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Gender Female
Origin Earthrealm
Species Human
In Mortal Kombat
Weapons Dragon Teeth (MK:D, MK:A)
Fighting Styles Xing Yi (MK:D)
Kenpo (MK:D)
Yuan Yang (MK:A)
Games Mortal Kombat: Deception
Mortal Kombat: Unchained
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Mortal Kombat (2011) (cameo)
Portrayers N/A
We will not exist as a mere band of pirates. We will cause the downfall of civilization itself and live in a world of blessed anarchy.


—Kira's Mortal Kombat: Deception Biography

Kira is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. She made her debut in Mortal Kombat: Deception.

About Kira

Kira made her debut in Mortal Kombat: Deception as the first of Kabal's recruits for the new Black Dragon. Her character is courageous and her background depicts her as having the ability to take great risks. She possesses a rationality and levelheadedness that contrasts her fellow recruit, the hot-blooded Kobra.

In-game, Kira uses special moves and fighting styles taken directly from Kano and Sonya's appearances in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance; as a result, she was labeled as being a somewhat unoriginal character by the MK fanbase.

Combat characteristics

Powers and abilities

Kira is a skilled combatant. As previously mentioned, she can utilize Kano's Cannonball technique and Sonya's Kiss of Death, as well as utilize a purple fireball as a low projectile. She appears to be stronger than her fellow Black Dragon member Kobra, as her Deception ending depicts her as defeating him in one-on-one kombat to prove their worth to Kabal.

Signature moves

  • Black Dragon Ball: Borrowing this technique from Kano, Kira hurls herself forward as a ball which knocks her opponent down. (MK:D, MK:A)
  • Kiss Of Death: Kira blows forward a purple mist, similar to Sonya's signature moves. The mist will temporary blind her opponent, allowing for a free hit or combo. However, this move doesn't affect Kenshi, due to him already being blind. (MK:D, MK:A)
  • Night Shade: Kira crouches down and releases a purplish projectile forward. (MK:D, MK:A)


  • Torso Rip: Kira throws her Dragon Teeth, two small serrated daggers, into her opponent's feet, then struts toward her adversary and rips their body in half at the waist, before tossing it away. (MK:D)
  • Dragon's Shotgun: Kira slices her opponent twice across the neck, then delivers a powerful kick, which knocks the opponents head off and sends them across the arena. (MK:D)

Other finishers

  • Hara-Kiri: Knives Stab: She stabs herself in the kidneys, and collapses in a faceplant. (MK:D)


In General

  • Her Dragon Teeth weapon style, Xing Yi fighting style, and Black Dragon Ball special move were imported from Kano's Deadly Alliance appearance. The Dragon Teeth were used by Kano as Butterfly Knives. Her Kenpo fighting style and Kiss of Death special move were used by Sonya in the same game.
  • Kira's Dragon Teeth closely resemble the knife Kano wielded in the first Mortal Kombat film. The knife itself is known as the "Raptor" and was designed by Gil Hibben.
  • Her sole original special move was the Night Shade projectile, a low-trajectory, fuchsia-colored fireball.
  • Kira is a corruption of the word "killer" that occurs when the word is written in Kana (Japanese characters) and then written again in the roman alphabet.
  • Kira is the the first female Black Dragon member who is playable.

Mortal Kombat: Deception

  • Her biography card was not included in the Deception game itself, nor on the Collector's Edition bonus disc. It was later made available for viewing at Midway's official site.
  • If the player finishes off an opponent using Kira's Dragon Teeth, a glitch occurs where they inexplicably disappear during her victory pose, because she is supposed to hold them during it.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

Mortal Kombat (2011)

Mortal Kombat X

  • While not physically appearing in the game, Kira is, however, mentioned in the "Lazer Burn" Living Tower challenge.
  • She is also mentioned in one of Kung Lao and Kano's intro dialogues.
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