First Appearance: Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance (2002)
Enemies: Shao Kahn, Ashrah
Fighting Style: Leopard, Fu Jow Pai
The winged Nitara is a vampiress who has to prey on the blood of others in order to remain alive. Rather than being evil, however, Nitara is depicted as being rather self-serving and morally neutral. She has a distinctly gothic appearance, and has long been on a quest to separate her own realm, known as Vaeternus, from Outworld.
Nitara spent a very long time trying to find a mysterious orb that bound her realm to Outworld before actually discovering its location. The orb, however, was inaccessible to her, submerged under molten lava. Fortunately for her, at one point she had spotted the Outerworld Investigation Agency agent Cyrax travelling across Outworld. With his cybernetic body, he would be able to descend into the lava and come back with the orb, unharmed.
But she realised she would need to offer the cyborg something in exchange for his services. Seeing Reptile as an easily exploitable fool, she presented him with a Kirehashi blade, an artefact of Reptile's Zaterran realm, and revealed to him the location of Kitana's military encampment. After Reptile discovered the dead body of Shao Kahn (in actuality, a clone), he offered his services to Nitara, grateful for her apparent kindness. He pledged to serve her, and she commanded him to attack Cyrax, describing him as an Earthrealm invader, and explaining he could be weakened by destroying his arm console, which Nitara was aware the cyborg used to travel between realms.
Reptile did as instructed, and fled after being frightened away by one of Cyrax's attacks. Nitara introduced herself to Cyrax immediately after, and made her proposition. Having the ability to traverse realms through the powers of her gemstone, she would send him home, under the condition that he retrieve the orb for her. Although hesitant to trust her, Cyrax accepted, having little choice. The two journeyed to the orb's location, Onaga's incubation chamber. There, both parties held up their end of the bargain: Cyrax descended into the lava and retrieved the orb, and Nitara sent the cyborg home. With the orb in her hands, her plans had come to a successful conclusion. She then smashed it into pieces on the floor, separating her realm from Outworld at last. The ordeal knocked her unconscious, but when she awoke, she was home. She then made it her mission to protect the realm's fragile stability.
During the events of Mortal Kombat Armageddon, mass genocide of her people began to occur in her realm. The wounds on the bodies indicated that the attacker used a mystical kriss known as 'Datusha', which is described as existing solely to slay vampires. Nitara is sent by her people's elders to a crater in Edenia to find a prophesied force of great power that would be able to destroy the blade. While travelling there, she stumbled upon the demon Ashrah, the possessor of Datusha who was slaughtering vampires in the belief that it was purifying her soul. To protect the rest of her race, Nitara lured Ashrah out of her realm and continued on her journey into Edenia, planning to bring her attacker to the Edenian weapon where it may be used against her.
In Nitara's Armageddon ending, it states that after defeating Blaze, she used her power to become a blood goddess. She turned the rest of the kombatants into her own army of vampire slaves, which she used to conquer the realms.
* Unicorn Kick – Nitara flips forwards and kicks the opponent. (MK:DA, MK:A)
* Blood Spit – Nitara spits a ball of blood at the opponent. She can also do this in the air. (MK:DA, MK:A)
* Quick Escape – Nitara jumps away from the opponent with considerable distance. (MK:A)
* Neck Bite – Nitara pounces on her opponent, and bites into their neck, draining their blood. After spitting out chunks of flesh, she bites again, then kicks their drained corpse to the floor. (MK:DA)