Mortal Kombat 1 all fatal blows list

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If you’re interested in a list of all of Mortal Kombat 1’s fatal blows, we’ve got you covered with the base game’s characters and Kameos.

We painstakingly tested and captures all of these fatal blows for your pleasure – or discomfort. We expecially noted how much we enjoyed them in our MK1 review. Each one is brutal and violent, much alike the fatalities you can perform in game.

How to do fatal blows in Mortal Kombat 1

You can perform a fatal blow in Mortal Kombat 1 by pressing the Block button at the same time as the Flip Stance button. However, you can only do this when your health is at a low percentage. You’ll see the Fatal Blow banner flicker and you’re going to be able to deal a large amount of damage to your opponent.

Below, we’ve detailed all of the fatal blows in MK1 from either main fighters or Kameos.

All Fighter fatal blows in Mortal Kombat 1


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An image of Kitana’s fatal blow.

Kitana’s fatal blow involves the use of her fans and daggers piercing through the enemies skull.


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Mileena’s fatal blow.

Mileena’s fatal blow is best followed by a trip to the dentist. Similar to her sister Kitana, Mileena leads with her daggers before leaping onto the opponent and sinking a fairly gross set of teeth into her opponent.


Tanya her staff piercing through her enemies skull with ease.


Rain uses the elements to throw his enemies into the air before electrocuting them.


Smoke follows up the Kameo Fatal Blow with a slash of his dagger followed by an eye-gouging stab through the head.


Scorpion unleashes daggers on chains into your enemies chest and spine, before yanking them in and pile-driving down into the ground – amassing brutal damage.


Like Frost, Sub-Zero uses giant icicles to pierce your enemy before crushing down on them with an overhead attack.


Reptile transforms into his other form for this, swinging the enemy around brutally before swallowing and spitting them back out.

Li Mei

Li Mei snaps her opponents necks before swinging them around into a magic beast creature from the Outworld.


Kenshi and his Sento double tag team the enemy and slice them in half.


Baraka will use his wolverine-like claws to pick up the enemy – piercing their ribs – before slashing at their neck until there’s not much left.


Geras will punch your enemy into the mirror dimension, then pick them up by the skull and bash them to death with their own reflection’s.

Shang Tsung

Shang Tsung will stab his venomous vials into your enemy, before spikes sprout out of them knocking them down.

General Shao

This character will use his absurd battle axe, throw the enemy into the air before swinging down on them after.


Sindel will use here animal-length hair before smashing her opponent down into the ground, spreading their legs until their groin turns to dust.


Reiko will throw his spear into the opponents ribs before following up with a smash down on their temple.


Raiden will use electric energy to punch his opponents into their, before following them and duplicating himself to crack them back down into the ground.

Liu Kang

The God of Fire will use his abilities to use Mortal Kombat’s signature symbolism to surge through the opponents body – incinerating them aptly.

Johnny Cage

Johnny Cage will theatrically put a camera in the opponent’s face, before slamming it down to smash their ribs to bits.

Kung Lao

Kung Lao’s fatal blow will make use of his signature spinning hat and send it up the enemies front, before slamming them down on it and slashing them into bits.


Ashrah will use her wings to smash through the enemies wings.


Nitara, voiced by Megan Fox, will follow up on the kameo before swinging behind the enemy with her wings and crushing the enemies neck brutally.

All Kameo fatal blows


Darrius’ fatal blow involves a few face punches, a knee to the ribs and then a brutal knee-snap followed by your main fighter’s follow up attack.


After turning into a demon, Sareena is going to rip her enemies to bits.


Mortal Kombat 1 fatal blows list.
Mortal Kombat 1 fatal blows list.

Cyrax’s fatal blow echoes the design of the Green Goblin, using little ball shaped grenades to obliterate the opponent.


This fatal blow features two brutal stabs to the chest followed by Kano’s eye lasers piercing through the enemies head.


Sonya athletically jumps in the air before kneeing her opponents in the ribs. Then, she firmly plants her sneakers into their ribs – shattering their ribs.


Sektor will fire missiles into your opponents brain.


Frost’s fatal blow is best paired with Sub-Zero’s. After sending icicles into your opponent’s ribs, Frost then hammers them in.

Jax Briggs

Jax will pick up your enemy than break their entire back – Bane-style – before handing the reigns back to the main fighter.


Stryker shoots his opponents before tasing their necks and stabbing them in the ribs.


Different to Scorpion’s fighter fatal blow, his Kameo fatal blow throws chains through the enemies stomach before scorching them with flame breath.


Goro will tear your enemies arms out of their sockets and leave them.

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