Chaosrealm Deception

Chaosrealm (Mortal Kombat: Deception)

The Chaosrealm is a fictional realm in the video game series Mortal Kombat.

About Chaosrealm[]

Chaosrealm is a world that seems to defy normal laws of physics to the point where it is uncertain whether it can really be called a world, as the visible parts seem to be made up of floating rock formations. Apparently Chaosrealm used to be a normal world until at some point in the distant past, the God of Chaos unleashed "the Tempest". This was responsible for the realm's transformation and its fragmentation, and is also thought to have caused collective amnesia among the inhabitants of the realm.

The Chaosrealmers reflect their world's chaotic nature, and hold absolute freedom and change in the highest esteem, relishing in chaos and living in an absolute anarchy. It is the polar opposite of Orderrealm. In a twist of irony, it is precisely Orderrealm which seeks to control Chaosrealm for its vast reserves of water, which it lacks.

Native realm species[]

Chaosrealmers are humanoid in form and come across as wild, primitive and menacing. Some bear tattoos, strange markings or even more extreme expressions of their ultimate individualism, such as Havik's maimed face or his ability to twist his own bones and muscles in ways that would be lethal to any normal human. This, and the Chaosrealmers' apparent lack of regard for death or life, calls into question whether death truly exists on Chaosrealm (although it is said by random denizens that death is the ultimate chaos as all systems shut down and collapse). They tend to speak backwards. Their speech reflects their nature, when spoken to, some will respond with "yes no yes no yes no yes". They hate being asked questions as they are "forced to give a response" which they view as a form of control. When attacked they will give responses like "That's the spirit!" or "You really know how to treat a lady!" They also apparently worship water, and it may be the one thing they hold sacred, because of its chaotic properties: it is shapeless and takes no form forever.

Notable residents[]

  • Native: Havik being the only known native.
  • Non-native: Non-native residents, such as the reformed Black Dragon clan have sometimes sought out Chaosrealm as a haven of freedom. Kabal also resided in Chaosrealm for some time.

Several other characters, such as Scorpion, are also seen in the Chaosrealm as part of the Konquest storyline. The overall canon of this mini-game is questionable, so their appearances are widely regarded as cameos.


The following are several of the messages that can be revealed when the speech of an inhabitant of the Chaosrealm (or, in some cases, an inhabitant of the Netherrealm) is played backwards. Most of them are nods to the fans, the game's history or the programmers; some also reveal small bits of information about certain aspects of the MK universe:

  • "Ed Boon 490, Ed Boon 490, Ed Boon 490."
  • "The spirit of Liu Kang will live on!"
  • "The Shokan and the Centaurs are rivals, both seeking Shao Kahn's favour."
  • "Scorpion is the champion of the Elder Gods!"
  • "It is a little known fact that Ermac is short for Error Macro."
  • "There's a little bit of me in everyone."
  • "The body of Liu Kang has been reanimated. It has wrought destruction on his Shaolin brothers."
  • "This video game is dedicated to our homies."
  • "The Void is a place beyond the realms where the Elder Gods dwell."
  • "Raiden will return from annihilation, though he will not be as he once was...."
  • "Reiko is not Shao Kahn, though, sometimes, he secretly wears the emperor's helmet."
  • "Will Hsu Hao return from the dead? Err....probably not."
  • "Drink milk. Get plenty of sleep. Listen to your parents. Do your homework."
  • "Is Frost dead or merely just hibernating?"

The Chaosrealmers also "reveal" Onaga's schemes to manipulate Shujinko to the player, as one hidden message reads:

  • "You are being deceived!"

Relationships with other realms[]

The Realm of Chaos does not seem to have any real allies, perhaps due to the world's intrinsic nature. Its residents seem keen to spread chaos to other realms, so it could be considered as a threat to other realms. While there is no clear alliance with Outworld, the people of Chaosrealm, Havik, for example, do seem to prefer that Kahn maintain his rule, as his violent conquests bring the chaos they thrive upon to other worlds. The people of Chaosrealm despise Hotaru and Orderrealm. In Deception's Konquest mode, it is revealed that Orderrealm wishes to take Chaosrealm's water. As Havik says " We hold water sacred for its chaotic and fluidic ways. They wish to contain water ".

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