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Real Name Hanzo Hasashi
Status Deceased (Original Timeline)
Alive (New Timeline)
Origin Netherrealm, Japan
(reborn in Netherrealm)
Resides Netherrealm (Original Timeline))
Earthrealm (New Timeline)
Species Spectre (Original Timeline)
Human (New Timeline)
In Mortal Kombat
Weapons Kunai (All appearances)
Mugai Ryu (MK:D, MK:U, MK:A, MK 2011, MKX)
Games Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat 3
Mortal Kombat 4
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
Mortal Kombat: Deception
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Mortal Kombat (2011)
Mortal Kombat X
Portrayers Ed Boon (spear taunt voice)
Daniel Pesina (MK, MKII)
John Turk (UMK3, MKT, MKAdvance, MK4, MKG)
Sal Divita (MKM:SZ)
Chris Casamassa (first film, Conquest)
J.J. Perry ( Annihilation)
Ian Anthony Dale (MKR) and (MKL 1 & 2)
Anthony Demarco (Live Tour)
Ron Perlman (MKDotR)
Patrick Seitz (Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - Mortal Kombat X)


Scorpion appeared as a yellow palette swap of Sub-Zero. He kept this appearance from the first MK to MK4 after which he bore two swords on his back and his kunai attached to a rope tied to his belt. He has white eyes with his mask on. Without his mask, his head is a (sometimes flaming) skull. In MK4, he is further distinguished by his skeletal motif, mostly in the mask, with bone-like structures lacing his uniform. As of MKX, he has regained his humanity and human identity, depicted with a goatee and mustache. Scorpion unmasked is known as Inferno Scorpion. This design reappears in the Challenge Tower, fighting Kano in the Netherrealm. His costumes incorporate his namesake more and more with each game, especially his latest redesign. The hilts of his swords now resemble the stingers of scorpions, while his shoulder pads and mouthpiece are also molded after scorpions.

Scorpion's yellow costume is said to have mocked not only Sub-Zero, but also the Lin Kuei, as Takeda (who was a member of the Lin Kuei) developed Ninjutsu, which he considered a superior fighting style to what the Lin Kuei had. He quickly left the Lin Kuei and formed the Shirai Ryu clan, the Lin Kuei's main enemies.

Combat CharacteristicsEdit

Power and Abilities Edit

Scorpion is most commonly associated with hellfire, the Netherrealm's variant of fire. Scorpion is immune to the element and primarily uses it to confirm the death of his opponents, spewing it from his skull while unmasked. As a spectre, Scorpion is immune to death as his soul is still bound by revenge, allowing him to endlessly chase his targets until they have been silenced. He has the ability to teleport, often used in the form of surprise or ambush attacks, and can open portals to the Netherrealm at will. The scope of Scorpion's powers depend on how long he remains in his abode, the Netherrealm. This proved advantageous when he pursued Quan Chi in the depths of hell, whose magic is diminished by the power and nature of the realm.

After being fully resurrected, it's revealed in Mortal Kombat X (Comic Series) that Scorpion's wraith powers and hellfire depend on his own emotional pain, as he must relive his greatest shame (the destruction of his family and clan) or witness his allies suffering (Takeda seemingly dying) in order to use it. By doing so, Hanzo becomes more wraith like, surrounded by hellfire, and his powers increase tremendously to the point they can even exceed deities in combat like Raiden. Although powerful, there is a drawback to every time Hanzo uses his powers; if he uses hellfire for too long, he risks being consumed by it, destroying his existence. Along with this, Hanzo's Scorpion persona can overtake him, resulting in him acting less reasonable and more hostile.

Like many ninjas, Scorpion is well-versed in the art of armed kombat. He has wielded various weapons throughout the tournaments, from axes to the most recent twin Ninjato. His most recurring weapon is the Spear, a kunai attached to a sturdy rope, representing Scorpion's "Stinger". At times, the spear is empowered with hellfire for more power. Various depictions of the spear had been made before Deadly Alliance. It was shown as a chain tied to a mace in the comics. His spear was a sentient, serpentine creature that spawned from within his hand during the films. He is empowered by the Elder Gods to defeat Onaga in Deception. However, Shujinko slays Onaga before he gets the chance.

