Dead or alive, you are coming with me.


—RoboCop to The Joker.

Alexander James "Alex" Murphy, also known as OCP Crime Prevention Unit 001 or better known as RoboCop, known for the franchise of the same name, is a playable guest character in Mortal Kombat 11.

RoboCop makes his debut as part of the "Aftermath" DLC expansion.

About RoboCop

RoboCop was formerly Alex Murphy. Whom was a dutiful, upstanding and mild-mannered Detroit Police Officer who was brutally killed in the line of duty by infamous crime boss Clarence Boddicker.

In the 1987 RoboCop movie, Alex Murphy was transferred to the Metro West Precinct as part of OCP's drive to restructure the police department. When Murphy entered the Department, he saw the police and criminals fighting each other. As he was informing desk sergeant Warren Reed that he was transferring from Metro, he was given his police armor, and partnered with Officer Anne Lewis for duty. As Officer Lewis was getting coffee for herself and Murphy, they were informed on radio about a gang on pursuit for bank robbery. As Murphy and Louis chased the gang down (which turned out to be the Boddicker gang), Murphy and Lewis split up to search Boddicker's gang, in which Murphy himself found a member of the gang. Before he could arrest the gang member, Boddicker and his other gang members mocked him, and mercilessly killed him. As Lewis witnessed Murphy's corpse, she wept for him.

After Murphy's death, the scientists and surgeons at Security Concepts swung into action, harvesting what was left of brutally slain police officer Alex Murphy's organic components: parts of his digestive tract, what was left of his brain, several organs and his left arm, though the arm was later amputated at the behest of Morton, effectively turning Murphy's remains into the OCP Crime Prevention Unit 001, or RoboCop, as he was more widely known, a cyborg with computer and mechanically assisted reflexes, memory and a 'lifetime' of law enforcement programming and a selection of dynamic software for plotting strategies and ballistic vectors in any situation.

Bob Morton observed RoboCop's initial evaluation and testing personally and was impressed with his marksmanship trials, during which he shot the cardboard head off a humanoid target. After being assigned to the Metro West precinct, RoboCop's first field test was just as impressive, during which he used his advanced on-board technology to stop a convenience store robber, then plot a vector for a bullet to sail harmlessly through a female hostage's skirt and cripple a would-be rapist. Later on, on the very same night, he used thermographic vision to save the then Mayor from the clutches of a maniacal politician.

However, not everything is proceeding to OCP's expected results. According to OCP's initial projections. Alex has his memories wiped and on-board programming directing his actions, it was assumed all scintillas of Alex's personality had died with him on the operating table but this proved not to be entirely true. One night, as the machine was at rest and sitting in his chair, he began to experience detailed synaptic response: a vivid dream of his former life, torture, and death at the hands of Clarence Boddicker and his gang. RoboCop woke suddenly, and, ignoring the science team's protestations, walked out of the precinct.

After driving around the city looking for crime, RoboCop spotted Emil Antonowsky of Boddicker's gang holding up a gas station and closed in. RoboCop stepped out of his car and ordered Emil to drop the gun. Emil then suddenly recognized RoboCop and related to him that he and the gang had killed Murphy. RoboCop was stunned, playing Emil's statement back to himself several times. Just managing to regain his sanity in time to prevent Emil's getaway by firing at his motorcycle and sending him smashing into a parked car, RoboCop pressed Emil for more information, but, injured and in shock, Emil could physically say no more.

Whilst heading back to the Detroit Police Department, RoboCop barged into the record room and used his built-in interface hardware to jack into the database, uploading his stored video of Emil and identifying his known accomplices. Recognizing Clarence from his dream as the man who fired the final, fatal shot, RoboCop examined Clarence's felony rap sheet and discovered he was a suspect in the murder of Officer Alex Murphy.

