#1 Posted by Starkin (3268 posts) - - Show Bio
Rules
  • Fight takes place in the colloseum. The crowd is completely split in support of these two men.
  • Each man is armed with a single blade and the strongest armour they used in the arena
  • For this fight imagine that Maxiumus believes Spartacus killed his wife and child, while Spartacus believes Maximus killed Sura.
  • Each man has went through rigorous training before this match, fully aware of what they are fighting from stories.
  • They are both at full health.
#2 Posted by OmegaDynasty (9190 posts) - - Show Bio

I have only seen some of Spartacus, so I might be a little biased. Maximus was a General of the Roman Legion.

#3 Posted by LT1085 (3658 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this comic related?

#4 Posted by OmegaDynasty (9190 posts) - - Show Bio
@LT1085 said:
" Is this comic related? "
The rules state that but I have seen Mcguyver vs threads on here.
#5 Posted by ckal (1099 posts) - - Show Bio
@LT1085:  I think the rules state battles can be off topic as well, but I'm not sure. I'd have to look at it again.
#6 Posted by LT1085 (3658 posts) - - Show Bio
@OmegaDynasty said:
" @LT1085 said:
" Is this comic related? "
The rules state that but I have seen Mcguyver vs threads on here. "
MacGuyver/Chuck Norris/etc... threads need to die. 
#7 Posted by ChaosBlazer (3930 posts) - - Show Bio

With their toughest armor on, Spartacus won't be able to go for the regular chest/belly slashes to weaken his enemy.

However, Maximus seems to be less durable than Spartacus and weakens faster.

I would say Maximus is more skilled and strategical, while Spartacus has a large physical advantage, in strength and durability.

I will also say that Spartacus may underestimate Maximus. I can imagine him trying to kick Maximus and getting his foot stabbed through.

It also seems that Spartacus receives more PIS than does Maximus, as he defeats groups of opponents on 2 occasions only after a mid-fight 'revelation' or something, after which he goes into god mode and kills all his opponents. Maximus seems to be at a constant level of skill through the movie.

This is pretty evenly matched so I kinda want to see what others have to say on the matter first.

#8 Edited by onilordasmodeus (2529 posts) - - Show Bio

This^^

Maximus just seems more logical and level headed in his battles while Spartacus is more animalistic and full of blood lust. I can see Spartacus getting the upper hand early, and maybe even controling the fight the majortiy of the time, but Maximus would out smart him and win in the end.

#9 Posted by Erkan12 (2667 posts) - - Show Bio

Maximus wins in a close fight.

#10 Posted by Carter_esque (6447 posts) - - Show Bio

@erkan12 said:

Maximus wins in a close fight.

This^^

Maximus just seems more logical and level headed in his battles while Spartacus is more animalistic and full of blood lust. I can see Spartacus getting the upper hand early, and maybe even controling the fight the majortiy of the time, but Maximus would out smart him and win in the end.

How do y'all figure that Maximus wins this at all??? Spartacus is faster and more acrobatic than Maximus and if we are allowed to use season 2 and season 3 feats, he became more tactical in battle as well. EoS (End of Season) season 1 Spartacus could beat him in a close fight. End of Series Spartacus would win in a stomp.

#11 Edited by homicidalmaniac (7430 posts) - - Show Bio

Sparatcus

#12 Posted by onilordasmodeus (2529 posts) - - Show Bio

@erkan12 said:

Maximus wins in a close fight.

@onilordasmodeus said:

This^^

Maximus just seems more logical and level headed in his battles while Spartacus is more animalistic and full of blood lust. I can see Spartacus getting the upper hand early, and maybe even controling the fight the majortiy of the time, but Maximus would out smart him and win in the end.

How do y'all figure that Maximus wins this at all??? Spartacus is faster and more acrobatic than Maximus and if we are allowed to use season 2 and season 3 feats, he became more tactical in battle as well. EoS (End of Season) season 1 Spartacus could beat him in a close fight. End of Series Spartacus would win in a stomp.

To be fair, I've only seen seasons 1 and 2.

#13 Posted by DatSwampertAzz (861 posts) - - Show Bio

you used andy whitefield good man

#14 Posted by MarlboroMan (1609 posts) - - Show Bio

I have only seen some of Spartacus, so I might be a little biased. Maximus was a General of the Roman Legion.

But Spartacus stomped every single general of Rome

#15 Edited by NervesOfTin (10 posts) - - Show Bio

I think first we have to normalize the characters into a single world. For instance, Spartacus lives in a world where you can jump 30 feet in the air with ease, be stabbed through the cut with a sword without dying and knock someone back several feet by hitting their shield with two swords. This would obviously wouldn't work in the world Maximus lives in, so we either need to upscale Maximus' strength and durability for this fight or downscale Spartacus'. Now that that's out of the way, let's compare strengths/feats/weaknesses

Spatacus strengths/feats

- Defeated the greatest Gladiator in the republic (Theokoles)

- Demonstrates an ability to take on several challengers at once with ease

- Excellent gladiator and champion of capua

Spartacus weaknesses

- headstrong, overly impulsive. Gets into fights he can't win because he believes pulling it off will advance his cause (see: first Crixus fight)

- Not the best fighter in his world (Oenomaus, The Egyptian, Theokoles and possibly Ganncius are better)

- Needed Crixus' help and a cheat to defeat Theokoles and still barely won.