Scorpion carries two ninja swords. From MKDA to MKA he only uses one of them as his weapon style, but in MK 2011 he finally uses both of them on some of his moves. Scorpion's fighting stance, from the original MK to MK Gold, originates from the martial art of Shaolin Fist; his right arm emulates a "scorpion tail". In MKX he is capable of summoning a fire minion to assist him if using the Inferno character variation. He is also capable of hurling fireballs if using the Hellfire character variation.

Signature movesEdit

  • Spear: Sending out a rope or metal chain with a tipped Kunai at the end, it impales itself into the victim's chest, allowing Scorpion to pull him or her through the air towards him for a free hit, as well as cause a small bit of damage. This move often follows the words, "GET OVER HERE!" or "COME HERE!" (In Shaolin Monks, he —albeit rarely— says profane versions of both phrases). This is Scorpion's famous signature move. In Shaolin Monks, the move could be upgraded so as to be used as a whip-like weapon. It was originally believed that Scorpion's spear was actually a snake-like creature spawned from the palm of his hand when really it was a simple kunai, and it was thrown from his belt as seen in newer games such as Deadly Alliance and Deception (or in the case of MKvsDCU launched from a small device on the underside of his gauntlet) it is not the snake-like picture as depicted elsewhere. It is most likely based of a Chinese weapon known as the Rope Dart/Shéng biāo, which is known to be very hard to master, let alone use. (MK, MKII, UMK3, MKT, MK4, MKG, MK:DA, MK:D, MK:U, MK:SM, MK:A, MKvsDCU, MK 2011, MKX)
    • In MK 2011, the enhanced version is called Flame Spear. Scorpion launches two spears at the same time, both covered in hellfire, and is armoured while launching them. It also executes slightly faster.
    • In MKX, the enhanced version is called Double Spear and makes Scorpion launch two spears at the same time. However, it's not armored like in MK 2011. At the moment the spears hit the enemy, it can be enhanced once again to send a surge of flames down the length of the chains, lighting the opponent on fire and stunning them.
  • Hellfire Punch: Teleporting behind his opponent, he connects with a punch called the Teleport Attack in Deception and Unchained; Scorpion gained this attack as a kick instead of a punch, however he regained this attack as a punch in Armageddon, whilst the kick form of this attack is given to Chameleon. In Shaolin Monks, the move could be upgraded so as to leave behind a burst of fire when he vanishes. He can also perform it in the air. Also, he has a variation without teleport, going forward to the opponent instead of attacking them in their back. In MK (2011) and MKX, the move is known as Teleport. In MKX, it can be faked by making Scorpion teleport back to the edge of the screen or behind his opponent, but without actually making a hit. Also, he will hit the enemy with a kick if it's performed on the ground or a punch if performed in the air. (MK, MKII, UMK3, MKT, MK4, MKG, MK:D, MK:U, MK:SM, MK:A, MKvsDCU, MK 2011, MKX)
    • Both in MK 2011 and MKX, the enhanced version is called Flameport, and adds a flaming uppercut after he hits the opponent.
    • In MKX, the uppercut allows Scorpion to juggle the enemy if it hits. Also, as with his normal Teleport in this game, he will uppercut the enemy with a second kick if it's performed on the ground or a second punch if it's performed in the air.
  • Leg Takedown: Scorpion trips his opponent with a leg scissor takedown. In MKvsDCU, it is called Hellish Slide and Scorpion trips the opponent simply using the slide motion. In MK (2011) and MKX this move is called Takedown. (MKII, MK:SM, MKvsDCU, MK 2011, MKX)
    • Both in MK 2011 and MKX, the enhanced version is called Takeout. It does more damage, grabs the opponent's legs faster and from a greater distance. In MKX, it also has armor.
  • Air Throw: Scorpion throws his opponent to the ground while in the air. (MKII, UMK3, MKT, MK4, MKG, MK:SM, MK 2011)
  • Fire Breath: Removing his mask to show his flaming skull, Scorpion spews fire on his opponent. (MK4MKGMK:SM)
  • Hellfire: Scorpion summons the fires of Hell to burn his opponent from underneath. In MK (2011) this moves is called Demon Fire. (MK:DA, MK:D, MK:U, MK:SM, MK:A, MKvsDCU, MK 2011, MKX - Hellfire variation)
  • In MK 2011, the enhanced version is called Hell Fire and in MKX, it is called Hell-Ferno. In both games it has a wider area and does more damage.
  • Flaming Backflip Kick: Scorpion performs a backflip kick followed by a trail of fire. In MK (2011) this move returned as part of one of his combos. (MK:DA, MK:D, MK:U, MK:A, MK:SM, MK 2011)
  • Inner Flames: Scorpion creates flames of hellfire all around his body that damages anyone who comes into direct contact with him, even during a special move. (MKvsDCU)
  • Flame Aura: Scorpion lights himself on fire, gaining a temporary damaging aura of flames. At close range, the initial flare will light the opponent on fire as well. (MKX - Hellfire variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Burner and lasts for a longer time while dealing increased damage.
  • Fire Ball: Scorpion throws a ball of hellfire at the opponent. This can be delayed. (MKX - Hellfire variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Hell Ball and is more damaging.
  • Minion Grab: Scorpion summons his minion to erupt from the floor right below the opponent, grabbing their legs to stun them. (MKX - Inferno Variation)
  • Minion Charge: Scorpion commands his minion to spawn behind the opponent and strike their back. (MKX - Inferno Variation)
    • The enhanced version has increased damage.
  • Minion Drop: Scorpion commands his minion to appear in front and above his opponent to hit them with an overhead kick. (MKX - Inferno Variation)
    • The enhanced version has increased damage and makes the minion knock the opponent to the ground.
  • X-Ray Move - Scorpion Sting: Scorpion teleports underneath some flames and re-appears behind his opponent, punching them in the groin before punching them again in the side of the face, breaking their skull and knocking them down. He walks over and tramples on their chest, cracking and breaking their ribs. (MK 2011)
  • X-Ray Move - From Hell: Scorpion flies through the opponent and grabs them. Firstly, he delivers a knee to the jaw, thus breaking it and sending them into the air. Next, he fires one spear into the opponent's abdomen and the second one his opponent's skull, puncturing it. Lastly, he violently pulls back, sending his foe headfirst onto the ground, partially cracking their skull and breaking their neck. (MKX)

