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                              Written By The IceMaster
                                <mk4@icemaster.org>
    
                                 FAQ Revision 9.1
                             Last Updated on 05/02/98
                         Covering Arcade Game REVISION 3
    
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         development, manufacturing, and/or distribution of Mortal Kombat 4.
    
          Mortal Kombat 4, the MK4 logo, and its characters are registered
       trademarks of Midway Games, Inc. Copyright (C) 1998 Midway Games, Inc.
        All other names mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners.
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    ** Final Revision **
         This is the final revision of the FAQ.  Since this will be used as the
    "model" for the text presentation of "The Complete Guide to Mortal Kombat 4:
    The Home Versions", any typos and corrections reported to me will be fixed in
    the home versions one only.
    
    ** New In This Revision **
         - Added new Maximum Damage Combos
    
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    Section 1 : Introduction
     The Story ............................................................ 01.01
     Definitions .......................................................... 01.02
    Section 2 : The History of Mortal Kombat
     The Beginning ........................................................ 02.01
     The Success .......................................................... 02.02
     The Sequels and Prequels ............................................. 02.03
    Section 3 : The Basics
     The Rules ............................................................ 03.01
     Move Listings Key .................................................... 03.02
     Basic Maneuvers ...................................................... 03.03
     Kombos ............................................................... 03.04
     Weapon Kombat ........................................................ 03.05
    Section 4 : Selections
     The Main Menu ........................................................ 04.01
     Select Your Fighter .................................................. 04.02
     Choose Your Destiny .................................................. 04.03
    Section 5 : The Stages
     The Mountains ........................................................ 05.01
     Reptile's Lair ....................................................... 05.02
     The Shaolin Temple ................................................... 05.03
     The Living Forest .................................................... 05.04
     The Prison ........................................................... 05.05
     Goro's Lair .......................................................... 05.06
     The Furnace .......................................................... 05.07
     Base of the Heavens .................................................. 05.08
     The Tomb ............................................................. 05.09
    Section 6 : Kombatants
     Kai .................................................................. 06.01
     Raiden ............................................................... 06.02
     Shinnok .............................................................. 06.03
     Liu Kang ............................................................. 06.04
     Reptile .............................................................. 06.05
     Scorpion ............................................................. 06.06
     Jax .................................................................. 06.07
     Reiko ................................................................ 06.08
     Cage ................................................................. 06.09
     Jarek ................................................................ 06.10
     Tanya ................................................................ 06.11
     Fujin ................................................................ 06.12
     Sub-Zero ............................................................. 06.13
     Quan Chi ............................................................. 06.14
     Sonya ................................................................ 06.15
    Section 7 : The Weapons
     Ghurka Kukhri ........................................................ 07.01
     Mallet ............................................................... 07.02
     Nagimaki ............................................................. 07.03
     Flamberge ............................................................ 07.04
     Battle Axe ........................................................... 07.05
     Claymore ............................................................. 07.06
     Club ................................................................. 07.07
     Cage's Scimitar Sword ................................................ 07.08
     Jarek's Scimitar Sword ............................................... 07.09
     Boomerang ............................................................ 07.10
     Crossbow ............................................................. 07.11
     Freeze Wand .......................................................... 07.12
     Mace Staff ........................................................... 07.13
     Blade Wheel .......................................................... 07.14
    Section 8 : The Hidden Kombatants
     Meat ................................................................. 08.01
    Section 9 : Kodes and Secrets
     Kombat Kodes ......................................................... 09.01
    Section 10 : Arcade Hardware Tech Specs
     Main Processor ....................................................... 10.01
     Co-Processor ......................................................... 10.02
     Graphics Hardware .................................................... 10.03
     Sound Hardware ....................................................... 10.04
     DIP Switch Settings .................................................. 10.05
     Test Mode ............................................................ 10.06
     The ROM Chips ........................................................ 10.07
    Section 11 : Internet Resources
     World Wide Web Sites ................................................. 11.01
     File Transfer Protocol Sites ......................................... 11.02
     USENET Newsgroups .................................................... 11.03
    Section 12 : Miscellaneous Information
     Arcade ROM Revision History .......................................... 12.01
     Where to Get This FAQ ................................................ 12.02
     Where to find Mortal Kombat 4 ........................................ 12.03
     The Arcade Design Team ............................................... 12.04
    Section 13 : Character Endings
     Kai .................................................................. 13.01
     Raiden ............................................................... 13.02
     Shinnok .............................................................. 13.03
     Liu Kang ............................................................. 13.04
     Reptile .............................................................. 13.05
     Scorpion ............................................................. 13.06
     Jax .................................................................. 13.07
     Reiko ................................................................ 13.08
     Cage ................................................................. 13.09
     Jarek ................................................................ 13.10
     Tanya ................................................................ 13.11
     Fujin ................................................................ 13.12
     Sub-Zero ............................................................. 13.13
     Quan Chi ............................................................. 13.14
     Sonya ................................................................ 13.15
    Section 14 : The End
     Credits .............................................................. 14.01
     Game Over ............................................................ 14.02
    
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    ** Introduction to the FAQ **
         Welcome to The Realm of MK's Mortal Kombat 4 Weekly Text FAQ, maintained
    by the TRMK site's Canadian Correspondant, The IceMaster.  Character-specific
    information and codes are contributed to the Realm of Mortal Kombat Web
    Site and confirmed by our staff members, then added to this FAQ at the end of
    the week.
         This weekly text FAQ covers Mortal Kombat 4, one of the most highly
    anticipated titles of the decade and already one of the decade's most
    successful arcade hits!  It is recommended that this FAQ is viewed with an
    ASCII Text Editor such as DOS Edit.  If you are using a word processor, use
    9-point Courier New and no word wrap for proper text alignment.
    
    ** The MK4 Attract Mode **
         When the game is left idle without coins being inserted or the Start
    button being pushed, the Attact mode repeats.  Each time it cycles through,
    a different fight demonstration is shown and a different character bio will
    appear until all 15 have been shown.  Here is the pattern:
    
         1) The Introduction Story by Raiden (See section [01.01]).
         2) Full-screen image of Shinnok holding the Amulet on a staff
            with his arch-sorcerer, Quan Chi, standing behind him.
         3) 3D Rendered MIDWAY Logo -- Vertical Rotation
         4) Mortal Kombat 4 REVISION 3 Title Screen
         5) "The Greatest Warrior is... [Initials at First Place]"
         6) Best Kombatants screen (Top 15 Winning Streaks)
         7) VS Screen, Fight Demonstration
         8) "The Greatest Warrior is... [Initials at First Place]"
         9) Best Kombatants screen (Top 15 Winning Streaks)
        10) A Character Bio
        11) Mortal Kombat Mythologies: SUB-ZERO advertisement
            "Available on home systems NOW!"
        12) Powered by ZEUS
        13) AAMA Warning
    
    ** What is MK4? **
         Mortal Kombat 4 is the 4th installment of the Mortal Kombat fighting
    game series.  It is the first MK game with 3D polygon-based graphics rather
    than digitized sprites.  It runs on Midway's extremely powerful proprietary
    graphics hardware, known as Zeus.
    
    ** Does MK4 have "humorous" Fatalities like MK3 did? **
         No.  It was decided that MK3 went too far with the humor in its
    Fatalities and made the game too "cartoony".  Some of the violence in MK4
    includes a bit of humor in it, but they're kept "dark and violent" like the
    original Mortal Kombat.  There are NO "-alities" in MK4 besides Fatalities
    and Stage Fatalities ("Pits").  Some of the classic MK1 and 2 Fatalities have
    been recreated in 3D while the rest are fresh new gruesome ideas.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [01.01]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 The Story                                 *
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    ** Mortal Kombat 4 **
         Thousands of years ago, in a battle with the fallen elder god known as
    Shinnok, I was responsible for the death of an entire civilization.  To rid
    all realms of Shinnok's menace, I waged a war that plunged the earth into
    centuries of darkness and banished Shinnok into a place called the
    Netherealm.
         Now, after Shao Kahn's defeat at the hands of earth's warriors, Shinnok
    has managed to escape his confines in the Netherealm.  The war is now being
    faught once again.  Only this time, it can be won by mortals.
    
                                                - Raiden, God of Thunder
                                                  Defender of the Realm
    
    ** The Basic Concepts in the MK Story **
         1) The Elder Gods are the true rulers of all realms.
         2) Free Roaming sorcerers are able to travel the plains of reality
            without being detected by their gods.
         3) The Netherealm is a place for unwanted spirits, also known as
            Hell, Hades, Gehennas, and Pluto.
         4) The earth realm has many gods, some of which are appointed to
            perform certain tasks.
    
    ** The Background of Mortal Kombat **
         The story of Mortal Kombat is slowly revealed, step-by-step, in an
    "exploration" format.  Each game tells of more events and reveal more of the
    past.  Many characters are involved, each with his/her own background.  Many
    parts of the "World of Mortal Kombat" have yet to be explored in the games
    thus far.  Below, I have compiled a "brief" outline of the story, involving
    only the few "main" characters, such as Raiden, Shinnok, and Shao Kahn.
    
    1.  Shinnok, an Elder God, came into the earth with evil intentions using the
        Amulet, and battled the realm's defender, Raiden.  Raiden won, banished
        Shinnok into the Netherealm, and hid the Amulet, guarded by the gods of
        the three elements (Wind, Earth, Water, and Fire) -- All this was only
        documented by the Map of Elements (the one way to find the Amulet, which
        Shinnok needed to get back into the realm).
    2.  Quan Chi, a free roaming sorcerer, learned of Shinnok's sufferring in the
        Netherealm under the rule of Lucifer.  He made Shinnok a deal: for his
        help in taking over the Netherealm by defeating Lucifer, he would get the
        position to rule at Shinnok's side if and when he escapes the Netherealm
        entirely.  Shinnok agreed and the two waged a war on Lucifer that lasted
        thousands of years -- Shinnok rose victorious, and Quan Chi was made his
        arch-sorcerer.  Quan Chi was then to find a way to get Shinnok his Amulet
        back, so that he could escape the Netherealm.
    3.  Shao Kahn invaded a realm called Edenia, killed its King, Jerrod, and
        took Queen Sindel and Princess Kitana under his power.  Sindel couldn't
        bear the thought of surving Kahn and commited suicide.  Kahn was enraged
        by her actions and withheld her soul from moving on.  He sapped the
        energies of Edenia, and it became a realm known as the Outworld.
    4.  Wise men in the far east received visions of Kahn.  They created Mortal
        Kombat, a tournament in which Kahn must win a streak of 10 before he
        could enter the earth.
    5.  Shang Tsung, an earth-born warrior under the rule of Shao Kahn, soon won
        the MK championship.  After many wins, he eventually lost to a Shaolin
        monk known as Kung Lao.  The Shaolin temples had the Map of Elements and
        Lao was one of the few select people to know of the map's existence and
        the story it documented.
    6.  Later on, one of the three MK tournament masters mysteriously died.  Soon
        afterwards, Shang Tsung returned with Goro, an Outworld prince.  Goro
        defeated Kung Lao and Shang Tsung took the monk's soul, retaining his
        thoughts and memories.  Goro went on to win another eight tournaments,
        leaving him one more victory before Kahn could enter the earth.
    7.  In order to almost assure a victory for Kahn, Shang Tsung made a deal
        with Quan Chi: he would supply the location of the Map of Elements, in
        exchange for Shinnok's help.  Quan Chi agreed, and Shinnok was to take
        Sindel's soul, taint it with evil, and resurrect it on earth, a process
        that would take over a decade to complete.  Once Sindel is resurrected
        on earth, Kahn could enter the realm to reclaim his queen -- allowing
        him to cheat the rules of the MK tournament.
    8.  Quan Chi got the map but couldn't defeat the four elemental gods that
        guard the Amulet, so he needed a human who could defeat the elements.
        He hired a Lin Kuei warrior with the ability to harness the element of
        cold to do this.  However, after Quan Chi gained possession of the
        Amulet and gave it to Shinnok, it was soon taken back by the Lin Kuei
        ninja and returned to the hands of Raiden.  Shinnok's new confrontation
        with Raiden and the Elder Gods was prevented for the time being.
    9.  Goro failed to gain his 10th victory for Kahn, and Tsung's reign over the
        MK tournament came to a violent end at the hands of an earth warrior
        representing the Shaolin temples.  Shang Tsung returned to Kahn, and his
        new mission was the lure earth's warriors into the Outworld to fight.
    10. The time soon came when Shinnok was finished with the process he was to
        perform on Sindel.  Kahn invaded the earth realm, slowly transforming it
        into a part of the Outworld, and took the souls of its inhabitants -- all
        except the elder gods' chosen warriors, whose souls would be protected
        from Kahn... but not their lives.  Shao Kahn sent extermination squads to
        eliminate them, leaving only a few survivors.  He came dangerously close
        to fully taking the earth, before the remaining survivors managed to
        defeat him, with the help of many who once served in his forces.  His
        fall resulted in many souls' return to their bodies, and the restoration
        of the Outworld into the realm of Edenia.
    11. Shinnok is later freed to enter Edenia by a traitor.  From there, he
        wages a war on the true Elder Gods, with his Army of Darkness led by
        Quan Chi.  Raiden gathers humans and fellow deities to battle Shinnok's
        army.
    
       For the full detailed Mortal Kombat story, re-written in chronological
    order, involving all of the characters who take part in the above events, be
    sure to check out the "Mortal Kombat Saga: How it All Unfolded" Mini-Site:
                          http://www.icemaster.org/mksaga/
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [01.02]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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    ** Forward/Back Directions **
         Forward refers to the direction toward your opponent and Back refers to
    the direction away from your opponent.  These depend on your position in the
    view and is a standard way to list moves in fighting games.
    
    ** The Block Button **
         The Block button was introduced by the first Mortal Kombat.  It is used
    in many special moves and finishers, and it lets your character to go into a
    defensive position to minimize the amount of damage you'll take.
    
    ** The Run Button **
         The Run button was introduced in MK3 for the purpose of speeding up the
    game play.  Just like any other button, it is also used to pull off special
    moves and finishers, but holding it while pulling forward lets you run toward
    your opponent until your Run Meter (under energy bar) runs out.  Run is now
    also used to pick up a dropped weapons and objects as well as to sidestep.
    
    ** Basic Moves **
         Basic moves are universal and relatively easier to pull off than special
    moves.  They are typically less damaging than special moves and usually less
    impressive-looking, with a few exceptions.  Basic moves are also useful in
    Kombos during fights.
    
    ** Special Moves **
         Special moves are specific to characters.  They are generally harder to
    pull off than basic moves, but are easy enough to perform that you can use
    them as part of your offense during fights.  Usually, special moves look more
    impressive and do more damage than basic moves, and some of them can also be
    used in Kombos.
    
    ** Kombos **
         Kombos refer to Combination Attacks.  They are a linked sequence of
    attacks, done without knocking the opponent to the ground and gives the
    opponent no time in between hits to retaliate.
         See Section [03.04] for details.
    
    ** Finishers **
         The first Mortal Kombat introduced the concept of finishers to the whole
    genre.  The first type of finishers were Fatalities and everyone in MK1 had
    their own.  The second type was originally referred to as "Pits", but have
    come to be known as "Stage Fatalities", which make use of the current stage's
    resources.  Finishers can be performed when you have won the fight and
    "Finish Him!" (or Her) is announced.
         Beginning with MKII, as a parody of the original Fatality idea, new
    finishers (or "-alities") like Friendships and Babalities were created,
    followed by even more of the nonsense in MK3.  By MK3, not only were new
    humorous finishers being introduced, but even the Fatalities themselves
    became "cartoony".  It was then decided that no such nonsense would make it
    into MK4.  The controversially "dark and violent" Mortal Kombat is back.
    
