Kano by Kano2005

Updated: 09/01/06 | Printable Version


                         KANO FAQ

3. ABOUT KANO (his storyline etc.)




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Standard: He wears a black jacket and brown pants with knee pads
in metal, he also wears black gloves.

Alternate: He has his MK1 outfit.Dressed in all white with that
glowing sash around his chest and no gloves this time.

Alternate 2P: He has his MK3 outfit which in my opinion looks 
much better on him since it is black and he is in the Black
Dragon after all.

Kano is my favourite Mortal Kombat fighter. He always manages 
to survive and is an extremely cunning general in
Shao Kahnīs army.

Status - Mercenary
Alignment - Evil
Weight - 200 lbs.
Height - 5ī10"
Styles - Xing Yi and Aikido
Weapon - Butterfly
Difficulty - 3

Story: (MK1)

A Mercenary, Thug, Extortionist Thief - Kano lives a life of crime
and injustice. He is a devoted member of the Black Dragon, a 
dangerous group of cut-throat Madmen feared and respected 
throughout all of crime's Inner Circles. 

Ending: (MK1)

With the defeat of Goro and Shang Tsung, Kano will bring his own
brand of treachery to the Tournament. His Black Dragon 
organization forms a monopoly over the contest that brings 
shame and torment to those involved.

Their reign will end in anarchy and death. It will result in the
final dismantling of the Tournament and the Battle of the Sans.

Story: (MK3)

Kano is thought to have been killed in the first tournament. 
Instead heīs found alive in the Outworld where he once again escapes
capture by Sonya. Before the actual Outworld invasion, Kano 
convinces Shao Kahn to spare his soul. Kahn needs someone to
teach his warriors how to use Earthīs weapons. Kano is the man
to do it.

Ending: (MK3)

When Shao Kahn lets Kano live, he fails to realize the 
resourcefulness of the scheming human. Kano lures Kahnīs army
away on a false mission: then nukes them using a stolen weapon.
He fights the remaining warriors and finally defeats Kahn himself.

Kanoīs true intention is to take over the souls which Kahn once
possessed. But Kano is unable to control the spirits as they
escape and attack him. Rumored to have suffered a violent death
Kano was ignorant of the fact that he saved the world he tried
to conquer.

Story: (MKDA)

Kano had been defeated in a battle with the Special Forces 
agent Sonya Blade during Shao Kahnīs invasion of Earthrealm.
Shao Kahn incarcerated Kano for his failure, but later hastily
promoted him to General when he prevented the Emperorīs 
assassination at the hands of the Shokan warrior known as Sheeva.
With the merging of Earthrealm and Outworld not yet complete, 
Shao Kahn ordered Kano to portal back to the last remnants of
Outworld to gather more troops for the final push against the 
Earthrealm opposition.

Kano had remained in Outworld and served as General of Shao Kahnīs
military after the retreat from Earthrealm. For years he enjoyed
the power of commanding the greatest army in Outworld. But Shao
Kahnīs power was fading and there was a chance that Kitanaīs 
forces might spell the Emperorīs undoing. When the sorcerers 
Shang Tsung and Quan Chi confronted Shao Kahn in a surprise
attack, Kano decided not to interfere and remained hidden in the
shadows to ally with the winning side. Once Shao Kahn was
defeated, Kano offered his allegiance to the Deadly Alliance.

Ending: (MKDA)

Kano and Sonya had fought before. Although Kano was humiliated by
his defeat at her hands so many years ago, this time the outcome
would be different...

Kano had stolen Quan Chiīs amulet at the request of Shang Tsung.
With the amulet in his possession, Kano came to realization that
he was now in total control of the revived undefeatable army.
Rather than hand the amulet and the army over to Shang Tsung,
Kano kept them for himself, and used the army to ambush Sonya,
ending their long rivalry once and for all.





