Mortal Kombat's Epic Timeline Explained

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Can you handle the complete MK timeline?
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Most of us have fond memories of playing the Mortal Kombat video games while growing up. . .or more recently! But how many of us have kept up with all of the comic books, movies, and lore? Because there’s a lot going on in this famous franchise, and we’re going to try our hand at creating an overview of the complete timeline. Which is pretty confusing, what with the time stream and all, but we’ll get to that later! We had to watch our beloved hero Raiden start out as a minor deity before losing his cool and his connection to Liu Kang. He was in charge of collecting mighty warriors within the White Lotus Society to stand against evil sorcerers like Quan Chi and Shang Tsung. Then there are the big baddies, including the Dragon King, the villain Shinnok, and Shao Kahn himself. It’s not easy to keep the Earthrealm safe, as our champions have discovered over. . .and over. . .and over again!
Were you able to keep up with our version of the events in this famous franchise? There’s so much lore it’s impossible to pack every aspect into a single video, but we sure tried our best! Take to the comment section and share your favorite Mortal Kombat moment with us and your fellow fans. Don’t forget to click on the subscribe button in order to get access to all of the latest and greatest content from us here at CBR.
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  • CBR
    CBR10 miesięcy temu

    fav MK fighter?

  • Paktom Geyi

    Paktom Geyi

    3 godzin temu


  • Matthew Lee

    Matthew Lee

    10 godzin temu


  • ah yes cringe

    ah yes cringe

    15 godzin temu


  • Tofu Y

    Tofu Y

    19 godzin temu


  • Mexicano Bro123

    Mexicano Bro123

    Dzień temu

    Sub-zero and scerpered

  • Navnit Kumar
    Navnit Kumar3 godzin temu

    Imagine Johnny Cage ripping apart the universe with the Nut Cracker.

  • jakeh12121
    jakeh121215 godzin temu

    Ok I gave up at 12 minutes. I had the original game only and watched the movies so I wanted to learn more about the story. I feel like after the first game the story just went berserk and I can’t keep up. I can’t be the only one. 🤣

  • J Moral
    J Moral9 godzin temu

    In the beginning of the movie 4:35 seconds they show scorpions son use ice powers .!!! He froze subzeros hands and subzero replied very well ... why is no one talking about that fumble did the producer ever know about MK I guess not bug movie companies need to have geeks to check them when the diverse off track smh

  • Yasir Mazhar
    Yasir Mazhar14 godzin temu

    Amazing narration, pretty complicated storyline. And the word complicated isn't enough.

  • jack frost
    jack frost15 godzin temu

    The fact that sub zero and scorpion are not that powerful and not have much do to timeline, they still are fans favourite is just hillarious.

  • Just Luca
    Just LucaDzień temu

    Yeah ..... I still don't get it xD

  • viet tran
    viet tranDzień temu

    Everyone comes or comes back here after watching the movie and playing the game again

  • Nabeel Tirmazi
    Nabeel Tirmazi2 dni temu

    wow what a journey

  • Royale Clasher
    Royale Clasher2 dni temu

    Scorpion's revenge was shit.

  • Arin
    Arin2 dni temu

    Thanks now i am more confused. 😂😂

  • Zahir MuñozRuiz
    Zahir MuñozRuiz3 dni temu

    Scorpion fav mk

  • Darkangel
    Darkangel3 dni temu

    Sub zero didnt really kill his family though .. Quan Chi basically forced the man to kill sub zero in mk9.

  • Kane devvo
    Kane devvo3 dni temu

    I love mk. And know all the characters buh fuk me who's with me when I say that's confusing🤣

  • Teenah Matammu
    Teenah Matammu4 dni temu

    Why do people want to take over earth?! I live hear it's not that great

  • marius nisipeanu
    marius nisipeanu4 dni temu

    So. It's all Game of Thrones

  • Mark Campbell
    Mark Campbell4 dni temu

    whats the background music at around 12:30

  • Nneka Myrie
    Nneka Myrie5 dni temu

    This video deserves a lot more views than it has

  • voidude


    5 dni temu


  • BTDiaz
    BTDiaz6 dni temu


  • Malcolm Lukuta Munyaza
    Malcolm Lukuta Munyaza6 dni temu

    1. Jonny Cage is Jean Claude Van Damme. 2. Liu Kang is Bruce Lee 3. Goro is Arnold 4. Jacks is Wesley Snipes

  • Aaryan's Fight Club
    Aaryan's Fight Club6 dni temu

    Wait there’s 2 god of tunders

  • John Taylor
    John Taylor6 dni temu

    this would be a lot easier if all the names were easier to remember...