    ** Fatalities **
         Fatalities were the original type of finishers.  They have changed the
    face of the genre forever.  Originally, Fatalities were "dark, evil, and
    violent" ways to kill an opponent after winning the fight.  MK4 returns to
    this style and features extremely gory Fatalities like the original ones.  In
    fact, many of the original Fatals have been applied to MK4 in 3D while the
    other Fatals in the game are all-new, but follow the same line of violence.
    
    ** Stage Fatalities **
         Stage Fatalities are a form of finishers using the resources of the
    specific stage that you are fighting in.  They were originally known as
    "Pits" since the first one was the use of a bed of spikes beneath a bridge,
    in the MK1 stage, "The Pit".  However, it wasn't counted as a real "Fatality"
    in MK1, they became real Fatalities in MKII when they were actually performed
    using button sequences and were officially announced as such.
    
    ** Regular and Hidden Characters **
         Regular characters are the characters that can be chosen without the use
    of any codes.  They are available on the select screen by default.  There are
    a total of 15 regular characters in MK4.  Hidden characters are ones who must
    be unlocked via some sort of code.
    
    ** Kombat Kodes **
    Abbreviation : "KK"
         Kombat Kodes are a standard way of entering cheat codes, ever since MK3.
    They can only be used for 2-player VS games and are entered at the VS screen
    using the bottom three buttons of each controller.  Each Kombat Kode consists
    of 6 digits.  The 1st player's LP, BL, and LK buttons control boxes 1, 2, and
    3, while the 2nd player's LP, BL, and LK control boxes 4, 5, and 6.
    
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    ** What is Mortal Kombat? **
         Mortal Kombat is a well-known and extremely successful series of
    fighting games.  The original Mortal Kombat was released in 1992 to arcades
    across the continent of North America.  It shocked the nation with its level
    of extreme violence and slowly became a joke, beginning with the idea of
    adding other "-alities" to the series to make censorship look stupid, and
    ending off with going as far as to make the gory Fatalities into humorous
    and cartoony violence in MK3.  It was then decided that it had gone far
    enough.  MK4 introduces extremely violent, jaw-dropping, bone-breaking moves
    and Finishers as well as weapons to fight with, objects to be thrown, and
    more...
    
    ** Was Mortal Kombat created by Acclaim? **
         No.  Acclaim held the license for home platform ports of Midway's arcade
    games up until 1994 and had the opportunity to take the spotlight for MK1 and
    2's successful home releases.
    
    ** Who created Mortal Kombat? **
         Mortal Kombat was created by Midway, by a team originally led by Ed Boon
    and John Tobias.
         Midway is a leading arcade/home video game developer and distributor.
    Over the recent years, it has built up into a large company known as Midway
    Games, Inc., publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
         Midway's main offices are located in Chicago, IL., where they
    manufacture and distribute arcade games.  They now have a home console video
    game marketing division known as Midway Home Entertainment in Corsicana, TX.,
    plus a development house in San Diego, CA. by the same name.
         In addition, they now own the company formerly known as Time Warner
    Interactive, Atari Games Corporation, a proud new division of Midway Games,
    Inc.  While it was TWI, it was made up of the original Atari Games, Corp.,
    their then home division, Tengen, and Time Warner Interactive Group.
         Close affiliates of Midway Games, Inc. include GT Interactive, who
    market the PC versions of their games, Eurocom Developments in the UK, who
    now develop many of their home games (including Mortal Kombat 4 and Cruis'n
    World), and Nintendo, who have been in partnerships with Midway for many
    projects during the recent years.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [02.01]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                               The Beginning                               *
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         In 1991, Midway game designers Ed Boon and John Tobias began work on
    a game that would quickly become a classic. Mortal Kombat was born -- the
    first game to take full advantage of the graphical capabilities of a
    processor WMS has used for years before it, Texas Instruments' 32-Bit
    TMS34010 Processor.
         The first Mortal Kombat game made its arcade debut in the August of
    1992, and became the first truly successful fighting game since Capcom's
    "Street Fighter II: The World Warriors". It was original, unlike other
    fighters of its time.
         Boasting large digitized sprites (captured in filming sessions of
    real actors using a Hi-8 Camera) and over-the-top gore and violence to
    the degree that the gaming world had never seen before, it swept the
    industry.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [02.02]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                The Success                                *
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         Inevitably, in Late 1993, fighting gamers saw the arcade debut of
    Mortal Kombat II.  In addition to the extremely intense violence for a
    great shock factor, and smooth control for fast, competitive game play,
    the sequel brought some of the smoothest sprite animation and most
    crisp-looking images gamers had ever seen.  This was made possible thanks
    to the use of a $20,000 Sony broadcast-quality camera to capture the images
    for the characters.
         In the area of sound, Midway's proprietary DCS (Digital Compression
    System) sound hardware was used for the first time in a video game. The
    DCS system gave four channels of 16-Bit digital audio output using a
    31.2KHz sampling rate, and independent control over each channel's
    playback, volume, and looping.  Digital recordings of actual musical
    compositions could be used for the background music rather than samples
    or an FM Synthesizer.
         Mortal Kombat II became the success that carried the MK series to
    an arcade release of MK3, quickening the game play style but displaying
    slightly smaller sprites and featuring humorous finishers.  In an attempt
    to boost praise on the third, MK3 was given a 12-chip EPROM upgrade to
    "Ultimate", but its predecessor, MKII, was still arguably a "better game
    overall", as most long-time Mortal Kombat fans still feel to this day.
         However, despite the common opinion, MK3 and UMK3 managed to continue
    the success of the series.  Mortal Kombat lives on...
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [02.03]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                         The Sequels and Prequels                          *
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         Mortal Kombat swept the gaming world, followed by a silver screen
    appearance, "Mortal Kombat : The Movie", Saturday morning animated series
    on the USA Network, and a comic book series by Malibu Comics.  1997, The
    Year of Kombat has arrived:
         Mortal Kombat Mythologies: SUB-ZERO, a mixed-genre home game,
    prequel to the Mortal Kombat fighting games, and the first of a possible
    "Mythologies" series detailing the past of characters before their
    participation in the tournaments, was released in the fall.
         Mortal Kombat 4, the first installment to the Mortal Kombat fighting
    series to use a 3D game engine, hits the road in a tour across the United
    States of America during the Summer of 1997, and shipped to arcades across
    the continent in September.  Revision 2, the "completed" version of the game
    (or so it was then considered), was shipped across the continent in October,
    and Revision 3 (the final version that's also available as a Conversion Kit)
    in the first quarter of 1998.
         The Kombat Kontinues...
    
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    -----------------## Section 3 : THE BASICS OF GAME PLAY ##--------------------
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    ** Are there any Friendships, Babalities, and Animalities in MK4? **
         No.  Their original purpose was to make fun of the controversy over
    MK1's Fatalities and eventually led to a cartoony 3rd installment of the MK
    series.  Not only is MK4 returning the series to its true form by featuring
    darker and more violent Fatalities and moves, but also by eliminating the
    types of finishers that were created as a joke.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [03.01]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 The Rules                                 *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
         The basic purpose of Mortal Kombat is to deminish all of your opponent's
    energy before he deminishes yours.  Each fight is best-of-3 rounds.  If your
    energy is equal to your opponent's and the time runs out, a draw is ruled.
    Both participants lose the fight if there is no decisive winner after 5
    rounds.  Once a kombatant gains two victories, he may "Finish" his opponent
    by a Fatality or Stage Fatality.
                 The Rule of Kombat -- Loser Pays, Winner Stays.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [03.02]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                             Move Listings Key                             *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
                        Up        The UP Direction on the stick
                      Down        The DOWN Direction on the stick
                      Back        The direction AWAY FROM your opponent
                   Forward        The direction TOWARD your opponent
    
                        HP        High Punch Button
                        LP        Low Punch Button
                        HK        High Kick Button
                        LK        Low Kick Button
    
                        BL        Block Button
                       Run        Run Button
    
                      Hold        Hold the following buttons/directions
                   Release        Release the following buttons/directions
                         +        Press buttons or pull directions together
    
                   Quarter        Roll the stick from down to back
                    Circle
                      Back
    
                   Quarter        Roll the stick from down to forward
                    Circle
                   Forward
    
                      Half        Roll the stick from forward, through
                    Circle        down, to back
                      Back
    
                      Half        Roll the stick from back, through down,
                    Circle        to forward
                   Forward
    
              Example.
                   Spear: Back - Back - LP
                        This means: Pull the stick away from your opponent twice
                        and hit the Low Punch Button.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [03.03]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                Basic Moves                                *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    ** Basics **
    Walk Forward: Forward
         Walk toward the opponent.
    Walk Back: Back
         Walk away from the opponent, blocks throws.
    
    Jump Forward: Up + Forward
         Jump toward the opponent.
    Jump Back: Up + Back
         Jump away from the opponent.
    Vertical Jump: Up
         Jump directly upwards.
    Crouch: Down
         Duck down.  Hold with Back to block throws.
    
    High Punch: HP
         Punch to the opponent's face.
    Low Punch: LP
         Punch to the opponent's torso.
    High Kick: HK
         Kick to the opponent's face.
    Low Kick: LK
         Kick to the opponent's torso.
    
    Block: BL
         Get into a defensive position (using your weapon if you're holding one).
         Hold it with Back to block throws as well.
    Run up to Your Opponent: Run + Forward
         Run toward your opponent to begin an aggressive offense.
    
    ** Basic Maneuvers **
    Sidestep Away from the Camera: Run, Run
         Two footsteps in the Z plane, into the depth of the arena away from your
         camera view.
    Sidestep Toward the Camera: Down + Run, Run
         Two footsteps in the Z plane, toward the direction of your camera view.
    Pick Up a Weapon/Object: Down + Run (While standing over a weapon/object)
         Pick up a weapon on the ground to use, a rock in Goro's Lair to throw,
         or a severed head in the Furnace stage to throw.
    
    ** Basic Moves **
    Roundhouse Kick: Back + HK
         Roundhouse kick causing the opponent to spiral to the ground.
    FootSweep: Back + LK
         Take the opponent off of his/her feet.
    
    Uppercut: Down + HP
         Flips the opponent backwards, hitting the floor forehead-first with a
         crack, leaving a small stain of blood.
    Crouch Punch: Down + LP
         The crouch punch is a simple punch to the midsection.
    Crouching High Kick: Down + HK
         Kick aimed upward at the torso while you're crouching, knocking the
         opponent a few steps back.
         Note: If this move is done by Johnny Cage, Raiden, Sub-Zero, or Reptile,
         it is high a vertical "Van Damme -style" kick that makes contact with
         the opponent's jaw, causing him/her to flip backwards and land the way
         he/she would after an uppercut.
    Ankle Kick: Down + LK
         Kick targeting the opponent's ankle while you're crouching.
    
    Face Smash: HP (Close)
         The face smash is a quick hard hit to the face.  The specific move done
         varies depending on the character.
    Throw: LP (Close)
         Throw or slam your opponent.  The specific type of throw/slam varies
         depending on the character.
    Knee Smash: HK (Close)
         The knee smash is a quick hard knee to the opponent's hip section.
    Bone Breaker: LK (Close)
         The bone breakers are painful moves that range from knee-snapping to
         neck-breaking.  The specific move varies depending on the character.
    
    Light Jump Punch: Jump, HP
         Hits the opponent using the fist away from the camera view (lefthand if
         on the left side), allowing you to start Kombo's with it since it
         doesn't knock the opponent to the ground.
    Heavy Jump Punch:  Jump, LP
         Hits the opponent harder using the fist closer to the camera view
         (righthand if on the left side), knocking the opponent to the ground.
    
    Vertical Hop Kick: Vertical Jump, HK or LK
         Either a kick straight up or spin kick, depending on the character.
    Long Jump Kick: Jump Forward or Back, HK
         Either a jump kick aimed horizontally or just slightly diagonal,
         depending on the character.
    Short Jump Kick: Jump Forward or Back, LK
         Jump kick aimed diagonally downward, at around a 45 degree angle.
    
    ** Advanced Tactics **
    Turn-around JumpKick: Any type of jump kick after jumping past opponent.
         The turn-around jump kick is a basic maneuver for more experienced
         players, kicks opponent from behind after jumping over him/her.
    Turn-around JumpPunch: Any type of jump punch after jumping past opponent.
         The turn-around jump punch is a basic maneuver for more experienced
         players, punches the opponent from behind after jumping over him/her.
    Heavy Hit: HP when opponent jumps close.
         The heavy hit is a maneuver for more experienced players, delivers a
         hard hit to an opponent who is jumping near you and inflicts more
         damage than a normal HP.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [03.04]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                  Kombos                                   *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    ** The History of Kombos **
         Combination attacks were born in Capcom's "Street Fighter II".  Combos
    weren't an intended feature of the game, but advanced players discovered that
    moves could be chained together, making up an effective offense.
         Since then, Combos have been made "official" in many games by a text
    or graphical display of the number of hits and percentage of damage after one
    is performed.  One Midway/Nintendo-marketed fighting game series has gone as
    far as evolving its whole gameplay style around its combo system, Rare's
    "Killer Instinct" series.
         Since the debut of the Mortal Kombat series, regular combo styles could
    be pulled off, but MK3 introduced a predefined combo system in which combos
    were more like codes.  They were "dialed in" like phone numbers.
         MK4 has many more combo styles but no longer uses the MK3 predefined
    system.  MK4 Kombos take skill to perform, as opposed to the ability to dial
    a phone.
    
    ** The MK4 Kombo System **
         Kombos are now limited to 40% damage.  Kombos that exceed the limit will
    cause both players to fall back -- "MAXIMUM DAMAGE!".  The last hit of the
    Kombo registers so it may go up to as high as 50%.  All Maximum Damage Kombos
    are listed with "MAX", in place of the percentage, after the number of hits.
                                The Kombo Starters:
                                    1) HP - HK
                                    2) HP - HP
                                    3) HK - HK
         For Ground Chain Kombos, simply run or walk up to close range and do a
    starter, or even jump in with a Light Jump Punch (jumping HP) which even adds
    an extra hit and more damage to your Kombo.
         For Air Chain Kombos, perform a starter when you're in contact with the
    opponent while in midair.
         You can also add the use of a weapon in Ground Kombos, by doing your
    pull-out move in the middle of it.  Other types of Kombos in MK4 include
    individual ones that are done in particular situations, such as a Kombo that
    is done after freezing an opponent in the air, when playing as Sub-Zero.
    
    ** Universal Kombos **
         4-Hit Pop-up Kombo: HP - HP - HK - D + HP
         3-Hit Pop-up Kombo: HP - HP - D + HP
         3-Hit Pop-up Kombo: HK - HK - D + HK
         3-Hit Pop-up Kombo: HP - HK - D + HK
         3-Hit  Basic Kombo: HK - B + LP - LP
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [03.05]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                               Weapon Kombat                               *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
         Every character has a default weapon that can be pulled out using
    his/her individual "Pull-Out" move.  You may also do the Pull-Out movement
    while you're already holding a weapon in your hands in order to throw it.  If
    you get hit while you're holding a weapon, you would drop it.  Weapons on the
    ground can be picked up by either of the two Kombatants.
         You can also pick up other types of objects laying around on the floor,
    such as a severed head.  Doing so would cause your character to automatically
    throw the object at your opponent.  Also, you can't pick up a weapon or
    object on the ground if you're already holding a weapon in your hands, since
    both of your hands are used to do so.  Each weapon has moves that are
    specific to it, these moves can be performed by anyone holding it.
    
