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Respect the Black Dragon Leader.
".. Science. Why bother with magic if you have power of the atom at the touch of a button? "
Mortal Kombat 9:
"Undisciplined and dangerous, Kano is a thug for hire. From weapons dealing to cold-blooded murder, his military training has made him the go-to man for the Black Dragon. But when an operation went to hell and his face horribly mutilated, Kano's crime spree was almost ended. Ever the survivor, he used his underworld connections to find a cyberneticist capable of repairing the damage. Kano was fitted with several high-tech enhancements, most notably his eye laser. With these new weapons, Kano's reign of terror has only just begun. "
Mortal Kombat X:
"Kano is a member of the Black Dragon, a group of international arms dealers. Sonya, Jax and the Special Forces have been trying to shut them down for decades. Though he's from Earthrealm (Australia), Kano usually sides with his home realm's enemies. In the past he provided high tech weapons for Shao Kahn's Outworld armies, and later to Shinnok and Quan Chi of the Netherrealm. After Shinnok's defeat, Kano returned to Outworld, keeping a low profile but making a tidy profit running guns from Earth to fuel local Outworld skirmishes. When Mileena was removed as Outworld's emperor and retaliated with civil war, Kano seized the opportunity. He now serves Kotal Kahn as technical advisor and weapons supplier--while secretly aiding Mileena's rebels in the same capacity."
".. This is why you could never be a Black Dragon, Erron. You are trying to save people instead of exploiting'em .."
Much like majority of Mortal Kombat characters, Kano is a superhuman in every sense of this word.
Kano is capable of ripping head and internal organs with ease.
He could also throw an adult men with little no no effort.
Kano's best striking stregth feat can rival those of Mirakuru users or super soldiers. He is capable of punching a hole through human chest.
Even his casual strikes are quite impressive, with simple front kick he can send his foe flying:
".. One down, rest o' you to go .."
Kano is capable of surviving a lot, and I mean it. He is both durable and strong willed.
On the scans above, Sub-Zero rips the artificial eye off Kano's skull, the latter take the pain like a real men. A lot of his pain tolerance feat will showcase his durability as well, so it will be easy to find related showings in a section below. But first:
Above Kano gets shot with enough force to damage his cybernetic eyes. Despite pain, he quickly recovered and helped Erron.
Blunt force Durability
Kano possess freakish durability. He could survive geting slammed into the pillar with enough force to break it.
Taking punches from Kotal Khan is arguably his best feat in that area. As a teenager, Kotal was strong enough to punch a jaw off. As an adult he could shatter the concentrate and completely smash Gorbak's head (Shokan are far far more durable than your real life or even comic humans).
It's hardly surprising if we take into account that even Sonya could take a punch from Oni Warlord
".. I don't do fair .."
Kano carries pair of sizeable knives. That grant him decent reach advantage, as well as a lethal tool capable of killing his opponent with one proper slash.
He can easily cut flesh and inflict lethal wounds, forcing his enemy to constantly dodge incoming attacks.
He can hide them in sheath and use them whenever the situation requires it.
Last but not least, he can throw them at his opponent.
".. In Mortal Kombat X, Kano is a bit older, but with all his cybernetic upgrades, he is deadlier than ever .."
Kano uses military martial art and self-defense techniques, combined with dirty fighting. As a result he developed quite unique fighting style focused of efficiency and ruthlessness rather that fancy moves.
Kano was shown to be a skilled grappler, that is also capable of parrying incoming strikes. A fine showcase of body mechanics and martial arts knowledge.
He can counter attacks from different directions and exploit the fact that opponent is off-balance, to counter attack
In-game moves aren't the only source of informations though. At some point Kano fought Red Dragon Clan member, Mavado.
He simply embarassed his opponent. It's quite impressive if we take into account that Mavado is fast enough to dodge gunfire from both Cassie and Jacqui or slash Erron Black, and was one of the most important members of his clan, aswell as highly skilled warrior:
"The Red Dragon had existed for centuries as a secretive criminal organization. Members such as Mavado were highly skilled and disciplined warriors.
Kano faced an opponent with range advantage and smoothly dispatched him, also disarmed him from one of his swords. Choreography usually shouldn't matter but it's worth noting how Kano held Mavado's arm, so he can't strike (note the spot he placed his hand on, even if Mavado would try to attack, Kano would easily stop the movement with minimal effort), and simultaneously stabbed him in the arm, exploiting the fact that his opponent, despite reach advantage, has to take a swing, while a knife can be used to stab an enemy even at such close distance. He then swiftly lands a knee attack and moves place his left arm above his opponent weapon, completely disabling armed hand (Also, Mavado had two blades at the beggining but got disarmed off-panel).
Double the feat because he bested someone who is darn fast.
Body Alterations and Gear
".. Oh, I got a knack for survival. You on the other hand, are gonna die here .."
Over the years, Kano enhanced his body with various cybernetics that make him even more dangerous.
His eye has been replaced with a cybernetic one, capable of shooting with laser. It can be used at both long and close distance, even the Mortal Kombat 9 version could crush Kuai Liang's mask:
And at full power completely blast someone's head, it was showcased in fatality.
Erron Black claimed that it's capable of blasting a hole through someone.
As mentioned above, the eye is quite deadly, however Kano is also accurate enough to blow up someone's head, despite the fact that his target that is standing at least 15 ft away
Intensity of the laser beam vary, Kano can shoot non-lethal beam, strong enough to knock back Cassandra:
After years of living with his enhancements, Kano is comfortable with using them in combat, even in tandem. He quickly blast Sub-Zero and instantly attack, scarring him, before the latter could recover.
After the events of Mortal Kombat 9, Kano added a hidden blade to his elbow. Such tool allows him to catch his opponent off-guard, and grants reach advantage.
Not a body alteration, nonetheless worth mentioning. Kano has few grenades, attached to his belt.
Kano possess a camouflage system that allows him to take appearance of another person.
Updated 2017 - 08 -31