Have you ever seen the Rain?
They are just bad writers, I mean in a world were Sonya can beat both 10.000 years old assassins Jade and Kitana together, and Stryker defeats Ermac (turning him into a joke) and Sub-Zero takes down two freaking Shokan at the same time, not to begin about wannabe Lui Kang, Kung Lao taking down the deadly alliance with ease. (oh and then there is this extremely laughable thing of Cassie beating down a God on her own, and her WOUNDED friends hold down Liu Kang, Kitana, Sindel, Kung Lao and others... Nuff said.Have you guys seen what actual real life Shaolins go through? Their training regime is insane! They are prepared for everything and I mean EVERYTHING! They literally have you getting smacked with a stick to your balls all day long. These guys dedicate themselfs to become ultimate warriors. Now compare that to a military grunt. I dont see Cassie beating anyone but her fellow military. Her beating Shinnok was god awful, her beating Liu Kang is just blasphemy.
NRS are horrid writers, and seeing how Cassies first fight is her own mother, and the fourth fight is Liu Kang, they haven't learned anything from this. Green magical energy my ass, I hate it as characters don't need to suffer anything before winning something, like it is a given they beat everyone... blergh.