Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
Kung Lao

Kung Lao was the first to find the body of his friend and fellow Shaolin monk Liu Kang. He later discovered that it was in fact Shang Tsung who had dealt the fatal blow. Enraged, Kung Lao abandoned his Shaolin beliefs and vowed revenge against the sorcerer. He kenew that his fighting skill would not be sufficient to best Shang Tsung. He would need training from the same Outworld master who had taught Liu Kang the one special attack he needed to win the Mortal Kombat tournament so many years ago.

Kung Lao traveled to Outworld and informed the martial arts master, Bo' Rai Cho, of Liu Kang's death at the hands of the sorcerer Shang Tsung. Devastated by the news, the old master agreed to teach Kung Lao the flying kick Liu Kang had used to defeat Shang Tsung a decade ago. The training was intense, but Bo' Rai Cho was determined to give Kung Lao a greater edge than he had given Liu Kang. Once Kung Lao had mastered the 'Whirlind Kick', both he and Bo' Rai Cho journeyed across Outworld to deal with the sorcerer Shang Tsung.

Praying Mantis Moves

Drilling Punch: Attack 1.
Low Thrusting Palm: Down + Attack 1.
Power Forcing Fist: Attack 2.
Double Mantis Strike: Back + Attack 2.
Sweeping Punch: Down + Attack 2.
Leg Sprouting Kick: Attack 3.
Ward Off Punch: Down + Attack 3.
Toppling Kick: Back + Attack 3.
Chest Piercing Kick: Attack 4.
Seven Star Hit: Down + Attack 4.
Leg Squatting Kick: Back + Attack 4.
Single Leg Soaring Kick: Up + Attack 4.
Taunt: Special Move Button.
Throw: Forward + Special Move Button.

Shaolin Fist Moves

Buddha Fist: Attack 1.
Low Axe Palm: Down + Attack 1.
Attack the Heart: Back + Attack 1.
Curved Hook Punch: Attack 2.
Palm Heel Strike: Down + Attack 2.
Backfist Strike: Back + Attack 2.
Fore Knuckle Fist: Forward + Attack 2.
Roundhouse Strike: Attack 3.
Low Back Fist: Down + Attack 3.
Front Kick: Attack 4.
Low Knuckle Punch: Down + Attack 4.
Sweeping Blade Kick: Back + Attack 4.
Neijin: Special Move Button.
Throw: Forward + Special Move Button.

Broadswords Moves

Crosscutting Slash: Attack 1.
Twisting Body Strike: Forward + Attack 1.
Piercing Low Lunge: Down + Attack 1.
Crushing Side Slash: Attack 2.
Overhead Strike: Down + Attack 2.
Gut Ripping Stab: Attack 3.
Rising Slash: Back + Attack 3.
Low Stab: Down + Attack 3.
Half Moon Slash: Attack 4.
Full Moon Strike: Forward + Attack 4.
Spinning Low Slash: Down + Attack 4.

Special Moves

Hat Throw: Back, Forward, Attack 1.
Whirlwind Kicks: Down, Back, Attack 4.


Hat Throw: Down, Up, Back, Attack 3.


Rage fueled Kung Lao's thirst for revenge. The memory of holding his fellow monk's broken body on the lei tai of the Wu Shi Academy grounds consumed him as he rained blow after blow down upon Shang Tsung. Kung Lao had finally mastered the attack Bo' Rai Cho had taught him. The sorcerer could not withstand his whirlwind assault. Shang Tsung begged for mercy. Kung Lao granted him none.

Upon his return to Earthrealm, Kung Lao stood before the modest shrine to Liu Kang which had been erected by the Wu Shi initiates during his absence in Outworld. He lit a stick of incense and placed it among the others already burning there. He bowed his head and prayed for safe passage to the afterlife for his friend and brother. With Shang Tsung's death, Liu Kang's spirit could rest peacefully. Earthrealm was safe once more, but at terrible cost. The work of the White Lotus society had become more important than ever.


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