(Shows a Caucasian woman with brown ponytail and brown eyes. She has a brown halter top, brown shorts, black fingerless gloves and boots. She pulls two pistols and aims them at the screen.)
Lara Croft, The famous British adventurer who has beaten some of the ancient worlds deadliest creatures.
(Shows Lara gunning down a mercenary with her pistols.)
(Shows a older Caucasian man with black hair and blue eyes. He has in black commando gear on with a large white skull on his chest. He points a assault rifle with a grenade launcher at the screen.)
The Punisher, The most feared vigilante in New York for his one man war on crime.
(Shows the Punisher killing a group of gangsters with a full-auto blast from a assault rifle.)
To find out, we assembled world-class fighters to test some of the most deadliest weapons in history. Using 21st century science, we find out what happens when two of the greatest fictional warriors go toe-to-toe. No rules, no safety, no mercy. It's a duel to the death to decide who is..
THE DEADLIEST FICTIONAL WARRIOR
The fight club, a building in the hills of Northeastern Ohio. This is where we set up a high tech battle zone to find out who would win in a life or death struggle against two very different warriors.
First Up: Lara Croft, the infamous archeologist who has gone toe-to-toe with some of ancient world's greats evil's
Lara Croft Stats:
First Appearance: November, 15 1996 (Tomb Raider's PlayStation 1 US Release date)
Height: 5'9 (175cm)
Weight: 115lbs (52 kg)
She will be put up against the one man army of Marvel Comics:
The Punisher, the notorious vigilante who has battle organized crime for more than 30 years.
First Appearance: February 1974 (Amazing Spider-Man Issue 129)
Height: 6'3 (191cm)
Weight: 210lbs (95kg)
Armor: kevlar vest
(shows a Caucasian man with black hair and five day stubble and green eyes. He's wearing a black tank top, combat pants and boot. He is setting up a gel dummy.)
Biomedical scientist Matthew Roth will use 21st century equipment to test the lethal weapon of the two fighters.
"This is exciting, it's our first show and we are gonna start it off with a first, a male vs. female fight."
(Shows a African American man with short black hair and brown eyes. He is wearing a black jump suit and a white lab coat over it. He is explaining the fatal stab wound on a dummy.)
ER doctor Ronald Mack will see if the weapons will kill.
"These two are bring in pistols, shotguns, machine guns, explosives and slashing weapons."
(Shows a skinny white man with shaggy blonde hair and light blue eyes. He's wearing a green shirt and blue jeans. He types some data into a computer.)
Computer Whiz Jesse Jacobs will input the data in a battle simulation program to see who is the deadliest fictional warrior will be.
"This is an interesting match-up, you have a woman who only kills for self-defense while we have a man who kills almost on a daily basis."
(The next scene shows a white man with black hair and blue eyes. He is wearing a black shirt and blue jeans with black boots. He takes a pistol from a table and aims it.)
Lara Croft will be represented by Kurtis Trent, the man who helped Lara during the events of Angel of Darkness.
"Lara would eat the Punisher alive. He doesn't have the speed, reflexes, and finesse she has."
Lady Lara Croft is the only daughter of Lord Richard and Lady Amelia Croft. While she was born into wealth, her life changed for good on a trip back to England. Lara and her mother plane crashed in the Himalaya's and left them stranded. During a search of a temple for fire wood, Lara came across a stone dais, when she touched it, a portal opened. Her mother then began to speak to a unknown voice. After an exchanged, Lara's mother withdrew a sword looking item from the dais and she disappeared in a flash of green light. Lara was abandoned but managed to survive. After this Lara trained herself to look for answers of her mother's disappearance.
"She is the best at what she does, and nobody can take her down.
But the expert of Marvel's greatest vigilante thinks that Lara has bitten of more than she can chew.
(Shows an athletic blonde woman wearing a replica of the Punisher's armor. She picks up a shotgun to inspected it."
Lynn Michaels was once a NYPD officer who help the Punisher track down a serial rapist down. At one point she replaced Castle as the Punisher.
"Lara might have better agility or smarts, but she doesn't have the will that Frank has."
Frank Castle was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He managed to survive an return home to his wife and two kids. On a picnic at Central Park, the family stumbled into a mob hit. When they were discovered, the family was gunned down. Castle managed to survive and told the police of the culprits. However, the mob had a tight grip on the police and courts, the gangsters were found innocent. Angry at police and courts, Frank then started his one man war on crime.
