Shung is an exiled Sleestak and the leader of the criminal band composed of himself, Nim and Keeg. He is very arrogant, cunning and selfish, he even considers himself the ruler of the Land of the Lost and that all lives there belong to him, including the Porters. He has a great strength and he possesses the Crystal which gives him both telekinetic and telepathic powers, and even the ability to control minds. However, the Crystal also corrupts his mind and makes him addicted to its energy. Despite his powers, Shung is very lazy and prefers to send Nim and Keeg to perform the dirty work.