Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)

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Scorpion is a male video game character who features in Mortal Kombat.



Original Timeline

Hanzo Hasashi was a male ninja who belonged to the Shirai Ryu clan of assassins.

After learning of Sub-Zero's return, Scorpion returned where he came to stalk the assassin once more with him following the warrior into the dark realm of Outworld to continue his unholy mission.

Around this time, Shao Kahn made a failed attempt at stealing the souls that occupied Earth's hell which allowed Scorpion to escape from the Nether region. He manifested on Earth where he was free to roam its service once more and held no allegiance to anyone making him independent in Earth's struggle against Outworld.

In the search for allies against the Elder Gods, the Quan Chi made a deal with the Scorpion where he offered him the return of his life in exchange for him serving as a warrior. Unknown to the sorcerer, the undead ninja had his own ulterior motivations in accepting this deal.

Ultimately, Scorpion came to learn that Sub-Zero was not responsible for killing his family and clan but rather the true murderer was Quan Chi. Upon revealing his treachery, the sorcerer attempted to banish Scorpion into the 5th plane of the Netherrealm but the undead warrior managed to grapple the sorcerer thus transporting them both into that forbidden realm. Once there, Quan Chi's powers diminished within that region whilst Scorpion's were at their peak the longer he resided there. Thus, he came to hunt the sorcerer and relentlessly hunted him across the Netherrealm where he mercilessly beat him upon each time he caught up with Quan Chi. To stave off pursuit, the sorcerer forged a deal with a pair of Oni that were tasked with protecting him from his undead pursuer. Quan Chi then found a strange and attempted escape with Scorpion in pursuit where they both emerged in Outworld but at different locations. However, Scorpion could sense his quarry's presence and began to track him as he intended to hunt him down.

During his confrontation with Quan Chi, Scorpion in his haste failed to notice the two Oni that guarded the sorcerer who ambushed him. They cast the undead spectre into a powerful soulnado where he would have torn apart by the souls inside had he not attempted an escape leading to him falling into the Voids. Whilst there, he came upon the fabled Elder Gods where he alongside them acme to witness the death of Raiden and the rise of the Dragon King Onaga. Upon sensing his presence, the Elder Gods decided to enlist Scorpion's aid in stopping the coming disaster from Onaga's return and transformed him into their servant giving him a new mission to stop the Dragon King from merging the realms together.

Reboot Timeline


Personality and attributes

The distrust and hatred he showed towards Sub-Zero was an indicator of the fact that they were from opposing clans.

Powers and abilities


  • Scorpion was created by John Tobias and Richard Divizio.

In other media



Video games


  • Mortal Kombat: (1992)
  • Mortal Kombat: Deception:
  • Mortal Kombat: Armageddon:
  • Mortal Kombat 9:
  • Mortal Kombat X:

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