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Goro's Lair
Goros lair
General
Location Earthrealm
Games Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Mortal Kombat 4
Mortal Kombat Gold
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Mortal Kombat (2011)
Terrain Cave

Goro's Lair is a stage that made its debut in Mortal Kombat. This lair is home to the Grand Champion Goro, where he battles the player in the first Mortal Kombat game. Shang Tsung also watches Goro's battles, for should he fail, Shang Tsung will intervene and battle as soon as Goro is defeated. In Mortal Kombat II, the fights with hidden characters take place here, this being an non-unlockable secret stage. It returns in Mortal Kombat 4 and Mortal Kombat Gold. In this scenario rocks were added situated around the place and spikes on the roof of the stage for a Stage Fatality. In Mortal Kombat 9, fights with Goro and Kintaro take place on this stage.

OverviewEdit

Mortal KombatEdit

A stage with stone walls and several dark passageways, human bones are scattered on the floor and a skeleton hangs from a few shackles at the center of the arena. Many pairs of glowing yellow eyes appear and occasionally blink in the dark portions of the back area. In the original Mortal Kombat, this stage would not appear until the last three battles in the arcade ladder are reached - the third Endurance match and the boss battles against Goro and Shang Tsung. All fights after the third and final "Test Your Might" bonus round take place here.

Mortal Kombat IIEdit

In MKII it appears when players fight against the secret characters Jade, Smoke and Noob Saibot. When a task is completed as in the case of Noob Saibot completing 50 consecutive wins, there is a legend that says the character returns from Outworld to Earthrealm to fight against him. However, in the version of the game for Sega Genesis, this stage was replaced with a blue version of the stage Portal, where you can find several Shadow Priests in scarlet clothes levitating.

Mortal Kombat TrilogyEdit

In Mortal Kombat Trilogy, this stage was used for the opening of the history of the game.

In the Nintendo 64 version of Mortal Kombat Trilogy, the Armory is located above Goro's Lair, and players can uppercut opponents there and from there to the Kombat Tomb. Curiously, Goro's Lair is canonically known to be located in Earthrealm, whereas both The Tomb and Armory are in Outworld. The possibility exists that the Lair is linked to the Armory in Outworld via a portal, similar to how Scorpion's Lair in Netherrealm leads to Kahn's Kave.

Mortal Kombat 4Edit

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Mortal Kombat 4 Goro's Lair Stage Fatality

The Stage Fatality for Goro's Lair in KM4.

The Goro's Lair seen in Mortal Kombat 4 and Mortal Kombat Gold is not much different from the original Goro's Lair, other than its spiked ceiling used as a Stage Fatality as in Kombat Tomb.

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin MonksEdit

In Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, Goro's Lair is actually made up of several rooms and dungeons, and it houses vicious Onis. The lair is even shown with a statue of Goro and a caged door leading directly into his lair.

Goro's Lair is the first stage of the game and it is here where the story of Liu Kang and Kung Lao begins as they must get out of the Lair of Goro. At the beginning, players must navigate the entire Lair to the portal where they leave the island. The main enemies, which in this stage are the Oni, the player has to finish to move forward in the game. In this part of the game you will also find other enemies such as Reptile, but can not fight him since he manages to escape. This is also where players get their first Fatality. In addition to the Oni you will also face off against a huge Oni Warlord, which will appear at the end of the stage, and the player has to overcome in order to obtain the ability to Super jump. The last defense of the portal are 2 Masked Guards.

Mortal Kombat: ArmageddonEdit

In Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Goro's Lair is a multi-tiered arena. Players can knock their opponent either upwards into another chamber, or through the various surrounding gates. The chamber the player ends up in is nearly identical to the primary chamber, but with less wall decoration (while maintaining an infinite number of cells a player can be knocked through).

Mortal Kombat (2011)Edit

In Mortal Kombat (2011), Goro's Lair is grittier and more detailed than before, though it strongly resembles its appearance in Shaolin Monks. This time around, the Shokan prince can be seen sitting in his own throne, watching in amusement. Goro will also roar if an uppercut is landed successfully. A very dim light enters his lair above him, and dead or near dead chained bodies hang on the wall (possibly there to watch, if alive). This is where players will fight either Goro or Kintaro in the Arcade Ladder.

