Rain's first appearance in the Mortal Kombat series literally spans one second, when he is spotted running up to and attacking Shao Kahn on the Portal stage in the attract mode sequence of 1995's Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. The speculation regarding his existence was aggravated by a message activated by a Kombat Kode that read, "Rain can be found in the Graveyard"
Series co-creator Ed Boon explained that Rain's conception "was me being a jerk, basically.” A huge fan of Prince, Boon's inspiration for the character was the 1984 track Purple Rain, coupled with his jokingly wondering what color palette had not yet been used in the games. In another nod to the singer, Rain addresses himself as "Prince of Edenia" in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.
- 7” inches high x 5” inches wide