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Kano was thought to have been killed in the first tournament. Instead, he is found alive in the outworld where he again escapes capture by Sonya. Before the actual Outworld invasion, Kano convinces Kahn to spare his soul. Kahn needs someone to teach his warriors how to use Earth's weapons... Kano is the man to do it.

Special Moves

Cannonball: Hold Low Kick for 3 seconds and release.
Knife Throw: Down, Back, High Punch.
Blade Swipe: Down, Forward, High Punch.
Grab and Shake: Down, Forward, Low Punch.
Air Throw: Block in air when next to airborne opponent.
(MKT Only) Low Cannon Ball: Forward, Down, Forward, Low Kick.
(MKT Only) High Cannon Ball: Forward, Down, Forward, High Kick.

Basic Combos

Combo 1: High Punch, High Punch, Low Punch, Down + High Punch.
Combo 2: High Kick, High Kick, Low Kick, Back + High Kick.
Combo 3: High Punch, High Punch, High Kick, Low Kick, Back + High Kick.

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: (Hold Low Punch) Forward, Down, Down, Forward, (Release Low Punch).
Fatality 2: (Close) Low Punch, Block, Block, High Kick.
Animality: (Hold High Punch) Block, Block, Block, (Release High Punch).
Babality: Forward, Forward, Down, Down, Low Kick.
Friendship: Low Kick, Run, Run, High Kick.
Stage Fatalities: Up, UP, Back, Low Kick.


When Shao Kahn lets Kano live he fails to recognize the resourcefulness of the scheming human. Kano lures Kahn's armies away on a false mission: then nukes them using a stolen weapon. He fights the remaining warriors and finally defeats Kahn himself.

Kano's true intention is to take over the souls which Kahn once possessed. But Kano is unable to control the spirits as they escape and attack him. Rumored to have suffered a violent death, Kano was ignorant of the fact that he saved the world that he tried to conquer.


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