Mortal Kombat 1 full character roster

Curious about which characters are going to be available in Mortal Kombat 1? We've gathered a list of the characters confirmed for the roster so far.


With Mortal Kombat 1, NetherRealm Studios turns back the clock once again, this time refreshing the franchise timeline under the watchful eyes of God Liu Kang. We were also scheduled to get the game in a jiffy with a September 2023 release date set in its initial May announcement. That means character roster info came fast for this game. If you want to keep up on which Kombatants are new or returning for Mortal Kombat 1’s roster, we’ve got the full details here.

Last updated on November 2, 2023 at 7:36 p.m. PT.

Mortal Kombat 1 full character roster

Scorpion and Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat 1
As always, Scorpion and Sub-Zero return in Mortal Kombat 1 and it looks like their rivalry will continue in some form.
Source: NetherRealm Studios

There are a lot of returning faces in Mortal Kombat 1, and we expect we might see some new fighters enter the ring as well. The May announcement revealed a lot about the game, but there’s still plenty to show. Here’s the roster for Mortal Kombat 1 as we know it so far:

  • Liu Kang
  • Raiden
  • Scorpion
  • Sub-Zero
  • Johnny Cage
  • Kung Lao
  • Kitana
  • Mileena
  • Kenshi
  • Smoke
  • Rain
  • Li Mei
  • Tanya
  • Baraka
  • Geras
  • Reptile
  • Ashrah
  • Havik
  • Sindel
  • General Shao
  • Nitara
  • Reiko
  • Jax (Kameo Fighter)
  • Sonya Blade (Kameo Fighter)
  • Kano (Kameo Fighter)
  • Goro (Kameo Fighter)
  • Stryker (Kameo Fighter)
  • Sektor (Kameo Fighter)
  • Cyrax (Kameo Fighter)
  • Frost (Kameo Fighter)
  • Darrius (Kameo Fighter)
  • Shujinko (Kameo Fighter)
  • Motaro (Kameo Fighter)
  • Sareena (Kameo Fighter)

DLC Roster so far

  • Shang Tseung (Pre-order DLC bonus)
  • Quan Chi (Kombat Pack 1 DLC)
  • Ermac (Kombat Pack 1 DLC)
  • Takahashi Takeda (Kombat Pack 1 DLC)
  • Omni-Man (Invincible) (Kombat Pack 1 DLC) - released November 9, 2023
  • Homelander (The Boys) (Kombat Pack 1 DLC)
  • Peacemaker (Suicide Squad) (Kombat Pack 1 DLC)
  • Ferra (Kameo Fighter) (Kombat Pack 1 DLC)
  • Khameleon (Kameo Fighter) (Kombat Pack 1 DLC)
  • Mavado (Kameo Fighter) (Kombat Pack 1 DLC)
  • Tremor (Kameo Fighter) (Kombat Pack 1 DLC) - released November 9, 2023

That covers the entirety of characters confirmed for Mortal Kombat 1 so far. With the game having been set for release in September, stay tuned for plenty of coverage on the game, right here at Shacknews. You can also read up on the FAQ or check out details on the new Kameo Fighters feature.

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From The Chatty
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    May 18, 2023 7:35 AM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, Mortal Kombat 1 full character roster

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      May 18, 2023 7:49 AM


      I thought he was permanently erased after Aftermath

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        May 18, 2023 7:55 AM

        Same, but the FAQ has Raiden listed. Liu Kang is the god of this upcoming timeline, so maybe Raiden is just without god powers. Either way, will be interesting to see what they do with him.

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      May 18, 2023 12:12 PM

      Amazing roster, I could not be happier and I have a feeling that this MK is going to be totally insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am super happy with the re set and can't wait for May 25th when they show the first gameplay off at the PlayStation Showcase!!!!

      My body is ready :)

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