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Villain Overview
Pretty boy ain't gonna save ya this time!
~ Kano to Sonya Blade.

Kano is the treacherous, arrogant, and crude leader of the Black Dragon Clan, and an antagonist from the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games. He holds a sick infatuation with Sonya Blade (much to her disgust). He is also a supporting antagonist in the 1st Mortal Kombat game, a minor antagonist in Mortal Kombat II, a major antagonist in 3-Armageddon, an anti-villain in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, one of the supporting antagonists (along with Noob Saibot and Mileena) in Mortal Kombat 9 and a major antagonist in Mortal Kombat X.

Powers and Abilities

Kano is very opportunistic, manipulative, and resourceful, so he mostly engages in fights he has an advantage in. He usually uses his Black Dragon Members (Tasia, Tremor, Jarek, No Face, and Thugs) to engage his enemy to wear them down, so he can have the advantage in the fight. Although Kano uses others to his advantage, he is extremely adept in hand-to-hand combat and displays great prowess with knives, particularly his signature weapon: a pair of butterfly knives.

In addition to his skills, Kano has had several cybernetic upgrades throughout his body, particularly his Cybernetic Eye, which he can omit a laser beam from. Another of Kano's special moves is his ability to tuck into a cannonball and propel himself toward his opponents. Kano is also shown to be incredibly strong and powerful, as he can punch through a person body. He is even capable to punching through metal, ripping out vital organs, ripping off someone's head, and even rip out an entire skeleton out of his opponent with his bare hands.

Quotes

Liu Kang?
~ Kano mistakes Kung Lao for Liu Kang
Whatever.
~ Kano after Kung Lao tells him he is not Liu Kang
So how's the family Briggs?
~ Kano to Jax Briggs
I'm a Black Dragon.
~ Kano after Jax Briggs wants to know why he is smug
Get set for a relapse.
~ Kano talking about Jax dying again
Hello my lovely.
~ Kano to Sonya Blade
Escape and miss all the fun.
~ Kano to Sonya Blade
Hello baby miss me.
~ Kano to Sonya Blade
It's your funeral.
~ Kano to Kenshi
This ain't no game.
~ Kano to Kenshi
I get a new sword out of it.
~ Kano before fighting Kenshi
Sorry love nothing personal.
~ Kano to Kitana
I'd do you for free.
~ Kano to Kitana
I'll have that rope spear
~ Kano to Scorpion
Who had I want to buy it.
~ Kano after Scorpion says his weapon is not for sale
My favorite kitchen appliance.
~ Kano making fun of Sub-Zero
Let's bring you down a peg.
~ Kano to Sub-Zero
Sorry no refunds.
~ Kano after Mileena says she wants her gold back
I prefer the winning side.
~ Kano after Mileena says he betrays her
Won't even get my hands dirty.
~ Kano to Takeda
Over here sweet girl.
~ Kano to Cassie Cage
Baby girl first swings on me.
~ Kano to Cassie Cage
Going to cut you ear to ear.
~ Kano to Cassie Cage
Shall we dance pretty girl.
~ Kano to Jacqui Briggs
They let anyone one in aye.
~ Kano talking about the Shaolin Monks after Kung Jin calls him dirty bag
You could use a friend like me.
~ Kano to Shinnok
That's your last go at me.
~ Kano after Johnny Cage makes a joke about Kano
Why don't we work together?
~ Kano to Erron Black

Trivia

  • Kano bears some resemblance to the Terminator and Ed Boon stated that his design was based on the T-800's appearance in Terminator 2, when the Terminator's face skin is peeled off, revealing his mechanical face.
  • When he faced the Flash, Kano stated that he would give Kabal a run for his money.
  • His fatality in UMK3, where he reached down the opponent's mouth and pulled out their skeleton, was listed number 6 on Screwattacks' list of Top 10 Mortal Kombat Fatalities.
  • In the games, Kano was originally intended to be Asian, but Trevor Goddard's portrayal of Kano as Australian in the Mortal Kombat movie was well liked by the developers, who incorporated aspects of it into subsequent games.
  • A cyborg heavily based on Kano appeares at the Bad Anon meeting in the Disney film Wreck-It Ralph.
  • Kano is also the moniker of a well-known UK grime MC.
           Mortal Kombat Villains

Main Villains
Dark Kahn | Onaga | One Being | Quan Chi | Shang Tsung | Shao Kahn | Shinnok

Other Villains
Baraka | Cyrax | D'Vorah | Daegon | Drahmin | Ermac | Erron Black | Ferra & Torr | Frost | Goro | Havik | Hsu Hao | Jade | Jarek | Kabal | Kano | Kintaro | Kira | Kobra | Mavado | Mileena | Moloch | Motaro | Noob Saibot | Rain | Reiko | Reptile | Scorpion | Sektor | Sheeva | Sindel | Skarlet | Smoke | Tanya | Tremor | Triborg

Undead Villains
Kitana | Kung Lao | Liu Kang

Guest Star Villains
Catwoman | Darkseid | Deathstroke | Freddy Krueger | Jason Voorhees | Joker | Kratos | Leatherface | Lex Luthor | Predator | Xenomorph

Non Playable Villains
Bannak | Cilene | Gadsen | Hideyoshi | Hydro | Jataaka | Jola | Kebral | Kia | Komodai | Kreeya | Liu Kang | Masked Guards | No Face | Oniro | Orochi Hellbeast | Peron | Quinn | Rojack | Rook | Ruby | Ruutuu | Siann, Mika and Sora | Tasia | The Kombatant | Vorpax | Zaggot | Zara | Zenkaro

Evil Races
Centaurians | Hellspawn | Kytinn | Oni | Shokan | Tarkata | Tormentors | Wraiths

Evil Organizations
Army of Darkness | Black Dragon Clan | Brotherhood of Shadow | Cyber Ninjas | Dragon King's Army | Executioners | Festival of Death | Forces of Darkness | Kahn Guards | Red Dragon Clan | Shaakans | Shadow Assassins | Shadow Priests | Tekunin