In the 2014 RoboCop movie, RoboCop features various updates compared to the original film. Instead of being killed by Boddicker's gang, Murphy is critically injured when Detroit Mobster Antoine Vallon had one of his associates plant an explosive device on Alex's car when Alex was getting too close on gathering evidence for an arrest for Vallon. OmniCorp, whose robotics has generated an impact in law enforcement around the world, looks to expand on this domestically in the United States, looking to use humans with robotic prosthetics, particularly officers previously or recently injured in the line of duty. They choose Alex as their candidate due to the severity of his injures. After contacting Alex's wife, Clara, she signs consent papers to allow Murphy to be turned into RoboCop. Modified by robotics specialist Dr. Dennett Norton of OmniCorp, authorized by Raymon Sellars, the CEO, Alex is successfully transformed into the cybernetic RoboCop. Alex was woken in a Chinese laboratory where he was experimented for his abilities as RoboCop by Dr. Norton. He at first thought that he was in a dream because he could not feel the body of a cyborg, in which Norton and Dr. Kim tells him that it's not drugs, nor is it anaesthetics. Alex starts to get frustrated, and tries to escape the laboratory. But much to his dismay, he is shut down by the orders of Norton. After waking up, Alex is shown what has remained of himself to become RoboCop. Terrified, but aware that he is in control of his body, he told Norton that he wanted to die. But Norton told Alex that it's his wife who chose to save his life and refrains, and that Clara and David loved him. After going through various training procedures, OmniCorp upgrades Alex's programming but due to his emotions causing interferance, various alterations to Alex's brain are made, including the removal of his emotions. Later, they reduce the dopamine levels in his brain, effectively turning him into a cyborg and removing the remaining parts of humanity left in him, much to the dismay of Dr. Norton. Later to Norton and his assist's surprise, Alex overrides his own programming by producing his own dopamine, regaining his emotions, solving his own murder, killing Vallon and exposing that the Chief of the Detroit police had been allied with Vallon along with two corrupt detectives. Fearful of Alex's abilities in exposing corruption, Sellars orders Alex to be killed, resulting in a massive gunfight at OmniCorp headquarters between him, the security drones and various ED-209s. Despite being severely damaged, including shooting off his own arm, he once again overrides his programming and kills Sellars before Sellars can escape and kill Alex's family. Afterwards, Alex is repaired by Norton in the same facility and waits to see his family who are there to visit him.

RoboCop has been played by Peter Weller in the first two films of the original RoboCop trilogy and Robert John Burke in the third film. In the 2014 remake, he was played by Joel Kinnaman.


RoboCop's body, while incorporating portions of Alex Murphy's living tissue, was largely electronic and mechanical. This interior structure was protected by an armored shell composed laminated with kevlar, making RoboCop incredibly resilient against both bombs and bullets, as well as extreme impacts such as being hit by cars and falling off skyscrapers. The body armor could sustain multiple of high-caliber rounds before damage began to appear on the armor itself. It was also highly resistant to heat, as RoboCop was unaffected after being caught in a gas station explosion. His visor was made of the same material and a black strip of bulletproof anti-fog glass which protected the cranium apparatus and eyes. The visor also had an undercloth of Kevlar which protected the neck and covered up any wires. The visor was attached with screws. When the visor was removed, only the front of Murphy's face, from the top of the neck up, was exposed; the back of his head was entirely mechanical.

NetherRealm Studios has also designed for him an exclusive skin for Mortal Kombat 11, modeling him after the Mortal Kombat 3 version of the cyber ninja outfit used by Cyrax, Sektor and Smoke, with his own unique helmet that features his distinct visor in place of the usual two-eyed visor.


  • Mortal Kombat 11: "Alex Murphy was a dutiful police officer who was brutally executed by a local gang. Brought back to life through OCP technology, Murphy was transformed into RoboCop, a highly advanced cybernetic police officer designed to uphold the law and protect the innocent. Now entering the Mortal Kombat universe, RoboCop has received a few upgrades and is ready to serve the public by apprehending any Kombatants that stand in his way."

