Liu Kang

After the Outworld invasion, Liu Kang finds himself the prime target of Kahn's extermination squads. He is the Shaolin Champion and has thwarted Kahn's schemes in the past. Of all the humans, Kang poses the greatest threat to Shao Kahn's rule.

Special Moves

High Fireball: Forward, Forward, HP

Low Fireball: Forward, Forward, LP

Bicycle Kick: Hold LK for 4 seconds and release.

Flying Kick: Forward, Forward, HK

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: Forward, Forward, Down, Down, LK

Fatality 2: Up, Down, Up, Up, Run+Block

Animality: Down, Down, Up (at sweeping distance)

Babality: Down, Down, Down, HK

Friendship: Down, Down, Down, Run

Stage Fatalities: Run, Block, Block, LK


Combo #1: LK, LK, HK, Back+LK

Combo #2: HP, HP, Block, LK, LK, HK, Back+LK

Fighting as Liu Kang

Using and mastering Liu Kang's Flying Kick is essential to defeating your opponent because it's incredibly fast.

Always keep LK charged for a quick release on an opponent. Then run in and execute Combo #2. If your opponent jumps over you, release LK as soon as he/ she is on the opposite side of you.

Finally, If your opponent throws a projectile, counter it with a Low Fireball. Works every time.

Fighting Against Liu Kang

When fighting against Liu Kang, keep in mind that his Flying Kick is hard to avoid. If you anticipate the move, block it and counter with an uppercut or combo.

If you anticipate his Fireball, stay out of the air because his airborne attacks can be brutal. It's best to run toward him, but be ready to block his Bicycle Kick. If you get to him, quickly execute Combo #2.

Liu Kang's Weaknesses

Liu Kang has quite a lag time after throwing a projectile, leaving him open for a jump kick to the face. Also if his Flying Kick or Bicycle Kick is blocked, it leaves him to the mercy of his opponent.


After Kahn's takeover of Earth, Liu Kang finds himself the prime target of Shao Kahn's extermination squads. Kang is the reigning Mortal Kombat Champion and has proved it by easily defeating Kahn's minions. But it is the apparent death of Shaolin brother Kung Lao that enrages Kang and enables him to find the strength to defeat Shao Kahn. Then, before the portal closes, Liu Kang is greeted by Princess Kitana and thanked for saving Earth and the Outworld.