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Hsu Hao


Hsu Hao is an evil, deceptive Mongolian grappler who posed as a member of Red Dragon's intelligence services to infiltrate the Special Forces. His sole purpose was to destroy them after he had aided them in destroying the Black Dragon crime clan, long-time rivals of Hsu Hao's Red Dragon. Instead of a heart, Hsu Hao has a pulsating cybernetic implant that also enhances his strength. He follows orders from his superior, Mavado, with unquestioning obedience.

For the events on Earthrealm leading up to Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Hsu Hao was of prime importance. His superior, Mavado, gave him orders to act as a Chinese Secret Militant for the Special Forces and aid them in completely destroying the Black Dragon clan. Hsu Hao carried out his instructions without question and aided the U.S. Special Forces for years until the entire Black Dragon clan were seemingly eradicated, after the death of Jarek. Hsu Hao was called back to the Red Dragon headquarters at Charred Mountain but later received orders from Mavado to stay within the Special Forces HQ. He was then instructed to destroy their underground base and with it, their only means of inter-realm travel. He armed a miniature nuclear weapon and just escaped through the portal before it blew up.

As a result of his betrayal, his former superior at the Special Forces, Jax, who just barely escaped with his life, had a score to settle with him. After Mavado captured and imprisoned Kano, Mavado sent Hsu Hao to kill Shang Tsung under orders from Quan Chi. On his way to Tsung's palace he was cornered and seemingly killed when his artificial heart was ripped out by Jax.


Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance




Mortal Kombat: Armageddon


Page Updated:  Oct. 7th, 2019

Hsu Hao is a perfect example of when the Mortal Kombat series went down the shitter in the early 00's. Just for fun, let's give this design a fair chance. So, his heart was ripped out by Jax and he's still alive and fighting because of that silly contraption on his chest? ...ahah. >_>

Comical story element aside, he looks and fights like a total moron. (I don't usually expect much from most MK characters in that area, but this particular bloke really really fights like a moron.) So is Hsu Hao a reject member of the Village People? Or just a big fan? Either way, he might be the dumbest looking fighting game character of all time... and easily among the worst MK designs ever. At least Ed Boon and the MK dev-team admitted themselves that Hsu Hao was a crap design (on more than one occasion). It's just too bad they didn't realize that fact before the dude appeared in 2 games. lol. However, gotta say hats off to NRS for bringing back Hsu Hao in 2019 during Erron Black's MK11 intro (well, his head at leat). Hsu Hao... I'd say you deserve better... but you definitely don't. lol. Good joke NRS. Did they redeem themselves? Should I change Hsu Hao's rating because of it? No. Definitely nope.

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