Hotaru is one of the playable Mortal Kombat characters that were introduced in Mortal Kombat: Deception (2004).

He represents the Realm of Order and fights those that would dare to break the order. His arch enemy in MK Deception is Havik who represents the Realm of Chaos.  Hotaru returned in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006), in Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) his dead body can be seen in the intro cutscene. 

Hotaru had only two special moves in MK Deception but got two additional ones in MK Armageddon.


Hotaru from the Mortal Kombat Games: an Overview

Charactername: Hotaru   Developed /Created by Midway Games/Netherrealm Studios
Gameseries: Mortal Kombat   First seen on: Playstation 2 & Xbox
First Game: Mortal Kombat: Deception   Year first seen:  2004
Last Game: Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapons & Martial Arts Style:


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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Hotaru from Mortal Kombat


Hotaru MKD Official Wallpaper

Hotaru MKD Wallpaper

Mortal Kombat Deception (2004) 



Hotaru in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Mortal Kombat Deception


Mortal Kombat Deception Alternate

Hotaru is a part of a Game-Art-HQ Mortal Kombat Tribute


Selected Fan Art of Hotaru




Updates and Additions in the Hotaru Gallery: