Kabal MK9 Render

Kabal is one of the fictional characters of the Mortal Kombat fighting game series and debuted in Mortal Kombat 3 developed by Midway Games Chicago in 1995. He returned for the first time in Mortal Kombat Deception in 2004 and again in Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) which was developed by Netherrealm Studios. Kabal was revealed on the 5th of February 2019 to return as well in Mortal Kombat XI (2019)

Kabal also appeared in Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Mortal Kombat Unchained, and Mortal Kombat Armageddon, these games are ports or included just all playable Mortal Kombat game characters.


Kabal was once a normal human and worked together with Stryker against the Outworld Invasion led by Shao Kahn. An attack destroyed his face and left scars and burns on his whole body, without a special mask he can’t breathe normally anymore. Kabal uses Hookswords as a Weapon and has special moves like a Tornado Dash which makes his opponent dizzy for a few seconds and allows him to attack.


Personally, I liked Kabal from the start. Not only was he very different from the rest of the characters in Mortal Kombat 3, he also had these damn cool weapons, very effective combos, and special moves, and also one of the funniest friendship finishers ever …his “Kabal Unmasked” Fatality was also hilarious. Designwise he went even better with every return. In Mortal Kombat 9 he was just a damn badass and I liked how NRS included him into the story part of the game.


Kabal from the Mortal Kombat Games: an Overview

Charactername:  Kabal   Developed /Created by Midway Games later NetherRealm Studios
Gameseries: Mortal Kombat   First seen on: Arcades  
First Game: Mortal Kombat 3   Year first seen in: 1995
Last Game: Mortal Kombat XI (2019)   Birthplace: USA 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Hookswords  
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Kabal

Kabal MK9 Game Art

Alt. Costume

Kabal Mortal Kombat 9 Ladder vs Portrait

Ladder / Vs. Portrait

Kabal MK9 Concept Art

Concept Art of Kabal in MK9

Kabal in Mortal Kombat 9 (2011)

Kabal MK Deception Wallpaper Thumb

Mortal Kombat Deception (2004)

Kabal Mortal Kombat 3 Official Game Art Render

Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)

Kabal Mortal Kombat 3 Official Game Art

Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)



Bio of Kabal in Mortal Kombat 3 as well as his ending from the game:


Kabal Mortal Kombat 3 Bio


Kabal MK3 Ending 1

Kabal-MK3-Ending 2

Kabal MK3 Ending 2



Kabal in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

All Mortal Kombat Art Tribute Artworks featuring Kabal:

Kabal MK3 MK Tribute

Mortal Kombat 3

Kabal MKD MK Tribute

MK Deception

Kabal MKD Alt

MK Deception Alt.

Kabal MK9 Portrait

Mortal Kombat 9

Kabal MK9 Alt MK Tribute

Mortal Kombat 9 Alt


MK 9 Story Mode

Kabal is a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Mortal Kombat Tribute and was drawn in all his different designs during Mortal Kombat 3-9

Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Kabal

Kabal from Mortal Kombat

Kabal from Mortal Kombat

by Fear-sAs

Kabal & Grogu..?

by Flavio Luccisano