Mortal Kombat 1 Hanzo Hasashi [Everything To Know]

NetherRealm Studios takes a curveball to the Mortal Kombat series and relives Hanzo Hasashi from the role of Scorpion in Mortal Kombat 1.

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Scorpion’s true identity has always been Hanzo Hasashi since the first Mortal Kombat game. Despite this, Hanzo Hasashi is not the Scorpion in Mortal Kombat 1. Moreover, Scorpion’s true identity in Mortal Kombat 1 is Kuai Liang.

Key Takeaways

  • The original Scorpion’s true identity in the Mortal Kombat Series is Hanzo Hasashi.
  • Due to the recreation of the Mortal Kombat Universe, Hanzo Hasashi is no longer the Scorpion in Mortal Kombat 1.
  • Kuai Liang, the Scorpion in the Mortal Kombat 1 Universe, establishes the Shira Ryu Clan with Smoke and Harumi Shirai.
  • A hungry young boy attacks Smoke, later revealed to be Hanzo Hasashi.
  • Hanzo Hasashi’s actions are forgiven, and he is appointed as a trainee of the Shira Ryu Clan.

Who Is Hanzo Hasashi?

Scorpion is one of the classic playable Ninja Characters in the Mortal Kombat Series. Furthermore, his true identity is Hanzo Hasashi.

Hanzo Hasashi is one of the few unique characters making their arcade debut in the initial Mortal Kombat game. Along with other iconic characters like Sub-zero and Raiden, Scorpion is a recurring playable character in each Mortal Kombat game release.

However, due to his corrupted resurrection, he mistakenly desires vengeance for the deaths of his family and tribe. This led to Scorpion acting as an adversary throughout the series. After regaining his human form and discovering the truth behind their fate, he became a regular character in the series.

Scorpion’s True Identity

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Kuai Liang (Left), the Scorpion in Mortal Kombat 1 (Captured by Us)

The Events of Mortal Kombat 11 affect the Start and End of Mortal Kombat 1. In this respect, Liu Kang’s recreation of Mortal Kombat has led to changes, such as Hanzo Hasashi not being the Scorpion. Moreover, it is interesting to see Kuai Liang as the Scorpion instead, as he would have otherwise been Sub-zero.

Hanzo Hasashi In Mortal Kombat 1

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Cutscene showing Hanzo Hasashi training under Smoke and Kuai Liang (Captured by Us)

Hanzo Hasashi is still in the Mortal Kombat 1 Universe. However In my opinion , he is there as more of a side character and does not contribute to the story’s main plot. However, seeing Hanzo Hasashi as a child might be confusing, so let’s cover some of Hanzao Hashi’s Backstory in the Universe of Mortal Kombat 1.

You will be given an exposition dump if you play through Mortal Kombat 1 and complete Smoke’s Tower. This exposition dump is a series of cutscenes that describe how the Shira Ryu Clan has been established with the help of Harumi Shirai, Smoke, and the current Scorpion, Kuai Liang.

Moreover, I discovered that a young boy attacks Smoke due to his dire circumstances. This young boy is no match for Smoke and is defeated and brought to Kuai Liang. Furthermore, after hearing this boy’s story and seeing his potential, they accept him into the Shira Ryu Clan. Finally, this boy is revealed to be Hanzo Hasashi and is the first trainee of the Shira Ryu Clan.


That explains Hanzo Hasahi’s involvement in Mortal Kombat 1. If you found this article helpful, be sure to check out the other guides on Mortal Kombat 1:

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