Shang Tsung's Island

Shang Tsung's Island located within the Lost Sea in the first Mortal Kombat movie.

Shang Tsung's Island is a place located between the realms of Earthrealm and Outworld on the Lost Sea.

The Mortal Kombat tournament has been held here many times. In fact, this island was the setting for centuries of kombat and trepidation before the treacherous, shapeshifting sorcerer Shang Tsung while calling this island home, stole the Mortal Kombat tournament from the Shaolin order and corrupted it in order to win Earthrealm for his emperor, Shao Kahn.

It is possible that this stage is located somewhere close to the Yin Yang Island. That Island is also stuck between Earthrealm and Outworld.

In her non-canonical Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe ending, it is revealed that Shang Tsung's Island is given over to Princess Kitana and her Edenian Resistance fighters who rename it "Argus Island" in honor of their god, Argus. They turn the island into a place of beauty and light which serves as a place of asylum for them in Earthrealm after Shao Kahn's defeat where they are sheltered from the eyes of mortals.


Shang Tsung's Island

The Courtyard, one of the certain spots on Shang Tsung's Island.

In Other Media

Shang Tsung's Island is the primary setting for both the first Mortal Kombat movie and the animated film Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins.