Sonya disappeared after the first tournament but was later rescued from the Outworld by Jax. After returning to Earth she and Jax try to warn the U.S. government of the looming Outworld menace. Lacking proof, they watch helplessly as Shao Kahn begins his invasion.
Sonya defeats her arch enemy Kano high atop a skyscraper near Shao Kahn's fortress. She then comes face to face with the emperor himself. In an incredible display of courage Sonya wins. When the world returns to its normal state, Sonya has no trouble convincing her superiors to form the Outer World Investigation Agency: devoted to protecting the Earth against possible future invasions from other realms.