This alliance soon formed into a close friendship and after Shang Tsung's death in his battle with Onaga, Kenshi felt the souls of his ancestors return to his sword. He can utilize telekinesis, taught to him by Ermac himself, and teleport using his own mind thanks to his heightened mind and senses. Flash | Kenshi was led by the man to an ancient and very powerful sword, perfect for a warrior of his caliber. However, the Deadly Alliance was aware of Kenshi and sent Mavado to kill him, who defeated him in combat and left him for dead. Lin Kuei | Kenshi wields an ancestral sword that contains the spirits of warrior kings from his line, and he is in turn guided by these spirits in combat. Kenshi was a boastful and proud warrior, fighting only to feed his own insatiable ego. Kenshi is initially amused by the story, calling it a fairy tale like the ones his grandfather use to tell him, but when the old man reveals he knows Kenshi's name without the warrior ever having told him, Kenshi begins to believe him and asks the location of the sword. That night, Kenshi notes the island "Sounds like death" and Raiden reveals that the island once hosted a long dead civilization and serves as a reminder of what is at stake. The swordsman took the streets in the night, killing criminals and rooting out corruption in the underworld. Black Friday Sale: Take 20% Off All Giant Bomb Merch Until 11/30! In accordance to his ancestry consisting of warrior kings from Asia and Europe, it would technically make Kenshi half-Asian and half-European. Original Timeline:ErmacCyraxSonya BladeSub-ZeroJax BriggsSmokeNightwolfRaidenLi MeiShujinkoLiu KangKitanaKung LaoJohnny CageOuter World Investigation AgencyForce of LightCurrent Timeline:Sonya BladeJohnny CageCassie Cage (formerly, ally of Dark Raiden)Raiden (pre-Dark Raiden)Jax BriggsJacqui Briggs (formerly, ally of Dark Raiden)Sub-ZeroScorpionLi MeiTavenFrostSareenaKung Jin (formerly, ally of Dark Raiden)Takeda Takahashi (formerly, ally of Dark Raiden)FujinShujinkoBo' Rai ChoSpecial Forces (formerly, allies of Dark Raiden)Outer World Investigation AgencyKotal KahnReptileErmacFerra/TorrErron BlackSauriansEdeniansElder GodsKung Lao (pre-revenant)Liu Kang (pre-revenant)Kitana (pre-revenant)Kabal (pre-revenant)Smoke (pre-revenant)Nightwolf (pre-revenant)Kurtis Stryker (pre-revenant)Young Kenshi (from Original Timeline)Young Johnny Cage (from Original Timeline)Young Sonya Blade (from Original Timeline)Young Jax Briggs (from Original Timeline)Young Earthrealm heroes (from Original Timeline) Captain Marvel | Smoke | Revealing the blade was created byShao Kahn and sealed in a mountain cave to be guarded by the demon Ermac, who consumes the souls of any warrior who tries to claim the blade. Kenshi is the only character to perform a traditional Hara-Kiri in Deception, slicing open his own abdomen. Bo' Rai Cho | He wears a sash across his chest, depicting a dragon, and a black pauldron on his right shoulder. Art Lean | Out of gratitude, he taught the blind swordsman how to use his latent telekinetic powers in combat and to sense the presence of people and objects around him. One of the Game Over messages in Shaolin Monks is "Who is Kenshi? Kai | En route to their hidden base, the vigilante was approached by Johnny Cage, who was marshaling Earthrealm's warriors to battle the wicked Elder God Shinnok. His sword has the ability to reflect projectiles back to his opponents. After he stabs his opponent with his sword for his first fatality in Deception, he appears to be doing a small street dance before taking his sword to slice his opponent. Kenshi soon found about the Deadly Alliance and their plans, but was unable to contact the Outerworld Investigation Agency since it had been blown up by Hsu Hao. 