All characters from Mortal Kombat games!

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The Mortal Kombat franchise has always been known for its legendary and iconic fighters. In this article we bring you all the characters that appear in the main games of this series! We divided them into 3 categories: Klassics, Post-Arcade and Guests. See below each one, with the games in which they appear and with their most used moves!

  • classic characters
  • Post Arcade Characters
  • Guest Characters

classic characters

We consider Klassic characters to be those that are part of the Arcade era of Mortal Kombat. They are the ones that appear in almost all the first 6 games of the franchise, being fondly remembered by the oldest players of these fighting games. Liu Kang is the main one, as are Scorpion, Raiden and Sub-Zero!



Liu Kang

  • Games: MK, MKII, MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK4, MK Gold, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK vs. DC, MK9, MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Bicycle Kicks, Flying Kick, High Fireball Dragon, Low Fireball Dragon e Fireball Air

Scorpion

  • Games: MK, MKII, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK4, MK Gold, MK Deadly Alliance, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK vs. DC, MK9, MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Spear, Teleport Punch, Hellfire, Back Flip Kick, Takedown e X-Ray Scorpion Sting

Sub-Zero

  • Games: All
  • Main blows: Ice Clone, Ice Freze, Slide e X-RAY Deep Freeze

Raiden


  • Games: MK, MKII, MK Trilogy, MK4, MK Gold, MK Deadly Alliance, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK vs. DC, MK9, MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Teleport, Eletricity, Torpedo, Shocking Touch, Shocker e Strong thunder

Shang tsung


  • Games: MK, MKII, MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Deadly Alliance, MK Armaggedon, MK vs. DC, MK9 e MK11
  • Main blows: Morphing, Flaming Skulls, Crane Flame Eruption, Soul Steal e Fireball

Shao Kahn

  • Games: MKII, MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK vs. DC, MK9 e MK11
  • Main blows: Shadow Charge, Knee Trust, Ridicule, Throw, Hammer Cut e Upward Shoulder

Johnny Cage

  • Games: MK, MKII, MK4, MK Gold, MK Trilogy, MK Deadly Alliance, MK Armaggedon, MK9, MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Nut Breaker, Green Flame/Plasmic Fireball, Shadow Kick e Flipkick

Sonya Blade

  • Games: MK, MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK4, MK Gold, MK Deadly Alliance, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK vs. DC, MK9, MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Energy Rings, Leg Grab, Air Leg Throw, Face Planter, Inverted Bicycle Kick e Kartwheel

Jax Briggs


  • Games: MKII, MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK4, MK Gold, MK Deadly Alliance, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK vs. DC, MK9, MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Energy Wave, Ground Pound, Gotcha, Air Gotcha Grab, Back Breaker, Body Slam e Overhead Hammer Fis

Kano

  • Games: MK, MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Armaggedon, MK vs. DC, MK9, MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Cannon Ball, Down Ball, Upwards Cannon Ball, Psycho Cannon Ball, Knife Throw e Blade Swipe

Goro


  • Games: MK, MK4, MK Gold, MK Trilogy, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK9 e MKX
  • Main blows: Fireball, Stomp, Invincibility, Grab, Spinning Clothesline, Roar, Ground Stomp, Two Hand Swipe, Shokan Bolt, Punch Walk e Fang Spin

Sheeva

  • Games: MK, MKII, MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Armaggedon, MK vs. DC, MK9, MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Fireball, Teleport Stomp, Furius Stomp, Ground Stomp, Anti-Air Grab e Anti-Duck Throw

Kintaro

  • Games: MKII, MK Trilogy, MK Armaggedon e MK9
  • Main blows: Fireball, Ground Fireball, Rapid Fireball, Teleport Stomp, Grab and Pound, Shokan Roar, Four-Armmed Grab, Breath e Flame Breath

Motaro


  • Games: MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy e MK Armaggedon
  • Main blows: Tail Projectile, Grab and Punch, Teleport, Mount Stance, Bull Charge, Propel e Donkey Kick

Reptile

  • Games: MK, MKII, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK4, MK Gold, MK Deadly Alliance MK Armaggedon, MK9 e MKX
  • Main blows: Acid Spit, Invisibility, Running Serpent, Lizard Dash, Slow Forceball e Slide

Noob Saibot

  • Games: MKII, MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK4, MK Gold, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK9 e MK11
  • Main blows: Hidden Claw, Confusing Teleport, Jump Attack, Slide Tackle, Disabler, Teleport Slam, Shadow Throw, Scythe, Air Fireball e Blue Fireball:

