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Villain Overview

Nature demands equilibrium. Balance is perfection.
~ Cetrion.
Kronika must restore the balance that Raiden destroyed. Can you not see, he is the devil in these matters?
~ Cetrion.

Cetrion is the nature-based Elder Goddess of life, light and virtue and one of the two secondary antagonists (alongside Geras) of Mortal Kombat 11 and a supporting antagonist in its DLC story mode, Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath. Depending on her involvement with her mother's plans, she could also be one of the main antagonists of the entire franchise. She is the daughter of the Titan Kronika, and both the sister and counterpart to Shinnok.

She is voiced by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn of Silent Hill videogame fame, who also played Echidna in Devil May Cry 4, Nina Williams in the Tekken series, Alex Wesker in Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Dalia Margolis in 2016's Hitman, and Arihnda Pryce in Star Wars Rebels.



The Elder Gods

An Elder Goddess, Lady Cetrion is the goddess of nature and light. Able to fully and freely control the elements, she is the daughter of Kronika and the sister of the banished Shinnok.

Mortal Kombat 11

The Heavens

First seen with the other Elder Gods telling Raiden about them being unable to stop Kronika from creating a New Era, she later turns her back on the Elder Gods, scolding Raiden upon his too late return to the Heavens when wanting to stop her mother.

She later arrives at the late evil sorcerer Shang Tsung's Island, manage to get the Crown of Kronika by threatening Jacqui Briggs' life in front of the past version of Jax Briggs.

She soon was discovered by both ninja masters Scorpion and Sub-Zero during their mission to rescue and enlist the preternatural ferryman Kharon, telekinetically holding a bridge made of numerous boulders and rocks across the bottomless Sea of Blood within the Netherrealm for the recruited demonic army to make their way to the Isle of Kronika to defend it against Raiden and his allies while Kronika finishes her work involving the mystical Hourglass.

She later appears again at the final climax against Liu Kang (reborn as a fire god) at her mother's Keep within the Isle of Kronika itself. During the fight, she loses because while she is as powerful as Liu Kang, she secretly questions her mother's plans. Despite this, she ends up sacrificing herself to strengthen the crowned Kronika and her power of Timecraft.

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath



Lady Cetrion's Crown

Being somewhat human at appearance, Cetrion has lavender skin with green seaweed-like hair and green eyes. She wears a combination of green plants and crystals, presumably jade, tied with cord. A ring of the same crystal in her clothes also appears behind her. 

Powers and Abilities

The Titans

Cetrion is a member of the Elder Gods, godly beings that are only weaker than the Titans and the One Being. Contradictory how her brother uses more deathly powers, Cetrion uses the elements, such as earth, air, water, and fire. She can also combine elements to make things like ice, metal, magma, and energy. She can also use telekinesis, create force-fields, can levitate, and can grow in size.

Being an Elder Goddess herself, she can never truly be killed. However, upon giving up her life for Kronika's cause, she did end up dying which indicates that she can die at the hands of beings more powerful than her or if she chooses.

Through her moveset, Cetrion's fighting style is mostly based on zoning, keeping her opponent from engaging her in hand to hand combat. This can be seen from her combat techniques such as shockwaves, water beams, fast-moving tornadoes, projecting pure energy, and summoning metal blades and plant appendages, all of which enable her to either knock her opponents away or damaging them from distance. Even when fighting up close, Cetrion proves to be a worthy kombantant as she is at the least very capable of of destroying entire planets.



Lady Cetrion was a goddess of virtue because of that she aided the side of good in the battles of good vs evil. She was known by many to stop the forces of evil and was known as a benevolent god who wanted the side of good to prevail. However this was actually a facade as all she cared about was keeping balance across the universe. Unlike the elder gods and Raiden who despise Shinnok for all of the chaos he did to the realms she saw his destruction as necessary. She considers Shinnok the darkness to her light and despises Raiden for beheading Shinnok. She constantly blames Raiden for everything that happened in Mortal Kombat 11, as by beheading Shinnok, he ruined the balanced of the universe and tries to convince others of this as well. She was loyal to her mother Kronika as even though she caused the destruction of multiple timelines it was her belief that only Kronika could keep the balance in the universe and constantly aided her to commence the new age. She even gave up her life to Kronika showing she had absolute faith in her mother. However it was implied the reason she failed to defeat Liu Kang while in his god form was because deep down she too doubted Kronika's vision of balance. This is proven true as if she acquires the hourglass in a non-canon ending she would use the hourglass to ensure the side of good will always prevail in the battles against evil.


