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 dead corpse wears the shackles on his wristbands that held him prisoner for so many days and nights.
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.
Liu Kang with his studded wristbands in MK II
Liu Kang with his different, leather armbands in Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Liu Kang with his studded armbands in MK Trilogy
Liu Kang with his spiked wristbands in MK4 and MK Gold
Liu Kang, Champion of Mortal Kombat wears his trademark, leather studded wristbands
Liu Kang's Armband in Konquest
Liu Kang wears his different armbands in Mortal Kombat (2011)
Liu Kang's Wristband as they appear in MK (2011)
Another picture of Liu Kang wearing his Wristbands
Liu Kang with his spiked wristbands in Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks