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Hero Overview
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
Servant of Liu Kang and Kitana

Powers / Skills Razor-bladed hat moves

Martial arts
Wind manipulation

Hobbies Training with Raiden alongside Liu Kang.

Serving Liu Kang and Kitana.

Goals Battle the forces of Outworld and Netherrealm to protect Earthrealm.

Serve Shinnok and Quan Chi.
Serve Liu Kang and Kitana in the Netherrealm. (currently)

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
  • Sonya Blade
  • Johnny Cage
  • Jax Briggs
  • Kenshi
  • Sareena
  • Jacqui Briggs
  • Takeda Takahashi
  • Cassie Cage
  • Kung Jin
  • Sub-Zero
  • Bo' Rai Cho
Type of Hero Fighter, Warrior, Fallen Hero

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 before being killed 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 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.


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