All Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities and how to perform them

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Ermac
Ermac's Vitruvian Maim Fatality (Image credit: Warner Bros)

The line up of Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities has another new entry, with Mavado arriving to expand the list of available Kameos as part of the ongoing DLC expansion Kombat Pack. This means you can now execute a fresh Mavado (Kameo) Fatality, which involves stretching out his elastic whips then using them to launch straight through your opponent, splitting them in two.

These join other recent additions, including the Ermac Fatalities that present a grisly take on Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man or tear your opponent's soul from the body, which you can use to decimate your rivals locally or via Mortal Kombat 1 crossplay to expand your pool of opponents. If you picked up the extra pack of Seasonal Fatalities when it was available from the Rotating Premium Items store, I've also got the details on how to select and use the special Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Winter finishers from your kollection.

Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities continue the most well-known tradition of the long-running fighting series – obliterating your opponent in entirely brutal fashion once you've defeated them in regular combat. This latest instalment does not hold back, featuring the usual flurry of limbs and viscera with just a hint of cheeky humor thrown in for good measure, so naturally you'll want to know how to carry out these over-the-top executions and cap off your victories. Follow the explanations below, then check out the complete list of Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1 so you know which moves to enter when the time comes.

Note that Mortal Kombat 1 Brutalities are performed using a different method, which is explained in my separate guide.

How to unlock Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities

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When you get started in Mortal Kombat 1, you'll find that each character has one Fatality shown in their moves list under the Finishers tab. You can level up each character to add a second finishing move to this list with Mortal Kombat 1 unlockables, by playing Ranked, Invasion, or Tower modes with them, but crucially you don't need to unlock a Mortal Kombat 1 Fatality in order to use it (except Seasonal Fatalities) – so follow the sequences I've listed below and you can use both finishers straight away, without having to actually reveal them first.

How to perform Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1

To perform Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1, you need to wear down your opponent's health until the Finish Them prompt appears on screen, then stand at the appropriate distance from them (close, middle, or far away) and enter the correct sequence of moves to pull off your character's finisher. The moves correspond to the following buttons on each platform:

  • Front Punch: Square (PlayStation), X (Xbox), Y (Switch)
  • Back Punch: Triangle (PlayStation), Y (Xbox), X (Switch)
  • Front Kick: X (PlayStation), A (Xbox), B (Switch)
  • Back Kick: Circle (PlayStation), B (Xbox), A (Switch)
  • Block: R2 (PlayStation), RT (Xbox), ZR (Switch)
  • Kameo: R1 (PlayStation), RB (Xbox), R (Switch)

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Easy Fatality Token

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Note that in addition to the individual moves I've listed below, every character can also perform an Easy Fatality by pressing Front Kick + Block, along with an Easy Kameo Fatality by holding Block + Front Punch, as long as you've purchased Easy Fatality Tokens from the Premium Items Store. So, if you don't want to memorise the finishers for each character, this still gives you a simple way to end each victorious match in style if you've got the tokens to pay for it.

Seasonal Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 Seasonal Fatalities

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Originally, the first of the Seasonal Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1 was released as DLC in October 2023 to coincide with Halloween. Then in December 2023, you could purchase the Seasonal Finishers Kollection from the Rotating Premium Items store for 1,200 Dragon Krystals, but since January 2024 this pack has not been offered for sale. Once bought, any character can perform the three finishers listed below – note that you can only have one Seasonal Fatality assigned to each fighter at a time, so you'll need to go through the Kustomize Fighter option from the main menu then select a character and assign one of these finishers to them:

Fatalities

  • (Any) Halloween Finisher: Block (Hold) + Up, Up
  • (Any) Thanksgiving Finisher: Block (Hold) + Down, Down
  • (Any) Winter Finisher: Block (Hold) + Forward, Forward

Ashrah Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Ashrah

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Fatalities

  • (Mid) Heavenly Light: Down, Forward, Down, Back Punch
  • (Mid) Threads of Ill Will: Down, Down, Back, Back Kick

Baraka Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Baraka

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Fatalities

  • (Close) Split Decision: Back, Forward, Down, Front Punch
  • (Close) Fatality 2: Forward, Back, Down, Back Kick

Cyrax (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Cyrax (Kameo)

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Kameo Fatality

  • (Mid) Annihilation: Forward, Back, Forward, Kameo

Darrius (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Darrius (Kameo)

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Kameo Fatality

  • (Mid) Armed & Dangerous: Down, Back, Forward, Kameo

Ermac Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Ermac

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Fatalities

  • (Mid) Vitruvian Maim: Down, Right, Down, Back Kick
  • (Close) Fatality 2: Forward, Back, Forward, Back, Back Punch

Ermac is available as part of the Kombat Pack – if you've purchased it and he's still showing as locked on the character selection screen then you may need to visit your platform's store to manually download him separately.

