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Real Name Roark
Age Unknown
Height 6' 1" 
Weight 189 lbs
Status Champion of the Elder Gods
Origin Ireland, Earthrealm
Resides Heaven
Species Human
Alignment Neutral


Elder Gods


Cassie Cage

Jacqui Briggs

Takeda Takahashi

Kung Jin

Kotal Kahn






Quan Chi



Fighting Styles

Irish martial arts

Weapons Celtic Sword (Mortal Kombat X)
​Appearances Mortal Kombat X
Voice Actor Gideon Emery (Irish Accent)

About RoarkEdit

Before being titled as the Elder Gods' Champion, Roark was a indigenous Earthrealm warrior of the Celtic Clan, rivals of the Lin Kuei, Red Dragon, Black Dragon, and Shirai Ryu alike. 

During his chapter in the story, it is revealed that he works for the Elder Gods to bring his son back to life. While the the men of clan were out hunting, a rival clan attacked his village. As leader, he took upon the blame for not defending his village and exiled himself. In search of answers, he wondered Earthrealm until he was visited by the Thunder God, Raiden and was invited to participate in a tournament created by the Elder Gods to assist in stabilizing the realms. 

A quote from [the narrator] says as we get a flashback of the tournament describes:

"Roark faced many opponents, seemingly one from each species of each realm and conquered them all. Roark's determination and rage fueled his journey higher and higher up the tournament's ladder but as he got closer to reaching his goal, competition got fiercer. Achieving a swift kill was becoming harder for Roack to achieve. But alas, Roark made it to the top due to his downright brutality and the no mercy code enforced by his clan. And now, a Seidan guardsmen was the last opponent that stood in Roark's way..." Roark then faces Hotaru for the title, Champion of the Elder Gods and wins (playable). [Hotaru uses Kotal Kahn's stance and has only his lava burst attack.]

As he was appointed Champion of the Elder Gods, Roark was told that if he defeats the threat of the realms, his son will return to the realm of mortals and will succeed him when he wishes to reside for eternity in the Heavens. Roark does not know who the threat is so he stays diligent and attentive to maintain order among the realms. Roark has worked for the Elders for 6 years now to dissipate any violations to the terms of Mortal Kombat.


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After the Netherrealm War, Raiden and Fujin sought council with the Elder Gods to provide protection over the Shinnok's amulet in which the fallen Elder God was trapped inside. The Elder Gods could not do much as the amulet can not be destroyed, so it stayed in Earthrealm's safeguard but the growing threats make it harder for it to watched. That is when Raiden advised the Elder Gods to appoint a champion who can oversee the realms as his power is remotely weaker in other realms. They agreed that for the stability of all the realms, someone needs to keep threats from growing their influence. So Raiden, Fujin, and Johnny Cage sought out various warriors from throughout each realm, read their hearts, and invited them to a tournament for the title of "Champion of the Elder Gods." Roark, of Earthrealm, was one of the warriors invited. Before living in exile for almost 3 years, Roark's clan was ambushed by an unknown rival clan and received many casualties, but none affected him as much as losing his five year old son, Fearghus. He could no longer bare living there as he was their leader and he didn't save them, so he left. Something he admits he regrets. This fueled his fight in the tournament and eventually, was the reason he won. He has been fulfilling his duties as the Elder Gods' Champion, from eliminating possible threats and assisting Kotal Kahn in dissolving the rebellion.

During Kotal Kahn's chapter, he appears at the end to speak on the high-energy burst he felt moments before. Roark then learns that Mileena has Shinnok's amulet and he vows that he will do whatever it takes to find and eliminate Mileena as a threat.