Combat characteristics

Powers and abilities

As a human, Alex was known to be an exceptional officer, proficient with firearms and self defense and busting drug schemes.

Upon being revived as a robot, Alex was outfitted with state of the art experimental technology. His new body would grant him enhanced strength and his armor was bulletproof, enough to walk through a storm of bulletfire without even flinching or putting a dent in him, making him effectively invincible against conventional firearms. His optics were also enhanced greatly, allowing him to zoom in and enhance images or even perfectly calculate bullet trajectory, allowing him to precisely hit and kill a target without harming any hostages. He was also outfitted with the ability to record and store data from hard drives with a spike in his wrist, which was sharp enough to be used as a makeshift close range weapon.

While RoboCop is able to use any firearm with great precision, he is rarely seen without his signature Auto-9, an exceptionally powerful handgun with a three-bullet rapid fire burst. When not in use, he keeps it holstered within his left thigh. He was also outfitted with a rocket launcher to replace his arm and a jetpack to fly. In Mortal Kombat 11, he is outfitted with a riot shield to block against projectiles, a high-powered flame thrower and grenades as well as the Cobra assault cannon from the first movie.

Despite all of RoboCop's technological advances, he was still limited to mechanical maintenance, which means he needed servicing and tune-ups from time to time. On top of that, his organic systems needed to be monitored as well, therefore the scientists working on him, such as Dr. Lazarus, would have to monitor both systems during his rest periods.

As strong as RoboCop is, he is not without weaknesses. Like a Terminator, he can be reprogrammed. Meaning that in the wrong hands, he could be programmed to be incompetent, corrupted, or a dangerous threat to society. As he is still partially human, he requires sustenance, regularly needing to be fed baby formula due to his inability to effectively digest food. The experimental machinery also renders his mobility slow and awkward, walking in slow, robotic gaits as opposed to quick and natural human movement. While he was inherently programmed with the three directives, Serve the Public, Protect the Innocent and Uphold the Law, shady back end deals had him programmed with a fourth classified directive that prevents him from directly harming or acting against an OCP staff member, resulting in a forced shutdown or incapacitation, though RoboCop has muscled through this. In the event that an OCP member is fired, with or without due process, RoboCop then has free reign to act. This directive however had since been removed.

