One of Mortal Kombat 11's best Brutalities is being shared online again due to referencing an iconic moment in the Avengers: Infinity War film. It may not be a new Brutality, but it's worth revisiting for Mortal Kombat 11 fans who might have missed it. The Brutality comes from Geras, a new character in Mortal Kombat 11. Geras is a servant to the Keeper of Time, Kronika, and in this Brutality, Geras uses that power over time to turn his opponent to dust.
The reference is, of course, to the viral Avengers: Infinity War moment where Thanos finally collected the last Infinity Stone and "dusted" half the population of the universe. Geras doesn't go so far as snapping, but he absolutely "dusts" his opponent. Like Thanos, after pulling off the Brutality, he also disappears into nothingness.
To be fair, Geras' Brutality is quite a bit more extreme than anything that Avengers: Infinity War had shown. Audiences likely wouldn't have reacted quite as positively to the event if Spider-Man's skeleton appeared as he was turning to dust. On the other hand, no one's going to shed a tear for Geras' victims as they did for Spider-Man or the rest of the Avengers that didn't survive Thanos' snap.
For players who want to perform the Geras Brutality for themselves, it's not too challenging to pull off. Like all Brutalities, it requires players to finish defeating an enemy with a specific attack. In this case, the Brutality is named "Paused In Time" and requires that the enemy be defeated with the move Temporal Advantage.
Mortal Kombat 11 does many things particularly well. NetherRealm's creativity when it comes to Mortal Kombat 11's Fatalities and Brutalities are impressive enough. But there's something especially fun about the references and Easter Eggs that the development team adds to the game. Whether it's referencing Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series for a Nightwolf powerup where wolf companion Kiba leaps into his chest, or Baraka's "Tarkata Forever" cinematic referencing the Black Panther film's Wakanda Forever salute, NetherRealm must be big fans of Marvel's movies.
Mortal Kombat 11 is available now on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.