His real name is Major Jackson Briggs, leader of a top US special forces unit. After receiving a distress signal from Lt. Sonya Blade, Jax embarks on a rescue mission. One that leads him into a ghastly world where he believes that Sonya is still alive.
Energy Wave: Forward, Down, Back, High Kick.
Ground Pound: Hold Low Kick for 3 seconds, then release.
"Gotcha" Grab: Forward, Forward, Low Punch.
(Tap Low Punch for extra hits)
Back Breaker: Block in air when next to airborne opponent.
Body Slam: Perform a Throw and repeatedly tap High Punch.
Fatality 1: (Sweep) Block, Block, Block, Block, Low Punch.
Fatality 2: (Close) (Hold Low Punch) Forward, Forward, Forward, (Release Low Punch).
Friendship: (Use Block) Down, Down, Up, Up, Low Kick.
Babality: (Use Block) Down, Up, Down, Up, Low Kick.
Stage Fatalities: (Use Block) Up, Up, Down, Low Kick.
Jax finds Sonya held captive alongside their arch enemy Kano. Her only chance of escape is by Jax entering Shao Kahnís contest. With fierce determination he catches the Outworld Warriors off guard and Wins the Tournament bringing Shao Kahnís rule to a crashing halt.
During the Chaos that follows, Jax and Sonya escape through the dimensional gate from which they entered. Kano once again eludes capture but Jax and Sonya know they will cross paths with him in the future.