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Taven made his first appearance in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon as the game's hero, featured as the main character in the game's Konquest mode. He is a half-god and the oldest son of the Protector of Edenia, Argus (making Rain his half brother), and a powerful sorceress who has the ability to see into the future, Delia. He also has the ability to control fire, much like his brother Daegon.

The Konquest Mode in Armageddon revolves around a contest between Taven and his brother Daegon set by their father to save the realms from Armageddon. They are sent to Earthrealm and are kept in incubation by two dragons, Caro and Orin, until Blaze calls for them to be awakened and the quest to begin. Their task is to find and defeat Blaze. The victor would succeed his father's place, becoming a full god and Protector of Edenia. He would also decide the fate of the rest of the kombatants.

When Taven is released by his dragon, Orin, he finds that his brother, Daegon, had been prematurely awakened centuries ago. Taven soon discovers that his brother had become corrupted during this time. Daegon's dragon, Caro, reveals to Taven that he killed their parents and formed the Red Dragon clan in order to locate Blaze sooner, as well as to eliminate the competition: his own brother.

Eventually, Taven confronts Daegon in battle on the edge of the crater that Armageddon is said to begin in. Taven emerges victorious, defeating his brother. The Pyramid of Argus then rises from the ground nearby. Fighting his way to the top, Taven finally reaches the end of his quest to save the realms and decide the fate of the other fighters. Not knowing if his victory would disarm the rest of the combatants or kill them all, Taven manages to defeat Blaze in Mortal Kombat. In the end, however, his victory over Blaze does neither of the above, instead actually increasing the powers of the kombatants below, potentially exacerbating the onset of Armageddon. As a result, Taven will make it his duty as a new god to delay Armageddon until a solution can be found.


Mortal Kombat: Armageddon




Page Updated:  Sep. 8th, 2023

As the ONLY new hero to appear in MK: Armageddon... and the "star" of the game's hyped-up Konquest mode... Taven is probably the most boring and useless Mortal Kombat character of all time (besides Meat, that is). Ed Boon and company should've decided on a classic, easily-recognizable character to star in Konquest mode... not this bozo. Designing a completely new character from scratch for the story mode of a fighting game is definitely a risky move, and this character is the proof. What a flop. 

Poor Taven... debuting in arguably the worst Mortal Kombat game ever made... likely never to appear again. I imagine he's still stuck there in PS2 land - forever trapped inside a dusty memory card. There, I just made Taven's story more interesting than it was ever supposed to be. You're welcome.

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