EvilSpecies: ShokanOrigin: OutworldAllies: Shang Tsung
, ShokanEnemies: Johnny Cage
, Liu Kang
, Bo Rai Cho
Goro was not an actor like the other Mortal Kombat cast. He filmed using a stop motion model that was created by Curt Chiarelli. According to Ed Boon the first Goro model was used so much that it fell apart. However a second model that was never used in production exsists and is still in usable condition.
Goro is a 2000 years old half-human, half-dragon Grand Champion. He got this title after defeating the Shaolin fighting monk Kung Lao
and held his title for over 500 years. He helped Shang Tsung
grow even closer to achieving Shao Kahn
's goal of Earthrealm domination. While he was defending his title for 10th time, he had to face Liu Kang
. Kang managed to defeat Goro. In the tournament's aftermath he fought Johnny Cage
. After that he went missing. It is believed that he returned to his kingdom while Shang Tsung faced execution for his defeat.
In Mortal Kombat 4
, Goro reappeared after Shao Kahn's death. He joined his ally Shokan
in the war against the Centurians. Kitana
intervened and negotiated with both races, earning a fragile peace. Kung Lao interrupted the event because he wanted to avenge his ancestor. Kung Lao then slashed Goro's chest and left it scarred. It was a ceremonial blow, Kung Lao considered the score settled, the two shook hands. When Shinnok
and his legion were defeated, Goro and the Shokan race decided to ally with the Edenians. As a condition in their pact, Goro signed a peace treaty with the Centaurians.
Years later, during the time of the Deadly Alliance, the united Edenians and Shokans invaded Shao Kahn's weakened army. Goro was exhausted from battle and was struck from behind by Noob Saibot
. It was a lethal blow. Goro died. Princess Kitana
held a royal funeral for her former ally. However, Goro was able to survive, being saved from death by Shao Kahn himself, with the promise to return the Shokans to their former glory and the banishment of the Centaurians in exchange for his allegiance. He agreed to these terms and vowed to serve Shao Kahn again. In Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Goro helped Shao Kahn to become the emperor of Outworld
With the Shokans army under Goro's control, he
fought to cleanse Outworld of the Dragon King's Tarkatan Horde. Baraka's troops were no match for the Shokans. Goro had proven himself a powerful ally of the emperor. The Edenian military had been crushed and princess Kitana had been captured. Goro brought her to Shao Kahn and sacrificed her as an offering of fealty to the one and only emperor of Outworld.
Goro had gained god powers after defeating Blaze. But to the forces of Darkness, his power was not meant for a mere Shokan to wield. Shang Tsung, Quan Chi
, Shao Kahn and Onaga
all had anticipated victory, only to have it stolen from them. The four surrounded Goro in a vain attempt to wrest the power from him. Out of nowhere an army of Shokan warriors stormed the pyramid and slaughtered the four attackers.