Vigilantes are usually beloved characters wherever they appear. To honor that, we at Fiction Horizon have decided to focus today’s articles on two such characters, although the two of them come from a completely different habitat. The first among them is John Wick, the assassin and protagonist of the movie franchise that carries his name, while the other is John Rambo, who doesn’t really need any special introduction. If you wanted to know who would win in a fight between John Wick and Rambo, keep reading our article.
A battle between John Wick and John Rambo would end as a draw. John Wick would have the advantage in an urban area, while Rambo would win in the wilderness. But, on a neutral field, their abilities are on an equal level and there would be no clear winner.
Our comparison is going to be divided into three sections. The first is going to bring an overview of the two characters, after which we are going to compare their powers, including their signature weapons. Finally, we’re going to bring you a detailed analysis of the two characters to determine which one would win in a direct clash.
John Wick and his powers
John Wick’s real name is Jardani Jovonovich and he was born in the former Soviet Union. His parents died when he was very young, so he was taken in by his father’s old friend, who would become his mentor. He was ultimately raised in New York, where he was taught martial arts, weapons usage, and foreign languages. Initially, he worked for the Russian Roma, but he left the group and took on the name John Wick for unknown reasons.
Over the years, John Wick acquired numerous skills, including, but not limited to, martial arts, firearms, bladed weapons, tactical driving, infiltration, evasion, and he is recognized as a formidable expert in each of the fields. Thanks to this, he is able to utilize the skills he was taught in battle and is able to use practically all weapons.
However, he rarely limits himself to just weapons, and uses his skills to adapt to any situation; this is related to the famous pencil story, where he once killed three men at a bar with an ordinary pencil and also to the scene where he kills a taller, obviously stronger man with simple books.
Viggo Tarasov said that Wick is known for being a very strong-willed person, determined to fulfill the task at hand. He has been portrayed as a very confident person who knows his abilities and makes full use of them in almost every situation.
He has no fears in life and simply approaches all the challenges that lie ahead of him without fear. He is highly respected by all, and is known for being an assassin no one would want to take on; some learned this the hard way.
He also loves dogs, as shown in the movies.
John Rambo and his powers
Rambo is a soldier, an extremely talented man for combat. He has a very developed musculature. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He has numerous scars on his chest and back, most of which are the result of torture he suffered in Vietnam.
John Rambo is a former American Green Beret, the last survivor of an elite commando group formed during the Vietnam War and led by Colonel Samuel Trautman. After the Vietnam War where he was, among other things, captured and tortured by the enemy, John Rambo returned to the United States.
He runs up against America’s hostility towards former soldiers and fails to reintegrate socially. While visiting the last survivor of his former comrades in arms, he learns of the latter’s death from cancer. Resuming the road, while he tries to enter a small town in a mountainous region in order to eat there, he comes into conflict with the local authorities, a conflict which will result in the arrest of Rambo who is condemned. forced labor.
A few years later, Rambo is freed by Trautman to carry out an exploration mission in a Vietnamese camp. Following the discovery of American prisoners and an attempt to release one of them, Rambo was abandoned on the spot by the mission officials. He will escape. He took refuge in Thailand where, some time later, he was contacted by Trautman to participate in a mission in Afghanistan, in the midst of war with the USSR.
Rambo refuses the mission. Following the colonel’s capture, he changes his mind and leaves to free his friend, helping the Mujahedin in their fight against the Soviets. Back in Thailand, Rambo ages there quietly: he captures poisonous snakes that he sells, in addition to running a blacksmith shop. He is hired by a group of American Christian missionaries wishing to go up the river to go to Burma where a genocide is raging.
Following the disappearance of the missionaries, a group of mercenaries is hired to recover them. Rambo will join it by becoming the leader and launching an offensive against the Burmese army which holds the missionaries. After this last mission, John Rambo returns to the United States to find what remains of his family and friends.
Ten years later, living in peace on a ranch where he raises horses, he must face a Mexican pimp cartel who has kidnapped a young girl. Unable to save her, he lures the thugs to his ranch where he slaughters them to the last.
John Wick vs John Rambo: Who would win?
And now for the most important and interesting section of our article – the analysis. Here, we are going to use what we have found out about these two characters and analyze how all these facts would (or would not) help them in a fight against each other. Let us continue.
Comparing John Wick and John Rambo is not that difficult, simply because they’re on a very similar level. They’re both extremely resilient, they’re great fighters and they’re great with guns. Okay, Rambo looks like he could snap John Wick in half, but where Rambo dominates with his musculature, John Wick makes up with versatility, as his skill set is far more colorful than that of Rambo.
Still, in order to properly evaluate this battle, we have to take the terrain into consideration. John Wick is an assassin who, although he has worked in different areas, is used to an urban setting. In a town, where Wick feels most comfortable, Rambo wouldn’t really stand a chance; he is just not suited for that type of combat.
On the other hand, if the two of them ended up in a jungle in Indochina, Wick would lose in a matter of minutes. Despite all of his durability, John Rambo is a master of camouflage and he feels at home in the jungle, whereas John Wick is an urban assassin and he wouldn’t really feel that comfortable on Rambo’s terrain.
Yet, despite all of this, their abilities are on an equal level. Sure, Wick might be more sophisticated and versatile, but Rambo’s a beast who survived more than Wick (and Wick survived a lot), and that definitely has to account for something. So, if we put the two on a neutral terrain (so that neither of them has an advantage), we think that the clash would end in a draw.