Powers and Stats
Tier: 8-A | 7-C
Name: Sub-Zero; real name is Kuai Liang
Origin: Mortal Kombat
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)
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
- 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