Storyline:A renegade Japanese-born Lin Kuei warrior named Takeda returned to his homeland and offered his services to various lords and generals, many of his skills and techniques were soon copied and learned throughout Japan, eventually "evolving" into the art of Ninjitsu. Unlike the Lin Kuei, the art of Ninjitsu involves the use of weapons and magic's that can be mastered by any human with enough practice. The Ninja never existed as a single collected clan, but rather worked as a loosely connected spy network made up of several small clans, the first Ninja clan was the Shirai Ryu, founded by Takeda himself, making them instant foes of the Lin Kuei and Takeda a target for assassination. Takeda became a respected warrior, leading a group of guards. But Shang Tsung, with aspirations to kill Kung Lao, send a magical and poisonous Scorpion to bite him, which altered his flesh and soul to that of pure evil. Takeda became the undead Scorpion who eventually escaped Shang Tsung's control, holding allegiance with no one. Sub-Zero and Scorpion both arrived at the Shaolin temples and soon confronted each other. Scorpion was killed in the confrontation and Sub-Zero returned to Lin Kuei headquarters with the sacred Map of Elements, suspicious of Quan Chi for retaining the services of a Shirai Ryu ninja.
Scorpion was given a chance by his demons to return to life in order to avenge his death, but in doing so, he would lose his memory of his wife and child forever. He chose to return, bent on revenge against Sub-Zero. Scorpion, in the form of a reincarnated specter, soon learned of Sub-Zero's intentions to compete in the Mortal Kombat Tournament and followed the Lin Kuei warrior onto the boat...Like Sub-Zero, Scorpions true name and origin are not knows by the most He has shown from time to time distrust and hatred towards Sub-Zero. Between ninjas this is usually a sign of opposing clans. But the true reason of Scorpion being hatred towards Sub-Zero is not what it seems. Years ago Scorpion was marked for death by his Lin Kuei clan Sub-Zero killed him in fair combat where only one man could come out alive Scorpion died leaving a wife and child in his former life unprotected as he heared they also were a victim of Sub Zeros horrors. But then... Scorpion returnes to the realm of earth... which allows to avenge the death of his family in a tournament called Mortal Kombat When Sub-Zero and Scorpion eventually meet, Scorpions powers are too big for Sub-Zero, when Scorpion has the chance to kill his sworn enemy he suddenly has the feeling that that this Sub-Zero could not be the the man who killed his family and clan, and he spares his life.