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Old 03-07-2009, 08:54 AM   #16
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Default Re: Which Ninja Turtle would own the others in combat?

Setting aside personality for a second, in terms of the actual historical techniques of the ninja, Raphael's weapons would be the most effective in close range combat. Raphael's weapon is the closest of the four to the actual ninja short sword. By mastering ninjitsu, ninja's were able to engage their opponents (many of them samurai armed with long swords similar to Leonardo's katana) at such extreme close range that the use of the long sword was almost totally ineffective. The length of the sword made it unwieldy and unmaneuverable at extreme close range.

As far as personality is concerned, Raphael was always the most skilled fighter but he was also the one who had trouble controlling his temper. Leonardo was the leader because of his quiet contemplation and control, not because he was the biggest badass.

Raphel would take any of the other three pretty easily. Best weapon + Best fighter + prone to getting super-pissed = victory.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:32 AM   #17
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Leonardo, he has ****ing swords.
Exactly. Before the advent of guns, swords were the weapon to carry in a duel. Donatello gets his stick sliced in half, Raphael gets beat by the swords' superior length, and nunchukas are barely even a fighting weapon.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:46 AM   #18
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Default Re: Which Ninja Turtle would own the others in combat?

Give Donny a few hours before the match, and a reason he'd want to hurt his friends, and it isn't even a contest. Dude built time machines for god sake

Without any preparation time and in pure combat, Raph without much hesitation.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:48 AM   #19
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Raphael has street hunger, but its about as much a disadvantage as an advantage. His emotion and lack of calm calculation makes him prone to making mistakes, thats why he always got captured. Leo would win. He is one of the better fighters and is able to remain calm under pressure.

I just realized you can compare most of the ninja turtles to an x-man counterpart.
Cyclops=Leonardo Raphael=Wolverine Donatello=Beast Michelangelo=?

Probably one of the nerdiest things ive ever done.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:59 AM   #20
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Raphael has street hunger, but its about as much a disadvantage as an advantage. His emotion and lack of calm calculation makes him prone to making mistakes, thats why he always got captured. Leo would win. He is one of the better fighters and is able to remain calm under pressure.
True, there's a reason Leonardo was the leader

Raphael was vicious, but all-conquering anger is not an advantage in a fight, especially when your opponent (Leo) is comparably skilled, and shrewd, perceptive & calm
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:00 AM   #21
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LEONARDO. Ralph is not as smart of a fighter and pretty stubborn and wild. Leo would beat him with wits. Plus he seems to be a little bit quicker. Ralph is a badass though, and could definitely pull out the victory.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:00 AM   #22
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From my understanding, Leonardo was the best fighter/best trained ninja Turtle. I'll go with Leo.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:09 AM   #23
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It's gotta be Leo. Sure Raphael was the badass but his temper is/was his biggest flaw. Leonardo is the most well-rounded of all the Turtles. The other two are irrelevant. Donatello: The Nerd, Mikey: The slacker.
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:59 PM   #24
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Raphael has street hunger, but its about as much a disadvantage as an advantage. His emotion and lack of calm calculation makes him prone to making mistakes, thats why he always got captured. Leo would win. He is one of the better fighters and is able to remain calm under pressure.

I just realized you can compare most of the ninja turtles to an x-man counterpart.
Cyclops=Leonardo Raphael=Wolverine Donatello=Beast Michelangelo=?

Probably one of the nerdiest things ive ever done.



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I understand, though. While reading this thread I was actually thinking that Raphael is your basic Anakin Skywalker and Leonardo is Obi-Wan. Raphael has more physical combat skills but his anger could cause him to lose.
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:41 PM   #25
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Exactly. Before the advent of guns, swords were the weapon to carry in a duel. Donatello gets his stick sliced in half, Raphael gets beat by the swords' superior length, and nunchukas are barely even a fighting weapon.

LOL@ you thinking a sword is superior. If that was the case they'd all have swords.

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LEONARDO. Ralph is not as smart of a fighter and pretty stubborn and wild. Leo would beat him with wits. Plus he seems to be a little bit quicker. Ralph is a badass though, and could definitely pull out the victory.

Leonardo doesn't have the temperment. He wouldn't initiate the fight because he wouldn't watn to kill his "brothers". Even on the outside chance he defeated Raphael, I don't for a second believe he'd kill him, and then Raphael would just keep coming back until he killed Leo.

And even after that, Leo wouldn't hunt down Don or Mike.

It's all about their personalities. Raphael is the only one capable of going over to the dark side.

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Old 03-07-2009, 01:49 PM   #26
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Old 03-07-2009, 02:00 PM   #27
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Default Re: Which Ninja Turtle would own the others in combat?

Do they get to have time to strategize and prepare before combat? Donatello wins hands down. He can build stuff in preparation for battle. Shields or a tank maybe.

If not, Raphael wins.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:48 PM   #29
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Leonardo easily.

Not only was he Splinters best student, but he uses the best weapon (two katana's).
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:57 PM   #30
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Leonardo easily.

Not only was he Splinters best student, but he uses the best weapon (two katana's).

Absolutely not. Rapheal's Sai(his two daggers) are the best weapons. The Sai are exceptional at battling swords because they can trap the sword in the side prong then move the sword they trapped toward the opponents other arm making both swords useless while using his other Sai to unleash devastating strikes to the midsection or chest. Leonardo wouldn't get one strike off. Same goes for Donatello. And Michelangelo isn't really a threat anyways.

I may have thought over this too much.

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