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A former Seidan Guardsman who became disillusioned with the oppressive nature of Seido, the Realm of Order, Darrius leads a resistance movement which seeks to overthrow Orderrealm's senate. He takes advantage of the strict laws of Orderrealm to manipulate individuals into joining his movement. One tactic is to have a Guardsman's family murdered, who will then retaliate and be expelled from the Guard. They are then ripe for induction into the swelling ranks. Others joined him of their own volition, such as the cleric of Chaos, Havik.

During Deception, he hires fellow former guardsman Dairou to steal the Seidan government's Declaration of Order, a scroll depicting its laws. It is also speculated that Darrius hired Dairou to kill Hotaru. Though not explicitly stated, the similarities between Dairou's background and Darrius's method of recruitment seems to imply that he was the one to order the killing of Dairou's family.

Mortal Kombat: Deception




Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Mortal Kombat 1 (Kameo)


Page Updated:  July 24th, 2023

Midway development team's design strategy for Darrius: "Take Morpheus from the Matrix, slap on a MK-ish / ninja outfit (be sure not to forget the loincloth), throw in 30 or so random moves (and borrow some animations from other characters), stick some cool-looking blades on his arms aaaaand... new Mortal Kombat character!" ^o^

At first glance, Darrius isn't a terrible MK design, but after using him in the game, it's pretty obvious that the person who came up with this design spent a whole 5 minutes on his moveset. His fighting style seems "thrown together" like most of the new characters from the infamous PS2 era of Mortal Kombat games. To his credit, Darrius's 2nd player outfit isn't too bad... and he's a little better than some of the other brain-dead designs from Deception and Armageddon. However, compared to other "new" fighting game characters of the era that actually mattered in the long run... Darrius is forgettable to say the least. I can't believe they brought him back in 2023's MK1 as a kameo. He still looks stupid. lol.

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