The best warriors of season one vie for the titles of Deadliest Ancient and Modern Warrior.
The Taliban -- radical puritan extremists; versus the I.R.A. -- elusive, hard-hitting terrorists. It's a battle to the death with rocket launchers, flamethrowers, and carbines.
William Wallace -- the legendary Scottish revolutionary; versus Shaka Zulu -- the warrior king of Africa. It's swords vs. iklwas and kilts vs. bare-feet in a battle to the death.
Shaolin Monks -- the ultimate pacifist killing machines; versus Maori -- fierce, bone-crushing warriors. One fights for perfection; the other to honor his ancestors.
The Green Berets -- America's unstoppable elite special forces; against the Spetsnaz -- top secret ruthless Russian commandos. The Cold War heats up in this battle to the death.
The Mafia -- a New York crime family of the 1920s; versus the Yakuza -- gang lords of 1940s Tokyo. Machine guns, sawn off shotguns, nunchuks and icepicks are all fair game.
A Pirate -- the merciless high seas marauder; versus a Knight -- the armored battle tank that crushed infidels underfoot. It's a pistols vs. crossbows, gunpowder vs. armor melee.
A Spartan -- the bronze battle tank of "300;" versus a Ninja -- Japan's legendary master of death. This is an ancient east vs. west, strength vs. stealth battle to the death.
Vikings -- savage Scandinavian raiders; against Samurai -- Japan's elite warrior class. It's power vs. speed, axe vs. sword, as these heavily armored legends battle to the death.
An Apache -- the greatest stealth fighter in American history; versus a Gladiator -- crowd-thrilling killer of ancient Rome. It's stone vs. steel, as these two battle to the death.