Warrior of the Realms

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Naruto x ?

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Story Start

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Naruto found himself in some sort of otherworldly floating platform. One moment he was flying through a rift in time and now he was here. What the hell was going on?

One by one they began to appear. Six giants with transparent bodies and glowing white eyes. What was going on? Who were these beings?

The last thing he remembered was going outside the realm of time and trying to fix the damage that Lavos caused while trying to save the new friends he had made.

Chrono, Lucca, and Marle. He wondered if they were okay. Was Princess Schala okay?

Hagoromo had warned him about becoming too attached to the worlds he visited. That was one of the warnings the sage had given him in regards of learning the technique of realm walking when his life in the Elemental Nations came to an end.

Unfortunately unlike his mentor he wasn't that good at suppressing his own emotions. "Are you the ones who brought me here? Who are you? Where am I?" He figured asking these beings why he was brought here or who they were certainly couldn't hurt.

"We are the Elder Gods. We have watched over the realms for many years. We are the creators of the current realm you are in." One of the six Elder Gods said to Naruto. ''Though, your presence here has officially undone the treaty.''

''Treaty? What treaty?'' Naruto asked, raising an eyebrow in confusion as he craned his head to look up at the ethereal beings. This was the first he heard of any such thing.

''It was agreed that certain actions would be run through by the deities of a respective realm and if actions in another realm would bring about danger to a bordering well the treaty with that realm shall come to an end. Your meddling has led to the elimination known as Lavos...'' another Elder God continued before Naruto interrupted him, or what he assumed was a him.

''Lavos was a menace." He angrily hissed. "An insatiable beast that threatened the lives of every living being of the planet it was on. That creature would have continued to eat through time lines endlessly if it hadn't been stopped! How could stopping it be anything but positive?'' Naruto questioned.

''The One Being's essence was slowly filtered out into said realm. The being known as Lavos consumed and erased the essence. With its essence eliminated there was a lack of necessary buildup which would contribute to the growing conscious of said being. When you eliminated the creature known as Lavos the One Being stirred slightly as its essence is no longer being consumed. The system to filter out the essence was set up along with the agreement that the deities of the realm would monitor the events in their way to keep the careful balance. Now retribution must be sought. Your actions must be undo in order to restore the balance.''

''What?'' Naruto demanded in outrage. ''I won't apologize for my actions and no way in hell and I'm going to undo my actions. Do none of you even care about the millions of lives that could have been lost in that realm?''

''It is up to the mortals to sort out their own affairs as well as the masters of that realm to set the path.'' another spoke, this time Naruto sure this Elder God was female.

''Our only concern is to prevent the One Being from being resurrected and the stability of the realms.''

Naruto was barely able to restrain his disgust. It wasn't the first time he came across jerkass deities that saw lesser beings as most none god species beings were known as nothing more than ants. ''I am no one's tool. Go find your own whipping boy.''

''You must understand. The One being must not return. The lives of one planet is a small price for the sanctity of all realms.'' another female Elder God Spoke.

A determined gaze formed on Naruto's face. ''Then I'll do to this One Being what I've done to every enemy that has come across my path. I will not run or hide like some coward. I will prepare myself for the day I face it down. Whether as a shield to protect my allies or a sword as I take the lead and my friends join my side. I will fight like I always have,'' he said as his normally cerulean eyes began to mirror a golden glow.

"You are a fool to challenge us. We have powers beyond your comprehension." Spoke the eldest of the Elder Gods.

''Power without Wisdom or Heart is corruption; only capable of fueling one's self interest. If anyone threatens the safety of any world I will strike them down for my own reasons; because it's the right thing to do.''

''Then let us see if you have the power the power to back up your words.'' the Elder Gods said as all at once they blasted the blond with their power before he had a chance to react.

Between that moment and an untold number of years many things had happened. Only with more time would one be able to tell the end of this story.