Other MovesEdit

  • Knee Launch: Scorpion grabs his opponent, punches them in the gut twice, and hits them with a big knee to the face knocking them away. In Armageddon, he grabs his opponent, hits them with a big knee to the head popping them up, he draws his spear and shouts: "GET OVER HERE!" and then knocks them away with a big kick to the face. (MKD, MKA)
  • Free-Fall Super Move: Scorpion stabs his spear into his opponent's chest, swings them behind him, and throws them to the ground. (MKvsDCU)
  • Throw: Scorpion stabs his spear into his opponent's throat and then either kicks them away (Forward Throw) or tosses them back. (MK 2011)
  • Throw: Scorpion slashes his opponent's throat and abdomen with his kunai before knocking them away with a flaming uppercut. (MKX)


  • Toasty!: Scorpion's signature Fatality. Scorpion takes off his mask, revealing a skull face (in MK:SM, MKvsDCU, MK 2011, and MKX, there is fire around the skull), and breathes a long stream of fire at his opponent, burning them alive (usually resulting in Dan Forden saying "Toasty!"; in Mortal Kombat 4 Forden will say "Toasty! 3D!" owing to it being transferred to a new graphic dimension). For an unknown reason in Shaolin Monks, it was renamed to Flame, although Forden still says "Toasty!" afterwards at random. The fate of the opponent's body has differed in each game. In MK, the opponent was merely reduced to a skeleton instantly which then fell to its knees. In MKII and MK:SM, the opponent would flail their arms in agony for a few moments before exploding. In UMK3, the opponent's skeleton would burn for a few moments before crumbling into a pile of charred bone. By MK4 however, the opponent's flesh would merely burn without removal of skin, muscle or flesh. The victim will run around aimlessly before falling to their knees. In MK 2011, the opponent screams in agony as their skin slowly burns off. In MKX, it is a mix between MK 2011 (with the opponent screaming in pain) and MK (the opponent is reduced to a skeleton, but falling over instead of onto their knees). (MK, MKII, UMK3, MKT, MK4, MK:SM, MKvsDCU, MK 2011, MKX)
    • In MK 2011, this Fatality is unlocked via a preorder code (or by purchasing the Komplete Edition of MK 2011). Scorpion can use this in any costume.
    • In MKX, this Fatality is available with the Klassic Fatality Pack 1, a free pack that was made available alongside the release of the DLC character, Predator.
  • Spear Slice: Scorpion takes out his signature kunai, slits his opponent's throat, then slices the unlucky individual straight through the hip, his or her torso falling to the ground. In MK:SM, this was changed to a backhand followed by Scorpion stabbing the opponent with the kunai, then ripping his or her body across the blade embedded in his or her stomach. Scorpion rips the torso off, then raises it in victory in this version. (MKII, MK:SM)
  • Annihilation: Scorpion goes into his victory pose as the ground begins to shake violently. Moments later, he and his opponent are automatically transported to Scorpion's Lair where numerous of his dead Shirai Ryu clan members rise from the ground to utterly destroy the opponent. The Fatality is presumed to be brutal enough to fade to black as the opponent is beaten before a splat and an intense scream is heard. In the console ports of UMK3, instead of an army of Scorpion clones coming to maul the opponent, the opponent is immolated by no visible means upon arriving the Netherrealm. (UMK3, MKT)
  • Hand from Hell: Scorpion raises his hand, and, from a hellish hole in the ground, he summons a giant, fiery, skeletal hand that proceeds to grab his opponent and apparently immolate him/her. (MKT)
