Sindel rules the realm
of Edenia alongside her daughter, Princess Kitana.
Sindel's storyline begins tragically 10,000 years ago, when her kingdom
was invaded by Shao Kahn, and she was forced
to watch as her husband, King Jerrod, was killed, her people enslaved,
and then-infant Kitana adopted by Kahn as his daughter. This proved too
much for her, as a mother, wife, and queen, and soon after the invasion,
she committed suicide.
However, this would
not be the end of her. Gaining aid from the Elder God Shinnok, Shao Kahn
would conspire to bring her back to life, but not in Outworld. Instead,
her resurrection would take place on Earth, which would allow Shao Kahn
to step through the borders separating the realms and claim her for himself,
thus forcing a merger between Earth and Outworld. She would also be revived
in a brainwashed state, with no knowledge of her past and having complete
loyalty to Kahn. After the sorcerer Shang Tsung failed to secure Earth
via the Mortal Kombat tournament, Kahn implemented this plan, and was partially
successful; Sindel was reborn just as was planned, but Kahn was only able
to garner a partial merger of the realms by her revival before Earth's
warriors defeated him. However, Kahn didn't just lose Earth in his defeat;
Kitana - realizing that her mother was alive - succeeded in procuring an
audience with her and convincing her of her true past, thus turning Sindel
against the emperor. As Kahn's defeat also succeeded in separating it from
their homerealm of Edenia, Sindel took up her rightful place on its throne,
and vowed not only to rebuild their home, but to also bring down Shao Kahn
for his many crimes.
However, those plans
had to wait, as one of Sindel's people, the daughter of an Edenian ambassador
to the realms named Tanya, betrayed
her homeland and allowed the Netherrealm forces of the fallen Elder God
Shinnok to invade the palace. Though Kitana got away, Sindel herself was
captured and held in her own dungeon until Shinnok's forces were defeated.
Enraged at this latest invasion on her kingdom, Sindel sent Kitana to form
an alliance with the Shokan armies and lead them into battle against a
weakened Shao Kahn while she continued to help restore Edenia to its former
beauty. Unfortunately for her, Edenia was once again invaded, this time
by the Dragon King, Onaga, who had slain Kitana and her Earthrealm allies
and resurrected them under his control. She is once again confined inside
her own prison, this time guarded by her own daughter (an effective plan,
as Sindel could never bring herself to fight against her own flesh and
blood, even for her own freedom), but was freed by Jade.
Now, she scours Edenia for more information on Onaga that might lead her
to a way to free Kitana from his control.