Kenshi

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Mortal Kombat X

(2015) as
Kenshi
Kenshi, Mortal Kombat X Character Artwork
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Base Roster

Bio: The swordsman Takahashi Kenshi spent his early adulthood searching the world for worthy opponents. When the sorcerer Shang Tsung duped him into retrieving the enchanted sword Sento from the Well of Souls, the result left Kenshi sightless. Humbled but with a new sense of purpose, Kenshi vowed to rid the realms of despicable creatures like Shang. He served Earthrealm admirably in its conflict with Netherrealm. In his post-war travels he met and fell in love with a young Thai-American woman.

Eventually Kenshi's wanderlust returned and he departed. Years later he learned the woman had been murdered - leaving their eight-year-old son in Kenshi's care. The boy's mother's murder led Kenshi to entrust his son to Hanzo Hasashi, the former Scorpion, to raise as a warrior. Kenshi promised Hanzo he would return one day to reclaim Takeda. Together father and son would hunt down the boy's mother's murderer. Meanwhile Kenshi continues his itinerant ways, occasionally helping out his friend General Blade as a consultant to the Special Forces.

Mortal Kombat™

(2011) as
Kenshi
Kenshi, Mortal Kombat™ Character Artwork
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Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition (Complete Edition)

Bio (in-game): For years the swordsman Kenshi traveled the world in search of worthy opponents. When a mysterious elderly man named Song offered to show him the location of Sento, an ancient sword worthy of his abilities, Kenshi succumbed to pride. He followed Song to a tomb wherein lay the Well of Souls. When Kenshi retrieved the sword, spirits of ancient warriors spewed forth, blinding him. Song then revealed himself to be Shang Tsung. He consumed the sol, leaving Kenshi in the dark labyrinth to die. But Sento called to Kenshi. It led him out of the tomb and revealed his lost heritage as a descendant of the warriors who had been buried there. Kenshi vowed to slay Shang Tsung and free the souls of his ancestors.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

(2006) as
Kenshi
Kenshi, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Character Artwork
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Base Roster

Mortal Kombat: Deception

(2004) as
Kenshi
Kenshi, Mortal Kombat: Deception Character Artwork
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Base Roster

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance

(2002) as
Kenshi
Kenshi, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance Character Artwork
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Base Roster
About
StatusSwordsman
AlignmentUnknown
Weight185 lbs.
Height6' 1"
Fight StylesTai Chi, San Shou, Katana
Difficulty4

Bio (manual): Blinded by Shang Tsung's trickery, Kenshi vows to slay the sorcerer and redeem himself in the eyes of his ancestors.

Bio (in-game): Sensing the cries of his captured ancestors, Kenshi made a vow to slay Shang Tsung in order to free them from his grasp. When he learned of Shang Tsung's escape to Outworld, Kenshi agreed to help the Special Forces search for the missing agent Cyrax as a means of gaining access to that realm, which allowed him to act as both rescue party and spy. Shortly after discovering the sorcerer's whereabouts, the Agency was destroyed and with it his only means for return to Earth. Kenshi now finds himself facing the Deadly Alliance on his own.

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