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Jerrod and Sindel's daughter
Shao Kahn's stepdaughter (formerly)
Revenant slave of Quan Chi
Ruler of the Netherrealm
Powers / Skills
Hand-to-hand combat proficiency
Skilled in using Jade's weapons (including Bo Staff and Boomerang)
Maintain peace and order
Spending time and hanging out with Jade
Wearing beautiful Princess Attire
Spending time with Liu Kang
Spending time with Sindel
Ruling the Netherrealm
Help Shao Kahn with his goals. (formerly)
Kill Mileena. (succeeded, original timeline)
Aid Raiden and his allies to stop Shao Kahn by any means possible and avenge Edenia and Earthrealm. (failed, both timeline)
Marry Liu Kang. (succeeded, current timeline)
Serve Shinnok and Quan Chi. (succeeded, undead, current timeline)
Reunite with her mother. (succeeded, original timeline)
Become a new ruler of Netherrealm alongside Liu Kang after Shinnok's defeat. (succeeded, current timeline)
Get her revenge on Raiden. (in process, current timeline)
Help Liu Kang conquer more realms. (in process, current timeline)
Free her father Jerrod from Ermac. (in process, current timeline)
Jerrod (father, deceased)
Shao Kahn (stepfather, deceased)
Liu Kang (husband , current timeline)
Mileena (half twin sister/clone)
Friends / Allies
Liu Kang (love interest)
Bo' Rai Cho (former teacher)
White Lotus Society
Forces of Light
Liu Kang (husband)
Bo' Rai Cho (former teacher)
Type of Hero
You are not my family... you are a monstrosity!
~ Kitana to Mileena
This isn't helpful, We cannot second guess our decisions. Raiden, what are your thoughts?
~ Kitana, discussing with Sonya and Jax about their plan to save Earthrealm
Liu Kang, you were right. I wish we had met under... different circumstances.
~ Kitana's last words to Liu Kang, before dying in his hands
You will learn respect!
~ Kitana's Battle Cry in Mortal Kombat (2011)
Kitana (also known as Princess Kitana or Lady Kitana) is a character and a secondary heroine in the Mortal Kombat series. She is the princess of Edenia and the biological daughter of Queen Sindel, as well as an adopted daughter of the evil Emperor Shao Kahn. In the series' original storyline, Kitana serves Shao Kahn as an elite assassin before becoming one of the leaders of the good characters. She also has a role of suggested romantic interest for the series' primary hero Liu Kang and has an evil twin and nemesis named Mileena, as well as a longtime intimate friend Jade.
Kitana is 10,000 years old but looks like she is in her 20's still. Through out the majority of her appearances, Kitana attire is mostly blue with blue fans and a blue mask. She has black hair that's laid down and sometimes tied. In Mortal Kombat 9, she has more of a different appearance, but still keeping her blue attire now having more muscular build and having abs her midriff is exposed. She wears blue Edenian bra that's cross laced revealing cleavage, and wears blue boots. In her alternate costume she is unmasked and her laced bra is down, her sleeves are longer and her cloth that was in front of her legs is now in the back.
For Mortal Kombat X, her default outfit is more ninja-like with a blue accent color against some black parts, namely her pair of elbow-length gloves and her bra supported by some strong silk and under what looks like a corset for her waist. Here, Kitana also wears some golden jewelries on her forehead, around her neck, and on her chest. Other changes to the outfit includes a pair of shoulder armors with an extension that goes down towards her gloves, and a pair of beige leather boots that goes up to the middle of her thighs with some armored knee pads. Her hair is held in a bun with a pair of hair sticks and sporting two breads, and she also has faint blue eye shadow.
As opposed to her evil twin Mileena both Kitana and Mileena with there masks on look similar even with there figure and stature and hair. However Kitana's face is more beautiful compared to the monstrosity of her clone. Most of the time Kitana wears beautiful make-up to enhance her features even more.
At first Kitana was stubborn, naive, and filled with anger when under Shao Kahn's influence. However, after breaking free from him and being with other people that are kind and caring ,she learned to calm down and actually be more open-minded to others. During certain situations Kitana doesn't hesitate to help people she's close to ,showing more respect and kindness for them . Although at times, Kitana would sometimes question her strength and lose her usual confidence when losing to someone. She also like's the people of Earthrealm a lot and are just as important to her as Edenia is and will do anything she can to protect the people she cares about.
As of MK X, after being killed by Sindel and turned into a revenant, she no longer sees herself a victim anymore and is ready to rule the Netherrealm alongside with Liu Kang and seek revenge against her former ally ,Raiden.
