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Villain Overview
Pretty boy ain't gonna save ya this time!
~ Kano to Sonya Blade.
I'll take care of him, no charge. One dead Lin Kuei, in a tick!
~ Kano to Shang Tsung and Smoke in Mortal Kombat (2011).
Well, then. If mother won't play nice, maybe daughter will. (Sonya: If you ever...) Back off, and all's well. Piss me off...and Cassie's gonna meet Uncle Kano.
~ Kano threatening Sonya Blade's daughter, Cassie Cage, if she does not let him go free.

Kano is the treacherous, arrogant, and crude leader of the Black Dragon Clan, and an antagonist from the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games. He holds a sick infatuation with Sonya Blade (much to her disgust). He is also a supporting antagonist in the 1st Mortal Kombat game, a minor antagonist in Mortal Kombat II, a major antagonist in 3-Armageddon, an anti-villain in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, one of the supporting antagonists (along with Noob Saibot and Mileena) in Mortal Kombat 9, and a major antagonist in Mortal Kombat X and Mortal Kombat 11.


Storyline Mortal Kombat: Special Forces Kano is the leader of the Black Dragon organization, a criminal empire of cut-throat madmen. Making his first chronological appearance in Mortal Kombat: Special Forces, he freed fellow Black Dragon cohorts No Face, Tasia, Jarek and Tremor from a U.S. Special Forces security facility, under the pretense that they would reform the Black Dragon organization. In reality, he intended to use them as pawns to slow down any Special Forces agents who might pursue him. Annihilating an entire squad at the site of the prison break, he and his cohorts escaped.

With his Black Dragon associates given their assigned tasks, Kano headed to Outworld where he recovered the Eye of Chitian, an artifact through which he would acquire incredible power. Unfortunately for him, however, Major Jackson Briggs had overcome his accomplices and caught up to him. The two fought, and Kano was defeated. Jax used the Eye to transport them back to Earthrealm, and proceeded to bring Kano into custody, though Kano escaped soon after.

Mortal Kombat Kano entered Shang Tsung's Mortal Kombat tournament after hearing rumors that Tsung's palace was filled with gold and other riches: Kano intended to steal them for the Black Dragon. At that time, the Black Dragon was the primary target of the U.S. Special Forces and would remain so for a number of years. He was pursued by Lt. Sonya Blade, who held a personal grudge against Kano because he had killed her former partner. While Kano was free to take part in the tournament of his own accord, Sonya and her unit were captured by Shang Tsung's minions. Tsung offered Sonya an ultimatum: compete in Mortal Kombat, or she and her unit would be executed. If she won, they would all be free to go. Sonya and Kano survived the tournament but many others died, including Sonya's men. After the final battle between Shang Tsung and Liu Kang, Kano teamed up with Sonya and Johnny Cage to fight Goro. During the battle, Shang Tsung's Island began to crumble because of Shang Tsung's defeat and before they knew it, Kano and Sonya found themselves in a forest in Outworld. They were found and captured by Shang Tsung.

Mortal Kombat II Kano and Sonya both spent the duration of the second tournament chained up on display in Shao Kahn's Arena, where they were forced to observe the battles that took place. Eventually, they are freed by Jax, who then takes advantage of the opportunity to arrest Kano. As they cross the portal back to Earthrealm, Kano escapes and runs back into Outworld.

Mortal Kombat 3/Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3/Mortal Kombat Trilogy Although most Earthrealm warriors assumed Kano to be dead, he instead managed to save his own life by convincing Shao Kahn to accept him as a weapons instructor for his armies. As a man with knowledge of Earthrealm weaponry, he was the most suitable candidate. Later, during the events of Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Sonya tossed Kano to his surmised death from the roof of a high building, but he was found by Motaro, who healed and imprisoned him. After Motaro was attacked and killed by Sheeva, Kano was freed from his prison. He and Sheeva hatched a plan to murder Shao Kahn, but Kano turned on Sheeva in the decisive moments and Sheeva was left at the mercy of the emperor. Due to this Kano was then hastily promoted to general of Outworld's rapidly shrinking army.

