Kintaro was a member of the massive Shokan race from Kuatan in the Outworld. When Goro, the prince of Kuatan and the leader of the Shokan armies, was killed during the first Mortal Kombat tournament, Kintaro was appointed to take his place. Enraged by Goro's death, Kintaro swore vengeance against all warriors responsible. Shao Kahn, the ruler of the Outworld, held a second tournament in order to lure the survivors of the first to the Outworld. Kintaro was entered into the tournament, and was the final opponent before Kahn himself. Although larger, stronger, and more agile than Goro, Kintaro met defeat at the hands of Liu Kang. Disgraced, Kintaro was dismissed by Shao Kahn, and the entire Shokan race fell out of favor with the emperor.
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