Jade grew up in Edenia, where she was a close friend of princess Kitana. When Shao Kahn took over their homeland, Jade hated him and refused to serve him. But over time, Kahn made arrangements to train, teach and groom Jade into a beautiful and seductive fighting machine. When the renegade princess kitana makes her escape into the unknown regions of earth during Shao Kahn's invasion, Jade is appointed by Shao Kahn to bring her back alive. Once a close friend of the princess, she is faced with the choice of betraying her friend or disobeying her emperor. Jade makes the decision to assist her longtime friend, Kitana. She thwarts an assassination attempt by Reptile against the princess and fends off their other outworld enemies. This clears the path for Kitana to turn Sindel against the emperor Shao Kahn. With Sindel removed as enemy, Jade assists the chosen warriors in their battle against the emperor. After the defeat of Kahn both earth and her former homeland of Edenia are transformed back to their original state. Jade has earned her place alongside the great heroes of Mortal Kombat and returns to her homeland of Edenia with Kitana and her mother Sindel.