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    This FAQ is for the character Shang Tsung
    I hope it may be helpful in some way.
    
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    I. Introduction
    II. Table of Contents
    III. Contacting Me
    IV. Version History
    V. BIO/History
    VI. Moves
    VII. Credits
    VIII. Legal Stuff
    IX. The End
    
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    ~~Bio~~
    Place of Origin - Earthrealm (Later relocated to Outworld)
    
    -Appearances-
    Mortal Kombat
    Mortal Kombat II
    Mortal Kombat 3
    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
    Mortal Kombat Trilogy
    Mortal Kombat Advance
    MK: Deadly Alliance
    MK: Tournament Edition
    MK: Shaolin Monks
    MK: Armageddon
    
    Species - Human
    Fighting Styles-Snake, Straight Sword
    Alignment-Evil
    
    ~~HISTORY~~
    
    Shang Tsung's past is shrouded in mystery; his exact origins are unknown
    and never specified. According to several sources he was originally a
    human from Earthrealm. Shang Tsung had been cursed by the Gods to not only
    kill his enemies but steal their soul. This is the only way he can prevent
    his dark fate of aging rapidly and to die premautrely. None the less, There
    is a good side effect for this to Shang Tsung. He is able to access all of
    the memories and knowledge from the souls he takes. This has greatly
    benefited him over the years.
    
    Shang Tsung quickly became the Grand Champion of the Mortal Kombat tournament
    when he first entered overcoming all competitiion. How long he kept this title
    is unclear, however, it is known that he losses his title by the legendary
    Shaolin warrior monk, The Great Kung Lao. 
    
    Many years later, Shang Tusng returned appearing much older. After the
    "mysterious" death of one of hte Grandmasters of the tournamnet. He brought
    along with him his best student, the Shokan Prince Goro. He was ordered by
    Shao Khan, ruler of Outworld to start a winning streak in the tournament to
    unbalance the Furies and weaken the dimensional gates between the realms which
    would allow him to conquer Earthrealm.
    
    After a great but doomed fight, the Great Kung Lao was defeated and killed by
    Goro. Shang Tsung then consumed his soul and begam Outworld's domination of the
    Mortal Kombat tournament. 
    
    Sometime later, Shang Tsung made contact with the sorcerer, Quan Chi. He had
    learned of Quan Chi's quest for Shinnok's amulet, whose location is only known
    by Shaolin Monks. In exchange for Quan Chi's and Shinnok's aid for completeing
    a task for Shao Khan, he gave Quan Chi the location to the map but did not tell
    him that no socercer can enter the temple. 
    
    Over the next 500 years, Goro remained undefeated and the tournament stayed in
    the hands of Shang Tsung, who eventually became the only Grandmaster. The
    tournament then began to be held on his private island, located between
    Outworld and Earthrealm.
    
    Near the end of this time period, Shang Tsung learned of the warrior swordsman
    Kenshi. Shang Tsung disguised himself as an old man named Song to exploit 
    Kenshi's pride. He praised Kenshi and told him he needs a sword worthy of
    his skill. He then led Kenshi to it's location, in an underground laybrinth
    Shang Tsung told Kenshi the sword was under a stone casing which Kenshi opened
    up. The souls of Kenshi's warrior king ancestors were released and Shang Tsung
    took them. Kenshi was blinded because of this incident. 
    
    During the tenth and final Mortal Kombat tournament, which would allow Shao
    Khan to invade Earthrealm, Liu Kang, a Shaolin Monk, defeated Goro breaking the
    streak. Liu Kang then challenged Shang Tsung to bring honor back to the once
    sacred tournament Shang Tsung was then dragged in front of Shao Khan and begged
    for his life. He then told Shao Khan that if they challanged Earthrealm they
    would have to accept for forfiet, Shao Khan accepted this plan. He then
    restored Shang Tsung's youth to him. Also, this tournament was used as
    a diversion for he could continue with his plan to ressurect his former
    queen, Sindel.
    
    During the tournament Shang Tsung lost to Liu Kang even with his youth restored
    to him. After his defeat, Shang Tsung finished the process of resurrected Sindel
    with the aid of his cult of Shadow Priests but it was tainted and now evil.
    This was also thanks to the help of Quan Chi and Shinnok.
    
    when she was revived Shao Khan could reach across the realms to reclaim her. He
    forcefully merged the two realms. Shang Tsung was then the leader of one of Shao
    Khan's extermination squads which were made to hunt down Raiden and other
    warriors of Earthrealm. Despite his new found power, Shang Tsung lost to Liu
    Kang again. Upon Shao Khan's defeat, Shang Tsung fled into Outworld. 
    
    Several years later, Shang Tsung found Quan Chi in the courtyard of his
    palace fighting Scorpion. When Quan Chi won, he gave Shang Tsung an
    offer. It was to help him revive the lost and ancient army of the long
    forgotton Dragon King using his ability to transplant souls. In exchange
    he would open up a soulnado to the heavens which would give him an
    endless supply of souls. Shang Tsung accepted this offer, thus forming
    the Deadly Alliance. In order for this plan to work they had to 
    take out two of the realm's most powerful warrriors, Liu Kang and Shao Khan.
    
    Shang Tsung and Quan Chi first talked to Shoa Khan and gained his loyalty but
    then they attacked him and killed him (or so they thought, it was later found
    out that they killed a mear clone). After killing him Kano became one of their
    allies. They then left for the Wu Shi Acadmy through an ancient portal. Shang
    Tsung then disguised himslef as Kung Lao and attacked Liu Kang from
    behind. Although Liu Kang was winning, Quan Chi came up from behind which
    gave Shang Tsung the opportunity to kill him by breaking his neak and taking
    his soul.
    
