Smoke, unit LK-7T2, is the third prototype
cyber-ninja built by the Lin Kuei. He tries to escape
the Lin Kuei automation process with Sub-Zero but
is captured. His memories are stripped away,
leaving behind an emotionless killer. However,
Sub-Zero believes that within this machine is a
human soul trying to escape.
Smoke was once a friend and ally of Sub-Zero when they both tried to
escape from being turned into machines by their ninja clan. But Smoke is
captured and transformed into a cyborg with a mission to find and kill his
old partner. But Smoke soon finds himself being pursued by Shao
Kahn's minions. He learns that he still has a soul and his true mission is
the distruction of the Outworld invaders. He defeats Kahn and saves the
world but is forever trapped in his artificial body.