Sub Zero

Kuai Liang

Powers and Stats

Tier: 8-A | 7-C

Name: Sub-Zero; real name is Kuai Liang

Origin: Mortal Kombat

Gender: Male

Age: 32, in his 50s in MKX

Classification: Human Ninja, Cryomancer, Lin Kuei Grandmaster, Cyborg and Undead (Formerly in the Current timeline)

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Ice Manipulation, Expert martial artist, Skilled swordsman, Has logia-like Intangibility (Has to be activated), Teleportation | All previous abilities, plus Self-Destruction (As a Cyborg), Immortality (Types 1 and 7 as a Revenant)

Attack Potency: Multi-City Block level+ (Defeated Noob Saibot and Smoke alongside Sareena) | Town level (Raiden has commented that Sub-Zero is more powerful than his brother, has defeated both Kintaro and Goro as Cyber Sub-Zero in MK9. Has froze an entire city in the MKX comic, but there's no timeframe in how he did it. Easily defeated Cassie Cage, Takeda Takahashi, Kung Jin, Jacqui Briggs and fought with Hanzo Hasashi in MKX)

Speed: Subsonic with Supersonic reactions and combat speed | Massively Hypersonic

Lifting Strength: Class 5 (Can easily rip a spine from the human body with his bare hand) | Class K+

Striking Strength: Multi-City Block Class+ | Town Class

Durability: Multi-City Block level+ | Town level (Immortality made him hard to kill as a Revenant)

Stamina: High (Can fight even while heavily injured) | Very high. Limitless as a Cyborg and Revenant.

Range: Standard melee range. Extended melee range with ice sword. Tens of meters with projectiles.

Standard Equipment: The Dragon Medallion, which increases his cryokinetic abilities.

Intelligence: Skilled fighter

Weaknesses: None notable

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Ice Blast: Sub-Zero sends a blast of ice directly towards the opponent to temporarily freeze them in place for a free hit. He could also freeze opponents in midair (they'll stay frozen in midair) if timed correctly.
  • Ice Beam: Instead of a single ball of ice, Sub-Zero will shoot a beam of ice, making it easier to hit opponents in the air. The opponent is also frozen for a longer amount of time.
  • Slide: Sub-Zero slides across the floor, knocking the opponent off their feet. It is assumed Sub-Zero slides by freezing the soles of his feet while leaving a trail of ice behind.
    • Power Slide: After Sub-Zero hits the opponent, he will follow up with an additional attack (twin palms). In MKX, the enhanced version has Sub-Zero follow up with a blast of ice to the opponent's back.
  • Ground Ice: Sub-Zero freezes the floor and whoever steps on the circle of ice will temporarily be frozen to the ground or slip all over the place, setting the opponent up for a free hit.
  • Ground Freeze: It freezes the entire arena floor that is in front of him.
  • Ice Clone: Sub-Zero creates an ice clone of himself anywhere he chooses, and anyone who touches it will freeze.
  • Ice Statue: The clone will stay for a longer period of time.
  • Ice Decoy (MKX: Mobile): Sub-Zero replaces himself with a Decoy, evading a fatal blow.
  • Ice Shaker: Sub-Zero emits a wave of cold air from his body freezing anyone or anything near him.
  • Ice Shower: Sub-Zero shoots ice straight overhead which falls back down atop his opponent. He can shoot it close, mid way, or far away to freeze the opponent. In Armageddon, it is known as Ice Pillar and instead of falling on the opponent, the ice comes up underneath them like a frozen geyser, freezing and suspending them in the air.
  • Cold Shoulder: Sub-Zero rushes the opponent with his shoulder, leaving a trail of ice behind him on the ground.
  • Tombstone Teleport: Sub-Zero's body becomes ice, falls backward into the ground, and reappears behind his opponent.
  • Icy Counter: Sub-Zero quickly covers himself in a sheet of ice. If an opponent attacks him physically whilst in this state, they will automatically be flash-frozen as Sub-Zero disappears and reappears behind the opponent with his Kori Blade in hand to strike them down.
  • Ice Nugget: Sub-Zero makes a nugget out of ice above his opponent, which comes crashing down onto the opponent.
  • Deep Freeze (MK9): Sub-Zero charges at the opponent with a cold shoulder and punches into the stomach, proceeding to freeze and crush the opponent's liver, also cracking their ribs. He recoils and headbutts the opponent in the side of the head, shattering their skull and jaw.
  • Deep Freeze (MKX): Sub-Zero charges at the opponent, then punches into their stomach, grabbing and ripping out their entrails. He freezes them into an icicle, which he violently jams into the opponent's eye.

Key: Original Timeline | Current Timeline



Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail) Gray's profile (Note: Current Timeline Sub-Zero and Post Second Origin Base Gray were used, Speed was Equalized)

Weiss Schnee (RWBY) Weiss' Profile (Note: Speed Equalized, Volume 3 Weiss, Original Timeline Sub-Zero)

Inconclusive Matches:

Start a Discussion Discussions about Sub-Zero

  • Should Scorpion (Mortal Kombat) get BFR?

    3 messages
    • He has the potential to have the power, but beyond leaving a helpless head in hell he never removed an opponent without being with him,...
    • But theoretically he could just take someone there and then leave without taking them back and they would have no way back.
  • Sub-Zero lifting strength upgrade

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    • Hmm, I though that we made those changes long ago. Anyway, I can't change it now, would wait until tomorrow; I also unknown the scaling.
    • Damn!, I didn't know you needed that much Lifting Strength to do that. Anyway, it would scale to Scorpion (considered Sub Zero...