Smoke


  • Games: MKII, MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK9 e MKX
  • Main blows: Spear, Teleport Punch, Leg Takedown, Smokeycut, Air Resistence, Invisibility e Smoke Cloud

Cyrax

  • Games: MKII, MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Gold, MK Deadly Alliance, MK Armaggedon, MK9, MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Green Net, Close Grenade, Far Grenade, Exploding Teleport, Air Throw, Light Saber, Spinkicks e Slice and Dice

Sector

  • Games: MKII, MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Gold, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK9, MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Flamethrow, Chest Missile, Double Missile, Homing Missile e Rocket Punch

Kitana

  • Games: MKII, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Gold, MK Deadly Alliance, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK vs. DC, MK9, MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Fan Swipe, Fan Throw, Fan Lift, Square Wave Punch, Dual Blade e Pretty Kick

Mileena

  • Games: MKII, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Gold, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK9 e MKX
  • Main blows: Sai Blast, Teleport Drop, Ball Roll, Long Sword, Leaping Neckbite, Sai Bursts e Tricky Teleport

Jade

  • Games: MKII, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK9 e MK11
  • Main blows: Bronze Fans, Straight Razoran, Downwards Razorang, Upwards Razorang, Blazing Nitro Kick, Dodging Shadows and Vanishing Winds

Baraka

  • Games: MKII, MK Trilogy, MK Gold, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK vs. DC, MK9, MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Blade Swipe, Chop Chop Blades, Blade Spark, Double Kick, Backhand, Blade Spin, Flying Shard e Mutant Blade

Nightwolf

  • Games: MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK9 e MK11
  • Main blows: Shoulder Charge, Fast Shoulder Charge, Tomahawk Swing, Spirit Arrow, Reflector e Lightning From Above

Kung Lao

  • Games: MKII, MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Gold, MK Deadly Alliance, MK Armaggedon, MK9, MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Hat Throw, Dive Kick, Teleport, Whirlwind Spin, Battle Axe, Whirlwind Kicks e Ground Hat

Kabal

  • Games: MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK9 e MK11
  • Main blows: Gas Blast, Raging Flash, Sawblades, Nomad's Touch e Tornado Slam

Sindel

  • Games: MK3, Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK9 e MK11
  • Main blows: Fireball, Banshee Scream, Fly, Low Fireball e Hair Whip

ermac

  • Games: Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Deception, MK Armaggedon, MK9 e MKX
  • Main blows: Hado Energy, Teleport Punch, Telekinetic Slam, Mystic Float, Mystic Bomb, Dive Kick, Telekinetic Throw e Eruption Telecinese

Rain

  • Games: Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy, MK Armaggedon e MKX
  • Main blows: Orb Mind Control, Shocking Bolt, Water Blast, Super Roundhouse, Windy Feet e Mystic Vapors

Chameleon

  • Games: Ultimate MK 3, MK Trilogy e MK Armaggedon
  • Main blows: Green Wave, Lizard Lightning, Speedy Serpent, Vanishing Kick e Freezing Charge

Quan Chi

  • Games: MK 4, MK Gold, MK Armaggedon, MK 9 e MKX
  • Main blows: Green Flaming Skull, Air Throw, Weapon Steal, Teleport Stomp, Slide Kick e Heel Slide

Tanya

  • Games: MK 4, MK Gold, MK Armaggedon, MK Deception e MKX
  • Main blows: Human Cannon Drill, Surging Blast, Air Fire Blast, Split Flip Kick e Find Me

Fujin

  • Games: MK 4, MK Gold, MK Armaggedon e MK11
  • Main blows: Whirlwind Spin, Levitate Opponent, Levitate Slam, Flying Knee, Dive Kick, Double Dive Kick, Gusting Cyclone, Tornado Wind e Air Funnel

Jarek

  • Games: MK 4, MK Gold e MK Armaggedon
  • Main blows: Tri-Blade, Cannonball Vertical, Cannonball, Rhino Stomp, Ground Slam, Lasso Snatch e Flying Legs

Kai

  • Games: MK 4, MK Gold e MK Armaggedon
  • Main blows: Downward Fire Ball, Upward Fire Ball, Renegade Kick, Rising Heel, Air Fist, Hand Stand e Lunging Roundhouse

Reiko

  • Games: MK 4, MK Gold e MK Armaggedon
  • Main blows: Shurikens, Teleport, Circle Teleport, Flip Kick, Spiked Club, Charging Pain e Throw