  • Dr. Rohit BATISH
    Dr. Rohit BATISH6 dni temu

    Before the video and after the video - my knowledge still remains constant

  • Michael Psihogios
    Michael Psihogios6 dni temu

    2:50 and I'm completely lost

  • Burig Hammer
    Burig Hammer6 dni temu


  • CCLive
    CCLive6 dni temu

    That storyline is ALLLLLL OVER THE PLACE lmao

  • V N R
    V N R6 dni temu

    Once you accept that the shit makes zero sense You’ll feel a lot better

  • 24 Canvases
    24 Canvases7 dni temu

    This is like a Kung-Fu Lord of the Rings basically

  • Chucky
    Chucky7 dni temu

    If only the mk director watched this video

    JAYDEN COSGROVE7 dni temu

    Holy crap that is confusing i was just trying to watch it so i could understand the movie but i think the movie will do it instead

  • Keith Macri Creative
    Keith Macri Creative7 dni temu

    On this episode of The Bluff Council, it's a fight to the death!.... Also we talk about Mortal Kombat.

  • Semon whiten
    Semon whiten8 dni temu

    Plus by the way Shao Kahn wasn’t supposed to merge the realms after defeating 10 opponents from the Mortal Kombat martial arts tournament

  • Mike Garcia
    Mike Garcia8 dni temu

    This is the entire break down for all 5 films nice 👍👏👌

  • skila Rodriguez
    skila Rodriguez8 dni temu

    And Raden😀

  • skila Rodriguez
    skila Rodriguez8 dni temu

    Lui kang Sonya Johnny Cage and the one with the spinning hat

  • Riley McDonald
    Riley McDonald8 dni temu


  • William Bang
    William Bang8 dni temu

    The story really went off the rails after the second game

  • Lunánimo Music
    Lunánimo Music9 dni temu

    There should be a MKCU with a movie for each of the staple characters.

  • Bayer Head

    Bayer Head

    8 dni temu

    @Lunánimo Music I kind of feel like they set the ending up to where they could just reboot this one and change whatever mistakes they made.

  • Lunánimo Music

    Lunánimo Music

    8 dni temu

    @Bayer Head Yeah, but with the amount of “reboots” in recent times I think we could all forgive this movie if they were to start again.

  • Bayer Head

    Bayer Head

    8 dni temu

    Been thinking this for over a decade and with the MCU finished with the infinity saga it's a sure thing but they kind of messed it up with the new movie. I would have started with Sub-Zero's story and built up from there. Wouldn't even be a tournament film until the 5th one.

  • msf...
    msf...10 dni temu

    I got lost in between 😭😭

  • X S
    X S10 dni temu

    It's not a time line, it's a time noodles

  • Peter Kopczyk
    Peter Kopczyk10 dni temu

    This Story Is Pretty Awesome, Thank U.👍

  • Papa Ronnie
    Papa Ronnie10 dni temu

    Shinnok looks like Steppenwolf

  • Emerson Herndon
    Emerson Herndon11 dni temu

    Lou kang with thunder and fire was cute. Raiden is trash. He’s a god in name only

  • GJSan
    GJSan11 dni temu

    this video confused me and Raiden is my fav

  • Thephoenixfromoz
    Thephoenixfromoz11 dni temu

    the white lotus. hmmmmmm

  • jeremy redd
    jeremy redd11 dni temu

    uuuuh....what ?

  • Herm P
    Herm P11 dni temu

    🤔Lui Kang wins the tournament. He doesn't age for 50 years. Then two god-like enemies jump him and kills him...

  • Gamerling
    Gamerling11 dni temu

    And to think I loved Liu Kang just because he was a fire fighter...literally

  • Antonio Vazquez
    Antonio Vazquez11 dni temu

    i grew up with mortal kombat armmegedon on ps2 and mk9 on xbox 360 and so on so i was confused the order of the games with armeggedon,mk9,and mk10.

