5 Facts about Baraka, a Wolverine-like fighter in Mortal Kombat

A few days ago, we discussed uniform interesting facts about the Kung Lao character from the Mortal Kombat series. On this occasion, we will discuss one unofficial rival of the hated character, who was none other than Baraka.

What are some interesting facts about Baraka who has a fighting style like Wolverine from the Marvel universe? Wellwithout further ado, let’s start the discussion right now.

The Tarkatan Chieftain of the Outworld

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Baraka Mortal Kombat 11 | Warner Bros

The Tarkatan tribe or race is one of the fighting races in the Outworld led by Shao Kahn. In that group, Baraka became the strongest Tarkatan which caused him to be considered the head of the Tarkatan tribe.

In the old timeline, this Tarkatan race was hybrid of the human race from the Outworld world and the race Demons (like Shao Kahn) from the Netherealm world. However, in the current timeline, that explanation has changed. With the Tarkatans assumed to be a separate race from the world that Shao Kahn had previously conquered.

The Fighter Who Can Detect Shang Tsung’s Magic

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Can Detect Undercover Shang Tsung | Warner Bros

Maybe now, Baraka is the only Mortal Kombat fighter who can figure out Shang Tsung’s disguise. In fact, almost all fighters in the world of Mortal Kombat are not aware of it.

Shang Tsung has magical powers that can change his form into another person. Either become a Raiden (as in Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks), and many more forms that Shang Tsung has. Well, Baraka became a person who could tell if someone was not himself. It’s Shang Tsung in disguise.

Become Shao Kahn’s Servant For Outworld Glory

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Mainstay Soldier Shao Kahn | Warner Bros

At first, Baraka is a character who is not tied to the main conflict of Mortal Kombat. But since Mortal Kombat III, he became a soldier under the command of Shao Kahn. Along with the other Tarkatans, of course.

Before becoming an Outworld Soldier, Baraka and other Tarkatan joined a group called The Nomads. But on events games Mortal Kombat GoldBaraka joins the Shinnok alliance which at that time will start a plan to resurrect Onaga.

Not a Completely Evil Character

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Baraka Is Not A Completely Evil Character | Warner Bros

Although Baraka looks like an antagonist fighter, his character is actually not completely evil. Moreover, in the latest timeline, Baraka is just a fighter who cares about the fate of his group. He does not hesitate to cooperate with anyone. The most important thing is that the group does not become the oppressed.

This can be seen in events games Mortal Kombat 11. At that time, Baraka (who came back to life thanks to Kronika’s actions) was about to join the warriors of Shao Kahn.

But when Kitana approached him to help him free Kotal Kahn, Baraka accepted the invitation because Kitana promised that he would ask Kotal Kahn to treat Tarkatan well.

Kung Lao’s Unofficial Rivals

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Kung Lao’s Unofficial Rivals | Reddit

Maybe, here. people or player others focus too much on the rivalry of Liu Kang-Kung Lao or Liu Kang-Shao Kahn. Well, Kung Lao actually has an unofficial rival, namely with Baraka.

This may only happen in the old timeline. Some games like Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, Mortal Kombat: Deceptionand Mortal Kombat: Armageddon shows a lot of fighting scenes of Kung Lao and Baraka in the opening.


Yep. Maybe that’s all the interesting facts we can give about Baraka. Do you think there is still a lack of explanation about Baraka in the article above?