Fanon Deadliest Warrior is a TV show which puts warriors from video games against each other to determine who is the "deadliest" based on tests and votes by the online community. It is in no way associated with or intended to compete with the Fanonified Fighting Arena.
The show starts with an introduction of the pair about to do battle. After the title sequence, each of the sides are introduced, along with dramatizations describing missions or the daily life of the battlers.
Tests are then performed with the weapons, each gun/weapon going into heavy detail and scrutiny. Finally, the tallies are added up and the online community votes (aka. all of Fanon Wiki, on Talk:Fanon Deadliest Warrior) along with the factors of the weapons, to determine the winner.
Unlike Deadliest Warrior, all of the tests are conducted in a tournament scale, with eight episodes being devoted to unique match-ups. Mini-clips of battle dramatizations are shown next as the enemies in the tournament battle with each other until one remains - the Deadliest Warrior.
Tournament Hierarchy/Quick Status
Task Force 141 vs. US Navy Seals - TF141 wins
US Army Rangers vs. ISA - US Army Rangers win
Solid Snake vs. Vasyli Gozorov - Snake wins
Helghast vs. Militia - Helghast win
Task Force 141 vs. US Army Rangers - No winner
Solid Snake vs. Helghast - No winner
There are 14 episodes of Fanon Deadliest Warrior.
- The pistols of the teams are tested. It was Task Force 141's USP versus SOCOM's Mark 23. It is assumed that Mk. weapons are used by SOCOM. The USP .45 fired .45 ACP bullets and carried 12 rounds in a detachable box magazine, whereas the Mk. 23 was exactly the same: firing .45 ACP rounds and carrying 12 rounds in a detachable box magazine. Since they could technically be used for the same purposes, no Edge was given in the sidearms category.
- Up next were the SMGs. Task Force 141 tested their UMP45 against SOCOM's MP5A3. The UMP used .45 ACP rounds in a single long 25 round detachable box magazine. It was up against the MP5A3, which used a 30 round detachable box magazine and 9mm rounds. It was deemed that the UMP was deadlier, due to it having a good 600 RPMs of fire. Even though the MP5 had 800 RPMs, the UMP could spit out deadlier bullets. The UMP was given the Edge.
- Third in line was the Assault Rifles category. The Bushmaster ACR was pitted against the M4 CQBR (Close Quarters Battle Reciever). They were both roughly the same: both fired 5.56mm bullets, both had thirty round box mags, and the ACR had 800 RPMs, as opposed to the 950 RPMs of fire put out by the CQBR. The CQBR, however, had an effective range of 400 m, compared to the 600 m the ACR had. The ACR was given the edge due to longer range.
- The LMGs were next off. It was the M249 versus the Mark 46. Both weapons were similar, and spit out fire at equal rates. However, the Mark 46 had more rails, so it could suit more attachments than possible on the M249. The Mark 46 was given the edge.
- Shotguns were the third last category. Both of the shotguns used by the two sides were M1014s. Testing was done, but no Edge was won.
- Sniper rifles were the penultimate category. Task Force 141 used the CheyTac Intervention M200, whereas SOCOM used the Mark 12 Mod X SPR. The M200 used .400 bullets in a seven round detachable box magazine, and managed to completely destroy a gel head during target practice. The Mark 12, on the other hand, used a 20 round 5.56mm box mag, and managed to also kill target while retaining near-M16 portability. It was given the edge.
- The final category was anti-armor weapons. Task Force 141 and SOCOM used the AT4. No Edge was given.
Final Edges: 2 for TF141, 2 for SOCOM. Looks like an even match here, folks.
