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We share blood; we are not brothers.
 

 

—Noob Saibot to Cyber Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat (2011).

Biography

  • Mortal Kombat (2011): "Noob Saibot's origins are unknown, but he is likely a revenant: a fallen warrior resurrected by the Netherrealm sorcerer Quan Chi to fulfill a dark objective. Noob has been assigned to aid Shao Kahn in his acquisition of Earthrealm. A faithful servant and a recent addition to the Brotherhood of Shadow, he will obey his master, Quan Chi, and complete his mission. But he is biding his time. Noob Saibot has a dark objective of his own."
  • Mortal Kombat 11: "Shadow of the Netherrealm. In life, Noob Saibot was known as Sub-Zero. Unjustly murdered by Scorpion, he was resurrected by Quan Chi and granted power over darkness, but as Quan Chi’s slave. Now, Quan Chi is dead. Noob Saibot is finally free to reclaim the honor that was stolen from him."

Storyline

Mortal Kombat

As the original Sub-Zero, Bi-Han entered the Mortal Kombat tournament along with his fellow Lin Kuei, Sektor and Cyrax, to fight for Outworld. He fought against Sonya Blade in Goro's Lair on the orders of Shang Tsung, but was defeated. Later in the tournament, he confronted the Shirai Ryu specter Scorpion, who wished to kill him for murdering his family and clan. After mocking Scorpion's combat abilities, he responds by dragging Bi-Han down to the Netherrealm, telling him he will have his revenge in the same place where he was reborn. Scorpion and Bi-Han fought, with the former emerging victorious. Due to a prior agreement with Raiden, Scorpion decided to spare Bi-Han. Quan Chi, however, managed to change Scorpion's mind by showing him illusions of the Shirai Ryu massacre, as well as that of Scorpion's wife and son, all at the hands of Sub-Zero. Consumed by rage, Scorpion killed Bi-Han, despite Bi-Han's claims of not having any knowledge of the events. Scorpion brought Bi-Han's spine and skull ripped from his mortal body to Earthrealm, and let it fall to the ground and shatter in front of Raiden and the other kombatants.

Later on, Bi-Han was resurrected as Noob Saibot, and became a servant of Quan Chi. The first Earthrealm warriors to encounter him in his new form were Liu Kang and Kung Lao. Noob was bested by Kung Lao, who then questioned his identity, claiming he had a familiar presence. However, Noob escaped while Kung Lao fought Goro.

Noob later traveled with Quan Chi to Jade's Desert where he witnessed Sindel's ressurection.

Both Noob and Mileena engaged Kabal when he made a move to attack Shao Kahn, the Emperor of Outworld. However, they were both defeated, with Kabal escaping through a portal back to Earthrealm.

Noob was later seen to be assisting Quan Chi in casting a spell to create a massive Soulnado. However, once his younger brother Kuai Liang (now in automated form) was spotted by Quan Chi, he left his work to challenge him, having been warned by Kano that Kuai Liang was a defector. He revealed his identity to his younger brother, telling him that he was not worthy of the name Sub-Zero, a name that was once his. He also claimed that while they shared blood, Noob no longer considered him to be a brother. They soon engaged in combat, where Noob Saibot was defeated by Kuai Liang, who, after the conflict, claimed that Noob was right; they were no longer family.

Soon after his fight with Sub-Zero, Noob battled Nightwolf. Nightwolf managed to destroy the Soulnado by kicking Noob Saibot into it, being swallowed by the souls it contained.

Mortal Kombat X Comic

Though Bi-Han does not appear physically, he has been featured in several flashbacks.

Havik uses Bi-Han's image as Sub-Zero to torment Hanzo Hasashi while he is in a hallucinogenic state recalling the massacre of his clan.

Bi-Han as Sub-Zero is seen in Hanzo's flashback to his death and the Shirai Ryu's destruction. Bi-Han is shown holding Hanzo's severed head and spine before the frozen corpses of his wife and child. Bi-Han is seen again in a flashback to the events of Mortal Kombat when Hanzo, reborn as the revenant Scorpion, takes his vengeance upon him by burning him alive with hellfire while the necromancer Quan Chi watches. Bi-Han screams his innocence as he burns to an uncaring Scorpion.

Mortal Kombat X

Sareena mentions Bi-Han in an attempt to help Kitana escape from Quan Chi's influence, Kitana refutes this and claims that Bi-Han had corrupted Sareena with emotion, allowing her to escape Quan Chi to which Sareena responds that emotion freed her.

Bi-Han is also mentioned by Scorpion after he discovers Quan Chi's involvement with the death of his family and the Shirai Ryu, Sub-Zero explains that Quan Chi was responsible for his death, not Scorpion.

Mortal Kombat 11

Noob Saibot returns several decades after his supposed demise to confront his archenemy Scorpion, and younger brother Kuai Liang, in the Cyber Lin Kuei Assembly plant, first attacking Scorpion before revealing himself before them. When Scorpion questions his survival, Noob retorts that Quan Chi's creations were built too strong to die, and reveals that Kronika has promised him his own clan of living shadows like himself in the New Era. The specter of darkness battles his brother and nemesis once again, but is defeated. When Kuai Liang and Scorpion successfully shut down the Cyber Lin Kuei assembly's servers, Noob Saibot flees the base with Frost and Sektor's comatose body.

Kronika next sends Noob Saibot to guard the Well of Souls on Shang Tsung's Island, where her crown is absorbing the countless souls from within to give her further strength needed to rewrite time and create the New Era. Noob ambushes the past version of Jax Briggs and his daughter Jacqui Briggs with numerous copies of his shadowy doppelganger, but is defeated by the two, once more forcing him to retreat. Noob Saibot is not seen again after this, leaving his fate once more unclear.

Ending

  • Mortal Kombat (2011) (Non-Canonical): "Quan Chi should never have resurrected Noob Saibot. Nor should he have enhanced his power to defeat Shao Kahn. The revenant he created had broken free of his control. Noob had secretly formed an "understanding" with a cleric from the realm of Chaos and opened for him a portal to the Netherrealm. Shinnok, Quan Chi and the Brotherhood of Shadow were unprepared as the forces of Chaos overwhelmed them, leaving the Underworld severely weakened. Satisfied with his work, the cleric, Havik, returned to the realm of Chaos. Noob Saibot remained to seize control of the Netherrealm."
  • Mortal Kombat 11 (Non-Canonical): "Kronika said I would lead the New Era's deadliest clan. But she made such promises to many. She could never keep them all. So I betrayed her, before she could betray me. When Kronika's sands fused with my shadows, my ambitions grew. Why be ruler of mortals, when I could rule destiny itself? Mortals resisted, but could not stop, my blanketing history in cold, endless night. All is dark. All are shadows. I have had many names. Now I am become Death, destroyer of worlds."
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