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Saweenee
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Ore_Ele
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Ninjas are superior in every way and can therefore defeat pirates in hand-to-hand combat

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/16/2010 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,442 times Debate No: 11210
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Saweenee

Con

Due to their superior coolness factor, awesome sword skills, and just general BAness, pirates are clearly able to defeat the weak ninjas in a fierce battle of hand-to-hand combat.

Let the battle commence.
Ore_Ele

Pro

I thank my opponent for starting this debate.

Some terms must first be defined to help guide this debate.

Hand-to-hand combat [1] - "a generic term often referring to weaponless fighting..." If my opponent wishes, this could be expanded to including "weapons that are used solely by the hands, in such excluding anything that is intended to be shoot, thrown, or laid as a trap." Or my opponent can propose a separate definition, however, it goes without doubt that guns are not hand-to-hand and so they cannot be considered.

Pirate [2] - "Anyone who robs at sea is and was a pirate. When privateers exceeded the bounds of their commission, they became pirates."

Ninja [3] - "a member of the ninja who were trained in martial arts and hired for espionage or sabotage or assassinations; a person skilled in ninjutsu."

I fail to see how "coolness" or "badness" really helps to win a fight. The only thing that matters is the skills that will be implemented in the fight. As this will be a 5 round debate, I will spread my arguments out a bit, so that we still have things to talk about when rounds 4 and 5 come around.

[1] http://www.scientificamerican.com...
[2] http://blindkat.hegewisch.net...
[3] http://www.google.com...
Debate Round No. 1
Saweenee

Con

Saweenee forfeited this round.
Ore_Ele

Pro

I will simply extend.
Debate Round No. 2
Saweenee

Con

Saweenee forfeited this round.
Ore_Ele

Pro

There is a reason the "Teenage Mutant Pirate Turtles" didn't do so well.
Debate Round No. 3
Saweenee

Con

Saweenee forfeited this round.
Ore_Ele

Pro

Ore_Ele forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Saweenee

Con

Saweenee forfeited this round.
Ore_Ele

Pro

Ore_Ele forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by JackH303 7 years ago
JackH303
this is the saddest thing ever (:
Posted by Ore_Ele 7 years ago
Ore_Ele
It shows that she is still on every now and again.
Posted by Kinesis 7 years ago
Kinesis
Well, she's probably gone for good...
Posted by Ore_Ele 7 years ago
Ore_Ele
Yeah, if you read the first 5 comments in this section, you'll see that is what all the main worry was. She made the topic 1 thing, but is arguing something different in her OP.
Posted by Kinesis 7 years ago
Kinesis
Yep, Ore's screwed if she takes that route.
Posted by Puck 7 years ago
Puck
"Ninjas are superior in every way"

Ninjas are better at being pirates than pirates? :P
Posted by Kinesis 7 years ago
Kinesis
Fair enough.
Posted by Demosthenes 7 years ago
Demosthenes
I'll let OreEle try his hand at this debate, if he doesn't pull it off then I'll explain what I mean. Wouldn't want to give anyone a trump card before the hands are even dealt.
Posted by Kinesis 7 years ago
Kinesis
Do tell. I doubt OreEle is going to use your strategy.
Posted by Demosthenes 7 years ago
Demosthenes
Kinesis there's a way. You just need to read up on your history of ninjas more. Trust me.
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Vote Placed by quarterexchange 5 years ago
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