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I am Reptile and I do not answer to you. Fight!
~ Reptile to Taven in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon's Konquest Mode.

Syzoth (nicknamed "Reptile") is a reptilian warrior from a destroyed realm called Zaterra and a villain (& anti-hero/anti-villain) from the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games. He is the an antagonist in Mortal Kombat 1, a major antagonist in Mortal Kombat 2 and 3, a minor antagonist in Mortal Kombat 4, a supporting antagonist in Deadly Alliance-Armageddon, a major antagonist in Mortal Kombat 9, and one of 4 minor antagonists in Mortal Kombat X.

Powers and Abilities

Reptile is a skilled fighter and his abilities are mainly derived from those of several different reptiles. In his human form, he can remove his mask to reveal his monstrous lizard face, so as fire some of his saliva at his opponent, which is highly corrosive or use his tongue to pull off various parts of his opponent's body, which he then devours.

Reptile can also fire energy spheres called force balls, but his most well-known ability is his ability to turn invisible by blending into his surroundings. His claws and fangs have also demonstrated that they are extremely sharp as he is seen using them to tear apart his opponent's face.


Have a care Jackson Briggs.
~ Reptile to Jax Briggs.
It is unwise to threaten me.
~ Reptile to Sonya Blade.
Come and move me.
~ Reptile to Sonya Blade.
I severed you well.
~ Reptile after tells him he must die.
Return to court the Khan demands it.
~ Reptile trying to get Kitana on Kotal Kahn's side.
Come and move me Scorpion.
~ Reptile to Scorpion.
Your fall was your own.
~ Reptile to Mileena.
I will eat you.
~ Reptile after Mileena talks about eating him.
Respect me human.
~ Reptile to Takeda.
I expect the challenge.
~ Reptile to Takeda.
I prefer feisty prey.
~ Reptile to Cassie Cage.
Make your peace fool.
~ Reptile after Kung Jin calls Reptile ugly.
Her promise are lies.
~ Reptile after Kung Jin ask why he is not on Mileena's side.
I do not fear your power.
~ Reptile to Shinnok.
I have more honor then a mercenary.
~ Reptile to Kano.
Killing you will be a pleasure.
~ Reptile to Johnny Cage.
You have one chance to depart.
~ Reptile to Liu Kang.
We must work together.
~ Reptile to Kotal Kahn.
I am not a dog.
~ Reptile to D'Vorh.
Long have you plagued Outworld.
~ Reptile to Raiden.
Let us see mighty one.
~ Reptile to Goro.





  • In his first two appearances, his blood was shown to be red, but in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3/Trilogy, it was changed to green, which is presumed to be because of his reptilian nature. However in Mortal Kombat 4 and Shaolin Monks he bled red blood. He did have green blood again in Deadly Alliance and Armageddon, but in Deadly Alliance, body stubs broken off were red and in Armageddon, his blood was red if he fell victim to a death trap.
  • Although Reptile is commonly considered an evil character, his goals seem dedicated to the well being of his race. Also as time has gone by, Reptile has come to be considered neutral.
  • Reptile's fatality in MK4 where he gnawed off the opponents' face with his fangs, was voted number 10 on Screwattacks' list of Top 10 Mortal Kombat Fatalities. His Animality in UMK3, where he turned into a chimpanzee and chased the opponent off the screen, was listed as number 4 on their list of Top 10 Worst Mortal Kombat Fatalities.
  • Reptile was voted 9th on Screwattack's list of Top 10 Mortal Kombat Kharacters.
  • Reptile is considered to be the very first hidden character in the series.


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