The first new kombatant of 2023 - Kai has been unlocked! Now, take control of this underrated pupil of Liu Kang's introduced back in Mortal Kombat 4 and demonstrate his true potential against the Masters of Evil!
Once a member within the secretive White Lotus Society and learning a variety of skills in martial arts from an assortment of experienced teachers across Asia, the mysterious African warrior known only as Kai still wasn't satisfied with what he had learned, desiring to continually improve himself and surpass his current potential.
Learning of an incredible Shaolin warrior that had saved the world through competing and winning several 'Mortal Kombat' tournaments named Liu Kang, Kai journeyed all the way to the United States in the hopes of getting in contact and becoming a pupil of his.
Soon meeting with him, Kai and Liu Kang would gradually develop a mutual respect for one another as Kai continued to impress his new teacher and colleague with how fast he learned and adapted to the techniques taught by him over the course of many weeks.
Kai's training prematurely interrupted as the invasion of the rogue Elder God Shinnok and his dark legions advanced upon the realm of Edenia, these events would go on to define Kai, affording him the chance to grow beyond his insecurities of not being strong enough to stop forces far beyond his initial comprehension.
Among the defenders of Earthrealm to successfully defeat Shinnok for the time being, Kai proceeded to finish off his training with Liu Kang before deciding to wander the world and uncover its many secrets, keeping in close contact when the situation required it through a provided Special Forces communicator.
Now however, Kai finds himself involved in a complicated mission with the many defenders of Earthrealm on an entirely new world, mysteriously contacted by a possible future version of his former teacher who had ascended to godhood, requesting Kai to stop the oncoming threat in order to prevent all of existence from being wiped away forever.
Accepting this daunting request while having to avoid confronting the younger Liu Kang about it (in order to prevent a chrono paradox), Kai found a mutual friend in a local hero of this new world who dressed like an American flag and fought against anything in his way with nothing but a durable shield.
Desiring to learn all he could during this time on this new world, Kai prepares to defend the multiverse as best he can and ensure that no-one has to lose everything over such selfish motives...