Making his official debut as one of the original seven playable characters in 1992's Mortal Kombat, Raiden is one of the central characters of the franchise. Jeffrey Meek as Raiden Jeffrey William Meek (born on February 11, 1959) is an American actor who played the dual roles of Raiden and Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat: Conquest. Disney dropped new trailers for "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," "Loki," and a first look at the new Star Wars series, "Andor.". Raiden sent the Briggs to find Kronika's crown at Shang Tsung's palace, but ended up failure while learning that the reluctant older Jax is manipulated by Kronika into joining her scheme. Raiden appears in the Mortal Kombat comic books in his usual role as the guide and mentor of the Earthrealm warriors. He later challenges Sub-Zero to a fight and later the enraged Captain Marvel, who tells him to leave. #mortal kombat #mk #raiden #lord raiden #mortal kombat conquest #jeffrey meek #the god of thunder #thunder god #best of the day #mk11 #mortal kombat 11. A Northern California native, Jeff Meek is the youngest of four children. When Kronika causes the time merger between the past and future, Dark Raiden disappeared and his still incorruptible time-displaced past counterpart appeared instead as one of the time-displaced warriors who are brought by Kronika, took place after the near end ninth game's Mortal Kombat II tournament where his fellow time-displaced warrior Kung Lao defeated both Deadly Alliance's Quan Chin and Shang Tsung in past timeline. However, with Liu Kang again uniting Earthrealm's warriors, Raiden's Forces of Light emerged successful. The two Tophers (played by different actors) have an amusing phone conversation. Raiden charged four gods with guarding the amulet — the gods of Wind (Fujin), Fire, Earth and Water. The reanimated corpse of Liu Kang was now the enforcer of Raiden's will and he sent it on a mission to wreak havoc on those he believed did harm to Earthrealm. In return, Raiden agreed to hunt and eliminate Taven for Kahn, so that he could claim Blaze's godlike power for himself. Kung Lao is aided by ex-bodyguard Siro (Daniel Bernhardt) and ex-thief Taja (Kristanna Loken), with the God of Thunder Raiden (Jeffrey Meek) acting as their mentor. [26], Sindel • Skarlet • Smoke • Sonya Blade • Stryker • Sub-Zero. He also played the dual roles of Raiden and Shao Kahn in the TNT series, Mortal Kombat: Conquest. A fight scene he was planned to have with Sheeva was included in the shooting script, but it was eventually cut from the film; Raiden instead fought a pair of Reptile clones while Sheeva died after being crushed by a falling cage. As an immortal, he thinks in terms of eternity rather than normal human lifespans and his memories date back to the beginning of time itself. Taja-Kristanna Loken. [21] In 2010, UGO ranked "baby Raiden" as the cutest Babality. The Friendship was changed in the Nintendo 64 version of Mortal Kombat Trilogy after Raiden became a playable character in that game. Jeffrey Meek played Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Konquest. Even if his mortal form is destroy… - Dorkly Toplist", "The Coolest Helmets and Headgear in Video Games", "Video Game Hats: The 17 Best Pieces of Headwear in Gaming", "The 17 Best Fatalities from Mortal Kombat 1 & 9 :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste", "Top 10 Fighting Characters Of All Time | We Do Games", The 50 Most Dominant Fighting Game Characters, https://ultimatepopculture.fandom.com/wiki/Raiden_(Mortal_Kombat)?oldid=101851. The sorcerer Quan Chi offers him a large jade amulet of unknown origin that would restore his powers. Unlike his film and game incarnations, this Raiden is far more upbeat, with a sarcastic personality making him less aloof toward humans. He commands many supernatural abilities such as teleportation, flight, and control of the elements. He has appeared as a playable character in every fighting installment with the exception of Mortal Kombat 3 and its upgrade, and was among the eleven characters to represent the franchise in the crossover title Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Siro-Daniel Bernhardt. Raiden was a regular in the 1996 animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm and was voiced by Clancy Brown (who had risen to fame portraying Christopher Lambert's nemesis in the 1986 movie Highlander). And Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa did n't return as Raiden in the subsequent installment, Mortal Kombat Trilogy Raiden. Emerged victorious, but due to his supernatural abilities, such as teleportation, flight, Raiden. 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