TriviaEdit

  • This is one of the 6 stages connected with other stages, Goro's Lair is below Armory . The other scenarios are: The Street - The Subway, Bank - Rooftop, Pit I - Pit Bottom, Soul Chamber - Balcony, Scorpion's Lair - Kahn's Kave
  • Only in the Mortal Kombat Trilogy Nintendo 64 version, will an uppercut translate from Goro's Lair to Armory.
  • In the original Mortal Kombat (arcade version), 2-player and demonstration fights staged in Goro's Lair are set to the music from the Warrior Shrine, while the final battle against Shang Tsung is set to the Throne Room's music. In the attract mode, Goro's theme is used exclusively for Goro's bio.
  • In MKII, this stage will where players fight the secret characters: Jade, Smoke and Noob Saibot.
  • In MK9, the Goro who is on the throne, is physically very different from the Goro whom you fight against .
  • The Goro of the first film is seen in conceptual art.
  • Appearing in Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Mortal Kombat 4, Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, and Mortal Kombat (2011), Goro's Lair is the most recurring arena in the series, tied with the Living Forest for having appeared in more Mortal Kombat games than any other arena.
  • Goro's Lair arena theme from MK (arcade version) was also used for MK4's Goro's Lair.
  • n MKSM you can go back through the portals as often as you want, although Raiden claimed the island was sinking into the sea.
  • In Mortal Kombat (2011), if the player can manage to reach Shang Tsung without having lost a single round, win the fight with a Double Flawless Victory, and perform a Fatality on Shang Tsung in his elder form, the player will fight Classic Jade.
  • In Mortal Kombat II and Mortal Kombat Trilogy, the evil yellow eyes in the background were removed.
  • Mortal Kombat 4/Gold is the only game where Goro's Lair has a Stage Fatality.

GalleryEdit

Mortal Kombat series - Arenas
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Acid Bath | Arctika | Armory | Balcony | Bank | Beetle Lair | Bell Tower | Botan Jungle | Bridge | Challenge Tower (Arena) | Chamber of Artifacts | Chamber of Daegon | Chamber of The Flame | Dark Prison | Dead Pool | Dead Woods | Destroyed City | Dragonfly | Dragon King's Temple | Dragon Mountain | Drum Arena | Elder Gods' Arena | Emperor's Courtyard | Evil Tower | Falling Cliffs | Fire Well | Golden Desert | Goro's Lair | Graveyard | Hell | Hell's Foundry | Hidden Portal | House of Pekara | Ice Pit | Jade's Desert | Jinsei Chamber | Kahn's Arena | Kahn's Kave | Kombat Temple | Kombat Tomb | Kove | Krimson Forest | Krossroads | Kuatan Jungle | Kuatan Palace | Ladder? | Lin Kuei Palace | Liu Kang's Tomb | Living Forest | Lost Tomb | Lower Mines | Lumber Mill | Lung Hai Temple | Meteor Storm | Moloch's Lair | Netherrealm | Netherrealm Cliffs | Nethership | Nethership Interior | Nexus | Noob Saibot's Dorfen | Outworld Marketplace | Outworld Spire | Palace Gates | Palace Grounds | Pit | Portal | Prison | Pyramid of Argus | Quan Chi's Fortress | Refugee Kamp | Reiko's War Room | Reptile's Lair | Rooftop | Sarna Ruins | Scislac Busorez | Shaolin Temple | Shao Kahn's Throne Room | Shang Tsung's Courtyard | Shang Tsung's Flesh Pits | Shang Tsung's Garden | Shang Tsung's Palace | Shang Tsung's Throne Room | Slaughterhouse | Sky Temple | Soul Chamber | Star Bridge | Street | Subway | Swamp | Tekunin Warship | Tomb | Training Room | Warrior Shrine | Wastelands | Wind World | Wu Shi Academy | Yin Yang Island

Apokolips | Bat Cave | Fortress of Solitude | Gotham City | Metropolis | Oan Senate | Raiden's Temple | Special Forces Base | Themyscira | UN Space Station

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