Bond V Bauer – Who Really Owns The Initials JB?

by 8Ball T Shirts Posted on October 22, 2015 0 Comments



The release of the new James Bond movie, Spectre, is imminent – and this got us thinking…if you pitted James Bond in a battle to the death against Jack Bauer, who would win? While such discussions are commonplace in the 8Ball offices, we decided it was important that we documented our discussions in the form of an infographic.

What you are about to see is the result of that decision:

Embed the infographic on your site – just copy and paste the code below!

 

An infographic by the team at 8Ball

 

 

Of course, we started by finding key stats for each. These were collated by the good people at killermovies.com:

James Bond – Key Stats:

Small Arms Efficiency: 4
Close Quarter Battle Tactics: 4
Unarmed Combat: 4
Stealth: 5
Intelligence: 5
Resources: 5
Resourcefulness: 4
Physical Fitness: 5
Exfiltration/Evasion: 5

Specialism – Espionge

Jack Bauer – Key Stats:

Small Arms Efficiency: 5
Close Quarter Battle Tactics: 5
Unarmed Combat: 4
Stealth: 4
Intelligence: 4
Resources: 4
Resourcefulness: 4
Physical Fitness: 4
Exfiltration/Evasion: 4

Specialism – Close Quarter Combat

And then we started looking at the ‘Kill’ stats…now this made for some interesting reading.

Bond has 352 confirmed kills over the course of 21 films, whereas Bauer has a mere 309. While this might seem pathetic on the part of Bauer, when you consider he has a KPH ratio (Kills Per Hour) of 0.97 against the 0.17 KPH achieved by Bond in the films – it paints the picture of a far more ruthless killer; a man with a zero tolerance policy on terrorism. It should be noted, this figure for Bond was based on the highly scientific estimation that each film takes place over a 4 day time period, on average.

We also discovered that the deadliest Bauer was from Season 6, when 52 terrorists felt his wrath. The deadliest Bond was Pierce Brosnan, who took out 47 baddies in both Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies.

And it’s quite clear that the 24 universe is a far deadlier place to be with a total body count of 16,114 across all 9 series and Redemption. Only 1,299 bodies hit the floor across 21 official Bond films.

It should also be noted that Bond has been shot at 4,662 times in the films we looked at. When you consider that 130 additional attempts were made on his life without the use of bullets, his chances of survival were so close to zero that it’s hardly worth analysing. Yet here he is – thriving and about to go postal on even more enemies of humanity in Spectre.

However, when you take into account all the injuries that Bauer sustained throughout 24 – he statistically should have died 2.8 times. This shows both have a keen sense for survival and an unwillingness to relent to the brutal whims of terrorism.

But are they healthy?

We know what you’re thinking…after all these close shaves and scraps, are these people healthy? The answer is unfortunately, no.

Throughout the course of the Ian Fleming novels, Bond consumes 92 units of alcohol per week – that’s the equivalent of 5 strong Vodka Martinis per day. So rather than being a steely dagger at the heart of the world’s most dangerous organisations, Bond is much more likely to be a bleary eyed, impotent wreck. This seems to contradict the fact that in the films he sleeps with an average of 2.41 women.

Bauer doesn’t fare much better. His injuries would have cost the NHS more than £280,000 – and once, he ran up a wall, snapping a terrorists neck whilst simultaneously having a heart attack. We can imagine this would render him ineffective against the might of a lunatic armed with a nuclear weapon and a small but loyal army.

Who is the best – Bond or Bauer?

The truth is – even after collating all this information, we still can’t decide who is the deadliest. Bauer seems to be more lethal, but Bond has the edge when it comes to survival. Bauer is better in an armed situations at close quarters, but Bond is incredibly resourceful and has a wide range of gadgetry at his disposal. We know that Bond is obviously more of a ladies man – but then Jack Bauer is highly adept at snapping necks with his thighs…make of that what you will.

