Lt. Sonya Blade is the leader of a special para-
military unit within the U.S. army. She came from a long line of army
officers, and her father had held the rank of Major before his retirement.
Blade's unit was assigned only the toughest and most dangerous jobs. One such
mission was the capture of the criminal Black Dragon organization and their
leader Kano. Blade's unit tracked Kano to an uncharted
island in the Pacific, where they were ambushed by an unknown force. Sonya,
her unit and Kano were all captured and taken to a palace in the middle of the
island. There, they came face to face with Shang Tsung
, an ancient sorceror who claimed to be ruler of the island. He imprisoned
Blade's unit and threatened to kill them all if Sonya did not participate in a
tournament Tsung was holding on the island. Having no choice, Sonya entered
the Mortal Kombat tournament, knowing the lives of her comrades depended on her
Although she fought well, Sonya did not win the tournament, and as a
result her entire unit was massacred. She herself was taken hostage by Tsung's
forces, and along with Kano was dragged to Tsung's true home, the Outworld.
She learned that the Outworld was another dimension ruled by an evil dictator
called Shao Kahn, who planned to take over the
Earth by luring it's warriors into a second tournament. When the day of the
tournament arrived, Sonya was chained up by Kahn's side in the fighting arena.
She recognized several of the fighters from the previous tournament. Their was
also another fighter Sonya knew, Jax, a friend of her's
from the army. Jax rescued Sonya after the tournament's end, and after an
unsuccessful attempt to apprehend Kano the two escaped back through the portal
that had brought Jax to the Outworld.
Once they returned to their base, Sonya and Jax tried in vain to warn
their superiors of the Outworld menace. They lacked proof, and were unable to
prevent Shao Kahn from invading Earth. The Outworlders were successful in
taking over the realm, and the Earth began to take on the characteristics of
the Outworld. Sonya and Jax banded together with a group of surviving Earth
warriors to combat the invaders. They were successful in repelling the
Outworlders, and the Earth was returned to normal. After this disasterous
incident, Sonya and Jax had no trouble convicing their superiors of the true
danger of the Outworld. They were authorized to form the Outworld
Investigation Agency, an organization devoted to protecting Earth against
future invasions from other realms.
Some time later, Sonya was assigned to bring
Jarek, the last remaining member of the Black Dragon, to justice. While
on the assignment, however, Sonya learned of a new menace to the Earth realm,
the fallen Elder god Shinnok. Abandoning her search
for Jarek, she sought out Liu Kang and
Rayden. The three of them banded together to protect
the world once more.