The Fatality wiki last edited by Roll_Caskett on 01/04/14 05:25PM View full history

Sub Zero beheading Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat.  This move was cited for helping found the Electronic Software Rating Board in 1992.     
Fatalities were made popular by the  Mortal Kombat franchise and involve a gruesome (and occasionally comical) death at the end of the final round.

The move originated with the idea of awarding the victor a "free punch" at the end of a match. In the single player ladder, should the player lose to  Shang Tsung, his or her character would be beheaded by Tsung. This concept was eventually programmed for each playable character.

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