Interspecies Conflict/Superhuman


Hey BK, I have some new match-ups,

Carabao vs Moose
Pitbull vs Velociraptor
Arctotherium vs Megaraptor
Utahraptor vs Kodiak Bear
5 Deinonychus vs 2 Kodiak Bear
Cougar vs Black Bear
Ceratosaurus vs Pleistocene Polar Bear

Now this is sort of a made-up species but instead a powered-up individual, I just wanted to try something new.
For now, let's use a human, can bench press 3 tonnes, very skilled in combat and can skilfully apply deadly force of 4 tonnes to the enemy, can run 50 kph and can jump 6 meters high and has a very strategic mind for combat. He is very resilient and can survive events normal humans can't survive, the maximum force he can take is 12 tons of force without dying, anything beyond that can kill him. He is immune to trauma and shock.
Let's call him "John"

John vs African Elephant
John vs White Rhino
John vs T.rex
John vs Triceratops
John vs 3 Icaroraptors
John vs 3 Xenos

Now a normal park question, let us add some more species together

Territory size: Size of the whole South America
Resources: Plenty to support many species
T. rex
Gray Wolves (Arctic included)
Pleistocene Polar Bear

White-tailed deer
Sea Lion

Climate: Temperate in some regions, Arctic in others, some are tropical
Habitats: Forests, Jungles, Plains, Taiga, Arctic, Beaches


Hello Lawrence.

Carabao vs Moose: The moose will weigh approximately 45% more than the carabao.  Carabaos are buffalo with thick curved horns.  A moose is the largest member of the deer family, sometimes exceeding 725kg in weight.  It has large, broad antlers and sharp hooves that can be used as weapons against adversaries.  Bovids are typically more powerfully built than cervids, and are usually favored at weights that aren't too far off.  The moose, however, can be quite aggressive, and the carabao is usually docile.  A carabao has the power and the weaponry to defeat a moose if it's determined, but realistically it will back down from the larger herbivore once hostilities arise.  Edge to moose.

Pitbull vs Velociraptor: The American Pit Bull Terrier will weigh twice as much as the Velociraptor.  American Pit Bull Terriers (if game-bred) are among the top pound-for-pound combat champs in the canine world.  They are very strong, athletic, durable, relentless, and have great stamina.  The Velociraptor is armed with its bite, clawed forelimbs, and clawed hindlimbs that can deliver slashing or piercing injuries in a fight.  This would be an interesting battle at parity, but the APBT will be too big and strong here.  It will rush in immediately, seize the Velociraptor in its jaws, and "rag doll" it.  The dromaeosaurid will have a very small amount of time to slash away at the APBT, and it will likely be "too little, too late".  American Pit Bull Terrier wins.

Arctotherium vs Megaraptor: Using the highest weight estimate for Arctotherium, it will weigh about 35% more than a Megaraptor.  Megaraptor's primary weapons are its large claws on its forelimbs (different from dromaeosaurids that have large claws on their hindlimbs), and it can slash with these.  Arctotherium was related most closely to the spectacled bear, but twice as tall at the shoulder and about 9 times as heavy.  Arctotherium's bite & forelimb usage (to control movement, grab with, swipe with, etc.) will be key in this battle.  Megaraptor will be quicker & more agile, and will have its bite and claws to utilize against the bear.  Arctotherium's lateral quickness won't be great enough to prevent it from getting slahed by Megaraptor, and it will still be at risk of injury at close quarters.  Even if Arctotherium overpowers Megaraptor (which is a likely scenario), it may succumb to its own injuries later.  With its size advantage, the bear will be favored.  Edge to Arctotherium.

