Prince Goro leads the Shokan, a four-armed race of half-dragons subjugated ages ago by Shao Kahn. Goro was Mortal Kombat champion ninte tournaments in a row. He was defeated by Liu Kang in the tenth, ending Outworld's hopes of assimilating Earthrealm. The Shokan served the Outworld throne until Shao Kahn's death. They refused to take sides in the resulting civil war and were thus outcast. Few believe, however, that they have seen the last of Goro.
The Shokan had become outcasts for refusing to aid either side in the Outworld Civil War.
But with the konflict over, Prince Goro decided to reenter the political landscape.
Kotal Kahn's armies were weak from years of battle.
Mileena's rebels were scattered.
It was an easy matter for the Shokan to seize control.
The newly crowned Emperor Goro had his rivals exterminated.
No Osh-Tekk, Kytinn, Edenian or Tarkatan would usurp his throne.