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Voiced By: Dee Bradley Baker

Classification: Gadget Character (Without explosives)

Biography: An assassin of the Lin Kuei clan, Sub-Zero is skilled in the art of kombat and commands the power of ice and cold. He assumed the mantle of Sub-Zero when his brother was killed by the ninja specter Scorpion in Mortal Kombat.

Intro: Sub-Zero is shown about to strike Reptile into the Dead Pool as Shao Khan is heard saying "Finish Him!" in the background, but before he could, Sub-Zero suddenly is transported to the arena, looking around confused before looking at the opponent, saying "For the Lin Kuei!", ready to fight.

Post-Round Taunt: Emits a wave of cold air from his body, saying "Feel death's cold embrace!" or "Flawless victory!"

Outro: Sub-Zero deepfreezes the opponent into solid ice, sliding back and throwing a hardended snowball at the offscreen opponent, shattering them into many icy pieces, saying "Fatality!" before doing his classic one arm raise pose.

Special Moves:
Ice Freeze: Sub-Zero sends a blast of ice directly towards the opponent to temporarily freeze them in place, open for a free hit or combo. He could also freeze opponents in midair, if timed correctly. (Meter Burn: Sub-Zero will shoot a beam of ice, making it easier to hit the opponent in the air, frozen longer.)
Ice Slide: Sub-Zero slides across the floor, leaving behind a trail of ice, knocking the opponent off their feet. (Meter Burn: After Sub-Zero hits the opponent, he will follow up by doing a quick Ice Freeze, freezing the opponent in the air, open for a free hit or combo.)
Ice Puddle: Sub-Zero freezes the floor and whoever steps on the circle of ice will temporarily slip all over the place, open for a free hit or combo. (Meter Burn: It freezes the entire arena floor that is in front of him and the opponent is frozen to the ground.)
Frozen Teleport: Sub-Zero's body becomes ice, falls backward into the ground, and reappears behind his opponent. (Meter Burn: After reappearing, he slashes the opponent upwards with a kori blade into the air, open for a free hit or combo.)
Icy Parry: Sub-Zero quickly covers himself in a sheet of ice briefly, if hit with high or medium attack, the opponent will be flash-frozen as Sub-Zero unfreezes and stabs them with in the shoulder with a ice dagger, kicking them back.

Forward: Grabs the opponent, freezing their lower body before leg sweeping the opponent to the ground, shattering the ice.
Back: Grabs the opponent, freezing their lower body before going behind the opponent and kicking them in the back to the ground, shattering the ice.

Character Trait:
Hard Ice: Sub-Zero covers himself in ice, making any ice based attack of his do more damage while ignoring armor.

Super Move:
Stone Cold Brutality: Sub-Zero makes a nugget out of ice above his opponent, which crashes down onto the opponent, knocking them facedown before Sub-Zero grabs the opponent and starts rapidly punching and kicking the opponent, fists and feet covered in ice before uppercutting them into the air, forming a ice spike on the ground, which the opponent lands on, smashing it into pieces, hitting the ground hard.

Ending: Mistakenly brought to this Regime ruled universe thanks to Batman's transporter, Sub-Zero was forced into violent battle, including with the High Councilor. Sub-Zero had won, but had been gravely injured, but thanks to S.T.A.R. Labs, he escaped death. Fitted with cybernetic prosthetics that help support his cryomancy, now influenced by the heroes he encountered, Sub-Zero watches over Star City.

Clash Quotes:

Standard Quotes:
"Fear your frozen hell."
"This fight will be your last!"
"This ends now!"
"I fight for honor!"
"To the Netherrealm with you!"


Sub-Zero- "Water won't save you."
Aquaman- "Who says that's my only power?"

Sub-Zero- "You are no so fearsome!"
Batman- "Let's change that."

Sub-Zero- "Batman."
Batman- "Sub-Zero."

Sub-Zero- "One of the Lin Kuei's cyborgs?"
Cyborg-  "Nope, S.T.A.R. Labs original."

Sub-Zero- "Part of the Cyber Initiative?"
Cyborg Superman- "Never heard of it!"

Sub-Zero- "Another ninja?"
Deathstroke- "Assassin, there's a difference."

Sub-Zero- "You're good!"
Deathstroke- "So are you!"

Sub-Zero- "Your speed rivals Kabal's."
The Flash- "Second person to tell me that!"

Sub-Zero- "No more laughter!"
The Joker- "Such a grumpy ninja."

Sub-Zero- "Frost?"
Killer Frost- "Close, forgot the 'Killer'."

Sub-Zero- "My cryomancy is more powerful!"
Killer Frost- "Needs a woman's touch.!"

Sub-Zero- "You dare use ice against me?"
Killer Frost- "I am called 'Killer Frost'!"

Sub-Zero: "Scorpion!"
Scorpion: "Sub-Zero!"

Sub-Zero: "For my clan!"
Scorpion: "To hell with your clan!"

