Where is the location of Outworld?
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Where is the location of Outworld?
01/10/2019 08:11 PM EST

I hope MK 11 give us lots of information on how the world is arranged. How does Shang goes from our ocean to the Lost Sea? Are those worlds (Outworld, Chaos realm, Edenia, etc) in one big circle like in the movie Dark Tower? It seems that way because they use portals to travel huge distances as well.

Any info would be really appreciated.

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01/11/2019 06:52 AM EST

Quite a few years ago a map of Outworld was published in the krypt of Deadly Alliance or Deception, can't remember.

An HD version of the same map was a background in the mobile version of mkx, but without names.

No, I doubt they will ever make a coherent world because Ed Boon and his team love to change things a lot.

In MKX they couldn't even bother to make Outworld's sky purple.

Heck, not even Netherrealm has been coherently designed considering how technological it was in mk Sub-zero mythology.

If SEIDO and Chaos Realm are to come back I wouldn't be surprised to see them very different from their Deception representation.

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RE: Where is the location of Outworld?
01/11/2019 07:38 AM EST
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In MKX they couldn't even bother to make Outworld's sky purple.

Considering that they specifically wrote dialogue to establish the fact that Outworld's skies are not always purple despite popular belief, I would not call that inconsistency. It's just expansion of a concept.

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01/11/2019 08:23 AM EST
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In MKX they couldn't even bother to make Outworld's sky purple.

Considering that they specifically wrote dialogue to establish the fact that Outworld's skies are not always purple despite popular belief, I would not call that inconsistency. It's just expansion of a concept.

In Deception konquest mode it was purple though

I don't remember a single outworld stage with a different sky before mkx.

Not that is a bad thing, but inconsistent yes.

As Shujinko roamed that realm.

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01/11/2019 09:15 AM EST
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Maybe the behaviour of night and day in Outworld is really odd (different from Earthrealm). Might be why the sky is not always purple in the future (that being MKX) because it can change unpredictably.

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01/11/2019 11:45 AM EST
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Quite a few years ago a map of Outworld was published in the krypt of Deadly Alliance or Deception, can't remember.

An HD version of the same map was a background in the mobile version of mkx, but without names.

No, I doubt they will ever make a coherent world because Ed Boon and his team love to change things a lot.

In MKX they couldn't even bother to make Outworld's sky purple.

Heck, not even Netherrealm has been coherently designed considering how technological it was in mk Sub-zero mythology.

If SEIDO and Chaos Realm are to come back I wouldn't be surprised to see them very different from their Deception representation.

I am really happy to see you bring this up, as this is something that pissed me off royaly about MKX. That design and explaination for Outworld was a slap in the face to fans like us, who have been around for a while. In MK2 the Outworld sky is purple hued (The Wastelands stage, for example). In MK6, you roam Outworld day and night as Shujinko the sky is purple hued!

So what goes on with MKX? They have Kung Jin say (IIRC) "Oh, the Outworld being purple? That was just a myth." Something bs like that. So they are like just forget about all those years of playing Mortal Kombat, watching the movie, etc. - now Outworld looks no different than Albuquerque New Mexico. Terrible.

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01/11/2019 11:49 AM EST
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I hope MK 11 give us lots of information on how the world is arranged. How does Shang goes from our ocean to the Lost Sea? Are those worlds (Outworld, Chaos realm, Edenia, etc) in one big circle like in the movie Dark Tower? It seems that way because they use portals to travel huge distances as well.

Any info would be really appreciated.

This is a good question, though I doubt we will see much in the way of answers in MK11. You know the most curious thing regarding the realms layout? Shang Tsung's Island. So, his island is here on Earth... yet, technically, it's also sort of... in Outworld. That was always something I found strange. The suggestion is that Earthrealm and Outworld are close, maybe even parallel to each other.

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01/11/2019 12:03 PM EST

I was actually pissed off at them changing the whole purple sky unless they somehow link it to Shao Kahn.

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RE: Where is the location of Outworld?
01/11/2019 12:12 PM EST
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The Yin Yang island's type of changing state is a good example of the point i was trying to make (partly in Outworld). Look at the altering sky.

