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Comic Vine Battle of the Week Results: Predator vs. Boba Fett

Bounty hunter vs. alien hunter. Come see who the Comic Vine community and writer Tom Taylor thinks would win this encounter!

This week, two titans from the sci-fi genre faced off in a battle of blasters and blades. Let's be honest, both characters don't exactly have the most favorable showings when it comes to the films. However, once we dive into the expanded universe, we see why these characters deserve both our fear and respect. The Comic Vine community had all week to debate and vote on a winner and the answer is clear: they think Predator will add Boba Fett's skull to his trophy collection.

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48% side with the deadly Yautja and 44% were fans of the Fett until the very end. 8% think it's too close to call, and I gotta admit, I'm BARELY siding with the 48% on this one. Predator has the physical edge (strength, speed, pain tolerance) and cloaking could prove to be an immediate wildcard. The opportunity to connect first with one of his weapons could be a much required edge. The plethora of gear they tend to bring to the table would be a formidable obstacle too, even for Fett's very durable Mandalorian armor.

That said, I've seen Fettt overcome a variety of obstacles with his wits and wealthy amount of technology at his disposal before, so one simple moment of arrogance from the Predator could ultimately lead to its downfall and that's definitely worth factoring in as well. Overall though, I think the Predator's physicals and a few key pieces of technology could be huge factors and do warrant a slight edge. I by no means think it would be an easy victory and Fett's mentality and own impressive arsenal should absolutely not be overlooked, either. Regardless of who's left standing, I'm sure the victor isn't going to walk away in serious need of medical attention and this definitely has the potential to be an epic encounter. I can't help but wonder why Dark Horse never made this happen.

Viner Argument of the Week in favor of Predator is by Jwalser3

"I really like this battle. Both are very cool, but the Predator is packing more. While Boba's armor gives him the edge in armor, the Predator species is naturally durable. In Predator, the Jungle Hunter was tanking point blank explosive arrows shot by Dutch. In Predator 2 the City Hunter tanked 7 shot gun blasts to the chest. Not to mention the novels, comics, and games, all showing similar feats.

When it comes to combat speed Predators have it, Boba's jetback will make him faster. But it won't help with his reaction time. Predators have been stated to easily dodge bullets.

Strength is no contest here. Predators have been able to break bone, tear off heads, bust open steel doors, etc. in movies, and comics. I don't recall Boba having any strength feats on par with any Predator.

Both have great weaponry, the Predator's plasma caster. Boba's jetback. But the big game changer is the Predator's cloaking. This will give it the advantage it needs to get the drop on Boba. But the destruct capabilities of the plasma caster is insane. They've been shown to destroy military helicopters, small transport ships, and easily turn humans to Swiss cheese. I know Boba's E3 blaster can complete disintegrate some one, but the plasma caster shows better explosive power.

This is a great fight no doubt, but the Predator has a slight edge in weapons and completely stomps in the stats department. Both are bad ass, but I just hope people read the arguments and not go on who is more cool."

Tom Taylor, writer of STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES & STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES: BOBA FETT IS DEAD

"Boba Fett versus Predator? No contest. Fett was directly responsible for the end of Luke's training. Fett captured Han Solo and even managed to get the emotionally stunted smuggler to admit he loved Leia... kinda. If Vader and his troops had have been more competent when Fett led them to Cloud City, the rebellion could have been over right there. If not for Fett's actions, Luke's daddy issues never would have advanced. If Boba Fett had have been in Greedo's shoes, he would have shot first, second and third. Predator couldn't even deal with Kindergarten Cop when he got a bit muddy."

Last but certainly not least, here's a tease for next week's battle! It'll go live on the homepage Monday morning, so be sure to check back then.

Start researching, ladies and gentlemen!

Previous 'Comic Vine Battle of the Week' results

Want to suggest a battle? Feel free to comment below or send it to Gregg via Twitter.

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Edited by Mellow_Hype

First grade was hard for me.

