your life is on the line. you have to choose a creature to represent you in a fight to the death in a colosseum. which would you choose?
[li] only real, existing creatures allowed. [/li][li] after both you and your opponent have chosen your champions, the one with the smaller mass can enter a multiple of their choice until it matches their opponent’s. ie, you can field two 50kgs vs a 100kg. [/li][li] the chosen creature must be a minimum of 1kg. [/li][li] chosen creatures will enrage and fight to the death without targeting their own team, though they may not necessarily work together. [/li][li] the arena will be empty. no weapons, tools or props.[/li]
Pack of wolves. Or hyenas - hyenas have incredibly powerful jaws.
So if someone chooses an elephant, I can have 5,000 snakes? I take the snakes.
Change that to falcons. Air power. Can rain shit down on everybody if nothing else.
Can the colosseum be underwater?
A swarm of birds, if enraged Hitchcock-style, could probably kill anything of equal weight.
Where do I collect my winnings?
yup. if the person were to choose a snake. good luck to you if he chose a mongoose.
i was thinking just sand to keep it simple, but for fun, let’s change it so the terrain will adjust accordingly. waters will rise just enough to accomodate the height of your water-dwelling creature.
an eagle would be able to pick it up and drop it from height.
OK then, I’ll have a honey badger strapped to an eagle.
no combos. your initial choice must be a single creature only.
I was going to say grizzly bear until I read the thing about the weight, but now I guess I’ll say wolverine.
I’m going with the honey badger. At between 9-16kg for an adult male they’d be 2 to 1 against a pitbull, 10 to 1 against a Lion or tiger and 10-20 to 1 against a bear depending on the type.
An eagle may be able to swoop and pick up a honey badger but they’d have a hell of a time hanging one.
I’d be tempted to go for the inland taipan, but even at around 1kg each 45 minutes to kill something is too long in a battle to the death
I was going to say pythons but then I thought about elephant and realized he’d stomp them to death. Pythons would have to get pretty lucky to win that one.
Badgers on the other hand would just keep biting the legs until it eventually went down and then it’s game over.
Badgers Vs. python - gotta go badgers, python can only take care of one badger at a time and he’s vulnerable while he’s doing it.
Badgers Vs. polar bear would be interesting but I’m betting on badger.
Badgers vs. eagle would be close depending upon the size of the eagle. If it’s a harpy eagle, let’s say 15 lbs. that’s like a 1 on 1. Hmm… I think badger looses that one.
But can the eagles kill the elephant or the polar bear?
Hell, I’ll go elephant and hope he can hold out against the badgers.
Gonna have to go with the old ‘swarm of deadly poisonous spiders’ for this one I think. Even if they can’t pierce the hide of some creatures they can just swarm down its throat and do some damage.
OP says 1 kg minimum individual weight.
A whole bunch of 'em.
Edit: Crap—missed the 1kg weight minimum. Back to the drawing board…
Baboons can be pretty fearsome. I’m thinking I might go with that.