As a chosen warrior his identity is a mystery to all. It's believed that he is the survivor of an attack by Shao Kahn's extermination squads. As a result he is viciously scarred and kept alive only by artificial respirators and a rage for ending Shao Kahn's conquest.
After returning from near death Kabal swears revenge against his attackers. He fights alongside the other Earth warriors. When he defeats Motaro and the mighty Shao Kahn he proves that he truly is the chosen one. Before the invasion Kabal lived a life of crime. He was once a member of the Black Dragon along with Kano. Now Kabal devotes his life to fighting injustice: he will give crimes inner circles a new reason to fear.