Utahraptor vs Kodiak Bear: The Kodiak bear will weigh over 35% more than the Utahraptor.  Kodiak bears are strong, durable, and have great endurance.  Their jaws and claws make great weapons, and their forelimbs can be used to manipulate and control the motion of an opponent.  Utahraptors have decent jaws, clawed forelimbs, and dangerous kicks (with sickle-shaped claws).  These theropods are very dangerous at close quarters, and have the quickness and mobility to attack effectively by leaping upon an adversary.  A Kodiak bear will have the strength to topple the Utahraptor, and will have enough durability to withstand a counter-attack while it mounts its offense.  Close fight, but the Kodiak bear has the edge.

5 Deinonychuses vs 2 Kodiak Bears: Each Kodiak bear will weigh over 9 times as much as a single Deinonychus.  Kodiak bears are powerful mammals with strong bites and long claws.  The Deinonychus was a dinosaur with unique weaponry (decent bite, forelimbs with grabbing claws, hindlimbs with slashing/piercing claws) and good turning and leaping ability.  The dromaeosaurids will have the advantage in agility and quickness, but it will take time for them to seriously wound these large bears.  The Kodiak bears can easily kill one of the Deinonychuses with a paw swipe, and their bites can cause significant damage as well.  More Deinonychuses will be needed to compete with this tandem of Kodiak bears.  2 Kodiak bears win.

Cougar vs Black Bear: The American black bear will weigh over 2 1/2 times as much as a cougar.  A cougar (also known as the puma or mountain lion) is a very agile, athletic cat with great leaping ability.  It can tackle prey items much larger than itself (like elk) and is a superb ambush predator.  The American black bear is a strong, durable ursid with great endurance and fantastic climbing ability.  It is armed with sharp claws and strong jaws, and these bears have killed hunting dogs that attempt to chase them or tree them.  A cougar can certainly drive a black bear away with a ferocious display (there's a famous video clip of a female cougar confronting and driving away a large brown bear), but a down & dirty battle will favor the larger and stronger bear.  The bear will be able to counter the cougar's offense better than a typical cougar prey item will.  The Asiatic black bear, which weighs twice as much as the cougar, will also be favored in a battle with the cat.  Black bear wins.

Ceratosaurus vs Pleistocene Polar Bear: The Pleistocene polar bear will weigh about 30% more than the Ceratosaurus.  Theropods against equal-sized bears are close on most occasions, but here the polar bear is somewhat heavier.  The polar bear's arms and its ability to grab will be its best asset, whereas the Ceratosaurus' large jaws & sharp teeth will be its best asset.  The Pleistocene polar bear will likely be able to force the Ceratosaurus to the ground before the jaws of the theropod can cause too much damage.  Once the bear wrestles the Ceratosaurus to the ground, it will probably have success holding it down and biting/clawing it to death.  Edge to Pleistocene polar bear.

John vs African Elephant: The key attributes for John are "skilled in combat" and "immune to trauma and shock".  An elephant can crush John against a tree with a running start, but won't be quick enough to catch him.  John can leap upon the elephant and pound it repeatedly with 4 tonnes of force to subdue it.  John wins.

John vs White Rhino: As long as John avoids the horn, he should be OK.  He can leap upon the rhino and attack it with strikes from relative safety.  It may take a while, but John should overcome the white rhino.  John wins.

John vs T.rex: The Tyrannosaurus might be a threat with a strong bite and some violent shaking of its head, but John will likely be too quick.  John can leap upon the Tyrannosaurus and attack a vulnerable area with strikes.  Edge to John.

John vs Triceratops: The Triceratops can crush John underfoot or potentially dispatch him with a horn thrust at maximum speed, but John is simply too fast for these large animals.  He will find a place to hold on while he delivers 4-tonne strikes, and will eventually incapacitate the Triceratops.

John vs 3 Icaroraptors: John will not be fast enough to outmaneuver these creatures, but they will have no way to effectively injure him.  Being immune to trauma and shock, John will be able to stay in one place and batter the Icaroraptors as they rush in.  The "X" factor here is how John is affected by poison, and if the Icaroraptors can use it properly before succumbing to the strikes of this superhuman.  Overall edge to John, but it's conditional.

