Both my combatant and I claimed that the other was at fault.
But you have deep respect for your combatant who you went through it with.
Of most interest are the English-speaking narrator and a masked American-accented combatant featured in the film.
mid-15c. (adj.), late 15c. (n.), from Old French combatant (Modern French combattant) "skilled at fighting, warlike" (also used as a noun in Old French), present participle adjective of combattre (see combat (v.)).