Mileena is a game character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series.
Mileena was brought to life by Shang Tsung using Tarkatan race's physiology to be a clone of Edenian Princess Kitana for the evil Emperor Shao Kahn. Mileena looks just like Kitana when her mask is on (especially since Kitana is also often wearing a mask), but when it is off, her true, flawed visage is exposed. She despises Kitana, and feels that it is her own right to rule Edenia as princess in her place. Her fondest wish is to kill her "sister", and claim her existence for her own. Something of an opportunist, Mileena will make use of any chance to seize power that comes within her grasp.
After Shao Kahn conquered the realm of Edenia and merged it with Outworld, he decided he would keep the former king's young daughter Kitana alive and raise her as his own. Although Kitana grew up loyal to the emperor, Kahn feared if she should ever discover the truth about her past, she'd turn against him. Kahn then ordered Shang Tsung to create a more vicious and loyal clone of Kitana who would take her place, and Tsung combined Kitana's essence with a Tarkatan's to achieve this purpose. However, complications arose with the clone's creation and her face deformed into a hideous Tarkatan mouth. Rather than disposing of her, she was given the name Mileena and introduced as Kitana's supposedly lost twin sister. Instead of replacing Kitana as originally planned, Mileena would be used to watch Kitana and make sure she remained loyal to Kahn.
The "sisters" thus grew up together as Shao Kahn's personal assassins, even though Mileena secretly harbored a growing bitterness and jealousy towards Kitana, who Kahn favored over her. Also at some time during her life, Mileena became the secret ally of Tarkatan warrior Baraka. As Kahn feared, Kitana did finally discover the truth about her past and family. Although she continued to feign loyalty to Shao Kahn, she secretly plotted and waited for the right time to overthrow him. Shao Kahn begins to grow suspicious of Kitana and Mileena was ordered to watch over her sister.
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