Mortal Kombat X-Rays

Impalements. Twisted bones. Compound fractures. Another day in the life of a Kombatant.


Warner Brothers

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The Mortal Kombat game series has a long pedigree of vicious and visceral violence—and fans can’t get enough.

For the release of Mortal Kombat X, a series of videos introduced fans to a few “behind the scenes” characters, like The Janitor who has to clean up the messes left by the Kombatants, and The Doctor who takes pride in her 24/7 triage unit, stitching the losers back together.

These images—inspired by actual impalement x-rays sometimes seen in the news—dramatize the cruel realities of losing a match in the game.

Eagle-eyed fans could also catch a glimpse at an Easter Egg in the form of Predator's iconic wrist-blades, a character announced to appear in the game’s DLC shortly thereafter.

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