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Bo Rai Cho
 

BIO:

Bo' Rai Cho is a drunken master and teaches martial arts to many students over a span of many years. He enjoys drinking alcoholic beverages, particularly the rice wine of Earthrealm. He is known to use unorthodox methods of fighting, including crude tactics such as vomiting and flatulence. The archetype of the drunken master exemplifies the proverb "appearances can be deceiving". Outwardly, the fat, drunken, and crass Bo' Rai Cho does not appear to pose a threat, but he uses this illusion to take advantage of unsuspecting foes. He is revered for his great knowledge of martial arts and his fighting skills. When necessary, he is capable of commanding armies.

A native of Outworld, it has been revealed that Bo' Rai Cho has taught many great warriors. Among these warriors are Shujinko, Liu Kang, Li Mei, and Kung Lao. He did not appear in any games until Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. Since he is originally from Outworld, he never entered the Mortal Kombat tournament as it would have meant competing on the behalf of Outworld and thus the brutal emperor Shao Kahn. Instead, he used his fighting prowess to train Earthrealm warriors. He did not become directly involved until the Deadly Alliance of Shang Tsung and Quan Chi emerged.

Upon hearing that Liu Kang had been murdered by the Deadly Alliance, he took Kung Lao under his wing. He then taught Kung Lao the "whirlwind kick" technique so that the Shaolin monk might slay Shang Tsung. While a group of Earthrealm warriors prepared for a frontal assault on the Deadly Alliance, Bo' Rai Cho secretly entered Shang Tsung's palace and escaped with the body of Li Mei. He regrouped with the other Earthrealm warriors led by Raiden and retreated to safety rather than join the attack.

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ORIGIN:
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance

OTHER APPEARANCES:
Mortal Kombat: Deception, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Mortal Kombat X

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Page Updated:  Dec. 5th, 2015

I can't figure out what's wrong with this guy's mug... check out at his face in his original render (the white one). iS his face melting off? LOL. Terrible rendering. Just terrible. So, I guess Bo Rai Cho's moves were amusing for a little while (maybe to some?), but his farting and vomiting gimmick alone doesn't live up to the depth of MK's classic designs or other fighting game characters of the era.

Bo Rai Cho just looks like a dirty homeless guy to me. And to think... Liu Kang's master would be such a gross slob (and vomits on people as one of his special moves). -___- Meh. I think Midway was out of ideas and thought of a gimmick that would entertain 14 year old boys. Alas, Bo Rai Cho.

Fast forward 13 years later, as Bo Rai Cho returns as a MKX cameo and eventually a playable character. He's astonishingly "cleaned up" quite a bit. And no doubt NetherRealm will revamp his fighting style, likely putting more emphasis on the Drunken Martial arts bit. That said, I'm actually interested in seeing the MKX revamp of Bo Rai Cho.

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