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Episode 7 of Kevin Tancharoen’s “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” web series finally brings us to the story we’ve all been waiting for — the origins of Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Let’s face it, of all the Mortal Kombat characters, these two have always been the coolest. There’s that costume, simple and yet elegant, and those masks (though here, the masks are made to conform a bit more to traditional Japanese masks). Plus, one can freeze things and the other can shoot a snake out of his hand, for God’s sake. That’s just cool. Check out part 1 of “Scorpion and Sub-Zero” below. It’s a major thumbs up after the lackluster and seemingly go-nowhere of the Kitana and Mileena episodes, but a tad too dark for some reason.
Hanzo Hasashi, better known as the warrior Scorpion, is summoned to meet with the Shogun of Kumamoto Castle. While traveling, the fearless General of the Shirai Ryu clan encounters his mortal enemy, Sub-Zero. Scorpion realizes too late that this trap has led him away from his village and family, leaving them without means to defend themselves. He knows that he must defeat Sub-Zero and return to his village before it is too late.
Starring Ian Anthony Dale (“Tekken”) as Scorpion and Kevan Ohtsji as Sub-Zero, as well as your narrator. Johnson Phan returns as Shang Tsung.