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An X-Ray Attack, alternatively referred to as X-Ray Moves or just an X-Ray, is a type of special move first introduced in Mortal Kombat (2011) and later reappearing in Mortal Kombat X. They were replaced by Fatal Blows in Mortal Kombat 11.


They are moves that cause a large amount of damage, comparable to "Super Moves" found in various other fighting games. True to their name, these moves consist of a short sequence of attacks that zoom in on the target with an X-Ray and displays bones and organs being crushed, smashed, dislocated, ruptured, and snapped, dealing massive damage. The player must completely charge up the Super Meter (which also includes various of more minor super moves) in order to perform an X-Ray Move.

While incredibly powerful, a few X-Ray Moves require special conditions to be met. For example, Johnny Cage (MK2011) and Sonya Blade (MKX) both have X-Ray Moves that are classified as a counter-attack, meaning that it is only performed if they are attacked within a few seconds of the player activating it. Other limitations include X-Ray Moves that can only be activated from an aerial position, such as Cyber Sub-Zero (MK2011), Takeda (MKX), and Tanya (MKX), and the fact that the damage inflicted by an X-Ray is altered based on the damage scaling.

In Mortal Kombat Mobile, X-Ray attacks are unblockable and deal extreme damage. Additionally, they grant a Buff to the user and their team or apply a Debuff to the opponent's entire team. Gold and Diamond cards are the only character cards that can perform X-Ray attacks. With the addition of MK11 characters and characters from MK11, some X-Ray attacks are replaced with Fatal Blows.

In MK11, X-Ray moves have been replaced with Fatal Blows. Although they have similarities, they can only be accessed if the player is at 30% or lower health. Aspects of X-Rays also appear in Krushing Blows.

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