Third paradox

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The third paradox
Historical paradox
Kain's introduction of the paradox in Soul Reaver 2.
Introduced in Wiki-Icon-SR2.png Soul Reaver 2 (2001)
Era Nosgoth's early history
Location • The Sarafan Stronghold
Individuals Kain
Revised • The third timeline
Resulted in • The fourth timeline
Cause • Postponement of Raziel's fate (entering the Reaver blade)
Appearances Wiki-Icon-SR2.pngIcon-DefianceComic.png
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"Behind Kain’s eyes, I could see new memories blooming and dying, as history labored to reshuffle itself around this monumental obstruction...
And I could see by the dawning horror on his face that perhaps we had strained history too far this time... that by trying to alter my fate, he may have introduced a fatal paradox.

This event, identifiable as the third paradox witnessed in the Legacy of Kain series, was an extreme temporal distortion created by Raziel, Kain and the Reaver in the Sarafan Stronghold, during Nosgoth's early history in the third timeline. It postponed Raziel's destiny to become the soul-devouring entity trapped within the Reaver, and spawned a "monumental obstruction" which forced the course of Nosgoth's history to reshuffle. The paradox replaced the third timeline with the fourth timeline, directly altering the destinies of virtually every significant character in the Legacy of Kain series, and enabling the events of Legacy of Kain: Defiance and Blood Omen 2 to occur.