Raiden sends Jax and Jacqui to get the Crown of Souls from Shang Tsung's island, but the pair are thwarted by Cetrion and present-day Jax, who had been deceived by Kronika. Hasashi is tasked with getting Kharon, the ferryman of Netherrealm's souls, to join their side so they can defeat Kronika. Hasashi fights his younger self and persuades him to join his side, only to be mortally wounded by D'Vorah. Scorpion drives her away and returns to the Fire Garden to keep his promise as Hasashi dies. Scorpion is then attacked by an enraged Raiden, who resorts to using Shinnok's amulet. Liu Kang intervenes, causing Raiden to see that they've fought in multiple timelines, and that Kronika orchestrated them all. Anticipating this, Kronika kidnaps Liu Kang to weaken the heroes. With Kharon recruited, a joint Earthrealm/Outworld army assaults Kronika's keep. Geras is dropped in the bottomless Sea of Blood; Frost is shut down, disabling the Cyber Lin-Kuei; and the older Jax defects to the heroes' side.