  • boKage
    boKage12 dni temu

    i just finished the new movie and wanted to know more

  • Mikayla Yanchik
    Mikayla Yanchik12 dni temu

    When you said the “ white lotus society “ I immediately thought of the “ the white lotus “ from avatar the last air bender because they both are a group of good people that want to protect the world.

  • R4BBIT
    R4BBIT12 dni temu

    i finished the video, am confused

  • Honklux
    Honklux13 dni temu

    this is like minecraft like blaze, nether and other words

  • Señor Pain
    Señor Pain13 dni temu

    “You might’ve heard of- *COD Warzone ad starts playing*

  • Lukas Hamm
    Lukas Hamm13 dni temu

    Did anyone notice that he said the white lotus from avatar the last air bender

  • Nikola Milošević
    Nikola Milošević15 dni temu

    I hate how he pronounces shinok

  • Hank Nance
    Hank Nance16 dni temu

    dude you left so much out and mixed the entire storyline up

  • Loody Moods
    Loody Moods18 dni temu

    #RebirthShaolin monks

  • Loody Moods
    Loody Moods18 dni temu

    Rebirth Shaolin Monks

  • Hatake Goruto Sageta
    Hatake Goruto Sageta19 dni temu

    Scorpion, liu kand and Jhonny is my love....

  • Elric Godslayer
    Elric Godslayer21 dzień temu

    I came here to see something awesome. What’s up with your narration? I keep looking and I keep finding this kind of crap.

  • Elric Godslayer
    Elric Godslayer21 dzień temu

    Why do you narrate it like this. Make it sound lame.

  • Edwin Moen
    Edwin Moen24 dni temu

    Coming mk in dc comics?

  • Doron Hoffman
    Doron Hoffman24 dni temu

    u forget to saw is qwen chi the own kiil the femely and not

  • Nick Hahn
    Nick Hahn25 dni temu

    Wait if all realms are merged does the one being come back?

  • Movie stop
    Movie stop25 dni temu

    I didn't understand athing

  • Fahim
    Fahim26 dni temu

    Oh man!!! Does my head hurts!!

  • Jane Sigabaro
    Jane Sigabaro26 dni temu

    Can we just take the time to appreciate that he’s saying Shin KNOCK.

  • Cubbie
    Cubbie26 dni temu

    Where’s mk8 story points?

  • Julian


    17 dni temu

    @Cubbie that's nigh impossible seeing that both timelines were either non existent or at their end when the game was created. It cannot be the first or the second timeline. Prefight dialogue and messages from the new writers cannot be trusted because of retcons and contradictions. For example in Kitana's MK11 reveal trailer D'vorah claims to have killed her father when in MK9 Shao Kahn admitted this to her after her chapter ended which is before the time merger. And in the Krypt he is stated to have been the one to kill Jerrod by a weapon bio. To add to that even after the writers received criticism for fucking up their job, it was retconned that Sindel was the one to kill Jerrod. See what I mean? Unless it is in the story (save Aftermath) it probably isn't canon. (like the comics)

  • Cubbie


    17 dni temu

    @Julian i know mk8 is MK Vs dcu but it’s still part of the story as some fighters mention the game in the banter before the fight in mk11

  • Julian


    17 dni temu

    MK8 is the non-canon MKvDCU

  • Ishani Bhardwaj
    Ishani Bhardwaj28 dni temu

    So it's all Raiden. Messing with timeline.

  • 용석진
    용석진Miesiąc temu

    The threatening drill postmeiotically skip because magazine commercially pray mid a utter path. upset, irritating waterfall

  • Gundam Unicorn
    Gundam UnicornMiesiąc temu

    Hmmm, guy with lightning powers is a member of the White Lotus where have I seen that before?

  • Nissan Skyline
    Nissan SkylineMiesiąc temu

    Jeez, Mortal Kombat deserves its own cinematic universe already.

  • Noddle Lebowski
    Noddle LebowskiMiesiąc temu

    Hold on a second did he just say “White Lotus”. Since when Mortal Kombat had a “White Lotus” . I am definitely in for this franchise.

  • Noddle Lebowski

    Noddle Lebowski

    25 dni temu

    Yeah why?

  • Slay3rJA


    25 dni temu

    Wait wait wait wait are u now playing and learning about mortal kombat???!?????