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance Eventually Kahn's forces were defeated. Earthrealm was free, and so was Edenia. Shao Kahn's act of promoting Kano, however, proved to be a lucky shot, as Kano was a very competent general. Even in the face of overwhelming odds and the tactical mastership of Princess Kitana and her Edenian-Shokan army, Kano stood ground and eventually managed to repel the invading army. He returned to Shao Kahn's palace just in time to watch from the shadows as Shang Tsung and Quan Chi sprung their attack on the weakened emperor. As soon as the battle was finished, Kano declared his allegiance to the new rulers of Outworld, the Deadly Alliance. The two had Kano oversee the enslavement of a small village, who would construct a temple over Onaga's tomb to house the Soulnado. During its construction, Kano was personally assaulted by Li Mei, but Quan Chi intervened.

His intervention was due in no part for any particular affinity for the criminal, however. The Alliance had made a deal with the Red Dragon member Mavado; he would eliminate the swordsman Kenshi in exchange for the opportunity to fight and defeat Kano. Mavado attacked and left Kenshi for dead, earning his battle.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon It would seem that Mavado won the fight, as in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Kano is found by Taven to have been held prisoner by the Red Dragon Clan for quite some time. Before escaping their facilities, Kano explains to Taven that the Red Dragon had been experimenting on him, as well as their own clan members, in an effort to create real-life genetically engineered Dragons and Human-Dragon Hybrids, Kano mentions that they were trying "something new" on him, although he leaves before he elaborates on what that "something" is.

Kano the joins the Forces of Darkness during the Battle of Armageddon and is later seen climbing the Pyramid of Argus where he strikes down Stryker and stabs Bo' Rai Cho before falling down. He attempts to climb back up but is one of the many characters knocked off the Pyramid by Shao Kahn.

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Kano first appears in The Flash's story, where he attempts to steal a jewel already stolen by Catwoman, though she manages to retrieve it and escape through a nearby portal. Kano battles the Flash after becoming annoyed by the hero's aggressive attitude, but his eye lasers are dodged by the Scarlet Speedster and he's defeated in battle. He's almost killed by the Kombat Rage infected Flash but Batman prevents him from fulfilling the deed, sparing Kano's life.

Much later, Kano and Sonya are teamed up to investigate the world's merging and the two get in a fight with the The Joker and Deathstroke at the Graveyard, only to be teleported to Oa. Kano fights with Deathstroke, who compliments his skill. After Joker defeats Sonya, he shoves Deathstroke aside and defeats Kano, humiliating him.

When the two return to Raiden's Temple to report their findings, Kano becomes infected by the Rage after being mocked by Shang Tsung for losing to a clown, snapping at Liu Kang for trying to defend him and battles the sorcerer, but is once more defeated. Kano is almost killed by Tsung, but Sonya intervenes, reluctantly, sparing his life. Kano then participates in the final battle against the DC Universe heroes and villains, facing the Joker once again, but he is knocked out, only to revive later after Dark Kahn's destruction and witnesses the restoration of the realms.

Mortal Kombat (2011) Kano enters the first Mortal Kombat tournament, and is first seen attending Shang Tsung's opening speech. Not longer after this, he appears on a bridge high above the Pit and attacks Sonya, who is already in a weakened state from her fight with Johnny Cage. Kano approaches Johnny from behind and throws him from the bridge before moving in to kill Sonya. But before he can do so, Johnny leaps back onto the platform to face Kano, having narrowly avoided death by grabbing onto one of the edges jutting out from the bridge. Kano loses the fight, but makes his escape while Sonya thanks Johnny.

As Sonya frees Jax from Goro's Lair, she attempts to call for an evacuation helicopter, but they are ambushed by Kano and Shang Tsung, who shoots the helicopter down. The criminal then challenges her to a fight, boasting that no one could save her this time. Sonya defeats Kano and attempts to arrest him, but Shang Tsung stops her and leaves with Kano.

Prior to the start of the second tournament, Kano accompanies Shang Tsung to the Living Forest and attempts to sell him some Black Dragon weaponry. However, they are interrupted by Smoke, and Kano tells Shang Tsung that he will take care of him for "no charge". But despite his claims, both Kano and Shang Tsung are defeated by the Lin Kuei ninja.

