The Mortal Kombat franchise is one of the best classic video games that's known for its blood, gore, and insane fatalities. In fact, the video games are so graphic and violent that they've been causing controversies since their conception in the early '90s. The 2011 reboot even got banned in Australia, Germany, and South Korea.
But that's exactly what makes Mortal Kombat awesome - needlessly excessive violence. It's always so clearly, hyperbolically over-the-top in all of the top Mortal Kombat games that you can't help but laugh. The fact that the more gruesome fatalities are rather difficult to pull off only makes it that much sweeter when you beat the sh*t out of your friend.
The makers of the series knew the joy of using those finishing moves, so they started creating hidden fatalities, level-based fatalities, and advanced versions of fatalities in the Mortal Kombat series. For example, there are moves called brutalities, where you simply pummel your opponent into smithereens, or animalities, where you turn into your spirit animal (or dinosaur) and maul your opponent to death. With the release of Mortal Kombat X in 2015, things have only gotten more gory. Check out this list of killer moves and vote up the most brutal Mortal Kombat fatalities!