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Background information
Origin Mortal Kombat
Hero information
Full name Hanzo Hasashi
Alias Scorpion
Occupation Ninja Specter
Powers / Skills Hellfire Manipulation

Deathless Immortality
Master Martial Artist & Combatant
Superhuman Strength & Speed
Demonic-Based Weaponry

Hobbies Spending 'quality time' with Sub-Zero

Training with Takeda (especially in MKX)

Goals Kill Sub-Zero (Kuai Liang) (formerly, but succeeded in Killing Bi-Han (the original Sub-Zero), though spared him at first).

Get revenge on his life and family and kill Quan Chi (succeeded).
Avenge the downfall of Shirai Ryu by any means possible.

Family Kana Hasashi (wife, deceased)

Jubei Hasashi (son, deceased)

Friends / Allies Special Forces, Raiden, Kenshi, Takeda Takahashi, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage, Cassie Cage, Jacqui Briggs, Kung Jin, Shujinko
Enemies Original Timeline:
  • Shao Kahn
  • Quan Chi
  • Elder Gods
  • Sub-Zero
  • Onaga
  • Noob Saibot
  • Shujinko
  • Moloch
  • Drahmin
  • Taven
  • Daegon

Current Timeline:

  • Red Dragon
    • Hsu Hao
  • Cyrax
  • Sektor
  • Noob Saibot
  • Frost
  • Brotherhood of Shadow
    • Shinnok
    • Quan Chi
    • Liu Kang
    • Kung Lao
    • Nightwolf
    • D'Vorah
    • Kitana
    • Smoke / Enenra
    • Sindel
    • Kabal
    • Kurtis Stryker
  • Fox
  • Havik
Type of Hero Seeker of Vengeance

Remorseful Hero
Antagonist Hero
Undead Hero

~ Scorpion's famous line

Vengeance will be mine!
~ Scorpion's Battle Cry in Mortal Kombat (2011).

My name is...Hanzo Hasashi!
~ Scorpion to Quan Chi in Mortal Kombat X.

Blood for blood. Your debt is paid.
~ Scorpion after killing Quan Chi

Scorpion (real name: Hanzo Hasashi) is a specter from the Netherrealm and one of the protagonists or anti-hero from the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games.


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 and can switch between his human and familiar spectre-like appearance at will.

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.

Powers and Abilities

Scorpion is an extremely strong fighter and possess command over hellfire, as well as inability to die, thanks to the vengeful bonds on his soul, that allows him to pursue his targets until their demise. Scorpion is able to teleport and his mask, as well as the flesh behind it, hides the flaming skull that is his true face, from which he can spew lethal blasts of hellfire. The strength of his power depends on how long he stays in the Netherrealm.

Scorpion's signature attack is to send out his spear, a kunai on a long rope, that can be empowered with hellfire and impale it in his foes, then pull them in with it, exclaiming "get over here" or "come here." Scorpion can also swing the spear around to lash at his opponents, in a slightly whip like fashion. As his alternate weapon fighting style, he uses a katana called the Mugai Ryu and in Mortal Kombat (2011), he wields a pair of short swords with more jagged blades.


  • Scorpion is one of the most popular characters in the Mortal Kombat series, partially thanks to his having the most human-like personality, as opposed to the all noble and good ones of the good characters and the all evil and cruel ones of the evil characters. Scorpion was even voted number 1 on Screwattacks Top 10 Mortal Kombat Kharacters list.
  • During his boss battle in Shaolin Monks, if the player dodges his spear too many times, Scorpion will scream “GET THE FUCK OVER HERE!” or “GET OVER HERE BITCH!” Also when he is dragged into lava at the end of the battle, he gives a thumbs up, a reference to Terminator 2, where the T-800 gave a thumbs up to John Connor as it submerged itself in molten metal.
  • Scorpion's fatality from Deadly Alliance, where he sent out his spear into the opponent's head then yanked it off, was listed fourth on Screwattack's list of Top 10 Mortal Kombat Fatalities.
  • Scorpion appears in every generation of Mortal Kombat games with the exception of the version of Mortal Kombat Trilogy.
  • He has the only Hara-Kiri that does not generate blood.
  • Ed Boon has admitted in various interviews that Scorpion is his favorite character and that any game without him feels incomplete. Boon also voices him.
  • His fighting stance in the earlier games is a reference to his name with his up raised arm acting as his “scorpion tail”.
  • Scorpion’s real name may be a reference to Hanzo Hattori, an actual samurai and possible ninja.
  • Scorpion appeared in the Screwattack show, Death Battle, where he was pitted against Ryu from Street Fighter. In the fight, Scorpion managed to win despite the power of Ryu's Satsui no Hado and his Power of Nothingness, mostly thanks to his bringing his opponent to the Netherrealm, which kept powering him up to allow him take the karateka down.
  • Scorpion has appeared in the DC comics fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us as a special guest character. This game is also made by the same people that developed Mortal Kombat (2011).



Mortal Kombat 4 Scorpion Ending00:56

Mortal Kombat 4 Scorpion Ending

Scorpion's MK4 Ending

Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance Scorpion's Ending01:09

Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance Scorpion's Ending

Scorpion's MKDA ending

Mortal Kombat Deception Scorpion's Ending00:42

Mortal Kombat Deception Scorpion's Ending

Scorpion's MKD Ending

Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe Scorpion's Ending00:45

Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe Scorpion's Ending

Scorpion's MKvsDCU Ending

HD Mortal Kombat (2011) Scorpion's Ending00:53

HD Mortal Kombat (2011) Scorpion's Ending

Scorpion's MK2011 Ending

Injustice Gods Among Us - Scorpion Battles Mode Ending 1080p HD00:46

Injustice Gods Among Us - Scorpion Battles Mode Ending 1080p HD

Scorpion's Injustice Ending

Mortal Kombat X - Scorpion Kills Quan Chi03:37

Mortal Kombat X - Scorpion Kills Quan Chi

MKX Scorpion Kills Quan Chi

Mortal Kombat X Scorpion's Ending01:35

Mortal Kombat X Scorpion's Ending

Scorpion's MKX Ending

Mortal Kombat Heroes

Main Heroes
Liu Kang | Raiden | Bo' Rai Cho | Scorpion | Sub-Zero | Kung Lao | Shujinko | Taven | Cassie Cage | Johnny Cage | Sonya Blade
Secondary Heroes
Fujin | Jade | Jacqui Briggs | Jax Briggs | Kenshi | Kitana | Kung Jin | Kurtis Stryker | Nightwolf | Sindel | Smoke | Takeda Takahashi
Other Heroes
Ashrah | Cyrax | Dairou | Ermac | Erron Black | Kabal | Kai | Khameleon | Kotal Kahn | Li Mei | Meat | Mokap | Sareena |

Non-Playable Heroes
Arctic Monks | Argus | Art Lean | Asgaarth | Blue | Bo | Cassar | Chan Kang | Daahraan | Delia | Dion | Earth God | Edenian Warrior | Fire God | Gemini | Great Kung Lao | Hanna | Hydro | Jen Reyland | Jerrod | Jubei | Kana Hasashi | Kiba | Lance | Lori | Sanchez | Maya | Miss Bishop | Orin and Caro | Ramath | Ruby | Siro | Taja | Torque | Vapor | Water God | Wynd & Rayne

Good Organizations
Edenian Freedom Fighters | Elder Gods | Forces of Light | Order 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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