"Lara is already dead, she will never survive an assault from Frank."
But how would the fearsome Punisher fair against Lara Croft, who has seen the greatest evils of the ancient world.
"I think the Punisher will take this one, he's highly skilled with guns and unlike Lara who kills in self-defense, is just a stone cold killer." said Matthew.
"My money is on Lara, she has beaten a lot of evil and had Olympic level agility and genius intellect." Jesse said.
Both opponents come in with a array of weapons.
Lara Croft weapons:
Twin USP Match 9mm pistols
HK MP5A3 Sub Machine gun
Remington 870 shotgun
Twin Colt M1911A1 pistols
M203 grenade launcher
First up, close range
Lara Croft shoots in with the:
Twin USP Match 9mm Pistols, 9mm rapid fire killers
(Shows Lara gunning down a mercenary with a hail of 9mm fire.)
Length: 7 inches
Weight: 1 pound
Clip Size: 15 rounds (30 rounds with two.)
Kurtis walks up and takes a empty pistol and say.
"These are Lara's current favorite, they fire 9 x 19mm rounds. They have 15 rounds in each, giving Lara a total of 30 rounds."
"Well lets take it outside to the gun range." Matthew said.
The group walk outside to the gun range. Three gel torso's are set up to measure the damage. Kurtis loads both up. Kurtis points the guns at the first gel torso and fires a burst of bullets into the torso and did the same with the second, and finished the clip into the head of the third. The torso's are riddled with bullets as blood flowed out. The head was cut to pieces on the thrid.
"See, look at that Lynn, no way Punisher can deal with that." Said Kurtis bluntly.
"You might got the head but you wasted the bullets on the chest, Frank wear's armor. But we got the answer to that." Lynn said.
Punisher shoots back with:
Twin Colt M1911A1 Pistols, the pistol that was the standard for the U.S. Military for over 60 years.
(Shows the Punisher kill a gang member with two rounds from his twin .45's)
Length: 8 inches
Weight: 2 pounds
Cartridge: .45 ACP
Clip Size: 7 rounds (14 with two.)
Lynn produces the iconic American pistols.
"The Colt .45 is a powerful weapon, it's still in use today by the likes of Delta Force and the Marine Force Recon." Lynn said.
The .45 also holds 7 rounds, giving the Punisher 14 rounds.
Lynn loads the guns and points at one of the new gel targets. He fires at the first target with 4 rounds to head blowing the brains out of the gel dummy. The second dummy gets another 4 rounds to the skull. Lynn empties the rest of the guns into the third dummy's chest.
"Look at that, the bullet wounds are bigger that the USP's." Jesse said.
"Yep, and since Croft don't ever wear body armor. Shes a goner." Lynn said
So who gets the edge in close range combat.
"This is too close to call. Both have a strength and a weakness. Punisher has better stopping power but lacks a bigger clip size." Jesse said. "Lara on the other hand has the better clip size but lacks stopping power. So I'm going to call this even."
In Short Range weapons, both warriors are EVEN.
Up Next is Long Range
Lara blazes in with:
The HK MP5A3, The most famous Sub-Machine gun in the world.
(Shows Lara firing the MP5A3 at a tiger.)
Semi or Full-Automatic
Length: 21 inches
Weight: 7 pounds
Clip Size: 30 Rounds
Kurtis walks to the gun and picks it up.
"This my friends is the HK MP5A3, it fires the same 9 x 19mm round as the USP and has 30 box magazine. This was the same weapon had when she went to find the infda stones."
"Ok , lets see what this gun can do." Matthew Said.
Kurtis slapped a clip into the gun and pointed it at a gel dummy down range. Kurtis opens fire and the dummy is struck several in the chest, neck and head with blood flowing out.
"Wow, now that is impressive." Matthew said.
"Lara use's only the best." Kurtis said coldly
"Well she must have low standards cause we have some twice as powerful." Lynn said
The Punisher blazes back with:
The M4 Carbine, the current standard of the U.S. Special Forces.
(Shows the Punisher killing gang members with a full auto blast.)
