Kobra could be described
as Mortal Kombat's stock street brawler character. Infamous for his brutality
and savage killings, Kobra shows no mercy to his opponents. Introduced
in Mortal Kombat: Deception as the second of Kabal's
recruits for the new Black Dragon, he is a gifted young martial artist,
eager to put his skills to the test.
For years, Kobra wondered
whether his martial arts training would work in a real fight. Even though
he has been practicing his skills at his NYC karate school, no one was
allowed to really hurt each other. So, he went to New York's back alleys
in order for him to put his skills to the test.
At first, he started
on street gangs. Then, he went to gangbangers and drug dealers. The thrill
and excitement of fighting started to consume him, and he started killing
his opponents. He continued his killing streak and added looting to his
list when he robbed convenience stores and gas stations. Eventually, the
NYPD caught him. At this point, Kobra had no clue as to how many lives
he had destroyed.
When Kobra was being
taken downtown, he heard gunfire and officers shouting. Kabal and Kira
had found out about him and came to induct him into the new Black Dragon
syndicate. After killing the officers and escaping, Kabal took Kira and
Kobra to Outworld, where they worked for Havik, the cleric of Chaos who
had brought Kabal back from the brink of death.