As a result, he quickly became part of Shao Kahn's inner circle, and eventually the general of Outworld's armies (in the original timeline). Kano is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game and media franchise by NetherRealm Studios/Midway Games. Kano was a featured character in the 1995 noncanonical Mortal Kombat novel written by Jeff Rovin, which is set before the events of the first game. His confirmation for the game was leaked by the German version of GamePro, before his appearance was officially announced. [63], We Got this Covered rated his "Heart Transplant" Fatality from the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot — in which Kano barehandedly decapitates his opponent and then rips out their heart before shoving their head into their chest cavity — among the series' top finishers,[64] and Tony Searle of WhatCulture ranked it 18th in his 2014 list of the series' "20 Horrifically Stomach-Churning Fatalities. Just hope they don't pusher another singer as voice actor this time. Voice Actors Characters TV Shows Movies Video Games Shorts Attractions Commercials. In the sixth episode ("Familiar Red"), he works with Shao Kahn in fooling the Earthrealm defenders into chasing phony dimensional rips across the globe, while a flashback scene (shown from Sonya's perspective and narrated by Jax) depicting Kano's offscreen killing of Sonya's Special Forces partner Wexler prior to the first tournament was shown; this segment included a continuity violation as Kano was shown with his MK3 design.

First immediate thought: "Yes! - Mr_Karate_II, If it’s nolan north that would actually make me like Kano more. Kano is still in possession of the book until it is taken by Scorpion; anxious to get it back, Kano attempts to ditch Liu Kang by scheming with a group of Outworld mutants into fighting them as a distraction, enabling him to stab his knife into Liu Kang's back and leave him for dead. Kano VOICE. He is later recovered by his henchmen and has his cybernetic eye surgically attached. Robin Atkin Downes voices Kano in the 2020 animated film Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge. [24] Kano also possessed one of the more graphic Fatalities in the game, which involved him plunging his hand into his opponent's chest and ripping out their still-beating heart. Shang Tsung hires Kano to lure Sonya into the Mortal Kombat tournament, promising to reward Kano's efforts after he presumably defeats Sonya, while demanding that she is "not to be harmed, only humiliated". [29] This was a reference to a scene in the 1995 movie in which Kano tells Sonya that he had used his knife to slit her partner's throat "from ear to ear". First depicted in the Mortal Kombat canon as a Japanese-American who was orphaned at a young age and fell into a life of crime,[note 1] Kano is the leader of the Black Dragon criminal empire, having been deported from both Japan and the United States, and becoming a wanted man in thirty-five other countries. Something tells me whoever was directing had the actor deliver the word with an American affect because if not, to the American ear it would sound like Kano outright calls Johnny Cage a c***. In Malibu Comics' Mortal Kombat series, Kano appeared with all of the characters from the first game (minus Reptile) in the 1994 "Blood & Thunder" miniseries, the first issue of which borrowed liberally from John Tobias' MK comic in detailing his evading of Sonya and the Special Forces and getting into an altercation with Johnny Cage onboard Shang Tsung's ship before Cage knocks him out. They come across a remote village in which Kung Lao resides, and Kano forces Kung Lao to accompany him on the journey. [2], Kano makes a brief appearance in the 2012 animated film Wreck-It Ralph, voiced by Brian Kesinger. He sounds Irish to me though. ". As a mercenary and leader of the international crime cartel known as the Black Dragon, he rises beyond mere brutality and aggression by also being sly and cunning. "[65], His background was further detailed in a scene from Jeff Rovin's 1995, Charles Marshall (w), Patrick Rolo (p), Bobby Rae (i). He infiltrated the Special Forces with the sole purpose of destroying them after he had aided them in destroying the Black Dragoncrime clan, the long-time rivals of the Red Dragon, made up of former members of the Red Dragon. You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. Hsu Hao is an evil, deceptive Mongolian grappler member of the Red Dragon clan. In the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot, which retells the stories of the first three games, Kano was the Black Dragon's leader who had tricked the Special Forces by acting as an informant and deliberately feeding them false intelligence that led to the deaths of many of Sonya and Jax's comrades, establishing their vendetta against him. Scorpions, Mileena and Kitanas voice actors were all perfect too but seems as though they're changing alot of the voice actors :( McConnohie was perfect for Kano and I do hope he still is. Andrew Bowen returns as Johnny Cage. However, Kabal is mortified by his condition and furious at Kano for siding against Earthrealm, so he bests him in combat and forces him to take him to Shao Kahn before knocking Kano out. [7][8][9] After Kabal, a former Black Dragon member turned SWAT officer, is severely burned by the warrior Kintaro, Kano takes him away to restore his health alongside Shang Tsung and outfit him with a respirator, mask, and hookswords even in spite of his former ally's defection. Make sure to hit the to be notified when new videos are uploaded. Kinda late but I realized that in MK 11 Kano (voiced by JD Blanc) uses a rail gun to fight off Cassie and