During his chapter, we flashback to when he was first confronted by Raiden, Fujin, and Johnny Cage while roaming in the Dead Woods to compete in Champions' Tournament and he fights Johnny Cage as he sees him as a threat. Then he is in the final battle of tournament and he fights Hotaru (NPC). After his flashback, Roark is seen teleporting to the heavens to speak with Elder Gods regarding the amulet and Mileena's whereabouts. They explain how they can not help him and that he must save the realms as was the reason they instated him. So he teleported to Outworld alone and was confronted by Kotal Kahn's forces in Emperor's Courtyard. Ermac appears from out of the group demanding his reasoning for being in Outworld. Roark shows that he is still human in many ways as his attitude towards beings he does not find important is poor. He and Ermac engage in kombat and ends up getting arrested and brought to Kotal Kahn. He escapes his captors when he gets close and Reptile sees this as a threat and attacks Roark. They fight and Roark defeats him, urging council with Kotal Kahn. He is given this request and he, Kotal, D'Vorah, Ermac and Reptile discuss how they will handle Mileena and her allies. 

During Kung Jin's chapter, he is seen among Kotal Kahn's forces as, during this time, it is right after their meeting. He tries to explain to Kotal Kahn that they may mean no harm as they only wish to speak. But D'Vorah convinces him that they pose a threat.

During D'Vorah's chapter, he appears during Mileena's execution. He agrees with Kotal Kahn as feels the amulet will be safer in his hands. (A Change) She does not fight Baraka but does kill him however. She instead fights Roark on the Kove as he escorts her and the amulet but only to be deceived. He uses his Big Bang variation.


During Cassie Cage's chapter, he teleports to the Sky Temple to assist Jacqui and Takeda in facing Liu Kang, Kitana, Kung Lao, Sindel, and Smoke. He yells at Cassie and Jin to save their realm.




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10-14 YEARS

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15-19 YEARS

  • Son and clan are ambushed and slaughtered while he and the men were away to hunt
  • Exiles himself from his clan out of guilt
  • Visited by Raiden, Fujin, and Johnny Cage 
  • Fights Johnny Cage
  • Accepts Raiden's invitation to join the Champion's Tournament
  • Travels the realms to face multiple opponents to gain the title
  • Defeats all his opponents and becomes Champion of the Elder Gods

20-24 YEARS

  • Watches over Shinnok's amulet
  • Intervenes in Outworld Civil War


  • Assists Kotal Kahn in finding Milenna
  • Defeated by D'Vorah
  • Assists Earthrealm in defeating Shinnok


  • Mortal Kombat X: "Seeing various tragedies before his eyes took a tool on Roark's mind. Horrific visions flashed before him until he passed out into a coma-like state. When he awoke, his body surged with energies he never felt before and he ascended to the heavens, demanding they return his son to the realm of mortals. When they did not comply he waged war with the realms. Earthrealm was the first to fall."



In his Big Bang variation, he has a moon-like object follows him and has his hands and arms wrapped with cloth. In his Headhunter variation, his weaponry glows white and he equips celt-style gloves. In his Berserk variation, his eyes glow white and he equips celt-style gloves.

Combat CharacteristsEdit

As ruthless in battle as they get, Roark will complete any deed assigned by the Elder Gods if it means keeping balance among the realms. Starting off his life as a Celtic warrior, Roark carried over his deadly, head-hunter ways to ensure his victory over those challenge the beings above him. Being that he is the Elder Gods' Champion, Roark's power is immensely greater than that of a normal fighter. 

Big Bang; Gain increased range with attacks that glorify his spatial abilities. (Adds Pulsar bombs, Low Gravity, and Matter Field.)

Headhunter; Deal deadly blows using spatially enhanced Celtic weaponry. (Adds Aether Force for increased Celtic weaponry damage.)

Berserk; Unlock more command grabs and additional weapon attacks. (Adds additional weapon special attacks and combos.)


Signature Moves Edit

Crescent Moon: Roark fires a crescent moon projectile at his opponent. This can also be done in air. The meter burn version is replaces the crescent moon with a full moon that is more powerful. (MKX)

Orbit: Roark summons two planet-like objects to orbit around him. He can either shoot them forward or diagonally upward in rapid succession. He cannot move while in this move. The meter burn version adds another planet-like object to the orbit (before or during). (MKX)

Comet: ​Roark engulfs his body in flames and charges at the opponent. This move can also be done in air. This has two other variations as well. Up Comet: Roark charges the aerial opponent. Down Comet: Roark charges the grounded opponent while in air. The meter burn versions increase damage output. (MKX)

