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Who Would Win: ROBOCOP or TERMINATOR?

It’s 2020. The year that Hollywood movies told us would be full of hoverboards and fantastical technology. While only some of those came true, it feels like the perfect time to look back at two of the best dystopian sci-fi flicks of all time: RoboCop and Terminator. Paul Verhoeven and James Cameron both used their cybernetic figures to launch massive action franchises as well as questioning the notion of good, evil, and authoritarianism.

On Nerdist Versus, we’re asking the other most important question when it comes to these two titans… which of the iconic metal-men would win in a fight?

Luckily for us, Mortal Kombat has given us an easy way to answer this killer query with their new DLC expansion, Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath. But that isn’t enough for the scientific minds of Nerdist Versus. We’re not only going to look at these characters through the lens of the ferocious fighting game, but also through the medium of science!

Ever wondered whether RoboCop’s flamethrower could burn through the T-800’s ‘flesh’? Want to discover how RoboCop would be impacted by a punch from Arnie’s cyborg-killing machine? Well, you’re in for a treat! Find out who reigns supreme as our host Nick Uhas puts life and limb at risk to explore the science of this ultimate showdown.

But don’t just take our word for it! Test our theories for yourself with Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath. This expansion continues with a new cinematic narrative that picks up right where Mortal Kombat 11 left off — with new Fighters, Friendships, Stages, and Fatalities. Buy MK11: Aftermath here and if you’re new to Kombat, get it all in the Aftermath Kollection today.

Who do you want to see on the next Nerdist Versus? Let us know in the comments below.