Originally, Jax was going to be in the game, going under the name Kurtis Stryker. He was later dropped and replaced with Sonya Blade (who also adopting Jax's backstory) when Ed Boon wanted to add a female player to the then all male cast. Jax would later be made into a character for Mortal Kombat II, where he was made into Sonya's partner. The name Kurtis Stryker was later given to a police officer in Mortal Kombat 3.
Contributed by gamemaster1991