Here is a total list of fighters from the Mortal Kombat games. There are several different continuities, so the fighters below are all listed by the chapter in which they first appeared.
- Mortal Kombat 1note
- Mortal Kombat IInote
- Mortal Kombat 3note
- Mortal Kombat 4note
- Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliancenote
- Mortal Kombat Deceptionnote
- Mortal Kombat Armageddonnote
- Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universenote
- Mortal Kombat 9note
- Mortal Kombat Xnote
- Mortal Kombat Mythologies Sub Zeronote
- Mortal Kombat: Special Forcesnote
- Mortal Kombat: Conquestnote
- Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realmnote
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Introduced in Mortal Kombat the film
Portrayed by: Kenneth Edwards
- Badass Normal: He far outclasses most Earthrealm warriors, making it past the extremely big stairway without resting. It is mentioned in the novelization that he was granted the right to fight Goro because he was the one with the most victories up to that point.
- Black Dude Dies First: First named black dude, at any rate.
- Canon Foreigner: He's an original character created for the film.
- Mauve Shirt: He's established as a fellow martial artist with mutual respect for Johnny Cage, but falls to Goro in the tournament semifinals.
- Sacrificial Lamb: He exists solely to show the main cast (and the audience) how badass Goro is.
- This Is Gonna Suck: The look on his face when about to square off against Goro says it all.
- Worthy Opponent: In the novelization, Goro shows respect for him, congratulating him for the fight before killing him.
- Your Soul Is Mine: As well as give Shang Tsung a major Kick the Dog moment by devouring his soul.
Portrayed by: Steven Ho
- Ascended Extra: According to his bio from the first game, Liu Kang has a brother named Chow and his whereabouts are unknown... and that's all we hear about him. In the movie, he's named Chan, actually appears (in flashback and spirit form) and serves as Liu's motivation for entering the tournament.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: As brave as he was, poor Chan didn't stand a chance against Shang Tsung.
- Doomed by Canon: His death is Liu Kang's motive to put Shang Tsung to rest.
- Finishing Stomp: How Shang Tsung finishes him.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Chan or Chen?
- Your Soul Is Mine: As with pretty much all of Shang Tsung's victims in the movie, Chan suffers this fate. His form is used in a Shape Shifter Guilt Trip against Liu Kang during the final battle, but Liu Kang sees right through it.