Sub-Zero: "You killed my brother!"
Scorpion: "He killed my wife and son!"

Sub-Zero: "You killed a innocent man!"
Scorpion: "Bi-Han was not innocent!"

Sub-Zero: "You're no Raiden!"
Shazam: "Because i'm Shazam, duh!"


Aquaman- "Dare challenge the king of Atlantis?"
Sub-Zero- "Yes, in Mortal Kombat!"

Batman- "I will not kill you."
Sub-Zero- "Will not or cannot?"

Batman- "You're no Mr. Freeze."
Sub-Zero- "No, i'm worse."

Cyborg- "Gonna whoop you good!"
Sub-Zero- "Never cyborg!"

Cyborg Superman- "I will finish you!"
Sub-Zero- "Not a chance."

Deathstroke- "Gonna give me brainfreeze?"
Sub-Zero- "I'll do more than that!"

Deathstroke- "My sword will break yours."
Sub-Zero- "It's okay, i'll make another."

The Flash- "Captain Cold copycat."
Sub-Zero- "He's nothing compared to me!"

The Joker- "I want a Popsicle!"
Sub-Zero- "How about one to the skull?"

Killer Frost- "My kind of guy."
Sub-Zero- "Away with you."

Killer Frost- "Such a cold hearted bastard."
Sub-Zero- "Such a cold hearted bitch."

Killer Frost- "Come on Frosty!"
Sub-Zero- "Not funny."

Scorpion- "To the Netherrealm with you!"
Sub-Zero- "No, just you!"

Scorpion- "Hellfire awaits for you!"
Sub-Zero- "Cold death awaits for you!"

Scorpion- "Now Lin Kuei, die!"
Sub-Zero- "Never to you Scorpion!"

Scorpion- "What brought you here?"
Sub-Zero- "Was gonna ask the same to you."

Shazam- "Remind me of that yellow ninja."
Sub-Zero- "Scorpion's a ninja, i'm Lin Kuei!"

- Dee Bradley Baker voiced Ra's al Grul in "Batman: Arkham City", along with Klaus the Fish in "American Dad!", Perry The Platypus in "Phineas And Ferb", both Appa and Momo in "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and Tarrlok in "The Legend Of Korra".
- Sub-Zero in his ending still becomes Cyber Sub-Zero, but more like Cyborg rather than how he turned out in Mortal Kombat 2011, so he still has his humanity.
- Sub-Zero's Super Move basically is like the Brutality's from UMK3-MKT, only not as lethal.
- Sub-Zero here is more of a zoning/mid-range character.
"Tonights forecast, a freeze is coming!" (Sorry, bad Mr. Freeze/Batman And Robin quote. XD )

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wiimaster306 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
This just in, Sub-Zero is in Injustice 2 as a DLC character!
MPH1978 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Why would Dee Bradley Baker voice Sub-Zero?
jc013 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
I've heard him do serious stuff before, like in "Legend Of Korra"
xxxHorrorxx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Killer Frost- "My kind of guy."
Sub-Zero- "Away with you."

Killer Frost- "Such a cold hearted bastard."
Sub-Zero- "Such a cold hearted bitch."

Killer Frost- "Come on Frosty!"
Sub-Zero- "Not funny."
gfan2014 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Which version of Sub Zero will this be?  I guess it'll be MK9 because that's the one in Scorpion's intro but I might be wrong.
Rushmore1673 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wait! If theres a match between Scorpion and Sub-Zero in Injustice, then who's gonna be with Scorpion in Shao Khan's stadium?
jc013 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
... Reptile?
Rushmore1673 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

No. Reptile will be with Subs.

Could it be Nightwolf, Mileena, ......Goro?

493rs2 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
thats something sub zero would say to those guys

493rs2 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
MagicDetective Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I laughed at the Popsicle one.
MagicDetective Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Any other MK characters?
FoxFalcoFan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Photographer
Injustice DLC Idea: Raiden
Voice: Richard Epcar
Type: Power Type
sajinsin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I got one for you Goku LOL
hakuxtemari Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I LOVED the clash quotes! Damn good job on writing him out
KennyVsTheUniverse Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I wonder if you can do Static?
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
If NRS doesn't confirm him as a legit one, maybe.
MagicDetective Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Seems good.

What about Starfire?
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Read Blackfire's bio and the comments and all.
sprite-genius Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
About time there was a Sub-Zero in Injustice because sadly, he won't be a DLC along with his rival Scorpion. And I found plenty of references in his move set.
Hregt15 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
This is really good. I just replayed Mortal Kombat, so I found the references, which were really well done. 
MrAsh96 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Nice and Sub-Zero won`t hesitate to kill either when watching over the city 
OmegaMorph Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I actually hear he has a good chance of getting in along with Scorpion. Very fitting quotes and pretty in character. Makes me wish MK/DC had itself some Clash quotes and better writing.
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Yes and yes. XD Figured "Might as well include him."

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