Princess Vorpax, later known as Queen Vorpax, is a major antagonist in the 1998-99 TV series Mortal Kombat: Conquest.
She was portrayed by Tracy Douglas
Vorpax was first seen in the Cobalt Mines of Shokan in Outworld, where Shang Tsung was imprisoned as punishment for his defeat to Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat. Vorpax tried to get close to Shang, trying to seduce him and gain his favor. Even though Shang Tsung was bothered by her, he was forced to ally with her in order to escape the mines and also to plot Kung Lao's death avenging his loss and as means of pleasing his master Shao Kahn. Vorpax was the one who informed him about Scorpion forcing him to use his magic powers to release it and possess Takeda. Later she tried to help Shang Tsung in his plans several times as his spy on the Earth Realm even killing a monk in the Temple of the Order of Light and later allied herself with the likes of Qali, Mileena, and others. She even tried to lure Kung Lao to Outworld by using Taja, although later, she helped them to escape for her own reasons.
She eventually started to work directly for Shao Kahn, as well, who at one point sent her and Reptile to create a chasm between Kung Lao and an equally strong warrior named Tomas, preventing them to join forces and thus posing a threat for Outworld. Vorpax pretended to being attacked by someone but later framed Tomas as the attacker causing Kung Lao to distrust him. She also secretly worked with Quan Chi's forces.
It was later revealed that Vorpax was playing everyone and was actually a Princess, the first born daughter of Queen Kreeya, the leader of a group of Amazonian warriors known as Kreeyans. Kreeya wanted to replace Shao Kahn as the strongest ruler and sent Vorpax to Outworld on purpose in order to spot their weaknesses. Vorpax took Shang Tsung as prisoner and later tried to deceive Kung Lao and his friends making them believe that Kreeya was a good person fighting for justice. Soon, it was revealed that this wasn't the case and the Kreeyans soon became enemies of Kung Lao as well. However, Vorpax wasn't really loyal to her mother, and wanted to overthrow her and become the new Queen. Shen then started conspiring with many individuals such as Kung Lao, Shang Tsung, Reptile and Quan Chi. With the help of Kung Lao and his friends she managed to kill Kreeya and take all her powers. She then tried to make a deal with Shang Tsung in order to use him to mate and make even more gives creating a powerful army with the powers of a sorcerer in order to defeat Shao Kahn and every other opposition. She planned to kill Shang Tsung though, and made a secret deal with fellow sorcerer Quan Chi, but wasn't able to do so as she was attacked by Shao Kahn's Shadow Priests who killed her (although this was supposed to be either a dream sequence or a rushed ending as originally a second season would happen). It's is unknown what her fate would be in the cancelled Season 2.
Vorpax is very intelligent using her seduction to deceive even powerful figures such as Shao Khan and Shang Tsung, and is loyal only to herself only making alliances in order to take advantage of them. She is also very ambitious, wanting to rule the world, and the rank of Princess isn't enough for her. Even though, she doesn't seem to be as evil as the likes of Shao Kahn, Shang Tsung, or Quan Chi, as she is also evil and dangerous falsely giving the impression of being good and trustworthy.
Powers and Abilities
Like all the Kreeyan Amazonian warriors, Vorpax is very skilled, managing to land hits on Kung Lao and Siro, however, is no match for the likes of Kung Lao by herself and is usually fighting alongside others. After taking Kreeya's powers, she is implied to be as powerful as her meaning that she could beat either Kung Lao or Shang Tsung. She was still no match for the Shadow Priests though, who took her by surprise.
- Quan Chi
- Queen Kreeya
- Shang Tsung