Mortal Kombat Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Shang Tsung returned as a playable character and secondary sub-boss in Mortal Kombat (2011) before Kintaro and Goro in the game's arcade while serving as the secondary antagonist of the game's Story Mode opposite Shao Kahn. Because of this, he is completely immune to sweep attacks and Sub-Zero's Slide. In Deadly Alliance and beyond, he wears a heavy red uniform. He offers Johnny a "Way out of everything" and presumably attempts to recruit him to the side of Outworld for the Mortal Kombat tournament, though the next season reveals that he failed to recruit Johnny. Like his rival, Liu Kang, he is associated with the element of fire, able to fire flaming skull-shaped projectiles at his opponent. Shang Tsung would then appear in the third episode, stopping time around Johnny Cage before appearing from the shadows before the disgraced action star. 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Dès votre arrivée sur l'île de Shang Tsung "Shang Tsung's Island", vous allez vous retrouver dans son château.Vous trouverez à l'intérieur de cette section de notre soluce complète dédiée à la Krypte d'MK11 toutes les informations vous permettant de débloquer toutes les salles de la première zone ainsi que récupérer tous les objets dont vous pourrez vous équiper. Shang, despite knowing where her loyalties truly lay, stood down, and then formally challenged Johnny Cage. Tobias wanted Shang Tsung's long hair to hang loose in Mortal Kombat 3, but potential problems with it flopping about whenever he jumped resulted in it being tied back into a ponytail. Shang Tsung can morph into the seven original klassic male ninjas as part of his moveset and, Due to this, Shang Tsung's play style can be compared to that of, However, only one klassic character who is not an original male ninja within Shang Tsung’s move list, this being, The klassic male ninjas who are unconfirmed from being playable but confirmed only as part of Shang Tsung’s moveset, namely Smoke, Rain, Ermac and Reptile, including Kintaro who reuses the voice clips from. Snake (MK:DA, MK:TE, MK:D, MK:U, MK:A)Crane (MK:DA, MK:TE)Mantis (MK:D, MK:U) Mimicry (All Appearances) Portrayers Since MKII, he regains his youth, though with varying degrees. Shang Tsung is based off of Lo Pan from the 1986 film Big Trouble in Little China. In Shang Tsung's official gameplay trailer for, This happens again during the climax of the trailer, where Shang Tsung wears his default outfit when he performs his, The same happens when the Fatality is performed on. He justified accepting such an offer since Kung Lao and the rest of Kang's friends had abandoned him, and Shang took advantage of this by saying joining Outworld in the tournament would provide excellent payback. JOKER and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. Press J to jump to the feed. According to the Lore Minute in Shang Tsung's Kombat Kast, Kronika trapped Shang Tsung in a time void during the time quake due to his duplicitous nature and couldn't be trusted. It may also occur if he fights the Enchantress who, like Shang Tsung, feeds on souls. Unfortunately for him, Kano steals the book and later Goro vanishes in thin air, forcing him to hold the tournament endlessly, making Shao Kahn quite disgusted. Developed by NetherRealm Studios. Amplifying the attack has Shang Tsung destroy the corpse right after it lands, causing a fiery and bloody explosion that knocks the opponent off their feet and deals increased damage. All rights reserved. Shang Tsung Even though Shao Kahn supposedly punished him, he later appears in the last page of issue 5 completely rejuvenated and still under Shao Kahn's servitude. If this is performed shortly after Shang Tsung morphs back into himself after a, If the second chop successfully lands, whether the opponent successfully blocks the first hit and not the second or the second strike lands on its own, the combo turns into a, If this combo is performed on an opponent as a. Shang accepted Liu Kang's challenge and ordered his guards to leave. Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge. His arch-nemesis is Liu Kang, but throughout his unnatural lifespan, he has earned the hatred of many others, including Kung Lao and Kenshi. Shang Tsung's allegiance to Shao Kahn granted him the status of a free roaming sorcerer. Liu Kang was not fooled and continued the fight. He had his appearance from Mortal Kombat. Shang Tsung is one of the fighters and DLC Characters in MK11. Originally his name was going to be Shang Lao. Shang Tsung plays his original role of main villain in the first series of the Malibu Comics, Blood & Thunder. Shang Tsung giurò eterna fedeltà a Shao Kahn in cambio di questa diabolica magia, ma non è affatto un servo fedele. Shang's Friendship in Mortal Kombat 3 turns him into a sprite from the arcade game Joust. 