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Sindel rules the realm of Edenia alongside her daughter, Princess Kitana. Sindel's storyline begins tragically 10,000 years ago, when her kingdom was invaded by Shao Kahn, and she was forced to watch as her husband, King Jerrod, was killed, her people enslaved, and then-infant Kitana adopted by Kahn as his daughter. This proved too much for her, as a mother, wife, and queen, and soon after the invasion, she committed suicide.

However, this would not be the end of her. Gaining aid from the Elder God Shinnok, Shao Kahn would conspire to bring her back to life, but not in Outworld. Instead, her resurrection would take place on Earth, which would allow Shao Kahn to step through the borders separating the realms and claim her for himself, thus forcing a merger between Earth and Outworld. She would also be revived in a brainwashed state, with no knowledge of her past and having complete loyalty to Kahn. After the sorcerer Shang Tsung failed to secure Earth via the Mortal Kombat tournament, Kahn implemented this plan, and was partially successful; Sindel was reborn just as was planned, but Kahn was only able to garner a partial merger of the realms by her revival before Earth's warriors defeated him. However, Kahn didn't just lose Earth in his defeat; Kitana - realizing that her mother was alive - succeeded in procuring an audience with her and convincing her of her true past, thus turning Sindel against the emperor. As Kahn's defeat also succeeded in separating it from their homerealm of Edenia, Sindel took up her rightful place on its throne, and vowed not only to rebuild their home, but to also bring down Shao Kahn for his many crimes.

However, those plans had to wait, as one of Sindel's people, the daughter of an Edenian ambassador to the realms named Tanya, betrayed her homeland and allowed the Netherrealm forces of the fallen Elder God Shinnok to invade the palace. Though Kitana got away, Sindel herself was captured and held in her own dungeon until Shinnok's forces were defeated. Enraged at this latest invasion on her kingdom, Sindel sent Kitana to form an alliance with the Shokan armies and lead them into battle against a weakened Shao Kahn while she continued to help restore Edenia to its former beauty. Unfortunately for her, Edenia was once again invaded, this time by the Dragon King, Onaga, who had slain Kitana and her Earthrealm allies and resurrected them under his control. She is once again confined inside her own prison, this time guarded by her own daughter (an effective plan, as Sindel could never bring herself to fight against her own flesh and blood, even for her own freedom), but was freed by Jade. Now, she scours Edenia for more information on Onaga that might lead her to a way to free Kitana from his control.

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Mortal Kombat 3


Mortal Kombat 3 Ultimate, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Mortal Kombat: Deception, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Mortal Kombat 9, Mortal Kombat 11, Mortal Kombat 1

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Page Updated:  Aug. 28th, 2023

Sindel has a convincingly cool, "gothic" appearance, yet her outfit seems to retain the "look" of others in the MK series. She was pretty cool when she debuted in MK3, although I think Sindel acquired some "instant haters" when she seemingly "took the place" of many fan favorite MK characters that were missing from the game.

She was absent from the series for a little while, but later returned in MK: Deception. While it was nice to see them bring her back, her awkward outfit and bad case of "man-face" really didn't help her design very much . Thankfully, they finally got her right in MK9. Her fleshed out persona and updated outfit & moveset makes her MK9 appearance easily her best to date.

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