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


An Edenian native, Tanya is part of the renowned Warrior priestess bodyguard, the Umgadi, protecting the Outworld’s royal family.Know more

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Character abilities

  • Mobility: 5

  • Range: 8

  • Zoning: 5

  • Damage: 7

  • Grappling: 5

Patch Notes


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Originally the daughter of an Edinian Ambassador, Tanya eventually came to serve Quan Chi and Shang Tsung. As the internal political struggles of Outworld came and went, so did Tanya’s alliances, making sure she did everything she had to to survive, including assisting the Dragon King after his takeover of the realm.

Before Liu Kang changed the timeline, she was a loyal Edenian fighting against Shao Kahn and his conquest of the region, allying with Mileena as she sought to overthrow Kotal Kahn. For Tanya, the possibility of freeing her people was worth the label of a traitor.

After the reset, she is now part of the warrior priestess bodyguard of the outworld royal family called Umgadi. Over time, she became one of the most respected warriors, and after Li Mei was ousted as the leader, that role was Tanya was given the honor of fronting the role. However, she is at risk, as her close relationship with Mileena goes against the Umgadi’s guidance.


Although bound to her duty as the leader of the Umgadi, Tanya has a strong view of said duties. She seeks to protect Princess Mileena, as is asked of her, but she is also, for better or worse, in a secret, prohibited relationship with her.


Tanya’s ability to use and empower her nunchucks provides her with a lot of devastating ranged options. Although not quite a projectile character, she has access to several disjointed options. She is also an adept fighter in the air.


Tanya's most striking features include a set of neck-rings reminiscent of those found in the Ndebele people. She also adorns her hair in various silverware. Her attire is mostly grey and yellow colored, with her top cutting down to her mid-riff and no sleeves, outside of some small straps to hold together padded armor.

Key Information

  • Birthdate: Uknown
  • Birthplace: Edenia
  • Height: Uknown
  • Weight: Uknown
  • Eye Color: Uknown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Fighting Style: Zi Ran Men, Yue Chuan  
  • Debut Game: Mortal Kombat 4
  • Availability: Base Game