Later, Kano finds a severely burnt Kabal and takes him back to Outworld, supplying him with breathing equipment. As Kabal awakens in his new form, Kano attempts to sway him back to the Black Dragon, but is instead berated for selling the Outworld warriors their firepower. Blaming Kano for his damaged state, the two former allies engage one another in combat. Kabal gains the upper hand and forces Kano to bring him to Outworld. Kano does so, and is knocked unconscious by Kabal.

Regaining consciousness, Kano accompanies Goro and Kintaro to the Bell Tower and gleefully torments Earthrealm POWs while waiting for Cyber Sub-Zero. Unaware of Cyber Sub-Zero's reprogramming, Kano is frozen while the prisoners are freed. Kano eventually thaws and warns Noob Saibot of Sub-Zero's treachery. He is not seen or mentioned again after this.

Mortal Kombat X (comic series) Infiltrating a Red Dragon temple in China, Kano lies in wait as Sub-Zero slaughters the guards inside, allowing the Black Dragon to steal the object both seek: one of the Kamidogu daggers. When Sub-Zero notices that the dagger is missing, Kano attacks him with his eye beam, knocking off the Cyromancer's mask and carving a long scar over his eye. Sub-Zero warns him that the dagger is cursed, but Kano claims that Raiden lied to him and prepares to tell him the true secret of the Kamidogu.

The Lin Kuei manages to escape Kano's hold, but is then stabbed in the shoulder with the dagger. As Sub-Zero kneels in pain, Kano reveals the Kamidogu's secret: those cut by their blades become possessed, and only death can release them. Sub-Zero, refusing to die again, freezes Kano's optic implant and tears it off. A wounded Kano curses in pain and declares that their fight isn't over. Meanwhile, Sub-Zero collects the dagger and flees.

He is later seen guarding Cassie and Jacqui after kidnapping them, and uses his cybernetic eye beam to knock them both out when they attempt to escape. The Black Dragon threatens to cut their legs off if they try it again. Erron Black, who ordered the girl's kidnapping, belay's Kano's order on the grounds that they are worth more intact. Black also orders Kano to stop using his eye beam, fearing he will blast a hole through someone.

Kano explains that the implant is new, and recalls his encounter with Sub-Zero. Black interrupts this story, sensing that someone has arrived. The two Black Dragon soldiers holding Cassie and Jacqui are then killed by Mavado and the Red Dragon. Kano demands to know what the Red Dragon is doing there, and Mavado retorts with his own order for the girls while claiming that he would send a message to Kotal Kahn with his blood. Amused, Kano exclaims that he could use a workout.

After Mavado points out his superior numbers, Kano kills one of the Red Dragon soldiers with his eye beam, quipping "one down". This causes a large brawl to erupt between the Black Dragons and the Red Dragons, with Kano facing off against Mavado. Kano stabs Mavado with one of his knives, mocking Mavado's fallen comrade Hsu Hao while winding him with a kick to the stomach. He prepares to kill Mavado with his eye beam, but his optic implant is shot by one of the Red Dragon soldiers, damaging it. Tired of the fighting and accepting that his forces are outnumbered, Kano interrupts the fight between the escaped Jacqui Briggs and Erron Black, knocking the girl off Black with a single punch. Kano then asks where the Portal Stone is.

Collecting the stone, Kano is ordered to grab the girls. Instead, he coldly tells his partner the reason he could never be a Black Dragon: he tries to save people instead of exploiting them. With that, he uses the Portal Stone to open a portal and escape, leaving Black and the girls at the mercy of Mavado and the Red Dragon.

Kano returns some time later, bringing with him Jarek, Tasia, and Tremor to Z'unkahrah, having Tremor cause a small quake in Kotal Kahn's palace to announce their arrival, declaring themselves the cavalry to aid against the Shokan and Oni Warlords.

Kano and the Black Dragon join with Kotal Kahn in confronting Kintaro's Shokan and Oni Warlord horde. When Kotal Kahn fails to convince Kintaro to face him in Mortal Kombat, Kotal Kahn calls out to Kano, who orders Tremor to incapacitate Kintaro's army with an earthquake. Kotal is impressed with Tremor's power, but asks him why he stopped. Kano explains that a quake is an imprecise weapon before pulling out a handheld device.

