Hero Smackdown: RoboCop vs. Terminator

We look up to heroes for their bravery, strength, and smarts. We can’t get enough of their quippy catchphrases and courageous action-oriented stunts. Heroes fill us with a sense of hope and make us believe that we could be just as cool. But what happens when one hero comes across another? Let’s find out. This is HERO SMACKDOWN!

What to Consider

This is a theoretical scenario that involves two heroes encountering each other in a similar battle format seen in Thor: Ragnarok. Your mission is deciding who would come out victorious in a fight. Instead of just giving a name, also give reasoning for why you think one hero would best the other.

The heroes can only use the tools they are most famous for, so no giving a machine gun to someone who only uses their fists for example. Only the film or actor versions mentioned are in contention. All other sequels or actor portrayals are excluded from the decision making process.

How I Tally the Votes

I look at the comments posted (only first comments, no replies) to see who they picked. I don’t count comments that don’t give a clear answer on who they chose. If you want your comment to count make sure it is not a reply to someone else’s comment and has a clear definite winner.

Now on to today’s chosen heroes: RoboCop and Terminator.


Officer Alex Murphy/RoboCop

Appears in: RoboCop (1987), RoboCop 2 (1990)

Portrayed by: Peter Weller


The Terminator/T-800

Appears in: Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Portrayed by: Arnold Schwarzenegger


*cue heroic standoff music*

Who beats who? YOU DECIDE!