Raiden could not retrieve it himself as his powers would dissipate in the Netherealm. His father, James Meek, retired as a Chief Master Sergeant; his mother was a junior high teacher. The creators claimed they based Raiden's character design on The Three Storms, Lo Pan's three servants from the film Big Trouble in Little China. In Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, it states that Raiden is seven feet tall but his sprite was the same height as the other fighters. In the first Mortal Kombat movie, Raiden, who is played by Christopher Lambert, is disallowed from participating in the tournament, but remains the guiding god of thunder, bent on doing all within his power to help Earth's chosen warriors gain victory. In Mortal Kombat: Conquest Jeffrey Meek played both Raiden and Shao Kahn, who shared a number of onscreen conversation, and even fought each other in the finale. After three months of therapy, his doctor believes that Raiden is still under the delusion that he is the God of Thunder, and constantly vomits a blue substance. If anything, at least Jeffrey Meek did well enough in his double role as both Raiden and Shao Kahn. Depends on two endings after defeating Kronika: Raiden also appears as a secret character in NBA Jam Tournament Edition, NFL Blitz, and Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict. She taught English and music. After Kronika is defeated, Raiden appears and now a mortal. The Friendship was changed in the Nintendo 64 version of Mortal Kombat Trilogy after Raiden became a playable character in that game. After a brief skirmish, Raiden is able to teleport himself away from the UN Orbital Space Station with Kang in tow. Raiden allows Jin to beat him in a fight to release his anger at Raiden for his involvement in Kung Lao's death, and encourages the young warrior to join the Shaolin Monks. His father, James Meek, retired as a Chief Master Sergeant; his mother was a junior high teacher. Raiden appears in the reboot game, titled Mortal Kombat. Raiden accepted the invitation and took human form to compete. Jeffrey Meek was born on 11 February, 1959 in Fairfield, California, United States, is an American actor. Despite having lost much of his physical stature from the games and movies, the character has a much more threatening disposition, serving as the mediator of the Mortal Kombat matches. Raiden co-starred in his own three-issue miniseries Rayden & Kano. He was ranked as the 10th best character from the series by UGO.com, who praised him as one of the iconic characters from the franchise. Jeffrey Meek played Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Conquest. Raiden confronts Taven as Kahn, Onaga, Shang Tsung, and Quan Chi escape into a portal leading to Edenia. He was depicted as the brother of Shao Kahn and the son of Shinnok in the film's original storyline, which included both Raiden and Kahn sporting a dragon tattoo that was explained to be a family crest bestowed to his family's bloodline, and allowed its bearers to travel safely between realms. Shadow Priests-Kimball Sultan Uddin, Emery Hail. He currently resides in California, United States.  He was sixth in Game Revolution's ranking of top ten "old school" Mortal Kombat characters, noting him for his gibberish and the Fergality. Shao Kahn was played by Jeffrey Meek (who also played Raiden) in the TV series Mortal Kombat: Konquest. 94 notes. Raiden (also known as Lord Raiden, and sometimes spelled Rayden) is a video game character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway Games. The sorcerer Quan Chi offers him a large jade amulet of unknown origin that would restore his powers. Raiden and his allies aids Kotal to defeat Shao Kahn and investigate time-merger upon returning to Earthrealm's Special Force where their fellow time-displaced allies Johnny Cage (whose with his older-self), Jax and Sonya are, with Kitana and Jade stays with the current Kahn for the former operation. Jeffrey said: ‘The stunt coordinator played my opposite and then we shot it again with me in the other character. He is swiftly lobotomized, but due to his supernatural abilities, recovers from it. In a desperate measure, Raiden personally confronted Shang Tsung and Quan Chi in front of their Soulnado. Disgusted at the fellow Elder Gods for their refusal to intervene, Raiden relinquished his position and gathered his trusted warriors to stop the Deadly Alliance. Reblog. Unlike his film and game incarnations, this Raiden is far more upbeat, with a sarcastic personality making him less aloof toward humans. (March 2009) Jeffrey William Meek (born February 11, 1959) is an American actor. Shao Kahn emerged victorious, but Raiden was able to send a message to his past self before Kahn could finish him off. 