Character Profile - Liu Kang

Name: Liu Kang

Aliases: None

Style: Jun Fan Gung Fu, Monkey Kung Fu, Dragon Kung Fu,  Choy Lee Fut,  Sān Huáng Pào Chuí, Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do

Weapon of choice: Dragon sword, Nunchaku

Finishing Move: None

Summary: Liu Kang is a Chinese Shaolin fighting monk, but his style and manners are more westernised. He moves quickly and possesses formidable fighting skills. Liu Kang follows the teachings of the shaolin White Lotus Society. He was sent by the Temple of Light to defeat Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat. He desired to defeat Shang Tsung and bring the tournament back to its Shaolin owners. Liu Kang was trained by Master Bo’ Rai Cho, who taught him the Flying Kick. As he made his way to the tournament, he met and became friends with Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade. At the time of Liu Kang’s entry, Outworld had won nine Mortal Kombat tournaments in a row. Eventually, Liu Kang earned the right to challenge Goro to Mortal Kombat. By exploiting the Shokan’s overconfidence, Liu Kang defeated Goro and became the new Champion of Mortal Kombat. Upon hearing of Goro’s defeat, Shang Tsung challenged Liu Kang. After an epic battle, Liu Kang defeated Shang Tsung with his Flying Kick, emerging as the new champion of Mortal Kombat.