Inigo Montoya vs Maximus (Gladiator)

Inigo Montoya vs Maximus

In perhaps what could only be viewed as some of the most well known lines ever spoken by a swordfighter, I’m not sure anything is more famous than Montoya’s “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

While “The Spainard” had his own catch phrase “What we do in life echoes in eternity” – and he was battling to restore his name and the glory of Rome, I think the tactical edge goes to Maximus…

Your thoughts?

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10 Comments on "Inigo Montoya vs Maximus (Gladiator)"

  1. Dave Eaves May 8, 2008 at 2:53 am -      #1

    Inigo all day!

  2. fencing bob May 8, 2008 at 6:42 am -      #2

    Inigo has a slightly better sword range, and could more easily dodge (or possibly parry) Maximus’s attacks
    But unless Inigo he hits a vital area (which will be difficult with that shield in the way), Maximus will still be able to fight with a few minor holes in him, and Maximus’s sword could finish him in one hit (if it hits).

    So it comes down to Agility and Speed (Inigo) Vs Strength and Toughness (Maximus).

    It’s going to be a close one, and Inigo will make a lot of (non-vital) hits, and dodge most of Maximus’s attacks, but eventually, one of Maximus’s attacks will hit (whether killing Inigo, or just disabling him so more hits can be made).

    So Maximus for the win

    But he’d eventually bleed to death through all the little holes Inigo made in him, and die as well.

    So a draw

  3. PREDATOR KILLS MC EASY June 6, 2008 at 10:07 pm -      #3

    Maximus cuz thts my name and cuz hes a gladiotor and his addrenalin will take care of it

  4. Blue One August 6, 2008 at 9:07 am -      #4

    Well if inigo thought maximus had six fingers then he would r#pe maximus

  5. Pratik August 19, 2008 at 4:50 pm -      #5

    Uhh, Maximus took out multiple guys at once and they all had different weapons: tridents, nets, axes, bows and arrows, swords, etc.

    While Inigo went the whole movie trying to take out one guy.

    Advantage: Maximus.

  6. mr.kick@ss August 23, 2008 at 3:27 pm -      #6

    I think maximus wins.

  7. jay666 March 9, 2010 at 1:23 am -      #7

    but maximus beleives dying is honourable and that he would get to see his wife and child so ……… dont worry i lost my chain of thought

  8. Belisaurius March 25, 2010 at 10:21 pm -      #8

    If you read the books, you realize that Inigo has a slight edge. Maximus is military, used to fighting as part of a group and commanding troops for maximum effect (pun not intended). This is, however, a duel.

    Inigo can dance out of Maximus’s range and bleed him out slowly.

  9. hack://infiniticomplex September 15, 2010 at 5:09 pm -      #9

    However, Maximus also spent his time in the gladiator pits, and, as we see in the first scene of the movie, wasn’t the kind of general that sat in the rear and shouted orders. This guy lead the charge shouting orders. Saying he doesn’t have at least equal combat experience is just insane. He fought:Barbarians (probably goths or visigoths, don’t remember exactly) Legionnaires, trident-and-net combos, archers, charioteers, some crazy axe-and-sword wielding gladiator who made it out of the pits by winning his freedom and then came back to fight Maximus but not really on even terms cause no one warned Maximus about the tigers that attacked him mid-match, and the emperor of rome after having been stabbed before the match began.

  10. Rookie December 15, 2014 at 7:49 am -      #10

    Maximus should win due to raw power and skills. But it won’t be easy.

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