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Lucifer is a powerful demon and a (unseen) minor antagonist in the Mortal Kombat videogame series. He was the ruler of the Netherrealm until being overthrown by the fallen Elder God Shinnok himself.

History

At the beginning of time, there existed only the One Being and the Elder Gods. The One Being fed off the existence of the Elder Gods. Eventually, they overwhelmed the One Being and captured his consciousnesses and then asborbing into their six Kamidogus. Each sacred Kamidogu was used to create six realms: Earthrealm, Outworld, Edenia, Orderrealm, Chaosrealm and Netherrealm. All the other many realms alongside the six unique worlds were ruled and inhabited by many unique species as the universe came into being.

Shinnok, one of the Elder Gods, developed a lust for power. He wanted to control Earthrealm but was forbidden to enter it. By using his Sacred Amulet, Shinnok was able to weaken Earthrealm's barriers. He then entered the realm and tried to seize control of it.

Lord Raiden, thunder God and the Protector of Earthrealm, found out and attempted to stop Shinnok. They battled each other which resulted in a massive conflict. The other Elder Gods discovered what happened and aided Raiden against their former brother. They stripped Shinnok of his power and status before banishing him to the Netherrealm.

For millions of years, Shinnok was tortured in the Netherrealm. He was at the constant mercy of the Neterrealm's ruler, the dark creature Lucifer.

Quan Chi, a powerful sorcerer skilled in the art of necromancy, traveled through other dimensions, but later returned to his homeworld, the Netherrealm itself, where he met Shinnok. By working together, they were able to overthrow Lucifer. Shinnok became the new ruler of the Netherrealm.

What became of the ancient demon Lucifer remains uncertain.

Trivia

  • One of the backwards dialogues in Mortal Kombat: Deception's Konquest Mode stated that Lucifer is part of the same race of beings as the tyrannical Outworld emperor Shao Kahn and the noble Earthrealm deity Lord Raiden, which would make him a God and "Protector" of the Netherrealm.

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Main Villains
Daegon | Dark Kahn | Havik | Kronika | Onaga | One Being | Quan Chi | Reiko | Shang Tsung | Shao Kahn | Shinnok

Secondary Villains
Cetrion | D'Vorah | Geras | Goro | Kintaro | Noob Saibot | Sindel

Other Villains
Baraka | Chameleon | Cyrax | Drahmin | Ermac | Erron Black | Frost | Hsu Hao | Jade | Jarek | Kabal | Kano | Kira | Kobra | Kollector | Mavado | Mileena | Moloch | Motaro | Rain | Reptile | Scorpion | Sektor | Sheeva | Skarlet | Smoke | Tanya | Tremor | Triborg

Undead Villains
Jade | Kabal | Kitana | Kung Lao | Kurtis Stryker | Liu Kang | Nightwolf | Sindel | Smoke

Non-MK/Guest Star Villains
Alien | Catwoman | Darkseid | Deathstroke | Freddy Krueger | Jason Voorhees | John Rambo | Joker | Kratos | Leatherface | Lex Luthor | Predator | Terminator

Non Playable Villains
Bannak | Cilene | Forrest Fox | Hideyoshi | Jataaka | Jola | Kebral | Kia | Kiri and Ankha | Komodai | Lin Kuei Grandmaster | Liu Kang (Legacy) | Lucifer | Malebolgia | No Face | Oni Warlord | Oniro | Peron | Rojack | Ruby | Ruutuu | Siann, Mika and Sora | Zaggot | Zara | Zenkaro

Evil Races
Centaurians | Demons | Dragons | Hellspawn | Kytinn | Oni | Shokan | Tarkata | Tormentors | Wraiths | Zombies

Evil Organizations
Army of Darkness | Black Dragon Clan | Brotherhood of Shadow | Cyber Ninjas | Dragon King's Army | Festival of Death | Forces of Darkness | Kahn Guards | Masked Guards | Red Dragon Clan | Shaakans | Shadow Assassins | Shadow Priests | Tekunin

Movies
Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins (1995): To be added
Mortal Kombat (1995): To be added
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997): To be added
Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (2010): To be added
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (2020): Scorpion | Quan Chi | Shang Tsung | Goro | Shao Kahn | Kano | Baraka | Reptile | Moloch | Motaro
Mortal Kombat (2021): To be added

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