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Hero Overview
Bring it!!
~ Jax Briggs's Battle Cry in Mortal Kombat (2011)
That knocked some of my rust off.
~ Jax after defeating Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat X

Major Jackson "Jax" Briggs is a Special Forces commander with cybernetic enhancements and one of the main characters from the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games. He is the partner and best friend of Sonya Blade, the father of Jacqui Briggs, and the godfather of Cassie Cage.


Jax is depicted as an African-American man, having dark skin, black hair and brown eyes. Jax's most striking feature is his impressive muscular upper body build, keeping his torso bare in all but one of his appearances. In his first appearances, he wore karate pants and boots. From Mortal Kombat 3 and onwards, he wears a pair of bionic armor-plating that covers and protects both of his arms.

It is not known whether his arms were replaced or upgraded in the original storyline. However, it is possible that he may have used bionic implants until the events of Deception, where he may have willingly had his own arms removed in favor of mechanical replacements. In the alternate timeline of MK 2011, he was forced to use metallic arms in order to survive, after having his organic arms telekinetically dismembered by Ermac.

In MKX, he wears a camouflage vest with his last name Briggs on his right upper vest pocket with his left upper pocket acting as a storage for his cigars and he still wears his dog tag around his neck, along with two more additional pockets near his abdomen. He has an American flag wrapped up and tied around his upper right arm and he wears green pants with some additional color of black on them and wears black army boots.


Jax is clear-headed, careful and always keeping a watch on what his men are doing. When the need arises, he is the best on the battlefield with the attitude and ferocity of a lion.

In his Armageddon ending, Jax Briggs wish is to use the power of Blaze to reform and change the Tekunin form being evil cyborgs. Jax in Armageddon much like Jax from Mortal Kombat X also wants to retire from the Special Forces and he wants the power of Blaze to do this. While Jax uses the power to become leader of the Tekunin it never know what Jax decides to do or does after becoming their leader.

Unlike the other kombatants Jax doesn't become a god or a ruler of of a realm when he receives the power of Blaze.

Powers and Abilities

Due to his membership in the army, Jax is quite a hardened soldier in the battlefield. He is known to show incredible ferocity while staying focused at the same time. Jax's most prominent attribute is his massive upper body strength. His physique and strength are so powerful that he is able to crush human heads with ease and shake the Earth with a single punch.

Jax utilizes cybernetic strength enhancers to further augment his already impressive physical power. These implants also carry portable missiles and a piston-like mechanism to increase the force of his blows. His bionic arms may have made him the most physically powerful man on Earth, if he wasn't already that strong.

Aside from his kombat skills, Jax is also a competent technician and scientist, having been in charge of the portal development technology that the Outworld Investigation Agency uses to move between realms, and also utilized his smarts to restore Cyrax's free will.


Don't mess with me, Liu.
~ Jax Briggs before confronting Liu Kang
Get some!
~ Jax Briggs victory quote
How do you like that?
~ Jax Briggs preforming his X-Ray move
She better not have a scratch on her.
~ Jax Briggs worrying about Sonya Blade
I'll be fine you stay here.
~ Jax Briggs
Wouldn't be the first time.
~ Jax Briggs while Sareena is afraid he will die
Yeah, I know what you mean. But this isn't the way to assert yourself.
~ Jax Briggs about to fight Revenant Kitana
I gotta to belive there's hope for you.
~ Jax Briggs after defeating Revenant Kitana
I wish I could help you, Liu Kang.
~ Jax Briggs after defeating Revenant Liu Kang
Stand and fight like a man
~ Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks
Then let's play.
~ Jax Briggs after Sub-Zero talks about killing him
Trust is earned.
~ Jax Briggs after Sub-Zero ask if Jax trust him
You sure about this Cassie?
~ Jax Briggs to Cassie Cage
Prove it.
~ Jax Briggs after Jacqui says she is ready to join Special Forces
I can't protect you forever.
~ Jax Briggs going to train his daughter
Day at the hospital it is.
~ Jax Briggs after Kung Jin calls him a has been
Always so smug?
~ Jax Briggs to Kano
There are things worse than death.
~ Jax Briggs to Quan Chi
You made me a monster.
~ Jax Briggs to Quan Chi
Are you blind I'm back to normal.
~ Jax Briggs after Raiden things Quan Chi still has control of him
Got a daughter to protect.
~ Jax Briggs to Shinnok
Bring it on.
~ Jax Briggs after Tremor says he wants Jax's head
I got a family to protect.
~ Jax Briggs
If not for Liu Kang, I'd still be under the Dragon King's spell killing the people I've decided my life to protect.

~ Jax Briggs biography in Mortal Kombat Deception
Sonya your going to be okay. I'll get you out of here.
~ Jax Briggs to Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks


  • Jax's original name was going to be Kurtis Stryker, but this was recycled later for another character introduced in Mortal Kombat 3.
  • He was originally going to be a kickboxer, but this was scrapped due to similarities to a number of Street Fighter characters. He originally wore a yellow martial arts gi, but this concealed his physique so it was dropped. There was game footage of Jax shot with his original gi costume, but his actor split the pants during shooting.
  • Before Sonya was created, Jax was conceived with her scenario, but since there were no female characters, Midway conceived Sonya as his replacement.
  • Interestingly in Mortal Kombat: Unchained, when Havik performs a fatality where he eats the opponents arms and vomits the remains, he still vomits meat when he does it to Jax, despite Jax's arms being metal.
  • His code name is "Cobra" according to early production shots of Mortal Kombat: Special Forces.
  • When Jax is knocked off the sky temple in Armageddon, he yells "Oh my god! This is not happening to me!"
  • His fighting stance from MK3 is similar to that of some of the male ninjas and comes from the Shaolin Fist fighting style.
  • Jax is one of the only two characters to have his own game, the other being Sub-Zero.


           Kombat2 MortalKombat Heroes Kombat2

Main Heroes
Bo' Rai Cho | Cassie Cage | Johnny Cage | Kung Lao | Liu Kang | Raiden | Scorpion | Shujinko | Sonya Blade | Sub-Zero | Taven

Secondary Heroes
Fujin | Jade | Jacqui Briggs | Jax Briggs | Kenshi Takahashi | Kitana | Kung Jin | Kurtis Stryker | Nightwolf | Sindel | Smoke | Takeda Takahashi

Other Heroes
Ashrah | Blaze | Cyrax | Dairou | Ermac | Erron Black | Ferra & Torr | Hotaru | Kabal | Kai | Khameleon | Kotal Kahn | Li Mei | Meat | Mokap | Nitara | Reptile | Sareena | Sheeva

Non-Playable Heroes
Argus | Art Lean | Jerrod | Liu Chan

Good Races
Edenians | Elder Gods

Good Organizations
Edenian Resistance | Forces of Light | Lin Kuei | Outer World Investigation Agency | Seidan Guard | Seidan Resistance | Shirai Ryu | Shaolin Monks | Special Forces | White Lotus Society

Non-MK/Guest Star Heroes
Batman | Captain Marvel | Catwoman | Flash | Green Lantern | Kratos | RoboCop | Spawn | Superman | Terminator | Wonder Woman

Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins (1995): To be added
Mortal Kombat (1995): To be added
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997): To be added
Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (2010): To be added
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (2020): Scorpion | Liu Kang | Raiden | Johnny Cage | Sonya Blade | Kitana | Jax Briggs | Reptile | Nitara
Mortal Kombat (2021): To be added

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