Real Name Hanzo Hasashi
Status Deceased
Origin Earthrealm
Resides Netherrealm
Species Spectre (formerly Human)
In Mortal Kombat
Allies Shirai Ryu
Enemies Quan Chi
Shao Kahn
Elder Gods
Noob Saibot
Weapons Kunai
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) (Cameo)
Portrayers Patrick Seitz (MK4, MK: DA, MK: D, MK: A)
I am the Elder Gods' champion!


—Scorpion in Mortal Kombat: Deception.


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.


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 Hatomi and father to his newborn child Satosi. However, his happiness was cut short when the Lin Kuei attacked his village. Hanzo fought valiantly, but he was killed by the Lin Kuei assassin Sub-Zero, his head and spine ripped from his body. The last image Hanzo saw was the frozen corpses of his wife and child.

In the Netherrealm, Hanzo was tormented and tortured every day, but he did not burn in the Netherrealm's hellfire. This intrigued the necromancer Quan Chi and he imbued Hanzo with the Netherrealm's hellfire. As he burned, Hanzo was promised by Quan Chi that he would receive vengeance and justice for his murder and the slaughter of his clan and family. (Mortal Kombat (2011), Mortal Kombat X)

This led to the birth of the specter Scorpion, who would take his vengeance on Sub-Zero, even as the cryomancer screamed his innocence. Scorpion was hardly satisfied and chose to continue fighting for Quan Chi. (Mortal Kombat X)

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.

Scorpion was confronted by his nemesis, Sub-Zero. Sub-Zero showed great disrespect to Scorpion and his clan's memory. Enraged, Scorpion faced Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat and defeated him. He was able to kill Sub-Zero and avenge his death.

Near the tournament's end, Scorpion fought against Johnny Cage, but he was defeated and headed back to the Netherrealm. (Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat (2011))

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 faced Sub-Zero at Kahn's Arena and quickly realized that the Sub-Zero before him was not the same that he fought and killed before. when the new Sub-Zero proclaimed he would fight in his fallen brother's honor, Scorpion roared in fury, "HE HAD NO HONOR!" and the two engaged in Mortal Kombat. Eventually, Scorpion defeated Sub-Zero, but spared his life when he 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. (Mortal Kombat II, Mortal Kombat (2011))

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.

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.

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.


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.

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. (Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Mortal Kombat X)


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.

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.


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.

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.


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 D'Vorah and Noob Saibot but was killed by Sub-Zero, who stabbed him in the back.