For a similar feature, see Death Trap.

A Stage Fatality is a finishing move introduced in the first Mortal Kombat. A Stage Fatality occurs when a player uses a part of the stage or map to execute a Fatality that is not a standard character Fatality.

List of Stage Fatalities

  • Armory (Death Trap) - The stage features two Death Traps (Mortal Kombat: Armageddon only):
    • #1: A giant rolling rock crusher on a conveyor belt, which is used to smash ore to be melted down for weapons-making, or any player that is knocked onto it.
    • #2: Opponents can also be knocked into the molten metal well surrounding the arena.
  • Bell Tower - When an opponent is defeated on this stage, he/she can be uppercutted, where they will fall through a series of wooden floors and eventually land on a bed of spikes. In Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, an opponent can be uppercutted to a spike with four sharp edges; as the opponent slowly comes down and end up being impaled on the spikes and sharp edges cut their legs and arms, a small rat then appears and carries the left leg away.
  • Chamber of the Flame - The Chamber of the Flame possesses three Stage Fatalities, which can be chosen depending on the button the winning player presses as their character hangs the opponent over the edge of the walkway:
    • #1: The labyrinth rotates forward and opponent is dropped and impaled by five spears on each side, separating into 4 pieces (head, upper body, lower body, and legs) as their blood flows out the spears pull back and the opponent falls to the ground into pieces. Activated by pressing the Circle button.
    • #2: The construct rotates back and the opponent is dropped and their lower part of their body is crushed by their sides from some Spike Pillars, only to fall again and have their torso crushed and finally their head crushed. Activated by pressing the Square button.
    • #3: The labyrinth doesn't move, and when the opponent is dropped, a series of flames melt their skin, muscles and organs quickly, leaving only a skeleton to drop and smash on the floor, that disintegrates into ash and bone. Activated by pressing the X button.
  • Dark Prison (Death Trap) - A spiked wall compressor that crushes any opponents knocked into it.
  • Dead Pool - When an opponent is defeated on this stage, they can be uppercutted into the acid bath, burning away the flesh and leaving just a skeleton floating in the acid. In Mortal Kombat: Deception and MK: Unchained this serves as a Death Trap.
  • Dragon King's Temple (Death Trap) - The outside rim of this stage has many spikes embedded onto it, opponents unfortunate enough to be knocked into them will be impaled through their abdomen.
  • Falling Cliffs (Death Trap) - Players can be knocked off or may fall alongside the arena as it collapses, plunging to their deaths below to be impaled by a spike. In the event that both players fall and are impaled, the player with the least damage taken during the match will win.
  • Fire Well (Death Trap) - Opponents are knocked into a conveyor belt, which it soon leads to their doom as a giant wheel crushes their bones to dust. (MK: Armageddon only)
  • Golden Desert (Death Trap) - This stage features two Death Traps:
    • #1: Knocking the opponent into the far cliff walls to either side will cause one of the massive statues to fall on top of them.
    • #2: Being knocked off the front edge will cause the victim to fall onto a rock spire below.
  • Goro's Lair - When an opponent is defeated on this stage, they can be uppercutted into the spikes on the ceiling, similiarly to the Kombat Tomb's Stage Fatality. (MK4 and MKG only)
  • Hell's Foundry (Death Trap) - Giant dies begin to shape newly cast slabs of metal, and crush any kombatant foolish enough to stray near.
  • Kahn's Arena (Death Trap) - The arena has four Death Traps (Mortal Kombat: Armageddon only):
    • #1: Crushing gears that get stuck after an opponent is knocked into them, but free themselves shortly thereafter by crushing the victim's body.
    • #2: A pool of acid that burns the victim's flesh off, leaving only their skeleton behind.
    • #3: A pool of lava which melts the opponent completely.
    • #4: A pike-laiden pit where victims are impaled through the abdomen by the giant spikes.
  • Kombat Tomb - When an opponent is defeated on this stage, they can be uppercutted into the spikes on the ceiling.
  • Kuatan Palace (Death Trap) - Victims are knocked into the molten lava surrounding the platform. (MK: Deception and MK: Unchained only)
  • Living Forest - An opponent is thrown into a tree's opened mouth and, soon after, the tree begins to feast on the unfortunate soul. (MK: Shaolin Monks and MK (2011) only)
  • Lower Mines (Death Trap) - This arena features three Death Traps:
    • #1: On the upper level of this stage, opponents can be knocked into the mechanical dragon head's mouth, and their legs will be bit off by it.