Semi or Full-Automatic
Length: 33 inches
Weight: 7 pounds
Cartridge: 5.56x45 NATO
Clip Size: 30 rounds
"This is the standard rifle for the U.S. Special Force. Its a shorten carbine version of the M16 that fires 5.56mm rounds which is a heavier round than the MP5 packs." Lynn said
"Alright we are ready." Said Jesse.
Lynn loads the M4 up and points at a new gel torso. As Lynn fires the weapon the dummy gets pulverized with the 5.56mm rounds hit gel dummy as blood flies everywhere.
"Whoa, that was gruesome." Jesse said.
"See what I mean. There's no way Lara can deal with that." Lynn said with a smile.
So who gets the edge in long range combat.
"This goes to the Punisher, he has a better effective range and heavier round." Jesse said.
In Long Range Weapons, the Punisher receives the EDGE for the M4 carbine
Next up is Mid Range
Lara Croft comes in with:
The Remington 870 shotgun, the American 12 gauge shotgun that can blow away any enemy.
(Shows Lara killing an Atlantean with a blast from the 870.)
Length: 37 inches
Weight: 7 to 8 Pounds
Cartridge: 12 gauge
Clip size: 3 to 8 rounds
Kurtis picks up the shotgun and walks over to the group.
"This is one of Lara's must haves, it's a American 12 gauge, pump action shotgun. This thing is the standard for law enforcement."
"Well we got a gel dummy on a attack bot to simulate the Punisher if he charges." Matthew said
Kurtis loads the shotgun with 4 rounds of buckshot shells and takes aim. Matthew then has the attack charge at Kurtis. As the bot got within shooting distance, Kurtis opens fire and takes the gel dummy at chest level with the first shot. The dummy's chest has a huge hole where there heart should be at. Kurtis pumps the shotgun and fires again, hitting the stomach. Kurtis pumps again and unloads on the head blowing the head back with a hole in it's head. Kurtis then finished by pumping, and firing the last round in the head again.
"Oh my god dude, you just tenderized this thing." Jesse.
"I don't need to say it, but all of these hit's are death blows." Dr. Ronald said.
"See, I doubt Castle can survive a blast to the head." Kurtis mocked.
"Well don't worry, cause I have the answer right here." Lynn said.
The Punisher fires back with:
The SPAS-12 semi-automatic shotgun, a rapid fire beast of a shotgun.
(Shows the Punisher firing a blast at Jigsaw.)
Length: 39 inches
Weight 9 pounds
Cartridge: 12 gauge
Clip Size: 8+1 in chamber
"This is a Italian 12 gauge semi-automatic combat shotgun. Its a duel mode gun, so you can use it as a Pump action. Frank always use's it in semi-automatic though." Lynn explained.
"Alright, we'll do the same test like the 870." Matthew said.
Lynn loaded 4 buckshot shells int the SPAS-12 and pointed it at the gel dummy. As the dummy got closer, Lynn fired the first shot, landing square in the face of the dummy. Lynn repeated the head shots three more times, blowing the head off. Matthew look at his stop watch to see that Lynn had finished at least 5 seconds quicker than Kurtis.
"That's how the Punisher dose things." Lynn said.
So who gets the edge in mid range.
"This clearly goes to the Punisher, the SPAS and 870 fire the same rounds, but the SPAS is able to deliver death faster than the 870." Jesse said.
In Mid Range weapons, the EDGE goes to the Punisher for the SPAS-12 shotgun.
Next up, Explosive
Lara Croft bring in:
The M67 Grenade, small yet portable grenades of the U.S. Military
(Shows Lara tossing a grenade at Rutland mercenaries, the explosion killing them.)
Filling: Composition B
Length: 3 inches
Weight: 14 ounces
Blast Radius: 15 feet
"This is the current grenade use by the U.S. And Canada. Its packed with 6.5 ounces of Composition B. It has a 5 meter killing radius, but it's know to go as far as 250 meters." Kurtis explained
"Ok, lets see whats this baby can do to pig flesh."
Since pig flesh is to closest thing to human flesh, it will be use to simulate the damage of the M67 on human flesh. A enclosed area with three pigs hanging. Everyone stood behind a plexiglass shield as Kurtis throws the frag into the enclosed space and runs back to the group. The grenade explodes in a impressive show. The group walks over to see the space blown to hell. The pig carcases riddled with shrapnel.
"Wow, that's frickin insane man." Jesse said.
