The Science of Mortal Kombat is testing the reality behind some of Mortal Kombat's most fantastic fatal finishers. The first episode examined the effects of Sub-Zero flash freezing a skull. Now its the strength of a cyromancer's axe that faces the test of Episode 3! Watch:

Nerdist's Because Science team are attacking the problem at its weakest point - namely the brittle nature of ice, and the relative tensile weakness impacting an axe handle. Can they wield Sub-Zero's axe long enough to deliver a finishing move?

If you like more fantasy in your fatalities you can check out the montage of mayhem in the MK11 Fatality Trailer, or go deeper into the realm of science with Episode 2: Skarlet's Blood Spikes. Share your hypothesis for these experiments and more on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!