Mortal Kombat 1: Meet Geras, the Time Guardian and Liu Kang’s Ally

A New Trailer Shows Off the Rebooted Character and His Sand Powers

Mortal Kombat 1 is the upcoming reboot of the iconic fighting game series, set to release on September 19, 2023 for PC, PS5, Switch, and Xbox Series X/S. The game will feature a new timeline created by Liu Kang after he became a god in Mortal Kombat 11, and will introduce new and reimagined characters to the roster.

One of these characters is Geras, the Time Guardian and loyal friend of Liu Kang. Geras was first introduced in Mortal Kombat 11 as a servant of Kronika, the Keeper of Time and the main antagonist of the game. He had the ability to manipulate time and sand, making him a formidable opponent for the heroes.

However, in Mortal Kombat 1, Geras has switched sides and joined Liu Kang in his quest to protect the realms from evil. A new trailer for the game showcases his revamped design and moveset, as well as his backstory and relationship with Liu Kang.

Who is Geras?

Geras is a construct created by Kronika to serve her will. He has been alive for eons, and has witnessed many events in history. He has also died countless times, only to be resurrected by Kronika with new memories and abilities.

Geras was loyal to Kronika until he learned that she planned to erase all of existence and create a new one in her image. He realized that his life had no meaning or purpose, and that he was nothing but a tool for Kronika’s schemes. He decided to betray her and join Liu Kang, who offered him a chance to be free and have a real life.

Geras is now one of Liu Kang’s most trusted allies, and helps him recruit other fighters to join his cause. He also uses his time and sand powers to aid Liu Kang in battle, creating weapons, traps, and portals out of sand.

What are Geras’ abilities?

Geras is a powerful fighter who can control time and sand. He can rewind time to undo his mistakes or avoid damage, fast-forward time to gain an advantage over his opponents, or stop time altogether to set up combos or escape from danger.

He can also manipulate sand to create various objects and effects. He can form sand into fists, hammers, spikes, walls, or pillars to attack or defend. He can also turn himself or his enemies into sand, allowing him to teleport or trap them.

Geras’ Fatal Blow is called Temporal Advantage. He stops time and punches his opponent in the face multiple times, then slams them into a wall of sand spikes. He then rewinds time and repeats the attack from behind, before finishing them off with a sand hammer.

Geras’ Fatality is called Sands of Time. He grabs his opponent by the neck and lifts them up. He then summons a giant hourglass filled with sand behind him. He throws his opponent into the hourglass, where they are impaled by several sand spikes. He then turns the hourglass upside down, causing more sand spikes to fall on his opponent and crush them.

How does Geras fit into Mortal Kombat 1’s story?

Mortal Kombat 1’s story takes place after Liu Kang defeated Kronika and became the new Keeper of Time. He decided to create a new timeline where all the realms would live in peace and harmony. However, his plan was opposed by Shang Tsung, who escaped from Kronika’s control and gathered an army of villains to stop Liu Kang.

Geras is one of Liu Kang’s allies who helps him fight against Shang Tsung’s forces. He also acts as a mentor and guide for some of the younger fighters, such as Takeda Takahashi, Kenshi’s son and Scorpion’s apprentice.

Geras will face many challenges and enemies in Mortal Kombat 1’s story mode, including some familiar faces from previous games. One of them is Quan Chi, the sorcerer who killed Scorpion’s family and clan, and turned him into a revenant. Quan Chi is one of Shang Tsung’s allies who seeks revenge on Liu Kang for killing him in Mortal Kombat X.

Another enemy is Venom, the symbiotic alien who has bonded with Eddie Brock. Venom is one of the guest characters in Mortal Kombat 1’s Kombat Pack DLC, along with Homelander from The Boys, Peacemaker from The Suicide Squad, Omni-Man from Invincible, and Ermac from Mortal Kombat.


Q: When will Mortal Kombat 1 be released?

A: Mortal Kombat 1 will be released on September 19, 2023 for PC (via Epic and Steam), PS5, Switch, and Xbox Series X/S.

Q: How can I pre-order Mortal Kombat 1?

A: You can pre-order Mortal Kombat 1 from the official website or from your preferred retailer. Pre-order customers will get access to a beta in August, as well as Shang Tsung as a bonus character.

Q: What are the different editions of Mortal Kombat 1?

A: There are three editions of Mortal Kombat 1: the Standard Edition, the Premium Edition, and the Kollector’s Edition. The Standard Edition costs $70 for consoles and $60 for PC and Switch, and includes the base game. The Premium Edition costs $110 and includes the base game, the Kombat Pack DLC, and a digital art book. The Kollector’s Edition costs $250 and includes everything in the Premium Edition, plus a 1:1 scale replica of Liu Kang’s dragon medallion, a steelbook case, and a certificate of authenticity.

Q: What are Kameo Fighters?

A: Kameo Fighters are a new feature in Mortal Kombat 1 that allows you to choose a partner character to assist you during matches. These characters are separate from the main roster, and have their own moves and fatalities. You can choose from 15 Kameo Fighters, including Ferra, Frost, Goro, Jax Briggs, Kano, Khameleon, Mavado, Sonya Blade, Stryker, Sub-Zero, Tremor, Cyrax, Darrius, Sektor, and Scorpion.

Q: How can I learn more about Mortal Kombat 1?

A: You can follow Mortal Kombat 1 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or Discord for the latest news and updates. You can also check out the official blog for more in-depth articles and interviews.


Mortal Kombat 1 is the reboot of the legendary fighting game series that will take you on an epic journey through time and space. You will meet new and old characters, witness amazing battles, and experience brutal fatalities. You will also be able to customize your fighters with different skins, gear, abilities, and kameo fighters.

If you are a fan of Mortal Kombat or fighting games in general, you don’t want to miss this game. Pre-order it now and get ready to fight for the fate of the realms on September 19, 2023.

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