It's hard to imagine it, but Mortal Kombat has been around for a long, LONG time.
Released TWENTY-FOUR years ago this year, Mortal Kombat has been one of the most recognisable games - fighting or otherwise - for the better part of two decades. Not bad going for a game that was knocked together by four people in less than a year.
One of the many reasons why Mortal Kombat became so popular was because, well, the violence. It was everywhere in the game. You couldn't throw a punch with a spray of blood coming from Scorpion's face. Even more bloodier was the infamous Fatalities, each individual to the character and about as gruesome as you can imagine.
Although the sprite-driven ones from Mortal Kombat I and II might seem a little twee to younger audiences, these were pretty damn shocking way back when. What's more, Mortal Kombat X has really tried to keep up that level of gruesomeness and, in parts, disturbing nature of them.
This video, compiled by YouTuber IZUNIY, details every single Fatality across all of the Mortal Kombat titles by every single character..
That's right. Every character. Every game. The video's about fifteen minutes shy of two hours.