    This Deadly Alliance was, however, a fragile one. Shang Tsung did not completely
    trust Quan Chi and when they returned to Outworld he gave the Oni Drahmin and
    Moloch an offer. After he performed his part of the plan they would be able to
    do withQuan Chi as they wish. 
    
    The Deadly Alliance then commanded Kano's troops to force a small Outworld
    villageto create the palace where the Soulnado would be made. Shortly after
    Raiden and many warriors of Earthrealm who he gathered attacked the alliance.
    They were all defeated until it was just Quan Chi, Shang Tsung, and Raiden.
    They won although their victory didn't last long. They quickly turned on each
    other and fought. Quan Chi was victorious but right after he win he was
    confronted by a new and more powerful foe, the reborn Dragon King, Onaga. 
    
    All three of them fought Onaga with all their fight but failed at defeating
    him. Raiden then used a last ditch effort to win, he collected all of his
    remaining power and blew himself up. The whole palace was destroyed by Onaga
    remained alive. Shang Tsung was killed which released all the souls he had
    captured over the years.
    
    Even though he was killed, he returned during the events known as Armagedden.
    Most likely he was revived by Shao Khan for he could be punished for
    attempting to kill him. Taven during his quest sees Onaga, Quan Chi, and Shao
    Khan talking about how they must prevent the forces of good from obtaining the
    power Blaze posessess.
    
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    Attack #1           1          Square     X
    Attack #2           2          Triangle   Y
    Attack #3           3          X          A
    Attack #4           4          Circle     B
    
    Change Style        CS         L1         L
    Block               BL         R2         R
    Throw               TH         R1         Black
    Pick-Up Weapon      PW         L2         White
    
    Back                 B          L/R        L/R
    Forward              F          L/R        L/R
    Up                   U          Up         Up
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    Bai She Tu Xin -------------1
    Low Palm -------------------D+1
    Viper Strike ---------------2
    Gut Buster -----------------B+2
    Snake Bite -----------------U+2
    Twin Fang Uppercut ---------D+2
    High Snapkick --------------3
    Kobra Venom ----------------B+3
    Low Cobra Kick -------------D+3
    Mid Kick -------------------4
    Eagle Pecking --------------B+4
    Quick Low Kick -------------D+4
    Teeth Strikes --------------1,1
    Low Bite -------------------2,B+4
    Thrusting Fang -------------1,1,1
    Crossing Fangs -------------1,1,2
    Snake Whipping Tail --------1,1,3
    Sunken Fangs ---------------1,1,B+3
    Twisting Python ------------1,1,2,2
    Spiritual Snake Tail -------1,1,2,3
    Blood Point ----------------1,1,2,B+4
    Crushing Palm --------------1,1,2,2,B+2
    Poison Fangz ---------------2,2
    Dangerous Venom ------------2,3
    Slitherly Master -----------1,1,2,CS
    
    --While in the Air--
    Bombardment ----------------1
    Updraft --------------------2
    Fire Fly -------------------3
    Whiplash -------------------4
    Airmatic Smacks ------------1,1
    Double Air Kicks -----------3,3
    Power Bash -----------------1,1,1
    Backup ---------------------1,1,2
    Reset Fists ----------------1,1,3
    X Marks The Spot -----------3,3,1
    Zero Cool ------------------1,1,4
    Ploted Tree ----------------3,3,2
    Shaddy Heel ----------------3,3,3
    Null G ---------------------3,3,4
    
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    Gut Swipe ------------------1
    Dodge This -----------------B+1
    Low Slash ------------------D+1
    Face Smacker ---------------2
    Face Kut -------------------U+2
    Middle Slash ---------------F+2
    2-Handed Uppercut ----------D+2
    Middle Chest Slash ---------3
    Befallen Edge --------------B+3
    Foot Stab ------------------D+3
    Head Poker -----------------4
    Twisting Death -------------B+4
    Mule Slash -----------------D+4
    Twisting Blender -----------B+4,F+4
    Gravity Killer -------------1,1,2
    Destrution Blows -----------1,1,3
    Dancing Swords -------------1,1,4
    
    --While in the Air--
    Downfall -------------------1
    Lucky Change ---------------2
    Marked Humanoid ------------3
    Spinning Feet Grab ---------4
    Stinky Air -----------------1,1
    Hyper Gust -----------------3,3
    Fresh Air ------------------1,1,1
    Air Slinky -----------------1,1,2
    Airway ---------------------1,1,3
    Gut Kick -------------------3,3,1
    Shove It -------------------1,1,4
    Barrel Roll ----------------3,3,3
    Downward Spiral ------------3,3,4
    Air Barrel -----------------1,1,3,3
    It's All Over --------------3,3,1,1
    Back in Action -------------3,3,1,2
    Boot Slam ------------------1,1,3,4
    Zero G ---------------------3,3,1,4
    
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    Body Stomper - TH - Shang Tsung runs up his opponents body and
    jumps up and smashes down on them with his feet.
    
    Close Fire Ring - F,B+1 - Shang Tsung shoots out fire a little
    bit in front of him.
    
    Outer Fire Ring - B,F+1 - Shang Tsung shoots out fire but this
    time out farther.
    
    Soul Steal - D,B+3 - Shang Tsung heals a little bit.
    
    Foward Fireball - D,B+2 - Shang Tsung shoots out a fireball.
    
    Mysterious Magic - D,B+4 - Shang Tsung runs towards his opponent
    and vanishes before he runs into them and appears on the other
    side and does a sliding kick.
    
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