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Luffy | Mr. The blind swordsman trained to fight without the use of his eyes and eventually crossed paths with Jax and Sonya, who were recruiting for the Outworld Investigation Agency's first excursion into another dimension. Sareena | Kenshi was hoping to track down Daegonbut his cover was blown and was forced on the run. Dairou | But this sensory overload was too much for the swordsman and he retreated to a remote cave in the mountains, where he would remain isolated in a dark, soundless cavern. Blind SwordsmanBlind KenshiLone WarriorBlind GiSword SaintElder God Kenshi (Mortal Kombat X Mobile) He is one of the first characters to get their bio on the Armageddon website. Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (2020): Scorpion | Liu Kang | Raiden | Johnny Cage | Sonya Blade | Kitana | Jax Briggs | Reptile | Nitara Enemies Kenshi calls their actions dishonorable, but the bandits only respond by cursing at him. The next morning, Kenshi travels to the mountain where the sword is said to be, and finds several long rotten skeletons outside the cave. Elder God Kenshi from Mortal Kombat X Mobile. Powers/Skills Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Cyrax | It was during this time that he would stumble upon a coded message to Mavado revealing the Red Dragon's plan to capture the Edenian warrior Taven. His signature red bandana is worn across his eyes. Kenshi's name is taken from the Japanese word "kensei" (剣聖), which means "sword saint" in English. As he approaches the sword, he hears a demonic voice call out to him, taunting him, declaring 'they' have been waiting for a worthy opponent and that no one has ever left the cave alive. Edenian Resistance | Character » Erron Black | Sub-Zero | Mortal Kombat (1995): Johnny Cage | Liu Kang | Raiden | Scorpion | Sonya Blade | Sub-Zero | Jax Briggs | Kitana Kenshi was voted number 7 on Screwattack's Top 10 Mortal Kombat Kharacters list. Enter the URL for the tweet you want to embed. Raiden also reveals that whatever innate supernatural abilities each of them possess will be amplified on the island, and points out that Kenshi's honed senses will become superhuman. After the two parted ways amicably, Kenshi continued his mission and though he didn't find Cyrax, he stumbled upon a much more alarming revelation: the Deadly Alliance that had been forged by Shang Tsung and the treacherous sorcerer Quan Chi. Mokap | Kenshi is well-trained in telekinetic attacks as well, and is capable of teleportation. Kenshi is seen in the trailer for the new 2011 Mortal Kombat game, fighting Daegon at the Pit., Cassie Cage (formerly, ally of Dark Raiden), Jacqui Briggs (formerly, ally of Dark Raiden), Takeda Takahashi (formerly, ally of Dark Raiden), Special Forces (formerly, allies of Dark Raiden), Young Johnny Cage (from Original Timeline), Young Sonya Blade (from Original Timeline), Young Jax Briggs (from Original Timeline), Young Earthrealm heroes (from Original Timeline). Sub-Zero found the dying warrior and tended to his wounds. Sonya Blade | This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll Why is he blind?". He attacked during the night, making use of the dark to strike unseen and succeeded in taking down a number of criminal organizations. In Deception and Armageddon, Kenshi wears a high-collared, grey rubber vest, with kanji on it, and armored pants. Otherwise, you should close this page and view another page. He whirls around, sword drawn as Ermac attacks. Old man: Saved him from bandits, learned of the Sento sword's legend and location from him. He wears red knee pads and black boots. Find his opponents.Kill Shang Tsung for defiling his ancestry and betraying him.Protect Earthrealm from evil threats.Return the revenant heroes back to normal and rescue them from Netherrealm.Help the Special Forces protect Earthrealm.Kill Daegon for killing his wife.Stop Daegon's Red Dragon Clan.Help fix Raiden's mistakes.Claim and use the god-like powers of Blaze to restore his eyesight. Nightwolf | He was later told by Sonya Blad… In between the events of the game and comic, Kenshi helped Scorpion overcome his darkness and joined the Special Forces before being assigned the task of infiltrating the Red Dragon. But when he opened the well that it was supposedly contained in, the souls trapped there overwhelmed him and stripped him of his sight. send you an email once approved. Kabal | History Talk (0) Share. Blind SamuraiTemporary member of the Special Forces Kenshi and Ermac are roughly evenly matched throughout the battle, and though Kenshi loses the Sento, he is able to overpower Ermac with his hand-to-hand skills before discovering his telekinetic abilities similar to Ermac's. appears in 9 games, Enemies: Shao Kahn, Shang Tsung, Quan Chi. Kenshi was a born warrior who wandered the Earthrealm, searching for worthy opponents and then defeating them to increase his pride. Kenshi's fatality from Deadly Alliance, where he sent out waves of mental energy at the opponent, causing their eyes to be pushed out of their sockets, then bends their limbs in unnatural directions ending with the head, was listed seventh in Screwattack's Top 10 Worst Mortal Kombat Fatalities list. SwordsmanshipFighting skillsPowerful psychic abilitiesTelekinesisTeleportationLeadershipExcellent fighter with his Katana SentoTai Chi fighting style Seidan Resistance | However, in. Though he lost his sight, Kenshi claimed the Sento sword for himself that day. Kenshi was accepted into the Agency and given his first assignment: journey to Outworld and find the missing cybernetic agent Cyrax. His search for a worthy foe led him to cross paths with a mysterious old man named Song, who had heard tales of Kenshi's fame, but proclaimed that he needed a sword worthy of his skill. Kenshi began to hunt the corrupt, guided by his ancestors' sword. In early concepts, Kenshi's original name was "Blind Gi" and he was renamed 'Blind Kenshi' as his character developed; the adjective was dropped for his final form. John Rambo | Kenshi declined, as he had no real stake in the battle and didn't see the point of getting involved. He can sense an opponent's presence by their energy or by hearing them and thus, can take opponents by surprise. Ashrah | Ermac seemingly gains the upperhand when he telekinetically chokes Kenshi and then binds him with scaled tentacles, strangling him further, but Kenshi is able to draw Sento back to his hand with his telekinesis and frees himself, throwing the blade and impaling Ermac through his heart. In Deadly Alliance, Kenshi wears a black body suit with red accents. When the tournament begins, Kenshi ventures further into the island, and after a brief meditation, arrives in a clearing. Mortal Kombat-X Wikia is a FANDOM Games Community. watch 02:26. Kitana | His sword contains the spirits of past warriors, which guides him in battle and he can sense the presence of anyone by their energy or by hearing them, allowing him to take opponents by surprise. combatants Ermac's voice once more calls out to him, proclaiming it will retake the Sento blade from Kenshi and taunts that it has learned much since 'they' took his eyes. A black belt is worn across his waist, holding up a satchel. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Kenshi's history is mostly kept intact, but he no longer has a rivarly with the sorcerer Shang Tsung and was instead blinded by Ermac when he went to claim the Sento sword, which is also not an heirloom blade of his line in this series. Giant Bomb users. Argus | Kenshi soon found about the Deadly Alliance and their plans but was unable to contact the Outerworld Investigation Agency since it had been blown up by Hsu Hao. In Deadly Alliance, Kenshi wears a black body suit with red accents. Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (2010): Johnny Cage | Scorpion | Sonya Blade | Jax Briggs However the blin… Kurtis Stryker | With one final telekinetic pulse, Kenshi slays Ermac, claiming the first victory of the tournament for Earthrealm. In one of his pre-fight interactions with. Alias Kenshi swore revenge against the treacherous sorcerer. According to Deception's Konquest Mode, Kenshi learned Tai Chi as a child and Judo in his adolescent years. Shujinko | Though Kenshi is officially listed as 6'1 in Deadly Alliance, a glitch sometimes makes the 1 double, listing his height as 6'11. His sword also urged him to join the Forces of Light for the upcoming battle and Kenshi took heed of the new insight, deciding that he would be the one