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. 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. A mini Raiden to brighten your day. Raiden (hay là Lord Raiden, đôi khi phát âm như Rayden) là một nhân vật hư cấu trong sê-ri game đối kháng Mortal Kombat của hãng Midway Games.Raiden là một trong bảy nhân vật gốc từ phần game đầu tiên của Mortal Kombat (năm 1992). Raiden attempts to electrocute Batman but finds it has no effect due to his insulated body armor. Raiden reappears elsewhere and takes his signature hat from an old Chinese man. If Liu Kang won in all rounds to prevent Kronika from bringing him to the Dawn of Time, Raiden advice Liu Kang to find a partner who can accompany him most at the Dawn of Time, and Liu Kang immediately chooses Kitana. Raiden warned the last remaining members of the Shaolin tournament Liu Kang and Kung Lao of Shao Kahn's threat. Being a god, he possesses many supernatural abilities, such as the ability to teleport, control lightning and fly. Jeffrey Meek played Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Konquest. After Raiden finally unlock the full patterns visions in every timelines where Kronika was the one who sets Raiden and Liu Kang into killing each other by her machinations, he and Sub-Zero forgives the younger Scorpion, but Kronika kidnaps Liu Kang. He commands many supernatural abilities such as teleportation, flight, and control of the elements. This new Raiden bore a similarity to the characterization of Raiden from the very first game as a god angered by mortals, participating in Mortal Kombat only to prove the gods superior to humans in combat. Aquarius Named Jeffrey #6. She taught English and music. Discover Jeffrey Meek's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. A Northern California native, Jeff Meek is the youngest of four children. نبذة عن الشركة; كلمة المدیر العام; لماذا تختار وشاح ؟ هدفنــا; رؤیتنا Taking place after decapitated Shinnok's head as a warning to the new Netherrealm rules Liu Kang Kang and Kitana form the previous game, Dark Raiden realize that Shinnok's Netherrealm army still attempt to invade Earthrealm, even after the latter fallen Elder God becoming powerless. After the second defeat of Shinnok, he ascended to the status of Elder God. According to the 'Making of Mortal Kombat' published by New Line Cinema, Raiden's role was "to protect the Earth Warriors and make sure Shang Tsung's forces don't cheat to win". In his endings, Raiden returns to his realm to find that exposure to his world's sun has weakened him greatly. , Sindel • Skarlet • Smoke • Sonya Blade • Stryker • Sub-Zero. Another couple of years later, Raiden finds that Shinnok's amulet has been stolen, and he and the new Earthrealm Defenders work to stop Shinnok from being freed. Unlike his film and game incarnations, this Raiden is far more upbeat, with a sarcastic personality making him less aloof toward humans. The two Tophers (played by different actors) have an amusing phone conversation. 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Pages with citations using unsupported parameters, Articles using infoboxes for fictional elements with invalid color combination, Fictional characters who can manipulate electricity, Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict, "Who Actually Won Mortal Kombat? Christopher Lambert and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa didn't return as Raiden and Shang Tsung and were replaced by Jeffrey Meek and Bruce Locke. During the Neatherrealm war Raiden and Fujin team up to take down a horde of demons and come face to face with some of the Defenders Raiden lost in the previous game who are now under Quan Chi's control.  He was unplayable in all versions of Mortal Kombat 3 and briefly appeared only as part of Nightwolf's Friendship, which saw him transform into Raiden while a Mortal Kombat II arcade cabinet appeared along with one of two quotes, "No, But I Can Do a Raiden Transformation", or "I've never seen a Kano transformation", both of which were based on false reports that Kano was secretly playable in Mortal Kombat II and Raiden likewise in Mortal Kombat 3. 