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[[caption-width-right:256:''...And since when was Jax a pirate?'']]

->''Who's the Kombatant that won't cop out\\
When there's danger all about?\\
[[Film/{{Shaft}} JAX]]!\\
Right On!''\\

--> ''Awwww yeeaaahhhh...''

''Mortal Kombat: Special Forces'' is an action game released for the Playstation in 2000. A spin off of the popular ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' fighting series, the game revolves around Jax and his quest to avenge the deaths of his special combat unit at the hands of the Black Dragon.

Taking place before the events of the first VideoGame/MortalKombat, the game begins with Black Dragon leader Kano breaking his gang out of jail and Jax out for revenge. Soon Jax discovers that they're after the "Eye of Shitian", a powerful relic and aims to stop them getting their hands on the artifact.

The game suffered development problems, including half the original Midway team leaving (along with series co-founder John Tobias), the story being rewritten half way through and being rushed out to release.

Followed, game-wise, by '''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance'''. Spinoff-wise, followed by '''VideoGame/MortalKombatShaolinMonks'''.

!!The game has examples of the following tropes:

* BeatEmUp
* {{Blaxploitation}}: Cheesy 70's style intro, ScaryBlackMan, outdated JiveTurkey sounding dialogue, distracted by the "honeys" and even owns a purple muscle car.
* CanonDiscontinuity: It seems that with the rebooted timeline, the events of this game just disappeared ''(despite the events of this game happening long before MortalKombat1)'', as evidenced by [[spoiler: Tasia's survival in the MortalKombatX comics.]] and Tremor's inclusion in Videogame/MortalKombatX.
* FiveBadBand: The Black Dragon members, arguably doubling as a QuirkyMinibossSquad.
** BigBad: Kano
** TheDragon: Jarek
** EvilGenius: No Face
** TheBrute: Tremor
** DarkChick: Tasia
* ForegoneConclusion: Kano's plan will be taken down, it's only the how that's in question.
* MurderInc: The Black Dragon.
* PlotHole: If this game takes place before the first ''MK'' game, how does Jax already have the cybernetic arms? Sure, in the original timeline, they were shown to be removable rather than prosthetic, but we also know he didn't think of using them until ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3'' to prepare for Shao Kahn's invasion.
* UndyingLoyalty: Save for maybe Jarek, the Black Dragon clansmen are very devoted to Kano. [[BadBoss He's merely using them as cannon fodder for any Special Forces members following his trail.]]
* WantedPoster
[[center:They say this cat Jax is a bad mother-]]
[[center:SHUT YOUR MOUTH!]]
[[center:But I'm talkin' 'bout Jax, not this game.]]
[[center:[[AcceptableTargets THEN WE CAN DIG IT]]!]]