2 days ago. He is later chosen by Vorpax to be her mate after she obtains Queen Kreeya's powers. Shang reappears in the ninth episode of the season, where he comes to Liu Kang with a proposal to join the forces of Outworld. For an unknown reason, Tsung's alternate outfit from Deadly Alliance is used as his character model in Deception when he is in kombat; however, in Konquest he is actually shown in his standard outfit from Deadly Alliance. If Shang Tsung cancels the attack, then successfully performs it again right after, the attack turns into a, Amplifying the attack has Shang Tsung, still as Reptile, follow up with a drop kick identical to Reptile's enhanced version of, If Shang Tsung travels the maximum distance he can when sliding, the attack turns into a. Amplifying the attack has Shang Tsung, still as Ermac, slam the opponent two more times, slamming them behind the sorcerer, then a final time in front, dealing increased damage and bouncing them off the ground for a juggle. This, however, can not actually happen as he mimics his current opponent with this intro. Shang Tsung's last appearance is during Kung Lao's 1995 one-shot comic, in which he serves as an antagonist, attempting to kill the Shaolin monk through deceptive tricks using his shape-shifting abilities to use Lao's friends (Kitana, Baraka and Sub-Zero) and later his ancestor, the Great Kung Lao. Early concept sketches of Shang Tsung for Mortal Kombat II revealed that he had a hidden demonic form, although it has since been established that Shang Tsung is a human of Chinese origin, having been granted powers of sorcery by Shao Kahn. (MKII) John Turk (MK3, UMK3, MKT, MKAdvance) Jim Cummings (MK: TJB) Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (first film, MKL2, MK11 - voice & model) Bruce Locke (Conquest) Neil Ross (DotR) Richard Divizio (MKM:SZ) James Lew (MKR) Johnson Phan (MKL) Sidney Liufau (Live Tour) James Kyson-Lee (MKvsDCU) Andrew Kishino (MK 2011) Artt Butler (MKL:SR) Chin Han (2021 Film). He was given "The Orb" (also featured in the Street Fighter, Savage Dragon, and Wing Commander Academy cartoons), a mystical artifact that enabled the user to manipulate the very elements of Earth, and even strip Raiden of his godly powers. Shang Tsung's Friendship, Rainbow Konnection, could be a reference to the song of a, Shang was originally supposed to have a Fatality in the original, Though Shang Tsung could not morph into a hidden character until that character was unlocked, the Sega Genesis and Saturn versions of, Shang Tsung is the only character who appears in all of the 2D games that is absent from. He then uttered, "It has begun.". During the final issue Tournament Edition, Shang Tsung and Raiden joins forces to stop Goro after he took the power of the book, since he cannot be trusted with such strength. However, when he is used in a battle other than the fight challenges in Konquest mode, he uses the voice samples of the younger Shujinko, many of which are, otherwise, never heard in the game. Kitana berated him for attempting to use treachery and deceit to win the Tournament. He can also use his element of fire for sorcery and black magic, such as his ability to create portals as seen in Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks. Despite having a connection to Erron Black, during interactions, nothing between the two is mentioned or discussed. Liu Kang finally used a fireball to knock Shang Tsung off a platform and into a pit of spikes. Born in Earthrealm, Shang Tsung’s relentless pursuit of powerful magic led him to Outworld, where Shao Kahn offered him a dark power that no sorcerer on Earthrealm could. He then allows Johnny Cage to challenge Goro, on the condition that he may challenge anyone of his choosing, in any place. If the opponent is late to block the attack, the attack turns into a. Amplifying the attack has Shang Tsung create an energy beam above him by levitating his scroll, where the beam is shot from to deal increased damage. One of his alternate costumes also grants him his look from the aforementioned movies. Stregone delle anime e volto noto del torneo Mortal Kombat. Shang Tsung makes his glorious return in Mortal Kombat 11, and he’s the first of the DLC fighters arriving in the latest bloody game in the series. In MK11, he once again appears in his older and younger forms, the former being a slight redesign of his MK 2011 outfit with his younger form being a hybrid of his MK3 and MK 2011 appearances, sharing the similar design traits of the latter with the color palette of the former. Load comments (9) Tiers Gains. Palabra de Shang Tsung. The, Amplifying the attack allows Shang Tsung, still as Smoke, to parry basic attacks with the exception of low attacks and, If Shang Tsung successfully parries two attacks twice in a row, whether