This was a feature given to Cyrax when he was automated by the Lin Kuei. A panel on his forearm allowed him to execute the command and, after a few seconds, he would explode. However, Cyrax was able to re-assemble himself afterwards. He would eventually perfect this ability, and use it to teleport himself during battle, exploding and quickly re-assembling behind his opponent.
Occasionally, he would activate his full destruct command to cause a much larger explosion, resulting in his opponents being blown apart, as well.
In other media
- In the film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, after Cyrax was defeated by Sonya, his self destruction sequence was activated and blew up the facility where Jax received the Cybernetic upgrade.
- In Sektor's Mortal Kombat 3 non-canonical ending, he uses the self destruct sequence. The resulting explosion is so massive that it closes the portal between Outworld and Earth.
- This move was used as Smoke's Hara-Kiri in Mortal Kombat: Deception.
- In Mortal Kombat (2011), Cyber Sub-Zero uses Kold Fusion, a variation of Auto Destruct Fatality. After executing the command from the panel on his forearm, Sub-Zero freezes himself with the opponents before exploding.