Shinnok

  • Games: MK 4, MK Gold, MK Armaggedon and MKX
  • Main blows: Mimicry, Spear, Charge, Amulet Fireball, Air Tricky Portal, Amulet Strike, Hell Sparks, Scepter Slam e Summoned Fiend

Meat

  • Games: MK 4, MK Gold e MK Armaggedon
  • Main blows: Head Roll, Meat Leg Slide, Body Mutilation e Flesh Teleport

Post Arcade Fighters

Post-Arcade fighters start appearing in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance upwards. They are not the most famous, making sporadic appearances in the most modern games. Some appear in just one game, as they are not very successful among players.

Blaze

  • Games: MK Armaggedon, MK Deception e MK Deadly Alliance
  • Main blows: Flame Ball, Flame Uppercut, Flame Charge, Quake Slam, Steam Roller, Charge Up e Melting Lava Teleport

kenshi

  • Games: MK Armaggedon, MK Deception, MK Deadly Alliance, MK9 e MKX
  • Main blows: Telekinetic Slam, Telekinetic Toss, Telekinetic Push, Tele-Flurry, Mind Warp, Spirit Charge, Rising Karma e Blade Reflect

Bo' Rai Cho

  • Games: MK Armaggedon, MK Deception, MK Deadly Alliance e MKX
  • Main blows: Puke Puddle, Monkey Flips, Belly Bash e Earthquake

Li Mei

  • Games: MK Armaggedon, MK Deception, MK Deadly Alliance e MKX
  • Main blows: Sparkler/Nova Blast, Klock Kick /Carnival Spin, Flying Fists/Flying Furry, Kartwheel/Flipping Heel Kick e Sai Impaled

mavado

  • Games: MK Armaggedon e MK Deadly Alliance
  • Main blows: Grapple Hook Strike, Change Side Hooks, Flying Hook, Throw, Anger Management, Low Grapple Slide e Escape Grapple

Frost

  • Games: MK Armaggedon, MK Deception, MK Deadly Alliance e MK11
  • Main blows: Ground Freeze, Frosty Slide, Teleporting Uppercut, Ice Puddle e Deep Freezing Kick

Nitara

  • Games: MK Armaggedon e MK Deadly Alliance
  • Main blows: Unicorn Kick, Blood Spit, Flap Back, Leg Slam, Throw, Jumping Blood Spit e Quick Escape

Hsu Hao

  • Games: MK Armaggedon e MK Deadly Alliance
  • Main blows: Cyrus Stomp/Boot Kamp, Khan Klap/Thunder Klap, Bouncing Death, Krystal Laser e Charge Up

Drahmin

  • Games: MK Armaggedon e MK Deadly Alliance
  • Main blows: Ball-O-Flies, Propeller Clock, Super Uppercut e Ground Smash

Mokap

  • Games: MK Armaggedon e MK Deadly Alliance
  • Main blows: Fireball, Magic Lift, Charge Punch/Power Hands, Back Flip/Swan Kick e Lights, Camera, Action

Moloch

  • Games: MK Armaggedon e MK Deadly Alliance
  • Main blows: Suction Breath, Ground Bash, Power Ball, Super Charge, Furious Howl, Raging Oni e Beast Lord

Sareena

  • Games: MK Armaggedon
  • Main blows: Flaming Skull, Cartwheel, Skull Bash, Five-Star Kick, Gut Buster e Throwing Knife

Ashrah

  • Games: MK Armaggedon e MK Deception
  • Main blows: Heavenly Light, Lightning Blast, Spin Cycle e Nature's Torpedo

Darrius

  • Games: MK Armaggedon e MK Deception
  • Main blows: Tricky Blast, Twisty Kick, Chest Cruncher e Target Practice

Dairou

  • Games: MK Armaggedon e MK Deception
  • Main blows: Tombstone Drop, Stealthy Shadows e Iron Leg

Hawk

  • Games: MK Armaggedon e MK Deception
  • Main blows: Torso Spin, Diving Corpse, Crackling Legs Projectile, Head Snap, Corpse Taunt e Throw

Hotaru

  • Games: MK Armaggedon e MK Deception
  • Main blows: Grasshopper, Lava Burst, Fury Punch and Escape, Quick Tricks e Trow

Kira

  • Games: MK Armaggedon e MK Deception
  • Main blows: Black Dragon Ball, Kiss Of Death e Night Shade

cobra

  • Games: MK Armaggedon e MK Deception
  • Main blows: Windmill Kick, Burning Fist, Tele-Punch, Chi Blast e Crouching Chi Blast