this being two projectiles, two basic attacks or a combination of either, the second parry turns into a. Amplifying the attack allows Shang Tsung to transform back into himself before the opponent lands on the other side of the screen, allowing for additional attacks after. It would appear that he, when paired with Quan Chi, was able to defeat the Thunder God of Earth, Raiden. Shang Tsung in this continuity is still one of Shao Kahn's servants and a sorcerer of unrivaled power, going so far as to call himself a demigod. Resides He then witnesses Quan Chi resurrect Hanzo as the spectre Scorpion to fight for Outworld in Mortal Kombat. Amplifying the attack has Shang Tsung grab the vial instead of crushing it and throw it at the opponent, which if it successfully hits them, will stun them and set them up for a free hit. Liu Kang, however, stepped in and challenged Shang Tsung to Mortal Kombat, telling him to either fight or yield. Terminator® Dark Fate™ is a trademark of StudioCanal S.A. According to GamePro magazine in 1993, the Mortal Kombat II version of Shang Tsung was 19 years old. A powerful, soul stealing sorcerer, Shang Tsung is a celebrated villain of the series and serves as the host for the traditional Mortal Kombat tournament. In an MKII feature by the magazine that same year, included was a rough sketch of Shang's "true form" – a twisted demon. His skin returns to a natural tint and is depicted with long black hair. Amplifying the attack has Shang Tsung send a third fireball that knocks the opponent down and further away from the sorcerer for increased damage. The change is more than skin deep as he has access to their memories, fighting prowess and powers as well. This was either changed for the final version or edited in a way to give it the effect. [2] He first appeared as an elderly man in his mid-eighties, then became a younger man in his late-twenties to early-thirties. FIRST BLOOD ™ & © 1982 Studiocanal S.A. RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II ™ & © 1985 Studiocanal S.A S. RAMBO III ™ & © 1988 Studiocanal S.A.S. Therefore, any victories by Shang Tsung as Grand Champion would be in Earth's favor. Shang Tsung was one of the two main antagonists in Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (the other being Quan Chi). Notas adicionales. Shang Tsung pledged his eternal loyalty to Shao Kahn in exchange for this evil magic, but he is no faithful servant. He dreams of the day his sorcery will overtake Shao Kahn's, and he'll pay any price to get there. In the instruction manual for. Shang Tsung is the second of two original final bosses that are playable characters in. Log In Sign Up. Shang Tsung is one of three characters that are assisted by another character during a Fatality, this being his, Through interactions, Shang Tsung seems to be aware of events after his apparent death at the hands of Shao Kahn in. At that moment, Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, and Princess Kitana revealed themselves. This however presents a problem: namely, it was revealed Bo' Rai Cho could not fight in the Mortal Kombat tournament as his victories would be in Outworld's name, hence his training of Liu Kang. MORTAL KOMBAT 11 Ultimate software © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Whether this is intentional or a glitch is unknown. He fulfills many of the same roles he did from the games. In both MKII and MK3, he wore yellow and black clothes. In the Mortal Kombat: Conquest TV series, Shang Tsung (played by Bruce Locke) was portrayed as a sorcerer eager to take revenge on the Great Kung Lao, who had defeated him in Mortal Kombat. Published on Apr 30, 2019 MORTAL KOMBAT 11 - Unlock ALL Character Heads in The Krypt & Shang Tsung's Throne Room INSTANTLY! This page will contain Shang Tsung’s Fatalities moves list, Brutalities and other important kombos. Played by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa in the first Mortal Kombat movie, Shang Tsung serves as the primary antagonist. He later serves as the main antagonist of the Aftermath Story Mode expansion. After Cage killed Goro, Shang Tsung kidnapped Sonya Blade and took her to Outworld, where he intended to challenge and defeat her in the final battle of Mortal Kombat - thereby securing Outworld's victory. As with the Mortal Kombat Wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License. Sogna il giorno in cui la sua stregoneria supererà quella di Shao Khan, ed è disposto a pagare qualunque prezzo per raggiungere tale scopo. He expressed disappointment with Kitana after she deliberately failed to defeat Liu Kang in the tournament. He could actually transform into anyone in the Game Boy Advance version of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (and the second re-release called Tournament Edition). This can also happen in the original Story