Raiden MKDA Bio Profile Alt Samurai Raiden Costume 

Raiden MKDA Bio Alternate

Raiden MKDA Ending 2

Raiden MKDA Ending 2

Raiden MKDA Alternate Costume

Samurai Raiden!!

Raiden Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance Alternate (Samurai Raiden)

The alternate design for Raiden in Mortal Kombat 9 gave him a very different look for the so far only time in the series. This costume was often called “Samurai Raiden” They even gave him a Katana, he can’t use it for any moves though. Personally I would like to see this or another unusual design for Raiden again in a future MK.


Raiden returned to Earthrealm to reunite with his comrades and inform them of the impending threat from the Deadly Alliance. Those that accepted his call to arms were instructed to meet him on Shang Tsung’s old island fortress, located in the Lost Sea. Once there, Raiden explained in detail the dire situation that faced not only Outworld, but Earthrealm as well. He then summoned Shang Tsung’s Nethership from the ocean depths and with it transported them all to a celestial portal known only to sorcerers and deities. They emerged in Outworld ready for battle.


Raiden and the free survivors of the different realms were successful in defeating the Deadly Alliance, but Raiden has a feeling that peace won’t last long. A very different design of Oanaga, the Dragon King who is the main antagonist in the sequel MK Deception can be seen in his ending. Raiden’s ending is also the only one in MKDA where the narrator refers to himself instead of talking about other people.

Once again, the threat to Earthrealm has been vanquished. The Deadly Alliance is no more. What dangers lie in the future, I can no longer foresee. Perhaps the Dragon King will, in fact, return. Perhaps the depths of the Netherealm will spew forth a legion of Oni. Even the Vampire people pose a threat to peace now that Outworld is in chaos. But one thing is certain… Earthrealm must be protected.

I have abandoned my status as Elder God to aid these mortals… an act defiant of the Heavens. I will instead remain here on Earth… as GOD OF THUNDER.


Raiden from Mortal Kombat in his alternate design, often named the “Raiden Samurai”was drawn by Letticia Maer

All Mortal Kombat Art Tribute Artworks featuring Raiden:

Raiden from Mortal Kombat 1 MK Art Tribute on Game-Art-HQ

Mortal Kombat

Raiden from Mortal Kombat 2 MK Art Tribute on Game-Art-HQ

Mortal Kombat II

Raiden from Mortal Kombat 4 MK Art Tribute on Game-Art-HQ

Mortal Kombat 4

Raiden from Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance MK Art Tribute on Game-Art-HQ




Raiden MK Deception

MK Deception


MK Deception Alt

Raiden from Mortal Kombat vs DC MK Art Tribute on Game-Art-HQ



Mortal Kombat 9

Raiden from Mortal Kombat 9 Alt MK Art Tribute on Game-Art-HQ

Mortal Kombat 9 Alt


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