This one understands your logic, but does not reach the same conclusion.


—D'Vorah to Kotal Kahn and Reptile in Mortal Kombat X.

D'Vorah is a character introduced in Mortal Kombat X. As a female member of the Kytinn species, she lives in Outworld and serves as Kotal Kahn's first minister.

About D'Vorah

D'Vorah is a Kytinn, a species of colonial insects living inside humanoid bodies. Hailing from the Arnyek islands, D'Vorah's realm was conquered by Shao Kahn and she chose to serve the emperor to avoid becoming a slave. Rising in political power, D'Vorah now serves Kotal Kahn as his second in command and closest advisor, assisting him in the civil war against Mileena.


D'Vorah's physical appearance draws on several insect motifs. Her skin takes the appearance of a yellow chitinous hide with four wing/pincers jutting out from her back. The back of her head is adorned with black markings and her lips are naturally black. On the heels of her feet are what looks like high heel wedges. Her eyes are compound, possessing the same fractured appearance as a fly's eyes. All of her teeth are sharp and pointed, exhibiting possible carnivorous eating habits. D'Vorah wears a black top and hood, spiked gauntlets on her arms, armored ringlets on her forearms, and armored shin guards. A single scarab-shaped piece of jewelry with a green centered gem rests around her neck.

Combat characteristics

Powers and Abilities

D'Vorah's insect affinity gives her control over several different types of large bugs and winged insects. She can use the bugs for a variety of purposes, from offensive attacks to even sealing wounds. Her natural extra limbs give her lethal pincers to use in combat and allow her to fly to a degree. D'Vorah is also one of the few, if not the only character to have a regeneration factor as shown in the comics, she was able to reform from a swarm of insects after being torn in half by a possessed Reiko.

Signature moves

  • Spawning Puddle: D'Vorah releases two streams of yellow resin from her hands onto the ground, summoning a puddle of it under her opponent to knock them over. (MKX)
    • The enhanced version is called Spawning Pool and has D'Vorah create a larger puddle for more damage.
  • Air Throw: D'Vorah grabs her opponent while in mid-air, flips and then throws them back down. Can be done forward or backward.
  • Ovipositor Charge: D'Vorah strikes her opponent with two of her stingers from her side. (MKX)
    • The enhanced version is called Ovipositor Rush and has D'Vorah attack her opponent with all her stingers.
  • Bug Blast: D'Vorah summons a pincered insect on her arm and has it fire a blast of yellow resin at her opponent. (MKX - Brood Mother Variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Double Bug Blast and has the insect fire two blasts of resin.
  • Krawler: D'Vorah throws a large insect on the floor that charges into her opponent and explodes. (MKX - Brood Mother Variation)
  • Wasp Grenade: D'Vorah throws a red insect at her opponents face that leaves a small swarm of wasps around their face that quickly disperses. (MKX - Swarm Queen Variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Bug Bomb and does more damage while the swarm of wasps takes longer to disperse.
  • Vortex Swarm: D'Vorah releases a swarm of wasps from her hands into the floor that rise up under her opponent, knocking them into the air. (MKX - Swarm Queen Variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Infestation and has D'Vorah release a larger swarm to carry her enemy higher into the air.
  • Bug Burst: D'Vorah fires a green venomous resin from an insect on her arm. (MKX - Venomous Variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Bug Spary and has D'Vorah fire a larger and longer stream from the insect.
  • Poison Ovipositor Charge: D'Vorah strikes her opponent with two of her stingers tipped in poison. (MKX - Venomous Variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Poison Ovipositor Rush and has D'Vorah strike with all her stingers and poisoning her opponent.
  • X-Ray Move - Stick Around: D'Vorah sends a swarm of wasps to lift her opponent in the air, then flies behind their back and uses her stingers to stab their spine and head, with the second one piercing all the way out their mouth and shattering the top row of their teeth. She then delivers a painful stomp on their spine, snapping it. (MKX)

Other Moves

  • Throw: D'Vorah grabs her opponent, turns them around, then rapidly stabs her enemy with her stinger, impales their chest and lifts them, then grabs their face and slams them to the ground. (MKX)


  • Bug Me: D'Vorah sends a swarm of wasps to hit one side of the opponent's body and the other side, leaving holes. The wasps then fly to the opponent's head, devouring the skin, eyes, flesh, tongue, and leaving behind the skull. Its lower jaw falls apart and after the victim collapses on the floor, the skull rolls off. D'Vorah then steps on the skull, crushing it into pieces. (MKX)
  • Heart Broken: D'Vorah stabs her opponent through the chest with one of her ovipositors, stabbing out the heart. She proceeds to stab the opponent through the head with a second ovipositor, stabbing out the brain. She quickly withdraws her ovipositors and ends it by smashing the heart and brain in her hands. She also uses this fatality during her chapter in Story Mode to kill Baraka. (MKX)

