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Hero Overview


Blind loyalty is not a good thing, as I have learned. You must keep your eyes open - to anticipate the finishing blow.
~ Jade, when Baraka claims Edenians have no loyalty
You are an excellent guard dog, Baraka. But you must learn to heel.
~ Jade before confronting Baraka
Good Boy.
~ Jade after defeating Baraka
This will be easy!
~ Jade's Battle Cry in Mortal Kombat (2011)

Jade is one of the many heroines in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. She first appeared as a secret, unplayable character in Mortal Kombat II, and first became playable in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.

Personality

Jade's confident, self-assured and sassy personality was first thoroughly portrayed in her Girls Gone wired campaign video she made. Always known for her loyalty to Kitana, she has proven herself to be dependable, sincere and devoted friend to the princess. She is sarcastic, patronizing and cocky towards her opponents, and incredibly ruthless towards those who she considers a personal enemy.

Jade knows how beautiful she is and like to show it off by doing a pole dance with her staff after she wins a fight. She is not ashamed of her looks this is revealed in her Girls Gone Wired video were she talks about her measurements (36, 24, 36) and reveals that she is a Scorpio. A Scorpio is a person who has self-control, they are passionate, determined, loving, strong, brave, honest, caring, easy to please, strong willed, independent, loyal, devoted, secretive and suspicious of strangers, they don't like drama, being lied to, conflict or like being provoked, they never forget a favor or an insult. They still care for the people colse to them even when those people upset them. A Scorpio smiles on the outside but hides their pain on the inside but even though they hide the pain and never forget it they quickly recover from it and dust it off.

They may not trust people they don't know but when a Scorpio gets to know the person better or that knows the Scorpio better they become less secretive even though they can be mysterious and have an unbreakable bond it is difficult for them to trust a suspicious, secretive, shifty and shady person. They have sense if someone can be trusted or if they can't a Scorpio not only senses it but wants their friends to show as much kindness, devotion, determination, loyalty, love, passion, strength, honesty and caring as the Scorpio does. While a Scorpio is loyal to the end but not blindly loyal they know when they need time away from their friends and people Scorpio's prefer to be alone depending on what they go through determines on how long they will separate themselves from others but that doesn't mean that the Scorpio ever gives up on the ones they care about.

A Scorpio can sense the darkness, negative energy, anger, the monster and rage locked away inside a heart. A Scorpio not only senses it but finds away to bring it out of that person and into the light. They also turn the bad negative dark situation into a good nice positive situation.

In Mortal Kombat Armageddon unlike many of the other characters Jade didn't care about the god like powers of Blaze that was bestowed on the person who beat him. Jade never battled Blaze and never used his powers she was celebrated as a hero for her choice.

Her loyalty for Kitana is so strong that in Mortal Kombat X when her best friend has fallen and become a revenant Jade reaches out to Kitana as a spirit trying to help the princess. She is loyal to her best friend and was loyal to Shao Kahn however she is not blindly loyal she stopped falling Shao Kahn when Jade realized he was wrong. Jade talks to Baraka about his loyalty blinding him unlike Baraka Jade notices and doesn't let her loyalty blind her to what is right and wrong.

Because of Jade's skills as a fighter and her good personality she teleports into kombats during some matches in Mortal Kombat II giving clues to fighters. Clues that they don't notice but she does. The clues help the kombatants so they can reach Jade who wants them to come to her. More about Jade's zodiac sign the Scorpio they are known to be mysterious, private, observant, ambitious, focused and confident but not overly confident. They are also sarcastic, sassy and are self-assured towards those who are an enemy.

Jade has romantic feelings with her lover and the current Emperor of Outworld, Kotal Kahn. They were separate after Shao Kahn betrayed his general but kept him alive in Shang Tsung's experiment until he was freed after Shao Kahn's death.

