Robert Walper wrote:
Questionable IMO. The Predator seems to have some impressive tracking weapons with impressive destructive power. His self destruct alone would warrant caution on Fett's behalf, assuming he knows about it. This technology alone might make the contest a tie.
The predator has a helmet that allows him to see in several light spectrums and a plasma cannon which caused far less damage than a blaster (and failed to kill or even significantly injure Dutch when it struck him). If we go with Predator 2 gear, then he also has a sharp disc which can home in on people, and IIRC a staff.
I think Fett will simply choose to blow the Predator away and not give him the chance to fuck around with his wrist controls. Dutch could have easily killed the predator before he self-destructed, but Fett is much more businesslike and will just keep shooting until it no longer moves.
On what do you base this assertion? The Predator stalked and killed virtually an entire group of marines armed with high calibar machine guns and explosives. I'm not sure Fett would have had the same luck.
His success was based almost entirely on his one-trick pony invisibility which is neutralized by Fett's infrared and motion detecting gear. Had the mercenaries been able to see him, he would have been a dead beasty. In addition, he was finally defeated by a man armed with a bow, spears, and simple rope traps. Not impressive at all. He appears to have the same level of training as an average hunter, just better equipment and a more powerful physique.
Assertion without evidence. I won't assert this isn't possible, but it would be helpful for you to submit evidence establishing your reasoning rather than simply stating so. Does Fett's helmet have the capability to pinpoint foes with the capability to bend light?
EU sources (notably The Mandalorian Armor
arc) state that Fett's helmet features macrobinoculars, infrared scanning, plus motion and sound sensors. The Predator radiates heat and moves, so he will probably be detected.
I don't know what the source on this
image is, but it tends to jibe with all of what I've read and was written by the man Lucas tapped to write the Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology. Make of it what you will.
I can't say I'm too sure about this. Heck, the Predator's wrist blaster alone can fling a human male back impressively(he was also wearing armor, which was heated to an unbearable degree forcing him to strip it off). The shoulder canon seems to burn through targets as far as I can tell.
Mandalorian armor is supposedly designed to resist blasters, and the destructive capabilities of the Predator's plasma cannon are not impressive.
This is Fett by himself, not with ship support or others helping him, or others to distract the Predator.
He won't need them.
As for hand-to-hand combat, it won't come to that. Fett is equipped with a flame thrower, he'll simply toast the beasty rather than duke it out. He isn't a moron, after all.
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