Top 10 Most Gruesome Mortal Kombat Fatalities

We’ve compiled ten of the goriest, most gruesome, and most classic fatalities in the Mortal Kombat series.

Gruesome Mortal Kombat Fatalities

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Mortal Kombat is infamous for its violence. The series has been courting controversy since it was first released as a "photorealistic" and ultraviolent fighting game.

It made headlines back in the mid-90s for its depiction of violence, and the three first games were even banned in Germany. The most recent Mortal Kombat title was banned in Australia, and received widespread coverage from American TV stations. Comedian Jon Stewart even highlighted the game's gratuitous violence in his coverage of the Supreme Court decision to allow the sale of violent games to minors.

The biggest uproar over the game stems not from the fact that it's a fighting game, but rather because it's a fighting game with grisly fatality moves. These moves can be executed by each of the game's fighters upon the defeat of their opponent, and they range from the ultraviolent to the "holy fucking shit, did that really happen" form of ultraviolence that would make your grandmother get into a fit.

We've lovingly compiled ten of the most memorable fatality moves to grace the series.