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The Raiden Mk. II is the name given for the protagonist ship of the popular Raiden series. It made its first appearance as the P1 ship in Raiden II, and has since had many appearances in the Raiden sequels as well, including all of the main games since then. It is the predecessor to the Raiden SuperSonic Attack Fighter.

Description, Weapons, and Appearances

Raiden Mk. II, like its predecessor the Raiden Supersonic Attack Fighter, is capable of utilizing two primary weapons: the iconic vulcan cannon and the powerful ion laser, as well as two types of missiles (nuclear and homing) and thermonuclear bombs, however, unlike its predecessor, it is known to utilize a wider variety of weapons, such as the Lock-On "Toothpaste" Plasma Laser, Recon Missiles, Cluster Bombs, and the traditional mega bomb (in Raiden Fighters), although in Raiden X, it changes color when obtaining a different firepower. The Raiden Mk. II, along with its sister model, the Raiden Mk. IIβ, make cameo appearances in DemonStar as playable ships and reprise their description from Raiden II, with very few changes.

Raiden Mk. II returns in the PS2 revival of the Raiden series, Raiden III, when it was last seen in Raiden DX, the same firepower, but a little more detailed than it's retro depictions. It has also appeared in Raiden IV will an even greater amount of firepower and is expected to return in Raiden V.

The Raiden Mk. II along with a several other Raiden fighters like the Judge Spear, make cameos as playable ships in a game known as Xeno Fighters EX, and it's remake, Xeno Fighters EX-R, created by JudgeSpear, the same creator of Mushroom Kingdom Fusion.