550 years ago, the sorcerer Shang Tsung was cursed by the Gods to consume the souls of warriors to maintain his youth. To do this, Shang Tsung entered the Shaolin Tournament known as Mortal Kombat:

Shang Tsung won the title of Grand Champion and went on to win many more tournaments, unknown to the Shaolin each victory for Shang Tsung was granting a dark power. That is until the noble and honorable Shaolin Monk, Kung Lao challenged Shang Tsung in the tournament, Kung Lao emerged victorious and was crowned the new champion of Mortal Kombat.

For 50 years, Shang Tsung had vanished, but in the next tournament, he would return, now he had aged greatly, but he brought with him a pupil named Goro, the 4-armed Shokan Prince. In the final round, Kung Lao and Goro fought with much intensity, but ultimately Goro came out the victor removing Kung Lao of his belt, Shang Tsung then devoured Kung Lao's soul and took control of the tournament.

Shang Tsung's master, the emperor of the realm of Outworld, Shao Kahn was very pleased at these events, by winning 10 Mortal Kombat tournaments, the border between the two realms would be undone, allowing Shao Kahn to add Earthrealm to Outworld. For 500 years, Goro defeated opponent after opponent with 9 victories for Outworld, one more win and Earthrealm will be Shao Kahn's…

But there are warriors, who will be representing Earth in the tournament; who among these warriors will decide the outcome?

Liu Kang: A Shaolin Monk and former member of the White Lotus Society. A noble warrior he wishes to bring the tournament back to Shaolin control and rid Earthrealm of Shang Tsung's treachery.

Johnny Cage: A movie star, who has joined the tournament out of spite for critics who claim his skills are nothing more than special effects and camera trickery.

Kano: A mercenary and leader of the Black Dragon clan, Kano has heard of the tales of the riches in Shang Tsung's palace and joins the tournament to lay his hands on them.

Sonya Blade: A Special Forces agent hired to track down Kano, who killed her former partner, Sonya will not rest until Kano is caught.

Sub-Zero: A Lin Kuei assassin, assigned to assassinate Shang Tsung, Sub-Zero will find that one of his past victims is coming back to hunt him down.

Scorpion: a reincarnated ninja specter, who was killed by Sub-Zero, two years ago. Scorpion will not rest until he gets his revenge on the one who took everything from him.

Raiden: The Thunder God and protector of Earthrealm, Raiden joins the tournament in the form of a human to guide Earth's warriors to overcome Shang Tsung.

Who will be the one to decide the fate of the realms?

From above the wooden boat Naruto watched as the combatants arrived. The worn out boat was so rickety he was surprised it was capable of making the trip. Seeing as its sails were long rotten and shredded.

Once the boat was departed Naruto began looking around, scoping for useful and potential allies. For right now he would observe and gather information on them to see which one would be the one capable of defeating Shang Tsung. Entering the interior of the ship he caught what looked like a scuffle going on.

A man with sunglasses being accosted by a pony tailed thugs and his friends.

"Come on Cage! Say it!" Kano shouted, aggressively. Kano took his left first and punched Cage across the face, knocking the movie star's trademark sunglasses off. " Say 'Hello' to my little friend!"

"Or how about I love the smell of napalm in the morning?" Another one chortled.

"Get up Cage! You got no stunt men to take hits for ya here!"

"I do my own stunts!" Cage shouted back angrily.

Naruto was about to step forward when someone beat him to it. It was a young man with shaggy black hair, a red headband, spiked gauntlets and red and black Kung Fu pants, and bare upper body. The young man looked to be Asian, most likely Chinese due to his features and tan.

"Four on one is a bit dishonorable don't you think?"

"Who the heck are you?" The pony tailed thug demanded.

"My friends call me Liu Kang. You are not a friend." The man answered with a smile.

"Thanks. That's all I needed." Cage said, quietly and using this opportunity, Cage performed his famous Shadow Kick on the Black Dragon thug, knocking him to the ground, seeing this Kano's friends tried to jump into the fray, but Liu Kang struck them with his Flying Kick that he had mastered during his training.

"You fucker," One of them swore as he pulled out a concealed handgun only for it to be struck out of his hand by a kunai.

