The new Mortal Kombat movie is dropping this weekend and we can’t wait. Although we were hesitant at first, the official trailer was enough to win us over, sending our hype levels into overdrive. Judging from that initial trailer, the new Mortal Kombat movie should be as gory and blood-soaked as we hoped. Like many other rabid MK fans, we’re eagerly anticipating one thing – the fatalities. From the iconic classics to more recent favorites, we’re curious what fatalities are in the new Mortal Kombat movie.
We’ve spent the last few weeks executing combo strings in the forever-fun Mortal Kombat 11, crafting this list of the fatalities we want to see the most in the new film. Despite the limited roster of characters in the upcoming film, the selection process was still incredibly tough. We tried to stick with the most recent Mortal Kombat game when choosing our picks, but there are a few classics that had to make the list. As we patiently wait for the movie to drop, let’s take a look at the Mortal Kombat movie fatalities we hope to see.
The Fatalities We Want in the New Mortal Kombat Movie
Note: This article will contain graphic images of video game violence. Please consider your personal tolerance for violent content before reading.
Sub-Zero – Spine Rip
There’s no arguing the brutal efficiency of this classic Mortal Kombat fatality, which first appeared in the original arcade release. Simple, strong, and absolutely disgusting, Sub-Zero’s spine rip fatality would be a perfect way of showcasing the immense power of our favorite ice-ninja. It’s basically a decapitation with a little flair, as Sub-Zero rips his opponent’s head off (with the spine still connected) in one quick pull. Sub-Zero seems to be a focal villain in the new Mortal Kombat movie, so what better way to show off his cold and calculated style with this iconic finisher?
Sonya Blade – Supply Drop
Sonya Blade’s “Supply Drops” fatality from Mortal Kombat 11 is excessively brutal, but represents everything badass about her character. After breaking her opponent’s arm and elbowing their nose into their face, Sonya calls in a turret, which drops from the sky onto her opponent’s torso. To finish the fatality off, the turret fires a massive bullet directly through their head. While we don’t expect to see such a gruesome and over-the-top fatality in the new Mortal Kombat movie, we would love to see any element of it recreated. From a limb break to a gory gadget finish, any aspect of the Supply Drop would be a great way to solidify Sonya’s strength.
Kano – Last Dance
Love him or hate him, Kano is an obnoxious fighter that has enough brawn to back up his smack-talk. Despite his brutal nature, he’s irreverent and silly, consistently providing his signature crass comedy as he fights. In his “Last Dance” fatality from Mortal Kombat 11, Kano takes a swig of a beer before smashing the bottle on his opponent’s head, then buries the jagged glass into their neck. Then, in a flair of cheeky showmanship, he starts to dance with the dazed opponent, the blood sloshing out of their neck. It’s gross, but it also highlights Kano’s ridiculous and comedic nature. Like Sonya’s Supply Drop, we don’t expect to see Kano’s Last Dance make the list of fatalities in the new Mortal Kombat movie, but we’d love to see his character carry a similar vibe.
Scorpion – Toasty
Like Sub-Zero’s Spine Rip, Scorpion’s “Toasty” fatality has been around since the very first iteration of Mortal Kombat. Flashy and straight to the point, this fatality sees Scorpion removing his mask to reveal a flaming skull, which douses the enemy in a torrent of fire. This classic fatality made an appearance in the 1995 film adaption of Mortal Kombat, so we would love to see it revived for the new movie. At the very least, we want to see Scorpion use his iconic hellfire. A teleport or two wouldn’t hurt, either.
Liu Kang – Burn Out
Liu Kang is easily one of the most powerful characters in the Mortal Kombat roster, but the 90s films didn’t do a great job of showing that. Apart from pulling off a few good combos and displaying great athleticism, Liu Kang hasn’t really popped off on the big screen, so we’re hoping the new movie changes that. The “Burn Out” fatality from Mortal Kombat 11 is one of the best demonstrations of Liu Kang’s incredible power. With a few super-powered punches, Liu Kang punches literal holes in his foe before delivering a one-inch punch to the torso that propels them into exploding bits. This fatality is similar to the combo that was used to dispatch Shang Tsung in the original Mortal Kombat movie, albeit with a gratuitous helping of blood and guts. We hope some form of the Burn Out fatality makes its way into the new film and helps to emphasize Liu Kang’s fiery and devastating punches.
Kung Lao – Headed Nowhere
I can’t help but feel that Kung Lao gets the short end of the stick most of the time. That’s disappointing, since he has one of the coolest signature pieces of gear in all of Mortal Kombat. His spinning bladed hat has delivered plenty of slice-and-dice finishers, including the “Headed Nowhere” fatality in Mortal Kombat 11. This fatality sees Kung Lao decapitating his opponent with his hat and popping it into the air, followed by a clean cut through the entire body. As the head comes falling down, a perfectly-timed hat throw catches it, cutting through the opponent’s skull. Like several other fatalities on this list, we don’t think things will get quite as crazy in the new movie, but we really hope Kung Lao’s hat gets a kill.
Jax Briggs – Coming in Hot
One look at Jax tells you he’s not a fighter to screw with. Tall, muscular, and donning cybernetic metal arms with biceps bigger than your head, there’s no doubt that Jax can wreck house. Although he’s pretty skilled at grappling and shooting too, it’s often those hefty robo-arms that delete an opponent from existence. In Jax’s “Coming in Hot” fatality, he places an explosive charge on the opponent’s back before pushing them away. After a few seconds, the charge explodes, sending the foe flying right back into Jax, who is awaiting them with a fully-charged clothesline punch. Of course, they are ripped in half, entrails in tow. Even if Jax doesn’t punch somebody in half in the new Mortal Kombat movie, we better see some good use of his iconic arms. Imagine being punched with a 250-pound jackhammer at significant speed. That’s gotta leave some damage.
Those are our picks for the fatalities we want in the new Mortal Kombat movie! Honestly, the list could go on and on, but we’re going to keep our expectations in check for now. What fatalities do you hope make the cut? If you’re looking forward to the new Mortal Kombat movie, sound off in the comments! Alternatively, check out our retro review of the original Mortal Kombat movie from 1995!