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Mortal Kombat - Sub-Zero as he appears in Mortal Kombat 9
The Grandmaster of the Lin-Kuei
Sub-Zero
Origin Mortal Kombat II
(1993)
Company Warner Bros.
Appearance(s) Sub-Zero VS Glacius
Black Canary VS Sindel (cameo)
I would kill you. But that is not my purpose here.
~ Sub-Zero after defeating Reptile

Kuai Liang, AKA Sub-Zero, is one of the main protagonists of the Mortal Kombat series. He appeared in the 77th episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Sub-Zero VS Glacius, where he fought against Glacius from the Killer Instinct series.

History

Kuai Liang is the young brother of the previous Sub-Zero Bi-Han, codenamed Tundra, taking up his brother's name and uniform after he was killed by Scorpion during the events of Mortal Kombat. While an assassin in the Lin Kuei, his moral conscience about the clan's doings, including automation, drove him to defect from the clan.

Both during his exile and after returning to the clan, Sub-Zero has always come to the aid of Raiden and the heroes of Earthrealm whenever needed. After defeating Sektor, Sub-Zero became the Lin Kuei's new grandmaster and strives to reform the clan as a force for good.

DEATH BATTLE! Info

Background

  • Name: Kuai Liang
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6'2" | 188 cm
  • Weight: 210 lbs | 95 kg
  • Took up late brother's mantle
  • Lin Kuei Grandmaster
  • Descended from Outworld Cryomancers
  • Chinese ninja warrior

Move Set

  • Ice Blast
  • Slide
  • Ice Klone
  • Cold Shoulder
  • Tombstone Teleport
  • Kori Blade
  • Ice Hammer
  • Ice Daggers

Feats

  • Dodged oncoming missile
  • Survived double impalement
  • Broke titanium with one chop
  • Withstood resurrection by Quan-Chi
  • Survived Scorpion's Hellfire
  • Defeated Sektor, Reptile, Scorpion, & Batman
  • Battled warriors from Earthrealm, Outworld, Netherrealm & beyond

Black Canary VS Sindel

Sub-Zero's skull made a small cameo appearance during Sindel's analysis in Black Canary VS Sindel, as Boomstick can be seen holding it while briefly talking about him.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Sub-Zero is the seventh Mortal Kombat character to appear, after Shang Tsung, Raiden, Shao Kahn, Sektor, Scorpion and Sonya Blade, and with the next three being Johnny Cage, Sindel and Goro.
  • He is the third Mortal Kombat Kombatant to face a non-Street Fighter character, after Raiden and Sektor, and with the next three being, Johnny CageSindel and Goro.
    • He is the only Mortal Kombat character to defeat a Non-Street Fighter character.
    • He is the second Mortal Kombat character to fight against a Killer Instinct character, after Sektor.
    • He is the fourth Mortal Kombat character to win, after Shao Kahn, Scorpion and Sonya Blade.
  • Sub-Zero and his brother are actually descendants from a race of Cryomancer originating from Outworld. Theoretically, this makes Sub-Zero an alien, as Outworld is another dimension and not Earthrealm (This would also give him another connection with his opponent Glacius, who is an alien made out of ice).
  • Sub-Zero is the fourth winner to lose a limb, after Fox McCloud, Raiden and Voltron, and with the next three being Samurai JackEsdeath and Machamp.