Kano detonates the device, causing a massive nuclear scale blast that wipes out over half of Kintaro's army. When Kotal Kahn calls the explosion sorcery, Kano explains that it is science and asks what their next order is. Kotal orders Kano to finish off the Shokan if they refuse to surrender.

After Kotal Kahn successfully parlays peace between his forces and the Shokan, Kano and his Black Dragon underlings meet with the emperor in his palace. Kano mockingly compliments Kotal's diplomacy, wondering how long the peace with the Shokan will last. Kano asks for his payment in gold, but Kotal Kahn refuses, saying that he already owes a debt for endangering his alliance with Earthrealm.

Kano tells him that it was Erron Black's scheme and not his, while reminding the emperor that the nuke he used didn't come cheap. Kotal still refuses to pay, so Kano pulls out the Portal Stone and prepares to ransom it. The Black Dragon leader is then attacked by Kotal, who breaks his arm and reclaims his realm's treasure. Kano's enforcer Tremor tries to save him, but is shot by Sonya Blade.

When Kotal Kahn makes it clear he will no longer align with the Black Dragon and orders D'Vorah to take them to the dungeon, Kano calls all Outworlders bent. As D'Vorah hauls him up, Kano takes a shot at Johnny Cage and Sonya, mockingly telling them that he hopes they find Cassie and that it would be a shame if she didn't live to see legal age. Johnny is angered to the point of almost attacking Kano, but Sonya restrains her ex and reminds him that Cassie is a survivor. Kano angrily glowers that he is as well before being carted off by D'Vorah and Ferra/Torr to the palace dungeon.

Mortal Kombat X Before the main events of the game's story mode, Kano steals Shinnok's amulet and leaves a duplicate in its place, along with a trap for anyone who discovers it. The Black Dragon mercenary would then sell the amulet to Mileena to be used as a weapon against her usurper, Kotal Kahn. The deposed empress then pays Kano at least 100 million in gold to eliminate Kotal Kahn.

Kano is first seen alongside Kotal Kahn and D'Vorah, bargaining over weapons prices and information on Mileena's location. Unbeknownst to Kotal Kahn, Kano had already been hired by Mileena to eliminate him, and makes his move after their carriage is attacked by Mileena's Tarkatan hordes. However, Kotal manages to fend off Kano's attack. After defeating the criminal, the Kahn attempts to finish him off, but is blasted away by Tanya, allowing Kano to escape with his life.

Kano is mentioned by Li Mei and thousands of Outworld refugees cross over into Earthrealm seeking asylum from the war. She alludes to "an Earthrealmer with a glowing red eye" as being among those who crossed the portal with them, and Sonya instantly recognizes that this is, in fact, Kano. She heads off to the refugee camp to intercept him before he can escape, and discovers the slain corpse of an Outworlder along the way, recognizing it to be Kano's work.

Kano somehow sneaks into the Special Forces' Refugee Kamp disguised as an Outworld refugee. Sonya spots him, and after being confronted by Sonya and Kenshi, Kano reveals himself and offers info in exchange for his freedom. Sonya refuses to negotiate, and Kano responds by threatening to go after Cassie, initiating a brawl between the two.

Kano is defeated, and an enraged Sonya nearly strangles him to death. As Kano begs for his life, Johnny Cage shows up and urges her to show restraint, explaining that they still need info on the amulet. Sonya complies with Cage, and demands the info out of Kano, which he agrees to. Kano is not seen again after this, presumably brought into custody for his crimes.

Mortal Kombat 11Edit Kano is first seen in the Kotal Kahns Kolisuem during a Timequake and is seen walking out of a portal siding with Shao Kahn. As a fight breaks out between Kotal and Shao Kahn, Kano is seen fighting Kung Lao. After Shao Kahns defeat at Kotals hands, D'Vorah arrives and tells Shao Kahn to follow her. Shao Kahn along with Kano, Baraka, Skarlet & Erron Black retreat through the portal. He is next seen in D'Vorah's Hive listening to Kronika and her plans.

