Death Battle Combatant
Shang Tsung Render
The Sorcerous Vanguard of Doom
Shang Tsung
Origin Mortal Kombat
Company Warner Bros.
Appearance(s) Akuma VS Shang Tsung
Your soul is mine!
~ Shang Tsung

Shang Tsung is the villainous sorcerer from Mortal Kombat. He appeared in the second episode of Death Battle, Akuma VS Shang Tsung, where he battled Street Fighter's Akuma.


Shang Tsung is a sorcerer from Outworld and a servant of Shao Kahn. Long ago, he was caught cheating in the Mortal Kombat tournaments, so the Elder Gods punished him by making him age swiftly until an untimely death, with the only way to prevent this being by absorbing souls. His skill almost had given him enough victories for Shao Kahn to take over Earthrealm, but he was stopped by his greatest opponent, Liu Kang.

Death Battle Info

Flaming Skulls

  • Can attack in Rounds of One, Two, or Three
  • Fire Damage
  • Swift & Deadly
  • Unlimited Supply of Human Skulls

Hot Escape

  • Teleport Ability
  • Extremely Fast
  • Wide Range
  • Burns victims when Appearing Close Enough
  • Sucker Punch


  • Can change into Anyone He Knows
  • Copies Abilities and Stats of Subject
  • Enables Hundreds of New Strategies

Straight Sword

  • About Three Feet Long
  • Secretly Hidden
  • Of Unknown Make
  • Prefers Fists & Magic Over Swordplay

Soul Steal

  • Sustains Youth
  • Restores Energy & Health
  • Gains Opponent's Memories & Skills
  • Uses Skills for Morph

One Minute Melee

Shang appears a combatant in Season 4 of One Minute Melee, Fei Long VS Liu Kang. In the episode, Tsung faces off against Liu Kang and morphs into Street Fighter's Fei Long to change the tide of the battle. He is killed at the end of the fight, his head crushed into the ground beneath him.




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