BarRoom Debates: Alien vs. Predator

This has been an ongoing debate ever since I saw the movie Aliens vs. Predator. Who would actually win in a fight? Now, I understand it took Arnold to take down a Predator, but as I am an expert in killing Aliens, rest assured I am not going to let my preconceived bias get in the way of this debate. Let’s examine each of their strengths logically, based on known factual evidence of course, shall we?

An Alien has a barb on its tail that can decapitate and stab, as well as having teeth to bite you. Also, I think it is important to mention that an Alien, I think, is a little quicker. The Predator owns the technology side. He can go completely invisible and has that shoulder plasma cannon thing he uses.

I really think its a comparison of a barbarian (Alien) and a ninja (Predator). Think about it. An Alien is a no holds barred, frontal assault, and continues to attack even with appendages ripped off. A Predator generally goes with the sneak attack and then runs away. Personally, I would much rather face a barbarian that was killed by Sigourney Weaver, than a ninja that struggled mightily with Arnold. For god sakes, the Predator killed Apollo Creed. Apollo Creed! Only Dolph Lungren has been able to say that. Hell, Apollo has a .500 record against Rocky. Clearly, based on the facts, the Predator would win in a fight.

So if YOU ever have to make the difficult decision of who to face, take on the Alien. You may have to unload 500 rounds out of your M60, but your chances are much better than facing a ninja with a plasma cannon.

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2 Responses to “BarRoom Debates: Alien vs. Predator”

  • Daniel: February 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    The answer is obviously predator. If you kill an alien, so what? If you killed a predator, you’d be even more badass than Kriss Kerr, the guy who punched a shark in the face. And if you died, at least it would be a glorious death.

  • Big Al: February 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Daniel, I couldn’t agree more! I think you bring up a good point regarding the “So what” factor about killing an alien. Really, you’re nothing more than a glorified exterminator dispatching a giant roach. If you take down a Predator, you are 100% due a round of beers from your buddies and your feat will be synonymous with legends like that of John Candy and the ‘Ole 96er.

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