Frost (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Frost (Kameo)

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Kameo Fatality

  • (Mid) Breaking Point: Back, Down, Back, Kameo

General Shao Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities General Shao

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Fatalities

  • (Mid) Spin Cycle: Back, Forward, Down, Front Punch
  • (Mid) Axe-ident: Down, Forward, Back, Front Punch

Geras Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Geras

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Fatalities

  • (Mid) Sand Storm: Forward, Down, Down, Back Kick
  • (Close) Fatality 2: Down, Forward, Back, Front Punch

Goro (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Goro (Kameo)

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Kameo Fatality

  • (Close) Prince Of Pain: Back, Forward, Down, Kameo

Havik Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Havik

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Note: You need to complete the Kampaign to unlock Havik

Fatalities

  • (Close) Atomic Heart: Down, Forward, Down, Back Kick
  • (Close) Fatality 2: Forward, Back, Down, Back Punch

Janet Cage (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Janet Cage (Kameo)

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Janet Cage is another Kameo character released as part of the Kombat Pack – if you've purchased it and she's still showing as locked on the character selection screen then you may need to visit your platform's store to manually download her separately.

Kameo Fatality

  • (Close) Killing Blow: Forward, Back, Forward, Kameo

Jax (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Jax (Kameo)

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Kameo Fatality

  • (Far) Big Boot: Down, Forward, Down, Kameo

Johnny Cage Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Johnny Cage

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Fatalities

  • (Close) Hollywood Walk Of Pain: Forward, Back, Down, Back Punch
  • (Mid or Far) Fatality 2: Forward, Down, Back, Back Kick

Kano (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Kano (Kameo)

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Kameo Fatality

  • (Mid) Heart Ripper: Back, Down, Forward, Kameo

Kenshi Fatalities

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Fatalities

  • (Close) Blended: Forward, Down, Down, Back Punch
  • (Mid) Fatality 2: Back, Down, Back, Front Punch

Khameleon (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Khameleon (Kameo)

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Khameleon is a Kameo character released as part of the Kombat Pack – if you've purchased it and she's still showing as locked on the character selection screen then you may need to visit your platform's store to manually download her separately.

Kameo Fatality

  • (Close) Fantasize: Down, Forward, Down, Kameo

Kitana Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Kitana

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Fatalities

  • (Mid) Royal Blender: Down, Forward, Down, Back Kick
  • (Close) Last Kiss: Down, Down, Back, Back Kick

Kung Lao Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Kung Lao

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Fatalities

  • (Mid) Lao’d And Clear: Back, Forward, Back, Back Kick
  • (Close) Ripper: Back, Down, Down, Front Kick

Kung Lao (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Kung Lao (Kameo)

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Note: You need to reach account level 15 to unlock Kung Lao as a Kameo

Kameo Fatality

  • (Mid) Klean Kut: Forward, Back, Forward, Kameo

Li Mei Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Li Mei

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Fatalities

  • (Close) Roman Candle: Forward, Back, Forward, Front Kick
  • (Close) Happy New Year: Back, Forward, Down, Back Kick

Liu Kang Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Liu Kang

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Fatalities

  • (Close) Double Dragon: Down, Forward, Back, Back Kick
  • (Close) Spaghettification: Back, Forward, Back, Front Kick

Mavado (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Mavado (Kameo)

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Kameo Fatality

  • (Mid) Katapult: Back, Down, Down, Kameo

Mavado is a Kameo character released as part of the Kombat Pack – if you've purchased it and he's still showing as locked on the character selection screen then you may need to visit your platform's store to manually download him separately.

Mileena Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Mileena

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Fatalities

  • (Close) Appetizer: Back, Forward, Back, Front Punch
  • (Close) A Little To The Left: Down, Forward, Back, Front Kick

Motaro (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Motaro (Kameo)

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Note: You need to reach account level 25 to unlock Motaro as a Kameo

Kameo Fatality

  • (Mid) Brain Blast: Forward, Down, Down + Kameo

Nitara Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Nitara

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Fatalities

  • (Mid) Vaeternus KomBAT: Down, Down, Back, Front Punch
  • (Mid or Far) Fatality 2: Back, Down, Back, Back Kick

Omni-Man Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Omni-Man

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Omni-Man is available as part of the Kombat Pack – if you've purchased it and he's still showing as locked on the character selection screen then you may need to visit your platform's store to manually download him separately.

