* CanonSue: The episode ''Twisted Truths'' introduced Tomas, a [[TheAce prodigiously-skilled fighter]] who was trained to fight in the Mortal Kombat tournament that was won by [[TheHero Kung Lao]], but prevented from competing by an avalanche which destroyed his village. Every female character instantaneously swoons over him, and [[TheChick Taja]] falls in love with him. He wins a sparring match with [[TheLancer Siro]] by [[CurbStompBattle breaking his arm within seconds]] - [[GodModeSue by accident]]. Kung Lao, on the other hand, [[ConflictBall regards him with suspicion and hostility]] and is [[IdiotBall easily fooled by Shao Kahn's plot to frame him for murder.]] Shao Kahn also [[CreatorsPet explicitly states]] that [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Tomas is a better fighter than Kung Lao]], and sure enough, when they finally clash at the end of the episode, Tomas is clearly winning before before being distracted long enough for Kung Lao to gain the upper hand. At the end of the episode, Tomas [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices his life]] to save Kung Lao from an assassin.
* IronWoobie: Great Kung Lao.