Death Battle Combatant
Mortal Kombat - Sub-Zero as he appears in Mortal Kombat 9
The Grandmaster of the Lin-Kuei
Origin Mortal Kombat
Company Warner Bros.
Appearance(s) Sub-Zero VS Glacius

Batman: Don't think you'll take me so easily.

Sub-Zero: Then I will do it the hard way.

~ Sub-Zero to Batman

I would kill you. But that is not my purpose here.
~ Sub-Zero after defeating Reptile

Kuai Liang, AKA Sub-Zero, is the grandmaster of the Lin Kuei from the Mortal Kombat series. He appears in the 77th episode of DEATH BATTLE, Sub-Zero VS Glacius where he faced off against Glacius from the Killer Instinct series.


Kuai Liang is the young brother of the previous Sub-Zero Bi-Han, codenamed Tundra, taking up his brother's name and uniform after he was killed by Scorpion during the events of Mortal Kombat. While an assassin in the Lin Kuei, his moral conscience about the clan's doings, including automation, drove him to defect from the clan.

Both during his exile and after returning to the clan, Sub-Zero has always come to the aid of Raiden and the heroes of Earthrealm whenever needed. After defeating Sektor, Sub-Zero became the Lin Kuei's new grandmaster and strives to reform the clan as a force for good.

Death Battle Info


  • Name: Kuai Liang
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6'2" | 188 cm
  • Weight: 210 lbs | 95 kg
  • Took up late brother's mantle
  • Lin Kuei Grandmaster
  • Descended from Outworld Cryomancers
  • Chinese ninja warrior

Move Set

  • Ice Blast
  • Slide
  • Ice Klone
  • Cold Shoulder
  • Tombstone Teleport
  • Kori Blade
  • Ice Hammer
  • Ice Daggers


  • Dodged oncoming missile
  • Survived double impalement
  • Broke titanium with one chop
  • Withstood resurrection by Quan-Chi
  • Survived Scorpion's Hellfire
  • Defeated Sektor, Reptile, Scorpion, & Batman
  • Battled warriors from Earthrealm, Outworld, Netherrealm & beyond



  • Sub-Zero is the seventh Mortal Kombat character to enter DEATH BATTLE, with the last six being Shang Tsung, Raiden, Shao Kahn, Sektor, Scorpion and Sonya Blade.
    • Sub-Zero is the second Mortal Kombat character to face off against a Killer Instinct character, with the first one being Sektor.
  • Sub-Zero is the second Death Battle combatant to beat a Killer Instinct character, with the first one being Yoshi.
  • Sub-Zero and his brother are actually descendents from a race of Cryomancer originating from Outworld. Theoretically, this makes Sub-Zero an alien, as Outworld is another dimension and not Earthrealm (This would also give him another connection with his opponent Glacius, who is an alien made out of ice).


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