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. UnlikeBryce from 1982 to 1988 and 2007 to 2008, Hunt Block from 2000 to 2005, Jeffrey Meek from 2006 to 2007, and Jon Lindstrom from 2008 to 2010. Raiden is the eternal God of Thunder and former protector of Earthrealm. He was depicted in his Mortal Kombat II attire and retained the dry wit and sarcasm of his Conquest counterpart, clashing with Sonya and Jax in several episodes. According to the Konquest mode in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Raiden has mastered all of more than 750 documented varieties of jujutsu, which is his secondary fighting style. How could the last fight (Raiden VS Shao Kahn) be filmed when Jeffrey Meek played both of them? In his ending in the original game, Raiden wins the tournament but soon becomes bored with human competition and he invites other gods to participate in the tournament, which ends up destroying the planet. Topher implants Victor with his own personality. As an Elder God, Raiden could not interfere when Shang Tsung and Quan Chi killed Liu Kang. He has featured extensively in other Mortal Kombat media such as the two feature films, the animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, the television series Mortal Kombat: Konquest, and the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, in addition to appearing on official series merchandise. 8:00 PM PST Christopher Lambert and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa played Raiden and Shang Tsung in the 1995 film which the series is a prequel to. Raiden returns to Mortal Kombat 11, where his younger-self plays much larger roles in the storyline. Raiden's essence soon gathered again in the Earthrealm, but the essence came back corrupted and did not reform as an entirely new god, but a darker variant of himself. In Mortal Kombat 4, after the invasion was driven back into Outworld, Shinnok, with the aid of Quan Chi, again sought to rise from the Netherealm and conquer the realms. After the death of Scorpion's future-self at the hands of D’Vorah while rescuing Netherrealm's shipman Kharon on his future-self's behalf, he and Sub-Zero are still suspicious of a still wraith past Scorpion's sleeves, but Liu Kang is the only one who realize that his timeline's Scorpion is fully redeemed on behalf of his late-future-self and stands for his redemption. He was recently confirmed as one of the three DLC characters in Fighter Pack 2 for Injustice 2, with a new look that was designed by Comic Book artist, Jim Lee. Kevin McKinnon / Cmdr. In the original Mortal Kombat, Raiden was invited to compete in the Mortal Kombat tournament, by Shang Tsung himself. Raiden's Fatality in the original game, in which he obliterated his opponent's head with a lightning strike, was drastically altered in the Super NES version due to Nintendo's strict no-blood policy at the time. Raiden (also known as Lord Raiden, and sometimes spelled Rayden) is a video game character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway Games. " In UGO's 2012 list of the top Mortal Kombat characters, Raiden placed fourth. Realizing his mistake, he teams up with Superman to defeat Dark Kahn, and later imprisons Darkseid in the Netherrealm. A weird non-example from Dollhouse is worth mentioning. He fought the rogue Elder God Shinnok, who wished to overthrow his fellow gods, in a war that threatened to destroy Earthrealm itself. Scorpion-Chris Cassamassa. A mainstay of the Mortal Kombat cast, Raiden is one of the series' most recognizable characters. He has appeared as a playable character in every fighting installment with the exception of Mortal Kombat 3and its upgrade, and was among the eleven characters to represent the franchise in the crossover title Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Despite Shao Kahn taking every soul on Earth as his own, Raiden was able to protect the souls of Liu Kang and other chosen warriors. Raiden is often included on the list of the top characters of the Mortal Kombat franchise. His coolie hat is his most recognizable feature, and he occasionally wields a quarterstaff that holds the power of thunder and lightning. This caught the attention of Shinnok, who appeared before Raiden and offered him an alliance. If Liu Kang won with few round loss, just as Kronika brought him to the Dawn of Time, Raiden accompanies him to rewrite the history. Making his official debut as one of the original seven playable characters in 1992's Mortal Kombat, he is one of the central characters of the franchise. A saya (katana scabbard) appears on Raiden's secondary costumes in Deadly Alliance, Deception, and Armageddon, but he is never seen actually using the sword. Christopher Lambert as Raiden in the 1995 film Mortal Kombat. Other: Jeffrey Meek as Raiden/Shao Kahn (aka easily the best part of the show) Definitely needs to come back!, Best Shao Kahn! He and Shang Tsung were often portrayed as bitter enemies, and he was forbidden from intervening in the mortals' affairs, as shown when Johnny Cage was to answer one of the questions in the Tao Te Zhan. Raiden is the eternal God of Thunder, protector of Earthrealm, and arguably one of the most powerful characters in all of Mortal Kombat. In Mortal Kombat II, watching events unfold from high above, Raiden realized the grim intentions of Shao Kahn. The time-displaced Raiden, and still living Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Kitana