Heroes Wiki

Kung Lao

23,464pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
This article's content is marked as Mature
Andy in childs play
The page Kung Lao contains mature content that may include coarse language, sexual references, and/or graphic violent images which may be disturbing to some. Mature pages are recommended for those who are 18 years of age and older.
If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. Otherwise, you should close this page and view another page.

Kung Lao 1MKX
Background information
Origin Mortal Kombat II
Hero information
Full name Kung Lao
Alias Lao
Occupation Earthrealm's warrior

Shaolin monk (formerly)
Member of the White Lotus Society
Revenant slave of Quan Chi

Powers / Skills Razor-bladed hat moves

Martial arts
Skilled swordsman
Wind manipulation

Hobbies Training with Raiden alongside Liu Kang.
Goals Battle the forces of Outworld to protect Earthrealm.

Serve Shinnok and Quan Chi.

Family Kung Jin (cousin)
Friends / Allies Original Timeline: Fujin, Raiden, Liu Kang, Ermac, Bo' Rai Cho, Nightwolf, Sub-Zero, Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, Jax Briggs, Kitana, Kai
Current Timeline: Liu Kang, Smoke, Kitana, Jade, Nightwolf, Quan Chi, Shinnok, Sindel, Kabal, Kurtis Stryker, D'Vorah
Enemies Original Timeline: Goro, Shang Tsung, Quan Chi, Shao Kahn, Baraka, Onaga, Shinnok
Current Timeline: Shao Kahn, Goro, Kintaro, Shang Tsung, Sheeva, Scorpion, Noob Saibot, Raiden, Jax Briggs, Jacqui Briggs, Takeda Takahashi, Cassie Cage, Kung Jin, Sub-Zero, Bo' Rai Cho
Type of Hero Fighter, Warrior

Be thankful that I choose not to spill your tainted blood.
~ Kung Lao after defeating Noob Saibot

You see, Raiden? Earthrealm is free--
~ Kung Lao's last words, after killing by Shao Kahn

For the Shaolin!
~ Kung Lao's Battle Cry in Mortal Kombat (2011)

Kung Lao is a member of the White Lotus Society and former Shaolin monk and a hero from the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games.

Powers and Abilities


Kung Lao using his hat

Kung Lao is an excellent fighter and is similar to Liu Kang in terms of strength, agility, and martial arts skills. However his preferred weapon is his razor bladed hat, which he can throw at the opponent and also uses it to deliver the finishing blows to his opponents. Lao seems to be able to control the hat in midair, since it can move in circular patterns as opposed to straight ahead and it seems magical in nature, since it will always re-materialize back on his head after he throws it, much like a boomerang. Lao's moves include teleporting by disappearing into the ground then popping up behind his opponent, flying towards his opponent, spinning like a tornado to kick them multiple times or to knock them into air, and diving down from the air to kick his opponent. As his alternate weapon fighting style, Lao wields a dao, a Chinese broadsword.


  • Kung Lao appears in the intro to Armageddon, fighting Baraka, before they take the fight to mid-air, where he battles against his arm blades with his broadsword. He stabbed the Tarkatan in the chest before being blasted away by his spark attack.
  • In Deadly Alliance, Kung Lao had a joke about him having his own infomercial, where he sold swords for a limited time.
  • In the Video Game Divekick, A female character named Kung Pao is a parody of Kung Lao and Kitana.



Mortal Kombat Heroes

Main Heroes
Liu Kang | Raiden | Bo' Rai Cho | Scorpion | Sub-Zero | Kung Lao | Shujinko | Taven | Cassie Cage | Johnny Cage | Sonya Blade
Secondary Heroes
Fujin | Jade | Jacqui Briggs | Jax Briggs | Kenshi | Kitana | Kung Jin | Kurtis Stryker | Nightwolf | Sindel | Smoke | Takeda Takahashi
Other Heroes
Ashrah | Cyrax | Dairou | Ermac | Erron Black | Kabal | Kai | Khameleon | Kotal Kahn | Li Mei | Meat | Mokap | Sareena |

Non-Playable Heroes
Arctic Monks | Argus | Art Lean | Asgaarth | Blue | Bo | Cassar | Chan Kang | Daahraan | Delia | Dion | Earth God | Edenian Warrior | Fire God | Gemini | Great Kung Lao | Hanna | Hydro | Jen Reyland | Jerrod | Jubei | Kana Hasashi | Kiba | Lance | Lori | Sanchez | Maya | Miss Bishop | Orin and Caro | Ramath | Ruby | Siro | Taja | Torque | Vapor | Water God | Wynd & Rayne

Good Organizations
Edenian Freedom Fighters | Elder Gods | Forces of Light | Order of Light | Special Forces | White Lotus Society

Non-MK/Guest Star Heroes
Batman | Captain Marvel | Catwoman | Green Lantern | Kratos | Superman | The Flash | Wonder Woman

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.