• Mortal Kombat Trilogy: "With Goro missing, Kintaro steps up take his place as supreme ruler of Shao Kahn's armies. Stronger and more agile than his predecessor, he is enraged by Goro's defeat. Kintaro vows to take revenge on the Earth warriors responsible."
  • Bio Kard: "Longtime bodyguard of Outworld royalty, Kintaro has served Shao Kahn for many years. Like Goro, he is a member of the four-armed Shokan race and descends from a lineage known for its brutality."


Mortal Kombat II

After hearing of Goro's death at the hands of Liu Kang, Kintaro vowed to avenge his comrade and crush Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat.

Kintaro tried to prove his loyalty to The Emperor, Shao Kahn, by travelling to Earthrealm with a Tarkatan horde to defeat Johnny Cage. Although the attack failed due to the intervention of other Earthrealm warriors, Kintaro continued to serve Shao Kahn. After Shang Tsung was defeated once more by Liu Kang, Kintaro challenged him in Mortal Kombat. The Shokan warrior fought well, but he was no match for the Shaolin Monk.

Mortal Kombat: Deception

It is unknown what happened to Kintaro after the events of Mortal Kombat II. In Mortal Kombat: Deception, he reappears leading Shao Kahn's armies in an assault on Edenia.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

Kintaro appears in Shinnok's Spire in the Netherrealm along with Sheeva, Havik, and a legion of demons all apparently working in an attempt to overthrow Shinnok's rule. However, Shinnok later reveals that this was all created as a test for Taven, and that the Kintaro fought by him was an illusion.

Later on Kintaro appears among the kombatants that fight for the Forces of Darkness, being the first to arrive at the crater. He later punches Kitana and sends her flying after she kicks Kano away.

He, along with most kombatants, was killed during Armageddon.


  • Armageddon: "Upon defeating Blaze, a thunderous voice offered Kintaro four magic swords. Each would be infused with the power of any warrior of his choosing. Kintaro resolved to give the weapons the powers of fire, ice, chaos and order. As if wielded by invisible hands, each blade found its victim and slew him. The vanquished souls were transferred to the weapons, and there they will reside. With the powers of Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Havik and Hotaru at his command, none will challenge Kintaro and live."