Jago from Killer Instinct

Jago is one of the playable characters and main protagonists in the Killer Instinct fighting game series by Rareware and now Microsoft Studios. He appeared in all three games of the series, in Killer Instinct (2013-2016) there is also an alternative “evil” version of him named “Shadow Jago” that served first as a hidden boss and became a playable character eventually.

Jago is a mysterious fighter born in Tibet and joined the Killer Instinct Tournaments to destroy the evil within. He is actually the brother of B.Orchid 


Jago from the Killer Instinct Games: an Overview

Charactername: Jago   Developed /Created by Rare / Microsoft Studios
Gameseries: Killer Instinct   First seen on: Arcades
First Game: Killer Instinct   Year first seen: 1994
Last Game:  Killer Instinct (2013-2016)   Birthplace: Tibet
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Sword 
Additional Tags: Ninja   Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to: Orchid (Sister)    See also:  



Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Jago from Killer Instinct

 Jago Killer Instinct (2013) Official Render with Background Art

Official Render of Jago with Tiger Shrine Stage Background Art

Jago Killer Instinct Classic Costume Render Art

Jago KI Classic Costume

Jago Killer Instinct 2 Gold Classic Costume Art

Jago Killer Instinct 2 Classic Costume

Jago Killer Instinct Prima Guide Concept Art

Killer Instinct Ultra Fan Book Scan


Killer Instinct (2013)


Jago Killer Instinct Players Guide Scan

Killer Instinct (1994) 



Jago in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Jago is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art of Jago


Classic Jago

by Flavio Luccisano

Jago Portrait Art

by Flavio Luccisano

Jago Killer Instinct by Molim

Jago KI2

by Molim

Jago from KI 2013

Jago KI2013

 by Grapiqkad

Jago from Killer Instinct Redesigned

Jago Redesigned

by Pio Paulo Santana




Updates and additions in Jago’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview

24.06.2022 – added Flavio’s new Portrait of Jago in his classic Killer Instinct Design

12.05.2017 – Added Flavio’s Portrait Art of Jago