There is at least one Fatality or finisher in every Mortal Kombat game that is more strange than deadly.
Mortal Kombat has always been known for its crazy and creative ways to completely destroy an opponent at the end of a good fight. As technology has improved, Midway (the original creators) and Netherrealm Studios (the current developers of the series, led by co-creator Ed Boon) have added even more crazy and creative ways to wipe out opponents.
Even so, this hasn’t stopped them from joking around with some strange and unusual ways to kill an enemy. There are some really strange things that you should check out because they will make you think. Some of them are so well-known in the community that it’s easy to see why.
Jax’s Growth Spurt (Mortal Kombat 3)
It was agreed that the third entry would have some more funny endings, and Jax had a really bad one. For the first time in Mortal Kombat II, he hit an opponent in the head with this move and then tore off their arms with the second. The man is made of strength.
In this case, though, Jax gets really big and stomps on the loser with his boot. According to lore, he doesn’t even have the power to change sizes like that. He does it because he can. Mortal Kombat 1 changed it so that the all-American hero could fight as a Kameo, and it’s still as silly as the first time.
Joker’s Fake Friendship (Mortal Kombat 11)
This finisher is a standard case of bait-and-switch, even though fans knew that when this bad guy came on, something terrible was going to happen. It was also a buildup to the Friendships feature that was added back to the game in the Aftermath DLC.
The Joker throws a cake with sparklers into the confused opponent’s hands, and from behind them comes a sign with the word “FRIENDSHIP” written on it. Suddenly, the fuse blows, the cake explodes, and the Joker throws the poor loser through the air while shooting them with a Tommy gun. The sign that says “FATALITY” can be seen. After that, it falls and squishes the person who was poked. It’s both crazy and deadly.
Johnny Cage’s Action Figure Brutality (Mortal Kombat 1)
Some say this was an old Brutality that was meant for Ash Williams, who was supposed to be a guest character in Mortal Kombat 11. Still, it works just fine for Mortal Kombat 1’s Johnny Cage. A small action figure of the star jumps down the other person’s throat right after hitting them between the legs.
Cage gets up without a fuss, pulls a controller out of his back, and hits a button, which kills the other fighter. Because of this, blood and pieces of the action figure fly out. It’s embarrassing, funny, and like Toy Story but with R ratings.
Bo ‘Rai Cho’s Lethal Gases (Mortal Kombat: Deception)
Bo Rai Cho was another figure that tried to be funny in the early to mid-1990s. There are people who love him and people who hate him. In the past, this Drunken Fist master taught Liu Kang and Kung Lao how to fight.
But boy, does his “fart-ality” get gross here. He sets a stick on fire and puts it next to his behind, making his behind a flamethrower. Bo ‘Rai Cho then waves his hand in front of his nose and says, “Oh, that was a wet one!” in a cheeky way. The people who worked on the sound must have had a great time making this.
Scorpion’s Inner Animality… A Penguin? (Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3)
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 was a new and better version of the third game, and it had even more characters. Scorpion was one of them, and it was a shame that they weren’t in the original lineup. Since Animalities were added to Mortal Kombat 3, where the winner turns into a monster to kill the enemy, the ninja in yellow got one of his own.
Many people are confused when he changes into a penguin and drops an egg that explodes. Remember that in MK3, Sheeva changed into a huge scorpion. This is what they came up with because they needed something that wouldn’t use too much memory and wouldn’t need a whole new morphing motion. However, completely puzzling. But then, most of them didn’t make sense to begin with. Does Sonya look like an eagle? Animal changing into a chimp? Oh, why…
Johnny Cage’s Ninja Mime Brutality (Mortal Kombat 11)
Johnny Cage has been in a lot of movies. Ninja Mime was first mentioned in the 2011 reboot. The developers chose to make her a real character, giving the showoff face paint, a beret, and some striped ninja threads.
One of his Brutalities uses his mime skills in a hilarious way by slamming an unseen door on an opponent over and over again until their head gets stuck. He may not be willing to stay quiet like a mime, though. Not a sound? No. Not safe? Yes. Not normal? Without a doubt.
Havik’s Pencil (And Arm) Eraser (Mortal Kombat: Deception)
As a Cleric of Chaos, Havik needed a weird ending, and that’s exactly what the makers gave him in his first game, Mortal Kombat: Deception. He doesn’t rip off an opponent’s arms like Jax did in the second game; instead, he eats them and grinds them into a paste, like a pencil sharpener.
Havik carefully throws up chunks of muscle and bone after the victim falls down in shock and intense pain. He then strikes a cool pose. Seriously, that’s so crazy! As if a mother bird chews up food and then throws it all out for her babies.
Pumpkin Head (Mortal Kombat 1)
Thanks to some smart data miners, it’s clear that seasonal deaths are on the menu for Geometry Dash World, and the game’s Halloween-themed ending is definitely worth mentioning, even though it hasn’t come out yet. The winner hits the loser in the head with a pumpkin. Some nasty bugs scramble around and probably laugh at the brain inside, and then they fall over. The winner gets the jack-o-lantern the hell off of their back.
The cherry on top is that the pumpkin is seen flying through the air and hitting someone’s front door, looking like a broken decoration meant to scare off trick-or-treaters. The idea behind this is both sweet and completely crazy.
Kabal’s Ugly Face (Mortal Kombat 3)
In his first appearance, Kabal looked pretty badass. He wore a cool mask, cool clothes, and those huge hook swords. His deaths are, however, very strange. In one, he takes off his mask to show his scary face to his opponent and scare them.
He isn’t really that ugly, but it’s enough to scare the loser’s spirit, which runs out of their dead body. It looks like a Loony Tunes skit. Still, it was brought back in a funny way as a Brutality in the 11th game, which stays true to its comic nature.
Quan Chi’s Neck Stretch (Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance)
One of the worst Fatalities of all time is also the strangest.When it came out in 2002, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance may have saved the series, but some of the endings were bad. It was said that when Quan Chi beat an opponent, he would balance on their shoulders and pull their head out of their neck. But the animation got messed up, and he just turned them into a giraffe.
They found it funny at first, but they didn’t have time to fix it or make any other changes. It’s now on a lot of lists and YouTube movies as one of the strangest and worst deaths in the series. There’s really no way to argue against that. It’s really strange and stupid. But things could only get better from here on out.