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Why can the Clown cut off fingers but the Demogorgon mori still shows the head of survivors?

This makes no sense, and it's a big reason why I don't consider it the best mori. Legion's or GhostFace's moris are my favorites. I'm not sure why people think it's such a good mori when it looks pretty average to me, considering their heads are still attached, and have no teeth marks in them.



  • CorianderCoriander Member Posts: 1,015

    A lot of people would rather keep the gore to a minimum, so it's more appropriate for a wider audience. There really isn't a need for it, to be honest. I think the finger is only there because of the significance and also a new addition to his collection. Demogorgon is only a beast who eats people.

  • Sasori_puppetSasori_puppet Member Posts: 1,352

    because demodaddy only want to succ the that head

  • Atrushan88Atrushan88 Member Posts: 1,794
    edited September 2019

    The clown literally puts the finger in his mouth. I find that far more gross than a head missing on a survivor that you'll barely see, and if that's the case the Demogorgon shouldn't even put their head in it's mouth. Also, again, the Demogorgon has multiple rows of teeth. Their eyes being rolled in the back of their head being the only difference with their head is a really flimsy detail.

  • NuclearBurritoNuclearBurrito Member Posts: 5,153

    It's a cool mori. But I do wish it bit off their head properly, that would make it a top tier Mori.

  • ABannedCatABannedCat Member Posts: 1,806

    It wouldnt make sense for the head to be bitten off. Look at Demogorgon's teeth. They are like needles. Designed for injuring prey by puncturing and causing rapid blood lose, not to bite off anything.

  • DingDongsDingDongs Member Posts: 526

    But what if they update mori and make Demogorgon does V O R E instead chewing?

  • DudeDeliciousDudeDelicious Member Posts: 5,767
    edited September 2019

    Here’s my take on it.

    The Clown isn’t executing someone by cutting off their finger. He does it by stomping on their head repeatedly. The finger is just a trophy. And although it’s still dismemberment, removing a digit is the most “tame” (relatively speaking) type of dismemberment you could choose to feature.

    Decapitation is an entirely different kettle of fish. Not only is it the most graphic depiction of dismemberment, it would also be the direct cause of death.

  • Atrushan88Atrushan88 Member Posts: 1,794

    I suppose, but it's still gory, and their rating is still Mature, that would mean they should still be able to do it.

    Um, have you seen the mori? The Demogorgon never opens it's mouth. It's teeth are carved inward meaning it would at the very least pull chunks of the head off, which would be more gory than just pulling the head off imo. When it "pulls off" of the survivor, it's mouth is entirely closed around the head. Also as I said, the survivor's head does not even have puncture wounds on their head. The only difference from their head is their eyes are rolled in the back of their head.

  • DreamnomadDreamnomad Member Posts: 2,379

    I'm good with Demo's mori staying as is. An actual decapitation feels unnecessary and out of sync with the rest of the game. Basically, I think it is for the same reason that survivors don't have giant holes in their chest after they are hanged on a hook.

  • Raven014Raven014 Member Posts: 2,611

    I think part of it may be due to limitations on certain platforms and not wanting to get their game banned for overly graphic content.

  • Dr_LoomisDr_Loomis Member Posts: 1,479
    edited September 2019

    I always thought that Dead by Daylight was more sinister and grisly than Friday 13th. Even though F13 had those gory kills, with DBD you have a bleak, humourless atmosphere mixed with horrific imagery.

    With F13 it had more of a lighthearted feel with the (annoying) emotes and over the top costumes. The councillors being able to talk also gave them character.

    Both games are rated 18. I see no reason why DBD can't feature heads being eaten. I mean the area is fully covered, it's not like we're witnessing somebody having their head decapitated in full view.

    Sometimes decapitations can be seen as somewhat 'humorous'. What's more brutal? Jason punching some guys' head clean off (with no gore) or Jigsaw slashing Detective Tapp's throat with a retractable blade, with blood flowing from the wound as Tapp tries desperately to hold on to life.

    The Jurrasic Park and Jaws films featured decapitation scenes too, and at one time they were rated as PG.

    Maybe it's a Stranger Things factor...SF is a 15 rated show which whilst featuring some violent scenes, doesn't contain scenes of extreme violence.

