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|“||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|
|~ 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.
Jade first appeared in the Mortal Kombat tournament held by Shao Kahn, where it is assumed she was spying on the events unfolding for her then Emperor.
Like Kitana, Jade's origins were not from Outworld. She originated from the realm of Edenia, a realm conquered many years ago by the emperor, Shao Kahn. A longtime ally of the Edenian crown, and a close friend to Princess Kitana, Shao Kahn had her trained to be a proficient and formidable assassin under his command.
Unlike most characters in the games Jade has her own stage in the game series called Jade's desert which is located in outworld. The desert came from her ancient home world of Edenia and somehow became apart of outworld, Jade owns the desert and makes it her home.
Mortal Kombat II
Jade made her first appearance in this game as a secret character. She is a heroine under Shao Kahn's control and was sent to spy on the events happening in the tournament. She watches each fight without being seen the only time Jade is noticed spying on the fighters is in the living forest. Jade shows up in the middle of the background during some of fights telling the kombat competitors what they have to do in order for them to face her later on. Jade gives some clues to help the kombatants so she can get her chance to fight.
Mortal Kombat Trilogy
During the Earthrealm invasion by Shao Kahn's army, Kitana was sentenced to death after pleading guilty for treason and murdering Mileena during the events of the second tournament. She escaped Outworld and fled to Earthrealm. Enraged, Shao Kahn appointed Jade and Reptile to venture into Earthrealm and capture the princess. Jade was assured that Kahn wanted Kitana back alive, but Reptile was secretly told to bring Kitana back by any means necessary including death.
The two ventured into Earth to find Kitana. However, Jade found herself torn between loyally carrying out Kahn's orders and betraying her friend. She ultimately decided to help Kitana and thwarted Reptile's assassination attempt. With his defeat, the path was cleared for the two women to join Raiden and his Earthrealm combatants in the battle against Shao Kahn and his forces. Of immediate importance, however, was Kitana's personal mission to reach and warn the resurrected Queen Sindel about their true past together. Jade's assistance made that possible, with Sindel's memories recovered, she turned against the emperor. Shortly afterward, Shao Kahn was defeated by Liu Kang and Kitana went on to free Edenia from Outworld.
Girls Gone Wired
Is a video Jade made about a competition for Mortal Kombat Deception. The video starts out with Jade standing in one of the Kombat arenas with her back facing the camera with her hands on her hips she then turns her head around telling everyone who she is. She then turns around and stands in a fighting pose talking about what she did for Earthrealm then says "Yada yada yada." shaking her head and one hand while keeping the other one on her hip. She then folds her arms talking about how hard it was to stop the evil and to save earth while nodding her head. She then place her hands on her hips saying she wants "Real competition." Then points at the screen asking for the viewers to write down what she is about to say. She then reveals her bust size sliding her hand across the top part of her chest while keeping the other one her hip. Jade the turns sideways placing both hands on her hips revealing her stomach size and then hip size while swaying she slaps her butt and says that she is a "Scorpio" nodding her head then tilting it.
She starts walking with one hand on her hip while shaking her finger with the other. Jade mentions that it takes more than being pretty to win the Girls Gone Wired competition she stops walking with her hand on her hip and her finger pointing at the camera with her elbow on her knee. She then mentions Pamela Anderson then shows off some of her fighting skills by kicking in the air and turning back to the camera. Jade then mentions with a hand on her hip that Pamela Anderson can't kick a person into a death trap like she can. Jade starts to name everything thing she has to win Girls Gone Wired brains as she puts one hand on her head while the other is still on her hip, then shows off her the muscles in her arm with the other one on her hip then she starts shaking her while sliding her hands from her hips to her head while talking about polygons. Jade stands there with her hands in the air then says she will break people in half if she needs to so she shows her hands coming down to her knee while bring her knee up to show what she will do to win the Girls Gone Wired competition. She then places her hands on her hips she then moves her hand across her head and face while the other one is on her hip she then stretches her arms out and starts, to spin as is teleporting way. Jade breaks the four-wall in this video talking to her fans, Mortal Kombat fans and gamers.
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
Jade attempted to join Kitana and her allies in the battle against the Deadly Alliance, but had arrived too late to Shang Tsung's Palace, and found her friend's body lying on the ground with the other Earthrealm warriors. Heartbroken, Jade knelt beside her fallen friend's side and noticed a large creature approaching. She then hid in the nearby shadows and watched as Onaga, the Dragon King, resurrected the bodies of Kitana and her fallen friends. The spell allowed Onaga to control the warriors, and he ordered his new recruits to regroup in the Living Forest.
