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Your soul is mine!
~ Shang Tsung's iconic Battle Cry.

No one can predict what happens next... not even me.
~ Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath.

Shang Tsung is a character from NetherRealm Studios' video game series, Mortal Kombat. He previously fought Akuma in the 2nd episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Akuma VS Shang Tsung. He also fought Fei Long in an episode of One Minute Melee.

Fanon Wiki Ideas So Far[]

Battle Record[]

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Battle Record

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

Possible Opponents[]


Recognized as one of the most malicious villains of Mortal Kombat history, Shang Tsung is infamous for his forte of deceit, trickery and inhumanity. A long time ago, when he was caught cheating in the tournament, the Elder Gods punished him with a curse that ages him too rapidly. To prevent this, Shang Tsung was given the ability to absorb souls in order to sustain his youth, eventually turning his curse as the most deadliest weapon in his repertoire. Vilified for his evil being greater than that of Shao Kahn, Shang Tsung has spent hundreds of years tricking people into forfeiting his souls, but has served under the iron fist of Shao Kahn, having served as his second in command. Under his reign, he has also served as his chief scientist, conducting inhumane experiments such as using Kotal as his lab rat, created Mileena as an heir apparent to Shao Kahn's throne, and recruited Kano and his Black Dragons gang as an associate for Outworld's empire.

But he is widely distrusted by even the emperors he serves under, for his hunger for power always overshadows his loyalty. He teamed up with Quan Chi to overthrow Shao Kahn (which was apparently revealed to be a clone), kill Liu Kang (with Quan Chi's help) to prevent his interference to his plans, and created an army of ancient soldiers once loyal to Onaga with the souls of the deceased, in the hopes of conquering the realms. Eventually, this ultimately resulted in failure due to Raiden and his coven of heroes stopping him, foiling his plans and splintering his alliance with Quan Chi.

At one time, he was forced into submission by Kronika into creating a Crown for her, one capable of going up against Elder Gods such as Raiden and Fujin, but he refused to join her, so Kronika banished him to the Void. He returned alongside Nightwolf and Fujin, both of whom had also refused to join Kronika and convinced Liu Kang to send them back to the timeline where Kronika was close into claiming the Crown (by Cetrion), but the trio has to claim the Crown first before Kronika in order to rewrite history when Liu Kang (even at his godhood) could not do so despite in control of the Hourglass. Although Fujin, Nightwolf and Raiden were quick to distrust the sorcerer because of his evil, they eventually agreed to join along with him because of his knowledge of Kronika being greater than even the Elder Gods combined.

Death Battle Info (Official)[]

  • Age: Unknown
  • Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
  • Weight: 210 lbs (95kg)
  • Occupation: Sorcerer

Flaming Skulls[]

  • Can attack in Rounds of One, Two, or Three
  • Fire Damage
  • Swift & Deadly
  • Unlimited Supply of Human Skulls

Hot Escape[]

  • Teleport Ability
  • Extremely Fast
  • Wide Range
  • Burns victims when Appearing Close Enough
  • Sucker Punch


  • Can change into Anyone He Knows
  • Copies Abilities and Stats of Subject
  • Enables Hundreds of New Strategies

Straight Sword[]

  • About Three Feet Long
  • Secretly Hidden
  • Of Unknown Make
  • Prefers Fists & Magic Over Swordplay

Soul Steal[]

  • Sustains Youth
  • Restores Energy & Health
  • Gains Opponent's Memories & Skills
  • Uses Skills for Morph

Death Battle Info (Fanon)[]


  • Age: > 500
  • Height: 5'11 | 1.8 m
  • Weight 210 lbs | 95kg
  • Originally hailed from Earthrealm
  • Fighting Styles
    • Snake
    • Crane
    • Mantis


