Purple-clad fighter Rain didn’t quite make the cut for Mortal Kombat 2021, but that could benefit Raiden’s story in an eventual sequel.
The purple-clad wrestler Rain didn’t make the cut for Mortal Kombat 2021, but that could benefit Raiden’s story in an eventual sequel movie. Poor Rain just can’t seem to take a break. In fact, it made its debut in the game. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 although, curiously, not as a playable character. Instead, Rain was an elaborate red herring that co-creator Ed Boon threw as a prank on Prince, hence his purple color scheme. It wasn’t until the home console versions of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 which became playable.
After that unfavorable video game debut, Rain appeared in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, the sequel so famous that it killed the MK movie franchise for more than two decades. Worse still, not only was it part of a terrible movie, but Rain turned into a complete joke, appearing only a few minutes, before being killed in one fell swoop by Shao Kahn, his own boss, due to not torturing or killing. Kabal and Stryker. after capturing them. Clearly, Outworld does not have a human resources department.
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It was revealed by Mortal Kombat (2021) director Simon McQuoid said that Rain was originally going to be a part of the new movie, only to be removed from the plans due to the feeling that his inclusion was doing nothing to move the story forward. While Rain fans may be upset over his snub, saving Rain for a possible sequel movie could work in favor of Mortal Kombatresident of the god of thunder, Raiden.
Rain’s exclusion from Mortal Kombat could be a boon for Raiden
With water-based sports powers, for obvious reasons, Rain originally appeared to be another palette-swapped ninja. Mortal Kombat character. However, for years Rain was unaware of her true heritage. It was eventually revealed that Rain was actually a demigod, the product of a union between god and the sworn protector of the Edenian realm, Argus, and a normal Edenian. In Rain’s personal ending to Mortal Kombat 9Raiden himself actually tells Rain about his ancestry and legacy, but fails, as Rain would attempt to build an army of followers and conquer all kingdoms, including Earthrealm.
While that ending is not canon, Mortal Kombat 10 makes it clear that Rain still learned of his divine background between games, eventually becoming an enemy to Argus, Delia, and their children. At an earlier point in the franchise, Argus, thanks to the apocalyptic visions of his sorceress wife Delia, is convinced that he must destroy the Mortal Kombat tournament and its fighters for the good of the universe. Should Warner Bros. want to get bigger with potential? Mortal Kombat Sequel film, this kind of family history, full of lies, high stakes and strong emotions, could be a perfect place to center things.
By featuring Rain in the sequel, rather than grooming him to appear in the original reboot movie, he might actually end up getting more attention, as his ties to Argus would require a prominent role. By proxy, Raiden could also play a significant role in the story, perhaps mirroring what happened in Rain. MK9 ending. The tradition of the gods is one of the most interesting parts of Mortal Kombatmythology, but so far it has focused little on the screen. Raiden, protector of Earthrealm, facing Argus, protector of Edenia, with Rain in the middle, could be extremely interesting.
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