"Ya well, all of these pigs has multiple impact points, most of them lethal." Dr. Ronald said.
"You can kiss the Punisher goodbye." Kurtis said deadpan.
"Ya, you never get close to Frank, cause he'll be throw death at a distance." Lynn said.
The Punisher comes back with:
The M203 Grenade launcher, the American made grenade launcher that lobs 40mm rounds of death.
(Shows the Punisher firing the M203 at a car full of mobsters, killing them in a fiery explosion.)
Length: 15 inches
Weight: 3 pounds
Clip Size: 1 round
"This is a 40mm single shot grenade launcher use by many military. It has a 150 meter effective range and a 5 meter kill radius." Lynn explained.
"Alright we got the same test set up, so lets go." Matthew said.
Lynn loaded up on a M406 High Explosive into the launcher and took aim at another enclosed space with pigs at 150 meters. Lynn pull the trigger and let the 40mm projectile flew in the air and hit its target in a fiery explosion. The group walk over and observed the carnage.
"Now that's even more insane than the grenade." Jesse said
"Yep, Lara wont even get close." Lynn said.
So who gets the edge in explosives.
"This hands down goes to the Punisher, he can hit Lara at a distance, and the grenade explodes on impact. Lara can only heave those as far as her strength will let her, and the delay can let the Punisher evade the frag." Jesse explained.
In Explosives weapons, the EDGE goes to the Punisher for the M203 grenade launcher.
Last up, Special Weapons
Lara comes into the battle with:
The Machete, a weapon that can cut any vegetation or limbs.
(Shows Lara killing a mercenary with a machete strike to the neck.)
Length: 12 to 24 inches
Weight: 16 ounces
"This is the premier cutting weapon used in the jungle. This one is call a bolo from the Philippines. Its used to chop at dense forest or jungle. It also can cut off arms and legs." Zip stated
"Well we got a gel dummy, so you can go to town." Matthew said.
Kurtia readied himself and began to slash. He focused on the face and neck of the dummy as he struck. The blood flied as Kurtis finished.
"I rest my case." Kurtis said
"Wow, he screwed this thing up." Matthew said.
"Well, all I can say is this man is dead." Dr. Ronald said.
"Well, Punisher has something in store for Lady Croft." Lynn said.
The Punisher slashes in with:
The KA-BAR Knife the fighting knife of the U.S. Marines.
(Shows a the Punisher grabbing a mobster from behind and slits his throat with the KA-BAR.)
Length: 11 inches
Weight: 1 pound
"This is a Black steel knife that dates back in 1942. Its a 7 inch clip point knife that the Marines use for up close work." Lynn said.
"Well lets see how it fares." Matthew said.
Lynn gets ready near a new gel dummy and lunges in and stabs the throat of the dummy. She stabs a few more times and while behind the dummy, she slits the dummy's throat.
"Now that's whats punishment really means!" Lynn yelled.
"Wow Lynn, that's was brutal." Jesse said in amazement.
So who wins in Special Weapons.
"While the KA-Bar is nice, The bolo machete had a better range and greater killing power." Jesse Said
In Special Weapons, the EDGE goes to Lara Croft for the Matchete.
With the testing complete, its one step closer to to see who is the deadliest fictional warrior
In Close Range, both side pistols seemed to be even.
In Long Range, The Punisher's M4 Carbine outdid the MP5A3
In Mid Range, Punisher's SPAS-12 blasted the 870 away
In Explosive, The M203 defeated the M67 in quick fashion.
And in Special Weapons, Lara Croft's machete beat the Punisher's KA-Bar Knife
Edge: Lara Croft
To make sure that the battle isn't won by a single lucky shot, Jesse will simulate the battle 1,000 times.
It will be a battle of opposites
Speed and Agility
(Shows Lara doing acrobatics while avoiding traps in a temple.)
Toughness and Strength
(Shows the Punisher taking a bullet in the vest, shurging it off and killing the shooter with a shot from his shotgun.)
(Shows Lara planing out how to defeat a few mercenaries.)
(Show the Punisher kicking down a door and open fire with his M4.)
"Well, I got all the data I can get so its time to see who is the Deadliest Fictional Warrior." Jesse said as he hit the enter button on his computer.