Mode, where Liu Kang will fight a guest character depsite them being non-canon and havbing nothing to do with the Story Mode. The curse forcibly decreases his lifespan, unless he takes the souls of others to replenish himself. In addition to his projectiles, he has the ability to create a giant, flaming cobra of fire that easily defeated Raiden (as seen in Deception's opening cinematic). Additionally, Shang possesses knowledge of genetics, having created such biological abominations as Mileena and Meat in his Flesh Pits as well as an affinity for constructing and operating booby traps. Straight Sword (MK Beta, MK:DA, MK:TE, MK:D, MK:U, MK:A)Ancient Scroll (MK11)Vile of Souls (MK11) Shang Tsung also appeared in the animated film Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins as the main antagonist that had an army of Tarkatan minions as well as the loyalty of Goro, the Elder Sub-Zero, and Scorpion. Chronologically appearing for the first time in the fourth episode, Shang Tsung is summoned by Shao Kahn to create a clone of Kitana when Kahn fears that Sindel will raise her to hate him. The powerful elemental Gods Raiden and Fujin stand no chance against his new found power, with Shang Tsung becoming so powerful he easily kills both the immortal Shao Kahn and Kronika with little effort. After the deaths of both Scorpion and Sub-Zero, Shang Tsung unleashed Goro upon the Earthrealm kombatants. He is not normally playable in Mortal Kombat: Deception without the use of a GameShark code or Xbox mod. Shang Tsung eagerly agrees to the task with a devious smirk, a flashback in the fifth episode revealing he stole some of Kitana's blood to create Mileena, though he mixed in Tarkatan blood to truly make her Shao Kahn's daughter. If Shang Tsung delivers the round-winning blow with. Nato nel Regno della Terra, Shang Tsung, mosso dal suo incrollabile desiderio di individuare una potente fonte di magia, si spinse fino al Regno Esterno, dove Shao Kahn gli offrì un oscuro potere che nessun altro stregone avrebbe potuto garantirgli. He keeps the Kreeyan princess Vorpax in the Cobalt Mines as his personal slave and henchman until she is freed by her sisters. Games Male (This interest is implied in the story mode of Mortal Kombat (2011), as shown in several scenes.) Though it was drawn by MK co-creator John Tobias, this form has never actually appeared in canon.[3]. Il nuovo motore grafico mostra ogni spettacolare momento, portandoti così vicino al combattimento che puoi percepirlo. Shang Tsung was impaled on the spikes and died, his corpse rapidly decaying into a skeleton. However, he did assume the form of Kung Lao and Ermac in the opening cinematics of Deadly Alliance and Armageddon, respectively. He told her that unless she accepted his challenge, Earthrealm would forfeit the tournament and lose (in truth, the rules of Mortal Kombat stated that no final battle could take place unless a challenge was accepted). While transplanting souls can give life to corpses, he can also use it take lives by resurrecting spirits inside live opponents, reforming their physical forms which tears them apart inside out. Amplifying either version alters the attack, causing it to travel towards the opponent after being created, but offers no extra damage. In a Top 10 list hosted by Screwattack.com, Shang Tsung was placed at #7 of the bearded characters in video games. He appears to possess forms of necromancy with his ability to summon undead monks and is able to easily summon Soulnados, something Quan Chi would take time to summon. Ho Sung Pak (MK) Phillip Ahn, M.D. This may be a reference to Ermac's, Despite allying himself with Quan Chi in previous games, more recently, One of Shang Tsung's intros, which is called, Shang Tsung the third of three characters that are primary wielders of. Amplifying the attack a second time has Shang Tsung send a third and much larger skull at the opponent, knocking the opponent down and dealing even more damage. Earthrealm (China) Upon wearing the crown of Kronika and gaining the powers of many powerful kombatants including the previous wielder of the crown, Shang Tsung becomes a being with power comparable to the Elder Gods themselves. Shang Tsung can only use this juggle effect once per combo. In Mortal Kombat He and Raiden share a bitter relationship, usually ending in either verbal assaults or draw fights. The 2011 game reaffirms that he was originally from Earth, and willingly bound his soul to Shao Kahn's in exchange for power. In the film's official magazine, it is stated that he wanted to make her his queen once Earthrealm was conquered, revealing that he was in love with her after all. During the battle with Liu Kang, Shang Tsung summoned an army of phantom warriors - the enslaved souls of those he had defeated in the past. Shang Tsung, Nightwolf, Terminator