Johnny Cage Character Abilities & Control Guide

Welcome to Johnny Cage Abilities & Control Guide. Here you can learn about all his basic & combo attacks, special moves, and finishers both fatalities and brutalities. 

Get to know all of Johnny Cage control from basic to special move.

Johnny Cage Default Abilities - Star Power

Johnny Cage Default Character is known as Star Power.

Star Power - Default Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat 11

The character 3 default abilities are:

Ability NameControl
Pissed Off↓ ← → □
Mime Time↓ ← □
Low Forceball↓ → Δ

NoteYou can also change his abilities to the way you preferred the character to execute. 

Johnny Cage Abilities Guide in Mortal Kombat 11

Johnny Cage has 10 abilities for the player to execute. In order to execute the abilities, you have to press the following button for each ability.

NoteAll Abilities control button changes when your character moves into a different position.

Pissed Off

↓ ← → □

Mime Time

↓ ← □

Low Forceball

↓ → Δ

High Forceball

↓ ← Δ

Brass Knuckles

↓ ↓ Δ

Throwing Shades

↓ ↓ Δ

Say Cheese

← ↓ x

Rising Star

↓ ← x

Caged Rage

↓ ← Ο

Stunt Double

↓ ← Ο

Guide: You can position yourself anywhere to activate this ability.

Johnny Cage Abilities Detail Table

The table shows all the detail of all 10 abilities.

Pissed Off16120N/A
Mime Time12110N/A
Low Forceball1160N/A
High Forceball1160N/A
Brass Knuckles1N/AN/AThrowing Shades
Throwing Shades1160Brass Knuckles
Say Cheese2160N/A
Rising Star1160N/A
Caged Rage1160Stunt Double
Stunt Double2170Caged Rage

If you don't know what Slot(s), Hit, Damage, & Conflict is you can visit the guide about it here.

Johnny Cage Control List & Guide in Mortal Kombat 1

The List includes 4 important fighting techniques and control for Johnny Cage.

Basic Attacks

There are 28 Basic Attacks for you to use as Johnny Cage: 

Press the following Button to activate the attacks.

First Take2.00
Low Jab↓ + □2.00
Hollywood HaymakerΔ3.00
Axe Kick← + Δ5.00
Blazin' Backhand→ + Δ3.00
Upper Cutter↓ + Δ14.00
Sudden Violencex5.00
HWAAAAA← + x3.00
Massive Strike→ + x5.00
Low Boot↓ + x1.00
Fight DirtyΟ7.00
Box Office Hit← + Ο7.00
Arcing Knee→ + Ο5.00
Breaking Bad↓ + Ο3.00
Jumping Attacks
Straight Fame5.00
Cool Flickx or Ο9.00
Hop Attacks
Something Punchy↑, □ or ↑, Δ9.00
Cool Kick↑, x or  ↑, Ο9.00
Getup Attacks
Rise And Shine↑ + Δ5.00
Dizzy Knee↑ + x9.00
Flawless Block Attacks
Rise And Shine↑ + Δ5.00
Dizzy Knee↑ + x9.00
Toward ThrowL1 + → or → + □ + x14.00
Back ThrowL1 or □ + x14.00
Roll Escapes
Forward Roll Escape→ + L2N/A
Away Roll Escape← + L2N/A
Air Escape
(Air) Breakway↓ + R2N/A

Kombo Attacks

There are 16 Kombo Attacks for you to use as Johnny Cage.

Press the following button to activate the attacks.

Stand-In□, Δ3.00
Post Credits□, Δ, □7.00
Fix It In Post□, Δ, Ο9.00
Comedy And TragedyΔ, Ο, Ο5.70
Bad ScriptsΔ, Ο, Ο, ↑ + Ο9.00
Silent But Deadly→ + Δ, □3.00
The Gist Of My Fist→ + Δ, □, Δ7.00
Almost Famousx, Ο5.00
Sell Outx, Ο, ↓ + x5.00
Cage Matchx, Ο, ↓ + x9.00
Director's Cut→ + x, Ο, Ο5.70
Kind Of A Big Deal→ + x, O, O9.00
No Autographs→ + x, O, O3.00
Making Headlines← + x, O, ↑ + x + O11.67
Tear Jerker→ + O, x9.00
Wing Man→ + O, O7.00

Special Moves

These don't include abilities in the list, there are 4 Special Moves that Johnny Cage can execute. 

Press the following button to activate the moves.

Straight Forceball← → Δ6.00
Nut Punch← ↓ x6.00
Flippy Kick↓ ← x6.00
Shadow Kick← → Ο7.00

Fatal Blow

Fatal Blow also counts as Special Moves but you can only use it one time per matches when your health is above 30%. It does huge damage and shows the animation of you dominating the enemy.

The Award Goes ToL2 + R232.00

Johnny Cage Fatalities / Brutalities - Finishers Control

Finisher is the last ability that you use it to show off your character finishing your enemy in a very harsh animation.

Fatalities Guide:

  • Mr. Cage's Neighborhood

Control: → ←  ↓ ↓ Ο

Guide: You need to position yourself as close as your enemy to activate the finish.

  • Who Hired This Guy

Control: → ↓ → □

Guide: This is the same as the first fatalities of Johnny Cage. Position yourself as close to your enemy o activate the finish.

Brutalities Guide: 

There are 3 Brutalities that Johnny Cage can perform:

  • The Klassic

Control: ↓ + Δ

Guide: Do Not Block An Attack During The Final Round. Must Hold Δ. Final Hit Must Come From An Uppercut ↓ + Δ.

  • $500 Sunglasses

Control: ↓ ↓ Δ

Guide: Must Hit From A Great Distance. Final Hit Must Come From Throwing Shades.

  • The Award Goes To

Control:  → + L1

Guide: Opponent Must be Stunned by Say Cheese. Press □ and Δ Rapidly During Hit Final Hit Must Come From Toward Throw.


Visiting Our Control Guide will make you understand this guide better. Since all the control on the list only portray when your character is facing right.  

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