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    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [04.01]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                               The Main Menu                               *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
                               _______________________
                              |   MORTAL  4  KOMBAT   |
                              |  ________   ________  |
                              | |        | |        | |
                              | | 1 on 1 | | 2 on 2 | |
                              | | KOMBAT | | KOMBAT | |
                              | |________| |________| |
                              |_______________________|
    
    ** 1 on 1 KOMBAT **
         The "1-on-1 KOMBAT" mode is basically a tradition Mortal Kombat game.
    In a single player game, you would then choose your fighter, choose the
    destiny tower, and then fight your way up to Shinnok.  In a 2-player VS game,
    each of you would then choose a fighter and face eachother in Kombat.
    
    ** 2 on 2 KOMBAT **
         The 2-on-2 mode is a team game for 2 players.  Each player chooses a
    team of two kombatants each.  The players then engage in Kombat to decide the
    winning team in the "Endurance Match" format.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [04.02]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                            Select Your Fighter                            *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
                 ______________________________________________________
                |          |          |          |          |          |
                |   KAI    |  RAIDEN  | SHINNOK  | LIU KANG | REPTILE  |
                |          |          |          |          |          |
                |----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|
                |          |          |          |          |          |
                | SCORPION |   JAX    |  REIKO   |   CAGE   |  JAREK   |
                |          |          |          |          |          |
                |----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|
                |          |          |          |          |          |
                |  TANYA   |  FUJIN   | SUB-ZERO | QUAN CHI |  SONYA   |
                |          |          |          |          |          |
                |__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|
                            [ RANDOM ] [  GROUP ] [ HIDDEN ]
    
    ** Random Icon **
         Choose "Random" to let the computer choose a character for you.  This
    was done in past games by holding Up and pressing Start but you can now do
    it by simply choosing the "Random" icon on the select screen in MK4.
    
    ** Group Icon (2-Player VS Games ONLY) **
         Choose "Group" to play as the first character on the select screen
    grid, Kai.  Win the fight and choose it again to play as the second one, and
    so on until you have played as all 15 characters.  You will then be able to
    play as Meat.
    
    ** Hidden Icon **
         Choose "Hidden" to hide your cursor.  Once your cursor is hidden, your
    opponent in a 2-player game wouldn't be able to see who you choose before
    making his/her choice.
    
    ** Choose Alternate Outfit **
         Use the character's Alternate Outfit combination over his/her icon to
    flip it, revealing a Yin Yang symbol, choose it to play as the character in
    his/her alternate outfit.
         The Alternate Outfit combinations for the characters are as follows:
    
         Kai: Hold Start - HP + BL + LK      Raiden: Hold Start - LP + BL + HK
     Shinnok: Hold Start - HP + BL + LP    Liu Kang: Hold Start - HK + BL + LK
     Reptile: Hold Start - LP + BL + LK    Scorpion: Hold Start - HP + BL + HK
         Jax: Hold Start - LP + BL + Run      Reiko: Hold Start - HP + LK + Run
        Cage: Hold Start - LP + LK + Run      Jarek: Hold Start - HK + HP + Run
       Tanya: Hold Start - LP + HK + LK       Fujin: Hold Start - HP + LP + HK
    Sub-Zero: Hold Start - HP + BL + Run   Quan Chi: Hold Start - HP + HK + Run
       Sonya: Hold Start - HP + LK + Run
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [04.03]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                            Choose Your Destiny                            *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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                       |  |    |  |    |  |    |  |    |  |  
                      NOVICE BEGINNER WARRIOR MASTER MASTER II
    
         After selecting your character in a single player 1-on-1 game, you are
    presented with the "Choose Your Destiny" screen with 5 Battle Plan towers.
         From easiest to hardest, the difficulty levels are: Novice (6), Beginner
    (7), Warrior (8), Master (8), Master II (8).  For each tower, there are four
    different sets of opponents, use your Start button to change the set before
    choosing the tower.
    
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    -------------------------## Section 5 : THE STAGES ##-------------------------
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    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [05.01]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                               The Mountains                               *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Description
     You are fighting on the surface of a raised circular platform among others
     in the high mountains of the far east.  Thunder and lightning fill the dark
     sky as it rains heavily on the fighting area with puddles already on its
     stoney ground.  Faces can occasionally be seen looking down at the fight.
    
    Misc Info
     Location: The Earth Realm
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [05.02]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                               Reptile's Lair                              *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Description
     You are fighting in a room full of scaly reptilian decorations.  On the
     center of the back wall is a large reptilian eye with a black vertical slit.
     To the sides are spheric containers surrounded by snake-like designs.  At
     the far corners are large stone skulls with wide-open jaws that reveal
     silhouettes of captive humans chained to the sides of the interiors.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [05.03]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                            The Shaolin Temple                             *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Description
     You are fighting in a room within the Shaolin Temples.  Banners with Chinese
     writing hang from the walls.  There are lanterns under the windows in the
     corners of the room.  On the far sides of the area are wooden doors that are
     decorated by large circular designs.
    
    Misc Info
     Also Appears in "Mortal Kombat Mythologies: SUB-ZERO"
     Location: The Earth Realm
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [05.04]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                            The Living Forest                              *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Description
     You are fighting on a circular open area in the middle of a large, eerie,
     forest in the realm of Edenia.  Large trees and bushes surround the fighting
     grounds.  The perimeter of the area is circled by trees with the face of
     Mortal Kombat co-creator, Ed Boon, roaring as they watch the fight.
    
    Misc Info
     A 3D Rendition of the classic Mortal Kombat II stage.
     Location: The Realm of Edenia
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [05.05]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                The Prison                                 *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Description
     You are fighting in one of the large octagonal cells in the Netherealm's
     Prison of Souls.  At the center of the back wall is a large fan, ready to
     cut losing kombatants into severed bodyparts.  The ground is cement with a
     large, circular, sewer-like ventilation in the middle, surrounded by four
     metal paths leading to the North, South, East, and West ends of the cell.
     The cell is enclosed by electronic metal doors on both sides.  Two saucers
     hover above the fighters, shining spotlights on the action.
    
    Misc Info
     Also appears in "Mortal Kombat Mythologies: SUB-ZERO"
     Location: The Netherealm
    
    Stage Fatality
     The winner grabs his opponent by his/her left arm and leg, and begins to
     spin while holding the loser of the fight at roughly shoulder-height.  The
     camera switches to a view right above the winner's shoulder, looking toward
     the opponent.  The camera then goes back to a normal view of the action
     as the winner lets go of the opponent, tossing him/her into the large fan on
     the center of the back wall.  The opponent is mutilated by it, in a shower
     of fresh red blood, and body parts falling out.  The opponent's now-severed
     head then flies out of the fan and hits the camera, leaving a large stain of
     blood on the lens before dropping to the floor.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [05.06]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                Goro's Lair                                *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Description
     You are fighting in a stoney, hexagonal area, surrounded by large openings
     that reveal other openings in the distance, and glowing yellow eyes watching
     the fight in the darkness.  The corners on either side of the center opening
     is decorated by lit candles while the corners on the far sides have hanging
     skeletons on them instead.
    
    Misc Info
     A 3D rendition of the classic Mortal Kombat stage.
     Objects: Rocks
     Location: The Earth Realm
    
    Stage Fatality
     The winner uppercuts his opponent.  The camera pans down and views the scene
     from a diagonal upward perspective as the victim flies up to the spikes on
     the ceiling.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [05.07]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                The Furnace                                *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Description
     A dark path leads into a room lit by the fire of a large furnace.  You are
     fighting on the dusty floor in front of it.  At the center of the furnace,
     directly across from the entrance is a large opening that reveals its
     flames.  On each side of this opening are two, smaller, circular ones.  At
     the far left of the entrance is a path enclosed by 3 horizontal and 3
     vertical metal bars.
    
    Misc Info
     Objects: Severed Heads
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [05.08]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                            Base of the Heavens                            *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Description
     You are fighting on a hard floor with red and white designs in the middle.
     There is a dragon logo, with a glowing red eye, on the center wall.  To
     either side are short paths that lead to the bright blue faces that light
     the room.  On the far sides are walls with blue stars.  Opposite the center
     wall is a large dark path sloping upward, with blue faces on either side of
     it.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [05.09]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 The Tomb                                  *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Description
     You are fighting in a square stoney room.  At the center of the back wall is
     a large window, decorated by a skull design, that reveals a purple sky.  A
     dead body covered by a purple cloth lays in front of the window on the stone
     ledge.  Two rectangular windows are located on the walls to each side of the
     skull window.  On the far sides of the room are raised diagonal surfaces
     with coffins laid out across them.  In each of the four corners of the room
     is a large torch, lighting up the area.  On the wall opposite the skull
     window, there is a large wooden gate and two rectangular windows to either
     side of it as well.
    
    Misc Info
     Objects: Spiked Balls
    
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    ----------------------## Section 6 : THE KOMBATANTS ##------------------------
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    ** Kombatant Relations **
                                 The Earth Warriors
                                ____________________ 
                               |       RAIDEN       |
                               |   God of Thunder   |
                               | Protector of Earth |
                               |____________________|
                   _________________    |  |    _________________
                  |      FUJIN      |   |  |   |     SUB-ZERO    |
                  |   God of Wind   |---|  |---|     Lin Kuei    |
                  |_________________|   |  |   |_________________|
                   _________________    |  |    _________________
                  |     LIU KANG    |   |  |   |   SONYA BLADE   |
                  |   Shaolin Monk  |---|  |---|  Special Forces |
                  |_________________|   |  |   |_________________|
                   ________|________    |  |    ________|________
                  |   JOHNNY CAGE   |   |  |   |    JAX BRIGGS   |
                  |      Actor      |   |  |---|  Special Forces |
                  |_________________|   |  |   |_________________|
                   ________|________    |  |    _________________
                  |       KAI       |   |  |   |      JAREK      |
                  |   Former White  |___|  |___|   Black Dragon  |
                  |   Lotus Member  |          |      Member     |
                  |_________________|          |_________________|
    
    
                             Shinnok's Army of Darkness
                                ____________________ 
                               |      SHINNOK       |
                               |  Fallen Elder God  |
                               |  Netherealm Ruler  |
                               |____________________|
                   _________________    |  |    _________________
                  |    QUAN CHI     |   |  |   |      REIKO      |
                  |  Arch-Sorcerer  |---|  |---|     General     |
                  |_________________|   |  |   |_________________|
                   _________________    |  |    ________|________
                  |      TANYA      |   |  |   |     REPTILE     |
                  | Edenian Traitor |___|  |---|     General     |
                  |_________________|      |   |_________________|
                   _________________       |    _________________
                  |   NOOB SAIBOT   |      |   |    SCORPION     |
                  |   Brothers of   |      |___| Serving Shinnok |
                  |  Shadow Member  |          | Under Agreement |
                  |_________________|          |_________________|
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [06.01]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                    Kai                                    *
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    Profile
     Known Relatives: None
     Place of Birth: The United States of America
     Occupation: Former member of the White Lotus Society
    
    Description
     Kai is a new African American warrior, he wears a red headband, red sash,
     red belt, and red shin guards.  He has loose black pants, grey wristbands,
     and white tiger stripes all over his body.
    
    Story
     A former member of the White Lotus Society, Kai learned his skills from the
     great masters throughout Asia. He journeyed to the Far East after meeting
     his friend and ally, Liu Kang in America. Now, they reunite to assist Raiden
     in the battle with Shinnok.
    
    Bone Breaker Description - Back Breaker
     Kai picks up the opponent by his/her back and kneels down while he slams the
     opponent's back into his knee.  The opponent's back snaps backward.
    
    Default Weapon: Ghurka Kukhri ("Machete")
     Pull-Out Move: Quarter Circle Back - LP
    
    Special Moves
     Lunging Boot Kick: Half Circle Forward + LK
     Fireball from Above: Back - Back - HP
     Fireball from Below: Forward - Forward - LP (Can be done in the air)
     Air Fist: Quarter Circle Forward - HP
     Hand Stand: BL + LK (Then BL or Jump to get back on your feet)
     Kick Standing on Hands (Knocks down): HK (Standing on your hands)
     Kick Standing on Hands (Doesn't knock down): LK (Standing on your hands)
     Hand Spin: Hold LP (While standing on your hands)
    
    Kombos
     8-Hit MAX: HP - HK - D + HP - Fireball from Below - HP - HP -
                Long Jump Kick - Air Fist
     5-Hit MAX: In corner - Fireball from Below - Lunging Boot Kick - LP -
                Fireball from Below - Lunging Boot Kick
    
    Fatalities
     FATALITY #1 - Overhead Rip: Up - Forward - Up - Back - HK
              Distance: Close
              Note: Hold BL so tapping up won't cause you to jump.
              Description: Kai lifts his opponent's body overhead and pulls on it
                           a few times.  Eventually, the body breaks apart at the
                           middle, squirting blood to the ground.  He then drops
                           both halves, with puddles of blood all over the floor.
                           The upper half appears to make an attempt to get up
                           before it dies.
     FATALITY #2 - Head Explosion : Up - Up - Up - Down - BL
              Distance: Outside Sweep
              Description: Kai levitates the opponent and sends a fireball at the
                           helpless victim's head. The fireball causes the head
                           to explode, and the victim's body then drops to the
                           ground below it.
     STAGE FATALITY - Prison Fan: Forward - Forward - Down - BL
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.05]
     STAGE FATALITY - Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes: Back - Forward - Down - HK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.06]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [06.02]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                  Raiden                                   *
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    Profile
     Also Known As: God of Thunder
     Place of Birth: The Heavens
     Occupation: Current Protector of the Earth Realm
    
    Description
     Raiden returns to action wearing his hat along with loose white clothes.  He
     has a blue vest with a round yellow symbol on the back, and metal elbow and
     shoulder pads.
    
    Story
     The God of Thunder returns to Earth after the defeat of Shao Khan - but
     finds a new threat when Shinnok's forces, led by Quan Chi attack the Elder
     Gods.  With the heavens in disarray Raiden exists as one of the last Gods of
     Earth.  He must come to the aid of his elders and put an end to the
     villainous reign of his ancient enemy.
    
    Bone Breaker Description - Skull Crusher
     Raiden grabs the opponent's head and slams it into his knee.
    
