The co-author and senior creative leader, Mortal Kombat Ed Boone, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the franchise, described the origins of the fatality, the brutal pursuits that became a visiting card for the series.
According to Boone, the first fatality came up with Shang Tsunga. The final boss of the original Mortal Kombat cut off the defeated player's head.
In the course of the development, the team decided to see what would happen if such power were put into the player's hands, and added an animation to Johnny Cage's uppercut of his outgoing head.
, "Remembers Boone as a key episode in the history of fatality.
Despite the initial resistance of the part of the team, Boone realized that if it provokes such a violent reaction in the office, the Mortal Kombat has a sign for receptions.
Since its inception at the dawn of Mortal Kombat, the time of fatality has become more and more numerous, sophisticated, violent and detailed.
The last part of the series, Mortal Kombat 11, was released in April 2019, and its active support has been completed, and the developers of NetherRealm Studios have already moved to their new project.