Mortal Kombat 11 Video Explains Skarlet’s Blood Spikes With Science (VIDEO)

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Leading up to launch, NetherRealm Studios has teased Mortal Kombat 11 through various story reveals, gameplay trailers, and character debuts, many of which sporting a few gloriously violent (and often excessively gruesome) Fatalities. One of the more striking of these brutal maneuvers is that of Skarlet, the series’ blood-manipulating ninja, who proceeds to impale her foes with multiple projectile spikes.

A new video has now taken a stab at explaining the science of this fatal move, specifically whether Skarlet’s blood spikes could actually do the same damage in real life. Taking on the challenge were the folks at Because Science on YouTube, the team going through quite a few steps in attempting to replicate Skarlet’s spiky Fatality. Using the setup of an air cannon, ballistics gel dummy, and 3D-printed spikes, several projectiles were fired at the human-like mold, each achieving increasingly devastating results. Check out the video below.

This short sciency showcase is part of a greater collaboration with NetherRealm called The Science of Mortal Kombat, wherein Because Science tasks themselves with approaching the violent tournament with educational eyes. While Skarlet’s penetrating blood spikes were the focus of the latest episode of the series, previous installments explored other aspects of the game such as Sub-Zero’s new head-shattering technique. Fans looking to watch the series can do so it in its entirety via YouTube.

Mortal Kombat 11 releases for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 23rd. The pre-order Beta begins later this month on March 28th.

What do you think? Are these Mortal Kombat 11 science videos interesting, or are you not a fan of seeing a Fatality in real life? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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