Brutality Thread - Secrets, Variants and Stage
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RE: Brutality Thread - Secrets, Variants and Stage
07/21/2019 02:50 PM EST

This past week is the first time ever that I'm seeing Brutalities in the time crystal store consistently every single day. Either I don't spend much time in there or it is randomized for everyone.

Well, you all got your Tremor now. Can we finally move on?
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RE: Brutality Thread - Secrets, Variants and Stage
07/22/2019 04:18 AM EST

Alternate brutality ending for Erron Black's 'Hard to swallow':

Right after inputting the command for the brutality, hold L2 & R2 + Down + Square and Erron will light a dynamite bar with his gun and throw it onto the opponent to blow his head.

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08/03/2019 04:52 AM EST

Don’t think I saw it on here. when you perform the “Totes Ewww” brutality, after the drone rips the head off , you can press R2+L2 and the drone drops the head back onto the body

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RE: Brutality Thread - Secrets, Variants and Stage
08/07/2019 09:43 AM EST
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Alternate brutality endings:

Johnny Cage's 'and the award goes to...': press Left + L2 & R2 + Circle (PS4): Johnny will throw a rotten tomatoe at the opponent

(credits Stellar Stryder)

Scorpion 'Crispy': press Down + X (PS4): Skeleton doesn't collapse entirely

(credits vinimations003)

Cassie Cage's 'My bad': press Left + L2 & R2 + X (PS4): Cassie does not shoot the head with her laser.

(credits MistressesSnow)

Jacqui Briggs's 'What happened?': hold X or Circle: Jacqui rips the leg instead of the arm

(credits Nick and Autumn)

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RE: Brutality Thread - Secrets, Variants and Stage
08/09/2019 11:23 AM EST
@rococo_freddy

Alternate win poses have just been discovered for the new DLC character Shang Tsung.

Right after any brutality, quickly hold R2 + L2 (PS4) + a particular direction and Shang Tsung, instead of transforming into the opponent as in his usual win pose, will morph into:

Rain, if the direction is UP

Ermac, if the direction is RIGHT

Smoke, if the direction is LEFT

Noob Saibot, if the direction is DOWN

(credits to DYNASTY)

Scorpion, if you hold L2 & R2 + Circle (PS4)

Sub-Zero, if you hold L2 & R2 + Square (PS4)

Reptile, if you hold L2 & R2 + Triangle (PS4)

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RE: Brutality Thread - Secrets, Variants and Stage
08/10/2019 11:44 PM EST
08/10/2019 11:56 PM EST

Noob Saibot has a Brutality that makes use of his B+1, 1+3 string. I'm fairly certain this one one was added with the latest patch as I've used this string to get his "Wow Out" Brutality on several dozen occasions prior to the patch. I've performed it both online and offline and have had no inconsistencies thus far. The first time I performed it, it surprised me because I was attempting to finish a kombo string into the aforementioned Brutality.

Aside from taking the opponent's last bit of health with 1+3 (not 2), I'm not sure if there are any other stipulations to this Brutality being executed.

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RE: Brutality Thread - Secrets, Variants and Stage
08/12/2019 01:47 AM EST

Maybe someone can give me an advice. I have some real issues to pull off Jacqui's brutality where you need to press 4 time circle (PS4) or B (XBox) in a row. I just can do it 3 times in a row and then the enemy pushes me back. How can you avoid this?

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RE: Brutality Thread - Secrets, Variants and Stage
08/13/2019 05:15 AM EST

You gotta practice it. It takes perfect timing. You can do four knees

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RE: Brutality Thread - Secrets, Variants and Stage
08/14/2019 08:12 PM EST
08/15/2019 08:36 PM EST

Sonya Blade - Kisses ( hold X + down ) the burned skeleton will crumble instead of being intacted

PSN: Airin-Danyul

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RE: Brutality Thread - Secrets, Variants and Stage
08/18/2019 04:01 AM EST

Sub-Zero 'Falling to pieces': hold Down & X (PS4) after the second iceball and the upper part of the frozen opponent's body, instead of exploding, will be a skeleton.

(Credits: Nick and Autumn)

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RE: Brutality Thread - Secrets, Variants and Stage
08/28/2019 07:59 PM EST

Hold down during Scorpion’s crispy brutality, and the game will say “toasty”

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RE: Brutality Thread - Secrets, Variants and Stage
09/05/2019 01:55 PM EST
09/06/2019 06:19 AM EST

During Erron Black's brutalities hold 3 (A/X) for a different pose (back turned)

Hold the amplify/grab/block/or switch stance button to make a tumbleweed roll through with that pose

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RE: Brutality Thread - Secrets, Variants and Stage
09/15/2019 10:06 PM EST
@rococo_freddy

Sub-Zero 'Falling to pieces': hold Down & X (PS4) after the second iceball and the upper part of the frozen opponent's body, instead of exploding, will be a skeleton.

(Credits: Nick and Autumn)

@rococo_freddy I can't get this to work. Have you been able to replicate it?

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RE: Brutality Thread - Secrets, Variants and Stage
06/04/2020 12:24 PM EST
@frabn

UPDATED 6/11/19
Secret Brutalities added to game in 6/11/19 game update

I noticed there is no sticky thread for Brutalities like there was in MKX, and I've already discovered or seen several secret Brutalities or variants that I think we should try and keep track of. So, let me start one. Break down will be below - if you encounter a secret or one you just don't know how to do, post it here and we'll try it out. Others added will be moved to the main posting as we go.

Note: I'm basing these button presses off of PS4 - sorry for any confusion. Would appreciate feedback on XBox One buttons.

@Mick_Lucifer or other mods, can we get this stickied?

VARIATIONS
These are modifications/variations to known Brutalities that can be triggered under certain conditions or button combinations.

D'Vorah

Bug Yuck - Hold L2 + FK - cause bugs to devour victim all the way down to the bone

Jade

Flawless - correction to criteria - holding "toward opponent" does not seem to work. Instead, rapidly tap toward opponent

  • while it still does not work all of the time, I find that it triggers roughly 7/10 times this way, as opposed to simply holding toward, which triggered MAYBE 1 in 10 attempts.

Johnny Cage

Win Pose Variation - Hold Up, R2, L2, FP & BP - Johnny Cage Doll pose changes

Liu Kang

Insert Koin - Hold Left, R2 + FK - Coin cabinet door opens to show victim's decapitated head.

Scorpion

Crispy - cause a "clean" white skeleton that falls apart instead of burning and crumbling- method of doing this currently unknown - performed by accident several times

  • May be combo related - each time this Brutality variation occurred, the Brutality was triggered during a combo that began before "Finish Him" and continued after

Sub-Zero

Off With Your Head - Press L2+R2 after victory pose - Axe disappears and head falls to ground

Dancing On The Ceiling - Press Down + FK any time after impalement - victim slides off spikes

Win Pose Variations - hold any direction to change pose of ice clone immediately after performing Brutality.

  • Polar Bear - hold left + 1 + 3
  • Snowman - hold right + 2 + 4

SECRETS

Secret Brutalities have been added to the game as of 6/11/2019 per NRS!

As of yet, I have encountered no Secret Brutalities.

STAGE

Special Forces Desert Command - Throw Animal Skull in center of arena at standing opponent from at least half-screen distance

There has to be more folks. Let's find 'em.

The clean skeleton crispy might have something to do with how much you use demon breath