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Posted 4/23/15
Nah, Titans wouldn't stand a chance. As for the Colossal Titan? Nuke the hell out of him.
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Honestly, I'm not sure if the Titans could even wipe out stone age humans. It seems possible to live in caves and sneak out for hunting/gathering. Or even just live in the mountains and stick to narrow, treacherous paths with your goat herd. Plenty of natural barriers to use in place of walls.

Only the super titans are really relevant.
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Everyone talking shit about using nuclear bombs and solving problems, but that wouldn't be realistic. If a titan were to be within the range of a city or a place of inhabitance, would you really think the government would use those kind of tactics? A slice in the neck is enough to terminate those bastards, so why would a few tank shells or apache missiles not work? Their skins are not steel or bulletproof...

mhm, F-22 Raptor butt-rape those titans... *nerdgasm*
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Posted 4/23/15 , edited 4/23/15
Dig a really deep hole, leave a large group of prisoners opposite the titans, let the titans try to get them, pour napalm in the hole and light it up. Barring that, start mowing them down with 50 cals and chain guns until they're Titan puree and bury them. In hindsight, I guess leading them into really big holes would work even if you only poured cement into the hole instead of napalm.
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Posted 4/23/15 , edited 4/24/15
I haven't read the manga, but I saw the anime. If memory serves me, I think the remnants of the Human race are the leftovers of a technologically sophisticated society. Somehow, the Humans got stomped to near extinction by the Titans. So, that means that the the Humans used tanks, napalm, laser guided missiles, etc, etc, etc, and still lost.

I think it goes to what was covered in the anime (and presumably the manga), and that is that the Titans could regenerate their broken bodies, very, very quickly, and get back into the fight. This goes back to logistics.

Eventually, equipment will become degraded, and spare parts will become scarce. Eventually, fatigue will set in, and gross errors leading to tragic defeats will take place. Eventually, some crazy minded imbicile (Kim Jong Un - and others like him), will think this is a great chance to invade their neighbors.

As the poorer, less militarily capable countries fall to the Titans, the nations with the more modern high-tech militaries will feel the increased presure. Remember, they had artillery, and the artillery had the effect of momentarily breaking the bodies of the Titans, but the Titan's regenerated very quickly and resumed their attacks.

Thus, I would not be so quick to give a modern military any kind of an edge.



EDIT: It is entirely possible that nukes were used as a last resort, but the result was that the Human race also faced radiation poisoning that probably hurt them as well. Nukes are a double edged battle axe that can cut the ax-er as well as the ax-ee.

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Depends on how the titans attack, if the titans attack as a group from a single point humanity will win easily. But if for say they appear more similiar to a zombie outbreak and appear all over the globe at once they would cause a lot of problems for the human population because the average person can't beat a titan, but they would eventually be wiped out by the military aslong as their numbers are finite.
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Posted 4/24/15
Even if every Titans skin was as hard as steel, they would still lose. We have missiles that could go through under ground bunkers. Hell, an M2 heavy machine gun or a Barret with .50cal Armor Piercing Incendiary rounds can kill a Titan.
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Posted 4/24/15 , edited 4/24/15

DeadlyOats wrote:

I haven't read the manga, but I saw the anime. If memory serves me, I think the remnants of the Human race are the leftovers of a technologically sophisticated society.

No they weren't. Nowhere even in the Anime does it mention that. Humanity in AoT was at Rennaisance levels at best.

Posted 4/24/15
no way. titans are really dumb... i think they can take out a few cities before getting obliterated.

things that are mortal and organic cannot win against modern military equipment. it's funny though, that bacteria and viruses are the only things that could potentially wipe out humans and they don't even have a brain.
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Posted 4/24/15 , edited 4/24/15

DudeItsMark wrote:

Nah, Titans wouldn't stand a chance. As for the Colossal Titan? Nuke the hell out of him.


wouldn't even need a Nuke. If you had to use a bomb. a good old fuel-air explosive would flatten him like a pancake.


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Posted 4/24/15

DeadlyOats wrote:



Thus, I would not be so quick to give a modern military any kind of an edge.



EDIT: It is entirely possible that nukes were used as a last resort, but the result was that the Human race also faced radiation poisoning that probably hurt them as well. Nukes are a double edged battle axe that can cut the ax-er as well as the ax-ee.



I think they'd have an edge. plenty of even man portable weapons could remove the weak spot at the back of the neck by hitting a titan in the throat. But you raise some very valid points I don't think it would be as easy as everyone seems to think.

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Posted 4/24/15 , edited 4/24/15

papagolfwhiskey wrote:


DeadlyOats wrote:



Thus, I would not be so quick to give a modern military any kind of an edge.



EDIT: It is entirely possible that nukes were used as a last resort, but the result was that the Human race also faced radiation poisoning that probably hurt them as well. Nukes are a double edged battle axe that can cut the ax-er as well as the ax-ee.



I think they'd have an edge. plenty of even man portable weapons could remove the weak spot at the back of the neck by hitting a titan in the throat. But you raise some very valid points I don't think it would be as easy as everyone seems to think.




It certainly depends on the scenario how much damage the titans would do; but in the end aside from the special ones the titans are just bigger zombies. Unlike zombies, however, titans don't turn even a portion of their victims into more of themselves (at least, as far as the anime shows).
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Posted 4/24/15
Titans wouldn't even survive against what I have sitting in my closet.
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Posted 4/24/15
An interesting book to read would be World War Z. it deals with the results of a zombie apocalypse with great verisimilitude,
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Posted 4/24/15 , edited 4/24/15
I think we're forgetting about their speed and numbers. If it was just their size and strength it wouldn't be an issue, but when you have a hundred of them dashing across an open field at the maximum speed a titan can achieve you'll have great difficulty landing precision shots. If they get close, you're finished.
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