Nick I never claimed that Shao Kahn has superhuman stats, it's listed in the bio and on the mortal kombat wikia and heavily implied that he does, you are being incredibly obtuse here, you keep going on and on about "on panel" how many Mortal Kombat comics are there to begin with? like 17? and how many of them feature Kahn prominently? the problem with entertaining a fight between a comic book character and a video game character is that games don't always go into exact details about how strong someone is, if you disregard gameplay then there is honestly no point in even having the discussion as that is where a majority of the characters impressive feats occur, Kahn hitting people with his wrath hammer and them exploding into goo is obviously beyond what peak humans are capable of doing, but we are going to disregard that because the game doesn't go out of it's way to state it in writing or a cinematic?
Kahn absorbs the souls of those he defeats and he gains the power of each of those souls after absorbing them, he is over 10,000 years old and has conquered countless realms, absorbing many souls during that time period, if you want to call it conjecture and say none of this is on panel, again theres no point to the discussion because his comic book appearances are very limited to begin with.
Here is an alternate wiki link that showcases his abilities and has some scans at the bottom under the references page, http://animeshowdownold.wikispaces.com/Shao+Kahn and another here with some more detailed information http://www.obdwiki.com/character-profile-shao-kahn/ now you are right I cannot 100 percent verify these as fact, but I have yet to find a description of Shao Kahn not possessing Superhuman stats, so apparently even if it isn't stated most people who write these things have picked up on the fact that it is heavily implied.
I suppose at the end of the day it's just my feelings on the matter, you ask for only on panel feats, Kahn is a video game character, I believe Bane is way out of his league here, as would be Batman or any peak level character, based on the information I have access to. To me it's laughable that you say Bane holding his own against Batman is a better feat than anything Kahn has done, when Batman manages to conquer and subjugate one realm let alone many, and absorb the souls of those realms, you can get back to me about what is impressive, because as it stands, your sense of impressive is lackluster in my opinion.
To Viper, no I have not read that book, I'll have to look into it.
1) You claim that I'm being obtuse because I don't accept information that is pull out of a wikipedia or heavily misconstrued, but yet you have no evidence for these supposedly superior stats that Shao Khan and Goro have. The recent Mortal Kombat game is full of cutscenes (approximately 2 hours worth) and every character has a somewhat elaborate biography, so don't blame me for most of the characters have mediocre showings. Again, we make claims based off feats and on-panel evidence in the Battle Forum, not conjecture and opinion. I'm using the term on-panel in the sense that we actually see what takes place via cutscenes. You can't appeal to gameplay mechanic because it has shown to be inconsistent in terms of character capabilities, and is created from the standpoint of player entertainment and character functionality. I find it funny how you guys have to defend how you all can't post on-panel feats to substantiate you guys claims, and I and everyone else should just take your word on the matter. So, if you guys can't post on-panel feats then what is your justification for claiming that Team 1 wins?
2) How many people's souls has he officially absorbed? His age is irrelevant because that hasn't stopped characters a fraction of his age from defeating. Shao Kahn has never directly participated in the conquest of other except during the invasion of Edenia where he killed King Jerrod off-panel. We aren't using his feats from the comic books because they are non-canon. We are mostly likely using his most current incarnation which was presented in the most recent game.
3) I don't use information from wikipedia's because they mostly consist of fan based opinion and plenty of conjecture, so instead of pulling all of your information from wiki's why don't you go directly to the source material i.e. in-game footage to support these claims instead of other people's opinions. Again, Shao Kahn struggled for an extended period of time to get Liu Kang off of him when he got pounced on by him. I would hardly call that superhuman by any standards.
4) Again, you claimed that you don't have on-panel feat, so please tell me how do you come to the conclusion that Bane is out of his league when his physical stats and fighting prowess is superior based off of objective evidence. Batman has better strength feats than Shao Kahn such as punching a Talon through a heavily reinforced door, bending the barrel of a gun, ripping the bars out of a jail cell with his hands, punching through bulletproof glass, and etc. What has Shao Kahn done that is remotely comparable to all of that? When has Shao Kahn ever directly participate in the conquest of other realms outside of Edenia? How many souls has he absorbed because unlike Shang Tsung he doesn't need them to sustain himself. If you think beating a featless character off-panel is impressive than you are the one whose impressive is lackluster.