Liu Kang
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Year/Event debuted

Day of Destiny 2012

Championships earned

SCAW Zero-One Championship (2x)
SCAW Tag Team Championship

Liu Kang (Chinese: 劉鋼; pinyin: Liúgāng) is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series from Midway Games, introduced as one of the original seven player characters in the 1992 first game as a Shaolin monk who enters the Mortal Kombat tournament to save Earthrealm (Earth). Following his victory in the tournament, Liu Kang becomes the Mortal Kombat series' hero as the champion and chief defender of Earthrealm guided by his mentor, the thunder god Raiden. He also becomes romantically involved with Princess Kitana, the adopted daughter of evil Outworld emperor Shao Kahn.

Designed with special moves intended to be easier to perform than the moves of other characters, Liu Kang has appeared in many of the Mortal Kombat fighting installments, in addition to starring with Kung Lao as the title characters of the action-adventure game Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, and being among the eleven series characters representing the franchise in the crossover game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Liu Kang has extensively featured in alternate Mortal Kombat media and official merchandise, serving as the primary protagonist of the two feature-length films and the Malibu Comics comic book adaptations, in addition to supporting roles in other media such as the 1995 Mortal Kombat novel and the animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm.

Critical and general reception of the character has been mainly favorable, although various aspects have been criticized. While some less gorier skills have been criticized for lacking the appeal of other characters' finishing moves and sounds he yells during regular attacks, Liu Kang's darker characterization in the later games has been praised.


Championships Reign Date Event Notes Days held
SCAW Zero-One Championship 1 March 24, 2014 SCAW Superstar Clash 138 defeated Dante 298
SCAW Tag Team Championship (with Casey Jones) 1 August 3, 2016 Summer Brawl 2016 defeated Yusuke Urameshi & Drax the Destroyer 67
SCAW Zero-One Championship 2 February 4, 2018 E-Extravaganza 2018 defeated Ryu Hayabusa 43