Banished to the Netherealm for crimes committed against his once fellow Elder Gods, Shinnok is freed from his confines by Quan Chi. Not knowing that he has other plans and duplicated the amulet from Shinnok and gave him the exact copy. With this amulet Quan Chi planned to gain all power after the defeat of the earth warriors. With the aid of a traitor he is then able to take the realm of Edenia. From there he wages a war against the Elder Gods, and awaits a chance to enact revenge against the God who banished him there, Raiden. But Raiden comes not alone, together with the chosen warriors het stronger than ever and is once again able to stop the outworld menace during Shinnok's war. Shinnok finds himself defeated by the one and only Champion of Mortal Kombat. Because the amulet was taken by Quan Chi, Shinnok was vounerable to mortals.