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Mavado is the leader of the Red Dragon, a criminal syndicate with a long history. In the last century, some of the less disciplined Dragons broke away and formed the Black Dragon syndicate. The Red Dragon has been trying to extinguish the Black Dragon, and after Mavado killed Kabal and took his hookswords, only Kano was left. The Deadly Alliance contacted Mavado and offered the Red Dragon asylum when they planned to conquer Earthrealm. When Mavado learned that Kano was working for the Alliance, he asked to fight him. The Alliance told him to take care of Kenshi first. He defeated Kenshi, but left him for dead instead of killing him, and then fought and killed Kano. Quan Chi gave Mavado information about the Lin Kuei, another group that might oppose the Red Dragon. Mavado believed Quan Chi could be valuable, and sent Hsu Hao to dispose of Shang Tsung before Tsung could turn on Quan Chi. When the Deadly Alliance was defeated, Mavado faded into the shadows, and now plots against the Lin Kuei while avoiding the Special Forces.

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance


Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Mortal Kombat 1 (Kameo)

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Page Updated:  April 10th, 2024

Before MK: Deadly Alliance released, I thought Mavado's concept sketches were looking pretty cool...... So what the hell happened? lol. The dudeeven had a different name before the final release (MaLvado). Anyhow, something went wrong in the final product, because this bloke ended up being pretty lame in the actual game. Is he wearing a trash bag? Did he buy half of a Sephiroth Halloween costume because he couldn't afford the entire $17.99? His nonsensical fighting style and moves seemed like such an afterthought as well.. even for Mortal Kombat.

His "knight-ninja hybrid" 2-player costume is also pretty hideous. Seems like those Midway designers tried to copy-paste several things from existing video game character designs and put them into Mavado. He had potential to be a non-typical MK character... but in the end he was just another lackluster design from the PS2 era of MK. Mavado also has some of the DUMBEST looking fighting stances I've ever seen in my life. That's NOT martial arts! Not even close. lul

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