Based on the popular video games by the same title. Every generation, a tournament is held for the defense of Earth. If we lose ten tournaments, the forces of Outworld take over. We've lost nine, so it's up to three three fighters (Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, and Johnny Cage) to save the world. That's all fine and dandy, but these fighters need to get past their own insecurities and character flaws in order to succeed. To guide them through this journey of self-discovery and major ass-kicking is the Lightening God, Rayden.