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Who Would Win Wednesdays: Garrus Vakarian vs. Colonel Radec

Posted by Robert Ramsey

Round ten

We're back to the usual serious proceedings here at Push Square after last week's comedic duel saw Earth's most powerful warrior Kaz Hirai face off against the mighty Giant Enemy Crab. Six days before that, we enjoyed a conduit clash between veteran Cole MacGrath and newcomer Delsin Rowe, in which the latter won by a rather shocking amount of votes. Now, we've got the tenth round of Who Would Win Wednesdays to look forward to, and it's surely a match that'll have everyone running for cover.

Garrus Vakarian

"There's no Shepard without Vakarian." One of the Normandy's longest standing crew members, Garrus is a Mass Effect fan favourite both on and off the trilogy's titular spacecraft. As a Turian, he's expected to live a disciplined life, but Commander Shepard's influence can send the alien heartthrob down extremely varied paths. No matter what his moral standing is, however, you can always count on the marksman to burst from cover and pop a few heads when the going gets tough. Favouring sniper rifles, he's one of the best shots in the galaxy, and demonstrates his prowess on the battlefield time and time again throughout BioWare's trilogy. And although we never get a chance to see it, Garrus is also a skilled hand-to-hand fighter, once going up against a powerful Krogan and living to tell the tale.

Colonel Radec

A merciless leader, Colonel Radec is prized as one of the Helghast's best soldiers. Throughout Killzone 2, the mask wearing marauder can be seen in numerous cutscenes acting all stoic and confident, before stepping into the action as the release's final boss. Of course, he didn't reach the esteemed rank of colonel without winning numerous important battles over the course of his career, and it's safe to say that he's mastered weaponry of all shapes and sizes. However, he's particularly fond of close-quarters combat, where he makes use of a submachine gun and a nice big knife. When this slightly psychopathic killer isn't getting stabby, he's usually attempting to unnerve his enemies with speeches about duty and honour, despite the fact that he has a penchant for turning invisible.

In this contest of accuracy and battlefield smarts, who would end up with a bullet in their brain? Vote for your winner in our poll, and tell us how you think the battle would unfold in the comments section below.

Who do you think would win this Wednesday? (36 votes)

Garrus Vakarian


Colonel Radec


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User Comments (13)



WickedKnightAl said:

@eliotgballade I can't believe I never thought of that pun before...

But seriously, you'd think there would be more Killzone players on a PlayStation-centric website.



get2sammyb said:

@WickedKnightAl I'm not overly surprised that more people would be attached to the characters of Mass Effect. Radec is cool, but you never really build a relationship with him like Garrus.



SethPuddle said:

Garrus would destroy. he did play a key role in SAVING THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE FROM DESTRUCTION.



ShogunRok said:

I think that we have to remember that Radec was beaten by Sev and Rico, of all people.



adamjramsey said:

They're both characters that are super cool until you realize that they're easily defeated by complete pushovers. Radec is trumped by two overgrown baby-men and Garrus goes down after a few cheeky little digs from a husk.

I'd say that Vakarian has the upper hand on account of his stunning reach as opposed to Radec's shocking lack of flexibility.



kensredemption said:

Gotta go with Garrus on this one. He's a one-man sniper team, holding his own against droves of mercenaries for weeks. Radec, on the other hand, was still taken down behind a plethora of Helghast soldiers.



ShogunRok said:

@Big-Boss Killzone could definitely do with another bad guy like him. Shadow Fall's equivalent was disappointing to say the least.

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