Mortal Kombat: Deception
Jade followed the resurrected warriors in secret, only to discover that they had already invaded Edenia and held Queen Sindel prisoner. Finding her Queen guarded by the resurrected Kitana, Jade attacked Kitana and managed to trap her in a cage of her own while she freed Sindel. Kitana then began shouting for the guards to capture them, forcing Jade and Sindel to flee to the portal into Outworld. Before they went through the portal, Jade caught a glimpse of the traitor, Tanya, standing next to Onaga.
In Outworld with Sindel, Jade made it her personal mission to assist her Queen in rescuing Kitana from the Dragon King's spell and to seek justice against Tanya, who had betrayed Edenia once again.
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
After Ermac and the spirit of Liu Kang successfully managed to free Kitana, Jax, Johnny Cage, Kung Lao and Sonya Blade from Onaga's influence, Onaga was soon incapacitated by Nightwolf's Sin Eater ritual, temporarily quelling any imminent danger to the realms. But unbeknownst to the heroes, was that a new, more fatal threat, was soon approaching. The fabrics of the realms was beginning to tear apart as the warrior's all grew stronger, which would result in Armageddon. To prevent this, an Edenian half god known as Taven needed to defeat the firespawn, Blaze, and claim Blaze's power to nullify the strength of the warriors. But word had spread of Blaze's power, and the Forces of Darkness sought to acquire it.
Jade joined the Forces of Light in an attempt to stop the Forces of Darkness effort's in defeating Blaze the firespawn. Last seen in battle fighting Tanya, she was eventually killed along with almost all the other kombatants, leaving Raiden alone to deal with an all powerful Shao Kahn who eventually killed him and brought Armageddon to all the realms.
Mortal Kombat (2011)
Jade appears in Mortal Kombat (2011), first seen with other warriors during the tournament held by Shang Tsung. Most of the time Jade is in the sidelines but becomes more important later on. She and Kitana try to stop Jax and Sonya Blade from escaping but are defeated. Jade later fights Jax after trespassing with Johnny and Raiden but is again defeated. After Shao Kahn is disappointed by his daughter Kitana (not really his daughter) Kitana angered and upset argues with Jade about her rank as a princess and how her unrelated father should think of her, but Jade insists they talk later once Kitana has calmed down.After Kitana's capture Jade feels the need to be the one to save her. She confronts Baraka and defeats him easily and the person guarding Kitana, Sheeva. As Jade is ready to release Kitana, Kitana apologize's for acting blunt but Jade insists that everything is fine but she couldn't free her due to cavalry arriving so she escaped and tries to alert Raiden about Kitana's capture. Jade encounters the deadly mileena and the two fight with Jade winning. Smoke comes and mistakes her for mileena but Jade tries to correct him but they fight with Jade defeating him.
After giving information about Kitana's capture they rescue her and later they all meet back up to try to change the future and stop Shao Kahn Jade also changed her costume and takes her mask off.
After Liu Kang and Raiden leave to go speak with the elder gods they are ambushed by robots but they successfully defeat them all. While they think it's over they are encountered by Sindel. During the fight Sindel takes most of the warriors out quick and easy with Jade and Kitana the last two, with Jade getting her heart ripped out and dies. She is later on resurrected.
Mortal Kombat (2011) Ending
Before Jade's death at the hands of Sindel in arcade ladder challenge after her battle with Shao Kahn Jade became unconscious and found her self walking up in an unknown realm. Jade approached a lone figure she saw in the distance the figure was a woman. She didn't reveal her name, but spoke with regal authority. Through the minds of countless mortals, the woman had been watching events as they unfolded for centuries. She informed Jade that Shao Kahn's death was an out come that must be re-imaged. Jade was defenseless as the woman possessed her body she returned to Earthrealm with the mysterious woman.
Mortal Kombat X
Jade is the only slain hero from the previous game who does not appear as a revenant in the service of Quan Chi. This is because Jade is already under someone else's control. She does appear in Kitana's arcade ending as a ghostly figure reaching out to her Revenant friend trying to help regain her nature.
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.
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.
|“||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|
|~ 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|
|~ 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|
- 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.