Onaga

  • Games: MK Armaggedon e MK Deception
  • Main blows: Dragon's Fire, Jumping Stone, Fire Energy, Sliding Kick, Flame Breath e Dirty Face

Shujinko

  • Games: MK Armaggedon e MK Deception
  • Main blows: Throw Spear, Icy Breeze, Flaming Fist, Flip Scissor Kick, Flying Jinko, Bike Kicks, Sliding Foot Grab e Telekinetic Slam

Daegon

  • Games: MK Armaggedon
  • Main blows: Fiery Hands, Cloak of Avoidance, Rushing Shoulder e Rolling Hatred

Taven

  • Games: MK Armaggedon
  • Main blows: Fireball/Inner Fire, Ground Pound/Ring of Hatred, Escape Move, Time Stop e Godly Charge

Skarlet

  • Games: MK9 and MK11
  • Main blows: Up Slash, Down Slash, Dagger Toss, Air Dagger, Blood Drop, Red Dash e Red Slide

D'Vorah

  • Games: MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Spawning Puddle, Air Throw, Ovipositor Charge, Bug Blast e Wasp Grenade

Ferra / Torr

  • Games: MKX
  • Main blows: Deep Stab, Bowl Girl, Ferra Toss, Tuck 'n' Charge e Pain and Gain

Kotal Kahn

  • Games: MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Blood Offering, Sunstone, God Ray, Air Takedown, Obsidian Totem e Mace Parry

Cassie Cage

  • Games: MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Single Shot, Glow Kick, Getaway Flip, Air Akimbo, Nut Kracker, Take Down, The American Way e Shoulder Charge

Takeda

  • Games: MKX
  • Main blows: Kunai, Tornado Strike, Fist Flurry, Quick Phase, Spear Ryu, Air Spear, Whip Strike, Whip Assault e Piercing Spark

Jacqui Briggs

  • Games: MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Air Ground Smash, Air Fake Out, Forces Rush, Bionic Dash, Gauntlet Strike, Tech Shield, Gauntlet Spark e Quick Burst

Erron Black

  • Games: MKX e MK11
  • Main blows: Sand Grenade, Caltrops, Sand Slide, Sand Gust, Sand Trap e Money Shot

Kung jin

  • Games: MKX
  • Main blows: Air Dive Kick, Air Shaolin Strike, Straight Arrow, Split Shot, Up Arrow e Cartwheel Smash

Tremor

  • Games: MKX
  • Main blows: Fire Blast, Earth Pound, Earth Blast e Back Breake

Triborg

  • Games: MKX
  • Main blows: Straight Missile, Teleport Uppercut, Net, Chest Saw, Smoke Cloud, Air Smoke Storm, Ice Ball e Drone

Geras

  • Games: MK11
  • Main blows: Temporal Advantage, Sand Trap, Titan Tackle, Big Fist, Sand Pillar e Fatal Blow

Kollector

  • Games: MK11
  • Main blows: Demonic Mace, Shotel Fury, Damned Bola, Relic Absorb, Demonic Clutch, Vial Of Sorrow, Demonic Comet e War-Quoit Toss

Cetrion

  • Games: MK11
  • Main blows: Hell's Wrath, Natural Barrier, Tendril Pull, Boulder Bash, Bouncing Boulder, Earthquake, Deadly Winds, Geyser e Hallowing Winds

Kronika

  • Games: MK11
  • Main blows: Energy Burst Ability, Teleport, Projectile Ability, Time Sphere Ability, Krushing Blow Immunity e Fatal Blow Immunity

guest characters

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  • Batman: MKvsDC
  • Cat Woman: MKvsDC
  • The Flash: MKvsDC
  • joker: MKvsDC and MK11 as DLC
  • Green Lantern: MKvsDC
  • Exterminator: MKvsDC
  • Lex Luthor: MKvsDC
  • Shazam: MKvsDC
  • Wonder Woman: MKvsDC
  • Darkseid: MKvsDC
  • Kratos: MK9 as PS3 and PS Vita DLC
  • Freddy Krueger: MK9 as DLC
  • Jason Vorhees: MKX como DLC
  • Leatherface: MKX como DLC
  • Alien: MKX como DLC
  • predator: MKX como DLC
  • RoboCop: MK11 as DLC
  • Spawn: MK11 as DLC
  • Terminator: MK11 as DLC

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