U - Up
D - Down
L - Left
R - Right
1 - Square Button
2 - Triangle Button
3 - X Button
4 - Circle Button
Blk - R2
CS - L1 (Change Style)
Sp - R1 (Special Button)

Xing Yi:

Straight Punch: 1
Power Fist: L+1
Low Palm Strike: D+1
Axe Strike: 2
Eagle Strike: D+2
Tiger Strike: R+2
Front Snap Kick: D+3
Rising Knee: 4
Hopping Back Kick: L+4
Toe Strike: D+4
Lifting High Kick: U+4 (juggles)
Reversal: Sp
Throw: F+Sp


Sure Fire: 4,2 10% (juggles)
Casualty: 4,3 10%
Seek and Destroy: 1,1,4,3 14%
Dead Zone: 1,1,U+4 13% (juggles)
Backlash: 1,1,L+4 13%
Maximum Damage: 1,1,2,CS 17% (juggles)
Honor and Disgrace: 2,L+1 11%
Three Powers: 1,1,2,B+1 13%
Assault and Battery: 1,1,4,2 14% (juggles)


Heaven and Earth Throw: 1
Low Frontal Punch: D+1
Breath-Power Throw: 2
Low Toe Kick: D+2
Side Kick: 3
Crescent Kick: L+3
Low Side Kick: D+3
Frontal Kick: 4
Knee Kick: L+4
Low Step Kick: D+4
Neijin: Sp
Throw: F+Sp


2-hit Doom: 4,L+3 10%
Underdog: 4,4,3 16%
Total Karnage: 4,4,L+3 16%
Destroyer: 4,3,CS,L+2 20%
Killing Time: 4,4,3,CS,L2 22%


Jut Do: 1
Piercing Low Strike: D+1
Downward Circling Sword: L+1
Biu Do: 2
Push Strike: D+2
Cutting Sword: L+2
Pek Do: 3
Rising chop: R+3


Cutthroat: 1,R+3
Ear to Ear: L+1,L+2
Lost Dragon: 4,R+3

Jyggaīs personal kombo: 1,1,2,CS,Sp(Neijin),CS,L+1,L+2 52%
Ear to Ear kombo is after the opponent has risen from the floor.

Kano overall:


+Short and easy kombos
+Has a Neijin move
+Easy to juggle opponents
+Cool Fatality


-No Style Branch Combo that goes through all 3 styles.
-Not so damaging combos
-No Impale move, due to bladed weapons.




Special Moves:

Cannonball: L,R+1 His classic move from MK1, he rolls up in a ball
and flies through the air to hit the opponent using his hard body
to damage his enemy.

Eye Laser: R,R+2 He uses his enhanced eye implant to burn the 
opponentīs skin with really hot laser beam.




ORGAN REMOVER: R,U,U,D+1 He rams his fist into the opponentīs 
chest and removes the heart, then he rams the other fist and 
removes the liver. He then drops the organs and rams both fists
into the gut and removes the kidneys, he finally kicks away his





	Kano has a knack for survival.  Not only has he survived
massive attacks from his enemies, but his lack of loyalty allows
him to change sides to suit his goals.  This mercenary has
betrayed many who have cllaed him ally.  You must watch your back
as you embark on this journey.
Meaning "mind form," Xing Yi is a simple and practical style
of kung-fu taht originated in the San-Shih province of China.
This is a northern Chinese system, which relies on short basic
fomrs for training.  This art has long been associated with Ba
Gua beginning in the early 1900's, and the two are often taught

High atop a skyscraper, Kano faced off against Special Forces 
agent Sonya Blade during Shao Kahn's invasion of Earthrealm.

Directions: Find out how much she's missed you by applying
Kano's Xing Yi basic high attacks to her pretty face.

1. Straight Punch: 1
2. Axe Strike: 2
3. Front Snap Kick: 3
4. Rising Knee: 4
5. Power Fist: L+1
6. Tiger Strike: R+2
7. Hopping Back Kick: L+4

Kano had kicked Sonya into one of the stone gargoyles on the
roof of the skyscraper.

Directions: Try out Kano's pop-up attack called the Lifting
High Kick.

1. Lifting High Kick: U+4

OY! Not Bad! The Lifting High Kick pops Kano's opponent
into the air long enough to attempt another attack.

Directions: Now juggle Sonya in the bristols with 3 Lifting
Kicks before she hits the ground.

U+4, U+4, U+4 timing is the key here. Not really hard, donīt
do the move to early the last time though.

Sonya was on her knees, defeated.  Kano grabbed a lock of
her hair in his fist, and prepared to finish her. Suddenly, the
wench sprung a leg grab flip attack, and sent Kano over the side
to the street below. If only had had used a low attack right away.

