Scorpion (born Hanzo Hasashi) is a playable character, occasional boss character, and the mascot of the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created by Midway Games. Making his debut as one of the original seven playable characters in Mortal Kombat in 1992, he is an undead ninja specter seeking revenge for his own death at the hands of Quan Chi, making him an anti-hero which has been his main role throughout the course of the series up until Mortal Kombat X but still remains neutral.
No Mortal Kombat spotlight would be complete without the mascot himself for Mortal Kombat, Scorpion! Let's get down to his voices.
Famously, Ed Boon provided his voice for the character in the original Mortal Kombat to Shaolin Monks (I'll let you look up on what he did in that, it isn't safe for kiddies), with his "get over here" sample being used up until Mortal Kombat 11. His signature attack cry is legendary and has been ingrained in video game culture because of Boon's energetic and brutal sound byte.
Ron Perlman portrays him in Defenders of the Realm. Sadly, as amazing as this casting choice is, the results are as misguided and high pitched as most other voices in the show, making him sound whispery and snake-like ("make him sound like a snake because his name is Scorpion"). Something more akin to Ron's Hellboy or Slade would've been a much better fit for the undead ninja.
Simeon Norfleet's potrayal is more of what Boon did, but more stilted and more cranky than hellish.
Patrick Seitz's take as both Scorpion and Hanzo Hasashi is captivating and makes you feel for Scorpion, bringing out his undead and reformed side with a sense of deep rawness in his voice. I absolutely love it, and I wished he had the chance to reprise in 11.
Ron Yuan is alright, and he gets down Scorpion's somber and brutal tone well in 11, playing off Blum's Sub-Zero as well as Seitz did. I just think Yuan could've polished his take a little more.