One of the most iconic characters of the Mortal Kombat franchise is Scorpion, an undead ninja whose real name is Hanzo Hasashi. He first appeared in the original video game as the arch-enemy of Sub-Zero (the latter name is natural as Bi-Han has the special power of creating ice).
My question is why he was named "Scorpion"?
In the animated movie: "Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge" there is an answer: In the opening scene we see Hanzo Hasashi's son, Satoshi, watching a scorpion fighting hordes of ants, and Hanzo tells his son that the moral of this is to never give up. Later, when Hanzo resurrected in the Netherealm and demands Quan Chi's for answer, he adopts the name "Scorpion".
However, this movie is relatively new (2021), and I don't know if it is canon. Is there a canon reason (or meta-franchise reason) why is he called Scorpion?