Kano was a rapist, murderer, drug dealer, and general criminal mastermind seeking fortune at the Mortal Kombat tournament and refuge from Sonya and Jax. He is a playable character in the original Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat III, and is present though non-playable in Mortal Kombat II. He does wield a blade, but it is not an axe. He only has one real eye, the other is red and cyber-ish looking. He is no slower or faster than any of the other generic characters in the games.