Recently we asked you all to submit questions that you would love to see answered here at Heads Up. Today, we’ve got the first answer in this new series called ASK US ANYTHING.
Reader Bryan asks, “Hey Heads Up, who would win between Jason Bourne and James Bond?”
First of all, great question! Let’s start with a quick bio of each guy.
Bourne is a former American spy and Captain in the U.S. Army Special Forces. While working for the Central Intelligence Agency, Bourne endured behavioral modification that shaped him into a one-man killing machine. He became highly trained in martial arts, firearms, explosives, handling numerous vehicles and can speak fluent English, French, Dutch, Russian, German, Spanish, Czech, Polish, Portuguese and Italian. He’s quick-thinking, has a photographic memory and often uses improvised weapons. That said, he’s a lone wolf. Bourne is on the run from the CIA, and has no assistance from government agencies, meaning he is severely lacking in weapons, gear and gadgets.
Bond is a British superspy working for MI6, England’s version of the CIA. He’s often thought of as the top spy in all of England, and was once called the best marksman in MI6. Even so, Bond has been proven beatable in a few areas, including, driving, hand-to-hand combat and underwater swimming. and golf. But what he lacks physically he makes up for in experience and resources. Bond is generally thought of as a 40-year-old with more than 15 years experience. He’s also in good standing with MI6, and is equipped with the world’s best and more high-tech weapons, gadgets and gear.
This question is more complex than it seems, because it depends on the manner in which these two superspys meet. Bourne typically fights with hand-to-hand combat, whereas Bond goes for the brutal, intense gun battle. Both men are top-notch, near Olympic-quality athletes and are a match in terms stamina. So, a physical showdown would be close.
That’s why we think this battle would come down to one thing. Mentality.
James Bond chose to be a spy, working hard to become one of the world’s toughest men. He’s proven to be mentally tough and unrelenting. Jason Bourne was tricked into his service, undergoing a memory-washing process that turned him into an emotionally-damaged amnesiac. While he’s focused, and tough-as-nails, he suffers from flashbacks and painful emotional baggage.
Our winner? James Bond, for the simple fact that he is more experienced, more in control and better prepared.
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