First Appeared In: Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (PSOne/N64, 1997)
Fatality: Underworld Hand Clamp
Why We Like Him: All hail the (former) Earthrealm Elder God! Lord Shinnok had all that power...until Raiden shocked him out of his throne and down into the Netherrealm. No matter, 'cause Shinnok just ended up ruling that place too—can't keep a good man down, after all. Shinnok is simply an uber-evil version of Merlin: possessor of magic and harbinger of death.