Liu Kang is one of the most important characters in Mortal Kombat 1, having created the timeline in which all of the game’s events take place. In the story mode, he helps to guide a group of inexperienced Earthrealmers to tournament victory. In other game modes, he’s once again incredibly overpowered, with a move set that is fairly easy to master and some of the coolest fatalities that the game has to offer.
Liu Kang’s Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities lean into both his status as a Fire God and Earthrealm’s protector and his former position as keeper of the hourglass. They’re not particularly difficult to pull off, though players may want to check out the following videos to get a better idea of where exactly they need to be standing and the accompanying button prompts so that they know what needs to be pressed.
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How to Perform Liu Kang’s First Fatality in MK1 (Double Dragon)
Liu Kang’s first MK1 Fatality is called Double Dragon and can be performed by pressing down, forward, back, back kick while standing at close range. If done correctly, he’ll punch the other fighter in the head so that they fall down on their knees and then summon two fire dragons to lift them high into the air. At first, it looks as though the dragons might tear the other fighter apart, but Liu Kang ends up applying the finishing blow himself. He jumps high into the air and splits their body in half before crushing their head into the ground.
How to Perform Liu Kang’s Second Fatality in MK1
Those hoping to perform Liu Kang’s second Fatality will need to press back, forward, back, front kick while standing at close range. This is one of the more elaborate Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1, with Liu Kang using a portal to transport the other kombatant into space. Once there, he summons some kind of flaming black hole that slowly sucks the other fighter in; starting with their skin and ending with their bones.
Mortal Kombat 1 is available now on PC, PS5, Switch, and Xbox Series X|S.