|The third paradox|
Kain's introduction of the paradox in Soul Reaver 2.
|Introduced in||Soul Reaver 2 (2001)|
|Era||• Nosgoth's early history|
|Location||• The Sarafan Stronghold|
|Revised||• The third timeline|
|Resulted in||• The fourth timeline|
|Cause||• Postponement of Raziel's fate (entering the Reaver blade)|
- "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.