Shao Kahn is perhaps Mortal Kombat’s most fearsome foe. Deadly He knows that the Alliance is up to no good, dragons his king will return, Shinnok will invade, the god that literally rules time will appear, etc. None of the former rulers of Outworld. is always vigilant. Perhaps it has something to do with his skull helmet, giant warhammer, or towering stature, but Khan maintains his status as the ultimate bad guy in the MK Universe.
Even as Kronika was tinkering with time on MK 11, Shao Kahn’s impressive return saw him sideline Kotal Kahn and regain the throne. However, this iteration of the villain looked a little different from his previous outings. I have. This has led the community to question what exactly he is.
On the Mortal Kombat Subreddit, amidst all the discussion about MK12, a Ko’atal, ironically named Ko’atal, shared concept images and screenshots of the character, writing, “Browth is Shao Kahn? He is described as Immortal, while Raiden and Shinnok are immortal, but he looks human.” Concept images show him without his armor, revealing a visual difference from previous games. I was.
“Shao Kahn didn’t look like that before the MK11. It was a design choice they suddenly made,” replied HeavyNorseSFGB. “As for what he is… Back when Onaga was alive and Emperor of Outworld, Shao Kahn was very important to Outworld and Raiden was very important to Earthrealm. He Having killed Onaga to gain the throne, the Elder Gods stripped him of his divinity.
This seems like a valid theory, but there is no actual lore evidence to support it. Tr00ly had another theory. “Personally, my headcanon is that he consumed a piece of Onaga’s soul, which made him look like him. Or (this is the reason the new design is in-universe. trying to reconcile), Kronika’s interference probably changed the timeline and his appearance [because] That’s what he actually looks like in an alternate universe. ”
Other theories suggest that, like Shokan and the Dragon King Onaga himself, Shao Kahn also belongs to the last vestiges of the race, descended from dragons. Either
Perhaps this will be touched upon in Mortal Kombat 12. It hasn’t been officially announced, but it’s been confirmed thanks to an investor’s call.
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