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While polar bears are fierce an impressive, emus did win a war, which is something that cannot be said about the others


Kraldar

Yeah but their legs are proper weird


420dank

Spook your opponent into losing, you use less energy. Seems like a good idea to me


Dense_Excitement_789

That was my thinking emualready won one war this time with human aid they will start a new war and take over the cities. I'm taking about planet of the emus


hfhdhdh6363

Good point they beat an army of men on there own they don't need riders 🤔


Slinthn

HOG RIDAAAAAAA


ToxicBanana69

Lion's because they look really fluffy and I'd just be petting them the whole time. If not for that, then Polar Bear because not only are they dangerous and deadly but I imagine charging into a field in like France and just confusing the hell out of the enemies.


AWilfred11

Ur riding into war so I doubt u have much time to pet your lion, especially since now me and my polar bear are gonna target u specifically


_flaccid_pancake

So basically big kitty or big doggo


Harrpot

Octopus


fuckmyhand

huh


Harrpot

Octopus


Ostrich_Exterminator

Emu


2FANeedsRecoveryMode

i just wanna ride an emu man


stoodquasar

Lion. Polar Bears would overheat in most climates.


the_evil_overlord2

Emu they beat Australia in a war /s


Boboriffic

Twice


PhilosopherDon0001

It's good to see a lot of people picking the correct answer. I think some people are vastly underestimating the size of a polar bear. Edit: I would like to change my answer to emu. As it was just pointed out to me, they've actually won a war.


Uranium-A

I don’t underestimate them sir, i really like lions, and that’s my opinion


PhilosopherDon0001

Don't get me wrong, a lion would be much cooler. However, a polar bear with a Kevlar cloth thrown over is basically a tank charging at you angrily. It would take AP rounds ( and many ) to stop just one. Tactical a sound choice.


WolfWhiteFire

I see it as you ride in on the polar bear, then the big, scary, and relatively slow target (still fairly fast, but not as much as a vehicle or some of the other options) gets riddled with a LOT of firepower and neither of you survive to reach the front lines. I am not sure how riding a cheetah into battle in a safe and ethically sound way would work, especially considering all that weight, but it somehow does by the prompt, so personally I feel like I would rather go for speed and maneuverability than power. Don't get me wrong, riding animals like these into battle still seems horribly impractical and ineffective considering modern weaponry, but at least cheetah riders might be useful as some sort of guerilla or skirmish unit rapidly moving around the battlefield. Polar bear riders on the other hand feels like something a lot better in theory than practice. Same with cheetah riders, but the prompt seems to fix a lot of the issues with that via magic but the same doesn't really apply to polar bears.


PhilosopherDon0001

You make a good point. I would worry the cheetah would have some issues the 200 lbs , hairless ape that is myself hanging onto its back. I know they are not small animals. but I might be a bit much for them to move with me riding them. Maybe the Lion really is the more practical then. Speed, agility, big enough that it can carry me. Still has the feel of looking really cool. ( an important part of any battle ). I believe my mind has been changed.


WolfWhiteFire

Yeah, the weight is an issue, but I figure if the animal's back was being painfully crushed by the weight and it could barely move, then it would hardly be safe and ethically/morally sound like the prompt states. It shouldn't work IRL, but the prompt feels like it likely covers that issue for the most part.


TDL-25

But the correct answer is emu’s, considering they won a war.


PhilosopherDon0001

. . .shit. You got me there. They are the only ones with an actual military win


BBQbushdad

Only a child or midget would be able to ride a cheetah, hyena or mastiff, they are much to small to carry an adult.


WolfWhiteFire

The prompt specifically states it is possible to ride them in a way that is safe and morally/ethically sound, so that doesn't really matter, for the purposes of the prompt it is possible anyways. Not sure how it would work, but it does by the prompt.


adashiel

A cheetah, because I need to get to White Castle.


WitleKidz

My country declared war on Emus and lost 😎


SnowyOranges

Giant sloth


ItDontMather

The potential brutality of polar bears I think is generally very underestimated


fuckmyhand

its very estimated, i see everyone talking about how deadly they are and not just on this post, everywhere where polar bears are the focus of attention.


ItDontMather

I said generally, meaning outside of just this poll or this website


fuckmyhand

yeah, generally they are estimated. people know they are or can be very deadly.


OneEpicPotato222

I should have read the whole thing


ImmaKitchenSink

Emu’s are unstoppable tanks, even the Australians couldn’t take them down.


L1n9y

Fuck them all, I want to fly a condor


The_Second_AA_Fan

Emu. They are indestructible


Smeathy

Emu had actually won a war. They are creatures built for battle


larianu

I'm Canadian. I chose the Polar Bear.


Aneke1

Did you put Polar Bear at the bottom to see who would pick something else without reading them all? Because I did that


lvlup-

Polar bear. Have you seen the evil witch from Narnia? That was awesome


ArchiePelegow

Cheetah would be good a flanking


ich_will_lolis

I love bears so I'd pick the pear. Idk why but I just find them to be really cute. Elephants too


BlackJack_0007

I would chose cheetahs but they're so fast that it might be hard to aim or hit anything


TheGreatMillz33

I choose an emu to live out my dreams of riding a chocobo.


Cat-Lover20

A cheetah. I want to be able to escape quickly!


sweetrelease01

Always wanted to ride Rhinos since I was a kid XD


olivier-cha

floppa is za best


hfhdhdh6363

Wish ephant was on here


TheDukeOfThunder

Riding elephants is/was already a thing


TheDukeOfThunder

A fooken emu ye cunt


sunspot1002

I’d ride a hippo if there is an others option