It was borderline unkillable because it was WW2 era weapons vs a giant creature. As I said before, if you consider the different scales, personal weaponry is very comparable to tank rounds. Xenomorphs are also capable of killing creatures using advanced technology that hunt the most dangerous creatures in the galaxy- Predators.RedZillaKing wrote:We're essentially talking about creatures with incredible strength and excellent speed defeating something borderline unkillable with an incendiary projectile that it uses just because it like to watch living things burn. The only way the xenos can take this is if Goji is facehugged.
First, the scenario in AVP:R (which is what I believe you are referring to) was much different. The Predator featured in that movie was an Arbiter- a much more deadly and skilled fighter. Essentially Wolf was the equivalent to a swat team in Predator society. Arbiters are Predators who grew bored of hunting and instead just enjoy taking on the most ridiculous challenges for shits and giggles. As for the handgun comment, I guess my edit wasn't enough.Grid is hardly typical, btw. The xenos in AVP2 are more typical, as are the ones in Aliens. You know, the ones who can be deterred by handguns. And I'm pretty sure I mentioned speed but what you fail to realize is that the assault on Goji didn't consist of tank shots alone. Speed doesn't matter much if your opponent if far more durable than you are and has a one shot projectile. Oh and can heal what you dish out on the off chance you can punch through his missile resistant hide.
The main gun used in Aliens was the M41a Pulse Rifle. It fires rounds that are 10mm x 28mm. For comparison, an AK-47 fires rounds that are 7.62mm x 39mm. But wait, the AK-47's actual bullet is much smaller. It is more like 7mm x 9mm. The round fired by the pulse rifle is caseless. That means the entire bullet that is hitting the target is 10mm x 28mm. It took bursts from this gun to kill a xenomorph. If you watch Aliens, the rounds from the pistols and even sometimes the pulse rifle bounced off of the xenomorphs' exoskeleton. The famous scene in the ventilation ducts has one of the marines empty multiple shots at close range into a xenomorph's head to stop it. A xenomorph in AVP:R kept crawling towards the people in the helicopter even after losing the lower half of its body and getting shot repeatedly in the face and upper body. I could go on about the blunt force resistance of xenomorphs, but I think that is pretty common knowledge.
As for regen, that is all fine and dandy.... except Godzilla 54 never showed any instance of being able to regenerate his heart or brain. Xenomorphs like stabbing things in the chest and shoulder area as well as puncturing skulls. That is actually where they aim almost every time during fights. Godzilla will not survive such a wound.
Xenomorphs have been thrown into stone pillars that are feet thick, breaking the pillar into pieces, and were mildly disoriented. They have been covered in molten lead and survived. They takes punches, kicks, etc by Predators that have more than enough strength to rip the head and spine out of human beings. At the same size as a human being, they take multiple shots from assault rifles with far more stopping power than modern day rifles to kill. They have been ejected into space, had their heads pierced by spears, and their torsos blown off yet still survived.KK42 wrote:GojiFan, you're saying that, scaled, a predator is as durable as a a kaiju. When kaiju have not only stood up to military assaults without damage, but have taken mountain cutting beams, missiles that have uprooted entire city blocks from the earth, beams that have melted solid steel in seconds, high intensity lasers, punches, bites, and claws from creatures with bodies designed to carry tens of thousands of pounds with ease, incredibly hot temperatures, incredibly cold temperatures, etc...
Is it the same? No. But they can more than handle what the kaiju in this match throw at them except for Godzilla's beam. They are very fast however and are intelligent enough to dodge plasma bolts from Predators. As I said, the only chance is if Godzilla kills them all with his beam. But considering he is extremely slow compared to the Xenos, the chances of that are slim.