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Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo Characters

Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo Characters

Alex Samonov
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Everything you need to know regarding the kameo fighters in Mortal Kombat 1

Mortal Kombat 1 is refreshing in many ways. Still, the most drastic change in its mechanics is the addition of kameo fighters - support characters who can be used to extend combos, get out of dangerous situations, and perform finishers. Many familiar faces made their way into the kameo character's roster, and here you'll find a complete list of them with brief info regarding who they are and their place in Mortal Kombat lore. Take note that some of the kameo characters are yet to be revealed or added to the game, so the article is going to be updated later on.

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Debuting in Mortal Kombat 3 as a playable character, Cyrax has shifted throughout his appearance in the series between being a misguided antagonist and a supporting character. He is one of three Lin Kuei assassins whom the Cyber Initiative converted into cyborgs.

Kung Lao

Debuting in Mortal Kombat II, Kung Lao is a former Shaolin monk and a member of the White Lotus Society. He is an outspoken pacifist who trained with Master Bo' Rai Cho of the Earthrealm warriors and is eager to prove himself equal to Liu Kang. His signature weapon is his Razor-Rimmed Hat, which he uses in combat quite powerfully and effectively.


Frost is a female Lin Kuei warrior who first appeared in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. As Sub-Zero's apprentice, she is dedicated to fighting and learning, but her need to be noticed and her dislike of anyone she thinks is better than her, even her master, overshadow this. Despite being on the good side at the time of her introduction, Frost betrays Sub-Zero and joins the darkness to gain recognition, undergoing heavy cyberization in her quest for dominance.

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Goro, a regular antagonist in the Mortal Kombat series, made his Mortal Kombat debut in the first game as a sub-boss with nine straight victories in Mortal Kombat tournaments. His fighting strategy centers on utilizing his overwhelming strength and unexpected agility. The prince of the Shokan, Goro, is a 4,000-year-old dragon man who is half-human.


A recurring antagonist, Bi-Han made his debut as one of the few original characters in the first Mortal Kombat game as the original Sub-Zero. He was subsequently known as Noob Saibot in the original and alternate timelines. He has once again taken on the mantle of Sub-Zero in the newly altered timeline.


Darrius is an ambitious and cunning man, a mastermind of intricate plans to further his own ends. He is a terrorist to his enemies and other people but a revolutionary and visionary to his followers. He is best known for the large-scale riots he incites in Orderrealm.

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Debuting in Mortal Kombat 3 as one of three assassins whom the Cyber Initiative converted into cyborgs, Sektor is a dreadful and terrifying cybernized ninja of the Lin Kuei clan. Never questioning or resisting the cyberization process, he is as evil as a cyborg can get, combining the characteristics of a ruthless ninja, a fervent loyalist, and a lethal killing machine suited to modern warfare.


Kuai Liang, once known as Sub-Zero and who made his playable debut in Mortal Kombat II, has taken on the mantle of Scorpion in the newly altered timeline.


Kano debuted as one of the few original characters in the first Mortal Kombat game. Kano is more than just a brutal and aggressive mercenary; he is also the leader of the international crime cartel known as the Black Dragon. His ability to see the humorous side of even the most dire situations is one of his most distinguishing characteristics. Since his first appearance, he has been a recurring antagonist in the series, and his assortment of dirty fighting techniques perfectly matches his unpleasant persona.

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Originally introduced in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, Sareena is a demon. Her youthful and attractive exterior is a mask for the monstrous demon beneath. She used to rely on Quan Chi's magic to keep her in human form, but ever since she escaped the Netherrealm, she has found a way to preserve her beauty on her own. Despite her newfound status as a force for good and her alliance with Sub-Zero and the new Lin Kuei, she is still wary of her demon nature.


First appearing in MK3 was Officer Kurtis Stryker. Initially described as the head of the Special Riot Control division of New York City's Police Department, he uses contemporary weapons like explosives, firearms, tasers, and nightsticks in battle. He also has a knack for survival and a fierce commitment to justice. Stryker is incredibly tough and skilled in hand-to-hand combat despite being an otherwise typical police officer.

Jax Briggs

Debuting in Mortal Kombat II, Jax is a clear-headed beast on the battlefield with the attitude and ferocity of a lion. He shrewdly makes use of the most advanced technology at his disposal to improve both himself and the Outer World Investigation Agency unit, Earthrealm's Special Forces unit, in the Mortal Kombat series.

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Motaro debuted in Mortal Kombat 3 as a Centaurian with the torso of a man and the body of a stallion. Motaro harbors a deep-seated hatred for the Shokan, whom he and his entire race consider to be beneath them.


The renegade protagonist Shujinko first appeared in Mortal Kombat: Deception. As a traveler and a student at heart, he traveled the realms and learned the kombat skills of many warriors. Bearing a huge amount of guilt for his many past evil deeds, Shujinko gained immense wisdom from making up for his mistakes, one of which was ignorantly releasing Onaga back into the realms.

Sonya Blade

General of the Earthrealm Special Forces and the first female character in the series, Sonya Blade, is stern and tough as nails. Sonya is a strong and independent woman who, despite her own pride and determination, values the safety of her friends and allies above all else. Sonya harbors deep animosity toward the leader of the Black Dragons, Kano, because he was responsible for the death of a partner and represents everything Sonya abhors.

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