The half human dragon stood in Shang Tsung’s protector in the first tournament.
Goro took the Mortal Kombat from the original Kung Lao, only to have it won from him nine generations
later by Lao’s ancestor, Liu Kang.
Seeking revenge, the Shokan prince has returned from the Outworld to crush Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat.
Goro in Mortal Kombat 1
A member of the four-armed Shokan race, Goro became Grand Champion of the Mortal Kombat tournament after defeating the Great Kung Lao. For 500 years, he remained undefeated and helped Shang Tsung grow ever closer to achieving Shao Kahn‘s goal of domination over Earthrealm. In his tenth title defense, however, he faced Liu Kang. Kang pushed him to his limits and finally defeated the mighty Shokan warrior. In the tournament’s aftermath he went missing after a battle where he fought Kano, Johnny Cage andSonya Blade. He was believed to be dead. It is thought that he retreated back to his kingdom ashamed of his defeat, while Shang Tsung faced execution for his defeat at the hands of Liu Kang and for Goro’s apparent death.