The Battle: In the Deadliest Warrior arena, a group of Task Force 141 soldiers moved out through the forest. The leader, Price, carried an ACR: Soap hefted an M249, and Roach carried an M1014. Up on a cliffside, Ghost carried an Intervention and an AT4. Also in the forest were several SOCOM soldiers. Wraith, with a CQBR, took the lead: they were followed up by Sandman with a Mark 46, Toro with an M4 Super 90, and Raven, carrying a Mk. 12 and AT4. Contact is made when Ghost takes the initative and snipes Toro, killing him instantly. In response, Raven takes three shots: the third one strikes Ghost in the head, killing him instantly. Roach, Soap, and Price burst out of the brush, guns blazing: the SEALs are forced to take cover, and a tense shootout ensues. Having enough, Raven shoots Soap in the head before a burst from Roach tears Raven's head apart. Wraith, in a fit of rage, takes the AT4 and fires it at the cover: Price has enough sense to jump out of the way, but Roach is killed by the blast. With the last bullet in his ACR, Price kills Sandman. Wraith fires into the brush with his CQBR, aiming as the shots ring out, but he ends up running out of ammo. With little time left, Price and Wraith draw their sidearms. Price's sidearm is easier to aim, but Wraith manages to dodge the shots as he fires. Price hits Wraith in his shooting arm, forcing him to drop the pistol: stunned, he is then shot in the head by Price. Price stands over his body, cautiously kicks it, and shoots him in the head with the last bullet in his gun, yelling, "TASK FORCE 141!" before the battle ends.
US Army Rangers vs. ISA
- The teams' pistols were tested first, as always. The M4 Revolver was tested against the M9 semi-automatic. While the .44 M4 dealed lots of damage to the target, the M9 carried more ammo, was easier to reload, and dealed the same killshots, without having to reload. The M9 was given the Edge.
- Up next were the SMGs. The M66-SD was tested against the MP5k. The weapons were roughly the same, but the M66 was more portable. As well, it carried a supressor by default, so it was given the edge.
- In assault rifles, the M82 went up against the SCAR-H. The M82 fired 5.56mm bullets and carried 30, whereas the SCAR carried 20 7.62mm bullets. The SCAR packed more of a punch. Although the M82 carried an underbarrel flashlight and a holographic sight as standard, it was decided the SCAR was deadlier. The SCAR got the edge.
- For LMGs, the M224-A1 went against the M240. Tests from the first episode were carried over, but the M224-A1 carrying 56 rounds was too small, so it was given a 100 round mag to be fair. Neither weapon was given an edge.
- In shotguns, the M1014 went against the LS13. The M1014 was given the edge, due to the fact an LS13 could easily be made out of a SPAS-12.
- The sniper category was removed because the ISA has, so far, not officially produced a sniper rifle (but Helghast snipers have been used).
- In the anti-armor category, the AT4 went against the M80 Rocket Launcher. They were also roughly the same, but the M80 carried a homing feature, which gave it the edge.
Edge count: Rangers 3, ISA 2. I'll be voting for the Rangers then. Despite the ISA's semi-technological superiority, it seems weapons degraded over time.
The Battle: The Rangers moved through the streets of the desolate Vekta. Foley was leading, carrying a SCAR-H. Ramirez tagged along with an M249 and AT4, Dunn carried an M1014, and Allen lugged an AT4 and MP5k along. However, Narville and his team were waiting, and immediately ambushed the team, kiling Ramirez and Dunn, and sending Allen and Foley running for cover. Allen fires his MP5k behind him, and manages to kill Garza and injure Natko. The battle turns into a firefight, with Narville using the M82, Natko firing his M66-SD and Sev fires an M224. Allen peered out of cover and finished Natko, before Sev kills him. Foley can't use a rocket launcher - but Sev does, almost killing Foley as he grabs the MP5k and fires it from behind a building, killing Sev. It's down to Foley and Narville, and they use up the last of their bullets, forcing them to pull out their sidearms. Narville scores a hit with the .50 M4 just below Foley's heart, but Foley, in return, manages to emppty an entire M9 clip into Narville, knocking him down. He reloads and shoots Narville in the head, before yelling "RANGERS! OOH-RAH!"
Solid Snake vs. Vasyli Gozorov
- In the pistols category, the PYA went versus the Mk. 23. Using reviews, it was deemed that the PYA held the advantage.
- Next up were the SMGs: the PP2000 went against The Patriot. The PP2000 was inaccurate and carried 30 rounds: the Patriot, made of a sawn-off stock-removed Firing Port Gun with a 100 round Beta C-Mag, was deadlier and more efficient. The Patriot was given the edge.
- In assault rifles, the stage was set for the battle of the AK-101 against the M4 Custom. The AK-101 was deadlier than the M4, and also had larger bullets, being able to deal more damage. The AK was given the advantage.
- For LMGs, the PK-P went against the M60E4. The M60 and PK-P fired at the same rate of fire, did the same damage, and overall were equal except for reloading time, where the PK-P got the edge.
