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Bo Rai Cho


Bo' Rai Cho is a drunken master and teaches martial arts to many students over a span of many years. He enjoys drinking alcoholic beverages, particularly the rice wine of Earthrealm. He is known to use unorthodox methods of fighting, including crude tactics such as vomiting and flatulence. The archetype of the drunken master exemplifies the proverb "appearances can be deceiving". Outwardly, the fat, drunken, and crass Bo' Rai Cho does not appear to pose a threat, but he uses this illusion to take advantage of unsuspecting foes. He is revered for his great knowledge of martial arts and his fighting skills. When necessary, he is capable of commanding armies.
A native of Outworld, it has been revealed that Bo' Rai Cho has taught many great warriors. Among these warriors are Shujinko, Liu Kang, Li Mei, and Kung Lao. He did not appear in any games until Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. Since he is originally from Outworld, he never entered the Mortal Kombat tournament as it would have meant competing on the behalf of Outworld and thus the brutal emperor Shao Kahn. Instead, he used his fighting prowess to train Earthrealm warriors. He did not become directly involved until the Deadly Alliance of Shang Tsung and Quan Chi emerged.

Upon hearing that Liu Kang had been murdered by the Deadly Alliance, he took Kung Lao under his wing. He then taught Kung Lao the "whirlwind kick" technique so that the Shaolin monk might slay Shang Tsung. While a group of Earthrealm warriors prepared for a frontal assault on the Deadly Alliance, Bo' Rai Cho secretly entered Shang Tsung's palace and escaped with the body of Li Mei. He regrouped with the other Earthrealm warriors led by Raiden and retreated to safety rather than join the attack.


Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance




Mortal Kombat: Deception, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Mortal Kombat X

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Page Updated:  July 1st, 2020

I can't figure out what's wrong with this guy's mug... check out his face in his original render (the white one). Is his face melting off? His later MK: Deception face makes him look like a crackhead. Atrocious 3D rendering. Did Midway let someone in high school work on this game? I think the same 14 year old also came up with his vomiting / farting gimmick. Bo Rai Cho's moves were amusing for a short while (to certain types of people)... but his joke gimmick doesn't live up to the depth of classic MK designs, nor compare to other fighting game characters out there based on real martial arts. Bo Rai Cho just looks like a dirty homeless guy. And to think... "Liu Kang's master" would be such a gross slob? -__- Meh.

Fast forward 13 years later, as Bo Rai Cho returns as a MKX cameo and eventually a playable character. He's astonishingly "cleaned up his life" quite a bit, it seems. NRS revamped his fighting style for the better, putting more emphasis on the Drunken Martial arts bit (ohh yeah, that's a thing). Even so, he still turned out to be a sleepy and kinda forgettable character for the series.

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