Shao Kahn
284px-Shao Kahn
Voiced By Bob Carter
Franchise Mortal Kombat
Appears in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Debut Mortal Kombat II
Rival Calypso

Shao Kahn is the main antagonist of the Mortal Kombat series, and would be playable in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. His Minion is Sindel.



Shao Kahn is represented as the embodiment of evil.  He is also known for his extreme callousness, brutality, ferocity in battle, and his fondness of personal executions, though he has occasionally spared the lives of his subordinates, if they prove their worth, and his victims such as Sindel and Kitana, raising the latter like his own daughter and treating the former like his own wife. However, his true power that has served him well and allowed him to rise above the image of a mere warlord is his high intelligence and profound knowledge of the black arts.


  • Mortal Kombat II
  • Mortal Kombat III
  • Mortal Kombat Trilogy
  • Mortal Kombat 4
  • Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
  • Mortal Kombat: Deception
  • Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
  • Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe
  • Mortal Kombat (2011)



Kahn is seeking a way to travel to Earthrealm after his Mortal Kombat tournament proves to be a failure. Soon, rifts begin opening up in the Netherrealm and Shao Kahn manages to slip through one, feeling a power that could make him strong enough to travel to the mortal realm.


Name: Calypso Calypso Icon

Reason: Shao Kahn seeks Calypso in order to wish himself to Earthrealm, but Calypso refuses to grant his wish due to the fact that, although Shao Kahn has proven himself in combat, he did not win Twisted Metal. Angered, Shao Kahn immediately challenges Calypso to Mortal Kombat.

Connection: Both are arguably the main antagonists of their franchises, and host a tournament that shares the name of their series (Twisted Metal tournament, Mortal Kombat tournament). They are also, in a sense, the strongest characters of their series, with Shao Kahn being one of the most brutal Kombatants, and Calypso having the demonic power to grant wishes, and then give them negative consequences. Both are able to resurrect the dead and are classic characters. Both come from video game series that are famous for their excessive violence.


After defeating Polygon Man, Shao Kahn returns to his world. Now infused with Polygon Man's power, Kahn breaks through to Earthrealm and leaves nothing but destruction in his wake. He is challenged by his brother Raiden and Liu Kang, but easily defeats them, ready to finish them off as his story ends.


Shao Kahn would use his arsenal of attacks from Mortal Kombat. Just like in his home series, Shao Kahn would be a fast tank.


Btn square

(Square Moves)

  • Hammer Combo - Btn square Kahn will attack with his hammer
  • Charging Spikes - Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn square Shao Kahn rams his opponent with his shoulder and leave a shadow trail behind.
  • Uplifting Knee- Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn square Kahn performs a rising knee attack.
  • Light Spear - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn square Kahn will crouch and throw a large spear at the opponents
  • Air Hammer Combo - Btn square (Air)
  • Air Charging Spikes - Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn square (Air)
  • Skyward Knee - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn square (Air) Kahn performs Uplifting Knee in the air, and can follow with a chain combo.
  • Air Light Spear - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn square (Air)
Btn triangle

(Triangle Moves)

  • Hammer Dance - Btn triangle Shao Kahn swings his hammer around at a high speed, causing high knockback
  • Hammer Throw - Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn triangle He throws his hammer, which has high knockback
  • Hammer Swing - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn triangle Shao Kahn uppercuts the opponent with his hammer, which can be followed up with a juggling combo
  • Headcrusher - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn triangle Shao Kahn slams his hammer into the ground.
  • Explosive Ball - Btn triangle (Air) Kahn fires a green energy ball (Chargeable)
  • Air Hammer Throw - Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn triangle (Air)
  • Air Hammer Swing - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn triangle (Air)
  • Air Headcrusher - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn triangle (Air)
Btn circle

(Circle Moves)

  • Emperor's Shield- Btn circle Kahn can deflect attacks
  • Mystic Choke - Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn circleKahn engulfs the opponent in a force field. He will then punch them in the chest, sending them back.
  • Rising Emperor - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn circle
  • Ridicule - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn circle Kahn will taunt the opponent, saying "You suck!" or laughing, and will gain a slight AP boost.
  • Air Emperor's Shield - Btn circle (Air)
  • Air Mystic Choke - Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn circle (Air) Kahn will only trap the opponent in a force field. They will remain immobile for 4-5 seconds.
  • Air Rising Emperor - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn circle (Air)
  • Wrath Hammer Attack - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn circle (Air) Kahn will slam his Wrath Hammer to the ground.