- In shotguns, the R870 was tested versus the Saiga 12. The Saiga was given the edge.
- Later, snipers were tested, as the M14 EBR went against the SVU Dragunov. Though the SVU and M14 carried the same type and number of rounds, the M14 was selective-fire, allowing for an emergency assault rifle should it be required. The M14 was given the edge.
- Anti-armor looked to be the most one-sided, as the M72 went against the RPG-7. It was deemed that the RPG was better, as despite accuracy issues, it was easy to reload and ammo was plentiful.
Edges in total: Snake 2, Gozorov 5. Wow, this seems one-sided... though Snake still has a fighting chance.
The Battle: Gozorov's forces advance through Outer Haven. One man carries a PK-P, one man carries a Saiga 12K, a third man carries an SVU Dragunov and an RPG-7, and Gozorov himself carries an AK-101. Snake's forces wait at a chokepoint: one man carries an M60E4, one man carried an R870 Custom, one man carries an M14 EBR and an M72, and Snake himself carries an M4 Custom. As Gozorov's forces advance, Snake's team fires instantly: the shotgunner is killed as Gozorov and his team take cover. Gozorov aims out of cover and fires: he kills the machinegunner, allowing the team to advance more freely. However, the M72 is fired, killing Gozorov's other two men: Gozorov takes his RPG and kills the shotgunner. He reloads, ducks out of cover as another rocket hits, and scores a few hits with his AK on the sniper: he dies. It's down to Snake: the two, as usual, exhaust ammo and begin firing. Snake takes three PYA hits, but he then tackles Gozorov on the ground, and snaps his head, before standing up and firing two bullets from the SOCOM into his body. He then yells, "PATRIOTS!" as the battle ends.
Helghst vs. Brazillian Militia
- First up, as usual, were pistol weaponry. The Glock 18 went versus the StA-18. Though the StA carried 25 rounds per clip, not only did the Glock carry 32 bullets, but had selective fire so that the pistol could perform the StA' job. The Glock got the edge.
- Next were submachineguns. The Mini-Uzi went against the StA-11, which closely resembled a PP-19 Bizon. The Mini-Uzi carried 32 bullets: not only were the StA's bullets more effective, but the SMG carried 48 of them as standard. The StA got the edge.
- In assault rifles, the AK-47 shot with the StA-52. The StA carried more bullets than the AK (40) but the AK-47 fired more damaging 7.62mm bullets. In the end, the AK's deadly projectiles were deemed to outweight the StA's ammunition stocks, and the AK was given the edge.
- For LMGs, a 100 round variant of the StA-3 was pitted against the RPD. The RPD could spit out an impressive rate of fire, but the StA fired faster and was overall deadlier. The StA-3 was given the edge.
- In a large letdown, nobody got to see an 1887 test because the Helghast did not have a frontlines shotgun.
- The sniper category was brought back, as the SVD Dragunov went against the VC32. Although the SVD carried 10 rounds, the VC32 fired deadlier cartridges, and was roughly the same size, if not shorter. The VC32 was given the edge.
- Finally, in the anti-armor category, the RPG-7 is tested against the VC-9. The VC-9 has a fast reload, and coupled with the high rocket speed and accuracy, gave it the final edge.
Total Edges: Helghast 4, Militia 2. Once again, another nearly one-sided battle. The Militia do hold the edges in assault and sidearms: this will prove to be interesting. The last of the fights, I've focused on PS3 soldiers, but I'll eventually do more. Don't expect to see power armor: we need realistic soldiers. Gears of War will be featured, but only the humans.
The Battle: Four Helghast advance through the Favela. One man carries an StA-3, one carries an StA-11 (the first time an SMG was used), the next carries a VC32 and a VC-9, and Radec carries an StA-52. However, the Milita lie in wait: they all pop out and kills two Helghast with rapid fire. Radec and the sniper are forced to take cover, and the sniper swaps his VC32 for the 11 on the ground, killing another Favela soldier beforehand. He then takes out the rocket launcher, but the RPG kills him by beating him to impact. Radec takes the launcher and kills two other soldiers, and he and the Favela soldier exchange fire. Eventually, it comes down to pistols: the Glock fires wildly and inaccurately, and Radec wisely uses cover to advance. He then pistol whips the Favela soldier, and shoots him once on the ground. Yelling "HELGHAST!", the battle ends.