'Mortal Kombat 11' Roster: Every Character in the Game

The latest installment of Mortal Kombat is about to launch and veteran fighters and newcomers will appear in Mortal Kombat 11 in this time-traveling story. MK 11 will bring fighters from the present to the past to stop a threat to the timeline in the form of Kronika, who is looking to bring balance to this reality.

Current fighters will meet younger versions of themselves in perhaps the most ambitious story in the franchise's history. The roster is also looking hefty with more than 20 characters confirmed for the base roster.

There are a handful of new characters, like Geras and Cetrion, who will help Kronika fulfill her desires. Meanwhile veteran fighters like Kitana, Raiden and Scorpion will also return.

Here's every confirmed character in Mortal Kombat 11 including the DLC fighters. This list will be updated with more information as it comes.


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It wouldn't be a Mortal Kombat game without Scorpion. The yellow-clad ninja returns in MK 11, but his role in the story isn't yet known. We've seen him and Sub-Zero team-up in the story to take out the Lin Kuei Cyber Initiative.

Grandmaster Scorpion of the Shirai Ryu. Driven by rage, Hanzo Hasashi went through Hell and back to avenge his family and clan, never resting until he cut down their murderer, Quan Chi. Now he leads a reborn Shirai Ryu, avenging those who cannot avenge themselves.

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Sub-Zero is not the only Lin Kuei on the roster - we'll get to that later - but alongside Scorpion is one the most recognizable characters in the franchise. Bringing his ability to control and manipulate ice in battle, Sub-Zero is a formidable opponent for anyone.

Grandmaster of the Lin Kuei clan. Kuai Liang beat death to redeem his clan for the evil committed by Sektor and the Cyber Lin Kuei. He rebuilt the Lin Kuei and brokered peace with their Shirai Ryu rivals. Now, he hopes to finally close the book on sins of Lin Kuei past.

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The Elder God looks to have one of the biggest roles in the MK11 story. In the present timeline, Raiden incapacitates Shinnok and takes his amulet, which corrupts him. However, Raiden's meddling of the timeline in MK9 may cause Kronika to intervene.

We'll have to see where his story goes.

Immortal God of Thunder, Protector of Earthrealm. Raiden has saved Earthrealm time and again by rallying the bravest and strongest warriors of the day to defend it. After centuries of kombat and bloodshed, he fears unintended consequences for humanity, and himself.

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Sonya Blade

One of the leaders of Earthrealm's Special Forces, Sonya wants to protect her family and home by any means necessary. For MK11 , Sonya Blade is voiced by former MMA fighter Ronda Rousey.

Decorated officer of the Special Forces. Sonya braved the Mortal Kombat tournament, defended Earthrealm, and rescued her partner, Jax Briggs. Serious to a fault, she never takes time for personal leave, preferring to remain vigilant until all realms are safe from conquest.

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Johnny Cage joins 'Mortal Kombat 11' NetherRealm/YouTube

Johnny Cage

The washed-up Hollywood actor, Johnny Cage enters MK 11 still the same wise-cracking fighter. Willing to help Sonya and the Special Forces, clips from the story show that Johnny will meet his younger self, and hijinks are not far behind.

B-list celebrity, recipient of no acting awards. Following a string of lowbrow direct-to-VHS sequels to Ninja Mime, Johnny Cage's career peaked at the age of 28. Now, he fights against all odds to save Earthrealm and prove that he's an even braver hero in real life than on the silver screen.

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Kano joins 'Mortal Kombat 11' NetherRealm Studios


The leader of the Black Dragon, Kano is always looking out for number one and it doesn't matter who he has to team with as long as he gets paid. The story seems to suggest Kano will align himself with Shao Kahn.

Arms dealer and leader of the Black Dragon. Kano prides himself as the ultimate deal- maker, with a black market network that spans the realms, but he is never satisfied. Even his loyal followers know he'd stab his mother in the back if the price was right.

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Erron Black

The gun-slinging mercenary returns in MK11 . With his trusted pistols, Erron Black looks to gun down anyone who wants to take on his employer.

Here's more background on Erron Black from NetherRealm.

Erron Black is a thrill-seeking outlaw hooked on the adrenaline of chasing his own pursuits. Black is a skilled crack shot selling his services to the highest bidder while dressed in classic western Outworld attire.

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The sorcerer with the ability to control blood magic, Skarlet enters MK11 as a part of Shao Kahn's army. Her motives are currently unknown.