and Jade, alongside their time-displaced enemies Kano and Erron Black, including Shao Kahn, Baraka and Skarlet whose future-selves died arrived in the future-present of Outworld's Koliseum where Kotal Kahn was in a middle of executing Shao Kahn's loyalist Kollector. Raiden's name was spelled this way in all of the original arcade games and in every game since Mortal Kombat 4. , In 2011, UGO ranked his hat as the 14th coolest headgear in video games and commented "Kung Lao’s got a slick topper that he can also use as a weapon, but Lord Raiden’s conical straw hat is untouchable. As Raiden return to consult with other Elder Gods again, he was too late to realize that Cetrion betrays them as Shinnok did and finally wiped them out than Shinnok ever was, with the supposed highest ranked Elder Goddess reveal herself as Shinnok's sister, and one of Kronika's two children, bound their loyalties to their mother for their so-called “balancing the timeline”, and endless war between good and evil. Jeffrey Meek is our special guest this episode where we discuss Jeffrey Meek’s input and thoughts on his roles as Raiden and Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat Conquest as well as the series as a whole! Now granted the status of Elder God, he turned over his position as Earthrealm's protector to Fujin. on Unlike his film and game incarnations, this Raiden is far more upbeat, with a sarcastic personality making him less aloof toward humans. He crashed landed to Earth to participate in the Mortal Kombat tournament, but he, unfortunately, landed within the bounds of a mental hospital. He starred in Raven and the CBS late-night series, The Exile and played Raiden and Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat: Konquest. The decapitation was changed to the opponent simply turning into a gray pile of dust and a skull. No need to waste time endlessly browsingâhere's the entire lineup of new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix this month. Saw him recently in a youtube video by The Realm Kast. During the last Tournament Edition issue, Raiden commandeered the group of heroes in Shao Kahn's tournament. ... Jeffrey Meek Popularity . With the aid of the Elder Gods, Raiden managed to defeat Shinnok, then banished him to the Netherealm and secured Shinnok's amulet of power in a secret location — a Temple of the Elements tucked away in the highest mountains of Nepal. General and critical reception of the character with regard to his design and gameplay has been positive, but mixed in terms of his alternate-media appearances. As a child, Jeffrey moved around a lot and lived in Fairfield, CA, … He starred in Raven and the CBS late-night series, The Exile and played Raiden and Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat: Konquest. In the epilogue, Raiden now appears in a darker form as his original counterpart in Deception and Armageddon and warns the new Netherrealm rulers, Liu Kang and Kitana, that he will show no mercy to anyone who threatens Earthrealm, and gives them Shinnok's decapitated but still living head to prove his point.. Follow. The revenants badly injure Raiden, allowing Shinnok to hold him prisoner and take over the Jinsei Chamber. The role of Craigbuddy - a drunken private investigator named Herman "Ski" … Raiden commands many supernatural abilities such as the ability to teleport, control over lightning, and flight. 1.4K likes. Raiden was depicted as having two female servants, named Wynd and Rayne. Whether you are preparing a television audition, playing Shakespeare or just starting out, Jeff offers coaching from one of Hollywood’s successful professionals who is… Raiden returns in the crossover fighting game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. After the large battle between the Mortal Kombat warriors and the DC heroes and villains, he defeats Shang Tsung and Kang.  The readers of Dorkly voted him the series' third greatest character in a 2013 poll. He became well known for yelling randomly while performing his "Torpedo" move (aka "the Superman move"). The Chinese character for thunder, 雷, is visible on most of his costumes. Insanely talented actor. 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. Learning of Shao Kahn captures Jade and Kotal, Raiden sends Liu Kang and Kung Lao to aid Kitana on the rescue mission, as well as convincing the current Shokan queen Sheeva, and redeeming their timeline's Baraka into joining the allied forces of light, eventually leading Kitana becoming Kotal's worthy Kahn successor. [note 1]. - Features", "Wassapugeddaw! Raiden appears in the subsequent installment, Mortal Kombat X. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 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