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The Tiger's Lair serves as Jago's stage in Killer Instinct (2013). It is a run-down temple dedicated to the Tiger Spirit. According to Jago's story, this is where he retreated after learning of Gargos' true identity and undergoes training and meditation here.


The Tiger's Lair is a Tibetan temple located high in the mountains, though in poor shape, with a wall collapsed in the background exposing the mountain and a massive bell. There are several burning pots and torches, large, golden, tiger statues, torn curtains, and other apparel fitting of a monk's monastery.

Ultra Combo[]

During an Ultra Combo, the gigantic bell in the background will begin to ring, eventually ringing so hard that the structure supporting it collapses and sends the bell plummeting into the valley.


Jago's theme "The Tiger Warrior" is used as the background music for the Tiger's Lair. It includes a high-pitched shamisen, a wood block percussion, a deep distortion guitar, female harmony vocals, and incoherent Tibetan chanting. Although it isn't clear what exactly the chant is saying, Jago's name can be heard several times. Composer Mick Gordon explains that the chanting is more about the phonetics and rhythm than lyrics with actual meaning.

When the characters hold still for a certain amount of time, the music will change to a remixed version of Jago's theme from Killer Instinct 2/Gold, "Bridge", as well as his classic theme from the original Killer Instinct, "Do It Now!".


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