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Villain Overview

Get over here!
~ Scorpion's famous catchphrase.
Vengeance will be mine!
~ Scorpion's battlecry in Mortal Kombat (2011).
People like to say they've been to Hell and back... I happen to know the way by heart.
~ Scorpion

Hanzo Hasashi, better known as Scorpion, is an undead ninja warrior and the main protagonist and mascot of the Mortal Kombat franchise. Even though he has a neutral alignment, he has done some villainous acts. In Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, he allied with the Forces of Darkness to come closer to his enemy, Quan Chi due to having a grudge against the Elder Gods for "restoring" the Shirai Ryu members as undead monsters and not fully humans. He is also the archenemy of Quan Chi.

He is currently voiced by Ron Yuan. Prior to that, he was voiced by Patrick Seitz, who has been doing the role since Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, and by one of the co-creators of the series, Ed Boon himself, since the very first Mortal Kombat game.

Appearance

Scorpion has been depicted in many different ways throughout the Mortal Kombat franchise, but is always portrayed in a yellow ninja outfit with black pants, belt, undershirt, a balaclava with a yellow faceplate overlapping it, and occasionally two crossed swords mounted on his back.

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.

Personality

Scorpion can best be described as the embodiment of vengeance and hatred. His vendetta against those who have wronged him is what drives pretty much all his motivations. His desire to get revenge is so huge that he will join any side good or evil for the sake of achieving his own goals but he is mostly seen serving someone of an antagonistic faction, especially Quan Chi, until he learned the truth about him. Even so, he, at least at first, showed more remorse for working for his family's true killer rather than the crimes he committed while under him.

While his ninja appearance and desire for revenge may make him seem completely villainous at first. in actuality he is not inherently evil. Scorpion is rather a morally neutral character as his own personal goals matter more to him than things like the fates of the realms and will serve any side with the singular selfish hope of achieving them, but as a result, he often ends up doing either good or evil things depending on what side he serves, which often is the evil side. However, even after the events of the rebooted timeline, the main series hasn't revealed the true extent of his crimes while serving under Quan Chi.

Scorpion initially had a caring and honorable side to him as well as Hanzo Hasahi, his original human side, but which gets buried and repressed time and time again due to his lust for vengeance. He dearly loved his wife and son Harumi and Satoshi and had good relations with his clan the Shirai Ryu. But once him, his clan and family was massacred by their rival clan the Lin Kuei, Hanzo was reborn as the vengeful revenant known today as Scorpion. 

Powers and Abilities

As a human, he was known for his amazing, almost blinding speed and assassination skills. But when brought back as a demon, he had the ability to breath and control fire, teleport, and spawn a kunai (dubbed as "spear") tipped chain from his palm, launching it towards his opponent like a harpoon, and yank them over to his position, yelling with a signature "GET OVER HERE!" or 'COME HERE!".

Can make his skull breath fire.

He also has an extremely high level of strength, like most Mortal Kombatants, able to rip off limbs with little to no problem. He also can take a comical amount of damage, withstanding having his neck broken, organs stabbed, and eyes gouged out.

Scorpion also has the ability to teleport and can activate this ability without doing a gesture but by thinking instead, he often uses it as a surprise or ambush attack, and he can also open portals to the Netherrealm at will. Scorpion's powers also get stronger the longer he is in the Netherrealm, which proved to be extremely helpful when he was torturing Quan Chi in the Netherrealm.

In some incarnations, includes movies, Scorpion's kunai resembles a skeletal snake with jaws full of sharp canines.

Quotes

It wasn't enough to kill me! You had to destroy every last remnant of my being, including my wife and child!
~ Scorpion thinking that Sub-Zero killed his family.
You cannot kill a dead man! You have defeated my physical form when my soul is eternal! You will pay for the massacre of my clan and family!
~ Scorpion if he is defeated by Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat 4.
By defeating you, Sub-Zero, I have avenged the death of my family and clan. Now my soul can finally rest.
~ Scorpion believing he avenged his family's death
Unless you have knowledge of the sorcerer Quan Chi's whereabouts, do not waste my time, stranger.
~ Scorpion to Shujinko.
It would seem that you have already regained some of the Netherrealm's dark taint. What price do you ask?
~ Scorpion to Shujinko when he offers his aid to find Quan Chi.
Teaching you the dark rage that has consumed me since my death will only serve to delay my vengeance upon Quan Chi. I refuse your offer!
~ Scorpion to Shujinko.
Quan Chi killed my family and clan and then deceived me into believing Sub-Zero was their murderer. I have been corrupted by Quan Chi's wickedness. Now it is his turn to suffer.
~ Scorpion
Against the Elder Gods. They betrayed me. As reward for doing their bidding, they promised to resurrect my clan. They are no longer dead -- they are the undead! For this treachery, I will eliminate the Elder Gods' only means of saving the realms from Armageddon. I will destroy both your brother and you.
~ Scorpion explaining his reason for hating the Elder Gods.
Where is the Lin Kuei Sub-Zero? He killed my family and clan. I will have his HEAD!
~ Scorpion expressing his desire for revenge
You killed my wife! my son! And then you burrowed your ways into my head. Misdirected my vengeance. Cost me my one chance to have them restored!
~ Scorpion threatening Quan Chi.
Blood for blood. Your debt is paid.
~ Scorpion to Quan Chi after executing him in Mortal Kombat X.

Trivia

  • 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 all evil and cruel ones of the evil characters. He is considered the mascot of the franchise, and Scorpion was even voted number 1 on Screwattack's Top 10 Mortal Kombat Characters list with Sub-Zero being a close second.
  • During his boss battle in Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, if the player dodges his spear too many times, Scorpion will scream “Get the f*** over here!” or “Get over here, bitch!”
    • 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.
  • His catchphrase "Get over here!" has become super iconic in pop culture.
  • In Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, there is a humorous fictional video called "Cooking with Scorpion".
  • Scorpion appears in every generation of Mortal Kombat games with the exception of the Game.com version of Mortal Kombat Trilogy.
  • Ed Boon has admitted in various interviews that Scorpion is his favorite character and that any game without him feels incomplete. Ed Boon also voices him in the older titles.
  • 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 to take the karateka down. Also helping was that most of Ryu's attacks could barely even hurt him, much less kill him.
  • In Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, Scorpion has two different costumes (and is also the only one to do so); a padded costume resembling his Mortal Kombat II costume and another resembling his Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 costume. The first costume only appears in cinematics and artwork renders, while the second only appears within gameplay.

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