Life Status:    Mortal

Friends:    None

Enemies:    The Lin Kuei, Scorpion

Fighting styles:    Tae Kwon DoNinjitsuKarate

Episodes:    Cold RealityThe Serpent and the Ice



Sub-Zero was once a normal person living a happy life with his family. But when he was only a child, Sub-Zero’s family was attacked by a small band of ninjas. They stripped Sub-Zero of his family, leaving them weaping in a painful mess. The ninjas brought Sub-Zero to an unknown place, dark and terrifying. This place was the hideout of The Lin Kuei, a clan of superhuman ninjas. The clan began brainwashing Sub-Zero to make him forget about his family, and then began the training. The Lin Kuei trained him to be a fierce warrior from an early age. It was hard and agonising as he passed from being a child to a teenager to a man. When he was completed, the clan gave him the name Sub-Zero because of his uncanny ability to summon freezing energy and control it in every way he liked. This power was mainly used as a projectile weapon, resulting in his enemies falling to the ground and shattering into pieces. Sub-Zero then began working as one of the main agents for the Lin Kuei. He would fight, he would kill, and he would even die for his beloved masters.



The current location of Sub-Zero is unknown, ever since he betrayed The Lin Kuei by siding with the Earth warriors to defeat his supposed-to-be ally, Scorpion. He has no one to turn and everyone to run from. The emperor of Outworld, Shao Kahn, is also attempting to have him destroyed after Sub-Zero broke the alliance with Scorpion, an alliance which he organised to crush the Earth warriors. Even the Earth warriors themselves are not friendly with the superninja. But Sub-Zero is not to be underestimated, for his enemies forget his amazing combat skills and this could cost them dearly. Another enemy to beware of is Sub-Zero’s former companion, Smoke, who has been sent to hunt him down by The Lin Kuei. Sub-Zero is like a cornered fox, but as you know, corned fox’s are rarely classified as defenseless.



Sub-Zero’s attacks vary widely. One minute he might be wrestling someone to the ground, the other he might be somersaulting off a balcony. Sub-Zero alters his attacks according to the current situation, and adjusts them according to his opponents. His punches are stiff, his kicks are strong, and his all-out assualts are devastating.

Sub-Zero is not only brilliant in the attacking department. His defense skills stop incoming moves dead in their tracks. His blocks are so strong that some might recoil. His dodging is so accurate that he would know how to let a kick reach only a thread off his clothes.



Life Status:    Immortal

Friends:    None

Enemies:    Kitana

Fighting styles:    Tae Kwon DoNinjitsu

Episode:    Shadow of a Doubt



Mileena was an exceptionally skilled soldier of Shao Kahn’s forces. Her fighting abilities were above many other of her companions, and the emperor favoured her for it. But a lot of warriors wouldn’t look twice at Mileena, literally. This is because of her unbelievably ugly face: her forehead is hideously low, her teeth are crooked and bucked, her eyes are small and squinty and her skin is wrinkled and rotten. For this, much of the emperor’s minions mistake her to be weak and stupid, and this has caused Mileena to be an outcast.

But Shao Kahn had sympathy for the woman, so he devised a plan against the Mortal Kombat champion, Kung Lao, that involved her help. It was ingenius.

Using his magical sword, Shao Kahn captured Pincess Kitana’s reflection and cealed it inside the sword. he summoned Mileena, and transferred Kitana’s reflection to her face. Within seconds, Mileena was the image of Kahn’s stepdaughter in every way. The emperor promised that if Mileena were to assassinate Kung Lao, he’d allow her to remain beautiful forever.

Meanwhile, down in the Cobolt Mines, a spy named Vorpax reported to sorcerer Shang Tsung about the plan. Being Kung Lao’s arch enemy, Shang wanted Lao to die by his own hand. He told Vorpax to warn Mileena that if she killed Kung Lao, Shang Tsung would return the favour and kill her.

Upon seeing Mileena, Kung Lao thought he was looking at his close friend, Kitana. Mileena had loads of chances to murder him, but after hearing the sorcerer’s threat, she could never scrape up the courage. When she finally did, though, Kitana turned up just in time.

After loosing to the princess and failing to kill the champion, the bottom half of Mileena’s face lost its beauty. Shao Kahn sent her back to the army with a mask to cover the ugliness.

Leaving her Kitana’s radiant eyes to remind her of what she tried to be, he also left her a horrid mouth to remind her of what she really was.


Mileena is still called to the emperor to carry out deeds once in a while, so she hasn’t been totally punished. Her new eyes and forehead are better than nothing. She gets more attention and praise than she used to, but she will always hate the pretty girl who destroyed her lifelong dream.


A very aggressive and vicious fighter, Mileena takes pleasure in hearing her enemies gasp in pain and surprise. Every blow she lands adds another aspect to the fight, as it persuades her opponent to try something else. Although every strike may be hard, sharp and breaking, she never has the exact focus needed to perfect her abilities. Her burning anger sometimes fuels her to attack without thinking, never considering the possibility that it might not be the right kind of move. Mileena is definetely not lacking in killer instinct, but she does have too much of it. She is an expert with the two Sai blades she hides in her boots, and her use of kicks is certainly admirable.

Mileena’s defence, however, needs to be much, much better. If she just took the time to think about defending herself, and maybe train that little bit harder, she would be that little bit deadlier. But disappointingly, her defence falls flat on its ass when it comes to blocking a mere kick to the head. Mileena is much more capable than that but her personality sees defence as cowardly and time-consuming.