    • #2: On the lower level, players may be knocked into the fire pit and will be burned alive.
    • #3: Also on the lower level, there is a giant rock crusher, opponents knocked into it will have their flesh chopped off completely.
  • Lumber Mill (Death Trap) - Kombatants are knocked into the giant grinders and are torn to shreds.
  • Nexus (Death Trap) - Defeated opponents can be thrown through the barricades surrounding the arena, tossing them into the void, lost to oblivion.
  • Prison - When an opponent is defeated on this stage, they can be thrown into the fan on the wall.
  • Quan Chi's Fortress (Death Trap) - The opponent gets knocked off the platform and into a free fall until they're sliced to pieces by the lasers. (MK: Deception and MK: Unchained only)
  • Refugee Kamp - After the opponent is uppercut, the soldiers and the van's minigun in the background open fire on the opponent and shoot them to death, tearing off an arm and a leg in the process as the opponent is left without a face and riddled in bullet holes.
  • Scorpion's Lair - The opponent is uppercutted into a river of lava. In Mortal Kombat (2011), the Stage Fatality is achieved by forcing the victim's head into the lava, burning the unfortunate soul's face off with their eye sockets leaking molten rock, screaming in horrible agony.
  • Sky Temple (Death Trap) - On the lower balcony, were three sides from which a kombatant could again push their opponent -- this time, to their deaths as they plunge to the ground far below. Once they hit the ground, they snap to pieces and their head hits the screen. (MK:D, MK:U, and MK:A only)
  • Slaughterhouse (Death Trap) - A pair of segmented revolving cylinders parallel to each other. Each segment has spikes laden on them and those unlucky enough to get knocked in between will be shredded to pieces where their blood is sprayed against the wall on the other side.
  • Tekunin Warship - The opponent is uppercut into the large fan on the ceiling, which slices them to pieces as the walls are covered completely with their blood.
  • The Kove - After the opponent is uppercut, a tentacle bursts through the dock, grabbing the opponent in mid-air, and starts slamming the opponent on the dock before they are dragged below the dock. It then transitions underwater, as the tentacle wraps around the opponent's body and neck, squeezing until the shoulders and neck burst as the opponent is screaming in despiration, leaving only the opponent's head and arms while the rest of the body is dragged down to the abyss.
  • The Pit - When an opponent is defeated on this stage, they can be uppercutted off the bridge where they will land on a bed of spikes. Although the announcer did not acknowledge it in the original MK, this would be the series' first Stage Fatality. In the stage inspired by this one in MK: Deception and MK: Unchained, this is a Death Trap.
  • The Pit II - When an opponent is defeated on this stage, they can be uppercutted off the bridge where they will meet their demise on the rocky bottom below. In Mortal Kombat Trilogy, all of the levels that featured a Stage Fatality made it into this game, except for The Pit II's. Because of the practical impossibility of filming new, extra animations with actors for the non-Mortal Kombat II character sprites for the Pit II's overhead fall, they simply left the Fatality out entirely. In Mortal Kombat (2011) there is a new Stage Fatality, which is a version of The Pit from the original Mortal Kombat, not Mortal Kombat II.
  • The Pit III - When an opponent is defeated on this stage, they can be uppercutted off the bridge where they will be sliced to pieces by giant spinning blades at the bottom.
  • The Street - It features a Stage Fatality where your opponent is hit by a taxi. When they are hit it shows their skull being cracked and then their head is completely ripped off. (Mortal Kombat (2011) only)
  • The Subway - When an opponent is defeated on this stage, they can be uppercutted through the roof and back down to the other side (MK3 and updates) or knocked straight into the tracks (MK: Armageddon) to be then run over by a subway train. In Mortal Kombat (2011), kombatants grab their victims to smash their faces on the windows of a train as it passes, smearing blood across the sides of the carriages as the head drags against the metal. The winner then tosses the loser across the arena to the other tracks, where another train runs the opponent over while the opponent is still airborne.
  • Wasteland (Death Trap) - The opponent lands on the giant flaming catapult and is launched high into the air, flying to get splattered on a nearby tower. (Mortal Kombat: Armageddon only)
  • Yin Yang Island (Death Trap) - The opponent is knocked on the water surrounding the island, being devoured by many piranhas shortly thereafter.