  • Scorpion Sting: Scorpion morphs into a giant scorpion, stabs the victim with the stinger, and rips the opponent's torso with his tail. This was most likely added due to fan complaints that Scorpion received a penguin morph for his Animality instead of his namesake creature, which Sheeva, for some reason, already had. (MK4)
  • Spear Shot: Scorpion tosses his spear at the opponent's head. As the kunai is lodged in it, Scorpion begins to slightly pull on the rope a few times, then pulls one last violent tug, that causes their head to break off. In the Game Boy Advance version, the kunai is lodged into opponent's upper torso and the move ends with an organ being ripped out. (MK:DA)
  • Spine Rip: Borrowed wholesale from his rival Bi-Han, the original Sub-Zero, and with an ironic twist, Scorpion plunges his hand into the victim's neck and promptly rips the head off with the spine still attached. (MK:D)
    • It is also used by Scorpion off-screen to kill Sub-Zero in Raiden's vision in the Story Mode of Mortal Kombat (2011), but he can't use it in the gameplay.
  • Hellish Dismemberment: Scorpion fires his Spear to rip off the opponent's arm. He fires it off once more to rip off a leg. As the victim pleads for mercy saying, "No. No! NO!!" Scorpion slowly walks over to the opponent, holds their head and promptly snaps their neck, swiftly ending their life. (MK:D)
  • Boss Fatality: Scorpion shoots a spear into the victim which pushes and makes them fall into lava. After this he pulls the spear back and tosses it with the victim until it hits one of the columns with bloody skeletons. The skeletons then rip the victim apart. Both Scorpion and Inferno Scorpion do this as a Boss Fatality. (MK:SM)
  • Lava Pool: Scorpion manifests a pool of lava below him and descends into it whilst a second drags the opponent in as the victim is burned by the hellfire. Moments later, the body is thrown back out of the pit, now reduced to a skeleton. (MKvsDCU)
  • Split Decision: Scorpion unsheathes his sword and slices his opponent's torso. He then cuts his opponent's throat and delivers a powerful side-kick which sends their torso and head off their body. As the head comes falling down, he slices it vertically in half. (MK 2011)
  • Nether Gates: Scorpion takes out his spear and stabs his opponent in the chest, then wraps it around the opponent's neck. He then opens up a portal leading to the Netherrealm behind them, and kicks them in it. Afterwards, a portal opens up above him. His opponent falls out of it, their skin melted off and suspended in midair by Scorpion's spear in a position resemblant to hanging. (MK 2011)
  • Stop Ahead: Scorpion emits a ball of flames from his hand and fires it through his opponent's chest. Afterwards, the victim's still-beating heart starts dangling from the hole and the opponent falls to their knees. Scorpion summons his sword and slices off his victim's face, exposing the cut brain and tongue as the face slides off. The opponent then falls down, making the brain slide out. If this Fatality is performed on masked characters (with the exception of Erron Black, Torr, Jason Voorhees, Predator, Tremor, and Leatherface), their mask breaks off revealing their face before the face slides off. (MKX)
  • Who's Next?: Scorpion summons a pillar behind him and throws his spear into his opponent's head. He then pulls out his victim's head, throws it against the pillar and impales it there with a short sword. This Fatality is first seen in the Mortal Kombat X announce trailer where Scorpion uses a tree instead. (MKX)


Pre-Mortal KombatEdit


Hanzo Hasashi.

Born to the Shirai Ryu Ninja clan, Hanzo Hasashi was among the best shinobi in the clan. It is known that his father, a former member of the Shirai Ryu, forbade his son from joining the clan, as he did not wish for his son to live the life of an assassin. However, Hanzo joined in spite of his father's wishes in order to provide his wife and son with a comfortable life.[1][2]


Hanzo is killed by Sub-Zero.

He earned the name "Sasori" (the Japanese word for "Scorpion") because of his incredible Ninja skills, and his life was blessed with kombat for the glory of his clan's Grand Master. He would become the leader of the Shirai Ryu clan, husband to his beautiful wife Haromi and father to his newborn child Satosi. However, when he received a mission from the vile necromancer Quan Chi to steal the sacred Map of Elements from the Order of Light's Shaolin Temple, Scorpion was brutally murdered in battle by the Lin Kuei warrior, Sub-Zero.[1][2]


Hanzo's family are slaughtered by Quan Chi.

Consequently his family, and his clan, were slaughtered by Quan Chi as payment to the Lin Kuei. Hanzo's soul was claimed by the Netherrealm sorcerer Quan Chi, who resurrected him as the revenant Scorpion and gave him the chance to avenge his family's deaths.[3][2]

Original TimelineEdit

Mortal Kombat TournamentEdit

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Scorpion in the first Mortal Kombat tournament.

Two years after being slain by the elder Sub-Zero, Scorpion, under Quan Chi's command, returned to Earthrealm, and participated in Shang Tsung's tournament. If he defeated Sub-Zero, he would avenge himself and from what Quan Chi told him, his clan, but if he was defeated again, his soul would be hurled into oblivion.[4]

During the tournament, Scorpion fought against Liu Kang, but he was defeated. Scorpion confronted Sub-Zero near the end of the tournament. Enraged, Scorpion faced Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat and defeated him. He was able to kill Sub-Zero and avenge his death.[4]

Outworld TournamentEdit

While in the Netherrealm, Scorpion would catch wind of a new tournament in Outworld, as well as Sub-Zero's participation. Shocked and angered that his murderer somehow returned to life, Scorpion followed his opponent to Shao Kahn's tournament.

Scorpion witnessed Sub-Zero sparing an opponent's life and learned that this Sub-Zero was the original Sub-Zero's younger brother. To atone for slaying his brother, Scorpion vowed to protect Sub-Zero instead. But Sub-Zero would never know this, or the reason behind it.[5]

Earthrealm InvasionEdit

When Shao Kahn invaded Earthrealm and unsuccessfully tried to conquer the Netherrealm as well, Scorpion was inadvertently set free, and began walking the Earth once more. He pledged allegiance to no one, taking neither friends nor enemies. Shao Kahn, however, recognized Scorpion's superior warrior skills, and enlisted the ninja in his forces. Scorpion's allegiance with Shao Kahn quickly dissolved when he discovered that Sub-Zero was one of Earth's Chosen warriors and therefore one of Shao Kahn's targets. He turned on Shao Kahn, and sided with the Earthrealm warriors in their final showdown with the evil emperor. With Shao Kahn and his minions defeated, Earth reverted back to normal, causing Scorpion to return to the Netherrealm once more.[6]

Netherrealm InvasionEdit

Sometime after his return to the Netherrealm, Scorpion encountered the sorcerer Quan Chi, who told Scorpion that the second Sub-Zero was the murderer. Quan Chi conjured images of the Lin Kuei slaughter of the Shirai Ryu. The entire event was shown to Scorpion: his village was swallowed by flames, many Shirai Ryu clansmen were struck down by a rain of arrows while others were decapitated by Lin Kuei assassins, and more were run through by katanas from horseback riders and by arrows from archer marksmen, among them Sub-Zero.

The sorcerer also showed Scorpion's wife and infant son huddled in a corner of their home during the Lin Kuei attack. The house's door slid open to reveal Sub-Zero, with katana in hand. Unsheathing it, and unaffected by the cries of Scorpion's wife, Sub-Zero brought the blade down.


Scorpion and Sub-Zero face each other in Goro's Lair.

Hearing this angered Scorpion anew, and he swore he would slay Sub-Zero, much like his brother before him. He joined forces with Shinnok and Quan Chi in order to face Sub-Zero. Near the end of the Netherrealm War, Scorpion faced Sub-Zero at Goro's Lair and defeated him. After Sub-Zero's defeat, Scorpion prepared to kill Sub-Zero and grabbed him by the top of his uniform, but Sub-Zero explains to Scorpion that he did not kill Scorpion's family, but Quan Chi.[7]

It was there that Quan Chi appeared. As he came in, purposly timed to Sub-Zero's proclamation of innocence, the sorceror described to Scorpion that he had tricked Scorpion into believing that Sub-Zero had slain his wife and child in the hope that he would break his vow of protecting Sub-Zero as retribution for killing his brother the original Sub-Zero.[7]


Scorpion takes Quan Chi to the Netherrealm with him.

After Scorpion learned the truth, Quan Chi attempted to send Scorpion to the 5th plane of the Netherrealm. Thinking quickly, Scorpion grappled the sorcerer at the last moment and they were both transported to that forbidden realm.[7]

Deadly AllianceEdit

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Scorpion fights against Quan Chi in the Netherrealm.

During the years that Quan Chi spent trapped in the fifth plane of the Netherrealm, he would be chased, brutalized, and tortured by Scorpion. Quan Chi had little chance of escape, as his powers were weakened while he was in the Netherrealm, and Scorpion's power and strength conversely increased (note: Quan Chi, as Shinnok's second-in-command, had previously resided in the Netherrealm. However, this was explained as a new region of the Netherrealm where sorcerers retain their power). Quan Chi eventually struck a deal with the two Oni, Drahmin and Moloch, who fought off Scorpion for him.[8]


Scorpion fights against Drahmin and Moloch.


Scorpion is thrown into the Soulnado.

When Quan Chi escaped the Netherrealm through a portal, Scorpion followed him, but it did not send him to the same place. He continued to hound Quan Chi in a game of cat-and-mouse until he found himself at Shang Tsung's palace, where he was ambushed by Drahmin and Moloch, who had also escaped the Netherrealm. They threw him into the Soulnado, believing that it would eliminate the ninja spectre once and for all.[8]

Return of the Dragon KingEdit

Scorpion, however, managed to escape into the Void before the purity of the Soulnado tore him apart. While in the Void, he met the Elder Gods, and forever became changed from what he saw. He also witnessed Raiden's sacrifice and Onaga's dominance beginning to unfold. The Elder Gods were aware of his presence and enhanced his mortal and supernatural abilities, making him the Champion of the Elder Gods..[9]


Scorpion fights Onaga's Tarkatan Army.

