Kevin Tancharoen’s Mortal Kombat: Rebirth told a distinctly Earthbound version of the Mortal Kombat story. With the NetherRealm-backed Mortal Kombat: Legacy, the director hasn’t strayed very far from the established canon of the franchise. But with Legacy‘s sixth episode, “Raiden,” Tancharoen is definitely going in a new direction.
Taking a cue from 12 Monkeys, Legacy‘s Raiden teleported to Earth and was immediately imprisoned in a mental hospital due to his “delusions.” He eventually gets the Sarah Connor treatment from a rather brutal doctor.
Tancharoen was so worried about fan reaction to this episode that it opens with a disclaimer:
The following episode represents my different take on the Mortal Kombat universe.
I think it combines the perfect amount of gritty realism mixed with a hint of mysticism.
I hope you guys enjoy it.
– Kevin Tancharoen
After last week’s rather lackluster Kitana/Mileena episode, I thought this new take on Raiden was a rather awesome change.