Goro from Mortal Kombat

Goro is a mid-boss character and also playable sometimes from the Mortal Kombat fighting games. He debuted as an unplayable mid-boss in the first Mortal Kombat (1992) as the only character not animated through a real actor, instead a sculpture was used. Goro became playable for the first time in Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1996) and returned as a mid-boss which was unlockable this time in Mortal Kombat 4 (1997).

When Midway games ported Mortal Kombat Deception to the Nintendo Gamecube in 2005 they added both Goro and Shao Kahn as playable characters from the start, it was the first time that Goro was not overpowered in comparison to the other characters. He returned in Mortal Kombat Armageddon (2006) and was again an unplayable boss character in Mortal Kombat 9 (2011)

In Mortal Kombat X (2015), Goro is again a playable character and was a pre-order bonus when the game launched. 

Goro, the Shokan Warrior from Outworld is one of the most popular fighting game boss characters alongside Shao Kahn and M.Bison today.



Goro from the Mortal Kombat Games: an Overview

Charactername: Prince Goro
  Developed /Created by Midway Games later NetherRealm Studios
Gameseries: Mortal Kombat   First seen on: Arcades
First Game: Mortal Kombat   Year first seen in: 1992
Last Game: Mortal Kombat X(2015)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Mid-Boss and sometimes playable character.
  Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Four Arms Of Terror!
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Goro

Goro in Mortal Kombat X MKX Official Art

Mortal Kombat X (2015)

Goro MKX Mortal Kombat X Render

Mortal Kombat X (2015)

Goro Mortal Kombat 9 Official Art

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011)


Goro MKD

MK Deception (2005)



Goro in Mortal Kombat 1:



Goro’s Lair


“The Four Armed Terror”


Goro Wins

Goro in Mortal Kombat 4:

Goro Mortal Kombat 4 Bio

Goro MK4 Bio

Goro MK4 Wins

Goro Wins!

Goro Mortal Kombat Gold

Kung Lao MK Gold Ending



Goro in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

All Mortal Kombat Art Tribute Artworks featuring Goro:

Goro Mortal Kombat for MK Art Tribute

Mortal Kombat

Goro Mortal Kombat 4 for MK Art Tribute

Mortal Kombat 4

Goro Mortal Kombat Deception for MK Art Tribute

MK Deception


MK Deception Alt

Goro Mortal Kombat 9 for MK Art Tribute

Mortal Kombat 9

Goro is of course a part of our big Mortal Kombat Art Tribute and was drawn in all of his past designs from MK1-MK9



Selected Fan Art of Goro from Mortal Kombat


Goro Kuatan Warrior Variation Illustration Art by Grapiqkad

Kuatan Warrior Variation

Goro Tigrar Fury Variation Illustration Art by Grapiqkad

Tigrar Fury Variation

Goro Dragon Fangs Variation Fan Art by Grapiqkad Goro Dragon Fangs Variation Illustration Art by Grapiqkad

Dragon Fangs Variation 1 / 2

Goro Mortal Kombat X Variation Illustrations by Grapiqkad

Goro Mortal Kombat X Fan Art

Goro in MKX

by Romeo Gonzales

Goro MK Legacy Art

Goro MK Legacy Art

by Esau Murga

Goro from MK Concept Art


by Filipe Aguir

Classic Prince Goro

Classic Prince Goro

by Elecomoroco

Goro Portrait

by Flavio Luccisano



Additions and Updates to the Prince Goro Overview and Art Gallery

23.06.2022 – Goro Artwork by Flavio Luccisano added

20.07.2016 – The other Goro MKX Variation Illustrations by Grapiqkad added

11.07.2016 – Header Image added, Goro Dragon Fangs Variation Fan Art added