    Default Weapon: Wooden Mallet
     Pull-Out Move: Forward - Back - HP
    
    Special Moves
     Lightning Bolt: Quarter Circle Back - LP
     Torpedo Dive: Forward - Forward - LK (Can be done in air)
     Teleport: Down - Up
    
    Kombos
    10-Hit MAX: HP - HP - HK - D + HP - Run in - HP - HP - Teleport - LP -
                Light Jump Punch - HK - Torpedo Dive
     8-Hit MAX: Vertical Hop Kick - HP - HP - HK - D + HP - run in - HP - HP -
                Long Jump Kick - Torpedo Dive
     8-Hit MAX: Light Jump Punch - HP - HP - HK - HK - Weapon Pull-Out -
                Light Jump Punch - Torpedo Dive
     8-Hit MAX: Vertical Hop Kick - HP - HP - HK - HK - Weapon Pull-Out -
                Light Jump Punch - Torpedo Dive
    
    Fatalities
     FATALITY #1 - Overhead Electrocution: Forward - Back - Up - Up - HK
              Distance: Close
              Note: Hold BL so tapping up won't cause you to jump.
              Description: Raiden lifts his opponent overhead diagonally and
                           electrocutes it until it explodes.  The explosion is
                           then shown from three alternate camera perspectives.
                           In the final view of it, the explosion is seen from
                           above, and the head is seen flying toward the camera
                           then dropping to the ground in front of Raiden's feet.
     FATALITY #2 - Impalement Electrocution : Down - Up - Up - Up - HP
              Distance: Close
              Description: Raiden, standing before the helpless opponent, raises
                           his arm high into the air. His lightning staff appears
                           in the palm of his hand, and he shoves the end of the
                           staff through the opponent's stomach, impaling the
                           victim.  The thunder god then proceeds to send
                           electricity through the staff to finish the victim
                           off.  He swings the staff down to drop the carcas to
                           the ground.
     STAGE FATALITY - Prison Fan: Down - Forward - Back - BL
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.05]
     STAGE FATALITY - Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes: Forward - Forward - Down - LP
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.06]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [06.03]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                  Shinnok                                  *
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    Profile
     Place of Birth: The Heavens
     Occupation: Ruler of the Netherealm
    
    Description
     Shinnok is pale and wears a red hat.  He has a red top with a large golden
     collar, and green sleeves and pants.  He wears big red shin guards with
     golden horns like Shao Kahn did.
    
    Story
     Banished to the Netherealm for crimes committed against his once fellow
     Elder Gods, Shinnok is freed from his confines by Quan Chi.  With the aid of
     a traitor he is then able to overtake the realm of Edenia.  From there he
     wages a war against the Elder Gods, and awaits a chance to enact revenge
     against the god who banished him there - Raiden.
    
    Bone Breaker Description - Neck and Body Break
     Shinnok grabs the opponent by his/her feet, causing the opponent to fall
     back with ankles still in Shinnok's hands.  Shinnok then proceeds to smash
     his foot onto the opponent's neck, then let the feet fall to the ground as
     he jumps up and puts his whole weight onto the fallen opponent's torso.
    
    Default Weapon: Nagimaki ("Bladed Staff")
     Pull-Out Move: Back - Forward - LP
    
    Impersonations
     Kai: Forward - Forward - Forward - LK
     Raiden: Down - Forward - Forward - HP
     Liu Kang: Back - Back - Forward - HK
     Reptile: Back - Back - Forward - BL
     Scorpion: Forward - Back - LP
     Jax: Forward - Down - Forward - HK
     Reiko: Back - Back - Back - BL
     Cage: Down - Down - HP
     Jarek: Back - Back - Back - LK
     Tanya: Back - Forward - Down - BL
     Fujin: Forward - Forward - Back - HK
     Sub-Zero: Quarter Circle Back - LP
     Quan Chi: Back - Forward - Back - Forward - LK
     Sonya: Forward - Down - Forward - HP
    
    Fatalities
     FATALITY #1 - Hand of Hell: Down - Back - Forward - Down - Run
              Distance: Close
              Description: Shinnok forms a ball of flames around his fist and
                           sinks himself into the ground by punching it and
                           engulfing himself in flames.  A large skeleton hand
                           reaches up through a new opening, grabs the opponent,
                           and squeezes it until the opponent's head pops off
                           with a spray of blood from the neck before the body
                           drops to the ground.  The hand pulls the body with it
                           as it returns underground, closing the opening, and
                           leaving the severed head over a puddle of blood on the
                           surface.  Finally, Shinnok returns to the surface.
     FATALITY #2 - Two Hand Smash : Down - Up - Up - Down - BL
              Distance: Close
              Description: Shinnok forms a ball of flames around his fist and
                           sinks himself into the ground by punching it and
                           engulfing himself in flames.  Two large skeleton hands
                           reach up through a new opening and claps together on
                           the helpless opponent.  It then returns underground,
                           closing the opening.  Finally, Shinnok returns to the
                           surface.
     STAGE FATALITY - Prison Fan: Down - Down - Forward - HK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.05]
     STAGE FATALITY - Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes: Up - Down - Back + HP
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.06]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [06.04]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 Liu Kang                                  *
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    Profile
     Known Relatives: Father - Lee Kang (Deceased), Mother - Lin Kang (Deceased),
                      Brother - Chow Kang
     Place of Birth: Honan Province, China.
     Occupation: Former member of the White Lotus Society.  Shaolin Monk.
    
    Description
     Liu Kang is back and appears to be bigger than ever.  He wears his
     traditional loose black pants with red on the sides, along with a new red
     tank top and black forearm guards.  For Liu Kang's alternate outfit, he
     doesn't wear a tank top, and his pants are blue on the sides instead of red.
    
    Story
     Still the immortal champion of Mortal Kombat, Liu Kang finds himself
     venturing into the realm of Edenia to rescue the princess Kitana from the
     vile clutches of Quan Chi.  Unsuccessful in his mission Liu returns to Earth
     and mounts an effort to bring together Earth's greatest warriors.  He does
     it this time not only to free Kitana's home world but also to assist his
     mentor and Earth's protector - Raiden.
    
    Bone Breaker Description - Back Breaker
     Liu Kang grabs the opponent's shoulders from behind and kicks deep into
     his/her lower back.
    
    Default Weapon: Flamberge ("Jagged Sword")
     Pull-Out Move: Back - Forward - LK
    
    Special Moves
     High Fireball: Forward - Forward - HP (Can be done in air)
     Low Fireball: Forward - Forward - LP
     Flying Kick: Forward - Forward - HK
     Bicycle Kick: Hold LK for 5 seconds - Release LK
    
    Kombos
    10-Hit MAX: HP - HP - HK - D + HP - run in - HP - HP - Bicycle Kick - LP -
                Long Jump Kick - High Fireball (in air)
     9-Hit MAX: Light Jump Punch - HP - HP - HK - D + HP - run in - HP - HP -
                Bicycle Kick - Flying Kick
     7-Hit MAX: In corner - Long Jump Kick - Long Jump Kick - HP - Bicycle Kick -
                LP - Flying Kick - Flying Kick
     6-Hit 39%: HP - HK - D + HP - Run in - HP - Bicycle Kick - Flying Kick
     4-Hit 30%: HK - F + LP - HP - Flying Kick
    
    Fatalities
     FATALITY #1 - Dragon Swing: Forward - Forward - Forward - Down -
                                 BL + HK + LK
              Distance: Just Past Sweep Range
              Description: Liu Kang covers himself with green mist in the shape
                           of a large dragon.  When it clears up, Kang is seen as
                           a large dragon.  He grabs the opponent's body with his
                           mouth and swings him/her back and forth violently,
                           spraying blood in every direction before slamming the
                           victim down.  The blood from the swinging falls to the
                           ground a moment later.
     FATALITY #2 - Throw and Fireball : Forward - Down - Down - Up - HP
              Distance: Close
              Description: The camera view zooms far away from the two Kombatants
                           as Liu Kang grabs his helpless victim and throws
                           him/her toward the camera.  He then shoots a fireball
                           at the body while it's still in the air.  It hits the
                           opponent's body, causing it to explode so that blood
                           and bodyparts hit and stain on your camera view.
     STAGE FATALITY - Prison Fan: Forward - Forward - Back - LP
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.05]
     STAGE FATALITY - Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes: Forward - Forward - Back - HK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.06]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [06.05]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                  Reptile                                  *
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    Profile
     Also Known As: (Real name unpronounceable by the human tongue)
     Place of Birth: The Realm of Edenia
     Occupation: A General in Shinnok's Army of Darkness
    
    Description
     Reptile returns without a human look to disguise his true form.  His bald
     scaly green head is exposed, and he wears a black partial mask that covers a
     portion of his face.  He wears a black vest with squared designs, purple
     pants, metal shin guards, and forearm guards with spikes on them.
    
    Story
     After Shao Kahn's defeat, Reptile finds himself a fugitive in the realm of
     Edenia.  But when Shinnok takes over the realm, Reptile is quick to join his
     forces.  He holds allegiance to those with great power and his role as a
     cold-blooded killer earns him Shinnok's trust and a place in his army of
     darkness.
    
    Bone Breaker Description - Neck Break
     Reptile brings the opponent to his/her knees and grabs him/her by the neck
     from behind, then quickly snaps it.  The opponent falls forward with his/her
     head facing up.
    
    Default Weapon: Battle Axe
     Pull-Out Move: Back - Back - LK
    
    Special Moves
     Spit Acid: Quarter Circle Forward - HP
     Dash Punch: Back - Forward - LP
     Super Krawl: Back - Forward - LK
     Invisibility: BL + HK
    
    Kombos
     8-Hit MAX: HP - HP - HK - D + HK - Super Krawl - LP - Dash Punch
     6-Hit 39%: HP - HK - D+HP - Run in - D+HK - Super Krawl - Dash Punch
    
    Fatalities
     FATALITY #1 - Face Chew: Hold HP + LP + HK + LK - Up
              Distance: Close
              Description: Reptile hops up onto the opponent's body with his arms
                           and legs wrapped around it.  He starts chewing on the
                           opponent's face, spraying blood in all directions as
                           the camera pans around.  He jumps off of the opponent
                           and the opponent takes a few steps back, holding
                           his/her face in pain, being shown by the camera from
                           behind.  The opponent drops to the ground, on his/her
                           back.  The camera then takes a close-up on what's left
                           of the opponent's face -- blood and muscles hanging
                           onto the bare skull, with eye balls fully exposed.
     FATALITY #2 - Acid Puke : Up - Down - Down - Down - HP
              Distance: Outside Sweep
              Description: Reptile floats up into the air in front of his
                           helpless victim, as the camera pans to a view from
                           behind the dazed opponent.  After a moment of floating
                           up and down a bit in mid-air, Reptile then pukes a
                           load of bubbly acid onto the victim, causing his/her
                           skin to melt off.  The camera takes a top view of the
                           opponent's carcas, with a skeleton covered with blood
                           and exposed hanging flesh.
     STAGE FATALITY - Prison Fan: Down - Forward - Forward - LP
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.05]
     STAGE FATALITY - Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes: Down - Down - Forward - HK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.06]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [06.06]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 Scorpion                                  *
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    Profile
     Also Known As: Real name - Hanzo Hasashi
     Known Relatives: Wife and Child (Names unknown)
     Place of Birth: Japan in former life
     Occupation: A reincarnated specter serving Shinnok under agreement.
                 Member of the Shirai Ryu ninja clan in former life.
    
    Description
     Scorpion returns to Kombat in an outfit simular to the one he wore in UMK3.
     He has a yellow skull-shaped mask.  His belt is yellow with a black front
     and back section, with a new skull buckle on the front of it.  His forearm
     guards wrap around his forearm completely, they are yellow with black
     designs on the outside, black with yellow designs on the inside, and extend
     over the back of his hands with a triangular black and yellow piece.  He
     wears his metal shin guards with black designs.  His top is black with
     yellow shoulder edges and seperated yellow designs instead of a sash over it
     like traditional "MK ninjas".  Scorpion's alternate outfit is one with a
     redish color in place of all the yellow on it.  His face (eye area when he
     is wearing his mask) is MK4 artist, Dave Michicich.
    
    Story
     In hopes of gaining Scorpion as a new ally in the war with the Elder Gods,
     Quan Chi makes the dead Ninja an offer he cannot refuse - Life, in exchange
     for his services as a warrior against the Elders.
     Scorpion accepts, but hides behind ulterior motives.
    
    Bone Breaker Description - Arm Breaker
     Scorpion holds the opponent's hand up and does an uppercut to the elbow,
     snapping it backwards, then swinging back into place.
    
    Default Weapon: Claymore ("Broad Sword")
     Pull-Out Move: Forward - Forward - HK
    
    Special Moves
     Spear: Back - Back - LP
     Teleport Punch: Quarter Circle Back - HP (Can be done in air)
     Air Throw: BL in air (Close range)
     Breathe Fire: Quarter Circle Forward - LP
    
    Kombos
    11-Hit MAX: In midair - HP - HK - Teleport Punch - Spear - HP - HP - HK -
                D + HP - run in - HP - HP - Ait Throw
    11-Hit MAX: HP - HK - HK - Spear - HP - HP - HK - D + HP - run in - HP -
                Light Jump Punch - HK
    11-Hit MAX: Heavy Hit - Breathe Fire - Teleport Punch - Spear - HP - HP -
                HK - D + HP - run in - LP - LP - Air Throw
    11-Hit MAX: HP - HK - D + HK - Spear - HP - HP - HK - D + HP - run in - HP -
                Light Jump Punch - HK
    10-Hit MAX: Heavy Hit - Breathe Fire - Teleport Punch - Spear - HP - HP -
                HK - D + HP - run in - LP - Breathe Fire
     9-Hit MAX: HP - HK - D + HP - Spear - HP - HK - D + HP - HP - Run in -
                Breathe Fire
     9-Hit MAX: HP - HK - D + HP - Jump Kick - Teleport Punch - Spear - HP - HK -
                D + HP
     9-Hit MAX: HP - HK - HK - Spear - HP - HP - HK - HK - Weapon Pull-Out
     8-Hit MAX: HP - HK - D + HP - Spear - HP - HK - HK - Weapon Pull-Out
     8-Hit MAX: HP - HK - D + HP - Spear - HP - HK - D + HP - Run in - B + HK
     8-Hit MAX: HK - HK - Spear - HP - HK - D + HP - Run in - HP - Breathe Fire
     8-Hit MAX: Jump Kick - Teleport Punch - Spear - HP - HK - D + HP - Run in -
                HP - Breathe Fire
     6-Hit MAX: HP - D + HP - Spear - HP - HK - D + HP
     6-Hit MAX: Holding Weapon - in corner - Vertical Hop Kick -
                Vertical Hop Kick - Throw - Spear - HK - HP
     6-Hit MAX: Holding Weapon - HP in air - Teleport Punch - Spear - HK - HK
     6-Hit MAX: Holding Weapon - HP in air - Teleport Punch - Spear - HK - F + LP
     8-Hit MAX: Heavy Hit (HP with opp. in air) - Teleport Punch - Spear - HP -
                HK - D + HP - Run in - HP - Breathe Fire
    
    Fatalities
     FATALITY #1 - Fire Breath: Back - Forward - Forward - Back - BL
              Distance: Just Past Sweep Range
              Description: Scorpion pulls his mask off and breathes fire at the
                           opponent's feet, lighting him/her up in flames.  The
                           opponent runs around in circles from the burning pain
                           and eventually drops on his/her face.  When the fire
                           dies down, it leaves a charred body.  MK4 Sound
                           Designer, Dan Forden, then yells "TOASTY!! 3D!".
     FATALITY #2 - The Sting : Back - Forward - Down - Up - HP
              Distance: Close
              Description: Scorpion is covered by an orange mist.  As the mist
                           clears up, he appears in the form of the insect from
                           which his name was taken.  He grabs the opponent's
                           ankles with his claws, holding him/her in place.  He
                           then shoves his stinger right through the helpless
                           victim's torso, and moves it around a bit.  After a
                           moment, he pulls, causing the victim's body to
                           seperate; the upper half still on the tail.  He keeps
                           his tail above his body with the blood dripping on his
                           back while his claws are still holding the ankles.
     STAGE FATALITY - Prison Fan: Forward - Down - Down - LK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.05]
     STAGE FATALITY - Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes: Back - Forward - Forward - LK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.06]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [06.07]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                    Jax                                    *
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    Profile
     Also Known As: Real name - Maj. Jackson Briggs
     Place of Birth: The United States of America
     Occupation: A Major in the U.S. Army, member of Sonya's Special Forces Unit
    
    Description
     Jax, the original African American Kombatant, returns with his bionic arms,
     looking more metalic than they did in MK3.  He wears black tights with red
     on the inner thigh area and large black boots.
    
    Story
     When Sonya disappears while tracking the last living member of the Black
     Dragon, Major Jackson Briggs heads after her. He soon finds that Sonya's
     mission has led her into a battle with the forces of an evil Elder God. This
     is a battle they must win or their own world will crumble at the hands of
     Shinnok.
    
    Bone Breaker Description - Knee Breaker
     Jax gives his opponent a side kick to the knee, snapping it inward.  The
     opponent holds the knee in pain then snaps it back into place.
    
    Default Weapon: Club
     Pull-Out Move: Down - Forward - HP
    
    Special Moves
     Fist Missile: Quarter Circle Forward - LP
     Ground Wave: Forward - Forward - Down - LK
     Dashing Punch: Half Circle Back - LP
     Backbreaker: BL in air (Close range)
     MultiSlam - 1st Slam: LP (Close range)
                 2nd Slam: Hold Run + BL + HK
                 3rd Slam: Hold HP + LP + LK
                 4th Slam: Hold HP + BL + LK
                 5th Slam: Hold HP + LP + HK + LK
    
    Kombos
    11-Hit MAX: HP - HP - HK - D + HP - run in - HP - HP - Long Jump Kick -
                Backbreaker - run in - MultiSlam
    
    Fatalities
     FATALITY #1 - Arm Rip: Hold LK for 10 seconds -
                         Forward - Forward - Down - Forward - Release LK
              Distance: Close
              Note: Start holding LK before "Finish Him/Her".
              Description: Jax grabs his opponent by the wrists and puts his foot
                           on the opponent's upper torso for leverage.  He pulls
                           on the arms for a moment and eventually manages to rip
                           one arm out of its socket, then the other.  He slams
                           the severed arms to the ground while the opponent
                           stays standing, squirting blood from the arm sockets,
                           then dropping face-first onto a large puddle of blood.
     FATALITY #2 - Head Clap : Back - Forward - Forward - Down - BL
              Distance: Close
              Description: Jax claps his hands on the sides of the opponent's
                           head, his strength causes the victim's head to explode
                           into blood-soaked pieces on the ground.
     STAGE FATALITY - Prison Fan: Forward - Forward - Back - LK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.05]
     STAGE FATALITY - Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes: Forward - Forward - Back - HP
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.06]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [06.08]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                   Reiko                                   *
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    Profile
     Place of Birth: Netherealm?
     Occupation: A General in Shinnok's Army of Darkness.
    
    Description
     Reiko makes his debut wearing a red vest over a black top, with a yellow
     Army of Darkness symbol on his back.  He wears a red belt, red shin guards,
     red spiked forearm guards, and black straps around his upper arm.  He has
     black hair with grey on the sides, and black face paint around his eyes.
    
    Story
     Once a general in Shinnok's armies, Reiko lead the forces of darkness into
     the battle against the Elder Gods. Once thought killed during that
     onslaught, he resurfaces and joins the battle against Earth's forces.
    
    Bone Breaker Description - Arm Breaker
     Reiko grabs his opponent's wrists from behind and pushes them upward,
     snapping his/her shoulders.
    
    Default Weapon: Club
     Pull-Out Move: Down - Back - HP
    
    Special Moves
     Shurikens: Quater Circle Forward - LP
     Flip Kick: Half Circle Forward - HK
     Teleport: Down - Up (Then BL to throw when at close range)
     Spin Around Opponent: Back - Forward - LK
    
    Kombos
    10-Hit MAX: HP - HP - HK - D + HK - Flip Kick - run in - HP - HP -
                Long Jump Kick - Teleport - HP - Teleport with Throw
     8-Hit MAX: HP - HK - HK - Flip Kick - run in - HP - HP - Long Jump Kick -
                Teleport - LK
     8-Hit MAX: HP - HK - D+HP - HP - Flip Kick - HP - HP - Shurikens
     8-Hit MAX (VS. CPU): Flip Kick - D+HP - Flip Kick - D+HP - Flip Kick -
                          HP - HP - Shurikens
     7-Hit MAX: Holding Weapon - Long Jump Kick - Flip Kick - Light Jump Punch -
                Teleport - HK - Flip Kick - Light Jump Punch - Teleport - LP
    
    Fatalities
     FATALITY #1 - Torso Kick: Forward - Down - Forward - LP + BL + HK + LK
              Distance: Close
              Description: Reiko lifts his knee to his chest and kicks the
                           opponent's torso hard enough to seperate it from the
                           other bodyparts and send it flying behind the
                           opponent's lower section, leaving the arms and head
                           spinning in the air.  The head and arms drop to the
                           ground after a moment.
     FATALITY #2 - Shuriken : Back - Back - Down - Down - HK
              Distance: Outside Sweep
              Description: Reiko showers his opponent's body with shurikens.  He
                           then holds his last one to his eye for aim and throws
                           it right between the victim's eyes.  The victim drops
                           to the ground.
     STAGE FATALITY - Prison Fan: Down - Down - Back - LP
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.05]
     STAGE FATALITY - Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes: Forward - Forward - Down - LK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.06]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [06.09]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                   Cage                                    *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Profile
     Also Known As: Real name - John Carlton
     Known Relatives: Father - Robert Carlton, Mother - Rose Carlton,
                      Sister - Rebecca Carlton, Ex-wife - Cindy Ford
                      (Divorced in former life)
     Place of Birth: Venice, California. USA
     Occupation: Actor
    
    Description
     Johnny Cage returns to Kombat in all his glory, wearing shades, blue forearm
     guards, blue shin guards, and a blue belt.  He has horizontal white stripes
     on the sides of his black tights and he wears black Adidas shoes with white
     stripes on them.  Johnny Cage's alternate outfit has red in place of all
     of the blue, and his shadows are red instead of green.
    
    Story
     After Shao Kahn's defeat, Cage's soul is free to leave to a higher place.
     From the heavens, he observes his friends engaged in battle. With the
     heavens in disarray, he learns of the war waged against the Elder Gods by
     Shinnok.  Cage seeks out Raiden to help him restore his deceased soul and
     join Liu Kang in his quest.  Once again, Johnny Cage finds himself fighting
     alongside Earths greatest warriors.
    
    Bone Breaker Description - Missle Kick
     Johnny Cage grabs the opponent by his/her arms, flips, and performs a
     powerful missle kick on the opponent's upper-torso.
    
    Default Weapon: Scimatar Sword Model 2
     Pull-Out Move: Forward - Down - Forward - LK
    
    Special Moves
     High Fireball: Quarter Circle Forward - HP
     Low Fireball: Quarter Circle Back - LP
     Split Punch: BL + LP
     Shadow Kick: Back - Forward - LK
     Shadow Uppercut: Back - Down - Back - HP
    
    Kombos
     9-Hit MAX: Light Jump Punch - HP - HP - HK - D + HP - run in - HP - HP -
                Long Jump Kick - Shadow Kick
     9-Hit MAX: Vertical Hop Kick - HP - HP - HK - D + HP - run in - HP - HP -
                Vertical Hop Kick - Shadow Kick
     6-Hit 36%: HP - HK - D + HP - Run in - HP - Hop Kick - Shadow Kick
    
    Fatalities
     FATALITY #1 - Torso Rip: Forward - Back - Down - Down - HK
              Distance: Close
              Description: Cage grabs the opponent's waist and twists the torso
                           90 degrees to break the spine.  He pulls the torso up
                           repeated until it breaks off, and holds it up for a
                           moment with blood squirting out of it.  He slams the
                           torso to the ground and leaves it laying over a puddle
                           of its own blood.
     FATALITY #2 - Decapitation : Down - Down - Forward - Down - BL
              Distance: Close
              Description: Cage crouches down in front of the dazed victim and
                           puts extra strength into his fist as he delivers a
                           deadly uppercut to the opponent's head.  The uppercut
                           sends the head flying off of the opponent's body,
                           leaving the headless body on the ground squirting
                           blood from its neck while the head itself lies near a
                           puddle of blood.
     STAGE FATALITY - Prison Fan: Down - Forward - Forward - HK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.05]
     STAGE FATALITY - Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes: Back - Forward - Forward - LK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.06]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [06.10]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                   Jarek                                   *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Profile
     Place of Birth: Unknown
     Occupation: Last member of the Black Dragon Organization.
    
    Description
     Jarek makes his first Mortal Kombat appearance wearing a brown vest with a
     Black Dragon symbol on the back of it.  He wears loose dark green pants,
     black straps around his upper arms and brown shin guards.  He has short
     brown hair and a beard.  Jarek's alternate outfit is a red vest with brown
     pants.
    
    Story
     Believed to be the last member of Kano's klan, the Black Dragon.  Jarek is
     hunted down by Special Forces agent Sonya Blade for crimes against humanity.
     With the emergence of a much greater evil, Sonya focuses her strengths on
     the new menacing Quan Chi.  Jarek now finds himself fighting alongside Sonya
     and Earth's warriors to help defeat the Evil Elder God, Shinnok.
    
    Bone Breaker Description - Knee Breaker
     Jarek gives his opponent a side kick to the knee, snapping it inward.  The
     opponent holds the knee in pain then snaps it back into place.
    
    Default Weapon: Scimatar Sword Model 1
     Pull-Out Move: Forward - Forward - HP
    
    Special Moves
     TriBlade: Quarter Circle Back - LP
     Cannonball Roll: Back - Forward - LK
     Upward Cannonball: Forward - Down - Forward - HP
     Fallback Slam: Back - Down - Back - HK
    
    Kombos
     9-Hit MAX: HP - HP - HK - D + HP - run in - HP - HP - miss with an
                Upward Cannonball - LP - Long Jump Kick - Fallback Slam
     5-Hit MAX: Holding Weapon - Heavy Hit - run in - HP - run in - HP -
                run in - LP - Fallback Slam
    
    Fatalities
     FATALITY #1 - Heart Rip: Forward - Back - Forward - Forward - LK
              Distance: Close
              Description: Jarek shoves his hand into his opponent's torso and
                           searches around for the heart, while blood squirts
                           from the hole.  He finds the heart, pulls it right
                           out of the body, and holds it up high while its still
                           beating.
     FATALITY #2 - Eye Laser : Up - Up - Forward - Forward - BL
              Distance: Outside Sweep Range
              Description: Jarek fires powerful laser beams from his eyes toward
                           the helpless opponent.  As Jarek lowers his aim, the
                           laser cuts the victim in half.
     STAGE FATALITY - Prison Fan: Forward - Down - Forward + HK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.05]
     STAGE FATALITY - Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes: Back - Forward - Forward - LP
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.06]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [06.11]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                   Tanya                                   *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Profile
     Known Relatives: Father - Edenia's ambassador to new realms
     Place of Birth: Edenia
    
    Description
     Tanya has a tanned skin tone with dark hair.  She wears a tight yellow and
     black low-cut top, high yellow and black boots, gloves, a yellow and black
     collar around her neck, with a black belt.
    
    Story
     As the daughter of Edenia's ambassador to new realms, Tanya invites a group
     of refugees fleeing their own world into the safety of Edenia. But soon
     after Queen Sindel allows them through the portal, she learns that one of
     the warriors is none other than the banished Elder God, Shinnok. The opened
     portal leads not into another world but into the pits of the Netherealm
     itself. The once free realm of Edenia is now at the mercy of Shinnok.
    
    Bone Breaker Description - Neck breaker
     Tanya jumps up and wraps her legs around the opponent's neck and swings
     herself around, snapping the opponent's head backwards and breaking his/her
     neck.  The opponent then swings his/her neck back into place.
    
    Default Weapon: Boomerang
     Pull-Out Move: Forward - Forward - HK
    
    Special Moves
     Fireball: Quarter Circle Forward - HP
     Downward Fireball: Quarter Circle Back - LP in air
     Split Kick: Half Circle Back - LK
     Corkscrew Kick: Forward - Forward - LK
    
    Kombos
     8-Hit MAX: Jump HP - HP - HK - D+HP - Run in - HP - Corkscrew Kick -
                Jump Kick - Fireball
     7-Hit MAX: Opponent Jumps Toward You - HK - Corkscrew Kick - HP -
                Long Jump Kick - Corkscrew Kick - LP - Split Kick
     6-Hit 38%: HP - HK - D + HP - Run in - Late LP - Corkscrew Kick - Uppercut
     5-Hit ??%: HK - HK - Corkscrew Kick - HP - Split Kick
    
    Fatalities
     FATALITY #1 - Twisted Kiss: Down - Down - Up - Down - HP + BL
              Distance: Close
              Note: Hold BL during directions then release it and press HP + BL
                    so the up won't cause you to jump.
              Description: Tanya kisses the opponent on the cheek and steps away,
                           leaving the opponent looking puzzled and embarassed.
                           A moment later, the opponent's elbows bend backwards,
                           followed by the knees, torso, and neck.  It stays
                           floating in the air in this position until it explodes
                           into pieces which hit the camera and leave stains of
                           blood.
     FATALITY #2 - Neck Break : Down - Forward - Down - Forward - HK
              Distance: Close Range
              Description: Tanya jumps onto the opponent's shoulders with her
                           thighs around the victim's neck.  She then spins
                           herself around to break the victim's neck.
     STAGE FATALITY - Prison Fan: Back - Forward - Down - HP
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.05]
     STAGE FATALITY - Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes: Forward - Forward -
                                                  Forward - LP
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.06]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [06.12]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                   Fujin                                   *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Profile
     Also Known As: God of Wind
     Place of Birth: The Heavens
     Occupation: Formerly one of four guards in the temple housing the Amulet.
    
    Description
     Fujin has long grey hair in a pony tail and glowing white eyes.  He wears a
     black vest with brown designs like Sub-Zero did in MK3, along with loose
     green pants and metal shin and forearm guards like Kung Lao.  His face is
     Mythologies artist, Richard Ho.
    
    Story
     Better known as the God of Wind, Fujin joins Raiden as one of the last
     surviving Gods of Earth.  Their counterparts were defeated in a war of the
     heavens between Shinnok's forces and the elder gods. He now prepares for the
     final battle between the forces of light and Shinnok's hell-spawned warriors
     of darkness.
    
    Bone Breaker Description - Elbow Breaker
     Fujin grabs the opponent's arm and turns around.  He breaks the opponent's
     elbow over his shoulder with his back facing the opponent, then gives the
     opponent an elbow to the stomach that sends them backwards.
    
