Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe/Fridge

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Fridge Horror

Fridge Logic

  • When you perform a fatality on Green Lantern, how come his ring doesn't fly off in search of a new host?
  • In general, the separation of a Heroic Brutality from a Fatality is little more than what's said at the end of the fight.
    • Green Lantern's "Orb Squeeze" Heroic Brutality, involves him encasing his enemy in an orb, then levitating it, and crushing his enemy by shrinking the orb, a la Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 3. Where's the problem? It's NOT supposed to be lethal, however, during most other Heroic Brutalities, the loser wiggles around on the ground alot to prove they're not dead. But after this one the loser is eerily still...
    • Other examples are Superman and Sub-Zero's finishing moves. In Sub-Zero's case, he is nothing more than a man with ice powers yet his fatality is to deep freeze his enemy then shatter their body with a simple kick. In Superman's case, he freezes them with his cryo-breath, flies up the frozen opponent, drops them to the ground from very high up, then drops on them with the full weight of his body. Now not only does their body not shatter when they hit the ground, but they're somehow still alive after Superman drills himself into their chest. All this is ignoring the fact that the Rage that's infecting the superheroes should be causing them to go against their better judgment anyway (Flash is willing to kill when the Rage overcomes him in the story). The only reason it's a "Heroic Brutality" is because DC just can't tolerate their heroes crossing the line.

Fridge Brilliance

  • By trying to steal Darkseid's soul, Shang Tsung essentially becomes his new Desaad.
    • More than that, the ending is a reference to events before the first Mortal Kombat game, when Shang Tsung was forced to swear allegiance to Shao Kahn in a similar manner.
  • Since Shao Kahn leads an army of Phantom Zoners, General Zod would be either his Dragon or Starscream.