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Bill the Butcher vs. Al Swearingen: who wins?

Old 03-12-05, 06:38 PM
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Bill the Butcher vs. Al Swearingen: who wins?

I was watching Deadwood and Al Swearingen reminds me a lot of Bill the Butcher from Gangs of New York. I was wondering who, if the two of these guys ever had a conflict, would be the victor? IMO, this would all be about who got homefield advantage, as they both seem equal in their bad ass nature.

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I'll vote choice #4: Who the #@&^ is Al Swearingen? And how dare you compare him to the one of the new millennium's greatest villains!
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Ya know Doc, I was just about to post a new thread about Daniel D's performance in Gangs of New York and now I have to wait

But I know both and I'm gonna say straight up that Bill Cutting would whoop his ass....no matter where the fight took place.
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Bill the Butcher baby!!

Hmmm that got me thinking:


Maximus

VS


Achillies
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I've never heard of either. "Bill the Butcher" has a cooler name, so I voted for him.
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Top hat beats cowboy hat.

(For the clueless: Al Swearingen is from Deadwood.)
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Bill the Butcher.
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You guys are really missing out on not watching Deadwood & not seeing one of the greatest performances that has every graced TV in Al Swearingen.

I don't know who wins but Swearingen is the bigger bad ass for sure.
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Bill the Butcher would win. Swearingen usually has somebody else do the dirty work for him.


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PS. Achilles would kick the shit out of Maximus
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Originally Posted by spartanstew
Bill the Butcher would win. Swearingen usually has somebody else do the dirty work for him.
Exactly, they are two completely different types of 'bad guys'.
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Originally Posted by spartanstew
Stew

PS. Achilles would kick the shit out of Maximus
Yeah, but Russell Crowe would actually kick the shit out of them both
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Ok then:


Keaton Batman

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Kilmer Batman

Let's RUMBLE!!
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Not even close. Swearingen nearly got his ass kicked by fancyman Seth Bullock. Butcher would clobber him.
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Bill the Butcher all the way
Old 03-13-05, 10:34 AM
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In a physcial struggle I would definitely go with Bill the Butcher, but I meant this to be a question of who would win a power struggle, in which case I voted for homefield advantage.
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Not even close. Swearingen nearly got his ass kicked by fancyman Seth Bullock. Butcher would clobber him.
In Al's defense, he's been suffering from kidney stones. That's the only reason he lost the fight. Wait til he gets healthy...
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Swearengen

Maximus

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Old 03-14-05, 01:23 PM
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Bill the Butcher would gut Al Swearingen on the block. He would be Wednesday’s special at 99 cents a pound.
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Yeah. Al has a more intense personality, but Bill's the better fighter and more badass because of that.
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In a physical fight- Bill the Butcher

In a battle of wits- Al swearingen
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amazing

Truly amazing..I yahooed a search specifically to find a comparison of the two legendary gangsters who would gleefully dispose of today's "gangbangin" c****sucker!


Well-my assesment? Neither of these two men are stupid enough to fight fair.Even in a challenge according to "the ancient laws of combat"...they are treacherous as well as tough .I think Bill would win...only because he'd THROW his knife at Al before Al could get close.But make no mistake...even though Bill may win....he'd sure as hell FEEL Al's presence afterward..win lose or draw!

Agreed?
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Al Swearingon would win because I'd have his mother f***ing back. (Figuratively. I'd actually be creeping up behind Bill with a tomahawk.)

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Swearengen would murder that cocksucker!

Well not really, but i'm sure he'll think of some way to win the fight.
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I was gunna put in my two cents, but then I realized I was the threadkiller the first time around.

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