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Animality

An Animality is a Finisher that debuted in Mortal Kombat 3, that allowed the victorious player's character to turn into an animal to viciously maul the defeated opponent.

OverviewEdit

Animalities are presented as the character morphing into a glowing animal of a certain color in which a Mercy had to be performed in the third round of the match in order to be able to perform the Animality.

List of AnimalitiesEdit

  • Baraka – Vulture (grabs the opponent's upper body and flies off, severing it from his/her lower body)
  • Cyrax – Shark (swims underground with a fin out, coming back from the other side of the screen to devour the opponent)
  • Ermac – Frog (eats the opponent whole)
  • Jade – Cat (attacks the opponent in a vicious clawing flurry)
  • Jax – Lion (pounces at the opponent, devouring him/her)
  • Johnny Cage – Kangaroo (kicks the opponent away with his powerful feet)
  • Kabal – Skeletal Rhinoceros (rams the opponent away)
  • Kano – Giant Tarantula (constricts the opponent with his legs)
  • Kitana – Rabbit (mauls the opponent off screen)
  • Kung Lao – Cheetah (pounces at the opponent, devouring him/her)
  • Liu KangDragon (eats the upper half of the opponent's body, as in his MKII Fatality)
  • Mileena – Skunk (releases stinky fumes that suffocate the opponent)
  • Nightwolf – Wolf (pounces at the opponent, devouring him/her)
  • Noob Saibot – Anteater (sucks the opponent into his snout)
  • Raiden – Electric eel (wraps himself around the opponent, shocking him/her)
  • Rain – Small Elephant (blows a loud sound from his trunk, making the opponent's skin dissolve)
  • Reptile – Chimpanzee (chases the opponent away; the only Animality shown not to attack the opponent)
  • Scorpion – Penguin (lays an explosive egg between the opponent's legs)
  • Sektor – Giant Bat (whooshes by the screen twice, decapitating the opponent in the second pass)
  • Shang Tsung – Cobra (devours the opponent whole)
  • Sheeva – Giant Scorpion (stings the opponent, who turns red and explodes)
  • Sindel – Giant Hornet (pushes the opponent offscreen by repeatedly stinging him/her)
  • Smoke (Cyborg) – Silhouette of a Bull (rams the opponent offscreen)
  • Smoke (Human) – Porcupine (shoots his quills at the opponent)
  • Sonya Blade – Hawk (grabs the opponent and flies off with him/her)
  • Stryker – Tyrannosaurus Rex (devours the upper half of his opponent's body)
  • Sub-Zero – Polar Bear (pounces at the opponent, devouring him/her. The only shared Animality with Classic Sub-Zero.)

In other mediaEdit

The Animality concept also existed in the film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, although disappointing to most fans. Nightwolf, after turning into a wolf, taught Liu Kang how to "use his Animality" and turn into a dragon. Liu Kang later uses the feat in the final scene of the movie in response to Shao Kahn morphing into a Hydra.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • It is important to note that Animalities were one of many fan rumors the Mortal Kombat development team was aware of, and incorporated into a later game. Before Animalities were introduced in MK3, many fans were convinced Sub-Zero could turn into a polar bear in Mortal Kombat II. There was even a strategy guide which published a fake picture of this happening. In MKII 3.1, one of the possible lines that you would see in the game after beating Shao Kahn is a scrambling of the phrase "There are no Animalities". And of course, Liu Kang's Dragon Morph existed in MKII before it was made into his Animality in MK3.
  • In Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, electric eels, Raiden's Animality, appear as minor enemies in the Water Element stage.
  • Despite his name, Scorpion couldn't turn into his namesake, but rather a penguin. Instead, the ability to do so was given to Sheeva.
    • Furthermore, this same repetition also occurs Reptile, who transforms into a chimpanzee.

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