Signature Moves

  • Straight Auto-9: RoboCop pulls out his pistol and fires straight forward once. (MK11)
    • Amplifying the move has RoboCop shoot three times.
  • Cobra Assault Cannon: RoboCop equips the Cobra assault cannon and fires an explosive shot forward. (MK11)
    • Amplifying the move has RoboCop shoot three times.
    • If RoboCop connects the move as a Kounter or a Punish at a close range, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, where the cannon shot shatters the opponent's ribcage, doing over 2.5 times the original damage.
  • Riot Shield: RoboCop equips his shield and holds it in front of himself. If the opponent strikes him, he blocks the attack and kicks them in the stomach, knocking them away. This attack negates projectiles. (MK11)
    • Amplifying the move has RoboCop shoot the opponent with Cobra assault cannon.
    • If RoboCop parries a Getup Attack, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, where the cannon shot shatters the opponent's ribcage, doing increased damage.
  • Shoulder Crowd Control Cannon: RoboCop fires a grenade from a shoulder-mounted launcher. This move can be used at normal, close and far range, called Close/Far Shoulder Crowd Control Cannon, respectively. (MK11)
    • Amplifying the move has RoboCop shoot out a mine that explodes after several seconds.
    • Upgraded: Using Shoulder Crowd Control Cannon makes RoboCop fire an electrically charged canister that shocks the opponent upon exploding. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
  • Terminal Strip: RoboCop pierces the opponent with his terminal spike and lifts them up before knocking them away with a punch. This ability replaces Riot Shield when equipped. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Amplifying the move has RoboCop toss the opponent backwards or walk a few steps forward or backwards before punching them away.
  • OCP Charge: RoboCop uses jet thrusters in his legs to charge towards his opponent in the air, bashing them with his shield. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
  • Active Patrol: RoboCop holds his opponent at a gunpoint while moving forward before firing a shot. This ability replaces Straight Auto-9 when equipped and conflicts with Low Auto-9 and Trick Shot when equipped, disabling the option to select Low Auto-9 or Trick Shot. (MK11 - Equip Ability) (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Robocop can cancel out of this move at the cost of one bar of Defensive Meter.
  • Reactive Patrol: RoboCop holds his opponent at a gunpoint while backwards before firing a shot. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Robocop can cancel out of this move at the cost of one bar of Defensive Meter.
  • Low Auto-9: RoboCop kneels dwon and fires straight forward once. This ability replaces Straight Auto-9 when equipped and conflicts with Active & Reactive Patrol and Trick Shot when equipped, disabling the option to select Active & Reactive Patrol or Trick Shot. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Amplifying the move has RoboCop shoot three times.
    • If RoboCop ducks under the opponent's projectile while performing the move, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, where RoboCop shoots the opponent in the crotch, causing blood to splatter and doing increased damage.
  • Trick Shot: RoboCop shoots at the camera, making the bullet bounce off at the opponent. This ability replaces Straight Auto-9 when equipped and conflicts with Active & Reactive Patrol and Low Auto-9 when equipped, disabling the option to select Active & Reactive Patrol or Low Auto-9. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
  • Flamethrower: RoboCop releases a burst of flames from his wrist-mounted flamethrower. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Amplifying the move has RoboCop advance forward while keeping the flames active.
  • Arm Crowd Control Cannon: RoboCop fires a rocket from a wrist-mounted launcher. This ability replaces Cobra Assault Cannon when equipped. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Amplifying the move has RoboCop advance forward while keeping the flames active.
  • Cheval Trap: RoboCop fires a metal construct from a shoulder-mounted launcher that unfolds into a spiked strip that damages his enemy as they step on it. This ability replaces Shoulder Crowd Control Cannon when equipped. (MK11 - Equip Ability)
    • Amplifying the move has RoboCop fire a tear gas grenade that deals damage over time and can stun the opponent if they stand in the gas cloud for too long.
  • Electric Shield: RoboCop creates an electric field around his body that damages the opponent if they attack him. (MK11 - Equip Ability)

Fatal Blow

  • ED-209: RoboCop shield bashes his opponent then fires his pistol three times upward followed by smashing his opponents skull. He then grab and stab his opponent with a terminal spike and follows with a massive punch that sends his opponent towards ED-209. ED-209 then starts firing a machine gun and finishes it with a rocket launcher.

Other Moves

  • Throw (Forward): RoboCop grabs his pistol and shoots his enemy three times in the stomach. He then gets the Cobra assault cannon and blasts his opponent in the chest with it.
    • If RoboCop performs this on an opponent who has failed a Throw Escape during a previous Throw before, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, where the cannon shot will shatter the opponent's ribcage, dealing increased damage. If this is successful, RoboCop can not perform the Krushing Blow version of his Throw (Backward).
  • Throw (Backward): RoboCop slams the opponent behind himself, strikes them in the back of the neck with his shield and fires a grenade from the wrist-mounted launcher to knock them away.
    • If RoboCop performs this on an opponent who has failed a Throw Escape during a previous Throw before, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, where RoboCop crushes the top of their skull with his shield, dealing increased damage. If this is successful, RoboCop can not perform the Krushing Blow version of his Throw (Forward).
  • I'd Buy That For A Dollar!: RoboCop delivers two punches to the opponent's gut and finishes with a vertical chop to the head. (MK11)
    • If RoboCop connects the combo as a Kounter or a Punish, the attack turns into a Krushing Blow, with the edge of RoboCop's hand breaking the top of the opponent's skull, dealing increased damage.