Posted by jashro44

Kaine and venom flash vs heroes for hire

Edited by jaybefre

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

"Predator couldn't even deal with Kindergarten Cop when he got a bit muddy" - Tom Taylor

/end thread

Posted by jaybefre

Posted by DecoyElite

Curses! One day I will pick the winner.

Posted by Outside_85

"Predator couldn't even deal with Kindergarten Cop when he got a bit muddy" - Tom Taylor

Hmm, I seem to remember Fett getting casually decapitated in the prequel movies and catching a stray shot to the jet pack in the old ones. Arnold may have gotten pregnant later on in his film career, but he was nearing the top of his game when he faced the Predator.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

I'm gonna say Iron Fist and Luke Cage win this

Posted by Mr. Messy Face

Kaine and Venom!

Posted by ThorBoy

Yes! Big win for the predator! Thank you everyone who voted!

Posted by Master_Thief

KAINE AND VENOM WIN!!!!!

Edited by Dextersinister

F*ck, Predator actually won a fight on the vine.

Posted by AlKusanagi

Wookies and Trandoshans are physical juggernauts as well, but Fett has never had trouble dealing with them. Even in the majority of their EU material, Predators still come off as intergalactic jobbers, where Fett has only really suffered from his scenes in Jedi.

Edited by laflux

Kaine and Venom vs Iron Fist and Luke Cage.

Alright @strider92 I assume your going to go for Venom and Kaine, and I'll take Fist and Cage. May the Best man win!!

Of Course not discounting @jashro44, as well as any others.

Posted by cameron83

Kaine and Venom vs Iron Fist and Luke Cage?!!?!

Damn. Wow. I think this is a VERY close one. I think Iron Fist and Cage would win. But although Kaine's stingers wouldn't be able to do anything to Cage (or may not hit Iron Fist),but he can definitely knock out Cage.

Posted by Pokergeist

"Predator couldn't even deal with Kindergarten Cop when he got a bit muddy" - Tom Taylor

/end thread

Wait, didnt Fett get beaten by a Blind Han Solo!?

LOL

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@jonny_anonymous said:

"Predator couldn't even deal with Kindergarten Cop when he got a bit muddy" - Tom Taylor

/end thread

Wait, didnt Fett get beaten by a Blind Han Solo!?

LOL

Better that than getting beat by old man Danny Glover

Posted by nick_hero22

Tom Tyler shows his ignorance -__-

Edited by nick_hero22

@cadencev2 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

"Predator couldn't even deal with Kindergarten Cop when he got a bit muddy" - Tom Taylor

/end thread

Wait, didnt Fett get beaten by a Blind Han Solo!?

LOL

Better that than getting beat by old man Danny Glover

Do you actually watch the movie? Because if you did you would have know that Danny Glover was losing pretty badly in the final fight to a Predator that had been shot several times in the abdomen with a shotgun along with having a missing arm.

Posted by k4tzm4n

Tom Tyler shows his ignorance -__-

Tom Taylor, and he's obviously just having fun with it, man.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

@jonny_anonymous said:

@cadencev2 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

"Predator couldn't even deal with Kindergarten Cop when he got a bit muddy" - Tom Taylor

/end thread

Wait, didnt Fett get beaten by a Blind Han Solo!?

LOL

Better that than getting beat by old man Danny Glover

Do you actually watch the movie? Because if you did you would have know that Danny Glover was losing pretty badly in the final fight to a Predator that had been shot several times in the abdomen with a shotgun along with having a missing arm.

So? Danny Glover was still an old policeman with 0 h2h skills

Posted by SoA

im not mad with the results , i voted boba , but the better hunter won in the end.

as for next week... idk i like iron fist so ill vote him

Posted by Supreme_Maj

Zut, Gregg Katzman i thought you said fight between characters of different universes next week fight are the characters i like in marvel i am not going to vote like predator vs Boba Fett (because i knew nothing of they feats really ) iron Fist & Cage vs the spiders Oh no no no no it will be too hard.

Posted by TDK_1997

So next match will be Kaine and Venom against Iron Fist and Luke Cage.

Edited by Pokergeist

@nick_hero22 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@cadencev2 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

"Predator couldn't even deal with Kindergarten Cop when he got a bit muddy" - Tom Taylor

/end thread

Wait, didnt Fett get beaten by a Blind Han Solo!?

LOL

Better that than getting beat by old man Danny Glover

Do you actually watch the movie? Because if you did you would have know that Danny Glover was losing pretty badly in the final fight to a Predator that had been shot several times in the abdomen with a shotgun along with having a missing arm.

So? Danny Glover was still an old policeman with 0 h2h skills

Wait, what did Boba Fett do that was? He miss Luke Skywalker twice with his Blaster before Blind Han Solo took Fett out LOL.

Seriously he did nothing but stand around in the movies and miss every blaster shot at Luke and gang.

Posted by DecoyElite
Posted by Emp3rorD4v1d

predator obviously wins , and finally my favorite comic book hero! iron fist ftw!!!!!

Edited by HushoftheWind

i find it funny that people call Scarlet Spider him Kaine more than they call him Scarlet Spider. Im not gonna lie, i call him Kaine to it just sounds better.

Posted by DecoyElite

i find it funny that people call Scarlet Spider him Kaine more than they call him Scarlet Spider. Im not gonna lie, i call him Kaine to it just sounds better.

Plus there's technically another Scarlet Spider running around(one of the MVP clones)

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

@hushofthewind said:

i find it funny that people call Scarlet Spider him Kaine more than they call him Scarlet Spider. Im not gonna lie, i call him Kaine to it just sounds better.

Plus there's technically another Scarlet Spider running around(one of the MVP clones)

Patrick

Posted by nick_hero22

@k4tzm4n said:

@nick_hero22 said:

Tom Tyler shows his ignorance -__-

Tom Taylor, and he's obviously just having fun with it, man.

I hope so

@nick_hero22 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@cadencev2 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

"Predator couldn't even deal with Kindergarten Cop when he got a bit muddy" - Tom Taylor

/end thread

Wait, didnt Fett get beaten by a Blind Han Solo!?

LOL

Better that than getting beat by old man Danny Glover

Do you actually watch the movie? Because if you did you would have know that Danny Glover was losing pretty badly in the final fight to a Predator that had been shot several times in the abdomen with a shotgun along with having a missing arm.

So? Danny Glover was still an old policeman with 0 h2h skills

Danny Glover was quite competent and like you said he was a veteran officer in a city that suffered from a large gang war. During that confrontation Danny had the Predator's smart disc while the Predator was using his wrist blades while missing an arm and it still had the upperhand, not to mention that the Predator was an Unblood.

Posted by Pokergeist

@cadencev2: Yeah, but EU stuff.

I can say the same about EU Predator. My point was directed to Jonny boy who was using the crappy ways Predator was killed in the Movies. I responded with the much crappier Movie Boba. ;)

Posted by Mangakid1995

Power Man and Iron Fist vs Scarlet Spider and Agent Venom? My money's on the spiders.

Edited by DecoyElite

@decoyelite said:

@cadencev2: Yeah, but EU stuff.

I can say the same about EU Predator. My point was directed to Jonny boy who was using the crappy ways Predator was killed in the Movies. I responded with the much crappier Movie Boba. ;)

I think he was joking around but okay.

Posted by k4tzm4n

Zut, Gregg Katzman i thought you said fight between characters of different universes next week fight are the characters i like in marvel i am not going to vote like predator vs Boba Fett (because i knew nothing of they feats really ) iron Fist & Cage vs the spiders Oh no no no no it will be too hard.

What?

Posted by Pokergeist

@cadencev2 said:

@decoyelite said:

@cadencev2: Yeah, but EU stuff.

I can say the same about EU Predator. My point was directed to Jonny boy who was using the crappy ways Predator was killed in the Movies. I responded with the much crappier Movie Boba. ;)

I think he was joking around but okay.

So was I :) he knows it.

