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This article is about a minor character introduced in Mortal Kombat: Deception. For other character with the name Sub-Zero, see Sub-Zero (disambiguation).

Sub-Zero and the young Shujinko

Sub-Zero was a Cryomancer and the first Lin Kuei who bore the code name "Sub-Zero".[1] He was the grandfather of Bi-Han and Kuai Liang, the current Sub-Zero.

Defeat me to earn my mantle.


—Sub-Zero to Kuai Liang in Mortal Kombat 11.


Decades ago, Shujinko traveled widely through the realms. Early in the quest, he fought briefly alongside the Lin Kuei during which time he learned the clan's secrets of the Cryomancer Sub-Zero, who providing Shujinko with knowledge of fighting along with the freezing ability.


  • According to John Vogel, the Sub-Zero who taught Shujinko is an ancestor of the current Sub-Zero. As the event happened decades ago, this Sub-Zero should be Bi-Han and Kuai-Liang's grandfather.[2]
  • In a Mirror Match intro of Kuai Liang in Mortal Kombat 11, Kuai Liang's model is used as his Grandfather, who tell Kuai Liang to defeat him in order to earn his mantle.[3]