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I am Darrius. I look forward to resisting arrest.


—Darrius to Shujinko in Mortal Kombat: Deception.

Darrius is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He made his debut in Mortal Kombat: Deception.

About Darrius

Originating from the Realm of Order, Darrius is an ambitious and unscrupulous man whose intricate schemes further his own ambitions. To his followers, as well as to the patriots of Seido, he is a revolutionary, freedom fighter and visionary. To his foes and other people, he is a terrorist and a thug. He is most known for the massive riots he starts in Seido for the relaxation of the oppressive regime there.


Darrius is a muscular dark-skinned man with a bald head, a goatee, and wears yellow mirrored sunglasses. He wears a gold and black padded vest with gold rim and sleeves that stop at his elbows; the collar of this vest covers his neck. He wears black gloves on his hands and dons baggy blue pants. He also wears huge yellow-orange boots that have shin guards attached to them.

As his alternate outfit, Darrius sports a pseudo afro with bright sunglasses. He wears no shirt and his arms have brightly colored wrist guards and black gloves equipped. He wears baggy bright orange karate pants with a long black belt holding them up. There is a strange pattern running down the sides of his pants. He also wears dark shoes.

Combat characteristics

Powers and abilities

Apart from his cunning and manipulative skills, Darrius is shown to excel in both strength and speed. Many of his attacks utilize agility that many other characters don't have, and others (particularly his finishers) show him using surprising strength with his bare hands. His Deception ending depicts him being able to take on and defeat Hotaru on his own, apparently quite easily. In MK1, he's often attacking in tandem with his partner, requiring their assistance in some attacks.

Signature moves

  • Tricky Blast: Darrius releases a bluish projectile at his opponent. (MK:D, MK:A)
  • Twisty Kick: Darrius dashes forward and performs three spin kicks. (MK:D, MK:A)
  • Chest Cruncher: Darrius dashes and punches his opponent on his chest. (MK:D, MK:A)
  • Target Practice: Darrius sidesteps and performs a Chest Cruncher move. (MK:D, MK:A)
  • Tornado Kick: Darrius performs a 720 spin kick that stuns the opponent and makes them fall to the ground. This move can be followed by either The Double Whammy or Volleyballstic. (MK1)
    • The Double Whammy: The main character follows up with an uppercut. This move can be followed by Twister Kicks.
  • Twister Kicks: The main character grabs Darrius by the forearms and spins around with him while his legs kick the opponent three times. (MK1)
  • Volleyballistic: The main character gives Darrius a boost, helping him perform a backflip and land on the opponent. (MK1)
    • Eat Dirt: Darrius drops the opponent who's trying to get up back to the ground with an axe kick. This attack can be charged and delayed.
  • Heelturn: When the opponent is knocked down or is about to land after getting hit, Darrius comes in and drops them down with an axe kick. This attack can be charged and delayed. (MK1)

Fatal Blow

  • Kameo Fatal Blow: Darrius runs to the opponent and punches them 2 times before using his knee to hit them and with that foot to break their knee, causing the opponent to walk backwards in pain. (MK1)

Other Moves

  • Dreamwork Teamwork, Baby! (Forward Throw): Darrius knees the opponent in the face, then pushes them towards the main character, who kicks them in the back and sends them back to Darrius who tosses them to the ground over his hip.


  • Armed and Dangerous: Darrius rips both his foe's arms off and slaps the foe with his/her own arms three times, with the third strike knocking off the head. However in MK1, He knocks the opponents head off with only two hits. (MK:D, MK1)
  • Rearrange: Darrius makes quick, hasty work of the opponent's body, using his abnormal strength to mix up the opponent's body parts, resulting in a staggering mismatch of displaced limbs. Darrius then stops and ponders for a bit before kicking the messed opponent's body to the ground. (MK:D)


  • Here, Catch!: Darrius performs Forward Throw, but the main character rips the opponent in half with a kick, making the upper half fly at Darrius who catches it and drops it in disgust before flexing his muscles. (MK1)

Other finishers

  • Hara-Kiri: Head Smash: Darrius takes both hands to both sides of his head and promptly crushes it, falling to the floor in a pool of blood. (MK:D)

Game Information

Darrius returns as a Kameo fighter in Mortal Kombat 1.


  • It is implied that Darrius was the one who commissioned the deaths of (or even personally murdered) Dairou's family, as Dairou was hired by Darrius to kill Hotaru.
  • His Hara-Kiri is used as a Finisher in Armageddon's Kreate-A-Fatality.
  • Darrius' alternate costume in Deception and Armageddon was based on blaxploitation martial artist star, Jim Kelly.
  • Darrius' Fatality, Arm Basher, branches from Quan Chi's Leg Basher.
  • Darrious bears notable resemblance to the Marvel Comics character, Blade.
  • In a Top 10 list hosted by, Darrius was placed at #6 of the worst characters in the Mortal Kombat series.
  • According to Ed Boon in Darrius' Bio Kard, he was the last character made for Deception.
  • He used the Leopard fighting style in Mortal Kombat Deception that Nitara had in Deadly Alliance.
  • In the Krypt, an unlockable concept art depicts Darrius as the new leader of the Red Dragon.
  • In early versions of Mortal Kombat Armageddon, Karate was shown to be his unarmed fighting style.
  • Despite defeating him in Konquest mode in Deception, the player can still have Shujinko do a side mission for him upon his first journey in Orderrealm.


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