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Villain Overview

Welcome to Hell!
~ Drahmin before attacking Taven.

Drahmin is an Oni from the Nether-Realm and an antagonist from the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games. He is a major antagonist in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, and a minor antagonist in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.


Prior to being banished to the Nether Realm and bearing the moniker Drahmin: the Oni Tormentor, Drahmin was already a cruel and remorseless warlord. His only ally is Moloch and the two would travel the hellish realm and bring about the suffering of souls. Drahmin immediately accepted Qaun Chi's proposal to escape the Netherrealm, but developed a vendetta against the sorcerer for leaving them behind. At some point in the NetherRealm, Drahmin developed a taste for mortal flesh like Moloch, as they've devoured those whom came across them during their time in Outworld.

Drahmin wears his mask to suppress his rage, but without it, he showcases a murderous insanity, attacking those around him without mercy. In his Mortal Kombat: Armageddon ending, Drahmin's bloodlust had escalated to the point that he turns on his only ally Moloch, however that was just the beginning.



The origin and legend of Drahmin.

Drahmin was a cruel human landlord from Outworld and a warlord. After a lifetime of sin and his death, his soul was cast down to the Netherrealm for his crimes. Driven mad in its depths, he eventually accepted his fate and became Drahmin, the Oni tormenter. He later met and allied himself to a fellow oni, Moloch, and began wandering the Netherrealm, seeking out and torturing souls they came across.

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance

Eventually, Drahmin and Moloch met up with the sorcerer, Quan Chi, who was fighting Scorpion. Unable to fight the mighty specter, the sorcerer asked for the oni's assistance and so the two intervened and drove the ninja off. However, Drahmin and Moloch seek retribution, when Quan Chi, who does not keep his part of the bargain, escaped the Netherrealm. The bargain was that he would take them with him via an ancient structure that was supposedly a gateway to other realms. However, the sorcerer realized that this was a dormant portal that he could activate with Shinnok's amulet. However Scorpion chose this moment to attack and while Drahmin and Moloch fought him, Quan Chi opened a portal to Outworld through which he escaped. But the three followed him and the two Oni found themselves in a different part of Outworld with no sign of Quan Chi or Scorpion.

While they scoured the wastelands, the two Oni had killed everyone they came across. The pair had encountered both Cyrax and Li Mei, who were able to escape their clutches. They were found by Shang Tsung (after the Deadly Alliance was formed) and recruited them as his backup defense against Quan Chi. They were periodically fed mortals to keep them satisfied. The two had yet again encountered Scorpion; although they're unable to devour him, they instead tossed him into the Soulnado. In his non-canon Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance ending, Drahmin and Moloch were freed by Shang Tsung to confront Quan Chi at his fortress, the two Netherealmers fought and had stumbled in the inner sanctum chamber, where he emerges as his former human self.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

At some point, Drahmin ended up back in the Netherrealm and spent a few years wandering the cliffs, devouring anyone he encountered. When Taven came to the Netherrealm looking for Daegon, he encountered Drahmin and fought him, successfully defeating the Oni.

In his Mortal Kombat: Armageddon ending, Blaze's godlike power fused within Drahmin's mask, transforming him to three times his normal size. He then turned on his former ally Moloch and killed his former partner, though his bloodlust had only just begun.

Mortal Kombat X Comics

Drahmin like Moloch only had a brief appearance in the comics they tried to stop Scorpion from leaving the Nathrealm only to fail. Scorpion escaped and Quan Chi has them killed Moloch has his head cut off by Revenant Kitana and Drahmin had his skin burned off of his body leaving only his bones. After their deaths Revenants Kitana, Kung Lao and Liu Kang became Quan Chi's top commanders.

Mortal Kombat 11

Drahmin does make a appearance in the game do to the fact he died in the Mortal Kombat X comics. However his mask can be found in a DLC called the Krypt. It is a location on Shang Tsung's Island and is full of many treasures. Some information of Drahmin can be found after finding the mask the information reveals that Shaug Thung killed Drahmin in another time line and took his soul.

Powers and Abilities

Drahmin has superhuman abilities granted from being an oni, which, when combined with his Iron Club and unrestrained rage, makes him a deadly foe. He can also form the flies around his body into a makeshift projectile.

In Deadly Alliance, Drahmin (assisted by Moloch) was able to overpower and defeat Scorpion.

In his Armageddon ending, Drahmin becomes three times his normal size and was able to best Moloch in combat.



  • Revenants
  • Quan Chi (killed by Scorpion in MKX game)
  • Havik (killed by Scorpion in MKX comics)
  • Shinnok
  • Brotherhood of Shadow
  • Chaosrealmers
  • Rain
  • Mileena (killed by D'Varoh in MKX game)
  • Reiko (killed by Havik in MKX comics)
  • Moloch (killed by Kitana in MKX comics)
  • Mavado (killed by Cassie and Jacqui in MKX comics)
  • Hsu Hao (killed by Scorpion in MKX comics)
  • Kintaro (killed by Sonya, Cassie and Jacqui in MKX comics)
  • Daegon
  • Jarek
  • D'Vorah


  • Raiden
  • Sub-Zero
  • Scorpion
  • Special Forces
  • Sonya Blade
  • Johnny Cage
  • Jax Briggs
  • Kenshi Takahashi
  • Fujin


  • Drahmin's name was originally going to be Amon, after a biblical demon in keeping the tradition with Moloch. it was changed during the development cycle for Deadly Alliance.
  • Drahmin's reappearance in the Netherrealm in Armageddon maybe because he was destroyed along with Shang Tsung's palace by Raiden unleashing his godly essence in the opening to Deception.
  • The Game Informer article states that Drahmin, along with Hsu Hao was stated to be Ed Boon's two least favorite characters.


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Mortal Kombat (1995): Shang Tsung | Kano | Goro | Sub-Zero | Scorpion | Reptile | Shao Kahn
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation: Shao Kahn | Sindel | Shinnok | Mileena | Motaro | Sheeva | Ermac | Jade | Baraka | Cyrax | Smoke | Scorpion | Noob Saibot | Reptile | Rain
Mortal Kombat: Rebirth: Shang Tsung | Sub-Zero | Reptile | Baraka
Mortal Kombat: Legacy: Gadsen | Liu Kang
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge: Scorpion | Quan Chi | Shang Tsung | Goro | Shao Kahn | Kano | Baraka | Reptile | Moloch | Motaro | One Being
Mortal Kombat (2021): Shang Tsung | Sub-Zero | Mileena | Reiko | Kano | Kabal | Goro | Reptile | Nitara
Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms: Shao Kahn | Shinnok | Shang Tsung | One Being | Scorpion | Lin Kuei Grandmaster | Sektor | Cyrax | Mileena | Smoke | Reiko | Kintaro | Jade | D'Vorah

Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm: Hideyoshi | Komodai | Oniro | Ruby | Zaggot | Zara | Zenkaro
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