Baraka (Mortal Kombat)

Baraka
Mortal Kombat character
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Baraka in Mortal Kombat 11 (2019)
First appearanceMortal Kombat II (1993)
Created byEd Boon
John Tobias
Designed byJohn Tobias (early games)
Herman Sanchez (MK:D, MK:A)
Mark Lappin (MK:SM)[1]
Atomhawk Design (MK9)[2]
Portrayed byDennis Keiffer (Annihilation)
Lateef Crowder (Rebirth)
Fraser Aitcheson (Legacy)
Voiced byDan Forden (MKG)
Eric Wackerfuss (MK:D)
Dan Washington (MKvs.DCU)
Bob Carter (MK9)
Greg Eagles (MKX)[3]
Steve Blum (MK11)
Motion captureRichard Divizio (MKII, MKT)
Sean Okerberg (MKvs.DCU)
In-universe information
SpeciesTarkatan
GenderMale
WeaponTarkatan Blades (All appearances)
Razor Cane (MKG)
Thoraxe (MK:D, MK:U)
War Banner (MK11)
OriginOutworld
Fighting stylesSilat (MK:D, MK:U, MK:A)
Hung Gar (MK:D, MK:U)

Baraka is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway Games. He was introduced in Mortal Kombat II in 1993 as an unpredictable warrior in service of Outworld emperor Shao Kahn. He belongs to a race of nomadic mutants called Tarkatan, later revealed in Mortal Kombat: Deception to be a crossbreed between Netherealm demons and denizens of the wastelands of Outworld. His most distinctive characteristic, like most other members of his race, is a pair of long retractable blades that extend from his forearms.

  1. ^ "Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks - Credits". Allgame.com. November 3, 2010. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Mortal Kombat Characters & Concept Artwork". CreativeUncut.com. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Brian Chard [@bcharred] (April 14, 2015). "Huge thanks to the stellar MKX voice actors: Troy @TroyBakerVA (Shinnok/EBlack/Fujin), Ronald M. Banks (Quan Chi); Ashly Burch (Cassie)..." (Tweet). Retrieved June 2, 2018 – via Twitter.
    Brian Chard [@bcharred] (April 14, 2015). "... Steve Blum (SubZero/Reptile/Bo'RaiCho); Johnny Yong Bosch (Kung Jin); Andrew @AndrewSBowen (Johnny/Smoke/Rain); Greg Eagles (Jax/Baraka)" (Tweet). Retrieved April 15, 2015 – via Twitter.