"Uhh, you know Dashie...!" - Dashie's impression
"God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air conditioning." - Baraka's random quote.
|Position|| Character (Mortal Kombat)
Protagonist (Animation Series)
|Status|| Deceased (Mortal Kombat)
Alive (Animation Series)
In Mortal Kombat
Baraka debuted in Mortal Kombat II as a playable character, and has subsequently appeared in the series. He is depicted as a brutal member of the Tarkatan species that reside in the in-game location of Outworld. Baraka is mean, unforgiving and an unpredictable fighter who serves Shao Kahn, the Emperor of Outworld.
As a Tarkatan, Baraka possesses greater stamina and fighting power than any Earthrealmer (human), along with his trademark weapon - the Tarkatan blades that extend from his forearms. These blades are incredibly deadly, capable of slicing a man in half with only one swift motion
He is also shown in many cases to have a highly acute sense of smell, as he can tell the true identity of targets by their scent, and a potent healing factor, as he was able to survive Kung Lao's vertical hat slice fatality in the events of Mortal Kombat Trilogy. Though Baraka is deadly and brutal, he is not smart.
Relevance to the Dashie universe
Baraka is one of Dashie's favourite characters in Mortal Kombat. He was saddened because he had to kill Baraka in NOT THE HOMIE BARAKA!!! [STORY TIME!] [MORTAL KOMBAT X] [#05], saying it was "fucked up". Dashie likes the character so much for many reasons, including his hilarious unattractiveness, his voice which Dashie can do a great impression of and the fact when Dashie was younger he had fond memories of playing as him in the older Mortal Kombat games.
In the Mortal Kombat Animation Series
Baraka and Raiden are the two main characters in Dashie's series. He and Raiden are friends, though their friendship is strained at the worst, and questionable at best: Raiden in every episode calls Baraka ugly and blames him for the mishaps Raiden himself made, resulting in Baraka "getting fucked up" by getting beat up by characters way stronger than him.
So far, Baraka has appeared in every Mortal Kombat Animation Series episode.
- Baraka was the first character in the Mortal Kombat franchise to swear. In the comic book series, while searching for Kung Lao, he interrogates a monk and says: "Well, have a wild fucking guess!".
- Baraka is a good rapper, as he has beaten Raiden in a rap battle three times.
- Baraka made an appearance in DashieXP's video 'GHETTO RPG'. Dashie told his animated roommate, Dennis, to close his eyes after transmuting into Baraka which inflicted damage to Jason Vorhees's ocular regions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmNKHcej1SA&t=1m18s