Pulsar: Roark creates a small flashing ball of energy to blast the opponent back. There are close, medium, and far versions of the move. The meter burn versions either increase the damage and size of the pulsar (before) or causes it to not explode immediately but stay until triggered (during) or it detonates on its own (during). Detonating it costs to bars of meter. (MKX)

Low Gravity: ​Roark decreases the opponents mass which causes them to levitate. The meter burn version in which adds a slam before levitating them again (during). (MKX)

Matter Field: Roark creates a force field of space matter that pushes the opponent back. The meter burn version (before) stuns the opponent. The meter burn version (during) adds an extra blast that launches the opponent in air. (MKX)

Aether Force: Roark lifts his hand up and a lightning strike falls into his hands, allowing for increase in weapon attacks and block chip damage. (MKX)

Exiled: Roark uses him spear to pierce an airborne enemy and slam them to the ground. The meter burn version adds multiple stabs with his spear after their grounded (during). (MKX)

Outrage: Roark grabs the opponent and slashes them in the neck to make them turn around. Then he summons a sword and slices into the back of their head and kicks them off. (MKX)

Champion: Roark grabs the opponent and sticks a dagger in their skull. Then a beam of light comes down and sets them on fire. (MKX)

Barbarian: Roark uppercuts his opponent with his axe. The meter burn version adds multiple axe attacks before the uppercut (before). (MKX)

Unnamed X-Ray Move - Roark slashes the opponent and kicks them in the knee, delocating it. Then he grabs the opponent and creates a black hole inside their chest, sucking in all the organs. Finishing by adding mass to their head, chrushing the neck in result. (MKX)

Other MovesEdit

Throws: Roark stabs the opponent in the neck, slashes down their chest, and releases a burst of energy from hand to knock them back. (MKX)


Space Stationed: Roark spawns two black holes, one behind and one in front of the loser. As the opponent fights to stay grounded, their skin begins to escape from their body, starting from their head. Soon, the skin completely separates from their body and sucked into the portal behind them as the body gets sucked into the portal in front. Then, a third black hole then spawns from above and the body smashes to the ground, head first. (MKX)

Head Collector: Roark grabs the loser's neck and freezes their entire head. He then snaps their with his powerful grip and it flies upward. He spawns a spear, only to have the severed head fall down on it. The finishes by lifting it as if it was a trophy. (MKX)

Other FinishersEdit


  • Ricochet​: The third object in Roark's Orbit special knocks the opponent's head clean off. (MKX)
  • Knee-Deep: When Roark does his Vengeful Knee attack, the opponent's head come off. (MKX)
  • Ro-Bust: Roark uses his Throw but slashes the opponent three times, slicing them into multiple pieces before blasting them away with an energy burst. (MKX)
  • Shredder: Roark meter burns his Pulsar to spawn inside the opponent, shredding their upper body into many pieces as it explodes. (MKX)
  • Judge, Jury, Executioner: Roark's beam of light during his move Champion burns the opponent then transports them away. (MKX)


Cassie Cage:

  • "Step aside Earthrealm mortal." (What are you gonna do starboy?) "So it has come to this..."
  • "Cage..." (Losing to you isn't on my bucket list.) "I'll write in your blood."
  • (On your way to a fashion show?) "You insult the Champion of the-" (Don't get your panties in a bunch.)
  • (Um, what century are we in?) "You and your father. No respect." (Blame him, not me.)


  • "D'Vorah..." (This one is offended by your presence.) "This one doesn't care."
  • "You wish to free Shinnok?" (My lord will rule the realms.) "Kotal Kahn was foolish trusting a Krytinn." 
  • (You disgust this one.) "All Krytinns disgust me." (And you will die by one.)
  • (Leave Earthrealmer.) "I am not here for you." (You are only here for death.)
  • (Trespasser!) "Really wanna get smashed maggot?" (This one's babies will have great power.)