  • Flaming Skulls
    • Skull Eruption
    • Ground Skull
    • Up Skull
  • Forward Fireball
  • Fire Ring
  • Mysterious Magic/Slide Launch
  • Body Switch/Soul Warp
  • Hot Escape
  • Crashing Flames
  • Corpse Drop
  • Sorcery Rush
  • Vile Sorcery
    • Malignant Sorcery
    • Vile Inscriptions
  • Inferno Barrier
  • Soul Well
  • Screaming Skull
  • Shatter Soul
  • Your Soul Is Mine X-Ray
  • Shapeshifter's Barrage Fatal Blow


  • Straight Sword
  • Ancient Scroll
  • Vial of Souls


  • Gains memories and powers of victims
  • Can take the form of others without their soul
  • Notable Kombatant Moves:
    • Ermac (Force Lift)
    • Kintaro (Kintaro Morph)
    • Rain (Superkick)
    • Reptile (Slide)
    • Smoke (Shake)
    • Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Noob Saibot (Fatal Blow)

Kronika's Crown[]

  • Designed by Shang Tsung himself
  • Used to control the Hourglass
  • Powered by souls he consumed
  • Allows wielder to contend with Elder Gods


  • Soultaker
  • Inner Ear Explosion
  • Kintaro Morph
  • Bed of Nails
  • Back Breaker
  • Bang Bang!
  • Identity Theft
  • Kondemned to the Damned
  • Shokan Reborn


  • Trained Goro, who won nine consecutive Mortal Kombat tournaments
  • Destroyed a helicopter with one Flaming Skull
  • Sank his island in his weaker old man state
  • Defeated a zombie Liu Kang in Armageddon in an actual 1v1 match
  • Tricked and manipulated Kenshi
  • Fought a younger Shujinko to a draw
  • Killed Liu Kang and a clone of Shao Kahn alongside Quan Chi
  • Killed Kung Lao in a one-on-one fight (Deadly Alliance)
  • Defeated Earthrealm's champions and Raiden alongside Quan Chi
  • Threw Quan Chi off the Pyramid of Argus as Ermac
  • Tricked Fujin into given him Kronika's crown
  • Defeated two gods, Fujin and Raiden by himself (Using Kronika's crown)
  • Killed Shao Kahn and Sindel (Using Kronika's crown)
  • Killed the time titan Kronika (Using Kronika's crown)
  • Went toe to toe with Fire God Liu Kang (Using Kronika's crown)
    • Said fight created infinite timelines as a by product of it, one of which he defeated and killed Fire God Liu Kang.
  • Defeated the Titan Shang Tsung versions of Kenshi (who was aided by Ermac), Rain (who was aided by Smoke), Scorpion (who was aided by Sub-Zero), and Shao Kahn (who was aided by Reiko), alongside Quan Chi (Liu Kang's timeline)


  • Losing record against Liu Kang without help
    • Ultimately defeated by Fire God Liu Kang despite wearing Kronika's Crown and absorbing the souls of Shao Kahn, Sindel, Raiden and Fujin.
    • Erased from existence by Liu Kang in MK 1. (Titan Shang Tsung)
  • Requires souls to sustain himself
  • Defeated by Quan Chi after both defeated Raiden
  • Ultimately failed to do any real damage against Onaga (albeit most of it was thanks to him having the Kamidogu)
    • Got killed by Raiden's suicide attack
  • Killed in the Battle of Armageddon (possibly by Zombie Liu Kang)
  • Lost a fight against Kitana (MK9 timeline)
  • He and Quan Chi were defeated by Kung Lao (MK9 timeline)
  • Had his souls stolen by Shao Kahn with ease (MK9 timeline)
  • Was banished to a void along side Nightwolf and Fujin by Kronika and could only escape it after her death
  • Has lost to Bi-Han despite having Quan Chi aiding him, Kuai Liang despite aiding General Shao, and lost to Mileena despite having Quan Chi aiding him (Liu Kang's timeline)
  • Ultimately defeated by Liu Kang's champion in MK 1, despite the aid of Quan Chi. (Titan Shang Tsung)