|In Mortal Kombat|
|Fighting Styles||Fu Jow Pai (MK:A)|
|Games|| Mortal Kombat: Armageddon|
Mortal Kombat (2011) (cameo)
|Portrayers||Tom Taylor (MK:A)|
—Daegon reveals he murdered Argus and Delia to Taven in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.
The main antagonist of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Daegon is the brother of Taven, son of the Edenian protector god Argus and the prophet Delia, and half-brother of Rain. Contrary to his appearance, he is actually the younger brother of Taven. When Delia foretold the future of the realms as Armageddon, Argus had his sons put into incubation and guarded by two dragons. They would be awakened one day to fight Blaze and save the realms from Armageddon.
Daegon and his brother Taven were put in a contest by their parents, Argus and Delia. They were put to a long sleep and were to be awakened by their guardian dragons when the time for the quest to begin would come. Daegon awoke prematurely due to an error committed by his guardian dragon Caro, who lost mental contact with Blaze and mistakenly believed that to be the signal to release Daegon. Daegon became unbalanced by the early awakening, and confronted his parents about the true nature of the quest. He enlisted the help of Shinnok, who manipulated him, telling him that his parents were aiding his brother.
Once he found out what he needed, he killed his parents and formed the Red Dragon Clan, whose primary objective was to find Blaze. In later years using the DNA of Caro, whom he had imprisoned, to create human-dragon hybrids, and using the dragon's ability to create portals to transport his clan anywhere they needed to go. The quest required that both brothers took a weapon that was given to them by their father (the Drakeswords) and a gift from their mother (their armor). When Daegon made it to the temple of where the swords were, he took them both.
When Taven was awakened, Daegon used his Red Dragon troops in an attempt to eliminate his brother. Taven chased Daegon down to the Netherrealm, but left without finding him. Shinnok had lied to him, telling him that Daegon have already left the realm.
Eventually Taven and Daegon reached Edenia, where they fought for the right to contest Blaze. Daegon lost the battle, even after all his work to surpass his older brother.
Before the fight, Daegon revealed that he had murdered their parents because he was told by Shinnok that they favored Taven over him. However, in Daegon's Arcade ending, he defeats Blaze by cheating, killing him when Taven was fighting him. His parents were revealed to be alive feigning death as to draw out the true nature of their sons. Taven being the noble one will take Argus' place as Defender of Edenia while Daegon will be punished severely for the suffering he caused.
- Fiery Hands: Daegon blasts a fireball at his opponent. (MK:A)
- Cloak of Avoidance: Daegon spins backwards, then shoots forward with a devastating punch that knocks his opponent back. (MK:A)
- Rushing Shoulder: Daegon charges forward and crouches, ramming his opponent with his shoulder. (MK:A)
- Rolling Hatred: Daegon rolls toward his opponent and delivers an uppercut that sends him or her into the air. (MK:A)
- Armageddon: (Semi-Canonical) "Wounded, Daegon followed Taven to the pyramid. As Taven battled Blaze, Daegon stabbed the fire elemental from behind with the sword I had left him. Thus through treachery did Daegon complete the quest. But before he could savor his victory, the pyramid shook and a recess opened, revealing the parents he had murdered: Delia and myself. We were in fact still alive, our deaths feigned in an elaborate test created to reveal the true nature of our sons. It is clear that Taven possesses the virtue required to defend Edenia; he will take my place as Defender. Daegon, however, will be punished severely for the suffering he has caused."
Daegon possesses a dragon tattoo on the left side of his face, while Taven possesses a dragon tattoo on the right side of his face. The main color on Daegon's outfit is Red, something that is related to his dragon, Caro. Also, he sports the symbol of Red Dragon clan on his outfit, likely because he formed the clan.
Although Daegon looks much older than Taven, he is actually Taven's younger brother. This is explained by the fact that Daegon was awakened centuries ago.
- Son of Argus and Delia.
- Young brother of Taven.
- Older Half-brother of Rain.
- Awakened prematurely by his dragon mentor Caro.
- Corrupted by Shinnok who lied to him about his parents aiding Taven to make him kill them.
- Formed the Red Dragon clan.
- Grandmaster of Mavado and Hsu Hao.
- Seeks to find and defeat Blaze for full godhood.
- Aided by Shinnok.
- Defeated by Taven during Armageddon.
- Daegon's name may be a reference to the Middle Eastern deity Dagon.
- Similar to Taven, Ed Boon had not yet decided on a name for Daegon prior to E3 2006, as he was codenamed "Doug".
- Daegon is currently one of the three characters that are only playable in one game, the other two being Taven and Skarlet however, he does make a cameo in Mortal Kombat (2011) (It is unknown if he will appear again in the future games as the MK storyline has been rebooted). However, so far, he has been mentioned in the Mortal Kombat X comic.
- Excluding Stage Fatalities and the Kreate-A-Fatality, Daegon is one of seven characters including Blaze, Mokap, Moloch, Chameleon, Khameleon and Onaga never to receive his own finishing move.
- Daegon can be seen fighting Kenshi, Frost, Sareena, or Reiko in The Pit Stage in MK 2011.
- Daegon is the only new character to have a relic in MK:A's Konquest.
- Daegon, Taven, Shinnok, Shao Kahn, and the spirit of Liu Kang are ultimately the survivors of the Batlle of Armageddon.