Fatalities

  • (Close) Trained Killer: Down, Down, Back, Back Kick
  • (Mid) Fatality 2: Down, Forward, Back, Front Kick

Peacemaker Fatalities

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Peacemaker is available as part of the Kombat Pack – as with other DLC fighters, if you've purchased it and he's still showing as locked on the character selection screen then you may need to visit your platform's store to manually download him separately.

Fatalities

  • (Mid) Pest Exterminator: Down, Forward, Down, Back Kick
  • (Mid) Fatality 2: Forward, Back, Forward, Back, Back Punch

Quan Chi Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Quan Chi

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Quan Chi is the second main fighter released as part of the Kombat Pack – if you've purchased it and he's still showing as locked on the character selection screen then you may need to visit your platform's store to manually download him separately.

Fatalities

  • (Mid) Pentamagic Trick: Forward, Back, Forward, Back, Back Punch
  • (Mid) Fatality 2: Back, Down, Forward, Back, Back Kick

Raiden Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Raiden

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Fatalities

  • (Close) The Storm’s Arrival: Back, Forward, Back, Back Punch
  • (Mid or Far) Fatality 2: Down, Forward, Back, Front Punch

Rain Fatalities

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Fatalities

  • (Close) The Red Sea: Down, Down, Back, Back Kick
  • (Mid) Under Pressure: Down, Forward, Back, Front Kick

Reiko Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Reiko

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Fatalities

  • (Mid) The Impaler: Down, Down, Back + Back Punch
  • (Close) For The General: Back, Down, Down, Back Kick

Reptile Fatalities

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Fatalities

  • (Mid) Indigestion: Forward, Back, Down, Back Kick
  • (Close) Acid Reflux: Forward, Down, Back, Front Kick

Sareena (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Sareena (Kameo)

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Kameo Fatality

  • (Mid) Inner Demon: Back, Down, Down, Kameo

Scorpion Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Scorpion

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Fatalities

  • (Mid) Eye-Palling Victory: Down, Forward, Back, Block
  • (Mid) Killer Klones From Netherrealm: Back, Forward, Back, Back Punch

Scorpion (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Scorpion (Kameo)

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Note: You need to reach account level 5 to unlock Scorpion as a Kameo

Kameo Fatality

  • (Mid) Toasty!!!: Down, Forward, Down, Kameo

Sektor (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Sektor (Kameo)

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Kameo Fatality

  • (Mid) Kompactor: Back, Forward, Back, Kameo

Shang Tsung Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Shang Tsung

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Fatalities

  • (Close) Side Effects: Back, Down, Down, Back Kick
  • (Mid) Fatality 2: Forward, Down, Back, Back Punch

Shujinko (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Shujinko (Kameo)

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Note: You need to reach account level 20 to unlock Shujinko as a Kameo

Kameo Fatality

  • (Mid) Five Point Strike: Down, Back, Down, Kameo

Sindel Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Sindel

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Fatalities

  • (Mid) Hair Comes Trouble: Down, Back, Down, Front Punch
  • (Mid to Far) Livin' The Scream: Back, Forward, Back, Back Punch

Smoke Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Smoke

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Fatalities

  • (Anywhere) Hazed And Infused: Back, Forward, Down, Front Punch
  • (Anywhere) Fatality 2: Down, Forward, Back, Back Punch

Sonya Blade (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Sonya Blade (Kameo)

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Kameo Fatality

  • (Mid) Kiss: Back, Forward, Down, Kameo

Stryker (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Stryker (Kameo)

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Kameo Fatality

  • (Mid) Safety Vest: Forward, Down, Forward, Kameo

Sub-Zero Fatalities

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Fatalities

  • (Anywhere) Hairline Fracture: Forward, Down, Down, Back Punch
  • (Close) Brain Freeze: Forward, Back, Down, Back Kick

Sub-Zero (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Sub-Zero (Kameo)

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Note: You need to reach account level 10 to unlock Sub-Zero as a Kameo

Kameo Fatality

  • (Mid) Spine Rip: Forward, Down, Forward, Kameo

Tanya Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Tanya

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Fatalities

  • (Close) Helping Hands: Down, Back, Down, Front Kick
  • (Mid) Top Off: Back, Forward, Down, Back Punch

Tremor (Kameo) Fatality

Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities Tremor (Kameo)

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Tremor was the first Kameo character to be released as part of the Kombat Pack – if you've purchased it and he's still showing as locked on the character selection screen then you may need to visit your platform's store to manually download him separately.

Kameo Fatality

  • (Mid) Disembowling Ball: Down, Forward, Back, Kameo

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