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When fighting the last bosses like Goro, Kintaro, and Shao Khan, hitting them often results in them executing some "flash block" where their body flashes white on contact. They don't even go into actual block mode. During this flash block, it seems as though they take normal physical damage, but they aren't knocked back or otherwise affected by the attack (ie, except for the damage, it's as if you never even hit them).

This is annoying, especially when you're trying to get out a good combo. You can be mid combo and they'll start flashing white and pummel you without actually breaking your combo. They just act as if you're not doing anything to them at all. Either there's a way to break this boss block or it's just a cheap way to make the game harder without having to invest more research into legitimate AI.

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It's almost certainly that last bit. –  Oblivious Sage Sep 2 '13 at 13:23
I think that happens when you hit them during their attack. –  kotekzot Sep 2 '13 at 13:32

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The only way to ignore the "flash block" effect is to attack them from the back. Jump or teleport behind the enemy while they casting a special attack.

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There is no need.
The bosses have one super weakness. Get near and permanently jump over them. As soon as they do anything else then block or some movement-attack use the timeframe and land a combo or uppercut. Rinse and Repeat.

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