For a different character with the same name, go to Raiden.
- "Thunder take you."
|Raiden (Mortal Kombat)|
|Height||5'11" (152.4 cm)|
|Weight||224 lbs (101.6 kg)|
|Eye Color|| White/Blue|
Red (Dark Raiden)
|Voiced by||Richard Epcar|
|Portrayed by||Carlos Pesina|
Raiden (雷電), also spelled as Rayden, is one of the central protagonists in the Mortal Kombat series. He is one of the few original characters, in the first Mortal Kombat game.
Raiden is the God of Thunder and Protector of Earthrealm. Ageless and wise beyond measure, he leads Earthrealm's mortals in the endless battle against the forces of darkness. When Shao Kahn, Emperor of Outworld, threatened to merge his realm with Earthrealm, an overwhelmed Raiden implored the Elder Gods to give Earthrealm a fighting chance. Thus the Mortal Kombat tournament was created. For millennia Shao Kahn has been kept at bay, but nine consecutive losses to Goro have eroded hope that Earthrealm can be saved. Determined to prevent Armageddon, Raiden tirelessly quests to find a champion worthy of Mortal Kombat.
The Legacy of RaidenEdit
- Mortal Kombat (1992)
- Mortal Kombat II (1993)
- Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1996)
- Mortal Kombat: Mythologies: Sub-Zero (1997-1998)
- Mortal Kombat 4 (1997)
- Mortal Kombat Gold (1999)
- Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (2002)
- Mortal Kombat: Deception (2004)
- Mortal Kombat: Unchained (2006)
- Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (2005)
- Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006-2007)
- Ultimate Mortal Kombat (2007)
- Mortal Kombat (2011)
Although being formless and ethereal, Raiden often takes form on mortal planes. As such, he appears as a fully-grown man wearing predominately white robes and a blue vest, his face usually shadowed by a straw hat. The effect is enhanced by his glowing blue eyes that radiate with electricity and long white hair, befitting of his god-like status. In Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, one of his outfits is finished by a flowing blue cape. Lastly, his power is so great that he constantly radiates with lightning energy, electricity constantly dancing and crackling around his being. In Deception and Armageddon, his visage is warped by Onaga's malevolent aura when he sacrifices himself, reforming as a dark warrior dressed in black robes and dark armor, his eyes changed from a soothing blue to a belligerent red. His cape was changed to a subdued red and appears tattered at the end. Due to the events of Mortal Kombat (2011), this change was rendered null.
- Him and Kung Lao are the only few Mortal Kombat characters who will lose their hat during X-Ray Move.