Wait, Who’s Shao Kahn?
First appearing in 1993’s Mortal Kombat II, Shao Kahn is, basically, the god behind the guy. The ruler of the Outworld that the Mortal Kombat tournament takes place in, there’s a rich history that saw Kahn make many enemies throughout his conquest of that mythical realm. Ultimately, his ambitions lie in the conquest of all realms, including that of Earth. But what’s more, Shao Kahn has some personal ties to other Mortal Kombat fighters we’ve already glimpsed.