made his first chronological appearance in Mortal Kombat II, visible only
as a burning figure in the Pit II background. Details behind his story were not known until
he returned as a secret playable fighter in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance,
where his in-game biography screen reveals that he is an elemental that
had been pursuing a quest until he had been attacked by an ancient sect.
The group of holy men, described as still serving the dead Dragon King,
capture Blaze using magic and bound him to the task of protecting the last
Great Dragon egg. After the egg hatched (An event shown in Reptile's
Deadly Alliance ending), Blaze was able to resume his past mission.
is said that Blaze had been created to oversee the strength of all of the
fighters in the realms. His creator (shown to be Taven
and Daegon's mother Delia in Armageddon's Konquest
mode) had prophicised that there would be a time when the fighters' power
would become a threat to all of existence itself. When this happened, it
was thus Blaze's role to call out and awaken Taven and Daegon from their
suspension. However, upon being freed from the egg incubation chamber,
Blaze discovered that, in his absence, the power and numbers of these fighters
had become too great and that Daegon had already been revived. He sounded
the call to awaken Taven. He then enacted the plan to bring all the fighters
together into one final battle, where the actions of the two brothers would
end up determining their fates and prevent Armageddon. Sensing that something
evil from the Netherealm was influencing Daegon, Blaze decided to travel
there in order to find its source.
Armageddon's Konquest mode, Blaze appears confronting both Taven and Daegon
after the former had defeated Scorpion. He informs the two that the quest
was not going as planned, and they were not following the guidelines as
they were set by his creator. He transports them to Edenia, where the final
battle is set to occur and where one of the brothers is destined to defeat
Blaze. However, Taven first defeats Daegon, who had become corrupted due
to his premature awakening. Blaze then informs Taven that the future of
all the realms would then depend on the remaining brother, who needed to
defeat him in Mortal Kombat to determine the fate of the rest of the fighters.
The Pyramid of Argus then forms in the nearby crater with Blaze waiting
atop it for Taven to destroy him.
Blaze's Armageddon ending, it states that while he was enslaved by Onaga's
men, he was corrupted by the spell that kept him bound to their wills.
He then defeated Taven, Daegon, and all the combatants, and from there,
all of reality. Because of this, it was indeed Blaze that ironically caused
the Armageddon which Delia predicted, rather than help prevent it. Meanwhile,
because Blaze is the final boss, in everyone else's ending they defeat
him and obtain the power of a god, which brings about a scenario which
culminates the character's quest in the epitome of their benefit, although
in some endings (such as the endings of Quan
Kobra, and Darrius)
this benefit is not without its consequences.