Hanzo Hasashi was once a member of the Japanese Shirai Ryu ninja clan. Given the name Scorpion for his blindingly fast and deadly fighting skill, his life was blessed with glorious kombat in the name of his Grand Master. But when he, his family and his clan were brutally exterminated by Sub-Zero and the Lin Kuei, Scorpion's existence became eternal torment. Resurrected by the malevolent necromancer Quan Chi, he entered the Mortal Kombat tournament to slay Sub-Zero and avenge the murders of his kin.
Scorpion defeated Kim Kaphwan in the opening round, and then tied with his rival, Sub-Zero, in round 2. Scorp defeated Genjuro and Fuuma in a tiebreaker match, advancing to the third round, where he was eliminated by Jhun Hoon.
Scorpion competed in the Favorite MK Ninja Quickie, but he did not win.