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Encyclopedia > Black Dragon (Mortal Kombat)
The Black Dragon

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Place of Origin Earthrealm
Foundation Before Mortal Kombat
Founder Morihei Ueshiba (fictional)
Current status Active
Known members Current:
Kabal
Kira
Kobra
Kano
Jarek
Former:
Tasia
Tremor
No Face
Alignment Evil
Goals Current:
Anarchy
Former:
Profit
Allies Havik
Enemies Red Dragon
Special Forces

The Black Dragon is a faction in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. Earthrealm (Mortal Kombat: Deception) In the Mortal Kombat video game series, Earthrealm is the name that is most frequently used for Earth. ... Mortal Kombat was the first entry in the famous Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway, released in arcades in 1992. ... Morihei Ueshiba Morihei Ueshiba (植芝盛平 Ueshiba Morihei, December 14th, 1883 - April 26, 1969) was a famous martial artist and founder of aikido. ... Kabal is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ... Kira is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ... Kobra is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ... Kano is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ... Jarek is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ... This is a list of minor characters from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series and related media, of varying canonicity. ... This is a list of minor characters from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series and related media, of varying canonicity. ... This is a list of minor characters from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series and related media, of varying canonicity. ... Havik is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ... Red Dragon Story In the Mortal Kombat series, the Red Dragon clan has existed for centuries and had a code system and used fighting styles to carry out their operations. ... The Special Forces is a fictional Government organization within the Mortal Kombat universe. ... Mortal Kombat (commonly abbreviated MK) is a popular series of fighting games created originally by the Midway Games company. ... Screenshot of Kung Fu Master (1984, Irem). ...

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About the Black Dragon

According to legend, the Black Dragon split from its parent organization, the Red Dragon in 1947 and was founded by Morihei Ueshiba, who also fathered the martial art of Aikido. The reason the Black Dragon was founded was a deep-rooted discontent with the strict codes of honor and stealth that pervaded the Red Dragon. Red Dragon Story In the Mortal Kombat series, the Red Dragon clan has existed for centuries and had a code system and used fighting styles to carry out their operations. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Morihei Ueshiba Morihei Ueshiba (植芝盛平 Ueshiba Morihei, December 14th, 1883 - April 26, 1969) was a famous martial artist and founder of aikido. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Aikido is a modern Japanese budō, developed by Morihei Ueshiba between the 1920s and the 1960s. ...


History

While the Black Dragon garnered notoriety around the world, the Red Dragon marked every renegade for death, and the United States government formed the Special Forces to deal with their activities. In the events leading up to the first Mortal Kombat tournament, Kano and his Black Dragon gang lured Sonya Blade and her unit to Shang Tsung's island. Though Sonya was at a severe disadvantage with her unit massacred and forced to compete in the tournament held there, the tournament would also be the beginning of the end of the Black Dragon's current incarnation. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Special Forces is a fictional Government organization within the Mortal Kombat universe. ... Kano is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ... Sonya Blade is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat fighting games series. ... Shang Tsung (last name pronounced sung) is a video game character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ...


After the tournament, Shang Tsung fled to Outworld, taking both Sonya and Kano captive to appease Shao Kahn and to lure the other Earthrealm warriors to Outworld to compete in a second tournament. During this tournament, Jax rescued them both, but Kano soon escaped back into Outworld. He was able to convince Shao Kahn to spare his life in exchange for his assistance in training Outworld's army how to use modern weapons. Through deceit and trickery, he even made it to general after Kahn's foiled invasion of Earth, feigning death. At this time the Black Dragon had fallen apart, with most notable members arrested, disappeared, turned away from criminal life (such as Kabal), or simply killed. Outworld (Mortal Kombat: Deception). ... Shao Kahn is a boss and recurring playable character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ... Earthrealm (Mortal Kombat: Deception) In the Mortal Kombat video game series, Earthrealm is the name that is most frequently used for Earth. ... Major Jackson Briggs, better known as Jax, is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ... A General is an officer of high military rank. ... Kabal is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ...