Powers and Abilities
Kitana uses her Steel Fans in battle, although she is more than exceptional in unarmed hand-to-hand combat. She can use her fans as both a projectile and a melee weapon, as well as a means to levitate the opponent for a combo Chain. She can also throw her fans while airborne and execute a midair punch to counter other airborne foes. This made her one of the most strongest Mortal Kombat fighters in the series, and was later slightly changed to meet the equal standards in fairness in later games. Kitana's also very Agile able to do very quick kicks and fast fist attacks. As far as strength Kitana exceptionally has it, using Strong throws and hitting vital's such as chest, throat, and knees making her a deadly warrior. Her fist are strong enough to deliver powerful blows on her opponents such as uppercuts strong enough to send a person flying or frontal attacks to fracture bones or create extremely fatal injuries to her opponents with just her fist alone. She's also capable of lifting a fully grown man with just one hand, when she lifted Shang Tsung making her strength admired.
Throughout the series, she has been shown to be more powerful than her evil twin Mileena, and has bested her several times. She is also a very strong leader; she succeeded in recruiting Sindel back to her side and convince her of Shao Kahn's evil during the events of Mortal Kombat 3, and has done the same to Goro in Mortal Kombat Gold.
You have no right you are not my sister! You were born of Shang Tsung's sorcery for Shao Kanh! What right do you have to the throne of Edenia! You are evil and there for have no place in this world! Never!
~ Kitana telling Mileena she can't have the throne
When will it end? Every victory leads to more conflict and greater adversaries!
~ Kitana talking to Blaze
Do not underestimate me, Shaolin!
~ Kitana to Liu Kang
You sealed our fate in this place, Thunder God! You have condemned us all!
~ Kitana to Raiden, in her undead state
Is this how you show your loyalty, Jade? You follow me when I clearly wish to be alone, then you abrade me? I will not me scolded like a child!
~ Kitana speaking angrily to her best friend Jade
~ Kitana says to Shang Tsung with anger in her voice
~ Kitana speaking to Shang Tsung
Through her years of working as an assassin, Kitana has learned many secrets.
~ Kitana's biography in Mortal Kombat II
She thinks little of her escape and moves quickly into battle against Shinnok and Quan Chi.
~ Kitana's biography
Kitana had won, but at a terrible coast to the Shokan people.
~ Kitana's biography in Mortal Kombat Tribute
Show yourself, Jade I know you're following me. Again!
~ Kitana unhappy with her childhood and best friend
To the Wasteland to seek help from Goro. To kill me you idiot! And then to kill you.
~ Kitana telling Kung Lao & Liu Kang about what Mileena is doing.
~ Kitana speaking with an angry voice while trying to kill Mileena
~ Kitana after exciting her X-Ray
Kitana's name is a combination of Japanese words Kitsune ("Fox") and Katana.
In her MK vs. DC Universe ending, Kitana was given Shang Tsung's abandoned island as a base of operations for her Edenian Resistance fighters. She had it changed to a "Bastion of Beauty and Light" and named it Argus Island, essentially the Themyscira of Edenia.
Kitana's body can be seen in the introduction of Mortal Kombat: Deception, located on the stairs leading to the Soulnado.
Kitana has a history of being repeatedly deceived and/or manipulated by villains throughout the series. She, during Mortal Kombat II, falsely believed Shao Kahn to be her father; in Deception, she was under the control of Onaga; in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Kitana was manipulated by both the rage sent by Dark Kahn, and then by Quan Chi; and in Shaolin Monks, Mileena and Jade put her under Shao Kahn's spell.
Kitana's second color in MKII is gray. This color was recycled for MK Trilogy'sKhameleon.
Kitana has a "Kiss of Death" Fatality in every game but Mortal Kombat (2011) and Mortal Kombat X.
Kitana is the most-seen female character in Mortal Kombat (2011) 's Story Mode. She appears in all chapters but three: Chapter 12, Chapter 13, and Chapter 14.
When Kitana performs her X-Ray Move in MK (2011) on female characters, her fan's blades will go through the skull, but when she performs it on males, the blades will not go through the skull. However, when her X-Ray Move is performed on Goro, Kintaro, or Shao Kahn, the blades will go through the skull.
WWE Diva AJ Lee dressed as Kitana during a Halloween Costume Battle Royal as a homage to the character.
Kitana's costume from the Samurai Pack DLC for MKX, called Jingu Kitana, is probably based on Empress Jingū, a legendary Japanese Empress and onna bugeisha-- a female warrior who commonly fought alongside samurai.