Mortal Kombat 9
The stories in the original Mortal Kombat games made very little sense. To top it off, how do these characters keep getting to fight through multiple games when they’ve clearly been disemboweled/beheaded/etc.? That’s why it was baffling when 2011’s reboot featured an alternate time-traveling version of the events from the first three games (think J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek films, only with more gratuitous violence.) It didn’t make sense back in the 90s, and adding alternate timelines certainly didn’t make it more coherent.
Then again, fighting games aren’t really known for their storylines, and Fatalities are as fun today as they were back in the SEGA Genesis era. So I think we can all agree that MK9 gets a pass here.