Reptile Mortal Kombat 9 Render

Reptile from the Mortal Kombat games has the honor of being the first hidden/secret character ever in a fighting game and was often praised as a creative and fun easter egg/secret in video games. In that game, he was a complete palette swap and had no own moves.

Reptile made his first playable appearance in Mortal Kombat 2 (1993) where he was still exactly looking like Scorpion or Sub Zero in green clothes but had almost completely different moves including that force ball projectile which he could “shoot” in slow and fast forms.

Reptile returned like the other Ninjas in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1995) but had the almost same moveset as before. In Mortal Kombat 4 (1997) Reptile was redesigned for the first time and looked more like a Snake than a human, his costume was very different as well and explained as some sort of “de-evolution” which would change him back to a real reptile. This concept continued in Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance (2002) where Reptile returned as an unlockable character and looked more like Lizardman from the SoulCalibur games now, his human Ninja look was gone completely.

This design was not appreciated a lot though and he got a much more mysterious look again in Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (2005) which was used as his primary costume in Mortal Kombat Armageddon (2006) as well. Reptile seemed to be planned as DLC for Mortal Kombat vs. DC (2008) but after the bankruptcy of Midway Games these plans were canned ..he returned with a new design which gave him a few bird-like visual elements in Mortal Kombat 9 (2011)

Reptile was revealed /announced as a returned character for Mortal Kombat X (2015).

Reptile is one of the more known male Mortal Kombat characters and appeared in the first Mortal Kombat movie as well as in the MK Konquest TV series and that MK Reboot trailer.

Reptile from the Mortal Kombat Games: an Overview

Charactername: Reptile   Developed /Created by Midway Games later NetherRealm Studios
Gameseries: Mortal Kombat   First seen on: Arcades  
First Game: Mortal Kombat(not playable)
  Year first seen in: 1992 
Last Game: Mortal Kombat X (2015)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to:     See also:  


Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Reptile

Reptile MKX Mortal Kombat X Official Art 

Reptile Mortal Kombat X Wallpaper Art

Reptile MKX Render

Reptile MKX Primary Design Render




Reptile Alternate Mortal Kombat 9 Art Reptile Classic Design MK9 Reptile MK9 Portrait

Alternate Costume, Classic Costume and Ladder Art of Reptile in Mortal Kombat 9 (2011)


Reptile MKSM Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks Art

MK Shaolin Monks (2005)


MK Deadly Alliance (2002)

Reptile MK4 Mortal Kombat 4 Game Art

Mortal Kombat 4 (1997)

Reptile UMK3 Art

UMK3 (1995)

Reptile in Mortal Kombat II Reptile Mortal Kombat 2 Reptile-Mortal-Kombat-2-art

All three are from Mortal Kombat II (1993) and related media like the players guide


Reptile in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

All Mortal Kombat Art Tribute Artworks featuring Reptile:

Reptile from Mortal Kombat 1 for GA-HQ MK Art Tribute

Mortal Kombat

Reptile from Mortal Kombat 2 for GA-HQ MK Art Tribute

Mortal Kombat II

Reptile from Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for GA-HQ MK Art Tribute

Mortal Kombat 3

Reptile from Mortal Kombat 4 for GA-HQ MK Art Tribute

Mortal Kombat 4

Reptile from Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance for GA-HQ MK Art Tribute


Reptile from Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance Alt for GA-HQ MK Art Tribute


Reptile from Mortal Kombat Armageddon for GA-HQ MK Art Tribute

MK Armageddon

Reptile from Mortal Kombat 9 for GA-HQ MK Art Tribute

Mortal Kombat 9

Reptile from Mortal Kombat 9 Alt for GA-HQ MK Art Tribute

Mortal Kombat 9 Alt.

Reptile is of course a part of our big Mortal Kombat art tribute and was drawn in all his different designs from the first Mortal Kombat up to his alternate design in Mortal Kombat 9!

Reptile from Mortal Kombat Redesign by_bulletproofturtleman

Reptile got also redesigned  for our “FGE Project”  by Bulletproofturtleman

Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Reptile

Reptile, in his classic Ninja design, his Mortal Kombat 4 Design, and as a half Human, half Reptilian Design by Flavio Luccisano

Reptile Nimble Variation MKX Art

Reptile MKX Nimble

by Romeo J. Gonzales

Reptile Mortal Kombat Art by Esau Murga

Reptile Mortal Kombat 9

by Esau Murga

Reptile from Mortal Kombat 9 Art by_madiblitz

Reptile Mortal Kombat 9

by MadiBlitz

Reptile Fatality MK4 Art by Danny Valdez

Reptile in Mortal Kombat 4

by Danny Valdez

Classic Unmasked Reptile Mortal Kombat

Classic Unmasked Reptile

by Haryoso Riyadhi


Reptile “Klassic Look”

by Flavio Luccisano

Reptile Mortal Kombat 4

by Flavio Luccisano



Own Concepts and designs by fans for Reptile from Mortal Kombat

reptile scary mk mortal kombat by_jaggudada

by Jaggudada

Reptile Concept Art by Filipe Aguiar

by Filipe Aguir

reptile mortal kombat art by Kilian González Gómez

by Kilian González Gómez


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

24.06.2022 – Added Flavio Luccisano’s 3 Takes on Reptile

06.03.2022 – Just some small updates.