Who Would Win Wednesdays: Duke Nukem vs. Johnny Gat
Posted by Robert Ramsey
This week's Who Would Win Wednesdays is yet another testosterone fuelled crossover, but realistically, it's hard to deviate from this formula when just about every personality in gaming marches around with a gun and swears at people. Nevertheless, we must soldier on after last week's clash saw a surprising turn of events. We would have bet on popular Welshman Edward Kenway snatching a victory, but he was put down by psycho pirate Cervantes. And so, it's time to mop up the blood and throw two more fighters into the ring – who will walk away this time? Better cover your ears for this one.
Once something of a household name, the Duke's title has since been tarnished by the horrendous Duke Nukem Forever. That said, the ageing personality can still put up more than a fight, as he beats humanoid pigs to death with his bare hands. Shouting cheesy but entertaining one-liners while dual wielding two ridiculously proportioned guns is what this 90s star does best, although we dare say that his unconditional love for sunglasses must surely come at the cost of accuracy in dark places. Despite the need to always look the part, though, you can always rely on Duke Nukem to get the job done, and offend people of all ages while he's at it. However, his greatest weapon is arguably his quick thinking – after all, this is a man who can think up toilet jokes before he's even flushed.
Killed off in Saints Row: The Third only to return due to popular demand in its sequel, Johnny Gat is a fan favourite gangster through and through. Adept with just about any weapon that you can think of, this cocky criminal is all but invincible during his time with the Third Street Saints. As the Boss' closest friend, they make an almost unstoppable team, whether they're running amok in a sandbox city, or causing chaos in a Steelport simulation. A fan of sunglasses and slicked back hair, Johnny isn't afraid of leaving his unmistakable mark on the world of gang violence, and won't stop at anything to achieve his goals – especially when his beloved crew is in danger. Indeed, this charming deviant even manages to slaughter his way to freedom aboard an alien spaceship armed with nothing but a small knife.
In this battle that's certainly not fit for children, who would boast the best verbal beat-down? Vote for your winner in our poll, and tell us how you think that the battle would unfold in the comments section below.
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