Sonya. [28] Indeed, Kano and Sonya were playable in Mortal Kombat 3, where his moves from the first game were retained while he gained a new "Choke" maneuver where he lifted his opponents and then violently shook them. I guess that's america for you. After he defeats Mileena, Kano retreats to Earthrealm. A calculating Australian mercenary and member of the international crime cartel known as the Black Dragon, Kano is also the top fugitive and persistent nemesis of Sonya Blade and Jax Briggs of the Special Forces, which has been his primary storyline throughout the course of his Mortal Kombat series appearances. SHOW COMMENTS (1) VOICE COMPARES. [60] Kano's "Stomach Pounce" Fatality from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe has been particularly criticized for its tameness in a Mortal Kombat title negatively received for its toned-down violence. The game featured the unplayable hidden character Noob Saibot, who was a silhouetted sprite of Kano before being switched to a traditional ninja palette swap in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and the 1996 compilation title Mortal Kombat Trilogy, the latter of which featured the original MK1 Kano as a selectable along with the then-current version. He then confirmed that Kano and Sonya would return in a future installment. In Mortal Kombat 3, he becomes the general of Outworld emperor Shao Kahn's armies. Member. "Blood & Thunder #2", Mark Paniccia (w), Patrick Rolo (p), Abraham Madison (i). I'm kinda glad as the older VA was definitely not. The storyline ends with the Earth warriors victorious over the Outworlders and Kano taken into custody by Sonya and Jax, but he escapes, as detailed in a mini-story titled "Breakout" that was included in the first installment of the 1995 two-issue miniseries U.S. Special Forces, in which Kano was not featured, as the main villain therein was an original Black Dragon character named Rojack. Along with the original series characters, Kano was highlighted on an individual track from The Immortals' 1994 album Mortal Kombat: The Album. Kano entered the Mortal Kombat tournament in the original game (1992) after hearing rumors that tournament host Shang Tsung's palace was filled with gold and other riches, with the intention of looting it for the Black Dragon. Oct 30, 2017 6,306. General and critical reception for the character has been mainly positive, but mixed in regards to his Fatality finishing moves. They are both captured and spend the events of Mortal Kombat II (1993) chained and on display in Outworld emperor Shao Kahn's arena. As a reward, he is promoted to general of Outworld's rapidly shrinking army before the invasion is defeated. [23] The reboot was canceled with Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe developed in its stead, and Kano was included in the game with his Black Dragon origins left intact. The film expanded upon Kano's rivalry with Sonya from the games; she now sought vengeance against Kano for killing her (unnamed) partner. It is additionally revealed in the game that Jax was responsible for the injury to Kano's eye that resulted in the installation of the faceplate. [35] That same year, Kano was also featured in a three-issue miniseries titled Rayden & Kano, in which Raiden presents Kano with a magical sword called "Ebbonrule", in hopes that he would kill Shao Kahn with it in the name of personal redemption, but the opposite occurs as Kano gives the sword to Kahn instead in exchange for godlike powers. Kano makes one last appearance in the ninth episode, which precedes the aforementioned events; the receiver of the robotics from the Black Dragon in the first episode was revealed to be the Lin Kuei headquarters. Kano. Listen to all the actors who have voiced Kano and vote for your favorite. However, he is fervently pursued by U.S. Special Forces officer Sonya Blade, who holds a personal grudge against Kano that was left unspecified in the game's storyline. "[38], Kano was a main character in Mortal Kombat: Live Tour, and was portrayed by martial artists Joseph "Eddie" Acavedo and Mark Chemeleski. During the assault, Kano engages Jax in combat but is defeated, taking a vicious punch to the temple from Jax in the process that dislodges his eye. [20] Kano's iconic heart-ripping finishing move was Divizio's idea inspired by the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom on which he insisted as a fan of Indiana Jones.[21]. He also appears in the iOS game Arkham City Lockdown as an Easter egg fighting Batman in one of the levels. After the battle, Kano declares his allegiance to the new rulers of Outworld, the Deadly Alliance. In Mortal Kombat 3 (1995), Jax finds and rescues Sonya, as well as Kano in the process, enabling him to escape their clutches once again. Kano was the final fighter to be added to the first game, where his role was to serve as the enemy of the female character Sonya. [39] The character appeared twice in the animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, and was voiced by Michael Des Barres. In Titanfall 2 Blisk (also voiced by JD Blanc) uses Legion as his Titan and uses his preadator cannon that like a minigun. If you have a problem with potheads, throw your computer out the window. Incarnations View all 10 versions of Kano on BTVA. Does mileena have a bigger butt than Kitana or is it the same size ? [16] In the indie game Punch Club, a fighter named Jax, who is designed after the Mortal Kombat 3 incarnation of Kano, makes an appearance in one of the game's gang turf war segments. He later breaks into Shang Tsung's quarters and steals his mythical tome, the Tao te Zhan, which he manages to hide on his person just before he is caught by Goro and imprisoned in