Mortal Kombat is one video game franchise that has embraced the gore from the start. Hell, that was the selling point for many of us who used to line up at the arcade and plunk our quarters down on the off-chance we would get the chance to rip a fellow gamer’s spine out and be able to gloat about it. But over the years, the fatalities in the series have gone from comical to holy sh*t. While we may have assumed MK9 reached the gore peak, as you are about to see, we were way off on that prediction. The Mortal Kombat X fatalities are a site to behold and would make the sicko from the Saw franchise pop wood. Here are 5 of the most memorable we have seen so far. Warning, very violent and NSFL.
Cassie Cage: Bubblegum
Thought we would start off somewhat comically and just get worse and worse. For those wondering, Luke Cage and Sonya Blade had a baby named Cassie who you can play as in MK X, and one of her fatalities involves some crafty use of bubblegum and is quite unlike any other fatality we have seen in this series so far.
Honestly, these two are the coolest addition to the new game, and their Mortal Kombat X fatalities in the game are a site to behold. A definite homage to certain character(s) from the Mad Max movie series, these two deal some serious damage and seem to get quite a thrill out of doing so.
Nowhere is this demonstrated better then when one is used as a fastball and tossed at an enemy, instantly eviscerating them. A shield would have really helped I bet. Is it weird I find this beautiful? Yes, it is.
Kotal Khan: Heart Feast
Just like the above mentioned entry, Kotal Kahn is no stranger to particularly grim Mortal Kombat X fatalities. The best moment to show this is when he slices the chest of his enemy, reaches into the cavity, pulls out their heart, and then holds it over his head, squeezing the blood out into his mouth and face. Whoa, bro, chill.
I think even in a horror movie, people would be pretty shocked by this. But this is what makes this franchise so badass. It wants to freak people out, and does so with chutzpah.
Johnny Cage: Here’s Johnny
I hate to have two Cage’s on the list, but let’s be real for a second. This is genius. It is a reference to a real movie made by a fake movie actor while he is ripping someone in two and pushing his face through their guts in a video game. Does it get much funnier or twisted than that? Nope.
The Oscar fatality from 9 was close, but this one wins. Also, The Shining reference makes it really rise above.
Raiden: Eye Pop
I had to drop some love for THE classic Mortal Kombat character, Raiden. We all knew growing up that there were rumors that when someone got put in the electric chair, their eyes would pop out. It was one of those things we didn’t think too much about (because it is so damn disturbing), yet we always kept it in the back of our minds. Just kind of sitting there, creeping us out.
Though we did see an eye pop in part 9, something about this new generation of graphics brings it to a whole different level of gore and insanity. Your eyes actually hurt while you watch this.
Honorable Mentions: All Of Them
As I sat and played through this game, I found myself being constantly shocked by the fatalities (in the best way possible). This series has always prided itself on gore and knew how to have fun with that, and Mortal Kombat X is like that, but on steroids and after having seen every horror movie ever. Seriously, all horror movie directors need to play through this game, because death has never looked so damn brutal before. You like Mortal Kombat for the gore, X will have you foaming at the mouth.