Posted May-06-2014 6:53 PM
Liopleurodon vs Megalodon
Size Estimates- 30-85 ft long and 10-150 tons
Fighter- 80 ft long and 125 tons
Weakness- Air breather
Details- This giant among giants is a fully grown male. He has a pretty strong bite and huge teeth over a foot long. He’s somewhat fast in a straight line, but his bony skeleton keeps him from being agile.
Size Estimates- 40-70 ft long and 20-70 tons
Fighter- 65 ft long and 65 tons
Weakness- Size(in this fight at least)
Details- This huge fish is also a fully grown male. He has a bite force of about 19 tons per square inch. His largest teeth are about 7 inches long. He isn’t the fastest animal in a straight line, the side to side motion of his tail does not allow this. However, his cartilaginous skeleton allows him to be agile.
Setting- Open Ocean
Early morning on planet Earth. In the open ocean miles from shore, a lone Liopleurodon swims. He takes in a gulp of air and submerges beneath the waves. As he swims on, he smells something. A rival has entered his territory. He swims off to find out who, or what, it is.
A few miles away is a lone Megalodon. His territory was recently overtaken by a pod of Brygmophyseter and he was forced to retreat. He needs a new one. This one seems to be rich in food like large fish, squid, whales, and a few sea reptiles. This will do just fine. For a while, there doesn’t seem to be any other large predators in the area. But the sharks luck soon runs out. In the distance, he sees a huge shadow coming toward him. It’s the Liopleurodon. The shark realizes he must fight for this territory. He dives deep in order to ambush the reptile. The Liopleurodon begins to draw closer.
As the reptile gets closer, he realizes he’s lost sight of the shark. The dark grey back blends in perfectly with the murky depths. The Liopleurodon does not see the attack coming. The Megalodon charges up and latches on to the tip of one of the reptiles flippers. Luckily for the Liopleurodon, the shark only grabbed a small bit of flipper. He manages to get free, but not unscathed. A small chunk is missing. The Megalodon swallows the chunk while a few of his teeth float to the bottom of the ocean. Blood has been drawn. There will be no retreat. The Liopleurodon isn’t very agile, but he manages to get himself turned around before the Megalodon can escape. He opens his massive jaws and rips off a section of shark skin. The Megalodon whirls around and lashes out with his tail, striking the Liopleurodon across the head. The reptile is temporarily disoriented. The Megalodon dives again and charges forward before the Liopleurodon can regain his focus. He slams into the flank of the reptile, breaking a few bones and causing internal bleeding. While he’s still there, the shark bites down with bone crushing force and takes of the end of the Liopleurodons tail.
The Liopleurodon looks to see the Megalodon attempting to get some distance between them so he can charge again. The Liopleurodon is faster in a straight line, so he knows he can catch the shark. He speeds forward, covering the distance between them in a matter of seconds. He grabs the bottom of the tail fin of the shark and rips of a piece of fin. Upon feeling this, the sharks stops and turns to face his attacker. But before he can turn the whole way, the Liopleurodon grabs him by the flank. The reptile then manages to turn the shark upside down. The sharks struggling slows down and he begins to enter tonic immobility. If the Liopleurodon can hold him here long enough, he will die.
Minutes pass and the shark is still alive, barely. However, the Liopleurodon has encountered a problem. He’s running out of air. He has to make a choice. Knowing it will take a while for the shark to regain full control of his body, the Liopleurodon lets go and makes a break for the surface while the shark slowly comes back awake. The Liopleurodon reaches the surface and takes in a big gulp of air. Now he can stay under for over an hour. He speeds back down and strikes the shark in the flank before he can react. This really wakes up the shark and he strikes back, slashing the base of the tail of the reptile. The water is now thick with blood. The shark dives and prepares to launch a massive attack. He charges back up to attack, but the Liopleurodon sees it coming this time. He charges down, toward the shark. The Megalodon does not expect this. He tries to get out of the way of the living missile, but isn’t quick enough. The Liopleurodon smashes into the shark. The Megalodon isn’t seriously injured, but the attack does distract him for a bit. The Liopleurodon knows exactly what to do. Before the shark can mount a counterattack, he strikes. The reptile charges forward, mouth agape. He grabs the Megalodon by his most vulnerable area, the gills. The reptile literally shreds the gill flap and blood pours out into the water. The shark is now very seriously injured. He’s having trouble breathing. This is exactly what the Liopleurodon was hoping would happen. With the shark significantly immobilized, he is able to exact the killing blow. He swims to the tail end of the shark and latches on to the middle of the tail. The shark is helpless as the Liopleurodon performs his deadliest move in his arsenal. The death roll. The Liopleurodon spins and spins over and over again. Pretty soon, he has ripped off over half of the sharks tail. The Megalodon just floats there. The Liopleurodon begins to eat the tail. Then, he backs off and waits.
It only takes an hour for the Megalodon to finally bleed out. The Liopleurodon moves in to begin his feast. A few small ichthyosaurs and mosasaurs arrive, but they keep their distance while the biggest thing on earth eats his dead rival.
Larger, smarter, and faster in a straight line, the Megalodon didn’t stand a chance. While the shark was capable of taking on whales the same size as the Liopleurodon, those whales didn’t have 16-20 foot long heads filled with massive teeth and a nasty disposition. The Megalodon may have been more agile, but that wasn’t enough. For now, the crown of apex marine monster goes to Liopleurodon.
This fight was my opinion. I will say, it was one of my favorite fights to write. Hope you all liked it.