The Pit I is an arena in the Mortal Kombat series. The arena debuted in the original Mortal Kombat and later returned in several sequels. The Pit lies on Shang Tsung's Island. Combatants fight on a bridge suspended over a sea of steel spikes, which is the source of death for anyone unlucky enough to be knocked off. Shang Tsung had apparently grown frustrated by the number of people who managed to actually survive the spike-laden floor, and thus employed his loyal bodyguard, Reptile to ensure that none walk away alive as he awaits for them at the bottom. The Pit returns in Mortal Kombat: Oblivion with an updated look.