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|“||My world has been ripped to pieces. I awoke in a foreign realm, forced to complete a quest set forth by my parents, Argus and Delia. This quest, though intended to save the realms, has destroyed my family. My brother, Daegon, became obsessed with winning the ultimate prize of full godhood and murdered our parents -- and in his madness, he sought to destroy me as well. Orin and Caro, dragons loyal to our family for ages, were not spared from the curse this quest has wrought. Daegon enslaved Caro to serve his own ends; the sorcerer Quan Chi killed Orin, who was my guardian. Though I had nothing left, I was determined to complete the quest. I faced many kombatants, fighting my way to the top of the pyramid until at last, I alone defeated Blaze in Mortal Kombat. The energy released by his death passed through me, granting me full godhood. The excess power then filtered through my armor and passed into the other kombatants. Though this energy was to have one of two effects on them -- death or annulment of their powers -- a third, unforeseen outcome resulted. The quest did nothing to resolve the instability of the realms. But as protector of Edenia, I vow to stave off Armageddon until a solution can be found.||„|
|~ Taven's closing narration.|
Taven is one of the demigod sons of Argus, and the main protagonist of Mortal Kombat Armageddon.
He is voiced by legendary voice actor Paul St. Peter.
Taven is quite powerful due to being part god, appearing to be one of the most powerful beings in Mortal Kombat, and is commonly associated with the fire element. He can unleash powerful fireballs, deliver a devastating fire charged ground pound, or rush at his opponents and punch them with fire charged fists. Taven is also able manipulate time and space to freeze time temporarily and teleport across large distances. His strength, even as a demigod, was shown to be greater than that of many Earthrealm gods, such as Raiden and Fujin.
- Taven's original pending name was Bob and though Ed Boon didn't like the name Taven, he went with it anyway.
- He, along with Daegon and Skarlet, are the only playable characters to only appear in one game.