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Who Would Win?

Battle of the Bios!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the first weekly installment of Who Would Win! Today we have a fine bout between an armored titan with a drill-arm, and a colossal beast forged of steel and humanity. The rules are simple; this is a best of three scenario with each round taking place within an arena catering to each nemesis, with a third area selected as a neutral field.  So Who Will Win? Will it be the Big Daddy who has an insatiable lust for drilling his opponents? Or will it be the Handyman, with incredible strength and agility? You decide!


Essential Rules


Three rounds, winner of two takes the overall victory.



Big Daddy vs. Handyman



Round 1: Columbia
Handyman is capable of rail-traversing.

Round 2: Rapture
Big Daddy has a Little Sister to protect, enabling excessive aggression.

Round 3: Open Terrain
Anything goes.

Abilities allowed in battle?

Only hand-to-hand/drill combat


Who Would Win!?




09/22/2014 at 04:03 PM

Difficult to say. I mean the handyman could get lucky and just throw a Big Daddy over the side to his death. (Assuming they're both in the sky city) However, the second Bioshock proved certain Big Daddys could in fact use plasmids and dude,that drill arm....


09/22/2014 at 07:34 PM

Handyman wins in all scenarios because he can jump around like a gorilla and is much stronger and faster than a Big Daddy. The only slim chance a Big Daddy has is if he can thrust the drill into the Handyman's heart (the weakspot you have to shoot in Infinite).

If the rules were different and the Big Daddy was allowed to have the rivet gun, things would be way more even and he could shoot the Handyman's weak spot from a distance.

But, seeing that the Big Daddy only has the drill, he loses everytime. Handyman probably wins in each scenario.

Mike Wall Staff Alumnus

09/23/2014 at 09:22 AM

Lol this is basically excatlly what I said to Chirs when he drafted this up. It's all about the mobility! 


09/23/2014 at 02:19 PM


Big Daddies are pretty tough but they are vulnerable to everything and can take damage in any variety of ways. Handymen are only vulnerable to damage by hitting them in the heart, otherwise they don't take any damage at all. The chances of a melee Big Daddy getting close to the heart without the Handyman beating him to death or jumping out of the way are slim.

Big Daddies can't even jump! Open and shut case.


09/23/2014 at 04:52 PM

But Bioshock 2 proved certain big daddies could use plasmids. Imagine just holding a handyman in the air with telekinesis then either freezing him solid or summoning an electrical over,man!


09/23/2014 at 06:04 PM


09/23/2014 at 06:10 PM

You got me. lol. Aliens is a great movie and I'm always quoting it. lol.


09/23/2014 at 06:16 PM

Me too Smile

I like Alien even more, but despite how much I love the original I still don't own a copy of it after all these years. I need to get the bluray of it soon so I can watch it again before Alien Isolation comes out in two weeks. 


09/23/2014 at 06:26 PM

Isolation has me more excited than Colonial marines did. I like the idea of there only being one xenomorph...but it's a hella smart xenomorph!

Jesse Miller Staff Writer

09/24/2014 at 01:07 PM

That's a good man.  Alien is superior to Aliens - whilst Aliens is still awesome.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

09/23/2014 at 03:01 AM

no way dawgs, Big Daddy wins cause Snee would have his back!  


09/23/2014 at 01:23 PM

I think that the Big Daddy will come out victorious overall.  That being said, I think that The Handyman will win in round 1 on Columbia.  


09/23/2014 at 06:11 PM

I have the same overall hypothesis too!


09/25/2014 at 01:59 AM

That's what I think.


09/24/2014 at 01:00 PM

I'd say big daddy. The handyman has the heart weak point that the big daddy drill could take care of. Plus big daddy does have a dash move that could take Handyman off guard. Even with Handyman's strengh and up close battle would take awhile given how heavly armored Big Daddy is.

also if you need more proof of what Big Daddy can do in other attacks and win, here is video proof to bolster my claims...


09/25/2014 at 02:01 AM

Yeah! The Spoony One!


09/25/2014 at 01:50 AM

I think Handyman wins in Columbia because of being able to out maneuver Big Daddy with the rails, but Big Daddy wins in Rapture because he's deadly in small spaces especially when he's protecting a Litter Sister. On open ground. . . I think Big Daddy wins in the end. Once he gets that drill on Handyman, it's game over.


09/27/2014 at 12:35 AM

Big Daddy has head protection.  Handyman has none.  All it would take is a well-aimed drill shot to the temple and the Handyman's "dun fer".

I cast for Big affirmative!!!!

Super Step Contributing Writer

09/28/2014 at 10:15 PM

No one wins and Handyman and Big Daddy realize how silly their names are, aptly opting to film gay porn together as a result.

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