Amplifying the attack no longer has Shao Kahn deliver the second hammer slam, but instead has him impale the opponent in the stomach with his spear after slamming the hammer on the ground, after which he spawns his hammer, spins, and knocks his opponent away full-screen distance for increased damage. Raiden (James Remar), Shao-Kahn (Brian Thompson). Brian Glynn (MKII, MK3, UMK3, MKT, MKAdvance)Steve Ritchie (voice) (MKII, MK3, UMK3, MKT, Shaolin Monks) Frank Welker (voice) (first movie) Brian Thompson (second movie) John Vernon and Michael Des Barres/Ramon Campos (Brazilian version) (DotR) Jeffrey Meek (MK Conquest) Aleks Paunovic (MKL) Nigel Casey (MK:A) Patrick Seitz (MKvsDCU) Bob Carter (MK 2011, MK Mobile) Ike Amadi (MK Mobile, MK11) Stephan Scalabrino (MK11) (model)Fred Tatasciore (MKL:SR). Like his subordinate Shang Tsung, he has the power to consume other souls. However, his greatest weakness is his arrogance and overconfidence. - Dorkly Toplist", The 50 Hardest Video Game Bosses (And How To Beat Them), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Shao_Kahn&oldid=991633994, Emperor and empress characters in video games, Extraterrestrial characters in video games, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 December 2020, at 01:58. I think the game supersedes the comic on this. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Konquest Characters, Mortal Kombat (2011) Story Mode Characters, Mortal Kombat: Deception Konquest Characters, Mortal Kombat: Federation of Martial Arts Characters, Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict, https://mortalkombat.fandom.com/wiki/Shao_Kahn?oldid=359708. First appearing in Mortal Kombat II, Kitana was the adopted daughter of Shao Kahn, emperor of Outworld. , "POP REVIEW; Heroes in Outworld, Fighting to Save the Earth - New York Times", http://www.gamesradar.com/12-unfair-fighting-game-bosses-almost-made-us-rage-quit/, "All Time Greatest Game Villain - Shao Kahn vs. However, his powers soon came back and he was able to free himself along with everyone else in the Phantom Zone; who pledged their allegiance to him in return. In the backstory of Mortal Kombat X, Mileena is the sole surviving heir of Shao Kahn and vies for the Outworld throne with the warlord Kotal Kahn. A Shao Kahn action figure was released in 1996 by Toy Island in the Mortal Kombat Trilogy series. He then went on to say that he kept Kitana alive only to make his new queen … Share your thoughts, experiences and the tales behind the art. Shao Kahn is one of the few wielders of the mysterious green energy besides Johnny Cage, Cassie Cage, Nightwolf and Jade.  GamesRadar also praised Shao Kahn's role as an antagonist, putting him in their 2013 list of the best villains in video game history at number 24, and including him among the 12 most unfair gaming bosses in 2014. Shao Kahn is one of the few characters whose uppercut is from the use of a weapon and not a literal uppercut, resulting in him being one of the few characters that does not literally uppercut the opponent's head off when performing the. In some of his appearances as a boss, blocking Kahn's attacks will stun the player. Can not be performed on Boss Character Cards. If Shao Kahn is equipped with a hammer with the head smaller than his default hammer, the hands of his servant carrying the hammer by the hammer's head will be misplaced during his. Shao Kahn appeared during Blood & Thunder while communicating with Shang Tsung by means of a big purple orb. His powers extend to wielding psychic powers, as he was able to enslave the thousands of souls within the magical being Ermac using his powerful mind control and is capable of using telekinesis to lift and rag doll opponents. However, Shao Kahn was announced as a pre-order bonus before his appearance in the Story Mode was revealed. Mortal Kombat: Deception was the first time in which he wore the cape in-game.  In many official depictions of Shao Kahn made by Midway, he is shown wearing a cape, though he never wore one in his original digitized appearances. Despite being the "announcer" for most games, Shao Kahn will have a different voice actor in-game then when commentating. Secondly, while I do not know how I came to be here, I know who I will represent, and it's not Hogwarts. In later updates following Update 2.0, several Diamond character cards would gain the ability to kill their opponent by using a Brutality if specific Equipment Card Sets where added to their cards, killing the opponent after a special Combo-Ender. In the 1995 first movie he is referred to simply as "The Emperor" and makes a brief appearance at the end, as a special effect and voiced by Frank Welker. " Complex placed him seventh on her 2013 list of most brutal fighters in Mortal Kombat, adding that "he was brutal not only in his strength but his cunning, too. In Mortal Kombat 11, a past version of Shao Kahn is brought to the present timeline by Kronika, the keeper of time. His ability to absorb souls is so potent, he can rob the billions of souls of an entire realm with a hand motion, often using portals in conjunction with his soul steal to access the souls of a realm without stepping foot on it. Eventually, Liu Kang defeats the Kahn a second time, forcing him and his Outworld armies to retreat; restoring Earth and Edenia to normal.  