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Humans, less ugly when they burn!
~ Kintaro to Stryker after burning Kabal in Mortal Kombat (2011).

Kintaro is a savage general of the half-human/half-dragon race known as the Shokan and the supreme commander of Shao Kahn's forces of Outworld, as well as a villain from the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games.


After hearing about Goro's defeat, Kintaro made a vow to avenge him and swore to prove his loyalty to Shao Kahn. He lead a host of Tarkatans to Earthrealm, where they attacked Johnny Cage, but failed to kill him after the other warriors of Earthrealm intervened. After Shang Tsung's defeat at the hands of Liu Kang, Kintaro challenged the monk, only to lose as well.


In the Konquest mode of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Kintaro appeared in Shinnok's spire where he fought against Taven. However he was revealed to be an illusion that the fallen Elder God Shinnok had created to test the Edenian demigod.

Kintaro's Ending Armageddon

In Kintaro's ending, he defeated Blaze and was offered four magical swords that could possess the powers of any other fighters he desired. The Shokan warrior chose fire, ice, order, and chaos, causing the swords to slay and absorb the souls of Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Hotaru, and Havik. Kintaro then took up these swords and slew his enemies, gaining even more power, making it so no one would ever challenge him again.

Powers and Abilities

Like other Shokan, Kintaro possesses superhuman strength and abilities, as well as great brute force. He hails in a subspecies of Shokan bred for their brutality, making him stronger than most of his other brethren. Kintaro can also breath fireballs and shoot them out of his hands, as well as draw people close to him with his breath, allowing him to grab them. He also has a teleport slam, where he jumps up on the screen and lands on his opponent.




  • Kintaro possesses a tiger-like appearance unique to himself, though this may be an aspect of his breeding.
  • Kintaro is named after a Japanese hero though he has no other relation.


           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 and 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 | Kurtis Stryker | Liu Kang

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

Non Playable Villains
Bannak | Cilene | Hideyoshi | Hydro | Jataaka | Jola | Kebral | Kia | Komodai | Masked Guards | Oni Warlord | Oniro | Rojack | Rook | Ruby | Ruutuu | Siann, Mika and Sora | Tasia | The Kombatant | 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 | Festival of Death | Forces of Darkness | Kahn Guards | Red Dragon Clan | Shaakans | Shadow Assassins | Shadow Priests | Tekunin

Mortal Kombat Legacy
Liu Kang