So – we need your help. Let us know who you think is the deadliest on Twitter @8Balltshirts using #8BallBond or #8BallBauer.

Share and Enjoy

FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInStumbleUponAdd to favoritesEmailRSS

The post Bond Vs Bauer – Who really owns the initials JB? appeared first on 8Ball.co.uk.





8Ball T Shirts
8Ball T Shirts

Author



Also in 8Ball Blog

Directors Cut Box Sets - The Sci-Fi Collection
Directors Cut Box Sets - The Sci-Fi Collection

by 8Ball T Shirts December 08, 2016 0 Comments

You may have seen that 8Ball have been doing something a little special recently, our Directors Cut Box Sets. These collections feature special items taken directly from or inspired by some of the greatest movies that have been put to film.  We want to take a bit of time to show what makes these movies so special.

View full article →

Mal, Rick and Stone Cold - TVs Greatest Rebels.
Mal, Rick and Stone Cold - TVs Greatest Rebels.

by 8Ball T Shirts November 04, 2016 0 Comments

As Bonfire Night approaches you’re gonna be hearing a lot about rebels and the nature of defiance. You’re gonna hear a lot about Guy Fawkes and V For Vendetta, so we thought we’d take a look at some other, often overlooked, rebels.

View full article →

The Suckiest Blood Suckers In Cinema History
The Suckiest Blood Suckers In Cinema History

by 8Ball T Shirts October 14, 2016 0 Comments

The Lost Boys might be the last time movie vampires were cool. So to coincide our sexy new Lost Boys tees, we’re running down the suckiest blood-suckers from the big screen.

View full article →

Size Guide

Mens Sizing

Click For More Info
Shirt Size Chest Size (inches) Length (inches) Chest Size (cm) Length (cm)
Small 34-36 27 86-91 68
Medium 36-38 28 91-96 71
Large 40-42 29 101-106 73
XL 44-46 31 111-116 78
2XL 46-48 32 116-121 81
3XL 50-52 33 127-132 83

Womens Sizing

Click For More Info
Shirt Size Chest Size (inches) Length (inches) Chest Size (cm) Length (cm)
6-8 30-32 24 76-81 61
8-10 32-34 25 81-86 63
10-12 34-36 26.5 86-91 67
12-14 36-38 27 91-96 68
14-16 38-40 27.5 96-101 70
16-18 40-42 28 101-106 71

Kids Sizing

Click For More Info
Shirt Size Chest Size (inches) Chest Size (cm) Childs Height (CM)
1-2 Years 18-20 45-50 86-91
2-3 Years 20-22 50-55 91-96
3-4 Years 22-24 55-60 101-106
5-6 Years 26-28 66-71 111-116
7-8 Years 30 76 116-121
9-11 Years 32 81 127-132
Delivery & Shipping Information

Delivery Costs

Region

Delivery Service

Order Subtotal

Shipping Cost

U.K Standard Delivery Up to £50 £1.95
U.K Standard Delivery Over £50 Free
U.K Special Delivery Any £8.50
International Standard Delivery Up to £26 £4.00
International Standard Delivery Up to £60 £7.00
International Standard Delivery Over £60 £9.00

 Shipping Times

Region

Delivery Service

Delivery Time From Dispatch

United Kingdom Standard Delivery 3-5 Working Days
United Kingdom Special Delivery Next Working Day*
Europe Standard Delivery 5-7 Working Days
USA Standard Delivery 5-7 Working Days
Rest of World Standard Delivery 7-14 Working Days


Next Day Delivery items ordered before 12 noon GMT will be dispatched the same day and delivered the next working day. If a Next Day Delivery order is placed on Friday this would be delivered on Monday. Orders placed after 12 noon GMT would be dispatched the next working day. Next Day Delivery items ordered over a weekend would not be dispatched until the following Monday and delivered on the Tuesday.

For more delivery information please click here

The times above are a guide and can vary from country to country, for more information please free to drop an email to help@8ball.co.uk and we will be more than happy to help.