Oh come on, FordFalcon. None of those physical attributes matter if you don't understand how to use it. For a real life example, look at Sugar Rey vs Thomas Hearns in 9-16-1981, despite having every physical advantage in that fight, Thomas Hearns got trashed - something that simply should not have happened. The same thing still happens today.Drof97 wrote:The first one does not make any sense. The UNSC is a human based organisation. I believe it should be the System's Alliance, not "Humanity".FatherlyNick wrote:UNSC vs Humanity
Brutes vs Krogan
Elites vs ???
You do know that Brutes are a lot stronger, larger, faster and heavier than Elites, Krogan and even Spartans (speed being roughly equal in the Spartan's case) right? A Jiralhanae would utterly dominate a Krogan except in the most extreme circumstances, such as biotics, which is extremely rare among individuals. A far more fair comparison would be to have the Krogan face off against an Elite, which, in the end, favour the Krogan due to his endurance which would ultimately be the deciding factor. Elites and Krogans are roughly comparable in strength and size (Krogan size in Mass Effect is rather inconsistent however they are roughly 7-8 feet tall,on average), however Elites are notably less tough than Krogan.
In other words, and I believe I'm quoting Roger Mayweather here, "it doesn't mean $hit if you don't know what to do with it."
Spartans and Elites have consistently been referred to as to the superior force in comparison to the typical jiralhanae warrior. Despite having all the aforementioned advantages in physical attributes, individuals have constantly turned the tables and in some cases, tackled head-on the more numerous Jiralhanae forces - because none of the brutes know how to use their strengths. Which as the name implies, such behavior is a commonality.
Krogan non-biotic veterans will successfully fight off most Jiralhanae, they recognize that they cannot afford those same mistakes as their younger counterparts (brute method of tackling obstacles) and will adapt. Older Krogan exploit economy of motion, energy and environment to maximize efficiency (straight from Codex) - and have centuries of experience (practice) to pull off from. With this in mind, success is but a trivial concern (something GrimBrother likely recognized in the first K v. B debate). The typical Jiralhanae may walk out of a fight with an immature krogan (the guy is still gonna put up one hell of an impressive fight), but they won't be doing the same with a guy who has been fighting since before the Jiralhanae discovered spaceflight for the first time.
And Biotic krogan are standing in their own weight class.
Of course there are, as always, exceptions to the rule. But under these circumstances - where the Krogan don't have legions of Geth fodder (Pun intended) to depend on for mass-attrition tactics, you're gonna see the continued usage of an system of practices that emphasizes methodical, yet brutal actions that will eliminate a Jiralhanae warrior in the quickest way possible. Strength does play an important role in hand-to-hand combat, but is hardly the decisive factor here.
Put an Elite and a Krogan in a boxing ring - and there will be very few elites who would be able to talk about the experience, much less walk out on two feet.
On that note: lets put a Yahg against a Brute.