Kahn started out unmasked and with large gnashing teeth similar to Baraka, since everyone from Outworld was originally supposed to be of Baraka's race. Shao Kahn does not make a physical appearance in the game. Shao Kahn appears in Mortal Kombat: Conquest, played by Jeff Meek. "My name is Mileena, the daughter of Shao Kahn king of the outworld. Rain also claims to be a demi-god, a son of … The amplified version of, If Shao Kahn has successfully landed three or more, Shao Kahn hammers his opponent into the ground leaving only their head sticking out. In Battlewave, Shao Kahn would arrange a different plan to open the portals.  Intending to take Kronika's Crown of Souls for themselves, the tyrants defeat Kitana and Liu Kang and assault Kronika's keep. Shao Kahn also makes a playable appearance in the Nintendo GameCube version of Mortal Kombat: Deception, where it is revealed that the Deadly Alliance killed a decoy of the emperor as the real Shao Kahn had set out to reclaim his empire from the resurrected dragon king Onaga. Shao Kahn is the second main antagonist to Complete Monster in the Mortal Kombat movie, as the first is Shang Tsung. Despite some criticism for her character designs, Mileena has become one of the most popular characters in the series. Shao Kahn remained mostly faithful to his game counterpart, being the Emperor of Outworld and attempting to take Earthrealm for himself. Shao Kahn, also referred to as The Konqueror, is one of the two main antagonists (alongside Shinnok) of the Mortal Kombat series.  In the eliminations of GameSpot's vote poll for the title of "All Time Greatest Game Villain", Shao Kahn won against Officer Tenpenny from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas but barely (49.9% to 50.1%) lost to General RAAM from Gears of War. Other notable Diamond character cards that follow this are Klassic Reptile, who is found in the Quest Mode, Black Dragon Kabal who was obtainable through the Towers of Horror, and Black Dragon Tremor, who was obtainable through the Black Dragon Tower. Additionally, as the Fatality starts, the handle for his hammer phases through his hand at the end of the handle. " He was voted the series' ninth greatest character in a poll by Dorkly that same year. (. In addition, Kahn and Raiden were portrayed as brothers, with Shinnok as their father, though neither of them shared any relation in the games (with the exception of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe in which Raiden's biography states that the two are brothers, although the game itself is non-canon). However, in Kitana & Mileena, a comic about Kitana's past, Shao Kahn does appear wearing his helmet. ", "Bow to me!"  In his non-canonical arcade ending, Shao Kahn merges all timelines into a Singularity, and becomes the undefeated Mortal Kombat champion for centuries. Only the first strike or initial strikes of the opponent's, Successfully performing this version causes the opponent to catch fire with a green flame for a short time, only this time, Shao Kahn's damage dealt is increased by 25%. Shao Kahn is a recurring video game character and one of the main antagonists of the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games. The series was discontinued following this event. First seen in episode four in flashbacks, Shao Kahn's realm of Outworld won ten Mortal Kombat tournaments, allowing him to merge Edenia with his realm and conquer it. He is also known for his extreme callousness, brutality, ferocity in battle, and fondness for personal executions, although he has occasionally spared the lives of his subordinates after proving their worth to him. While these characters uses attacking special attacks, Shao Kahn points at the opponent and taunts them when tagging in. Shao Kahn is the only character that can acquire 4 bars of Super Meter. When he next brought Kitana and Mileena before him, Shao Kahn began to discuss his new plans for merging Earthrealm to theirs, and though not stated on screen, his desire for them to enter the Mortal Kombat tournament. Using a mod to inspect Shao Kahn's armor in Quan Chi's Fortress shows the armor is damaged, particularly his helmet, in the same fashion as it is was shown in the ending of. He also makes several appearances in the cartoon series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, voiced by John Vernon, in his usual role of Outworld's emperor and the leader of enemy forces. At some point in Kitana's After the crooked tournament Grandmaster Shang Tsung and his warriors lose to Earthrealm in Mortal Kombat, the Kahn invokes a tournament rematch clause which will allow him to take Earthrealm immediately if he wins. However, Sindel is revived and turned evil; With Sindel alive she and Kahn can invade earthrealm. In a technical