"[25] In 2012, Complex ranked him as the 32nd "most dominant" fighting game character. After a tearful goodbye, Blue stabs him, causing him to disintegrate into lightning and smoke. Kevin McKinnon, Today in Soap Opera History (February 11), With announcements for 'Executioner' and Remo Williams, Hollywood seems crazy for pulp, Greatest Action Entertainment Heroes of All Time, Martial Artists In Movies: The Real Deal - Volume 2, Thoughts of Suicide on an Otherwise Lovely Day, Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story, Mortal Kombat: Federation of Martial Arts. In the end, he became an Elder God in the place of his father. 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. A mainstay of the Mortal Kombatcast, Raiden is one of the series' most recognizable characters. 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. Being a god, he possesses many supernatural abilities and a radically different outlook on life than a mere mortal. Meek graduated from Arlington High School in Riverside, California, and … He is swiftly lobotomized, but due to his supernatural abilities, recovers from it. At first unable to participate due to the merger of both realms, Raiden decided to sacrifice his own immortality in order to help his chances against Kahn after the Elder Gods refused to assist him in Mortal Kombat Trilogy. In the original Mortal Kombat, Raiden was invited to compete in the Mortal Kombat tournament, by Shang Tsung himself. He starred in Raven and the CBS late-night series, The Exile and played Raiden and Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat: Konquest. He was Kung Lao's mentor since childhood, and constantly reminds the young warrior of his duty to find new fighters to protect Earthrealm and to prepare for the next Mortal Kombat tournament. Raiden is the eternal God of Thunder, protector of Earthrealm, and arguably one of the most powerful characters in all of Mortal Kombat. Raiden would later fight against Shao Kahn when the two became the last surviving warriors. 94 notes. During a mortal battle with Shao Kahn, he transmits a message through time and space to himself at the time of the tournament. Jeffrey Meek (MK Conquest) Richard Epcar ( Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - Mortal Kombat X ) Raiden (雷電) is one of the few original characters in the first Mortal Kombat game, and in addition, is the one of the few characters to have appeared in every generation of Mortal Kombat games as … 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. Jeffrey Meek Is A Member Of . 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.[5]. 1 Fanon Wiki Ideas So Far 2 With Fujin 2.1 Battle Record 2.2 Possible Opponents 3 History 4 Death Battle Info (Official) 4.1 Background 4.2 Special Moves 4.3 Godly … 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. Taking place in the aftermath of the events of Armageddon, Raiden realizes that the world is in peril due to the course of events that began during the tenth Mortal Kombat tournament (the setting of the original Mortal Kombat). Unlike his film and game incarnations, this Raiden is far more upbeat, with a sarcastic personality making him less aloof toward humans. As a child, Jeffrey moved around a lot and lived in Fairfield, CA, Zweibrücken (Germany), and Marquette, Michigan. Wed, Dec 16 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 appears in the subsequent installment, Mortal Kombat X. Cheats, Codes, Unlockables - Macintosh - IGN", "NFL Blitz Cheats, Codes, Unlockables - Arcade - IGN", "Raiden: The Unreal Champ - Xbox Feature at IGN", https://archive.org/details/GamePro_Issue_058_May_1994/page/n27, "Mortal Kombat II - In Development: The Characters who didn't make the final cut", "History of Mortal Kombat - Cheat Code Central", "Top 10 Old School Mortal Kombat Characters", "10 Most Awesome Mortal Kombat Characters", "Top 50 Mortal Kombat Characters - Mortal Kombat", "The Greatest Mortal Kombat Character of All-Time (Vote Now!) 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 fight scene he was planned to have with Sheeva was included in the shooting script, but it was eventually cut from the film; Raiden instead fought a pair of Reptile clones while Sheeva died after being crushed by a falling cage. 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. Raiden was voiced by Midway employee Jon Hey in the first two games. Raiden has electricity pulsating across his body in Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 4, and Deadly Alliance. Raiden is one of the many re-imagined characters in Mortal Kombat: Legacy, featured in the sixth episode and portrayed by Ryan Robbins. Jeffrey Meek played an oddly, less-serious yet still wise Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Conquest. In this miniseries, it is stated that, while his fellow gods stay out of mortal affairs, Raiden never remains silent, and always tries to give the good side an advantage in the eternal struggle. John Tobias revealed that Raiden was merely speaking gibberish and not actual Japanese, as it was originally intended.[11]. Raiden was depicted as having two female servants, named Wynd and Rayne. Jeffrey Meek, likewise, makes for an excellent, devil-may-care Rayden, (a far better fit for the character than James Remar, who played MK's God of Thunder in … Jeffrey Meek played Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Conquest. Blue finds him and locks the door to the room, and Raiden tells her to stab him. "[20] It was ranked as having the fourth best headwear in video gaming by GamePro in 2009. Most Popular #164475. He crashed landed to Earth to participate in the Mortal Kombat tournament, but he, unfortunately, landed within the bounds of a mental hospital. 