@hyperlight: Those are really good points. I've always had a problem with that too, like Raiden has done crazy shit but he can be beaten by some regular MK fighters. I also think Raiden is stronger than he shows, I mean he's an elder god and besides for Shinnok he's the only good one who isn't a total fool. I feel like it's either his physical form or he just holds back a lot of his power.
On a real note, I was hit by a car on while riding my bike (it hit me directly on the pedal) when the car was going 40-50 and I didn't have a single broken bone. My worst injury was sore muscles and an abrasion on my face.