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Offline stormtripper

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say your swarmed........
« on: January 21, 2005, 10:17 PM »
ok weird topic time.......
My co-worker asked me this and thought that I should share!

ok here is the scenario ;D...... say you are swarmed by 5 year olds, an army of 5 year olds, how many of these 5 year olds could you knock out before they knock you out, because eventually they will beat you down as you get exhausted ;D
I am not incouraging child abuse as I have a 3 year old myself... Just a funny topic..

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Re: say your swarmed........
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2005, 01:07 AM »
I think you could take out a couple dozen if you get going fast. No time to be in awe of what's about to happen, start kicking and punching and clotheslining as quick as you can. If you have the ability, rip a limb off, that will scare the little ******* away fast!

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Re: say your swarmed........
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2005, 01:53 AM »
Just kick 'em in their faces. They're short enough.
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Re: say your swarmed........
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2005, 01:53 AM »
Depends how fast they're coming.  I'd like to think I'd last awhile.

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Re: say your swarmed........
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2005, 04:40 AM »
Tripper, can you give more rules to the scenario?

IE: what are our limitations of movement, etc...

I think, if I went mobile, I could probably get many of them...  Possibly get away, unless that's not a possibility at all (Like they just keep coming from all directions).

I'm not a HUGE person by any means.  I'm 5'11" and near 200 lbs., and I do have some experience with boxing/striking training including how to fend off several people coming at me to escape them... 

They're short though, so that's an interesting variable...

If they're really REALLY annoying too, you have to factor in potential "berzerker rage" you'd get by simply being so irate with them...  Like imagine they're kids from the show Nanny911 and you may be able to decimate their ranks quickly, efficiently, and without even feeling the sweat break just based on sheer adrenaline...

Do we get to use a large implement at all, or just fists?

I'm truly intrigued with this topic, and I laughed out loud when I read it too.  Nice.
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Re: say your swarmed........
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2005, 02:33 PM »
I think that fists and feet are all that is allowed, with the exception of using a 5 year old as a bat ;D You are completely surrounded by them and they are closing in at feverish pace. There is no escape its a fight until you are eventually knocked out.

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Re: say your swarmed........
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2005, 05:38 PM »
Hmmm, but you can use one of them as a tool of destruction?

Interesting.  I'm gonna think on this one for a while.  I'm snowed in anyway, and this is the most intellectual discussion online in ages I think.
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Re: say your swarmed........
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2005, 08:36 PM »
5 year olds are very very weak and short.  Assuming I'm allowed to wear an athletic cup to protect my genitalia, the only vulnerable target they can reach, I could knock out at least 100+ before I became exhausted and dropped.  A straight kick and straight knee that would normally land in the midsection of an adult would land on their face/head, and you could punch downward, easily knocking out each 5 year old with a single blow that wouldn't even require full strength.  It'd be fun.
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Re: say your swarmed........
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2005, 09:08 PM »
That's good points...  Are we allowed any protection?  What would be allowed?

Also, do these children have strong resillience or are they average 5 year olds who'll likely collapse and cry upon being struck down by my might?

This is great...  I'd dig seeing you actually doing this Stormtripper.  You're a big dude so that'd be great.  I'm picturing Sauron cleving waves of soldiers away like in the Prologue to LOTR.
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Re: say your swarmed........
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2005, 09:18 PM »
Really hard to say. Depends on how quickly one can recognize the danger, the swarm size, and the stream rate. Some will drop in fear if you just look at them funny. Others might flick their boogers. In a gross-out moment, a person can lose concentration and suddenly they're all over him like me a geek on Kiera Knightly at a SW convention. They're around 35-40 pounds each. In a swarm, that's an onslaught of hundreds of pounds. Soon enough -- and burdened by the weight of children wrapped around one's legs -- a person's going to trip over the little ones who've already fallen. Game over.

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Re: say your swarmed........
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2005, 09:22 PM »
What if, as theyf all, you can gain further height advantages by climbing upon the broken bodies you've slain in the early onslaught.  One could theoretically use this to their advantage and make the fight easier...  maybe not winnable, but easier.

Just a thought...  Now I'm picturing Stormtripper atop a heap of crumpled 5-year olds fighting off more of them climbing the heap to get at him.
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Re: say your swarmed........
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2005, 10:44 PM »
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5 year olds are very very weak and short.  Assuming I'm allowed to wear an athletic cup to protect my genitalia,

yes you get a protection cup, sorry that was part of the deal as well. my bad... ;D

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Posted by: Jedi Idej They're around 35-40 pounds each.

I think that count is off, my son is almost 3 and is already a healthy 37 lbs...

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Re: say your swarmed........
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2005, 10:45 PM »
hey my 100th post had genitalia in it ;D :o ;D

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Re: say your swarmed........
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2005, 11:43 PM »
Congratulations...  I'd be proud as well.  I think we shall remember this always.

I know this is a topic I won't forget any time soon.  I'm already forwarding the concept alone ot my buddy's IM so he gets it at work on Monday.  I'm sure this is gonna make some kick ass office discussion.
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Re: say your swarmed........
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2005, 12:12 AM »
All I would need to do is grab one of them by the ankles and start using him/her/it as a flail.  I could probably take out a few dozen of the others that way and buy myself some time.  After that, just break out the flamethrower!
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