Jack Reacher is the bigger of two men; the stronger. Ethan Hunt has tactics and gadgets he can use to complete mission impossibles. Yes, this is an all-out fight between Tom Cruise and Tom Cruise; Jack Reacher and Ethan Hunt.
Jack Reacher’s strength
Jack is 6’5”, his chest is 50 inches and he is skilled in hand-to-hand combat. He knows how to kick a person in the face and keep them down. Long-legged and far-reaching hands of Jack Reacher could easily kick the crap out of Ethan Hunt. Jack Reacher vs Ethan Hunt.
Jack Reacher, if in a fight against Hunt with no weapons would certainly win without a shred of doubt. We’re talking about Jack Reacher from the books, not movies.
In a challenge of sheer intelligence too, Jack Reacher will take the cake and shove it up to Ethan Hunt’s mouth. You may think that this is an unfair scenario – you’d be right. Ethan Hunt with his secret tactics would maybe stand a chance at winning.
Ethan Hunt’s Tactics
The gadgets and sheer technology that Ethan Hunt has at his disposal could be enough to fool Jack into missing him. Ethan has an entire team at his disposal and he is not weak, so to speak. Hunt has gone into the air, hanging on to the door of a plane. He has saved the world at more than one time and he is not afraid to take a risk, even when it means his life (though he ends up surviving because of character shielding) and he has beat men bigger than him.
If the fight between Hunt and Ethan were to go down, it would need a motive for both the characters to fight each other. The fun part – it is not Mission Impossible to think of a scenario.
Assumptions for Jack vs Hunt
Jack is on the run, trying to save himself from the government (like in the movie) because he has been framed by the man himself – Ethan Hunt. Or so he believes. The scenario necessarily requires a third person in the mix. He is after this man, Hunt and plans on taking him down.
We are assuming that the two look alike, like in the movies. But Jack Reacher is his real size and Ethan Hunt is Tom Cruise at normal height.
Jack is in a car, trying to track down Ethan Hunt. Hunt is aware that Jack is coming after him but cannot yet track him.
This means neither is aware of when they will come across each other yet but both are prepared.
Hunt is on a Mission Impossible and Jack has become an obstacle against this because he wants to beat the crap out of him. Hunt has his team and he doesn’t plan to take Reacher hand to hand. He plans to tranquillise him. On the other hand, Jack wants to capture him, by hook or by crook. He is playing some good old Leonard Cohen in his head, prepared for the worst.
Jack Reacher vs Ethan Hunt
This is not a decisive fight. We can have various scenarios in this case. The first scenario is that Jack Reacher tracks Ethan down. Ethan has to make a stand against him, with his gadgets but with his team not involved in the Mission, Ethan has to think on his feet as he tries to fight the huge replica of himself. Ethan takes more than a few blows and falls down, again and again, only to get back up.
But when they come face to face, both of them are taken aback. They are unable to comprehend what is happening and with his quick wit, Hunt takes the chance and stabs him in the neck with his tranquilliser.
Reacher tries to fight him back but fails to resist, succumbing to sleep. Ethan explains to him that he is only trying to help him and himself, once he’s tied him up. They fight together.
The win-win situation for Hunt and Reacher is very likely to be the one that goes down.