Ermac's Story - Mortal Kombat

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Elia Tabuenca García
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Ermac first appeared during the Outworld Invasion of Earthrealm, serving as one of Shao Kahn's many enforcers, although an agent of darkness, he served Kahn against his will and had a limited perception of the world around him.

Ermac was freed from Shao Kahn's influence after an encounter with the blind swordsman Kenshi, in thanks, Ermac taught Kenshi his signature move, the Telekinetic Slam.

Since being freed, he has chosen to fight on the side of good and has even helped Liu Kang's spirit save his allies from Onaga's control.

During the Battle of Armageddon, Ermac remained with the Forces of Light, but he was killed along with most of the other kombatants.

In the current timeline, Ermac first appeared as a competitor in the Mortal Kombat tournament, in which he battled Shaolin warrior Liu Kang.

Even though he was composed of several warrior souls and possessed deadly psychic abilities, Ermac was defeated.

During the Outworld Tournament, Ermac was tasked with protecting Shao Kahn's stronghold during the competition. While he was regenerating in the Chamber of the Soul, Special Forces agents Sonya Blade and Jax Briggs were trying to escape with the help of Lin Kuei ninja Sub-Zero and Smoke.

Ermac tried to stop them and used his telekinesis to rip Jax's arms off, he was then defeated in battle against Sub-Zero.

Ermac would participate in the invasion of Earthrealm and survive the conflict, in the years following Shao Kahn's death, Ermac offered his services to Mileena when she claimed the throne of Outworld and remained by her side even after she was deposed by Ko'atal. .

His loyalty to Mileena would not last, however, as the hybrid empress proved too impetuous to rule competently.

Ermac believed Outworld was better off under Kotal Kahn's leadership and chose to serve the new Emperor.

Appearances in Mortal Kombat Movies and Cartoons

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Until today (2021), the telekinetic warrior has never had an impact appearance or been involved in any great impact shots, in the movies of Motal Kombat the annihilation, Ermac was a character that excited fans a lot, when he appeared alongside Shao Kahn in the first scene of the film, but throughout the film his importance was increasingly overshadowed by the protagonism of other characters, but at least he had a stint in the film.

Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

Ermac appeared in the twelfth episode of the series “Abandoned”. Being new to the MK universe at the time, his backstory had not been fully developed; he was portrayed as a normal Outworlder without any soul-based magical powers and served Shao Kahn as captain of his guard.

During his appearance, Ermac and his ninjas were sent to Earthrealm to kidnap Jax's girlfriend Ruby, who turned out to be an Outworld spy.

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Ermac serves as one of Shao Kahn's generals assigned to hunt down and exterminate the inhabitants of Earthrealm. During the film's final battle, he fights Sonya Blade and nearly defeats her after creating a shadow duplicate of himself, forcing her to fight two enemies at once.

However, Jax comes to Sonya's rescue and defeats the shadow, allowing Sonya to kill Ermac by breaking his neck.

Mortal Kombat Legacy

Live-action, Ermac (played by Kim Do Nguyen) is a demon who feeds on the souls of those who challenge him. He looks very different from previous portraits, resembling a human corpse with grayish, withered skin and dressed in an all-black attire more like Noob Saibot.

Under Shao Kahn's orders, Ermac was tasked with guarding the mystical Sento blade in Japan.

When the ronin Kenshi Takahashi sought the sword, Ermac blinded him, but Kenshi escaped with the sword.

Years later, Ermac was invited by Shang Tsung to compete in Mortal Kombat on behalf of Outworld, the demon once again battled Kenshi who, although blind, now possessed telekinetic abilities and enhanced senses, armed with the only weapon capable of killing Ermac, Kenshi managed to defeat the demon and free all the souls he had consumed.

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