Not really, but we could watch anyone in this outfit do anything.
A true Ninja Warrior needs many skills: speed, coordination, cardio, and especially upper body strength. But arm length? Apparently not. Tyrannosaurus rex has been waiting to prove its parkour prowess despite its famously tiny arms since the Chicxulub crater stopped smoldering.
Below, in an event “65 million years in the making,” an intrepid competitor on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior Atlanta qualifying course decided to tackle the infamous parcourse in the notoriously meme-tackular inflatable T. rex suit. Seeing as the tyrant lizard could hardly see, he did pretty well:
Even though the whole “T. rex have puny arms” thing was never really true — the animal could probably curl over 400 pounds — it does look like the arms were the competitor’s downfall. Well that, and a giant suit that obscured his vision.
This dinosaur warrior wasn’t the first American to cosparkour. Last week, Supergirl stunt woman Jessie Graff completed the ANW 2016 qualifier course in Los Angeles while dressed as Wonder Woman. She dominated where the dinosaur failed, proving the cosmic happenstance that led to mammals ruling the planet instead of dinosaurs wasn’t a fluke. Definitively. That’s how you deem a species worthy of extinction — complete Mount Midoriyama or die out.
What would be the best costume to complete a Ninja Warrior course in? Spider-man is an obvious choice, though I’d prefer a Jeff Goldblum Brundle-fly. Let us know your pick in the comments below.
Images: American Ninja Warrior