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All Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities and how to do them

Here are all the fatalities you can use in MK1.

Mortal Kombat 1's Sub Zero and Li Mei
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Mortal Kombat 1 is here, which means we're all excited to check out the variety of new ruthless fatalities usable in game. It's a bit trickier to unlock additional fatalities this time around, especially compared to some of the older games in the series. However, even if you aren't able to invest too much time, there are still plenty for you to try out from the moment you boot the game up.

To help you go on your very own fatality safari, we've written up this quick guide on all the fatalities available. All characters start with one, which you'll be able to find below.

All Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities

To keep things simple, we've put together a handy chart to help you work out which buttons do what across all three platforms:

Move Command
Front Punch Square on PlayStation, X on Xbox, Y on Switch
Back Punch Triangle on PlayStation, Y on Xbox, X on Switch
Front Kick X on PlayStation, A on Xbox, B on Switch
Back Kick Circle on PlayStation, B on Xbox, A on Switch
Block R2 on PlayStation, RT on Xbox, ZR on Switch
Kameo R1 on PlayStation, RB on Xbox, R on Switch

Ashrah

Ashrah in Mortal Kombat 1
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Ashrah Fatality 1: Heavenly Light

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Down, Forward, Down, Back Punch

Ashrah Fatality 2

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Down, Down, Back, Back Kick

Baraka

Baraka in Mortal Kombat 1
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Baraka Fatality 1: Split Decision

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Left, Right, Down, Front Punch

Baraka Fatality 2

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Right, Left, Down, Back Kick

General Shao

General Shao in Mortal Kombat 1
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General Shao Fatality 1: Spin Cycle

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Back, Forward, Down, Front Punch

General Shao Fatality 2

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Down, Forward, Back, Front Punch

Geras

Geras in Mortal Kombat 1
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Geras Fatality 1: Sand Storm

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Forward, Down, Down, Back Kick

Geras Fatality 2

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Down, Forward, Back, Front Punch

Havik

Havik in Mortal Kombat 1
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Havik Fatality 1: Atomic Heart

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Down, Forward, Down, Back Kick

Havik Fatality 2

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Forward, Back, Down, Back Punch

Johnny Cage

Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat 1
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Johnny Cage Fatality 1: Hollywood Walk of Pain

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Forward, Back, Down, Back Punch

Johnny Cage Fatality 2

  • Distance: Mid to Far
  • Command: Forward, Back, Down, Back Kick

Kenshi

Kenshi in Mortal Kombat 1
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Kenshi Fatality 1: Blended

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Forward, Down, Down, Back Punch

Kenshi Fatality 2

  • Distance: Mid to Far
  • Command: Back, Down, Back, Front Punch

Kitana

Kitana in Mortal Kombat 1
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Kitana Fatality 1: Royal Blender

  • Distance: Far
  • Command: Down, Forward, Down, Back Kick

Kitana Fatality 2

  • Distance: Far
  • Command: Down, Down, Back, Back Kick

Kung Lao

Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat 1 photo mode
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Kung Lao Fatality 1: Lao'd And Clear

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Back, Forward, Back, Back Kick

Kung Lao Fatality 2

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Back, Down, Down, Front Kick

Li Mei

Li Mei in Mortal Kombat 1
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Li Mei Fatality 1: Roman Candle

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Forward, Back, Forward, Front Kick

Li Mei Fatality 2

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Back, Forward, Down, Back Kick

Liu Kang

Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat 1
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Liu Kang Fatality 1: Double Dragon

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Down, Forward, Back, Back Kick

Liu Kang Fatality 2

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Back, Forward, Back, Front Kick

Mileena

Mileena in Mortal Kombat 1
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Mileena Fatality 1: Appetizer

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Back, Forward, Back, Front Punch

Mileena Fatality 2

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Down, Forward, Back, Front Kick

Nitara

Nitara in Mortal Kombat 1
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Nitara Fatality 1: Vaeternus KomBAT

