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Could you take on a raptor with a suit of platemail and a sword

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Archbob, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. Archbob

    Archbob Ancient CFC Guardian

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    Well, lets say the world suddenly got evil and twisted and decided to bring back the Roman's tradition of gladiators fighting animals. At the same time, scientists successfully cloned the raptor. Could you, with a good suit of platemail and a strong broadsword, take on a raptor?

    How much would be pay to see a bout?
     
  2. Elta

    Elta 我不会把这种

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    ... hmm 7 to 9 foot dinosaur right?
    I'd do it with a spear ... I'd rather fight one of those over a Grizzly ^^
     
  3. vbraun

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    No, raptors are much smaller then 7 to 9 feet.

    There are larger ones also:
    They are no where as big as dipicted as in Jurrasic Park.
     
  4. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Small raptors hunted in packs. You wouldn't do very well. As with any big carnivore, success depends on whether or not a wound will make them turn tail. If so, one on one with a sword you might have a chance, but if not, you better make your first strike a killer.

    I wouldn't pay to watch or support blood sports of any type involving non humans and those involving two or more people are usually pretty dumb.
     
  5. Babbler

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    So you don't think the world is ALREADY evil and twisted?

    BTW, my brother would like to know if you have played Soul Calibur?
     
  6. Xen

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    you probably mean a larger species such as utahraptor, or megarapto- a velociraptor, IIRC, it about as big as a grey hound, and by itself, wouldnt bu a huge challenge.

    of course, plate mail is the wrong armor to use regardless- an ill thought choice, IMO- better suited would be chain, or scale.
     
  7. The Condor

    The Condor On an excellent adventure

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    I'd do it. I would love to be able to kick some dino @$$ and get eternal glory:D. My plan would consist of, "not dying";) (Quite revolutionary ain't it:p).
     
  8. Archbob

    Archbob Ancient CFC Guardian

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    Yeah, that plan is usually a winner.
     
  9. The Condor

    The Condor On an excellent adventure

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    I know. Praise me for my brilliance!!!
     
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    If you imagine a large crazed pit bull with 100 teeth, two 2" razor blade claws designed to disembowl you and great leaping ability, you might get an idea what a Deinonychus might be like. Utahraptors are just worse.
     
  12. The Condor

    The Condor On an excellent adventure

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    Wouldn't I try jabbing my sword in its throut while it is charging at me? Also, I am pretty sure I'd have a heavily armored suit.
     
  13. Xen

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    I honestlyl question how much more dangerous it would have been then a lion, tiger, or bear. the thing is small agile and fast- but its still small, and one good whack is all its going to take to kill it; somthing not hard to land on any animal that has to come in for the attack.
     
  14. bhsup

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    I don't know about you, but I have very little experience wielding a sword while being weighted down by plate armor. I suspect I'd be a bit off balance and more than a little off my game.
     
  15. The Condor

    The Condor On an excellent adventure

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    How about I bring my own shotgun? I skeet shoot once a week and am really good and I could just blast that dino's head clear off (also I'd provide my own ammo:)):D!

    Edit: Stupid spelling error
     
  16. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Yes a Deinonychus attack probably wouldn't be any worse than most other large carnivores. When was the last time you stood up to the attack of a lion, tiger, grizzly bear or large vicious dog? ;) I would guess that to the inexperienced eye of an armchair intellect, it would appear a simple problem to swing and kill a charging animal with a single blow. Real life rarely works out like we think unless one has lots of practice. With practice you might be right.
     
  17. Archbob

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    well, you one, having a shot gun would make it kind of one-sided.
     
  18. The Condor

    The Condor On an excellent adventure

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    Yeah... but it would still be fun to watch and do:D!
     
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    I could enter the arena, if i had a flame gun. I suspect that KFC isnt hunted/prepared much differently.
     
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    Archbob Ancient CFC Guardian

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    Ever wonder what KFR(Kentucky Fried Raptor) would taste like?
     

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