Blood mage and Imperial Bodyguard. Skarlet was a starving wretch before Shao Kahn anointed her in blood. Reborn by his sorcery with an insatiable bloodlust and the power to feed it, her crimson cravings are rivaled by her desire for Shao Kahn's praise. She is his deadliest, most faithful creation.

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The detail on characters like Baraka are insane. NetherRealm


After missing out on MKX, the Tarkatan Baraka returns for MK11 as his people serve under Shao Kahn. Him and his race love to fight so serving under Shao Kahn is perfect for them, even if they prefer to be free.

War Chief of the nomadic Tarkatan tribe, a carnivorous people considered subhuman by the Outworld Empire. Baraka dutifully serves Shao Kahn to preserve his tribe's way of life, who roam the harsh Wastelands, meat carts in tow, consuming everything and everyone in their path.

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Noob Saibot joins the 'Mortal Kombat 11' roster NetherRealm

Noob Saibot

The deceased brother of Sub-Zero, Noob Saibot comes to MK11 as an evil force looking to take out the man who killed him, Scorpion.

Noob Saibot, once known by the name Bi-Han, and the original Sub-Zero, he was a cold-blooded assassin, corrupt from years of violence and evil. Murdered by his clan's enemy, Scorpion, Bi-Han was resurrected as the black-clad wraith, Noob Saibot. Both shadowy and mysterious, his soul was stripped of compassion and remorse, and now he considers himself the perfect warrior using his ninja-like and phantom abilities to carry out his darkest impulses.

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D'Vorah is coming to 'Mortal Kombat 11' NetherRealm Studios


The insect queen, D'Vorah brings her unique fighting style to MK11. She served under Kotal Kahn in MKX , but where does her allegiance lie in the latest game? Here's some more background on D'Vorrah from NetherRealm Studios.

D'Vorrah is one among many Kytinn, a swarm of sentient insects who share a hive mind. D'Vorah has served Shao Kahn, Kotal Kahn, and Shinnok, but her true allegiance is to the swarm. She lies, cheats, and backstabs so that when everyone else has died, the Kytinn hive will survive.

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One of the new characters in MK 11 is Kollector, a multi-armed fighter who -- as his name suggests -- collects items from throughout time. Here's some information on Kollector from NetherRealm Studios:

The Kollector was born into poverty and seized his collections duty with a zeal that impressed Shao Kahn, becoming one of the Emperor's most feared associates. As more of a corrupt, mafia enforcer than a government official, The Kollector stole riches from Outworld's people, rewarding himself with wealth and status in turn, but when Shao Kahn died, Kotal Kahn vowed to weed out the former regime's corruption. After years in hiding, living off his ill-gotten gains, The Kollector was captured and now faces execution, determined to destroy anyone in his path.

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Cetrion is another fighter making their debut in MK11. The sister of Shinnok and daughter of Kronika, Cetrion is an Elder God who can control wind, earth and fire making her one of the most powerful character in the Mortal Kombat universe.

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One of Kronika's underlings, Geras has the ability to stop and rewind time to his fitting.

An artificial construct, built by Kronika, he faithfully serves her goal of restarting time and rewriting history. By Kronika's design, Geras exists as a fixed point in time. Every time Geras is killed he is reborn, each time becoming more resilient against the manner of his death.

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Kotal Kahn

A new character in MKX , Kotal comes to MK11 as someone who can help Raiden and the rest of the Earth fighters against Shao Kahn. Here's more background on the character from NetherRealm Studios:

Kotal Kahn is an Osh-Tekk warrior and Emperor of Outworld. Years ago, Kotal saved the Empire from chaos and claimed the throne of Kahn. Now his reign is plagued by rising tensions at home and abroad. Determined to keep order, Kotal wrestles with the temptation to exercise the same brutal tactics as his predecessors. Kotal summons the power of the sun to strengthen his abilities against his opponents.

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Jade joins 'Mortal Kombat 11' roster NetherRealm


Jade returns to MK11 as a revenant under the rule of Kitana and Liu Kang. However, her past self seems to have a connection with Kotal Kahn. What will that mean for her future?

Stealth assassin and Imperial Bodyguard. Jade's family traded her to Shao Kahn as a child. Though he was the only "parent" and master she ever knew, Jade refused his orders to kill her closest friend, Kitana. The Emperor turned against Jade. Now she vows to end his reign.

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Kitana joins the 'Mortal Kombat 11' roster NetherRealm


The princess returns for MK 11 and at the end of MKX has become a revenant. She rules NetherRealm with an iron fist alongside a revenant Liu Kang but our Earth fighters may be going back to the past to save her.

