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I have been called an enforcer of the Deadly Alliance. I prefer the term "ambassador".
~ Tanya, when she was serving the Deadly Alliance.

Tanya is a traitor to the realm of Edenia and a villain from the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games.

Personality

Tanya seems to view her self as a survivor more than anything else, justifying her choices as being the "righteous decisions". Though she is skilled kombatant, Tanya prefers more subtle means of achieving her goals. Tanya will manipulate, scheme, and kill anyone to get what she wants or survive any dangerous situation.

Powers and Abilities

Tanya is a skilled fighter and has a number of special attacks. She is able to shoot a fireball from her hands and lunge forward in a corkscrew style attack with her feet covered in flame aimed at the opponent. Tanya can also perform kicks that have her feet charged with fire and she can also disappear in flaming haze, turning invisible.

Quotes

I have lived for thousands of years because I have made the right decisions.
~ Tanya in Mortal Kombat: Deception
You my die now
~ Tanya when she kills someone
You install me at your peril
~ Tanya when installed by Cassie
If will free the souls within you
~ Tanya fighting Ermac
Torr finally kill Ferra
~ Tanya making fun Jason Voorhees when he is draging a female body
My family respected you
~ Tanya when she is fighting Kitana

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Trivia

  • It was very hard to tell that she was evil at first, since she seemed very innocent. However her ending in MK4 showed her truly malicious nature.
  • Tanya is considered one of the most untrustworthy characters, since she constantly double crosses people.
  • She was at first thought to be a clone of Jade, similarly to how Mileena is a clone of Kitana.
  • Tanya's fatality from MK4, where she wrapped her legs around her opponents head then spun around to snap their neck 3 times, was voted tenth on Screwattack's Top 10 List of Worst Mortal Kombat Fatalities.
  • In MKX story mode, she told Kotal Kahn that she wanted to help Mileena because Mileena vowed to create a free Edenia. This is unknown because Tanya always betrays her realm.
  • Tanya was named after one of Ed Boon's sisters.


Mortal Kombat Villains

Main Villains
Dark Kahn | Onaga | One Being | Quan Chi | Shang Tsung | Shao Kahn | Shinnok

Other Villains
Baraka | Cyrax | D'Vorah | Daegon | Drahmin | Ermac | Erron Black | Ferra & Torr | Frost | Goro | Havik | Hsu Hao | Jade | Jarek | Kabal | Kano | Kintaro | Kira | Kobra | Mavado | Mileena | Moloch | Motaro | Noob Saibot | Rain | Reiko | Reptile | Scorpion | Sektor | Sheeva | Sindel | Skarlet | Smoke | Tanya | Tremor | Triborg

Undead Villains
Kitana | Kung Lao | Liu Kang

Guest Star Villains
Catwoman | Darkseid | Deathstroke | Freddy Krueger | Jason Voorhees | Joker | Kratos | Leatherface | Lex Luthor | Predator | Xenomorph

Non Playable Villains
Bannak | Cilene | Hideyoshi | Hydro | Jataaka | Jola | Kebral | Kia | Kiri & Ankha | Komodai | Kreeya | Masked Guards | No Face | Oniro | Orochi Hellbeast | Rojack | Quinn | Rook | Ruby | Ruutuu | Siann, Mika and Sora | Tasia | The Kombatant | Unit 5 | Vorpax | Zaggot | Zara | Zenkaro

Evil Races
Centaurians | Hellspawn | Kytinn | Oni | Shokan | Tarkata | Tormentors | Wraith

Evil Organizations
Army of Darkness | Black Dragon Clan | Brotherhood of Shadow | Dragon King's Army | Executioners | Festival of Death | Forces of Darkness | Kahn Guards | Red Dragon Clan | Shaakans | Shadow Assassins | Shadow Priests | Tekunin

Mortal Kombat Legacy
Gadsen | Liu Kang | Peron