  • Dead Or Alive: Robocop uses his terminal spike to stab his opponent's throat and blasts their hand off using his Auto 9. An ED-209 then approaches the opponent to blast them repeatedly with machinegun fire as Robocop reaches for his Cobra assault cannon to blow them to pieces with a single shot.
  • Thank You For Your Cooperation: Robocop shoots a grenade at the opponent's head, which bounces off of them. He then targets their crotch and poses to shoot, the bullet piercing them and setting off the falling grenade behind them as it blows them to pieces while Robocop walks away with the ball of fire behind him.


  • The Klassic: RoboCop performs an uppercut, decapitating the opponent with their spine still attached. This Brutality is shared with every character. (MK11)
    • Must not block an attack for the entirety of the final round.
    • A button must be held.
    • Will not trigger on Krushing Blow, if it has not been activated during the match.
  • Kase Klosed: RoboCop performs a Throw (Forward) and shoots the opponent in the kneecaps, bringing them down to their knees before riddling their torso with bullets. After they fall, RoboCop steps on their arm, shoots their hand off and puts a final shot into their head. (MK11)
    • A button must be pressed repeatedly.
    • Will not trigger on Krushing Blow, if it has not been activated during the match.
  • Don't Kount On It Chum: RoboCop performs a Throw (Backward), smashing the opponent's head with a shield and obliterating their body with wrist-mounted grenade launcher. (MK11)
    • Certain buttons must be pressed repeatedly.
    • Will not trigger on Krushing Blow, if it has not been activated during the match.
  • That One Time: RoboCop parries an attack with Riot Shield and holds his opponent at gunpoint, prompting them to put their hands up. If the opponent is a male, he shoots in his crotch, leaving him to bleed to death. If the opponent is a female, he shoots off her head. (MK11)
    • A button must be held.
  • You're Coming With Me: RoboCop performs his Terminal Strip, then grabs the opponent's neck, stabs their body three times with his terminal spike and burns the front part of the opponent's body and head with his wrist flamethrower. (MK11)
    • A button must be held.
  • Thank You For Not Smoking: RoboCop performs an amplified Straight Auto-9, shooting the opponent's head off. (MK11)
    • Must not be close to the opponent.
    • A button must be held.
  • Need To Comply: RoboCop performs an amplified Arm Croud Control Cannon, blowing up the opponent's torso leaving only the head with spine attached to it, stuck between the legs. (MK11)
    • Must not be close to the opponent.
    • A button must be held.
  • Your Move, Creep: RoboCop shoots the opponent with Cobra Assault Cannon and blows them up with an explosive round. (MK11)
    • Must not be close to the opponent.
    • A button must be held.
  • Let's Step Outside: RoboCop performs his Trick Shot and the bullet starts to ricochet from several surfaces until it reaches the opponent's head blowing out their brains. (MK11)
    • Must not be close to the opponent.
    • A button must be held.

Other finishers

  • Friendship: Breakin' It Down: RoboCop stops and performs a robot dance while wearing an OCP chain with the cassette player placed on the ground playing. The camera has a notable VHS effect when RoboCop is dancing. (MK11)


Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay

  • "Do not assault police officers." (Round Win quote)
  • "You have the right to remain silent." (Round Win quote)
  • "You are under arrest." (Round Win quote)
  • "You are persistent." (Round Win quote)
  • "You have been through an emotional shock." (Round Win quote)
  • "I am authorized to use deadly force." (Round Win quote)
  • "Bad language makes for bad feelings." (Round Win quote)
  • "You are persistent." (Round Win quote)
  • "Don't move, chum." (Round Win quote)
  • "You are wanted: dead or alive." (Brutality quote)
  • "I must go. Somewhere, there is a crime happening." (Brutality quote)
  • "I uphold the law." (Brutality quote)
  • "Thank you for your cooperation. Goodnight." (Brutality quote)
  • "You are under arrest, dirtbag." ("Under Arrest" Victory Quote)
  • "Crime does not pay." ("On the Record" Victory Quote)
  • "You are coming with me." ("Apprehended" Victory Quote)


