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10 GORIEST Mortal Kombat Fatalities You Can't Handle

Mortal Kombat was an instant success when it hit the arcade back in the early 1990s. It had a solid line-up of characters, sharp controls, and photorealistic graphics.

But we all know what the franchise is really famous for.

Mortal Kombat carved its legacy into the gaming world for its incessant bloodshed, which is best demonstrated in the game's finishing moves: The Fatalities.

Over 300 Fatalities are showcased throughout the 11 official games (ten if you exclude Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, which most people do).

To stop gamers from getting desensitised to Mortal Kombat's violence, each sequel has to up the ante. The early games had simple finishers like punching your opponent's head off or pulling their heart out.

Over the years, the graphics have improved and the mechanics have become more complex, allowing the developers to make the Fatalities more elaborate. Some of the finishing moves are so ridiculous, it's nearly impossible not to wince at the incessant gore and gallons of blood spewing across the screen.

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