Directions: Practice Kano's Xing Yi low attacks.

1. Low Palm Strike: D+1
2. Eagle Strike: D+2
3. Low Elbow Strike: D+3
4. Toe Strike: D+4

Kano lay severely injured, and would surely have perished
had Motaro not seen the fight.  The Centaur brought Kano back to
Shao Kahn's fortress and revived him with magic.

Directions: Reversals of fate are not uncommon for Kano.
Practice Kano's Reversal move when Sonya attacks.

When the timer reaches 1 and is about to hit 0, do the Reversal. 
Repeat 3 times.

Mission Complete!


Like the Special Forces agent, Jackson Briggs, Kano is
skilled in martial arts fighting techniques that specialize in
throwing an opponent to the ground.  The style Kano uses most is

Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed in the first half
of the 20th century by the founder of the Black Dragon clan,
Morihei Uyeshiba.  Through Aikido, Uyeshiba developed
extraordinary self-defense skills.  He could take down and pin
opponents of much greater size.

Directions: Practice Kano's basic Aikido throws on his
largest enemy, Jax.

1. Heaven and Earth Throw: 1
2. Breath-Power Throw: 2
3. Normal Throw: R+Sp

Jax is quite angry now.  He says he won't allow ;you to
throw him again.

Directions: Prove the yank wrong.  Attack him with the
Aikido attacks you have just learned.

1. Heaven and Earth Throw: 1
2. Breath-Power Throw: 2
3. Normal Throw: R+Sp

Directions: You've got him knackered!  Now practice Kano's
Aikido high attacks!

1. Side Kick: 3
2. Frontal Kick: 4
3. Crescent Kick: B+3

Directions: Now hit him low with Kano's Aikido low attacks.
You gotta get close for these ones.  Go on!  Kick him in the

1. Low Frontal Punch: D+1
2. Low Toe Kick: D+2
3. Low Side Kick: D+3
4. Low Step Kick: D+4
5. Knee Kick: B+4

While in his Aikido fighting style, Kano can perform a
Neijin to power up his attacks.

Directions: Execute a Neijin and belt Jax with a powered up
attack of your choice.  Let 'im 'ave it!

Use a Neijin and hit Jax during the time you are powered up.
Use a Lifting Kick to send the opponent into air so you can 
switch to Aikido and use the Neijin easier.

Neijin: Sp

Mission Complete!


Although Motaro had rescued Kano, it was merely to imprison
him so he could later face the wrath of Shao Kahn for his failure
to defeat Sonya.  But the Shokan warrior, Sheeva, slew Motaro
outside of Kano's cell.  She was on her way to assassinate Shao
Kahn as well when Kano offered his assistance if Sheeva let him
out of his cage.
Kano and Sheeva proceeded to the throne room of Shao Kahn.
When they arrived at the door, Kano suggested that he go in first
to distract the Emperor.  Kano would give the signal for Sheeva
to enter and slay the preoccupied Shao Kahn.  But Kano betrayed
Sheeva and informed Shao Kahn of her assassination plot.  When
Kano called her in, Shao Kahn thrust a sword through her chest
from behind.

Like the Red Dragon clan member, Mavado, Kano uses a double-
weapon fighting style.  Kano's Butterfly Knives have a 200-year
history as part of the Shaolin system.  Kano hates the Shaolin
and uses the knives in his own way.

Directions: Mavado is a right jam roll!  Attack him with
Kanoīs Butterfly Knife high attacks.

1. Jut Do: 1
2. Twisting Sword: 2
3. Biu Do: 3
4. Pek Do: 4
5. Downward Circling Sword: L+1
6. Upward Circling Sword: L+2
7. Push Strike: Toward - 3
8. Rising Strike: Down - 2
9. Rising Chop: Down - 4

Directions: Mavado's main goal is to wipe out all traces of
the Black Dragon.  Defend yourself against this Red Dragon bugger
with the Butterfly Knife attacks you've just learned.

1. Jut Do: 1
2. Twisting Sword: 2
3. Biu Do: 3
4. Pek Do: 4
5. Downward Circling Sword: L+1
6. Upward Circling Sword: L+2
7. Push Strike: Toward - 3
8. Rising Strike: Down - 2
9. Rising Chop: Down - 4

Directions: It seems Mavado will have a hard time
eliminating the Black Dragon.  Now practice Kanoīs Butterfly low
attacks on him while heīs still tired from your last thrashing.

1. Piercing Low Strike: D+1
2. Cutting Sword: D+3

Directions: Well done, but it seems like Mavado has gotten
his second wind!  Try those low attacks on him again!

1. Piercing Low Strike: D+1
2. Cutting Sword: D+3

Mission Complete!


Impressed with Kanoīs loyalty even in the face of severe
punishment or death, the Emperor Shao Kahn put him in charge of
his armies in place of the slain Motaro.  He ordered Kano to
return to Outworld to bring reinforcements for the final attack
on Earthrealm.

Directions: Another member of the Red Dragon is Hsu Hao.
Heīs a right sherman as well.  Knock him in the niagras with some
easy Xing Yi combos.

1. Surefire: 4,2
2. Casualty: 4,3
3. Honor and Disgrace: 2,L+1
4. Deadzone: 1,1,U+4
5. Backlash: 1,1,B+4

Directions: Hsu Hao didnīt like that much.  That suits you
just fine.  Use the same combos to really thrash him.

1. Surefire: 4,2
2. Casualty: 4,3
3. Honor and Disgrace: 2,L+1
4. Deadzone: 1,1,U+4
5. Backlash: 1,1,B+4

This time Hsu Hao actually attacks you, so be careful and
execute the combos with patience.

Directions: Some Xing Yi combos require more skill. Practice 
these more advanced Xing Yi combos.

1. Five Element Fists: 1,1,4,2
2. Seek and Destroy: 1,1,4,3
3. Three Powers: 1,1,2,L+1

That'll teach him... ooohhh... he hasnīt had enough yet.
Smack that toe-rag in the jacobs again if he donīt know when to

1. Five Element Fists: 1,1,4,2
2. Seek and Destroy: 1,1,4,3
3. Three Powers: 1,1,2,L+1

Directions: Beauty! Now for one of Kanoīs Style Branch
combos called Maximum Damage.  This combo begins with Kanoīs Xing
Yi style and then goes into his Aikido style.

1. Maximum Damage: 1,1,2,CS

Directions: Letīs show off for the ladies and finish Hsu Hao
once and for all with the Maximum Damage combo once more.

1. Maximum Damage: 1,1,2,CS

Mission Complete!


By the time Kano had garnered his troops for the final
invasion, Shao Kahn had been overpowered and retreated to
Outworld.  Kano has remained in that realm serving his emperor
since then.

Reptile also serves Shao Kahn in Outworld.  Heīs been
kissing up to the emperor for years.  Make sure he doesnīt take
your position as general of Shao Kahn's armies.

Directions: Wallop him in the goskies... (does Reptile even
HAVE goskies?)... with these Aikido combos!

1. 2-Hit Doom: 4,L+3
2. Underdog: 4,4,3
3. Total Karnage: 4,4,L+3

Reptile was unsure why you had attacked him.  But now that
you have made your intentions clear, he will use his gator-like
strength to destroy you.

Directions: Use the same combos you just learned to vogel
him good.

1. 2-Hit Doom: 4,L+3
2. Underdog: 4,4,3
3. Total Karnage: 4,4,L+3

Crikey!  That croc wonīt be hunting in Outworld for a while!
Now for one os Kanoīs Style Branch combos called Rise and Shine.

Directions: This combo begins with Kanoīs Aikido style and
then goes into his Butterfly Knives.

1. Rise and Shine: 4,3,CS,L+2
2. Killing Time: 4,4,3,CS,L+2

That was beauuuuutiful!  But now, Reptileīs primal fury is
at a boiling point.  Youīll have to be quick this time.

Directions: Finish him with the Killing Time combo.  Bonk
his jibblies but good!

1. Rise and Shine: 4,3,CS,L+2
2. Killing Time: 4,4,3,CS,L+2

Mission Complete!


Princess Kitana had succeeded in separating her realm of
Edenia from Outworld.  To ensure Shao Kahn would never again have
a chance to claim her world as his own, she led her army in a
pre-emptive strike against the weakened Emperor.  Kanoīs armies
were overwhelmed, and it seemed to him that he may have joined
the losing side.

Directions: Attack Kitana with Kano's Butterfly Knife combos.