to lead the Forces of Light into battle. Kenshi darkly growls that he has as well and engages Ermac in a fierce duel. Infuriated, the bandits charge at him with their swords drawn. Live Action. Between the main events of the series, Kenshi is contacted by Raiden and agrees to fight for Earthrealm in the Mortal Kombat Tournament. If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. Kenshi was once a wandering ronin in ancient Japan when he came across three bandits robbing an old man. Console Launchapalooza: The PlayStation 5. However, the blind swordsman was found by the Lin Kuei Grandmaster, Sub-Zero, who nursed him back to health. Meat | With his quest for vengeance now over, Kenshi left the Special Forces and remained separate from Sub-Zero's Lin Kuei after returning to Earthrealm, preferring to be battle alone, though he remained an ally of both. Psychic, Blind KenshiLone WarriorBlind GiSword SaintElder God Kenshi (Mortal Kombat X Mobile), Fighting skillsPowerful psychic abilitiesTelekinesisTeleportationLeadershipExcellent fighter with his Katana SentoTai Chi fighting style. He can also employ his telekinesis into a tangible, projection of himself to attack opponents from a distance, similar to Noob Saibot. Friends/Allies Kenshi Takahashi (高橋剣士) is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series, who made his debut in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. Kenshi appears in season two of Mortal Kombat Legacy played by Dan Southworth. Reptile | Do-Gooder Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Mavado emerged victorious and Kenshi was, once again, left for dead. The two were at the time, looking for members to join their new Outerworld Investigation Agency that could venture into Outworld. Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins (1995): Johnny Cage | Liu Kang | Raiden | Scorpion | Sub-Zero | Sonya Blade White Lotus Society, Non-MK/Guest Star Heroes The blind warrior spent the next decade training his senses, while at the same time hunting for Shang Tsung to pay him back for defiling his ancestry and betraying him. Sindel | This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for: Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Realizing that this was his chance to pursuit Shang Tsung, Kenshi underwent the required examinations and tests, then joined the group. Both of them were trapped in Outworld and so decided to form an alliance of their own to look for a way out. In addition, he wears white kneepads, red pointed boots, and long, armored gloves. Kenshi is also completely unaffected by attacks that affect someone's eyes thanks to his blindness. However, his sword speaks to him and tells him that he can't simply sit on the sidelines while he hunts out Mavado and that the forces of Light may need him in the coming battle against the elemental Blaze. The old man reveals he is a mystic and offers to tell Kenshi of something that may be of benefit to him. Kenshi's path for revenge lead him to the Special Forces and his skills were noticed by Sonya Blade and Jax Briggs. Suchin Takahashi (wife, deceased), Takeda Takahashi (son) Shaolin Monks | Jade | Several years later, Kenshi is summoned by Raiden to the island hosting the Mortal Kombat tournament, with Kenshi being the last to teleport onto the island. Family Kenshi is one of Cassie Cage's online friends. Fantastic | Daredevil | Kenshi Takahashi | Harley Quinn | Domino | Akame | Yoshi | Pac-Man | Natsu Dragneel | Iceman | Sakura Haruno | Hakumen | Juri Han | Chie Satonaka | Karin Kanzuki | Burning Gundam | Thunder Megazord | Batman (DC Comics) | Scorpion | Ichigo Kurosaki | Ruby Rose | Ragna the Bloodedge | Cuphead | Superboy | Gohan | D.Va | Tron Bonne | Boa Hancock | Rider Medusa | Venom | Ezio | The Prince | Blake Belladonna | Inuyasha | Mewtwo | Fa Mulan | Lucina | Shantae | Shovel Knight | Goku | Gon Freecss | Danny Phantom | Ben Tennyson | Trafalgar D. Water Law | Yang Xiao Long | Katsuki Bakugo | Arwing | X-Wing | Superman | Saitama, DEATH RACE! Eventually the later part became his official name. Kenshi's name comes from