Poll: Which fighter would win?
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The Short Sword and Shield Guy
25 30%
The Trident and Net Guy
47 57%
HERPDERPHIPPOLOLWUT
11 13%
Voters: 83.
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#1
My boss posed this question to me a long time ago and it has since been debated between my friends and coworkers while bored or a night after a few drinks.

There are multiple arguments you could make for both sides and different factors that you can take into consideration.

So here it goes.

In a coliseum there are two men, both are the same height, same weight, same build - overall they both have the same physical capabilities. One has a short sword and a shield the other has a long trident and a net. It is a fight to the death. Who wins?
#4
The one with the Trident of course.
He just throws the net and impales his enemy with the Trident from a distance.
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#8
This is the ultimate debate?

That is why debates suck ass.
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#9
Trident and net. The short sword is useless with such an inferior reach to both trident and net, and the net can be used to ensnare either sword, shield, or feet, allowing the trident access for an easy kill from a distance.
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#13
Trident + Net. Dat long reach, plus he could ensare the shortsword guy and then stab him. Not saying the short sword guy wouldn't have a chance of winning, I just think the Trident+Net guy would have better odds.
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#14
Trident and net. Better reach and can tangle the shortsword with the net.
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#15
the guy with the net, because the guy with the short sword will shit himself when he sees a guy with a net
#16
Was your "boss"'s name by any chance Andy Samberg?
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#18
I always thought the ultimate debate was about 'fries' vs. 'chips.'

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Was your "boss"'s name by any chance Andy Samberg?

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#21
The one with the bigger penis. Cause we all know this thread is really about penis size.
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What was the argument for the short sword guy?

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#24
just watch spartacus.It has a guy who uses a net and a trident in the arena and he fights a guy with a short sword.
#26
in classical gladiatorial combat, the man with the sword and shield would probably have more armor on his body than the man with the trident and net. therefore, assuming all physical abilities are equal, I would go with the net/trident as he could move faster and keep a distance from the guy with the sword with the net.
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#31
The guy with the net (they were called Retiarius) because he can do this:



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#37
Some have said that the net is completely pointless. If he throws it and misses, he's screwed. If the trident guy stabs, the other guy can just use his shield to deflect it and then move past it to the point where the trident guy wouldn't have enough time to pull back the trident for another stab.

eh?
#38
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Some have said that the net is completely pointless. If he throws it and misses, he's screwed. If the trident guy stabs, the other guy can just use his shield to deflect it and then move past it to the point where the trident guy wouldn't have enough time to pull back the trident for another stab.

eh?
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#39
The net is useless. You'd think it could be an incredible ensnaring weapon like Indy's whip, but it's not. The guy with the net is going to fail with it more than half the time, and The trident can be blocked with the shield.

swordguy ftw
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#40
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