Powers and Abilities

When she was first introduced in MKII, Jade was the only secret character to possess an outright special ability, such as an absolute immunity to projectile attacks. Any projectiles thrown at her would fly harmlessly pass her. Aside from that, her style of combat was identical to that of Kitana's, wielding a pair of copper fans during game play.

Appearance

Jade is a beautiful woman who has dark brown skin and black hair. During earlier Mortal Kombats she would wear similar clothes like Kitana the only exception is her green color. During Mortal Kombat 9, Jade has more different features but still keeping green as her color. Her original costume consists of a green mask with green hand guards that reaches just under her elbows with a golden arm bracelet on her right arm. She has golden chains on both her thighs to keep her green cloth stable around the waist, the top of the green cloth is divided by black strings similar to Kitana but looser revealing ample cleavage, her cloth is wrapped around her back she wears black knee high boots with emeralds embedded in them.

In her alternate costume she removes her mask and now her hair is tied in multiple knots with her hair not framing over her right eye anymore, she now consist of a different bra which is connected by a gold chain around her neck. Her midriff is more exposed revealing abs and more muscle with another chain around the waist keeping the cloth in front stable, her boots are mostly green now with golden indents instead of emeralds.

Quotes

Kitana I -- You need to be careful. I have never seen your father this angry with you.
~ Jade worrying about her friend while speaking with a calm voice
You make it to easy.
~ Jade after knocking Baraka out
We have different concepts of honor Shaokan!
~ Jade before confronting Sheeva
Not much of a jailor, are you?
~ Jade after defeating Sheeva
I am more of a sister to Kitana than you.
~ Jade after defeating Mileena
Hi I'm Jade. From Mortal Kombat. You know? Saved Earthrealm from evil, yada yada yada. That was tough. Now i'm ready for some real competition! Here write this down. I'm 36, 24, 36. And I'm a Scorpio, got it? Winning Girls Gone Wired isn't just about a pretty face. You think Pamela Anderson could high-kick a guy into rotating saw-blades? I've the brains, the brauns, and polygons to win this thing! If I have to break everyone of you in half to do it. So vote for Jade.
~ Jade in her Girls Gone Wired video
It is not over yet.
~ Jade in Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks
I'm coming back for you.
~ Jade in Shaolin Monks
As you can see, I am here.
~ Jade after Sheeva says no is aloud to enter the tower
We will talk later. When you are in more of a mind to listen.
~ Jade speaking calmly after Kitana angrily tells Jade to stop following her
Kitana, please turn back.
~ Jade kindly asking her friend to listen to her
I have failed you, Kitana. Now I will make amends.
~ Jade feels bad about being to loyal to Shao Kahn instead of her friend & also not stopping Kitana from getting in to trouble.
Jade has earned a reputation as an agile and stealthy warrior.
~ Jade's bio in Mortal Kombat (2011)
You will regret that.
~ Jade in Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks
Prepare yourself.
~ Jade Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks
I'll get you out.
~ Jade trying to rescue Kitana in Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks
I fought Kitana and eventually managed to lock her in a cell of her own. Kitana screamed furiously, alerting the enemy.
~ Jade trying to help her childhood friend
Jade apporched a lone figure who stood in the distance--a shimmering woman. She did not reveal her name, but spoke with an air of regal authority. Through the minds of countless mortals the woman had been watching events as they unfolded over the centuries. She informed Jade that Shao Kahn's death was something the must be remiaged. Jade was defenseless as the woman possessed her body and emerged in the waking world.
~ Jade's arcade ending in Mortal Kombat (2011)
I will meet you in Goro's lair.
~ Jade in Mortal Kombat II
One day we will fight!
~ Jade in Mortal Kombat II
Restrict yourself.
~ Jade in Mortal Kombat II
Jade makes a decision to assist her longtime friend, Kitana. She thwarts an assassination attempt by Reptile against the princess and fends off other Outworld enemies.
~ Jade turning on Shao Kahn and his empire in Mortal Kombat 3/Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Take care of him while I free her.
~ Jade trying to free Kitana
I did not wish to do that.
~ Jade after defeating Smoke
Following you still. I know where you're going. I am ordered to prevent you from going there.
~ Jade kindly trying to stop Kitana from getting into more trouble
I had arrived to late. Kitana and her allies from Earthrealm had been slain in the epic battle against the Deadly Alliance. At least that had killed many Tarkata before they died. As I knelt beside her, a menacing dragon-like creature strode across the bridge to the palace. I leapt out of sight and watched as he resurrected the dead and ordered them to regroup near the Living Forest. I followed them in secret.
~ Jade trying to redeem herself for not being in the fight to help Kitana and her allies
You have located Jade, loyal patriot of Edenia.
~ When Shujinko meets Jade in Mortal Kombat Deception


