Liu Kang is a central character in the Mortal Kombat series, and he is one of the playable characters in Mortal Kombat 1. Once a Shaolin Monk, Liu Kang has appeared in every Mortal Kombat game, eventually becoming the champion of Mortal Kombat. Over the course of the series, he was finally able to take on the mantle of the protector of Earthrealm to become the God of Fire and Keeper of Time.
In Mortal Kombat 1, Liu Kang’s actions have led to a reset of the Mortal Kombat universe. As a master of the Shaolin Arts and the God of Fire, Liu Kang uses a quick mixture of rapid martial arts and fire energy to blast apart any who will break the peace he has created in his new world.
Liu Kang’s approach to fighting in Mortal Kombat 1 is far from humble, and his fatalities are among the most brutal in the game. Not only is Liu Kang fast and punishing, but his combos are relatively easy to learn, and his bicycle kick and other moves are as powerful as ever.