The Red Dragon was persisent in eradicating all those who had once belonged to the Black Dragon, however. When the Deadly Alliance assumed power over Outworld, Mavado, one of the Red Dragon's operatives, defeated the swordsman Kenshi for them, and in exchange was given the opportunity to fight Kano, although it's unclear whether or not this transpired. Reportedly, he had already killed Kabal in combat. But unknown to him, Kabal was saved from the brink of death by Chaosrealm cleric Havik. Though Kabal had renounced his life of crime, Havik was able to rekindle his anarchist ideals. After taking revenge on Mavado, Kabal reforged the Black Dragon more as an ideological than a purely criminal organization, and vowed to learn from its past mistakes. Together with his two new recruits, Kira and Kobra, he travelled to Outworld to assist Havik in his schemes and test the strength of his new gang. Kabal's aims seem to go further than Kano's. While Kano was content to be a common gang leader, Kabal wishes to tear down society. Kano was captured by the Red Dragon and was going to be used as a test subject for combining humans with dragons, but he escaped before they could finish. Jarek also returned, but how he did is currently unknown. The Deadly Alliance is a group of characters from the fighting game Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. ... Mavado is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ... Kenshi is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ... Chaosrealm (Mortal Kombat: Deception) The Chaosrealm is a fictional realm in the video game series Mortal Kombat. ... Havik is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ... This article or section may contain inappropriate or misinterpreted citations. ... Kira is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ... Kobra is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ...


Television appearance

One episode of the live-action television series Mortal Kombat: Conquest concerned the Black Dragon.


A band of thugs appeared suddenly one evening to claim the Reyland family trading post as their own. Their leader, a beautiful, aggressive woman named Jola, revealed to Kung Lao that the deceased Baron Reyland had been a fraud with many debts owed to the Black Dragon over his lifetime. Siro was familiar with the organization that held a monopoly on drugs, prostitution, and money laundering in Zhu Zin, effortlessly destroying any opposition. The successful defense of the trading post by Kung Lao and his friends led Jola to desire stronger methods of coercion. The Reylands are characters featured in the television show Mortal Kombat: Conquest: Baron Reyland, the wealthy owner of a trading post in the fictional city of Zhu Zin, and his daughter Geneviere Reyland, also known as Jen Reyland. ... Paolo Montalban as Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat: Conquest The Great Kung Lao is a character referenced in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series and featured in the TV show Mortal Kombat: Conquest. ... Siro is a character featured in the television show Mortal Kombat: Conquest. ...


Centuries ago, the Black Dragon had been privy to the mystical powers of an actual black dragon, which granted their user powers over fire but ultimately corrupted him into death. The Black Dragon had sealed the powers within a medallion to be guarded by the group's leader, and they lay forgotten for generations. Jola, recalling the ancient legends, desired to unleash the mystic powers once again. Her demand was harshly overturned by her father Binnack, the Black Dragon leader, and her brother Kibral, the second-in-command.


Jola refused to be denied her wish. Coldly murdering her father in secret, she brought the dragon medallion to her old ally and lover, Shang Tsung, in the cobalt mines of Outworld. Despite the sorcerer's admonitions for her to abandon the deadly powers, Jola was adamant to shape a new future as leader of the Black Dragon. In return for unlocking the powers, Shang Tsung demanded Kung Lao's death by them. Jola consented, and the abilities were unleashed, imbuing her with the power to hurl blasts of flame. Shang Tsung (last name pronounced sung) is a video game character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ...


Jola turned on her brother, murdering Kibral as easily as her father, and assumed leadership of the Black Dragon. She confronted Kung Lao in a deadly fight which was made even deadlier by her fiery powers, but she was forced to flee when she felt herself being consumed by the strength of the forces within her. Shang Tsung rescued her and brought her to the mines in Outworld to recover, but denied her leave as his price for her failure. While she mastered the powers, Jola would be Shang Tsung's servant. She was not heard from again in the series.


The Black Dragon were never encountered again, but Raiden warned Kung Lao and his friends to remain cautious, as the evil they represented would not die with Jola's absence. Raiden (also Rayden) is a video game character who appears in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ...


Trivia

  • There was an actual Black Dragon organization in Japan during the 1920s, but its ideology was more akin to fascism than anarchy.
  • In reality, Morihei Ueshiba never had anything to do with the Black Dragon organization.
  • Almost all the Black Dragon members that are playable have their names start with the letter K. Jarek is currently the only exception. There are other members that have their names start with a different letter, but none of them are playable.
  • While Kano was the leader of the first Black Dragon, Kabal reformed it under his leadership. Since Kano returned, it could be assumed Kabal relinquished his role to Kano. Jarek once again became second-in-command by unknown means.


Originating from the 1930s to 1940s, the Black Dragons were known as the Amur River Society (kokuryu-kai. ... The 1920s was a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... Fascism is a radical political ideology that combines elements of corporatism, authoritarianism, nationalism, militarism, anti-anarchism, anti-communism and anti-liberalism. ... This article or section may contain inappropriate or misinterpreted citations. ...


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