He led the attack against Liu Kang's Shaolin temples. Baraka belongs to a nomadic race of mutants living in the wastelands of the Outworld. His fighting skills gained the attention of Shao Kahn who recruited him into his army.
Known for his unpredictable actions and wild fits of anger, Baraka goes on a rampage. After defeating the earth warriors, he attacks Shang Tsung, Kintaro and finally Shao Kahn himself.
After defeating Shao Kahn, Baraka's race of mutants rise from the wastelands and rebel against what is left of Kahn's army. They eventually win, and the Outworld comes under the rule of king Baraka.