@terry2012: Understand that some peoples ending in the game aren't cannon, such as if you end the game with any character it will say they beat shao kahn and became champion of mortal kombat but we all know liu kang is the cannon (correct) ending that carries over into other games. Paul's hot headedness did not affect him in his fight with kazuya as the match was a draw, if he had been hot headed as you say he would have lost, yet he didn't. Besides back then in t1 & t2 paul was being portrayed as a rival to kazuya and a serious and stern fighter, not the hotheaded oaf he is today. He made that mistake simply because through out those 500 years no one came close to a challenge for him. I know if i had been winning a tournament for generations and hadn't been close to being defeated i would be arrogant as well. It's not cannon because laws ending wasn't cannon as he lost and didnt win the prize money so he had no business being at a bank paying off debt with money he didn't win. If she is nowhere near there level even getting the drop on him shouldn't have surmised a victory but it did and he should have been durable enough to take sheeva's initial attack and fight her but obviously it didn't happen that way;plus, the teleportation didn't help him with liu kang also so its obviously not a game changer as it didn't help him with either fight. He only lost to him once to the four times he's beaten kuma. Well they say the elder gods can't intervene with mortal kombat but they could show a flashback of the elder gods and raiden fighting shinnok. Likewise my friend.