John vs 3 Xenos: The Xenos will easily capture John and will have a chance to restrict his movements, but their teeth and claws will have little effect.  It will only be a matter of time before John achieves enough separation to land effective blows to the trio.  The Xenos only hope will be holding John in place while one attempts to suffocate him with a throat bite, but the trio might not be physically strong enough to hold John him still and John may be too resilient to be suffocated quickly.  Edge to John.

Park question-

T. rex: The Tyrannosaurus will be the most dominant predator in the park.  This theropod weighs over 7 tons, and can raise its head almost 6m off the ground (it is 4m at the hips).  The huge jaws and sharp teeth of Tyrannosaurus give it a truly fearsome asset in dispatching other creatures.  It will have no threats among other predators.  The Tyrannosaurus will be a potential threat to them, however.  It won't be fast enough to catch a pack of wolves, a Hyaenodon gigas, or a jaguar, but can easily kill any of them if it surprises them.  Velociraptor (alone or in groups) may grab a morsel from a Tyrannosaurus kill, but won't challenge it directly.  Ceratosaurus will only be 1/8 of Tyrannosaurus' size, and will need to avoid this larger predator.  The Pleistocene polar bear won't cross paths with the Tyrannosaurus, which is good for the bear.  In regards to prey items, only the Triceratops will be able to consistently repel a Tyrannosaurus.  Triceratops will likely be heavier, and its 2 brow horns can inflict mortal wounds with a strong charge or thrust.  Indricotherium (also known as Paraceratherium) is likely the largest mammal ever to walk on land.  It will weigh more than double (approaching triple) the Tyrannosaurus' weight, but will have no effective way to repel the carnivore if it's determined to make a kill.  Apatosaurus (also known as Brontosaurus) will weigh close to 4 times as much as Tyrannosaurus, but its great size and whip-like tail won't guarantee its safety when a Tyrannosaurus is on the prowl.  The Anatotitan is a large hadrosaur, but it will need to run from Tyrannosaurus or seek the safety of the water when one approaches.  The moose, elk, and the white-tailed deer will be too swift for Tyrannosaurus to catch without an ambush, and the pinnipeds (walrus, seal, sea lion) will either be safely in water or in a colder climate and won't have to be concerned.  Dryosaurus and Ornithomimus will be targeted, but their speed will help them escape.

Gray Wolves (Arctic included): A large gray wolf can weigh almost 60kg, and an average one will weigh between 45-50kg.  Gray wolves work well as a pack, and will be widespread throughout various regions of the park.  They can overpower a group of Velociraptors unless the numbers strongly favor the dromaeosaurids, and will be fast enough to avoid the Ceratosaurus (and a large pack might cause trouble for one).  The jungle-loving jaguar will not be out in the open enough to have a great deal of contact with any gray wolves, but will avoid these canids if the group numbers 3 or greater.  A jaguar will likely defeat 2 wolves (and drive away 3) if it holds its ground, but most solitary predators will back away to avoid injury against formidable opponents.  The Hyaenodon (assuming its "gigas" and not "horridus") will weigh over 8 times as much as a large gray wolf, and a wolf pack will avoid contact unless their numbers are great.  Hyaenodon has a huge head with powerful jaws, and decent lateral quickness itself.  Hyaenodon gigas may take over a gray wolf kill on occasion.  The Arctic wolves will come into conflict with the Pleistocene polar bear, but the bear will weigh 15-18 times more than the largest of them.  The sea polar bear will take over their kills on occasion, and the Arctic wolves won't be great enough in number to prevent this.  This will be like a pack of African wild dogs dealing with a Kodiak bear as far as comparative sizes go.  Prey items will include moose, elk, white-tailed deer, and any of the smaller dinosaurs the pack can catch.