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). In Mortal Kombat II, watching events unfold from high above, Raiden realized the grim intentions of Shao Kahn. Meek and his family moved often; as a child, Meek lived in Zweibrücken (Germany), Michigan, and San Francisco. Raiden was originally going to use his staff as a weapon already in Mortal Kombat II, but Midway was forced to omit it due to memory constraints. 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. 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. He had now become furious with the way Earthrealm's inhabitants had treated their own realm and became even more enraged when he learned that Shujinko had foolishly unleashed the Dragon King. 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. Shao Kahn was played by Jeffrey Meek (who also played Raiden) in the TV series Mortal Kombat: Konquest. According to past Raiden, those whose past-selves were the Elder Gods are below the rules of time, which explains his future-selves’ erasure from existence. It is unlikely that Raiden can ever be truly killed. نبذة عن الشركة; كلمة المدیر العام; لماذا تختار وشاح ؟ هدفنــا; رؤیتنا His eyes occasionally displayed his true nature and he was seen teleporting only once. He is unsuccessful however, as he is defeated by Taven and left unconscious on the ground. As the final battle against Kronika and rescues Liu Kang begins, Raiden and Kitana enlists the allied forces of Outworld and Earthrealm's surviving Shaolin d Special Force armies. The decapitation was changed to the opponent simply turning into a gray pile of dust and a skull. Being a god, he possesses many supernatural abilities, such as the ability to teleport, control lightning and fly. Raiden commands many supernatural abilities such as the ability to teleport, control over lightning, and flight. Kotal, even Cassie told Raiden about his future downfall as a Dark Raiden, including the recent death of older Sonya shortly before the time merger occurred. Jeffrey Meek as Shao Kahn Loved doing it. Realizing his mistake, he teams up with Superman to defeat Dark Kahn, and later imprisons Darkseid in the Netherrealm. With his patience exhausted, Raiden decided he was going to take matters into his own hands. However, his appearance in the games resembles more of a Taoist thunder god presented in the Chinese temples, right down to his attire. Shao Kahn emerged victorious, but Raiden was able to send a message to his past self before Kahn could finish him off. Jeffrey Meek as Raiden Jeffrey William Meek (born on February 11, 1959) is an American actor who played the dual roles of Raiden and Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat: Conquest. 4 “It’s a little late for modesty. Raiden charged four gods with guarding the amulet — the gods of Wind (Fujin), Fire, Earth and Water. #mortal kombat #mk #raiden #lord raiden #mortal kombat conquest #jeffrey meek #the god of thunder #thunder god #best of the day #mk11 #mortal kombat 11. 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… 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 is often included on the list of the top characters of the Mortal Kombat franchise. mortal kombat mk raiden lord raiden mortal kombat conquest jeffrey meek the god of thunder thunder god best of the day mk11 mortal kombat 11. As an Elder God, Raiden could not interfere when Shang Tsung and Quan Chi killed Liu Kang. [19], 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. Based on the Japanese thunder god, Raijin, and portrayed in the series canon as the thunder god and appointed protector of Earth, Raiden defends the planet from myriad otherworldly threats alongside his handpicked warriors. Jeffrey said: ‘The stunt coordinator played my opposite and then we shot it again with me in the other character. 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. [3] Raiden's story is further expanded in the Konquest mode of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, when Taven (the story mode's main character) tells him that he had struck a deal with Shao Kahn, agreeing to let the Emperor conquer and rule all other realms, so long as Earthrealm was left alone. His coolie hat is his most recognizable feature, and he occasionally wields a quarterstaff that holds the power of thunder and lightning. During a confrontation with Quan Chi in his fortress, he is able not only to resurrect a mortally wounded Johnny with Sonya's help, but also to resurrect Jax, Scorpion, and Sub-Zero, giving him hope that he can save the other fallen Earthrealm warriors. The Friendship was changed in the Nintendo 64 version of Mortal Kombat Trilogy after Raiden became a playable character in that game. His father, James Meek, retired as a Chief Master Sergeant; his mother was a junior high teacher. Though it was later revealed that the sorcerer Quan Chi had given Sub Zero a false amulet, Raiden never realized the counterfeit and Quan Chi would remain in possession of the true amulet for years. He commands many supernatural abilities such as teleportation, flight, and control of the elements. A mini Raiden to brighten your day. [24] WeDoTech.net ranked Raiden as fifth on their 2010 list of top fighting characters of all time, commenting that "his ability of flight and teleportation are also two skills designed perfectly for the combat arena. Probably better than Lambert as Raiden too. Jeffrey Meek played Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Konquest. 