Scorpion is a yellow-clad ninja warrior from the Mortal Kombat video games and other media. Once a member of the Shirai Ryu ninja clan, Scorpion's entire clan and family were supposedly massacred by rival ninja group, the Lin Kuei. Scorpion himself was murdered by the Lin Kuei ice ninja Sub-Zero, his soul cast down into the Netherrealm only to return to the mortal plane as a vengeful spectre.
Mortal Kombat movie
In Paul W.S. Anderson's film Mortal Kombat, Scorpion is portrayed by Chris Casamassa and voiced by Ed Boon (the creator of the MK games and Scorpion's voice actor in the game series). His background is not revealed in the film and he appears to be a servant of Shang Tsung for reasons unknown. During the Mortal Kombat tournament, Scorpion battles against Johnny Cage, ambushing him in a forest with his living harpoon spear and then teleporting them both to his lair in the Netherrealm: a pit filled with the bones of slain warriors. Scorpion tries to finish Johnny by peeling off his mask, revealing a burning skull beneath it, and breathing hellfire at the actor. Johnny grabs a spear and shield from amongst the bones in the pit and throws the spear at Scorpion, impaling him and causing him to bleed a glowing, lava-like substance. Johnny then charges at Scorpion and slashes at him with the bladed edges of the shield, cutting a large gash in Scorpion's chest and slicing off a piece of his head. Scorpion's head then explodes and Johnny jumps away as the spectre's whole body erupts in a shower of fire and bones.
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
In the sequel, Scorpion returns to life as a servant of Outworld emperor, Shao Kahn. The reasoning behind his ressurrection and service to Kahn isn't specified and he only appears during one fight scene in the film, attacking the new Sub-Zero before kidnapping Kitana. In the sequel, he is portrayed by J.J. Perry and once again voiced by Ed Boon.