Havik was once a Chinese assassin named Bi-Han. He and his younger brother Kuai Liang were cryomancers. Bi-Han had earned the code-name Sub-Zero. Once he was sent by the Grandmaster to assassinate Shirai Ryu clan leader Hanzo and bring an ancient amulet to Lin Kuei. Bi Han kills Hanzo and takes the amulet back to his clan.