Jade earned her place alongside the great heroes of Mortal Kombat.
~ Jade's ending in Mortal Kombat III

Trivia

  • Jade was a representative of Mortal Kombat in Video Game Vixens - a special four-part TV show on G4 that features what they consider to be "the sexiest female video game characters of the year."
  • In the 1995 movie Mortal Kombat, Jade was scheduled to face off against Sonya in a secret area of the island that was slated to be a hidden Easter egg in the DVD version of the movie; but the scene was later scrapped due to time constraints.
  • Jade is the only character in MK with an arena named after her: Jade's Desert, but it's unclear why it is named after her.
  • In Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Jax had a slight romantic interest in her.
  • In her Girls Gone Wired video Jade reveals not only her measurements (36, 24, 36) but also that she is a Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 22).
  • In early versions of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Long Fist was supposed to be her unarmed fighting style.
  • In Mortal Kombat: Deception 's Konquest Mode, Jade asks Shujinko to bring Rain to the Edenian Freedom Fighters, and in completing this, she defeats him. Afterward, however, she still asks Shujinko to bring him to her.
  • In Mortal Kombat II, Jade occasionally drops down during a match and gives clues on how to reach her just as Reptile did in Mortal Kombat. One of her clues is a reference to the Ermac rumors from Mortal Kombat.
  • Also in Mortal Kombat II Jade leaves a clue saying "Chun who?" which was a jab at Street Fighter's Chun-Li.
  • In the Sega Genesis version of UMK3, Jade's fighting stance is a version of Mileena.
  • In the SNES version of UMK3, Jade's fighting stance is a version of Kitana.
  • Her Babality in MK 2011 possibly is a parody of her Hara-Kiri in Mortal Kombat: Deception.
  • In MK 2011, her X-Ray Attack along with Sindel, Quan Chi, and Jax are the only ones that do not make the opponent bleed.
  • In MK 2011, Jade's skin tone has a noticeably lighter color in her early renders, however in actual gameplay her skin tone is that of her original appearances.
  • Jade is the first hidden female character in the series. The first male being Reptile.
  • In the Sega Saturn, Sega Genesis and Amiga versions of Mortal Kombat II, Jade's skin is white.
  • In the Arcade and SNES versions of Mortal Kombat II, Jade's hair is brown, but all other versions have black hair.
  • In the Arcade and SNES versions of Mortal Kombat II, Jade's Steel Fans are bronze/silver, but all other versions are silver.
  • Jade, along with Kitana and Sub-Zero is the only character to have 2 Klassic Costumes.
  • In MK 2011, Jade, along with Mileena, Sub-Zero and Kitana have the most costumes with a total of 4 while everyone else has either 2 or 3.
  • In Mortal Kombat: Deception and Mortal Kombat: Armaggedon, Jade's staff doesn't emit a purple glow like in the other games she appeared in.
  • In the Story Mode of MK 2011, when Sindel enters the Cathedral screaming, Jade is seen in her alternate costume, holding her MK:D staff. But when you choose her alternate costume the staff is not seen in gameplay.
  • Jade's name correlates to the Color green; she wears green to fit the symbolism of her name.

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