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Last updated :Dec 14, 2023
Mortal Kombat 1
Mortal Kombat 1


Takahashi Kenshi is an honorable blind swordsman, holder of the spirited blade Sento, and a powerful telekinetic and psychokinetic warrior.Know more

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Character abilities

  • Mobility: 5

  • Range: 7

  • Zoning: 7

  • Damage: 7

  • Grappling: 5

Patch Notes


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During the original timeline, Kenshi sought to free his ancestors from the grasp of Shang Tsung, who had captured their souls. After learning that the sorcerer had escaped to Outworld, he joined forces with Earthrealm’s special forces to go after him.

Although he would confront Shang Tsung, he nearly died in the encounter if not for Sub-Zero’s aid. In the years that followed, he would build a closer relationship with him and the Lin Kuei, yet remained on his lonesome, only accompanied by the guiding voices of his ancestors.

Before Liu Kang’s timeline, Kenshi was a masterful swordsman manipulated by Shang Tsung into retrieving Sento from the Well of Souls, a task that would leave him blind. He would spend the rest of his life stopping evil from taking over the realms. In time, he would fall in love and even have a son, Takeda.

Although a family man, Kenshi’s adventurous life kept calling for him to seek ever-stronger opponents. Later, he would learn his significant other had been murdered by the Red Dragon, who also kidnapped his son Takeda. After freeing him, Kenshi asked Scorpion, who had helped in the rescue, to take care of Takeda, as Kenshi feared the Red Dragon would retaliate but promised to return for him one day.

Due to Liu Kang’s newly constructed timeline, Kenshi is now part of a once-great Japanese family, the Takahashis. The blade Sento is no longer in the Well of Souls, but a relic passed down from generation to generation, or at least it was supposed to be. Because of the family’s poor fortunes, Sento and many heirlooms have been slowly stripped away over the centuries. Most of the surviving family now centers around organized crime.

A young Kenshi is determined to reclaim Sento and, more importantly, his family’s legacy by proving his worth as a fighter and leader.


He is a noble warrior, though one is clearly driven by the stories of the great honor of his ancestors. A life of working for the Yakuza has given him a sense of what the underworld of Earhrealm can be like, but he has remained motivated to escape, alongside his existing family, from that path.


Thanks to Sento’s spirit, Kenshi has access to his abilities, almost like it was its own separate fighter. As such, He can be considered a great pressure character, even more so paired with Kameos fighters that heighten this ability to overwhelm opponents with attacks.


The blind warrior dawns a scarlet band over his eyes, the crimson tones draped over him in a long, open, sleeveless coat. Beneath it, padded armor protects the Sento wielder, along with detailed gloves, and a simple Hamaka pair of pants.

Key Information

  • Birthdate: Unknown
  • Birthplace: Japan
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Jet Black
  • Fighting Style: Tai Chi, San Shou, Judo, Swordsman
  • Debut Game: Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
  • Availability: Base game