List of Mortal Kombat characters - Wikipedia
Liu Kang (劉鋼) is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He is Kombat" in later games, and his ending in Mortal Kombat: Deception has him .. These films created a romantic relationship between Kang and. Someone saw a tiny, burning Liu Kang in the background of Mortal Kombat II and . great was their relationship as expanded on in their Armageddon endings. He is in love with Princess Kitana but can not commit to their relationship At the time of Liu Kang's entry, Outworld had won nine Mortal Kombat tournaments in a row. and once again emerged victorious, effectively ending his attack on Earth. Liu In the events of Mortal Kombat: Deception, Raiden released his godlike.
In Mortal Kombat X, Tremor is now wearing a ninja-like attire, in addition of being given variations based on the manipulation of crystals, metals, and boulders.
Introduced in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance[ edit ] Blaze[ edit ] Debuting as a hidden character in Deadly Alliance, and later appearing as the final boss of Armageddon, Blaze is an elemental who had been pursuing a quest when he was attacked on a bridge by an ancient sect.
This group of holy men, described as still serving the dead Dragon King Onaga, captures Blaze and binds him to the task of protecting the last Great Dragon Egg. After the egg hatches, Blaze is able to resume his past mission. When Taven defeats Daegon, Blaze prepares to face Taven. While enslaved by Onaga's sect, the spell used on him corrupted his mission.
Blaze is finally defeated by Shao Kahn, causing Armageddon. The characters' Armageddon endings had them all gaining some measure of immense power after defeating Blaze. Blaze originated in Mortal Kombat II as a nameless, distant burning figure on a bridge deep in the background of the Pit II stage, squaring off against a character wearing green and black pants.
Fans nicknamed them Torch and Hornbuckle, respectively, and both were palette swaps of Liu Kang. He placed 35th on Dorkly 's fan-voted poll that ranked the entire MK character roster,  and 37th on UGO 's list of the top 50 Mortal Kombat characters, with the site adding, "Although [guarding the Dragon Egg] doesn't sound like the job of a badass, you'll change your mind once you see Blaze steamrolling his way towards you.
Since he is originally from Outworld, he never enters the Mortal Kombat tournament as it would have meant competing on the behalf of Outworld and thus the brutal emperor Shao Kahn.
While a group of Earthrealm warriors prepares for a frontal assault on the Deadly Alliance, Bo' Rai Cho secretly enters the palace and escapes with the body of Li Mei. He regroups with the other Earthrealm warriors led by Raiden and retreats to safety rather than joining the attack.
His back story is that he has trained warriors for centuries to compete in the tournaments. After many failures, success finally came when he trained Liu Kangwho defeated Shang Tsung and became champion of the Earthrealm tournament. He appears in Shang Tsung's MK ending as having trained Shang Tsung for the role of Outworld's new protector against the now-corrupt god Liu Kang, and makes a brief appearance in the story mode and comic book prequel of MKX.
In the story mode he is seen conversing with Raiden about Liu Kang and Kung Lao's deaths before he is nearly killed by Shinnok. Whether he survived the attack is unknown.
The character's name is a play on the word "borracho" Spanish for "drunk"and he is indeed usually depicted as intoxicated and carrying a canister of alcohol. His fighting moves consist of drunken style fighting mixed with vulgar actions such as vomiting on the ground to make the opponent lose their footing, and propelling himself back up to his feet by flatulating, which itself is used in one of his Fatalities as well as his Hara-Kiri finisher in Deception.
Character designer Herman Sanchez said that the word "broke itself up nicely into three Asian-sounding syllables," while the developers wanted a "slob" character for the series as well as the first one introduced who would be a teacher. Or, in his case, a belch of fresh air. Smillie of Game Rant rated his Hara-Kiri finisher, in which he holds in his flatulence long enough that he explodes, seventh in his list of the worst finishers.
Luckily, Liu Kang arrived at the right time as Cage was being attacked by a Tarkatan horde. Now joined with Johnny and new-found friend Jax they finally traveled to Outworld.
He learned the true nature of the Outworld tournament but competed anyway. While it is unclear as to what matches took place, it is known that Liu Kang fought Shao Kahn, eventually overpowering the emperor. It is also strongly possible he also faced Shang Tsung in front of Shao Kahn, defeating him despite his youth and renewed powers, and Kintaro as well.
Near defeat, Kahn ordered his forces to destroy the earth fighters, forcing Earth's heroes to return home and to begin preparing for the coming invasion. After returning to Earthrealm, Liu Kang, along with Kung Lao, began training a new generation of Shaolin Warriors, but was interrupted when the invasion began.
As Kahn's extermination squads were sent to kill Earth's chosen warriors, Liu Kang found himself the primary target.
Kung Lao who went against Shao Kahn was nearly beaten to death. Enraged, Liu Kang challenged the Emperor to Mortal Kombat, and after the final battle, he defeated Shao Kahn again, causing him and his forces to retreat back to Outworld. The souls that Khan had trapped were set free and, just before the portal closed, Liu Kang was thanked by Kitana for his part in saving both Earth and her realm from Shao Kahn.
Liu Kang traveled to America to look for a new generation of Shaolin warriors to train. While there in America, he met his old friend Kai.
However, the peace was not to last, as the fallen Elder God Shinnok had escaped from the Netherrealm through a portal to Edenia. Upon learning that Kitana had been captured, Liu Kang set out on his own to save her, but he was unsuccessful. Liu Kang returned to Earth, where he began gathering Earth's warriors to save Earth and assist his mentor, Raiden. Eventually, Liu Kang confronted the fallen Elder God Shinnok and once again emerged victorious, effectively ending his attack on Earth.
Liu Kang returned to the Shaolin Temples, believing he has lost Kitana forever. However, the Edenian Princess appeared through a portal from Edenia and thanked Liu Kang for all he had done.
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She offered him a chance to join her at the throne of Edenia. However, due to the responsiblities as a Mortal Kombat Champion, Liu Kang was forced to decline her offer. The zombie Liu Kang debuted in Mortal Kombat: For some years, Liu Kang went on to enjoy relative peace. However, the Deadly Alliance would make itself known on Earth by its successful assassination attempt of Liu Kang. Shang Tsung posed as Kung Lao and snuck up on the champion as he was practicing his katas.
Shang Tsung used this distraction to gain the upper hand and snapped Liu Kang's neck.