sense, Shao Kahn is one of the few characters to tag-in with a special attack. The Emperor, weakened from battle with Edenia and abandoned by many of his soldiers, is killed by the titular Alliance of Shang Tsung and the sorcerer Quan Chi. Revenant Jax and Injustice 2 Raiden are the only characters with every special attack being unavoidable, as all their special attack break block on the starting hit. Shao Kahn married Kitana’s mother and raised Kitana as his loyal heir, concealing the truth that he murdered her father to conquer Edenia. Additionally, after performing certain combos and winning a round, Shao Kahn may deliver one of his many classic taunts at random. Amplifying the attack has Shao Kahn release the spear after stabbing the opponent, causing them to fall to their back. He is fought as a boss (in most cases, the final boss) in most of his appearances, but became a player character for the first time in the home ports of MK3 as an unlockable character. He kidnaps Sonya and, by means of hypnosis and brainwashing, convinces her to marry him. Species  He was also one of the characters featured in the collectible card game Mortal Kombat Kard Game. The other three are Skarlet. Shao Kahn gains a new startup with a spine and rib shatter at the beginning. He is an archenemy of both Raiden and Liu Kang. In Mortal Kombat 11, Shao Kahn retains the same key design features along with a more detailed helmet and pauldron. A combination of both abilities counts towards the above note. The only subplot taken directly from the games' storyline was his past relationship with Kitana and Sindel; a segment in the film featured Kitana, imprisoned in Kahn's fortress, mentioning the destruction of her family and Sindel's subsequent suicide under his rule. This is obvious because Kahn and Rayden's father, Shinnok, is not named Shinnok Kahn. He is one of the most versatile wielders of green energy, as he can use it to create energy weapon constructs such as spears, generate protective forcefields that reflect projectiles and fire energy beams seemingly from his eyes and shoot laser beams from his hands. Which masked conqueror will win? He later returned as the non-playable final boss in Mortal Kombat (2011), serving as the main antagonist of the game's Story Mode. In the film he fights Raiden, Johnny Cage and Liu Kang. 80s. During the fighter selection process, the back of his helmet completely clips through the handle of his hammer when it is placed on his shoulder. Shao Kahn made his debut in Mortal Kombat II as the final boss, a role he also served in Mortal Kombat 3 and in later games. This also makes Shao Kahn the first pre-order bonus character to actually have a role in the Story Mode of the game he is a pre-order bonus character in, as Goro had nothing to do with and was not present whatsoever in the. Jeff Meek's role is more interesting when one considers that he played Raiden on the same show, occasionally opposite himself. Mortal Kombat: Kitana & Mileena's Family Story Explained Kitana's family lineage is a web woven of deceit, malice, and treachery in Mortal Kombat 11. Composite Character: Shinnok is Shao Kahn's and Raiden's father in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Shao Kahn is a playable character in the mobile version of. Given the game's non-canonical status, it has caused many to again disregard this information. In Mortal Kombat Amplifying the attack has Shao Kahn deliver a second, overhead slam, knocking the opponent down for increased damage. Shao Kahn's Wrath Hammer was originally a card used by all characters, but with his release, it received an exclusive effect for Shao Kahn (See Below). Full HD. Outworld During the fighter selection process, his helmet can also clip through his shoulder pads. However, Shao Kahn only supports Outworld teammates, whereas Erron Black supports any character tagging in and his Black Dragon teammates after tagging out, dealing supporting damage every 12 seconds. Freddy gains a jaw-breaking punch in the middle. During the fighter selection process, if his helmet has extensions by the jaw, these extensions will completely clip through Shao Kahn's armor in the collar area and through his shoulder pads. He also manipulated their maturing emotions in their adolescence, particularly Mileena's by showing more affection for Kitana, to ensure that they remained loyal only to him. He shares the same dragon-like eyes as Sheeva, further supporting this idea. In this story, as incredible as it sounds Shao Kahn and Raiden are brothers and Shinnok is the father of both. Jade gains a new start-up in addition to destroying any and all male testicles upon slamming the opponent in the groin with her staff. In many respects, he resembles a large Asian warrior, and is well known for his God-like strength which rivals, if not outright exceeds, that of Raiden. This event, along with a parallel one between Superman and Darkseid in the DC Universe, results in the creation of Dark Kahn, who serves as the main antagonist of the game. Like his subordinate