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. Christopher Lambert as Raiden in the 1995 film Mortal Kombat. - Features", "Wassapugeddaw! Shadow Priests-Kimball Sultan Uddin, Emery Hail. No need to waste time endlessly browsing—here's the entire lineup of new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix this month. [26], Sindel • Skarlet • Smoke • Sonya Blade • Stryker • Sub-Zero. When the revenant Liu Kang stole his redeemed past counterpart's soul and perverted his own nature, just to kill Raiden, the Thunder God himself is very disgusted, and instead of killing him, Raiden saves Liu Kang, freeing his past-self, gaining his future-self's knowledge and fuse with him into an ultimate Thunder Fire Elder God Liu Kang, ending Kronika's cycles between them. As a child, Jeffrey moved around a lot and lived in Fairfield, CA, … The role of Craigbuddy - a drunken private investigator named Herman "Ski" … He plays a significant role in the story mode for the game, being in part responsible for creating Dark Kahn (alongside his DC counterpart Superman), which in turn causes the Mortal Kombat and DC Universes to merge. When the elder Sub-Zero stole Shinnok's amulet from the temple for Quan Chi millions of years later, Raiden appeared before the Lin Kuei warrior and instructed him to enter the Netherealm and steal it back, lest Shinnok use it to free himself. A Northern California native, Jeff Meek is the youngest of four children. Raiden co-starred in his own three-issue miniseries Rayden & Kano. 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. Jeffrey Meek was born on 11 February, 1959 in Fairfield, California, United States, is an American actor. Making his official debut as one of the original seven playable characters in 1992's Mortal Kombat, Raiden is one of the central characters of the franchise. He and his family moved from Zweibrücken, Michigan, to San Francisco when he was a child. 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. 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. When Onaga, the Dragon King, entered the chamber, Raiden momentarily set aside his differences with Tsung and Quan Chi, and assisted them in their attempts to repel Onaga. 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". Aquarius Named Jeffrey #6. [note 1]. Jeffrey Meek Studio. In his endings, Raiden returns to his realm to find that exposure to his world's sun has weakened him greatly. Raiden is given a choice between a life of servitude to the sorcerer, or mortality. Sub-Zero-J.J. Perry. The two Tophers (played by different actors) have an amusing phone conversation. He also played the dual roles of Raiden and Shao Kahn in the TNT series, Mortal Kombat: Conquest. Reblog. 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. Rain-Percy Brown. Upon returning to Special Force base despite Liu Kang and Kung Lao's failures because of Kronika's interferences, Raiden was surprised that Scorpion's future-self is now a human thanks to future Raiden, and now the new Shirai Ryu Grandmaster is currently aiding Sub-Zero avenging the latter's Lin Kuei clan and destroys a recently built Cyber Lin Kuei base led by Sektor and Sub-Zero's traitorous apprentice Frost. When Earthrealm was young, Raiden was its protector. In the end, Kahn's forces were defeated, repelling the invasion back into Outworld and restoring Earthrealm to its rightful state. 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. The PC and console ports released up until Mortal Kombat Trilogy, along with both movies and the TV series, changed the name to "Rayden". The Chinese character for thunder, 雷, is visible on most of his costumes. Raiden returns in the crossover fighting game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. His Kahn skull mask was pretty cool and made it … Raiden appears in the Mortal Kombat comic books in his usual role as the guide and mentor of the Earthrealm warriors. Smoke-No real actor. The third storm, Lightning, exhibited the ability to ride and control lightning and wore a hat that closely resembles Raiden's conical hat. His wardrobe consisted of a robe which hides his attire from the first game (his rain hat was worn only once at the beginning of the film). Raiden then disappeared and ventured to Outworld alone. 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. [16] In 2011, GameRant placed Raiden as sixth "most awesome" Mortal Kombat characters, commenting: "The starring role, coupled with fun moves (the torpedo and shocker) as well as a set of shocking fatalities, solidified Raiden’s place as one of the most memorable kombatants in the series. [8] He is mentioned during a certain clash between Joker and Black Adam in Injustice 2 and was later included as a playable DLC fighter for the game. Raiden saved Kano's life and attempted to give him a sword called "Ebbonrule", which drew strength from an evil man who turned to the side of good. Shang Tsung-Bruce Locke. Fans originally believed that he was yelling in Japanese, while others believed it to be mangled English phrases such as "Your momma's from LA",[10] or "Get back in the car". After Special Force base has been compromised, just as Sektor is about to self-destruct, Raiden arrived on time to rescue Cassie, Jacqui, younger Jax and older Johnny to their current only base, Shirai Ryu's Fire Garden, but the younger Johnny and Sonya are kidnapped by Black Dragon, leaving Cassie, who manage to set the tracking device on Black Dragon's plane a successful rescue. Raiden was a regular in the 1996 animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm and was voiced by Clancy Brown (who had risen to fame portraying Christopher Lambert's nemesis in the 1986 movie Highlander). 