Li Mei is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. She made her debut in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance.

Combat Characteristics

Signature Moves

  • Nova Blast: Li Mei shoots a purple ball of energy at the opponent. In Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance this special move is called Sparkler (MK:DA, MK:D, MK:A)
  • Flipping Heel Kick: Li Mei flips forward in a circular motion, bringing her feet over her head kicking the opponent and then landing back on her feet. (MK:DA, MK:D, MK:A)
  • Flying Flurry: Li Mei launches herself forward with a series of punches to the opponent's face. (MK:DA, MK:D, MK:A)
  • Carnival Spin: Li Mei spins backward and kicks the opponent in an impossible fashion. (MK:DA, MK:D, MK:A)


  • Fatal Kicks: Li Mei kicks her opponent's stomach, lodging her foot in the opponent's innards. She keeps it there for a second before pulling it out, then kicks the oppnent's head, causing it to explode. (MK:DA)
  • Brutality: Li Mei repeatedly strikes at the torso and head of her opponent very quickly, and then stands, striking a pose. The confused opponent then screams in pain a few seconds later and explodes in a shower of gore. This fatality seems to borrow from the Asian martial arts study of pressure-points. (MK:D)
  • Head Grenade: Li Mei walks up to her opponent and with one swift uppercut, knocks her foe's head straight into the air. Li Mei patiently waits for it to come back down before she kicks it hard at her opponent. When the head strikes them, they explode into piles of blood and bone. This is done in a different way than Liu Kang's Shaolin Soccer. (MK:D)

Other Finishers

  • Hara-Kiri: Deadly Limbo: Li Mei throws her sword into the air and bends over. The sword falls back down and decapitates her. (MK:D)


In General
  • Li Mei is rather notable in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance for having four special moves; most characters have only two or three. She retains all these moves in Mortal Kombat: Deception.
  • She is the only normal character to use the "Baji Quan" fighting style, although created characters can use it in Armageddon.
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
  • Has the same voice actress as Nitara.
  • She has the same sais that Mileena has in Mortal Kombat: Deception.
  • One of the only three character to possess a "tragic" ending in the game, when she has her soul transferred to a mummified soldier by Shang Tsung. The others being Scorpion and Frost.
  • Li Mei, Kenshi, Bo' Rai Cho, and Frost are the only characters to debut in Deadly Alliance to make appearances post-Armageddon.
    • Li Mei and Frost have only made appearances as NPCs thus far.
Mortal Kombat: Deception
  • After offering to train Li Mei, Shujinko foreshadowed her ending in Deadly Alliance by warning her that fighting Shang Tsung and Quan Chi alone would "end in misfortune."
  • She has the same fighting style that Bo' Rai Cho had in Deadly Alliance: Mi Zong.
  • She has the same voice actress as Jade and Mortal Kombat: Unchained Kitana.
  • In Mileena's Deception Ending, Li Mei is shown holding a naginata instead of her weapon in the game, which is the Kunlun Dao. Coincidentally, Li Mei was "severely injured" by a naginata in the Armageddon intro video, by means of Hotaru.
  • In the character select screen, when Li Mei is locked, she is obviously shown in her alternate costume in her character space.
  • Li Mei was given a new facial model in Deception. In Deadly Alliance, her eyes were larger with them being brown in colour, as well as having larger lips. This was altered in Deception, with her eyes being smaller and being green in colour, along with her lips being reduced in size. Her alternate costume in Deception uses some parts of her Deadly Alliance face model.
  • Li Mei might have met Kai at some time during his journey in Outworld because in a rare moment speaking to Li Mei she tells of a dark skinned monk, that might have been him.
  • Li Mei is described as The Defender of the People of Outworld.
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
  • She appears in Konquest Mode attacking Shinnok in the Netherrealm cliffs. When Taven shows up, he fights off Li Mei. It is not made clear whether this was the real Li Mei, or simply a clone Shinnok created to test Taven's strength.
  • She is the first character to receive a critical wound in the opening Armageddon cinematic, by means of Hotaru.
Mortal Kombat (2011)
Mortal Kombat X
  • A seemingly older Li Mei appears leading a village of refugees from Outworld in MKX's story mode, serving as an informant to Sonya and the Special Forces.
Ashrah | Baraka | Bi-Han | Blaze | Bo' Rai Cho | Cassie Cage | Chameleon | Cyrax | D'Vorah | Daegon | Dairou | Darrius | Drahmin | Ermac | Erron Black | Ferra & Torr | Frost | Fujin | Goro | Havik | Hotaru | Hsu Hao | Jackson Briggs | Jacqui Briggs | Jade | Jarek | Johnny Cage | Kabal | Kai | Kano | Kenshi Takahashi | Khameleon | Kintaro | Kira | Kitana | Kobra | Kotal Kahn | Kuai Liang | Kung Jin | Kung Lao | Kurtis Stryker | Li Mei | Liu Kang | Mavado | Meat | Mileena | Mokap | Moloch | Motaro | Nightwolf | Nitara | Onaga | Quan Chi | Raiden | Rain | Reiko | Reptile | Sareena | Scorpion | Sektor | Shang Tsung | Shao Kahn | Sheeva | Shinnok | Shujinko | Sindel | Skarlet | Smoke | Sonya Blade | Takeda Takahashi | Tanya | Taven | Tremor | Triborg

Alien | Freddy Krueger | Jason Voorhees | Kratos | Leatherface | Predator
Batman | Captain Marvel | Catwoman | Dark Kahn | Darkseid | Deathstroke | The Flash | Green Lantern | The Joker | Lex Luthor | Superman | Wonder Woman