Here's some background on Kitana from NetherRealm Studios:

Kitana, the 10,000-year-old princess of Edenia, grew up believing she was Shao Kahn's biological daughter and served as one of his deadliest warriors. When Kitana learned the truth, she fought against Shao Kahn's attempted conquest of Earthrealm, eventually dying in battle. After being resurrected as an evil revenant version of her former self, Kitana now rules the Netherrealm alongside revenant Liu Kang, dedicated to the destruction of all the realms.

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Liu Kang is coming to 'Mortal Kombat 11' NetherRealm

Liu Kang

The original winner of the Mortal Kombat tournament, Liu Kang has fallen on hard times in recent games. However, after being turned into a revenant and becoming the king of the underworld alongside Kitana it seems the Liu fans have come to love will return as his past self.

Will he be able to take out his future self and save Earthrealm and the NetherRealm?

Shaolin monk and Champion of Earthrealm. Liu Kang was an orphan adopted and trained in the arts of kombat by the Shaolin order. He honored them by defeating Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat and saving Earthrealm as "the Chosen One," a title that weighs heavy on his shoulders.

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Kung Lao is coming to 'Mortal Kombat 11' NetherRealm

Kung Lao

A descendant of Liu Kang, Kung Lao brings his expert martial arts skills to Mortal Kombat 11 to help Liu Kang on his journey.

Shaolin monk and descendant of Great Kung Lao. The younger Kung Lao claimed his greatness by beating the deadly alliance of Shang Tsung and Quan Chi in Mortal Kombat. Reckless and rebellious, but courageous and indomitable, Kung Lao fights to prove worthy of his glorious ancestors.

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Kabal joins the 'Mortal Kombat 11' roster Screenshot/Twitch


Kabal used to work with Kano in the Black Dragon but he would have suffer damage to his skin during a fight. He now returns as a Revenant under Liu Kang and Kitana, But what will his story go once it goes to the past?

Kabal , a former Black Dragon enforcer turned Revenant. Known for his lightning fast speed, deadly Hook Swords and reliance on an artificial respirator for survival, Kabal was resurrected as a twisted, evil version of himself, who now serves the Netherrealm and pledges to destroy all other realms.

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Jax is coming to 'Mortal Kombat 11' NetherRealm

Jax Briggs

A long-time member of the Special Forces, Jax has seen and experienced a lot in his years of service.

Cyber-enhanced officer of the Special Forces. Jax Briggs lost both arms in the line of duty, but he came back to the battlefield twice as strong thanks to cybernetic upgrades. Even with that power, Jax's sacrifices burden him. He soldiers onward, honorbound to protect Earthrealm.

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Jacqui Briggs

The daughter of Jax, Jacqui returns in MK11 as a better fighter than the last game. Of all the characters, her moveset has been changed the most.

Jacqui is a competitive fighter trained in kickboxing and martial arts, follows in the footsteps of her father, Jax Briggs, as a member of the Special Forces. She believes her duty is to protect Earthrealm and her family, no matter the risk.

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Cassie Cage is joining the 'Mortal Kombat 11' roster NetherRealm Studios

Cassie Cage

The daughter of Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage, Cassie continues to rise the ranks of the Special Forces. However, she continues to strive to live up to the Cage name on the battlefield.

Cassie Cage, the commander of an elite Special Forces unit and daughter of the iconic duo, Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage, employs her lethal fighting skills to win every battle, with a relentless drive to measure up to her parents' legacy.

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Frost returns to 'Mortal Kombat 11' NetherRealm/YouTube


The former apprentice of Sub-Zero, Frost joins Kronika's army to get more power and take over the Lin Kuei.



Shao Kahn (Pre-order)

The main villain of MK9, Kronika goes back in time to bring Shao Kahn in to help her bring balance to the timeline.

Emperor of Outworld. For millennia, Shao Kahn dominated the realms, rapidly expanding his Empire by conquest. But when he set out to claim Earthrealm, he was blocked by the rules of Mortal Kombat. Deterred but determined, Shao Kahn demands absolute victory.

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Shang Tsung is the first DLC character in 'Mortal Kombat 11' NetherRealm

Shang Tsung (DLC)

The original host of the Mortal Kombat tournament, Shang Tsung now just resides in the Krypt. But just because he's older doesn't mean he can't fight.

Shang Tsung was the host of the first Mortal Kombat tournament and faithful servant to Shao Kahn. A powerful, shapeshifting sorcerer, he absorbs living souls to maintain his youthful appearance and command, while morphing into other characters to use his adversaries' own moves against them in battle.

Mortal Kombat 11 is set to release April 23 for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

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