The most common finishing move in the Mortal Kombat series of video games. They were generally very bloody and gory. For instance Sub-Zero would rip off his opponents head with the spine dangling down. Kano would rip out his opponent's heart ala Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. They should just be glad they didn't hear Your Soul is Mine.

Fa*tal"i*ty (?), n.;pl. Fatalities (#). [L. fatalitas: cf. F. fatalit'e]

1.

The state of being fatal, or proceeding from destiny; invincible necessity, superior to, and independent of, free and rational control.

The Stoics held a fatality, and a fixed, unalterable course of events. South.

2.

The state of being fatal; tendency to destruction or danger, as if by decree of fate; mortaility.

The year sixty-three is conceived to carry with it the most considerable fatality. Ser T. Browne.

By a strange fatality men suffer their dissenting. Eikon Basilike.

3.

That which is decreed by fate or which is fatal; a fatal event.

Dryden.

 

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