Kai debuted in Mortal Kombat 4 (1996) as one of the new protagonists of the series, he was introduced as a former White Lotus Society member and friend of Liu Kang. There were plans to bring him back in Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance already but these were cancelled during the development of the game. Instead he returned like all previously playable Mortal Kombat characters in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006) with a big visual redesign and a couple new special moves. 

There were plans to have Kai in the story mode of Mortal Kombat X (2015) but he got replaced by Bo’Rai Cho

His weapon changes from the Ghurka Knife to Raiden’s Staff after players beat Mortal Kombat 4 with him and saved the progress.


Kai from the Mortal Kombat Games: an Overview

Charactername: Kai   Developed /Created by Midway Games /NetherRealm Studios
Gameseries: Mortal Kombat   First seen on:  Arcades
First Game: Mortal Kombat 4   Year first seen: 1997 
Last Game:  Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Fighting Game Character   Weapons & Martial Arts Style: Ghurka Knife, Raiden’s Staff, Moi Fah
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Kai from Mortal Kombat


Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006)

Mortal Kombat 4 (1997)

Kai Mortal Kombat 4 Bio

Kai Mortal Kombat 4 Bio



Kai in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Kai MK4 Thumb

Mortal Kombat 4

Kai MKA Thumb

Mortal Kombat Armageddon

Kai MKA Alt

Mortal Kombat Armageddon (alt)

Kai is a part of our big Mortal Kombat Tribute and was drawn in his designs from Mortal Kombat 4 and Armageddon for it. 



Selected Fan Art of Kai from Mortal Kombat




Updates and Additions in Kai’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview