After the backlash from the tame kiddie fatalities from the previous game, MK returned with a vengeance with an extremely graphic reboot of the franchise. Called simply Mortal Kombat, the game returned to the controversy of the original, being banned in a number of countries. Realising that their diehard fans are ever so slightly psychotic in nature, some of these fatalities are wince-inducing, and some are downright hard to stomach. Familiar twists on old favourites (Quan Chi's leg fatality) make their return, but plenty others should never have seen the light of day again, like Nightwolf's.
Seriously, Nightwolf?! What is WRONG with you? You're bringing this weak nonsense back to the party? This article was pretty clear about that three games ago; an axe gets thrown into the opponent's head, and then that head is chopped off. It does feel unnerving and a little inhumane to be disappointed with that, but still, poor form, 'Wolf.