Death Battle Fanon Wiki

For Kung Lao... the Shaolin... and Earthrealm!
~ Liu Kang to Shao Kahn in MK9

You have chosen to defy peace... then you have chosen war with a God!
~ To Shang Tsung in the Mortal Kombat 1 trailer

Liu Kang is a protagonist from the NetherRealm Studios' video game series, Mortal Kombat.

He appeared in the DBX Episode "Bruce Lee vs The World", as well as the alternate ending for the Death Battle episode "Shao Kahn vs M. Bison". He also appeared in an episode of One Minute Melee where he fought Shang Tsung, who then transformed into Fei Long. He later returned in the 66th episode of DBX where he has fought against Ryu from Street Fighter.

Fanon Wiki Ideas So Far[]

Battle Record[]

WARNING: The following tab will reveal the numbers of wins and losses for the following character. Read at your own risk.

Battle Record

  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 3
  • Draws: 0

Possible Opponents[]

As Fire God Liu Kang[]

As Revenant Liu Kang[]

  • Zombie Liu Kang (Mortal Kombat Armageddon)

As Zombie Liu Kang[]

  • Revenant Liu Kang (Mortal Kombat 2011)


Orphaned at a young age, Liu Kang was taken in and raised by the Order of Light's Shaolin Monks, deep within the mountains of China. Lord Raiden came to the Shaolin Temple and upon seeing Liu Kang's talent for martial arts, he was convinced that he was Earthrealm's last hope.

So he took the young warrior monk and had him trained by the legendary Outworld martial arts master, Bo' Rai Cho. After several years of training, he was enrolled in the secret White Lotus Society, which Raiden had created to protect Earthrealm. With Shao Kahn just one victory away from conquering their world, Liu Kang was chosen by his Shaolin Grandmaster to defeat Shang Tsung. While he was successful, his battle was far from over and he would continue to protect Earthrealm from constant threats.

Death Battle Info[]

Fighting Style[]

Jun Fan

  • Best defense is a strong offense
  • Based on Jeet Kun Do

Pao Chui


Jeet Kun Do

  • Kicking, Punching, Trapping, and Grappling
  • All done seamlessly without fixed patterns

Choy Lay Fut

  • Defensive style
  • Effective against fighting more than one person



  • Shaolin Boxing style


Dragon's Fire

  • Gains Empowered Dragon Fireballs and Flying Kick
  • Adds Black face paint

Flame Fist

  • Gains Dragon Parry, Windmill Punch and Shaolin Flame
  • Forearm guards red


  • Can switch between Light and Dark forms to heal or harm
  • Grey headband and belt

Special Moves[]

Flying Dragon Kick

  • Flies toward the opponent with a kick
  • Enhanced version is faster with a fiery kick
  • Learned the move from Bo' Rai Cho
  • Used to defeat Shang Tsung

Dragon Fire

  • Fireball in the shape of a dragon
  • Enhanced version turns into a black dragon

Low Dragon Fire

  • Same as Dragon Fire, but fired at the opponent's feet

Bicycle Kick

  • Flies towards opponent with multiple kicks
  • Enhanced version is faster with fiery kicks
  • Sounds hilarious while using it

Dragon's Tail

  • A cartwheel kick that can be followed up with a punch, trip, flip kick, or uppercut.


  • If opponent attacks during parry stance, teleports behind them and punches
  • Enhanced version does an uppercut
  • Can even parry throws and air attacks
  • Cannot parry low attacks or any special moves

Chin Up

  • Cartwheel kick and uppercut, followed by a kick to the aerial opponent's jaw
  • A dentist's worst nightmare

For the Shaolin

  • Delivers a jab to the face and a punch to the stomach before giving a palm to the nose, breaking the skull. Afterwards he kicks the opponent's stomach and delivers two more punches to the face before chopping the opponent's neck, shattering their vertebrae. Finally he kicks the opponent's face, and delivers three punches to the back, the third punch with enough impact to burst the opponent's ribcage.