The Elder Gods gave him a new mission, to seek and destroy Onaga before he unmade the realms. Scorpion emerged from the Void and returned to Outworld. Scorpion is seen in Konquest mode before Onaga goes to retrieve the amulet from Quan Chi and fights Shujinko in the name of the Elder Gods. Shujinko won the battle.[9]

Battle of Armageddon and deathEdit

In Konquest mode, Scorpion was no longer willing to serve as the Elder Gods' champion. This was due to the bargain he had made with the Elder Gods to serve them in the first place; they would resurrect the Shirai Ryu clan along with the resurrection of his wife and son, in return for his services. While the Elder Gods did fulfill their promise, they brought back the Shirai Ryu clan as hellspawned warriors, the same as Scorpion. Enraged at what he perceived as their betrayal, Scorpion vowed to gain vengeance on the Elder Gods by removing the two things crucial to their plans to prevent Armageddon - the Edenian brothers Taven and Daegon.[10]


Scorpion during the Battle of Armageddon.

Scorpion eventually joins the Forces of Darkness in order to get revenge on Quan Chi for his family and clan's deaths and on the Elder Gods. In the battle between the Forces of Light and the Forces of Darkness in Edenia, Scorpion is seen battling Sub-Zero. He was one of the final kombatants to get near to the top of the pyramind. During the battle, he killed Noob Saibot but was killed by Sub-Zero, who stabbed him in the back.[10][3]

Character RelationshipsEdit

  • Once a member of the Shirai Ryu clan.
  • Arch nemesis of the Lin Kuei.
  • Was married to a woman named Harumi and had a son named Satoshi.
  • Hired by Quan Chi to locate the sacred Map of Elements in the Shaolin Temple
  • Encountered and killed by the Elder Sub-Zero in the Shaolin Temple, but was resurrected by Quan Chi after his death.
  • Has met Havik somewhere before the Mortal Kombat tournament. The conflict between him and Havik remained unknown.

Original TimelineEdit

  • Returned from the Netherrealm and entered the first tournament to avenge the Shirai Ryu and his family and kill the Elder Sub-Zero.
  • Killed the Elder Sub-Zero at the end of the first tournament.
  • In the subsequent Mortal Kombat tournament, initially believed the Younger Sub-Zero to be the Elder Sub-Zero.
  • Vowed to instead protect the new Sub-Zero when he witnessed him sparing the life of an opponent.
  • He escaped from the Netherrealm once again as a result of Shao Kahn's occupation of earth, whom he then allied with. When he learnt that Sub-Zero was fighting on the side of the Earthrealm warriors, he turned against Shao Kahn to fight on Sub-Zero's behalf.
  • Quan Chi informed Scorpion that Sub-Zero had murdered his clan, but after defeating Sub-Zero the spectre learnt that Quan Chi was actually the one responsible. Quan Chi then became Scorpion's arch-nemesis.
  • Quan Chi attempted to send Scorpion back to the Netherrealm but Scorpion managed to take Quan Chi with him as well.
  • Attacked by Moloch and Drahmin before the events of Deadly Alliance, and was later thrown into a Soulnado by them.
  • Transformed by the Elder Gods to destroy Onaga; killed some of his Tarkatan guards.
  • Defeated by Shujinko at the end of Deception's Konquest mode.
  • Tried to kill Taven and Daegon as an act of revenge against the Elder Gods for resurrecting his clan as undead, instead of as alive (which was seemingly originally promised to him).
  • Joined the Forces of Darkness in the final battle of Armageddon, supposedly to get close to and kill his arch-nemesis Quan Chi.
  • Fought (and was presumably killed by) Sub-Zero.

