Drahmin made his
debut in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance as one of two Oni, demons of the
5th plane of the Netherealm. He wields an iron club mounted on his right
arm. The mask he wears is an artifact called the Face of Kun-Lo. Wearing
it allows him to control his rage and fight with his disciplined Netherealm
style. Removing it causes him to go into Oni style where he loses his focus
and attacks with murderous insanity.
Drahmin was not always
a demon. Centuries ago, he was a cruel human warlord in Outworld. For his
crimes, he was exiled to the Netherealm where his body and soul were to
be tortured for all eternity. As the years dragged on, he fell further
and further into insanity until his humanity was lost altogether. He eventually
accepted his fate and submitted to the power of the Netherealm. He re-emerged
from the Netherrealm depths as Drahmin: the Oni Tormentor.
The two Oni known
as Moloch and Drahmin are allies.
They roamed the 5th plane of the Netherealm in search of damned souls to
torment. After many centuries, the two demons came upon a battling Scorpion
and Quan Chi. Quan Chi, sorely
pressed by Scorpion, pleaded for aid from the Oni. Drahmin and Moloch intervened
and drove off Scorpion. Demanding payment for their services, Quan Chi
agreed to liberate them from Netherealm. The Oni agreed and led the sorcerer
to an ancient structure rumored to be a gateway to other realms.
Quan Chi studied the
ruins and discovered that it was a dormant portal that could be used with Shinnok's amulet, now in his possession. Suddenly, Scorpion attacked again
and Quan Chi took advantage of the distraction to activate the portal and
escape from the Netherrealm. The portal had not yet closed before all four
managed to pass through. The two Oni found themselves in Outworld with
Scorpion and Quan Chi nowhere to be seen.
Now free, Drahmin
and Moloch began searching for Quan Chi. They scoured the wastelands and
killed all they encountered. Before their encounter with Shang
Tsung, they encountered the cyborg Cyrax and
Mei. Both escaped the Oni's clutches. Shang Tsung found the pair after
he and Quan Chi had formed the Deadly Alliance. He employed them as a safeguard
measure against any treachery from his partner. He kept the Oni hidden
beneath his palace and paid the Oni with both mortals to feed upon and
the promise of revenge against Quan Chi.
While waiting for
their opportunity, the Oni once again encountered Scorpion. This time,
the demons overcame the ninja spectre. Knowing that they themselves were
unable to devour the spectre, they instead disposed of him by throwing
him into the Soulnado.