  • "You reek of Shao Kahn." (The emperor lives through us.) "I strip the souls from you!"
  • "I have no business with you." (The emperor's business is ours.) "If that's what you wish."
  • (Roark...) "Great evil is within you." (Come, take it from us!)
  • (We sensed your presence.) "Cause I want to beat you up again." (We will never accept defeat.)

Erron Black:

  • "Speak on your presence." (Why else would a mercenary visit you?) "Stupidity and naivety."
  • (You betrayed Earthrealm.) (Earthrealm doesn't pay the bills.) "You disgust me."
  • (Been itchin' to meet you.) "To bad it's not on good terms." (Pity...)


  • "You serve Kotal Kahn blindly." (We no blind, we can see.) "Then your eyes will be first."
  • "I've seen way too much within these years." (You seen enough, we take eyes.) "Impossible."
  • (Intruder!) "Step aside minions." (We split you in half!)
  • (What hothead want?) "What happens if I separate you two?" (Torr goes smash.)


  • "..." (…) "..."
  • (I like your dress.) "You force my hand." (You look better than me at prom.)


  • "Finally overcome your sickness?" (Took a struggle but I'm stronger cause.) "I disagree."
  • (...) "..." (...)

Johnny Cage:

  • "We meet again Cage." (A lot has changed since?) "Let me show you."
  • "I seek council with Earthrealm leaders." (I'm right here.) "I don't seek a shitty actor."
  • (Gotta say, I love kilt.) "You're not funny Cage." (Can't take a joke bro?)


  • "Kano..." (I'm just gonna take a little off the top.) "The spirits hunger of Black Dragon scum."
  • "You assist the realms against yours?" (I don't really have a realm bub.) "You won't have life."
  • (Luck won't save you this time bud.) "Tell me what you know about my clan." (Come to papa.)
  • (Oh, the blades are coming out.) "Death will come quickly Kano." (For who exactly?)


  • "A blind swordsman, how?" (Sento guides me.) "I guess I've seen it all."
  • "Sento gives you power..." (My power is mine alone.) "We'll see after I take it."
  • (Who do even align with?) "The ones who look down at you." (Good thing I can't see them.)


  • "How life as Quan Chi's servant?" (How's life as the Gods' delivery boy?) "Let's see."
  • (Have you no respect?) "Your realm was destroyed, you are no princess." (Sadly for you.)

Kotal Kahn:

  • "You abuse your power Kotal!" (You rather Mileena?) "Outworld will be free from tyrants."
  • "We have business to attend to." (It must wait Roark.) "It can not hold."
  • "You think you possess the sun?" (I am God over it.) "Let's see who it follows."
  • (You wish to threaten me?) "Outworld deserves a better ruler." (Then take my throne from my bare hands.)
  • (Have you discovered Mileena's location?) "Mileena is hidden very well." (Your assistance is useless.)

Kung Jin:

  • "A common thief, no skill." (My actual skill is kept a surprise.) "I'm guessing for this moment?"
  • (...) "..." (...)

Kung Lao:

  • "What a looking stupid hat." (I will best you Roark.) "I don't think so."
  • (I do not serve you.) "You will obey the Elders' ruling." (No I will not.)
  • (I wish to speak to the Elder Gods.) "On who's authority." (If I have to fight, I will.)

Liu Kang:

  • "You believe your life has importance?" (It surpasses yours.) "Who stands in the end will tell."
  • (You tempt me?) "I challenge you." (Let us settle this.)


  • "Mileena..." (I wonder what Elder dog tastes like.) "Don't bite of more than you can chew."
  • "You will receive your judgment." (By who? The almighty Elder Gods?) "My hand alone."
  • (You are unable to carry yourself.) "I've had strength before my revival." (You still don't have enough.)
  • (You stand before me again?) "Give me the amulet wench." (Ask nicely.)

Quan Chi:

  • "Demon!" (Trying to save Earthrealm from it's fate?) "Your forces will suffer yours."
  • "You hold great warriors captive." (Soon you will join them.) "Was that a compliment?"
  • (I feel the great power you wield.) "You will know it's full potential soon." (Ah, a demonstration.)
  • (You...) "... will finally end your influence." (Watch your tongue as I speak.)