"I'm afraid I'm going have to ask you from using fire arms in this piece of shit boat." Naruto explained with a playful grin. "Now unless you want to be tossed into the Eastern Sea I suggest you be good little boys and head up to the desk. Since you thugs weren't invited I'm sure no one would…as they would say…miss you." The underlying threat was not missed. With a snarl Kano called his thugs to him as they left.

With the fight over, Liu Kang and Johnny Cage turned to each other.

"Hey, my name's…" Johnny started.

"Johnny Cage, I know."

Stopping abruptly, Johnny cocked a smile. "What did you say your name was?"

"I am Liu Kang." Liu said, extending his hand, Johnny extended his own hand and the two shook.

"And you buddy, that was some pretty sweet knife throwing skills. Could use someone like you in one of my next movies."

Naruto derisively snorted, "Not interested." He replied causing Johnny to look gobsmacked as he prepared to leave.

"Wait," Liu Kang called out to him. "You did not need to interfere yet you did."

"Thugs like that crude cretins irritate me." Naruto honestly answered. "My name is Naruto and if I'm remembering correctly that was Kano of the Black Dragons. That was not likely his entire crew. You two might want to proceed with caution. Unless you are ready to put your lives on the line I warn you now continuing with this tournament will be the biggest regret in your life.

Pausing for a moment, Johnny cleared his threat and said confidently. "I think I can take care of myself."

"I cannot turn back now. For the sake of the Shaolin I must win."

"Very well, next time we meet we may be enemies. I wish you both good luck." Naruto left the cargo hold and continue scouting the boat. Unfortunately there proved to be few interesting prospects. The Lin Kuei ninja seemed promising, but besides him there was maybe the Monk. The only other individual was the man with the kickass hat that radiated raw power, but something also felt similar about him to those asshole elder gods so Naruto avoided approaching him for now.

When the boat docked he asked for all those aboard to wait while the ship was properly docked for them to start getting off. With a leap he casually cleared the boat and landed on the dock as he began making his to Tsung's palace. As much as it disgusted him he had to play the role of Khan's loyal general until he regained enough of his strength. 'Damn Onaga.' He thought as he reflected on the injuries given to him. 'And damn Elder Gods.' Since the first realm Naruto appeared in and took residence in shortly after his confrontation with the Elder Gods if he himself won the tournament it would be in the name of Shao Khan allowing the mad men free reign on Earth Realm, hence why he bided his time and gained as much information on this latest round of combatants as he could.

"Our guests have arrived." Naruto informed Shang Tsung as a crooked smile formed on the face of the Sorcerer.

"Then let us prepare the festivities." The sorcerer replied. He was always one for his theatrics.

Night fall would soon come as the tournament participants were led to the arena.

Naruto silently walked side by side with Kitana and Jade, moving to a spot by Shang Tsung's Throne. Shang Tsung, was a powerful sorcerer despite his appearance of a decrepit old man. It was hard to miss him with his pale skin and long, balding white hair. He also had facial hair in the form of a beard and mustache, with dangling thin fingers and long fingernails. He wore robes with shades of blue and yellow and had a katana holstered at his side at all times. A soul consuming shape shifter he was one of the many people who served a powerful and crude warlord by the name of Shao Kahn.

This would be the tenth tournament. If this tournament was won by Outworld then Shao Khan and his forces would be free to invade. And this was all thanks to the Half-human, half dragon fighter Goro, a member of a species of creatures known as the Shokan. Naruto couldn't help but wonder when would be an appropriate time to make his move. To his right was the princess of Edenia, a remarkable beauty that looked in her early twenties despite being 10,000 years old in her people's time.

Her features were that of a round face and brown eyes, thick pink lips and long eyelashes, befitting her role as princess of Edenia. She wore a cerulean colored bustier which had silver trimmings and a tear shaped bust, which held her cleavage together with black crossed strings and a matching thong of similar design which had a long flowing sarong at the front with embroidered designs in the center panel similar to the subtle designs on her mask and bustiere. Kitana also had a kokoshnik, silver earrings, thigh-high cerulean boots, and matching mitts.

To his left was Jade, childhood friend of the princess who one could almost swear they were twins. Her dark, cocoa skin made her rather distinctive. She dressed in a skin tight green and black outfit that was quite similar to Kitana's. Only hers did not have the same tear shaped bust as Kitana's. It instead hung open with the straps going over her shoulders with the black crossed strings holding her breasts. The front of her outfit was open all the way down to below her navel in a thin V shape revealing the silky smooth dark tanned skin of her abdomen and a good portion of her breasts. A green cloth hung down between her legs held on to the outfit by a golden ring. Several golden chains also hung loosely off of her outfit, mainly around the curve of her ass, but also cling to the sides of her outfit by her ribcage. Her hair is tide into a low hanging pony tail that reaches down to just below her back, green gauntlets cover her forearms, which have a golden wrist bracelet around them and turn into fingerless black gloves, and golden rings also cover her upper arms. Black high heeled boots with a golden line reaching up to the green gems that covered her knees. And beneath that she had a black thong covering her womanly parts.

There where whispers among the crowd of warriors as they were waiting for their host. The Ying-Yang Island was a beautiful tropical island, full of dense forests and beautiful beaches. At the center of the island there was a courtyard where the warriors were gathered. Shang Tsung's guards who whore strange black and white masks and brown robes, watched them from all sides.

Shang Tsung then climbed up the stairs, a two meter-tall bulky cloaked man following him as they were seen carrying a woman.

''Kombatants!'' the sorcerer began to speaking, putting emphasis on a K in speaking the word combatants instead of C. ''I am Shang Tsung! In the coming days, each of you will fight. Some are here of their own volition, others were brought here by chance...'' He said, addressing the crowd- "Now, allow me to introduce our tournament's latest contestant!"- He gestured to two guards carrying a woman-"Sonya Blade! I found her following one of my ships to this sacred island. Like all of you, her life will depend on her performance in this tournament... but so are the lives of her comrades!"-He said, gesturing to another group of prisoners.

All of them were special forces, but what stood out was Sonya Blade. With that the shroud around her head was removed.

The agent stood at 5'9', with blond hair tied into a pony tail that reached the middle of her back, deep blue eyes, and was dressed in a black leather zip up tank top that stopped above her belly button which was unzipped almost all the way to reveal a very good portion of her cleavage. Silver dog tags hung from her neck as she was a Special Forces member in the military. Black combat pants held up by a black leather belt hugged her legs tightly, black knee pads, and black laced thigh high combat boots black fingerless leather gloves and black leather straps hugging her upper arms to show that she had some muscle. All and all he couldn't help but wonder why she was dressed like that?

Sonya was unceremoniously tossed into the crowd of gathered combatants by the body guard.

Naruto didn't pay too much attention to Shang Tsung's speech, instead scoping out the challengers. As such he was picking up on the conversations. The one that caught his attention was that between that so called movie star and the improperly dressed Special Forces Unit.

''Hey there beautiful you okay? Name's Johnny Cage by the way perhaps you heard of me?'' the pretty boy greeted the beautiful blonde agent. The moving star was going around shirtless, wearing karate pants and trade mark sunglasses, showing off his muscular physique.

''Kano...'' the growl escaped her lips as she focused in on the criminal, bringing Naruto back into focusing on certain developments. That's right, that criminal was there as well. He shook his head as Shang Tsung continued his speech.

''You participate in the most important Mortal Kombat in history! This tournament, the tenth after nine Outworld victories, will determine Earthrealm's fate. If you defeat all of your opponents, you will face one final challenge... me.'' he declared.

''Huh! That old geezer's the final challenge?'' Johnny Cage rudely and pompously asked. ''They might as well give me the belt right now. They do have belts, right?'' he kept on. He was startled when Shang Tsung used his sorcery to appear behind him. ''What? How did you...''

''Appearances can be deceiving.'' Shang Tsung cut him off as he levitated back toward his throne. It was pretty obvious what the intention was. The sorcerer had picked the first Kombatant for the tournament. No matter what had to be done, Armageddon would not occur, no matter the cost.