A decorated member of the U.S. Special Forces and a formidable close-kombat warrior, Major Jackson Briggs' current mission is to bring down the notorious criminal organization known as the Black Dragon. With Lieutenant Sonya Blade, he has seized many of their weapons caches. But when a trusted informant, Kano, was revealed to be a high-ranking member of the Black Dragon, Jax made Kano's capture his priority. Kano has gotten the better of Jax thus far, leading the Special Forces into numerous deadly ambushes. Jax and Sonya finally cornered Kano on an uncharted island but were overpowered by the island's inhabitants. They have now been forced into a sadistic ritual of bloody kombat.
Mortal Kombat Edit
Jax was captured by Shang Tsung just before the beginning of the first tournament, which led Sonya to enter the tournament in an attempt to free him. When Sonya entered Goro's Lair, she found a badly injured Jax in one of the cells. Trying to free her partner, she was interrupted by Shang Tsung, who told her that he had been expecting her and that she was to face the elder Sub-Zero, of the Lin Kuei. Sonya defeated Sub-Zero and also fought Raiden, who used a flash of light from his eyes to help Sonya free Jax.
Kombat Characteristics Edit
Power and Abilities Edit
Due to his membership in the army, Jax is quite a hardened soldier in the battlefield. He is known to show incredible ferocity while staying focused at the same time. Jax's most prominent attribute is his massive upper body strength. His physique and strength are so powerful that he is able to crush human heads with ease and shake the earth with a single punch. From Mortal Kombat onwards, Jax utilizes cybernetic strength enhancers to further augment his already impressive physical power. These implants also carry portable missiles and a piston-like mechanism to increase the force of his blows. His bionic arms may have made him the most physically powerful man on Earth, if he wasn't already that strong.
Aside from his kombat skills, Jax is also a competent technician and scientist, having been in charge of the portal development technology that the Outworld Investigation Agency uses to move between realms, and also utilized his smarts to restore Cyrax's free will.
Special Moves Edit
- Energy Wave: Jax throws a wave of sonic energy at his opponent.
- Ground Pound: Jax punches the ground, shaking the arena.
- "Gotcha!" Grab: Jax grabs his opponent, says "Gotcha!", and punches him/her multiple times.
- Dash Punch: Jax moves forward at incredible speed to punch his opponent.
Finishing Moves Edit
- Smash And Grab: This fatality is a combination of both Jax's Head Clap and Arm Rip fatalities. Jax claps his opponent's head off, then rips off the arms of his opponent, though here Jax rips the arms out of the sockets.
- Air Machine Gun: Jax uppercuts the foe and sprays a volley of bullets into the opponent while they're still in midair.
Battle Intro Edit
Jax walks onto the battlefield, punches the ground, and says, “Bring it on!”
Victory Pose Edit
Jax gets out a cigar and lights it up with a lighter and says, "All in a day's work."