In 1993, Mortal Kombat II introduced the supreme ruler of Outworld; the emperor Shao Kahn. Since then, he has remained one of the Mortal Kombat series’ primary antagonists, often serving as the final boss. Shao Kahn is a ruthless conqueror who sets his sites on Earthrealm, hoping to rule it alongside Outworld. Prevented from taking the realm by force, Shao Kahn is required to earn 10 consecutive victories in the Mortal Kombat tournament by the Elder Gods. Only then will Earthrealm be his for the taking. After 9 consecutive victories, his champions are ultimately defeated by Liu Kang and the Earthrealm warriors. After the crushing defeat, he lures their champions to Outworld, laying the seeds to invade Earth regardless of the outcome.
Shao Kahn is a massive warrior, sporting a warlord style outfit. He rarely removes his Warlord Helmet, and features spiked shoulder pads, all while wielding his oversized Wrath Hammer. His appearance is captured perfectly in a new 1/12 scale action figure by Storm Collectibles. Our friends at Bluefin have sent along the figure for us to check out. Read on for my thoughts and a full gallery of the figure.