Shang 'Toasty' Lao is a character that's a mixture of Five Night's at Freddy's and Mortal Kombat. He is one of the few creations that are not Corpse-Party, Ib, or Mad Father related.
About Shang Lao Edit
A powerful, deadly sorcerer and a primary villain, Shang Lao is a shapeshifter who needs to consume souls in order to sustain his health and life. Normally, he is the epitome of cunning and decadence, as symbolized by his preference for lavish parties, grand palaces, toast, and stylish clothing. However, this bombast is a facade, disguising 'Toasty's' true intellectual and mental sophistication. His nemesis can be anyone, but throughout his unnatural lifespan, he may earn the hatred of any others.
Shang 'Toasty' Lao's normal appearance is that of a man with purple clothing and purple skin. He also be may seen wearing a yellow badge. This may not be his natural appearance moreso a disguise as he has consumed many souls, giving him the ability to change his appearance and other's. However, it's just revealed he painted his skin. He normally looks like a normal asian man with normal light gray hair.
Combat characteristics Edit
As mentioned above, 'Toasty' was cursed by mysterious entities identified only as his gods. The curse forcibly decreases his lifespan, unless he takes the souls of others to replenish himself. Shang's primary objective is to find an infinite source of souls on which to thrive indefinitely. Should Lao go on without souls, his body will rapidly age, wither, and eventually die.
However, due to his ability to absorb souls, he has also discovered an unforeseen side effect, granting him the ability to shapeshift into the people whose souls he has taken. The change is more than skin deep as he has access to their memories and powers as well. Shang 'Toasty' Lao is not required to steal a person's soul in order to morph into them, however. As a sorcerer, he wields incredible black magic, most of it provided by blood rituals and training by the greatest sorcerer in the Netherrealm he could find.
He is also associated with the element fire, able to fire flaming skull-shaped projectiles at his opponent. In addition to his projectiles, he has the ability to create a giant, flaming cobra of fire. He can also use his element of fire for sorcery and black magic, such as his ability to create portals or make illusions.
Additionally, Shang possesses knowledge of genetics, able to create clones and biological abominations.