"Finish Him!" The line all us Mortal Kombat fans long to hear. This phrase has accompanied this iconic franchise for over a decade of ruthless kombat. The Mortal Kombat series, aside from having a great combat mechanic, has been immortalized through its brutally gory approach to combat.
And the latest in the franchise, Mortal Kombat X, did not disappoint!
Fans new and old have all been brought to their knees at some point over the years, as they have each fallen victim to an opponent dealing out some serious pain. Players cringe, wince and cry as they are forced to watch their characters being put through some of the world's most brutal and extreme executions.
Decapitations, disembowelment combined with bone shattering knock outs and dynamic combat all come together to produce one of the world's most brutal and enjoyable video games of all time.
Let's take a look at some of the grisliest kills Mortal Kombat has ever blessed us with!
1. Johnny Cage
"Let us dance!"
John Carlton, better known as Johnny Cage, is the action movie hero of the Mortal Kombat series. In Mortal Kombat 9, the infamous Johnny Cage gets hands on in this fatality as he pulls his 'well endowed' opponent limb from limb.
2. Jax Briggs
"That knocked some of my rust off."
Major Jackson "Jax" Briggs is a cybernetically-enhanced soldier. In what's known as the T-Rex, Jax is seen to transform his opponent into something that I can only describe as an entity straight out of the exorcist!
"I will give you a warrior's death."
Goro is one of the original and most powerful fighters in the history of Mortal Kombat. With more arms than he has morals, Goro is a warrior that you do not want to cross. In this fatality, Goro kindly gives his opponent a more convenient place to carry his head... Yup, that's right...
4. Noob Saibot
Noob Saibot was once known as Bi-Han. In a move that is more fitting to a Levis jeans advert, Mortal Kombat 9 character Noob Saibot is able to generate another version of himself and initiate one of the most brutal fatalities ever to grace our screens!
"Let us dance."
This Mortal Kombat character certainly went without braces in her youth and has a penchant for human flesh. This annihilation is one of the most ferocious of all the fatalities in Mortal Kombat X. Watch as Mileena rips through her opponent with her bare hands.
"We are many; you are one. Your abilities pale before us."
Remember when I said that players have been disemboweled? Well, this is why! In this fatality, Ermac is seen to wring out his opponent like sponge, then pull out his internal through his mouth. Vomit bag at the ready...
What a cracking selection of blood, guts and severed spines! This is just a mere snippet of the violence contained within the Mortal Kombat franchise. Don't forget the list of iconic horror characters that have joined the series; scary enough just to look at, but when they get physical, they really get physical!
Not got hands on with Mortal Kombat yet? What are you waiting for!? Get battling now and quench that thirst for blood!