This steel plate, which was surgically grafted on his face by an unnamed doctor, allows Kano to focus great amounts of energy into his right eye. He can fire the laser at various levels, which can be low enough to knock a man down or at higher level, enough to burn through an opponents body. Kano's Bionic Eye add his already dangerous arsenal, makes him a seriously dangerous man.
It was revealed in the Mortal Kombat (Comic Series) that Kano had replaced his old implant with a new one after his previous encounter with Sub-Zero, who had damaged it. His new implant is much larger as it now covers his right ear. It also changes its color glow depending on which variation Kano uses: Red for Cybernetic, yellow for Commando and green for Cutthroat.
In Mortal Kombat 11, his Cybernetic Eye is referred to as an "Eye Shield" and is a customized Gear item. Kano's Eye Shield also displays other features that has not been displayed previously such as Scanning & Analyzing & a X-Ray Vision Mode which the "Eye" turns blue when in use.
Appearances in other media
Kano appears in two episodes of the animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm and wears his signature metal plate.
Mortal Kombat: Legacy
- Kano's Bionic Eye throughout the series resembles the eyes from The Terminator when a Terminator's camoflauged face is damaged enough to expose the metal and glowing red optic recepter.
- Three different doctors are attributed to Kano's Bionic Eye: Doctor in Mortal Kombat (2011), The Doctor in Mortal Kombat: Legacy and Dr. Rotwang in the Mortal Kombat novel.