A former Seidan Guardsman
who became disillusioned with the oppressive nature of Seido, the Realm
of Order, Darrius leads a resistance movement which seeks to overthrow
Orderrealm's senate. He takes advantage of the strict laws of Orderrealm
to manipulate individuals into joining his movement. One tactic is to have
a Guardsman's family murdered, who will then retaliate and be expelled
from the Guard. They are then ripe for induction into the swelling ranks.
Others joined him of their own volition, such as the cleric of Chaos, Havik.
he hires fellow former guardsman Dairou to steal
the Seidan government's Declaration of Order, a scroll depicting its laws.
It is also speculated that Darrius hired Dairou to kill Hotaru.
Though not explicitly
stated, the similarities between Dairou's background and Darrius's method
of recruitment seems to imply that he was the one to order the killing
of Dairou's family.
development team's design
strategy for Darrius: Take Morpheus from the Matrix, slap on a MK-ish/ninja-ish
outfit, throw in 30 or so random moves (and borrow some animations from other
characters), stick some cool looking blades on his arms aaaaand... a new Mortal Kombat
character! Pssh. Although he looks like an original MK character at first glace,
it's pretty obvious they came up with this design in about 5 minutes. His fighting style
isn't well defined, and seems "thrown together" like most of the new
designs from the 3D era of MK.
Style / Moves