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.

Special Moves

Spin Attack: Press away from opponent, then circle counter-clockwise.

Knife Throw: Hold Block, Back, Forward


Fatality: Back, Down, Forward, LP (at close range)

Fighting as Kano

Kano's best attack is his knife throw. It's fast and hard to avoid. If you repeatedly throw the knife you can easily damage your opponent. If your enemy closes in on you press HP to knock them away with a headbutt.

Fighting Against Kano

Fighting Kano can be difficult unless you are skilled in countering his moves. Use HP to knock Kano out of his Spin Attack and duck his Knife Throw to counter with a deep jump kick or an uppercut. Using sweeps against Kano will only allow him to counter you with his Spin Attack.

Kano v.s Goro

For some reason Goro has a hard time with Kano's jump kick. Repeatedly jump kick at Goro. When at a distance, use Kano's Knife Throw.


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 all 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.