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01/11/2019 04:14 PM EST

If I remember what I learned in MKD's Konquest Mode correctly, all six major realms are each one roughly square-shaped plot of land, that you can walk across in about 5 minutes, but otherwise floating in the ether, connected to one another through a single portal that leads to a central hub with a decorative display shelf.

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RE: Where is the location of Outworld?
01/11/2019 09:32 PM EST
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If the focus of the thread has shifted to "How often Outworld had a purple sky before MKX," then...


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01/11/2019 10:09 PM EST
01/11/2019 10:17 PM EST
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If the focus of the thread has shifted to "How often Outworld had a purple sky before MKX," then...

Asinine post. See: Mortal Kombat: Deception, Konquest; See: Mortal Kombat X, Story Mode, Chapter 4...

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01/11/2019 10:20 PM EST
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The Yin Yang island's type of changing state is a good example of the point i was trying to make (partly in Outworld). Look at the altering sky.

That's a great example! That's an island on Earth, but seems to exist in a strange place time, where two steps in any direction, and you're apparently in Outworld with the weird tree snakes. This is why I think it's safe to say Earthrealm and Outworld are close, if not parallel, realms.

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RE: Where is the location of Outworld?
01/11/2019 11:19 PM EST
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Asinine post. See: Mortal Kombat: Deception, Konquest; See: Mortal Kombat X, Story Mode, Chapter 4...

How is this asinine? In MK2, of the 6 or 7 stages that took place outside, only one had purple sky (Maybe two, depending on how you view Kahn's arena), and that game was entirely set in Outworld.

In fact between MK2 and X, Outworld stages have enough variety that it's hard to say if the sky ever had a consistent color, because the only purple skied Outworld levels were the Wasteland (And its remakes in Shaolin Monks, Armageddon, and 9), and the Konquest map in Deception.


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RE: Where is the location of Outworld?
01/12/2019 10:29 AM EST

This is more of an opinion than a carefully thought out analysis, but I always viewed outworld as a realm that is quite a bit chaotic as far as the layout goes. It has merged with many other realms, and later in thr series it starts losing realms such as Edenia and the vampire realm. Therefore the size of the realm is always changing, but ultimately would be an enormous realm, several times the size of earth.

The game never really explains what happens when outworld conquers a realm, as far as I know. I imagine the realms become merged through permanent portals or rifts that would allow Outworld beings to pour into the conquered realm freely. From there they could wipe out the species they dislike, terraform the land, and basically integrate it with Outworld. If you think about the portal stage, I imagine each portal taking you to what used to be a different realm.

Long story short, I think outworld would be really hard to map out because it is made of many different realms

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RE: Where is the location of Outworld?
01/12/2019 02:43 PM EST

To be honest, I never really thought of Outworld's sky being one particular color once before that comment in MKX. And I frankly think we're overthinking it now.

I never thought, "the sky in Outworld is purple" so much as "The sky over the wastelands in Outworld happens to look purple in this stage"

Skies aren't one color. Our sky on Earth isn't one color. We call it "blue" generically, because on a clearly sunny day, it often is, but the sky right outside my window in Illinois right now, where it's snowing, is dead white. Not a hint of blue in it. It can also be grey, black, red, orange, yellow or even (yes!) purple, depending entirely upon the light, weather and time of day.

Maybe the purple rocks in the wastelands play with the way the light reflects at twilight and it just makes the sky look more purple than the sandy areas of the golden desert where the sky looks more placid. Thus endeth all the explanation needed.

I'll grant you, the sky being purple 24/7 in deception's konquest mode remains an anomaly, but there are A LOT of things about A LOT of topics in that Konquest mode that remain an anomaly... so I don't think we need to harp on this one like it's the end all be all source of canon.

If I can look out my window and see a sky that's white, while someone on the other end of the globe sees one that's orange, there's no reason someone at twilight in the wastelands couldn't see a purple one, while someone in the morning staring out the window of Kahn's palace could see a blue one. We only spend about 2 minutes in these stages... not like... a whole day/night cycle.

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