Other Finishers

  • Brutality #1 - Migraine: D'Vorah stings her opponent multiple times whereas the final sting ploughs a hole through their forehead. (MKX)
  • Brutality #2 - Fly Swatter: D'Vorah performs a backwards air throw which destroys the opponent's torso upon landing. (MKX)
  • Brutality #3 - Incubate: D'Vorah stings her opponent and forwards by injecting a larva into the opponent's heart. The larva then bursts out of the opponent's chest and flies away. (MKX - Brood Mother Variation)
  • Brutality #4 - Bug Zapper: D'Vorah throws a bug to stun the opponent before spawning flies under her opponent which bisects the opponent. (MKX - Swarm Queen Variation)
  • Brutality #5 - Acid Burn: A larva of D'Vorah's melts the flesh off the opponent's face. She uses this Brutality during in Story Mode to kill two Osh-Tekk Warriors who carry the box containing Shinnok's amulet. (MKX - Venomous Variation)


  • "This one serves Mileena no longer!" (defecting from Mileena's side in Story Mode)
  • "This one will enjoy your death." (after defeating Mileena in Story Mode)
  • "Kotal Kahn has always bargained with you fairly, Kano." (To Kano)
  • "The Emperor should not be concerned. Accident ahead. This one will clear it." (To Kotal Kahn)
  • "What did my Emperor see?" (To Kotal Kahn)
  • "They taste your flesh. Burrowing deep. Inside you they will grow. Gnaw at your innards." (To Johnny Cage after laying her insects inside his body)
  • "First father, then daughter.... Will they taste the same?" (To Cassie Cage; her final line)
  • "This one greets Lord Shinnok." (To Shinnok)
  • "This one knew you would not stray far from the amulet" (To Mileena)
  • "Neither was meant for you" (To Mileena)
  • "Baraka is dead. Your last ally has left you." (To Mileena after killing Baraka in the Story Mode)
  • "The Kytinn do prefer solitude. Which I will achieve momentarily." (To Tanya)
  • "Now two Edenians will die." (To Rain and Tanya after defeating them)


  • D'Vorah's teeth seem to change and closely resemble human teeth when an X-Ray attack is performed on her. It is likely a design oversight by the developers.
  • D'Vorah's insectoid nature as one among many leads her to only refer to herself in the impersonal third person in speech: "this one" rather than "I".
    • This is true except when Tanya insults the Kytinn, to which D'Vorah replies "The Kytinn do prefer solitude, which I will achieve momentarily".
  • D'Vorah translates to "Bee" in Hebrew (דבורה). In a related Semitic language, Arabic, the word "daborah" (دبورة) translates to "female hornet." The word "dvorah" in Hebrew is also feminine. As a female given name, the name Dvora (English: Deborah) comes from the Book of Judges. Deborah was the fourth Judge of the Israelites, and the only female Judge mentioned in the Bible.
  • The name of D'Vorah's homeworld means 'shadow' in Hungarian (árnyék).
  • Before Mortal Kombat X was released, D'Vorah's blood was red. The color was changed to a dark shade of teal later, however.
    • This makes D'Vorah, as well as Cyber Sub-Zero and Blaze, one of the few characters to have a very rare blood color. In her case, it seems to be a result of her unique Kytinn physiology.
  • D'Vorah is the third female character with the ability to fly; the previous two being Sindel and Nitara.
  • D'Vorah is the only character in the Mortal Kombat X story mode whose quick-time event involves one of her Fatalities.
  • Early on in development for MKX, there was a character named "Mr. X" who was considered to be the final boss of the game, before Shinnok took on the role. Mr. X would later become D'Vorah. [1]
  • The Kombat Pack 2 reveal trailer shows D'Vorah just moments before executing Baraka, only for her to be startled by him vomiting blood followed by the Xenomorph chestburster.


  • With the release of Mortal Kombat XL, there is a chance that D'Vorah's opponent will survive with 1% in a fight despite the announcer telling her to Finish Him/Her. This can only occur when applying her damage-over-time effects on her Venomous variation.
    • Additionally, the screen will show the "Finish Him/Her" text, but D'Vorah's opponent will have fallen over, where she is unable to do a fatality or any damage to her opponent until the fatality timer runs out.


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