A treacherous sorcerer who consumes the souls of his victims, Shang Tsung has played host to the last nine Mortal Kombat tournaments in Earthrealm, stacking the odds in favor of his master. Originally from Earthrealm, Shang Tsung's magical abilities led him to discover the realm of Outworld. There he fell in league with its ruler, Shao Kahn, and pledged his life to him in return for enhanced power. He is now bound to the emperor by powerful dark magic. For centuries he has submissively done Shao Kahn's bidding. Should he fail in his mission to secure Earthrealm, he will suffer the emperor's wrath.

2D FightersEdit

Shang defeated Thanos in the opening round of the inaugural Heir to the Throne tournament, Chipp Zanuff in round 2, but was defeated by Guy in the third round.

3D FightersEdit

In round 1, Shang defeated Street Fighter's Gouken, and in Round 2, Shang eliminated Wonder Woman, and Kano in round 3, before being eliminated by Smoke in the fourth round.