Rayden is the God of thunder and protector of the earth realm. Although he is not the most powerful of Gods, he is Earth's guardian, guiding the warriors of Mortal Kombat in their fight against the evil forces of the Outworld.

Forbidden by the Elder Gods to participate in Mortal Kombat, he is forced into the role of advisor. But he is not the perfect advisor; he treats the warriors with a strong dose of sarcasm and even offers the wrong advice on occasion.

Mysterious and mischievous, Rayden is one of the most important individuals fighting to keep the Earth free.