  • "Shockin' seein' you here." (Your inference will cause more havoc.) "Your visions mean nothing."
  • "You forget your place." (Do not challenge me Roark.) "You do not control Earthrealm any longer."
  • (You seek council Roark?) "I seek a challenge." (You have come to the right place.)
  • (You've been become corrupted by power.) "You're a fool." (I'll liberate you from your duties.)
  • (Earthrealm seeks council.) "The Elder Gods won't interfere, I'll help." (Not everything must concern you.)
  • (What is the meaning of this?) "I wish to test your strength." (You only test my patience.)


  • "Leave now Saurian." (The emperor sends a message.) "Your race will perish with you."
  • "Cease Saurian." (...) "Prepare to join your failed species."
  • (...) "I will rip that tongue out." (...)


  • "Your people were we weak Scorpion." (They will see you burn!) "Are ye eager to join them?"
  • "Scorpion..." (You won't me from rebuilding.) "You're clan will never stand against opposion."
  • "What happened to your humanity spectre?" (Do not mock me!) "Or what?"
  • (I will take your place Roark.) "The Elder Gods look at you like dirt Scorpion." (Then I'll take your head.)


  • "Elder Gods protect me." (The Elder Gods power dwindles each day.) "You will see how false that is."
  • (Foolish human dare to challenge me.) "I'm more than a human." (We shall see.)
  • (Care to join your son?) "He will join me after your death." (And you will join me after yours.)
  • (Yet another mistakenly brave human.) "Are you not the fallen Elder God?" (You will know of my true power.)


  • "Sonya Blade..." (Finally willing to talk?) "No, only kill!"
  • (Leave now.) "I claim this area General." (Not anymore.)
  • (You aren't authorized to be here.) "I need permission?" (I don't like your attitude.)


  • "Lin Kuei minion." (Elder God pet!) "You are a long way from pure!"
  • "Sub Zero..." (I wish for this rivalry to end.) "Unlikely to happen."
  • "The cold one..." (Cold is one's feeling before death.) "Then what will you feel?"
  • (Roark...) "We meet again snowpig." (Only one will walk away this time.)


  • "Takahashi Takeda, son of Kenshi." (You know me?) "Only what I need to know."
  • (...) "..." (...)


  • "..." (…) "..."
  • (A challenger stands before me.) "I will have a Shokan's head." (You are not worthy.)


  • "Impossible..." (What evil is this?) "Die imposter!"
  • "Your evil taints this world." (My power will reveal you.) "The Elder Gods know the truth."
  • "What are you?" (I am your past, your weaknesses.) "I will release you."
  • "I see past all this." (I am only what you once were.) "And I will bring an end to you."

Character RelationshipsEdit



  • He is the 3rd chapter of the story.
  • Bleeds pure white blood.

Additional DetailsEdit

Character Select Screen:

  • When he is picked, he will walk up with Nitara's head in his hand.
  • When his variation is picked, he will set it ablaze and throw it.
  • When both characters are ready, Roark turns around and walks into a portal at the end of the screen.

In his intro:

  • When he speaks first, he falls from the sky with a fiery blaze and stands to face the opponent, then says his line; [camera then emphasizes his hand as he crushes a earth-like orb] (the opponent says their line); then he radiates with spatial energy as he says his second line.
  • When he speaks second, he walks forward with one hand behind his back and the other engulfed in flames in front of him, then he says his line as he absorbs the flame into his arm.

In game:

  • In each variation, the Crescent Moon will have different properties.
    • In Big Bang, it simulates an actual crescent moon in terms of looks.
    • In Headhunter, he enhances it with spatial energy.
    • In Berserk, he engulfs it in flames and fires it faster than the others.
  • In his Berserk variation, he will use his shield to block instead of his hands.
    • This variation also locks Orbit.
  • Alternate Color: Black.
    • Original Costume - Belt and Boots turn black.
    • Alternate Costume - Cloak and Sash turn black.
    • Homage Costume - Blue garb turns black.
  • When he wins the match, he beams both him and the loser up to the Heavens in front of the Elder Gods for judgement.


My WorksEdit

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