A religion based on Mortal Kombat
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A religion based on Mortal Kombat
02/05/2018 10:03 AM EST
If Mortal Kombat were a religion, what would be its tenants/practices? No joke answers, please. Serious responses only.

We already have a religious mythology firmly in place. The Elder Gods are the supreme deities, Raiden is worshipped mainly on Earth as the protector of Earthrealm. Shinnok is Satan. The Netherrealm is Hell. All the protectors of Earthrealm can be minor deities.
I need a new sig, something with Kabal from UMK3 would be sweet. Just imagine that here
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RE: A religion based on Mortal Kombat
05/12/2019 08:31 PM EST

I was wondering how an atheist or a devout Christian or Muslim would handle the events of MK3 onward/MK3 part of MK9 and MKX; most people wouldn't have known about the war of the Realms or the deities in them until Shao Kahn's invasion, and while an atheist could potentially reevaluate their views on the concept of gods after seeing Raiden and Fujin in action, a devout monotheist like a Christian or Muslim would probably freak out over their faith being proved a lie. It would be like that one comic in the Marvel universe, which has a character get surprised that - among the other mythologies that are real because superheroes - the I Ching is also a religion with a real, living pantheon behind it. Then again, we have an example of that, IRL, with MK; until MK11, it was said that the only creature above the Elder Gods in power was the One Being, but now we know that the Elder Gods are more like the primordial gods of Greek and Roman mythology, and above them are the Titans, THEN the One Being (which can coincide with the cosmic entity Chaos in said mythologies).

On that note, I'd like to know more about the gods and goddesses that lord over the other Realms. We know of Argus, Edenia's protector God, but that's it. What are Outworld's gods, and what happened to them? What are the significance of the Kamidogu (and why were they changed from mystical symbols to knives) and Shinnok's Amulet, and why can't they be destroyed? An exchange between Jade and Cetrion reveals the former prays to and worships the One Being, exclusively, so what is her religious view?

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