    Default Weapon: Crossbow
     Pull-Out Move: Back - Back - LP
    
    Special Moves
     Spin Throw: Forward - Down - LP (Hold LP to continue)
     Tornado Lift: Forward - Down - Forward - HP
     Slam: Back - Forward - Down - LK after Tornado Lift
     Dive Kick: Down + LK in air
     Rising Knee: Quarter Circle Forward - HK
    
    Kombos
     7-Hit ??%: HP - HK - D + HP - Tornado Lift - Drop - HP - Rising Knee
     6-Hit ??%: Tornado Lift - Drop - Tornado Lift - Drop - HP - Rising Knee
     5-Hit ??%: Tornado Lift - Slam - HP - Hop Kick - Dive Kick (Deliberately
                Miss with it) - D+HP
     5-Hit MAX: Spin Throw - Dive Kick - Tornado Lift - Weapon Pull-Out - Slam -
                Weapon Throw
     4-Hit MAX: Dive Kick - Tornado Lift - Slam - HK - Rising Knee
     3-Hit MAX: Holding Weapon - Tornado Lift - late Light Jump Punch -
                Tornado Lift - Slam - Weapon Throw
    
    Fatalities
     FATALITY #1 - Crossbow Explosion: Tap BL + Run 5 or 6 Times
              Distance: Just Past Sweep Range
              Description: Fujin lifts the opponent with a tornado.  The camera
                           takes a shot of the spinning victim and Fujin draws
                           his crossbow.  He fires the crossbow at the helpless
                           opponent and causes him/her to explode.  The explosion
                           is then shown from three alternate perspectives.
     FATALITY #2 - Wind Skinner : Down - Forward - Forward - Up - BL
              Distance: Outside Sweep
              Description: Fujin leans forward and blows wind at the helpless
                           victim.  His wind causes the opponent's skin to rip
                           apart and fly back in pieces.  The skinned carcas of
                           the victim then falls to the ground.
     STAGE FATALITY - Prison Fan: Down - Down - Down - HK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.05]
     STAGE FATALITY - Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes: Back - Forward - Back - HP
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.06]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [06.13]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 Sub-Zero                                  *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Profile
     Also Known As: Real name - Unknown
     Known Relatives: Great Great Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Grandfather,
                      Father, Older Brother - The five previous holders of the
                      Lin Kuei "Sub-Zero" name, Mother and Sister - Unknown
     Place of Birth: The United States of America
     Occupation: The last remaining member of the Lin Kuei clan.
    
    Description
     The young Sub-Zero returns complete with the red line down his right eye but
     wearing a Lin Kuei mask again.  The mask he wears has horizontal openings
     on the front and sides of it like the ninja masks in Mortal Kombat II.  His
     top is black with a blue sash over it, and a simple blue belt.  He wears
     standard ninja forearm guards (they strap under the elbow and at the wrist
     only, unlike Scorpion's) with a blue piece on the outside and a squared
     piece on the back of the hand.  He has blue knee pads and shin guards with
     unique designs on them.  In summary, he wears his older brother's original
     uniform, who wore it in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: SUB-ZERO.  For Sub-Zero's
     alternate outfit, he is unmasked and has a blue line on his tights.  His
     face is MK actor, John Turk (past roles include Shang Tsung, Sub-Zero, and
     the "ninjas" in Mortal Kombat 3, Ultimate, and Trilogy, as well as starring
     role in "Mortal Kombat Mythologies: SUB-ZERO" as MK4 Sub-Zero's brother).
    
    Story
     After Shao Kahn's defeat at the hands of Earth's fighters, Sub-Zero's
     warrior clan known as the Lin Kuei is disbanded.  But with the new threat
     brought on by Quan Chi, the ice warrior once again dons the familiar costume
     once worn by his brother the original Sub-Zero.  He also holds secrets
     passed onto him from his sibling - secrets that could hold the key to
     stopping Shinnok.
    
    Bone Breaker Description - Knee Breaker
     Sub-Zero gives the opponent a distractor and grabs him/her by the foot.  He
     then holds the knee in position and pushes the foot toward the opponent's
     chest, snapping it.  The knee then swings back into place.
    
    Default Weapon: Freeze Wand
     Pull-Out Move: Quarter Circle Forward - HK
    
    Special Moves
     Ice Blast: Quarter Circle Forward - LP
     Ice Clone: Quarter Circle Back - LP (Can be done in air)
     Slide: LP + BL + LK
    
    Kombos
    13-Hit MAX: Ice Blast - Vertical Hop Kick - HP - HP - HK - D + HP - run in -
                HP - HP - Long Jump Kick - Slide - HP - Long Jump Kick - Slide
    11-Hit MAX: Vertical Hop Kick - Ice Blast - Vertical Hop Kick - HP - HP -
                HK - D + HP - run in - HP - HP - Long Jump Kick - Slide
    11-Hit MAX: HK - Ice Blast - Vertical Hop Kick - HP - HP - HK - D + HP -
                run in - HP - HP - Long Jump Kick - Slide
    10-Hit MAX: HK - Ice Blast - Vertical Hop Kick - HP - HP - HK - D + HP -
                run in - HP - Light Jump Punch - HK
     9-Hit MAX: Ice Blast - HK - Ice Blast - HP - HK - D + HK - Run in - HP -
                Hop Kick - Slide
     8-Hit MAX: Ice Blast - Hop Kick - Ice Blast - Hop Kick - HP - HK - D + HP -
                B + HK
     7-Hit MAX: Ice Blast - HK - HK - Weapon - B + LP - Slide - F + LP
     6-Hit MAX: HK - HK - Ice Blast - HK - HK - Weapon
     5-Hit MAX: Air Freeze - Jump Kick at Close Range - Ice Blast - Hop Kick -
                D + HP
    
     *TIP* After performing any Combo that ends with the Slide, do the Ice Clone
           to freeze your opponent during the get-up animation, making him/her
           vulnerable to another combo.
    
    Fatalities
     FATALITY #1 - Spine Rip: Forward - Back - Forward - Down - HP + BL + Run
              Distance: Close
              Note: Can also be done by Holding BL + Run while pulling Forward -
                    Back - Forward - Down and pressing HP
              Description: Sub-Zero walks behind the opponent and grabs the back
                           of the head.  He pulls it backward until the neck
                           splits apart, the spine still attached to the head.
                           The opponent's body drops to its knees, squirting
                           blood from the neck, and drops onto its front over a
                           puddle of blood.  Sub-Zero holds the head up high with
                           the blood-covered spine dangling under it.
     FATALITY #2 - Deep Freeze : Back - Back - Down - Back + HP
              Distance: Outside Sweep Range
              Description: Sub-Zero deep freezes the opponent and proceeds to
                           shatter the victim into pieces with an uppercut.
     STAGE FATALITY - Prison Fan: Up - Up - Up - HK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.05]
     STAGE FATALITY - Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes: Down - Down - Down - LK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.06]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [06.14]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 Quan Chi                                  *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Profile
     Place of Birth: Unknown
     Occupation: Free Roaming Sorcerer, Shinnok's Arch-Sorcerer
    
    Description
     Quan Chi is bald with black lips, eye area, and vertical lines stretching
     from above his eyes to the top of his head.  He wears a black metal vest
     with red designs, spikes, and a Yin Yang symbol on the front, over a loose
     green shirt.  He has loose green pants, black shin guards and forearm guards
     with spikes as well.  Quan Chi's alternate outfit is with dark red pants and
     green instead of red on his large metalic vest.  His face is MK actor and
     MK4 motion talent, Richard Divizio (past credits include the role of Kano in
     MK1, Baraka in MK2, Kabal and Kano in MK3, and supporting role as Quan Chi
     as well as the monks, in "Mortal Kombat Mythologies: SUB-ZERO").
    
    Story
     A free roaming sorcerer powerful in the black arts, Quan Chi uses his
     abilities to free the now evil Elder God Shinnok from his confines in the
     Netherealm.  In exchange for his services Shinnok has granted Quan Chi the
     position of arch-sorcerer of his now expanded Netherealm.
    
    Bone Breaker Description - Double Knee Breaker
     Quan Chi grabs the opponent by the shoulders and stands on his/her knees,
     snapping them backwards with caffs flat on the ground.  He then flips back
     with a kick and sends the opponent rolling backwards until his/her knees
     snap back into place.
    
    Default Weapon: Mace Staff
     Pull-Out Move: Quarter Circle Back - HK
    
    Special Moves
     Flying Skull: Forward - Forward - LP
     Slide: Forward - Forward - HK
     Overhead Stomp: Forward - Down - LK
     Air Throw: BL in air (Close range)
     Steal Weapon: Forward - Back - HP (While opponent is holding a weapon)
    
    Kombos
     8-Hit MAX: Vertical Hop Kick - HP - HP - HK - D + HP - run in - HP - HP -
                Overhead Stomp
     7-Hit MAX: Vertical Hop Kick - HP - HP - HK - HK - Weapon Pull-Out -
                Light Jump Punch
     5-Hit MAX: In corner - Vertical Hop Kick - Vertical Hop Kick -
                Light Jump Punch - LP - Air Throw
     4-Hit TBD: HP - HP - HK - Steal Weapon - Use Weapon
                * NOTE * The above Kombo's damage depends on the weapon stolen.
    
    Fatalities
     FATALITY #1 - Leg Rip: Hold LK for 5 seconds -
                            Down - Forward - Down - Forward - Release LK
              Distance: Close
              Description: Quan Chi grabs the opponent's leg and uses his own for
                           leverage while he pulls on it.  Eventually, the
                           victim's leg snaps off, squirting blood, and the rest
                           of the victim drops to the ground facing down.  Quan
                           Chi then proceeds to beat the fallen victim with
                           his/her own severed leg.
     FATALITY #2 - Mimic : Up - Up - Down - Down - LP
              Distance: Outside Sweep Range
              Description: Quan Chi performs whatever his victim does for his/her
                           own Fatality #2.
     STAGE FATALITY - Prison Fan: Forward - Forward - Down - HP
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.05]
     STAGE FATALITY - Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes: Forward - Forward - Back - LK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.06]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [06.15]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                   Sonya                                   *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Profile
     Also Known As: Real name - Lt. Sonya Blade
     Known Relatives: Father - Maj. Herman Blade, Mother - Erica Blade,
                      Twin Brother (Deceased) - Daniel Blade
     Place of Birth: Austin, Texas. USA
     Occupation: A Leutenant in the U.S. Army, leader of a Special Forces Unit.
    
    Description
     Sonya returns to action wearing a green and black belly top and green tights
     with small squares on the sides.  She has her forearms wrapped in black and
     black straps on her upper arms. She wears a belt with a metal buckle, and a
     black cap with her pony tail sticking out.  Sonya's alternate outfit has red
     in place of all green.
    
    Story
     After her journey into the Outworld and Shao Kahn's near destruction of
     earth, Sonya becomes a member of Earth's own Outworld Investigation Agency.
     Her first mission leads her to join Liu Kang on his quest to aid the
     troubled thunder God, Raiden.  She must survive long enough to warn her
     government of the new menace brought on by Quan Chi.
    
    Bone Breaker Description - Neck Breaker
     Sonya jumps up and stands on the opponent's head with her hands.  She then
     spins herself around to break the opponent's neck.  The opponent then swings
     his/her neck back into place.
    
    Default Weapon: Blade Wheel
     Pull-Out Move: Forward - Forward - LK
    
    Special Moves
     Ring Blast: Quarter Circle Forward - LP
     Leg Throw: Hold Down - LP + BL
     Square Wave Punch: Forward - Back - HP
     Bicycle Kick: Back - Back - Down - HK
     Air Throw: BL in air (Close range)
     Cartwheel: Half Circle Forward - LK
    
    Kombos
     9-Hit MAX: HP - HP - HK - HK - Cartwheel - LP - Cartwheel - Long Jump Kick -
                Air Throw
     8-Hit MAX: HP - HP - HK - HK - Cartwheel - run in - LP - Cartwheel -
                Square Wave Punch
     8-Hit MAX: HP - HP - HK - HK - Cartwheel - run in - LP - Cartwheel -
                Jump Kick
     8-Hit MAX: HP - HP - HK - HK - Cartwheel - run in - LP - Cartwheel -
                Air Throw
     8-Hit MAX: HK - HK - Cartwheel - HK - Cartwheel - Square Wave Punch
     7-Hit 38%: HP - HK - D + HP - Run in - HP - Cartwheel - Hop Kick - Air Throw
     6-Hit MAX: Near corner - HK - HK - Cartwheel - run in - LP - Cartwheel -
                Bicycle Kick
     6-Hit MAX: HK - HK - Cartwheel - run in - LP - Cartwheel - Ring Blast
     6-Hit ??%: HP - HK - HK - Cartwheel - Hop Kick - Air Throw
     5-Hit ??%: HK - HK - Cartwheel - Jump HP - Air Throw
    
    Fatalities
     FATALITY #1 - Exploding Kiss: Down - Down - Down - Up - Run
              Distance: Sweep Range
              Description: Sonya blows a kiss at her opponent, sending a ball of
                           energy into the air.  After floating around for a
                           moment, it makes contact with the opponent's torso and
                           causes it to explode immediately.  The explosion is
                           then shown from three alternate camera perspectives.
                           The last view of it shows the bodyparts hitting the
                           camera and leaving stains of blood.
     FATALITY #2 - Leg Grab Body Split : Up - Down - Down - Up - HK
              Distance: Outside Sweep
              Description: Sonya grabs her opponent's body by the waist on either
                           side with her feet, while standing on her hands.  She
                           then lifts the victim into the air, forming a "T"
                           shape, while she applies strength onto to sides of the
                           victim.  The victim's body splits in half, and she
                           swings her legs apart, blood and bones fly.
     STAGE FATALITY - Prison Fan: Down - Back - Back - HK
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.05]
     STAGE FATALITY - Goro's Lair Ceiling Spikes: Forward - Down - Forward - HP
              Distance: Close
              Description: See [05.06]
    
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    ------------------------## Section 7 : THE WEAPONS ##-------------------------
                            #############################
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [07.01]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                               Ghurka Kukhri                               *
    *                                ("Machete")                                *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Weapon Moves
     Dashing Upward Slash: HP
     Overhead Slash: LP
     Spinning Slash: Back + HP
     Spinning Slash: Back + LP
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [07.02]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                               Wooden Mallet                               *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Weapon Moves
     Right Smash: HP
     Left Smash: LP
     Overhead Smash: Back + HP
     Uppercut Swing: Back + LP
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [07.03]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 Nagimaki                                  *
    *                              ("Bladed Staff")                             *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Weapon Moves
     Overhead Strike: HP
     Upward Swing: LP
     Dashing Thrust: Back + HP
     Sweep: Back + LP
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [07.04]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 Flamberge                                 *
    *                             ("Jagged Sword")                              *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Weapon Moves
     Downward Slash: LP
     Blade Flurry: HP rapidly
     Thrust: Back + HP
     Spin Slice: Back + LP
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [07.05]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                Battle Axe                                 *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Weapon Moves
     High Slash: HP
     Low Slash: LP
     Upward Slash: Back + LP
     Spinning Slash: Back + HP (Keep holding HP to continue)
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [07.06]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 Claymore                                  *
    *                              ("Broad Sword")                              *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Weapon Moves
     High Slash: HP
     Low Slash: LP
     Overhead Strike: Back + HP
     Upward Slash: Back + LP
     Spinning Slash: Down + LP
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [07.07]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                   Club                                    *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Weapon Moves
     Rib Smash: HP
     Screen Smash: LP
     Overhead Strike: Back + HP
     Uppercut Swing: Back + LP
    
    Weapon Kombos
     4-Hit MAX (VS. CPU): D+HP - Run in - Overhead Strike - Wait -
                          Overhead Strike
     3-Hit MAX (VS. CPU): Overhead Strike - Wait - Overhead Strike - Wait -
                          Overhead Strike
     
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [07.08]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                           Cage's Scimitar Sword                           *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Weapon Moves
     Spinning Slash: HP
     One-Handed Upward Slash: LP
     Two-Handed Upward Slash: Back + HP
     Backhand Slash: Back + LP
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [07.09]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                          Jarek's Scimitar Sword                           *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Weapon Moves
     Upward Slash: HP
     Downward Slash: LP
     Thrusting Stab: Back + HP
     Spinning Slash: Back + LP
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [07.10]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 Boomerang                                 *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Weapon Moves
     Downward Slash: HP
     Throw: LP
     Spinning Slash: Back + HP
     Upward Throw: Back + LP
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [07.11]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 Crossbow                                  *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Weapon Moves
     Straight Shot: LP
     Bouncing Upward Shot: HP
     Bouncing Downward Shot: Back + LP
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [07.12]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                Freeze Wand                                *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Weapon Moves
     Chest Slash: HP
     Leg Sweep: LP
     Uppercut Swing: Back + HP
     Freeze Dash: Back + LP
    
    Weapon Kombos
     9-Hit MAX: Freeze - Jump Kick - Freeze Dash - Jump Kick - F+HK - D+HP -
                Chest Slash - Throw
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [07.13]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                Mace Staff                                 *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Weapon Moves
     Right Smash: HP
     Left Smash: LP
     Overhead Smash: Back + HP
     Uppercut Swing: Back + LP
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [07.14]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                Blade Wheel                                *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Weapon Moves
     Downward Slash: HP
     Upward Slash: LP
     Dashing Stomach Slice: Back + LP
     Rib Slice: Back + HP
    
                         ###################################
    ---------------------## Section 8 : HIDDEN KOMBATANTS ##----------------------
                         ###################################
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [08.01]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                   Meat                                    *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
         In order to play as Meat, you must first play as all 15 characters in
    Group mode (see Section [04.02] for details).  Meat uses all the moves and
    Fatalities of whoever you actually choose, he's only for cosmetic purposes.
    