the two Japanese words, kenshi, which means swordsman, and kensei, which means sword saint. Kenshi's alternate costume in Deadly Alliance does not wear a blindfold and it is believed that this is what he looked like before being blinded. Now I have but one goal: to slay the sorcerer who blinded me. Liu Kang | Also due to his blindness, he is completely immune to attacks that would target one's sense of sight. Nitara | Though Kenshi was unable to find him, he did come across the enigmatic Ermac, who was under the control of the brutal Emperor Shao Kahn. In MK 2011, Kenshi's fighting style has been expanded upon, extensively using his telekinesis to wield his sword, although he still uses his hands to hold it from time to time. Kenshi later came across a coded message that was supposed to be sent to Mavado that allowed him to find out about the Red Dragon Clan's plans to hunt down the demigod, Taven. Hero Overview: Gallery: Gallery. Johnny Cage | During his time there, Kenshi came across the fusion of souls known as Ermac, and in pity, he broke Shao Kahn's control over him. In MK 2011, Kenshi dons a refined version of his original outfit, but now featuring glowing panels on the back of his hands and a sharper hair cut. Add a photo to this gallery. Dexter Grif | Dick Simmons | Michael J. Caboose | Epsilon | Church | Sarge | Sparx | Aku Aku. Kratos | When the bandits demand he pay a toll to keep his life, Kenshi throws a half-eaten apple at them, telling them that's their toll. However, while on a mission to bring down the Red Dragon and have his vengeance on Mavado, Kenshi received a psychic premonition, that told him everything about Taven and Daegon's quest. Despite being blind, Kenshi's spiritual senses allows him to fight on an even level with any other fighter. Seidan Guard | Taven, Secondary Heroes Edit. Occupation Blaze | Li Mei | He is seen in the opening to Armageddon, stabbing Sheeva in the chest as she is strangling Ermac and. 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Caboose | Sheila | Batgirl | Spider-Girl, DBX combatants Khameleon | any Giant Bomb content. Kenshi in Mortal Kombat (2011) Sonya, Johnny and Kenshi. Special Forces | Green Lantern | Catwoman | Kill Shang Tsung for defiling his ancestry and betraying him.Protect Earthrealm from evil threats.Return the revenant heroes back to normal and rescue them from Netherrealm.Help the Special Forces protect Earthrealm.Kill Daegon for killing his wife.Stop Daegon's Red Dragon Clan.Help fix Raiden's mistakes.Claim and use the god-like powers of Blaze to restore his eyesight. Kenshi Takahashi a major character from the Mortal Knombat video game franchise. Full Name His red blindfold is also worn. But the sword, which did exist, called out to the blinded warrior and led him out of the tomb, also revealing its origins. He wears red knee pads and black boots. Kotal Kahn | Kenshi is also barefoot. In both timelines, Kenshi has freed a ninja character from evil and gained them as an ally for Earthrealm's forces (Ermac in the original and Scorpion in the alternate one). ", Kenshi is, so far, the third character in the, However, if an opponent is defeated without a finishing move while playing as Cyrax, Mileena, or, In previous games, Kenshi's katana briefly flashes red. Type of Hero One day, he met a man named Song, who convinced him that a great warrior needed a great sword. Attached to his belt is a small satchel. Outer World Investigation Agency | Kenshi Takahashi However the Deadly Alliance was aware of Kenshi and sent Mavado to kill him, who defeated him in combat and left him for dead. Ermac | Kenshi has been officially confirmed as a DLC character in the upcoming Mortal Kombat release. Kenshi's Deception and Armageddon alternate costume is hisDeadly Alliance primary. He is unaffected by Sonya and Kira's Kiss of Death moves, since they aim for the eyes. Fujin | His chance came when he was assigned to go to Outworld so as to find the missing cyborg, Cyrax. In his ending, Kenshi's defeat of Blaze gave him back his sight and increased his other sense to extremely high levels. Scorpion | contains mature content that may include coarse language, sexual references, and/or graphic violent images which may be disturbing to some. Early on, his name was "Blind Gi" and as his development went on, he was named "Blind Kenshi". But before he could learn their secret base's location, Kenshi encountered Johnny Cage, who was gathering the warriors of the Forces of Light to battle against Shinnok and the forces of evil. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997): Johnny Cage | Liu Kang | Sub-Zero | Raiden | Scorpion | Sonya Blade | Jax Briggs | Kitana | Cyrax | Ermac | Sheeva | Nightwolf | Sindel | Smoke Kenshi Takahashi/Gallery < Kenshi Takahashi. Mortal Kombat franchise The blind swordsman declined the offer, thinking that it was just another pointless struggle between good and evil. Because of the ice ninja's kindness, Kenshi formed a temporary alliance with him to try and find a portal back to Earthrealm. Sheeva, Non-Playable Heroes Kenshi was left to die inside the tomb, but the sword that lay within revealed its true nature to him: it had contained the spirits of his ancestors and the tomb was their final resting place, but now those souls were in Shang Tsung's possession. Despite his blindness, Kenshi still takes part in Deadly Alliances "Test Your Sight" challenge, using his hearing to determine his choice. You can search for The old man tells Kenshi of the sword of Sento, a sword that is said to be able to cut down any enemy. Kenshi broke open the seal, but was overwhelmed by a wave of tortured souls and permanently blinded as Song revealed himself to be Shang Tsung and consumed all the souls that had been freed. With little effort, Kenshi responds with blinding speed in drawing his own sword, killing all three bandits with a single blow for each. Ferra & Torr | Song revealed himself to be Shang Tsung and absorbed the souls, then left Kenshi to die. Though the battle is not seen, the cave explodes and as Kenshi staggers out, his eyes are shown to be filled with blood and the ronin is horrified to discover he has been blinded. Later that night, Kenshi is eating dinner with the old man he saved, and offers to pay him in return for feeding him, but the old man insists that because Kenshi saved his life, he is indebted to him. Origin His signature red bandana is worn across his eyes.For his alternate costume, Kenshi sheds his tactical gear and red blindfold in favor of a traditional karate gi. Jacqui Briggs | Cassie Cage | Mature pages are recommended for those who are 18 years of age and older. Liu Chan, Good Organizations Kung Lao | Kenshi relents, agreeing to lead the team against Outworld's forces in the final battle. Mortal Kombat (2021): To be added, DEATH BATTLE! Venturing into the cave, Kenshi finds more bodies but also sees the sword imbedded into a cave wall. Kung Jin | He wears a sash across his chest, depicting a dragon, and a black pauldron on his right shoulder. The two warriors did battle, but the swordsman proved the superior fighter and defeated the tortured ninja, although he found himself overcome by Ermac's plight and broke Kahn's control. Batman | Hotaru | Forces of Light | Kenshi is one of the few characters in Deadly Alliance seen doing a kata and he is seen performing it at the end of the credits. Terminator | For his alternate costume, Kenshi sheds his tactical gear and red blindfold in favor of a traditional karate gi. Hobby Spawn | It was during this search that the souls of Kenshi's ancestors would return to his sword, indicating that Shang Tsung was dead and Kenshi's quest for vengeance was over. The demon Ermac calls itself many while Kenshi is but one, Kenshi retorts, "But you are not me." Kenshi Takahashi (高橋剣士) is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series, who made his debut in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. However, the back of his pants are now red instead of black. Sub-Zero and Kenshi escaped back to Earthrealm, but Kenshi decided to strike out on his own rather than become a part of Sonya and Jax's the Special Forces or Sub-Zero's Lin Kuei clan.