a dungeon with the rest of the series characters. [11] He first appears in a comic book prequel, set after Quan Chi launched his own invasion of Earthrealm. Kano is voiced by JB Blanc French actor and BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award winner JB Blanc voices Kano in the latest Mortal Kombat release. The two have Kano oversee the enslavement of a small village, who would construct a temple over Onaga's tomb to house a Soulnado. Kano baits Sonya into boarding Shang Tsung's ship, and is later spotted by Cage, Sonya and Liu Kang conversing with Goro. He evaded capture by leaping onto Shang Tsung's junk bound for the tournament, and when Sonya tracks him onto the private island, she is captured and forced to compete. However, Sonya tosses Kano to his apparent death from the roof of a high-rise, but he survives and is found by the centaur Motaro, who heals and imprisons him. [18][19] In his Mortal Kombat: Deception biography card, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon described how Kano's bionic eye in the first game was created by cutting out a piece of a plastic mask and painting it a silver color, then attaching it with spirit gum to actor Richard Divizio's face, with the infrared eye added digitally. Kano is described as wearing a business suit during the dining scene in the movie novelization, which also featured a detailed opening scene of an unsuccessful joint mission of arresting Black Dragon members by the Special Forces and an international task force, which culminates in Kano killing the task force's lieutenant who is designated therein as Sonya's murdered partner. Titled "Use Your Might", it features a female vocalist singing the character's praises from a first-person perspective, citing him as "the strongest of them all" out of the other Mortal Kombat contestants. Kano was among the eleven Mortal Kombat characters representing the franchise in the 2008 crossover fighter Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. [44] Jazwares released a Kano action figure that was part of their 2006 Shaolin Monks toyline (despite the figure sporting Kano's costume from Deadly Alliance),[45] in addition to a 6" twentieth-anniversary Kano figure in 2012. JB Blanc. Kano's MK1 costume was revived as his alternate design for Deadly Alliance and Armageddon, and his main costume in both titles has him shirtless with a black vest, while he wears a cord around his neck that has a tuft of Sonya's hair attached. He has also appeared in alternate series media such as the first Mortal Kombat film, the animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, and the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy; in addition to having a central role in the 1995 Mortal Kombat novel and featuring on official series merchandise. "I'm an atheist too but still believe in hell. [50] Den of Geek placed him seventeenth in their 2015 ranking of the series' characters, commenting that "Kano is a special kind of scum, and the series is better for him existing ... [but] he probably wouldn’t rank quite as high if not for Trevor Goddard’s rocking performance in the first movie. This one song is better than anything in mk11s ost. Even in the face of overwhelming odds, Kano stood his ground and eventually managed to repel Princess Kitana and her Edenian-Shokan army. Before escaping their facilities, Kano explains to Taven that the Red Dragon had been experimenting on him and their clansmen in an effort to create real-life genetically engineered dragons and human-dragon hybrids. It does sound very good, but it feels off somehow. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. His official rival is The Joker, but he is not playable in the story mode. The guy who voiced Bane in Arkham Origins. https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/characters/Mortal-Kombat/Kano Originally from Australia, Kano is highly opportunistic and incredibly selfish, willing to betray his own realm and even his own allies for money or personal gain. Kano later joins Goro and Kintaro in holding a group of soldiers hostage before being frozen by the cyborg Sub-Zero. In all Mortal Kombat media from the first game up to Armageddon (save for the 1995 film), including the 1996 animated series and the 1995-96 theatrical show, Kano had either had a receding hairline or been completely bald (since Divizio had been going bald himself while filming for the first game and had shaved his head prior to shooting MK3) and his facial hair had regularly consisted of nothing more than stubble. Kano convinces Shao Kahn to spare his soul at the outset of the tyrant's invasion of Earth on the grounds that he can teach his armies how to use modern Earthrealm weaponry. [48], Kano placed 24th in UGO.com's 2012 selection of the series' top fifty characters,[49] and the site had additionally ranked him in 2011 as the seventh best cyborg character of all time, ahead of RoboCop and Star Trek character Seven of Nine. Mortal Kombat (1995 film) Mortal Kombat: Annihilation; Mortal Kombat (2021 film) Mortal Kombat: Rebirth; Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm; Mortal … Mortal Kombat is the iconic fighting game franchise created by NetherRealm Studios, a … Spoilers for 9 and X will be unmarked Here are the characters introduced in Mortal Kombat 11.. For Scorpion, Johnny Cage, Liu Kang, Raiden, Shang Tsung, Sub-Zero and Shao Kahn, see their character pages here, here, here, here, here, here and here respectively. ... Mortal Kombat 9 › Kano. He also reprises his role as The Joker from MK vs. DC, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Infinite Crisis, and Injustice 2.

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