In Mortal Kombat (2011) and Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, Kung Lao disguises himself as a Masked Guard to gain access to the Mortal Kombat tournament. The Masked Guards can also be seen around the Courtyard.
The Masked Guards make an appearance in the first Mortal Kombat movie as ninjas loyal to the sorcerer Shang Tsung, one of which is pitted against the Elder Sub-Zero by Tsung in a pre-tournament match and is killed in the process. They also do battle with the three chosen heroes of Earthrealm by Raiden and the Shaolin Monks, Liu Kang, Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade after they are discovered spying on Tsung, Goro, and Kano, but are defeated. More arrived, but were backed off by Raiden (which Johnny gloats to the guards that they got lucky).
Palace Gates in Mortal Kombat.
Shang Tsung's Courtyard in Mortal Kombat.
Shang Tsung's Courtyard in Mortal Kombat Trilogy.
Both day and night versions of the Courtyard from Mortal Kombat (2011).
Four Masked Guards escort Ermac as he is introduced.