Ashrah may be a demon of the Netherrealm, but she has a place in the new era shaped by Fire God Liu Kang. Her return in Mortal Kombat 1 continues a story begun in a previous generation. Read on for her official bio and character render:

As introduced in the recent Banish trailer; things haven't changed wildly from Ashrah's debut appearance in Mortal Kombat: Deception. She's still a demon on a path of repentance, wielding the mythic kriss blade that purifies her with every demon slain. Where this path of demon-slaying will take her this time remains to be seen!

Ashrah (Repentant Netherrealm Demon)
As a demon, all Ashrah knew was pain and violence. She assumed all beings, in all realms, lived as she did.

But once she journeyed outside of the Netherrealm, she realized her error. Other realms were places of beauty and peace. She could not aid in their defilement.

Ashrah fled from her sister demons. Along the way, she found an enchanted kriss. It was a demon slayer, which she used to finish her pursuers.

She was stunned to discover that using the kriss to destroy evil was purifying her soul. And that if she continued to do so, she could free herself from the Netherrealm.

Ashrah senses that her final absolution is near. Once achieved, she will finally enter the light.

2023 is shaping up to be a renaissance for Ashrah across multiple mediums. She'll also take a major role in the upcoming animated feature Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match. Get a taste by catching up with the official trailer!

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Will Ashrah be an invaluable ally to Liu Kang and the heroes of Earthrealm? Share your reactions to the bio & design in the comments below and find & discuss more in the Mortal Kombat 1 forum! Answers will come when MK1 arrives for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 19th, with premium early access September 14th!