Under Shao Kahn's rule, I hunted enemies of his throne. As a member of the Brotherhood of the Shadow, I did Quan Chi's bidding. All the while serving Shinnok, Lord of the Netherealm, as well. Now all my masters are gone; I am at long last free to pursue my own destiny. Outworld is where I will begin my ascension to power. Now is the time to forge a legion of assassins loyal only to Noob Saibot.
I found my first "ally" in the abandoned fortress of Shao Kahn. Deep in the labyrinth of torture chambers and prison cells the cyborg ninja Smoke, lay inoperative. A war trophy of the late Emperor, Smoke had lain there since the invasion of Earthrealm. It did not take long for me to reactivate his nanotechnology, which reshaped and repaired his artificial body.
Mit Zu (Smoke)
Death From Above Forward, Forward, 3.
Dark Shadows Down, Back, 3.
(Smoke) Smokeycut Forward, Forward, 4.
(Smoke) Stinky Cloud Up, Down, 1.
(Smoke) Dark Assassin Down, Back, 2.
(Noob) We Live Down, Back, 2.
(Noob) Darkness Up, Down, 1.
Fatality 1 (Noob): (Sweep) Back, Forward, Back, Forward, 4.
Fatality 2 (Smoke): (Sweep) Up, Down, Down, Forward, 2.
Hara-Kiri: Down, Up, Up, Down, 4.
With Smoke as his template, Noob Saibot planned to return to the Netherrealm and use Smoke's nanotechnology to create an army of cyborg demons. He was unaware that they were followed by someone Noob had not seen since before he became a wraith. Smoke instantly recognized their visitor. He was an echo of their past. He was Sub-Zero, Noob Saibot's brother.
Noob Saibot was surprised to see how much stronger his brother had become. If he were still Lin Kuei, still human, he would probably have shown some degree of pride. But, as Raiden had revealed during the ordeal with Shinnok's Amulet, his soul had been tainted when he died at the hand of Scorpion. Noob Saibot, the original Sub-Zero, had descended into the Netherrealm free from compassion. He ordered Smoke to assist him in slaying his brother - his first act as ruler of the Netherrealm.