She escaped through the trees as Shang Tsung came and formed an alliance with the Oni. Around this time she befriends Shujinko, captured by Kano during his forty-year quest for the Kamidogu. Mavado was originally named "Malvado" Spanish for "evil" during development of Deadly Alliance,  and character designer Steve Beran had originally conceived a matador -style look for the character,  but the idea was nixed due to the belief that it didn't fit in with the Mortal Kombat universe. He is the evil younger brother of Taven, and the second son of the Edenian protector god Argus and the prophetess Delia, as well as the half-brother of Edenian traitor Rain. He persuaded Shujinko to embark on a quest to unite the Kamidogu from the six realms, claiming he was carrying out the will of the Elder Gods. Rain confronted Taven in Arctika, but he is beaten in battle, eventually escaping in a watery portal. She is an incredibly lively character, and her play-style is about speed.