                         ###################################
    ---------------------## Section 9 : KODES AND SECRETS ##----------------------
                         ###################################
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [09.01]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                Kombat Kodes                               *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
             _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________
            |         |         |         |         |         |         |
            |  Box 1  |  Box 2  |  Box 3  |  Box 4  |  Box 5  |  Box 6  |
            |_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|
              Player1   Player1   Player1   Player2   Player2   Player2
             Low Punch   Block   Low Kick  Low Punch   Block   Low Kick
    
    Kode  #1:  111-111  "Free Weapon"
               One weapon drops onto the center of the stage.
    Kode  #2:  100-100  "Throwing Disabled"
               No throws or bone-breakers.
    Kode  #3:  444-444  "Armed and Dangerous"
               Start off with your weapons in your hands.
    Kode  #4:  666-666  "Silent Kombat"
               No background music.
    Kode  #5:  050-050  "Explosive Kombat"
               Last hit causes loser to explode.
    Kode  #6:  222-222  "Random Weapons"
               Start with another weapon at random, rather than default.
    Kode  #7:  123-123  "No Power ??"
               Start off with just a bit of energy above "DANGER" level.
    Kode  #8:  555-555  "Many Weapons"
               Weapons drop all over the stage.
    Kode  #9:  333-333  "Randper Kombat"
               Randomly change into other characters.
    Kode #10:  001-001  "Unlimited Run"
               Get an unlimited Run meter
    Kode #11:  002-002  "Weapon Kombat"
               Both players never drop their weapons.
    Kode #12:  010-010  "Disable Maximum Damage"
               No Maximum Damage limit for Combos
    Kode #13:  012-012  "Noob Saibot Mode"
               Does nothing (at least for now).
    Kode #14:  020-020  "Red Rain"
               Rain blood in the Mountains stage.
    Kode #15:  ???-???  "??"
               ??
    Kode #16:  110-110  "??"
               No Throws and Maximum Damage Combo Limit
    Kode #17:  011-011  "??"
               Play at Goro's Lair Stage
    Kode #18:  022-022  "??"
               Play at The Furnace (?) Stage
    Kode #19:  033-033  "??"
               Play at Elder Gods (?) Stage
    Kode #20:  044-044  "??"
               Play at The Tomb (?) Stage
    Kode #21:  055-055  "??"
               Play at The Mountains (?) Stage
    Kode #22:  066-066  "??"
               Play at Reptile's (?) Stage
    Kode #23:  101-101  "...Shaolin Temple"
               Play at The Shaolin Temple Stage
    Kode #24:  202-202  "??"
               Play at The Living Forest Stage
    Kode #25:  303-303  "...The Prison"
               Play at The Prison Stage
    
                       ########################################
    -------------------## Section 10 : ARCADE HARDWARE SPECS ##-------------------
                       ########################################
    
           A lot of the information presented in this section are from the
                   Mortal Kombat 4 Revision 3 Conversion Kit Manual.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [10.01]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                              Main Processor                               *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
                                    __________________________________
       Texas Instruments TMS320C40 | The 'C40 CPU is a 32-BIT Digital |
           Central Processing Unit | Signal Processor (DSP) optimized |
                                   | for parallel processing.  Up to  |
                                   | 30MIPS/60MFLOPS with an I/O      |
                                   | Bandwidth of 384MB/sec.  It      |
                                   | features 2 memory interfaces     |
                                   | (Global and Local) each with a   |
                                   | 32-BIT Data Bus and Address bus, |
                                   | providing an address reach of    |
                                   | 16GB unified memory space.       |
                                   | 4K on-chip RAM, 512K instruction |
                                   | cache, bootloader.  In a 325-pin |
                                   | CPGA Package.                    |
                                   |__________________________________|
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [10.02]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                               Co-Processor                                *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
                                    __________________________________
       Texas Instruments TMS320C40 | An on-chip Direct Memory Access  |
          On-Chip DMA Co-Processor | Co-Processor.  Transfers blocks  |
                                   | of data by maximizing sustained  |
                                   | CPU performance and alleviating  |
                                   | the CPU of burdensome I/O duties.|
                                   | Features 6 DMA Channels and a    |
                                   | special split mode supporting 12 |
                                   | channels.  Seperate internal DMA |
                                   | address and data bus supports    |
                                   | concurrent CPU and DMA co-proc   |
                                   | operation with DMA transfers at  |
                                   | the same rate as the CPU.        |
                                   |__________________________________|
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [10.03]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                             Graphics Hardware                             *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
                                    __________________________________
                       Midway Zeus | Midway's proprietary 3D graphics |
         Proprietary Graphics Chip | hardware.  Zeus is capable of    |
                                   | displaying 1.2 Million quads per |
                                   | second.                          |
                                   |__________________________________|
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [10.04]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                              Sound Hardware                               *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
                                    __________________________________
                        Midway DCS | Midway's proprietary Digital     |
          Proprietary Sound System | Compression Sound system.        |
                                   | 4 Channels of 16-BIT digital     |
                                   | audio output at a 31.2KHz        |
                                   | sampling rate, with independent  |
                                   | control of the volume, looping,  |
                                   | and playback of each channel.    |
                                   | Controlled by an Analog Devices  |
                                   | ADSP-2105 Digital Signal Proc    |
                                   | running at 40MHz / 10MIPS.       |
                                   | Decompresses compressed digital  |
                                   | audio recordings on-the-fly.     |
                                   |__________________________________|
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [10.05]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                            DIP Switch Settings                            *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
         The DIP Switch Settings shown below are for Revision 3 of the game.
    
    Factory Default for All Switches is Set to OFF.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    DIP Switch 1 (SW1)
     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8    Option
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Off                               Fatalities
    On                                No Fatalities
        Off                           Blood
        On                            No Blood
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    DIP Switch 2 (SW2)
     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8    Option
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Off                               DIP Switch Coinage
    On                                CMOS Coinage
                                     [Coin Settings]
        Off Off Off                   USA 1      Ger.1      Fr.1
        On  Off Off                   USA 2      Ger.2      Fr.2
        Off On  Off                   USA 3      Ger.3      Fr.3
        On  On  Off                   USA 4      Ger.4      Fr.4
        Off Off On                    USA ECA    Ger.ECA    Fr.ECA
        On  Off On                    USA 9      N/A        N/A
        Off On  On                    USA 11     N/A        N/A
        On  On  On                    Free Play
                                     [Country]
                    Off Off           USA
                    On  Off           Germany
                    Off On            France
                    On  On            Not Used
                                     [Test Switch]
                                Off   Game Mode
                                On    Test Mode
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [10.06]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 Test Mode                                 *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
         All of the game audits, adjustments, and diagnostics are options of the
    Main Menu.  Each option, in turn has its own menu that lists several choices
    that you may act upon as desired.
    
         To open the following menu, use either the "Begin Test" switch on the
    coin door, or set DIP Switch 2 (SW2) #8 to ON (you must switch it back to
    off when you're finished with the test mode).
    
         Use either joystick to mode the cursor up and down the menu screen.
    Notice that the options are highlighted in sequence.  Press any button on
    the control panel to open a highlighted option.
    
    ** Options on the Main Menu **
      ________________________
     |    Diagnostics Tests   | 
     |    Coin Bookkeeping    |
     |    Game Audits         |
     |    Game Adjustments    |
     |    Utilities           |
     |    System Info         |
     |    Volume Adjustment   |
     |    Exit to Game Over   |
     |________________________|
    
     Diagnostics Test
         Use this menu to test the buttons, DIP Switches, System components,
         Sound System, Monitor, CPU, and coin counter.
    
     Coin Bookkeeping
         The Coin Bookkeeping Table records the coin box totals and the game
         play counters.
    
     Game Audits
         Two pages of information, including the number of times each character
         has been chosen, hours game was on, hours played with 1 player, hours
         played with 2 players, total plays, 1 player continues, 2 player
         continues, and burn-in loops successfully completed.
    
     Game Adjustments
         The game adjustments allows the operator to customize the game.  Options
         include Standard Pricing, Custom Pricing, Mechanical Counters, Bill
         Validator, Free Play, Game Difficulty, and Attract Mode sounds.
    
     Utilities
         The Utilities Menu allows the operator to clear the game's bookkeeping
         memory (Credits, Coin Counters, Game Audits, High Scores, Adjustments)
         as well as set all back to factory defaults, and set the Time and Date.
    
     System Information
         The System Information screen gives the operator permanent information
         concerning the individual game, including the Game Serial Number, Game
         Type, Date of Manufacture, Game Code Version, Game Code Compiled (date),
         Diagnostic Code Version, Disk ASIC U11 Version, System Date, and the
         System Time.
    
     Volume Adjustment
         The volume adjust feature allows the operator to determine the sound
         and music level of the game.  The menu includes Master Volume, Attract
         Mode Volume, and Minimum Volume, each controlled using a red bar.
    
     Exit to Game Over
         Takes you back to the game's attract mode.  Note: If you used the DIP
         Switch to enter the Test Mode, you must switch it back to Off before
         you can return to the Attract Mode.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [10.07]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                               The ROM Chips                               *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
         There are ten sound/image ROM chips on the Mortal Kombat 4 PCB.
    
                   Designation     Part Number       Description
                   -----------     -----------       -----------
                       U3         5341-15346-01   Masked Sound ROM or
                                  A-5343-40061-1  Sound EPROM
                       U4         5341-15346-02   Masked Sound ROM or
                                  A-5343-40061-2  Sound EPROM
                       U5         5341-15346-03   Masked Sound ROM or
                                  A-5343-40061-3  Sound EPROM
                       U12        5341-15346-04   Masked Image ROM or
                                  A-5343-40061-4  Image EPROM
                       U13        5341-15346-05   Masked Image ROM or
                                  A-5343-40061-5  Image EPROM
                       U14        5341-15346-06   Masked Image ROM or
                                  A-5343-40061-6  Image EPROM
                       U15        5341-15346-07   Masked Image ROM or
                                  A-5343-40061-7  Image EPROM
                       U2         A-5343-40061-10 Sound EPROM
                       U10        A-5343-40061-11 Image EPROM
                       U11        A-5343-40061-12 Image EPROM
    
                       #####################################
    -------------------## Section 11 : INTERNET RESOURCES ##----------------------
                       #####################################
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [11.01]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                           World Wide Web Sites                            *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    The Realm of Mortal Kombat - The Leading Source of MK News
     Maintained By Greesman, TetterkeT, and The IceMaster
     URL - http://mk.hotweird.com/
    
    The Mortal Kombat Saga : How it All Unfolded - The Full Story
     Maintained By The IceMaster
     URL - http://www.icemaster.org/mksaga/
    
    The Official Mortal Kombat 4 World Wide Web Site
     Maintained By Kevin Day
     URL - http://www.mk4.com/
    
    The Mortal Kombat 4 Character Pages
     Maintained By David Michicich
     URL - http://www.mk4.com/mikicic/
    
    Noob Saibot's Outworld
     Maintained By Ed Boon
     URL - http://www.noob.com/
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [11.02]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                        File Transfer Protocol Sites                       *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    The MK4 Weekly FAQ FTP Archive
     Maintained By The IceMaster
     Server - mk.hotweird.com
     Directory - /pub/weeklyfaq/
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [11.03]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                             USENET Newsgroups                             *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
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     alt.games.mk
    
                    ############################################
    ----------------## Section 12 : MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION ##------------------
                    ############################################
    
    ** What type of storage medium is MK4 using? **
         MK4 uses EPROM (Eraseable Programmable Read-Only Memory) chips.  The
    team picked them over a hard drive, which was used in most of the recent
    Midway games, or any other storage medium, because EPROMs load much faster
    and are less expensive.
    
    ** What type of imaging techniques were used in MK4? **
         The characters in MK4 were modelled on a PC using LightWave.  The
    animations are motion-captured and their textures are digital video grabbed
    in the studio and touched up by artist Dave Michicich.  The stages are
    built by a few members of the development team, using LightWave as well.
    
    ** Is Sub-Zero a swap of Scorpion? **
         No.  As much as these two ninjas may look alike due to the fact
    that they are both ninjas, they are NOT palette swaps in MK4.  Palette
    swapping is an artist's technique, altering the colors of an image.  Simular
    design is not swapping.  The male ninjas in MK1/MKII/UMK3/MKT were all swaps
    of Scorpion, but just as an image of a Nintendo 64 console is not a "swap"
    of an image of a SuperNES, MK4's Sub-Zero is not a "swap" of MK4's Scorpion.
    See Scorpion and Sub-Zero's descriptions in their Kombatants sections for
    details on each ninja's designs.
    
    ** Does MK4 use the "DigitalSkin" technique? **
         No.  DigitalSkin was necessary for War Gods because it made models look
    more realistic when they consist of as low as around 800 polygons, which was
    around the number of polygons that War Gods' characters were made of.  To
    give you an idea of the difference between WG models and MK4 models, each
    character in MK4 is made up of around 3,000 polygons -- that makes them
    appear to be complete organic-looking people rather than the "polygon look"
    with seams.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [12.01]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                         Arcade ROM Revision History                       *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
         This is NOT the official list of changes to each ROM revision.  There
    were also a few BETA revisions prior to 1.0 that are not listed here, they
    were at the road tour stops during the summer of 1997.
    