Velociraptor: The Velociraptor weighs about 15kg and may or may not have hunted in packs.  As a single hunter the Velociraptor won't have much success against the other adult animals in the park, but as a pack may cause trouble for many of them.  Velociraptor was likely a swift runner, and it can make quick turns and jumps.  It will need to avoid the other predators in the park without large numbers, and scavenging is a strong possibility.  An ambushed deer or a seal on land might be possible meals.

Ceratosaurus: Ceratosaurus was a large theropod (850kg or more) with powerful jaws and a horn-like projection over its nose.  It will be a danger to the jaguar and the Hyaenodon (if they don't run), and will predate upon Dryosaurus, Ornithomimus, and other subadult dinosaurs.  Cervids (moose, elk, deer) will likely be too swift, and Triceratops, Apatosaurus, Indricotherium, and Anatotitan will be too large.  The Pleistocene polar bear (which will edge it in a fight), walrus, sea lions, and seals will be off the menu due to climate in areas they roam and access to water.

Jaguar: The jaguar will reside in the jungles, and ambush its prey on land or in shallow water.  This cat can weigh over 135kg and is generally considered to be the strongest modern cat pound-for-pound.  It will need to avoid the much larger Hyaenodon (3 1/2 times as heavy), and large packs of wolves.  The larger predatory dinosaurs may be a threat as well.  The jaguar won't encounter the Pleistocene polar bear.  Prey targets will include cervids (elk, white-tailed deer) by ambush and perhaps some of the smaller dinosaurs (Dryosaurus, Ornithomimus).

Hyaenodon: Hyaenodon gigas reached 500kg in weight, but the smaller Hyaenodon horridus was much smaller.  Hyaenodon will be the 4th most formidable predator on a one-on-one basis after the Tyrannosaurus, the Pleistocene polar bear (which it won't encounter) and the Ceratosaurus (which was 70% heavier).  It will be quick enough to avoid an attack by Ceratosaurus, but will need to avoid actually engaging the dinosaur.  Will be able to hunt moose, elk, white-tailed deer (if it can catch it), Dryosaurus, Ornithomimus, and the young of the larger animals.  Won't likely encounter the cold-weather animals (bears, pinnipeds).

Pleistocene Polar Bear: Will be the 2nd most formidable predator in the park, but will only encounter Arctic wolves, walruses, sea lions, and seals on a regular basis.  Will prey primarily upon moose and walrus, and will be able tackle medium-sized walrus without too much trouble.  Will struggle against a bull walrus (about 2/3 heavier than the bear), and will need to avoid getting into the water with an angry one.

Prey - Apatosaurus and Indricotherium will be the largest animals in the park, but will not be safe from Tyrannosaurus.  Triceratops will the 3rd largest animal in the park, and it will be able to defend itself against Tyrannosaurus more capably than any other animal here.  Nothing else can threaten these 3 huge animals.  Anatotitan is huge (5th largest animal in park), but will run from Tyrannosaurus.  The smaller dinosaurs and the cervids will need to rely on their speed and alertness to stay alive.  The pinnipeds will be safe in the water on most occasions (walrus is powerful and the seals and sea lions are maneuverable and swift), but on land the smaller ones may be in trouble if faced with a pack of Arctic wolves.  Only the largest walruses will be safe from the sea bear, and the Arctic wolves probably won't attempt a walrus attack (it will simply retreat into the sea).   

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Questions regarding animal conflicts within realistic or unrealistic settings are welcome; my strength lies in medium-to-large species. Small animals (including birds of prey), prehistoric animals, sea creatures, and domestic dog breeds are usually within my scope, but to a lesser degree. I can't confidently answer hypothetical questions about human vs animal, arachnids, insects, or amphibians, but I am willing to field them nonetheless.


From a young age, I have been interested in animals. Starting with the original Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and World Book Encyclopedias, I have seen many animal shows and documentaries and have read multiple books on the subject. I have a solid understanding of the physiology of many animals and interspecies conflict in general.

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