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Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
RAIDEN (also known as LORD RAIDEN, and sometimes spelled RAYDEN) is a video game character in the Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat
fighting game series by Midway Games
Midway Games
. Making his official debut as one of the original seven playable characters in 1992's Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat
, he is one of the central characters of the franchise. Based on the Japanese thunder god Raijin , and portrayed in the series canon as the thunder god and appointed protector of Earth
Earth
, Raiden defends the planet from myriad otherworldly threats alongside his handpicked warriors. He commands many supernatural abilities such as teleportation , flight, and control of the elements . A mainstay of the Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat
cast, Raiden is one of the series' most recognizable characters
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Fighting Game
A FIGHTING GAME is a video game genre in which the player controls an on-screen character and engages in close combat with an opponent, which can be either an AI or controlled by another player. The fight matches typically consist of several rounds and take place in an arena, while each character has widely differing abilities but each is relatively viable to choose . Players must master techniques such as blocking, counter-attacking, and chaining attacks together into "combos ". Since the early 1990s, most fighting games allow the player to execute special attacks by performing specific input combinations. The fighting game genre is related to but distinct from beat \'em ups , which involve large numbers of enemies against the human player. The first video game to feature fist fighting was arcade game Heavyweight Champ in 1976 , but it was Karate Champ which popularized one-on-one martial arts games in arcades in 1984
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Midway Games
MIDWAY GAMES, Inc. (formerly MIDWAY MANUFACTURING and MIDWAY) was an American video game developer and publisher. Midway's franchises included Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat
, Rampage , Spy Hunter , NBA Jam , Cruis\'n , and NFL Blitz . Midway also acquired the rights to video games that were originally developed by Williams Electronics
Williams Electronics
and Atari Games
Atari Games
, such as Defender , Joust , Robotron 2084 , Gauntlet , and the Rush series. The company's predecessor Midway Manufacturing was founded in 1958, as an amusement game manufacturer. In 1973 it moved into the interactive entertainment industry, developing and publishing arcade video games . The company scored its first mainstream hit with the U.S. distribution of Space Invaders
Space Invaders
in 1978
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Player Character
A PLAYER CHARACTER (also known as PC and PLAYABLE CHARACTER) is a fictional character in a role-playing or video game whose actions are directly controlled by a player of the game rather than the rules of the game. The characters that are not controlled by a player are called non-player characters (NPCs). The actions of non-player characters are typically handled by the game itself in video games, or according to rules followed by a gamemaster refereeing tabletop role-playing games . The player character functions as a fictional, alternate body for the player controlling it. Video games typically have one player character for each person playing the game. Some games offer a group of player characters for the player to choose from, allowing the player to control one of them at a time. Where more than one player character is available, the characters may have different abilities , strengths, and weaknesses to make the game play style different
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Gun (staff)
The Chinese word GUN (Chinese : 棍; pinyin : gùn, literally, "rod", "stick") refers to a long Chinese staff weapon used in Chinese martial arts . It is known as one of the four major weapons, along with the qiang (spear) , dao (sabre) , and the jian (sword) , called in this group "THE GRANDFATHER OF ALL WEAPONS". VARIANTS AND STYLES Schematic representation of the three main chinese martial arts staffs The gun is fashioned with one thick end as the base and a thinner end near the tip, and is cut to be about the same height as the user or 6 foot. Besides the standard gun, there are also flail -like two section and three section varieties of the staff as well as non-tapered heavier variants
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Nanquan
Styles of Chinese martial arts ————— List of Chinese martial arts Terms Kung fu (功夫) Shifu (師傅) Waijia (外家) Chin Na
Chin Na
(擒拿)
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War Hammer
A WAR HAMMER is a late medieval weapon of war intended for close combat action, whose design resembles the hammer . Its appearance is similar to that of an ice axe . CONTENTS * 1 Design * 2 Maul * 3 See also * 4 Gallery * 5 References * 6 External links DESIGN This section DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES . Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed . (July 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message ) Detail of the head of a war hammer A war hammer consists of a handle and a head. The length of the handle may vary, the longest being roughly equivalent to that of a halberd , and the shortest about the same as that of a mace . Long war hammers were pole weapons , or polearms, meant for use against riders, whereas short ones were used in closer quarters and from horseback
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Raijin
RAIJIN (雷神) is a god of lightning , thunder and storms in the Shinto
Shinto
religion and in Japanese mythology
Japanese mythology
. His name is derived from the Japanese words rai (雷, "thunder") and "god" or "kami " (神, shin). He is typically depicted as a demon -looking spirit beating drums to create thunder, usually with the symbol tomoe drawn on the drums. He is also known by the following names: * YAKUSA NO IKAZUCHI NO KAMI: Yakusa (八, eight) and ikazuchi (雷, thunder) and kami (神, spirit or deity) * KAMINARI-SAMA: kaminari (雷, kaminari, thunder) and -sama (様, a Japanese honorific meaning "master") * RAIDEN-SAMA: rai (雷, thunder), den (電, lightning), and -sama (様 , master) * NARUKAMI: naru (鳴, thundering/rolling) and kami (神, spirit or deity)CONTENTS * 1 Myths * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links MYTHS This section DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES
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Canon (fiction)
In fiction , CANON is the material accepted as officially part of the story in an individual universe of that story. It is often contrasted with, or used as the basis for, works of fan fiction . The alternative terms MYTHOLOGY, TIMELINE, and CONTINUITY are often used, with the former being especially used to refer to a richly detailed fictional canon requiring a large degree of suspension of disbelief (e.g. an entire imaginary world and history), while the latter two typically refer to a single arc where all events are directly connected chronologically. Other times, the word can mean "to be acknowledged by the creator(s)." CONTENTS * 1 Origin * 2 Canonicity * 3 Fanon * 4 See also * 5 References * 5.1 Sources ORIGINThe use of the word "canon" in reference to a set of texts derives from Biblical canon
Biblical canon
, the set of books regarded as scripture , as contrasted with non-canonical Apocrypha
Apocrypha

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Weather
WEATHER is the state of the atmosphere , to the degree that it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. Most weather phenomena occur in the lowest level of the atmosphere, the troposphere , just below the stratosphere . Weather
Weather
refers to day-to-day temperature and precipitation activity, whereas climate is the term for the averaging of atmospheric conditions over longer periods of time. When used without qualification, "weather" is generally understood to mean the weather of Earth
Earth
. Weather
Weather
is driven by air pressure, temperature and moisture differences between one place and another. These differences can occur due to the sun's angle at any particular spot, which varies with latitude
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Nepal
NEPAL (/nəˈpɔːl/ ( listen ); Nepali : नेपाल Nepāl ), officially the FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF NEPAL (Nepali : सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल Sanghiya Loktāntrik Ganatantra Nepāl), is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia . Nepal
Nepal
is divided into 7 states and 77 districts and 744 local units including 4 metropolises, 13 sub-metropolises, 246 municipal councils and 481 villages. It has a population of 26.4 million and is the 93rd largest country by area. Bordering China
China
in the north and India
India
in the south, east, and west, it is the largest sovereign Himalayan state . Nepal
Nepal
does not border Bangladesh
Bangladesh
, which is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip
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Teleportation
TELEPORTATION or TELETRANSPORTATION is the theoretical transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them. It is a common subject in science fiction literature , film, video games , and television. Since 1993, energy and particle teleportation has become a hot topic in quantum mechanics. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Fiction * 3 Science * 4 Philosophy * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Further reading ETYMOLOGYThe use of the term teleport to describe the hypothetical movement of material objects between one place and another without physically traversing the distance between them has been documented as early as 1878. American writer Charles Fort is credited with having coined the word teleportation in 1931 to describe the strange disappearances and appearances of anomalies , which he suggested may be connected
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Supernatural Power
The SUPERNATURAL ( Medieval Latin
Medieval Latin
: supernātūrālis: supra "above" + naturalis "natural ", first used: 1520–1530 AD) includes all that cannot be explained by the laws of nature, including things characteristic of or relating to ghosts , gods, or other types of spirits and other non-material beings , or to things beyond nature. CONTENTS * 1 Views * 2 Philosophy * 3 Religion
Religion
* 3.1 Christian theology * 3.2 Process theology * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Further reading VIEWS This section NEEDS ADDITIONAL CITATIONS FOR VERIFICATION . Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Earth
EARTH is the third planet from the Sun
Sun
and the only object in the Universe
Universe
known to harbor life . According to radiometric dating and other sources of evidence, Earth
Earth
formed over 4 billion years ago . Earth\'s gravity interacts with other objects in space, especially the Sun
Sun
and the Moon
Moon
, Earth's only natural satellite . Earth
Earth
revolves around the Sun
Sun
in 365.26 days, a period known as an Earth
Earth
year . During this time, Earth
Earth
rotates about its axis about 366.26 times. Earth's axis of rotation is tilted, producing seasonal variations on the planet's surface
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China
CHINA, officially the PEOPLE\'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia
East Asia
and the world\'s most populous country , with a population of around 1.404 billion . Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area, depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world. Governed by the Communist Party of China
Communist Party of China
, it exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces , five autonomous regions , four direct-controlled municipalities ( Beijing
Beijing
, Tianjin
Tianjin
, Shanghai
Shanghai
, and Chongqing
Chongqing
), and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Macau
Macau

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Jujutsu
JUJUTSU (/dʒuːˈdʒuːtsuː/ joo-JOOT-soo ; Japanese : 柔術, jūjutsu listen (help ·info )), westernized as JIU-JITSU, is a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon or only a short weapon. "Jū" can be translated to mean "gentle, soft, supple, flexible, pliable, or yielding." "Jutsu" can be translated to mean "art" or "technique" and represents manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force. Jujutsu developed to combat the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon. Because striking against an armored opponent proved ineffective, practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks , and throws
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