Enter the Dragon

  • Strikes the opponent's face four times with nunchaku sticks, summons a fiery dragon to bite down on their upper body. The dragon is then sent through and under the opponent, engulfing them in flames, finishing with a fiery punch to the gut.

Weapons and Equipment[]

Dragon Sword

  • Wave-shaped blade.
  • Can also be thrown.


  • Two sticks with chains connecting them.
  • Orignally farming tools.

Kronika's Crown

  • In his ending of MK 11 Aftermath, Liu Kang gained the crown after defeating Shang Tsung


Dragon Bite

  • Transforms into a dragon and bites his opponent.
  • Dragon form can also breathe fire.

Arcade Drop

  • Drops a Mortal Kombat arcade cabinet onto his opponent.
  • Can disappear or stay before summoning it.


  • Teleports inside the opponent as living fire, then the opponent burns alive.

Fire Shot

  • Tosses the opponent into the air, then blows them up with a fireball.

Soul Invasion

  • Enters the opponent's body, then forces them to tear off their own head.
  • Shang Tsung totally ripped this off from Liu Kang!

Focused Fireball

  • Extracts opponent's chi, then blows them up with it.

Fire Combo

  • Uppercut, bicycle kick, then finishes grounded opponent with a fiery fist.

Fist of Flame

  • Charges fist with fire then punches through opponent's chest.
  • Used to defeat Shao Kahn (who gained 60 billion souls after over 10,000 years).

Sore Throat

  • Rips off the opponent's larynx, before shoving it back into their mouth, making them choke on their own blood, before pushing the opponent with his finger.


  • Performs a backflip kick, launching the opponent into the air, before charging his feet with ki and jumping up and tearing his opponent in half with his legs.

Burn Out

  • Repeatedly punches opponent and blows four holes in their body, before charging his fist with chi and causing them to explode with a one-inch punch.

Belly of the Beast

  • Flaming cartwheel kick, then blows opponent up with uppercut. Then bats their severed body parts out of the air with nunchaku sticks.


  • His Chi can possibly break Diamond, according to Shang Tsung (Comics).
  • Chopped a titanium Mortal Kombat sign and broke it.
  • Defeated Ermac , Scorpion, Quan Chi , Goro, Shang Tsung, Kintaro[1], Shao Kahn , Kitana, Kung Lao, Shinnok, Cetrion, Kronika and Shang Tsung.
  • As a zombie slaughtered multiple Shaolin monks.
  • Has saved Earthrealm multiple times.
  • Managed to catch and throw the Wrath Hammer.
  • Can turn into a dragon and summon Mortal Kombat machines.
  • As a Revenant, Helped the other Revenants beat up Raiden and took Shinnok's throne after his defeat.
  • Defeated his own Revenant form.
  • Turn into God of Fire and Thunder in Mortal Kombat 11 after Raiden mixed his revenant counterpart with him.
  • Along with Kitana, become the new Keeper of Time and space after Kronika was destroyed.
  • Defeated Shang Tsung, while he held Kronika's Crown.
  • Created the New Era, where he mentored the Great Kung Lao, the ancestor of Kung Lao

Non Canon Feats[]

  • Along side Kung Lao, defeated Scorpion in the NetherRealm.
  • Defeated Sub-Zero, Scorpion, The Flash, Shang Tsung and Green Lantern.


  • Was unable to reunite with his reanimated body.
  • Despite his amazing powers and skills, he is still a mortal man
  • Defeated by Raiden and Shang Tsung
  • Has been killed the most throughout the series:
  • Weapons are not always useful.
  • Spirit passed on after Nightwolf died on the Battle of Armageddon, and so did his body.
  • Parry can be punished by low attacks and specials.

Respect Thread[]



  • Liu Kang's original appearance in the first Mortal Kombat game is based on Bruce Lee's costume in Enter The Dragon (1973).


  1. Aside from the presented link (which is flimsy evidence at best), there actually isn't any proper statement or evidence of Liu Kang's victory over Kintaro. However, his Shaolin brother Kung Lao did defeat Kintaro, and Liu Kang is shown to be Kung Lao's better.