Mortal Kombat Fighters
Biography:The sorcerer Shang Tsung was imprisoned in the depths of Shao Kahnís fortress,
punished for failing to win the Mortal Kombat tournament in Earthrealm.
Periodically he was released to perform tasks for the emperor, until he
eventually regained Shao Kahnís favor and was given his freedom. He remained in
Outworld, risking his life to drain the souls of kombatants in order to sustain
his youth. All this changed the day the sorcerer Quan Chi returned from the
Netherrealm. Quan Chi proposed an alliance with Shang Tsung that would prove to
be mutually beneficial. He offered Shang Tsung immortality by unlocking a
portal linked to the Heavens. Shang Tsung would therefore have access to an
unlimited number of souls to preserve his youth. In return all Quan Chi
required was Shang Tsungís assistance in transplanting warrior souls into the
mummified remains of the Dragon Kingís undefeatable army. Shang Tsung accepted
the offer and the Deadly Alliance was formed.
Ending:The Deadly Alliance was successful in reviving the mummified remains of the
Dragon Kingís undefeatable army. Shang Tsung, however, began to realize that
his relevance in the partnership had evaporated once his talents for soul
transplantation were no longer needed. The balance of power within the Deadly
Alliance had seemingly been undone. Fearing betrayal, he secretly instructed
Kano to steal Quan Chiís amulet in an attempt to gain control of the army.
Since part of the soul-transfer spell included the command to obey `He who
possesses the amulet,í the army would obey only Shang Tsung, and not Quan Chi,
once the amulet was in his possession. Amulet in hand, Shang Tsung revealed his
betrayal to Quan Chi and commanded the army to destroy the sorcerer. Shang
Tsung would succeed where others had failed. He would conquer the realms. He
would conquer Earth.
Current Status:Shang Tsung is now dead, while battling Onaga with Quan Chi
and Raiden, Shang Tsung was caught in Raidenís ethereal blast, his captured
souls are now free too.
Mortal Kombat 2
Mortal Kombat 3
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance
Mortal Kombat Deception