  • Atrushan88Atrushan88 Member Posts: 1,794
    edited September 2019

    I disagree with it being out of sync with the rest of the game, and I also disagree with his mori being as it is. I think they should either change Demogorgon's animation to where he doesn't envelop the survivor's head, or make it actually do what it portrays by either leaving bite marks all on their head and opening the mouth and removing it off of the head, or removing the actual head. Currently the animation is completely out of sync with the portrayal of the survivor. It completely breaks immersion in my eyes. Sure you could argue the same about hooks, but you can be healed when off the hook. You can't when you're actually dead.

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  • TheGorgonTheGorgon Member Posts: 655

    Well, there is a big difference between "cutting a finger" and "decapitation" and decapitation shows much more blood and gore than you think. Either way, I'm all for it because it is limited by country rules and such. Mortal Kombat X doesn't seem to have issues, but...

  • ClocksoClockso Member Posts: 650
    edited September 2019

    I remember one of the devs saying why, and it’s not because it’s too gory, it’s because the survivors model can’t have their head removed, and when the clown does his mori the finger shrinks to the point where you can’t see it, i’ll try to find where the devs said it to prove it

  • Atrushan88Atrushan88 Member Posts: 1,794

    Couldn't they at least have the survivor's head have teeth marks or SOMETHING to make it appear as if something with sharklike teeth has been literally pulling at their head?

  • ClocksoClockso Member Posts: 650

    I agree, it’s looks so bland and boring, at least they could show it from a different angle so that we can at least assume the head got decapitated

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 2,124
    edited September 2019

    I wish this game had more gore.

    It's a horror game where you whack people with bladed weapons and chainsaws and then impale them on meat hooks. DbD is unnecessarily tame given its subject matter.

  • Mister_HoldoutMister_Holdout Member Posts: 1,937

    Because I guess that would be too graphic in BHVR's eyes.

    Fun fact: In For Honor, Shugoki can actually crush someone's head with his bear hands. Their head actually explodes. It's a GOT reference. Pretty cool if you ask me.

  • Atrushan88Atrushan88 Member Posts: 1,794

    They look like they just fell asleep with their eyes open or had a seizure, not like a beast with sharp teeth pulled at their head.

  • TheALIENTheALIEN Member Posts: 327

    Talks of dismemberment- in a mature-rated game.

    *Doom Slayer bends over in a fit of laughter, splitting the skull of an Imp with his fingertips*

  • indieeden7indieeden7 Member Posts: 1,101

    I literally cannot believe not a single person has given the right answer. In certain countries, a videogame which shows beheading will automatically be banned within that country. Obviously the devs don't want to make a kill animation that gets their game banned in parts of the world where they have a large number of players (which is practically everywhere).

  • Dr_LoomisDr_Loomis Member Posts: 1,479

    So are Friday 13th, Mortal Kombat or any game featuring beheadings banned in certain countries? Genuine question.

  • CymerCymer Member Posts: 942

    Right now the Demogorgan's Mori looks like he is molesting the female survivors, pushing them on the ground, fondles their breasts with it's claws and smooches them to death. Just pay attention to it and you cannot unseen it.

  • indieeden7indieeden7 Member Posts: 1,101

    I'm pretty sure they would be, I know Mortal Kombat has definitely been banned in a number of countries.

  • CarpemortumCarpemortum Member Posts: 3,422

    Because while dismemberment is always dismemberment, there is a BIG difference between decapitation, and amputation.

  • AshleyWBAshleyWB Member Posts: 3,812
    edited September 2019

    Maybe the demogorgan could put one of those worm things in people's mouths like what spoiler happened to thingy at some place.

    Less need for gore in return for something more freaky which resonates closely with stranger things and the demogorgan.

  • Dr_LoomisDr_Loomis Member Posts: 1,479

    To be fair they could of just had the Demogorgon maul people as a mori, like it did to Bob

  • Atrushan88Atrushan88 Member Posts: 1,794
    edited September 2019

    Maybe but I really think something has to be done to make it a bit better. It doesn't make any sense seeing a Demogorgon head envelop another person's head, pull it off(visually), and then see them laying on the ground with their head perfectly attached and even look completely untouched with no blood or teeth marks or anything.

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