Sensing the cries of his captured ancestors, Kenshi made a vow to slay Shang Tsung in order to free them from his grasp. When he learned of Shang Tsung's escape to Outworld, Kenshi agreed to help the Special Forces search for the missing agent Cyrax as a means of gaining access to that realm, which allowed him to act both as rescue party and spy. Shortly after discovering the sorcerer's wherabouts, the Agency was destroyed and with it his only means for a return to Earth. Kenshi now finds himself facing the Deadly Alliance on his own.
Kenshi had finally caught up with Shang Tsung in Outworld. Years ago,
Kenshi had been manipulated into releasing the souls of his warrior
ancestors. Shang Tsung had consumed those souls and left Kenshi to die
in the tomb. The ordeal left Kenshi blinded, but the sword of his
ancestors led him out of the depths.
To redeem himself, Kenshi had vowed to free his ancestors from their
captor. He cut Shang Tsung down with his ancestral sword and a blast of
souls was instantly released. The spirits of the warrior kings
reentered the sword as Kenshi held it above his head. His duty
fulfilled, he could now return to Earthrealm.