Whether it's James Bond, Captain America or Rama in The Raid 2, we've all seen one hero stare down dozens and dozens of bad guys and come out on top. And no matter how impressive the fight scene is, there's that nagging thought that there's no way they'd survive, and having the bad guys attack one by one is just a movie thing.
It's natural to chalk these ridiculously outnumbered fights up to filmmaking suspending reality, but a stunt on a Japanese game show revealed that maybe heroes really do have the advantage in these situations. The show took three Olympian fencers and threw 50 amateurs at them, and the results are kind of surprising in that it plays out a lot like it does in the movies.
Instead of the amateurs attacking en masse, they just take turns and the experts get to then pick them off one by one. What happens in the long run is a bit different than in the movies (we won't spoil it for you, but not all the Olympians survive), but it's still a fun illustration of how a common trope in movies actually does play out in the real world.
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