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
Weapon - Butterfly Knives

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.

Ending: (MKA)

For months the Red Dragon had kept Kano hidden in their mountain
stronghold, an unwilling test subject for a new process designed to
transform humans into dragons.
Kano escaped, however,  before they could finish.
Infused with godlike essence from Blaze; the process
was rejuvenated.
Kano was transformed into a black dragon-human hybrid.





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)
Th - R1 (Throw Button)

Xing Yi:

Straight Punch: 1 (4%)
Power Fist: L+1 (8%)
Low Palm Strike: D+1 (4%)
Chop Strike: 2 (8%)
Steel Fingers: R+2 (9%)
Eagle Strike: D+2 (13%) 
Step Snap Kick: 3 (11%) 
Low Foot Strike: D+3 (4%)
Rising Knee: 4 (9%)
Hopping Back Kick: L+4 (11%)
Lifting High Kick: U+4 (9%)
Toe Strike: D+4 (4%)


Zing Punches: 1,1 (7%)
Rebel Chick: 2,L+1 (14%)
Red Zone: 4,2 (14%) (juggles)
Casualty: 4,3 (15%)
Twilight: 1,1,2 (12%) (juggles)
Dangerous: 1,1,4 (11%)
Wrath of Kira: 1,1,L+4 (15%)
Fiery Foot: 1,1,U+4 (13%) (juggles)
Suffering: 1,1,2,L+1 (16%)
Assault and Battery: 1,1,4,2 (15%) (juggles)
Seek and Destroy: 1,1,4,3 (16%)
Tough Boss: 1,1,2,CS (17%)

Air Combos: (all attacks in air) 

I used Lifting High Kick as a starter (U+4)

Bombardment: 1 (2%)
Updraft: 2 (4%)
Firefly: 3 (9%)
Whiplash: 4 (7%)
Airmatic Smacks: 1,1 (11%)
Double Air Kicks: 3,3 (11%)
Power Bash: 1,1,1 (12%)
Backup: 1,1,2 (8%)
Reset Fists: 1,1,3 (10%)
X Marks the Spot: 3,3,1 (7%)
Zero Cool: 1,1,4 (14%)
Ploted Tree: 3,3,2 (7%)
Shaddy Heel: 3,3,3 (12%)
Null G: 3,3,4 (14%)


Forward Chest Slashes: 1 (10%)
Downward Circling Sword: L+1 (15%)
Low Upward Knife: D+1 (4%)
Rising Dragon Teeth: 2 (8%) (juggles)
Upward Circling Teeth: L+2 (7%)
Uppercut: D+2 (16%)
Frontal Stab: 3 (12%)
Tippy Toe Stab: U+3 (16%)
Dragon Push: R+3 (10%)
Low Tippy Kick: D+3 (4%)
Front Sidekick: 4 (10%)
Spinning Dragon Kick: L+4 (8%)
Low Spin Kick: D+4 (4%)


Dragon Tooth: 1,3 (20%)
Snap Dragon Kicks: 4,4 (12%)
Black Dragon Tail: 4,4,4 (15%)
Butterfly Cut: 1,R+3 (13%)
Fire Twister: L+1,L+2 (18%)

Air Kombos: (all attacks in air)

I used Rising Dragon Teeth as starter (2)

Downfall: 1 (2%)
Lucky Change: 2 (3%)
Marked Humanoid: 3 (3%)
Spinning Feet Grab: 4 (8%)
Stinky Air: 1,1 (4%)
Hyper Gust: 3,3 (4%)
Fresh Air: 1,1,1 (5%)
Air Slinky: 1,1,2 (8%) (bounces back up)
Airway: 1,1,3 (6%)
Gut Kick: 3,3,1 (6%)
Shove it: 1,1,4 (13%)
Barrel Roll: 3,3,3 (5%)
Downward Spiral: 3,3,4 (13%)
Itīs All Over: 3,3,1,1 (7%)
Air Barrel: 1,1,3,3 (7%)
Back in Action: 3,3,1,2 (11%)
Boot Slam: 1,1,3,4 (15%)
Zero G: 3,3,1,4 (15%)

Kano overall:


+Short and easy kombos
+Has a Powerup move
+Easy to juggle opponents
+Fast weapons


-Not so damaging combos
-No Knife Toss




Special Moves:
Mule Back Kick: Th Kano climbs over his opponents shoulders and
kicks them in the back of their head. (13%)

Inner Rage: U,U+1 Kano moves his hand and gains more attack power.

Fist of Power: R,R+3 Kano does a charging fist attack that moves
quite far. A quick attack but not so powerful. (8%)

Cannonball: L,R+4 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. (14%)

Eye Laser: R,R+2 He uses his enhanced eye implant to burn the 
opponentīs skin with really hot laser beam. (9%)




You will find Kano lurking around in the Red Dragon HQ after 
you have defeated Mavado.




Kano alternate Costume: 3460 Koins (You can also find it in 
Konquest Mode)
Kano Test Movie: 2920 Koins
Loading Screen Test Movie 1: 2440 Koins 




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
11/10 - 06 Remade my FAQ from MKDA Kano into MKA Kano.

And if you have any kombos or other opinions, feel free to contact me.
Bye for now.