1. Cutthroat: 1,R+3
2. Lost Dragon: 4,R+3
3. Ear To Ear: L+1,L+2

Mission Complete!


Kano had once again repelled Princess Kitanaīs forces, but
he did not know for how long he could hold them off.  He went to
personally inform Shao Kahn of the victory, but discovered the
Emperor to be engaged in a spectacular battle with the two
sorcerers Quan Chi and Shang Tsung.  He stood behind a pillar and
waited for the outcome of the battle.

Directions: Practice Kanoīs Cannon Ball attack while you
wait to see who wins the battle between the Deadly Alliance and
Emperor Shao Kahn.

1. L,R+1 
2. L,R+1
3. L,R+1

Directions: Well done!  Now for a more tricky move.  Can you
hit Quan Chi with Kanoīs Cannon Ball 3 times if he fights back?

1. L,R+1 
2. L,R+1
3. L,R+1

Not much harder than the first time, if he is being annoying then
use a juggling attack to make it easier.

Directions: Excellent! Now for target practice. Kano uses
his Eye Laser to push aggressive attacks away. Push Quan Chi
with the Eye Laser 3 times.

1. R,R+2
2. R,R+2
3. R,R+2

Directions: That stung!  Quan Chi didnīt like that, but do
it to him again 3 more times!

1. R,R+2
2. R,R+2
3. R,R+2

Quan Chi will now attack you, so be ready to hit him with the
Eye Laser 3 more times to complete the mission.

1. R,R+2
2. R,R+2
3. R,R+2

Again, juggle him if he is being difficult.

Mission Complete!


At first it had seemed that Shao Kahn would emerge
victorious, but the combined strength of Quan Chi and Shang Tsung
proved to be too much for the weakened Emperor. The sorcerers
had won. Kano then emerged from the shadows and pledged his
allegiance to the Deadly Alliance.

Directions: Show Shang Tsung your special moves combos.
Keep him in the air with 2 pop-up kicks, and finish with the
Cannon Ball attack.

1. U+4, U+4, L,R+1
2. U+4, U+4, L,R+1

Directions: Well done! Now try that same combo, but this
time finish with a Eye Laser attack.

1. U+4, U+4, R,R+2
2. U+4, U+4, R,R+2

Directions: This neat combo is a bit more tricky. The last
attack will send Shang Tsung flying through the air.  Take
advantage of that and finsh with a Cannon Ball attack.

1. 1,1,U+4, L,R+1
2. 1,1,U+4, L,R+1

Directions: Shang Tsung is most impressed! Now show your
versatility and execute the same combo, except this time finish
with the Eye Laser attack.

1. 1,1,U+4, R,R+2
2. 1,1,U+4, R,R+2

Mission Complete!


Indeed you are most fortunate.  You will now have the honor
of participating in The Trial Of Blood!

Directions: Make Sonya bleed 80 pints of blood before she
defeats you or times runs out.

This is most easily done with Kanoīs Ear to Ear combo in his 
Butterfly stance. You can vary you slashing if you like depending
on the time you have left.

Ear to Ear: L+1,L+2

Mission Complete!


Most impressive! You have learned much through your
journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and beaten many
opponents. But there is one opponent you still need to
confront... It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share
your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when
confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your
final test will be to face a mirror image of Kano. If you can
win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training.

Directions: Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death.

Nothing difficult here. Try this combo:

Maximum Damage: 1,1,2,CS This will juggle your alter ego and while
he is airborne perform a Neijin and during the Neijin switch to
Butterfly and do the Ear to Ear combo.

This should pretty much 
finish the round IF you hit of course.

Mission Complete!




BD - Alternate Costume (1,520 Sapphire)
WZ - Bio (175 Onyx)
CO - Kanoīs Cereal (192 Ruby)
DU - MK3 Behind the scenes (368 Onyx)
JW - Kanoīs reminder (164 Sapphire)
KY - MK1: Cage vs. Kano (843 Platinum)
ZX - Hint: BD: Black Dragon (718 Ruby)




Thanks to Ed Boon and the rest of the MK krew who made this game.
Thanks to Midway as well.
And to gamefaqs of course.




31/8 - 06 Began writing the FAQ.
1/9 - 06 Added storyline
2/9 - 06 Added Konquest