Maximus strengths/feats

- Known as the best general of the republic. He's tactical and brilliant.

- Excellent horseman

- Defeated the greatest, and only undefeated, gladiator in Roman history (Tigris of Gaul) without any help and at a severe disadvantage created by Commodus mind you.

- Also demonstrated an ability to fight multiple opponents simultaneously

- Completely outclasses everyone he fights. Not a single person in the movie could be argued better. Only Tigris could even keep up with a healthy Max.

Maximus weaknesses

- I honestly can't think of any.

Maximus stomps. Hell I could have put one single point (Max is by far the best fighter in his world and Spartacus might not even be top 3) and that probably would have been enough for me to say Maximus stomps, but I wanted to express it this way.

#16 Posted by NervesOfTin (10 posts) - - Show Bio

@omegadynasty said:

I have only seen some of Spartacus, so I might be a little biased. Maximus was a General of the Roman Legion.

But Spartacus stomped every single general of Rome

You mean the guy whose moniker was "the fool" Glaber and those others who Crassus repeatedly called morons and outmaneuvered with hilarious ease? Face it, the only respectable general he fought was Crassus and Crassus absolutely stomped him.

#17 Posted by Iragexcudder (4578 posts) - - Show Bio

Spartacus is ridiculous, he stomps

#18 Edited by Wolfrazer (6479 posts) - - Show Bio

@nervesoftin: Crassus didn't stomp him in their fight. They were actually fighting well against one another, but Spartacus soon got the upperhand until that thing happened which I won't mention cause of spoilers.

#19 Posted by MarlboroMan (1609 posts) - - Show Bio

@marlboroman said:

@omegadynasty said:

I have only seen some of Spartacus, so I might be a little biased. Maximus was a General of the Roman Legion.

But Spartacus stomped every single general of Rome

You mean the guy whose moniker was "the fool" Glaber and those others who Crassus repeatedly called morons and outmaneuvered with hilarious ease? Face it, the only respectable general he fought was Crassus and Crassus absolutely stomped him.

Crassus absolutely stomped him really? Man you are so biased i am not even going answer that i just hope you watch the episode again sometime.

#20 Edited by Darkbiscuit (689 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Edited by NervesOfTin (10 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolfrazer said:

@nervesoftin: Crassus didn't stomp him in their fight. They were actually fighting well against one another, but Spartacus soon got the upperhand until that thing happened which I won't mention cause of spoilers.

@marlboroman said:

@nervesoftin said:
@marlboroman said:

@omegadynasty said:

I have only seen some of Spartacus, so I might be a little biased. Maximus was a General of the Roman Legion.

But Spartacus stomped every single general of Rome

You mean the guy whose moniker was "the fool" Glaber and those others who Crassus repeatedly called morons and outmaneuvered with hilarious ease? Face it, the only respectable general he fought was Crassus and Crassus absolutely stomped him.

Crassus absolutely stomped him really? Man you are so biased i am not even going answer that i just hope you watch the episode again sometime.

I was referring to the fact that Crassus stomped him tactically with his guile and with his armies (ie he stomped Spartacus as a general), not that he almost fought Spartacus to a draw one-on-one. Why would Spartacus beating Crassus in a sword fight be worth noting at all? His only feat was barely defeating a 60+ (yes that guy was over 60) former gladiator who he'd fought one-on-one enough to learn his weaknesses and trick his way to victory. Honestly Spartacus should have wrecked Crassus in that fight in 1/2 a second flat . If anything the fact that a middle-aged Crassus managed to keep up with him for so long speaks very poorly of Spartacus as a warrior. Also I just watched the entire series again last week.

#22 Edited by NervesOfTin (10 posts) - - Show Bio

And I'd also like to take this time to complain that making Crassus a mid-upper tier swordsman was just awful and obnoxious writing. He should had a champion who did his hand to hand fighting while he out maneuvered Spartacus as a general instead (kind of like what they did with Glaber and Ashur's men) only less stupid than Glaber.

#23 Posted by laflux (15377 posts) - - Show Bio

Spartacus.

#24 Posted by Wolverine08 (41104 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Posted by Wolfrazer (6479 posts) - - Show Bio

@nervesoftin: Well beating him strategically with armies isn't exactly a factor in this, considering this is a 1 on 1 fight. So....

#26 Posted by NervesOfTin (10 posts) - - Show Bio

@nervesoftin: Well beating him strategically with armies isn't exactly a factor in this, considering this is a 1 on 1 fight. So....

It's an indication of intelligence and patience which actually is a factor in a fight, but admittedly far less of a factor than skill and technique obviously. It's also a hell of a lot more of a factor than than Spartacus' ability to beat cupcakes in sword fights. Hey guys, Spartacus beat Glaber! He was a Roman general therefore he can take Maximus!

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