Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat

Shang Tsung is an antagonist from the Mortal Kombat fighting games by Midway Games and now Netherrealm Studios.

He debuted as the unplayable final boss of the first Mortal Kombat (1992) and became a playable character in the sequels Mortal Kombat II (1993) and Mortal Kombat 3 (1995). While he was completely absent in Mortal Kombat 4, he returned as one of the two playable main antagonists in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (2002)

While he was considered to be finally dead in Mortal Kombat: Deception (2004) he was playable again in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006) and returned also in playable form in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2008).

Shang Tsung was again one of the main antagonists in Mortal Kombat (2011) which rebooted the series and retold the events of Mortal Kombat 1-3. In Mortal Kombat X he is only named, if certain endings of the characters are canon, he might return in a future game again.

Shang Tsung is a sorcerer who is able to steal the souls of defeated opponents and use them to strengthen himself. He is also able to use the look and even the abilities of the defeated. In the early games he was able to morph himself into all other playable characters, in the later games this was not possible due to technical limitations anymore.

Shang Tsung is one of the most popular fighting game boss characters and known for his one liners like “Your Soul Is Mine”

 

Shang Tsung from the Mortal Kombat Games: an Overview

Charactername: Shang Tsung   Developed /Created by Midway Games later NetherRealm Studios
Gameseries:  Mortal Kombat   First seen on:  Arcades
First Game:  Mortal Kombat   Year first seen: 1992 
Last Game: Mortal Kombat (2011)   Birthplace: Earthrealm /Resided/Resides in Outworld
Role(s) and Characteristics: Antagonist / Fighting Game Character / Fighting Game Boss   Martial Arts Style: Snake Kung Fu, Mimic
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat

 

Shang Tsung MK2011 Render Shang Tsung MK9 Official Concept Art  Shang Tsung Mortal Kombat Official Wallpaper 2011  Shang Tsung Mortal Kombat 9 Ladder Art

Mortal Kombat (2011)

Shang Tsung MK vs DC Official Game Art

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2008)

Shang Tsung MK Shaolin Monks Official Game Art

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (2005)

Shang Tsung MKDA Official Game Art

Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance (2002)

Shang Tsung Render MK3 Art  Shang Tsung Mortal Kombat 3 Render Art

Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)

 

Shang-Tsung-MK-II-Art-

Mortal Kombat II (1993)

 


 

Shang Tsung in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

 Shang Tsung Mortal Kombat Fan Art Tribute by Game-Art-HQ

Mortal Kombat

Shang Tsung Mortal Kombat II Fan Art Tribute by Game-Art-HQ 

Mortal Kombat II

Shang Tsung Mortal Kombat 3 Fan Art Tribute by Game-Art-HQ 

Mortal Kombat 3

Shang Tsung Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance Fan Art Tribute by Game-Art-HQ 

MK Deadly Alliance

Shang Tsung Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance Alt Fan Art Tribute by Game-Art-HQ

MK Deadly Alliance Alt.

Shang Tsung Mortal Kombat vs DC Fan Art Tribute by Game-Art-HQ

MK vs DC

Shang Tsung Mortal Kombat 9 Fan Art Tribute by Game-Art-HQ

Mortal Kombat 9

Thang Tsung in the Boss Tribute R1

Boss Tribute (2011)

   

Shang Tsung is a part of our Mortal Kombat Tribute as well as our first Round of the Boss Tribute

 


 

Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Shang Tsung

YOUR SOUL IS MINE Shang Tsung Mortal Kombat Art

Your Soul Is Mine! MK9 Edition

by JPValderrama

Shang Tsung in MK vs DC Fan Art by Filipe Aguir

Shang Tsung  in MK vs. DC

by Filipe Aguir

Shang Tsung Classic Design by HellraiserFreak

Classic Shang Tsung

by Al Boichone

Shang Tsung Redesigned by Robert Schilling

Shang Tsung Redesigned

by Robert Schilling

     

 


 

Updates and Additions in the Shang Tsung Gallery