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Villain Overview

We are many; you are one. Your abilities pale before us.
~ Ermac to Takeda in Mortal Kombat X.

Ermac is a character from the Mortal Kombat series. He was a minion of both Shang Tsung and Shao Kahn, after their deaths he sided with Mileena, but he later betrayed her and served Kotal Kahn.


  • Clancy Brown - Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
  • Michael McConnohie - Mortal Kombat (2011)
  • Jamieson Kent Price - Mortal Kombat X


  • John Medlen - Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
  • Kim Do Nguyen - Mortal Kombat: Legacy


Mortal Kombat (2011)

Ermac was introduced by Shang Tsung, the latter mentioned that he was created from hundreds of souls, Ermac was put against Liu Kang but he was defeated.

When Sub-Zero, Jax, and Sonya were in the Soul Chamber, they encountered Ermac. Jax tried to punch him, but with the power of his telekinesis, Ermac both stopped and blew both of the major's arms off, nearly killing him. While Sonya was doing her best to heal Jax, Ermac fought with Sub-Zero and was defeated by him. Ermac reappears again in the second Mortal Kombat tournament, fighting and defeating Johnny Cage. It is unknown which kombantant beat him afterwards.

During the invasion on Earthrealm, Ermac joined the invasion. When Stryker tried to help Kabal after being heavily burnt by Kintaro, Ermac used his telekinesis and threw Stryker in the subway, Ermac approached Striker and fought with him, but he ended up defeated again.

When Cyber Sub-Zero was trying to save the Earthrealm prisoners, Ermac appeared and pushed all of the Earthrealm prisoners back so that they would not escape. He confronted Cyber Sub-Zero, however just like their previous fight, Ermac lost and disappeared.

Ermac's MK 2011 Ending (Not Canon)

When Ermac defeated Shao Kahn, all the souls that made his being struggled for his body, surprisely only one managed to become the dominant soul, Ermac went to Outworld and found Sindel and Kitana, upon seeing them he revealed to be King Jerrod, the king decided to serve Sindel and all the Edenian people.

Mortal Kombat X

Ermac returns as an antagonist in Mortal Kombat X, after the death of Shao Kahn he decided to serve Mileena, when D'Vorah revealed the truth about her, he betrayed the former empress and joined with Kotal Kahn forces. He later fought with Takeda but was defeated, after Kotal Kahn declared war against Earthrealm he attacked Jacqui, but the girl managed to overcome him and was forced to escape along with the rest of the army back to Outworld after Sub Zero attacked them.

Mortal Kombat 11

Ermac doesn't appear in the main story or as a playable character in Mortal Kombat 11, but he is mentioned by Jax's past self, who wants pay back for what Ermac did to his arm but Jacqui reveals she already defeated Ermac. Even though she got revenge for what Ermac did to her dad, Jacqui didn't kill him.

In The Krypt, Ermac can be found in the ruins on Shang Tsung's Island. He is beneath the Pit impaled onto a spike.



  • Shao Kahn (formerly)
  • Mileena (formerly)
  • Shang Tsung (formerly)
  • Tarkata (formerly)
  • Baraka (formerly)
  • Reiko (formerly)
  • Cyrax (formerly, killed himself in MKX comics)
  • Sindel (formerly)
  • Noob Saibot (formerly)
  • Motaro (formerly, killed by Raiden in MK 2011)
  • Hsu Hao (formerly)
  • Centaurians (formerly)
  • Kintaro (formerly, killed my Sonya, Cassie, and Jacqui in MKX comics)
  • Kano (formerly)
  • Goro (formerly)
  • Sektor (formerly, killed by Cyrax in MKX comics)
  • Mavado (formerly)
  • Jarek (formerly)
  • Quan Chi (formerly)
  • Shinnok (formerly)
  • Reptile (currently)
  • Ferra/Torr (currently)
  • Kotal Kahn (currently)
  • Li Mei (currently)
  • Johnny Cage (currently)
  • Sonya Blade (currently)
  • Kenshi Takahashi (currently)
  • Scorpion (Currently)
  • Sub-Zero (currently)
  • Sheeva
  • Shokan
  • Saurian
  • Edenians
  • Outworlders


  • Liu Kang
  • Raiden
  • Kitana
  • Sindel
  • Kung Lao
  • Kurtis Stryker
  • Revenants
  • Kabal
  • Smoke
  • Chaosrealmers
  • Havik (killed by Scorpion in MKX comics)
  • Reiko (killed by Havik in MKX comics)
  • Tarkata
  • Baraka (killed by D'Vorah in MKX game, revived in MK 11)
  • Mileena (killed by D'Vorah in MKX game)
  • Netherrealm Demons
  • Special Forces
  • Cassie Cage
  • Jacqui Briggs
  • Takeda Takahashi
  • Kung Jin
  • Quan Chi (killed by Scorpion in MKX game)
  • Shinnok
  • Hsu Hao (killed by Scorpion in MKX comics)
  • Jarek
  • Kano
  • Black Dragon Clan
  • Red Dragon
  • Mavado (killed by Cassie and Jacqui in MKX comics)
  • Daegon
  • D'Vorah
  • Onaga
  • Shao Kahn Creator (revived in MK 11)
  • Geras
  • Kronika

Powers and Abilities

Ermac is skilled with Psychic powers, with this power he is able to levitate and teleport himself. Like with most of the other kombantants, Ermac has super human abliities, being much stronger, faster, and tougher than even the average metahuman. With his Psychic powers, he is strong enough to make someone's arms explode as shown when he did so to Jax. He can also shoot energy blasts out of his hands.

Ermac becomes more powerful each time he takes someone's soul. He was powerful enough to hold his own against Liu Kang and defeat Johnny Cage with ease. Finally, Ermac is highly skilled in kombat, retaining the abilities of every soul that he consumes. That said, even after consuming many souls, there are several kombantants out there that can defeat him such as Takeda.

Other appearances

In Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Ermac fought with Sonya Blade along with Noob Saibot, but he was defeated and killed by Sonya.

In Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, Ermac appears in only one episode where he used a female ninja named Ruby to fight with Jax and betray the other warriors.

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Blaze | Daegon | Dark Kahn | Havik | Kronika | Onaga | One Being | Quan Chi | Shang Tsung | Shao Kahn | Shinnok

Secondary Villains
Cetrion | D'Vorah | Geras | Goro | Kintaro | Lex Luthor | Noob Saibot | Sindel

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Evil Races
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Evil Organizations
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Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins (1995): Shang Tsung | Goro
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
Mortal Kombat: Conquest: Bannak | Baron Reyland | Cilene | Jola | Kebral | Kiri and Ankha | Noob Saibot | Queen Kreeya | Peron | Qali | Scorpion | Siann, Mika and Sora | Sub-Zero | Vorpax