The BEST Episodes of Mortal Kombat: Conquest

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 10, 2022

Network: Syndication

This series is a "prequel" to the movies, chronicling the early adventures of Kung Lao, who will play a critical role in the upcoming battles for Earth in the Mortal Kombat movie (at least, in the video games). In the (more or less) 19th century, Shao Khan and his minions strike from Outworld and are opposed by Kung Lao and his two friends, Siro and Taja, while Lord Raiden provides cryptic advice.

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#1 - Vengeance

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 22, 1999

Rayden meets in between realms with Shao Kahn, who says he will be defeated. Kung Lao, meanwhile, is looking for Rayden when he runs into Kitana. She warns Shao Kahn is planning to attack. Many of the other enemies of Earth Realm appear as well with plans of their own.

star 8.79
42 votes
Directors: Scott Paulin
Writers: Steve Hattman
Balance of Power

#2 - Balance of Power

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired May 8, 1999

Shao Kahn continues his search for the traitor. Meanwhile, as Kreeya's forces are losing the war with Outworld, Vorpax seeks the help of the Earth Warriors to kill Kreeya.

star 8.67
39 votes
Directors: Scott Paulin
Writers: Duke Sandefur
Festival of Death

#3 - Festival of Death

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 20, 1999

A traveling circus arrives in Zhu Zin with Qali among it. Kung Lao, Taja and Siro suspect something is wrong and they're right. The circus turns out to be a way for Quan Chi to raise an army.

star 8.44
41 votes
Directors: Charles Siebert
Writers: James Cappe
The Serpent & the Ice

#4 - The Serpent & the Ice

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 27, 1999

Shao Kahn partners two bitter enemies, Sub-Zero and Scorpion, to destroy Kung Lao.

star 8.15
13 votes
Directors: Jack Sholder
Writers: Sean Catherine Derek, Steve Hattman
The Master

#5 - The Master

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 17, 1999

Long ago, Master Cho was betrayed by Shang Tsung so he could fight for Shao Kahn. Now, Shang Tsung loose on Earth Realm, Master Cho intends to settle the score.

star 8.09
11 votes
Directors: Harvey Laidman
Writers: James Cappe
Stolen Lies

#6 - Stolen Lies

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 15, 1999

Kung Lao is haunted by visions of Earth realm's annihilation. Meanwhile, Siro catches a thief in the trading post and it turns out to be Taja's old friend, Dion.

star 7.90
40 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: James Cappe, Sean Catherine Derek
Flawed Victory

#7 - Flawed Victory

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired May 1, 1999

Shao Kahn enlists Quan Chi to find the missing Shang Tsung and return him to the Cobalt Mines.

star 7.89
38 votes
Directors: Charles Siebert
Writers: Sean Catherine Derek, Steve Hattman
Shadow of a Doubt

#8 - Shadow of a Doubt

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 6, 1999

Kung Lao is badly wounded in a fight with Rain. With him practically defenseless, Shao Kahn sends Mileena to masquerade as Princess Kitana and finish off the weakened Kung Lao.

star 7.67
39 votes
Directors: Peter Ellis
Writers: Bruce Seth Green, Sean Catherine Derek, Steve Hattman
Twisted Truth

#9 - Twisted Truth

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 13, 1999

A warrior named Tomas arrives, saying he wants to join Kung Lao in defending Earth Realm. All seems well until it looks like Tomas has murdered some barmaids. Has he? Or is there something bigger going on?

star 7.41
39 votes
Directors: Chip Chalmer
Writers: Sean Catherine Derek, Steve Hattman

#10 - Kreeya

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 6, 1999

Empress Kreeya arrives on Earth Realm to build up an army. Her target: Outworld. Vorpax, revealed to be working for Kreeya, invites Kung Lao, Taja and Siro to join them.

star 7.36
11 votes
Writers: James Cappe, Sean Catherine Derek, Steve Hattman
Unholy Alliance

#11 - Unholy Alliance

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 5, 1998

Shang Tsung forms an unlikely alliance with Quan Chi to defeat Kung Lao. They lure Kung Lao into a realm with everything he could possibly want. But it's all an elaborate trap for Shang Tsung to capture him and leave the Earth Realm defenseless.

