What if we were to factor out the weapons completely? In a purely hand-to-hand scenario, who would win?
exrensively = thoroughly
Raph is also proficient with swords as well, I remember one of the archie series future versions of Don and Raph, (the only survivors, as Leo and Mikey had been killed by some cyborg shark) were going back in time to warn their past versions about something or other. Donnie had given up training all together, and Raph was carrying Leo's swords in addition to his own Sai's. he also had an eyepatch and a cool ballcap.
my thoughts, Raph killed the other two and told Donnie, "look bitch, you're gonna keep your mouth shut or i'll give you a colinoscopy with that damn staff"
there was some kind of female fox chick there too who I thought was kind of hot at the time. that cyborg shark was cool too.
Extensively meaning thoroughly with pro instructors over the past several years.
To basil's question, I think this one is tough. I don't know of any references to their hand-to-hand fighting abilities so the most I can do is hypothesize. I know Leo is the most extensively trained being a leader and as mentioned previously in the thread, Splinter's favorite, so I would think he is skilled at hand to hand fighting. I'm not really sure about the other three but what does everyone else think?What if we were to factor out the weapons completely? In a purely hand-to-hand scenario, who would win?
This could go either way... but if we were talking statistically who would come out on top in the most simulations of this fight (a la "Deadliest Warrior")... Leo always has a shot... but if I were betting... statistically I would have to give the edge to Raph.
I see Raph winning the final fight between him and Leo about 65% of the time.
I'd have to say Raph or Don... probably Don.