|Mortal Kombat: Return of The Dragon King, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Mortal Kombat 9, Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe, Mortal Kombat X|
|Jilin, Northeastern China, People's Republic of China|
|Modes (Console Only; PC can play any map in any mode)|
|Multiplayer, is only in cutscenes in singleplayer|
|Console Codename (PC)|
|Raiden's Sky Temple|
The Sky Temple was a large tower-like temple located in Jilin, China, Earth.
The Sky Temple, located in China, serves as a place of meditation for Raiden. The roof of the Sky Temple is adorned by his War Hammer, which behaves much like a lightning rod. The Sky Temple is 28,884ft (approximately 8,804 meters) tall.
The Sky Temple is a multi-level tower that premiered in Mortal Kombat: Deception and reappeared in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Kombatants would start off on the tower's roof, where they had the option of wielding Raven's War Hammer as an arena weapon. From any side of the roof, a kombatant could push their opponent over the edge and onto a lower balcony.
On the lower balcony, was one side from which a kombatant could again push their opponent—this time, to their deaths as they plunge to the ground far below. Once they hit the ground, they snap to pieces and their head hits the screen, then falls back and squirts blood.
The Temple makes its comeback in Mortal Kombat 9, Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe and Mortal Kombat X. This versions of the stage have a more sinister appearance with statues and tornados in the background.
In Mortal Kombat 9, the stage takes place in one of the Sky Temple's rooms, it has a much dark setting, which includes a violent storm occurring in the background and the fight overlapping in the rain. This serves as the final stage for the Mortal Kombat retelling of the story as well. The Sky Temple serves as the first sub-boss stage in the Arcade Ladder.
In MKVSDC, this arena features a freefall kombat transition from Raiden's Sky Temple to the Rock of Eternity, where Captain Marvel communes with the wizard Shazam. In the game's story mode, a dramatic fight between a curious Raiden and a rage-striken Marvel occurs here.
When some characters are pushed into the death trap, they will stop screaming long enough to utter out some last words:
- "OH MY GOD! THIS IS NOT HAPPENING TO ME!" - said by Jax and Blaze.
- "AWWW, MAN! This is gonna... suck!" - said by Havik and Steven.
- "ARRGHAA!!! SUCK IT!!!" - said by Ermac.
- "AH GOD!!" - said by Rain, Cyrax and Sektor.
The Sky Temple features four arena interactions. From farthest left to right there are:
- A burning pyre that can be knocked over at the opponent.
- A praying monk who can be thrown at the opponent.
- A large bell gong that can run up on to escape the corner.
- Above the gong is a lamp that can be thrown at the opponent.