IGN's weekly series of top tens, Top 10 Tuesday, has recently recognized Mortal Kombat! In the most recent edition, the rather appropriate Best Gore Effects, the number 10 spot was granted to Jax... specifically, his Arm Rip Fatality from Mortal Kombat II! From the article:

Mortal Kombat is a basic requirement on any video game gore history list. After all, it featured the classic Sub-Zero nervous system yank and Kano heart rip. Instead of just assigning the number 10 spot to everything Mortal Kombat, we decided to give it to the one that we felt was most memorable. For us, it was Jax's arm rip fatality from MKII. Intensely violent while remaining absurdly hilarious, the move starts with Jax grabbing a dizzied opponent's arms. After a few moments of straining, the arms suddenly pop off the corpse, accompanied by a peal of screaming. As blobs of sticky blood spatter around the screen, the opponent then stands upright, armless, with a ludicrous expression on their face and gigantic blood geysers pulsing from their shoulders. The MK series has been trying to top its exquisite simplicity ever since.

Our congratulations to Jax for making this list! To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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