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The winged Nitara is a vampiress who has to prey on the blood of others in order to remain alive. Rather than being evil, however, Nitara is depicted as being rather self-serving and morally neutral. She has a distinctly gothic appearance, and has long been on a quest to separate her own realm, known as Vaeternus, from Outworld.

Nitara spent a very long time trying to find a mysterious orb that bound her realm to Outworld before actually discovering its location. The orb, however, was inaccessible to her, submerged under molten lava. Fortunately for her, at one point she had spotted the Outer World Investigation Agency agent Cyrax travelling across Outworld. With his cybernetic body, he would be able to descend into the lava and come back with the orb, unharmed.

But she realized she would need to offer the cyborg something in exchange for his services. Seeing Reptile as an easily exploitable fool, she presented him with a Kirehashi blade, an artifact of Reptile's Zaterran realm, and revealed to him the location of Kitana's military encampment. This was merely a deception, as it gave Quan Chi and Shang Tsung time to team up and kill Shao Kahn. After Reptile discovered the dead body of Shao Kahn he offered his services to Nitara, grateful for her apparent kindness. He pledged to serve her, and she commanded him to attack Cyrax, describing him as an Earthrealm invader, and explaining he could be weakened by destroying his arm console, which Nitara was aware the cyborg used to travel between realms.

Reptile did as instructed, and fled after being frightened away by one of Cyrax's attacks. Nitara introduced herself to Cyrax immediately after, and made her proposal: Having the ability to traverse realms through the powers of her gemstone (her race uses these to travel the realms in search of sustenance), she would send him home, under the condition that he retrieve the orb for her. Although hesitant to trust her, Cyrax accepted, having little choice. The two journeyed to the orb's location, Onaga's incubation chamber. There, both parties held up their end of the bargain: Cyrax descended into the lava and retrieved the orb, and Nitara sent the cyborg home. With the orb in her hands, her plans had come to a successful conclusion. She then smashed it into pieces on the floor, separating her realm from Outworld at last. The ordeal knocked her unconscious, but when she awoke, she was home. She then made it her mission to protect the realm's fragile stability.

During the events of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, mass genocides of her people began to occur in her realm. The wounds on the bodies indicated that the attacker used a mystical kriss known as "Datusha", which is described as existing solely to slay vampires. Nitara is sent by her people's elders to a crater in Edenia so as to find a prophecized force of great power that would be able to destroy the blade. While travelling there, she came upon the demon Ashrah, the possessor of Datusha who was slaughtering vampires in the belief that it was purifying her soul. To protect the rest of her race, Nitara lured Ashrah out of her realm and continued on her journey into Edenia, planning to bring her attacker to the Edenian weapon where it may be used against her.


Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance



Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Mortal Kombat 1



Page Updated:  Sep. 8th, 2023

Nitara was one of the few characters introduced in MK: Deadly Alliance who I was excited to use when the game was first announced. Besides being a poor woman's Morrigan, Nitara was a fairly unique design for Mortal Kombat that hadn't been done before. Her moveset and fighting style was a weak point in her early designs, lacking polish. More bark than bite. (See what I did there? Bite... like a vampire.)

Strangely, the MK development team didn't include Nitara as a playable character in the sequel (MK: Deception). Instead, they decided to put her in a jail cell in the background of one of the stages. Right... because that's the way to develop a new character you just introduced in the prequel. It was nice to see her return in Armageddon, but like many others, her design didn't get a chance to develop much in that terrible game. Finally, she returns in MK1 voiced by and resembling Megan Fox. Never expected that one! Sadly, it didn't improve Nitara's rating very much. lol

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