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|“||I am a son of Argus! I was not merely declared a god by befuddled commoners, Buluc.||„|
|~ Rain to Kotal Kahn about their godhood.|
|“||I am no friend of yours. I am Rain, a prince of Edenia.||„|
|~ Rain to Taven in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.|
He was voiced by John Turk in Mortal Kombat 3, Rino Romano in Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, John Podlasek in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, an unknown voice actor in 2011's Mortal Kombat, Andrew Bowen in Mortal Kombat X, and Dempsey Pappion in Mortal Kombat 11. For live action portrayals, he was portrayed by Tyrone Wiggins in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and Percy Brown in Mortal Kombat: Conquest.
Rain was born in Edenia and when he was very young, he watched as his realm was invaded by Shao Kahn and the forces of Outworld. As chaos enveloped the realm, he was smuggled away at the behest of his adopted father, a general in the Edenian army who stayed behind to perform his duty. However the realm's forces were crushed and Rain's father was killed by Shao Kahn.
Mortal Kombat 3
Millennia later, Rain resurfaced during Shao Kahn's invasion of Earthrealm, but was attacked by the emperor's extermination squads. He was given a choice, fight for Kahn or die, and chose to join Shao Kahn, either out of fear or ulterior motives, turning his back on Edenia. Rain fought against Earthrealm's forces, until Princess Kitana of Edenia confronted him and told him that Shao Kahn had killed his father. Enraged, he turned on the emperor and embarked on a mission to bring him down.
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
As the final battle of Armageddon drew closer, Rain found out about his true origins from Quan Chi, an emissary of the fallen Elder God Lord Shinnok who told him that his true father was actually Argus, Edenia's protector god.
He began to refer to himself as prince of Edenia and continued to fight on the side of evil. Rain sought to kill his two half-brothers, Taven and Daegon, and then claim the ultimate prize and power promised for defeating Blaze. He eventually tracked Taven to Artika within Earthrealm and fought him, only to be defeated and disappeared in a watery portal.
In his ending, Rain was revealed to be Taven and Daegon's half-brother and Argus had tried to keep his identity secret. He defeated Blaze and gained full godhood with Argus declaring him the new Protector god of Edenia. But Rain instead used his power to enslave the realm of Edenia and due to Argus' position as an Elder God, he could not do anything about it.
Mortal Kombat (2011)
Rain is a playable character in Mortal Kombat (2011), his backstory as an Edenian orphan is still retained but it was revealed that he was taken as a refugee by the Edenian Resistance. While he fought for them and quickly rose the ranks, his arrogance grew along with him and when he demanded leadership of its forces and was denied, he willingly betrayed his realm for power by allying himself with Shao Kahn who promised Rain leadership of his own army.
In his MK9 ending, Rain defeated and crushed the Edenian Resistance, but was later denied of his own army by Shao Kahn. He then drowned the Emperor in his own blood. The thunder god Raiden was impressed, he then took Rain to his old home of Edenia. While there, he shown Rain the source of his origins when they approached the ancient statue of Argus, a god of Edenia who was Rain's biological father. But with his divinity confirmed, Rain's path was clear: he would later assemble and lead a massive army of followers including those of Shao Kahn's militia to not only take over Outworld, but to conquer all the realms including, to Raiden's surprise and horror, Earthrealm as his first target.
Mortal Kombat X comics
Mortal Kombat X
He later fought with Kotal Kahn, but he ended up defeated and was forced to escape. Rain reappeared fighting and trying to kill the Kytinn creature D'Vorah. However, D'Vorah defeated him, and was about to kill him and Tanya. However, Cassie Cage stopped her, sparing them. After losing to D'Vorah, Rain is not seen again.
In Tanya's arcade ending, she betrays Rain and hands him over to Kotal Kahn who kills the male Edenian for his crimes.
Mortal Kombat 11
Although originally only appearing as a random easter egg (Being found fighting Blaze in Shang Tsung's Island and in Shang Tsung's moveset as a transformation, Rain himself appears as a playable DLC character in Mortal Kombat 11.
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Rain is a minor antagonist in the 1997 film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. He is the general of Shao Kahn's forces and his second in command. He defeats the Earth Realm warriors Kabal and Stryker but doesn't finish them which angers Shao Kahn who kills him and replaces him with Queen Sindel as his new general.
Mortal Kombat: Conquest
Rain is a minor antagonist in the 1998-99 TV Series Mortal Kombat: Conquest being a major antagonist of the episode "Shadow of a Doubt". He is sent by Shao Kahn to kill Kung Lao. Rain manages to defeat Kung Lao and injure him badly but he is also injured and retreats when Siro and Taja arrive. Siro chases him down and is easily defeated by him but he is saved by Kitana who wounds him with his steel fans without knowing who he is initially. Kitana the recognizes him and Rain retreats. She then explains that he is an Edenian and that she was close with him once. Rain is not seen again after this.
Powers and Abilities
Rain is a skilled fighter and possesses great power due to being a demigod. However unlike the other sons of Argus, Rain does not control fire, he can manipulate water and lightning. Rain is able to fire a powerful blast of water from his hands or feet that he can use to propel himself forward or to blast opponents, call down a lightning bolt on his foe, fire an orb of water that allows him to stun his opponent and move their body around, and submerge himself in water then reappear behind them. Rain can also perform a powerful roundhouse kick that knocks the opponent to the other side of the screen.
- Shao Kahn
- Shokans (formerly
- Sheeva (formerly)
- Baraka (formerly)
- Tarkatans (formerly)
- Reptile (formerly)
- Ermac (formerly)
- Black Dragon
- Shang Tsung
- Red Dragon
- Elder Gods
- Special Forces
- Liu Kang
- Kung Lao
- Sonya Blade
- Johnny Cage
- Jax Briggs
- Kotal Kahn
- Erron Black
|“||Taven and Daegon must die.||„|
|“||Your thorne? Isn't it Kitana's?||„|
|~ Rain to Shao Kahn.|
|“||You have the personality of a feral cat.||„|
|~ Rain impressed with Frost.|
|“||Now that you're Kahn, you will free Edenia.||„|
|~ Rain to Kitana Kahn.|
|“||Finally your father is defeated!||„|
|~ Rain, proud that Kitana Kahn beat Shao Kahn.|
- Rain appeared in the animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, Rain was once engaged to Princess Kitana, causing tension between him and Liu Kang before he was revealed as a traitor. He also had a former relationship with her in the TV series Mortal Kombat: Conquest.
- Despite Rain being considered somewhat of a joke character due to his pointless role in the arcade games and having only a few appearances, he has a large number of fans.
- Rain appears in the Dark Prison stage of Mortal Kombat: Deception along with many other characters. He also appears in the Konquest Mode and if the player speaks to him, he asks them to find an ancient Shokan Dagger.
- Rain was based on the late singer Prince, in particular on of his most popular songs, "Purple Rain".