(Mortal Kombat 3)
Kabal is one ugly dude. There's a definite possibility he was dropped on his face a few times as a child (either that or he had a freakish accident with a belt sander), but the point is, he wouldn't win any beauty pageants. That's not an insult, in fact, for him it's a commodity. Instead of doing what anyone else in his situation would've done (i.e. hide in their room listening to "You're Beautiful" while sobbing), Kabal uses his lack of pretty to his advantage. By removing his mask he can reveal his twisted mockery of sanity that he calls a face to scare his opponents to death.
(Mortal Kombat: Deception)
Goro has four arms, a mean personality, and brutish strength. Add all that together and you have yourself a creature with the absolutely terrifying potential to tear an opponent into five neat little pieces with one quick pull. Think of Goro as the Hulk but with twice the limb-separating potential.
(Mortal Kombat: Deception)
When Darrius isn't slaying countless foes in some of the most unimaginative ways possible, he's developing his artistic side. It just so happens this side of him is just as brutal as his other, more physical side, just with a little Picasso thrown in. Where Goro merely tears them limb from limb, Darrius makes the kill infinitely more enjoyable by rearranging their limbs into all the wrong spots. What remains can only be referred to as a grotesque work of art only the Mortal Kombat games could offer.
(Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks)
It's tough watching someone's chances of ever creating a family dwindle when their groin goes through some sort of trauma. There's no shortage of videos circulating the internet that show guys going through some sort of horrifically painful groin-centric experience. That's what makes Cage's fatality exponentially more difficult to watch, because instead of a quick jolt to the gonads, his opponent undergoes a series of progressively more painful blows to his nether region. The only happy ending to this is when Cage mercifully punches him in half, ending his torment.
(Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance)
In the first game, Sub Zero showed us his miraculous ability to remove a man's head with the spinal column attached. This was equal parts impressive and absurd, but it also created a problem: how could he ever top such a move? Now try to picture a group of sleep-deprived game designers huddled around a table working on Deadly Alliance and attempting to think of a way to top this when one man stands up, excited by his revelation. "How about he tears out the entire skeleton?" Then when they realize this move has been done already since it's one of Kano's less interesting fatalities in Mortal Kombat 3, they decide to add a little anticipation to the move as opposed to quickly separating the skeleton from the body. The final result is Sub Zero grabbing an enemy from behind and tugging a bit before finally tearing free his entire skeleton.
By Adam Dodd
CCC Freelance Writer
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