Shang Tsung, he has the power to consume other souls. Shao Kahn also cameos in player card backgrounds and icons. Shao Kahn makes his first appearance during the Battlewave series of Malibu Comics, though he already was present during the first, Blood & Thunder. She had a mother, she left them. Amplifying the attack has Shao Kahn slam the opponent in the opposite direction, but bounces them for a juggle. Even having fellow MK character Johnny Cage make a joke about his appearance in MK9. In 2011's Mortal Kombat reboot, which serves as a reboot of the first three games, Shao Kahn is once again the main antagonist and final boss of the game's Arcade Ladder and Story Mode. In the game's plot, a defeated Shao Kahn meets with his secret ally, Quan Chi. Shao Kahn uppercuts the opponent into the air for increased damage and a juggle. 1 Storyline 1.1 Mortal Kombat X (Comic Series) 1.2 Mortal Kombat X 1.3 Mortal Kombat 11 Ages ago, Kotal Kahn's people resided in their realm of Osh-Tekk; thanks to the leadership of Kotal's father, Kotal K'etz, Kotal's race crushed all of their enemies and lorded over Osh-Tekk, until Shao Kahn arrived. Earth is under attack...AND IT IS GLORIOUS! —Shao Kahn during Kotal Kahn's execution in Mortal Kombat 11. He brutally kills Johnny Cage in the film's opening scene, murders his own allies Rain and Jade in cold blood and then Raiden (later brought back to life) near the end prior to his final fight with Liu Kang. Additionally, once Shao Kahn has reached his maximum fusion tier, it is impossible to receive his card again as the Relic Hunt becomes disabled once he reaches Tier X. Shao Kahn is one of the few Diamond character cards that is not obtainable through Diamond Card Packs, rather he is obtainable through the Relic Hunt. Additional interactions with Skarlet reveal she wishes to learn Soul Magik, to which Shao Kahn believes is too much for her to handle. Armed with his Wrath Hammer, Shao Kahn can send opponents flying with one swing. The story of Kotal Kahn from Mortal Kombat series. Onaga was the Dragon King and Shao Kahn usurped and took his throne and he is now designed as half Dragon. Aleks Paunovic portrays Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat: Legacy. However, when a, Some of Shao Kahn's intros and outros feature him entering and exiting the fight through a giant green portal similar to the ones he used in, After winning a round, Shao Kahn might turn away from his opponent with his hand raised shouting ", Many of Shao Kahn's klassic outfits return through the Kustomization. This includes his appearances from. He would also be playable in the home ports of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, the Nintendo GameCube and PlayStation Portable versions of Mortal Kombat: Deception, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon and Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Despite Shao Kahn performing this action, the amplified version is not actually an Overhead attack. Goro was, however, the sub-boss in the game's Arcade Tower and regardless if the player purchased him or not, they would still fight him. Despite having lost much of his physical stature from the games and movies, he has a much more threatening disposition, though he rarely interacts with the heroes of the series (due to his inability to travel to Earth).  The fight against Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat 3 was also noted for its difficulty; in 2013, Complex ranked it as the 23rd hardest boss battle in video games. Shao Kahn remained mostly faithful to his game counterpart, being the Emperor of Outworld and attempting to take Earthrealm for himself. Games However, his true power that has served him well and allowed him to rise above the image of a mere warlord is his high intelligence and profound knowledge of the black arts. In the 2D games, he was scaled to be even taller than the Shokan, Shao Kahn was never seen unmasked in a game until, Shao Kahn's voice is an ever present sound in the. He is known for his godlike strength, extreme callousness, brutality and his fondness of personal executions, but rises above the level of a mere warlord through his intelligence and knowledge of black magic. ... Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate's latest Kombat Pack has restored a long-running family feud: Mileena's rivalry with her "sister," Kitana, has been a driving force for the character since her introductions in Mortal Kombat 2. When performing the Brutality and using the hammer in general, a green aura will surround the area the hammer slams down on, much like when Shao Kahn used it. Shao Kahn has often underestimated mankind, and therefore tried to conquer Earthrealm many times, with or without a queen (consort), to no success. Shao Kahn and Darkseid are the key villains in the crossover game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, though both are playable characters. Amplifying the attack has Shao Kahn slam his hammer on the downed opponent after throwing them to the ground for increased damage. She grew up to be one of Shao Kahn's personal assassins, alongside her good friend Jade and her evil "sister" Mileena. , In 2011, ScrewAttack ranked Shao Kahn as the fourth best Mortal Kombat character. Upon arriving, he is outraged to learn of his death and that Kotal Kahn became Outworld's ruler. After escaping into the wilderness, he was able to heal and resuscitate a mortally wounded Goro and recruit him back to his cause. One of the backwards dialogues in Deception's Konquest Mode suggests that Shao Kahn is a god-like being like Lucifer and the thunder god Raiden. Outworld Her sister hated her, but then Kitana loved her. In the Mortal Kombat franchise, Mileena's main objective has always been to show up her sister, Kitana. While she may appear human, she is of the mystical Edenian race, beings descended from the gods themselves. Shao Kahn has been nominated to Nintendo Power Awards '94 and '95 in the category "Worst Villain" (actually meaning the best villain) of the year, coming second place for 1995. Portrayers of the mystical realm Outworld. Shao Kahn originated as an unplayable boss character in MKII. His face has only appeared in Shaolin Monks and Mortal Kombat 11; with the latter revealing an inhuman, but not monstrous, face.  He attempts to take his throne back from Kotal and rebuild Outworld's forces, but he is defeated by Kitana, who becomes the new ruler of Outworld and Kotal's successor. Shao Kahn is … Fighting Styles Shao Kahn grew to have genuine feelings for Sindel, even love her, but she only showed contempt and disgust at his advances. In Mortal Kombat (2011), Shao Kahn is once again a non-playable boss. In Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Shao Kahn returned as a playable character. He is capable of resurrecting others as well, he demonstrated this ability in the events of Mortal Kombat Trilogy where he brings Mileena back to life after she was killed by Kitana. In Mortal Kombat 9, he appears to simply be a large human, although his face is never seen. Since his debut, his signature tactic has been taunting players before, during, and after rounds with such statements as "Feel the power of Shao Kahn! Shao Kahn is the one of the only remaining survivors in the original timeline after winning, Shao Kahn serves as a primary antagonist for the game along side his DC counterpart, Shao Kahn and Darkseid would accidently merge in the game's Story Mode, creating the game's sole original character and final boss known as, In a trailer for the game, Shao Kahn uses his. Shao Kahn is one of the few non-ninja characters whose appearance has stayed consistent throughout the years. They are confronted by Raiden, who knocks him into Quan Chi’s portal. Shao Kahn is one of the few characters in, Shao Kahn is one of two original final bosses in the series that appear as playable characters in. In 2008, eleven years after Annihilation, Shao Kahn's relationship with Raiden was mentioned in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, with Raiden's profile stating that the two are brothers. Shao Kahn's special moves consist mainly of powerful shoulder barges, magical projectiles, and attacks with his signature giant maul, the "Wrath Hammer". Shao Kahn (often misspelled as Shao khong) is the Emperor of Outworld, known for his godlike strength, extreme brutality and knowledge of black magic, and serves as the main antagonist in most of the game series and the extended franchise. Mortal Kombat Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. The Kahn continued to add lesser realms to Outworld, including Edenia; forcing queen Sindel and princess Kitana to become his wife and personal assassin respectively. Shang Tsung did his best to raise her, but Shao Kahn wanted a … Though Shao Kahn was initially shown to be well over 10,000 years old, In many official depictions of Shao Kahn made by, Shao Kahn's name was accidentally hyphenated in the closing credits of. Shao Kahn the Konqueror is the emperor of Outworld, and has served as the main antagonist for most of the series. He is easily recognizable by his intimidating stature; his apparent height varies between appearances, but he is always significantly taller than regular characters. His kombat abilities were demonstrated during the events of Mortal Kombat 3, where he defeated Kung Lao with relative ease. Rain sided with the Edenian resistance, then Shao Kahn (his own father's killers), and even Mileena's resistance. and "It's official, you suck!". Shao Kahn the Konqueror is represented as the embodiment of evil. Introduced in Mortal Kombat II, Shao Kahn is depicted as a brutal warlord and emperor of the mystical realm Outworld. In many respects, he resembles a large Asian warrior, and is well known amongst the roster of Mortal Kombat Kombatants for his godlike strength which rivals, if not outright exceeds, that of Raiden, the God of Thunder. In addition, it requires the same amount of hits needed to fill the first bar of Super Meter. As of Update 2.0, Kold War and Spec Ops Scorpion are now Diamond characters, giving them this trait. During the fighter selection process, Shao Kahn's hammer always clips through the shoulder pad of the shoulder he places his hammer on. This can only be achieved if both his Helmet and Wrath Hammer are equipped to his card. Aleks Paunovic portrayed an unmasked (human) Shao Kahn for the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy two-part episode "Kitana & Mileena", dealing with his early rule over the conquered Edenia and an alternate version of his relationship to Sindel, Kitana and Mileena. This has never been made official in MK canon, and most fans have dismissed this as another example of how far removed from the games Annihilation was. His attire usually consists of spiked shoulder pads, similarly designed knee pads and gauntlets, and a skull medallion embedded in two straps that intersect across his chest. Shao Kahn, who resembles an Asian warrior-king in many respects, embodies evil in many forms. Maybe this is a case of a Son stealing his Father Though they succeeded, with Mileena having personally struck Jerrod down herself, Shao Kahn was unaware Kitana had learned of her true origins. However, during some intros, it's implied that Shao Kahn wields the power of his former master and previous Kahn, Onaga. Shao Kahn was the first character card to receive more than more than one exclusive Equipment Card. Officer Tenpenny", "All Time Greatest Game Villain - General RAAM vs. Shao Kahn", "Shao Khan — 15 Of The Coolest Boss Battles Ever", "ScrewAttack Video Game, Top 10: Mortal Kombat Kharacters | Video Clip | Game Trailers & Videos", "Top 50 Mortal Kombat Characters - Mortal Kombat", The Most Brutal Fighters In "Mortal Kombat", "The Greatest Mortal Kombat Character of All-Time (Vote Now!) The fourth bar is not an extra ability, rather just extra Super Meter. The merge has begun. Shao Kahn kills Raiden after acquiring Blaze's powers, but the thunder god is able to send prophetic messages to his past self. Prior to the events of the game series, Shao Kahn was a warlord protecting Outworld and an advisor to the realm's ruler, Onaga. Shao Kahn then would devise a tournament of sorts: a race to reach a medallion high into a frozen cliff. He participated in the slaughtering of the Edenians, observing his brutal Tarkatan hordes kill every man and woman they came across. If you look at Shao Kahn, he ressembles Onaga quite a bit overall. Shao Kahn makes a cameo appearance during Scorpion's intro in, Shao Kahn's Hammer and armor can both be seen in, His Hammer can also be used as an interactable and a. This attack has armor breaking properties, ignoring the armor granted by specific abilities and, Successfully performing this version causes the opponent to catch fire with a green flame for a short time, reducing all the damage they deal by 50% for the duration. Shao Kahn is shown to be an immensely powerful being throughout the series. In the comic, he claims to not be the romantic type, but he also states that Sonya is very beautiful as his bride. Coincidentally, both are DLC characters for the game. Shao Kahn started out unmasked and with large gnashing teeth similar to, His height changes considerably between depictions. Shao Kahn appears in the Story Mode, making him one of five characters to appear in a game's Story Mode before becoming playable as a DLC character. The game's story sees Shang Tsung resurrect Queen Sindel in Earthrealm, allowing the Kahn to reclaim her by invading Earth; ignoring the Mortal Kombat tournament's rules. Sindel killed herself to escape the emperor, but he kept her soul in Outworld. He was once the trusted advisor and Right-Hand to the ancient Dragon King Onaga as well as the protector of Outworld. Despite having lost much of his physical stature from the games and movies, the character has a much more threatening disposition, serving as the mediator of the Mortal Kombat matches. So if Shao Kahn is technically Ermac's father, and Ermac is technically Mileena's father, but Shang Tsung is truly As the two grew older, he eventually assigned them the task of hunting down the remainder of Jerrod's impersonators before finally ordering them to kill the former king himself, though he warned them of grave consequences should they fail. Kotal K'etz was the Emperor of the Realm of Osh-Tekk and father to Kotal Kahn. He also sends extermination squads to kill Raiden's chosen few who were protected from this fate. During the wedding ceremony held, however, the wedding would be crashed and he would be stopped by the Earthrealm warriors' interruption, ending with Sonya becoming free from Kahn's influence. Having claimed Edenia for himself, Shao Kahn took Sindel as his wife and Kitana as his own daughter. Interactions between Shang Tsung and Skarlet as well as between Noob Saibot and Skarlet reveal that Blood Magik is weaker than Soul Magik. Kitana then challenged her adopted father herself and Shao Kahn mockingly bemoaned letting Kitana live after killing her father, Jerrod, sneering that he never wanted Jerrod's heir, only his wife.