While the latest version of Mortal Kombat (MK) does not come out until the end of April 2019, the fighting game is already gaining attention. One reason is a new meme with the all-powerful Shaggy from Scooby Doo, which fans are demanding be added to MK 11. Until the game comes out, they will have to believe in the power of a petition signed by hundreds of thousands of people.
Now the creators of Mortal Kombat have started a new show on YouTube and released the first episode called The Science of Mortal Kombat, where they are trying to repeat fighting techniques from the game in "Mythbusters" style. The authors promise to tell and show how techniques from MK are possible in the real world. And it sounds crazy!
The first subject tested was one of the most iconic characters in the series: Sub-Zero and his Fatality. This episode was about Sub-zero’s Fatality involving smashing a frozen opponent's head. The authors called UFC champion Daniel Cormier to repeat this trick.
They, however, decided to reproduce only the last component of the Fatality, reasonable considering the part involving severing a head is unreasonable for the audience to believe. So they used an adequate substitute for the frozen human brain.
They took an artificial skull filled with ballistic gelatin and placed it in liquid nitrogen. When the frozen head was ready it was only necessary to check whether it would scatter to pieces as it happens in the game. UFC Champion Daniel Cormier took the role of Sub-Zero and hit the ice head, smashing it to pieces! It seems even more epic than in the game!