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Clash of Aquatic Titans: Elasmosaurus vs Cymbospondylus

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Rex Fan 684

Sep-06-2014 11:51 AM

Elasmosaurus vs Cymbospondylus


Elasmosaurus- ribbon lizard



Fighter Size-

14 meters long and 3 tons


Sharp teeth and size


Long neck and few weapons


Cymbospondylus- boat spine


Fighter Size-

10 meters long and 2.5 tons


Teeth, more powerful jaws, speed, and agility


Smaller of two fighters and light sensitive eyes


Setting- The deep ocean




An Elasmosaurus is hunting. Schools of fish are becoming rare and the huge plesiosaur needs to find a good meal soon. In the distance, he spies a large “mass.” As he nears it, he sees it’s a school of small fish. Just what he was looking for. He swims for the school and get’s down to business. Using his long neck, he sneaks his jaws into the school and starts to snatch up fish.


A half mile below, a large Cymbospondylus feels a disturbance. Another large predator has entered his territory. His huge eyes peer up toward the surface. Even from here, and in the dark nonetheless, he can make out the distinct shape of an plesiosaur. Even though the ichthyosaur focuses on prey larger than small fish most of the time, he still hunts them occasionally and the Elasmosaurus is trespassing anyways. He charges for the surface ready to do battle.


The Elasmosaurus is completely unaware of the approaching danger. As the Cymbospondylus charges for his neck, jaws open, the plesiosaur is saved from an outside force. The bright sunlight stuns the attacking ichthyosaur for a moment. It’s in this moment that the plesiosaur sets his sights on his attacker. If he wants the defeat the Elasmosaurus, the ichthyosaur must drive him into the depths. Elasmosaurus is not a particularly aggressive species, so he’ll really have to tick him off in order to get him to give chase.


Squinting in the sun lit waters, the Cymbospondylus must use his nose to target the plesiosaur. The Elasmosaurus is confused by the attack, his small brain not putting two and two together fast enough. The Cymbospondylus speeds forward and slashes the short tail of the plesiosaur. The Elasmosaurus turns on the ichthyosaur in surprise. He stretches his neck out, jaws open. He aims for the eye of the Cymbospondylus, but the agile ichthyosaur outflanks him, though a series of slash marks do open up on his flanks courtesy of the needle like teeth in the plesiosaur’s jaws.


The Cymbospondylus tries to attack again, following his nose. But with plesiosaur blood in the water, he’s having trouble differentiating the two. He harmlessly attacks a cloud of blood. Perplexed, the Elasmosaurus seizes the opportunity and attacks. His teeth pierce through flesh and dig into the base of the tail. The Cymbospondylus tries to counter, but misses the Elasmosaurus completely. The ichthyosaur’s constant attacking is starting to provoke the Elasmosaurus more though and it’s only a matter of time before he gives in. The Cymbospondylus starts to circle the Elasmosaurus like a shark, looking for an opening.


As the Cymbospondylus circles, the Elasmosaurus swings his stiff neck like a baseball bat, smacking the ichthyosaur square in the face with his own head. The Cymbospondylus backs off a few yards so that he can charge the larger plesiosaur. He builds up as much speed as he can and slams into the flank of the plesiosaur like a living torpedo. The Elasmosaurus feels some ribs crack and his brain tells him there’s some minor internal bleeding.


The angered Elasmosaurus finally charges the Cymbospondylus. The ichthyosaur “runs” away and the Elasmosaurus gives chase. It’s just what the Cymbospondylus wanted. He dives toward the darker waters below and the Elasmosaurus follows. The plesiosaur doesn’t notice the light fading until it’s too late. He stops the chase and surveys his surroundings. He’s out of his element and in the heart of darkness. The Cymbospondylus turns and starts to circle the Elasmosaurus again. Now, they’re on his turf and in his domain.

The nearly invisible Cymbospondylus charges and tears into a flipper. The Elasmosaurus bellows in pain. The Cymbospondylus backs off, having torn the flipper to ribbons. The Elasmosaurus can’t turn or move as easily now. The Cymbospondylus charges again, headbutting the Elasmosaurus in the chest from below. Bruised and bleeding, the Elasmosaurus is starting to panic. The ichthyosaur comes in close again, but the Elasmosaurus strikes back. He lashes out with his jaws, piercing the neck of the Cymbospondylus with his sharp teeth.


The Cymbospondylus decides it’s time to end the fight and go for the kill. He dives even deeper and prepares a final charge. As he turns back around, he notices the Elasmosaurus is starting to head for the surface. He speeds forward to catch up with the fleeing giant. He pulls up alongside him and reaches the throat. His long, toothy jaws latch on. The Elasmosaurus struggles, but has no chance. The ichthyosaur does a death roll. He rolls and rolls, then it happens. He hears the distinct snap of broken bones and the plesiosaur goes limp. He lets the lifeless body go. The corpse of the graceful giant slowly sinks to the bottom of the ocean. The ichthyosaur from hell remains at the top for one more day.


Winner- Cymbospondylus



It was no contest really. Evidence shows mosasaurs and pliosaurs hunted and killed plesiosaurs all the time, so there’s no reason to think Cymbospondylus wouldn’t be able to do it. Besides, Elasmosaurus simply wasn’t built for heavy combat.


Next time on Clash of Aquatic Titans...

It has finally come. The season finale is upon us! Enjoy a tribute to the winners of this past season and kick back and relax as two final competitors duke it out in a bonus fight! Only on Clash of Aquatic Titans.



"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98
9 Responses to Clash of Aquatic Titans: Elasmosaurus vs Cymbospondylus

Lord Vader

Sep-06-2014 12:25 PM

Nice fight, I was rooting for Cymbospondylus. 


Looking forward to what's left in this series. 

Jack of all trades. Master of none

Tyrant king

Sep-06-2014 12:27 PM

nice fight as always.


Sep-06-2014 12:48 PM

Was kind of hoping for Elasmosaurus to win, but I recognize that it was outmatched here. A good fight overall though and I look forward to seeing how is next.

Sci-Fi King25

Sep-06-2014 3:23 PM

Nice fight! I was rooting for the Cymbospondlyus. I'm looking forward to the finale.

“Banana oil.”- George Takei, Gigantis: The Fire Monster

Rex Fan 684

Sep-07-2014 11:39 AM

Glad you guys all liked it overall :)

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98


Sep-07-2014 2:01 PM

Im with Matt here. Was rooting elasmosaurus, but it was too outmatched. Great fight still

When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Tell life I don't want you're damn lemons, and then squeeze them into life's eyes!


Sep-07-2014 2:01 PM

Double post o_o

When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Tell life I don't want you're damn lemons, and then squeeze them into life's eyes!

Rex Fan 684

Sep-07-2014 3:20 PM

Thanks Allo :)

"Men like me don't start the wars. We just die in them. We've always died in them, and we always will. We don't expect any praise for it, no parades. No one knows our names." ―Alpha-98

indiana jones

Sep-11-2014 12:18 PM

interesting...veeeeerry interesting.

"That is one big pile of sh*t" -Doctor Ian Malcom

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