|Outer World Investigation Agency|
About the OIA
The OIA partly supplanted the role of the Special Forces in the Mortal Kombat universe after Shao Kahn's failed invasion of Earth and the subsequent destruction of the Black Dragon crime cartel. Though it is focused on exploration of other realms, in truth it is more military in nature. The storyline of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance suggests that the OIA has special agents on most known realms to identify possible threats to Earthrealm. The OIA also keeps track of known portals that lead from and to Earthrealm. To open them, it uses "science, rather than magic", as Jax's ending states in Mortal Kombat 3.
In the events leading up to Mortal Kombat 3 and its spin-offs, Sonya and Jax attempted to warn their government about the impending Outworld threat, but their words fell on deaf ears. Shao Kahn's invasion of Earthrealm began uncontested, and he claimed almost every soul on Earth for his own. Jax and Sonya were among a few survivors whose souls were protected, selected by the Elder Gods to fight for their world's freedom. The Earth warriors, led by Liu Kang, were successful.
After Kahn's defeat, Sonya and Jax's superiors were convinced of the potential threat other worlds could bring. The two were given clearance to form the Outerworld Investigation Agency (OIA), a subsidiary of the Special Forces, whose job it would be to protect Earthrealm from extradimensional threats. The newly-founded organization would proceed to destroy ancient inter-dimesional portals leading to Earthrealm, and in the years to come, they would add two particular members of interest to their ranks: The former Lin Kuei cyber ninja Cyrax, and the rogue swordsman Kenshi.
During the events of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, the OIA met with catastrophe. Hsu Hao, a Red Dragon spy who had infiltrated the Special Forces, entered the agency's underground bunker and activated an Ion Pulse bomb as he escaped, utterly destroying the OIA headquarters, and preventing any further travel to other realms. The Red Dragon felt the OIA to be a threat after its prime purpose had been served: the destruction of the Black Dragon.
The future of the OIA is uncertain for the time being. Jax and Sonya are currently free from their servitude to Onaga by the efforts of Liu Kang and Ermac, and have since returned to Earthrealm. After returning as well, Kenshi retired from the OIA, since he only joined it to make easier his hunt for Shang Tsung, who now he believes to be dead.
Cyrax has since been returned to Earthrealm by Nitara, but his current status is not known.
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