star 7.22
41 votes
Writers: Kearie Peak, Sean Catherine Derek
Quan Chi

#12 - Quan Chi

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 28, 1998

Quan Chi sends a trio of women to infect Kung Lao, Taja and Siro with a potion. The potion enlargens their flaws: Kung Lao's temper, Siro becomes a drunk and Taja is a thief again. With the three getting out of control, Rayden has to find a way to break this spell before it's too late.

star 7.15
40 votes
Writers: Steve Hattman
Warrior Eternal - Part 2

#13 - Warrior Eternal - Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 10, 1998

Siro warns Jen that something is wrong with her new guard, Takeda. But he is unaware Shang Tsung sent Scorpion to possess Takeda and eliminate Kung Lao, who has been sentenced by the Baron to die. Rayden convinces Siro and Taja to help.

star 7.10
42 votes
Directors: Oley Sassone
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto
Immortal Kombat

#14 - Immortal Kombat

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 24, 1998

After the mysterious death of a monk, Kung Lao learns Shang Tsung sent Vorpax to poison his water sack with an aging potion. But Taja and Siro have already drinked the rest of the potion and are beginning to grow older and older.

star 6.76
72 votes
Directors: Jim Johnston
Writers: Sean Catherine Derek
Undying Dream

#15 - Undying Dream

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 21, 1998

Taja is pulled into a portal and arrives in the Cobalt Mines, captured by Shang Tsung. Kung Lao and Siro have to save her, even if it means walking into a trap.

star 6.71
69 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
Writers: Carl Ellsworth
Cold Reality

#16 - Cold Reality

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 17, 1998

Kung Lao, Taja and Siro must stop Shang Tsung and Lin Kuei assassin, Sub-Zero, from acquiring a magic crystal.

star 6.67
76 votes
Directors: Doug Lefler
Writers: Steve Hattman
The Essence

#17 - The Essence

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 31, 1998

The Essence of Edenia, long thought destroyed, has been secretly moved to Earth Realm. Kung Lao meets Princess Kitana, who convinces him to save the last hope of the Edenian people.

star 6.63
71 votes
Directors: Scott Paulin
Writers: Sean Catherine Derek
In Kold Blood

#18 - In Kold Blood

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 24, 1999

Kreeya has returned and is now teamed up with Reptile.

star 6.61
41 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: James Cappe, Sean Catherine Derek, Steve Hattman
Debt of the Dragon

#19 - Debt of the Dragon

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 14, 1998

The Black Dragon, an infamous underworld organization, have appeared in Zhu Zin. They claim ownership of the trading post and demand Kung Lao, Siro and Taja leave. While they resist the Black Dragon, a member named Jola makes a deal with Shang Tsung for power and revenge.

star 6.60
70 votes
Directors: Jim Johnston
Writers: Sean Catherine Derek
Warrior Eternal - Part 1

#20 - Warrior Eternal - Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 3, 1998

Reluctant warrior Kung Lao has defeated Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat and become tournament champion. Following his victory, Rayden tells Kung Lao it is his duty now to train warriors for future tournaments. But will Kung Lao follow his destiny or marry the woman he loves?

star 6.53
51 votes
Directors: Oley Sassone
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto
Noob Saibot

#21 - Noob Saibot

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 7, 1998

Siro and Taja meet a seer named Kiri, who tells them of an underworld city with a shrine guarded by two powerful warriors. Kiri says they will grow stronger if they defeat these warriors, but she really hopes they will release Noob Saibot to kill Kung Lao.

star 6.22
72 votes
Directors: Charles Siebert
Writers: William Thomas Quick
Thicker Than Blood

#22 - Thicker Than Blood

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 12, 1998

An old love from Siro's past, Hannah, turns up in Zhu Zin in search of his help. Hannah reveals she married Siro's estranged brother, Cassar, who has gone missing. Siro is reluctant to help until he learns Scorpion used magic to make Cassar one of his warriors.

star 5.79
39 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: Sean Catherine Derek