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. Raiden attempts to electrocute Batman but finds it has no effect due to his insulated body armor. The sorcerer Quan Chi offers him a large jade amulet of unknown origin that would restore his powers. Jeffrey Meek played Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Konquest. Raiden warned the last remaining members of the Shaolin tournament Liu Kang and Kung Lao of Shao Kahn's threat. Raiden reappears elsewhere and takes his signature hat from an old Chinese man. SUNDAN (124), Capt. After the second defeat of Shinnok, he ascended to the status of Elder God. This was possibly because of copyright issues from a shoot 'em up game Raiden, or because of the character Raiden from the Fatal Fury series. If anything, at least Jeffrey Meek did well enough in his double role as both Raiden and Shao Kahn. This caught the attention of Shinnok, who appeared before Raiden and offered him an alliance. 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. As a child, Jeffrey moved around a lot and lived in Fairfield, CA, … He attempts to escape but is lobotomized once again. Reptile-Jon Valera. 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. Jeffrey Meek played Raiden in the live-action series Mortal Kombat: Conquest. In a desperate measure, Raiden personally confronted Shang Tsung and Quan Chi in front of their Soulnado. Disney dropped new trailers for "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," "Loki," and a first look at the new Star Wars series, "Andor.". Although he succeeds in fulfilling his vision and defeats Shao Kahn,[4] his decision resulted in the death of nearly all of the Earthrealm Defenders, including Liu Kang. They manage to defeat Shinnok and lock him in an amulet thanks to Johnny Cage's unlocked power. Raiden returns to Mortal Kombat 11, where his younger-self plays much larger roles in the storyline. During the last Tournament Edition issue, Raiden commandeered the group of heroes in Shao Kahn's tournament. 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. 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. He previously fought Thor in the 21st episode of Death Battle, Thor VS Raiden. He begin to consult with the Elder Gods about Kronika's time merger, but none of the Elder Gods wanted to help him. Before Fame. Depends on two endings after defeating Kronika: Raiden also appears as a secret character in NBA Jam Tournament Edition,[6] NFL Blitz,[7] and Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict. 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. 113 notes. In the same game, by using Raiden's finishing move on the final opponent in the third Endurance match, Goro appeared with a glitchy body that was the same shade of gray as the ashes of Raiden's defeated opponent. 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. The Raiden of the past has been imbued with the knowledge of his future self and commits to using this information to alter the course of history to avert the disaster laid out in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Unlike his film and game incarnations, this Raiden is far more upbeat, with a sarcastic personality making him less aloof toward humans. 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. Ultimate Pop Culture Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. He became well known for yelling randomly while performing his "Torpedo" move (aka "the Superman move"). He fought the rogue Elder God Shinnok, who wished to overthrow his fellow gods, in a war that threatened to destroy Earthrealm itself. [15] He was sixth in Game Revolution's ranking of top ten "old school" Mortal Kombat characters, noting him for his gibberish and the Fergality. Anh cũng là một trong những nhân vật trung tâm của game. 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. 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. [22] In 2011, Paste listed Raiden's Fatality in the 2011 Mortal Kombat game as the sixth best from that game,[23] also ranking Raiden's Fatality from the original Mortal Kombat as the second best from that game. Jeffrey Meek Studio is a scene-study acting workshop dedicated to creating an environment where committed and passionate actors come together to develop and hone their craft in a focused, supportive environment. Raiden sent the Briggs to find Kronika's crown at Shang Tsung's palace, but ended up failure while learning that the reluctant older Jax is manipulated by Kronika into joining her scheme. Raiden is the eternal God of Thunder and former protector of Earthrealm. Sub-Zero's mission into the Netherealm was a success and Shinnok was, for a time, no longer a threat. Even if his mortal form is destroy… 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. After Kronika is defeated, Raiden appears and now a mortal. 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! Raiden also possessed a dry sense of humor that was sometimes lost on the other characters, often prompting him to apologize after making dry remarks. Unlike his film and game incarnations, this Raiden is far more upbeat, with a … Raiden appears in the reboot game, titled Mortal Kombat. Raiden was well aware of Shinnok's deceptive nature, but he accepted the offer in an attempt secretly to uncover Shinnok's plans. (March 2009) Jeffrey William Meek (born February 11, 1959) is an American actor. 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. Raiden hoped Kano would slay Shao Kahn using the sword's power, but Kano gave the sword to Shao Kahn instead in exchange for godlike powers, which left Raiden to realize that his actions would never tip the balance of good and evil. 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. A radically different outlook on life than a mere Mortal and Bruce Locke experiences throughout his casting the. 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