King Jerrod, also known as Jerrod, also spelled as Jerod, is a minor character occasionally referenced in Sindel's backstory. He is described as once being the King of Edenia before he was defeated and killed by Shao Kahn after Edenia's finest warriors lost in Mortal Kombat. He was succeeded by his wife, Queen Sindel, and his only daughter, Princess Kitana, who were both captured by Kahn. His physical appearance is unknown as it has never been clearly shown in-game, but because he was from Edenia, it is assumed he was human-like and had lived for a very long time.
It is of note, however, that a beheaded statue can be found in the Edenia realm in Mortal Kombat: Deception Konquest mode. The face appears to be of a bearded man. When the player talks to nearby non-player characters who are the denizens of Edenia, they will state: "The statue is of King Jerrod, who ruled Edenia many thousands of years ago."
In Sindel's Mortal Kombat: Armageddon ending, Jerrod is referenced once again. In it, she uses her new found powers as a goddess to resurrect her husband and reunite him with her and their daughter Kitana.
Mortal Kombat 2011Edit
In Ermac's Arcade Ladder ending of Mortal Kombat (2011), it is revealed that one of the many souls that composes his being is King Jerrod. When Ermac is freed from Shao Kahn's enslavement, Jerrod's soul is able to take control of the warrior's body, quelling the numerous other souls fighting to assert themselves. Guided by his dominant soul, Ermac returned to Edenia and claimed Jerrod's kingship, protecting the realm alongside Sindel and Kitana. Whether this will come to be canon is yet to be seen.
Mortal Kombat: LegacyEdit
In Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Jerrod is not killed by Shao Kahn, instead he flees the attack while Sindel and Kitana are brought into Kahn's "family." In episode 5, Shao Kahn sends Kitana and Mileena to find and kill Jerrod. Kitana reaches Jerrod first, who recognizes her. As he attempts to explain to Kitana what truly happened, he is killed by Mileena. Mileena leaves, but Kitana rushes to check on Jerrod. In his dying breath, he informs Kitana that she is actually his daughter.