Who Would Win Wednesdays: Garrus Vakarian vs. Colonel Radec
Posted by Robert Ramsey
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.
"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.
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.
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