New TimelineEdit

  • Returned from the Netherrealm and entered the first tournament to avenge the Shirai Ryu and his family and kill the Elder Sub-Zero.
  • Intrupped Raiden's attempt to help the Elder Sub-Zero.
  • Killed the Elder Sub-Zero at the end of the first tournament.
  • In the subsequent Mortal Kombat tournament, initially believed the Younger Sub-Zero to be the Elder Sub-Zero.
  • Vowed to instead protect the new Sub-Zero when he witnessed him sparing the life of an opponent.
  • He escaped from the Netherrealm once again as a result of Shao Kahn's occupation of earth.
  • Quan Chi tricked Scorpion that the younger Sub-Zero had murdered his clan, causing Scorpion to attack and wound Sub-Zero and breaking his vow to protect him.
  • Participated in the Netherrealm Invasion.
  • He, alongside the revenants, was defeated by Liu Kang at the prison.
  • Confronted and defeated by Raiden.
  • Learned the truth about his family's death from Raiden.
  • Fought against Quan Chi at his sanctuary.
  • Freed from Quan Chi's control and resurrected to his human self by Raiden, along with Jax, Sub-Zero and Mileena.
  • Was aided by Kenshi and reformed Shirai Ryu from Netherrealm War survivors.
  • Killed Red Dragon commander Hsu Hao to save Kenshi and Takeda Takahashi's lives.
  • Learned of Takeda's relationship to Kenshi and entrusted with Takeda by Kenshi. He became his master and father figure and never told about Kenshi to Takeda. He also told his past to Takeda.
  • Completed Takeda's training when his student bested him in combat and gave his pupil the title of Chujin and the task to return with his father to help the Special Forces.
  • Went to the Lin Kuei Palace to speak to Sub-Zero about their clans, but was attacked by Frost.


  • Scorpion's name, "Hanzo Hasashi", may be a possible reference to Hanzō Hattori, a famous samurai and ninja during the Japanese Sengoku period.
  • Scorpion's "Get Over Here!" and "Come Here!", spear taunts, in all of the Mortal Kombat games and movies, were voiced by Ed Boon himself. Only one of these two taunts were featured in the games when ported from the arcade to the home consoles due to memory constraints. They are some of the most recognizable catchphrases in the fighting-game genre.
  • Dan Forden is responsible for the call of "Toasty" in relation to Scorpion. This originated in Mortal Kombat II, when a special input allowed Scorpion's Toasty! fatality to be performed anywhere. The message "Toasty!", would then be shown. In Mortal Kombat 4, Dan Forden screams out, "Toasty! 3D!!", in reference to Scorpion's Fatality displayed in full 3D. Another Dan Forden calling that refers to Scorpion is "Crispy", stated in UMK3 when a player performs the Scorpion's Lair stage fatality.
  • During gameplay in Versus Mode in Shaolin Monks, after the player uses his spear so many times, Scorpion will yell "GET THE FUCK OVER HERE!" or "GET OVER HERE, BITCH!".

After defeating Scorpion in Shaolin Monks, he gets dragged into the lava by skeletons. As his arm goes in, he gives the player a thumbs up. This is a reference to the ending of the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day, in which the T-800 gives John Connor a thumbs up before he is engulfed by molten metal.

  • He is the only character whose Hara-Kiri does not draw blood.
    • His Hara-Kiri was taken from Mortal Kombat: Conquest.
  • In various interviews, Ed Boon has openly admitted that his favorite character has always been Scorpion, and that any Mortal Kombat game would feel incomplete without Scorpion. While Scorpion was absent from MK3, he was later added to UMK3.
  • Neither Scorpion or Sub-Zero appear in the Gamecom version of Mortal Kombat.
  • When the Elder Sub-Zero died after the first tournament, there was no immediate direct quote or statement, nor was there any strong evidence to prove that Scorpion had in fact done it.
    • The release of the official Mortal Kombat II comic book, Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, and Mortal Kombat (2011) revealed that Scorpion had in fact killed Sub-Zero.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Mortal Kombat X
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mortal Kombat (2011)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mortal Kombat
  5. Mortal Kombat II
  6. Mortal Kombat 3
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Mortal Kombat 4
  8. 8.0 8.1 Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
  9. 9.0 9.1 Mortal Kombat: Deception
  10. 10.0 10.1 Mortal Kombat: Armageddon