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Down, Down, Back, Front Punch

Nitara Fatality 2

  • Distance: Mid - Far
  • Command: Back, Down, Back, Back Kick

Raiden

Raiden in Mortal Kombat 1
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Raiden Fatality 1: The Storm's Arrival

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Back, Forward, Back, Back Punch

Raiden Fatality 2

  • Distance: Mid - Far
  • Command: Down, Forward, Back, Front Punch

Rain

Rain in Mortal Kombat 1
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Rain Fatality 1: The Red Sea

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Down, Down, Back, Back Kick

Rain Fatality 2

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Down, Forward, Back, Front Kick/li>

Reiko

Reiko in Mortal Kombat 1
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Reiko Fatality 1: The Impaler

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Down, Down, Back, Back Punch

Reiko Fatality 2

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Back, Down, Down, Back Kick

Reptile

Reptile in Mortal Kombat 1
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Reptile Fatality 1: Indigestion

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Forward, Back, Down, Back Kick

Reptile Fatality 2

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Forward, Back, Down, Front Kick

Scorpion

Scorpion in Mortal Kombat 1
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Scorpion Fatality 1: Eye-Palling Victory

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Down, Forward, Back, Block

Scorpion Fatality 2

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Back, Forward, Back, Back Punch

Shang Tsung

Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 1
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Shang Tsung Fatality 1: Side Effects

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Back, Down, Down, Back Kick

Shang Tsung Fatality 2

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Forward, Down, Back, Back Punch

Sindel

Sindel in Mortal Kombat 1
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Sindel Fatality 1: Hair Comes Trouble

  • Distance: Any
  • Command: Down, Back, Down, Front Punch

Sindel Fatality 2

  • Distance: Mid - Far
  • Command: Back, Forward, Back, Back Punch

Smoke

Smoke in Mortal Kombat 1
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Smoke Fatality 1: Hazed and Infused

  • Distance: Any
  • Command: Back, Forward, Down, Front Punch

Smoke Fatality 2

  • Distance: Any
  • Command: Down, Forward, Back, Back Punch

Sub Zero

Sub Zero in Mortal Kombat 1
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Sub Zero Fatality 1: Hairline Fracture

  • Distance: Any
  • Command: Forward, Down, Down, Back Punch

Sub Zero Fatality 2

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Forward, Back, Down, 4

Tanya Fatalities

Tanya in Mortal Kombat 1
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Tanya Fatality 1: Helping Hands

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Down, Back, Down, Front Kick

Tanya Fatality 2

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Back, Forward, Down, Back Punch

All Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo fatalities

Li Mei and Sub Zero in MK1
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Cyrax: Annihilation

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Forward, Back, Forward, Kameo

Darrius: Armed and Dangerous

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Down, Back, Forward, Kameo

Frost: Breaking Point

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Back, Down, Back, Kameo

Goro: Prince of Pain

  • Distance: Close
  • Command: Back, Forward, Down, Kameo

Jax: Big Boot

  • Distance: Far
  • Command: Down, Forward, Down, Kameo

Kano: Heart Ripper

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Back, Down, Forward, Kameo

Kung Lao: Klean Kut

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Forward, Back, Forward, Kameo

Motaro: Brain Blast

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Forward, Down, Down, Kameo

Sareena: Inner Demon

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Back, Down, Down, Kameo

Scorpion: Toasty!!!

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Down, Forward, Down, Kameo

Sektor: Kompactor

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Back, Forward, Back, Kameo

Shujinko: Five Point Strike

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Down, Back, Down, Kameo

Sonya: Kiss

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Back, Forward, Down, Kameo

Stryker: Safety Vest

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Forward, Down, Forward, Kameo

Sub-Zero: Spine Rip

  • Distance: Mid
  • Command: Forward, Down, Forward, Kameo

While you're here, why not check out our Mortal Kombat 1 review!

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