Full Name Scorpion
Current Age Immortal, 32 (at death)
Gender Male
Location  ?
Class Elite
Main Weapon(s) Bloody Spear
Ability/ies Bloody Spear
Can rise fire from the ground
Vulnerable To Ice

Scorpion is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat video game series. In the first two video games of the series, he was portrayed by Daniel Pesina. In the final iterations which used digitized sprites, he was portrayed by John Turk. In all games and films, his iconic Spear Move yell, "Get Over Here!" has been voiced by series co-creator Ed Boon.

Hanzo Hasashi was formerly a human ninja; Scorpion is a hellspawned revenant, inexorably seeking vengeance against those responsible for the destruction of his clan and the death of his family. Although essentially neutral in allegiance, Scorpion will ally with anyone who can assist his plans of revenge. He was once manipulated by Quan Chi, who he promised him his life in exchange for his impressive combat abilities in order to defeat Sub-Zero. Since Scorpion is a spectre, sorcery and supernatural anomalies have proven effective against him in battle, though none have ever succeeded in destroying him in an absolute sense.


"Scorpion" was the code name of one of the Shirai Ryu's finest warriors: a ninja assassin named Hanzo Hasashi. His father, a former clansman, forbid his son from joining as he did not wish him to live an assassin's life, but his request fell on deaf ears because Hanzo wanted a comfortable life for his wife and son.

In Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, Scorpion is the boss character from the first stage fighting the elder Sub-Zero. He was enlisted by Quan Chi to find a map hidden in a Shaolin temple, a task also given to Sub-Zero. After Scorpion is killed by Sub-Zero, he acts as a boss character in the Netherrealm, trying to kill Sub-Zero once again.

In the first Mortal Kombat game Scorpion is introduced as a dead warrior who enters into the Mortal Kombat tournament to kill Sub-Zero, the man who killed him. Scorpion manages to kill his target, but later learns that Sub-Zero plans to compete in the second tournament. Enraged at the idea that his nemesis has somehow returned, Scorpion tracks him down during the tournament. He realizes that this Sub-Zero was actually his killer's younger brother, who was sent to complete his brother's failed mission of assassinating the tournament's host Shang Tsung. As a result, Scorpion vows to serve as the new Sub-Zero's guardian in atonement for killing his older brother.

Scorpion does not return to the series until Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 when Shao Kahn tried to conquer the Netherealm after his invasion of Earth and enlisted the ninja in his forces. Scorpion's allegiance to Kahn quickly dissolved when he discovered that Sub-Zero was one of Earth's chosen warriors, with whom he then sided in their final showdown with Kahn. However, in Mortal Kombat 4 he is tricked by Quan Chi to believe that the younger Sub-Zero was actually involved in the deaths of his family and clan and joins Quan Chi. Scorpion emerges victorious, but when Quan Chi reveals afterward the truth, Scorpion grabs him to send him to the Netherealm.

In Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Scorpion is attacked by the demons Drahmin and Moloch, who freed Quan Chi from the Netherealm. Scorpion continues hunting Quan Chi until Drahmin and Moloch once again attack him. After escaping from them he meets the Elder Gods, who give him a new mission to seek and destroy Onaga before he unmade the realms during the events of Mortal Kombat: Deception. In the Konquest mode of MK: Armageddon, Scorpion cuts a deal with the Elder Gods to serve them in exchange for the resurrection of the Shirai Ryu Clan.


Mortal Kombat: Rebirth

Scorpion appears as a playable character in Mortal Kombat: Rebirth. His story shows that he is still hunting Quan Chi, but not alone, with his trained pupil, Flame.

Mortal Kombat ♃

Scorpion returns as a playable character in Mortal Kombat ♃.

Ultimate Showdown

US MK Scorpion

Scorpion is one of the thousands of characters to appear in this 2D action battle royale. In the game his character is of both the Martial Artists and Diehard classes, and his attacks are executed as they are in the games. He can perform fatalities still but first must stun the opponent with a move similar to how these were performed in Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks.

Super Smash Bros. Kombat

Main article: Scorpion (Super Smash Bros. Kombat)

Scorpion appears as a DLC character in the Kombat Pack in Super Smash Bros. Kombat.

Super Smash Bros. Revolution

Scorpion is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Revolution.