References

DEATH BATTLE Combatants
Season 1 Boba Fett - Samus Aran | Akuma - Shang Tsung | Rogue - Wonder Woman | Goomba - Koopa Troopa | Mike Haggar - Zangief | Leonardo - Donatello - Michelangelo - Raphael | Zitz - Leonardo | Yoshi - Riptor | Felicia - Taokaka | Kratos - Spawn | Bomberman - Dig Dug | Vegeta - Shadow the Hedgehog | Mario - Sonic the Hedgehog | Justin Bieber - Rebecca Black | Luke Skywalker - Harry Potter | Chun-Li - Mai Shiranui | Starscream - Rainbow Dash | Master Chief - Doomguy | Dr. Eggman - Eggman's Infantry - Badniks - Metal Sonic - Dr. Wily - Wily's Infantry - Robot Masters - Bass | Princess Zelda - Princess Peach | Thor - Raiden | Link - Cloud Strife | Batman - Spider-Man | Pikachu - Blanka | Son Goku - Superman
Season 2 He-Man - Lion-O | Shao Kahn - M. Bison | Ryu Hayabusa - Strider Hiryu | Ivy Valentine - Black Orchid | Fox McCloud - Bucky O'Hare | The Terminator - RoboCop | Luigi - Tails | Venusaur - Blastoise - Charizard | Fulgore - Sektor | Godzilla - Gamera | Batman - Captain America | White Tigerzord - Gundam Epyon | Ryu - Scorpion | Deadpool - Deathstroke | Kirby - Majin Buu | Ragna the Bloodedge - Sol Badguy | Gaara - Toph Beifong | Boba Fett - Samus Aran | Chuck Norris - Segata Sanshiro | Guts - Nightmare | Iron Man - Lex Luthor | Beast - Goliath | Solid Snake - Sam Fisher | Darth Vader - Doctor Doom | Son Goku - Superman | Donkey Kong - Knuckles the Echidna | Wolverine - Raiden | Hercule Satan - Dan Hibiki | Yang Xiao Long - Tifa Lockhart | Mega Man - Astro Boy | Green Arrow - Hawkeye | Red - Charizard - Tai - Agumon
Season 3 Dante - Bayonetta | Bowser - Ganondorf | Ratchet & Clank - Jak & Daxter | The Flash - Quicksilver | The Joker - Sweet Tooth | Mewtwo - Shadow the Hedgehog | The Meta - Agent Carolina | Cammy White - Sonya Blade | Tracer - The Scout | Ken Masters - Terry Bogard | Amy Rose - Ramona Flowers | The Hulk - Doomsday | Roronoa Zoro - Erza Scarlet | Deadpool - Pinkie Pie
Season 4 Lara Croft - Nathan Drake | Scrooge McDuck - Shovel Knight | Venom - Bane | Megazord - Voltron | Natsu Dragneel - Portgas D. Ace | Sub-Zero - Glacius | Android 18 - Captain Marvel | Metal Sonic - Zero | Lucario - Renamon | Balrog - TJ Combo | The Shredder - Silver Samurai | Smokey Bear - McGruff the Crime Dog | Thor - Wonder Woman | Naruto Uzumaki - Ichigo Kurosaki | Batman Beyond - Spider-Man 2099 | Sephiroth - Vergil
Season 5 Black Panther - Batman | Raven - Twilight Sparkle | Jotaro Kujo - Kenshiro | Crash Bandicoot - Spyro the Dragon | Sora - Pit | Leon S. Kennedy - Frank West | Doctor Strange - Doctor Fate | Ryu - Jin Kazama | Samurai Jack - Afro Samurai | Carnage - Lucy | Optimus Prime - RX-78-2 Gundam | Nightwing - Daredevil | Mario - Sonic the Hedgehog | Ultron - Sigma | Master Roshi - Jiraiya | Thanos - Darkseid
Season 6 Aquaman - Namor | Mega Man - Mega Man X - Mega Man Volnutt - MegaMan.EXE - Star Force Mega Man | Black Widow - Widowmaker | Captain Marvel - Shazam | Wario - King Dedede | Ben Tennyson - Green Lantern | Weiss Schnee - Mitsuru Kirijo | Johnny Cage - Captain Falcon | Aang - Edward Elric | Ghost Rider - Lobo | Dragonzord - Mechagodzilla | Sasuke Uchiha - Hiei | Ganondorf - Dracula | Mob - Tatsumaki | Deadpool - The Mask | All Might - Might Guy
Season 7 Miles Morales - Static | Black Canary - Sindel | Leonardo - Red Ranger | Genos - War Machine | Gray Fullbuster - Esdeath | Goro - Machamp | Cable - Booster Gold | Obi-Wan Kenobi - Kakashi Hatake | Danny Phantom - Jake Long | She-Ra - Wonder Woman | Beerus - Sailor Galaxia | Zuko - Shoto Todoroki | Wally West - Archie Sonic | Queen Maeve - A-Train - The Deep - Starlight - Billy Butcher | Winter Soldier - Red Hood | Venom - Crona
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