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"This fight will be your last!"
―Sub-Zero
Sub-Zero
SubZero
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Name Kuai Liang
Height 6'2" (182.9 cm)
Weight 210 lbs (95.2 kg)
Homeworld Earthrealm
Race Human (Cryomancer)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Black
Weapon(s) Kori Blade
Power of Ice
Debut Mortal Kombat II
Voiced by Jim Miller
Portrayed by Daniel Pesina (MKII)

John Turk (MK3, UMK3, MKT, MK4, MKG)

Sub-Zero (絶対零度), also known as Kuai Liang (奎良), and formerly known as Tundra, is a Lin Kuei assassin in the Mortal Kombat series and one of the few original characters. He is the younger brother of Noob Saibot, who was the original Sub-Zero in the first Mortal Kombat game. The younger Sub-Zero made his debut in Mortal Kombat II.

Sub-Zero is one of the most popular characters in the Mortal Kombat series. In one form or another, Sub-Zero has appeared in every generation of Mortal Kombat games as a playable character.

BiographyEdit

An assassin of the Lin Kuei clan, Kuai Liang commands the power of ice and cold. Unlike other members of his clan, he and his older brother, Bi-Han, were abducted as children by the Lin Kuei and trained in the techniques of assassination throughout their lives. Though his codename is Tundra, he has now assumed the mantle of Sub-Zero to honor his brother after Bi-Han's mysterious death. With the help of his fellow Lin Kuei Smoke, Sub-Zero tirelessly hunts the one who killed his brother.

The Legacy of Sub-ZeroEdit

  • Mortal Kombat II (1993)
  • Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)
    • ​Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)
    • Ultimate Mortal Kombat (2007)
    • Mortal Kombat Advance (2001)
  • ​Mortal Kombat 4 (1997)
    • ​Mortal Kombat Gold (1999)
  • ​Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (2002)
  • Mortal Kombat: Deception (2004)
    • ​Mortal Kombat: Unchained (2006)
  • ​Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (2005)
  • Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006-2007)
  • Mortal Kombat (2011)

AppearanceEdit

Sub-Zero dresses in the familiar blue-garbed ninja-like uniform. Originally, Sub-Zero was depicted with Asian facial features as revealed in the ending when unmasked, due to a Chinese-American heritage.

Around Mortal Kombat 3, Sub-Zero was given a scar over his right eye to help differentiate himself from his older brother. Sub-Zero was the first ninja-like character in the series to go on without a mask and wore a less-concealing version of his outfit. In MK4, he wore the traditional uniform his brother wore, but again wears an updated version of his MK3 outfit in Deadly Alliance featuring Chinese characters. In Deception and beyond, Sub-Zero gains an armored version of the Lin Kuei uniform. His alternate costume from Deadly Alliance and beyond is more of a stream-lined version of his original costume featuring the Dragon Medallion on the right side of his chest.

Interestingly, Sub-Zero is one of the few characters in the series to show signs of natural aging. Around Deadly Alliance, he is depicted with slight wrinkles and graying hair. His scar has also turned blue as well and features a flexible ice sheet on his forearms (again due to the effects of the Dragon Medallion).

SpritesEdit

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