I'm sure you have questions, so here's the idea: I want to include T.rex in my world as a "boss" monster, but due to research on Quora on T.rex's ability to survive against modern weaponry (firearms) and spears, I have decided that T.rex needs a few upgrades.
This question concerns the first of my intended upgrades, proportional arms; (there will be others, intended to make T-rex more dangerous to humans, but this question concerns whether or not proportional arms would increase a T.rex's survivability). You see, T-rex has arms about the size of us humans, which look ridiculously tiny on its body because they're not proportional. Without proportional arms, T-rex has the following Cons:
Decreased Attack Options-Rexes can only bite, ram, stomp and maybe kick something if they want to attack.
Balance Issues-Literal balance issues. T.rex relies on its tail and both proper positioning and stance to keep its balance, so a single misstep can send it crashing down (the same goes for us, but as far as I know, we are much better at steadying ourselves and recovering our balance than a T-rex). In other words, T.rex has to be careful or end up laboring its way off the ground.
Getting Up-Oddly enough, each of a rex's arms, which are about human size mind you, can lift 400 pounds! However, a rex's arms, due to their proportionately small size, can only be of limited aid to a downed rex.
Decreased Speed-In general, quadrupeds are faster than bipeds, therefore logic dictates T.rex would be faster if it had four "legs," or rather, four limbs that it can stand on.
I intend to give T-rex proportional arms to take away these Cons and therefore make T-rex a more viable opponent. Therefore, my question is: Would Proportionate Arms Increase a T-rex's Survivability and Lethality?
- By Lethality, I mean a T-rex's ability to win fights and take down prey. Survivability should be self-explanatory.
- On my research I heard that proportional arms would take up valuable anchoring space for the muscles responsible for T.rex's incredible bite force, therefore decreasing it; the best answer should account for this, either confirming or debunking this potential myth.
As always, I appreciate your input and feedback, thank you all so much! Finally, if you decide to downvote or VTC, please give me an explanation so I can improve the question.