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|“||I train my most promising students here at my home, away from prying eyes, to assure that my secrets are only known to those I trust.||„|
|~ Bo' Rai Cho to Shujinko|
|“||I'm concerned that Shinnok may return.||„|
|~ Bo' Rai Cho to Raiden|
Bo' Rai Cho is an Outworldian martial arts teacher and a hero from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He was voiced by Herman Sanchez and Steve Blum.
Bo' Rai Cho was a teacher of many great warriors, such as Liu Kang and Shujinko. Despite living in Earthrealm, he was actually from Outworld and though he had the skills to participate in a Mortal Kombat tournament, Bo' Rai Cho couldn't since his victory would allow Shao Kahn to take the Earthrealm. After Liu Kang was killed by the Deadly Alliance, Kung Lao went to Bo' Rai Cho for training on how to defeat Shang Tsung.
He then went to Outworld while the Earthrealm warriors prepared to fight the Deadly Alliances and spied on the two sorcerers, rescuing another Outworldian fighter, Li Mei. Afterwards, during the rise of Dragon King, Bo' Rai Cho regrouped with Raiden and the other Earthrealm warriors to return to Earth.
In his ending in Armageddon, Bo' Rai Cho's defeat of Blaze teleported him before the Elder Gods, who then appointed him the protector god of Outworld.
Powers and Abilities
Bo' Rai Cho is a skilled fighter despite his obese and drunken appearance and even integrates this into his fighting style, using Drunken Fist style. He uses his obesity to stomp on the ground, causing tremors and bounce on his foes with his stomach. Bo' Rai Cho can also vomit at will, using it as a way to trap his opponents and has demonstrated he is a capable general.
- "You are one ugly motherfucker." (To the Predator)
- "Let us see if you remember my teachings." (To Liu Kang)
- "I whish to study you're powers." (To Johnny Cage)
- "No there is another." (To Reptile after saying he is the last Saurian)
- "I asked you here for training." (To Sonya Blade)
- "Takeda is most welcome at my dojo." (To Kenshi)
- "Stop Kitana and listen." (To Kitana)
- "Your anger make you careless." (To Scorpion)
- "My loyalties lie elsewhere." (To Mileena)
- "You are as powerful as Kenshi." (To Takeda)
- "You have much to learn Miss Briggs." (To Jacqui Briggs)
- "You are reckless impulsive." (To Kung Jin)
- "I to dream of Edenia Tanya." (To Tanya)
- "Who's to say you didn't." (To Shinnok after the Elder God thought he was dead)
- "I have returned Shinnok." (To Shinnok after the Elder God thought he was dead)
- "We each oppose are native realm." (To Erron Black)
- "I fight for the greater good." (To Ermac)
- "We should discuss new beginnings." (To Kotal Kahn)
- "You have amazing strange." (To Ferra & Torr)
- "You over step your bounds Raiden." (To Raiden)
- "So serious my friend?" (To Raiden)
- "A test before I trust you." (To Tremor)
- "Be ready for anything Cassandra." (To Cassie Cage)
- "You are no longer my student. But I am still your master." (To Kung Lao)
- "I am more than ready." (To Reptile)
- "My power is greater than you know." (To Reptile after the Saurian thought he was dead)
- "My reputation for sloth is exaggerated." (To Jax Briggs)
- "Are fear defines us Scorpion." (To Scorpion)
- "Upon defeating Blaze, Bo' Rai Cho was transported into The Heavens. He stood there a humble warrior unsure of his fate in the presence of a god. I had looked into his soul and found that he was a good man and a powerful warrior. Outworld needed a protector, a task for which Bo' Rai Cho had more than proven himself worthy." (Bo' Rai Cho's ending in MKA)
- "Your technique is lacking!" (Bo' Rai Cho mid fight)
- "You could learn much from me." (Bo' Rai mid fight)
- "Come by the dojo sometime!" (Bo' Rai Cho mid fight)
- "A test before I trust you." (To Tremor after he asked Bo' Rai Cho for an alliance)
- "Your distrust caused your down fall." (To Liu Kang)
- "You will realize your potential. " (To Jacqui Briggs)
- "Rememberare past discussions." (To Ferra/Torr)
- "Your decision could mean war." (To Kitana)
- "Very well I might add." (Bo' Rai Cho telling Goro that he trains Earthrealmes)
- "Without are Earthrealm allies, I fear for Outworld's future." (After the Dragon King Onaga returns in MKD)
- Bo' Rai Cho's creation had two motivations behind it. First was that Ed Boon wanted more of a "slob" character and Mortal Kombat had no mentor character.
- Bo' Rai Cho has an archenemy in Baraka and he has battled the Tarkata before.
- He is one of the few Outworldian characters that is not evil.
- In Motor Kombat, one of the tracks is a brewery that apparently belongs to him.
- In Deadly Alliance, Bo' Rai Cho was the icon of a fake drink called Peptic Thunder, which causes involuntary vomiting upon consumption. This is most likely a parody of Pepto-Bismol, a medication drug, since they both have a pink color.
- Bo' Rai Cho states that Earthrealm's rice wine put the alcohol of Outworld to shame, which is one of the reasons he went to Earthrealm.
- Bo' Rai Cho's quote towards the Predator was a direct reference from Dutch in the 1987 Predator film and Mike Harrigan from 1990's Predator 2.
- He is quite old, since he was already rather aged when he was teaching Shujinko and after 40 years, he was still alive.
- In Deadly Alliance, when Bo' Rai Cho switches fighting styles, a fart noise is heard. It is also heard when he jumps or moves around.