@Background Pony #ED67
Like WyrmSpawn said: Hippos would absolutely MURDER lions low diff, on land and in water.
Not even gators and crocs would want beef with the semi-aquatic murder-horses.
Only reason lion’s at the top of the food chain is because the food chain favors carnivores who kill for food, rather than actual combat ability and survivability.
Hippos’ only weakness are puncture weapons that can penetrate the thick hide (which is super resistant to slash damage and blunt damage so forget lion claws or zebra kicks)
Which means Rhinos and buffalos can kill them.
Elephants tho, is the rare contender that can actually damage a Hippo by blunt force due to their absolutely incomparable size alone.
Basically. If Moto-Moto is ever feeling extra murderous and decide he wants a shot at the title, he can and might as well be.