In Gameplay

I would forgive you for defeating Shinnok.
~ Lady Cetrion (to the Cage family) about her brother Lord Shinnok.
First you must demonstrate remorse.
~ Cetrion
Have faith, Sonya Blade.
~ Cetrion to Sonya Blade.
You serve with honor, Sonya Blade.
~ Cetrion impressed with Sonya Bladr.
Why do you fight, soldier?
~ Cetrion vs General Sonya Blade.
I work in mysterious ways.
~ Lady Cetrion
Kotal Kahn wants your kind dead.
~ Cetrion reminding and warning Baraka about what Kotal thinks of Tarkatans.
I beg you obey Kronika.
~ Cetrion worried what Kronika will do to Baraka and the Tarkata.
I come in peace.
~ Cetrion to Baraka.
I will bring Tarkata peace.
~ Cetrion saying she will help the Tarkata if Kotal Kahn or her mother Kronika cannot do that.
Do not be suicidal, Miss Briggs.
~ Cetrion warning Jacqui Briggs and worried about her.
There is no virtue in stealing blood.
~ Cetrion does not approve of what Skarlet does.
My mother's vision splits my being.
~ Lady Cetrion after Skarlet points out there is conflict in her.
Renounce your sins and beg for forgiveness.
~ Cetrion to Skarlet.
First I will bring you to the light.
~ Cetrion trying to change Skarlet.
Leave that work to the sons of Argus.
~ Cetrion talking to another version of her from another timeline about the 2 sons of Argus.
You shot your own father, Erron Black.
~ Cetrion to Erron Black.
Honor thy parents, Black.
~ Lady Cetrion to Erron Black.
The light purifies.
~ Lady Cetrion's Round Win quote.
Behold the tempest’s might.
~ Cetrion's Round Win quote.
Earthrealm obeys.
~ Lady Cetrion's Round Win quote.
Heed the Elder Gods.
~ Lady Cetrion's Round Win quote (about herself and her fellow Elder Gods).
May we end this?
~ Cetrion's Round Win quote.
My patience runs out.
~ Cetrion's Round Win quote.
Destruction begets creation.
~ Lady Cetrion's Round Win quote.
Why not concede me?
~ Cetrion's Round Win quote.
Step into the light.
~ Lady Cetrion's Round Win quote.
All life ends.
~ Lady Cetrion's Brutality quote.
Rest in peace.
~ Lady Cetrion's Brutality quote.

Story Mode

Mortal Kombat 11

The crisis is grave indeed, Raiden. Every being will be erased in a temporal Armageddon, even we Elder Gods. Already our power weakens.
~ Lady Cetrion and her fellow Elder Gods to Lord Raiden in the Heavens.
You must find Kronika's Keep and gain control of her Hourglass. Only then will time's momentum be restored.
~ Lady Cetrion to Lord Raiden about both the Isle of Kronika and the Hourglass.
Speak your mind, Raiden.
~ Lady Cetrion to Lord Raiden.
The restoration of time will not predetermine your destiny. That is for you to shape.
~ Words of Lady Cetrion.
Blame yourself for the Elder Gods' deaths, Raiden.
~ Lady Cetrion to Lord Raiden about what happened to both the Heavens and the Elder Gods themselves.
Your actions have irrevocably altered Kronika's golden balance of light and dark. Shinnok's decapitation was the cap stone.
~ Lady Cetrion to Lord Raiden.
I abide my mother's will.
~ Lady Cetrion revealing her involvement with Lady Kronika in her former fellow Elder Gods' recent demise.
As was my brother, Shinnok. The darkness to my light.
~ Lady Cetrion (as the Elder Goddess of Light) explaining her role and that of her brother Lord Shinnok (as the Elder God of Darkness).
The greatest virtue is abiding my mother's vision, Liu Kang. I cannot fail her.
~ Dark Cetrion to Fire God Liu Kang.


  • Cetrion's name and character are both quite likely based off of Ceres, the Roman name for Demeter, the Greek goddess of fertility and harvest. Another possible etymological fact is the Russian word četýre and its Slavic cognates, meaning four; in reference to the 4 classical elements of nature that Cetrion completely commands at will.
  • The Amulet of Cetrion

    There exists a namesake treasure of Cetrion's creation known as the Amulet of Cetrion, is found hidden within one of 25 Head Chests sitting at the row of spikes next to 25 head sculptures built on the siheyaun walls (between the Courtyard Cave and the old Courtyard arena) in front of the fabled Warrior's Shrine at the ruins of Shang Tsung's Island (alongside with the Amulet of Kronika found separately within the Courtyard's hidden Nakandan Shrine alonsidr the sacred Crown of Kronika secretly stored at Shang Tsung's Well of Souls inside Prince Goro's Lair on the said island) within the Lost Sea between Earthrealm and Outworld (only in Mortal Kombat's Krypt feature).
  • Although an Elder God is frequently stated to be impossible to kill, Cetrion apparently dies when devotedly sacrificing herself to grant her awesome mysticl powers to her mother Kronika, (this act is similar to Raiden's hara kiri which releases an intense ethereal energy blast as a last ditch effort to slay Onaga the Dragon King, but he reforms later within Outworld after his death). **This suggests that only the Elder Gods themselves, the great Titans (of which Kronika is a member of), the One Being, or something akin to Fire God Liu Kang are capable of killing Elder Gods.
    • Pre-Battle banter suggests that Cetrion was not truly killed and was channeled into the Hourglass. This information is likely to be non-canon, although this is specifically shared with Kitana—a potential survivor of Kronika's temporal Armageddon.
  • It is a also probability to normal gods like Raiden, Elder Gods reform themselves after their death.
  • Cetrion is the fourth female character to fly, those before her being Sindel, Nitara, and D’Vorah.
  • Cetrion is the only character apart from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe or the Injustice games that is aware of the existence of the DC Comics universe.


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