In the latest episode of director Kevin Tancharoen’s live-action Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, the Thunder God Raiden choose a particularly inconvenient place to make his first appearance in the realm of mortals.
No one is ever going to believe you when you tell them you are a god. You could be decked out in otherworldly attire, radiating a healing light from your soul, and holding a very official-looking badge that declares that you are indeed from a higher plane of existence, and you’d still end up in a position similar to the one Raiden finds himself in here.
Of all the Mortal Kombat: Legacy episodes I’ve seen thus far, this one comes the closest to the look and feel of the original short that got Tancharoen the gig in the first place. It’s dark and desperate with a slight wink at fans of the fighting franchise slipped in at the end.