  • Mortal Kombat 11 (Aftermath): "OCP built me to serve the public trust, protect the innocent, and uphold the law. So when I found Kano dealing arms to Old Detroit's street gangs, I had one duty: Apprehend him. I never thought the chase led me to a different universe, let alone end in a fight with Kano's protector, Kronika. And when Kronika went down, something unexpected happened. Her power washed over me, sweeping away the limits my designers had put on my programming. For the first time, I saw the depth of OCP's corruption. It wasn't just a couple of greedy was the whole damned company. OCP is making a killing playing both sides, selling to cops and criminals. When I get home, I am bringing them to justice. It will not be fast or easy. OCP has too much cash, and too much firepower, for me to clean things up alone. It is good thing this'll be an "inter-agency" effort. Welcome to the future of law enforcement."


  • RoboCop is the third guest character to not be a villain. The first was Kratos and the second was Spawn.
    • He is, however, the first guest character to truly be a good character, as Kratos is closer to anti-hero status while Spawn himself is an anti-hero.
      • The Terminator could possibly fall into this category, however the character's alignment in its origin franchise varies between films.
  • Mortal Kombat 11 marked the second game where RoboCop and the Terminator have crossed-over, the first one being RoboCop Versus The Terminator, based off the comic of the same name.
    • It is also the second Mortal Kombat game where two guests characters cross over from their respective franchises and meet each other again in Mortal Kombat, this happening in Mortal Kombat X with not only the Alien and the Predator, but also Jason Voorhees and Leatherface.
      • The Alien and Predator hail from their respective franchises alongside their shared Alien vs. Predator franchise.
      • Jason and Leatherface have crossed over in several comic books, but never in film or video games like the Alien and Predator.
  • RoboCop is the third character in the Mortal Kombat franchise to have their original movie actor reprise their role in the games, the first being Freddy Krueger in Mortal Kombat (2011) and Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 11.
    • He is also the fourth guest character where the original actor reprised the role for the character's guest appearance, the first being Kratos, the second being Freddy Krueger, and the third being Spawn.
  • RoboCop is the second cyborg guest character featured in the series. The first was the Terminator, however between the two, the Terminator is the first pure cyborg, as RoboCop was formerly human.
    • He is also the fourth science fiction character, after the Predator, the Alien and the Terminator.
  • RoboCop's name was initially used as a placeholder for Cyrax in a beta version of Mortal Kombat 3.
  • One of Jax's interactions with the Joker quotes RoboCop's famous line "Dead or alive, you're coming with me".
    • One of two responses to this line has the Joker say "Whatever you say, robo-cop".
  • Both of RoboCop's Fatalities are references to the first movie:
    • His finisher with ED-209 triply references Boddicker's, Kinney's and his own death scene as Alex Murphy.
    • His second one is a reference to his first outing where he shoots a crook in the crotch while avoiding hitting his held hostage.
  • RoboCop was given an exclusive skin resembling the cyborg ninjas featured in Mortal Kombat 3. [1] Spawn was also given a Mortal Kombat exclusive skin, making him look similar to the male ninja characters and gaining an onyx mask.
    • This idea could have been taken from Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Raiden's guest appearances in the Injustice series, as all three received exclusive redesigns for their guest appearances.
  • RoboCop uses attacks that are similar to Sektor and Cyrax.
    • He uses a wrist-mounted flamethrower such as Sektor does and uses bomb traps nearly the same way as Cyrax.
  • Despite the ED-209 being an enemy of RoboCop's in his origin franchise, one assists him during one of his Fatailites.
  • One of RoboCop's Brutalities is a reference to his own demise in the original 1987 film of the same name, where Alex is tortured with repeated shotgun blasts to his Kevlar vest, before being finished with a headshot.
  • If the player chooses RoboCop with Johnny Cage as an announcer, Cage will say "Hey there Buckaroo", a reference to a 1984 film Buckaroo Banzai which stars Peter Weller.


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