(LAST UPDATE: 7/31/2010)
At one point, Hotaru had ventured into Outworld to confront Shao Kahn's Tarkatan armies laying siege to the city of Lei Chen. Years later, however, those same forces would be under the command of Onaga (the Dragon King). Believing that this newly resurrected ruler would bring order to the universe, he helps Onaga's hordes in their attacks and pursues those who would stand against them, such as Sub-Zero. At the time of Deception, Hotaru has set out to bring the Lin Kuei Grandmaster to justice before Onaga.
He is, however, unaware
that a bounty has been placed on his own head. In the past, Hotaru had
served as a guardsman for Dairou while he was incarcerated. Dairou
now is under contract to murder Hotaru.