Granted, every character from the Mortal Kombat series is brutal.

But there are some that go beyond that--some, whose fatalities define their brutality, while other's brutality is defined by their cunning and ruthlessness. Brutal varies with each character on this list and although such a descriptor is often associated with villains or straight up heartless dudes, you might be surprised with some of the fighters on here.

Brace yourselves. Here are: The 20 Most Brutal Characters From The Mortal Kombat series.