Kombatant: Ermac
Finisher Type: Fatality
Game: Mortal Kombat IX

Ermac started as a glitch in the first game – his name is a shortening of 'Error Macro," a line of programming text that would pop up during the game's ending. He was rumored as a character for years, and in a perfect example of art imitating life, he made his debut in Ultimate Mortal Kombat III. Ermac's fatality in Mortal Kombat IX was brutal, funny, and effective. It was all about the detail – the way he ground his heel into the ground before wiping his feet clean.