Mortal Kombat is defined in the public consciousness by its most distinguishing and (mostly) consistent element: violence. Unlike the flashy hit effects of most Japanese fighting games, Mortal Kombat has always made every punch and cut make blood fly from the player on the receiving end with meatier sound effects. Equally as famous are the series’ gory finishing moves, the fatalities, in which the designers wracked their brains to come up with as many outlandish ways to destroy a fleshy body as they could.
|"I must prevent this from happening. What is the most clear and straightforward message I can send to my past self?|
|"For the Shaolin!"|
|He got that plate from a fight with Jax.|
|Too bad you can't attack background characters.|
|Someone gon' get dey ass kicked.|
The Lin Kuei Kerfuffles
|Doesn't really fit the outfit.|
Believe it or not, for the longest time, Noob Saibot being the elder Sub-Zero was only very strongly hinted at by the creators. It was never outright stated until Mortal Kombat Deception. So what is now common knowledge was originally pure speculation.
|Sektor and Cyrax|
Special thanks goes out to ScrewAttack's Patrick Breeden, the biggest MK fan I know, for taking the time to look over this for accuracy. You can find his personal website here.