My B.S. theory is that North as part of his assignment is told that Many is someone to keep an eye on and has been given the files that US Army Intelligence has on him plus redacted CIA files on other members of Manny's family.For some odd reason, North thought that they were friends. The truth was that Manny found him to be arrogant and pigheaded.
Not the same thing at all.No, that would be bad writing. That would be as bad as a complete amateur picking up a light saber for the first time and beating a guy trained by Luke frigging Skywalker
I am shocked!, shocked!, that you would besmirch this young lady with your sordid accusations!One wonders, are these goodies just for herself, or is she planning on some "unregulated commercial transactions" with other campers?
You're dreaming. A 16-year-old kid who has won a few brawls against his peers is NOT the equal of a 29-year-old man trained in hand to hand and close quarters combat by US special forces. It would look like this:Not the same thing at all.
From previous chapters we know Bas can fight, he has some boxing training, no real martial arts but is an accomplished street fighter, (normal brawling), we are also aware that he has a temper and an evil streak. That's not to say it will go all Bas' way, he will likely lose teeth and break bones in his hands or ribs the process, but I have no doubt, due to his pedigree, he will come out on top over a spoilt rich kid who walks like he is 8' tall.
We are also aware that USSF training is not up to the level of OTL. The odds, ITTL, are not in North's favour.
ThisBeing taught by some one is not the same as being able to fight like someone. Thinking you are good just because you can pass the course is not the same as being good because you know how to do it. From the story so far, you don't think the US Special Forces are up to the same level as the troops in other countries, you have individuals like Ritchie and Parker who worked at it because they knew the alternatives and you have people like Capt. North who sounds like he passed the course as a ticket puncher.
Not a boxer myself, but I find this annoying whenever I hear it. Boxing IS a real martial art, just like all the other European martial arts. We're just too used to seeing tournament rules and not how it is used in actual combat. MMA is probably closer to non-tournament boxing. Marquis-of-Queensbury Rules were designed to make the sport more acceptable to polite society.From previous chapters we know Bas can fight, he has some boxing training, no real martial arts but is an accomplished street fighter, (normal brawling), we are also aware that he has a temper and an evil streak. That's not to say it will go all Bas' way, he will likely lose teeth and break bones in his hands or ribs the process, but I have no doubt, due to his pedigree, he will come out on top over a spoilt rich kid who walks like he is 8' tall.
Normally, I would agree with you. It should look like that. However, Bas is not an untrained, or even inexperienced, martial artist. By this stage in his life, he has been trained in various combat techniques by experts at one of the German Empire's premier military schools. We also have to factor in anything that Bas may have picked up from his father & uncle. North, on the other hand, appears to have gotten his special forces qaulifications and then moved into a mostly Pentagon/military intelligence career track. His field experience may not be that great and he may not be as up-to-date with his refresher training as he should be, especially if he's trying to peddle movie scripts. North should still win, but I think it would be closer than North would like.You're dreaming. A 16-year-old kid who has won a few brawls against his peers is NOT the equal of a 29-year-old man trained in hand to hand and close quarters combat by US special forces. It would look like this:
Usually =\= always.Sadly, in real life the dragon usually wins.
Especially if it’s the initial shot.All it takes is one lucky shot...
I'm not sure who this is aimed at, but you're the only one to have brought that up beyond "ah, the guy from". No one I've seen has passed judgement on those actions, so I'd say this is not the case. As for the description itself, is that really needed?Look, I get it. You have a massive hate-boner for the man whose name this caricature is wearing. You want to see him punished for the crimes you think he committed IRL, even if it comes in the form of cartoonishly written fanfic.
So you contradict yourself here.Sadly, in real life the dragon usually wins.
The Rocky movies were so successful because in the first act, the dragon wins. In the second act, Rocky overcomes his self-doubts and adapts his style to meet the new threat. The third act shows Rocky defeating the dragon using his new found wisdom.
Using the Rocky movies as a template, say Bas picks a fight with not-North and gets his ass beat, badly. Bas learns he isn't all that, using the experience of humiliation to lift himself to heights he wouldn't have achieved if he had been handed an easy victory. Not-North can become his white whale, whereas for not-North, Bas was Tuesday.
This is written from the POV of a combat veteran. Someone with special forces training. The character's view is that Bas would be more than a match.He saw Sabastian Schultz give North a dirty look, at sixteen Bas stood taller than most men, knew how to fight, understood English and contrary to the impression he gave of being easy going, had a volcanic temper. U.S. Special Forces or not, North would find Bas to be more than a match if he picked a fight.