The Philippines, the jungle is hot and wet as Lara Croft is walking away from the tomb she had just discovered. She walked towards a rocky area. A sudden noise alerted Lara that someone was near the the rocks. Then a man emerged from the rocks wear black combat gear with a white skull on the chest. Lara pulled out her 870 shotgun and waited. The Punisher pulled out his SPAS-12 and jumped off the rocks and pointed his shotgun and fired.
Lara managed to avoid the shot as she fired in return. The Punisher dodged the round and fired two quick rounds but hit the tree that Lara had hid behind. Lara fired a blind shot but missed, and Punisher fired his last round missing completely. Punisher pull out his M4 with M203 grenade launcher attached to it. Lara rounds the tree and fires her last shot, missing her mark. She pulls out her MP5A3 and takes cover behind some rocks.
The Punisher makes his way towards the rocks as Lara pops up to take a three round burst at The Punisher. He dives to dodge the rounds and fires a long burst at the rocks. Lara returns to cover but leaves her gun exposed. The Punsher shoots her MP5 out of her hand and puts a 40mm grenade into the M203. Lara pulls her only two M67's and pulls the pins and throw them. Punisher sees the grenades and runs. The blast hits and The Punisher flies into the air, but still alive. Punisher hold up his M203 and fires. The round hit near Lara, sending her flying backwards. She lands on the ground but is still alive.
Lara draws her twin USP's and waits for The Punisher. Lara see him and fires a few rounds that knocks the M4/M203 out of his hands. Punisher draws out his M1911 and opens fire with the heavy .45 rounds barely miss there mark. Lara continues to unleash her barrage as the Punisher empties his the last of his clips. The Punisher tries reload, but is met with two guns stuck in his face. Lara pulls the trigger but all there was a clicking noise. The Punisher knock the USP's out of her hands and pulled out his KA-Bar Knife.
Lara Pulled out her bolo machete and slashed at her attacker but missed. Punisher tried to get closer but Lara kept him at a distance. Soon both of them soon clinched and Lara tried to shove the Punisher off. However the Punisher head butted Lara and thrust his knife. The knife landed in Lara's throat. Lara just stared wide eyed at her killer as she felt blood run down her neck. She choked for a few moment before landing on her back and died. The Punisher then roared in the sky in victory.
OVERALL WINNER: The Punisher
"Of 1000 battles the Punisher won 61.2% of the time, which is 612 kills." Jesse explained
The Punisher's deadliest weapon was the M4 carbine.
Twin Colt M1911 pistols- 100 kills
M4 carbine- 350 kills
SPAS-12 Shotgun- 32 kills
M203 grenade launcher- 105 kills
KA-Bar knife- 25 kills
"Lara only manage to win 38.8% of the time." replied Jesse
Lara best weapon was the MP5A3 but it wasn't enough to stop the Punisher
Twin USP Match 9mm pistols- 135 kills
HK MP5A3 Sub Machine gun- 150 kills
Remington 870 shotgun- 15 kills
M67 grenade- 68 kills
Machete- 20 kills
"While Lara is a good fighter, she only has weapons made for self defense." Matthew said. "The Punisher packs weapons that our meant to kill his enemies quickly."
"That computer is wrong, no way would Lara would lose to a psycho like Castle." Kurtis said angrily
"Lara should known when to run, because the Punisher is just a killing machine." Lynn said with a smile.
(The last scene shows The Punisher walking away from Lara's dead body.)
Next time on Deadliest Fictional Warrior.
Two of the greatest gangs of thugs will wage war as:
(Show a man wearing a white tank top and black track pants with purple stripes going down them. He aims a machine pistol at the screen.)
The Saints, The street wise terrors of Stillwater who took over after a bloody war for turf.
(Show the Saints killing rival Ronin gang members with assault rifles and machine pistols.)
(Shows a man with brown buzz cut, 5 o'clock shadow and brown eyes. Hes wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans. He aims an assault rife at the screen.)
Liberty City's Most Wanted, a collection of the most dangerous criminals in the city's history.
(Shows Liberty City Most Wanted killing drug dealers with assault rifles, then take the drugs themselves.)
Who will reign supreme in the criminal underworld.
Tune in next time
I DO NOT OWN THE PUNISHER, TOMB RAIDER SEREIES OR DEADLIEST WARRIOR.
A/N: This is a major edit of my first chapter, I plan to do this with the others as well. Something you will notice.
look more like the later chapters
Zip and Budansky where removed.