Kano along with Erron Black are being escorted by Geras to render their services in restoring the recently immobilized Sektor. Kano scans Sektor with his cybernetic eye, stating fixing him won't be cheap. Geras asks once Sektor is repaired, can he be replicated thousands of time. Kano discusses the job with Erron Black, who thinks its a tall oreder, but Kano thinks with the right help it'll be possible. From the distance Kano hears someone say, "Take the deal, trust me", it is revealed to be the Present Day Kano who has already sided with Kronika. Younger Kano approaches his older self impressed with how he looks. Older Kano then proceeds to sell his younger self and Erron Black on the deal, stating that Kronika will set them and the Black Dragon up to be on top.

An ambush led by Erron Black on the Special Forces Dessert Command as a distraction. Both Kano's are seen in a hallways along with Sektor, now restored and Cyborgs ready to ambush Cassie, Sonya & SF Soldiers in a room. Outside the Base, Johnny Cage is then confronted by Younger Kano aiming a rifle at him. Johnny quickly performs his nut punch on Kano, who takes a moment to catch his breath and then threatens Johnny by saying he will kill his family. Johnny defeats Kano and pins him down with a boot to the back of his neck. Johnny is then shot in the knee by an Older Kano who has Younger Johnny hostage. Kano has the leverage with Johnny & Sonya being held hostage. An aircraft arrives for extraction for Kano and the Cyborgs. Kabal exits the aircraft and is told by Kano to get his younger self and then hits a trigger which activates a bomb in Sektor. As they depart Sektor explodes, destroying the base.

Next both Kano's are seen in Older Kano's fight club ready to put Sonya fight against Kabal. Older Kano tells Kabal, Sonya was the one who disfigured him in the future. Younger Kano as if thats true, but Older Kano tells him No, but now he's motivated. Next they bring in an already beaten up Johnny and force them to fight or they'll die painfully. After Cassie invades the fight club, they are confronted by Older Kano who has a minigun and fires it at Cassie, who gets to cover behind a truck. Kano stops firing and scans for her location behind the truck and begins to fire as soon as Cassie tries to make a move. Cassie is hit in the arm by some bullets and is brought back to cover by Sonya. Making his way around the truck, Kano is disarmed by Sonya's energy rings and kick to the ground. He then throws his knife which Sonya narrowly dodges and run from Sonya. Giving chase, Sonya is then blind sided by Younger Kano and both Kano's taunt her. Younger Kano stating that he's alive and she's dead and Older Kano stating that he should have been the one to kill her. Both Kano's rush in to attack Sonya, but Sonya knees Younger Kano into his older self knocking him down while Younger Kano continues to attack Sonya. Sonya flips over Young Kano only to be hit by Older Kano, who delivers a flurry of attacks blocked by Sonya and kicked down. Younger Kano jumps in with his knives but is kicked down as well. Sonya then kicks Young Kano in the gut which Old Kano feels. Sonya notices this and does it again, making Older Kano hunch over. Older Kano then fires an Optic Blast at Sonya, which she dodges it and once again kicks Older Kano down. Younger Kano confronts Sonya again to a fight which she defeats him. Sonya then proceeds to step on his neck, when Older Kano approaches her with Johnny as his hostage and a knife pressed to his gut. Kano tells her, he kills Johnny, their daughter dies, its a two-for-one deal. Sonya thanks Kano for reminding her the rules and proceeds to pull out her gun and shoots Younger Kano in his eye, killing him which in turn kills Older Kano who vanishes moments later.

Powers and Abilities

Kano is a deadly adversary due to his resourcefulness, his master manipulation & opportunistic tactics. He engages in fights when the odd are in his favor. He tends to use other members of his team (Tasia, Jarek, Tremor, No Face & BD Thugs/Mercenaries) to wear down his opposition, so he can have the advantage in a fight. Whether he is wearing you down for the advantage or forced to fight right away, Kano is an extremely adept hand-to-hand fighter and  also displays great prowess with knives, particularly his signature weapon: a pair of butterfly knives. Kano has proven to be a challenge for even more skilled fighter.

