This is a list of characters from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series produced by Midway Games and the games in which they appear. The series takes place in a fictional universe composed of six realms, which were created by the Elder Gods. The Elder Gods created a fighting tournament called Mortal Kombat to reduce the wars between the realms.
The first Mortal Kombat game introduces a tournament in which the Earthrealm can be destroyed if it loses once again. The Earthrealm warriors manage to defeat the champion and the host , but this leads Shang Tsung to search for other ways to destroy Earthrealm. Since then, every game features a new villain who wishes to conquer the realms, breaking the rules of Mortal Kombat. By Mortal Kombat: Deception, most of the playable characters had been killed by Shang Tsung and , but by Mortal Kombat: Armageddon all of them return.
Baraka is the leader of the fictional horde known as the Tarkatan working for Shao Kahn and is responsible for leading the attack against Liu Kang's Shaolin temples. He helps Kahn in making Earthrealm come to Outworld in order to start a tournament against them, but they would later be defeated. During Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Baraka has no affiliation but by Mortal Kombat Gold, he joins forces with the sorcerer and the army of to conquer Edenia, but they are defeated by Earthrealm warriors. At the time of Mortal Kombat: Deception, Baraka allies with the risen Dragon King, , in whose strength he has great faith. Freeing from her prison, Baraka recruits her to Onaga's ranks. She poses as Princess Kitana, using her position to misdirect the Edenian forces into combat against the Tarkatan raiding parties well away from Onaga. This is intended to give the Dragon King the time he needs to complete his schemes.
Baraka also appears as a boss in Shaolin Monks which retells the story from MK II. In Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Baraka supports the Mortal Kombat Universe against the DC Universe.
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