The name Fujin is that of the god of wind. Fujin made his first chronological appearance
in the spin-off game Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub Zero. He appeared here
as one of the four guardians assigned by Raiden
to protect Shinnok's amulet and
was the first of the gods that the elder Sub-Zero bested in order to acquire
it (he is seen being torn asunder by his own tornado, but survived the
He would remain inactive
until the events of Mortal Kombat 4, being one of the few remaining Earthrealm
gods not destroyed by Shinnok. He joined Raiden in his battle against his
old enemy, assisting the Earthrealm forces in emerging victorious. After
Shinnok's defeat, Fujin consulted with the Elder Gods. They revealed to
him that he had a new task. Raiden appeared before him and informed him
of his own impending ascension to the pantheon of Elder Gods. Earthrealm
would be in need of a new protector and Fujin was the one Raiden had chosen.
Fujin accepted the position and promised Raiden that he would not fail
During the time of
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Fujin became aware of a stark change in Raiden.
He saw that the thunder god, while still seeking to protect Earthrealm,
had grown to be ruthless. Raiden was now commanding the reanimated corpse
of Liu Kang, who was killing many innocent people for unknown reasons.
Fujin allied with Kung Lao in
hopes that they could possibly find a way to save both Raiden and Liu Kang.
From Kung Lao he learned of Johnny Cage's gathering of the Forces of Light
and the mention of the brothers Taven and Daegon. It is revealed that Fujin
had been a friend of their family for ages, and that he had questioned
their father Argus when the two disappeared. He realizes that Argus placed
them on a quest, but now this quest was becoming corrupted by evil. Fujin
then goes to search for both brothers, hoping to prevent their progress
and learn the true purpose of their quest.
Updated: May 6th, 2020
I'm pretty sure it was an unpopular opinion back then, but I thought Fujin was a cool design when he debuted in MK4... hey, the dude had a freakin' laser gun! Why the hell not? MORTAL KOMBAT with laser guns, LET'S GO!! ^__^ For his hidden weapon alone, Fujin was a fun character to use in MK4.
He also fit into the series pretty well, visually, as one of the few characters with an actual hairstyle. Much respect for the kung-fu ponytail. Obviously, Fujin has some of the coolest hair of the entire Mortal Kombat roster (although that's not saying much).
in MK: Armageddon actually wasn't completely terrible (one of the few... one of the very few). Thankfully, he didn't appear
in too many games during the horrid 3D era of MK, so Midway didn't have a chance to ruin his design.
(Ouch) He's one of the only other characters from the PS2-era that I would've liked to see return in MK9... and MKX. NetherRealm Studios did Fujin right by bringing him back in MK11. I'd say he's one of the best-looking and most stylish characters of the MK11 roster. NRS did a solid job with his MK11 design and moveset.
Style / Moveset