ByRob Harris, writer at
Sometimes I play video games.
Rob Harris

The infamous Mortal Kombat series is well known for its ultra-violent, blood-drenched fatality moves, some of which were brutal enough to provoke nationwide censorship and a few law suits to boot!

Part of the sadistic fun of the games comes from discovering the shockingly graphic moves you can pull off - but you don't have time to remember countless button combinations and intricate combos! So, luckily for you, I've compiled a list of the most outrageous ones from all nine titles.

You better keep a sick bag on hand...

A Splitting Headache

Fighter: Noob Sailbot

Fatality: Make a Wish

Game: Mortal Kombat 9

This one is truly hard to watch. The dastardly Noob spawns a clone of himself in order to wrench his opponent's body in half. When it gets to the head, I can't help but look away!

Liu Kang's Stomping Ground

Fighter: Liu Kang

Fatality: Giant Stomp

Game: Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

Someone stamping on your chest seems rather desirable when compared with some of the other fatalities on this list. However, as with most things in Mortal Kombat, Liu Kang's foot stomp results in a bloody massacre of misplaced appendages. Check it out:

'It's Just a Flesh Wound'

Fighter: Raiden

Fatality: Just a Scratch

Game: Mortal Kombat 9

Raiden hates limbs apparently, unable to resist reducing his enemies to a helpless torso before slamming them head first into the ground. Nice.

Break a Leg

Fighter: Quan Chi

Fatality: Leg Rip

Game: Mortal Kombat 4

Don't have a weapon to turn against your opponent? Why not make an improvised bat out of their severed their leg? It's perfect for beating them to a slushy pulp. Now that's some creative thinking!

Kiss of Death

Fighter: Mileena

Fatality: Be Mine

Game: Mortal Kombat 9

The ferocious demon woman Mileena like to get up close and personal, ripping off heads and munching on the tasty decapitated remains!

A Little Less Skinny

Fighter: Sheeva

Fatality: Skin Rip

Game: Mortal Kombat 3

What good is to have four arms if you can't use them to forcibly shred another's skin clean off? Sheeva's skin rip might just be the most graphic fatality of all!

And Finally, a Timeless Classic

Fighter: Sub Zero

Fatality: Spine Rip

Game: Mortal Kombat 9

It's the first unsuccessful tug that really makes this excruciating to watch!


Which fatality is your favorite?


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