In addition to his skills, Kano has had several cybernetic upgrades throughout his body, particularly his Cybernetic Eye, which he can omit a laser beam from. Another of Kano's special moves is his ability to tuck into a cannonball and propel himself toward his opponents. Kano is also shown to be incredibly strong and powerful, as he can punch through a person body. He is even capable to punching through metal, ripping out vital organs, ripping off someone's head, and even rip out an entire skeleton out of his opponent with his bare hands.


Current Allies

  • Black Dragon (Jarek, Tasia, No-Face, Kabal, Kira, BD Mercenaries & BD Thugs)
  • Shao Kahn (killed by Raiden and the Elder Gods)
  • Shang Tsung
  • Revenant Sindel (MIA)
  • Revenant Smoke (MIA)
  • Old Quan Chi (killed by Scorpion in MKX game)
  • Noob Saibot (MIA)
  • Tanya (MIA)
  • D'Vorah (MIA)
  • Old Baraka (killed by D'Vorah in MKX game)
  • Mileena (killed by D'Vorah in MKX game)
  • Motaro (killed by Raiden in MK 2011)
  • Old Sektor (killed by Sub-Zero in MKX comics)
  • Reiko (killed by Havik in MKX comics)
  • Old Cyrax (killed himself in MKX comics)
  • Old Skarlet (died from her wounds in MKX comics)
  • Havik
  • Rain (MIA)
  • Chaosrealmers
  • Shinnok
  • Young Skarlet (MIA)
  • Triborg (MIA)
  • Goro (dead)
  • Old Kintaro (killed by Sonya, Cassie, and Jacqui in MKX comics)
  • Young Erron Black
  • Geras
  • Kronika
  • Young Kano (from original timeline)
  • Young Kabal (from original timeline, MIA)
  • Young Sektor (from original timeline)
  • Young Cyrax (from original timeline)
  • Young Shao Kahn (from original timeline)

Former Allies

  • Tremor
  • Old Erron Black
  • Ermac
  • Baraka
  • Reptile
  • Shokan
  • Sheeva
  • Tarkata
  • Saurian


  • Earthrealm heroes
  • Liu Kang
  • Kung Lao
  • Nightwolf
  • Old Sonya Blade (sacrificed herself)
  • Raiden (currently retired mortal advisor to Liu Kang)
  • Kurtis Stryker
  • Johnny Cage
  • Kabal (formerly)
  • Kotal Kahn (former leader)
  • Jade
  • Saurian
  • Shokan
  • Sheeva
  • Ermac
  • Young Baraka
  • Tarkata
  • Ferra & Torr
  • Reptile
  • Old Erron Black
  • Old Sub-Zero
  • Old Scorpion
  • Li Mei
  • Bo' Rai Cho
  • Special Forces
  • Cassie Cage
  • Jacqui Briggs
  • Young Liu Kang (from original timeline, currently a god)
  • Young Johnny Cage (from original timeline)
  • Young Jax Briggs (from original timeline)
  • Young Sonya Blade (from original timeline)
  • Young Kung Lao (from original timeline, current leader of the Shaolin Monks)
  • Young Scorpion (from original timeline, current leader of the Shirai Ryu)
  • Young Sub-Zero (from original timeline)


Liu Kang?
~ Kano mistakes Kung Lao for Liu Kang.
~ Kano after Kung Lao tells him he is not Liu Kang.
So how's the family, Briggs?
~ Kano to Jax Briggs.
I'm a Black Dragon.
~ Kano after Jax Briggs wants to know why he is smug.
Get set for a relapse.
~ Kano talking about Jax dying again.
Hello my lovely.
~ Kano to Sonya Blade.
Escape and miss all the fun.
~ Kano to Sonya Blade.
Hello, baby. Miss me?
~ Kano to Sonya Blade.
It's your funeral.
~ Kano to Kenshi.
This ain't no game.
~ Kano to Kenshi.
I get a new sword out of it.
~ Kano before fighting Kenshi.
Sorry, love. Nothing personal.
~ Kano to Kitana.
I'd do you for free.
~ Kano to Kitana.
I'll have that rope spear.
~ Kano to Scorpion.
Who sad I want to buy it.
~ Kano after Scorpion says his weapon is not for sale.
My favorite kitchen appliance.
~ Kano making fun of Sub-Zero.
Let's bring you down a peg.
~ Kano to Sub-Zero.
Sorry, no refunds.
~ Kano after Mileena says she wants her gold back.
I prefer the winning side.
~ Kano after Mileena says he betrays her.
Won't even get my hands dirty.
~ Kano to Takeda.
Over here, sweet girl.
~ Kano to Cassie Cage.
Baby girl, first swings on me.
~ Kano to Cassie Cage.
Going to cut you ear to ear.
~ Kano to Cassie Cage.
Shall we dance, pretty girl?
~ Kano to Jacqui Briggs.
They let anyone one in, eh?
~ Kano talking about the Shaolin Monks after Kung Jin calls him a dirtbag.
You could use a friend like me.
~ Kano to Shinnok.
That's your last go at me.
~ Kano after Johnny Cage makes a joke about Kano.
Why don't we work together?
~ Kano to Erron Black.
I like my chances.
~ Kano after Ermac tells him that he is one person against many souls
Rack off.
~ Kano to Jax Briggs
Guilty as charged.
~ Kano after Johnny talks about how he through him off a bridge
Probably richer then him too.
~ Kano after Kotal Khan says that he is lower than the jackal
Use your might! Kano fight the word is at your feet! Use your might I'm on your side. You are wanted, and you're haunted. You're the bad guy, but I feel for you. You're the danger, a fallen angel. But I like you, you're the strongest of them all.
~ Kano's in his own song, Use Your Might.


  • Kano bears some resemblance to the Terminator and Ed Boon stated that his design was based on the T-800's appearance in Terminator 2, when the Terminator's face skin is peeled off, revealing his mechanical face.
  • When Kano faced the Flash, he stated that he would give Kabal a run for his money.
  • His fatality in UMK3, where he reached down the opponent's mouth and pulled out their skeleton, was listed number 6 on Screwattacks' list of Top 10 Mortal Kombat Fatalities.
  • In the games, Kano was originally intended to be Asian, but Trevor Goddard's portrayal of Kano as Australian in the Mortal Kombat movie was well liked by the developers, who incorporated aspects of it into subsequent games.
  • A cyborg heavily based on Kano appears at the Bad Anon meeting in the Disney film Wreck-It Ralph.
  • Kano is also the moniker of a well-known UK grime MC.
  • Kano was mostly bald in the digitized Mortal Kombat games.


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Main Villains
Dark Kahn | Kronika | Onaga | One Being | Quan Chi | Shang Tsung | Shao Kahn | Shinnok

Other Villains
Baraka | Cetrion | Chameleon | Cyrax | D'Vorah | Daegon | Drahmin | Ermac | Frost | Geras | Goro | Havik | Hsu Hao | Jade | Jarek | Kabal | Kano | Kintaro | Kira | Kobra | Kollector | Mavado | Mileena | Moloch | Motaro | Noob Saibot | Rain | Raiden | Reiko | Reptile | Scorpion | Sektor | Sheeva | Sindel | Skarlet | Smoke | Tanya | Tremor | Triborg

Undead Villains
Kitana | Kung Lao | Kurtis Stryker | Liu Kang

Guest Star Villains
Darkseid | Deathstroke | Freddy Krueger | Jason Voorhees | Joker | Leatherface | Lex Luthor | Predator | Xenomorph

Non Playable Villains
Bannak | Cilene | Forrest Fox | Hideyoshi | Jataaka | Jola | Kebral | Kia | Kiri and Ankha | Komodai | Lin Kuei Grandmaster | Liu Kang | Oni Warlord | Oniro | Peron | Rojack | Ruby | Ruutuu | Siann, Mika and Sora | Zaggot | Zara | Zenkaro

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Hero's Duty
Cy-Bug Queen | Cy-Bugs

Bowser | Dr. Eggman | Zangief | M. Bison | Kano | Neff | Ghosts

Arthur | First Order Stormtroopers

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