  • Will Porter
    Will PorterMiesiąc temu

    16:07 Lou Kang took HER place.... He’s a dude right? 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • ShadowSquad
    ShadowSquadMiesiąc temu


  • Shaquan Palmer
    Shaquan PalmerMiesiąc temu

    How did lu come back to life

  • Bayer Head

    Bayer Head

    8 dni temu

    As a zombie in Deception. No joke

  • Christopher Morris
    Christopher MorrisMiesiąc temu

    Your facts are so wrong sorry not sorry her sacrifice did work that’s why he had to revive her

  • The-gamer-096
    The-gamer-096Miesiąc temu

    The original games or not canon with Mortal Kombat 9 mk9 is a different Timeline

  • Joe O' Kane
    Joe O' KaneMiesiąc temu

    I already know the time line I just couldnt find mk content

  • Joshua Sandig
    Joshua SandigMiesiąc temu

    I cant belive i remmember 4 complex and a bunch of game history and anime history in the back of my head but cant remmember even one country history

  • Derrick Slanger
    Derrick SlangerMiesiąc temu

    They got lazy when it came to explaining the transition from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon to MK:9 which is huge because MK:9 timeskips backwards. People who don't know will not get that from this video.

  • FAKER_Productions
    FAKER_ProductionsMiesiąc temu

    I think DCU vs. MK is the best game

  • Brayden Smith
    Brayden Smith2 miesięcy temu

    Noob saibot

  • Vincent Gino Beltran
    Vincent Gino Beltran2 miesięcy temu

    omg..this might be the next MCU storyline overtaking DCEU but jusy behind I'd be dying to watch the upcoming mortal kombat..

  • Sean Clark
    Sean Clark2 miesięcy temu

    I hate this multiple ending habit they’ve picked up from Injustice 2. Just stick to one definitive ending for God’s sake!

  • Moses Ungson
    Moses Ungson2 miesięcy temu

    In conclusion, it's all about conquest, manipulation and treason.

  • Talon968
    Talon9682 miesięcy temu

    I’m a Doctor Who fan. The timeline what is that? Also that was an awesome video!

  • Blare Mathey
    Blare Mathey2 miesięcy temu

    The addicted event conventionally slap because bolt endoscopically milk atop a adventurous screwdriver. sudden, instinctive breath

  • Neo Ash
    Neo Ash2 miesięcy temu


  • Cpltx
    Cpltx2 miesięcy temu

    I’m still trying to figure out how Shang Tsung came back to life in mk11

  • Julian


    17 dni temu

    He didn't. This is the one from the past and the reason he looks old is due to his curse from the Elder Gods when he betrayed Earthrealm to cause him to rapidly age. Basically without souls he gets old (fast) the player is to infer that Kronika stole the souls out of him but Aftermath was...well Aftermath.

  • Davien D

    Davien D

    Miesiąc temu

    separate timeline where he wasn't dead yet but he alone knew kronika and so kronika smartly trapped him and he escaped to the dawn of time and stopped lui kang

  • Armando Gomez
    Armando Gomez2 miesięcy temu

    I could've sworn I blocked you guys

  • bLaZeRATE
    bLaZeRATE2 miesięcy temu

    what about zombie lui kang

  • aurel bodac
    aurel bodac2 miesięcy temu

    Wow, that was very VERY conplicated. I don't think i've understood all of it. Thanks for making this video. 👍😁

    JOZ1Co GAMING2 miesięcy temu

    My favourite character is scorpion

  • Grayson Altizer
    Grayson Altizer2 miesięcy temu

    Some of this isn’t even canon and whoever wrote this doesn’t have much of an idea of what they’re talking about.

  • PersonMan Jr
    PersonMan Jr2 miesięcy temu

    My guy did you guys just look up the mk story and said yes good video

  • I am Metal
    I am Metal2 miesięcy temu

    Someone please make a series of MK

  • Kalista Studio

    Kalista Studio

    Miesiąc temu

  • Pain just Pure pain
    Pain just Pure pain2 miesięcy temu

    Sub zero didn’t kill the Scorpion and his family it was quan chi and he didn’t have a peace treat with sub zero to protect him he did it out of respect and piece between clans you got this part completely wrong did you play the mk x story line 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️ this is why you can’t trust cor they get their facts wrong and stupid opinion they literally said deku is the best shonning he’s useless compare deku to other anime’s Deku is like an ant

  • Samu Samu
    Samu Samu3 miesięcy temu

    Me: story doesnt make sense Everybody Else: finish him