If you thought the onslaught of Omni-Man focused Mortal Kombat 1 leaks would dry up now that the character is actually out and available in MK1, we have a little surprise for you. New datamines reveal that Omni-Man does indeed have a fifth brutality for you to take advantage of in Mortal Kombat 1 – although, this one’s a bit of a secret.
One thing that helps Mortal Kombat 1 stand out from the other new PS5 games and new Xbox games out there right now, and makes it one of the best fighting games available at the moment, is the bloody brutalities. Moves with their inputs often unexplained in the menus, these game-ending attacks are beyond satisfying when you manage to pull one off. Working out how to input them regularly can be a bit of a challenge without some help, but they’re a fantastic way of catching out your opponent and ending things before anyone has the chance to use one of the equally devastating Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities.
Despite the fact that all the currently available Mortal Kombat 1 characters have five brutalities for you to unlock and take advantage of, it was thought that new fighter Omni-Man would only actually come with four of these moves. In fact, just a handful of days ago, disgruntled fans were airing their complaints about this very thing online – and for good reason. Ahead of the full Mortal Kombat 1 Omni-Man release date, during early access, there were only four brutalities to unlock in-game and dataminers hadn’t had much luck finding any more in the Mortal Kombat 1 files.
Now, though, that’s changing and the hunt for a secret fifth brutality is beginning – which is very exciting, especially for fans of Invincible.
Recently, reliable leaker ‘thethiny‘ has been hopping back into the Mortal Kombat 1 game files for any more clues on upcoming content and found that there is indeed a fifth brutality available for Omni-Man. Known only as “mustache” right now, there’s currently no input available – which means the race is on to find out how to actually access this move.
When you look at the current crop of Omni-Man brutalities available, they all make very specific references to Invincible – other than the ‘Klassic’ uppercut brutality, anyway. There’s one that references episode one, where he kills War Woman by snapping her neck with such force that her head is actually backwards when she collapses.
There’s another referencing episode seven, where Omni-Man flies through someone with such force that they just explode. The third unqiue brutality references Omni-Man’s murder of Darkwing – another memorable and bloody moment from the series.
But, what could “mustache” mean? Well, it’s actually quite hard to say right now – the codenames used in the files don’t always obviously line up with the final result. For the above, Omni-Man’s brutalities are listed as “chest bash”, “clap”, “neck break”, and “skully rip”. Some of those (like “neck break”) are obvious references to the brutalities we see in game, but “chest bash” and “clap” aren’t quite as direct.
With Omni-Man having a kill count of around 150 in Invincible right now, there are plenty of scenes to choose from. We think a brutality where Omni-Man grabs his opponents head and crushes it in an instant, or perhaps a brutality based on the scene where Omni-Man kills The Immortal by punching through his chest and then ripping him in half seem the most likely. Although, we admit, these don’t involve his mustache much at all. It could play a part, given the codename, but it could also be something of a red herring for fans hoping to work out this secret attack.
Either way, brutalities often have quite specific inputs and finding which one triggers this secret fifth brutality could take quite a while – and some luck – especially when you consider the fact that Omni-Man has air variants of all his Mortal Kombat 1 combos.
Ultimately, though, we will just have to wait and see what this new brutality looks like. We don’t think we’ll have to wait too long, though – MK1 fans are relentless. For now, though, you can check out all the Mortal Kombat 1 Omni-Man skins right here and why it looks like the person behind the Mortal Kombat 1 Homelander voice might not be who you thought.