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How to unlock Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1

By Olivia Richman

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Sep 17, 2023

Reading time: 3 min

Fatalities are a big part of what makes Mortal Kombat 1 stand out from other competitive fighting games. Fatalities are deadly, violent, and bloody, showing off each character’s unique fighting style and personality. Here’s how to unlock fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1.

Not all Fatalities are easy to find in Mortal Kombat 1, despite how impactful they are during fights. Every character’s first Fatality is instantly available, but the second Fatality must be unlocked.

Here’s how to unlock Fatalities for each character.

How to unlock second Fatalities in MK1

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To unlock a character’s second Fatality, you have to level up their Mastery. At Mastery Level 14, you’ll unlock a character’s second Fatality.

This can take a good amount of grinding. Play online matches or Towers to get a character to Mastery Level 14 faster. Online matches are the fastest way to get character experience — but only if you win. If you lose, you’ll still get experience, but it just won’t be as rapid.

How to do Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1

Did you know that the first and second Fatalities are both available right away? When you reach Mastery Level 14, you will unlock the input you need to use a character’s Fatality. But if you already know the input, you can use both Fatalities right away.

Fatalities for each fighter in MK1

Ashrah
Heavenly Light (Mid) Down, Forward, Down, Back Punch
Fatality Name 2 (Mid) Down, Down, Back, Back Kick

Baraka
Split Decision (Close) Back, Forward, Down, Front Punch
Fatality Name 2 (Close) Forward, Back, Down, Back Kick

Ermac
Unknown

General Shao
Spin Cycle (Mid) Back, Forward, Down, Front Punch
Fatality Name 2 (Mid) Down, Forward, Back, Front Punch

Geras
Sand Storm (Mid) Forward, Down, Down, Back Kick
Fatality Name 2 (Close) Down, Forward, Back, Front Punch

Havik
Atomic Heart (Close) Down, Forward, Down, Back Kick
Fatality Name 2 (Close) Forward, Back, Down, Back Punch

Homelander
Unknown

Johnny Cage
Hollywood Walk of Pain (Close) Forward, Back, Down, Back Punch
Fatality Name 2 (Far) Forward, Down, Back, Back Kick

Kenshi
Blended (Close) Forward, Down, Down, Back Punch
Fatality Name 2 (Mid) Back, Down, Back, Front Punch

Kitana
Royal Blender (Mid) Down, Forward, Down, Back Kick
Minty Fresh (Close) Down, Down, Back, Back Kick

Kung Lao
Lao’d and Clear (Mid) Back, Forward, Back, Back Kick
Fatality Name 2 (Close) Back, Down, Down, Front Kick

Li Mei
Roman Candle (Close) Forward, Back, Forward, Front Kick
Happy New Year (Close) Back, Forward, Down, Back Kick

Liu Kang
Double Dragon (Close) Down, Forward, Back, Back Kick
Fatality Name 2 (Close) Back, Forward, Back, Front Kick

Mileena
Appetizer (Close) Back, Forward, Back, Front Punch
A Little to the Left (Close) Down, Forward, Back, Front Kick

Nitara
Vaeternus KomBAT (Mid) Down, Down, Back, Front Punch
Fatality Name 2 (Far) Back, Down, Back, Back Kick

Omni-Man
Unknown

Peacemaker
Unknown

Quan Chi
Unknown

Raiden
The Storm’s Arrival (Close) Back, Forward, Back, Back Punch
Fatality Name 2 (Far) Down, Forward, Back, Front Punch

Rain
The Red Sea (Close) Down, Down, Back, Back Kick
Fatality Name 2 (Mid) Down, Forward, Back, Front Kick

Reiko
The Impaler (Mid) Down, Down, Back, Front Punch
For the General (Close) Back, Down, Down, Back Kick

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

Scorpion
Eye-Palling Victory (Mid) Down, Forward, Back, Block
Gang War (Mid) Back Forward, Back, Back Punch

Shang Tseung
Side Effects (Close) Back, Down, Down, Back Kick
Fatality Name 2 (Mid) Foward, Down, Back, Back Punch

Sindel
Hair Comes Trouble (Mid) Down, Back, Down, Front Punch
Fatality Name 2 (Far) Back, Forward, Back, Back Punch

Smoke
Hazed and Infused (Anywhere) Back, Forward, Down, Front Punch
Fatality Name 2 (Anywhere) Down, Forward, Back, Back Punch

Sub-Zero
Hairline Fracture (Anywhere) Forward, Down, Down, Back Punch
Fatality Name 2 (Close) Forward, Back, Down, Back Kick

Takahashi Takeda
Unknown

Tanya
Helping Hands (Close) Down, Back, Down, Front Kick
Fatality Name 2 (Close) Back, Forward, Down, Back Punch

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