  • Grab and Punch - Playstation-Rstick-Left or Playstation-Rstick-Right Shao Kahn lifts his opponent up with one hand and then punches their face, sending them sailing back
  • It's Official - Playstation-Rstick-UpA shortened version of his X-Ray move in MK (2011)
  • Hammer Cut - Playstation-Rstick-DownHe sweeps the opponent's legs with his hammer

Btn l1Btn r1

(Trigger Moves)

  • Item Pick-up - Btn r1
  • Block - Btn l1
  • Evade - Btn l1 + Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right
Btn r2

(Super Moves)

  • Double Down (Level 1): An edited version of his Fatality from Mortal Kombat (2011), Shao Kahn will rush forward and grab the opponent's torso, earning a kill, moving as if he ripped them in half.
  • Animality (Level 2): Shao Kahn turns into a three-headed hydra and can earn kills by biting the opponents or breathing fire.
  • Finish Them! (Level 3): All of the opponents are transported to Shao Kahn's colosseum where they are left in a stunned condition as a Mortal Kombat-styled HUD appears on the screen. An echoing voice says "FINISH THEM!" as big red letters appear with the same message. Shao Kahn is then given three choices indicated by the Btn square, Btn triangle, and Btn circle buttons.
    • Btn square will activate the Babality, transforming all opponents into infants, with a unique scene for each character.
    • Btn triangle will activate the Fatality, which will make all characters fall into a pit of lava as Shao Kahn laughs.
    • Btn circle will activate the Friendship, which will make Johnny Cage appear, draw on a piece of paper, and then throw it at the screen, which reads, "To my favorite all-stars! -Johnny Cage."


  • When Selected:
    • "You dare challenge me?"
    • "I challenge you to Mortal Kombat!"
    • "I will finish you in a matter of seconds."
  • Prematch:
    • "Your world will end."
  • Item Pick-up:
    • "What is this?"
    • "Interesting."
    • "This will finish them."
    • "Bah. I don't require this weapon."
  • Using Double Down:
    • "Die!"
  • Using Animality:
    • "You WILL die!"
  • Using Finish Them!:
    • Announcer: "FINISH THEM!"
  • Finish Them! -Babality Chosen:
    • Announcer: "Shao Kahn Wins! Babality!"
  • Finish Them! -Fatality Chosen:
    • Announcer: "Flawless Victory! FATALITY!"
  • Finish Them! -Friendship Chosen:
    • Announcer: "Friendship! Friendship, friendship?! What?"
  • Successful KO:
    • "Hahahaha!"
    • "You suck!"
    • "Bow to me!"
    • "You're finished!"
    • "You were weak!"
    • "I am Shao Kahn, Konqueror of worlds!"
    • "You shall taste no victory!"
    • "Not even the Elder Gods pity you."
    • "Feel the wrath of Shao Kahn!"
    • "Feel the power of Shao Kahn!"
    • "Don't make me laugh."
    • "You will never win!"
    • "You will die, mortal!"
    • "Prepare to die!"
    • "You are pathetic!"
    • "Is that your best?"
    • "That was pathetic!"
    • "You weak, pathetic fool!"
    • "You are nothing!"
    • "It's official! You suck!"
    • "You're still trying to win?"
  • Respawn:
    • "Death cannot contain me!"
    • "I am not so easily killed."
    • "What have you done?!"
    • "Impossible!"
    • "I've returned, weaklings!"
    • "I will conqueror Earthrealm!"

Introduction and Ending Animations


Shao Kahn crushes a skull and prepares to fight.

Shao Kahn walks in and says, "Your world will end."

Shao Kahn gets up from his throne and cracks his knuckles.

He emerges from a portal and looks at the camera with an evil grin.

Winning Screen

Shao Kahn holds his hammer over his shoulder as a woman appears hugging his leg.

Shao Kahn sits in his throne.

He laughs triumphantly as he crosses his arms.

The camera is focused on his face as lava is seen in the background and he laughs evilly.

Losing Screen

Shao Kahn explodes.

Shao Kahn is pulled back into the Netherrealm through a portal.

Shao Kahn is stunned as the screen says, "FINISH HIM!"

Shao Kahn falls to his knees.

Results Screen

Victory: Shao Kahn sits on his throne.

Loss: Shao Kahn is stunned in the same manner as any character in Mortal Kombat prior to a Fatality.

Idle Animation

Shao Kahn stands with his arms crossed and will occasionally laugh and point at the opponents.


Konqueror of the Netherrealm

Shao Kahn's default appearance as he appears in Mortal Kombat (2011).


Shao Kahn's alternate costume from Mortal Kombat: Deception.

Dark Kahn

Shao Kahn fused with Darkseid from Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe.


  • Shao Kahn is the only character who has a taunt for an attack.
  • Shao Kahn has appeared on every Sony console, save for the PlayStation 4.
  • Shao Kahn's Level 2 Super does not originate from the Mortal Kombat games as he has no definite Animality. Instead, it comes from the film, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, which is roughly based off of the Mortal Kombat Trilogy.
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