1. Shang Tsung
Mortal Kombat Character: Shang Tsung
Level Of Brutality: 10
Shang Tsung. He kills Liu Kang, man. (He also takes Great Kung Lao's soul, so, yeah.) Nothing is more brutal than killing off the series' main protagonist. Tsung probably had you crying (you're not alone--so were we) and wondering if Earthrealm would finally be taken over by the bad guys. Fortunately, that doesn't happen, but at least Tsung was pretty close. Along with being able to steal people's souls and being, arguably, MK's most ruthless villain, Tsung had several fatalities to choose from that were all pretty brutal. For killing our hero and being a cold-blooded mastermind, Tsung gets the top spot for the Most Brutal Mortal Kombat character.