Shao Kahn from Mortal Kombat Conquest Adoni Maropis - Quan Chi from Mortal Kombat Conquest David Lodge - Kabal from Mortal Kombat 9 Andrew Kishino - Sektor from Mortal Kombat 9 Richard Epcar - Batou from Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex Cristina Vee - Mio Akiyama from K-On! The sorcerer Quan Chi offers him a large jade amulet of unknown origin that would restore his powers. Unlike his film and game incarnations, this Raiden is far more upbeat, with a sarcastic personality making him less aloof toward humans. He is found by a young female patient named Blue, whom he befriends, and taken in by orderlies. She taught English and music. Anh cũng là một trong những nhân vật trung tâm của game. Fans originally believed that he was yelling in Japanese, while others believed it to be mangled English phrases such as "Your momma's from LA",[10] or "Get back in the car". In an interview featured in Deception, Ed Boon said that the hat that actor Carlos Pesina wore to portray the character in the earlier Mortal Kombat games was ruined as a result of Pesina repeatedly performing falls during production. A Northern California native, Jeff Meek is the youngest of four children. Unlike his film and game incarnations, this Raiden is far more upbeat, with a sarcastic personality making … Kevin McKinnon / Cmdr. The third storm, Lightning, exhibited the ability to ride and control lightning and wore a hat that closely resembles Raiden's conical hat. In Mortal Kombat II, watching events unfold from high above, Raiden realized the grim intentions of Shao Kahn. Before Fame. [26], Sindel • Skarlet • Smoke • Sonya Blade • Stryker • Sub-Zero. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. He was Kung Lao's mentor since childhood, and constantly reminds the young warrior of his duty to find new fighters to protect Earthrealm and to prepare for the next Mortal Kombat tournament. Other: Jeffrey Meek as Raiden/Shao Kahn (aka easily the best part of the show) Definitely needs to come back!, Best Shao Kahn! "[20] It was ranked as having the fourth best headwear in video gaming by GamePro in 2009. - Features", "Wassapugeddaw! Raiden has electricity pulsating across his body in Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 4, and Deadly Alliance. [24] WeDoTech.net ranked Raiden as fifth on their 2010 list of top fighting characters of all time, commenting that "his ability of flight and teleportation are also two skills designed perfectly for the combat arena. In his ending in the original game, Raiden wins the tournament but soon becomes bored with human competition and he invites other gods to participate in the tournament, which ends up destroying the planet. She taught English and music. Depends on two endings after defeating Kronika: Raiden also appears as a secret character in NBA Jam Tournament Edition,[6] NFL Blitz,[7] and Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict. A mainstay of the Mortal Kombatcast, Raiden is one of the series' most recognizable characters. [22] In 2011, Paste listed Raiden's Fatality in the 2011 Mortal Kombat game as the sixth best from that game,[23] also ranking Raiden's Fatality from the original Mortal Kombat as the second best from that game. Raiden is often included on the list of the top characters of the Mortal Kombat franchise. Jeffrey Meek (born February 11, 1959) is famous for being tv actor. One of the casualties of the war was the Saurian civilization (of which Reptile is a descendant), forcing the remaining survivors to emigrate to another world, which they named Zaterra. Raiden co-starred in his own three-issue miniseries Rayden & Kano. His Kahn skull mask was pretty cool and made it … His eyes occasionally displayed his true nature and he was seen teleporting only once. In a desperate measure, Raiden personally confronted Shang Tsung and Quan Chi in front of their Soulnado. As a child, Jeffrey moved around a lot and lived in Fairfield, CA, … In Mortal Kombat 4, after the invasion was driven back into Outworld, Shinnok, with the aid of Quan Chi, again sought to rise from the Netherealm and conquer the realms. Raiden was depicted as having two female servants, named Wynd and Rayne. With the aid of the Elder Gods, Raiden managed to defeat Shinnok, then banished him to the Netherealm and secured Shinnok's amulet of power in a secret location — a Temple of the Elements tucked away in the highest mountains of Nepal. The role of Craigbuddy - a drunken private investigator named Herman "Ski" … Even if his mortal form is destroy… However, in a departure from the storyline of the first game, he was not allowed to participate in the tournament in the miniseries Blood & Thunder, due to his godly status. During the last Tournament Edition issue, Raiden commandeered the group of heroes in Shao Kahn's tournament. John Tobias revealed that Raiden was merely speaking gibberish and not actual Japanese, as it was originally intended.