Liu Kang's Wristbands are the favorite and trademark, leather wristbands of the Shaolin warrior Liu Kang, former champion of Mortal Kombat and one of the great heroes of the Mortal Kombat universe who continues to battle foes and save the realms from the forces of darkness. They first made their debut in Mortal Kombat II and appeared throughout the Mortal Kombat legacy. They later reappeared as collectible Relics named Liu Kang's Armband within the Konquest mode of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. This relic can be found in one of the corridors of the Lin Kuei Temple by checking all the dead bodies. After checking 3 times, you should find them.
These studded armbands are Liu Kang's trademark wristbands. These wristbands help him hone his skills and fend off attacks during kombat.
After being murdered at the hands of the treacherous sorcerers Shang Tsung and Quan Chi. Liu Kang's undead corpse wears the shackles on his wristbands that held him prisoner for so many days and nights.
After his death by the hands of the Deadly Alliance, Liu Kang's corpse was turned into a vengeful zombie by Dark Raiden, with the Houan Chains shackled onto his wristbands that bound him to the Dark Thunder God for so many days and nights.
By MK11, due to the introduction of the Gear Kustomization System. Liu Kang's Wristbands are now kustomizable and can be replaced with different designs, they have also been referred to as Bracers. With some looking incredibly similar to the Klassic wristbands from MKII and Trilogy.
Liu Kang also appeared with his old trusted armbands, but not studded and without spikes on them in the animated cartoon series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, where the series relies on the group of protagonists instead of one hence including Liu Kang, who was the main protagonist in the Mortal Kombat series.