She was hand picked by Shao Kahn to serve as Sindel's personal protector. She becomes suspicious of Shao Kahn's loyalty towards her race of Shokan when he places Motaro as the leader of his extermination squads. On the Outworld Motaro's race of Centaurians are the natural enemy of Shokan.
While Sheeva serves her master on Earth her race of Shokan are being punished on the Outworld. Kahn now favors Motaro's race of Centaurs and aids them in defeating the Shokan. After learning of these events Sheeva turns on her master. She defeats Motaro and in a rage brings down Kahn. In freeing the Earth she also frees the Outworld. She then returns home and works to restore the pride and respect of her race.