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Background information
Origin Mortal Kombat II
Hero information
Full name Jackson Briggs
Alias Jax
Occupation Special Forces Commander
Powers / Skills Special Forces training skills

Superhuman strength
Excellent leadership
Machinery weapons
Marksmanship

Hobbies Commanding enforcers in the organization.

Spending time with Sonya and Jacqui.

Goals Keep the Special Forces strong and alive.

Help Raiden in his quest to save Earthrealm.
Return his friends to normal and rescue them from Netherrealm.
Help the Special Forces protect Earthrealm.

Family Vera Briggs (wife)

Jacqui Briggs (daughter)

Friends / Allies Original Timeline:

Current Timeline:

Enemies Original Timeline:
  • Shao Kahn
  • Shang Tsung
  • Quan Chi
  • Shinnok
  • Goro
  • Kintaro
  • Sheeva
  • Kano
  • Baraka
  • Sheeva
  • Jarek
  • Hsu Hao
  • Reptile
  • Noob Saibot
  • Sektor
  • Tremor
  • Tasia
  • No Face
  • Motaro
  • Onaga

Current Timeline:

  • D'Vorah
  • Kano
  • Shao Kahn
  • Ermac
  • Tremor
  • Sektor
  • Cyrax
  • Quan Chi
  • Shang Tsung
  • Sindel
  • Baraka
  • Sheeva
  • Noob Saibot
  • Liu Kang
  • Kitana
  • Kung Lao
  • Kabal
  • Nightwolf
  • Kurtis Stryker
  • Shinnok
  • Reiko
Type of Hero Mechanically Modified



Hero Overview
Bring it!!
~ Jax Briggs's Battle Cry in Mortal Kombat (2011)
That knocked some of my rust off.
~ Jax after defeating Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat X

Major Jackson "Jax" Briggs is a Special Forces commander with cybernetic enhancements and a hero from the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games.

Appearance

Jax is depicted as an African American man, having dark skin, black hair and brown eyes. Jax's most striking feature is his impressive muscular upper body build, keeping his torso bare in all but one of his appearances. In his first appearances, he wore karate pants and boots. From Mortal Kombat 3 and onwards, he wears a pair of bionic armor-plating that covers and protects both of his arms.

It is not known whether his arms were replaced or upgraded in the original storyline. However, it is possible that he may have used bionic implants until the events of Deception, where he may have willingly had his own arms removed in favor of mechanical replacements. In the alternate timeline of MK 2011, he was forced to use metallic arms in order to survive, after having his organic arms telekinetically dismembered by Ermac. In MKX, he wears a camouflage vest with his last name Briggs on his right upper vest pocket with his left upper pocket acting as a storage for his cigars and he still wears his dog tag around his neck, along with two more additional pockets near his abdomen. He has an American flag wrapped up and tied around his upper right arm and he wears green pants with some additional color of black on them and wears black army boots.

Personality

Jax is clear-headed, careful and always keeping a watch on what his men are doing. When the need arises he is the best on the battlefield with the attitude and ferocity of a lion.

Powers and Abilities

Jax is quite a hardened combatant due to his life as a soldier and is capable of being ferocious, but staying focused. His most notable trait is great physical strength, so much so that he can shake the earth with a punch and crush heads with ease. With his bionic implants, Jax's strength is even more increased, using pistons to increase the force of his blows, and they also carry portable missiles. He is also quite a skilled technician and scientist, having developed the portal technology of the Outer World Investigation Agency and uses a machine gun in combat. As his alternate weapon fighting style, Jax uses a pair of tonfa.

Quotes

Don't mess with me Liu.
~ Jax Briggs before confronting Liu Kang
Get some!
~ Jax Briggs victory quote
How do you like that?
~ Jax Briggs preforming his X-Ray move
She better not have a scratch on her.
~ Jax Briggs worrying about Sonya Blade
I'll be fine you stay here.
~ Jax Briggs
Wouldn't be the first time.
~ Jax Briggs while Sareena is afraid he will die
Yeah, I know what you mean. But this isn't the way to assert yourself.
~ Jax Briggs about to fight Revenant Kitana
I gotta to belive there's hope for you.
~ Jax Briggs after defeating Revenant Kitana
I wish I could help you, Liu Kang.
~ Jax Briggs after defeating Revenant Liu Kang
Stand and fight like a man
~ Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks
Then let's play.
~ Jax Briggs after Sub-Zero talks about killing him
Trust is earned.
~ Jax Briggs after Sub-Zero ask if Jax trust him
You sure about this Cassie?
~ Jax Briggs to Cassie Cage
Prove it.
~ Jax Briggs after Jacqui says she is ready to join Special Forces
I can't protect you forever.
~ Jax Briggs going to train his daughter
Day at the hospital it is.
~ Jax Briggs after Kung Jin calls him a has been
Always so smug?
~ Jax Briggs to Kano
There are things worse than death.
~ Jax Briggs to Quan Chi
You made me a monster.
~ Jax Briggs to Quan Chi
Are you blind I'm back to normal.
~ Jax Briggs after Raiden things Quan Chi still has control of him
Got a daughter to protect.
~ Jax Briggs to Shinnok
Bring it on.
~ Jax Briggs after Tremor says he wants Jax's head
I got a family to protect.
~ Jax Briggs
If not for Liu Kang, I'd still be under the Dragon King's spell killing the people I've decided my life to protect.

~ Jax Briggs biography in Mortal Kombat Deception
Sonya your going to be okay. I'll get you out of here.
~ Jax Briggs to Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks

Trivia

  • Jax's original name was going to be Kurtis Stryker, but this was recycled later for another character introduced in Mortal Kombat 3.
  • He was originally going to be a kickboxer, but this was scrapped due to similarities to a number of Street Fighter characters. He originally wore a yellow martial arts gi, but this concealed his physique so it was dropped. There was game footage of Jax shot with his original gi costume, but his actor split the pants during shooting.
  • Before Sonya was created, Jax was conceived with her scenario, but since there were no female characters, Midway conceived Sonya as his replacement.
  • Interestingly in Mortal Kombat: Unchained, when Havik performs a fatality where he eats the opponents arms and vomits the remains, he still vomits meat when he does it to Jax, despite Jax's arms being metal.
  • His code name is "Cobra" according to early production shots of Mortal Kombat: Special Forces.
  • When Jax is knocked off the sky temple in Armageddon, he yells "Oh my god! This is not happening to me!"
  • His fighting stance from MK3 is similar to that of some of the male ninjas and comes from the Shaolin Fist fighting style.
  • Jax is one of the only two characters to have his own game, the other being Sub-Zero.
           Mortal Kombat Heroes

Main Heroes
Bo' Rai Cho | Cassie Cage | Johnny Cage | Kung Lao | Liu Kang | Raiden | Scorpion | Shujinko | Sonya Blade | Sub-Zero | Taven

Secondary Heroes
Fujin | Jade | Jacqui Briggs | Jax Briggs | Kenshi Takahashi | Kitana | Kung Jin | Kurtis Stryker | Nightwolf | Sindel | Smoke | Takeda Takahashi

Other Heroes
Ashrah | Cyrax | Dairou | Darrius | Ermac | Erron Black | Kabal | Kai | Khameleon | Kotal Kahn | Li Mei | Nitara | Sareena

Non-Playable Heroes
Art Lean | Chan Kang | Earth God | Fire God | Hydro | Jerrod | Water God

Good Organizations
Elder Gods | Forces of Light | Special Forces | White Lotus Society

Non-MK/Guest Star Heroes
Batman | Captain Marvel | Catwoman | Green Lantern | Kratos | Superman | The Flash | Wonder Woman

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