Mortal Kombat Pit Fatality
While most fatalities in the Mortal Kombat series are specific moves done by each unique fighter in order to rub in their face just how defeated they are, this particular one can be done by whomever, and it is an absolute classic. Standing atop the high bridge in this stage from the very first Mortal Kombat and hearing the words “Finish Him” sent a chill running the victor’s spince because they knew they were about to see something truly special. Players quickly rushed up to their opponent only to deliver a sudden uppercut knocking them off the bridge and plummeting to the bottom of the stage. Awaiting the poor losers was a pit of extremely sharp spikes, complete with the remains of other losers.
Different variations of this very death, and other environmental fatalities have been introduced in the decades since we all enjoyed knocking our friends into this pit, but none have that classic feel. This is the one that started it all, and it will always be remembered as one of the very best.