The Most Powerful Characters in the Mortal Kombat Universe

5. Liu Kang

The original hero, Liu Kang has been the protagonist from the beginning and defeated the powerful Shang Tsung to rise to prominence. He is Earthrealm’s greatest fighter and has signature moves such as the bicycle kick, flying kick and fireballs; difficult to counter and easy to produce.

Based off Bruce Lee, Liu Kang’s speed and strength have made him a constant threat to the emperor, Shao Kahn, and his self-restrictions (in MK1 he is the only character without a “murder” fatality) make him human despite the overwhelming power. While he is killed in later adaptations, the zombie-version of Liu Kang becomes a playable character and continues the dynasty in the afterlife.

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