"Your soul is mine!"
―Shang Tsung
Shang Tsung
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Name Shang Tsung
Height 5'11" (152.4 cm)
Weight 210 lbs (95.2 kg)
Homeworld Outworld
Earthrealm (originally)
Race Human/Sorcerer
Eye Color Brown
White (Elder)
Hair Color Black
White (Elder)
Weapon(s) Sorcery
Debut Mortal Kombat
Voiced by James Kyson-Lee (MK vs DCU)
Andrew Kishino (MK 2011)
Portrayed by Ho Sung Pak (MK)
Phillip Ahn, M.D. (MKII)
John Turk (MK3, UMK3, MKT)

Shang Tsung is one of the playable in Mortal Kombat series. He is the main antagonist in the first Mortal Kombat game and Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, along with Quan Chi. He was now rejuvenated by Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat II.


A treacherous sorcerer who consumes the souls of his victims, Shang Tsung has played host to the last nine Mortal Kombat tournaments in Earthrealm, stacking the odds in favor of his master. Originally from Earthrealm, Shang Tsung's magical abilities led him to discover the realm of Outworld. There he fell in league with its ruler, Shao Kahn, and pledged his life to him in return for enhanced power. He is now bound to the emperor by powerful dark magic. For centuries he has submissively done Shao Kahn's bidding. Should he fail in his mission to secure Earthrealm, he will suffer the emperor's wrath.

The Legacy of Shang TsungEdit

  • Mortal Kombat (1992)
  • Mortal Kombat II (1993)
  • ​Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)
    • ​Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)
    • Ultimate Mortal Kombat (2007)
    • Mortal Kombat Advance (2001)
  • ​Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (2002)
  • Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (2005)
  • Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006-2007)
  • Mortal Kombat (2011)


In his debut, Shang Tsung had the appearance of a decrepit old man. His skin was pale with long, balding white hair, a beard and mustache, with dangling thin fingers and long fingernails. He wore robes with shades of blue and yellow and had a katana holstered at his side at all times.

Since MKII, he regains his youth, though with varying degrees. His skin returns to a natural tint and is depicted with long black hair. As with his older persona, he shares featureless white eyes.

In both MKII and MK3, he wore yellow and black clothes.

In Deadly Alliance and beyond, he wears a heavy red uniform. Interestingly, he is depicted with pupils, having brown eyes.








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