The Red Dragon are a crime syndicate present within Earthrealm in the Mortal Kombat series.


The Red Dragon clan had existed in secret for centuries and was first created by the half god Daegon after his early awakening by his Dragon guardian Caro. Quickly forming a group of Human followers led by the warrior Mavado, the clan became a highly skilled and disciplined group of warriors. However, many of the more reckless members became dissatisfied with the restraints they were forced to suffer as well as the code of the Red Dragon placed on them. Thus, this group broke away to form their own clan known as the Black Dragon. The parent clan's number one priority since that day was to eradicate the infidel group.

The Grandmaster of the Red Dragons, Daegon, was responsible for sending out his agents to find and kill his brother Taven. Furthermore, they were responsible for genetic experiments merging the DNA of Daegon's captive guardian Caro with that of Red Dragon Human test subjects using the Saurian Reptile's genetic material to aid in the merging process creating a race of Hybrid Dragons.

Taven eventually located the clan's stronghold in the Charred Mountains where he decimated the Red Dragon's ranks with the freed Caro's.


Members of the Red Dragon were divided into Stalkers, Bombers and Chemists.