Posted by DecoyElite

@cadencev2: Well now I look silly.

*Jumps out of thread*

Posted by metalpsips

I voted for Boba in this one,but as I havent read the comics,im not fully aware of each one's abilites.But I believe that Boba has the advantage of flying,and its a strong factor.And the fact that he is intelligent and not a bloodthirsty savage gives more edge to his side.But im not sure.

Posted by TheBlackHood

@k4tzm4n said:

@nick_hero22 said:

Tom Tyler shows his ignorance -__-

Tom Taylor, and he's obviously just having fun with it, man.

I hope so

@jonny_anonymous said:

@nick_hero22 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@cadencev2 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

"Predator couldn't even deal with Kindergarten Cop when he got a bit muddy" - Tom Taylor

/end thread

Wait, didnt Fett get beaten by a Blind Han Solo!?

LOL

Better that than getting beat by old man Danny Glover

Do you actually watch the movie? Because if you did you would have know that Danny Glover was losing pretty badly in the final fight to a Predator that had been shot several times in the abdomen with a shotgun along with having a missing arm.

So? Danny Glover was still an old policeman with 0 h2h skills

Danny Glover was quite competent and like you said he was a veteran officer in a city that suffered from a large gang war. During that confrontation Danny had the Predator's smart disc while the Predator was using his wrist blades while missing an arm and it still had the upperhand, not to mention that the Predator was an Unblood.

And also, can we not downplay Danny Glover, I mean old rugged cops are some tough, mean, SOBs, especially in movies. And let's not forget the first movie taking out Carl Weathers, do I need to remind you all of the manliest handshake in history?

Predator took out one of these two guys and messed up the other. Boba couldn't even deal with a blind smuggler and a dude from a beer commercial. I used to like Boba until the prequels when we find out he's nothing more than a flawed clone of an ACTUAL badass.

Posted by reikai

What Boba does for money once in a while, Predators do every day of their lives, for Honor and Glory. Like real Goddamn Mandalorians Should.

Yautja also tend to use their equivalent version of the tools and weapons used by those they hunt. If Boba uses blasters, projectiles and flamethrowers along with a mode of transportation, then the Predator will match that with its own gear. And they have hovercraft and their own form of speeder bike they can use as well.

Posted by BalooMamalu

Best match yet! Good job Katzman

Posted by GraniteSoldier

While I voted for Boba, and see some people seriously underplay him, I am not shocked or surprised people could see the Predator winning. As I argued before, it's a very close fight, but I still believe Fett's tech counters the Predator pretty well and gives him the narrow margin of victory.

As for next week: Flash and Kaine tag team?! @k4tzm4n it's like you tailored this for my own desires. Fist and Cage are tough opponents too, I love it. It'll be interesting to see how it plays out, since people seem to downplay Flash-Venom quite a bit, or just flat out don't like him.

Good pairing as always.

Posted by SavageDragon

Boba Fett. Come on, Predators always lose.

Posted by reikai

@savagedragon: Tell that to "Scarface" who slaughters everyone.

Edited by RedheadedAtrocitus

This was one awesome match-up. It was close but just as I predicted...go Yautja!

Edited by shenron

Iron fist can beat up a dragon

Luke can take pretty much any thing thrown you at him

Posted by TheIrishDoctor

My only problem with Fett vs. Predator is that tech in the SW universe is far more powerful. If we're talking about Fett's old body armor, Durasteel, then I can see this being a close match and I'd probably give it to the Predator.

But by the time he gets Beskar? That stuff resists lightsabers (depending on the author, it might take some damage, but it has never been shown to be penetrated), and is generally considered to be superior in durability even to Phrik. A Phrik container was on Alderaan when the Death Star blew it up, and was undamaged by the destruction of the planet. Han Solo was even able to recover the holocron inside. Beskar is at minimum equal to that.

What exactly is the Predator supposed to be damaging him with?

Posted by Yautja_Theide

@theirishdoctor: Well... Lots of weapons... And if we count the Expanded Universe... Well, you have these nasty weapons.

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