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Kabal with his hookswords in Mortal Kombat 11.

Eventually, the Red Dragon clan found me, and I was defeated by Mavado. He left me for dead and took my hooksword as his trophies.


Kabal's biography from Mortal Kombat: Deception.

The Hook Sword (also Hooksword) is an exotic Chinese weapon, traditionally associated with northern Chinese martial arts, although its use has also been taught by southern schools in more recent times.

Mortal Kombat

Hook swords are the signature weapons of both Kabal and Mavado. The weapons these two use are actually the same pair, as these ancient weapons were a favorite of Kabal's, and have a long history in the Black Dragon criminal organization before the Red Dragon clan's leader Mavado took Kabal's hook swords as a trophy after defeating him between the events of Mortal Kombat Trilogy and Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. Kabal later recovered them shortly before the events of Mortal Kombat: Deception. Both Kabal and Mavado use hook swords in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon; presumably, Mavado acquired a set of his own.

In Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, after Liu Kang and Kung Lao free Kabal from his cage, he allows them to use his hook swords as a reward for helping him out.

Hook swords can also be seen in the possession of an Outworld warrior in the 1995 film Mortal Kombat but are never used in battle. Scorpion's soldiers in Mortal Kombat: Conquest use them as well.

Hook swords were packaged with Liu Kang, Scorpion, Jade, and Shao Kahn 6-inch figure, as generic weapons in the Mortal Kombat toyline made by Toy Island.

Originally, Baraka started as the man with the hook swords, but was removed and replaced by Kabal.



Move GameCube PlayStation 2 Xbox
Chest Strike B Square X
Low Reverse Blow Down, B Down, Square Down, X
Downward Hook Strike Y Triangle Y
Twin Overhead Strike Back, Y Back, Triangle Back, Y
One Hook Sweep Down, Y Down, Triange Down, Y
Low High 2 Hit A X A
Twin Overhead Slam Back, A Back, X Back, A
Scissors Swipe Down, A Down, X Down, A
Stepping Chest Strike X Circle B
Upward Cross Strike Down, X Down, Circle Down, B
Dual Hook Strike Forward, X Forward, Circle Forward, B
Sidestep Swing Z R1 Black Button
Kabal's Torment X, X, Y Circle, Circle, Triangle B, B, Y
Strentgh and Balance X, X, Back, A Circle, Circle, Back, X B, B, Back, B
Hook N Bash X, X, Back, Y Circle, Circle, Back, Triangle B, B, Back, Y
Blazing Fury Y, X, X, Y Triangle, Circle, Circle, Triangle Y, B, B, Y
Brutal Revenge Y, X, X, Back, A Triangle, Circle, Circle, Back, X Y, B, B, Back, A
Kabal's Return Y, X, X, Back, Y Triangle, Circle, Circle, Back, Triangle Y, B, B, Back, Y


Move PlayStation 2 Xbox
Chest Strike Square X
Twisting Hook Up, Square Up, X
Shoulder Rip Back, Square Back, X
Low Reverse Blow Down, Square Down, X
Power Hook Triangle Y
Twin Overhead Strike Back, Triangle Back, Y
Chin Neck Slice Up, Triangle Up, Y
One Hook Sweep Down, Triangle Down, Y
Spinning Sidekick X A
Leg Hooks Up, X Up, A
Leg Tripper Back, X Back, A
Scissors Swipe Down, X Down, A
Double Axe Kick Circle B
Upward Cross Strike Down, Circle Down, B
Shin Strike Back, Circle Back, B
Razor Down Square, Square X, X
Strength and Balance Square, Square, Triangle X, X, Y
Furious Edges Triangle, Square Y, X
Blazing Fury Triangle, Square, Circle Y, X, B
Unholy Strength Square, Square, Circle X, X, B
Hooksword Pain Square, Square, Circle, L1 X, X, B, L
Shady Blows Square, Square, Back, Square X, X, Back, X


Move PlayStation 2 Xbox
Chest Strike
Shoulder Rip
Twisting Hook
Low Reverse Blow
Power Hook
Twin Overhead Strike
Chin and Neck Slice
One Hook Sweep
Spinning Sidekick
Leg Tripper
Leg Hooks
Scissors Swipe
Double Axe Kick
Shin Strike
Upward Cross Strike
Razor Moon
Furious Edge
Shady Blows
Strength and Balance
Disciple of Doom
Unholy Strength
Blazing Fury
Mortal Kombat series - Weapons
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Amulet Staff | Autumn Dao | Axe | Battle Axe | Bionic Arms | Black Dragon Sword | Bo | Boomerang | Boot Blades | Bow and Arrow | Bowie Knife | Butterfly Knives | Chainsaw | Chakram | Cleaver | Crude Hammer | Cybernetic Heart | Cybernetic Weapons | Cyrax's Bomb | Daggers | Dan Tien Dao | Dao | Datusha | Demon Fang | Devastator | Dragon Fangs | Dragon Sword | Dragon Teeth | Drakesword | Drakeswords | Edenian Sword | Elbow Blades | Energy Bracelets | Falchion | Flamethrower | Flicker Dagger Cane | Flying Blade | Gauntlets | Gunstock War Club | Gurkha Knife | Hand Grenade | Hand Gun | Holy Leaf Blades | Hook Sword | Hot Poker | Houan Chains | Ice Bomb | Ice Daggers | Ice Scepter | Iron Club | Jian | Jo | Kali Sticks | Kama | Kano's Bionic Eye | Katana | Kick Axe | Kirehashi | Kobra's Boxing Gloves | Kobu Jutsu | Kodachi Swords | Kori Blade | Kriss | Kunai | Kunlun Dao | Kwan Dao | Laser Pistol | Long Sword | Lungchuan Dao | Mace | Machete | Machine Gun | Macuahuitl | Morning Star | Mugai Ryu | Naginata | Nightstick | Ninja Sword | Nunchaku | Plasma Crossbow | Pollaxe | Pulse Blade | Quadspade | Razor Cane | Razor-Rang | Razor-Rimmed Hat | Rocket Launcher | Saber Teeth | Sabre of Light | Sai | Sawblade | Scythe | Sektor's Rocket | Sento | Sickle | Shadow Priest's Staff | Shao Kahn's Staff | Shao Kahn's Sword | Shokan Daggers | Shotgun | Shurikens | Spear | Spiked Club | Spirit Daggers | Staff | Steel Fans | Storm Sword | Sun-Moon Blades | Tanto | Tarkatan Blades | Taser | Tecpatl | Thoraxe | Thumper | Tomahawks | Tonfa | Triblade | Trident | Troll Hammer | Twin Katana | War Fan | War Banner | War Hammer | Whip | Wind Blade | Wind Staff | Wrath Hammer
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