Who Would Win Wednesdays: Alduin vs. Bahamut
Posted by Robert Ramsey
We're now so far into Who Wins Wednesdays that we've had to start using numbers when it comes to typing out the tagline. We've had ten features leading up to today's duel, with the last battle ending up as a win for everyone's favourite alien, Garrus Vakarian. In an attempt to keep things feeling fresh, we're going to move away from gun toting combatants this week, and bring you a brawl that boasts giant monsters – after all, who doesn't like giant monsters? As always, take a look at the information that we've provided on each fighter, and decide on your winner in our poll.
Swooping down the from the picturesque sky and laying waste to the snowy land of Skyrim, the great black dragon Alduin is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's main antagonist. When he's not busy resurrecting his dead brethren, he's burning villages and using Sovngarde – the Nord's heavenly realm – as an all-you-can-eat buffet. Devouring the souls of the fallen serves to make this God-like beast more powerful, with the Dragonborn being the only warrior able to fully bring about his demise. As a dragon, Alduin commands a mastery of the voice, allowing him to spew intense fire from his gob – as you'd expect from a legendary lizard. He's also got a bit of a sick obsession with picking up guards with his claws and dropping them from ridiculous heights – ragdoll physics be damned.
First appearing in the original Final Fantasy, Bahamut is a series regular and a fan favourite summon. Usually a go-to entity of destruction when things get rough, the deadly dragon employs a technique known as mega flare, which bathes the opposition in divine flame. Of course, the only downside is that Bahamut tends to be a powerful late-game addition to the party, which we suppose just goes to show how destructive this mythical overgrown lizard must be. Regardless of when you're able to conjure him, though, Bahamut proves to be a glorious spectacle, usually sporting huge wings, a menacing stance, and a supremely confident outlook. He's had many incarnations over the years, but we can't see this old reptile giving up the fight against evil any time soon.
This week it's a fight of fire against fire, but which winged warrior would have their ashes swept off the field of battle? Vote for your winner in our poll, and tell us how you think the battle would unfold in the comments section below.
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