To celebrate the upcoming physical release of the animated film Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge on the 27th April, we’ve provided a round up of everything you need to know about the key characters. And if you can’t wait that long, the video game adaptation is available on digital download now!
Voiced by Joel McHale
“Eat me buttercup”
Jonathan Carlton AKA Johnny Cage was a struggling Hollywood action movie star who eventually became one of the most brave and loyal defenders of Earthrealm. In order to display his worth and prove himself to skeptical movie critics who failed to take him seriously as an action sensation, Cage entered the Mortal Kombat Tournament. Cage’s materialistic and airheaded antics and behaviour often irritates his allies.
Origin: Earthrealm (Venice, California, USA)
Relationship: Former romantic relationship with Sonya Blade
Signature Move: Shadow Kick/Green Shadow Kick
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman powers means Cage olds ability to propel himself forward and
increase the strength of his blows.
Outfit: Blue shirt, white suit and dark sunglasses.
Voiced by Jennifer Carpenter
“You gonna keep crying like a B**** or fight like a man?”
General of Earthrealm Special Forces (OIA), Sonya Blade is a stern and fierce general. Sonya represents an emancipated female lead who presents a stubborn front, whilst also being deeply caring and empathetic about the lives of her close allies. She has a long-standing feud with the Black Dragon leader, Kano, who had murdered a former partner of hers, and stands for everything Sonya is against.
Origin: Earthrealm (Austin, Texas, USA)
Relationship: Former romantic relationship with Johnny Cage
Signature Move: Energy Ring
Powers and Abilities: Power to fire and manipulate pink-coloured energy
Outfit: Khaki green waistcoat, baseball cap and silver tag chain.
Voiced by Jordan Rodrigues
“I will win this tournament”
Liu Kang is one of Earthrealm’s greatest warriors and is generally portrayed as the main hero throughout the series, becoming the victor of the first Mortal Kombat Tournament. Throughout Mortal Kombat X’s story mode, though he is an unwillingly evil revenant, his behaviour portrays him as a self-centred, taunting and vengeful warrior.
Origin: Earthrealm (China)
Relationship: Romantic relationship with Princess Kitana
Signature Move: Windmill Punch
Powers and Abilities: Agility, acrobatic Skill and Martial Arts
Outfit: Red headband, spiked gauntlets, red and black kung fu pants, and kung fu slippers with bare upper body.
Voiced by Patrick Seitz
“Hanzo is dead, call me Scorpion”
Hanzo Hasashi AKA Scorpion is a hell-spawned spectre seeking out vengeance against those responsible for the butchering of his clan and the death of his own family. Despite his wrathful persona, he only joins the forces of evil when promised a means of resurrecting his clan on Earth.
Real Name: Hanzo Hasashi
Origin: Earthrealm (Japan) (reborn in the Netherrealm)
Species: 1st Timeline: Spectre /2nd Timeline: Human
Relationship: Widowed husband to Harumi
Powers and Abilities: Immunity to hellfire
Signature Move: Spear Attack
Outfit: Black and yellow ninja style consume, black hood, and yellow skeleton mask.
Voiced by David B. Mitchell
“If Shao Kahn wins this tournament, earth as you know it will cease to exist”
Raiden is arguably one of the most powerful characters in all of the Mortal Kombat series, being the eternal God of Thunder and protector of Earthrealm. On appearance Raiden appears is a tall man who wears robes and a straw hat, yet his radiating blue eyes emphases his god-like effect and power.
Species: 1st Timeline: God/ 2nd Timeline: Human (Formerly God)
Relationship: Not specified
Powers and Abilities: Ability to control electricity
Signature Move: Bolts of Lightening
Outfit: A conical, straw Chinese coolie (harvester) hat, robes and vest.
Voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson
Goro is a loyal servant to the Emperor of the Outworld, Shao Kahn and has proved to be one of the most powerful warriors in the history of Mortal Kombat, winning 9 consecutive Mortal Kombat tournaments. Through Goro’s sheer strength, brutality and the belief that humans are weak, he has helped the emperor grow closer to dominating Earthrealm.
Species: Shokan (Draco Lineage)
Relationship: Allegiance to Shao Kahn
Powers and Abilities: Brute strength and surprising agility
Signature Move: Fireball
Outfit: Bone necklace, black and red belt, and knee high boots.