@djangophile: My point exactly.
I think all of it matters a great deal. In the Marvel universe, Thor might indeed be mediocre. In the MK universe, Goro is top tier and rivals Gods. You are supposed to really just accept the idea that MK characters have thousands of years of combat experience and rival some Gods if they took mortal forms. I just can't see Goro losing this. The guy is immensely fast, immensely powerful and better at hand to hand combat than 99.9% of the MK universe.