The original Mortal Kombat introduced a number of video game characters that would go on to become iconic. And… they were actual actors who brought the characters to life via motion-capture footage.

This gave the game a more realistic feel, as well as controversial game violence that came under attack by both the media and government.

In the video above, we get to see the original motion-capture footage of the actor who plays Scorpion.

Below is a number of motion-capture sessions from legendary Mortal Kombat characters Raiden, Sonya Blade, Liu Kang, Kano, and Johnny Cage.