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MK Legacy Visions of Futures Past by Esau13 MK Legacy Visions of Futures Past by Esau13
Merry Christmas Everyone!

This is my last submission of the year and its of course my favorite Lord Raiden. I had fun with this one doing the colors and background characters. I chose characters MOST important to the MK story line to put behind Lord Raiden. Just in case you were wondering why Liu Kang was with all the bad guys. Hope you like it Done in Photoshop CS5 with Wacom Tablet.

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:icongojira012:
Gojira012 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
Fate played a crueler game for Raiden. He lost all and most of all the two disciples he saw as sons
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he be alright
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:iconultrageon:
UltraGeon Featured By Owner Edited May 29, 2016
the world would've been so much better off had Netherrealm simply continued the story. Instead, they gave us an outcome that can't in any way shape or form canonically happen. As well as a new timeline that's been pretty nonsensical and really badly written. The MKX comic series in particular was downright insulting with it's grand scale lore rape, and taking a huge steaming dump on anything from the original timeline that was deemed "unpopular".(the MKX game itself was also guilty of this bullcrap) Also, I hate how everything in the MK universe is so dang depowered now. It's gotten really lame. 
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:iconfares77:
fares77 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
is it that bad though ? i mean from what i know in mk armageddon how wins basically becomes
invincible and the only people who could win were (dragon king onaga/shao kahn/
the deadly alliance/liu kang/taven and daegon) liu kang was dead and taven/daegon gived up on fighting or something like that
so it was kinda between onaga and shao khan
witch shao khan won and everyone was dead except raiden who also died.
but i think there are things that are wrong with the current story and most of my fav charcters
basically were forgotten like nitara and shujinko and a few others :(
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow tell them how you really feel.
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:iconultrageon:
UltraGeon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
I....I did...
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:iconalithking:
alithking Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
Awesome art work, well done.
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:iconcharleyluckyluciano:
charleyluckyluciano Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Wow, years of invasions and and seeing the results of his visions finally caused Raiden to snap at the end of MKX. I wonder if NRS wants him to be like Injustice Superman, who followed a similar path into becoming a megalomaniac.

Do you think Raiden should be the antagonist in the next Mortal Kombat game, who decides to invade other realms and in the course, becomes like Shao Kahn and Shinnok?
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually I do think he should definitely become the villain. I think its been a long time coming. I would like to see Raiden not only invade other realms but coordinate a full blown attack on the elder gods. That would cause for some unwanted alliances. For example the only way to defeat a powerful dark Raiden would to resurrect Shao Kahn.
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:iconcharleyluckyluciano:
Raiden's thoughts - "Too long have I seen Earthrealm invaded; too long have I allowed to it to be invaded. Shao Kahn and Shinnok, in their arrogance, have long desired to invade my realm, but they all failed; however, they were right in the fact that the Elder Gods are in fact puny toothless worms. They did nothing to stop these invasions, despite my repeated pleas for help in the past. Countless years of blindly following their decisions while they did nothing to stop these invasions, countless years of these invasions by the other realms have finally sapped my patience. But, enough is enough. I will no longer be pushed around or be bound by others, Elder God, sorcerer, or whatever. I shall unleash my fury on those who wronged me in the past, and those who dare challenge me shall meet an end that results in their destruction. All those Elder Gods, all realms known and unknown and their denizens shall fear the name Raiden."

I guess that MKX ending shows who's going to be the next big bad - Raiden. Who plans to be judge, jury and executioner.

The next game should be called Mortal Kombat: Wrath of Gods
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devilkais Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
FUCK YEAH !
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondevilkais:
devilkais Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Why you deserve praise ! It's beautifull !
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:iconblacksaibot:
blacksaibot Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous.
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconhawk321:
hawk321 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Iv'e seen something like ......but I cant remember........This is gonna bother me all day now 
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there was another Deviant who re drew my picture tradtionally
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:iconthemysteriousneon:
TheMysteriousNeon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
that is dope man
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconthemysteriousneon:
TheMysteriousNeon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem! c:
Raiden is one of my faves also <3
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:iconsharpshoter95:
sharpshoter95 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
MORTAL KOMBAT: Days of future past
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I had the idea and title before xmen came out. Unfortunately xmen came out before I put out my piece.
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:iconjustsumguylol:
justsumguylol Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
With all the shit that's happened I guess it makes sense that lui kang is there. Still, I believe (and hope) there's still a chance he and the other remnants are freed
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah dark Raiden is gonna be in charge of them.
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:iconjustsumguylol:
justsumguylol Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
Lol still a good storyline but it did kinda take me by surprise. I mean he'll, now scorpions a good guy now. Did not see that coming
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:iconlazerbem:
lazerbem Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Wow, Raiden has a shitty time with all of these guys to deal with. A dimension bursting demigod, a fallen god, a dragon king, a hell sorcerer, a soul eater, and revenant shaolin. It's no wonder he goes dark
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah and you thought you had it hard.
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WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Epicness. :)
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondiego2528:
diego2528 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
don worry....with mk9, liu kang as a bad guy is pretty much canon
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats true!
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:iconmigael-morningstar:
Migael-Morningstar Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
One of the best Raidens I've seen, and I love the background
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You. He's my fave so I try extra hard.
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:iconmk-dragon:
MK-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Woah... great job here. Look awesome! :D
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You!
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:iconbloodthirstycrow:
BloodthirstyCrow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Raiden is my Main Man in Mk. This does him justice very well
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you sure it doesnt do him INJUSTICE! haha see what I did there! Lord Raiden is my Main as well.
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:iconbloodthirstycrow:
BloodthirstyCrow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
When I was a kid and i played on the arcades i called him The Hat Dude lol
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:iconfares77:
fares77 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
if raiden is the hat dude then whats the other hat dude's(kung lao) name! 😲
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:iconfares77:
fares77 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
note: mind blown
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:iconsamuraishinai:
SamuraiShinai Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Brace yourselves: The Hat... is cometh !!
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whats with you and the hat?
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:iconsamuraishinai:
SamuraiShinai Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
oh nothing... Its just a defining feature, ya know what i'm saying ?!
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:iconrainbowcandy4321:
Rainbowcandy4321 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Nice raiden is one of my fave characters :)
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconrainbowcandy4321:
Rainbowcandy4321 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Your welcome 
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:icongbmelendez23k:
GBMelendez23k Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Raiden: thunder take me in combat. I have sense that I gather up all of my best defenders, but the rest were ambushed and killed in the war. And so, I accidentally killed liu Kang, I hope he forgives me. The only survivors I encourage in battle are Sonya and Johnny Cage.  
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:iconhalowing:
Halowing Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OH SO SUPER AWESOME!!!
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again!
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:iconhalowing:
Halowing Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome~~~
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