—Jax's battle cry from Mortal Kombat (2011)
Major Jackson "Jax" Briggs is a cybernetically enchanced soldier who is the leader of the Outer World Investigation, US Special Forces unit in the Mortal Kombat fighting series. He made his debut in Mortal Kombat II. His Street Fighter rival is Guile.
ax was the first African-American character in the Mortal Kombat series and made his debut in Mortal Kombat II. He is portrayed as an archetypical American hero. In the chain of command of the Special Forces, he is Sonya Blade's direct superior, and clearly the catalyzing force of Sonya's impulsiveness. Jax is clear-headed, careful and always keeping a watch on what his men are doing, but when the need arises, he is a beast on the battlefield with the attitude and ferocity of a lion. He unscrupulously makes use of the most advanced technology to improve both himself and his unit. He is responsible for the crime lord Kano's disfigurement, forcing him to wear a metal plate over a portion of his face.