     Revision 1.0 - First Nationwide Release
         * Game still incomplete; buggy
         * No bosses
         * No stories and endings yet
         * Intro to MK4 by Raiden added
         * Noob Saibot moved to being hidden, Jarek in his place
    
     Revision 2.0 - Second Nationwide Release
         * Game Complete; much less buggy
         * Moves changed and some added
         * Jax, Reiko, and Cage added to center of the select grid
         * Shinnok is now the boss
         * Interactive backgrounds -- can pick up/throw objects
         * Sidesteps added
         * New winning poses, bone breakers, and some modified designs
    
     Revision 2.1
         * Fixes the infamous "down bug"
    
     Revision 3.0 - Third Nationwide Release
         * Bugs Fixed (Including the fact that you can no longer do moves on
           Shinnok during his death animation)
         * New Fatalities for All Characters
         * New Ceiling Spikes Stage Fatal for Goro's Lair
         * New Spiked Balls in Reptile's Stage
         * New Kombat Kodes
         * New Moves
         * Kai has Quan Chi's Ghurka Kukhri Weapon
         * Quan Chi has a new Mace Staff Weapon
         * Johnny Cage has a new Large Scimatar Sword
         * Johnny Cage has a new Bullet Kick Bonebreaker
         * Expanded and Modified Combo System
         * Subtitles on Endings
         * Improved AI
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [12.02]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [12.03]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                       Where to Find Mortal Kombat 4                       *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
         Mortal Kombat 4 Revision 3 can now be found all across the continent of
    North America.  Check your local arcade, sports bar, or any other place where
    arcade games are found in your area.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [12.04]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                          The Arcade Design Team                           *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    ** PROGRAMMERS **
    Ed Boon (Lead Programming) .............................. edboon@home.com
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    ** GRAPHICS **
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    John Vogel (Motion Capture, 3D) ................... jonvogel@enteract.com
    
    ** SOUND **
    Dan Forden (Music and Sound Effects) .................... cavedan@aol.com
    
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    --------------------## Section 13 : CHARACTER ENDINGS ##----------------------
                        ####################################
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [13.01]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                    Kai                                    *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Raiden: You fought well, Kai.  You are now a true Shaolin Warrior.
    Kai: Thanks, Raiden.  But I am not interested in becoming a Shaolin Warrior
         anymore.  I've got too many of my own problems to deal with.
    Raiden: What will you do next?
    Kai: I don't know... Wander the earth, search for my soul.  That kind of
         thing...
     [Raiden gives Kai his Lightning Staff.]
    Raiden: Well, perhaps you could use this on your journey.
    Kai: Your Lightning Staff?
    Raiden: It holds the power of Thunder and Lightning.  Wield it wisely, for it
         can show you the way to immortality.
    Kai: Thank you, Raiden.  I will not fail.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [13.02]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                  Raiden                                   *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Elder God: Raiden, for many ages you have protected the Earth Realm from the
         forces of evil.  You have earned your place among us.  Before your
         dissention into the Patheon of Elder Gods, you must choose your sucessor
         to protect your earth.
    Raiden: With the aid of Earth's mortals, I have once again managed to defeat
         Shinnok and his minions.  I choose Fujin.  He will guide the mortals of
         earth as they move into the next millenium.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [13.03]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                  Shinnok                                  *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
     [Raiden floats helplessly in the air as Shinnok stands beneath him.]
    Shinnok: For millions of years, I suffered in the bowels of the Netherealm.
         You, Thunder God, are responsible for my suffering.  Now the pitious
         mortals of Earth will pay for my grievance.
    Raiden: You turned against your fellow Elder Gods.  You betrayed your title.
         You deserve much worse.
    Shinnok: But it's too late, Raiden.  I win!  With the other elder gods out of
         the way, I will take my rightful place as ruler of all eternity.  I can
         already feel the power surging from within!
    Raiden: You're mad!
    Shinnok: Farewell, Thunder God!
     [Shinnok laughs at Raiden and raises his hands and uses lightning to cause
     Raiden to explode.]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [13.04]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 Liu Kang                                  *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Liu Kang: The war is over.  I once again defended my title as Champion of
         Mortal Kombat, and defended the realm of earth.  I have failed to save
         the realm of Edenia.  In doing so, I have also lost Kitana, forever...
     [Portal opens and Kitana appears.]
    Liu Kang: Kitana?
    Kitana: Yes, Liu Kang.  It is I.
    Liu Kang: I thought you were gonna...
    Kitana (interrupting): With Shinnok's destruction, you have not only saved
         the earth, but you have saved my own realm.  For that, I can never repay
         you.
    Liu Kang: Knowing you survived is all I need.
    Kitana: As heir to the throne of my realm, I offer you the chance to rule at
         my side, as King of Edenia, forever.
    Liu Kang: I... cannot accept your offer.  I belong here on earth as Champion
         of Mortal Kombat.
    Kitana: Then, I wish you good luck, Liu Kang... on all your journeys.
    Liu Kang: Goodbye, Princess Kitana.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [13.05]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                  Reptile                                  *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
     [Reptile kneels before Quan Chi.]
    Reptile: Quan Chi... I have served the lord Shinnok well in the destruction
         of Earth's Warriors...
    Quan Chi: Yes, we are most appreciative of your efforts.
    Reptile: Now I wish to return in time to my home world, before it was
         destroyed in the hands of Shao Kahn.  As the new ruler supreme of all
         reality, Shinnok alone has the power to grant me this wish...
    Quan Chi: How dare you make such a perpetuous request of your lord and
         master?!
    Reptile: It is a simple request for one of such great power...
    Quan Chi: It's also not worth his attention.
    Reptile: I demand it!  If it was not for warriors such as myself, his attack
         against Raiden's forces would have failed.
    Quan Chi: Perhaps you shall convey your feelings to Shinnok himself.
    Reptile: WHAT?!
     [Shinnok teleports onto the surface and holds Reptile up by the neck.]
    Shinnok: Infidel!  You are in no position to demand anything!  I can kill you
         with a mere thought!
    Reptile: We had a DEAL!
    Shinnok: A deal?!  I am not a god of my word, Reptile!  All deals are OFF!
     [Shinnok causes Reptile to explode, pieces of him hit the camera.]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [13.06]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 Scorpion                                  *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Scorpion: I deafeated you, Sub-Zero.  I have avenged the death of my family
         and clan.  Now my soul can finally rest...
    Sub-Zero: Your soul will never rest, Scorpion.  The Lin Kuei may have been
         responsible for your murder, but your family's true killer still remains
         free.
    Scorpion: If you are not the murderer, then who is?
     [Quan Chi appears.]
    Quan Chi: I am the one you seek.  To defeat my nemesis, Sub-Zero, I needed
         the power of a specter.  You've done my bidding well, Scorpion.  But now
         I must return you to the Netherealm.
     [Quan Chi opens a portal into the Netherealm.]
    Scorpion: NEVER!
     [Scorpion takes Quan Chi with him.]
    Quan Chi: NO!!!
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [13.07]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                    Jax                                    *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
     [Sonya is standing with Jarek.]
    Sonya: It's over, Jarek, Shinnok is dead.  The good guys won.  You're coming
         back with me.
    Jarek: Never, Sonya!  I agreed to help defeat Shinnok, not turn myself in to
         the Special Forces!  The Black Dragon lives on!
     [Jarek walks toward Sonya, she begins backing away from him.
     WIDE SHOT AND CRESENDO: They are atop a high cliff with Sonya backed to the
     edge.]
    Sonya: The Black Dragon died with Kano.  You're the last one, Jarek.
    Jarek: NEVER!
     [Jarek attacks Sonya.  She dodges and Jarek falls over the cliff.  Sonya
     takes out her radio.]
    Sonya: Come in, Major Briggs.  This is Lt. Sonya Blade...
     [Jarek is climbing up from the edge of the cliff, he grabs Sonya's leg and
     tosses her over.  Camera zooms up on the radio lying on the ground.]
    Jax: Sonya?!  This is Major Briggs!  Come in...  Sonya, this is Jax!  Are you
         there?
     [Jarek steps on the radio, laughs, and begins to walk away from the scene.
     Jax then appears in person.]
    Jax: Going somewhere, Jarek?
     [WIDE SHOT: Jax holds Jarek by his neck.]
    Jarek: JAX!  But I thought you were...
    Jax: Thought I was what?  Dead?  Like my partner you just dropped off the
         cliff?
     [Jax walks toward the edge of the cliff.  OVERHEAD SHOT:  Jax holds Jarek
     over the cliff.]
    Jarek: I... I'm sorry, Jax!  Wait!  Don't drop me!
    Jax: Wait?
    Jarek: I promise...
    Jax: Too late, Jarek!
    Jarek: You can't drop me!  You have to uphold the law!  You have to arrest
         me!  Wait!  Wait!  This is BRUTALITY!  You can't do it!
    Jax: Wrong, Jarek.  This is not a Brutality.  This is a FATALITY!
     [Jax releases Jarek over the cliff.]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [13.08]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                   Reiko                                   *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
     [A portal opens, leading into the Netherealm.  Reiko runs through it.]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [13.09]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                   Cage                                    *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
     [Johnny Cage walks up to a podium at an Awards ceremony.  Crowd cheers.]
    Cage: Wow!  I don't know what to say!  I guess I should start by thanking all
         my fans out there!
     [More cheering.]
    Cage: But that's enough of the mushy stuff.  I mean let's get real here, huh?
         When am I gonna get some REAL competition?
     [Silence.]
    Cage: Come on, don't get silent now.  Where are all the cheers?
     [Crowd starts booing.]
    Cage: Hey wait a minute!  I'm your Number One guy!  
     [Crowd is Booing and starts throwing things at Cage.]
    Someone in The Crowd: You SUCK!
    Cage: I'm gonna remember this!  Ow!  Hey, Come on!  Ow!  I saw that, Arnold!
         ... Hey cut it out! ...
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [13.10]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                   Jarek                                   *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
     [Sonya is standing with Jarek.]
    Sonya: It's over, Jarek, Shinnok is dead.  The good guys won.  You're coming
         back with me.
    Jarek: Never, Sonya!  I agreed to help defeat Shinnok, not turn myself in to
         the Special Forces!  The Black Dragon lives on!
     [Jarek walks toward Sonya, she begins backing away from him.
     WIDE SHOT AND CRESENDO: They are atop a high cliff with Sonya backed to the
     edge.]
    Sonya: The Black Dragon died with Kano.  You're the last one, Jarek.
    Jarek: NEVER!
     [Jarek attacks Sonya.  She dodges and Jarek falls over the cliff.  Sonya
     takes out her radio.]
    Sonya: Come in, Major Briggs.  This is Lt. Sonya Blade...
     [Jarek is climbing up from the edge of the cliff, he grabs Sonya's leg and
     tosses her over.  Camera zooms up on the radio lying on the ground.]
    Jax: Sonya?!  This is Major Briggs!  Come in...  Sonya, this is Jax!  Are you
         there?
     [Jarek steps on the radio, laughs, and walks away from the scene.]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [13.11]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                   Tanya                                   *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Tanya: Follow me, Liu Kang.  Raiden has asked that I lead you to him.
    Liu Kang: What about the others?
    Tanya: He has something special planned for them.
     [Liu Kang enters the Furnace room with Quan Chi and Shinnok, gate closes.]
    Liu Kang: Tanya, what's going on?
    Tanya: *laughs* I don't know what Kitana saw in you... Can't you see, Liu
           Kang?  This is a trap!
    Liu Kang: What?!
    Quan Chi: Welcome, Shaolin Warrior.  Your thunder god is beaten, earth's
              warriors destroyed.  We obliterated the forces of light.  Do you
              wish to beg the mercy of your new master, the lord Shinnok?
    Liu Kang: Never, sorcerer!
     [Liu Kang performs a flying kick toward Shinnok but is blown up by him.]
    Quan Chi: Fool.  *laughs*
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [13.12]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                   Fujin                                   *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
     [Fujin stands before the face of an elder god.]
    Fujin: Our forces of light have defeated Shinnok.  Now, I must return to my
         duties as earth's God of Wind.
    Elder: You have served your elders well, Fujin.  But we have a new mission
         for you.
     [Raiden appears.]
    Fujin: Raiden?
    Raiden: Our battle with Shinnok's forces is over.  I must move on to my new
         position as an elder god.  And you, Fujin, you must take my former
         position as protector of Earth.
    Fujin: Raiden, it will be my honor to succeed you.
    Raiden: Take special care of the mortals of earth, they are a great people
         but have the ability to self-destruct.  Be patient, and offer your
         wisdom as guidance.
    Fujin: Farewell, Thunder God.  I will not fail you.
    Raiden: That is why I picked you.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [13.13]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 Sub-Zero                                  *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
    Sub-Zero: The battle is finished. Your quest for vengeance is over, Scorpion.
    Scorpion: You cannot kill a dead man... You have defeated my physical form,
         but my soul is eternal.  You will pay for the massacre of my clan and
         family.
     [Quan Chi runs in behind Sub-Zero, and knocks him down.]
    Quan Chi: Well done, Sub-Zero.  Like your brother before you, you have served
         my purposes well...
    Sub-Zero: I serve no-one!  Not the Lin Kuei, and not you!
     [Quan steps on Sub-Zero's torso.]
    Quan Chi: Scorpion agreed to fight for us, in exchange for freedom from the
         Netherealm, but you had no intention of fulfilling.  By killing him you
         have saved us the trouble, both you and Scorpion were pawns for Shinnok.
     [Scorpion lifts Quan Chi.]
    Quan Chi: SCORPION!!!
     [Quan Chi explodes.]
    Scorpion: Our battle is finished, you are now free from my curse.  Live well,
         Lin Kuei warrior.
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [13.14]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 Quan Chi                                  *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
     [Shinnok stands with Quan Chi.]
    Shinnok: As payment for your loyal services, Quan Chi, I grant you the gift
         of your existence.
    Quan Chi: My existence?
    Shinnok: Understand, sorcerer, I consume all energies, including the life
         forces of all that live.  But I shall spare you.
    Quan Chi: If it weren't for me, you would still be a tortured soul rotting in
         the pits of the Netherealm.
    Shinnok: You dare question ME?!
    Quan Chi: I do more than question you, Shinnok.  I CHALLENGE YOU!
    Shinnok: Then you shall DIE!
     [Shinnok fires a projectile at Quan Chi, that hits him without making a
     scratch.]
    Shinnok: WHAT!?!
    Quan Chi: Your powers are useless against me!
    Shinnok: How can this be?!
     [Quan Chi takes out the real amulet.]
    Quan Chi: I am in possession of your royal sacred amulet.  Years ago I
         delivered to you an exact duplicate, while I retained the original.  I
         even fooled Raiden.  Now, I am ruler supreme!  And you, elder god, are
         finished!
    Shinnok: NO!!
     [Quan Chi fires a projectile back at Shinnok, using the power of the real
     amulet.  It causes Shinnok to explode on contact.]
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [13.15]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                   Sonya                                   *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
     [Sonya is standing with Jarek.]
    Sonya: It's over, Jarek, Shinnok is dead.  The good guys won.  You're coming
         back with me.
    Jarek: Never, Sonya!  I agreed to help defeat Shinnok, not turn myself in to
         the Special Forces!  The Black Dragon lives on!
     [Jarek walks toward Sonya, she begins backing away from him.
     WIDE SHOT AND CRESENDO: They are atop a high cliff with Sonya backed to the
     edge.]
    Sonya: The Black Dragon died with Kano.  You're the last one, Jarek.
    Jarek: NEVER!
     [Jarek attacks Sonya.  She dodges and Jarek falls over the cliff.  Sonya
     takes out her radio.]
    Sonya: Come in, Major Briggs.  This is Lt. Sonya Blade, over.
    Jax: Sonya, glad to hear you're alive.
    Sonya: You actually sound happy to hear from me, Jax.  Things got boring?
    Jax: Not since you followed Liu Kang into the Netherealm.
    Sonya: Well it's over now, I'm returning to base.  10-4, Jax.
    
                            ##########################
    ------------------------## Section 14 : THE END ##----------------------------
                            ##########################
    
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [14.01]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  [14.02]  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                 Game Over                                 *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    
         When a player loses, the character is shown falling down a seemingly
    endless "well".  When the counter reaches 0 (if it does,) the character
    continues to fall for a moment, until the camera switches to a roughly
    45 degree angled view of the falling kombatant.
         The character then hits a blood-stained bed of jagged metal black spikes
    at the bottom of the well and two puddles of fresh red blood poors out from
    underneath him/her "Resident Evil-style".
                                     GAME OVER
    
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