Suggested by iKnowledge Roderigo and Mercutio are both Shakespeare characters who aren’t remembered quite as well as some of the bigger ones. Still, they can fight and are also fairly cunning so you don’t want to underestimate them in a fight. I’d go with Mercutio having the edge here because he has proven to be quite adept at using the sword and really only lost the fight in one of the versions because the main character lost his nerve and got in the way. Such an accident won’t happen this time. Mercutio wins.