T-800, Sindel, The Joker e Spawn, 6 pacchetti di costumi e 7 costumi esclusivi. Origin Due to this, he appears to not be too fond of Shao Kahn. 2. After imprisoning Sonya in the Black Tower, Shang Tsung tried to trick her into fighting him. Spawn, its logo and its symbol are registered trademarks ©2020 Todd McFarlane Productions, Inc. All other related characters are TM and ©2020 Todd McFarlane Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. Shang Tsung appeared in his old self, with his back story mostly unchanged (serving Shao Kahn to open the portal through 10 consecutive Mortal Kombat wins). Soul Sorcerer and historic host of the Mortal Kombat. In Mortal Kombat 11, his sorcery is heavily expanded upon with his previous abilities having more combat application behind them and the addition of new abilities that revolves around the theme of a treacherous, serpentine sorcerer. However, his Armageddon bio makes reference to Shang binding his soul to Shao Kahn, which may explain why his victories would count for Outworld. During the Battlewave series, it is implied that Shang Tsung resumed the tournament after his plans were foiled and lost it alongside Goro at the hands of Liu Kang. Cary-Hiroyuki Tawaga reprises the role in season 2 of Mortal Kombat: Legacy. He is seen in the first pages of issue 1 being pursued and punished by Shao Kahn, Kintaro and Gorbak (Goro's father). As revealed in Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath's Story, he is revealed to have been the creator of Kronika's Crown and is fully aware of its workings. During the trailer for Shang Tsung's reveal in MK11, he changes from his older self into his younger self before interacting with Raiden with his Infusion of Souls intro. His skin was pale with long, balding white hair, a beard and mustache, with dangling thin fingers and long fingernails. Originally, Shang Tsung's name was Shang Lao. He wore robes with shades of blue and yellow and had a sword holstered at his side at all times. Shang Tsung pledged his eternal loyalty to Shao Kahn in exchange for this evil magic, but he is no faithful servant. Mature Content Description. Shang Tsung appears in the Dead Pool arena in Mortal Kombat: Deception, watching on a balcony (in his MKII attire). He serves as one of two titular main antagonists in the game as well as one of the two titular final bosses alongside Quan Chi. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. It is unknown if this idea was retcon by the makers or nothing was made to be mentioned. He also hires Sonya's nemesis Kano to lure her to the tournament; however, Shang warns him that if he does so much as to touch her, he will apparently make Kano need a seeing-eye dog. Interestingly, his old form has visible pupils rather than being pure white. The attack can not be amplified if it is delayed, nor can it be canceled once amplified. Shang Tsung would later serve as leader of Shao Kahn's team during the tournament he prepared in the last issue of the series, Tournament Edition II. Can not be performed on a juggled or airborne opponent. Certain buttons must be pressed repeatedly. The brother's name is most likely a reference to Shang Tsung's beta name. Shang Tsung is not required to steal a person's soul in order to morph into them, as he took on the form of Kung Lao to sneak up on Liu Kang. Shang Tsung in his new form first appeared in the first episode, as all the Kombatants gathered together on the island. Los traidores prosperarán mientras los "buenos" sufrirán. Without souls, his body will rapidly age, wither, and eventually die. Above his kimono shirt, he wore a crimson vest-like robe, with a large golden trim at the edge of the robe and at the cuffs; black and gold decorations on the front of the robe, the robe has a long, single strip which falls down to around his boots; two, thin strips of black fabric protruding from the top of the pants; and a belt, with the middle colored black, the rest gold and a jade stone in the middle. He hired Baraka and Reptile to fight for the tournament. I downloaded MK11 Aftermath addition and I am a beginner and I want to know if Shang Tsung is a beginner friendly character. 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Due to this, in a technical sense, Shang Tsung has the most Brutalities out of any character in the game. This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. His appearance closely resembles his attire in the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie. Mortal Kombat è tornato e meglio che mai in questa nuova evoluzione dell’iconico franchise. Losses . In MK 2011 during the first tournament, Shang Tsung wore a black kimono shirt with a golden accent, black pants, and black boots with a golden X decoration at the top. On Midway's Mortal Kombat Mythologies website (long since inactive), it stated Shang Tsung was originally from Earth. Interestingly, he is depicted with pupils, having brown eyes. Human (It is unknown if he killed Master Boyd or not, as he takes his form.) In Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Shang Tsung could teleport using pools of fire. 3. In the short, Shang Tsung is the owner of an illegal underground fighting tournament. ©2020 Skydance Productions, LLC. Kronika's Crown (MK11) General Information Shang Tsung's Animality in. Additionally, he seems to be aware of who Kronika and. Shang Tsung initially had the appearance of a decrepit old man. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. Shang Tsung's primary objective is to find an infinite source of souls on which to thrive indefinitely. Le nuove varianti dei personaggi ti offrono un controllo senza precedenti per personalizzare i combattenti e renderli tuoi. Shang Tsung's cobra familiar can now banish opponents by crashing them down to a lava portal and it also has the ability to drain the souls of those caught in its magics. Click image for animated version. This version of the character is unrelated to Tagawa's previous work as Shang. In the Mortal Kombat series, he is the epitome of cunning and decadence, as symbolized by his preference for lavish parties, grand palaces, and stylish clothing. Shang Tsung also made several appearances in the animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, including its 9th episode Resurrection when, after being defeated by Liu Kang back in Outworld, Shao Kahn's Shadow Priests found his bones and thus used their dark magic on them, bringing him back to life. Shang Tsung's Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition bio states his origin as "Earthrealm/Outworld". As mentioned above, Shang Tsung was cursed by mysterious entities identified only as his gods. He used a staff and had the look of an ancient Chinese royal. User account menu. However, the surname Lao was later used for Kung Lao in, A recurring animal motif for this character is cobras. Outworld Now reborn, Shang Tsung was able to serve his emperor Shao Kahn whom he loathed the most, as well as to seek revenge on the young Shaolin monk who had killed him. However, due to his ability to absorb souls, he has also discovered an unforeseen side effect, granting him the ability to shape-shift into the people whose souls he has taken. As Liu Kang came to the island in the first episode (and fought Kung Lao in the tenth episode), it would seem that the former Shaolin monk accepted Shang's offer. After Liu Kang managed to defeat his minions, Shang Tsung then attempted to trick Liu Kang into letting his guard down by transforming himself into the image of his murdered brother Chan. He can't transform into anyone in the GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox versions of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance due to problems between switching character models. Not really, but he's the simplest he's ever been. Species During this time, the captured souls of Shang Tsung's victims rose up against him, weakening the sorcerer. Johnson Phan portrays Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat: Legacy. The beam is shot at the middle of the arena and travels down the fightline until it is off screen, but the opponent will take damage regardless of where they are struck when the beam is created. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The extent of his ability to steal attributes via soul stealing has been increased as he can siphon abilities and permanently gain them rather than assuming the appearance of his opponent. RoboCop and RoboCop 2 © Orion. Additionally, despite both being DLC characters, each have unique roles in the game; Shao Kahn is a secondary antagonist in the game's Story Mode and in the, Shang Tsung is the guide in the Krypt, where the character find treasures on his island and later serves as the main antagonist of the. As such, he is the one of the few people who can use the crown's true power without straining himself, even in his elder form. Unlike the crude Shao Kahn, this bombast is a facade, disguising Shang Tsung's true intellectual and mental sophistication. In Deadly Alliance, he is roughly 45. Artifacts Oddly enough, he can't transform into Reptile in that game. If only the third skull strikes the opponent, the attack turns into a. Amplifying the attack has Shang Tsung create a third eruption that launches the opponent in the air for a juggle. While Shang Tsung hosted the tenth tournament, he secretly planned to gain the powers of the mystical book Tao The Zhan, which granted immense strength to whoever resolves its seven riddles. Born in Earthrealm, Shang Tsung’s relentless pursuit of powerful magic led him to Outworld, where Shao Kahn offered him a dark power that no sorcerer on Earthrealm could.