I was the first of Kabal’s recruits. I had stolen away to the mountains of Afghanistan, selling weapons to terrorists — disguised as a man. When they discovered my gender, I had to fight my way out of the cave. I suppose Kabal assumed that any woman who could do business with cutthroat extremist organizations and live to talk about it must be worthy of the new Black Dragon clan. When I alone emerged from the cave, Kabal stood before me with an offer to join him.
The complacency of the original Black Dragon allowed for their destruction. Kabal claims that a new Black Dragon will rise from the ashes — more ruthless, more calculating than before. We will not exist as a mere band of pirates. We will cause the downfall of civilization itself and live in a world of blessed anarchy.
Kira is probably my favorite out of the entire new cast of Deception. Not only was she sexy, but she was a complete bad ass Black Dragon member that wasn’t a copy cat of Kano. She was a fast close range character with her daggers and her special moves could be combo-ed like crazy. I used her quite a bit in Deception, however her fatalities weren’t that great.
Back in Armageddon with no upgrades. With one less fighting style her long combos were gone so new strategies had to be made. It’s just a shame she was never seen again.
I had always wondered if my martial arts training would work in an actual fight. I trained in school for years. I was the best in my class. But we were never allowed to hurt each other — REALLY hurt each other. How did I know this attack would break an arm? That this one would rupture an organ? I prowled the back alleys of New York in search of an opportunity to put my skills to the test. I needed to know what kombat really was.
I couldn’t stop. The thrill of kombat consumed me. I had killed! First it was drug dealers and gangbanger — it allowed me to justify the violence. I killed for money, looking convenience stores and gas stations. When the law finally caught up with me, I couldn’t remember how many had died. Sitting cuffed in the police car, I heard some of the officers shouting and firing their guns. When some chick and a masked guy with bloody hookswords stepped into the light, I knew I was in the company of friends.
Kobra was okay-ish. He was another Black Dragon member who was a master at martial arts and was super fast. Probably the second fastest character next to Liu Kang. His kali sticks could throw out mean combos and he was ruthless at close range. He was also an advanced character, so unless you practiced with him he would be useless to you. As a character he was boring and didn’t hit home with me at all in the game.
Same as Deception with one less fighting style meaning those bad ass combos were now shorter. He also had a sword rather than kali sticks so he was also slower.
He was the main boss in Deception and was a bastard to defeat. In Armageddon he was toned down a bit for balancing reasons and was a big brute that was hard to control and very slow. He also lost his flying move which kept him on the ground and easier to beat.
I was a fool, I had allowed myself to be deceived into believing that I worked for a greater good. I was in fact an unknowing tool of greater evil. My ego allowed Onaga, the Dragon King, to manipulate me into bringing together the lost Kamidogu. They are the very weapons by which the Elder Gods smashed the One Being, forming the many realms we call existence. But their misuse can also bring the realms crashing together again… reawakening the One Being… unmaking all reality.
The realms are the shattered consciousness of the One Being, who has been working subconsciously through the Dragon King. Should Onaga succeed in conquering reality by fusing the Kamidogu, he will unwittingly begin a cascade of events that will merge all the realms together. The One will become whole once more, and all other beings will cease to exist. I must find and unite the warriors of all the realms if I am to save us. I will use the Dragon King’s gift against him.
Okay, I understand Midway needing to find another main protaganist outside of Liu Kang, but what the hell is this? I hated Shujinko in every way. He was a stereotypical Japanese old dude and was just dull and dry. His fighting style was average at best despite being the main story character in the game. He also had borrowed moves from other characters and I felt this was just so stupid. I’m glad we never saw him again and hope he never returns.
Finally taking a back seat in Armageddon. Shujinko was my third least liked character in Deception.