|Universe||Mortal Kombat Universe|
|Average Height||about almost as twice as Human height|
The Shokan are a mighty race of half Human, half Dragon warriors that live in the subterranean kingdom of Kuatan in Outworld.
The Shokan are large creatures that dwarf Humans in size, and boast incredible strength. They are distinguished by each possessing two to four massive arms complimented by three digits on each hand. Their skin textures vary from almost resembling that of a human's, to sporting the appearance of tiger skin.
Their civilization and society is structured under a monarchy with a king ruling their people with their heir being a prince in line for the throne., its shown that multiple heirs to the throne must compete with one another and demonstrate their ruthlessness by fighting to the death. The victor thus becomes the ruling crown-prince who will eventually inherit the throne. Furthermore, on a single particular day, it was customary to give the King a present.
Among the Shokan, there is one rule that surpasses all others: survival of the fittest and most ruthless.
For ages, the Shokan loyally served Outworld's Emperor, Shao Kahn. One of their kind would always serve in some high capacity within Kahn's empire. They would usually face competition with theCentaurians for this role but they maintained it for generations.
After rhe Shokan Prince Goro's supposed death following Liu Kang's first Mortal Kombat victory, The ShokanKintaro would take this role in Outworld but he too was defeated. This would be the start of their fall within Shao Kahn's eyes and their status was reduced during the invasion of Earthrealm with Motaro serving as a general, while Sheeva served as a bodyguard for Queen Sindel.