[11]. Another couple of years later, Raiden finds that Shinnok's amulet has been stolen, and he and the new Earthrealm Defenders work to stop Shinnok from being freed. [12][13] He was unplayable in all versions of Mortal Kombat 3 and briefly appeared only as part of Nightwolf's Friendship, which saw him transform into Raiden while a Mortal Kombat II arcade cabinet appeared along with one of two quotes, "No, But I Can Do a Raiden Transformation", or "I've never seen a Kano transformation", both of which were based on false reports that Kano was secretly playable in Mortal Kombat II and Raiden likewise in Mortal Kombat 3. He was ranked as the 10th best character from the series by UGO.com, who praised him as one of the iconic characters from the franchise. At first unable to participate due to the merger of both realms, Raiden decided to sacrifice his own immortality in order to help his chances against Kahn after the Elder Gods refused to assist him in Mortal Kombat Trilogy. She taught English and music. He was depicted as the brother of Shao Kahn and the son of Shinnok in the film's original storyline, which included both Raiden and Kahn sporting a dragon tattoo that was explained to be a family crest bestowed to his family's bloodline, and allowed its bearers to travel safely between realms. He has glowing white (occasionally blue) eyes, which glow red in Deception and Armageddon. After a tearful goodbye, Blue stabs him, causing him to disintegrate into lightning and smoke. [18] The readers of Dorkly voted him the series' third greatest character in a 2013 poll. Shinnok is later stopped by Johnny's daughter Cassie, after which Raiden requests that Kung Jin and Cassie put him in the Jinsei Chamber, where he purifies it while drawing energy from Shinnok. His coolie hat is his most recognizable feature, and he occasionally wields a quarterstaff that holds the power of thunder and lightning. Shao Kahn was played by Jeffrey Meek (who also played Raiden) in the TV series Mortal Kombat: Konquest. Raiden would later fight against Shao Kahn when the two became the last surviving warriors. He crashed landed to Earth to participate in the Mortal Kombat tournament, but he, unfortunately, landed within the bounds of a mental hospital. Raiden-Jeffrey Meek. Aquarius Named Jeffrey #6. He starred in Raven and the CBS late-night series, The Exile and played Raiden and Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat: Konquest. Shang Tsung-Bruce Locke. Jeffrey Meek played Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Konquest. This new Raiden bore a similarity to the characterization of Raiden from the very first game as a god angered by mortals, participating in Mortal Kombat only to prove the gods superior to humans in combat. 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. Raiden returns in the crossover fighting game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Pages with citations using unsupported parameters, Articles using infoboxes for fictional elements with invalid color combination, Fictional characters who can manipulate electricity, Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict, "Who Actually Won Mortal Kombat? Although he succeeds in fulfilling his vision and defeats Shao Kahn,[4] his decision resulted in the death of nearly all of the Earthrealm Defenders, including Liu Kang. In Mortal Kombat: Conquest Jeffrey Meek played both Raiden and Shao Kahn, who shared a number of onscreen conversation, and even fought each other in the finale. Jeffrey Meek played Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Konquest. Based on the Japanese thunder god, Raijin, and portrayed in the series canon as the thunder god and appointed protector of Earth, Raiden defends the planet from myriad otherworldly threats alongside his handpicked warriors. David Lee McInnis plays Raiden in the 2013 second series of Mortal Kombat: Legacy. The two Tophers (played by different actors) have an amusing phone conversation. www.JeffreyMeek.net Twitter @JeffWMeek He is unsuccessful however, as he is defeated by Taven and left unconscious on the ground. He ultimately sacrificed himself to save the team from an ambush by Kano, Kintaro, Goro and Smoke. Raiden (also known as Lord Raiden, and sometimes spelled Rayden) is a video game character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway Games. As the final battle against Kronika and rescues Liu Kang begins, Raiden and Kitana enlists the allied forces of Outworld and Earthrealm's surviving Shaolin d Special Force armies. He and Shang Tsung were often portrayed as bitter enemies, and he was forbidden from intervening in the mortals' affairs, as shown when Johnny Cage was to answer one of the questions in the Tao Te Zhan. 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