Khameleon made her
debut as a secret character in the Nintendo 64 version of Mortal Kombat
Trilogy, while the PC, PlayStation, and Sega Saturn versions instead had Chameleon,
a similar male character. After being absent for a long time she made her
return in the Nintendo Wii version of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon with a
new design. Khameleon possesses the powers and abilities of every female ninja
to appear before MK Trilogy and can use all of their weapons.
and ending screens in Mortal Kombat Trilogy describe her as the last
female of her race, as Reptile
is said to be the last male. They reveal that her race, the Saurians, also known
as Raptors, were originally from Earthrealm, but a great war drove them out and
killed many more. They found a new home in another realm, which they called
Zaterra or "New Earth." However, Shao
Kahn eventually found it, and after defeating them in Mortal Kombat, he
drove the Raptors to near extinction and then merged the realm with Outworld.
Reptile and told him the truth of how Kahn was responsible for the extinction of
their race. However, Reptile fell under the emperor's influence once again and
turned against her. Having failed in her attempts to slay Shao Kahn, she began
to wander the realms contemplating a way to strike back at him. Later, during
the events of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, she learned of the battle that would
occur in Edenia and the gift of ultimate power that would be granted to the
victor. Distressed by the fact that Kahn was also seeking this power, Khameleon
sought out to attain it for herself so as to exact revenge on him and his
followers for what he did to her race.