The winged Nitara
is a vampiress who has to prey on the blood of others in order to remain
alive. Rather than being evil, however, Nitara is depicted as being rather
self-serving and morally neutral. She has a distinctly gothic appearance,
and has long been on a quest to separate her own realm, known as Vaeternus,
Nitara spent a very
long time trying to find a mysterious orb that bound her realm to Outworld
before actually discovering its location. The orb, however, was inaccessible
to her, submerged under molten lava. Fortunately for her, at one point
she had spotted the Outer World Investigation Agency agent Cyrax
travelling across Outworld. With his cybernetic body, he would be able
to descend into the lava and come back with the orb, unharmed.
But she realized she
would need to offer the cyborg something in exchange for his services.
Seeing Reptile as an easily exploitable
fool, she presented him with a Kirehashi blade, an artifact of Reptile's
Zaterran realm, and revealed to him the location of Kitana's
military encampment. This was merely a deception, as it gave Quan
Chi and Shang Tsung time
to team up and kill Shao Kahn.
After Reptile discovered the dead body of Shao Kahn he offered his services
to Nitara, grateful for her apparent kindness. He pledged to serve her,
and she commanded him to attack Cyrax, describing him as an Earthrealm
invader, and explaining he could be weakened by destroying his arm console,
which Nitara was aware the cyborg used to travel between realms.
Reptile did as instructed,
and fled after being frightened away by one of Cyrax's attacks. Nitara
introduced herself to Cyrax immediately after, and made her proposal: Having
the ability to traverse realms through the powers of her gemstone (her
race uses these to travel the realms in search of sustenance), she would
send him home, under the condition that he retrieve the orb for her. Although
hesitant to trust her, Cyrax accepted, having little choice. The two journeyed
to the orb's location, Onaga's incubation chamber.
There, both parties held up their end of the bargain: Cyrax descended into
the lava and retrieved the orb, and Nitara sent the cyborg home. With the
orb in her hands, her plans had come to a successful conclusion. She then
smashed it into pieces on the floor, separating her realm from Outworld
at last. The ordeal knocked her unconscious, but when she awoke, she was
home. She then made it her mission to protect the realm's fragile stability.
During the events
of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, mass genocides of her people began to occur
in her realm. The wounds on the bodies indicated that the attacker used
a mystical kriss known as "Datusha", which is described as existing solely
to slay vampires. Nitara is sent by her people's elders to a crater in
Edenia so as to find a prophecized force of great power that would be able
to destroy the blade. While travelling there, she came upon the demon Ashrah,
the possessor of Datusha who was slaughtering vampires in the belief that
it was purifying her soul. To protect the rest of her race, Nitara lured
out of her realm and continued on her journey into Edenia, planning to
bring her attacker to the Edenian weapon where it may be used against her.